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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Explore Possibilities – Homecoming

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The tradition of Homecoming dates back to the late 1800’s but there is debate as to the exact origin of the event. Some believe the Harvard – Yale football game in 1870 was the first school celebration surrounding alumni returning to campus for a weekend of festivities. Other historians believe the homecoming celebration began in […]

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Inspire Purpose – Tashlich at the Beach

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Next week, all upper school students will be traveling in their Judaic Studies classes to Torrey Pines State Beach to participate in a special program called Tashlich at the Beach.  Tashlich is a unique Jewish ritual, traditionally performed on Rosh Hashanah or shortly thereafter, in which participants symbolically “cast away” their sins by tossing crumbs […]

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Challenging Minds – Reading

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Life-long learners read. Successful entrepreneurs and community leaders read. World leaders read. Thinkers read. Curriculum based reading is an embedded aspect of an outstanding educational process like ours but reading beyond the curriculum for fun or interest has fallen off as social media and other technology platforms are readily available to us. In the upper […]

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Character Day

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On September 13th, 2017 SDJA joined 130, 000 other organizations in 119 countries to participate in Character Day. In its fourth year, Character Day is the brainchild of film maker Tiffany Shlain and her team at the non-profit organization – Let It Ripple.  The idea of an international character day was born out of the […]

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A Message from the GMLS PTO

SDJA has an amazing blend of families from different religious backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. While we may all have our varying opinions and views, we all made the decision to send our children to SDJA. Two years ago, our family moved to San Diego for one sole reason; we wanted our girls to get a […]

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Explore Possibilities: Student Clubs

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We know that our students have many passions and talents that fall outside the scope of what is learned in school. Therefore, starting last year and continuing this year, we have created an exciting selection of “Student Clubs.” Students contribute ideas for different clubs and our wonderful teachers help run and facilitate the clubs. Some […]

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Inspire Purpose: Character Day

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This week, SDJA celebrated International Character Day, along with over 120,000 other schools and organizations around the world. Our GMLS students gathered for an assembly to talk about making intentional choices about who they want to be in the world and about how they can do unto others as they would have done unto them. […]

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Challenge Minds: iHebrew

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Students in grades 4-8 are very excited about our new Hebrew program from Israel. It is created by Ulpan Or and called iHebrew. The curriculum represents a big change in our approach to Hebrew instruction. iHebrew focuses on the development of students’ conversational Hebrew skills. The activities are fun and experiential, including partner and group activities, video clips, audio […]

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Kelley King’s GMLS Update

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Dear Parents, As we close the fourth week of the school year, I am pleased to see that students and teachers are settling into their routines. Assessments have been completed and instruction is in full swing. Back-to-School Night is a wrap and now our more in-depth Curriculum Coffee Talks are starting. As a faculty, we […]

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2016-17 School Year Meeting Minutes

September 22, 2016 November 15, 2016 February 15, 2017 March 16, 2017

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