All School News – November 7, 2016

Dear Parents,

We were very happy to have you on campus this week discussing your child’s progress with his or her teachers. As we look forward to the next few weeks and the upcoming holiday season, Wise School will be busy with activities of tikkun olam and more. Please review your child’s grade level information, below, as well as all of the activities and updates for Wise School, the WPA, our Center for Youth Engagement, and Stephen Wise Temple. We look forward to having you join us for everything from Mitzvah Day, to the Book Fair, to the Holiday Boutique, to the Musical Celebration Honoring Donna and Cantor Nathan Lam.

Warmly,


Tami Weiser
Head of School


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.

  • November 4th Klei Kodesh – Charlyze, Chloe, and Isa
  • November 18th Klei Kodesh – Cooper, Dashel, Eitan, and Gabriela

Book Fair | Kindergarten Visit | Zeldin-Hershenson
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to meet their child at the book fair during their class visit.
Kindergarten – Room 5 | Monday, November 7th | 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Kindergarten – Room 6 | Tuesday, November 8th | 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Guest Speaker Stuart Gibbs | Wednesday, November 9th | Plotkin Chapel
Grades K-2 | 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m..
Don’t forget to pre-order signed books by Stuart Gibbs for your students! This is a very special event that they are all sure to enjoy. Please note that the visit with Stuart Gibbs is for students only.


1st Grade

Klei Kodesh Reminder: Sign-ups will be done through schoolbookings.net. Use code ak2ymand please select a day for your child that you will be able to attend!

Book Fair | 1st Grade Visit | Zeldin-Hershenson
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to meet their child at the book fair during their class visit.
1st Grade – Snyder | Monday, November 7th | 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1st Grade – Cohen | Wednesday, November 9th | 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker Stuart Gibbs | Wednesday, November 9th | Plotkin Chapel
Grades K-2 | 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m..
Don’t forget to pre-order signed books by Stuart Gibbs for your students! This is a very special event that they are all sure to enjoy. Please note that the visit with Stuart Gibbs is for students only.

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at: https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


2nd Grade

Tomorrow, Friday, November 4th: Please remember to send SOVA, Tzedakah, and have your child wear a white shirt.

Spelling test reminder for tomorrow, Friday, November 4th. 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, November 4th:

  • Room 34: Madeleine (Challah), Bella (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Avery (Challah), Joseph (Flowers)

Klei Kodesh for this Friday, November 4th:

  • Room 34: Bill and Joya
  • Room 36: Joseph and Zoe

Shabbat Helpers for Friday, November 18th:

  • Room 34: Logan (Challah), Adin (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Joseph (Challah), Zoe (Flowers)

Klei Kodesh for Friday, November 18th:

  • Room 34: Logan and Avvah
  • Room 36: Bradley and Sharlene

Book Fair | 2nd Grade Visit | Zeldin-Hershenson
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to meet their child at the book fair during their class visit.
2nd Grade – Neishuler | Monday, November 7th | 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2nd Grade – Margolis | Wednesday, November 9th | 10:25 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Guest Speaker Stuart Gibbs | Wednesday, November 9th | Plotkin Chapel
Grades K-2 | 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Don’t forget to pre-order signed books by Stuart Gibbs for your students! This is a very special event that they are all sure to enjoy. Please note that the visit with Stuart Gibbs is for students only.

FIELD TRIP – Ocean Park Community Center
Ms. Margolis’ Class – Thursday, November 10th
Mrs. Neishuler’s Class – Thursday, November 17th
Please review the email sent yesterday for more information and details.

Whole Child Discussion | 2nd and 3rd Grade | November 16th

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at: https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


3rd Grade

3rd Grade Shabbat Dinner | Friday, November 4th | 6:15 p.m. 
Service in Sanctuary, followed by dinner in Zeldin-Hershenson

Please make sure your child brings their homework folder and agenda to school every day.

Your child should always have a chapter book at school.

Book Fair | 3rd Grade Visit | Zeldin-Hershenson
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to meet their child at the book fair during their class visit.
3rd Grade – Menjivar | Monday, November 7th | 9:35 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
3rd Grade – Biller | Tuesday, November 8th | 9:35 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Guest Speaker Stuart Gibbs | Wednesday, November 9th | Plotkin Chapel
Grades 3-6 | 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Don’t forget to pre-order signed books by Stuart Gibbs for your students! This is a very special event that they are all sure to enjoy. Please note that the visit with Stuart Gibbs is for students only.

Whole Child Discussion | 2nd and 3rd Grade | November 16th

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at:https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


4th Grade

Book Fair | 4th Grade Visit | Zeldin-Hershenson
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to meet their child at the book fair during their class visit.
4th Grade – Hechtman | Monday, November 7th | 11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
4th Grade – Neal | Monday, November 7th | 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
4th Grade – Shapiro | Tuesday, November 8th | 2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker Stuart Gibbs | Wednesday, November 9th | Plotkin Chapel
Grades 3-6 | 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Don’t forget to pre-order signed books by Stuart Gibbs for your students! This is a very special event that they are all sure to enjoy. Please note that the visit with Stuart Gibbs is for students only.

