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Vol 10 • Issue 35

Friday, June 5, 2009 • 13 Sivan 5769 • y"xa,

Art Exhibit Fills LCDS

From top floor to Lobby, hallways were filled with a most excellent array of student artwork. Projects ranged from recycled sculpture to Renaissance portraits, all under the guidance of teacher and artist extraordinaire Deborah Brown.

Candle lighting: 7:51 pm

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Papa•razzi patrol

Images of Life@LCDS. More at the Parent Portal on our web site.

Mrs. Brown reviews the middle school sculpture display as families view the exhibit.

Rabbi Linfield congratulates Shari Seiner and Ros Lanes, while outgoing PA co-president Amy Siama displays her recognition award.

Ephraim Katzir k"z

Israel’s fourth president, Ephraim Katzir, died on Saturday, May 30 at the age of 93. Prior to the burial, Katzir lay in state at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, an institution on whose faculty he served from its 1949 founding up until his death. At the ceremony, incumbent president Shimon Peres referred both to Katzir and to the late president’s brother, Aharon Katzir, who was also a scientist. Aharon Katzir was killed in a terrorist attack at Lod Airport (now Ben-Gurion International Airport), which took place 37 years to the day prior to the late president’s death. Peres spoke of how, following his brother’s death, Ephraim Katzir agreed to serve as president at the request of then-prime minister Golda Meir, succeeding Zalman Shazar in the presidency.

Moving Up Day in 1. Toddler, 2. Nursery, and 3. Pre-Kindergarten. 4-5. Shavuot is Z’man Matan Torahteinu – the time of the giving of our Torah, and Rabbi Glickstein of Temple Beth Sholom and Rabbi Zohar of the Florence Melton Adult MiniSchool discussed the wonder of this gift. 6. Rabbi Ben Zaken, a Sofer Stam (Sefer Torah and Mezuzah), explained and demonstrated his craft to third, fourth, and fifth graders.

The Wiz…was wonderful! Photos: Zachary Shultz

Prior to the art exhibit, a Thank You reception was held to honor LCDS supporters and volunteers. Recognition awards were presented by board chair Roger Miller to the 2008-09 PA Co-Presidents, Amy Siama and Joi Fiske, and to the Annual Campaign Co-Chairs, Rosalind Lanes, Rochelle Finvarb, Aarti Taubman and Shari Seiner.

After a smashing two night run at The Lehrman Playhouse, The Wiz is now available on CD and DVD—stop by the school office to make your purchase. Musical Director Michael Day announced that a Gala Cast Party is scheduled for Monday, June 8 at 4:00 pm (with pick-up at 5:30 pm—after all, there’s no place like home).

Limited Spaces Available There are limited spaces available in select grade levels for the coming 09-10 school year. We gladly accept your recommendations of friends and family as potential LCDS students. We also have informative recruitment material for distribution, available in our “Plant-aSeed” Packet. For details, or to share contact information, please see Linda Schaffzin, Director of Admissions: 305-866-2771 x21 or via e-mail

This edition plus The Link archives are available on the web

★ ★★ ★

“As American as Apple Pie!"

Our kindergartens will be celebrating the end of the school year with a song-filled extravaganza. Join us on Thursday, June 11 for tefillah, followed by the kindergarten songfest.

Copyright ©2009 Lehrman Community Day School

Community Welfare

Mazal Tov to • Jonathan Rapp (son of Michael and COO Janet Rapp, brother of ECD Coordinator Jennifer Reiz, and an LCDS alum) whose marriage to Alana Goldberger will take place July 2. • Pre-K teacher Erica Albert and family on the forthcoming marriage of Erica’s brother Robbie Albert to Sari Fien, and to Erica on being Maid of Honor. Condolences to • Sarah Lopez and Sydelle (Mrs. T’s kindergarten) on the death of their mother and grandmother Janah Lopez. • The Strauss Family on the death of Iris Strauss, sister of Michael, aunt of Michelle, and Great Aunt of Taylor (Ms. Tina & Ms. Paula’s Toddlers). Refu’ah Sh’leimah, a Speedy recovery to • Rosalind Lanes (Daniella, grade 5, and Jonathan, grade 3), who damaged ligaments in a stage mishap during her yeoman service to Musical Theatre. Roz wants her fellow parent volunteers to know that this injury will not discourage her future participation under the lights.

A Uniform Fit

There is a difference…

The LCDS Difference! Stop by the school office and see what it is.

Location, Location, Location Papa Joe hangs a banner announcing our Core Knowledge introduction in Nursery and PreK. Watch the corner for more upcoming large-than life announcements.

Meeting Middle School

Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday evening, June 9th at 7:00 pm to discuss recent progress made towards the formation of a community pluralistic upper school. In anticipation of that meeting, please email your questions to Mrs. Bruce, by Monday, June 8th.

Do You Love Doobi?*

ECD Spokesbear Doobi is available in book form as well as a very loveable (pink) plush teddy bear. Stop by the school office to meet him! Makes a great gift!!

*Written on a note found in the stairwell at LCDS.

What’s for Lunch?

The menu for Mon, Tue, and Wed is a quiz! Take a guess at what’s for lunch, then find out if you guessed correctly when it’s time to eat. Monday, June 8 It’s long and thin and contains the letter “s,” handle it neatly and don’t make a mess.

Tuesday, June 9 I’m usually eaten round about noon, you may try a fork, but i’d suggest a spoon.

Wednesday, June 10

Thursday, June 11 Greek salad • Greek pizza • Greek ice cream

Friday, June 12 • ouka School’s Out!


PA Meeting: Mon, June 8, 8:45 am @LCDS Join us for breakfast to thank Joi & Amy, and to welcome Deborah & Dana. PA Co-Presidents 2009-2010

Deborah Bienstock & Dana Martorella


Early Childhood

Come hear all about

Core Knowledge Preschool which will be implemented in

Nursery & Pre-Kindergarten

for 2009/2010 Wed eve, June 10, 7:00 pm at LCDS

RSVP Renee Steinman 305.866.2771 x10


Thu, June 11: Last day of school ★ ★ Kindergarten Songfest 2 pm dismissal Mon, June 22: First day of camp Mon, Aug 24: 1st day of school 09-10

View the 09-10 School Calendar online via the Parents Only link

Joi Fiske & Amy Siama, Co-Presidents Visit us on the web:

Reserve Your Spot! Super Camp Limited space available….

Ballet/Creative Arts Studio Sports Camp Instructional Swim Academy

I’m everybody’s favorite food, the reason is, I taste real good* *(pronounced goo-d)

comes to LCDS

Wed, June 10: 2 pm dismissal

Tues. June 9th: 1st grade and up, 1:30 - 4:00 pm. You will have the opportunity to try on samples and place your order!

Core Knowledge®

Questions? Call Jennifer Reiz, 305.866.2771 x25 or Details online:

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