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September 8, 2019 GMLS Division Newsletter

FIRST LEGO League Jr. Opportunity

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Dear Parents: Welcome back! I hope you had a great summer. For the new families, welcome to SDJA. I am a parent of a third and fifth grader and I am writing you today about First Lego League, Jr. Last year, it was my pleasure to coach a team of second and third graders and […]

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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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