All School News – December 12, 2016

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

Last week students learned about their community. We discussed that there are different parts that make up the community, including residential, recreational, agricultural, commercial, and industrial. Kindergartners started the week by writing about where they live. They learned that within the residential community, people live in rural, suburban, and urban areas. They made paper bag houses showing the details of the outside of their own house. We looked at our recreational communities and figured out how we fit in and what we are members of in our own community. Students said they are members of their family, sports teams, classes, school, and temple. We also learned about the different community helpers that we have and why they are so important to us. We ended the week by making a community with a variety of classroom materials – the team work and cooperation of our kindergartners was incredible!

In math we completed our chapter on size and positions. We looked at different objects and made predictions on whether they would be able to fit in different sized boxes. We discussed different positional words such as on top of, under, next to, behind, between, beside, in front of, in back of, inside, and outside. We also worked on putting different events in order using the words beforeand after. We are now moving on to our next chapter on numbers 0-20.

In Hebrew we finished our unit on family and started the next unit on Hanukkah, where we are learning about different Hanukkah symbols. Objects were placed around the room and students had to describe the object’s location in Hebrew (“the dreidel is on the floor” or “the hanukiah is on the table”). They also played different games and sang Hanukkah songs.

We are looking forward to celebrating Hanukkah with your children on December 16th. Thank you to our volunteers for helping to make the day special!

Warmly,

The Kindergarten Teachers
KINDERGARTEN

Hanukkah Party | December 16th
Volunteers: please arrive by 10:45 a.m. to set up. If you are bringing items for the party, all non-perishable items can be brought to school early.

Klei Kodesh Reminder: Parents of Klei Kodesh children should meet in Plotkin Chapel at 9:00 a.m. These students are to wear appropriate formal clothing, which they may remain dressed in all day.

  • December 9th Klei Kodesh – Gavin S, Harper, and Jordan G.
  • January 6th Klei Kodesh – Hayli, Jacob, Logan, and Maddi

Carpool: Morning drop-off and afternoon pickup
We would like to remind parents of our carpool procedures as stated in our Parent Handbook. Abiding by the rules will make our campus, safer, friendlier, and more efficient. If a member of our staff approaches you in order to enforce the rules, they will do so only with respect, professionalism, kindness, and courtesy. Please return the favor when speaking with them. Thank you for your help in keeping our Wise students safe.

Light Up Literacy | November 28th – December 16th
Transform the lives of Guatemalan children by giving them the gift of reading. Just $10 buys books for these children and, in return, Wise School students will receive a hand-woven friendship bracelet as a token of appreciation. This Hanukkah, show your children how meaningful giving can be.

Winter Music Festival | December 14th | 6:00 p.m. | Zeldin-Hershenson
Our beautiful music program performed by our talented Wise School Music Academy students will be on Wednesday, December 14th. We will open the evening at 6:00 p.m. with a food tasting by Cucina Benne to accompany our Art Show with our brilliant Artist in Residence, Mario Mueller. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. with our Master of Ceremonies, Rabbi Ron Stern. It’s sure to be magical holiday event! RSVP link coming soon.

The MeshugaNutcracker! The Hit Chanukah Musical! | December 20th | 7:00 p.m.
American Jewish University | Gindi Auditorium | USE CODE: WISE

www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com
The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer/Broadway score. Judah Maccabee’s triumphant saga emerges with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and a surprise special Wise guest star and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday outing! It’s a feast for the eyes, a festival of fun, and good for the soul. Join us on Tuesday, December 20th for a special evening benefiting Wise School. Visit www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com for tickets and use code WISE.

STEAM Night | February 1, 2017 | SAVE THE DATE!

A Message From Nurse Gail re: Magnus Emails – It has come to our attention that Magnus emails may be going to your junk mail. Please check your junk mail – if you have not completed your Student Health Tracker, it must be done immediately.


Dear 1st Grade Parents,

This week in reading we are continuing to work on our story elements. To assist with comprehension development, we made a story street map for our reading group stories. We are continuing to work on beginning, middle, end, and sequence of events in a story. In math we are beginning our chapter on shapes and we made shape crafts to illustrate two-dimensional objects.

