*2:45 p.m. Dismissal On Fridays*

On Mar. 18 at 11 a.m., kick off your Sunday with a visit to the Akiba booth at the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off. We need chili lovers to man our booth, so sign up to volunteer with students, faculty and staff at this wonderful community event. This year's chili cook-off benefits  Hurricane Harvey Relief.

As part of Nat ional Nutrition Month, our campus will help needy families through a food/ personal item drive for the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry.  March 8-21, drop off donations in the main lobby, or  collection sites in the Lower and Middle Schools.
Early Childhood : baby food, cereal, baby wipes
Kindergarten: pasta, sauces, meal kits (mac/cheese, etc.)
1st: canned vegetables, canned fruits
2nd: crackers, toppings (peanut/soy/almond butter, jelly, etc.)
3rd: beverages (fruit mixes, tea, coffee, instant soup, hot chocolate, etc.) 
4th: soups, croutons
5th: canned chili, beans, meat extenders (hamburger helper, etc.)
6-8th: canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)

Last week our community lost a campus founder and passionate advocate for Jewish education, Leslie Schultz z"l. On Friday, March 23, to commemorate the month since Leslie's passing, we will host a Siyum marking the completion of learning an entire section of Jewish text in Leslie's memory. We've chosen the tractate of Pirkei Avot because it best embodies Leslie's approach to life. Pirkei Avot teaches about interpersonal relationships and Jewish ethics, the hallmarks of Leslie's interactions with others. We ask students and their families commit to learning one or more verses from Pirkei Avot.

To participate in this special mitzvah:
  • Sign up HERE to select one or more verses to study. (Most are only a few lines.) You will then receive a digital version of the text in Hebrew and English.
  • Read the text over with your child. Discuss what it means. Consider why it is an important teaching. 
  • Your child may want to create an illustration of the text. We will happily compile those into a keepsake for the Schultz family. 
  • Children will participate in a ceremony in Leslie's memory on March 23.

We have several fun things planned to spoil our teachers, and we 
need your help in two ways:
Thursday, March 15, we are treating our teachers to a luncheon at school. 
In order to make time for them to go eat, we need parent volunteers for 
each class to cover watching the kids during lunch. Please sign up here.
We are treating our teachers to a SWEET candy bar, but we need your help! 
Please consider bringing in candy that we have assigned each grade below. 
All candy is needed by Monday, March 12. You can drop them off in the box by the security desk in the main atrium, Jordana's office or box by carpool line  in front of the Lower School. Please be sure that items are individually  wrapped or in unopened packaging. For your convenience, we have  an Amazon wish list with the requested candy items. 

Click  here to purchase, and Amazon will deliver the candy to school!
Nevatim - Laffy Taffy 
Teenoki- Lemon Heads
K'Ton Ton - York Peppermint Patties
Nitzanim- Hershey Kisses
Chaverim - Hot Tamales
Kindergarten - Mike and Ike's
1st- Licorice or Laffy Taffy
2nd and 3rd - Rolos or Lemon Heads
4th and 5th - Dove squares or Hot Tamales
6th and 7th - Ring Pops or Hershey Kisses
8th - Licorice or York Peppermint Patties
All candy must be nut free and Kosher. Thank you in advance for helping us show our teachers how loved they are!


Baking for Passover? 
We've got the chocolate chips for you. 
8 oz bags of California Gourmet semi-sweet original and soy-free. 
All chips are gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free.
 $4/bag. Contact Lisa Kramer Morgan to purchase. 


All are invited to join
Rabbi Meir Sabo 
for a weekly Parsha study
each Tuesday night
8:30 p.m. at Tiferet Israel
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