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What’s News at ADAT This Last Week of School: 6.9.17

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents,

For one last time this year, I wanted to extend my thanks and gratitude to you for a wonderful school year. Though not without its challenges, I am thrilled that our students’ school year was arguably one of the best yet (according to those who have been here a LOT longer than I have!). And, I’m even more excited that the year has ended on such a positive note for all parents, students, and faculty alike! With that, I hope you will go into the summer with enthusiasm for the year that just closed and for all that is still to come in 2017-18. I will check in with you again over the summer, but until then, I hope you have a wonderful, restful, and safe summer break – filled with fun, family, and even a little learning, in whatever capacity that may be!

One last thing – yesterday we celebrated the graduation of our 6th grade class – a class that was truly extraordinary in many ways. Though for many of you, graduation is several years away, I wanted you to have a chance to read the words I shared with this wonderful class, as we bid them farewell (see below).

B’Shalom,

Shara

Head of School Graduation Address

Sixth graders, I like to think of our school as a nest (I know that we have THE Nest, but no, I’m not talking about the babies in the ECC). Your teachers have been here for you in every way you’ve needed as you’ve grown up, here to give you a hug when you had a bad day, to help you learn from choices you made what weren’t the best (although you didn’t have many of those). And as you’ve grown up, your teachers have slowly scaled back their support and protection, so that by the time you have reached today, you are ready for the first step you’re going to take on a middle school campus as a 7th grader. I have confidence in you. You’ve got this. And I have some advice to continue to help guide you, so please, please remember what I’m about to say.

You all have a very strong sense of right and wrong. Some people call it a moral compass. Please, always listen to your moral compass, even if it doesn’t seem like the popular thing to do. You have to trust yourself— if you are uncomfortable about something that’s happening, whether it be choices being made by people around you, or words that someone is saying that leaves you with an uneasy feeling in your stomach… or something that should be happening that isn’t— if someone isn’t being included, if no one is saying thank you, if no one is helping someone who is struggling… BE THE PERSON who steps in to help. Be the person who stands up for others. Because you know what’s right.

I want you to take a moment and reflect on the humongous gift your parents have given you by providing you with this education. You do know that there are schools out there in this world that are free! But your parents wanted a particular type of childhood for you. I’m going to describe some of this to you because, if you have been here your whole life, you might not realize how truly special this place is in comparison to some other schools in the world.

Your parents wanted you in a place where you wouldn’t be just a name on a roll sheet, but where you would be known. Where teachers had small enough classes that they were able to give you any help you ever needed— even if that meant that they were writing back to your emails at 9PM so that you wouldn’t stress out about the test the next day. Your parents wanted a community for you that was steeped in Judaism. Where you would learn about your heritage in a way that would allow you to truly understand what it means to live a meaningful, Jewish life. Your parents didn’t just want a school for you, they wanted you to feel like you were being raised in a village by a community that looks out for each other, and that’s not easy to find in a place as big as Los Angeles. Your parents sacrificed to make sure that you were able to have this, and you should thank them. Not just today— today is an obvious day to thank them— but every time, in the future, you find yourself thinking of a lesson you learned here, thank your parents. Every time you think about this community as an example of what community can be, thank your parents. Every time that you hear that moral compass pointing you in the right direction, thank. your. parents.

Just because you have graduated, does not mean that this connection is over. You want to make any of your teachers really happy? E-mail them with a question from a 7th grade math class, for help studying for an 11th grade US History test, or to ask one of them to edit your college application essay. They will be honored that you thought of them, and thrilled to hear from you. Stay connected with the synagogue for our B’nai Mitzvah and teen programs. Come by and visit when you’re in the neighborhood because you’re home visiting from college.

Know that we are here for you forever. We’re proud of you always. And we miss you. Already.

School News & Updates

Now that the school year is over, we want to know how we did, so that we can continue to improve in all areas. Please take two minutes (really!) to fill out our brief Day School End of Year Survey – click here.

Around Campus

Adat Ari El Day School is excited to announce our collaboration with the Stanford University d.school’s K12 Lab Network!

Design Thinking, a thought process that is grounded in empathy and revolves around inventive thinking to improve the lives of others, is a spot-on embodiment of the values we hold dear at Adat Ari El Day School. As you know, we have built our 5-room Zebrack Design Lab to give our students a space perfectly suited to working in this way, and we have reimagined our curriculum to be funnelled through this thought-process. It was one of the main parts of the school that attracted me, as a professional, to want to join this team. In my new role, I have been considering ways to take this Design Thinking endeavor to the next level.

Every time that I engage in Design Thinking with students or faculty, Stanford University’s d.school is never far from my mind. The founders of the d.school, which is formally referred to as the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, are credited as being the first to bring this inventive thought-process to business (previously, Design Thinking was something found mostly in design and engineering circles). Our ZDL was inspired by the d.school’s facilities at Stanford University.

The K12 Lab Network, housed at the d.school, was formed to help educators bring Design Thinking to their schools. We have used many of their online resources with our students, and sparked many discussions based on articles that their faculty members have published.

This is why our administration, faculty, and board is thrilled that we will be entering into a collaboration with the K12 Lab Network. Our engagement with them will run throughout the 2017-2018 school year and focus on bringing the Design Thinking process taught to Stanford University students to Adat Ari El.  We are especially pleased to focus this work on exploring the intersection of innovation with Tikkun Olam in order to foster a culture of making at Adat Ari El that is authentic to our community and aligns with our values.

Faculty from the d.school’s K12 Lab Network will be visiting us over the summer, coaching our faculty and students throughout the school year, and will visit again in the summer of 2018.

