Week in Review – November 01, 2019Thank you to all our parents who came to school on Wednesday evening for conferences. I hope you all felt the caring and professionalism of our staff and received appropriate feedback about your child’s academic achievement so far this year. I know the staff put in a lot of time preparing for the evening and take great pride in their work everyday.
On Monday, our middle school students participated in a program called Bible Raps. The Bible Raps group visited with our students and performed rap songs based on pesukim and stories from Tanach. Then they helped students develop their own raps about passages that they chose. The students loved watching Torah they have learned come to life.
On Tuesday, students in grades 1-8 celebrated Rosh Chodesh together during Tefillah. It is wonderful to see our students participate together and our younger students learning from their role models in the upper grades.
On Wednesday, the 6th Grade Judaics class presented “Spooky Talmud Stories” to the Middle School students. After the presentations a discussion about the skits was moderated by Rabbi Ben and the 6th grade students.
On Wednesday, every 4th grade student was presented with their own personal Tikkun, by Dr. Sylvia Kramer on behalf of the Mory Malchmacher Torah Reading Fund. Rabbi Foster will be working with students throughout the year as they learn to read and then have the opportunity to read from the Torah at the annual Fourth Grade Tikkun Ceremony in May. This is an amazing gift that every fourth grader has received for the past 21 years.
On Thursday, October 31, the Lower School students participated in a Fall STEM Day filled with activities focused on Math, Technology, Engineering and Science. This project-enhanced afternoon included hands on learning activities related to weight, measurement, density, graphing, estimating all using pumpkins, apples and pomegranates, This was a mixed grade activity involving our entire staff. Thanks to Donell Newman and the Lower School staff for organizing this fun-filled learning afternoon. Talk about a perfect example of our our Pillars; Knowledge, Skills, Creativity and Joy!
On Tuesday, November 5, we will have our annual election day program in conjunction with the Read for Life kick-off. The potential themes for this year’s Read for Life program will be announced and presented by the middle school students. We also have several student speakers (past and present) coming to discuss the importance of voting and participating in elections and student government. Following the program, grades 1-8 will vote for their favorite Read for Life theme. Students in the ECC will also vote on things like Crazy Hat / Hair Day, Crazy Sock Day, or Pajama Day, etc.
Don’t forget to turn back your clocks Sunday morning!
Next week watch for Winter Weather Information (ugh)
Tuesday, November 5, Election Day and Read for Life Theme Elections: 8:50am
Wednesday, November 6, Picture Retake Day
Thursday, November 7, ECC-8th Grade Parent Teacher Conferences; 4:15pm-8:15pm- Click here to sign-up!
Monday, November 11, General Studies Day, Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 13, 8th Graders assist at JNF Breakfast
Monday, November 18, Professional Development, No School for ECC through Grade 8. ICC will be in session.
Tuesday, November 26, ECC Thanksgiving Feast 11:00am- the children (along with the rest of the ECC) will be participating in a Thanksgiving Feast. Feel free to join us that morning to see the children dressed as either Pilgrims or Native Americans and to hear them sing fun Thanksgiving songs.
Wednesday, November 27- Friday, November 29 : Thanksgiving Break – school will resume on Monday, December 2nd.
Daylight Savings Time Ends this Sunday. Early Fridays begin on Friday, November 8, students will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. every Friday from Friday November 8 through Friday, March 13, 2020.
-ECC will dismiss at 1:00 pm and Enrichment will end at 2:30 pm.
-Aftercare and ICC will close at the following times:
Fridays, Nov 8 & 15 we will close at 4:15pm
Fridays, Dec 6 and 13 we will close at 3:45pm
and on Dec 20 we will close at 3:00 pm
Shabbat Shalom, Turn your clock back one hour Sunday morning and enjoy the weekend.
Randy S. Boroff
Head of School