June 3, 2021, 23 Sivan 5781
This Week  הַשָּׁבוּעַ
Reminders for the Week
  • Have a Great Summer! You can look forward to summer editions of Hashavua next Thursday, June 10th, in mid July, and mid August.
A Message from the Head of School
Charge to Yavneh’s Class of 2021:
This year has been filled with countless “firsts.” From the first day of school being on Zoom to a drive-through car parade for Purim, to having two graduation ceremonies, this year has been truly unprecedented. While our country is beginning to heal from the pandemic, it remains divided. Adding the increase in antisemitism and attacks on Israel, the world can feel unsafe. In times of uncertainty, it helps to be able to have something to hold onto, an anchor to keep you grounded. Read more
Calendar and Upcoming Events
Aug. 19 and 20
Family Conferences
Aug. 24
First Day of School
Volunteer for Yavneh
We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:
  • Want to be a room parent for the 2021-2022 school year?
  • Interested in helping to plan a fundraising event?
  • Want to help gather input for the Yavneh strategic plan?
  • Excited to dive into the annual audit and help Yavneh to mitigate financial risks?
  • Thrilled to connect with other members of the Yavneh community?
  • Think our adult alumni are amazing and want to help enhance their connection with Yavneh?

We want to hear from you! Let us know how you would like to help. Email: volunteer@yavnehdayschool.org
Kitah Chet Graduation
Mazal Tov to the class of 2021! Kitah Chet's in-person diploma ceremony and virtual graduation ceremony took place yesterday. Students reflected on their time at Yavneh and their journey ahead. More photos
Excerpts from some of their speeches:
"Thanks to all the teachers, my class and the many experiences I had here I know I’m walking into this bright future ready in a number of ways. Through learning with others in hevruta and this year in particular through learning and teaching middot, Yavneh has helped me understand other people's perspectives, and how I can listen and talk with someone with ideas that are different from my own. As I go out to a new school and new communities these skills of how to understand others and how to be confident with my own thoughts will be helpful. I know I will make mistakes along the way, but I’m ready to make mistakes." -Levana
"At Yavneh, I have learned to be grateful for what I have been given and empathetic and caring to others around me. I’ve made meaningful friendships at this school that I would have missed out on if I hadn’t been here. I want to say thank you to my friends who help me in my hard moments and who laugh with me at the most random times. I can’t predict or control what will happen in high school, but I will take the knowledge with me that if I can make meaningful friendships, I will be able to persevere through whatever life throws my way."
-Claire
"Yavneh taught me how to examine problems and fix them, even if they felt impossible. Yavneh showed me new ways of learning that involved hands-on-projects rather than just simple worksheets. Yavneh allowed me to meet people that I would not have otherwise met. Yavneh grew my identity as a Jew by finding topics that interested me and showed what roles Jews played in them. Most of all Yavneh showed me how supportive and caring communities can and should be." -Caedyn
Students in Action
Kitah Dalet took a step back in time for Gold Rush Day last Friday. After studying the history of California, they dressed up as 49ers and experienced the life of gold miners. More photos
Kitah Gan enjoyed their final music class of the school by playing the drums and xylophone.
Kitah Bet has been learning about balance, motion, and different forces. For the last STEAM class of the year, Kitah Bet engineers designed and tested roller coasters and race tracks to test forces and friction.
Kitah Dalet took their math measurement skills outside this week.
Important Links
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