More information will be coming out soon regarding what this collaboration will mean for our students, faculty, and community—but please book your babysitters now for the evening of August 23! The visiting K12 Lab Network team will be hosting a parent information night, and we hope for a full house. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Inside the Classroom

Classroom updates are complete for this year, but will return in the Fall! Have a great summer!

6th Grade Spotlight

We are so proud of our graduating 6th grade class and the amazing individuals they are. We wish them lots of good luck as they move on to the following middle schools:

The Buckley School
Brentwood School
Campbell Hall
Geffen Academy
Heschel Day School
Milken Community Schools

Outside the Classroom

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 Important Calendar Updates

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • August 23: K12 Lab Network parent information meeting
  • August 29: First Day of School 2017-2018

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: 6.2.17

Leadership Blog

Shavuot needs a new PR agent! This is THE holiday when we celebrate receiving the Torah from Mount Sinai.  We received our central text – our history, our laws … what could be more important?  Shavuot is also one of the Shlosha Regalim, the three pilgrimage festivals, when we brought our first fruits (bikkurim) to the Temple to show our gratitude for things growing as they are supposed to. This is a two-day Chag that includes synagogue, Hallel, and yummy dairy foods that do not work well with most Jewish stomachs!

Why is it that most Jews don’t make a big deal of this important holiday in our tradition? Is it the time of year – always late May to early June?  Does it get lost between celebrations of mothers and fathers and start of summer BBQs and pool parties? I will always wonder as any chance to celebrate with blintzes and cheesecake sounds like it would be wildly popular!

Here in our Day School, each class worked on a specific component of holiday learning – names of the holiday, customs, and references in Torah and Rabbinic texts.  Then some classes either participated in an art project or cooking project.  At the end of the day we all got our dairy on.

In honor of Shavuot and our dedication to community, we are asking parents to complete this Shabbat survey. We welcome your thoughts, feedback, and enthusiastic ideas for new “Friendly Shabbat” programming! The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

A special Shabbat Shalom at this special time of year,

Jodi Lasker
Director of Jewish Life & Learning

Inside the Classroom

Click here to view the Classroom Pages:

TK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Outside the Classroom

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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.

Thank you in advance for following our parking lot protocol.

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

6th Grader Spotlight

We have added a new feature to our weekly e-news – the 6th Grader Spotlight. This is an opportunity to highlight this amazing class of 6th graders who have accomplished so much during their time at ADAT, have varied interests and talents, and who will soon graduate and move onto middle school.

Learn more about them each week in this newsletter – this week is about Ryan and Jacob:
Ryan

What do you do for fun outside of school?
Outside of school something I like to do is play tennis, my violin, soccer, and video games.

What do you like best about ADAT?
I like the teachers at ADAT because of how they strive to do their best and make sure everyone can have fun while learning.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT?
My favorite grade was 5th grade because we got the opportunity to be with two amazing teachers, Mr.Wise and Ms.Raben

If you could give a piece of advice to a new ADAT student, what you tell them?
If I had the chance to give a student a piece of advice it would be “work hard, get a good job, and live a long happy life.

What will you miss most about ADAT?
I think I will miss my friends the most from ADAT because of all their support in everything I do.

Jacob

What do you do for fun outside of school?
On my free time I love playing tennis and video games.

What do you like best about ADAT?
I like the teachers and students, and since all the grades are smaller than usual you get to know people better than you normally would.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT?
My favorite grade at ADAT was fourth or fifth,  because during 5th grade we got to have a trade fair, where we got to each represent a colony, and share the different things it produced. In fourth grade we had a lot of writing projects, and I love writing.

If you could give a piece of advice to a new ADAT student, what you tell them?
Have, fun, study hard, do well.

What will you miss most about ADAT?
The teachers, and the individualized attention, since we had smaller grades the teachers got to see as you a individual.

Important Dates

Important Calendar Updates

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • June 5: 3rd grade field trip –  LA Trip
  • June 6: Staff Vs. 6th grade basketball game @8:10 a.m.
  • June 7: 1st grade beach day @1:15 p.m.
  • June 7: 2nd grade field trip – Getty Museum
  • June 7: 6th grade water play day @2:15 p.m.
  • June 7: 6th grade ONLY – last day of school
  • June 8: TK-5  – last day of school – 12:00 p.m. dismissal – No Day Care Available
  • June 8: 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: 5.26.17

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Plug That Summer Learning-Leak!

Just like a drippy faucet, parents must find a way to plug the crack that forms when children leave school for a long break. The fact that academic and social-emotional learning “leaks out” over the summer is held up by much research.

It is essential to make sure children read. Every year I give a special gift to students in grades 3 through 6 who read at least two books over the summer. I am always surprised when a few students return to school telling me they did not have time to read at all over the ten-week break. That means those students have to spend a great deal of time at the beginning of the academic year playing catch-up instead of being able to move forward with others in the class.

As always, I will be providing a suggested reading list for summer. There are also summer reading programs at local libraries. In fact, the children’s librarian from the Studio City Library came to our school this week to introduce herself and explain the program to our students.

I am sometimes asked why ADAT does not assign specific books for reading during the summer. The answer is that we at ADAT know from experience that students will be more willing to read and will read more when they are allowed to choose their books. Once again, research backs this approach up. Erin T. Kelly, M.D. writes, “Is that going to be the best literature in the world? No. But if it’s something that the children will actually read, then it’s going to lead to positive outcomes.”

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Now what about math? There is no equivalent of a summer reading list or summer library programs for math. It is easy to understand why less enticing packets for summer math practice often go undone. I challenge you to recognize the math in every day life and include your children. For example, decide with them how much time you should put in the parking meter and figure out when is it time to get back to the car. Children can help you look for an address. Even numbers are on one side of the street, odd on the other. The grocery store is my favorite math classroom. Think about letting your child count out 5 bananas, doing price comparisons, noting grams of sugar per serving, checking change from the cashier (if you pay in cash). There are also many computer games and apps that review and teach math.

