SOLDIER SPEAKS: Grade 2 students at Associated Hebrew Schools’ Kamin branch in Thornhil got a special visit recently from Master Seaman Boyes to share pictures, artifacts and experiences related to being a Canadian soldier in Afghanistan.
CHICKS AT SCHOOL: Junior kindergarten students and teachers at Bialik Hebrew Day School recently welcomed baby chicks to their classroom after nurturing their eggs for a month. All of Bialik’s junior and senior kindergarten students enjoyed visiting daily to watch the eggs move, crack, and hatch as part of the JK spring farm animal study.
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS: The Downtown Jewish Community School, located in the Miles Nadal JCC, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a clown parade and fabulous party for students, parents and staff. Principal Joan Schoenfeld, centre, honoured teachers Heidi Larman Brown, left, and Debbie Sherman, right, for their 25 years of service to the school. Each received a copy of the newly published DJCS 30th Anniversary Cookbook.
FRIENDLY UNIT: Grade 4 students at Leo Baeck Day School’s northern campus in Thornhill recently completed a unit that explored “what it means to be a good friend,” in which they made scrapbooks written entirely in Hebrew.
TZEDAKAH PROJECT: Children at the Miles Nadal JCC Nursery School learned about tikkun olam by having a lemonade and bake sale at their school that helped raise $3,060 for a family in need. Pictured at the stand, from left, are Simon Rose and Reuben Piatigorsky Roth, with Reube’s father, Anton, at the side. Pictured at the food tables, are, Connor Dihella, left, and Ali Silver.
BNOT MITZVAH: As part of their bat mitzvah program at school, girls in grade 6 at Netivot HaTorah Day School designed a toy for children at Zareinu Educational Centre that addressed specific learning issues facing children with special needs. The Design- A-Toy activity was a part of a school involvement project from the Zareinu Moveathon and was on display at the event. Pictured, from left, are Atara, Orly, Hadas and Meirav. [Rebecca Ansel photo]
TIKKUN OLAM: Bathurst Campus Robbins Hebrew Academy students from JK to Grade 6 participated in a Ronald McDonald House half a day program that incorporated Tikkun Olam and Creative and Healthy Lifestyles. In the weeks leading up to the field day, the students collected donations and completed pledge sheets to raise money for the student-selected charity for the 2009-2010 school year, the Ronald McDonald House. The day consisted of outdoor team-building exercises, including capture the flag, wheelbarrow races, and tug-of-war. It was a great day for an even greater cause. Pictured here are Benji Orgil and Spencer Ochshorn playing tug-of-war.