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From the Boardroom

It is my privilege to serve as the President of the Board of Trustees of SDJA. Our board is made up of parents of SDJA students, alumni, and community members who feel passionately about the school and enthusiastically give of themselves in so many ways to nurture and sustain SDJA, now and into the future. […]

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What’s Happening: Community Events

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Shabbat San Diego Jewish Federation of San Diego Special Event with Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States StandWithUs Festival of Lights ‘I ❤️ Israel’ Gala ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Join the San Diego pro-Israel community at the 6th annual StandWithUs Festival of Lights ‘I ❤️ Israel’ Gala on Saturday, 12/2, at the Marriott Marquis. Evening […]

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Upcoming GMLS Events

10/31 8:00am – 1st Grade Parent Breakfast w/Sarah Greenstein – Moadon 11/1    8:00am – Make-up Picture Day – Moadon 11/1    9:15am – 3rd-12th Rabin Memorial Ceremony – Ulam 11/3    9:30am – PK & Kinder Kabbalat Shabbat – Beit Midrash 11/8    5:30pm – Mission Innovation Competition – Gym 11/9    8:45am – 4th Grade field trip to Science Museum 11/10  […]

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Explore Possibilities: BizTown

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On Wednesday of this past week, our fifth grade students went to BizTown. BizTown is a 10,000 square foot indoor mini-city where our students had the opportunity to participate in a full-day, immersive experience. Our students worked in one of 21 businesses, made personal financial decisions, held business meetings, paid taxes and donated to charity. […]

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Inspire Purpose: Tribes

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Based on the twelve Tribes of Israel, every GMLS student is a member of a “tribe.” A tribe is a mix of children from different grades, nationalities and language backgrounds. At GMLS, we have nine tribes –Asher, Binyamin, Naphtali, Dan, Reuven, Gad, Shimon and Yehuda. Each tribe has a specific color and their own tribe […]

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Challenge Minds: Project Lead the Way

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Did you know that GMLS is the only elementary school in San Diego County to be a Project Lead the Way school?? PLTW is a project-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum that is infused into our science (gr. K-5) and STEM (gr. 3-5) classes. The PLTW organization works in partnership with schools, higher […]

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Supporting your child’s reading and writing development at home

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Supporting your child’s reading and writing development at home With the big push for literacy learning in the elementary school years, parents are often looking for fun and impactful ways to support their child’s reading and writing development. As I mentioned in my article on Home Learning in the previous GMLS newsletter, reading at home […]

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What’s Happening: Community Events

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StandWithUs Festival of Lights ‘I ❤️ Israel’ Gala ____________________ Join the San Diego pro-Israel community at the 6th annual StandWithUs Festival of Lights ‘I ❤️ Israel’ Gala on Saturday, 12/2, at the Marriott Marquis. Evening speakers include Foreign Policy Expert, Dore Gold, Arab Muslim Zionist, Yahya Mahamid, and Israel’s X Factor finalists, Kippalive! Come celebrate Israel […]

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Nosh N’ Drash

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Ben Bag Bag would say, “Hafoch ba v’hafoch ba, kulei ba” – turn the Torah over and over for everything is in it (Avot 5:22).”  Every year, the 6th graders engage in the Nosh N’ Drash program in Ms. Gereboff’s Judaic Studies class.  The purpose of the Nosh N’ Drash program is to familiarize each student, on a deeper […]

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Write Source

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A clear and pervasive goal of the SDJA Humanities Department is to develop students who can be editors of their own writing. In order to effectively do this, students need the consistent exposure to and the proper language of grammar. This year all middle school English classes are using Write Source textbooks and Skills Books […]

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