Weekly Newsletter – June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017  /  22 Sivan 5777
Shabbat Begins: 9:02 p.m.       Parsha: Shlach
Shabbat Ends: 10:28 p.m.         Numbers 13:1-15:41
Where Do King David Graduates Go?


This time of year is always bittersweet for the administration and faculty at King David. We  are so proud of our graduating students and all that they have accomplished in their years with us, excited at the possibilities and opportunities that await them as they begin their post-secondary journeys, and sad that we have to let them go!  

This year’s graduates will be attending: 

Universities
University of Arizona * University of British Columbia * University of Calgary 
Dalhousie University Emily Carr University of Art & Design
Kwantlen Polytechnic University * Langara College * University College of London 
McGill University Queen’s University * Ryerson University * Simon Fraser University 
 University of Victoria * University of Western Ontario * York University 


Gap Year Programs
Bar Ilan Israel Experience * Derech Ohr Somayach * Gabriel Project Mumbai  
Neve-Meorot Program Masa Binyan Olam Program * Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi


Areas of Study
Acting Architecture Arts Biomedical Science Business Technology 
Child and Youth Care Commerce  Computer Science  
 Creative Industries: Professional Communications Criminal Justice 
Design Engineering Communication, Art & Technology: Film 
Health Science Health Sciences: Health Promotion Health Studies  
 Human Nutrition Kinesiology Management  
Math and Business Administration Media Communications 
 Medical Science * Microbiology * Music 
Occupational Health & Safety: Public Health Science 
Social Sciences Sports Media

Thank you! Todah Rabah!

Each year our graduating students receive two special gifts:

  • A handcrafted mezuzah from our Parent Action Committee (PAC) so that when they use their mezuzah, they know that a small piece of their King David home will always be with them. A very special thank you to Limor Sabi, Aviv’s mother, and Lx Laser and Metal Supply for designing and making this beautiful mezuzah!
  • A King David pin from our Board of Directors 

This year, they received an additional gift from Robert and Elke Mermelstein – Letters to the Next Generation by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. 

L’hitraot!


The year has gone by too quickly and it is now time for us to say l’hitraot to the four shinshiniot – Yael, Dana, Shahaf, and Dani – as they head off to settle in at their summer programs. They have added so much ruach in the schools and community and have made an impact on Jewish life in Vancouver. Thank you! Todah Rabah!  


We are grateful to the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver for bringing this program to Vancouver.

Music 8 Rocks!


On Wednesday, staff and fellow students were treated to a performance by the last group of Grade 8 students cycling through the Music elective rotation. The students completing their rotation in Foods carried in trays of scones and cream to make sure everyone was well fed, too!  
Math Medals!

Our Mathematics award winners: Sarah, Josh, Aaron, and Noam

This year was a very successful one for our Mathematics students. Several students from Grades 8, 9, 10 and 12 participated in the University of Waterloo Mathematics contests. These contests are nationally and internationally recognized by institutes of higher education. 

Our contest winners are: 
Grade 8: Certificate of Excellence: Top of Class – Noam Guralnick
Grade 9: Medallist: Top of Class – Aaron Schaffer
Grade 10: Medallist: Top of Class – Sarah Tedford
Grade 12: Medallist: Top of Class – Josh Bugis

To receive a medal, students must attain a score above a certain level. In Grade 10, we had three students in medal contention!

Well done to all participants!
Shabbat Shalom!
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