858-704-3700

Monthly Archives: May 2018

2017-18 Lions’ Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Lions’ Award Recipients:     WAXIE LEADERSHIP AWARD Sammi Dorfan   JEROME’S FURNITURE INNOVATION AWARD Jack Ross   WOOLF GRUSD JUDAIC STUDIES AWARD Sebastian Mayer   MARLA BENNET GEMILUT HASADIM AWARD Alexis Fastlicht   ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL AWARD- Veronica Warner   THEODOR HERZL ISRAEL ADVOCACY AWARD – Ori Hamond   KOL […]

Continue Reading...

From the Boardroom – Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Dear SDJA Families: As this will be my last column for this year, I wanted to share my remarks from the Annual General Meeting held on May 17.  For those of you who have never been to one of these evenings, it is a lovely way to celebrate teachers for their long term commitment to […]

Continue Reading...

Textbook Swap

WANT TO MAKE TEXTBOOK PURCHASING EASIER FOR NEXT YEAR?  WANT AN EASY WAY TO GET RID OF USED TEXTBOOKS?    —   READ ON…   As we come to the end of another wonderful year, the PTO wants to let you know about a wonderful opportunity at school for getting your textbooks for the coming year. We are having […]

Continue Reading...

AP Calculus beyond the AP Exam

For their final project, the AP Calculus classes are putting together and hosting SDJA’s first annual Integration Bee. What is an Integration Bee you may ask? Think of a Spelling Bee, but instead of spelling difficult words our students will be solving challenging integrals (a type of math problem). We have invited 10 other schools […]

Continue Reading...

Tikuun Olam

On May 25, grades 6-8 engaged in a Tikkun Olam project, run by 7th grade student, Bella Silberstein. For Bella’s bat mitzvah project, she decided to design and run a fundraiser for an all-girls orphanage in Israel called Lev LaLev. Truthfully, this is far more than a “project” for Bella.  Bella was 9 years old […]

Continue Reading...

Math Matters

Students in Geometry and Geometry Honors created “limited edition” souvenirs of famous places around the world and once again showed why Math Matters.  They used various math concepts, such as similar figures, dilations, scale factors, proportions, dimensional analysis, Pythagorean Theorem, and surface area, they have studied in class to bring their visions to life.  The […]

Continue Reading...

From the Boardroom – Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Dear SDJA Families: As this will be my last column for this year, I wanted to share my remarks from the Annual General Meeting held on May 17.  For those of you who have never been to one of these evenings, it is a lovely way to celebrate teachers for their long term commitment to […]

Continue Reading...

Tikkun Olam in memory of Agam Levy z”l

The GMLS Kindness Committee, in collaboration with Morah Gvira and the Yad ‘b Yad Committee, is sponsoring a Tikkun Olam project. Agam Levy z”l was the niece of Shani Abed. Agam, along with nine other young adults, was tragically killed in a flash flood in Israel during her training program for the IDF. Agam was […]

Continue Reading...

Seeking Parent-Teacher Organization leadership team members

Post Image

Want to help make children’s and families’ experiences at GMLS more fun and meaningful? Please consider this rewarding and important volunteer opportunity. We are now seeking nominees for next year’s Parent-Teacher Organization leadership positions. We have different roles to fit every skill set and interest area: holiday events, social activities, and more. For further information […]

Continue Reading...

Egg-cellent Egg-Ventures This week’s edition by Yael Gurwitz and Lilly Rubin

Post Image

Starting a Business is Hard One thing we have learned about the process of starting a business is that you need to start small.  Then later as you make money, you can expand. For example, we started our business with no money so we needed a loan. After we finally got the chickens, we were […]

Continue Reading...