4th Grade Morning Social is being rescheduled. Stay tuned for the new date!

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at: https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


5th Grade

Keyboarding Practice: As our laptops and the ability to effectively communicate through written word is essential, all 5th grade students are encouraged to practice keyboarding skills at least twice a week for 10 minutes each session!

5th Grade Evening Social – Thursday, November 3rd

Book Fair | 5th Grade Visit | Zeldin-Hershenson
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to meet their child at the book fair during their class visit.
5th Grade – Itri | Monday, November 7th | 9:20 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
5th Grade – Gabay | Monday, November 7th | 12:55 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
5th Grade – Burch | Wednesday, November 9th | 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker Stuart Gibbs | Wednesday, November 9th | Plotkin Chapel
Grades 3-6 | 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Don’t forget to pre-order signed books by Stuart Gibbs for your students! This is a very special event that they are all sure to enjoy. Please note that the visit with Stuart Gibbs is for students only.

Save-the-Date: B’nai Mitzvah Family Program for 5th Grade
Monday, November 14th | 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Please join our clergy and educators as we begin your series of four pre b’nai mitzvah sessions that will take place over the 5th and 6th grade years. Together with other parents and your child’s classmates, we will explore the deeper meanings of the b’nai mitzvah experience and discover what your family can learn from the Torah’s insights as the time comes closer. We ask at least one parent attend with your 5th grader. RSVP to [email protected].

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

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at:https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


6th Grade

Science Fair Reminder: Please go to the Science Fair Weebly page to see information about the Science Fair and locate the directions, due dates and rubrics for each specific class. Please carefully review your student’s individual/group science fair documents. As a reminder, students should be done with their research and working on their objective and procedure at this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Miss Bolkin or Mrs. Coatney.

Book Fair | 6th Grade Visit | Zeldin-Hershenson
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to meet their child at the book fair during their class visit.
6th Grade – All Classes | Tuesday, November 8th | 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker Stuart Gibbs | Wednesday, November 9th | Plotkin Chapel
Grades 3-6 | 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Don’t forget to pre-order signed books by Stuart Gibbs for your students! This is a very special event that they are all sure to enjoy. Please note that the visit with Stuart Gibbs is for students only.

Yearbook Photo Reminder – Message from Rachael Sterlin Photography: Please email Rachael Sterlin Photography with your photo choice for the Yearbook by Friday, November 25th. If I do not receive your choice by then, I will choose for you. Photo Requirements:

  • The yearbook choice needs to be a vertical headshot.
  • You may also choose a second choice for the yearbook of a full body photo.
  • I need to know the digital image(s) number, student name and room number.
  • Please email Rachael Sterlin if you did not receive the Photo Link.

Save-the-Date: B’nai Mitzvah Family Program for 6th Grade
Tuesday, November 15th | 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Please join our clergy and educators as we continue the pre b’nai mitzvah journey by spending a morning of learning together. We will explore the deeper meanings of the b’nai mitzvah experience and discover what your family can learn from the Torah’s insights as the time comes closer. We ask at least one parent attend with your 6th grader. RSVP to [email protected].

Project Studio is on Twitter. For the latest Project Studio happenings, follow us at: https://twitter.com/ProjectStudioLA


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

NO SCHOOL | Friday, November 11th | Veterans Day/Professional Development Day

Drop-In Mindful Meditation for Parents
Tuesdays | November 1 – December 13 | 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m | Project Studio | $20/class
Fridays | November 4 – December 16 | 8:05 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. | Project Studio | $20/class
Join us for a weekly practice of Mindfulness and Meditation at Wise School. This class is open to all levels. In this ongoing drop-in class, you will build and strengthen Mindfulness tools, deepen your Mindfulness practice both in class and between classes, and have the opportunity to discuss the application of Mindfulness in daily life as a parent and spouse. While parenting is all about giving, this class allows you to give yourself the gift of time for you, and ultimately, for your family.
For more information:
Ian Hoge: [email protected] or (310) 902-5954.
Jen Waldburger: [email protected] or (310) 922-5392.
Jillian Moore in the Wise School Office: [email protected] or (310) 889-2300

Mitzvah Day | November 6th
Our 21st annual Mitzvah Day, where we will make meaning and change the world together as a community, is this Sunday, November 6th. We need your help to make Mitzvah Day a success. We ask that students bring the following items (listed below) to help with our projects. Items can be brought to the ES Office, the Temple office, or dropped off in the canvas SOVA bins around campus during morning and afternoon carpool. For more information, please visit www.wisela.org/mitzvahday or email [email protected].

