Yavneh Academy Chesed Team
This week Yavneh launched our Yavneh Academy Chesed Team, open to Middle School students. Based on the concept of the
Baltimore Chesed League
, students who join the team will participate in monthly creative and fun chesed events with members of the team. We
are already planning a fun pre-Purim activity for those in need.
The registration fee for the Yavneh Academy Chesed Team is $36 to pay for supplies.
Please click HERE to sign up and pay for your child to become a member of the team.
We know that the Yavneh Academy Chesed Team will "improve the world" one chesed at a time and "עולם חסד יבנה", build a world of chesed. We hope your child will be a part of it!
Yavneh Academy Chesed Team Launch
Sharsheret Pink Day
On Wednesday, we participated in Sharsheret Pink Day. Aside from the Sharsheret shirts our students purchased from the YPAA (all proceeds to benefit Sharsheret), our Middle School students had a Pink Day Hoopathon where they were sponsored to shoot baskets with pink basketballs, of course. Students also chose to hoolahoop (with pink hoolahoops!)
The 6th grade made 98 baskets and
and hoolahooped for 37.3 minutes.
The 7th grade made 123 baskets and hoolahooped for 122 minutes.
The 8th grade made 127 baskets and hoolahooped for 315 minutes.
The middle school single-handedly raised over $1300 for Sharsheret!
We were proud of our Pink Day committee that decorated the school in pink and ran the hoopathon.
Sixth Graders Visit the Jewish Home at Rockleigh
Last week, thirty of our sixth graders had the privilege to join the Jewish Home at Rockleigh for their Olympics games. Activities such as bowling, volleyball, ball throwing etc. were all played from wheelchairs while our Yavneh students assisted the residents. They cheered them on, encouraged them and even transported them from their rooms and around the social hall. The staff at the home then asked the students to sing some songs. The students spontaneously put their heads together and came up with some beautiful songs to sing. It was wonderful seeing how our students put their hearts into this visit. They gained even more than they gave.
Eighth Graders Visit Adler Aphasia Center
Representatives from the 8th grade visited the Adler Aphasia Center this week. When the students arrived, they presented $500 they had raised for the Center, and were applauded by all the clients. They then did a beading activity with the clients. It was amazing to see that even though some of the clients were not at all able to speak, our children partnered, shmoozed and interacted with them.
Sixth Graders at High Exposure
On Saturday night, February 9th, our 6th graders went to High Exposure. We had a wonderful night of climbing and Ninja Warrior training. The students were so well behaved that the staff approached Morah Baruchov at the end of the program to express that this was the best group they have had in a long while! The grade ended the evening with yummy snacks and drinks with lots of smiles.
Eighth Graders Go Snow Tubing!
Eighth graders had a blast at their snow tubing trip last Motzaei Shabbat. Wearing their new grade sweatshirts and plenty of layers to keep warm, they raced each other down the mountain! Frontwards, backwards, sideways- any way they slid, they laughed and bonded together. With only a few short months left of their 8th grade year in Yavneh Academy, the students enjoyed their time with each other.