All School News – February 16, 2017

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

Kindergartners finally learned the magical letter e! Knowing how to write and say the sounds for e is eeeessential to much of the writing and reading done in kindergarten. Additionally, in language arts, students focused on syllable segmentation. This skill entails recognizing, pronouncing, segmenting, and blending syllables in words. In our differentiated reading groups, students also learned that good readers point to words, look for patterns, and use pictures for clues.

In math, students learned the difference between flat or plane shapes and solid shapes. They learned vocabulary including: edge, face, and corner. Kindergartners also studied circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, spheres, cones, cylinders, pyramids, cubes, and rectangular prisms. Students then scouted the room for these shapes found in, on, or as real objects (a globe, a supply bin, a clock, the Smart Board, and so on). See what flat or solid shapes your child can find in your home!

In Hebrew, the students learned what God created on day 7: the always welcomed, Shabbat! We must all take the time to reflect on the week that has passed, spend time with family, relax, and prepare for the week to come. The students wrote and shared their multiple perspectives on the best thing God created, and also wrote letters to God, thanking Him for creation. What part of creation are you thankful for?

In kindergarten Mindfulness, we continue to explore ways to bring our Mindfulness practice to our everyday lives. Students are noticing that some days our mind will throw a lot at us and we have a lot of practice redirecting; and other days our mind will be settled and content to sustain attention on whatever we intend. Either way, our practice is to be with our experience, with as much self-compassion and curiosity as is available to us. Mindfulness takes practice and it is in the journey that we learn, grow, and become better. We remind Wise students that in practicing Mindfulness, there is nowhere to arrive at; if you focus on what is going on right now, the rest will take care of itself.

Warmly,

The Kindergarten Teachers
KINDERGARTEN

Presidents Day | Monday, February 20th | NO SCHOOL

Professional Development Day | Tuesday, February 21st | NO SCHOOL

100th Day of School for Kindergarten | Wednesday, February 22nd
Please send in your child’s 100th Day of School collections in a Ziploc bag by Wednesday, February 22nd. Please continue to work on your child’s 100th Day of School shirt – students should come to school wearing their shirts on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Raising Smart, Ethical Children for Success in a Challenging World
Dr. Bruce Powell | Wednesday, February 22nd | 8:15 a.m. | Taub | RSVP HERE

In partnership with local synagogues and Jewish day schools, Dr. Bruce Powell, Head of School at de Toledo High School, inspires Jewish parents to become more effective in ensuring the teen years are filled with good decision-making and positive experiences. RSVP HERE.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Submit Your PSA by Feb 24 | [email protected]
This week we launched our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Campaign, focusing on how we can eliminate waste at Wise School. With the help of our WPA Tikkun Olam Committee, we will be equipping each classroom with a properly labeled paper and plastic recycling bin for our students to use. We are also making recycling fun! We are calling on our Wise students to make and submit a 30 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) about how you and your family Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles at home. We will feature the Wise PSAs during a Monday morning assembly in March (date TBD). Please send your PSAs to [email protected] by Friday, February 24th. We can’t wait to see all the ways in which you and your family are helping to make our world a cleaner, more sustainable environment!

K-6 Yearbook Pre-Sale is Open | Pre-Sale Deadline: March 24 | $65 | ORDER HERE
Purchase your K-6 Wise School Yearbook and Lovelines now! Pre-sale cost is $65. After March 24th, yearbook cost is $90. Write your child a personalized message: Lovelines are $20 each. ORDER HERE. Questions? Email Negar Salim or Negin Gabayzadeh.

Wise Aquatics | K-3 | Spring Swimming Lessons | REGISTER HERE
Register now for Spring 2017 K-3 swimming lessons. Register here.


Dear 1st Grade Parents,

Last week in 1st grade we met our 3rd grade buddies and made a special book together! This week we have been busy learning about “s” blends. We have been focusing on words such as strawberry, sticky, and snuggle. In math we have been learning about place value and numbers up to 40. Our big idea for reading this month has been interacting vs. distracting voice. We learned that interacting voices help us to dig deeper into stories, while distracting voices make us think of other things while reading. This is one of many reading strategies that is utilized to build comprehension. We learned about different ways people learn; specifically visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Then, we took a learning style inventory to see what type of learners we are. Ask your student how they learn best!

