Weekly Newsletter – November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016  /  10 Cheshvan 5777
Shabbat Begins: 4:17 p.m.       Parsha: Lech Lecha
   Shabbat Ends: 5:25 p.m.         Genesis 12:1-17:27 
A Successful Open House!

On Tuesday night an atrium full of perspective families attended our annual Open House to discover the King David difference. Through our presentation and interactive tours, our guests experienced how King David is filled with students who love to learn, imagine, challenge themselves, and create community; how the school nurtures the qualities that make them individuals, and how we help them find opportunities for excellence – as scholars, athletes, artists, and mensches. Students in Grades 5, 6 and 7, as well as their parents, had the opportunity to do some hands-on learning with our teachers.
Open House marks the kick-off of our next enrollment cycle as we endeavour to continue our growth for the sixth year in a row. Over this time, along with each incoming Grade 8 class, we have added students at all grade levels. This year, we expect to have limited availability in Grades 9 and 11. 

Our key dates for online application and processing are listed below:

New Student Applications Open:  Thursday, December 1 
Applications Due: Monday, January 9 
Tuition Assistance Applications Due: Monday, January 9 

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Appelbaum in our Admissions office.

L’hitraot, Har Vagai Chaverim!

On Saturday evening, our friends from Har Vagai High School will be boarding a plane back to Israel. The King David students were excited to be able to share their school and city, reciprocating the warm hospitality and exciting learning experiences they loved in Israel when we visited last year.

The days have flown by, with the students learning about Canada and how different it is to be a Jew in the Diaspora. They also spent time touring beautiful Vancouver. They visited the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, local Jewish community organizations, Stanley Park, the Aquarium, the Museum of Anthropology, and much more! The students will certainly return home with a greater understanding of the context and country in which their Canadian peers live.

We are grateful to the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and the P2G Committee for their ongoing support, and we will continue to work diligently to ensure that we maximize the potential of this amazing opportunity for students, faculty, and families.
This Week in Pictures

 A school-wide Remembrance Day Assembly was led by Emily and Jessie, Grade 9.

The Grade 10 Boys PE class had a great time ice skating!

Arielle, Yael, and Olivia, Grade 10, preparing Open House treats.

Eryn and Adi, Grade 8, learning together.

Liz, Grade 12, Inbar and Ya’el, Grade 11, at SheBiz Vancouver 

Last Friday, we were given the opportunity to attend the first WCM SheBiz, a day-long event that features speakers from a variety of industries as well as interactive activities for young women in Grades 9-12. We heard firsthand from women working in the accounting, engineering, technology, fashion, and banking industries. We learned about what to expect going into business schools, as well as job interviews and business environments. It was a great day, and I learned a lot! 
~ Ya’el, Grade 11
Rehearsals Have Begun!

This year, King David’s acting troupe will be presenting the legendary musical Grease in the spring, on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 – it’s never too early to mark your calendars! Grease is a story of love mired by the obstacles of high school: social pressures, raging hormones, and "good" old-fashioned gender conventions. Over 30 students have already been hard at work rehearsing songs, blocking scenes, discussing the themes of the play, and telling the story of Sandy, Danny, and the rest of the gang at Rydell High. They cannot wait to share the piece with the King David community in March. For now, though, here’s a snapshot of some of the cast members at Monday evening’s rehearsal.

King David Alumni on Stage

Join David Kaye, Class of 2006, for an evening of savage wit and uncompromising truth-telling! This award-winning dark comedy by David E. Freeman rocked the North American theatre world and changed Canadian theatre forever. Four men work in a sheltered workshop doing mundane work. Tired of the way they’ve been treated, they rebel and barricade themselves in the washroom.

Location: The Clutch Historic Theatre (1895 Venables Street)

For tickets click here

From December 6 to December 10, Liam Sasky, Class of 2016, (pictured above) will be appearing in The Mystery Plays run by Little Mountain Lion Productions. The play is a chilling holiday thriller, presented in two interrelated one-acts. Support Liam and the rest of the cast. Thank you!

Location: The Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Drive)

For Tickets click here
Shabbat Shalom!
Community Events

Social Skills 101 with Dr. Gail Krivel-Zacks
Jewish Community Centre

November 1 – December 6
5:00-6:00 p.m.

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Leadership Opportunities 

Sept. 21 – Dec. 14
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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Camp Moshava Open House

Sunday, November 13
7:00 p.m.

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Women Celebrating Women
A Night with Gila Manolson

Monday, November 14
6:30 p.m.

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JCC Open House

Tuesday, November 22
5:00-7:30 p.m.

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