TheLehrmanLink A weekly publication of
lehrman community day school containing time-sensitive information for members of the school community
Vol 10 • Issue 13
Fri, November 21, 2008 • 23 H.eshvan 5769 • y"xa,
Dear LCDS Family, When do you look forward to four days in cold, windy Skokie, Illinois? When you are privileged to attend the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI) Conference! Having just returned, I want to share the excitement I felt interacting with colleagues from around the country. The goal of MTEI is to create a cadre of educators working collaboratively on the design and implementation of innovative learning opportunities. It is a two-year program that includes six sessions combining the study of Jewish and general educational concepts and resources, focusing on two essential questions: • What forms of Jewish teaching and learning are we trying to foster? • What types of faculty development will foster this teaching and learning? The program delves into three areas and their interrelationships: • teaching and learning; • Jewish content; and • professional development of teachers in Jewish settings. A critical part of the MTEI program is designing professional development opportunities that reflect the questions we explore and the new approaches we develop. The content and sessions were of the highest quality and the discussions with colleagues enriched my fields of view on supporting professional development. It was tremendously satisfying to hear leaders from other schools comment on how Lehrman Community Day School is recognized nationally as being an advanced professional learning community, committed to providing sophisticated opportunities for faculty development. Now we will be even stronger! Shabbat Shalom. Jodi Bruce Dean of Education
Tickets Now Available!
Zimriyah/Songfest “The Holiday of Light”
Thurs., December 18 5:30 pm
Online or in the school office
General Admission $5.00 Complimentary Tickets for
Grandparents & LCDS Students
Candle lighting 5:12 pm
Images of Life@LCDS. More at lcdsphotos.org
The brain is connected to the… This week the third grade studied how the brain sends signals throughout the nervous system to make the body perform different functions.
Varsity Flag Football Girls’ Varsity 0, Hochberg Prep 8 Boys’ Varsity 19, Hochberg Prep 0
Bram Osman, Elan Kainen, Matan Zohar, Ethan Rozencwaig, Evan Meiselman, Josh Katz, Zachary Miller, Sabina Osman, Chantal Tepper, Ariel Golan, and alternate Anabella Allocco. The Tournament is on December 8.
Above, students model how the brain sends a message through the neurons (nerve cells) to the muscles in the arm to make it flex.
Under the H.upah
Our intrepid bowlers turned out for the tryouts this past Wednesday at Holiday Bowling Lanes. Questions: contact the Athletic Dept. 305-866-2771 x26 or firstname.lastname@example.org Info online: lehrmanschool.org/athletics
2008-2009 LCDS Directory lehrmanschool.org click on Parents Only Available for purchase or download. Updates are now available online!
This edition plus The Link archives are available on the web lehrmanschool.org/LL
Everybody who was anybody (in kindergarten) attended the marriage of Isaac and Rebecca during Jewish Studies.
What’s Outside Your Window? Fifth grader Jordan Ellison sketched Brunelleschi’s dome during Mrs. Brown’s art class.
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Food to Feed the Hungry
Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten
Chalav u’Dvash Words of the Week: This week in Nursery we learned
rnut oh-MARE • says (m.sing.) ,rnut oh-MEH-reht • says (f.sing.)
This week in Pre-K we learned In the spirit of Thanksgiving, kindergarten students collected food for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Kosher Food Bank.
Making an entrance
cuy TOHV • good (m) vcuy toe-VAH • good (f )
This week in Kindergarten we learned …c • the letter bet as a prefix: in ktrahc hbt ah-NEE b’yis-rah-ALE I am in Israel.
Birthdays! A birthday update…
The Link neglected to list Lior Fioretti’s birthday, coming up on November 28. Happy upcoming birthday, Lior! Student & Staff Birthdays We will continue listing birthdays in January. For now, you may access all student and staff birthdays online by clicking on the Parents Only link on our home page. Did we leave you out? List your birthday, though on the wrong date? e-mail us! email@example.com
Give-a-Gift on your birthday! Remember the PA Give-a-Gift Box in the lobby! Thanks so much for your suport…and keep up the good work! (See below.)
From the Admissions office Our lobby has been enhanced with the installation of a new security desk, thanks to the generosity of Marc Brumer, father of LCDS alumna Kelly Brumer, a current student at Syracuse University. Auditions were held for our student production of The Wiz. Watch for details from Music Specialist Michael Day in upcoming issues of The Link.
January Toddler Class
Class begins Jan 5. Half day option.
Enrollment is limited & open to 18 mos. & older. Contact Jennifer Reiz 305.866.2771 x25.
What’s for Lunch? To download a refrigeratorready menu, visit us online… lehrmanlunchbox.org Monday, November 24
Chicken noodle soup • Salad Turkey sandwich • Sun chips • Pickles Oranges • Water (served M/W/F)
Join a Planting Group… watch us grow! Town Criers Kindergarten students learned what we eat in America and in Israel. Check out your weekly h.allah order for this week’s Hebrew mini-lesson.
Food for Thought… and mighty tasty, too!
If you missed our final course of the semester, you missed a treat! Chef Ivan Vega presented recipes from Elizabeth Guerra of Relish for a kid-friendly Thanksgiving and everyone in attendance had a hand in the preparation. Chef Guerra’s recipes are available onine lehrmanschool.org/BU Watch for our spring semester courses, coming in March 2009!
Tuesday, November 25
Cream of mushroom soup • Fish & chips Coleslaw • Pudding • Milk (served Tue & Thu)
Wednesday, November 26 Beef barley soup • Salad Hot dogs • French fries Vegetarian baked beans • Apples
Next week is a short week: Regular Dismissal Wed, Nov 26•No ASP No School Thu & Fri, Nov 27 & 28.
Thursday, November 27
Friday, November 28 • ouka
No Friday ASP until Friday March 20. The Link will resume Friday, Dec. 5
Thanksgiving Day! No School. No School.
This week we are looking for volunteers to plant acrylic holders in local shops and condos. Stop by the Admissions Office and pick up one of the remaining six holders along with “seed packets” of information. The more seeds we plant, the more friends we grow! Questions? Linda Schaffzin 305.866.2771 x21 firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us help JAFCO celebrate a Happy Hanukkah
Items are needed by Dec.10! See our web site and the Lobby. PA Meeting: Thu, Dec 4, 8:45 am @LCDS
Remember us on your birthday. Add a gift to our box in the Lobby.
Joi Fiske & Amy Siama, Co-Presidents Visit us on the web: www.lcdspa.org Check out lehrmanschool.org/cbb