We have had an amazing time in Hebrew! In celebration of Tu B’Shvat we did a play – completely in Hebrew! The students are starting to blossom as they use their new phonics books, play language games independently, and participate in simple conversations. The second semester is off to a wonderful beginning!

Today we celebrated our 100th day of school. We made special projects, ate special treats, and dressed in 100 year old clothing!

In honor of Presidents Day, we have been learning about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Our poem of the week honors George Washington…can you sing along to the tune of Yankee Doodle?

Washington was a great man,
The Father of our Country,
He led in war he lead in peace,
The Father of our Country.
Many stories they are told,
Many tales about him,
This great man who lead our land,
The Father of our Country.

In 1st grade Mindfulness, we continue to explore ways to bring our Mindfulness practice to our everyday lives. Students are noticing that some days our mind will throw a lot at us and we have a lot of practice redirecting; and other days our mind will be settled and content to sustain attention on whatever we intend. Either way, our practice is to be with our experience, with as much self-compassion and curiosity as is available to us. Mindfulness takes practice and it is in the journey that we learn, grow, and become better. We remind Wise students that in practicing Mindfulness, there is nowhere to arrive at; if you focus on what is going on right now, the rest will take care of itself.

Warmly,

The 1st Grade Teachers
1st Grade

Presidents Day | Monday, February 20th | NO SCHOOL

Professional Development Day | Tuesday, February 21st | NO SCHOOL

1st Grade Shabbat Dinner | Friday, March 3rd | RSVP HERE
Services at 6:15 p.m. | Dinner in Zeldin-Hershenson following Services

Raising Smart, Ethical Children for Success in a Challenging World
Dr. Bruce Powell | Wednesday, February 22nd | 8:15 a.m. | Taub | RSVP HERE

In partnership with local synagogues and Jewish day schools, Dr. Bruce Powell, Head of School at de Toledo High School, inspires Jewish parents to become more effective in ensuring the teen years are filled with good decision-making and positive experiences. RSVP HERE.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Submit Your PSA by Feb 24 | [email protected]
This week we launched our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Campaign, focusing on how we can eliminate waste at Wise School. With the help of our WPA Tikkun Olam Committee, we will be equipping each classroom with a properly labeled paper and plastic recycling bin for our students to use. We are also making recycling fun! We are calling on our Wise students to make and submit a 30 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) about how you and your family Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles at home. We will feature the Wise PSAs during a Monday morning assembly in March (date TBD). Please send your PSAs to [email protected] by Friday, February 24th. We can’t wait to see all the ways in which you and your family are helping to make our world a cleaner, more sustainable environment!

K-6 Yearbook Pre-Sale is Open | Pre-Sale Deadline: March 24 | $65 | ORDER HERE
Purchase your K-6 Wise School Yearbook and Lovelines now! Pre-sale cost is $65. After March 24th, yearbook cost is $90. Write your child a personalized message: Lovelines are $20 each. ORDER HERE. Questions? Email Negar Salim or Negin Gabayzadeh.

Wise Aquatics | K-3 | Spring Swimming Lessons | REGISTER HERE
Register now for Spring 2017 K-3 swimming lessons. Register here.


Dear 2nd Grade Parents,

Last week, the 2nd graders learned about the amazing Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. They identified several character traits that she demonstrated and were able to prove each one with evidence from our class readings. Using their creative writing skills, the students then wrote about being a passenger on the Underground Railroad and how they would feel after reaching each safe-house and finally getting to freedom. The students continue to work on their grammar skills, making sure they use the correct punctuation as well as capitalization. They also continue to improve their self-editing skills.

In Judaic Studies, 2nd graders are still busy learning about Tu B’Shvat. We have been studying about the seven first fruits of the land of Israel. They include pomegranates, grapes, figs, olives, dates, wheat, and barley. Students are eager to taste as many of these special foods as possible….how about a taste test?

