What’s News at ADAT This Week: 12.15.17

December 12, 2017

Chanukah – A Dedication to Gratitude

Chag Simcha who la’am nes gadol haya sham…”  We could say that this Chanukah, a great miracle happened there – while our Shabbaton needed to be postponed, our Camp Ramah was not harmed.  Although this is true, it does not reflect the terrible damage so many areas around us have sustained.

Chanukah means dedication. Let us dedicate our week of this holiday to gratitude:

  1. For the many first responders (firefighters and police) who work tirelessly to protect us and keep us safe.  They have worked for 1-2 weeks already and will continue for at least another week.
  2.  For our teachers and parents who keep us safe, calm us down, and reassure us when we worry.
  3. For the tremendous luck we had with the Camp Ramah calendar that March 2-4 is available for us to reschedule (families who had not already registered may do so until February 2)!
  4.  For the sufganiyot we enjoyed Tuesday at the end of school.
  5.  For our tradition that offers us so many opportunities to celebrate – as we did Wednesday evening (12/13) with all of our schools together on campus.
  6.  For the Chanukah singing we did in Hebrew and Judaics Thursday for the Chag.
  7.  For the PJ spirit day student council planned with a dreidel-spinning contest today.
  8. For the fun and relaxation we get to enjoy with our families during two weeks of winter break.

What else can we celebrate?  To what can we dedicate ourselves?  For what else can we show gratitude?

Wishing you a safe and wonderful winter break!

Chag Orim Sameach,



Inside the Classroom

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1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade


6th Grader Spotlight – Sydney

How long have you been at ADAT?
This is my 8th year!

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I dance – hip hop and I also perform magic!

What do you like best about ADAT or makes ADAT so special?
I like that the community is small, so that I get to know everyone and everyone knows me and is so caring.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT and why?
My favorite grade is 6th grade because we are the oldest in the school and we are everybody’s role models.

What will you miss most about ADAT when you move on to Middle School?
I’ll miss all the amazing teachers and friends I’ve made.

What is something you learned at ADAT that you think will stay with you in the future?
That I can just be myself and I don’t have to worry about anyone judging me.

What is it about Design Thinking that has helped you learn differently?
Design Thinking has a specific process that is easier to understand and I get more involved in learning through Design Thinking.

Outside the Classroom

Congratulations to the ADAT Lions on an amazing Soccer season of camaraderie, sportsmanship and team work.

We had 9 wins and no losses!

We thank our 6th graders Ben and Ariel for the help in their last soccer season at ADAT.  Also, special thanks to our team captain Ariel for his leadership and dedication to the team.

Go Lions!


ADAT Enrichment Classes


We are selling special coupon booklets featuring dining, treats, entertainment, Kosher dining options and many more merchant discounts. The booklets are for $10 each and available for purchase in the Day School office. There are some fabulous coupons in there for Granvile, YumYum Donuts, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Castle Park, and many more great places. 50% of ALL proceeds go to help support the Wildlife Learning Center, and 50% of the proceeds support ADAT Day School! It’s a win-win for all!


In The Community

Check out this article from Kehilla Magazine, where Adat Ari El is featured for our work in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Cool Shuls



From the Synagogue



Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • December 15: Winter Break begins – 3:00 p.m.
  • January 3: School Resumes
  • January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School
  • January 17: Coffee, Kibbitz, & Connect

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