All School News – March 2, 2017

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

It’s hard to believe, but kindergarten celebrated 100 days of being in school. We began our day by parading around the campus in our amazingly creative 100th Day of School t-shirts, hats, and necklaces. We then counted our collections of 100 items by 10s, 25s, and 50s with our 6th grade buddies. We weighed our collections to see if they were heavier or lighter than 100 counting bears, and then we checked for the heaviest and lightest collection of all. The highlight of our day, however, was our visit from the real, live, Zero the Hero!!! Zero graciously answered all of our questions and even brought us an extra special zero-shaped treat! Thank you to everyone who sent in the yummy treats to help us create our bag of 100 snacks as well. Here’s to the next 100 days, and thankfully the children now all know that kindergarten does not end on Day 100!

Kindergartners surprised their 6th grade buddies at Praying with Parents today with a beautiful handprint, thanking them for “taking them by the hand” this year. We are so proud of them!

Our kindergarten Mindfulness lessons explore the impermanent: that which comes and goes, waxes and wanes, arises and vanishes. We have focused on impermanent sensations, whether in the form of thoughts, feelings, images, ideas, bodily sensations, or external physical sensations (i.e. sounds). Mindfulness empowers us to live in the immediacy and directness of the arising and vanishing of that which is truly present in the now. We continue to interweave these teachings in all of our Mindfulness lessons, utilizing age appropriate language and experiences for our students.

Warmly,

The Kindergarten Teachers
KINDERGARTEN

Wise School Musical: The Lion King | Box Office Opens March 8th at 8:00 a.m.
www.showtix4u.com 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

Purim Celebration | March 10th | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
Students may wear an appropriate costume to school. Please send a change of uniform in their backpacks. Please help your child prepare a small Mishloach Manot (edible gift offering) to exchange with a classmate on Friday, March 10th. The gift exchange should have no more than 5 edible treats. Hebrew/Judaic Studies teachers will send a detailed email by this Friday.

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

Message from Nurse Gail Rosenblum re: School-Wide Lice Screening
Last Wednesday, February 22nd, we had a school-wide screening for Head Lice. While the screening went well, it is important that we stay vigilant in checking and removing nits (eggs) when they are found. It is critical that we interrupt the life cycle of the louse by getting rid of the eggs – if we do this, we will get rid of this nuisance. If not, the cycle will continue. As a parent, you can help contain lice by regularly checking your child’s hair. Look for nits, the eggs that attach to the hair shaft, oval shaped and white or light gray in color. Nits must be meticulously removed (even after treatment). If you discover a case of head lice, it is very important that you call Nurse Gail Rosenblum at (310) 889-2215. You can email Nurse Gail with additional questions at [email protected].

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


Dear 1st Grade Parents,

This week 1st grade had so much fun celebrating Read Across America, honoring Dr. Seuss’ birthday! We read many Dr. Seuss books, worked on Dr. Seuss projects, and even got a special Cat in the Hat crown! To top it all off, we were very excited to go on our first field trip today to the Wilshire Ebell Theater to see the stage play Skippy Jon Jones. What a week!

In honor of Dr. Seuss, the poem of the week is “Green Eggs and Ham”:
I would not, could not in a box.
I could not, would not with a fix.
I will not eat them with a mouse.
I will not eat them in a house.
I will not eat them here or there.
I will not eat them anywhere.
I do not eat green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.

This week in spelling we are continuing with last weeks’ words and reviewing beginning blends. We are looking forward to our new math unit on money. Students have been learning about coins, their properties, and values. Making a piggy bank would be a fun home activity – let your child earn coins and tally their worth at the end of the week!

In technology, students in 1st grade have been learning to use Pixie to support academic subjects. This program has features that allow students to draw, word process, and create slide shows. Recently, they created a page, “I am an expert…” to supplement what they have been learning in class. Students are also learning to use iPad features such as Photos and AirDrop to turn in their work for grading and accountability.

First graders are learning all about Purim! We are singing Hebrew songs, learning about the qualities and traits of the different characters, and getting ready for a wonderful shpiel in a few weeks. Purim makes us happy!