In 2nd grade Mindfulness, we continue to explore ways to bring our Mindfulness practice to our everyday lives. Students are noticing that some days our mind will throw a lot at us and we have a lot of practice redirecting; and other days our mind will be settled and content to sustain attention on whatever we intend. Either way, our practice is to be with our experience, with as much self-compassion and curiosity as is available to us. Mindfulness takes practice and it is in the journey that we learn, grow, and become better. We remind Wise students that in practicing Mindfulness, there is nowhere to arrive at; if you focus on what is going on right now, the rest will take care of itself.

Warmly,

The 2nd Grade Teachers
2nd Grade

Presidents Day | Monday, February 20th | NO SCHOOL

Professional Development Day | Tuesday, February 21st | NO SCHOOL

Shabbat Reminder: Please remember to send SOVA, Tzedakah, and have your child wear a white shirt tomorrow.

Spelling Test Tomorrow: 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, February 17th:

  • Room 34: Avvah (Challah), Joya (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Ryan (Challah), Bradley (Flowers)

Shabbat Helpers for NEXT Friday, February 24th:

  • Room 34: Adin (Challah), Jake (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Ashton (Challah), Ryan (Flowers)

Raising Smart, Ethical Children for Success in a Challenging World
Dr. Bruce Powell | Wednesday, February 22nd | 8:15 a.m. | Taub | RSVP HERE

In partnership with local synagogues and Jewish day schools, Dr. Bruce Powell, Head of School at de Toledo High School, inspires Jewish parents to become more effective in ensuring the teen years are filled with good decision-making and positive experiences. RSVP HERE.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Submit Your PSA by Feb 24 | [email protected]
This week we launched our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Campaign, focusing on how we can eliminate waste at Wise School. With the help of our WPA Tikkun Olam Committee, we will be equipping each classroom with a properly labeled paper and plastic recycling bin for our students to use. We are also making recycling fun! We are calling on our Wise students to make and submit a 30 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) about how you and your family Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles at home. We will feature the Wise PSAs during a Monday morning assembly in March (date TBD). Please send your PSAs to [email protected] by Friday, February 24th. We can’t wait to see all the ways in which you and your family are helping to make our world a cleaner, more sustainable environment!

K-6 Yearbook Pre-Sale is Open | Pre-Sale Deadline: March 24 | $65 | ORDER HERE
Purchase your K-6 Wise School Yearbook and Lovelines now! Pre-sale cost is $65. After March 24th, yearbook cost is $90. Write your child a personalized message: Lovelines are $20 each. ORDER HERE. Questions? Email Negar Salim or Negin Gabayzadeh.

Wise Aquatics | K-3 | Spring Swimming Lessons | REGISTER HERE
Register now for Spring 2017 K-3 swimming lessons. Register here.


Dear 3rd Grade Parents,

Last week in social studies, we started our Los Angeles ABC project! First we generated a list of historically important places in Los Angeles that we could research. Each student was able to pick the place they were most interested in researching. The students have completed their research and are now ready to move on to the next steps! At the end of this project we will have two books—one for each class—full of information about historically important places in Los Angeles!

In 3rd grade Hebrew, students prepared creative and musical commercials explaining how to celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat. In writing paragraphs on the topics of “birthdays” and “friends,” students are finessing their writing skills, using descriptive words and important details.

In Judaic Studies, 3rd graders have finished reading the story, Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden. We have had deep discussions about the ethical decisions made in the story. Why did God plant a tree that was forbidden to eat from? Why did the snake tempt Adam and Eve? Why did Eve taste the fruit? Why did she offer it to Adam? Why did Adam eat the fruit he knew was forbidden? Why did Eve blame the snake and Adam blame Eve? Why did they try to hide from God? Lots of unanswered questions! We then made the connection to Tikkun Olam – caring for the earth. The Bible teaches us that God created human beings to care for the world. How can we care for the world? Good discussion at the dinner table this week!

In 3rd grade Mindfulness, we continue to explore ways to bring our Mindfulness practice to our everyday lives. Students are noticing that some days our mind will throw a lot at us and we have a lot of practice redirecting; and other days our mind will be settled and content to sustain attention on whatever we intend. Either way, our practice is to be with our experience, with as much self-compassion and curiosity as is available to us. Mindfulness takes practice and it is in the journey that we learn, grow, and become better. We remind Wise students that in practicing Mindfulness, there is nowhere to arrive at; if you focus on what is going on right now, the rest will take care of itself.

