Weekly Newsletter- December 10, 2021

December 10, 2021 / Tevet 7, 5782
Shabbat Begins: 3:56 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 5:09 p.m.  
KING DAVID IS SET TO EXPAND!
An illustration of the proposed expansion, as designed by Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
In this week’s Jewish Independent, King David’s expansion plan is featured in an article by Pat Johnson. Here is a brief excerpt of what is coming…
King David High School is slated for a whole new home in the redeveloped Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver campus. However, that move could be eight, 10 or even a dozen years away. In the meantime, the continually growing student body needs more space – and that is why a new component is now being added, with intended completion this coming September.
The new structure is a “modular unit addition,” Klein said, rejecting the term “portables.” The difference, he said, is that portables were inflexible, prefabricated buildings, while the new modular options can be adapted to whatever configuration an institution requires.
In King David’s case, it is expected to feature four classrooms, a small teachers’ work room, student changing rooms and a physical education office. In all, it will add about 3,500 square feet of space to the 40,000-square-foot school.
Click here to read the full article.
DELICIOUS SUFGANIYOT!
Pictured above: Eitan Sasky, Grade 12 and Yair Infeld, Grade 11
Following the delicious lakes last week, Foods 11/12 students ended Hanukkah on Monday learning to make Nutella Sufganiyots.
KOL HAKAVOD, LIONS!
Senior Girls Basketball teams wins 3rd place in Her Hoops Tournament!
MUSIC TO ACCOMPANY LUNCH
Students pictured (top left to bottom right): Tal Pretli- Music 12, Eden Almog- Music 9, Sara Bauman- Music 12 and Johnny Seguin- Music Teacher, Sharlotte Friedman- Music 9, Ori Haber- Music 11, Sam Friedman- Music 12, and Max Kimel- Music 11
Beginning in Hanukkah and continuing throughout this week, students enjoyed live music at lunch in the atrium courtesy of Johnny Seguin’s Music classes. Thank you to everyone who performed for sharing your talents and bringing the school to life every day!
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.
Shabbat Shalom !
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Math Hackathon
Explorer Hop
December 11-12
Are you ready to solve world’s 
greatest problems using math? 
Open to all skill levels – beginner & pro!
Join VTT students as they participate in Explorer Hop’s Grade 6-12 Math Hackathon this weekend.
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Self-Care and Well-Being
MindUP for Adults
This short course was developed with a focus on all adults (parents, administrators, educators, community members) to help you develop knowledge and skills to support your personal well-being. You will be introduced to the research and science around stress management and well-being and provided with simple strategies to help you manage stress and support your mental well-being across many areas of your life—work, home, and beyond.
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The Science and Practice of Self Care and Mindful Teaching
MindUP For Educators
This course designed for adults working in education will introduce you to the research and science around well-being and mindful teaching through the lens of MindUP’s four pillars – neuroscience, mindful awareness, social and emotional learning, and positive psychology. This course will offer you opportunities to learn, reflect and develop strategies to help you manage stress and support your mental well-being.  
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