Weekly Newsletter- December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021 / Kislev 23, 5782
Shabbat Begins: 3:57 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 5:09 p.m.  
CHAG HANUKKAH SAMEACH!
Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremonies are an annual tradition at King David. In the past, we would all gather in the Atrium for an assembly, last year due to COVID we used Zoom to bring us together, this year we are conducting a hybrid. For the five days of school lighting, each grade had a turn to come down to the Atrium to light the candles while the other students participated on Zoom.
Each day felt joyful because of our lunchtime concerts led by Johnny Seguin’s Music classes. These musical performances by the Grade 12 Jazz Band were continued at each candle-lighting ceremony! So much fun! 
To add to the festivities, students received Chocolate Gelt on Monday, latkes on Thursday, and Sufganiyot on Friday. Hilit Nurick’s Senior Foods class blew us away with their warm and crispy fresh latkes, homemade applesauce, and an option for sour cream. YUM!
It was a really wonderful week of learning and celebrating together!
THE DAY OF A THOUSAND LATKES
To celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah, the Senior Foods students made latkas for everyone at school on Thursday. In preparation for the big day, Grade 10 students made apple sauce from scratch. It was their first catering gig since COVID began. They were delicious!
SPREADING THE LIGHT!
Hanukkah is not just about celebration but also about spreading light. Our Senior Girls Basketball team took a break from the court for some team building and to spread the light by giving back to the community. They went as a team to the Louis Brier to play dreidel with the residents. They came back filled with enthusiasm and excitement for the volunteering opportunity. We will be planning more visits!
KICKING OFF HANUKKAH AT THE JCC MARKET
The King David Jazz Combo, consisting of music students of the graduating class of 2022, entertained the crowd at the JCC’s Chanukah Market on Sunday!
LUNCHTIME JAM!
Music 8 students held a mini lunchtime concert on Wednesday performing “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf, “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay, and “Twist & Shout” by The Beatles.
RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINES
This term in Design Thinking, Grade 8 students were introduced to the design cycle and how to apply it to understand, empathize, and solve problems. They worked through a series of challenges, rebuilds, and reflections to demonstrate their understanding of the design process. The final design challenge was to document their process in the creation of a Rube Goldberg machine. Rube Goldberg machines are named after the American cartoonist, Rube Goldberg, and are chain reaction-type machines intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. Students were challenged to learn about the six simple machines and to use two or three of them in a Rube Goldberg machine that would take a selfie using an instant camera. There were some very interesting designs!
PHOTO PRE-COVID
So many things in our world may have changed, but King David continues to be the same warm, challenging and vibrant high school that it has always been! We hope you are considering King David as the high school for your child next year!
Applications are completed online and are due by Friday, January 14, 2022.
TOTAH RABAH! THANK YOU!
Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude! On Tuesday, the Vancouver Jewish community made it perfectly clear how much they value Jewish education during our Jewish Day Schools’ Day of Giving. We collectively raised $260,000 for all five Jewish Day Schools! To everyone who made a gift to one or more schools, THANK YOU! 
This year, our Student Council jumped on board and motivated all students to show their support by raising funds as well. They wanted to be counted as participants! Through a non-uniform Toonie Day, they raised $500 that was matched by an anonymous donor! Student Council is deciding on where they would like the money to be allocated and after doing a survey there are two areas in the running – outdoor furniture and device charging stations in the Atrium.
What a wonderful way to launch our Annual Campaign through such a heartwarming Day of Giving. 
DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO SUPPORT KING DAVID?
Click on the image to enlarge
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Hanukkah Sameach!
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Hanukkah Film Festival
Vancouver Jewish Film Centre
November 28- December 5
Click image for more information
Vancouver Shabbaton
Vancouver NCSY
December 3- 5
Click image for more information
BI’s Hanukkah Homecoming
Congregation Beth Israel
Saturday, December 4 7:00 p.m.
Click image for more information
A Celebration of Light
Richmond Jewish Day School
Sunday, December 5 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Come share this special season with us and enjoy the warmth and joy that togetherness can bring!
Click image for more information
March of the Living Canada
Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
Tuesday, December 7 6:30 p.m.
Please join March of the Living Canada local information sessions to learn more about the 2022 programs.
Click image to register
FOLLOW US
 

Comments are closed.