Warmly,

The 3rd Grade Teachers
3rd Grade

Presidents Day | Monday, February 20th | NO SCHOOL

Professional Development Day | Tuesday, February 21st | NO SCHOOL

Raising Smart, Ethical Children for Success in a Challenging World
Dr. Bruce Powell | Wednesday, February 22nd | 8:15 a.m. | Taub | RSVP HERE

In partnership with local synagogues and Jewish day schools, Dr. Bruce Powell, Head of School at de Toledo High School, inspires Jewish parents to become more effective in ensuring the teen years are filled with good decision-making and positive experiences. RSVP HERE.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Submit Your PSA by Feb 24 | [email protected]
This week we launched our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Campaign, focusing on how we can eliminate waste at Wise School. With the help of our WPA Tikkun Olam Committee, we will be equipping each classroom with a properly labeled paper and plastic recycling bin for our students to use. We are also making recycling fun! We are calling on our Wise students to make and submit a 30 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) about how you and your family Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles at home. We will feature the Wise PSAs during a Monday morning assembly in March (date TBD). Please send your PSAs to [email protected] by Friday, February 24th. We can’t wait to see all the ways in which you and your family are helping to make our world a cleaner, more sustainable environment!

K-6 Yearbook Pre-Sale is Open | Pre-Sale Deadline: March 24 | $65 | ORDER HERE
Purchase your K-6 Wise School Yearbook and Lovelines now! Pre-sale cost is $65. After March 24th, yearbook cost is $90. Write your child a personalized message: Lovelines are $20 each. ORDER HERE. Questions? Email Negar Salim or Negin Gabayzadeh.

Wise Aquatics | K-3 | Spring Swimming Lessons | REGISTER HERE
Register now for Spring 2017 K-3 swimming lessons. Register here.


Dear 4th Grade Parents,

This week in 4th grade we are working on mission life and learning about the roles of both Padres and Native Americans. Last week in Project Studio, students enjoyed a hands-on experience making their own candles by dipping them into wax, creating stained glass windows, eating fresh homemade tortillas, weaving, and making adobe bricks. Students had a blast and got to experience what mission life was like. We are also learning the correct format for incorporating dialogue into our writings.

Coming up:
WW Quiz on Unit 3 (blue cards) – Friday 2/17
WW Test on all 30 words – Friday 2/24

In Hebrew, the 4th graders summarized the first book of Chaverim Beivrit by engaging in a project that describes what they do before their birthday party, during their birthday party and after their party. This project utilizes the universal theme of power. They learned about the power of friendship, as well as how it relates over time.

In Judaic Studies, as a culminating activity for Tu B’Shvat, students are creating virtual advertisements explaining 3 different ways Tu B’Shvat teaches us to protect the environment. This Friday we will honor Sy Torkan, Kaya Polany, Chloe Shaoulian, Hadley Hashem, Ariel Sakhai, Abe Effress, Taylor Sarraf, and Dylan Shaoulian as Klei Kodesh.

In 4th grade Mindfulness, we continue to explore ways to bring our Mindfulness practice to our everyday lives. Students are noticing that some days our mind will throw a lot at us and we have a lot of practice redirecting; and other days our mind will be settled and content to sustain attention on whatever we intend. Either way, our practice is to be with our experience, with as much self-compassion and curiosity as is available to us. Mindfulness takes practice and it is in the journey that we learn, grow, and become better. We remind Wise students that in practicing Mindfulness, there is nowhere to arrive at; if you focus on what is going on right now, the rest will take care of itself.

