Weekly Newsletter – February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017  /  14 Shevat 5777
Shabbat Begins: 5:07 p.m.       Parsha: Beshalach
   Shabbat Ends: 6:15 p.m.         Exodus 13:17-17:16 
A Glimpse into the Future

On Thursday, King David hosted its second Career Fair! Eleven professionals volunteered their time to speak to our students about the work they do and the path they took to get there. The students selected two sessions to attend with speakers of interest to them. Grade 12 students served as ambassadors, greeting and escorting the presenters into our school with pride! The students were excited and showed great enthusiasm for this program again this year.

"I was so amazed by the Food Truck owner that I forgot who I was going to hear next."
~     Grade 12 student
"I heard the Yoga and Meditation teachers. All I can say is calm, grounded, bliss."
~      Grade 10 student
"Those doctors were so funny! I’m so glad to hear how they came to be who they are now."
~      Grade 11 student

Thank you so much to all the presenters who came to King David to share their life experiences with us in the hopes of inspiring some thought and vision:
  • Richard King – Senior Recruiter for Activision Publishing 
  • Jennifer Polsky – JCC Preschool Teacher 
  • Alycia Fridkin – Indigenous Public Health Analyst and Researcher
  • Jonathan Simkin – 604 Records Owner (Record Label)
  • Michelle Kates – Veterinarian 
  • Debbie Porte and Debra Miller – Panel of Doctors 
  • Sherri Wise – Dentist
  • Nicole Quin – Marketing Manager of STEMCELL Technologies
  • Jason Apple – Operator of Food Trucks: Roaming Dragon and Vij’s Railway
  • Constable Kevin Krieger and Corporal Shawn Steinleuf –  RCMP Officers
  • James Mackenzie – Computer Engineer
Tu B’Shevat Celebrations

Justine, Aimee, Michelle, and Leora, Grade 12, proudly display their terrariums!

Tu B’Shevat on Thursday was enjoyed by all grades! At lunch we invited students to build their own terrariums using transparent containers, pebbles, decorative marbles, soil, and small plants. Students loved the green activity and walked away with a beautiful plant. 

Meanwhile during lunch in the atrium, Green Club and Stand with Israel sponsored a "Make Your Own Trail Mix" activity for everyone. It was wonderful to see student leadership being responsible for King David’s Tu B’Shevat spirit!

Eli and Lis, Grade 12, talk about the Israeli fruits while Karina and Neev, Grade 9, 
prepare to make their trail mix.

Later in the day, Grade 10 led Grades 8 and 9 in a "Sheva Minim" (Seven Israel Food Species) Competition. They all had an amazing time and left the games with a smile and a chocolate dipped almond cookie, prepared by Hilit Nurick’s famous Foods class.
All in all, a lot of learning and fun!
Grade 8 Students Prepare for Israel!

On Thursday, Noa Friedman Reinisberg, National Education Emissary (‘Shlicha’), of the Jewish National Fund of Canada introduced our Grade 8 students to the 
many projects run by the JNF in Israel. Every year during their trip to Israel, our students visit Agamon Hula, a paradise for birds! The area is spectacular and it is interesting to see how they ring and track birds from year to year as the birds migrate through Israel.
A Taste of the Brain!

We recently completed a unit on the brain in Psychology and were assigned the task of making a model of the brain. My partner, Justin, and I decided to create a model that everyone would enjoy. We baked and decorated a cake in the shape of the brain and labeled it’s parts. 
~ Noa, Grade 11
Bard on the Beach

Solly, Rebecca, Adam, and Samson practise the skills demonstrated by the actors

On Monday, we were privileged to have two professional actors from Bard on the Beach Theatre Society conduct a classroom workshop with us, as we are currently studying the play Macbeth. Throughout the workshop we were formally introduced to the brilliance of William Shakespeare, and were given insight into what it entails to perform as a profession. We were not passive participants, but were engaged in a variety of activities that demonstrated to us the skills required to execute dialogue, and the importance of being animated on stage. This workshop will certainly help us approach Shakespeare’s plays from a new, positive perspective.
~ Adam R., Grade 10
Call for Props

King David’s Grease production is looking for props!
With King David’s production of Grease quickly approaching on March 15 and 16, the cast has started to source props, costumes, and set pieces. Below is a list of things we still need, accompanied by a link that gives an idea of what we are looking for. Props will be needed from March 10 – 17. If you have any questions or anything to lend us, please e-mail Mr. Rosenberg or feel free to just drop the item at school in the drama room.

  • Floor Rugs (2 – any style)
  • Night Light (for young woman)
  • Quilted Robe
  • Virgin Pin (Like This)
  • Wallet with Accordion Picture Holder (Like This)
  • Tire Iron
  • Spare Tire
  • Green Sweatsuit (Like This)
  • Batons (Like This)
  • Beach Blanket
  • XL College Letterman Sweater (Like This)
  • Bermuda Shorts & Argyle Socks (Like This)
  • Wooden Baseball Bat
  • Lead Pipe
  • Chain
  • Engineering Boots 
  • White Track Suit
  • Hair Dressing Robes (Several)
  • Car Antenna
  • Record Player (It doesn’t have to work)
  • Old Records
  • Phone (Like This)
  • Purses (Like This)
  • Speaker (Like This)
Last Chance for Early Bird Pricing!

Students, siblings, friends, and parents are all invited to join our King David Sun Run team.
When: The Sun Run is Sunday, April 23, 2017 (the last Sunday of Passover Break!)
What: 10km fun run/jog/walk/stroll through the city with a whole lot of people
Early-Bird Cost (Before February 17): $22 for Youth and $35 for Adults 
Regular Cost (After February 17): $32 for Youth and $40 for Adults 

The final deadline to register is March 24, 2017.
To Register: 
  1. Go to the Sun Run website.
  2. Register to join an existing team. Our team is "KD Runners" and our password is "lions".
  3. Sign up with your information and pay.
Receive your technical T-shirt, race bib, and timing chip… and RUN!
Shabbat Shalom!

Community Events

Sunday in the Park with George
United Players of Vancouver

January 20 – February 12

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Tu Bi’Shevat Family Event

Monday, February 13
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Understanding Intergenerational Trauma

Wednesday, February 15
7:00 p.m.

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Film: The Pickle Recipe

Sunday, February 19
7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

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Save the Date:
Shalhevet Girls 10th Year Anniversary Gala

Thursday, March 16

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Yom HaShoah
Holocaust Commemorative Evening

Sunday, April 23
7:00 p.m.

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Save the Date:
JNF 2017 Negev Dinner

Sunday, June 4

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