Weekly Newsletter – January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015
3 Shevat 5775
Annual Fund Campaign Launched!

The Annual Fund is our school’s community fund. It allows us to remain accessible to every family, and it contributes to our expanding academic and extracurricular programs, and our enriching Jewish life program. Our goal is 100% parent participation and increased community support. All gifts are needed, valued, and send a powerful message that you share our vision. 


For more information or to make a one-time or recurring gift, please contact Esther Mogyoros, Development Manager, at 604.263.9700 ext. 109.

Preparing for Mid – Year Exams

Mrs. Mackie reviews a concept with Michelle, Grade 10

Today, as part of our Exam Preparation day, students could choose to work at school or at home. Teachers were available to answer questions and to help them prepare for their exams next week. Many students chose to be at school using the time to study in a quiet area, to learn and review with peers, or seek help from teachers – all valuable study strategies!

Mid-Year exams help students to solidify material studied in the first half of the school year and are an important step in preparing for Final exams.

Shea, Grade 9, works closely with Mrs. Kasirer


Staying Safe Online

Earlier this week, our Grade 8’s and Grade 11’s participated in a presentation from SOLOS – Safe Online Outreach Society.  SOLOS presents current information for students and adults around internet navigation, useful (and not useful) apps, games, security settings, digital citizenship and literacy.  SOLOS has been presenting at King David for 4 years now primarily for Grade 8 students.  This year we included the Grade 11 students to hear the presentation geared toward Digital Citizenship.  Each time, the content is current and fast-paced, encouraging the audience to participate and be engaged.


“The presentation was very useful; she shared us new information that made us aware of the positives and negatives of the internet.”    ~Yannay, Grade 11


“We know better how to protect ourselves on social media.  She taught us not to be so trusting. We learned that even if I have a private account, everything online is permanent, and people can track you – posts can affect your life!  How we act online represents who we are – we should set a good example.” 

  ~ Natasha, Grade 8


Interested in learning more? Visit the Safe Online website. 

Happenings at King David



In Ms. Wiesenthal’s Psychology class, Ms. Robyn Littleford, Department Head, GF Strong School Program, visited our class. Ending our unit on the brain, Ms. Littleford came to talk about the adolescent brain and concussions.


The Grade 9 girls skating at the Richmond Olympic Oval earlier this week.

Support the Shoe Drive! 



The King David RiNO Club is helping the VTT Chesed Club reach their goal of donating 1000 pairs of shoes to Ruben’s Shoes. Ruben’s Shoes is a Canadian-based non-profit organization that sends shoes to children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where without shoes those children cannot attend school. By donating a pair of shoes, you are giving someone an education! 

    ~ Adi, Grade 11

Please bring in any new or gently used shoes (in a plastic bag) to King David from January 26 – 30th. 

Don’t miss out on Lion’s Den!

King David’s Atrium will be 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! 


Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner at 7:00 p.m.



Purchase tickets online or by calling the school. 

Save the Date! 

March 17/18, 2015

Some of the players at a rehearsal for
 their upcoming play, Harvey, a comedy by Mary Chase. 

This year, the school play will be on March 17th and 18th at 7pm. Save the date! Tickets will go on sale in February.

For the set of this year’s school play, we are looking for as many books with red spines as we can find. If you don’t mind going through your bookshelves and sending in any red-spined books you have to the drama room, we will ensure they are returned after the play in March. Just include your name on a post-it or piece of tape in the front cover. Also, if any parents want to help with the construction of the set, that would be greatly appreciated. Please be in touch with our Drama teacher, Aron Rosenberg to discuss scheduling.

Mark Your Calendar! 
               Celebrate with us!

May 11th, 2015



We’ll be providing more updates and information on this very special upcoming event, but for now, please save the date in your calendars!

In This Issue
Candlelighting Times

Shabbat Begins: 4:36 p.m.
Shabbat Ends: 5:47 p.m.

Parsha: Bo 
Exodus 10:1-13:16
Community Events

Purim is Coming!



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


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


Curious about Social Media?


Advocacy in the Digital Age


  • January 29, 2015
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Brix Studios, Gastown



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  

Against the Grain: 
Orthodox Feminism in Israel

  • February 23, 2015
  • 7 p.m.
  • Temple Sholom
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