We are enjoying learning about the stories of Hanukkah and expanding our Hebrew vocabulary. We have been busy preparing for our big Light Up Literacy/Hanukkah assembly on December 16th at 8:15 a.m. in the sanctuary. We look forward to seeing you there!

Warmly,

The 1st Grade Teachers
1st Grade

Light Up Literacy/Hanukkah Assembly | Friday, Dec. 16th | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary

Carpool: Morning drop-off and afternoon pickup
We would like to remind parents of our carpool procedures as stated in our Parent Handbook. Abiding by the rules will make our campus, safer, friendlier, and more efficient. If a member of our staff approaches you in order to enforce the rules, they will do so only with respect, professionalism, kindness, and courtesy. Please return the favor when speaking with them. Thank you for your help in keeping our Wise students safe.

Light Up Literacy | November 28th – December 16th
Transform the lives of Guatemalan children by giving them the gift of reading. Just $10 buys books for these children and, in return, Wise School students will receive a hand-woven friendship bracelet as a token of appreciation. This Hanukkah, show your children how meaningful giving can be.

Winter Music Festival | December 14th | 6:00 p.m. | Zeldin-Hershenson
Our beautiful music program performed by our talented Wise School Music Academy students will be on Wednesday, December 14th. We will open the evening at 6:00 p.m. with a food tasting by Cucina Benne to accompany our Art Show with our brilliant Artist in Residence, Mario Mueller. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. with our Master of Ceremonies, Rabbi Ron Stern. It’s sure to be magical holiday event! RSVP link coming soon.

The MeshugaNutcracker! The Hit Chanukah Musical! | December 20th | 7:00 p.m.
American Jewish University | Gindi Auditorium | USE CODE: WISE

www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com
The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer/Broadway score. Judah Maccabee’s triumphant saga emerges with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and a surprise special Wise guest star and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday outing! It’s a feast for the eyes, a festival of fun, and good for the soul. Join us on Tuesday, December 20th for a special evening benefiting Wise School. Visit www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com for tickets and use code WISE.

STEAM Night | February 1, 2017 | SAVE THE DATE!

A Message From Nurse Gail re: Magnus Emails – It has come to our attention that Magnus emails may be going to your junk mail. Please check your junk mail – if you have not completed your Student Health Tracker, it must be done immediately.

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at: https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


Dear 2nd Grade Parents,

In 2nd grade, we have applied our big idea of “Power Leads to Change” to different stories about immigration. In learning about the power of wanting religious freedom and a better life, we have discussed how that power has led people from different countries to make a change in their lives and immigrate to the United States. Last week, the 2nd graders finished writing about a time in their own lives when a powerful experience influenced them to make a change in their life. Their experiences were diverse and unique and we enjoyed learning more about our students!

We have also been busy working with a literary device, similes, which are used to enhance reading and writing. One assignment students particularly enjoyed was creating similes to describe different aspects of themselves. In addition, they came up with some of their own similes, creating a simile poem about Hanukkah, which are now on display in the classroom.

In Judaic Studies, the 2nd graders have been learning about the story of Hanukkah. Practicing the skill of summarizing, we have been retelling the story of Hanukkah through a movie format. We are also studying the traditions, customs, prayers and songs that make this holiday so special.

In Hebrew, the 2nd graders are proud to take home stories they can read and translate to their parents. We are all singing Hanukkah songs and using Hanukkah vocabulary.

Winter break is just around the corner. Our class Hanukkah party will be on Thursday, December 15th. Please look out for an email from the room parents for food assignments.

Warmly,

The 2nd Grade Teachers
2nd Grade

Tomorrow, Friday, December 9th: Please remember to send SOVA, Tzedakah, and have your child wear a white shirt.

Spelling test reminder for tomorrow, Friday, December 9th. Please remember to review the spelling words with your child in preparation for tomorrow’s spelling test.

Reminder to please check your students’ homework planners every night.