  • Hygiene Kits benefiting SOVA: We are collecting TRAVEL SIZE Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Deodorant and Lotion.
  • Welcome home baskets for newly housed Veterans as part of Homes for Heroes:We are collecting kitchen supplies such as bowls, plates, cups, placemats, dishtowels in sets for 4, dish soap, laundry detergent, trash bags, all-purpose cleaner, and rubber gloves.
  • Gently Used Clothing & Toy Drive: We ask that you clean out your children’s closets as well as your own to be able to donate gently used clothing to organizations including Baby2Baby, National Council of Jewish Women, Dress for Success and more!

Annual Giving – We are excited to announce that we have already raised over $215,000 for our Wise School Annual Giving Campaign. Thank you to the many families who have already donated. We want 100% participation. We are publishing our first in honor roll on November 14th and hope to include everyone! To donate now please click here or contact Jessica Lebovits at [email protected] or 310.889.2276.

Midor L’Dor | Wednesday, November 23rd
You received an e-mail yesterday regarding our upcoming Midor L’Dor event. Please be sure to RSVP HERE for each of your child’s guests. Registration closes on Monday, November 7th.

The Diener & Kadner Families Library
Mondays – Wednesdays | 7:45 a.m to 3:45 p.m.
Come visit the Library and check out some books about the important upcoming election!

WiseFit | http://mycart.wisela.org/wisefit
Session #2 starting this week


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

November Party Book Events – The response to our Party Book events has been incredible. Register now for upcoming events – offering something for everyone! Check them out and register today at wiseschool.onlinepartybook.com.

  • November 10th: Shop ’til You Drop – VIP Shopping Experience (only 4 spots left)
  • November 14th: Rolling Greens (SOLD OUT)

Mitzvah Day | Sunday, November 6th
Mitzvah Day – our community-wide day of social justice – is on November 6th. Join us for a wonderful day of tikkun olam and the launch of the 2016 Book Fair!

Book Fair | Sunday, November 6th – Thursday, November 10th | 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 6th | Book Fair begins on Mitzvah Day | Open 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, November 7th | Dads and Donuts | 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Open to all
Tuesday, November 8th | EC PJ Party | 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Please RSVP to evite
Wednesday, November 9th | Special Guest Speaker Betsy Brown Braun | 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 10th | Last Day of Book Fair | Closes at 4:00 p.m. 
Volunteers Needed! We are looking for volunteers for 2-hour shifts, especially during Mitzvah Day on Sunday, November 6th. Please e-mail Lori Tyberg to sign up and volunteer. 

WPA Meeting with Guest Speaker Betsy Brown Braun
Wednesday, November 9th | 8:00 a.m. 

All EC and K-6 parents are invited to our WPA Meeting on Wednesday, November 9th at 8:00 a.m. featuring the incomparable child development specialist and author Betsy Brown Braun. Betsy will be speaking on raising a self-reliant child – not only why you should want your child to be self-reliant, but she will give you specific tips for cultivating this character trait that will put your child on the path to being an independent and competent adult. Note: Early drop-off childcare will be available for EC families. Advanced notice by November 8th is required. Please email Heidi Sorenson in the EC office to reserve your spot.

Wise Holiday Boutique | Thursday, November 17th
Get ready to shop ’til you drop at our Annual Wise Holiday Boutique on Thursday, November 17th! We’ll be featuring some of the best vendors in home goods, clothing, jewelry, accessories, kids’ items, and more!

Thanksgiving SOVA Drive
Let’s come together to give whatever we can for our Thanksgiving SOVA Food Drive. Bags were sent home last week. Students are encouraged to fill them up with non-perishable Thanksgiving donations and turn them in no later than Monday, November 14th. SOVA Bins will be out at morning carpool until then.


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

Camp Wise Youth Event for Grades 5 & 6: Extreme Speed Night at Go Kart World
Sunday, November 20th | 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | $45
Join Tati and the Camp Wise staff for an evening away from the parents. Filled with fun activities like bumper cars, go-karts, arcade games, dinner and snacks! Transportation included. Pick-up and drop-off at the Temple. Bring your friends! Everyone is welcome to Camp Wise Youth Events!  (Please note that you must be 4″ tall to ride Bumper Cars and 52” tall for the Super Track Go-Karts)
Space is limited! Your complete registration form and payment must be turned in to the CYE office to reserve your spot by Wednesday, November 16th. You can also register online HERE.

Winter Session of Afterschool Enrichment Begins November 28th
Winter session will have all of your favorite activities like basketball, chess, and martial arts, as well as new ones like computer programming, rhythm and percussion, hip hop and marine biology! Stay tuned for registration information! Registration opens November 3rd.


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

A Musical Celebration Honoring Donna and Cantor Nathan Lam
November 13, 2016 | Orpheum Theatre 

Tickets and sponsorships are available now for A Musical Celebration Honoring Donna and Cantor Nathan Lam! Join the Wise community on November 13th at the Orpheum Theatre for an incredible night of music. Learn more at WiseLA.org/MusicalCelebration.