Weekly Newsletter – March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019  / 8 Adar II 5779

Shabbat Begins: 7:00 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 8:06 p.m.   
Parsha: Vayikra: Leviticus 1:1-5:26

On Thursday, we held our fourth annual Career Fair. We are grateful for the diverse and interesting group of professionals who came to share their work with our students this year. We welcomed an orthodontist, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an ER nurse, a paramedic, a CBC producer, a human rights lawyer, a transportation and sustainability consultant, a photographer and illustrator, an urban planner, a filmmaker, an HR manager, and an elementary school teacher – who also happens to be a King David alumnus! Students were able to choose two sessions to attend and learned about what a typical day for that person may look like, their educational and professional journey, and any life experiences that led them to where they are.

"I left with the message that I shouldn’t be afraid to change career paths later in life and to always be open to new possibilities." 
~ Lynne Altow, Grade 12

March 14 is Pi Day and we hosted our annual Pi Day Challenge during lunch in the atrium. Our students had fun with the various math challenges and it was a great success! It was a busy half  hour in which 12 students competed in answering Pi-related problems and running to different stations to get their next problem. Volunteer parents brought and served pie and ice cream, which was really delicious and is always the highlight of our Pi Day!

Our winner, Georgia Krombein, with Carla van Messel and Ari Shiff

Congratulations to our Pi Day Challenge award winner, Georgia Krombein – she has participated in every Pi Day Challenge from Grade 8 to Grade 12! Mazal tov, Georgia!
Special thanks to Inflection Alternative Assets, Ari Shiff, Carla van Messel, and family for generously donating the prize for the winner – an Apple Watch!  

Thank you very much to Miss Lane for organizing this event, and to the many staff and parents who volunteered their time to make it a success.

Senator Woo with Jessie Miller, Emily Miller, Ana Clara Feldman, Romy Ashkenazy, Marlowe Zimmerman, Sagiv Fadida, David Clark, Noah Levinkind, and teacher Amanda Cameron

On Monday, Ms. Cameron’s Social Studies 11 class had the opportunity to hear from Senator Yuen Pau Woo, an independent senator representing BC. Senator Woo is currently a member of the following Senate Standing Committees: Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, Selection, and Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament.

He spoke to our students about his responsibilities as a senator, what his day-to-day work load is, and the importance of public service. The students were engaged and asked thoughtful – and sometimes difficult – questions, which the senator readily answered.

Gabe Israel and Lynne Altow programming their microbits

The Physics 12 students participated in a day-long outing to a "Teen Tuesday" event at Science World. The day was organized around some central events including an electricity show, a motion capture exhibit from the UBC Department of Kinesiology, a talk on the discovery of exoplanets by a NASA ambassador, and a coding activity with microbits.

Landon Slobin reflected on the trip and said, "It was educational and allowed us to apply two years of Physics education to look at the activities through a more informed lens."

Izack Kastiel, Nathan Guez, Gabe Israel, and Jonathan Malowicki working on their coding

Kyla Charach, Aelan Rosner, Jordana Stern, Eryn Vaida, Oren Mathews, and teacher Ali Margulius

On Wednesday, the Visual Arts 10/11 class went to the Vancouver Art Gallery to see the French Moderns: Monet to Matisse 1850-1950 exhibition which highlighted sixty paintings and sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned permanent long-term collection. After recently completing a painting unit, this visit was a perfect way to make connections to the class’ accomplishments this term. Students had an opportunity to go on an hour-long tour, revealing the playful brushstrokes and emphasis of light of Impressionist painters, in addition to having time to sketch one of their favourite pieces in a similar style. 
"I enjoyed seeing all the different artists, including Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. I thought it was really interesting to see the transition from realistic paintings to more abstract. I especially liked the painting Jacob Wrestling with the Angel by Odilon Redon."
Eryn Vaida, Grade 10

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Shabbat Shalom!


Not Your Bubbies 
Babka Bake 

Sunday, March 17
3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

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Women and Girls Hamentash Bake

Monday, March 18
7:00 p.m.

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Vancouver Jewish Day Schools Purim Project

Deadline extended to Sunday, March 18

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The Fentanyl Crisis:
How it Affects Our Teens

Thursday, April 4
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

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JNF Negev Gala

Sunday, April 14

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Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut with Yoni Rechter

Wednesday, May 8
7:30 p.m.

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Temple Sholom Dreamers and Builders Event
Honouring Susan Mendelson and Jack Lutsky

Sunday, May 5
6:00 p.m.

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Hebrew Free Loan Association

Special Loans for Special Needs

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