Shabbat Helpers for THIS Friday, December 9th:

  • Room 34: Leo (Challah), Sophia (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Jonah E. (Challah), Joelle (Flowers)

Klei Kodesh for THIS Friday, December 9th:

  • Room 34: Caleb and Bella
  • Room 36: Noah and Jade

Shabbat Helpers for NEXT Friday, December 16th:

  • Room 34: Joya (Challah), Shai (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Jade (Challah), Jonah E. (Flowers)

Klei Kodesh for Friday, January 6th, 2017:

  • Room 34: Sasha and Yaroslav
  • Room 36: Jonah F. and Dustin

Carpool: Morning drop-off and afternoon pickup
We would like to remind parents of our carpool procedures as stated in our Parent Handbook. Abiding by the rules will make our campus, safer, friendlier, and more efficient. If a member of our staff approaches you in order to enforce the rules, they will do so only with respect, professionalism, kindness, and courtesy. Please return the favor when speaking with them. Thank you for your help in keeping our Wise students safe.

Light Up Literacy | November 28th – December 16th
Transform the lives of Guatemalan children by giving them the gift of reading. Just $10 buys books for these children and, in return, Wise School students will receive a hand-woven friendship bracelet as a token of appreciation. This Hanukkah, show your children how meaningful giving can be.

Winter Music Festival | December 14th | 6:00 p.m. | Zeldin-Hershenson
Our beautiful music program performed by our talented Wise School Music Academy students will be on Wednesday, December 14th. We will open the evening at 6:00 p.m. with a food tasting by Cucina Benne to accompany our Art Show with our brilliant Artist in Residence, Mario Mueller. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. with our Master of Ceremonies, Rabbi Ron Stern. It’s sure to be magical holiday event! RSVP link coming soon.

The MeshugaNutcracker! The Hit Chanukah Musical! | December 20th | 7:00 p.m.
American Jewish University | Gindi Auditorium | USE CODE: WISE

www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com
The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer/Broadway score. Judah Maccabee’s triumphant saga emerges with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and a surprise special Wise guest star and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday outing! It’s a feast for the eyes, a festival of fun, and good for the soul. Join us on Tuesday, December 20th for a special evening benefiting Wise School. Visit www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com for tickets and use code WISE.

STEAM Night | February 1, 2017 | SAVE THE DATE!

A Message From Nurse Gail re: Magnus Emails – It has come to our attention that Magnus emails may be going to your junk mail. Please check your junk mail – if you have not completed your Student Health Tracker, it must be done immediately.

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at: https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


Dear 3rd Grade Parents,

Last week we started our poetry writing unit. The students have been thinking about what it means to be a poet and looking at the world through a poet’s eyes. As poets, we know that we need to use language that creates very specific pictures in the reader’s mind. We also understand that poets find a big topic that gives them a big, strong feeling and then they narrow that down to find a small object, moment or detail that holds the big feeling. We can’t wait to read the poems from our 3rd grade poets!

In 3rd grade Hebrew, students are busy learning their new vocabulary and strengthening their reading and writing skills through games and conversation. Soon we will start practicing the Hanukkah blessings over the candles and reviewing the Hanukkah songs. One of our exercises will be to explain how to celebrate Hanukkah to a person who does not know how to celebrate…all in Hebrew!

In Judaic Studies the 3rd graders have been making connections between the quote, “If you give a man a fish…” and the concept behind Light Up Literacy. Please ask your child how they can make connections between these ideas. We are also studying the story of Hanukkah and the traditions, customs, prayers and songs that make this holiday so special.

Warmly,

The 3rd Grade Teachers
3rd Grade

Please make sure your child brings their homework folder and agenda to school every day.

Your child should always have a chapter book at school.

Carpool: Morning drop-off and afternoon pickup
We would like to remind parents of our carpool procedures as stated in our Parent Handbook. Abiding by the rules will make our campus, safer, friendlier, and more efficient. If a member of our staff approaches you in order to enforce the rules, they will do so only with respect, professionalism, kindness, and courtesy. Please return the favor when speaking with them. Thank you for your help in keeping our Wise students safe.

3rd Grade Basketball Friday Clinic | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Faber Field | Co-ed
Winter Dates – 12/09, 01/06, 01/13, 01/20, 01/27, 02/03 | Max. 20 Participants | $100
http://mycart.wisela.org/wildcat-grade-3-fall-basketball-clinic/
We are excited to announce that we will be continuing the Basketball Clinic on Fridays after school during the winter season. We want to encourage and prepare our students for 4th Grade when they will have the opportunity to participate in the Wildcats Athletics Program. The Clinic will take place from 3:30-4:30 pm on Faber Field for any 3rd Grade boys and girls interested in participating. The coaches will put them through some skill work, fun games, learn the rules of the game, and scrimmages.

