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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Tikkun Olam By Nicole Trotta

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6th Grade Tikkun Olam   On January 24th, the 6th grade class completed their first Tikkun Olam project! The students took donated t-shirts and sweatpants from our recent clothing drive and spent their time during EXCSEL, making dog toys for the Helen Woodward Animal Center.  Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization […]

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MS Science Fair By Lily Deveau

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Our eighth grade students have been hard at work since September on their Science Research Projects and Experiments. The process began with brainstorming science experiment ideas that each students was interested in, and over the next several months, they researched their topics at length to learn about the science behind their proposed experiments. They then […]

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Faculty Professional Development – Mental Health

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Student life in the MUS takes many forms. There are the student social events like the Prom and the MS Movie Night as well as the EXCSEL program, Tikkun Olam and advisory. As a means to provide support in an aspect of student life that is increasingly needed in schools – Mental Health, the MUS […]

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Club Z By Shira Schaffer

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On January 18, 12 amazing SDJA students flew to San Francisco to take part in a three day forum.  The theme of this year’s forum was “Zionisim – A Love Story”. The Youth Conference on the Middle East and Israel is an annual North American teen conference sponsored by Club Z. The event brings together […]

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Registration

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Even though we just began the spring semester, the MUS team is ramping up for the 2019.20 course registration process. Over the next few weeks you will be receiving information regarding the Middle and High School Program of Studies and the framework for academic advising and the schedule for course registration.   This is an […]

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Scoop From The Coop This week’s edition was written by Hannah Gutman, 5th grader

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Did you hear about the chicken who could only lay eggs in the winter? She was no spring chicken! Welcome back to another Scoop From The Coop! Our business, Got Eggs? has changed again as we continue to expand and care for the chickens.  Some things that have changed in our business over the last […]

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Kindness Committee Update By Sarah Datnow, 5th grader

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.” – Aesop In the past few weeks, the Kindness Committee has been figuring out how to make the SDJA campus a “No Place For Hate.”  We meet every Friday at lunch. We collaborate and share our ideas in hopes of finding a new idea […]

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Guidance Counseling Update By Sarah Greenstein, School Counselor

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Dear parents, During this week of showcasing the incredible learning that takes place at SDJA, we wanted to take a minute to communicate a bit of what we’ve been learning during our regular Guidance lessons as we dive deeper into our social emotional learning curriculum. In Kinder-2nd grade, each guidance lesson begins with a Mindful […]

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Book Fair Fun

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One of the most exciting few days of the school year is our Annual Book Fair. We are very lucky to have had Karin Zell and Natalie Josephson as co-chairs of the Book Fair for three years now. They start a year in advance working with the vendor to secure dates, consider book selections, pick […]

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Upcoming High School Student Life Events

EMBRACE A FAMILY/SAFE PARKING PROGRAM:  Over the past few months, the 9th and 10th grade class have been working with the TIkkun Olam Committee on planning and organizing a dinner for unsheltered families and individuals participating in the Safe Parking Program. The Safe Parking Program serves families and individuals who are living in the cares […]

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