Week of March 22, 2018
Model Seder in the Early Childhood

This Thursday, our students from our early childhood program participated in a Pesach Model Seder. The children demonstrated their vast knowledge of the upcoming holiday of Pesach and the story of the Exodus from Egypt as they excitedly answered the numerous questions about the Hagaddah from their teachers. The students sang many of the traditional songs including the Mah Nishtanah and Dayeinu together with the musical accompaniment from our music teacher. The teachers highlighted many of the key points of the Seder and brought the story to life with their costumes and props. We thank the numerous parents for their active involvement in preparing for this most special day for our students.

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Click here to view photos of the Shorashim students making Charoset.
Seventh Grade trip to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

The seventh grade had quite an adventure this past week as they prepared for their trip to Philadelphia and Washington DC. The students had a wonderful time in Philadelphia as they had the opportunity to see many historic sights including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the U.S. Mint and the National Constitution Center. At each of the sites, some students presented sections from their research papers prepared in Mr. Oestreicher's History class. They also visited the synagogue, Congregation Mikveh Israel where the students enjoyed a visit from the Rabbi. He shared with the students numerous stories of the earlier years in American history according to a Jewish perspective. 

After an extended visit in Delaware, the students arrived in Washington D.C. The following day the students went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum where they connected to their Jewish past in this most moving and powerful museum. Afterwards, the students went to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Due to the weather, we returned back home but not before stopping off again at the infamous rest stop where many students and even a teacher purchased a Delaware sweatshirt to help in remembering this unusual trip. The students learned that although things didn't run exactly as planned, sometimes in life, we must make the best of the situation presented to us and appreciate what we do have in our lives. 

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PTA March Madness
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

3/26/18 - 8th Grade Israel Trip Sendoff
3/26/18 - Model Seder - Grade 1
3/27/18 - Model Seder - Grade 2
3/29/18 - Passover Preparation - No School
3/30/18-4/6/18 - Passover Recess - No School
Community Events

Join the Central Queens Y for Sunday Sports Leagues. Activities include soccer, tee ball, baseball, tennis, lacrosse, basketball and other sports. Click here for additional information.

Join Temple Gates of Prayer on Saturday, March 31, 2018 for a Community Seder on the second night of Passover. Click here for additional information.
Parshat HaShavua
Candle Lighting - 3/23/18 - 6:53 PM

Havdalah - 3/24/18 - 7:53 PM

Atlantic Endocrinology and Diabetes; endocrinology and diabetes medical services in Rego Park. Stella Ilyayeva, MD, FACE. 718-275-2900
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