November 16, 2018 8 Kislev 5779
Major Announcement!
We are pleased to announce today on the date of the second yahrtzeit of the late David Halpern z”l’ that the Halpern children, Shelley Zimmerman of Vancouver and Nelson and Jackie Halpern of Calgary will be making a major gift to Akiva Academy to honour their parents. The school will be renamed the “David and Tibe Halpern Akiva Academy” in their parents’ memory.  An endowment fund will also be established at the Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary in support of the school, in perpetuity. There will be a press release issued shortly to the community and a formal dedication event will be held at the end of January. This is an important milestone for the school which is in its 38 th year of providing quality Jewish education to the Calgary community.

Friday Nov 16
First Report Cards  Go Home
Early Dismissal (2:30 PM)
Daycare until 3:30 PM

Wednesday Nov. 21 6-8 PM
Rothney Observatory

Thursday Nov 22
1 – 7 PM
Parent Teacher Conferences:
11:20 AM Dismissal
Daycare until 3:30 PM 

Nov 23, 2018
P.D. Day: No School
Daycare Open 8:15-3:30

Rothney Observatory
On Wednesday November 21 at 6 PM, we will be visiting the Rothney Observatory as part of our Grades 6 and 8 Science Curriculum. All Akiva Families and friends are welcome to join us! The cost is $4 per student and we will meet at the observatory. Adults are free.To register please email
Report Cards
Invitations to log in to view report cards have been emailed out to parents. If you are experiencing any difficulty viewing them or have any questions, please contact the office.
Thank you so much to Mrs. Burns for her many hours of tireless efforts to get them just right. As it is the first time we are sending report cards this way, we ask that parents please provide feedback on the report cards. As we become more familiar with Sycamore School, we hope to utilize more of its many features.
Happy Birthday this week!
Bassin, J.
Goldenberg, Y.
Greenwald, A.
Ullman, B.
Rabbi Greenwald
Mrs. Kaufman
Akiva Boys Shabbaton
This week is the Akiva Boys Shabbaton. Thank you so much to Eli and Yisrael from Pacific Torah Institute who came in specially to add spirit to the weekend. Thank you to Mrs. Kostousov and Rabbi Goldenberg for organizing the Shabbaton! The Boys enjoyed a visit from Green Fools this morning to start off the weekend!
Mother- Daughter Sport Night
Parent-Son paint night details soon to follow!
Warm Hands and Feet
Ms. Filewich's Request
If you have any old magazines that you could bring into school, please do so!
Communication from a Concerned Member of our Community
Dear Friend,

I recently looked into the cost of Jewish school fees and came to
realize that it may be a challenge for many families to pay. As a
concerned grandmother I would like you to contact me with some input.
I plan to pass the info to the Federation with the hope that some
changes may be made. This is a personal endeavor so I do not
represent any agency.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Lily Fixler
(403) 660-0714
Grade 3 students are Recording their Hebrew Reading. Thank you Enrique for setting up the microphone headphones!
Mr. Habot & Ms. Waseem's Science Collaboration
Ms. Delany's Grade 2 Class
Taking a trip to Meteghan, Nova Scotia for our social studies unit. Students prepared a weather report, a suitcase and what clothes to pack for our trip. Students made a passport and bought their ticket for their plane travel.
Grades 3 & 4
Ms. Delaney and Mrs. Kaufman collaboration with grade 2 and 4
Warm Hands and Feet Collection.
Painting Props for Chanukah Play
Ms. Filewich's Class
The grade 1 students are exploring pattern. We had lots of fun at math centers today!
Adult Child Learning
Adult Child Learning will begin Motzai Shabbat November 17 right
after Maariv at House of Jacob! All Adults and children are welcome
to come study for 20 minutes of facilitated learning followed by a
story and refreshments.To sponsor a week of learning, please contact
Susan in the Hojmi office. Please contact Rabbi Greenwald with any
Prizes will be given out to children who participate in at least 8 sessions!