Light Up Literacy | November 28th – December 16th
Transform the lives of Guatemalan children by giving them the gift of reading. Just $10 buys books for these children and, in return, Wise School students will receive a hand-woven friendship bracelet as a token of appreciation. This Hanukkah, show your children how meaningful giving can be.

Winter Music Festival | December 14th | 6:00 p.m. | Zeldin-Hershenson
Our beautiful music program performed by our talented Wise School Music Academy students will be on Wednesday, December 14th. We will open the evening at 6:00 p.m. with a food tasting by Cucina Benne to accompany our Art Show with our brilliant Artist in Residence, Mario Mueller. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. with our Master of Ceremonies, Rabbi Ron Stern. It’s sure to be magical holiday event! RSVP link coming soon.

The MeshugaNutcracker! The Hit Chanukah Musical! | December 20th | 7:00 p.m.
American Jewish University | Gindi Auditorium | USE CODE: WISE

www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com
The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer/Broadway score. Judah Maccabee’s triumphant saga emerges with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and a surprise special Wise guest star and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday outing! It’s a feast for the eyes, a festival of fun, and good for the soul. Join us on Tuesday, December 20th for a special evening benefiting Wise School. Visit www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com for tickets and use code WISE.

STEAM Night | February 1, 2017 | SAVE THE DATE!

A Message From Nurse Gail re: Magnus Emails – It has come to our attention that Magnus emails may be going to your junk mail. Please check your junk mail – if you have not completed your Student Health Tracker, it must be done immediately.

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at:https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


Dear 4th Grade Parents,

Last week we continued learning about the European explorers and we are now preparing for our test next Thursday. We are learning about how our universal concept of power relates to the explorers and their motivation for coming to North America, specifically the west coast. In math, we continue to work on fractions, learning how to simplify, add, and subtract!

Yasher Koach to our 4th graders, who led services so beautifully last Friday night. They exemplified Making Great Happen as leaders in our Temple and school community. In Judaic Studies, students composed Diamante poems about the Hanukkah lights. We will discuss Judah the Maccabee’s leadership and compare King David’s leadership. Students will be celebrating Hanukkah with their teachers on December 14th.

In 4th grade Hebrew, the students read the story “Ani Lifney Hamesiba” (before the party I…) and they described the thoughts and actions that they do before their birthday party. Aligning it with the Wise Learning Process, they used creative thinking to apply what they do over time. They also verbally introduced their ideas to the class and wrote a short paragraph about their own birthday party. The 4th graders continue practicing their reading to enhance reading fluency.

Warmly,

The 4th Grade Teachers

4th Grade

Test & Quiz Reminders:
Word Wisdom Quiz | Unit 3, Week 2 | Friday, December 9th
Social Studies Test | Thursday, December 15th
Word Wisdom Test | Unit 3 | Friday, December 16th

Carpool: Morning drop-off and afternoon pickup
We would like to remind parents of our carpool procedures as stated in our Parent Handbook. Abiding by the rules will make our campus, safer, friendlier, and more efficient. If a member of our staff approaches you in order to enforce the rules, they will do so only with respect, professionalism, kindness, and courtesy. Please return the favor when speaking with them. Thank you for your help in keeping our Wise students safe.

Light Up Literacy | November 28th – December 16th
Transform the lives of Guatemalan children by giving them the gift of reading. Just $10 buys books for these children and, in return, Wise School students will receive a hand-woven friendship bracelet as a token of appreciation. This Hanukkah, show your children how meaningful giving can be.

Winter Music Festival | December 14th | 6:00 p.m. | Zeldin-Hershenson
Our beautiful music program performed by our talented Wise School Music Academy students will be on Wednesday, December 14th. We will open the evening at 6:00 p.m. with a food tasting by Cucina Benne to accompany our Art Show with our brilliant Artist in Residence, Mario Mueller. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. with our Master of Ceremonies, Rabbi Ron Stern. It’s sure to be magical holiday event! RSVP link coming soon.