Much social-emotional growth has taken place during the school year, and it’s important to continue that throughout the summer months. Promote continued growth with camp, playdates, and family trips. Provide challenges like trying new experiences or taking on a new hobby. Is your child interested in learning a new instrument or advancing with the one they are playing? How about making time to tinker in the garage? Summer can be an ideal time to take on something fresh.

Instead of letting learning fade, make the sunshine of June, July, and August be months that gleam with momentum. In a blink your children will be back here at school and we will be ready for them to blast off to the next quest.

Warmly,
Sari

Inside the Classroom

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The last weekly updates of the year will be available next Friday!

We hope you enjoyed seeing all the students’ fabulous work at Open House!

Outside the Classroom

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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.

Thank you in advance for following our parking lot protocol.

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

6th Grader Spotlight

We have added a new feature to our weekly e-news – the 6th Grader Spotlight. This is an opportunity to highlight this amazing class of 6th graders who have accomplished so much during their time at ADAT, have varied interests and talents, and who will soon graduate and move onto middle school.

Learn more about them each week in this newsletter – this week is about Solomon, Abby, and Tomer:

Solomon

What do you do for fun outside of school?
The things that I do outside of school are baseball and bowling.

What do you like best about ADAT?
I think the best thing at Adat is archery in PE.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT?
My favorite grade at Adat was 6th grade

If you could give a piece of advice to a new ADAT student, what you tell them?
I would tell them to do your Greece reports for 30 minutes a day when you are in sixth grade.

What will you miss most about ADAT?
I will miss all the teachers and all my friends. I will also miss the yard.

Abby

How long have you been at ADAT?
I have been at ADAT my whole life. I have never been at another school.

What do you do for fun outside of school?
Out of school I enjoy practicing all dance styles.

What do you like best about ADAT?
At ADAT I love how caring everyone is and I love being apart of such a small community because then I kn0w everyone.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT?
I don’t think I can answer this question because all my years at ADAT were amazing in all their own ways.

If you could give a piece of advice to a new ADAT student, what you tell them?
That when you come always try as hard as you can even when you are learning something you aren’t so interested in because you never know, you may grow to like it.  

What will you miss most about ADAT?
I will miss my old teachers (of course) but I will also miss the smaller community.

Tomer

How long have you been at ADAT?
I just came this year.

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I like to play Judo, video games, and watch TV.

What do you like best about ADAT?
That I get to keep learning Hebrew.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT?
6th grade, but it was the only one I have had here.

If you could give a piece of advice to a new ADAT student, what you tell them?
Enjoy yourself and invest yourself in the community and learning.

What will you miss most about ADAT?
I will miss having less homework than when I was in Israel.

Important Dates

Important Calendar Updates

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • May 29: Memorial Day – No School
  • May 30: Wear white to school in honor of Shavuot
  • May 31 & June 1: Shavuot – No School
  • June 7: 6th Grade ONLY – last day of school
  • June 8: TK-5  – last day of school – 12:00 p.m. dismissal – No Day Care Available
  • June 8: 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: 5.21.17

Leadership Blog

Another wonderful week is in the books at ADAT, and we’ve got another exciting week ahead. We look forward to you joining us next Thursday for Open House – to visit your children’s classrooms and seeing first-hand the breadth and depth of learning they are engaged in every day at our School.

As many of you know, we spent the last week celebrating our amazing teachers, but this week, we want to pay a special tribute to our very own Linda Spivack, who will be retiring at the close of this year. Here is an interview we conducted with Linda – our beloved teacher, colleague, and friend to give everyone a chance to learn a little bit more about her:

Tell us about your background in education –  When did you start teaching, and what made you decide to become a teacher?
B.S. in Education from Temple University
M. Early Childhood Ed. from Florida International University
CA Clear Credential

I began teaching 1971 in NJ and then MD, FL, and since 1982 in CA. I loved working with children and becoming a teacher was my goal since high school.

How long have you been teaching at Adat Ari El?
When we moved to LA, I taught in our ECC 1982-1986. I returned to teaching as a Teaching Assistant in the Day School in 1995.

What grade/s and subjects have you taught? Which was your favorite and why?
I’ve enjoyed working in K, 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade. I’ve also been responsible for planning all our school trips for the past 10 years as well as substituting in most grades.I enjoy teaching in the lower grades. Seeing children’s glee and recognition that they can read a book or write a story is magical. It’s so rewarding to see their growth through each grade.

What will you miss most about ADAT? Why?
I’ll miss my Adat friends most when I retire. We have the most capable and supportive staff. We help each other through the hard times and rejoice together in the joyous ones.

How do you plan on spending your retirement?
The first thing I’ll do when I retire is turn off my alarm clock. After that my #1 task is to declutter my house. My husband and I also have some travel plans too.

If you could give any advice to teachers new to the profession, what would you tell them?
Adat is the perfect school for new teachers. Their innovations and creativity will be welcomed. They’ll also have experienced teachers available for guidance. I hope they pack flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor in their backpacks as they begin their teaching careers.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of being a teacher?
The most rewarding moments of being a teacher at Adat occurs on Shabbat mornings when I see our former students become Bar or Bat Mitzvahed. Those moments combine the skills they’ve learned in our general studies and Judaic studies programs. It brings families into our Adat community and puts our students on the path of continuing Jewish traditions. I love seeing my former 1st graders who are now college graduates and successful professionals. One of them is even a Teaching Assistant at Adat now. Teaching at Adat has been a wonderful professional and personal experience.

