Weekly Newsletter – October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018  / 3 Cheshvan 5779

Shabbat Begins: 6:10 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 7:13 p.m.   
Parsha: Noach: Genesis 6:9-11:32

To kick off the year, Grade 11 students enrolled in French are exploring the art of expression, which embodies different shapes and forms. This includes, but is not limited to, poets, writers, painters, sculptors, singers, and fashion designers whom have left their mark in the artistic world. Currently, Oakridge Mall is holding a public art exhibition entitled "Meet the Masters," which displays original art created by Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso. The purpose of this exhibit is to not only showcase the art, but, according to the exhibition, to "highlight various stages of these two artists’ professional careers."
The students visited this exhibition on Wednesday to see these art pieces, and when they returned to class they were asked to assess and discuss in French the form of art, as well as interpret the messages and meanings given to the pieces by their creators. This was an opportunité magnifique to have students discover that these artists are ultimately known for breaking away from tradition by bringing abstraction into the realm of art for the first time.

This Friday during our TAG block, our Outdoor Education teacher, Matt Dichter, gave the students a presentation detailing the Duke of Edinburgh Program and dispelling myths about who can participate. The Duke of Edinburgh Program is a voluntary program where students engage in a variety of activities to become well-rounded individuals. The program requires students to choose a physical recreation activity, a skill to  develop, engage in community service, and take part in an adventurous journey. 

Our Outdoor Education Program complements the Duke of Edinburgh Program. 
Outdoor Education experiences encourage students to explore their own resilience, cooperation, and leadership skills while learning to appreciate our natural surroundings. Emphasis is placed on safe wilderness travel and environment ethics associated with leave-no-trace camping. Some favourite Outdoor Education trip sites are Cheakamus Lake, Elfin Lakes, Garibaldi Lake, and the Sechelt Inlet.

On Tuesday, our Senior Boys Soccer Team played an excellent game against John Knox Secondary School in the GVISAA preliminary playoff game. Their quarter final game was on Thursday against Ecole Gabrielle Roy, where, despite losing the game, they played with heart and excellent sportmanship.  

Our Junior Boys Soccer Team played against Meadowridge School last Friday, winning their game and putting them in second place in the league. The team has been given automatic entry into the GVISAA semi finals. Congratulations, boys!

Shabbat Shalom!


Book Launch

Sunday, October 14
2:00 p.m.

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Parents as Leaders

Tuesday, October 16
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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International Gairdner Symposium

Monday, October 22

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Project Somos Fundraiser

Sunday, November 4
1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

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Kristallnacht Commemoration

Thursday, November 8
7:00 p.m.

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Campus Crash Course

Sunday, November 18
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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JACS Support Group

Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
October 16 – December 18

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