Weekly Newsletter – January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019  / 12 Shevat 5779

Shabbat Begins: 4:28 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 5:40 p.m.   
Parsha: Beshalach: Exodus 13:17-17:16
WELCOME, CAIS ACCREDITATION TEAM!

Next week, King David will host a committee from the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS). The committee is comprised of educators, Heads of School, and managers from other independent schools in Canada. The visit is part of our school’s application to become a CAIS accredited school. 

CAIS is a national network for member schools which supports collaborative initiatives in leadership, education, management, and governance. By becoming a CAIS school, King David will benefit from connecting with other CAIS schools and the organization’s programs and services, including program assessment, seminars and learning opportunities, mentorship, and governance support. CAIS will also support the school’s ongoing work to provide exceptional educational experiences for our students based on current research and internationally-recognized standards of excellence.

During their visit, committee members will be exploring all aspects of the school: its operations and policies, Board practices, educational program, and extracurricular opportunities. The committee will also be conducting focus groups with stakeholders, including current and past students, parents, and teachers. Once their visit is complete, the committee will present the school with a report highlighting both commendations and recommendations as well as goals for improvement.

We look forward to welcoming our colleagues from across Canada and sharing the King David difference with them.


HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK


Jonny Malowicki, Adam Rosengarten, Gabe Stern, Jillian Marks, Devin Gorski, 
Landon Slobin, all Grade 12, and Noah Marciano, Grade 11

Our Random Acts of Chesed week may be over but the chesed continues! The King David Jazz Band performed at Legacy Senior Living.


L-R: Noah Levinkind, Grade 11, Gabe Israel, Grade 12, Ella Pekarsky, David Clark, Zevi Kline, Andrew Baron, Brendan Moss, and Noah Marciano, all Grade 11

Our Ski and Snowboard Team had a great time competing in league races at Whistler Blackcomb last Sunday.


Our Shinshinim, Or and Ofir, are preparing our Grade 8 students for their trip to Israel in March! This week, they shared Israeli pop culture with the students.
A SHABBAT MESSAGE FROM RABBI BERGER

This week we continued looking at and exploring our King David Code of Conduct. This is part of our ongoing, year-long project to make our Code of Conduct a living and relevant document for all of us. This week, we began speaking about integrity, which is more than telling the truth. Imagine if someone was known to be out to hurt me, and asked you where I was. Telling the person I would be back in a minute would be factually correct, but it would certainly not represent an action with integrity. Integrity is measured by those moments when, even when we are all alone, we confront a choice between right and wrong. Integrity is shown by thinking and doing what is right at all times; it is a commitment to high standards and beliefs even when no one is watching, and no matter what the consequences.
 
Yet we often trade in our integrity for mere pennies. We tell our kids to tell people who call us that we are not at home. We take the sugar or ketchup packets from the tables at restaurants. We race to take a parking spot that someone else had their eye on first. We buy our kids children’s tickets at the movies even though they no longer qualify. And we do many of these things in front of our children.

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TIKVAH BRACELET FUNDRAISER


Gabe Stern and Tia Sacks, Grade 12

"As one of the Kings4Israel Club’s initiatives this year, Gabe Israel and I have created the Tikvah Bracelet Fundraiser for the Israeli organization Save a Child’s Heart, with a goal of raising $500. Save a Child’s Heart is an international humanitarian organization based in Israel that performs free cardiac operations on children with diseases from developing countries, many of whom do not have access to adequate medical care. Each bracelet will be handmade by Grade 12 King David students and will be sold at the school for $5 each, or by donation, during the month of February. Each bracelet would serve as a symbol of Tikvah (hope), for the children treated by the heart surgeons of Save a Child’s Heart."

~ Tia Sacks, Grade 12

Shabbat Shalom!

COMMUNITY EVENTS



Birthright-Israel Event
Featuring Netta

Saturday, January 26
8:00 p.m.

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Used Book Sale
Jewish Public Library

February 10-14
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Family Life 
Education Event:
Michael Landsberg

Wednesday, February 13
7:00 p.m.

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Teaching Responsibility in the Age of Technology

Tuesday, February 19
7:30 p.m.

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The Earl Parker Award for Jewish Film

Application Deadline April 8, 2019

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Click here for the application

Vancouver Jewish 
Day Schools
Purim Project

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Stand With Us
Campus Crash Course

Sunday, March 10
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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