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This Week in Lower School 8/28-9/1, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017
Students working and learning together is one of the many aspects that makes our school so special. This week we got to see the start of our clubs, exciting projects connecting Math and STEM. We announced our new Lower School garden and we will also be embarking on a huge drive to benefit students of Jewish schools affected by Hurricane Harvey. This is being led by our 5th grade students. Choir for grades 3-5 will begin on Friday, September 8th with Ms. Lucy.
On Tuesday our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders had their first club meeting. Most clubs have students from all three grades. In Journalism Club multiple grade levels work together on becoming ace news hounds. Clubs like Art have Middle School leaders and mentors. Middle Schoolers explained to their fellow student artists how to be good members of the club, and even had a lesson planned around watercolor painting and a small competition. See all the Club descriptions with photos, click here.
5th graders kicked off their Mini Metric Olympics on Friday in their STEAM class. As part of their study of metric measurement, students participated in five events: Paper Plate Discus, Cotton Ball Shot Put, Plastic Straw Javelin, Sponge Squeeze, and Marble Grab. Students practiced estimating and measuring grams, milliliters, and centimeters. After competing in just one event, students saw their estimations quickly become much more precise!
Back to School Night for the K-5th families was a great success. Thank you for coming and seeing what your students experience here at school and in their classrooms.
If you missed Robin Pence or need help with our online portals, you can always contact our helpful techs at or
Become involved with our PTO and help our wonderful school. Please feel free to fill out the PTO form
Tikkum Olam is a major value in our school and a responsibility our students are proud of. As such, our students have been inspired to initiate a drive to aid students of Jewish schools in the Houston area. Please consider donating school supplies, books, board games, Hebrew items, etc. Financial donations will also be accepted. We would like to support more than one Jewish school.
Donations can be dropped off in the Lower School Lobby.


September 4th: Labor Day - No School
September 8th: Choir begins for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. It is located in the LS Music Room, from 7:15 AM to 7:55 AM.
September 14th: Picture Day for our Preschoolers who attend T/Th (remember to wear Shabbat clothes)
Challah Baking for our 2nd and 4th Graders
September 15th: Picture Day for K-5th, and our Preschoolers who attend M/W/F (remember to wear Shabbat clothes)
September 17th: Tashlich Family Hike, view the flyer
September 20th to September 22nd: Erev Rosh Hashanah and Rosh Hashanah - No School
September 25th: Gilcrease Orchard Field Trip for JK, more information to follow from classroom teachers
September 29th to September 30th: Erev Yom Kippur and Yom Kippur - No School