Warmly,

The 4th Grade Teachers

4th Grade

Presidents Day | Monday, February 20th | NO SCHOOL

Professional Development Day | Tuesday, February 21st | NO SCHOOL

Raising Smart, Ethical Children for Success in a Challenging World
Dr. Bruce Powell | Wednesday, February 22nd | 8:15 a.m. | Taub | RSVP HERE

In partnership with local synagogues and Jewish day schools, Dr. Bruce Powell, Head of School at de Toledo High School, inspires Jewish parents to become more effective in ensuring the teen years are filled with good decision-making and positive experiences. RSVP HERE.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Submit Your PSA by Feb 24 | [email protected]
This week we launched our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Campaign, focusing on how we can eliminate waste at Wise School. With the help of our WPA Tikkun Olam Committee, we will be equipping each classroom with a properly labeled paper and plastic recycling bin for our students to use. We are also making recycling fun! We are calling on our Wise students to make and submit a 30 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) about how you and your family Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles at home. We will feature the Wise PSAs during a Monday morning assembly in March (date TBD). Please send your PSAs to [email protected] by Friday, February 24th. We can’t wait to see all the ways in which you and your family are helping to make our world a cleaner, more sustainable environment!

4th Grade Sacramento Field Trip | Final Payment Due | Click HERE
The final payment for our upcoming Sacramento field trip is due, at the latest, on March 1, 2017. Please click here to make your final payment of $350. If you have not yet paid your deposit, there will be a selection on the form that allows you to pay the full amount due of $400.

K-6 Yearbook Pre-Sale is Open | Pre-Sale Deadline: March 24 | $65 | ORDER HERE
Purchase your K-6 Wise School Yearbook and Lovelines now! Pre-sale cost is $65. After March 24th, yearbook cost is $90. Write your child a personalized message: Lovelines are $20 each. ORDER HERE. Questions? Email Negar Salim or Negin Gabayzadeh.


Dear 5th Grade Parents,

Your offspring have successfully passed through Ellis Island and have settled in and around America. Welcome new citizens! The only thing these new Americans have left to complete is their family histories, and they are well on their way to finishing those!

After that, we time hop two hundred years prior to the 1770’s and the birth of our nation. Divided we will be, Patriots and Loyalists! Using our understanding and perspective of the events leading up to the “Shot Heard ‘Round The World,” students will debate where they stand, and why their allegiance is the right one. In the world of words, we are soon wrapping up Unit 4 of Word Wisdom; a formal assessment, including analogies, will follow.

In reading, our classes are exploring different periods of history and literary elements in our novels. Reconstruction, the Great Depression, and the racial tensions of a segregated town in 1960’s Pennsylvania are the areas of focus in these three classes.

Fifth grade Hebrew continues to be exciting and fun, yet also challenging. Some of us are reading the passage “Picnic Between the Trees,” deciphering the detailed text. Other students are studying the passage about traveling back home from “Neot Kedumim” on the bus.

In Judaic Studies, connecting to the universal theme, students are writing their responses to the Jewish movement with which they most identify. This morning we honored Ryan Bakshian and Ava Bostani as our Klei Kodesh leaders.

In 5th grade Mindfulness, we continue to explore ways to bring our Mindfulness practice to our everyday lives. Students are noticing that some days our mind will throw a lot at us and we have a lot of practice redirecting; and other days our mind will be settled and content to sustain attention on whatever we intend. Either way, our practice is to be with our experience, with as much self-compassion and curiosity as is available to us. Mindfulness takes practice and it is in the journey that we learn, grow, and become better. We remind Wise students that in practicing Mindfulness, there is nowhere to arrive at; if you focus on what is going on right now, the rest will take care of itself.

Warmly,

The 5th Grade Teachers
5th Grade

Presidents Day | Monday, February 20th | NO SCHOOL

Professional Development Day | Tuesday, February 21st | NO SCHOOL

Raising Smart, Ethical Children for Success in a Challenging World
Dr. Bruce Powell | Wednesday, February 22nd | 8:15 a.m. | Taub | RSVP HERE

In partnership with local synagogues and Jewish day schools, Dr. Bruce Powell, Head of School at de Toledo High School, inspires Jewish parents to become more effective in ensuring the teen years are filled with good decision-making and positive experiences. RSVP HERE.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Submit Your PSA by Feb 24 | [email protected]
This week we launched our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Campaign, focusing on how we can eliminate waste at Wise School. With the help of our WPA Tikkun Olam Committee, we will be equipping each classroom with a properly labeled paper and plastic recycling bin for our students to use. We are also making recycling fun! We are calling on our Wise students to make and submit a 30 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) about how you and your family Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles at home. We will feature the Wise PSAs during a Monday morning assembly in March (date TBD). Please send your PSAs to [email protected] by Friday, February 24th. We can’t wait to see all the ways in which you and your family are helping to make our world a cleaner, more sustainable environment!

