Dear Wise School Parents,

It was wonderful having all of you on campus last night for Open House. I hope you enjoyed seeing the amazing work your children have done throughout the year. If you did not have an opportunity to make it to the Art Show in Tyberg, it will be open all day today – I encourage you to see the unbelievable art created by our students. I want to send a special congratulations to our 2nd graders, as they culminated their Heroes Projects last night with a fantastic performance and their beautiful Heroes Museum. I am in awe of the outstanding work done by all of our students this past year – they truly made great happen and I couldn’t be more proud.

On a very exciting note, you now have the opportunity for an inside sneak peek at Katz Family Pavilion and Shalom Garden:

Hard Hat Tours
Tuesday May 23 | 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 24 | 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Space is limited. RSVPs required. RSVP HERE or contact Jessica Lebovits at [email protected] or (310) 889-2276. We look forward to sharing our exciting progress with you!
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is for adults. Only visitors over the age of 18 are allowed onto our construction site.

Last, but certainly not least, the end of the school year is quickly approaching, which means the Maccabi Games are almost here! To order your t-shirts and spirit packages, please CLICK HERE. The deadline to order is next Friday, May 26, so get your orders in today!

I look forward to seeing you all at carpool tomorrow morning.


Tami Weiser
Head of School


Kindergarten Hagigat HaTorah | Friday, June 2 | 8:00 a.m. | Sanctuary
Please have your child dressed in Shabbat clothes – white or pastel colors.

Kippah for Hagigat HaTorah
Reminder to decorate your Kippah for our beautiful Hagigat HaTorah! Please return them to school as soon as they are completed.

Kindergarten T-Shirts
Please send in cash or a check for the purple kindergarten t-shirts. Shirts are $16. Checks may be made out to cash or Diamond Summerville (NOT Wise School).

1st Grade

Field Trip: Kidspace | Tuesday, May 23 | Details to follow

2nd Grade

Shabbat Reminder: Please remember to send SOVA and 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, May 19:

Room 34: Joya (Challah), Shai (Flowers)
Room 36: Joelle (Challah), Noah (Flowers)
3rd Grade

ABCs of Los Angeles Book
In 3rd grade social studies we have learned about the history of Los Angeles and the impact of various social groups of Angelenos. In our most recent unit on historical sites in Los Angeles, students independently researched a historical site, wrote a report about their historical site, and prepared an oral presentation to share with their class. We are so proud of our students and can’t wait to see how the final book comes out. Books will arrive before the end of school!

4th Grade

4th Grade Sacramento Trip | May 22

5th Grade

Tel Aviv Twinning Program
We were so delighted to share some highlights from our transformational Tel Aviv Twinning Program with you. If your child wishes to be considered for our 2017-2018 Israel Twinning Delegation, please apply online here (Student Application Form) and here (Parent Application Form). Of course, if you have additional questions, do not hesitate to ask us at [email protected] or [email protected]

6th Grade

6th Grade Science | Future Cities Model
Students are asked to collect clean, recycled materials to be used on their Future Cities model. Students should label their materials and bring them to the science lab.

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Special Request from Science Teachers: We are collecting clean half-gallon milk or juice cartons for a project. Please have your student bring them to the Science Lab. Thank you!

Library Book Awards Assembly | Friday, May 26 | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
Our Book Awards Assembly will be held on Friday, May 26, at 8:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Parents of students who have completed the required reading will be receiving an invitation to the Assembly.

In our closing classes with students, we discussed the importance of reflection on all our experiences through Mindfulness. What came from these reflections was a little different than how most Mindfulness classes end. Students were able to drop into silence and then discuss how challenging Mindfulness can be. It took courage and vulnerability for students to take opportunities to turn inward and share what arises in the moment. There was a sense of “work in progress” and more exploration to be done. Through their shared stories, students showed that they are starting to build a foundation of Mindfulness, where mindsets are held more tenderly, kindly, and confidently. They are also taking care of themselves with a new found awareness. It is an honor and a privilege to stand by your children at Wise School! The Mindfulness Team would like to thank each and every student for our moments shared together. We may be their Mindfulness teachers, but these students are some of our greatest teachers! With Gratitude, The Mindfulness Team

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6/1 Wildcats Sports Banquet
6/6 Maccabi Games

Lost & Found
Stop by the Lost & Found tables underneath the Parking Structure on Wednesday, June 7. Items will be on display all day. This is the last opportunity of the year to claim your belongings. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity.

Maccabi Games | Order Shirts and Spirit Packages TODAY | Order Here
Deadline to order is Friday, May 26!

A Special Thank you to our Mother’s Day Basket Volunteers:
Nasi Bamshad, Lori Tyberg, Thea Klapwald, Jennifer Yadidi, Our 3rd Graders and 3rd Grade Teachers

[email protected] | 310.889.2263

Camp Wise is 5 weeks away!
There are seven awesome weeks to choose from, but groups are filling up! Each week will be filled with your favorite camp activities like swimming, cooking, sports, science, music, dance, and more! Check out the calendar to choose your favorite field trips, special guests, and dress-up days. Also, sign up for swim lessons or music lessons after camp! Website: Contact: [email protected] or 310.889.2263

STEPHEN WISE TEMPLE | 310.476.8561

CYE Graduation Shabbat | Friday, May 19 | Dinner: 6:30 p.m., Service: 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate our WTY high school graduating class as well as all other graduating seniors in our community at this special Shabbat service. We will also honor and show our gratitude for Andrea Gardenhour and her years of service to our Center for Youth Engagement.

Community Tikkun L’eyl Shavuot | Tuesday, May 30 | 7 p.m. | Valley Beth Shalom
Join the Stephen Wise Temple clergy and our friends from 8 other Jewish organizations as we gather for an evening of learning and action in celebration of Shavuot. In addition to learning with our clergy and clergy members from all over Los Angeles, guest Mark Hetfield (President of Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) will speak about how to provide aid for refugees worldwide.
7:00 p.m.: Blintzes and Nosh
7:30 p.m.: Conversation with Mark Hetfield
9:15 p.m.: Breakout Study Sessions with Clergy
10:15 p.m.: Dessert followed by Late Night Study

Shavuot Morning and Yizkor Service | Wednesday, May 31 | 10:00 a.m.
Led by Rabbi Josh Knobel, Cantor Nathan Lam, and Cantor Emma Lutz, celebrate the Feast of Weeks at our morning Shavuot Service. We will also recite Yizkor prayers and remember our loved ones with kavod and meaning.

Balfour Declaration Centennial Trip to Israel and London
October 23 — November 3, 2017
Led by Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and President Steven Fishman
“His Majesty’s government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people,” begins the momentous Balfour Declaration (November 2, 1917), making world history and changing the story for future generations of Jews. Commemorate the Declaration’s centennial in Israel and in London with your Stephen Wise Temple community.
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