Week of March 1, 2018
6th Grade Chesed

Thoughts from our students about chesed day....

On Monday, January 26th, sixth graders at SSSQ partook in Chesed Day. The word “chesed” means the attribute of grace or compassion . On Chesed Day, sixth graders went to a JCC in Brooklyn. When the bus arrived, the students started assembling mishloach manot (Purim basket). After the mishloach manot bags were ready, the students were placed into groups. One group packaged fruits and vegetables, while the other two groups went from apartment to apartment handing out the bags to people who lived in specific apartment numbers on a list.

The funniest thing about the trip is that most people on the list only spoke Russian so we could not understand what they were saying. However, the adult assigned to accompany one of the groups spoke Russian, so it was easier to converse with the Russian speakers in the apartments. At the end of the trip, students were served pizza, potato chips and water for lunch. The sixth graders enjoyed giving back to the community on Chesed Day. -L.M.

On Monday, we went to a trip called Chesed day. We had a lot of fun. We went to each door in the building,  knocking and giving out mishloach manot. I really liked helping people and hearing their side of the story. Thank you very much for welcoming us on this special trip. - D.B.

Trip to UN

On February 27, 2018 Morah Aharoni organized a trip for the 8th grade to go to the United Nations. Around the UN there are 193 flags, each representing the countries that are involved in the UN. There are many different buildings that specialize in different things. We toured around the building and learned about many different issues that the UN tries to solve. The UN isn’t a government so it doesn’t make laws or do things the government does. The 8th grade also went into a meeting and listened about a certain problem for about a few seconds.  We saw many different gifts that the 193 countries contributed to the UN and at the end we saw dogs being trained to sniff out radioactive items. Morah Aharoni keeps surprising the 8th grade with exciting and extraordinary trips. I can’t wait to see where we will go next! - T.B.

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Purim Dance

Middle School Students from Schechter Long Island joined with SSSQ for a Purim dance on Tuesday night. What a wonderful time. Please check out our video on our facebook page by clicking here.

PTA Upcoming Events
Universal Pre-K (Pre-K For All) Registration Opens February 5, 2018
(registered trademark for NYC DOE)

New York City families with children born in 2014 can apply to pre-K from  February 5-March 30, 2018.

Starting on February 5, you can apply online, by phone, or in person.

Spread the word and tell your family and friends to apply.

The SSSQ code, which is entered on the application form is QAHB.

Visit the NYC DOE website , for additional information and to begin the application process.
Upcoming Events
3/1/18 - Purim Carnival - 12:30 Dismissal
3/12/18 - Staff Development Day - No School for Students
3/13/18 - Middle School Trip to Albany
3/13/18 - Second Report Card
3/15/18 - Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30 Dismissal

Parshat HaShavua
Candle Lighting - 3/02/18 - 5:29 PM

Havdalah - 3/03/18 - 6:29 PM

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