The MeshugaNutcracker! The Hit Chanukah Musical! | December 20th | 7:00 p.m.
American Jewish University | Gindi Auditorium | USE CODE: WISE

www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com
The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer/Broadway score. Judah Maccabee’s triumphant saga emerges with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and a surprise special Wise guest star and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday outing! It’s a feast for the eyes, a festival of fun, and good for the soul. Join us on Tuesday, December 20th for a special evening benefiting Wise School. Visit www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com for tickets and use code WISE.

STEAM Night | February 1, 2017 | SAVE THE DATE!

A Message From Nurse Gail re: Magnus Emails – It has come to our attention that Magnus emails may be going to your junk mail. Please check your junk mail – if you have not completed your Student Health Tracker, it must be done immediately.

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at: https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


Dear 5th Grade Parents,

In 5th grade social studies, we begin to study the period of colonization. The European explorers have landed in the New World and are beginning the settlements of Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth. Students will continue their studies of the English settlements and their development into the thirteen original colonies along the Atlantic coast. Although there will be no formal testing, 5th graders will continue to analyze these two chapters by applying the principles of depth and complexity. All of this learning will take place before winter break.

This has been an exciting week in 5th grade Hebrew, as we are linking our text to Hanukkah and its rituals. In unit 3, we are learning about a Biblical Museum in Israel, called “Neot Kedumim” and how children and adults come there to simulate life in Biblical days. Fitting perfectly with unit 3, on Friday our students will have the experience of making pure olive oil when JCRAFT comes to visit us. Ask your children about this incredible presentation at your Shabbat tables on Friday evening.

In Judaic Studies, while preparing for Hanukkah, students are making connections with the big idea of “miracles” to our daily services. Students also recognized that their peers share multiple perspectives about the “miracles” of Hanukkah. This week Alex Binafard and Ava Bostani will share their D’var Torah in each of their classes.

Reading is #1 when it comes to comprehension! Teachers encourage students to reap the benefit of the many wonderful books purchased from the Book Fair and continue to read independently.

In celebration of the festivities of Hanukkah, individual class celebrations are scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th. Teachers will be in touch with the room parents to organize for the wonderful event.

An early Happy Hanukkah to all 5th grade families!!!  Hag Hanukkah Sameach!

Warmly,

The 5th Grade Teachers
5th Grade

Word Wisdom Unit 2 Test | Friday, December 9th
2 Sections: Multiple choice definitions and analogies

Carpool: Morning drop-off and afternoon pickup
We would like to remind parents of our carpool procedures as stated in our Parent Handbook. Abiding by the rules will make our campus, safer, friendlier, and more efficient. If a member of our staff approaches you in order to enforce the rules, they will do so only with respect, professionalism, kindness, and courtesy. Please return the favor when speaking with them. Thank you for your help in keeping our Wise students safe.

Light Up Literacy | November 28th – December 16th
Transform the lives of Guatemalan children by giving them the gift of reading. Just $10 buys books for these children and, in return, Wise School students will receive a hand-woven friendship bracelet as a token of appreciation. This Hanukkah, show your children how meaningful giving can be.

Winter Music Festival | December 14th | 6:00 p.m. | Zeldin-Hershenson
Our beautiful music program performed by our talented Wise School Music Academy students will be on Wednesday, December 14th. We will open the evening at 6:00 p.m. with a food tasting by Cucina Benne to accompany our Art Show with our brilliant Artist in Residence, Mario Mueller. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. with our Master of Ceremonies, Rabbi Ron Stern. It’s sure to be magical holiday event! RSVP link coming soon.

The MeshugaNutcracker! The Hit Chanukah Musical! | December 20th | 7:00 p.m.
American Jewish University | Gindi Auditorium | USE CODE: WISE

www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com
The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer/Broadway score. Judah Maccabee’s triumphant saga emerges with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and a surprise special Wise guest star and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday outing! It’s a feast for the eyes, a festival of fun, and good for the soul. Join us on Tuesday, December 20th for a special evening benefiting Wise School. Visit www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com for tickets and use code WISE.

STEAM Night | February 1, 2017 | SAVE THE DATE!

A Message From Nurse Gail re: Magnus Emails – It has come to our attention that Magnus emails may be going to your junk mail. Please check your junk mail – if you have not completed your Student Health Tracker, it must be done immediately.

