Parashat Vayekhel-Pekudei
Candle Lighting 7:15 p.m.
Havdalah 8:16 p.m.
Parsha Talk

When children receive expensive gifts from their families, most children will be extremely grateful. Many parenting experts suggest, however, that those children who worked to earn money for a portion of the gift will be even  more  grateful for such a gift, perhaps taking extra good care to be certain that no harm comes to a gift that they are also invested in. Find out how this idea takes shape in this week's Parsha Talk! 
Spread the Good!
A ripple of kindness and smiles
While stopping the spread of COVID-19 is critically important, Spread the Good is about ensuring we are still focused on our humanity during this time of uncertainty. It is about sharing your acts of kindness to inspire others, outweigh the number of confirmed cases, and bring more light during this period of perceived darkness. Let your kindness and good ripple through the world and bring about a wave of smiles.

We have created a Facebook Group where we hope you will join us in posting positive messages of good in your life and/or of kindness you are a part of. Please use the hashtags #spreadthegood or #spreadthegoodRMBA and together let's put good messages out in the virtual world. Click here to join the group and to be inspired.
One Text - Many Voices
This week's One Text - Many Voices features Isaac Gateno, Ellen Morgan, Jacob Plumb, Noa Geralnik, and Noah Diner. Click here for their views on the following text:

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Every man whose heart uplifted him came, and everyone whose spirit inspired him to generosity brought the offering of the Lord for the work of the Tent of Meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments. The men came with the women; every generous hearted person brought bracelets and earrings and rings and buckles, all kinds of golden objects, and every man who waved a waving of gold to the Lord. And every man with whom was found blue, purple, or crimson wool, linen, goat hair, ram skins dyed red or tachash skins, brought them. Everyone who set aside an offering of silver or copper brought the offering for the Lord, and everyone with whom acacia wood was found for any work of the service, brought it. And every wise hearted woman spun with her hands, and they brought spun material: blue, purple, and crimson wool, and linen.

Tell Us How You Really Feel
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Things I Miss

High School Art Students in Ms. Bryant's class were asked to visually journal things they miss in the style of illustrator, Jordan Sondler. This heartfelt artwork is by Eve Vaknin, 11th grade.
The Letter P

Morah Alissa's ECE3 class accomplished so much remotely this week! The students learned about Pesach through a variety of video lessons and songs. They also learned about the letter 'p' and patterns. Click here for an amazing Pesach Playlist geared towards early childhood students!
Text Structure

Ms. Rantz's 2nd grade class followed recipes as a part of their unit on understanding nonfiction text structure. Click here to see the creative work that Miles put together in developing his "smurtles" recipe.
Book Report

In Ms. Bernosky's 4th grade class students worked on creative book reports. Thank you to Shmuly Rosenzweig for sharin g h is book report about The Lemonade War using a cereal box. On the box, he wrote a summary about the book, he wrote the ingredients which were the characters, he described the characters, and finally he made a commercial to sell the delicious cereal. 
Navi Newspaper

6th graders in Mrs. Pollak's Navi/Prophets class created their own newspapers on a favorite storyline they learned throughout the year. They included catchy headlines, innovative ads, and summaries. (This image was taken before our school closure!)
Global Art

Students in Global Art class explored the Menil Collection of Houston Online. Choosing from Arts of the Ancient World, Arts of Africa, Or Arts of the Pacific Island, they chose a piece of artwork that stood out to them and created a sketch from home. You can check out the collection here.
Magical Math

Students in Ms. Bigham's Lower Montessori class had such a great time doing their math assignments (from home!) - they eagerly sent us their pictures!
Spring Collage

Students in Morah Esther's and Morah Clara's ECE2 class had fun creating a Spring collage by picking out their own flowers.
Save the Date
Please Note:
All RMBA events through March 31 have been postponed.

We are working on planning virtual events that you can attend, and we look forward to sharing those with you soon!
Cooking Club with
锘縏he Out of Town Cook
Strawberry Dump Cupcakes

When? At your own leisure!
Where? On any device you have!

Join our after school Cooking Class's Chef Shoshana as she shows you how to prepare delicious cupcakes

You can download the recipe here!
Bon Appetit!
Athletic Updates
Please see the Beren Academy 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. 

Athletic Award Dinner
The Athletic Award Dinner scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2020 will be postponed.
Accessing the current schedule
Please re-sync your calendars weekly.

If you have any questions, please email Coach Cole at  chriscole@berenacademy.org.
Community Events
Bnei Akiva Houston
Virtual Mifkad
Friday, March 20, 2020
4:00 PM

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting
UOS Pre-Shabbat Story
and Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, March 20, 2020
6:30 PM

Join from the comfort of your home on any device here:
UOS Virtual Haddallah

Saturday, March 21, 2020
8:25 PM

Join from the comfort of your home on any device here:

Please make sure to include Ata CHanantanu in the Amidah for Maariv or say 鈥淏aruch HaMavdil Ben Kodesh l鈥機hol (Blessed is he who differentiates between the holy and unholy.) 鈥, before logging on to the virtual Havdallah
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