Our 1st grade Mindfulness lessons explore the impermanent: that which comes and goes, waxes and wanes, arises and vanishes. We have focused on impermanent sensations, whether in the form of thoughts, feelings, images, ideas, bodily sensations, or external physical sensations (i.e. sounds). Mindfulness empowers us to live in the immediacy and directness of the arising and vanishing of that which is truly present in the now. We continue to interweave these teachings in all of our Mindfulness lessons, utilizing age appropriate language and experiences for our students.

Warmly,

The 1st Grade Teachers
1st Grade

Spelling Words
List A: twins, twist, twig, spot, drip, glad, flip, strap
List B: twelve, two, twine, twister, dressing, splendid, flagpole, glitter
Sight Words: sister, brother

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

Wise School Musical: The Lion King | Box Office Opens March 8th at 8:00 a.m.
www.showtix4u.com 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

Purim Celebration | March 10th | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
Students may wear an appropriate costume to school. Please send a change of uniform in their backpacks. Please help your child prepare a small Mishloach Manot (edible gift offering) to exchange with a classmate on Friday, March 10th. The gift exchange should have no more than 5 edible treats. Hebrew/Judaic Studies teachers will send a detailed email by this Friday.

Message from Nurse Gail Rosenblum re: School-Wide Lice Screening
Last Wednesday, February 22nd, we had a school-wide screening for Head Lice. While the screening went well, it is important that we stay vigilant in checking and removing nits (eggs) when they are found. It is critical that we interrupt the life cycle of the louse by getting rid of the eggs – if we do this, we will get rid of this nuisance. If not, the cycle will continue. As a parent, you can help contain lice by regularly checking your child’s hair. Look for nits, the eggs that attach to the hair shaft, oval shaped and white or light gray in color. Nits must be meticulously removed (even after treatment). If you discover a case of head lice, it is very important that you call Nurse Gail Rosenblum at (310) 889-2215. You can email Nurse Gail with additional questions at [email protected].

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


Dear 2nd Grade Parents,

Second graders have been learning about the different features of text and how to find information when reading a non-fiction book. Students are identifying important information when reading non-fiction texts and highlighting that information. They applied this skill when learning about the life of one of the presidents of the United States. Second graders also worked in collaborative groups to research different types of whales. Using a variety of sources, they took notes and highlighted the important information to teach their classmates. Each group then presented the information about their whale to the rest of the class.

In Judaic Studies, 2nd graders are getting ready for our favorite holiday…PURIM! We are reading about one of our heroes of the Bible, Queen Esther. She stood up for her people, even though she put her own life in danger. We are studying her character traits and why we consider her so special. We will retell the story of Purim, learn the holiday related vocabulary, learn to recite the special blessings, and of course sing all the songs. We will even write a letter to Hamen, reprimanding him for not behaving ethically!

Our 2nd grade Mindfulness lessons explore the impermanent: that which comes and goes, waxes and wanes, arises and vanishes. We have focused on impermanent sensations, whether in the form of thoughts, feelings, images, ideas, bodily sensations, or external physical sensations (i.e. sounds). Mindfulness empowers us to live in the immediacy and directness of the arising and vanishing of that which is truly present in the now. We continue to interweave these teachings in all of our Mindfulness lessons, utilizing age appropriate language and experiences for our students.

Warmly,

The 2nd Grade Teachers
2nd Grade

Shabbat Reminder: Please remember to send SOVA, Tzedakah, and have your child wear a white shirt 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 3rd:

  • Room 34: Yaroslav (Challah), Ivy (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Sharlene (Challah), Ashton (Flowers)

Shabbat Helpers for NEXT Friday, March 10th:

  • Room 34: Sophia (Challah), Caleb (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Jonah F. (Challah), Sharlene (Flowers)

Wise School Musical: The Lion King | Box Office Opens March 8th at 8:00 a.m.
www.showtix4u.com 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

Purim Celebration | March 10th | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
Students may wear an appropriate costume to school. Please send a change of uniform in their backpacks. Please help your child prepare a small Mishloach Manot (edible gift offering) to exchange with a classmate on Friday, March 10th. The gift exchange should have no more than 5 edible treats. Hebrew/Judaic Studies teachers will send a detailed email by this Friday.

