Message from our Principal
This week I had the opportunity to attend Passover celebrations in classrooms from N2 – Grade 6. It is hard to express the magic of seeing our learning come alive through these rich experiences. Our youngest children can tell the story (completely in Hebrew in our N2 Immersion classroom), including details and big ideas. They understand the importance of heroes, struggles, and freedom – and act these concepts out through drama, storyboards, and songs. In the upper grades the concepts go deeper as they examine the Passover Haggadah through multiple perspectives, ethical issues, and discussions on power, conflict and change.
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EC News and Events
April 14-25| School Closed, Passover Break
April 28| School Resumes
May 5-9| Mother’s and Grandmother’s Week
May 7| 9 a.m. N3 Hebrew Immersion Meeting, Taub A
May 9| 10 a.m. Mother’s and Grandmother’s Brunch, Plaza
May 9| 11 a.m. All School Shabbat Service, Sanctuary
Dear EC Families,
On behalf of the Wise School Early Childhood staff, we hope you will share and enjoy the same overarching Passover theme that we taught and shared with all of your children this week at school.
May your Passover holiday be a time to celebrate your friends, family, and the beauty of our freedom. Thinking of you all with the warmest wishes for a meaningful holiday and a relaxing spring break.
K-6 News and Events
April 14-25| No School, Passover Break
April 28| School Resumes
April 29| Grade 4 Sacramento Trip
May 6| 6 p.m. Grade 4 Yom Ha’ atzma-ut Celebration, Hershenson Hall
May 7| 6 p.m. Choir Performance, Zeldin-Hershenson Hall
May 8| 6 p.m. Vocal Ensemble Concert, Plotkin Chapel
WPA News and Events
Save the date! May 5 8:15 a.m., K-6, 9:15 a.m. Early Childhood
A light breakfast will be served. Free childcare available for our EC children and a kiddie korner at the meeting for our littlest ones.
Come hear a discussion on “the State of the School”. How have we realized our vision? What are our next steps? In addition, we will be announcing our new WPA Executive Board for next year and sharing other important news and information. Please kindly respond to the EVITE so that we may plan accordingly. Please note: A presentation on Internet safety will be done in Udko immediately following the K-6 session at 9:15a.m.
Wise School Sustainability Earth Day Celebration, April 30
Join us for an adults only evening with organic food, silent auction, and education on living a “greener” life. Featuring celebrity hosts Emmanuelle Chriqui (from the hit HBO show Entourage) and Lance Bass (from the boy band NSYNC). $54 to register click here. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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On May 1 at 8:30 a.m., Grade 6 graduating class of 2014 will perform a live improvisational art program entitled, “THE ORANGE PIANO PROJECT.” Employing the techniques of the iconic artist Jackson Pollock, Grade 6 will creatively paint the Music Lab Pianos, as well as two Buddy Benches for our playgrounds. Upon completion, they will present their creations to Rabbi Herscher as their graduation gift to the Temple.
Get ready to hoop it up!
Sunday, May 4, is our annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament here at Wise to help celebrate Israel’s Independence Day/Yom Ha’atzma-ut. As in past years, the tourney is part of the larger festival, with tons to do for everyone, including kids of all ages. Register your team here. Space is limited. We want you to be with us. Games are 20 minutes each, or first team to 9 points. Double elimination. All proceeds go to Israeli charities. On-line registration closes Wednesday, May 1.