14 Iyar 5783
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THIS MONDAY! (May 8) in Schultz Family Gymnasium

7 pm Israeli-style Shawarma & Hot Dogs
8 pm Concert
Principal Donna Hutcheson writes: "These students took home 10 awards at the Technology Student Association state competition. Highlights include 1st places in website design and flight dynamics, 2nd place biotech, and 3rd in vex robotics." 
We Are One
Lag B'Omer arrived a tad early for our High School students and faculty — ahead of AP testing next week — in the form of a full day of building unity and love for one another at YMCA Collin County Adventure Camp. Our Bulldogs enjoyed rock climbing, fishing, zip lining, boating, and an all-in dodgeball match with water balloons and shaving creme!
It’s TJP official ...
Our gratitude to community partner Texas Jewish Post for profiling AYA Head of School Jason Feld in its May 4 issue!
Go Bulldogs!
Coach Zimm writes: “Mazel tov and congratulations to Coach Casey and the 5th/6th Boys Soccer Team for winning the MAL Championship! This was AYA’s first year in the soccer league and they played as a true team winning 5-2 over a very good Zion Lutheran team.”
Last Call: Teacher Appreciation Week
Visit the AYA PTO's Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12) webpage to give a shout out to the many dedicated teachers and faculty who support the daily learning and growth of our students:
7:55 to 9:30 am Fri, May 12 in ECP Lobby (then traveling campus)

Sophomore Tali Gubin is organizing a bake sale benefitting Chai Lifeline — featuring Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Rice Krispy Treats, Strawberry Shortcakes, and Peach Lemonade Cupcakes.
Noon to 3:30 pm Sun, May 14 in Pollman Hall

Learn from professionals about skills to prepare you for the future such as: creating a resume, dressing for an interview, presenting yourself in an interview, and being your incredible authentic self. RSVP now
10:30 am to 12:30 pm Sun, June 4 outside Early Childhood Center

Save the date! Getting every bunny together before summer heats up! Refreshments, fruit, and summer goodie bag provided.
May 8-12: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9-17: 8th Grade Israel Trip
1 pm Sun, May 21: High School Graduation at Tiferet Israel
5 pm Mon, May 22: Discovery End of Year Program
Noon Thu, May 25: Early Dismissal - Erev Shavuot
Fri, May 26: No School - Shavuot
Mon, May 29: No School - Memorial Day
Thu, June 1: Kindergarten End of Year Celebration
7 pm Mon, June 5: 8th Grade Celebration in Pollman Hall
9:30 am Wed, June 7: Nevatim, Teenoki, and KTonTon Sing-Along in Hannah's Room
10:30 am Wed, June 7: Nitzanim and Chaverim Program in Pollman Hall
Noon Wed, June 7: Early Dismissal - Last Day of School (ECP-8th Only)
Fri, June 9: Last Day of School (High School Only)
16 months-Kindergarten
9 am to 3:45 pm June 12-30 & July 3-21 (Closed July 4)
8 am Early Care Available
Plus, new this summer ...
Mazel tov to the Lorenz family on the birth of a baby sister for Eitan and Audrey in Lower School and Adam in Early Childhood.
Email us your mazel tovs!
Family Yom Ha'zikaron & Yom Ha'atzmaut Program: AYA students were joined by the greater Dallas Jewish community for a moving family program of remembrance that beautifully transitioned into a jubilant 75th birthday party for the State of Israel. Watch Video
Shabbat meal hosts: Additional families are needed to welcome our Bnot Sherut — Roni Eliasian of Jerusalem and Roni Wishengrad of Gedera — for Shabbat meals over the Chaggim and Shabbatot of the school year:
Challah may be ordered directly from Ron the Baker (email) and will be available for pick-up on Friday mornings, before noon, at the Yiddishe Kup Cafe in the Welcome Center atrium.
Shabbat Shalom!