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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 6.1.18

Leadership Blog – Open House: One of the Greatest Nights of the School Year

Dear Parents:

Open House is one of my favorite nights on the school calendar. For me, our other administrators, and our teachers, there is so much joy in being able to show you the fruits of a year’s worth of your children’s hard work. And, what incredible work it was – projects, writings, new inventions, strings and guitar performances, and artwork overflowing with creativity, collaboration, knowledge, challenges, and subsequent growth. We are so proud of our students and all they have accomplished, and with that, we are ready to start closing the 2017-18 school year.

On behalf of the administrative team, I want to offer an extra special “thank you” to our incredible teachers. We are blessed to have a faculty that cares so deeply about our students’ learning, and their creativity and passion was evident in each and every classroom. In a thank you note to our faculty, Ms. Q said it beautifully: “I have spent my year continuously impressed by your tenacity, your love for your work, and (most importantly) your love for our students! Last night was no exception.” Kol Hakavod to all of our faculty and staff for their dedication and commitment to our students’ learning all year long and for a beautiful showcase of it last night.

Thank you, parents, for joining us last night and for taking such an active role in your children’s education. We are continuously grateful for your partnership and look forward to finishing the year off next week with a celebration of our 6th graders. For everyone else, we are excited to continue this amazing journey with you next year, welcoming new Day School community members with open arms.

Shabbat Shalom,

Shara

P.S. Click here to view photos from our Open House.

School News & Updates

Make Your Commitment to Adat Ari El ASAP
Adat Ari El is embarking on a new, inclusive, and innovative model for membership. Our new Membership Sustainability Model asks our families to partner with us to the best of their ability each year to sustain our community. Please click here to visit the Membership Sustainability Model section of our newly redesigned website for all the information you need to know about this important endeavor. There you will find: a complete description of the Sustainability Model, frequently asked questions that will help guide you as you consider how best to partner with us, suggested giving levels, and links to forms to complete your membership profile. This is an exciting change for Adat Ari El and we thank you in advance for your commitment and generosity in partnering with us to create a strong, diverse, and thriving community for years to come. We are here to help you navigate our new membership model and If you have any questions, please contact our Community Outreach Director Jessica Biber: jbiber@adatariel.org or 818.766.9426.

 

Adat Ari El has a new website that we invite you to check out!
https://adatariel.org/

 

Inside the Classroom

The classroom pages will return in the Fall!

 

Outside the Classroom

Havdallah Under the Stars
Saturday, June 2
6:30PM
Picnic dinner, Havdallah as a community, giant games, singing, Israeli dancing, and more!
RSVP via the Evite.

In the Community

ADAT Summer Camp

Get ready for a summer of fun at Camp ADAT – a unique, values-centered, design thinking summer camp, where we nurture empathy, encourage ideas, and let kids go wild! Register today by contacting Amy at ageorge@aaeds.org or 818.766.4992 or click here for more information.

Kadima

 

From the Synagogue

 
 

Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • June 2: Havdallah Under The Stars
  • June 5: Last day 6th grade only
  • June 6: Last day TK-5 – 12:00 p.m. dismissal
  • June 6: 6th grade graduation – 1:30 p.m.

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.

 

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 5.25.18

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents:

Though the year is nearly over, we were fortunate to welcome several special guests this week to campus for some important visits:

CAIS Accreditation Visit
Just yesterday, CAIS (California Association of Independent School), an organization of approximately 200 elementary, middle and secondary schools in California, came to ADAT for a scheduled visit. Among those who visited were representatives from WASC (the Western Association of Schools and Colleges), the BJE, and of course, CAIS.

This visit was a regularly scheduled meeting during the accreditation cycle to see our school, and we had a full schedule planned for them. The team met with our teachers, administration, and board members to learn about the breadth of learning, administrative and board structure and policies, and get a progress report on all of the areas of our school (development, admissions, etc.).

At the conclusion of our visit, the accreditation team was “blown away” by the level of care our students receive from our administration, faculty, and staff. They noted that our unique approach to learning was one they hadn’t seen this way before. What’s more, they were very impressed by our pedagogic growth since their last visit in early 2014. Naturally, they also offered areas for improvement, which we plan to implement immediately. These items include developing a strategic planning process with our board and a fundraising strategy that ensures a sustainable future for our school.

Visit from Our d.school Partners
Our collaborators from Stanford University’s d.school, Devon Young and Ariel Raz, arrived this week, ready to work with our students in their classrooms on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here’s a recap of what they learned:

Our TK students learned how to give feedback that is “specific, helpful, and kind” and how to use the feedback of their peers to improve their drawings. Giving and receiving feedback successfully is a skill that is even challenging for adults! Watching our TK students give helpful feedback and applying that feedback to their drawings was wonderful to see!

Similarly, Devon and Ariel helped our 1st grade students practice the invaluable design-thinking skill of reflection. They used a “story mold” activity in order to describe what they have been learning in the ZDL all year. The students then used these reflections to complete their “Growth Mindset” sign that will be on display in the 1st grade classroom during Open House and will then move to its permanent home in ZDL 4.

Devon and Ariel led the 2nd grade through an Empathy simulation that allowed them to look at our school campus with fresh eyes and from the perspective of a head of school, a gardener, and an architect. They all said they noticed things around our school they had never noticed before. It is so interesting to watch our students step out of themselves and learn to be empathetic!

The upper grades applied their math skills to building prototypes, learned how to tell the story of their prototypes in order to gain interest from an audience, and completed a design thinking lesson conducted entirely in Hebrew by Ariel!

Our teachers shared that watching our d.school partners with our students made certain aspects of design thinking “click” for them. We are so grateful to Stanford University’s d.school for helping us to deepen our ability to implement design thinking in our classrooms and we are so inspired by their work with our students!

We are grateful to all of our faculty and staff who represented ADAT so beautifully to our guests this week. It was a wonderful week – filled with tremendous pride for our incredible school.