Message from Nurse Gail Rosenblum re: School-Wide Lice Screening
Last Wednesday, February 22nd, we had a school-wide screening for Head Lice. While the screening went well, it is important that we stay vigilant in checking and removing nits (eggs) when they are found. It is critical that we interrupt the life cycle of the louse by getting rid of the eggs – if we do this, we will get rid of this nuisance. If not, the cycle will continue. As a parent, you can help contain lice by regularly checking your child’s hair. Look for nits, the eggs that attach to the hair shaft, oval shaped and white or light gray in color. Nits must be meticulously removed (even after treatment). If you discover a case of head lice, it is very important that you call Nurse Gail Rosenblum at (310) 889-2215. You can email Nurse Gail with additional questions at [email protected].

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


Dear 3rd Grade Parents,

In social studies, students are hard at work developing their research skills as they diligently work on the ABC Los Angeles project. The research phase is concluding and each student will write a short piece based upon their research to share their findings. Additionally, to conclude our opinion writing unit with research, 3rd graders are independently writing an opinion piece about whether or not schools should require uniforms. Each child is tasked with independently following the writing process for opinion writing and using research to support their thoughts. We can’t wait to see the final products!

In technology, 3rd grade has started a new unit on robotics. Using the EV3 programming language and curriculum developed at Carnegie Mellon University, students will learn about different types of robotics used in the real world and how to program motors and sensors. They are looking forward to completing weekly challenges in class!

In 3rd grade Hebrew, students are performing short skits based on the stories they learn in class, with extra emphasis on conversation. Soon we will start reviewing the customs of Purim, sing Purim songs, and practice the blessings before the Megillah reading.

In Judaic Studies, 3rd graders have finished reading the story of Noah’s Ark. The students had many unanswered questions…What happened to the raven? How did the animals get along with each other on the ark? Where did Noah store all the food for everyone on the ark? Why did God get so upset with the people and not give them a second chance? How did Noah live to be 600 years old? How did flooding the earth teach the people a lesson? And so many more interesting questions! Our 3rd graders were really digging deeply into the story and finding meaning!

Our 3rd grade Mindfulness lessons explore the impermanent: that which comes and goes, waxes and wanes, arises and vanishes. We have focused on impermanent sensations, whether in the form of thoughts, feelings, images, ideas, bodily sensations, or external physical sensations (i.e. sounds). Mindfulness empowers us to live in the immediacy and directness of the arising and vanishing of that which is truly present in the now. We continue to interweave these teachings in all of our Mindfulness lessons, utilizing age appropriate language and experiences for our students.

Warmly,

The 3rd Grade Teachers
3rd Grade

Wise School Musical: The Lion King | Box Office Opens March 8th at 8:00 a.m.
www.showtix4u.com 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

Purim Celebration | March 10th | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
Students may wear an appropriate costume to school. Please send a change of uniform in their backpacks. Please help your child prepare a small Mishloach Manot (edible gift offering) to exchange with a classmate on Friday, March 10th. The gift exchange should have no more than 5 edible treats. Hebrew/Judaic Studies teachers will send a detailed email by this Friday.

Message from Nurse Gail Rosenblum re: School-Wide Lice Screening
Last Wednesday, February 22nd, we had a school-wide screening for Head Lice. While the screening went well, it is important that we stay vigilant in checking and removing nits (eggs) when they are found. It is critical that we interrupt the life cycle of the louse by getting rid of the eggs – if we do this, we will get rid of this nuisance. If not, the cycle will continue. As a parent, you can help contain lice by regularly checking your child’s hair. Look for nits, the eggs that attach to the hair shaft, oval shaped and white or light gray in color. Nits must be meticulously removed (even after treatment). If you discover a case of head lice, it is very important that you call Nurse Gail Rosenblum at (310) 889-2215. You can email Nurse Gail with additional questions at [email protected].

