What’s News at ADAT This Week 5.12.17

May 09, 2017

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,


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:



1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Outside the Classroom


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!


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.

In The Community

end of april 2017 ramah flyer


Genocide Symposium-FINAL



Party Book is here!!!




Click here for Gala tickets



From the Synagogue