All School News – October 18, 2016

Dear Parents,

We hope you all had an easy fast. Due to the holiday this week we are sending one all-school email. 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 the remainder of our High Holy Day Schedules.

Enjoy your time in the Sukkah.

Chag Sameah,

Tami Weiser
Head of School

Parent/Teacher Conferences

You received an email on Monday, October 10th with sign-up information and instructions. Sign-ups will close on October 25th. 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

October High Holy Day Schedule

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

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.

October 14th Klei Kodesh
Aiden S., Ashley, Aiden C., Ashlyn

October 21st Klei Kodesh
Audry, Bennett, Halston

1st Grade

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

1st Grade Colonial Day is October 31st – Please look in your child’s folder for information on our Colonial Day, which will take place on October 31st.

2nd Grade

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

There will be no spelling this week.

Shabbat Helpers for this Friday, October 14th:

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

Shabbat Helpers for next Friday, October 21st:

  • Room 34:  Sasha (Challah), Bill (Flowers)
  • Room 36:  Zoe (Challah), Michael (Flowers)

3rd Grade

We are starting our study of the Gabrielinos, a Native American tribe that inhabited our region.

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

Word Wisdom Quiz THIS Friday.

4th Grade Field Trip to The Banning Museum – Tuesday, October 18th
If you have not already done so, please return permission slips ASAP. Students must be at school by 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning. We are boarding the buses promptly at 8:00 a.m.

4th Grade Morning Social has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 18th in Taub Annex.

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 and release forms 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.

Yearbook Photo Reminder: You received an email from the historians and yearbook chairs. Please turn in your yearbook photos by October 31st. For more information, please email Negar Salim.

WISE SCHOOL | 310.889.2300

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

Family Friendly High Holy Day Temple Services
Simchat Torah Service | October 24th | 6:15 p.m. | Sakler Plaza

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!

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: 10/18, 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: 10/23, 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

EC Beit Issie Shapiro Farmer’s Market – Friday, October 28th

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

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.