October 19, 2017, 29 Tishrei 5778

Reminders for the Week:  Today is the 36th Day of School! Wear your Yavneh Shirts on Monday.

Chai Challenge 
63 Days Left -  Help us reach 100% in 100 days! 
Message from the Head of School  

Calendar and Upcoming Events
  Oct. 20 YPA Meeting 1:15pm - all are welcome!
Kabbalat Shabbat 2:30pm 
  Oct. 23 All School T'fillah and Keshet of Kavod Assembly 8:30am 
  Oct. 24 Kindergarten Readiness Workshop 7:00-8:30pm 
  Oct. 26 Torah Service 8:30am 
  Oct. 27 Buddy Shabbat 2:30pm
  Oct. 30
Ceremony in honor of Yitzhak Rabin's Yahrtzeit, APJCC Auditorium 8:30am
  Nov. 2 Torah Service 8:30am
  Nov. 3 Kabbalat Shabbat 2:30pm
  Nov. 5 Family Day of Code, Tinkering and Play 4.0 11:45am-3:00pm

Family Day of Code, Tinkering and Play 4.0
Sunday, November 5th 11:45 - 3:00pm

Please join us for our fourth annual Family Day of Code, Tinkering and Play. This event is for  pre-K to 8th grade kids and is a family event where adults participate alongside kids. 

* Coding sessions organized by grade*
* Robotics for 4th-8th (Limited space!)
* Toy making space for Pre-K-3rd
* Guided tinkering stations with rockets, magnets and more
* Light lunch/snacks provided
* Please bring your own tablet or laptop
* Free and open to all - Invite your friends
     SIGN UP
Parent volunteers are needed for set up, coding and robotics sessions, and clean up.     
To volunteer,  sign up here .  Please contact  Vanina Sandel , STEAM Coordinator, if you have questions.
First YPA Meeting of the Year
All are welcome!
Friday, October 20th, 1:15-2:30pm
The Yavneh Parent Association (YPA) is holding the first meeting of the school year next Friday. All Yavneh parents are automatically YPA members and are encouraged to  attend. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the functions of the YPA, upcoming projects and ways you can contribute to enrich the school community even further.  Contact  Rebecca  for more info. 
Readiness Workshop
Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00-8:30pm 
Do you or does someone you know have students entering kindergarten in the fall? Join us to learn what to expect from kindergarten programs and what makes a child ready for the experience. This workshops is for  parents and educators and is free.  Register
Ceremony in Honor of  Yitzhak Rabin's Yahrtzeit 

Monday, October 30th, 8:30am APJCC Auditorium
Please join us for the memorial ceremony in remembrance of Israel's Prime Minister, the late Yitzhak Rabin. We are inviting you to commemorate Yitzhak Rabin's legacy in Yavneh's community TEKES performed by our students.

Students in Action
Kitah Gan Geffen took a field trip to Sanborn Park for a nature walk. In journals, they wrote about what they saw, heard, smelled, and felt in nature. 
Gan Geffen made predictions about what types of foods forest animals eat and identified different types of forest animal foot prints.
After testing materials that float and learning the story of Noah's ark, Kitah Gan Rimon built their own arks.
Kitah Gimel students created collages about some of things that make them happy. This will prompt the upcoming essays they are writing in class.
Middle School in Action
Yavneh 8th graders attended the Zionist 3.0 Conference in Palo Alto on Sunday.
Important Links
Volunteer Opportunities at Yavneh:  Click here
Afterschool Enrichment Classes and Yavneh Merchandise:  Click here (School Password yavneh1)
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Challah Order Form: Click here 
Hot Lunch: Menu Nov. - Jan. menu coming soon!
Company Matched Donations
Double your Annual Campaign donation! Many companies will match your donation to Yavneh, including monetary / stock donations and volunteer hours. This is a brief list of companies Yavneh has received matched donations from: Apple, eBay, Google, Intel, Intuit, KLA-Tencor, Microsoft and Netflix . Please contact Daniela Silverstein  to learn more .

In the Community
APJCC Moms' Circle
Meets one Monday per month starting Oct. 23rd, 8:40am - 10:00am, Club J
Join Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, experienced educator and APJCC Preschool parent, for an exploration of the themes of the Jewish months and how their unique energies can help focus our personal growth throughout the year. More info

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 
Beginning October 21st Tickets and more information

The Celebration of the Animals, Congregation Sinai, San Jose
Sunday, October 22nd, 11:30am More info

KlezCalifornia Presents: Cabaret By The Bay
Sunday, October 22nd, 4:00-6:00pm at the Addison-Penzak JCC
You're invited to this cabaret featuring some of the Bay Area's greatest Yiddish and klezmer entertainers.  Tickets and more information .

Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Women's Philanthropy Dignity Drive
Now - October 26th, Levy Family Campus
Drop off NEW sports bras in any size for the Grateful Garment Project.

Kehillah Jewish High School Open House
Sunday, October  29th, 2:00-4:30pm, 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto RSVP More info

Shir Hadash Early Childhood Center Transitional Kindergarten Open House
November 2nd, 5th, and 8th More info RSVP