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Chanukah Message

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By Rabbi Frank It has always struck me that during this darkest time of year, when days are short and nights are long, we Jews are commanded to kindle light.  To me, this is the special beauty of Chanukah – we turn a season of prolonged darkness into a time of joy, family celebration, and […]

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Guidance Counseling Update

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Guidance Lessons New Podcast Episode!  https://anchor.fm/sdjapodcast Check out our amazing first graders in this month’s SDJA Mindful Moment Podcast! This awesome communication tool will help our students teach YOU –their parents and our school community- about the social emotional tools they are learning in class. Featuring first grade students on our private podcast channel (only […]

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Spotlight on Student Clubs

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KOOV Club meets on Mondays with Mrs. Dolinka and Mrs. LaPlante.  KOOV, created by Sony, is the all-in-one coding, robotics, and design kit that combines digital coding with physical building to teach the next generation of problem-solvers and innovators. In this club, students collaborate in teams to build creations with the KOOV blocks. Then, they […]

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Museum of Equity

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By Candace Manor, Lauren Mathews & Jamie Boelens Kindergarten may not be the first place you think of when you hear the words “equity” or “augmented reality” but those words came to life in Kindergarten’s recently debuted Museum of Equity. Throughout the first term, kindergarteners were learning about individuals who identified problems in their communities […]

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Fifth Grade’s Trip to BizTown

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Written by the Union Tribune Employees: Yael Meltzer, Gabrielle Scott, and Ella Schaffer On December 3rd, 2019, the fifth graders went to JA BizTown. Not only was it a field trip, it was a fun, educational experience for all students. Many jobs encountered challenges with customer service, loans, advertisements, writing checks and balancing their money. […]

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Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences

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By Kelley King We look forward to welcoming you to parent-teacher conferences on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Here are some ideas for being prepared to make the most of your parent-teacher conference: Prepare questions in advance.  Is my child making expected growth? What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses? Is my child finishing the […]

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No Place for Hate

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On October 30th, SDJA sent our second annual No Place for Hate (NPFH) delegation of MUS students and staff to the ADL’s NPFH 2019 Leadership Conference.  An enthusiastic group of nine students ranging from 7th-12th grades (Ilan Leisorek (12th), Tali Eichner (12th), Yosi Galicot (10th), Alec Amiel (10th), Rena Novum (10th), Rebecca Manor (9th), Ofel […]

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Israeli Cellist Visits SDJA

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Renowned Israeli Cellist, Elad Kabilio gave a music presentation to 5th graders and middle school students recently. Currently living in New York, Kabilio has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Aspen Music festival. He is devoted to bringing classical music to new audiences and rountinly teaches and performs in schools in Israel, […]

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CIF Playoffs/ Fall Awards

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There was much to celebrate in athletics as we finish out the fall season.  Here are a few quick highlights as well as the fall award winners for their respective sports:             -Girls Varsity Tennis Pacific League Champions for the second year in a row             -The following girls Varsity tennis doubles teams all qualified […]

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MUS Science Department and UCSD Collaboration

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UCSD graduate students visited SDJA recently as part of the Neuroscience Outreach Program, to run brain labs with the Anatomy, AP Psychology, and AP Biology science classes). The Neuroscience graduate students launched this Neuroscience Outreach Program to share their knowledge of the brain and neuroscience research within San Diego. The UCSD students brought all different […]

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