Thank you, Linda, for all you have given to Adat Ari El during your time here. We are so grateful to you for your years of service, hard work, and dedication to our students – past and present. We wish you lots of luck and fulfillment in the years to come and hope you will visit often!
Shavua Tov,
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

Outside the Classroom

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Book Fair

Our Spring 2017 Book Fair is coming!!!!  Please contact Sarah Schultz @818-766-4992 x214 or sschultz@adatdayschool.org if you would like to help.

We need volunteers!

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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.

Thank you in advance for following our parking lot protocol.

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

6th Grader Spotlight

We have added a new feature to our weekly e-news – the 6th Grader Spotlight. This is an opportunity to highlight this amazing class of 6th graders who have accomplished so much during their time at ADAT, have varied interests and talents, and who will soon graduate and move onto middle school.

Learn more about them each week in this newsletter – this week is about Milan and Shahar:

Milan

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I love to dance – every style!

What do you like best about ADAT?
I love all my teachers and friends. I also really like the Jump-a-thon because it keeps you fit and you donate some money to the school so the next generation can have an extra addition.

What was your favorite grade at ADAT?

My favorite grade was 6th grade.

If you could give a piece of advice to a new ADAT student, what you tell them?
A piece of advice I would give to a new ADAT student is just that you would have so much fun here at ADAT. You learn to be a great student and person. Here at ADAT, you learn to be a great student and person, and you learn how to make a difference, so you can use it in the future. I am so sad to be leaving! 🙁

What will you miss most about ADAT?
I will miss my awesome teachers and friends the most.

Shahar

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I like to go swimming, play video games, and go bowling.

What do you like best about ADAT?
What I like is I can get help learning the English language (since I come from Israel).

What was your favorite grade at ADAT?

My favorite and my only grade at ADAT is 6th grade.

If you could give a piece of advice to a new ADAT student, what you tell them?
Have fun!

What will you miss most about ADAT?
I will miss the Hebrew part the most.

 

Important Dates

Important Calendar Updates

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • May 21: Adat Ari El Gala
  • May 22-26: Day School Book Fair
  • May 25: Day School Open House – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • May 29: Memorial Day – No School
  • May 31-June 1: Shavuot – 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.

In The Community

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What’s News at ADAT This Week 5.12.17

Leadership Blog

36th Maccabiah Games, But Who is Counting?

Today, we enjoyed a day full of fun, teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition, as we participated in our annual Maccabiah Games in the spirit of our A.C.T F.A.I.R. philosophy.  The entire school was divided into ten teams with a few students from each grade level per team. In the spirit of Lag B’Omer and the hero of that time, Bar Kochba, these teams of students worked together for a common goal, helping each other to gain maximum points and trying to win the day.

Values of hard work, fair play, and sportsmanship are at the core of the games. Weeks before the games, we decide on the activities from a list of about 50 games. Sometimes we make up our own games, but true to our school’s philosophy, we always keep a teamwork strategy in mind.

The preparations for the Jump-a-Thon and the Maccabiah Games highlight the importance of collaboration, staying physically active, and having proper nutrition. To give it even more validity, we look at quotes from the book of Deuteronomy and the Rambam. And, mixing the grade levels from TK to 6th grade brings our ADAT community together – all while recognizing each other’s contributions to the overall team effort.

Today, we all played to have fun, be challenged, and win – with the understanding that some of us do better than others, but all of us are respected for the effort and talent we contribute to our team.

We closed by recognizing all our students’ efforts at Jump-a-Thon and the Maccabiah Games. The top jumpers in each grade received a “Top Jumper” trophy and teams in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place received a special medal that was designed and printed with our 3D printer.

I want to offer a huge thanks to Haim for playing such an important role in this incredible day. Thank you also to all the teachers and parents whose presence and support made this a truly awesome day!

Shabbat Shalom,

Shara

Inside the Classroom

ERB week for students in grades 3 – 6 will be May 16, 2017 – May 19, 2017.  
All testing will be in the morning – 8:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Click here to view the Classroom Pages:

TK

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Outside the Classroom

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Book Fair

Our Spring 2017 Book Fair is coming!!!!  Please contact Sarah Schultz @818-766-4992 x214 or sschultz@adatdayschool.org if you would like to help.

We need volunteers!

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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.

Thank you in advance for following our parking lot protocol.

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

6th Grader Spotlight

We have added a new feature to our weekly e-news – the 6th Grader Spotlight. This is an opportunity to highlight this amazing class of 6th graders who have accomplished so much during their time at ADAT, have varied interests and talents, and who will soon graduate and move onto middles school.

Learn more about them each week in this newsletter – this week is about Joel.

How long have you been here?

I have been at ADAT since Mommy and Me.

What was your favorite grade?

3rd, 4th, and 6th – all because I really liked the teachers.

What do you do for fun outside of school?

I enjoy programming on the computer, ethical hacking, security research, and coding. I just taught myself python and released it on Github.

What do you like best about ADAT?

The community – the sense of community that you can no everyone. Everyone is nice.

If you could give a piece of advice to a new ADAT student, what would you tell them?

Mr. Wise is the best.

What will you miss most about ADAT?

The people and how I know a lot of people and have friends. I’ll miss them.

