What’s News at ADAT This Week: 10.11.17

October 09, 2017

Leadership Blog: Be Our “Street Team”

Dear Parents,
As Admission season is in full swing, we, at Adat Ari El Day School are so excited and proud to welcome the next set of potential Day School families to our school. As I walk around campus in preparation for these tours, I’m in awe of the energy and excitement exuded by the faculty, students, and families. Whether I see a whole class working together in the Design Lab, or a teacher sitting with a student one-on-one, I’m am so proud and excited to share all that ADAT has to offer! I know you share my enthusiasm, as well, so here are some ways that you can make a difference in spreading positive word of mouth about our school and, in particular, our Prospective Parent Open Houses coming up on November 2 and January 10:
  • One of the newest opportunities is our Parent Ambassador Program.  This new program was created to engage parents in our effort to grow our Day School community. We are looking for parents who are passionate about Adat Ari El and want to share that passion with prospective families, as well as the greater community. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with the marketing and admissions effort. Parent Ambassadors will attend Prospective Parent Open Houses, give school tours, and help spread the word about ADAT throughout the community. Training will be provided.
  • Word of mouth is the number one reason people choose to attend (and stay at) a school. Talk to your friends, family, and neighbors … people want to hear the authenticity of our families! You never know who may be looking for a Jewish Day School or realize after speaking with you that they want to be a part of our community! (We’re happy to provide you with postcards to distribute to anyone to whom you are speaking.)
  • Social Media is such an important way of communicating in today’s world. Post ADAT happenings on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, or share other people’s posts about our School.  We want to share with anyone and everyone all about what we are doing here, so post, tag, and hashtag your images that exemplify the beauty of our school, whether it is a buddy playdate, a social action activity, or a picture of your family in a Sukkah.
  • Get involved and volunteer!  When others see your involvement, they will follow. And, an involved, active community only adds to our strength.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. If you or someone you know is interested in attending our upcoming Prospective Parent Open House, click here to RSVP.



School News & Updates

Added Security to ADAT Campus
We wanted to give you some fabulous news! Thanks to a Homeland Security Grant, we were able to update our security cameras around the entire campus. The grant allowed us to install cameras around all outdoor spaces, which allows us to see what is happening outside at ALL TIMES and can be easily monitored from the Day School office. Over the year, you will continue to see many improvements in emergency protocols, as we continue to prioritize your children’s safety and security while on our campus.


Student Council

Take Our Survey
One way that we can continue to learn more from you and ensure alignment with our community’s values is to gain your feedback on a variety of topics surrounding our school. To that end, we would appreciate you filling out a very brief survey – seeking your valuable input on Shabbat Under the Stars, as well as two ongoing conversations in the Day School – 6th Grade Israel trip and school uniforms. It will take just a couple minutes to complete, but will play an integral role in our planning for the future. Thank you in advance!
Important Parking Lot Protocol

During morning drop off please pull all the way to the front of the line – do not stop in the middle of the line. Have your children exit quickly from your car on the school side ONLY. Rivka Kaspi is there in the mornings to facilitate a swift drop off and maintain everyone’s safety. Try to have your car unloaded in a timely fashion so we do not create a large back up of cars.  Also, whenever you exit the parking please turn RIGHT ONLY. Children may not be dropped off before 7:30 a.m. as there is NO SUPERVISION UNTIL 7:30 a.m.

Please note: Handicapped parking is reserved exclusively for individuals with a handicapped placard. Parking in these designated spots without a handicapped placard is prohibited.

Thank you in advance for following our parking lot protocol.

Inside the Classroom

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1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Outside the Classroom

In ONE week (even with the Jewish holidays), we received an overwhelming number of registrations for this year’s Family Shabbaton! We have filled all 25 subsidized spots, but have already reached out to our sponsors to see if we could open up 10 more spots. We are thrilled to report that as of today, 10 more spots are available to you with a $250 discount per family, so register soon to take advantage of this incredibly generous opportunity! Registration will continue to be open (excluding the discounted rate) until October 20 when deposits are due.

Register here for the Shabbaton

ADAT Enrichment Classes


In the Community

Sherman Oaks Street Fair This Sunday!
Come show your support and visit the ADAT booth at the Sherman Oaks Street Fair this Sunday, October 15 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Also, click on the button below for more update in the community!

Around Campus

Mitzvah Day is Coming – Sunday, November 5
We are so excited for this year’s Mitzvah Day, so mark your calendars today! Among the many ways to participate in tikkun olam that day, our 3rd and 4th Grade are doing something truly spectacular – fusing our Design Thinking methodology with Judaic Studies with the ultimate goal of performing mitzvot. You won’t want to miss it!


Mark your calendars for these important dates:

  • October 12: Shemini Atzeret – no school
  • October 13: Simchat Torah – no school
  • October 17: Look Alike Day
  • October 18: Coffee, Kibbitz & Connect – 8:15 a.m.
  • October 24: Parent Education with Lori Getz – 8: 00 a.m.
  • October 27: 5th Grade Shabbat Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
  • October 29: Buddy Playdate TK, K, 4th – 6th Grade – 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
  • October 31: Picture Day

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.

From the Synagogue

RSVP here for yoga

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