September 7, 2018  28 Tishrei 5778

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy sweet new year!
Rosh Hashanah Assembly
Thank you so much to Rabbi Miller for coming to speak to our students in honour of Rosh Hashanah!
Parent Orientation
We encourage all  parents  to join us for the  parent   orientation .   It will be an opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about expectations and outlines for the year.  Please note there will be a new format this year  for Kindergarten through Grade 8 where teachers and  parents  can meet over coffee and refreshments in an informal setting. Please understand this is not meant to take the place of  Parent  Teacher Conferences and if you have any specific or private questions for a teacher, please schedule a meeting for another time. Pre-School and Daycare will have teacher presentations from 6:30-7.

UJA 2018 Super Mitzvah
Dear Akiva Families,

We ask everyone to help make this Super Mitzvah Sunday a success by volunteering between 12 and 2 when Akiva is taking a shift. Please bring your family as it is a family friendly event and we will help raise money for our community and our school. We need to have at least 10 volunteers on our shift. Please let the office know if you are able to volunteer. 

Thank you
Everyone Counts
To view the poster for Pamela Schullers' performance presented by the UJA please click  here.
Chosen Words
To view the Chosen Words article click here.
We will once again be offering Challahs to Akiva families to purchase at a rate of $5 per Challah per week. Your Challah will be sent home with your child every week baked fresh from the Carriage House Bakery. If you are interested you may pay $75 to receive Challah starting September 14 until Winter Break. Please note there will not be Challah on days where there is no school. 
First Week of School
Grade 5-8 Girls Round Challahs for Rosh Hashanah
Mrs. Greenwald and the Grade 5-8 Girls made delicious and sweet challahs for Rosh Hashanah!
Hair Donation
Yasher Koach to Georgia Martin for donating her hair to an organization in Israel that arranges for hair to be given to children who lose their hair when undergoing medical treatment. Thank you to Mrs. Halpern for arranging the donation. 

Akiva Family BBQ
Thank you so much to all the volunteers who made the BBQ such a success and a special thanks to Caroline Adler, Hanit Jacobs and Aviva Cheuk!

Apples and Honey
Thank you so much to the Eichler Family for donating the Apples and Honey for Rosh Hashana! Thank you to Mrs. Jacobs for cutting up all the apples and serving them!
Ride from School
Mrs. Tali Keselman is looking for a ride for her son Adam from school every day. They live in Cedarbrae.  If you are able to help for any day of the week please email her at or call 403-397-6342.
Hot Lunch
Hot Lunch orders for October will be sent out at the end of next week.
Calgary Parking Authority
Our school and daycare calendar can be found here. Important dates and events throughout the year is updated  here.
AHS Wellness Articles
Please see the latest AHS articles here.
Mon-Tues, Sept 10-11
Rosh Hashana
No School
Daycare Closed

Thur, Sept. 13
Parent Orientation at 
6:30 PM

Tuesday Sept.18 
Erev Yom Kippur 
11:20 Dismissal. Daycare till 3:30 PM

Wed Sept. 19
Yom Kippur No school