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Middle School Experiential Education Week

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The 7th and 8th grade students participated in various activities in and around San Diego. During the week, students worked at Feed San Diego, and Coastal Roots Farm. Here on campus students bonded in a drum circle activity, had a Krav Maga session and were challenged in two science and engineering activities. To wrap up […]

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Grand Classroom – Freshmen By Patrick Hagarman

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Members of the freshman class traveled to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. In Las Vegas, the students spent the afternoon at the Three Square food bank where they packed over 380 bags of produce for homebound seniors living in the greater Las Vegas area. In addition to working in […]

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Portland – Junior Class By Yvonne Webber

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Members of the Junior class traveled to Portland last week for a fantastic community service learning experience. Organized by Tivnu, the program really brought our school’s values of tikkun olam, tzedek (justice), and community to life in a meaningful way . Gianni Mizrahi explains, “The activities were small examples of ways that we could help make […]

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Houston – Sophomore Class By Tommy Collins

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After arriving at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and taking a 40 minute bus ride to our hotel, it was a hard to imagine that little over a year ago this city was hit by a massive hurricane.  However, as we got further from the urban center, the echo of disaster became visible. […]

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Scoop from the Coop This week’s edition was written by Spencer Foss

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Normally these articles focus on the chickens and how they’re doing, but this time we wanted to focus on the money side of our business.  Who collects the money? Who creates invoices? Who determines how the money is spent? The answer is simple, the fifth grade financial team! When we receive an order from our […]

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The Fortnite Craze and Keeping Kids Safe Online by Dianne Shapp

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For some families, Fortnite has taken over and it can be hard to know what’s appropriate and what has crossed the line. We are hearing from some of your children that they have come across content and language that makes them uncomfortable, and we are encouraging them to come talk to you about it. Even […]

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Biz Town Interviews

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As part of our entrepreneurial studies, fifth graders are participating in the Junior Achievement BizTown curriculum. The program encourages our students to achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Fifth graders learn about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy as they prepare for our field trip to BizTown.   One aspect of the program requires […]

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Monday, after Pittsburgh by Rabbi Graubart

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“Why do people hate Jews?”            That was the first question I received at a Monday afternoon gathering of 4th and 5th graders, two days after the massacre. Not for the first time in my career (or, for that matter, my life as a parent), I felt simultaneously that I was in exactly the right […]

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GMLS goes to Washington DC

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This past week, Mrs. King, Mr. Heller and Mrs. Moses were in Washington DC. They were there to officially accept Golda Meir Lower School’s National Blue Ribbon Award. Did you know that less than 5% of all schools in the nation have received this prestigious designation? When SDJA’s name was announced, the three of them […]

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What’s Happening: Community Events

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FIDF San Diego 8th Annual Gala _________________________________________________

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