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This Week in Lower School 9/9-9/13, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019
 
Pride in Excellence 
On Tuesday 9/17, our 1st graders will be attending the first field trip of the year for the Lower School. They will be attending the Las Vegas Natural History Museum as part of their units on climates. Field trips are a very important aspect of our curriculum and the experiential learning process. Field trips enhance the learning process by making connections outside of the classroom and allowing students to experience a specific unit of study first-hand. All of our field trips are planned in a deliberate manner, with the ultimate goal of elevating our curriculum and learning experience.  This year, we have 26 off-campus field trips planned for our JK - 5th grade students. Field trips are not limited to off-campus experiences. Whether it be to the Upper School, examining vegetation on campus, or learning about different objects, our Baby Bears, 2s, and 3s classes often have field trips on campus. 
 
Pride in Jewish Values 
Our 5th graders spent time making Tzedakah boxes for each of our Lower School classes this week. Tzedakah (Hebrew word for charity) is a weekly focus in the Lower School, as our school collects money for a designated charity chosen by the 5th graders. By year’s end, our 5th grade students make a donation of all Tzedakah money collected throughout the school year.  
 
4th grade kicked off their Tikkun Olam (Repairing the world) project for the year. This year, they will be participating in ColorCycle; a program by Crayola. Throughout the entire school year, our 4th graders are collecting dried out markers and will send them to the company to be recycled. Please do not throw away your old markers and donate them to our 4th grade classes. They can be turned into the Lower School front desk or to your child’s classroom teacher. 
 
Pride in Community 
This Sunday, Coach Lamph will host our 6th annual Splash and Dash. This on-campus event is designed to bring families together for an exciting morning of being active. The event consists of multiple distances of a swim and a run. Participants can choose to do solo events or they have an option to partner up and do a relay together. The events and heats are divided by age to give participants an opportunity to have a fun and competitive race with members of our school and from the outside community. We expect to have around 60 participants this year.  
 

SAVE THE DATE

9/15 - Splash and Dash, 7:30 am - View Flyer
9/17 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Natural History Museum 
9/22 - Lions Pride Day (formerly known as Family Fun Day) - View Flyer
9/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Albertsons 
9/27 - Rosh Chodesh (Round Challah Bake) - Rosh Hashanah
9/30 - Rosh Hashanah - No School 
10/1 - Rosh Hashanah - No School
10/3 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Springs Preserve
10/6 - Tashlich Event for families (Floyd Lamb Park) 10:00am - 11:30am - View Flyer
10/8 - Yom Kippur - No School 
10/9 - Yom Kippur - No School 
10/11 - End of Quarter 1
10/11 - 2nd grade performs at Shabbat (Theater)
10/14 - Sukkot - No School 
10/15 - Sukkot - No School 
10/17 - Preschool Sukkot Experience - Details to follow
10/21 - Sh’mini Atzeret - No School 
10/22 - Simchat Torah - No School 
10/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Spring Mtn. Ranch
10/25 - Nevada Day - No School 
10/30 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Las Vegas Wetlands