November 9, 2018 17   24 Cheshvan

Sunday Nov 11
Remembrance Day

Monday Nov 12
School Open
Regular Classes 

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

Wednesday Nov. 21 6 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

Roots2Stem Lab
As part of our ongoing efforts to incorporate real life learning
opportunities into our curriculum, we are excited to let you know that as part of our science curriculum,students in Grades 5-8 will be attending the Roots2Stem STEM lab located at 11410 27 St SE #38, for a series of sessions on Mechanical Engineering in the month of November on November 5,12 and 19.
We are looking to raise funds to enable our students to continue going
to the lab in the months of December or January to learn about
Aeronautical and Mechantronic Engineering. If you are interested in
sponsoring a session ($350) or know of any donors who might be
interested, please be in touch with Rabbi Greenwald.
We are very grateful to Mr. Richard Douglass and Foothills
Transportation who will be transporting the students in his chartered
bus at no cost.
Thank you so much to Mrs. Kostousov for arranging this excellent
opportunity for our students.
Happy Birthday this week!
Girvitz, B
Morah Halpern
Daycare Newsletter
To view Akiva Daycare's November Newsletter please click here.
Grades 5-9 Boys Shabbaton
The Shabbat Project
Last week, Akiva Academy hosted a series of programs known as the Shabbos Project. The purpose of the Shabbos Project is to bring families and friends together to celebrate Shabbat. It started off with an amazing challah bake that took place in the Akiva gym on Wednesday, October 24th. 29  families got to all prepare a batch of challahs to take home and enjoy on the following Saturday. On Shabbat, the Akiva boys walked to the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Chaim Goldenberg, while the girls walked to the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Binyomin Halpern. The kids played lots of games and then feasted on some candy. Everybody left the two homes smiling as they continued on to the next activity at shul. After some heartfelt davening and some more eating, Shabbat ended. After Shabbat, many families reconvened for a Melave Malka, post Shabbat program. Rabbi Safren, the head of the Calgary Community Kollel, and Joel Zimmerman led a beautiful Havdalah. As Rabbi Safren made Havdalah, he spoke about the importance of trusting in Hashem and that everything happens for a good reason. Joel accompanied him on the guitar, creating a special atmosphere. After some more singing and dancing, everyone enjoyed some refreshments, a Dvar Torah by grade five student Toby Greenwald, and a grand game of kahoot. Congratulations to all the participants who made the game so special. Thank you to all the volunteers and support that made the Shabbos Project possible. We all look forward to next year!
Chanukah Party
Calgary 7 Minute Event
Warm Hands and Feet
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
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 person and we will meet at the observatory. To register please email
Magnetic Science experiment
Professor Rosenberg visits Rabbi Halpern's 5-6B Class
Remembrance Day Celebration
Grade 6 Students
Grade 6 students completed their first 100 words for the Hebrew Picture Dictionary
Roots 2 Stem 5-8
Ukrainian Honey Cake
Grade 3 social studies and grade 5-8 girls Judaic classes do a cross-curricular collaboration making Ukrainian honey cake!
Grade 1 and 5-8 Judaics Girls Collaboration
Morah Corinne's Class
Show & Shine!
Morah Millers Class
Grade One Shabbat Table Display. Thank you Mrs. Elena Rajesky for sewing the gold borders on the challa covers.
Preschool 'visits' Avraham. Are these 3 angels or 3 students?
Here come Chanuka latkes- Preschool hops on bubble wrap!
Grade 3 Hebrew Class
Grade 3 Hebrew class students are recording their reading.
Snow Much Fun!
Adult Child Learning
Adult Child Learning will begin next 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!
Bgifted in the Calgary JCC
Open 6 days a week
Phone - 403-255-5939

For all your Chanukah needs : candles, gelt, arts and crafts , books, menorahs, cards, dreidels