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GMLS PTO 2019-2020

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By: Trisha Handler Dear SDJA lower school families, staff and students, Welcome to another school year!  It is a pleasure and an honor to serve as your GMLS PTO president. I am truly excited to be working with the following people who will be sharing their time, experiences, and skills with our community: GMLS PTO […]

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Mission Innovation STEM Competition 2019-20

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Dear parents, Here’s some information about Mission Innovation Competition which we’ve run out of SDJA for the past 3 years. This competition allows opportunities for elementary school students (3rd through 5th grades) to engage in a competitive Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math (STEM) competition. It includes students from independent, and private elementary schools (maximum three-four […]

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Guidance Counseling Update

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By Sarah Greenstein Parent Education Opportunities  It has been an exciting beginning to the new school year, full of adjusting to new routines and classroom environments, connecting with old friends, welcoming new friends and transitioning from our summer to our school-year selves.   Your participation is encouraged in the many opportunities we will have this year […]

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Welcome Home!

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By: Rabbi David Frank Welcome Home! Whether this is your first year at SDJA or you are returning for another year ahead, I hope you have found our school to be your home and extended family.  My own family joined SDJA some twenty-five years ago and as our three children each matriculated from kindergarten through […]

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Return of the Eggpire

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By: Aviv Laska And Ella Schaffer Welcome to the first chicken club newsletter!  In this newsletter, we are going to tell you all the things you need to know about chicken club, from financing to handling, right down to the names of our chickens! This year in the chicken club we have many changes! Last […]

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A New School Year & Our Family Is One

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By Kelley King Come August 1st every year, I’m always ready to get back to school. True, I may not have read all the books I wanted to read, the alarm clock gets set too early, and the pace of life speeds up dramatically. Nevertheless, the excitement of jumping into a brand new school year […]

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Welcome Rabbi Frank

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Dear Families and Friends, It is my pleasure to announce that Rabbi David Frank, currently the Senior Rabbi of Temple Solel in Cardiff, CA, will serve as the Interim Director for the Advanced Institute for Judaic Studies (AIJS) and San Diego Jewish Academy’s Interim Chief Jewish Officer in the 2019-20 school year. Rabbi Frank has had a stellar career as a congregational rabbi […]

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Lions Awards

Lions Awards – Congratulations to all our Lions Awards Winners!   Derekh Eretz Awards: 6th Grade: Kayla Scott 7th Grade: Leya Lyasch 8th Grade: Nataly Cohen 9th Grade: Rebecca Roytman 10th Grade: Brannigan Stone 11th Grade: Rebecca Datnow 12th Grade: Tikva Velazquez Marla Bennet Gemilut Hasadim Award Maya Silberstein Kol Hakavod Award: Edna Yedid Rabbi […]

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Athletics

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As we wrap up the school year, we look back and reflect on the successes and failures.  With reflection comes the excitement of what is possible in the years to come and an appreciation for what has led us to this point.  This past year we have had multiple programs and athletes continue to raise […]

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Summer

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With less than one week of school remaining, our minds naturally turn to the summer break. You know the feeling; anticipation of less hectic mornings; words like Canvas and Google Drive slipping out of our thoughts; Sunday evenings with no course or test preparation;  family trips; reading a book … for fun. The anticipation is […]

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