Important Dates

Important Calendar Updates

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • May 12: 1st Grade Kabbalat Ha’Siddur with 2nd Grade
  • May 12: Maccabea Games – 12:00 p.m. dismissal
  • May 21: Adat Ari El Gala
  • May 22-26: Day School Book Fair
  • May 25: Day School 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: 5.7.17

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Dear Parents:

“Roots to grow, wings to fly…”

As we are just weeks away from celebrating our 2017 Gala celebrating lifelong learning at Adat Ari El, I can think of no better phrase to represent our honorees and our School.  On Sunday, May 21, we will join together as an Adat Ari El community to celebrate the incredible educators of ADAT – Jeri Dubin, Rabbi Mark Goodman, Julee Snitzer Levine, Shulamit Levitch, and our very own, Robin Solomon. These educators define what it means to nuture the roots that allow all learners to grow and, eventually, soar! I have seen first-hand the impact Robin has had on our current Kindergarten, all of her former students who think back fondly to her class, our 5th grade through her leadership with our Israel Twinning program, and also on our entire school through our weekly Oneg Shabbat celebrations.

I know you will want to come celebrate Robin, as well as the other honorees, at what promises to be a fun evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing. But, I hope you will also take a moment to consider what your participation means for our community. First, it symbolizes your commitment to nurturing and growing our community right here at ADAT. Second, it represents the importance of education and lifelong learning in your life and that of your children. And lastly, it celebrates the future of ADAT by adding another layer of roots to help our community continue to flourish.

To encourage your participation, Adat Ari El Synagogue is offering a discounted rate of $100 per ticket for Day School parents. Submit your RSVP card or contact Jerry Krautman in the Development Office.

We hope – whatever your reason – that you will join us on this very special evening for Adat Ari El, our wonderful honorees, you, and your children.

Shavua Tov,

Shara

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Book Fair

Our Spring 2017 Book Fair is coming!!!!  Please contact Sarah Schultz @818-766-4992 x214 or sschultz@adatdayschool.org if you would like to help.

We need volunteers!

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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.

Thank you in advance for following our parking lot protocol.

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

6th Grader Spotlight

We have added a new feature to our weekly e-news – the 6th Grader Spotlight. This is an opportunity to highlight this amazing class of 6th graders who have accomplished so much during their time at ADAT, have varied interests and talents, and who will soon graduate and move onto middles school.

Learn more about them each week in this newsletter – this week is about Nicole:

How long have you been at ADAT?
Since I was one.

What was your favorite grade?
I really liked all the grades, but my favorites were 5th and 6th. We did a lot of fun activities and the learning style was a little bit different, because Mr. Wise taught more interactively. We acted out events in social studies, which was pretty fun. And, since I really like reading, I love how we get an option to “free read”! My two favorites subjects are social studies and reading.

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I like to act and sing and do ballet. I love movies and musicals, especially Wicked and Annie. I saw Wicked when I was 6 and that’s where my love of music and acting started. I like anything artistic. I also like to bake, cook, swim.

What do you like best about ADAT?
I like how all the kids are very nice and there’s never been a bullying problem or anyone being mean to anyone. We’re all very welcoming and when we got a new student, it didn’t feel any different – it felt like we were adding a new friend to our community. I also like how the learning styles are different for each teacher. It’s not like learning from a plain, boring textbook.

What will you miss most about ADAT?
I’m definitely going to miss my friends and teachers. Some of us are going to Jewish schools, but if I don’t go to a Jewish school, I’m going to miss the Jewish identity part – learning about my heritage and being proud of being Jewish. It’s also good for me to go to a school without only Jewish kids, so that I can learn about diversity and be in a bigger community where I learn more about other people.

Important Dates

Important Calendar Updates

ERB week for students in grades 3 – 6 will be May 16, 2017 – May 19, 2017.  All testing will be in the morning.

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • May 5: 4th Grade Shabbat Dinner
  • May 12: 1st Grade Kabbalat Ha’Siddur with 2nd Grade
  • May 12: Maccabea Games – 12:00 p.m. dismissal
  • May 22-26: Day School Book Fair
  • May 25: Day School 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.

In The Community

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Spring is in the air which means that our community’s largest event, Celebrate Israel Festival is right around the corner! This year is especially unique as we will be celebrating 50 Years to the Unification of Jerusalem. With your help, this will surely be the largest Jewish happening in North America!

Sign up for the Celebrate Israel Festival using the URL code below!

ADAT’s unique URL is:    https://www.Purplepass.com/celebrateisraella2017?SID=AdatArielDaySchool

Party Book is here!!!

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What’s News at ADAT This Week 4.29.17

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents,

Yesterday, we rejoiced in the fun and excitement that is Jump-a-Thon! We are grateful to the many parents who came out to cheer our students on and for all of your generosity in supporting our school and your children. As you probably know by now, the Jump-a-Thon proceeds will benefit the development of a very important space in a Jewish day school. Although this will be no ordinary space, the new Judaic Studies lab is symbolic of so much of who we are at Adat Ari El Day School. It also represents a commitment on the part of our leadership, as well as all of you, to build a space that embraces the love and life of Judaism, Israel, and our tradition.
It is pretty fortuitous that Jump-a-Thon came at the end of a week that was much more solemn. On Monday, we commemorated Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – vowing to never forget the millions of lives lost in the shoah. It is hard to imagine a time when Jews were forbid from having a home of their own, or even to identify as Jewish without the fear of persecution. But on this day, our 4th-6th graders remembered, lit candles, prayed, and reflected in nature – doing what Jews before them could not and honoring their memory.
So today, as we reminisce about yesterday’s fun and what the fruits of our students’ labor will produce, we also remember and are grateful for the ability to freely develop a place exclusively for celebrating and being Jewish. As Anne Frank so poignantly wrote, “Go outside…amidst the simple beauty of nature…and know that as long as places like this exist, there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be.” I can only hope that our new Judaic Studies Lab will be a shining light for our students, our community, and Jews around the world.
Shabbat Shalom,
Shara

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Outside the Classroom

Jump-a-Thon

The 2017 Jump-a-Thon was a complete success!!  Thank you to all who volunteered yesterday – we TRULY APPRECIATE all your help!