5th Grade Shabbaton will be April 28th – April 29th, 2017. Please mark your calendars and save the date.

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at:https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


Dear 6th Grade Parents,

In social studies, we have finished learning about the features of the Sumerian civilization. As a culminating activity, the students will go to Project Studio to create Sumerian arches. Mrs. Tanner’s reading class has finished The Giver and for a culminating activity, the students will be writing the next chapter in the book. They will base it on either what they believe will happen to the society after the end of the book or how the characters will further develop.

In Judaic Studies, 6th grade students are discovering the intrigue and intricacies of Jewish Life during the Roman period, from life during the Second Temple to the creation of Rabbinic Judaism and the Talmud.

In Hebrew, we continue to practice phonetic reading. Currently we are reading the Haftarah blessings. The students are also working on retelling/paraphrasing a story or a paragraph in their own words using correct sentence structure. Hanukkah is fast approaching and we are reviewing the blessings, customs and songs.

In celebration of the festivities of Hanukkah, individual class celebrations are scheduled for Thursday, December 15th. Teachers will be in touch with the room parents to organize for the wonderful event.

Warmly,

The 6th Grade Teachers

6th Grade

Grammar Quiz | Topics: verbs (different types, tenses), plural rules, comma rules
Writing 2: Friday, December 9th

Miss Shpall’s Reading Class | Quiz | Tuesday, December 13th
Hatchet, Chapters 13 – Epilogue

Science Fair Reminder: By now, students should be beginning their science fair trials. All trials are due BEFORE winter break. If there are any issues, please feel free to contact Miss Bolkin or Mrs. Coatney.

Uniform Reminder: Please help us enforce our uniform policy by making sure your child is dressed in uniform each morning and brings proper uniform P.E. attire and shoes for P.E. class. If your child is not appropriately dressed, he or she will receive a uniform violation. As our parent handbook states, recurring infractions will lead to a family meeting with a school administrator.

Carpool: Morning drop-off and afternoon pickup
We would like to remind parents of our carpool procedures as stated in our Parent Handbook. Abiding by the rules will make our campus, safer, friendlier, and more efficient. If a member of our staff approaches you in order to enforce the rules, they will do so only with respect, professionalism, kindness, and courtesy. Please return the favor when speaking with them. Thank you for your help in keeping our Wise students safe.

Light Up Literacy | November 28th – December 16th
Transform the lives of Guatemalan children by giving them the gift of reading. Just $10 buys books for these children and, in return, Wise School students will receive a hand-woven friendship bracelet as a token of appreciation. This Hanukkah, show your children how meaningful giving can be.

Winter Music Festival | December 14th | 6:00 p.m. | Zeldin-Hershenson
Our beautiful music program performed by our talented Wise School Music Academy students will be on Wednesday, December 14th. We will open the evening at 6:00 p.m. with a food tasting by Cucina Benne to accompany our Art Show with our brilliant Artist in Residence, Mario Mueller. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. with our Master of Ceremonies, Rabbi Ron Stern. It’s sure to be magical holiday event! RSVP link coming soon.

The MeshugaNutcracker! The Hit Chanukah Musical! | December 20th | 7:00 p.m.
American Jewish University | Gindi Auditorium | USE CODE: WISE

www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com
The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer/Broadway score. Judah Maccabee’s triumphant saga emerges with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and a surprise special Wise guest star and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday outing! It’s a feast for the eyes, a festival of fun, and good for the soul. Join us on Tuesday, December 20th for a special evening benefiting Wise School. Visit www.TheMeshugaNutcracker.com for tickets and use code WISE.

STEAM Night | February 1, 2017 | SAVE THE DATE!

A Message From Nurse Gail re: Magnus Emails – It has come to our attention that Magnus emails may be going to your junk mail. Please check your junk mail – if you have not completed your Student Health Tracker, it must be done immediately.

