Dear Wise School Parents,

We’ve enjoyed having you on campus the last two days. We hope you found your conferences as meaningful and productive as we found them.

This Friday we will have our annual Founder’s Day Assembly at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the building of Wise over the years. And while you are on campus, make sure to view the construction of the Katz Family Pavilion – on Tuesday we celebrated the last steel beam with our Topping Off Ceremony and it is taking shape right before our eyes!

Below please find our news for the week. Make sure to purchase your tickets to The Lion King – it’s coming up quickly! And the Wise School Gala has another amazing pre-gala auction opportunity with online advance bidding only – you won’t want to miss it!


Tami Weiser
Head of School



LA Zoo Field Trip | March 28th | Details to come

Animal Exhibits in the Classrooms | March 31 | 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Please plan on having at least one parent attend.

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

1st Grade

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

2nd Grade

Shabbat Reminder: Please remember to wear a white uniform shirt and send SOVA and Tzedakah tomorrow.

Spelling Test Reminder: 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, March 17th:

  • Room 34: Shai (Challah), Brooke (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Savannah (Challah), Jonah F. (Flowers)

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

3rd Grade

3rd Grade P.E. | P.E. Swim Starts Week of March 20th 

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

4th Grade

4th Grade Sacramento Field Trip | Final Payment Due | Click HERE
The final payment for our upcoming Sacramento field trip was due 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.

5th Grade

5th Grade B’nai Mitzvah Study Session | Thursday, March 16
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Sanctuary Building | RSVP HERE

It is with excitement and pleasure we invite you to the second in a series of four B’nai Mitzvah study sessions that will take place over the next two years. You will be learning together with your children, the entire clergy team, educators, and other parents in your child’s grade. Together, we will journey through the next two years and look at the exciting benchmarks awaiting us. We are here to help you coordinate all the pieces of your B’nai Mitzvah event, including family education, mentoring, Hebrew tutoring, and Tikkun Olam projects. We are also here to ensure you have a significant, successful, and memorable experience for the entire family. We ask that at least one family member attend this study session as this is an important step in the path towards your child becoming a bar/bat mitzvah. Please RSVP HERE.

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

6th Grade

Mrs. Tanner’s Reading Class | The Outsiders | Test on Chapters 1-3
Mrs. Tanner’s Reading Class has a test on Chapters 1-3 of The Outsiders this Friday, March 17th.

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Founder’s Day Assembly | Friday, March 17 | 9:00 a.m. | Sanctuary
With our founding families, we invite you to join us as we celebrate the building of Wise over the years.

Wise School Musical: The Lion King | Box Office Opens March 8th at 8:00 a.m. and enter Wise School, or (866) 967-8167
Performances: Saturday April 1st @7pm, Sunday April 2nd @3pm, Tuesday April 4th @7pm
Adult Tickets: $20, Child Tickets (blue seats in front): $15

Shoe Drive | Thursday, March 16 – Friday, March 17 | Carpool Circle All Day
Wise Alum Jordan Shak will be collecting new and gently used shoes for his Tikkun Olam project benefiting Soles4Souls. Please bring your new or gently used shoes to donate on March 16 and March 17!

Student Mindfulness
Throughout our day we rush through tasks, projects, and our lives. But we cannot be fully present in life, school, work, or in our craft when we rush. We can lose our vision and clarity for success and we have a tendency to get sloppy. When practicing Mindfulness with Wise students, we continue to bring awareness to the importance of slowing down. We have open discussions and do regular exercises in slowing down. We emphasize: Ready…Set….Slow.

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. Loveline deadline is March 30ORDER HERE. Questions? Email Negar Salim or Negin Gabayzadeh.

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.

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A Great Gatsby Affair – Another Pre-Gala Auction Opportunity
We are offering another exclusive pre-Gala auction opportunity for Wise School Musical – The Lion King walk-on roles and Wise School Reserved Parking! Bidding begins March 21 at 8 a.m. and ends on March 24 at 3 p.m. Online advance bidding only! There will be a full silent auction the night of the Gala. More Gala ticket information is coming soon!

[email protected] | 310.889.2263

Family Picnic in the Park | March 25  | 10am – 3pm | Topanga Canyon State Park
All families are invited to join Rabbi Yoshi, Rabbi Stern, Cantor Emma, and Andrea at Topanga Canyon State Park for hiking, picnicking, Torah, fun and more! RSVP HERE.

Camp Wise Registration and Calendar Available!
Sign up now for Camp Wise for a summer of fun! The field trip calendar and registration are now available! Website: Contact: [email protected] or 310.889.2263

STEPHEN WISE TEMPLE | 310.476.8561

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 to learn more.