Weekly Newsletter – May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015
11 Sivan 5775
Celebration 5775 – Showcasing student achievements!

The Atrium was filled to capacity

On Wednesday evening, our school was filled with parents, grandparents, siblings, King David staff and students. We celebrated who we are as a school, recognizing our student Mensches, scientists, writers, historians, chefs, athletes, actors, singers and volunteers. Everything we do here, from our outstanding theatre productions and Shabbat dinners to our novel studies and science projects, are all the result of the wonderful relationships and collaborations fostered between our students and the hard-working dedicated teachers of King David.

Perusing the many works of art

Celebration 5775 was an opportunity to showcase the work our students do each day in the classroom, to recognize our students for their characteristics and values which are at the core of our identity as a school – values that distinguish our school from others, and values we see our students demonstrate every day.

Russ Klein presents Eytan, Grade 10, Rakeea, Grade 9, Natasha, Grade 8 ,and Shmuel, Grade 11, with 
 the King David Staff Award

When selecting award recipients, we consider not only academic excellence but also recognize effort, improvement, overall contribution to the learning environment, positive influence and approach, tenacity or perseverance, and other elements that are specific to individual classroom settings. 

Rocking the Atrium

Along with the distribution of awards, the audience were treated to musical numbers prepared by all grades – from Coldplay’s “Clocks” to Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind,” the musicians rocked the house! The Home Economics students prepared delicious sweet and savoury treats that were enjoyed by all and the Art students displayed many creative pieces along the walls of the Atrium. as well as some stellar Stop Animation films.

The happy chefs – Max and Mia, Grade 12, with Joelle Gabi, and Matty, Grade 11  

Justine, Grade 10, plates delicious treats 
 with Ms. Watson
King David’s First Green Day

King David’s first Green Day took place on  May 28th! Green Day encouraged all things green: physical fitness, community, composting, environmental awareness, global awareness, call to actions, and more! It also happened to fall during Bike to Work Week – we had an impressive number of bikes in front of our school  and in the underground parking! 


To make Green Day even more exciting, different TAG (Teacher Advisory Group) teams competed against one another to see who could be the greenest. 


Arriving by bus

Examples of ways students earned points included biking, walking, bussing or carpooling to school, wearing green clothing, giving up their cell phones for an hour, eating vegetarian, and submitting assignments by email rather than printing it out. 


Georgia, Gr. 8, arrives by bike

Thanks to our amazing King David PAC for providing the vegetarian snacks and prizes and  to all the students and teachers who participated in our first Green Day. We’re so proud of everyone’s efforts to go Green!

A Home for Lian?

Lian is King David’s ShinShin for the next school year and we need to find her three home stay families. Each would host her for a period of 3 months beginning September. This is a great opportunity to bring Israel into your home and to help support this wonderful program for Israeli high school graduates. 
Contact Russ Klein if you are interested or want to know more.

Hello everyone! My name is Lian Swissa, I am 18 years old and I am from Kiryat Gat which is a small city located in the northern Negev of Israel. I come from a very big and musical family – I have five brothers and one sister and each one of us either plays an instrument or sings, so my house is never quiet and always full of music and joy. 

My hobbies include singing, listening to music, having fun with my friends and I am also involved in my city. For the last three years I have participated in the student council of my high school and have been the youth counsellor of Kiryat Gat. As part of these positions, throughout the years I have been working with teenagers in order to create social projects that will improve the conditions and quality of life for teenagers mainly, but also for adults and children.


 Read more from Lian here 

In This Issue
Candlelighting Times for May 29 – 30, 2015

Shabbat Begins: 8:48 p.m.

Shabbat Ends: 10:11 p.m.

Parsha:  Naso 
Numbers 4:21-7:89
Community Events

Dance Auditions 
  • Sunday, May 31
  • Orr Atid (Gr 7-8):         1:30 p.m.
  • Orr Chadash (Gr. 9-12): 2:30 p.m.
  • Click poster for details

2015 Negev Dinner

  • Sunday, June 7
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Click poster for details
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