All School News – January 5, 2017

KINDERGARTEN

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.

  • January 6th Klei Kodesh Room 5: Logan, Maddi
  • January 6th Klei Kodesh Room 6: Hayli, Jacob
  • January 13th Klei Kodesh Room 5: Mason, Mischa
  • January 13th Klei Kodesh Room 6: Jayden, Julian

1st Grade

1st Grade Literary Tea | Wednesday, January 25th
More information coming soon!


2nd Grade

Tomorrow, Friday, January 6th: Please remember to send SOVA, Tzedakah, and have your child wear a white shirt.

Spelling test reminder for tomorrow, Friday, January 6th. 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, January 6th:

  • Room 34: Jake (Challah), Sasha (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Jade (Challah), Jonah E. (Flowers)

Klei Kodesh for THIS Friday, January 6th:

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

Shabbat Helpers for NEXT Friday, January 13th:

  • Room 34: Ivy (Challah), Michael (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Jacob (Challah), Jade (Flowers)

Klei Kodesh for NEXT Friday, January 13th:

  • Room 34: Michael and Ivy
  • Room 36: Michael and Talia

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Basketball Friday Clinic | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Faber Field | Co-ed
Winter Dates – 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.


 

4th Grade

Internet Specialist Lori Getz | Wednesday, January 11th
MANDATORY PARENT ATTENDANCE

4th, 5th, and 5th Grade Reminder: Internet Specialist Lori Getz will join us at Wise School on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 for an intensive conference with students, parents and staff on internet safety, security and ethics. It is mandatory that one parent per family attends to provide support and guidance. We look forward to sharing this learning experience with you.

4th Grade Morning Social | Wednesday, January 18th | SAVE THE DATE
Details coming soon.


5th Grade

Reminder for this Friday, January 6th: We have our 13 colonies quiz this Friday. Students are required to know the location and spelling of the 13 colonies, the Great Lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean. There are plenty of online resources students can utilize in addition to the classroom resources and review.

Internet Specialist Lori Getz | Wednesday, January 11th
MANDATORY PARENT ATTENDANCE

4th, 5th, and 5th Grade Reminder: Internet Specialist Lori Getz will join us at Wise School on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 for an intensive conference with students, parents and staff on internet safety, security and ethics. It is mandatory that one parent per family attends to provide support and guidance. We look forward to sharing this learning experience with you.

Klei Kodesh
This Thursday, January 5th, we honored the following 5th Grade students as Klei Kodesh leaders at our Shacharit service: Zoey Ducorsky, Sophia Morovati, and Nour Javaheri.
Next Thursday, January 12th, we will honor the following 5th Graders as Klei Kodesh leaders: Aaron Moradi, Sydney Greenberg and Michel Benun.

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


 

6th Grade

6th Grade Science Fair Reminder: Students need to bring a blank, tri-fold display board (48″ x 36″) by Monday, January 9th. Please contact us if you have any questions: Miss Bolkin or Mrs. Coatney.

Internet Specialist Lori Getz | Wednesday, January 11th
MANDATORY PARENT ATTENDANCE

4th, 5th, and 5th Grade Reminder: Internet Specialist Lori Getz will join us at Wise School on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 for an intensive conference with students, parents and staff on internet safety, security and ethics. It is mandatory that one parent per family attends to provide support and guidance. We look forward to sharing this learning experience with you.


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

Farryl Dickter, MA, CCC-SLP, ET/P | Tuesday, January 10th | 9:15 a.m. | Plotkin
Please join us for a special presentation by Farryl Dickter, Speech & Language Pathologist and Educational Therapist, on how to be a partner in guiding your child’s learning. Topic: Develop your child’s literacy for life-long success – parents as partners in developing your child’s pre-literacy skills. RSVP required – RSVP HERE.

Wise School Developmental Kindergarten Breakfast
Wednesday, January 18th | 9:30 a.m. | Udko Annex | RSVP Required – RSVP HERE

Martin Luther King Day | Monday, January 16th | NO SCHOOL

Professional Development Day | Tuesday, January 17th | NO 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.

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.

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

How does our memory really work? Dr. Marc 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. Dr. Milstein is a scientist, researcher and professional speaker who makes cutting-edge health and wellness research approachable, and empowers his audiences to apply these vital findings to their work and daily lives. He earned his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and his Bachelors of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from UCLA. SIGN UP HERE. Questions? Please email Paola Gancman at [email protected].