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


Dear 4th Grade Parents,

As we continue learning about the missions and mission life, as well as the roles of both Padres and Native Americans, 4th graders have been tasked with writing a narrative from the perspective of either a Padre or a Native American. As they craft their narrative about a “day in their life,” they are using descriptive language and the correct format to incorporate dialogue. We are looking forward to reading their different perspectives on mission life! In Word Wisdom, we have started words for a new unit.

In technology, 4th grade has started a new unit on robotics. Using the EV3 programming language and curriculum developed at Carnegie Mellon University, students will build on their technology skills to program large and medium motors for motion. In addition, students will learn to program color, gyro and ultrasonic sensors to complete weekly challenges.

In Hebrew, the 4th graders learned the speech patterns and are now incorporating the words ‘gam‘ (also), ‘aval‘ (but) and ‘rak‘ (only). Having just completed the first book of Chaverim B’ivrit, they are now reviewing their readings before moving on to the second book.

In Judaic Studies, after reviewing the Story of Esther, 4th graders are focusing on how each Purim character was motivated by power. Last week we honored Mathew Soleimani, Madelyn Schwartz, Talia Foonberg, Mikey Kashfian, Mielle Bolour, Jasmine Marouni, Ariel Amron, and Daniel Daneshgar as Klei Kodesh.

Our 4th grade Mindfulness lessons explore the impermanent: that which comes and goes, waxes and wanes, arises and vanishes. We have focused on impermanent sensations, whether in the form of thoughts, feelings, images, ideas, bodily sensations, or external physical sensations (i.e. sounds). Mindfulness empowers us to live in the immediacy and directness of the arising and vanishing of that which is truly present in the now. We continue to interweave these teachings in all of our Mindfulness lessons, utilizing age appropriate language and experiences for our students.

Warmly,

The 4th Grade Teachers

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.

Wise School Musical: The Lion King | Box Office Opens March 8th at 8:00 a.m.
www.showtix4u.com 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

Purim Celebration | March 10th | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
Students may wear an appropriate costume to school. Please send a change of uniform in their backpacks. Please help your child prepare a small Mishloach Manot (edible gift offering) to exchange with a classmate on Friday, March 10th. The gift exchange should have no more than 5 edible treats. Hebrew/Judaic Studies teachers will send a detailed email by this Friday.

Message from Nurse Gail Rosenblum re: School-Wide Lice Screening
Last Wednesday, February 22nd, we had a school-wide screening for Head Lice. While the screening went well, it is important that we stay vigilant in checking and removing nits (eggs) when they are found. It is critical that we interrupt the life cycle of the louse by getting rid of the eggs – if we do this, we will get rid of this nuisance. If not, the cycle will continue. As a parent, you can help contain lice by regularly checking your child’s hair. Look for nits, the eggs that attach to the hair shaft, oval shaped and white or light gray in color. Nits must be meticulously removed (even after treatment). If you discover a case of head lice, it is very important that you call Nurse Gail Rosenblum at (310) 889-2215. You can email Nurse Gail with additional questions at [email protected].


Dear 5th Grade Parents,

To declare independence or not: From the perspective of Loyalists and Patriots, we are analyzing seven colonists’ beliefs regarding their independence and the actions they took to support their beliefs. As we read, we also code the text for each colonist’s impact on the other colonists. There will be a formal assessment on chapter 11; students will use their perspective/impacts chart as a study guide.

In Word Wisdom we are wrapping up unit 4 and the test which will be this Friday, March 3rd. Always included in the Word Wisdom test are analogies; students should review their analogy packets and utilize online analogy practice.

Mrs. Burch’s math class will have their chapter 6 test either this Friday, March 3rd, or Monday, March 6th. In addition to nightly homework, students should review chapter 6 lessons utilizing online resources. Pay special attention to dividing by decimals, since this seemed to be challenging!

In 5th grade Hebrew our students are strengthening their speaking skills, as they are learning to expand their sentences with details, rich vocabulary, and descriptive words. Some are learning in the textbook about a class picnic, and soon they will write about their own class or family trip. Other students are about to take the unit test and move on to the next unit in Chaverim Beivrit.

