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March 18, 2018 GMLS Division Newsletter

What’s Happening: Community Events

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Upcoming Community Events: Camp Ramah, California Passover 2018 __________________________  

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Hallelujah Community Singing

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You are invited to participate with your child in an event of a lifetime! To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, SDJA has been invited to participate – as one of only 16 locations around the world – in a televised broadcast of a worldwide singing of “Hallelujah.”  In the opening scene of the special broadcast (and […]

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SDJA Mission Innovation teams race to victory! By Irene Lerner

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If you missed the mousetrap car races on Wednesday night in the gym, you missed a whole lot of fun and excitement! SDJA, Chabad, Del Mar Pines, Soille and La Jolla Country Day third, fourth and fifth graders faced off to see how far their mousetrap cars could travel. Here are the results:   Novice […]

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Egg-cellent Egg-ventures This week’s edition by Ella Gilbert and Julia Nieberg

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We’re still anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first egg! Haven’t cast your vote yet? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to be a part of the lottery! In the lottery, you are able to cast your vote in order to guess which day the first egg will arrive. You’re also able to guess which […]

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Passover Seder with Holocaust Survivors by Ariela Berkstein

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The 5th grade Passover Seder with survivors was held on Thursday. As they were walking out, I had the pleasure to hear their comments and see their faces.  They were so thankful and happy and this is what they said: G-D bless this school The kids are so lovely The kids are so nice and […]

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5th Grade Field Trip to the Museum of Tolerance by Shani Abed

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On Tuesday, 5th graders went on a field trip to Los Angeles to visit the Museum of Tolerance.  The students were given an age-appropriate introduction about Holocaust history and current social issues, such as bullying. The 5th graders have been studying the Holocaust in the classroom and this field trip served to greatly enrich and […]

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4th Grade Field Trip to Sacramento by Sheryl Rabinowitz

On March 7th our 4th grade students flew to Sacramento for 2 action packed days of living history.  Thank you to Mrs. Lerner, Morah Hagit and the parents who chaperoned.  On arriving in Sacramento they headed straight to the Capitol building.  Afterwards, the students explored Sutter’s Fort.  Then they headed over to Old Town and […]

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What happens on Professional Development Days? By Kelley King

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The kids have a long weekend….but why? Teachers, just like doctors, lawyers, accountants and other professionals, need ongoing training and professional development to improve their skills and to learn about the newest approaches in the field. Professional development days (we have 3 to 4 during every school year) are not only an essential part of […]

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