K-6 Yearbook Pre-Sale is Open | Pre-Sale Deadline: March 24 | $65 | ORDER HERE
Purchase your K-6 Wise School Yearbook and Lovelines now! Pre-sale cost is $65. After March 24th, yearbook cost is $90. Write your child a personalized message: Lovelines are $20 each. ORDER HERE. Questions? Email Negar Salim or Negin Gabayzadeh.

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


Dear 6th Grade Parents,

In social studies, the students are on the road to completing their Egyptian research papers. Their final drafts are due this Friday, February 17th. As the students have been independently working on their essays, we have simultaneously been analyzing the artifacts and features of ancient Indian civilizations, including the basic tenets of Hinduism. Next we will broaden our theological knowledge by exploring Buddhism!

In Hebrew, to reflect back on what we learned about Tu B’Shvat, we focused on the “Learning” part of the “Know-Want to Know-Learned” (KWL) graphic organizer. Vocabulary acquisition continues to be one of our daily objectives. We accomplish this by reading stories in Chaverim B’Ivrit, using Rosetta Stone, singing songs, playing games, and speaking in Hebrew.

This week in Judaic Studies, our students are delving into the European Jewish community in modernity and the challenges faced by European Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries, from the Dreyfus Affair to the Holocaust.

In 6th grade Mindfulness, we continue to explore ways to bring our Mindfulness practice to our everyday lives. Students are noticing that some days our mind will throw a lot at us and we have a lot of practice redirecting; and other days our mind will be settled and content to sustain attention on whatever we intend. Either way, our practice is to be with our experience, with as much self-compassion and curiosity as is available to us. Mindfulness takes practice and it is in the journey that we learn, grow, and become better. We remind Wise students that in practicing Mindfulness, there is nowhere to arrive at; if you focus on what is going on right now, the rest will take care of itself.

Last Friday, February 10th, Mr. Brock Pollock taught Mindfulness to Miss Shpall’s 6th grade class and he wanted to share his experience with everyone: “It was an honor to teach Mindfulness this morning. Today’s lesson was about emotions: about creating space for emotions and the relationship between our emotions and our actions. I held up my index finger on my right hand and named it anger. I held my index finger on my left hand and named it action. I touched them together and we all agreed that, in the past, we have gotten angry and done something regrettable. I held my index finger up on my right hand and again named it anger. I held my index finger up on my left hand and again named it action. They were not touching – there was space between. Through mindfulness of emotions we can cultivate space between our emotions and actions. By taking a moment to observe our emotion we can choose how we want to react. We continued to talk about the many emotions we feel and their qualities. We discussed how it is ok to feel our emotions and how complicated these feeling can get, especially as we feel many at the same time. Our discussion was heartfelt and lively. We ended with five minutes of mindful meditation (mindful breathing). I encouraged them to go into any emotion that came up and simply observe it. The emotion I felt was a mix of pride, gratitude, honor and happiness for the opportunity to teach these children.”

Warmly,

The 6th Grade Teachers

6th Grade

Presidents Day | Monday, February 20th | NO SCHOOL

Professional Development Day | Tuesday, February 21st | NO SCHOOL

6th Grade Praying with Parents | Thursday, March 2nd | 8:00 a.m. | Sanctuary

Raising Smart, Ethical Children for Success in a Challenging World
Dr. Bruce Powell | Wednesday, February 22nd | 8:15 a.m. | Taub | RSVP HERE

In partnership with local synagogues and Jewish day schools, Dr. Bruce Powell, Head of School at de Toledo High School, inspires Jewish parents to become more effective in ensuring the teen years are filled with good decision-making and positive experiences. RSVP HERE.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Submit Your PSA by Feb 24 | [email protected]
This week we launched our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Campaign, focusing on how we can eliminate waste at Wise School. With the help of our WPA Tikkun Olam Committee, we will be equipping each classroom with a properly labeled paper and plastic recycling bin for our students to use. We are also making recycling fun! We are calling on our Wise students to make and submit a 30 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) about how you and your family Reduces, Reuses, and Recycles at home. We will feature the Wise PSAs during a Monday morning assembly in March (date TBD). Please send your PSAs to [email protected] by Friday, February 24th. We can’t wait to see all the ways in which you and your family are helping to make our world a cleaner, more sustainable environment!

