Save the Date!
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Friday, March 20, 2015
More than 250 grandparents and special friends visit our campus each spring for a special day filled with intergenerational learning, Shabbat celebrations, and student performances. To make sure your child’s grandparent or special friend receives an invitation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Invitations will be mailed next month.
Believe it or not, not all third graders love to run! But the Walk/Jog/Run unit they are currently engaged with in P.E. is changing that for our students. Disguising the fitness aspect of walking, jogging, and running by mixing in various patterns, different motor skills, and different partners and groups keeps students motivated, moving, and having fun. Aligned with NASPE and state content and performance standards, these activities are designed to include and challenge all students’ physical skills, while maintaining enjoyable, health-promoting, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during class. The 3rd graders certainly looked to be having fun last week when they jogged with lower school P.E. teacher Nobuo Kotani along Brotherhood Way and down to Lake Merced. MORE PHOTOS
The second grade class led Thursday morning tefillah (service), with their families and the first graders in attendance. As part of the Hebrew/Judaic studies curriculum, each grade from first to eighth prepares for and then leads one tefillah a year. The second graders sang traditional and contemporary prayers, interspersed with songs in Hebrew and English. As part of their preparation, the students created watercolors, on display for the oneg following the service, with their written reflections on what the act of prayer meant to each of them. MORE PHOTOS