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Lower Elementary School 


 
28 Cheshvan 5778 / November 16, 2017                  Parshas  Toldos 
 
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

 
Your gift can be made over 12 months
PLEASE MAKE YOUR GIFT TODAY 

If you would like to discuss your gift to the classroom campaign or any other dedication opportunities, please email Rabbi Aaron Gross at ragross@baisyaakov.net or call 
443-548-7700 ext: 511. Thank you.
ALL AROUND THE COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
With over 170 families in attendance and 62 new students signing up for a tour this fall, our "All Around the Community" Open House was a tremendous success! Thank you to all our current parents for coming and always being our best ambassadors! We look forward to partnering with you in your daughters education for many years to come.

TOUR OUR CLASSROOMS
Enjoy viewing our girls learning Torah in their classes. Watch Morah Weiss's 1 st Graders sing a song as part of their Brachos Unit. Listen to one of our Second Grade  Moros, Mrs. Waldbaum, describe the approach which she brings into her classroom.  See 2nd Grade reviewing their Chumash unit. We hope these brief glimpses into our classrooms give you a greater sense of connection to what occurs inside our building.
KINDERGARTEN KRIAH
Our Kindergarten staff has trained for several months to introduce and implement our new Kriah program, Kriability. Working in small groups, the girls enjoy the multi-sensory activities that reinforce the sound and shape of our Alef Beis. The confidence and joy they display as they learn to read lashon hakodesh is truly something to celebrate.

PRESCHOOL TRIP TO IRVINE NATURE CENTER
Our recent Kindergarten trips to Irvine Nature Center were both educational and fun! Our classes had a guided tour through the woods, exploring and learning about trees, plants, insects, and wildlife.    Our guides turned over logs and leaves to find worms and bugs.  We found eggs on leaves, fungus on fallen branches, and lots of acorns! The students touched the rough bark of trees and the soft fluff of milkweed that was growing in the meadow.    The girls used their sense of hearing to listen to recordings of bird calls, hoping to attract some birds to the observatory. They saw rescued hawks and rescued owls.  After a brief walk, the girls went indoors to see turtles, birds, snakes, and bees in a hive.  Thank you to the parents for chaperoning these amazing trips!
 
UPCOMING MATH EXPO
At Bais Yaakov, we put efforts into making math be relevant for everyone! With this in mind, we are gearing up for our Fifth MATH EXPO for mothers and daughters in first through fifth grades. For this event, our auditorium and other areas of the school will be turned into interactive math game centers that focus on fun strategies to build our students' math skills. We have set aside two dates for our Math Expo. The first is Sunday morning, December 3rd from 10:00 - 11:30AM and the second is Tuesday evening, December 5th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.  
 
In order to ensure that each of your daughters has a meaningful and enjoyable experience, we recommend bringing no more than three children with you. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited, and families may only participate in one of the two Math Expo events. To register, either log onto www.baisyaakov.net/mathexpo or please call the office and ask one of our secretaries to help you sign up. Registration will open on Monday, November 20 th at around 2:00 PM and will close once the sessions are filled.
 
BUILDING UPDATE: SMITH AVENUE CAMPUS EXPANSION 
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As we have reached over $6.7 million toward our $10 million goal, Baruch HaShem, construction is already well underway and the Middle School expansion is moving along smoothly.  Please visit our Capital Campaign web page for exciting photos and videos of our progress.
Bais Yaakov mourns the loss of our beloved
Menahel Rabbi Mendel D. Freedman ZT"L   
 
 
  We are compiling a tribute book about  
Rabbi Mendel D. Freedman zt"l   
for the Freedman family.  

If you are a student, parent, faculty member, or friend  
who has any memories or stories that you would like to share with the Freedman family, please send them to: rabbifreedmantribute@baisyaakov.net
 
This is an opportunity to share pictures, memories or lessons you learned and also to be menachem the family.

As we would like to have it completed before the shloshim  
please send in all submissions by Wednesday , November 22nd .
 
Register Today for SHEMESH Winter Workshop!


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 
Beth Tfiloh Congregation, Tuvin Hall 3300 Old Court Road, Pikesville

Building Confidence Through Competence * Developing A Growth Mindset
 * Using Praise Effectively

Welcoming Back Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.


Noted child psychologist and author of  What To Do When You Worry Too Much  

Registration: $10 by  December 1 / $15 at the door
CEUs for Mental Health Professionals $20



For more information or accommodation requests, contact Gila Haor 410-843-7588.




Nov 17 ES PTA Pizza Day
Nov 20 ES Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov 21 MS Parent Teacher Conferences
- Early Dismissal
Nov 23-24 Thanksgiving Vacation
Nov 28 HS Parent Teacher Conferences
- Early Dismissal
Nov 29 MS Parent Teacher Conferences
- Early Dismissal
 

     To Sponsor a 
Day of Davening & Learning 
please contact Rabbi Gross at 
410-548-7700 ext. 511 or ragross@baisyaakov.net