K-6 Yearbook Pre-Sale is Open | Pre-Sale Deadline: March 24 | ORDER HERE
All 6th graders will receive a FREE yearbook from the WPA as a graduation gift, but you must still purchase your Lovelines. Write your child a personalized message: Lovelines are $20 each. ORDER HERE. Questions? Email Negar Salim or Negin Gabayzadeh.


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

NEW Parenting Center 6-Week Saturday Shabbat Class | SIGN-UP HERE
The Parenting Center will be offering a 6-week Saturday Shabbat class, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., beginning January 28th and running through March 4th. The class will have indoor and outdoor play, music, discussion, story time, Shabbat blessings and songs, and snacks. Space is limited and sign-up is required. Sign-up here.

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.

Uniform Reminder: Please help us enforce our uniform policy by making sure your child is dressed in uniform each morning and, for students in 4th – 6th grades, 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.

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

Party Book | Passover Cooking Class | Thursday, March 16 | Register here
We are thrilled to report that our Party Book parties in February are sold out, but don’t miss out on an amazing Passover Cooking Class on Thursday, March 16! Click here to register now!

Wise Style | Shop Online HERE
The rain is coming, so stock up on your cold weather Wise Style gear – from beanies to sweatshirts! Shop Wise Style by clicking HERE or http://mycart.wisela.org/wise-style/.

Purim Carnival 2017 | Sunday, March 12 | SAVE-THE-DATE!
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information on volunteering, admission, and more! Questions? Contact Makize Zarabi at [email protected].


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

Camp Wise Registration and Calendar Available!
It’s time to start planning your summer! The field trip calendar and registration are now available! Sign up now to choose your favorite weeks! Website: campwisela.org. Contact: [email protected] or 310.889.2263

Spring Session for Afterschool Enrichment | Register HERE
Spring session for afterschool programming begins February 27! Registration is now open. Click here to check the schedule and plan your spring session: wisela.org/enrichment

Family Camp 2017 | March 24-26, 2017 | Camp Ramah, Ojai
Registration ends on February 17th! Family Camp is back in beautiful Ojai this Spring! Escape L.A. for a weekend away with your family, Temple community, Clergy, and friends this spring at Wise Family Camp! Join us for a relaxing weekend at Camp Ramah in beautiful Ojai, CA and experience a unique camp Shabbat evening, hiking, ropes course, sports, dancing, music, and much more. Register HERE. Website: WiseLA.org/FamilyCamp. Contact: [email protected] or 310.889.2263


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

Never Judge a Book by its Cover | Rabbi Josh Knobel | REGISTER HERE
2 Tuesdays Remaining: February 21 and 28 | 7:00 p.m.

Discover what the most unlikely disturbing of Biblical tales can teach about the foundations of Judaism, from its beginnings until the present day. REGISTER HERE.

Jesus, Judaism, and Jewish-Christian Relations with Dr. Amy Jill Levine
Monday, March 6, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

How might understanding the New Testament in its historical context not only provide a corrective to anti-Jewish teaching but also offer a productive approach to Jewish-Christian relations? Dr. Levine is a professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt.
REGISTER HERE

Rabbi Yoshi Trip to Israel | July 10-20, 2017
Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and Jacqueline Hantgan will lead a family trip to Israel suitable for all ages. This 10-day adventure will include visits to historical sites, arts and entertainment, meetings with soldiers, and trips to explore Israel’s natural wonders. Join your friends from Wise and make new ones during what is sure to be an incredible summer experience! Visit WiseLA.org/WiseTravel to learn more.