Weekly Newsletter – November 29, 2019

November 29, 2019  / 24 Cheshvan 5780

Shabbat Begins: 4:00 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 5:11 p.m.   
Parsha: Toldot: Genesis 25:19 – 28:9

As we near the end of our first term, our Grade 8 Drama students put on the first Dramafest of the school year! Each group was tasked with writing an original skit. They then performed their work in front of an audience of their peers and members of staff. The skits were fun and imaginative – congratulations to our talented Grade 8s!


As part of their learning about forces and torques in equilibrium, the Physics 12 students took on the challenge of competing for the strongest spaghetti bridge. The goal was to use only pasta and hot glue to build a structure that would support a minimum load of 10 times its own weight. The student pairs conceived a wide variety of designs, with most exceeding the goal and reaching loads many times the weight of their bridge!

"The spaghetti bridge project was really helpful because it allowed me to apply the concepts we were learning in Physics to an actual model. It helped me understand the course material as more than just equations, because I was able to see it in action."

~ Jessie Miller, Grade 12

Last Sunday, a group of five King David students – Yair Infeld, Grade 9, Sagiv Fadida, Grade 12, Max Switzer-Caplan, Grade 9, Oren Acrech-Berezan, Grade 12, and Ben Mizrahi, Grade 11 – attended an XdHacks mini Hackathon. A Hackathon is an event that brings together passionate students who work to solve a social issue presented as a theme. The students then pitched their product to an experienced panel of judges to compete for prizes. Our students came in 2nd place!

"I believe that Hackathons are a fun way to teach students how to turn their ideas into real applications. It was a great experience to be a part of a team consisting of my fellow peers in my school to come together, brainstorm solutions for real-world problems, and learn how to code without any previous experience. Another very vital and amazing aspect of Hackathons is that it allows students to forge friendships, interact with mentors and recruiters, and to get their ideas off the paper and into the world."

~ Sagiv Fadida, Grade 12

Our first Senior Girls’ Basketball game is on Tuesday, December 3 against Vancouver Waldorf School at 3:30 p.m. at the JCC. During a lunch time session prior to our first game, our two returning Grade 12 players, Camille Millman and Marlowe Zimmerman, led our team on a trust walk, ultimately ending in a room where we did a jersey ceremony, paying tribute to past teams and players who wore each jersey. The jersey distribution was done using the voice of tennis star Serena Williams, who reminded us of the power and strength in the bond we build with our teammates. The ceremony ended with short video clips from numerous alumni players who sent their well-wishes to the team. These athletes included Maya Kallner, Georgia Krombein, Taylor Williams, Sarah Tedford, Hanah Rozen-Delman, all Class of 2019, and Izzy Khalifa, Class of 2016

Our Junior Boys Basketball team have opened the season up 3-0!  Click here for a highlight video from their game against St. John’s.  


What comes after Black Friday and Cyber Monday? 

GIVING TUESDAY!  December 3rd is the International Day of Giving!

BE A LIGHT! Follow in the footsteps of our students and brighten their paths towards the future!

Watch out for more information in your inbox or mailbox about King David’s Annual Campaign!

Click here for more information

Shabbat Shalom!


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