As we approach the exciting holiday of Purim, across the disciplines of Judaic Studies and Hebrew, as well as reinforcing leadership traits and conflict (our grade level universal theme), we welcomed the month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar. The students brought funny hats and we sang “Mishenichnas Adar.” When the month of Adar “comes in”, we increase in joy and happiness.

In Judaic Studies, while reviewing the Story of Esther, 5th graders are focusing on finding meaning within each character and working through their conflicts. Last week Ethan Dardashty, Justin Tishbi, Madison Noriani, Olivia Pink, Ashley Mahgerefteh and Oliver Rahnama shared their thoughtful D’vrei Torah in their respective classes. Today we honored Oliver Rahnama and Delina Kohanim as our Klei Kodesh leaders.

Our 5th grade Mindfulness lessons explore the impermanent: that which comes and goes, waxes and wanes, arises and vanishes. We have focused on impermanent sensations, whether in the form of thoughts, feelings, images, ideas, bodily sensations, or external physical sensations (i.e. sounds). Mindfulness empowers us to live in the immediacy and directness of the arising and vanishing of that which is truly present in the now. We continue to interweave these teachings in all of our Mindfulness lessons, utilizing age appropriate language and experiences for our students.

Warmly,

The 5th Grade Teachers
5th Grade

Wise School Musical: The Lion King | Box Office Opens March 8th at 8:00 a.m.
www.showtix4u.com 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

Purim Celebration | March 10th | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
Students may wear an appropriate costume to school. Please send a change of uniform in their backpacks. Please help your child prepare a small Mishloach Manot (edible gift offering) to exchange with a classmate on Friday, March 10th. The gift exchange should have no more than 5 edible treats. Hebrew/Judaic Studies teachers will send a detailed email by this Friday.

Message from Nurse Gail Rosenblum re: School-Wide Lice Screening
Last Wednesday, February 22nd, we had a school-wide screening for Head Lice. While the screening went well, it is important that we stay vigilant in checking and removing nits (eggs) when they are found. It is critical that we interrupt the life cycle of the louse by getting rid of the eggs – if we do this, we will get rid of this nuisance. If not, the cycle will continue. As a parent, you can help contain lice by regularly checking your child’s hair. Look for nits, the eggs that attach to the hair shaft, oval shaped and white or light gray in color. Nits must be meticulously removed (even after treatment). If you discover a case of head lice, it is very important that you call Nurse Gail Rosenblum at (310) 889-2215. You can email Nurse Gail with additional questions at [email protected].

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 6th graders have been presenting their projects on ancient Egypt to their classmates. This was the final phase of their independent research papers on a topic of their choice about ancient Egypt. It has been an enriching and interactive student-centered learning experience. This week we have also begun studying the foundations of Buddhism, culminating in the creation of a mandala that reflects elements of the students’ lives. The mandalas are due today and we are so excited to see the final products!

In 6th grade Hebrew, we are reading a story about students who are Stars Of The Month, presenting a lesson about their favorite food. In our class, each student will be a star of the day and present a lesson about an area of interest to their classmates. This is within the framework of discussing the theme of food around the world by using multiple perspectives. In the meantime, Purim is fast approaching and we are practicing our reading skills while reading from the Megillah.

Our Judaic Studies students shared incredibly deep thoughts and insights to the prayers learned this semester across the disciplines of Judaic Studies, Hebrew, Music, Art and Language Arts. In Jewish history, we are exploring and investigating the big ideas of prejudice and intolerance.

In preparation for Purim, please help your child prepare a small Mishloach Manot (edible gift offering) to exchange with a classmate next Friday, March 10. The gift exchange should have no more than 5 edible treats. Your Hebrew teacher will send a detailed email by this Friday.

Our 6th grade Mindfulness lessons explore the impermanent: that which comes and goes, waxes and wanes, arises and vanishes. We have focused on impermanent sensations, whether in the form of thoughts, feelings, images, ideas, bodily sensations, or external physical sensations (i.e. sounds). Mindfulness empowers us to live in the immediacy and directness of the arising and vanishing of that which is truly present in the now. We continue to interweave these teachings in all of our Mindfulness lessons, utilizing age appropriate language and experiences for our students.

