Parshat Ki Tavo
Candle Lighting 7:31 p.m.
Havdalah 8:31 p.m.
Parsha Talk

In this week's parsha, Ki Tavo, Ramban approves of the view that we are not free to ignore the Torah shortcomings of others when we are in a position to help. How does this fit in with our freedom as individuals? Find out in this week’s parsha talk. 
Color My World With:

Students in Mr. Duke’s Texas History class are creating colorful and symbol-rich stained-glass windows in celebration of this year’s school theme: Color my world with ______. In addition to learning how to fabricate stained-glass windows, the students are writing short research papers, highlighting the use of stained glass windows in historic Texas architecture. 
#instaberen 
From the desk of the STEAM Lab

Our first week in STEAM was AWESOME! We met new friends, explored our STEAM room, covered the classroom rules, learned about our favorite STEAM subjects, and colored our world with excitement and curiosity!
Paper Roller Coasters

Middle school students in Mrs. Rosenzweig's math class and Mr. Polanski's science class finished their engineering projects, building working models of paper roller coasters while applying Newton's Laws of Motion and math.
U.S. Citizenship

Eighth-graders in Mr. Duke's U.S. History class spent Friday morning, August 20, administering the U.S. Citizenship Test to folks on campus. The experiment kicked off a unit of study in which the students are learning the process of becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States.
Apples, Honey, and Shofars Oh My!

Kindergarten students in Morah Tzippe's Judaics class learned all about Rosh Hashana this week. They drew still life drawings of holiday props and learned all about the process of making a shofar (ancient musical horn).
What is in a Print?

This past week middle school explo printmaking has been delving into the past of the very first prints. Their challenge was to be inspired by the first prints created by man—body prints—and produce a work of art. The next step? Students manipulated nature, fruits, vegetables, and the infamous potato to produce homemade stamps. Keep an eye out for how the artwork progresses!
A is for Apple

Full steam ahead in Morah Aviva's ECE4A class! Students began their alphabet learning with the letter “Aa” for apples. Rosh Hashana was also introduced to the classroom with fun matching and number correspondence activities. The blocks center is busy too, as some friends built the Pink Tower!
All About Me

Students in Morah Sandy's ECE3 class are learning ”All about me.“ The students were weighed and measured, and each made foot, hand, and thumb prints. The class is also discussing and drawing many of their favorite things. They learned how we are different and similar to each other, and are all very special and perfect the way we are.
Academic Engagement

In Ms. Morrison's Academic Engagement class the 5th grade discussed our school theme "Color our world with..." They shared what this sentence means to them and named things that they wanted more of in our world. Some responses were "I want everyone to have food," "I want everyone to have nice teeth or access to a dentist," "I want to color my world with soap so there are no more smelly germs," "I want to color my world with detail," and last, "I want to color my world with rainbows." Afterwards, the students put their words and thoughts down on paper in the form of pictures. These pictures will be gathered together to create a class book. It was a great first week.
Practice Makes Perfect

Students in Gveret Erlichman's 1st grade Hebrew class are learning to write their names in Hebrew! Practice makes perfect, and the students were excited to have their names and portraits displayed in the hall.
Bienvenido/a

Welcome to Spanish Level 2! Middle school students in Ms. Rosenzweig's elective are back in Spanish mode and moving on up. The students are working hard while having fun learning lots of verbs, vocabulary, adjectives, and conversational skills.
Save the Date
Registration is open for
Afterschool Activities for RMBA students ECE–5th Grade

Classes are filling up!
Secure your spot today!

Classes which do not meet the required minimum will be cancelled.

Playground will be open for use. Parent supervision required!

Classes begin on Monday, October 4.
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Athletic Updates
5th/6th Grade Volleyball 
The 5th/6th grade volleyball team has started practices for their developmental team. It is so fun to see them get better every day. Please check the calendar for practice dates and times. 

High School Volleyball
The High School Girls practices have started, and we are happy to be back in the gym. They will play a non-district game vs. Emery, September 13th at Beren, and then will continue the TAPPS district season in October. Please check the calendar for practice dates and times. 

Please see the RMBA Calendar as your most up to date source for information. The Week at a Glance is a snapshot, but does not reflect any changes made after that date. 
Community Events
Join the Kindness Challenge

Spread kindness with local author and educator, Ellen Leventhal, and her new book, A Flood of Kindness.

Sunday, August 29, 2021
2:00 PM
ERJCC

Ellen will do a presentation for all children, and afterwards participants will have the opportunity to make kindness crafts or participate in a mitzvah writing workshop with Ellen. Learn the writing process from a professional author, from idea to publication, and go home with a book.
Chevraya Bet Opening Event

Axe Throwing
Sunday, August 29, 2021
3:00 PM

For grades 9–12
$15 per person
Must register in advance
Arba Minim for Sale

All proceeds from the Arba Minim sale will go towards the educational programming here at Bnei Akiva Houston. Each set will cost $70, and will include a top quality Lulav, Etrog (with no Pitam), Hadas, Aravot and a carrying case. 

All orders due September 12
Click here to purchase

Pickup on September 19
Location TBA 10 AM - 12 PM
Robert M. Beren Academy | www.berenacademy.org