Wishing you a lovely and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Shabbat Shalom,
Shara and Lauren

School News & Updates

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Adat Ari El’s New Membership Sustainability Model

Adat Ari El is embarking on a new, inclusive, and innovative model for membership. Our new Membership Sustainability Model asks our families to partner with us to the best of their ability each year to sustain our community. Please click here to visit the Membership Sustainability Model section of our newly redesigned website for all the information you need to know about this important endeavor. There you will find: a complete description of the Sustainability Model, frequently asked questions that will help guide you as you consider how best to partner with us, suggested giving levels, and links to forms to complete your membership profile. This is an exciting change for Adat Ari El and we thank you in advance for your commitment and generosity in partnering with us to create a strong, diverse, and thriving community for years to come. We are here to help you navigate our new membership model and If you have any questions, please contact our Community Outreach Director Jessica Biber: jbiber@adatariel.org or 818.766.9426.

 

Adat Ari El has a new website that we invite you to check out!
https://adatariel.org/
Important Survey for Future Family Education Programming

Please provide us with your answers by clicking the link below and filling out the Google form by Friday, May 25:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddNcAH4ghjk0HHSEEvCXNvGG_hfpujUvOATUYlf1r_-CmMRg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Inside the Classroom

Click here to view the Classroom Pages:

TK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Around Campus

Havdallah Under the Stars
Saturday, June 2
6:30PM
Picnic dinner, Havdallah as a community, giant games, singing, Israeli dancing, and more!
RSVP via the Evite.

In the Community

ADAT Summer Camp

Get ready for a summer of fun at Camp ADAT – a unique, values-centered, design thinking summer camp, where we nurture empathy, encourage ideas, and let kids go wild! Register today by contacting Amy at ageorge@aaeds.org or 818.766.4992 or click here for more information.

Kadima

 

From the Synagogue

Register Here

 
 

 

Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • May 28: Memorial Day – No School
  • May 31: DS Open House
  • June 1: Buddy Playdate TK, K, 4th-6th
  • June 2: Havdallah Under The Stars
  • June 5: Last day 6th grade only
  • June 6: Last day TK-5 – 12:00 p.m. dismissal
  • June 6: 6th grade graduation – 1:30 p.m.

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.

 

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 5.18.18

Leadership Blog – What Will You Be Reading This Summer?

Hi Parents,

What are you planning to read this summer?  For my annual summer reading letter, I am addressing you, because you are the ones who set the culture of your children’s summer.  Making it known that you are exploring books, especially choosing that special one for “Summer Reading” sends a positive message about reading to your children. The message is that reading is an enjoyable activity – one that is savored, even more so during breaks and vacations.

If you want suggestions, there are many places to find them. Magazines, such as People and Costco highlight a few books in each issue. Book reviews are available at the LA Times, New York Times, and NPR. If you get a chance, Barnes and Noble bookstores have selections for summer out on tables to whet your literary appetite. (Tip: the B&N store at the Grove validates parking with a purchase.)

Are you an e-book or audiobook reader? Amazon and Audible (an Amazon app with a monthly fee) have innumerable choices. My new go-to ebook/audiobook reader is OverDrive, an app that enables you to borrow books from the public library, for free!  I have it on my phone and am happy to show you how it works.

There is, of course, the public library, an innovation of our country’s founders.  My favorite is the Beverly Hills Library. Residents of Los Angeles can get a Beverly Hills Library card. The interior of the library is beautiful and just walking in makes me feel sophisticated.

This summer, the ADAT Administrative Team members are reading and discussing the book, Radical Candor, while the faculty will be reading The Courage to Teach. My personal choice for summer fiction reading will be The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger. Nell was my student when I taught second grade and this is her third novel.

I am interested in hearing about your summer reading and how you chose your book or books. Bring your children along on your quest for a book and make sure to ask them, “What are you planning to read this summer?”

Happy reading to all!

Warmly,

Sari

School News & Updates

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Adat Ari El’s New Membership Sustainability Model

Adat Ari El is embarking on a new, inclusive, and innovative model for membership. Our new Membership Sustainability Model asks our families to partner with us to the best of their ability each year to sustain our community. Please click here to visit the Membership Sustainability Model section of our newly redesigned website for all the information you need to know about this important endeavor. There you will find: a complete description of the Sustainability Model, frequently asked questions that will help guide you as you consider how best to partner with us, suggested giving levels, and links to forms to complete your membership profile. This is an exciting change for Adat Ari El and we thank you in advance for your commitment and generosity in partnering with us to create a strong, diverse, and thriving community for years to come. We are here to help you navigate our new membership model and If you have any questions, please contact our Community Outreach Director Jessica Biber: jbiber@adatariel.org or 818.766.9426.

ADAT Newsroom

Click here to watch this week’s news from Student Council

Adat Ari El has a new website that we invite you to check out!
https://adatariel.org/
Important Survey for Future Family Education Programming

Please provide us with your answers by clicking the link below and filling out the Google form by Friday, May 25:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddNcAH4ghjk0HHSEEvCXNvGG_hfpujUvOATUYlf1r_-CmMRg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Inside the Classroom

Click here to view the Classroom Pages:

TK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Around Campus

Save-the-Dates:
Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Wednesday, May 23
7:30PM
RSVP via the Evite.

Havdallah Under the Stars
Saturday, June 2
6:30PM
Picnic dinner, Havdallah as a community, giant games, singing, Israeli dancing, and more!
RSVP via the Evite.

 

 

6th Grader Spotlight – Lauren S.

How long have you been at ADAT?
I’ve been at ADAT since Mommy and Me.

What do you do for fun outside of school?
When I’m not at school, I like dance – hip hop, ballet, and jazz.

What do you like best about ADAT or makes ADAT so special?
One of the best parts about ADAT is that because we’re a smaller school, we know everyone and we’re friends with everyone. We also go on a lot of fun field trips. Sacramento was my favorite!

What was your favorite grade at ADAT and why?
I can’t choose my favorite grade because they have all been great and the teachers are really nice.

