7 Iyar 5783
Parsha Acharei-Kedoshim » Candle Lighting 7:49 pm
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Yom Ha'Zikaron & Yom Ha'atzmaut
Our students marked Yom Ha'Zikaron and celebrated Yom Ha'atzmaut this week. We began Tuesday morning by gathering as a school body to lower the Israeli flag to half staff in honor of fallen soldiers and civilian victims of terror. That night, we 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.
Early Childhood Chaverim students wave flags to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut.

Early Childhood Hebrew Immersion Teacher Orit Leitman writes: "We did an imaginative army training with the kids. We told them they are soldiers who have to protect Israel. They took it very seriously. They carried Israeli soldiers on a little bed and they were very careful not to drop the injured soldier."
‘ ... They Gave Us Life’
Our 4th/5th Grade students explored an interactive memorial for fallen heroes of Jewish freedom. The age-tailored program was created by The Ronis — our seemingly tireless Bnot Sherut — under the supervision of K-8 Israel and Program Coordinator Sarit Sabo.
Visit the AYA PTO's Teacher Appreciation Week webpage to give a shout out to the many dedicated teachers and faculty who support the daily learning and growth of our students:
6 pm Tue, May 2 in the HS Beit Midrash

Join Student Support Services Director Jeanine Cox for an informative parent meeting: meet incoming staff, learn about new programming, review 2023-24 SSS Goals, and more.
Updated! Continues 7:30 pm Wed, May 3 (now through Mon, June 5) in ECP Hannah's Room

Join us for a FREE 7-week class on The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Bryson, Ph.D. Each week will cover a different chapter and strategies. To join, all you need is your own copy of the book! » More Info
Continues 9 am Thu, May 4 (through June 1) in ECP Hannah's Room

You bring your baby or toddler. We bring the coffee. Join six weekday playdates with Morah Dalia or Morah Lindsay! » More info
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
Tue, May 3: HS Lag B'Omer Day Retreat at Collin County Adventure Camp
May 8-12: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9-17: 8th Grade Israel Trip
1 pm Sun, May 21: High School Graduation at Tiferet Israel
Noon Thu, May 25: Early Dismissal - Erev Shavuot
Fri, May 26: No School - Shavuot
Mon, May 29: No School - Memorial Day
7 pm Mon, June 5: 8th Grade Celebration 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 ...
Email us your mazel tovs!
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!