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What’s Happening: Community Events

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Upcoming Community Events: Camp Ramah, California Passover 2018 __________________________  

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High School Students Visit “Studio West”

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High School students enrolled in the “Music Technology and Composition” class took a field trip to San Diego’s largest recording studio called “Studio West”.  The studio has been used in productions like Iron Man, Transformers, The Cable Guy, and Dora the Explorer.  Artists who have recorded there include Gregg Allman, Pat Boone, blink-182, Boyz II Men, […]

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6th Grade Tu B’Shavat Celebration

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Tu B’shvat, literally meaning the 15th of Shevat, is a Jewish holiday often referred to as the “Birthday of the trees” or the “New Year of the trees.”  This year, it took place from sunset on January 30th through sunset on January 31st.  To mark the holiday, Ms. Gereboff’s 6th grade Judaic Studies classes participated […]

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Being in Your Element

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In his book, Creative Schools, The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education, Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D posits that “being in your element is where talent meets passion.” Searching for ones talents through exploration, challenges and purpose is a very introspective approach to learning. Interestingly, it is common that students may find their talents but are not […]

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What’s Happening: Community Events

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Upcoming Community Events: Camp Ramah, California Passover 2018 __________________________  

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Egg-cellent Egg-ventures

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A New Weekly Column from 5th grade This week’s edition is brought to you by Josh Edelstein & Kayla Scott What came first the chicken or the egg? For Epic Eggs, it’s the chickens! Fifth graders have been learning about business, so what better way to learn about it than to create your own? We […]

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What is Tu B’shvat?

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Tu B’shvat or the “birthday” of the trees was celebrated in school on January 30th and 31st.   In ancient times, Tu B’shvat was a date on the calendar that helped Jewish farmers establish exactly when they should bring their fourth-year produce of fruit from recently planted trees to the Temple as first-fruit offerings.  In the […]

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Second Chances and Tu B’shvat

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All of us make mistakes. In fact, some of the great people (like King David) in the Torah committed grievous wrong-doings and went on to repent, to be truly forgiven and then to become leaders and great heroes of Israel. The question of giving people a second chance has been debated for millenia. Now let’s […]

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Where is Mrs. King?

In the coming week (February 5 – 8), Mrs. King will be serving on a school accreditation team for the Children’s Day School in San Francisco CA. As part of a team consisting of experienced faculty and administrators from other independent schools across the state, Mrs. King will participate in a process of evaluating the […]

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GMLS a finalist for prestigious national award

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This week, the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) designated Golda Meir Lower School as a finalist for the coveted 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Award. The US Department of Education will now review the nominations of all finalist schools and awards will be announced in September. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program was created […]

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