What will you miss most about ADAT when you move on to Middle School?
When I move on to middle school, I will miss a lot of things – my friends, the teachers, and the Design Lab.

What is something you learned at ADAT that you think will stay with you in the future?
I learned a lot about engineering and mathematics during my time at ADAT and think I’ll remember it forever.

What is it about Design Thinking that has helped you learn differently?
With Design Thinking, we get to do things with our hands and get to use the five-step process. In room 4, we get to make stuff and I really like doing that. It’s just a different way to apply what we are learning.

In the Community

ADAT Summer Camp

Get ready for a summer of fun at Camp ADAT – a unique, values-centered, design thinking summer camp, where we nurture empathy, encourage ideas, and let kids go wild! Register today by contacting Amy at ageorge@aaeds.org or 818.766.4992 or click here for more information.

From the Synagogue

Havdallah And Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Teen Shavuot Program

Restorative Shabbat Yoga

Date and Time:
Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 10:30am

 

Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • May 21: Shavuot – No School
  • May 23: Volunteer Appreciation Reception
  • May 25: Book Fair begins today
  • May 28: Memorial Day – No School
  • May 31: DS Open House
  • June 2: Havdallah Under The Stars

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.

 

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 5.11.18

Leadership Blog – Our Visit to the d.school

Dear Parents,

Last week, our 6th graders visited Stanford University’s d.school K12 Lab. This is the lab that our beautiful Zebrack Design Lab was modeled after. There, our students met up with our d.school partners, Ariel Raz and Devon Young, who led them through a design challenge and asked them to define the following design thinking terms: “Empathy,” “prototype,” “iteration” and “process.”

The following is what our students said in response:

Empathy is thinking about other people and their emotions. It is seeing things from a different perspective.”

“A prototype is like a beta version, a model, or a first draft.”

Iteration means doing something again. It is how you find success.”

“A process is when you have to follow steps and as you finish each step, your idea becomes more and more complex.”

“You have to go through multiple steps and stages in your process to see what works and what doesn’t.”

Ariel and Devon shared that seeing our students “embrace design thinking during their time at the d.school was incredible – their bias toward action, their willingness to fail and try again, and their focus on human-centered design came through. [They] left the session feeling doubly inspired to return to Adat Ari El later this month!”

It was so gratifying to see our 6th graders embody that which we hope to instill in all of our students in their own words and in a new environment. I cannot wait to see their final work at ADAT showcased at open house!

Shabbat Shalom,

Lauren

School News & Updates

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Adat Ari El’s New Membership Sustainability Model

Adat Ari El is embarking on a new, inclusive, and innovative model for membership. Our new Membership Sustainability Model asks our families to partner with us to the best of their ability each year to sustain our community. Please click here to visit the Membership Sustainability Model section of our newly redesigned website for all the information you need to know about this important endeavor. There you will find: a complete description of the Sustainability Model, frequently asked questions that will help guide you as you consider how best to partner with us, suggested giving levels, and links to forms to complete your membership profile. This is an exciting change for Adat Ari El and we thank you in advance for your commitment and generosity in partnering with us to create a strong, diverse, and thriving community for years to come. We are here to help you navigate our new membership model and If you have any questions, please contact our Community Outreach Director Jessica Biber: jbiber@adatariel.org or 818.766.9426.

Adat Ari El has a new website that we invite you to check out!
https://adatariel.org/
Important Survey for Future Family Education Programming

Please provide us with your answers by clicking the link below and filling out the Google form by Friday, May 25:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddNcAH4ghjk0HHSEEvCXNvGG_hfpujUvOATUYlf1r_-CmMRg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Inside the Classroom

Click here to view the Classroom Pages:

TK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Around Campus

Save-the-Dates:
Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Wednesday, May 23
7:30PM
Evite to follow soon!

Havdallah Under the Stars
Saturday, June 2
6:30PM
Picnic dinner, Havdallah as a community, giant games, singing, Israeli dancing, and more!
Evite to follow soon!

 

 

NEW!!!!   All School Yearbook

6th Grader Spotlight – Brandon W.

How long have you been at ADAT?
I’ve been at ADAT since 4th grade.

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I like to play sports – baseball, soccer, and basketball. 

What do you like best about ADAT or makes ADAT so special?
What I like best about ADAT is that everybody knows each other and it’s such a nice community.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT and why?
4th grade was my favorite year because we got to go to Sacramento and I learned how to solve a Rubik’s Cube. We also played some fun games!

What will you miss most about ADAT when you move on to Middle School?
I’ll miss hanging out with all of my friends and the amazing community.

What is something you learned at ADAT that you think will stay with you in the future?
I think one thing I learned that will stay with me forever is how to problem solve – by thinking about what I need to do first and then executing on it.

What is it about Design Thinking that has helped you learn differently?
Design Thinking is a scientific process and I’ve learned how to plan what I’m going to do, research it, design, and then actually build it.

In the Community

Dear Families,
In honor of Mother’s Day, give yourself a break this summer.  Send your kids to Camp Adat.  For one day only, on Sunday, May 13 to Monday, May 14, registration for camp will be 10% off.  It promises to be a summer full of fun, friendship, and great times.  If you have questions, need registration forms or information, please contact Amy George (ageorge@aaeds.org.)
Thanks and have a lovely Mother’s Day…and every day.
Amy

ADAT Summer Camp

 

 From the Synagogue

Important News Regarding Your Membership Dues

Adat Ari El is embarking on an entirely new membership structure we call our “Sustainability Model.”  This completely replaces traditional membership dues.  In lieu of dues we ask you to make an annual financial contribution – at the highest level you are able – so that, together, we will ensure Adat Ari El continues to thrive. Each member household has been sent an e-mail and letter about this new model earlier this week. The letter and e-mail both include links to access our new online membership renewal form where you will be able to pledge your annual contribution.

In order to accurately plan for our coming fiscal year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) we ask that you pledge your annual contribution now.  Going forward, we will do this each spring for the coming fiscal year.