Haim

Book Fair

Our Spring 2017 Book Fair is coming!!!!  Please contact Sarah Schultz @818-766-4992 x214 or sschultz@adatdayschool.org if you would like to help.

We need volunteers!

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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.

Thank you in advance for following our parking lot protocol.

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

6th Grader Spotlight

We have added a new feature to our weekly e-news – the 6th Grader Spotlight. This is an opportunity to highlight this amazing class of 6th graders who have accomplished so much during their time at ADAT, have varied interests and talents, and who will soon graduate and move onto middles school.

Learn more about them each week in this newsletter – this week is about Nicole:

How long have you been at ADAT?
Since I was one.

What was your favorite grade?
I really liked all the grades, but my favorites were 5th and 6th. We did a lot of fun activities and the learning style was a little bit different, because Mr. Wise taught more interactively. We acted out events in social studies, which was pretty fun. And, since I really like reading, I love how we get an option to “free read”! My two favorites subjects are social studies and reading.

What do you do for fun outside of school?
I like to act and sing and do ballet. I love movies and musicals, especially Wicked and Annie. I saw Wicked when I was 6 and that’s where my love of music and acting started. I like anything artistic. I also like to bake, cook, swim.

What do you like best about ADAT?
I like how all the kids are very nice and there’s never been a bullying problem or anyone being mean to anyone. We’re all very welcoming and when we got a new student, it didn’t feel any different – it felt like we were adding a new friend to our community. I also like how the learning styles are different for each teacher. It’s not like learning from a plain, boring textbook.

What will you miss most about ADAT?
I’m definitely going to miss my friends and teachers. Some of us are going to Jewish schools, but if I don’t go to a Jewish school, I’m going to miss the Jewish identity part – learning about my heritage and being proud of being Jewish. It’s also good for me to go to a school without only Jewish kids, so that I can learn about diversity and be in a bigger community where I learn more about other people.

Important Dates

Important Calendar Updates

ERB week for students in grades 3 – 6 will be May 16, 2017 – May 19, 2017.  All testing will be in the morning.

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • May 5: 4th Grade Shabbat Dinner
  • May 12: 1st Grade Kabbalat Ha’Siddur with 2nd Grade
  • May 12: Maccabea Games – 12:00 p.m. dismissal
  • May 22-26: Day School Book Fair
  • May 25: Day School 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.

In The Community

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CI 2017 Save the Date

Spring is in the air which means that our community’s largest event, Celebrate Israel Festival is right around the corner! This year is especially unique as we will be celebrating 50 Years to the Unification of Jerusalem. With your help, this will surely be the largest Jewish happening in North America!

Sign up for the Celebrate Israel Festival using the URL code below!

ADAT’s unique URL is:    https://www.Purplepass.com/celebrateisraella2017?SID=AdatArielDaySchool

Party Book is here!!!

www.adatarieldayschool.onlinepartybook.com

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 4.7.17

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents,

Our community continued to strengthen as 32 Day School families came together for the first ADAT Day School Shabbaton last Friday. With the ECC simultaneously holding their Shabbaton at Camp Ramah that weekend, it was quite an incredible showing of ADAT families.

Our goal was to create a weekend that brought the community together in a casual environment – in ways that were both familiar and that were outside one’s comfort zone and atypical. With the backdrop of the beautiful Ojai Valley, our families had an opportunity to hang out with long time friends, meet new ones, and have some quality time with their own families. We held Kabbalat Shabbat services, took a family hike to the treehouse and beyond, participated in the ropes course, swam in the Olympic-sized pool and water slides, made spice bags, celebrated Havdalah, and closed with an art project.

Beyond the activities and fun, perhaps the best part of the weekend was the feeling – that intangible something that we knew would happen when our community came together. We have already begun to plan for next year and hope for even greater participation.  The families who attended had a truly special experience.  Check out some of the comments from our Day School families who attended:

“It was a wonderful and impactful experience for the whole family. I truly feel relaxed and energized. I loved being a part of this memorable event.”

“The freedom that the kids had with the combination of togetherness with their family was great! The mix of activities for parents and kids was the perfect amount. I loved the shabbat morning service with Zachary and the woman I think her name was Naomi – the interactive activities she did were super fun.”

“My husband had never been to Havdalah before, and boy, did this set the bar high!”

“Thank you for allowing our community to enjoy such a special weekend at Camp Ramah. It was truly a magical time for both parents and kids and such a special community builder. Our family would love to be part of such a great weekend again.”

I am thrilled to share that you will not have to wait as long for the next Shabbaton, as we have already set dates for the next two years. Save-the-date now for December 8-10, 2017! We hope you will join us. In the meantime, thank you again for your enthusiastic participation and an extra special thank you to our donors who so generously supported our School’s commitment to bringing community together in this way.

I am so grateful to have shared in our School’s first Shabbaton with all of you.

Shabbat Shalom & Chag Kasher V’Sameach,

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Hello Parents,

Jump-a-Thon 2017 is just around the corner and scheduled for Thursday, April 27 at 8:30 AM. This biannual fundraising tradition started in the early ’80s to help meet our school’s needs in various departments.

Over the years, we raised some $350,000. The PE department has been a major recipient of this support, where practically everything you see outside was made possible by this event. Additionally, new tech equipment in the classrooms was funded from the J-A-T and so was one of the classrooms of our redesigned school building and much more. This is a goal-oriented project with specific objectives that the students discuss and work to achieve.

This year’s goal is a new Judaic Studies Lab as described in the flyer that your child took home today (Friday). Please read the flyer and sponsor page and help us make this the best Jump-a-Thon we have ever had!

You can help by:

-helping your child get sponsors.

