Week of April 19, 2018
Yom Hazikaron

This past Wednesday, SSSQ held an uplifting and meaningful Yom Hazikaron assembly for students from grades 5-7.

The program was accompanied with a candle lighting ceremony and a powerful video in memory of the many brave soldiers who protected and defended the land of Israel and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

We thank Mr. Wiseman and some of his 5th grade students for leading us in the various Tefillot on this day,

Our guest speaker for the assembly was Sergeant Akiva Pudell. Sergeant Pudell, originally from Teaneck, spoke to the students about his decision to join the IDF and ultimately make Aliyah. He shared numerous heartfelt stories of the day and life of an Israeli soldier. We are fortunate to have such a brave hero who defends the land of Israel and we are grateful for his time as he inspired us by his love and devotion to Israel and our people.

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Yom Ha'atzmaut

At SSSQ, we did not let any potential inclement weather rain on our parade. The seventh grade lead with a beautiful March with flags of Israel in the gym in a special assembly in front of the entire school. Rabbi Romano graced us with his inspirational words and the children’s sunny smiles brightened up a cloudy day as they proudly marched around the block with much joy and merriment. The six grade class enjoyed their morning at Whitestone lanes. The seventh grade led various activities for the younger students including activities such as Army, cafe, art and film, all with a taste of Israeli culture. The students all enjoyed a delicious pizza lunch and the Kindergarten were busy in their preparations with a “trip to Israel”. The day ended with Morah Navon leading the students in a Chidon, with Jeopardy questions related to Israel and its rich history. We thank all of those involved for making this such a wonderful and meaningful day for all of the students. Chag Sameach to all!

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If You See Something, Write Something....

Saul Picker ('14), currently a student at the Academy of American Studies is perfecting his writing skills editing Wikipedia articles related to the subways.

He is interested in becoming an urban planner and has spent the past several years editing articles as a public service and for his personal growth. We are proud of Saul and his accomplishments.

You can read the entire article by clicking here . Photo credit Elizabeth Bick for The New York Times.
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Community Events
There will be a free bike helmet fitting and distribution event on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 10 am-1:30 pm at the Farm Playground on 73rd Avenue between 195th and 196th Place, Click here for more information.
Upcoming Events

4/19/18 - Yom Ha'Atzmaut
5/3/18 - Lag B'Omer
5/13/18 - Yom Yerushalayim
5/18/18 - 5/21/18 - Shavuot Break
5/28/18 - Memorial Day
Parshat HaShavua
Candle lighting - 4/13/18 - 7:22 PM
Candle lighting - 4/14/18 - 8:26 PM

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