STEAM Night | February 1, 2017 | SAVE THE DATE!
Join us Wednesday, February 1st for our Annual Family STEAM Night. The event is free, but there will be ticketed activities that will require sign-ups. A link will be sent out soon. We can’t wait to see you all there!

Annual Giving – We are excited to announce that we have already raised over $450,000 for our Wise School Annual Giving Campaign, putting us 90% of the way to our financial goal. Help us reach our financial and participation goals today! Thank you to the many families who have already donated. We strive for 100% participation. To donate now please click here or contact Jessica Lebovits at [email protected] or 310.889.2276.

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/

Vicki’s Hot Lunch | Frozen Yogurt and Challah
New menu items for Vicki’s Hot Lunch will be available starting January 18th.
The new semester for Frozen Yogurt and Challah begins on January 27th. All orders for Frozen Yogurt and Challah orders are due by January 20th. Link coming soon.

Party Book | WISE SCHOOL 7th ANNUAL POKER TOURNAMENT
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Wise School, Zeldin-Hershenson Hall

Hosts: Sean Namvar, Siamak Okhovat, Marc Tavakoli, Babak Bamshad, Mike Lam, Alan Fattal
Admission: $180 for Tournament Players. $100 for Non-Players.
Sign Up: https://wiseschool.onlinepartybook.com/catalog.php
FULLY CATERED WITH OPEN BAR!!!!! FANTASTIC PRIZES FOR THE TOP FINISHERS!!!!!

Wise School Gala | May 6, 2017 | SAVE-THE-DATE!
Save-the-Date for A Great Gatsby Affair – MAY 6, 2017 – A celebration of a wonderful year in our community. Help us find great items for the auction: Event tickets, travel, luxury items, wine and dine, electronics and more. Any questions or ideas, please contact Paola Gancman [email protected]. If you are interested in joining the committee, our next meeting is on January 13th.


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

Family Camp 2017 | March 24-26, 2017 | Camp Ramah, Ojai
Registration is Open! 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. Family Camp is open to any Wise family with children of any age. Special programs will occur for parents, elementary school age kids, and teens as well as care for toddler campers. Parents and young children will stay in comfortable rooms and kids in grade 2 through high school will spend the weekend in cabins with trained Camp Wise staff.
Register HERE. Website: WiseLA.org/FamilyCamp. Contact: [email protected] or 310.889.2263

Master Chef Competition | 3rd & 4th Grade | Sunday, January 29 | 12:30 – 4:00p.m.
Bring your culinary creativity, chef skills, and teamwork to this gastronomic competition. You and your friends will compete for the Master Chef title by using mystery ingredients to whip up unimaginably eccentric meals for your Camp Wise judges to taste. Extra points for a blind taste test! Bring your own apron, chef’s hat, or other cooking outfit! Sign up here now! This event fills up! Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 25th. $30 per participant includes all supplies, staff, and lunch. Contact: [email protected] or 310.889.2263

Big Bear Snow Day & Sleepover for 5th and 6th Grade
Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 5 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. the next day

The Big Bear Snow Day is back! Join Tati and the Camp Wise staff for a day playing in the snow, riding innertubes and the alpine slide, and a sleepover at the temple, Camp Wise style! Meals and snacks provided. Bring all your snow gear and sleepover stuff! Space is limited! Register online now! Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 25th. $175 includes mountain-certified charter bus, snow play activities, staff, four meals, snacks, and sleepover entertainment! Contact: [email protected] or 310.889.2263


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

Lunch-And-Learn Talmud Study Class with Rabbi Yoshi | Beginning January 11th
Rabbi Yoshi is launching a new Wednesday lunch-and-learn Talmud study class beginning January 11! Join him to study the wisdom of the sages. Attendees may order lunch through our caterer or bring their own. RSVP required: email Arlene Spiegelman or call 310.889.2272

Women’s Rosh Hodesh Minyan | Wednesday, January 18th | 8:00 a.m.
Join the women of Wise on Wednesday, January 18 at 8:00 a.m. to celebrate Rosh Hodesh at Stephen Wise Temple—a beautiful experience of prayer for women by women filled with Torah, poetry, song, love, community, and friendship.

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.

Cantor Emma Lutz Installation | Friday, January 27th | 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Welcome the newest member of the Stephen Wise Temple clergy team, Cantor Emma Lutz, as we celebrate her installation on Friday, January 27, with a very special dinner, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and musical Shabbat service, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Register HERE for dinner.