Please visit our updated and improved website to learn more about the Sustainability Model, review FAQ’s and access the membership renewal form.

Anyone who has difficulty using our online system, or would like any assistance in doing so, is welcome to contact Jessica Biber, our Director of Community Relations, at 818-766-9426 ext. 257.

RSVP HERE

Dear Friends,
Please join the N’ranena Band and me for a fulfilling musical service on Friday, May 11, 2018. We will be joined during services by members of The Miracle Project, a fully inclusive theatre, film, and expressive arts program for children, teens, and adults with autism and of all abilities.
Bring a vegetarian or dairy meal, and a dessert to share with others after our service. A warming oven will be available for you to store your picnic meal.
The N’ranena service begins at 6:00pm in Russell Hall. I look forward to seeing you!
B’Shalom,
Cantor Judy Dubin Aranoff
Adat Ari El

 

Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • May 11: 1st Grade Kabbalat Ha’Siddur – 5:45 p.m.
  • May 14 – 17: ERB Testing – Grades 3-6
  • May 21: Shavuot – No School
  • May 28: Memorial Day – No School
  • May 31: DS Open House

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.

 

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 5.4.18

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents:

As bittersweet as ending a school year can be, we are also excited for the 2018-19 school year. Since it’s May, we wanted to provide you with a recap of our admission season thus far:

For the 2018-19 school year, we are proud to welcome:

  • 14 new TK students
  • 5 new students entering our already amazing Kindergarten class.
  • 109 total students so far, and we expect that numberto grow over the summer
  • 15 6th graders to the graduating class

In addition to all of this, we keep getting phone calls every day! Sarah has more tours lined up each week in May. Every tour that comes through has the potential of turning into an ADAT family.

We have a new Parent Ambassador Program with parents who have been trained about ADAT and will continue to help our school grow. We are also starting a new buddy family program this year, where new families are paired with existing families to make the transition seamless for our new families.

It’s been a record year of inquiries, tours, and applications to ADAT, and we are thrilled with the result – a new group of committed, mission-aligned members of our community. I know you will join me in giving them our warmest welcome when the time comes. Until then, if you have any friends or family who are looking for a new school, always feel free to send them my way.

Warmly,

Sarah Schultz
Director of Admission and Community Relations

School News & Updates

A great article about our Annual Celebration was featured in The Israeli Weekly Magazine
Adat Ari El has a new website that we invite you to check out!
https://adatariel.org/
Important Survey for Future Family Education Programming

Please provide us with your answers by clicking the link below and filling out the Google form by Friday, May 25:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddNcAH4ghjk0HHSEEvCXNvGG_hfpujUvOATUYlf1r_-CmMRg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Inside the Classroom

The classroom pages will return next week!

Around Campus

NEW!!!!   All School Yearbook

6th Grader Spotlight – Leah S.

How long have you been at ADAT?
I’ve been at ADAT since Kindergarten – for 7 years. 

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I like to dance – I do ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary. And, I also like swimming and spending time with my family.

What do you like best about ADAT or what makes ADAT so special?
I think one of the things that makes ADAT special is that it’s a smaller school. You can get special attention if you need help and because we all know each other, everyone is kind and cares about one another.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT and why?
Kindergarten was my favorite grade because I had a great teacher and it’s when I met all of my friends who I have now been friends with for seven years.

What will you miss most about ADAT when you move on to Middle School?
I will miss the teachers and the community the most when I go to Middle School because of their personality, the way that they teach, and how they care for everyone.

What is something you learned at ADAT that you think will stay with you in the future?
At ADAT, I learned that if I try, I can succeed.

What is it about Design Thinking that has helped you learn differently?
Through Design Thinking, you get to experiment and get to have fun while you’re learning.

In the Community

Please join ADAT Day School and Adat Ari El community, as well as the rest of our Los Angeles Jewish community to celebrate 70 years of Israel’s independence! May 6, 2018 From 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rancho Park. More than 15,000 people will mark the occasion with music, performances, food (including a Mega Challah Bake), art, culture, and fun activities for the whole family. It is sure to be an amazing day!

ADAT Summer Camp

 

From the Synagogue

Important News Regarding Your Membership Dues

Adat Ari El is embarking on an entirely new membership structure we call our “Sustainability Model.”  This completely replaces traditional membership dues.  In lieu of dues we ask you to make an annual financial contribution – at the highest level you are able – so that, together, we will ensure Adat Ari El continues to thrive. Each member household has been sent an e-mail and letter about this new model earlier this week. The letter and e-mail both include links to access our new online membership renewal form where you will be able to pledge your annual contribution.

In order to accurately plan for our coming fiscal year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) we ask that you pledge your annual contribution now.  Going forward, we will do this each spring for the coming fiscal year.

Please visit our updated and improved website to learn more about the Sustainability Model, review FAQ’s and access the membership renewal form.

Anyone who has difficulty using our online system, or would like any assistance in doing so, is welcome to contact Jessica Biber, our Director of Community Relations, at 818-766-9426 ext. 257.

 

RSVP HERE

Dear Friends,
Please join the N’ranena Band and me for a fulfilling musical service on Friday, May 11, 2018. We will be joined during services by members of The Miracle Project, a fully inclusive theatre, film, and expressive arts program for children, teens, and adults with autism and of all abilities.
Bring a vegetarian or dairy meal, and a dessert to share with others after our service. A warming oven will be available for you to store your picnic meal.
The N’ranena service begins at 6:00pm in Russell Hall. I look forward to seeing you!
B’Shalom,
Cantor Judy Dubin Aranoff
Adat Ari El

 

Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • May 8: Kadima Lunchtime Lounge – grades 4-6
  • May 10: Coffee, Kibbitz & Connect – 8:15 a.m.
  • May 11: 1st Grade Kabbalat Ha’Siddur – 5:45 p.m.
  • May 14 – 17: ERB Testing – Grades 3-6

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.