Warmly,

The 6th Grade Teachers

6th Grade

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

Wise School Musical: The Lion King | Box Office Opens March 8th at 8:00 a.m.
www.showtix4u.com 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

Purim Celebration | March 10th | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
Students may wear an appropriate costume to school. Please send a change of uniform in their backpacks. Please help your child prepare a small Mishloach Manot (edible gift offering) to exchange with a classmate on Friday, March 10th. The gift exchange should have no more than 5 edible treats. Hebrew/Judaic Studies teachers will send a detailed email by this Friday.

Message from Nurse Gail Rosenblum re: School-Wide Lice Screening
Last Wednesday, February 22nd, we had a school-wide screening for Head Lice. While the screening went well, it is important that we stay vigilant in checking and removing nits (eggs) when they are found. It is critical that we interrupt the life cycle of the louse by getting rid of the eggs – if we do this, we will get rid of this nuisance. If not, the cycle will continue. As a parent, you can help contain lice by regularly checking your child’s hair. Look for nits, the eggs that attach to the hair shaft, oval shaped and white or light gray in color. Nits must be meticulously removed (even after treatment). If you discover a case of head lice, it is very important that you call Nurse Gail Rosenblum at (310) 889-2215. You can email Nurse Gail with additional questions at [email protected].


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

Parent/Teacher Conferences | March 14 and 15 | SIGN UP HERE
March 14 – 12:30 p.m. Dismissal | ES Conferences 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
March 15 – No School | ES Conferences 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sign-ups open Monday, February 27th and close on Thursday, March 9th

You received an email from Pam Kleinman on Monday, February 27th with full details and sign-up instructions.
Grade 6 CODE: rtemx
K-5 CODE: 6ze4u
Hebrew, Judaic Studies, Specialist CODE: yyqj3
Grade 6 CODE: rtemx
EC CODE: 4quxk

Mindfulness and Meditation Course | Spring 2017 | Sign Up Here
Dates: February 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Location: Wise Temple, Chapel Study | Cost: $200

Course Instructors: Ian Hoge M.A. Clinical Psych. and Jennifer Waldburger MSW
Each class will consist of learning a new Mindfulness concept, a Meditation practice, and a group discussion with practical application. This course is designed to teach and practice the fundamentals of Mindfulness. Open to all levels. Come learn or deepen your practice. Click here to sign up online. For more information contact Jillian Moore: [email protected] (310) 889-2300.

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.

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!

A Great Gatsby Affair – Pre-Gala Auction Opportunity | Open March 1 – March 3
We are offering an exclusive pre-Gala auction opportunity for the Wise School Musical The Lion King! Bidding begins March 1 at 8 a.m. and ends on March 3 at 3 p.m. for front row seats and walk on roles! Online advance bidding only! More pre-Gala Auction bidding opportunities coming soon, plus a full silent auction the night of the Gala. Register: https://wisegala2017.auction-bid.org/microsite/

Purim Carnival 2017 | Sunday, March 12 
Mark your calendars and join us on Sunday, March 12 for our annual Purim Carnival! Purchase tickets here. Sign up here to be a volunteer. Click here to be a sponsor. Questions? Contact Makize Zarabi at [email protected].


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

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: campwisela.org. Contact: [email protected] or 310.889.2263

Spring Session for Afterschool Enrichment | Register HERE
Some classes still have space! Click here to check the schedule and plan your spring session: wisela.org/enrichment


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

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.
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A Purim Caber(n)et Happy Hour | Saturday, March 11 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for “Purim for Grown-Ups” as we celebrate with happy hour cocktails, appetizers, and hors d’oeuvresataschen! (It’s a word. We promise. We looked it up.) The festivities will include songs and stories of Purim from our clergy team and musicians, as well as plenty of quality schmooze-time. Note: this is strictly a 21+ event. Also note: “hors d’oeuvresataschen” is not a word, but it should be! This event is free but your RSVP is required. RSVP 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.