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 t-shirts that are worn on Tribes Day. Once a month, we have fun-filled team-building activities.
The purpose of our Tribes program is to help all children get to know one another better, to build trust, cooperation and empathy between students, and to create an atmosphere of social inclusiveness. This past Friday, we had our first Tribes event. The kids had a great time engaging in a team-building activity and then, led by Morah Gvira, they all enjoyed Israeli dancing along with their teachers.
By the way, this year, we have expanded Tribes program to include kindergarten and first grade. We are excited to welcome our littlest students to the fun!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]