-get corporate sponsors from your business/family network.

-help count jumps on the day of the J-A-T

-provide interesting prizes for our after J-A-T raffle.

Please click on the link below for the video from J-A-T 2015.

Thank you for your help and support

Haim

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Click here for a video of the 2015 Jump-A-Thon

Around Campus

Last week, I shared that we re-instituted our Day School Governing Board. On a macro level, the role of the Board is to support our professional staff in carrying out our School’s mission (for more information, see NAIS‘s Principles of Good Practice). The Day School Governing Board will also consist of committees, such as: Finance, Strategic Planning, Marketing & Communications, Admissions, and Development, to advance our efforts in these specific areas.

The ideal composition of an independent school board is 50% current parents and 50% other members of the community who have vested interests in the institution. On our new Board, we have a strong presence of alumni parents, alumni, and vested community members – and we would like to see more of our current parent body involved. In doing so, you will have the ability to directly contribute to our “village”, and to positively impact our community and your child’s and future children’s education. If you are interested in becoming involved as a lay leader, I invite you to indicate your interest by completing the following Board Interest Form: https://goo.gl/forms/ra1mWD4X3R7yztVk2.

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.

Thank you in advance for following our parking lot protocol.

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

6th Grader Spotlight

We have added a new feature to our weekly e-news – the 6th Grader Spotlight. This is an opportunity to highlight this amazing class of 6th graders who have accomplished so much during their time at ADAT, have varied interests and talents, and who will soon graduate and move onto middles school.

Learn more about them each week in this newsletter – this week is about Natalie:

How long have you been at ADAT?
This is my first year, and I have always felt so welcomed at school.

What do you do for fun outside of school?
Dance – I do competitions. In class, we do ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical. I dance with four of my classmates, so I get to see my friends in dance and at school.

What do you like best about ADAT?
ADAT is like a second home. As students, we are so close to the teachers – they always ask how our day was and take the time to interact with everyone. They really connect with the students and make sure we understand the topics we are learning about. Also, when we are learning, especially in groups, we all get to bond with each other and learn together.

If you could give a piece of advice to a new ADAT student, what you tell them?
Be calm and don’t worry about anyone not liking you. Everyone is so welcoming and you’ll feel comfortable with your teachers and classmates. And, even if they’re not in your class, they’ll still be nice to you.

What will you miss most about ADAT?
I will miss all my teachers – I have bonded with them and appreciate how they cared so much about my learning. I’ll also miss my friends … even all the boys are so polite and they’re so kind to one another.

In The Community

CI 2017 Save the Date

Spring is in the air which means that our community’s largest event, Celebrate Israel Festival is right around the corner! This year is especially unique as we will be celebrating 50 Years to the Unification of Jerusalem. With your help, this will surely be the largest Jewish happening in North America!

Sign up for the Celebrate Israel Festival using the URL code below!

ADAT’s unique URL is:    https://www.Purplepass.com/celebrateisraella2017?SID=AdatArielDaySchool

 

 

Party Book is here!!!

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From the Synagogue

The following are some valuable resources from the Jews United for Democracy and Justice (JUDJ) to enrich Pesach for you and your families:

·        JUDJ has created the seder supplement to enrich conversations around the seder table.  We are hopeful that our “four additional questions” regarding our responsibilities as Jews to the stranger will enhance the seder experience and deepen the resolve of seder participants to take just action.

·        JUDJ is pleased to join with partners in the Orthodox community to distribute this study guide for use in your communities as you prepare for and celebrate Passover. Researched by Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn, Dean and Rabbi of Yavneh Hebrew Academy, this educational resource explores the deep concern in Jewish tradition for the immigrant, refugee, and stranger. Through a rich array of classical and modern sources, the study guide suggests that we consider that our own freedom, which we celebrate during Passover, is not complete without the freedom of all humanity.

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Important Dates

Important Calendar Updates

ERB week for students in grades 3 – 6 will be May 16, 2017 – May 19, 2017.  All testing will be in the morning.

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • April 7: Last day of school before Passover Break – 3:00 p.m. dismissal – no day care
  • April 10-21: Passover Break
  • April 24: School Resumes
  • April 27: Jump-A-Thon

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: 3.24.17

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents:

Over the past two and a half months as your Head of School, I have had the pleasure of witnessing some important milestones in the life of our School – IGD, re-enrollment of our current families, the culmination of our admission season, as well as the day-to-day learning, energy, and excitement that travels through our halls and classrooms. I have also had the opportunity of addressing both the short-term and long-term needs of our School. One of the most important areas of focus has been looking at the longevity of our School – taking a strategic approach to the structures, systems, and budget we need to ensure a strong, solid future.

Throughout this strategic process, one concept always rose to the top – it takes a village! It did not take me long to realize how much I needed others during my transition as Head of School – from clergy to administrators, teachers to parents – I could not then and cannot now do any of what I do without every member of our community. I also know that our School is much more than me or my role, and we need to join together to support each other in any and all endeavors, however big or small.

I am thrilled to share that one such endeavor began this past week – the re-institution of a Day School Governing Board. On a macro level, the role of the Board is to support our professional staff in carrying out our School’s mission (for more information, see NAIS‘s Principles of Good Practice). The Day School Governing Board will also consist of committees, such as: Finance, Strategic Planning, Marketing & Communications, Admissions, and Development, to advance our efforts in these specific areas.

The ideal composition of an independent school board is 50% current parents and 50% other members of the community who have vested interests in the institution. On our new Board, we have a strong presence of alumni parents, alumni, and vested community members – and we would like to see more of our current parent body involved. In doing so, you will have the ability to directly contribute to our “village”, and to positively impact our community and your child’s and future children’s education. If you are interested in becoming involved as a lay leader, I invite you to indicate your interest by completing the following Board Interest Form: https://goo.gl/forms/ra1mWD4X3R7yztVk2.

