Weekly Newsletter – December 13, 2019

December 13, 2019  / 15 Kislev 5780

Shabbat Begins: 3:56 p.m.   Shabbat Ends: 5:09 p.m.   
Parsha: Vayishlach: Genesis 32:4 – 36:43
COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE


Our World Club members Taya Asadurian, Grade 8, Maya Cantor, Grade 11, 
Alex Scher, Grade 11, Camille Millman, Grade 12, Sara Bauman, Grade 10, 
and Ilana Guez, Grade 11

On Thursday, during our regular TAG time, students and staff gathered in the atrium for a very important presentation from King David’s Our World Club. The Our World Club is a group of students passionate about creating a greener and more sustainable world for us all to live in.

During the presentation, the club discussed the causes of climate change, and why it’s important that we address the climate crisis that we are currently facing. They explained that the temperature of the earth is continuing to rise, creating natural disasters like floods and hurricanes, and increasing the number of species that are on the verge of extinction.

More importantly, the presentation included a variety of ways that we all can help to make a difference. Meatless Mondays, No Waste Wednesdays, alternative forms of transportation, and recycling were just a few of the many ideas brought forward. The Our World Club made it clear that a few small changes from individuals can make a huge impact on a global scale. 

Thanks very much to the Our World Club for helping educate us, and for taking the lead on such an important initiative!

THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION


This term, Grade 9 students explored the traditional medium of graphite pencils by drawing a very difficult subject: people! Using the grid method of the New York artist Chuck Close, they demonstrated great understanding of shading and tone (light to dark) to create a variety of portraits.

Meanwhile, senior students worked with the big idea of "Transformation". Inspired by the idea of transformation in nature, culture, and movement, as well as the artistic movement of Surrealism that took place during the 1920’s, students were asked to develop 2-dimensional work that explored concepts of transformation in art. Students explored a variety of painting, drawing, and mixed media techniques in order to create the illusion of depth and form within their surreal environments.

Shabbat Shalom!

COMMUNITY EVENTS






Kids4Kids Event for the Hungry

Wednesday, December 25
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Tikkun Olam Youth Awards

Entry Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020

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Limmud Vancouver 2020
Festival of Jewish Learning

February 29 – March 1



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