 

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 4.27.18

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents:

This past Saturday night, we had a blast – from the past, present, and future – with over 300 Day School parents, alumni, ECC, Synagogue, and community supporters joining us for our Day School’s 1st Annual Celebration – Back to ADAT’s Future. With a DeLorean and an ’80s theme as the backdrop, the vibrancy of our community was in full effect – dressed in ’80s costumes, noshing on delicious food, and having a blast dancing to the tunes of the Spazmatics cover band and a DJ. Check out the pictures here!

Among the highlights of the evening was a chance to showcase our new video showing our students living our mission everyday at ADAT. This is just one more piece of our year-long roll-out of creating, adopting, and integrating our mission into every aspect of school life. We hope you enjoyed it and will share it, comment, and like it on social media.

Of course, the evening was made even more special by honoring Haim Linder and his many accomplishments at ADAT over his 37-year career here. Haim’s impact has also been felt beyond the walls of Adat Ari El. As a dedicated volunteer in the Jewish community and, particularly, Israeli organizations, Haim has dedicated his life’s work to education, Judaism, and Israel. We were thrilled to meet and welcome so many of Haim’s friends in the Israeli community to ADAT and to celebrate Haim in this meaningful way.

On another note, I wanted to make sure that all of you have your calendars marked for the Celebrate Israel Festival – which will take place on Sunday, May 6, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., at Cheviot Hills Recreation Center. I will be there with my family, and I encourage all of you to join me for a day of fun, live entertainment, activities for kids, food, and community, celebrating Israel, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Learn more here.

If you come to the festival, please make sure to wear your ADAT clothing to show that our community is there in support!

Thank you all for making our 1st Annual Celebration a true success in every way. We couldn’t have done it without you or our incredible co-chairs Natalie Sirin and Anat Duvdevani. Your presence, spirited costumes, and energy made it an incredibly memorable evening for me, and I hope for you, as well. We cannot wait for what next year’s celebration will bring!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Shabbat Shalom,

Shara

School News & Updates

Mazal tov to our 6th Graders who received acceptances to the following Middle Schools:

Heschel Day School
Milken Community Schools
Buckley School
Campbell Hall
Sierra Canyon
Westridge

Important Survey for Future Family Education Programming

Please provide us with your answers by clicking the link below and filling out the Google form by Friday, May 25:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddNcAH4ghjk0HHSEEvCXNvGG_hfpujUvOATUYlf1r_-CmMRg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Inside the Classroom

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TK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

6th Grader Spotlight – David G.

How long have you been at ADAT?
I’ve been at ADAT 6 years – since 1st grade. 

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I love playing trumpet. I’ve been playing for 3 years.

What do you like best about ADAT or makes ADAT so special?
My favorite part about ADAT is learning about our religion. I love that you get to sing songs and learn about Judaism, which you wouldn’t be able to do at other (secular) schools.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT and why?
I loved 4th Grade. It was the first time that we got to go into the chapel and have services and it felt very special.

What will you miss most about ADAT when you move on to Middle School?
I will miss my friends and the community we have here at ADAT.

What is something you learned at ADAT that you think will stay with you in the future?
I learned how to be a good sport and a better person. I learned everything here, basically.

What is it about Design Thinking that has helped you learn differently?
Design Thinking prepares us all for different jobs that we will be able to have in the future.

In the Community

 

ADAT Summer Camp

 

From the Synagogue

Dear friends,

Firstly, huge thank you to Jade Abronson for launching the first Prayground experience back in February when I was away in England. I am back in town and am looking forward to personally being there for our next Prayground event, on Saturday April 28th!  Please mark your calendars and invite others (especially families with elementary school aged kiddies) that you think would be excited to experience a Shabbat program that is fun, playful, and creative.  (And runs parallel to regular services!)

Our hour long experience begins at 10:45am in the Deiber Chapel and will include a few core Shabbat morning blessings, songs, stories, out of the-box-learning, and activities. Afterwards (around 11:45), we will join the community for Kiddush lunch.  Then, after getting the chance to chat and nosh, we’ll lead the community in making sandwiches and assembling care packages for those in need.

Hope to see you there (tell your friends!)

Rabbi Jessica Yarkin

 

RSVP HERE

 

Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • April 27: grade 6 Shabbat Dinner and Service
  • April 30: grade 5 field trip – Riley’s Farm
  • April 30 – May 1: grade 4 field trip – Sacramento (no school May 2 – grade 4 ONLY)
  • May 1-3: grade 6 field trip – San Francisco
  • May 4: Maccabiah Games –  12:30 p.m. dismissal
  • May 8: Kadima Lunchtime Lounge – grades 4-6
  • May 10: Coffee, Kibbitz & Connect – 8:15 a.m.
  • May 11: 1st Grade Kabbalat Ha’Siddur – 5:45 p.m.

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.

 

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 4.20.18

Leadership Blog – Instilling a Love for Israel on Yom Ha’atazma-ut and Everyday

Dear Parents,

Yesterday, Thursday, April 19, we celebrated the Independence Day of the State of Israel. This small country that is so near and dear to all of us is now 70 years old!

Preparing for this special day, I thought about what would be the best way to convey the importance of this day to our learners.

I decided that the learning about Yom Ha’atzma-ut should not only happen on the day itself, but in the weeks leading up to it, as well. I also wanted our students to take real ownership of the activities of the day.

Research shows that the best way to teach second language acquisition is through the use of authentic materials. These materials will help our students understand the richness of the language, the Israeli culture, and most of all, that Hebrew is not only the language of our history but a living language spoken in Israel today.

I want our students to love the Hebrew language and the culture and country of Israel. I also want them to understand that language and culture go together.

The authentic study of Hebrew and Israel does not not only occur between the classroom walls, but also in all the events that are held at our school and wherever they engage with the language.

Therefore, our preparation for Israel’s Independence Day involved engaging our students in the authentic study of Israeli culture. The students worked on projects related to Eretz Israel, which included: the places, the innovations and inventions, the poetry and singers, the army and Israel’s important personalities. Learning about Israel was driven by curiosity and resulted in a discovery of self. In the end, we presented everyone’s work in an exhibition.

