Weekly Newsletter – January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016 / 5 Shevat 5776
Shabbat Begins: 4:24 p.m.         Parsha: Bo
   Shabbat Ends: 5:36 p.m.          Exodus 10:1 – 13:16
Historical Round Table Discussions


This week, the History 12 class partcipated in round table discussions around the important historical events that occurred in the lead up to World War II. Students were assigned a role that they had to research and come to class prepared to debate and ask questions.

"Every student got into the character of a different historical figure from the 20th century, with representation from countries all over the world. We had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss some tough dilemmas, such as, ‘What is the best form of government?’ It was a lively discussion and through it our history class learned not only history, but also the important life skill of how to respectfully question people who have different opinions than you, and how to best respond to such questions. Credits to Ms. Yaxley for this fun and interactive way of learning!"

~ Aria
 
"The History round table discussion was one of the most unique forms of testing of which I have ever been a part. I was tested not only on my knowledge, but my ability to express and back-up my knowledge through discussion so thatour my learning was a fully immersive experience."

~ Maya S.
Social Justice


Our King David Social Justice 12 students have established an ongoing partnership with the Abayudaya, a Jewish community in Uganda. Students have been working on projects that connect our communities by sharing electronic curricular materials with the Abayudaya at two schools, and working with local and Ugandan artisans and entrepreneurs, including an Abayudayan coffee cooperative and the Kippah-making industry in the Ugandan community. 

In order to learn more about life in Uganda we invited local community organizer Ruth Hoffman to share her experiences working in Uganda with the class. Ruth lives part-time in Vancouver and part-time in Uganda, where she visits communities and consults with new entrepreneurs on how to become financially sustainable. Ruth also supports baseball and softball programs in Uganda that bring Canadian and Ugandan youth together to play and learn from one another. One of the sports organizations that Ruth told our students about helps young women earn money through making bracelets, which helps them avoid working in stone quarries. Ruth’s visit was incredibly informative, engaging and motivating for our students and has left them with a deeper understanding of, and a firmer commitment to, supporting the Abayudaya community.
 A 1920s-inspired Flapper Party


The Social Studies 11 class had a fun 1920s-inspired Flapper Party. The students worked really hard on their research for their roles and brought the material to life with their enthusiasm, fun 1920s vocabulary, and excellent costumes!

"We have been learning about life in the 1920s and contrasting it with how we live now in the 21st century. The Flapper Party was a really great way to get everyone involved and deepen our understanding of the subject." 

~ Dalia

"For our 1920s flapper party, we were assigned roles of people from that decade, and dressed up in an outfit related to that role, such as suffragettes, workers, and athletes. When we arrived we were met with live music, gambling, dancing, and refreshments. It was lots of fun."

~ Noah H.
Happenings at King David

Our PE 9 Girls had a blast at bowling on Monday!

The PE 8 Boys had lots of fun learning some new Israeli dances from experienced instructor Tal Danzig.

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Shabbat Shalom!
Community Events


Raoul Wallenberg Day

January 17, 2016
1:30 p.m.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 21, 2016 
7:00 p.m.

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Shabbat 100

January 22, 2016 
6:00 p.m.

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Vancouver JCC Jewish 
Book Festival
Western Canada Book Awards

Submission Deadline: 
February 29, 2016

The Walking School Bus: Bus Chats

January 19, 2016
6:00 p.m.

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Weizmann Institute of Science
Summer Science Scholarship

Applications due 
March 1, 2016




Free Tutoring by UBC & SFU students

Tues., Wed., Thurs. 
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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The Janusz Korczak Lecture Series
"How to Love a Child"

October 29, 2015 – April 6
7:00 p.m.

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Jewish Essay Contest

Contest Deadline: 
March 1, 2016

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