February 18, 2021, 6 Adar 5781
This Week  הַשָּׁבוּעַ
Message from the Middle School Language Arts Teacher and Student Council Advisor
Removing the Mask: a peak behind the curtain at how Yavneh does Purim

Recently, the 8th graders studied the difference between situational and dramatic irony. They also explored the ways in which hyperbole, coincidence, stock characters, and physical comedy contribute to farcical literature. Are they studying a play by Oscar Wilde? Or perhaps a touch of Shakespeare? Nope! The students are studying Megilat EstherRead more
Yavneh Purim Celebration
Fri. Feb. 26th
8:45am-9:45am: All School Purim Zoom Megillah Reading & Shpiel
Community members may register here for the Zoom Link
10:45am-11:45am: Upside Down Kabbalat Shabbat
11:45am: Virtual Student Early Dismissal
12:15pm: In-Person Student Early Dismissal

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. Community members may register here for the Zoom Link
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!

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
Kol HaKavod to Arielle in Kitah Gimel for starting a tzedakah project and inspiring her third grade classmates to support in her "Helping Hands" project. Arielle shares what sparked her initiative, “I was walking with my mom when we saw an unhoused man, lying down on the street. This is how I decided to create Helping Hands. I hope Helping Hands makes an impact on the world.”
Kitah Vav took part in an hour of innovation in STEAM. The class worked on building outdoor/camping trip games out of wood and PVCs to better equip our school for future camping trips and sport field days. More photos
During STEAM Kitah Alef learned the basic concepts of electrical circuits to make street lights for their city.
Kitah Alef tended to the school garden. More photos
Send us your photos and captions for our media and yearbook by emailing photos@yavnehdayschool.org.
Community Good and Welfare
Mazal tov to Idan Minkowski on his Bar Mitzvah.
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