Additionally, 5th and 6th grade students designed and ran stations for our celebration with the entire community. They had a chance to take a leadership role and, in so doing, the responsibilities associated with it. Everyone had a great time and the campus was buzzing with a deep sense of community and connectedness here and abroad.

Yom Ha’atzma-ut is a very special day in our calendar, and even more so on this momentous 70 years. We hope that this day, and every other day of our school year continues to instill a love of the land of Israel, its culture, and its language in our children’s hearts.

 B’Shalom,
Hava Gabay
Hebrew Subject Head

Inside the Classroom

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TK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

6th Grader Spotlight – Jordyn S.

How long have you been at ADAT?
I’ve been at ADAT since Mommy and Me, but I took a couple breaks while my family lived in Japan. But, I never missed a full year!

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I love to play soccer, hang out with my friends, and have sleepovers with them. 

What do you like best about ADAT or makes ADAT so special?
What I like best about ADAT is how all the teachers are very calm, and if you have a question, they take the time to go over it with you and follow through on what they say they’ll do. 

What was your favorite grade at ADAT and why?
6th grade has been my favorite year so far because it’s my last year and I get to do more than I’ve been able to do in previous years – from challah baking, to having parties, to going on field trips with my class. 

What will you miss most about ADAT when you move on to Middle School?
My friends and my teachers.

What is something you learned at ADAT that you think will stay with you in the future?
My friends – I don’t think I’ll ever forget them or who they are. I hope I’ll see them too!

What is it about Design Thinking that has helped you learn differently?
Being able to work in the lab is a really cool working space. You don’t just sit there, you have access to different resources than you would have in a regular classroom. Plus, there are five rooms, so there is so much to do in every room.

In the Community

Back to ADAT’s Future – Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21
Our Annual Celebration honoring Haim Linder is tomorrow and we’re so excited for an incredible evening spent among our community. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow and going “Back to ADAT’s Future” with you!

La Maida Institute

Healing Families Through Connection 3-Week Series

Mondays, April 16-307-8:30PM

Are you wanting more of a connected, harmonious flow in your home?
Healing Families Through Connection 3 week class is designed to help families connect and live from their core values, innate resiliency, and inner wisdom. Learn simple, practical tools that will help heal the common struggles of the modern family.
This workshop will help families:
  • Unlock the patterns of disconnection and understand how those patterns impact resilience and mental health
  • Discover family exercises to connect more authentically through mindfulness and relational practices
  • Learn how to “not lose it” through self-regulation techniques to manage stress in the nervous system
  • Discover core values that support the integrity of the family while increasing its capacity for resilience
  • Restore healing through harmonious communication with wise speech and easy-to-use strategies
Families with single or multiple children (ages 7-17) welcome!

 

ADAT Summer Camp

School News & Updates

Check out this week’s ADAT News Report from our Student Council here.

From the Synagogue

 

RSVP HERE

 

 

Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • April 27: grade 6 Shabbat Dinner and Service
  • April 30: grade 5 field trip – Riley’s Farm
  • April 30 – May 1: grade 4 field trip – Sacramento (no school May 2 – grade 4 ONLY)
  • May 1-3: grade 6 field trip – San Francisco
  • May 4: Maccabiah Games –  12:30 p.m. dismissal

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.

 

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 4.13.18

Leadership Blog 

Dear Parents,

Welcome back from what I hope was a restful Pesach break! Personally, this break was exactly what I needed. I was able to be productive during the first week, crossing off many items on my to-do list that I usually can’t get to when our school is bustling and busy–and from the first night of Pesach until we returned to school, I put an away message on my email and voicemail, and was able to spend eight precious days with my family. I came back to school on Monday refreshed, thrilled to be back, and ready for what will inevitably be a whirlwind of a final six weeks of school.

There is a lot to update you about! Just before Pesach, our sixth graders decided which middle school they would like to attend. I’m very proud to announce that our students were accepted to the following middle schools:

  • Buckley
  • Campbell Hall
  • Heschel
  • Milken
  • Sierra Canyon
  • Westridge

We will have plenty of time as the year draws to a close to celebrate our sixth graders and their accomplishments. For now, I will simply wish them a hearty Mazal Tov!

Additionally, we are ready to announce our new Judaic Studies Director! After sifting through resumes and speaking with candidates, we’re thrilled that the best candidate for the position is our own Eric Chafetz. For those of you who don’t know Eric, you can read more about him in his bio below – he is currently the Assistant Director of the JLC, and teaches 3rd and 4th grade Judaic studies in our Day School. Eric will officially start in his new role on July 1!

I hope that everyone marks their calendars for Thursday, April 19, for our Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration. We will start during the school day at 2:00PM to celebrate with the students as a school community, and then at 3:30, we will join the synagogue community for a huge celebration, including Israeli dancing, an art project, REAL CAMELS!, a movie screening, dinner, and more. This will be an incredible opportunity for our whole community to join together, and I sincerely hope to see all of you there.

And last, but certainly not least, we are in the final stages of preparing for Back to ADAT’s Future, our First Annual Day School Celebration, honoring Haim Linder, next Saturday, April 21! If you have not had a chance to buy your tickets please do so! We look forward to a night of food, drinks, fun, and even some special surprises!

As you can tell, we’ve jumped head-first right back into school and are excited to share these precious last two months of this school year with all of you and your children.

With so much to be proud of and much to which I look forward,

Shara

Announcements

We are thrilled to announce our new Judaic Studies Director, our very own Eric Chafetz of the JLC, who will begin officially on July 1. Read more about Eric below:

Eric Chafetz was born and raised in New York City, where he was active in both his synagogue and local youth group. This love for the Jewish community blossomed into a natural career in synagogue and camp education. After seven years of working in the field of Jewish education, Eric took the next step in discovering his Jewish identity and made Aliyah. While in Israel, he worked for the Jewish Agency for Israel. Eric returned to the United States a few years later to continue his studies at Hebrew College in Boston, Massachusetts. Two years later, Eric moved to Los Angeles to be closer to his now wife, Rabbi Ashley Berns-Chafetz, and graduated from the American Jewish University with a master’s degree in Education and a double focus in experiential education and Jewish studies. Additionally, he received a master’s concentration in advanced Israel education from the iCenter for Israel Education.