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at: https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


WISE SCHOOL
http://wise-school.org/ | 310.889.2300

Drop-In Mindful Meditation for Parents
Tuesdays | November 1 – December 13 | 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m | Project Studio | $20/class
Fridays | November 4 – December 16 | 8:05 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. | Project Studio | $20/class
Join us for a weekly practice of Mindfulness and Meditation at Wise School. This class is open to all levels. In this ongoing drop-in class, you will build and strengthen Mindfulness tools, deepen your Mindfulness practice both in class and between classes, and have the opportunity to discuss the application of Mindfulness in daily life as a parent and spouse. While parenting is all about giving, this class allows you to give yourself the gift of time for you, and ultimately, for your family.
For more information:
Ian Hoge: [email protected] or (310) 902-5954.
Jen Waldburger: [email protected] or (310) 922-5392.
Jillian Moore in the Wise School Office: [email protected] or (310) 889-2300

Annual Giving – We are excited to announce that we have already raised over $350,000 for our Wise School Annual Giving Campaign, putting us 70% of the way to our financial goal. Thank you to the many families who have already donated. We want 100% participation. We are publishing our next honor roll tomorrow. To donate now please click here or contact Jessica Lebovits at [email protected] or 310.889.2276.

The Diener & Kadner Families Library
Mondays – Wednesdays | 7:45 a.m to 3:45 p.m.

The Diener & Kadner Families Library Annual Breakfast
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Mark Milstein, “How to Keep Your Memory Working Better, Longer.” 

How does our memory really work? Dr. Milstein will speak on the impact of modern technology and what is real and what is hype in terms of improving memory with computer and brain games. Questions? Please email Paola Gancman at [email protected]. Sign up coming soon!


WISE PARENTS ASSOCIATION
[email protected] | http://wise-school.org/parents/wpa/

Beit Issie Shapiro Farmer’s Market | Friday, December 9th | 8:00 a.m.
The EC presents another Beit Issie Shapiro Farmer’s Market. Send a few dollars to school with your preschooler, so they can purchase fruits, baked goods, and other healthy snacks – all for a good cause! And, feel free to stop by after you drop off your kids to purchase an array of items to fill your Shabbat tables, such as beautiful floral arrangements, home-baked challah and treats, and much more! Plus, a gourmet coffee cart will also be available all morning long! Help us make this event a great success for our friend Nika.

Party Book | Favorite Things | Tuesday, December 13th | 7:00 p.m.
We want you to be a part of the can’t miss Party Book party of the holiday season! Join us for our Favorite Things party back by popular demand! Grab all your friends and head on over to an unforgettable evening of food, libations, laughter, and, of course, a gift exchange. We all have that favorite thing that we can’t live without. Bring your special gift item, costing no more than $30, wrapped and ready to swap. The goal is to walk away with the nicest gift and even greater memories!  A fun and creative way for Wise Moms to get to know each other.
Register now: https://wiseschool.onlinepartybook.com/details.php?party_id=18336

Wise Style Pop-Up | December 14th | After School
It’s getting chilly outside, so stock up on your cold weather Wise Style gear! We’ll have a pop-up sale on Wednesday, December 14th after school, along with Linda’s Latkas and Sweet Menorah helping all of us get ready for Hanukkah! Or, shop Wise Style online by clicking hereor http://mycart.wisela.org/wise-style/.


CENTER FOR YOUTH ENGAGEMENT – AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT
[email protected] | 310.889.2263

Family Camp at Camp Ramah in Ojai | March 24th – March 26th
Family Camp is back at Camp Ramah in Ojai! Save the date: March 24th – 26th, 2017. Registration will open in January!


STEPHEN WISE TEMPLE
http://www.wisela.org/ | 310.476.8561

AIPAC @ WISE | Dr. Daniel Gordis | Thursday, December 15th | 7:15 p.m.
Explore issues that are of critical importance to Israel with Dr. Daniel Gordis, one of Israel’s most insightful thinkers and analysts. [email protected] is presented by The American Israel Public Affairs Committee in partnership with Stephen Wise Temple. Learn more here.

Homes for Heroes Packaging | Friday, December 16th | 10:00 a.m.
Thirty new veterans have just been housed at the VA in West Los Angeles and are in need of supplies to make their new apartments into homes for them. Help our team to package these items! We are also accepting donations of new items or funds to help purchase necessities. Click here to contribute funds for purchasing.

2nd Annual Men’s Ski Trip to Mammoth Mountain | January 20th – 22nd
Join fellow Wise dads on our 2nd annual Men’s Ski Trip to Mammoth Mountain. Only 20 spots are available! Learn more on Facebook.