June 4, 2020, 12 Sivan 5780
This Week  הַשָּׁבוּעַ
Reminders for the Week
  • Have a great summer!
Message from the Head of School
2020 Charge to Graduates
Our country is going through a challenging time right now. I realize that we are in the midst of combating a pandemic, a battle against a virus which has profoundly affected our lives.  Read more
Message from the Incoming Head of School
Every week towards the beginning of our Kabbalat Shabbat service, Rabbi Hahn Tapper instructs us to take a big breath in and hold on to the things from the week that served us and then when we breathe out to let go of all those things from the week that didn’t serve us and leave them behind. Read more
Emergency Campaign
Thank you to all who have donated to Yavneh's Emergency Campaign. We are fortunate and grateful for our community that has come together to help provide additional tuition assistance to our families that have been significantly affected by COVID-19. All gifts and support are greatly appreciated as we continue the campaign.
Information and Registration for Summer Fun with Yavneh is coming tomorrow
Look for an email tomorrow!
Message from the YPA
Thank you everyone for your support of the YPA throughout the year including attending meetings, providing teachers' meals, teacher gifts, planning and volunteering at events and holidays, and helping us build the Yavneh community. We couldn’t have done it without you! Wish everyone a wonderful summer and looking forward to seeing you back in the fall.
Family Virtual Escape Room Challenge:
Plu To is visiting the Earth for the last time before summer break.
Mazal Tov to the Class of 2020!
Kitah Chet's virtual and beautiful Graduation Ceremony took place yesterday. Students reflected on their time at Yavneh and their journey ahead.

Excerpts from grad speeches:

"Yavneh taught me that no matter how cold the water in front of you may be, you shouldn’t be afraid to jump in, because you’re not doing it alone, and you end up swimming all together. "
- Shira

"Yaneh spends a great deal of time teaching us how to be good students, and better people. From a young age we are taught how to problem solve, public speak, challenge ourselves, be good people, and form bonds that will last a lifetime." - Solly

"Yavneh has also given me the educational tools that I will need in High School and beyond by not just teaching me what to learn, but by teaching me how to learn." -Noa

"From learning songs and prayers for milestones, to leading a song or an activity in front of the whole school. These moments helped me to believe in myself. No matter what, I always felt the support from my teachers, and that gave me the confidence to keep going." -Maya

"Yavneh has taught me many lessons, but the most prevalent was that there is always more than one way to look at an issue or accomplish a goal. By working with hevruta we have tested our abilities to think outside the box and to challenge ourselves and our presumptions. Although, first we have to understand that there is a difference between being smart and quick-witted and being wise and worldly. Yavneh has shown us that difference. And therefore we are wiser because of it." -Sophia
The celebration continued with a drive through graduation ceremony where faculty and staff cheered on the graduates. More photos
Students in Action
Magic in the Middle School! Check out this video written, recorded, and edited by Isaiah and Garrett (6th grade) during their Middle School STEAM elective.
Michael Goldberg, writing editor and 2 time Emmy winner, visited Gimel Dvash and explained how television programs are written. The class wrote an episode together!
Kitah Alef finished their coral reef projects and completed an online ocean escape room challenge.
It’s the annual alien parade in Kitah Gimel! To conclude their space unit, students created aliens from the planets in our solar system.
Kitah Gan students have been learning about camouflage. Here are some of their STEAM creations.
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