What’s News at ADAT This Week: 9.15.17

September 12, 2017

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents,

We are so looking forward to celebrating Shabbat with you this evening … “under the stars”!

While we hope to see you all face-to-face next week, in case we don’t, I want to wish you and your families a healthy, happy, and fulfilling new year, on behalf of the administrative team. May it truly be a Shanah Tovah for you, our entire ADAT community, and the greater community in Los Angeles and the world.


Inside the Classroom

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1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

d.school K12 Lab Network Collaboration

Walking into the ZDL, my colleague Devon and I exchanged smiles as we took in the bright charm of the place. The two of us love creating learning experiences for teachers– no moment is greater when you arrive, set the space and let the magic begin. We’re chronic over-preparers, Devon and I, the type of educators who create a graphic organizer 10 different ways so we can see which one feels right, and there’s nothing more liberating when preparation is over, and it’s time to do.

At the d.school, we believe in doing above all else. One of our designer mindsets is being biased towards action: the impetus to build and test ideas and concepts rather than talk about them. Our first workshop with Adat Ari El was crafted to model action by running the teachers through their own design workshop in three hours, and they performed with energy and enthusiasm– owning what it means to act and think like a designer.

When our work with the teachers ended for the day, Adat Ari El opened the ZDL to the entire community, and we were moved by the volume of interested parents and stakeholders who arrived to hear us speak about our work. Of course, being biased toward action, we couldn’t help but run the community group through a rapid design session, so they could experience for themselves what it was like to learn from a design perspective.

As the night came to a close, it dawned on us that the day was just the beginning of a relationship that would continue to yield great learning experiences for teachers and students. We arrived ready to work with a few teachers, and we left feeling like members of a community.

Ariel Raz

Outside the Classroom

ADAT Enrichment Classes

begin 9.18.17



From the Parent Association (PA)


Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • September 18: Fall Enrichment begins
  • September 19: T-shirt Tuesday (wear your ADAT t-shirt)
  • September 20: Erev Rosh Hashanah – No School
  • September 21-22: Rosh Hashanah – No School

Click here for the full calendar.  **If you would like to subscribe to the ADAT calendar click here. On the bottom right corner of the ADAT calendar, click “subscribe” and select your preferred calendar type.

Around Campus

Thank you for joining us at our first Coffee, Kibbitz, and Connect this week. Save-the-dates for these monthly opportunities right after morning drop-off (8:15 a.m.) to connect with our Leadership Team in an informal setting. We will be discussing topics, from curriculum, to child development, to life as an Adat Day School family. Light refreshments and coffee will be served.

Wednesday, October 18

Wednesday, November 8

Tuesday, December 12

Wednesday, January 17

Wednesday, February 7

Tuesday, March 13

Wednesady, April 11

Thursday, May 10

Located in Newman Meeting Room.

News and Updates

Important Parking Lot Protocol

During morning drop off please pull all the way to the front of the line – do not stop in the middle of the line. Have your children exit quickly from your car on the school side ONLY. Rivka Kaspi is there in the mornings to facilitate a swift drop off and maintain everyone’s safety. Try to have your car unloaded in a timely fashion so we do not create a large back up of cars.  Also, whenever you exit the parking please turn RIGHT ONLY.

****Children may not be dropped off before 7:30 a.m. as there is NO SUPERVISION UNTIL 7:30 a.m.****

Thank you in advance for following our parking lot protocol.

From the Synagogue

RSVP here for yoga

RSVP here for creative writing with Rabbi Yarkin


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