All School News – October 10, 2016

Dear Parents,

We hope you all had a wonderful Rosh Hashanah with your families. Due to the short week, below please find a few grade-level reminders as well as reminders and updates for all of Wise School, including Parent/Teacher Conference information and High Holy Day Schedules.

Please bear with us during the holidays this October – if you do not receive weekly grade level emails, you will receive all necessary information in a weekly all school email.

Class Facebook Group Pages: By Friday of last week you should have received your invitation to join your student’s class Facebook Group Page. Please be sure to accept the invitation, or, using your Facebook email address, request to join the group. On these group pages you will find pictures and updates on classroom activities throughout the year. If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Rice.

G’mar Chatima Tova.


Tami Weiser
Head of School

Parent/Teacher Conferences

You will be receiving an email on Monday, October 10th with sign-up information and instructions. Please note the NEW schedule for conferences:
Tuesday, November 1st | NO SCHOOL – Conferences all day
Wednesday, November 2nd | Early K-6 Dismissal 12:30 p.m – Conferences after dismissal

Yom Kippur Services and October High Holy Day Schedule

Yom Kippur Assembly | Tuesday, October 11th | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary | Wear white.
Parents invited. Please remember to wear white. PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: For the decorum of our Yom Kippur service, we are asking parents to please wait outside your child’s classroom. Once attendance is taken, you will walk to the sanctuary with your child’s class and be seated together.

Tuesday, October 11th | Erev Yom Kippur | 12:30 p.m. ES Dismissal | 12:00 p.m. EC Dismissal
Wednesday, October 12th | Yom Kippur | No School
Thursday, October 13th | 10:00 a.m. Late Start | Carpool Begins at 9:30 a.m.

Monday, October 17th | Sukkot | No School
Monday, October 24th | Shemini Atzeret | No School


Kindergarten Shabbat Service and Dinner | October 14th | 5:30 p.m. | Zeldin-Hershenson
Please RSVP by this Friday, October 7th. An email with the online RSVP link was sent on Friday, September 30th.

1st Grade

Please send your child with 2 snacks and lunch every day.

2nd Grade

Please remember to send SOVA, Tzedakah, and have your child wear a white shirt tomorrow.

Please check your student’s homework planners every night.

Shabbat Helpers for this Friday, October 7th:

  • Room 34: Sophia (Challah), Caleb (Flowers)
  • Room 36: Talia (Challah), Robert (Flowers)

Shabbat Helpers for next Friday, October 14th:

  • Room 34:  Shai (Challah), Brooke (Flowers)
  • Room 36:  Michael (Challah), Talia (Flowers)

3rd Grade

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.

4th Grade

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

5th Grade

5th Grade Morning Social | Thursday, October 20th | 8:00 a.m. | Zeldin-Hershenson

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

6th Grade

6th Grade Day at Camp with Elharizi Delegation | Thursday, October 20th
Permission slips going home soon and must be returned by Friday, October 14th.

6th Grade Shabbat Service and Dinner | October 21st | 6:15 p.m. | Sanctuary
An email with the online RSVP link was sent on Friday, September 30th.

WISE SCHOOL | 310.889.2300

All School High Holy Day Services (Parents Invited)
K-6 Yom Kippur Assembly | October 11th | 8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
Pre-K-6 Simchat Torah Assembly | October 25th | 9:15 a.m. | Sanctuary

Family Friendly High Holy Day Temple Services
Yom Kippur Family Service | October 12th | 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Skirball Center
Simchat Torah Service | October 24th | 6:15 p.m. | Sakler Plaza

Tashlich on the Beach | Sunday, October 9th | 3:00 p.m. | Santa Monica Beach Tower 24
Kids and parents are invited to join us at Tower 24 for this special event to cast our sins away and prepare for the new year! Bring blankets and a picnic for this beloved seaside tradition. View our Facebook event.

Elharizi Delegation | October 19th – October 27th
Wise School is excited to host the 2nd delegation from Elharizi School in Tel Aviv, our partner school in the twinning program through the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

Annual Giving – We are excited to announce that two weeks into our Wise School Annual Giving Campaign we have already raised over $150,000, putting us more than 30% of the way to our goal! Thank you to the many families who have already donated. Our goal is 100% participation. To donate now please click here or contact Jessica Lebovits at [email protected] or 310.889.2276.

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!
Book Fair – The Book Fair is fast approaching! Our Book Fair opens on Mitzvah Day, November 6, 2016, and will close on Thursday, November 10th in Zeldin-Hershenson Hall. We have lots of exciting events planned to celebrate our love of books. News about all our events will be coming soon!
Birthday Books
Thanks to the following students and their families for donating a book to the Library in honor of their student’s birthdays:
Mielle B. | Katie F. | Iman G. | Benjamin G. | Ella O. | Madeleine R. | Ethan T. | Ashlyn V.

Open Swim: Come and join us in our beautiful pool for OPEN SWIM!!! You will be able to swim laps, walk in the shallow end, play basketball, work on your diving, and even play water polo. There are two days available (Tuesdays and Sundays) to give everybody an opportunity to come and enjoy our wonderful pool on site! A lifeguard will be on deck during all of the Open Swim days and times.

Open Swim – Staff, Parent & Temple
Tuesdays | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dates: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, and 12/13
Parent/Temple Member – $25 per person, drop-in rate
Staff – $10 per person, drop-in rate *staff discount
$200 package with all dates included (save $75)

Open Swim
Sundays | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dates: 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, and 12/11
$25 per individual/family, drop-in rate
$200 package with all dates included (save $50)
*all kids must have adult supervision, and absolutely NO food/drink on the pool deck.

Wise Parents Association
[email protected] |

SOVA Reminder: Our High Holy Days SOVA Food Drive kicked off at Rosh Hashanah and will end right after Yom Kippur! Don’t forget to bring items no later than October 13th to help those in need.

October Party Book Events – Party Book is off to an amazing start and October’s events offer something for everyone! Check them out and register today at to secure your spot.

  • October 22nd: Wine Tasting with the Lams
  • October 24th: Rolling Robots
  • October 29th: Girls’ Spa Party

Center For Youth Engagement – Afterschool Enrichment
[email protected] | 310.889.2263

Camp Wise Youth Event – Under the Stars Movie Night
October 15th | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | $35 | Grades 3-6
Join the Camp Wise staff for an evening away from the parents full of fun activities: pizza-making, games, DIY popcorn bar and an outdoor movie! Bring a seat and a friend!

Stephen Wise Temple | 310.476.8561

Jewish Women’s Theatre presents “Hold Me, Heal Me” | Saturday, October 8th | 6:45 p.m.
A riveting production of stories, one-act plays, and songs about the healing power of kindness is not to be missed! Reception generously sponsored by Susan and Mel Plutsky.
Buy tickets at here.

The Purpose, Meaning, and Beauty of Living a Jewish Life | Rabbi David Woznica
A Series of Gatherings for Men and Women in their 30s – 50s
Kickoff: Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Our first topic: Extraordinary Jewish Teachings that can Elevate and Shape Your Marriage.
Learn more at | RSVP online HERE.