Another meaningful way to become involved is through our Parent Association, which is comprised exclusively of current parents. The PA is an intricate system composed of: a leadership cabinet including Co-Presidents, Treasurer, and Secretary; committees such as Life Cycle, Teacher Appreciation, Intergenerational Day, Social Action Tikkun Olam, New Families; additionally, there are two room representatives per grade. Volunteering on the PA is less of a time commitment than the Board, but no less fruitful or supportive to our School’s mission. If you are interested in volunteering your time toward the day-to-day operations of the school, and care deeply about helping ADAT reach our potential for being a warm, close-knit parent community, please consider volunteering by completing the PA Interest Form: https://goo.gl/forms/kCEQpax0dmsSDNEq2.

We have made tremendous strides since the start of this school year, even over the last two and a half months; and yet, there is still much work to be done. I know first-hand how important our “village” is to the sustainability, success, and vitality of our School. Join me in making this community and our School everything you imagined it could be!

B’Shalom,

Shara

Inside the Classroom

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2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th & 6th Grade weekly updates will be available week – as they were at Astrocamp this week!

Outside the Classroom

On Monday @10:15 a.m. (during recess) we will be handing out “That’s It” fruit bars to the kids.  All of the bars were donated!

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In the Community

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Party Book is here!!!

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From the Synagogue

Message from Rabbi Jessica Yarkin

Friends, 

I am looking to create some NEW experiences that could happen on Shabbat at Adat Ari El.  I want to think beyond a traditional, formal prayer service, and would love your suggestions for innovative programming. 

I’m looking for some out-of-the-box thinking, and for your honesty.  What would make you want to come to a Shabbat experience or event?  We are not only thinking about Saturday mornings, but perhaps Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, or evening and Havdallah programs.  

I know you are all busy juggling life! I’d be most grateful for your ideas, your enthusiasm, and feedback.

I have set up two different meeting times, and you only need attend ONE that works for you:

-Monday March 27 at 7:30pm  (in the Newman meeting room)

-Tuesday April 4 at 4:30pm (in the Adler/Fabe meeting room) 

If you’re interested in participating in this think tank, please let me known which session you plan to attend on this doodle poll herehttp://doodle.com/poll/65pkpaf6deywq7bk 

If you can’t make either time, I’d still love to hear your thoughts. Just email me at: jyarkin@adatariel.org!

Thanks for your consideration,

 Rabbi Jessica Yarkin

 

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Important Dates

Important Calendar Updates

ERB week for students in grades 3 – 6 will be May 16, 2017 – May 19, 2017.  All testing will be in the morning.

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • March 29: 5th grade field trip to Riley’s Farm
  • March 31-April 2: ADAT Family Shabbaton @Camp Ramah
  • April 7: Last day of school before Passover Break – 3:00 p.m. dismissal – no day care
  • April 10-24: Passover Break

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What’s News at ADAT This Week: 3.17.17

Leadership Blog

Dear Parents:

One of our goals for our student body is to continue to include our older students in authentic, creative, and active ways. To help achieve this, we have recently re-initiated a Student Council for our 6th grade students to hold leadership roles in our School, led by Sari Goodman, Dean of Students, and me as the Student Council Coordinator. The Student Council program creates a clear structure for meaningful and constructive student involvement, while also teaching important follow through skills – so that students can see their ideas come to fruition. At the same time, it’s also a hands-on, real-world way for all of our students, especially those most involved, to see our democratic process at work.

Here are the different “offices” to be filled on the Student Council:

President
The President is the primary student ambassador for the school and the obvious choice when the administration needs a student representative (6th graders only).

Committees

The committee heads will serve as Vice Presidents.  The committee heads are responsible for communication with their committee members.  Committee Heads and the President form the core of the Council and they are the officers.  This team meets weekly to review the calendar, look at the balance of activities, create committee agendas etc.

The committees have specific types of work they do and issues they concern themselves with.  Only 6th graders can be heads of committees (5th and 6th graders can serve on committees).

VP of Campus Life

    • Hot lunch menu consulting
    • Music at lunch
    • Student liaisons for facility issues – furniture in classrooms, issues with the yard
    • Sports teams – publicize games and results
    • Tech consulting (Joel needs mentees)
    • Student Ambassadors

VP of Tikkun Olam

  • Who needs our help off campus?
  • Is there a family or student in our school who needs our help?
  • Fundraisers, drives (coordinate with grade level plans)
  • Issues around the world that we should help with – floods, fires, terrorism
  • Tzedakah at Oneg – carrying it out and identifying where it should go
  • Family volunteer projects on or off campus – advise, brainstorm…

VP of Ruach (School Spirit)

  • Spirit Days
  • Mishpacha ideas
  • Holiday celebrations
  • School events
  • Jump-a-thon
  • Maccabiya

With four 6th grade students running for President with fantastic speeches, and with 3rd through 6th graders voting, the results are in. Our new Student Council President is Ryan Brunswick! Yashar koach to all the candidates and new officers!

B’Shalom,

Jodi

Inside the Classroom

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Outside the Classroom

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In the Community

Party Book is here!!!

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Great Jewish Books

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From the Synagogue

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Important Dates

Important Calendar Updates

ERB week for students in grades 3 – 6 will be May 16, 2017 – May 19, 2017.  All testing will be in the morning.

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • March 20-22: Grades 5/6 field trip to Astrocamp
  • March 29: 5th grade field trip to Riley’s Farm
  • March 31-April 2: ADAT Family Shabbaton @Camp Ramah

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