February 25, 2021, 13 Adar 5781
This Week  הַשָּׁבוּעַ
Message from the Head of School
Last week was a major milestone for Yavneh, the United States, and all of humanity. NASA’s Perseverance Rover landed successfully on Mars and immediately began sending pictures. Anyone wonder where the name came from? Perhaps you’re more familiar with Netzach?

For the last 10 years, Yavneh has been focusing on teaching middot (character traits). Chosen by students, parents, and teachers each fall, we focus on seven different middot. Most years, Netzach, perseverance, makes the list. It’s no surprise that our Keshet Krew was so persuasive about the merits of this middah that NASA decided that perseverance was the perfect name for their Rover. Read more
Yavneh Purim Celebration and Costume Car Parade
Fri. Feb. 26th

Details of the Day:
Costumes: Please keep in mind that all costumes must be in accordance with Yavneh’s dress code and no weapons are allowed.

Reading the Megillah: Kitah Chet has learned the traditional trope (tune) for chanting the Megillah and will lead all of us in the reading of the Megillah.

Shpiel: Turning everything upside down and things not being what they seem is a theme of Purim. Come watch Kitah Chet’s theatrical presentation of the Purim story in a way you have never heard before!
Mishloach Manot: It is a Yavneh tradition to make and exchange Mishloach Manot (small gifts of food and goodies). This year Mishloach Manot will be purchased and distributed by the school during the Costume Car Parade.

Matanot L'evyonim: On Purim, giving matanot l’evyonim is an integral part of our celebration. We cannot rejoice unless we make it possible for those less fortunate to join in the festivities. Originally, the intention of this mitzvah of giving tzedakah on Purim was to ensure that the poor would be able to afford their own s’eudah, or festive meal. Donate to Kitah Chet's virtual toy drive for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital here: https://my.supportlpch.org/fundraiser/3134290
Students in Action
Kitah Gan is getting ready for Purim with some joyful messy art using their hands and feet.More photos
Kitah Bet created havdalah sets with their families at a workshop on Sunday for their upcoming milestone.
In preparation for their havdalah milestone, Kitah Bet picked besamim (havdalah spices) at school.
Kitah Alef decided to turn the world upside down for Purim and write about “If Kids Ruled the World!"
Kitah Gimel students presented their planet posters in STEAM.
Kitah Dalet is studying magnetism. By experimenting with different household items and magnets, the students are able to discover the different properties of this fascinating topic. The students also built their own compasses out needles and cork.
 Kitah Zayin played kickball in PE.
Kitah Gan enjoyed playing sneaky statues in PE.
Send us your photos and captions for our media and yearbook by emailing photos@yavnehdayschool.org.
Spirit Week
It’s Spirit Week at Yavneh!
There was a lot of creativity on Crazy Hair and Hat Day. More photos
Yesterday was Sports Fan Day.
School Pride Day encouraged us to wear as much Yavneh gear as possible.
Students and faculty looked their best for Fancy Schmancy Day today. Share your Spirit Week and Purim photos for our media and yearbook by emailing photos@yavnehdayschool.org
Community Good and Welfare
Mazal tov to Eliy Miller on his Bar Mitzvah.
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