Eric comes to us internally having spent the last year working for the supplemental education department at Adat Ari El. He is looking forward to continuing his work in the JLC, as well as joining the Day School staff. Eric and Ashley live in Westwood with their two-year-old daughter Zoe, and are expecting their second daughter this summer. When he is not at Adat Ari El, Eric enjoys cooking, rooting for the New York Mets, and spending time playing in their backyard with his daughter.

Inside the Classroom

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TK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

In the Community

ISRAEL’S 70th Birthday Celebration!

RSVP HERE

Back to ADAT’s Future – Next Saturday, April 21
Our Annual Celebration honoring Haim Linder is just about one week away, so register before it’s too late – online or through the mail. Then, book your babysitter and get ready to go back to ADAT’s future at this totally awesome fundraiser!
La Maida Institute
Healing Families Through Connection 3-Week Series

Mondays, April 16-307-8:30PM

Are you wanting more of a connected, harmonious flow in your home?
Healing Families Through Connection 3 week class is designed to help families connect and live from their core values, innate resiliency, and inner wisdom. Learn simple, practical tools that will help heal the common struggles of the modern family.
This workshop will help families:
  • Unlock the patterns of disconnection and understand how those patterns impact resilience and mental health
  • Discover family exercises to connect more authentically through mindfulness and relational practices
  • Learn how to “not lose it” through self-regulation techniques to manage stress in the nervous system
  • Discover core values that support the integrity of the family while increasing its capacity for resilience
  • Restore healing through harmonious communication with wise speech and easy-to-use strategies
Families with single or multiple children (ages 7-17) welcome!

 

ADAT Summer Camp

 

From the Synagogue

Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • April 15: Buddy Play Date – postponed until June 1st (during the school day)
  • April 18: Yom Hazikaron
  • April 19: Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel’s 70th Birthday Celebration
  • April 27: Grade 6 Shabbat Dinner and Service
  • May 4: Maccabiah Games –  12:30 p.m. dismissal

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.

 

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 3.23.18

Leadership Blog 

Dear Parents,

In only a week’s time, I traveled to Chicago as part of the Day School Leadership Institute retreat, returned home to ADAT, where our classrooms were buzzing with excitement at our s’darim and Pesach celebrations, and everyday, we are adding more students to our community as newly-accepted families enroll at ADAT. Each of these activities holds special significance for me, as they represent the past, present, and future.

In Chicago, I participated in DSLTI, a program of which I have been a part for almost two years. Heads of School in Jewish day schools are guided by mentors to provide engaging experiential learning opportunities, cutting-edge leadership development, ongoing mentoring, and the chance to collaboratively problem-solve with cohort colleagues. While I certainly miss my family during these trips away, what I gain is immeasurable. I have the chance to work with peers, learn all day long, and be truly present in this important work of developing myself for the betterment of ADAT.

Upon arriving to school on Wednesday, I was transported to the past and the honoring of our tradition as our students celebrated Passover in a variety of ways. Morah Solomon led Kindergarten & 6th Buddies and their parents in a festive celebration with songs and skits for everyone, while TK hosted their 5th grade Buddies for a special Pesach experience, discussing and singing the 4 Questions, playing Bingo, creating buildings and puzzles, reading Pesach stories, and sharing the symbolism of Seder foods before eating them! It is one of the greatest joys to watch our students celebrate our holidays and customs in unique and developmentally appropriate ways.

Lastly, I am particularly excited about our future. We have been through a lot together, and to have an admissions season that brought in record numbers of applicants, and to now witness the fruits of that labor in students who enroll is so exciting – for all of us. It shows me that the great work we are doing is getting noticed, so thank you for the role you play as parent ambassadors, and I know you will join me in welcoming our newest contingent of ADAT families when the time comes.

In the meantime, I want to wish you all a wonderful and meaningful Passover together, as well as a restful, safe, and enjoyable Spring Break. I can’t wait to see you all when we return to school on Monday, April 9 – when we will be just weeks away from joining together in the party of the year, Back to ADAT’s Future (register below or when your invitation arrives in the mail).

B’Shalom,

Shara

Announcements

I would like to take a moment to let you know that Jodi Lasker, our Director of Judaic Life and Learning, will not be returning to ADAT for the next school year. We appreciate all that Jodi has helped build here – founding our family camp Shabbaton at Camp Ramah, reviving our class Shabbat dinners, creating our Student Council program, and making meaningful connections with her 6th grade students – and we are grateful to have had her as a part of our Leadership Team and Faculty. Next year, Jodi will be working much closer to home as an executive functioning coach for high school students.
We are in the final stages of choosing a candidate to follow in her footsteps, and plan to announce who our next Judaic leader will be when we return from Pesach break. Jodi, we wish you the best of luck on all your future endeavors!

Inside the Classroom

Click here to view the Classroom Pages:

TK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

 

In the Community

Invitations to our Annual Celebration honoring Haim Linder went out this week, but you can register now online. Click here to register, then book your babysitter, and get ready to go back to ADAT’s future at this fundraising party!

ADAT Summer Camp

Adat Ari El Day School Lay & Professional Leaders Receive Extensive Training Through BJE

Members of our lay and professional leadership team participated in a series of programs on fundraising, board development, and leadership last week, facilitated by BJE: Builders of Jewish Education. The programs were conducted by Rae Ringel, a faculty member at the Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership.

Topics of the programs included: fundraising and the role of the Head of School and the Board and The Language of Leaders: Using Influence and Communication for Impact. It was an incredible two days of collaborative learning, between schools across the broad cultural and religious spectrum served by BJE.

School News and Updates

ADAT News Report – From Student Council

Click here for the ADAT News Report

It’s Still Flu Season – Keep Up the Precautions!

