Weekly Newsletter – January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015
25 Tevet 5775
Brainstorming Creative Brain Models



Students in Ms. Wiesenthal’s Psychology class are currently studying the brain. As part of this unit, they used a variety of materials to create a model of the brain. Among the creative projects were cakes formed as brains, and the use of a cauliflower. 

Mazal Tov!


Junior Boys about to score!


Well done to our basketball teams! Our Junior Boys, Senior Boys and Junior Girls teams all won their games this week. 


Kol Hakavod to the Senior Boys who played well to defeat the defending “A” Provincial Champions by a nail biting score of 71-67!

Donate Blood for King David 


Ira bravely volunteered to be the first.


As part of a student initiative led by Grade 12s Mikaela and Isaac, our school is participating in theYoung Blood for Life program which encourages high schools in the Lower Mainland to participate in a blood donation competition against other schools in an effort to spread awareness and create life-long donors at an early age. 


Earlier this week, Canadian Blood Services came to the school to test for blood types as many of us are unaware of this potentially life-saving information. 
From the student body, only Grade 12 students are eligible and even then, there are physical standards one must meet to donate. We encourage everyone to support our King David blood donorsand the Canadian Blood Services! 

Donations can be made at Canadian Blood Services (4750 Oak Street, Vancouver), Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please ask the receptionist for the form to join a Partners for Life/Young Blood for Life team. On the form please provide our PFL ID # which is KING013453. 
Social Studies Comes Alive

Vancouver Asahi


Our Social Studies 11
and History 12 classes traveled back to the early and mid 1900s with the film, “Vancouver Asahi”.  

We were able to see what it was like to be one of the first Japanese immigrants to settle in Vancouver.  We saw the cruelty, unfairness, and oppressive times that the Japanese had to live through and that heroes come in many different forms. For example in the film, there was a baseball team bridging the gap between the ‘white’ Canadians and the Japanese Canadians. As Hana in Grade 11 said, “The film brought history to life.”     ~ Izzy K, Grade 11

The Roaring 20s!

In Social Studies 11 we explored the ups and downs of the Roaring 20’s – women’s rights, veteran struggles, booming economies, and new inventions were all factors that contributed to the success and challenge of this period. The power struggle against key politicians and the uncertainty the Prime Minister had in regards to dealing with the Great Depression is vital to our nations’ history. The Great Depression hit North America hard, and the belief in perpetual prosperity was soon replaced by the hope to just survive. 

At the end of the unit our class held a classic 20’s party. Dressed in our finest silks, we participated in skits and dancing dressed as a gambler, flapper, doctor, salesman, and hairdresser. The flapper party was a great way to wrap up an exciting unit!
~ Bella, Grade 11 

Historical Figures at King David 

Mrs. Yaxley, our History 12 teacher, developed a unique and creative way for us to learn and display our knowledge . For our unit test, each student was required to research and then play the role of an assigned political leader, such as Stalin and Mussolini. Each leader had a significant impact on the world in the period following World War I and leading into World War II. Using the theme of being a guest on the Tonight Show, we composed a Round table Interview and questioned our fellow ally and enemy historical figures. Our discussions sought to portray the views, thoughts, and emotions which each character may have felt at the time. The activity gave us a deeper understanding of the historical characters, the post WWI era, and the events which took place during it.

~Jared, Grade 12

Date Change for Lion’s Den 


Since the last newsletter, the date for the Lion’s Den 50’s Diner has been changed. We apologize for the confusion and we hope you can still attend!


Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Dinner at 7:00pm


King David’s Atrium is transformed into a gourmet restaurant as students in our Foods program prepare and serve a three-course kosher meal. Please join us and invite guests to this special event!



Purchase tickets online or by calling the school. 

In This Issue
Candlelighting Times

Shabbat Begins: 4:25 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 5:38 p.m.

Parsha: Va’eira 
Exodus 6:2-9:35
Community Events

Purim is Coming!



Look for your login code to Happy Purim in your email this month. 


Parents Together: Resilience 



Connect, learn, and share with other parents.

  • Thursday, January 22
  • 7:00-8:45 p.m.
  • JCC


History of the Jewish Calendar




Discover the history of the present day Jewish Calendar from Ari Belenkiy, Ph.D.

  • Jan 26, Feb 16, Mar 9
  • 7:00-8:15 p.m.
  • JCC


Special Tu Bi’Shevat Guest: Israel Ambassador to the UN

Join the JNF as they welcome H.E. Ron Prosor in his keynote address “The Jewish State on the Global Stage”.
  • February 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Beth Israel  
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