It is flu season, and California is among the states that are reporting a surge in cases of the flu. At school, we are implementing the following procedures:

1- We continue to go over hand washing with students:  Get hands wet, rub in soap for at least 20 seconds (or the time it takes to sing one verse of “Happy Birthday”.) Rub the soap in between fingers and on the backs of hands.  Rinse.  Wipe with paper towel (not on shirt or pants).

2 – Use “Dracula arm” to stop cough germs.

3 – Use a tissue to cover mouth for sneezes or coughs. Throw tissue away immediately.

4 – Use hand sanitizer after covering your mouth with your hand or blowing your nose, or before using a keyboard.

5 – Specialists will give students a squirt of hand sanitizer to rub in before they enter their classroom.  (This is important to prevent the spread of germs from grade to grade.)

6 – Teachers will wipe down classroom door handles with antiseptic wipes in between every teaching block.

7 – Remind students to avoid touching their mouths, noses, or eyes without a tissue.

Teachers whose rooms are closest to bathrooms will wipe down the entrance door handles of the bathrooms periodically.

Families must also participate to minimize the spread of infection.

1 – Keep children home if they are sick.

2 – Keep children home for 24 hours after their fever has gone away without the use of fever reducing medication.

3 – Keep children home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting.

4 – If your child complains to us of not feeling well, we will take his/her temperature. If our thermometer registers 99.8 degrees or above, you will be called and expected to pick up your child. The soonest the child can return to school is in 2 days.

We do not wish any child to miss school. These procedures help avoid or minimize the absences of students and staff.

We appreciate the teamwork required to keep children healthy. 

From the Synagogue

Click here to register for the seder

Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • March 23: Spring Break begins today at 3:00 p.m.
  • March 30: Passover Begins
  • April 9: School Resumes

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.

 

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 3.18.18

Leadership Blog 

Dear Parents:
As we conclude another wonderful week at ADAT, I can’t help but marvel over all we accomplish in a week’s time! Inside and outside the classroom doors, Pi Day was celebrated in educational, innovative, and fun ways by our entire student body this past Wednesday. Have you seen the photos on our Facebook page? Take a look, and you’ll see that we took Pi to new heights this year.
While the students were swirling about campus, inside the office and after-hours, we were prepping for the 2018-19 year … by sending out our admissions decisions to all our new applicants for the coming year! Thanks to the efforts of Sarah Schultz, our office staff, teachers, and parent ambassadors, we were able to bring in record numbers of prospective families, interview them, evaluate the children, and finally, we invited those who were a solid match for our school to join our flourishing community. We are so excited to have them join ADAT and add to the strength we have in numbers.
Of course, all of this is in between learning about Passover, some of the leadership team attending a BJE leadership conference, and preparing for our upcoming Annual Day School Celebration on Saturday, April 21. We were able to capture many of your children on video this week, along with faculty, alumni, and staff, for some memorable montages especially for this event. You won’t want to miss it. Invitations will be mailed early next week, but you can register now by clicking here.
Looking forward to the week ahead – I will be at a Leadership Retreat on Monday and Tuesday, but will return to Passover seders and spending the remainder of the week together before Spring Break.
Wishing you a great rest of your weekend,
Shara

Inside the Classroom

Click here to view the Classroom Pages:

TK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

 

In the Community

Invitations to our Annual Celebration honoring Haim Linder will be mailed next week, but you can register now online. Click here to register, then book your babysitter, and get ready to go back to ADAT’s future at this fundraising party!

ADAT Summer Camp

School News and Updates

ADAT News Report – From Student Council

Click here for the ADAT News Report

It’s Still Flu Season – Keep Up the Precautions!

It is flu season, and California is among the states that are reporting a surge in cases of the flu. At school, we are implementing the following procedures:

1- We continue to go over hand washing with students:  Get hands wet, rub in soap for at least 20 seconds (or the time it takes to sing one verse of “Happy Birthday”.) Rub the soap in between fingers and on the backs of hands.  Rinse.  Wipe with paper towel (not on shirt or pants).

2 – Use “Dracula arm” to stop cough germs.

3 – Use a tissue to cover mouth for sneezes or coughs. Throw tissue away immediately.

4 – Use hand sanitizer after covering your mouth with your hand or blowing your nose, or before using a keyboard.

5 – Specialists will give students a squirt of hand sanitizer to rub in before they enter their classroom.  (This is important to prevent the spread of germs from grade to grade.)

6 – Teachers will wipe down classroom door handles with antiseptic wipes in between every teaching block.

7 – Remind students to avoid touching their mouths, noses, or eyes without a tissue.

Teachers whose rooms are closest to bathrooms will wipe down the entrance door handles of the bathrooms periodically.

Families must also participate to minimize the spread of infection.

1 – Keep children home if they are sick.

2 – Keep children home for 24 hours after their fever has gone away without the use of fever reducing medication.

3 – Keep children home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting.

4 – If your child complains to us of not feeling well, we will take his/her temperature. If our thermometer registers 99.8 degrees or above, you will be called and expected to pick up your child. The soonest the child can return to school is in 2 days.

We do not wish any child to miss school. These procedures help avoid or minimize the absences of students and staff.

We appreciate the teamwork required to keep children healthy. 

From the Synagogue

Who: The Entire Adat Ari El Community. This is a family friendly event.
What: A musical Shabbat service. Vegetarian/Dairy Picnic to follow. Stay to hang out together after services!
Where: Russell Hall
When: Friday, March 23, 2018
6:00 pm Service
7:00 pm Picnic Dinner
Additional Details
  • A warming oven will be available during services for you to store your picnic meal.
  • Don’t want to bring a picnic? Lasagna Dinner Meals will be available for $9.00 per person, ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY!
  • We will not be able to accept payment at the event.

RSVP HERE

 

 

Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • March 23: Spring Break begins today at 3:00 p.m.
  • March 30: Passover Begins
  • April 9: School Resumes

 

  • 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.

 

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