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@Wornick for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Todah and Mazel Tov

  • Todah to our wonderful teachers for leading our community in a beautiful Simchat Torah celebration this morning, followed by our first get together in our Chavurot groups!

Wornick News

  • Dr. Gereboff’s Head Notes - Enduring Understandings
    Do you ever wonder how a school decides what should be taught each day? Most people assume that state standards or Common Core standards list what should be taught and that schools determine how to deliver that curriculum. Some assume that the accrediting organizations set the curriculum. Neither assumption is correct...

Wornick To-Do List

  • Kindergarten Readiness Night
    Wednesday, October 22 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    Learn from a panel of early childhood experts about what your child needs — and doesn’t need — in order to succeed in Kindergarten.

    Click here to learn about more upcoming Admissions events.

  • Applications to Wornick for 2015-2016
    are now available on the Wornick website! Siblings of current Wornick students will receive priority scheduling for Kindergarten screening dates if their applications are received by January 1, 2015. The deadline for all application materials is January 16, 2015 for elementary school and January 23 for middle school.

  • Applications for Tuition Assistance
    for the next school year will be due on February 9, 2015. We strongly suggest that you make an appointment with your tax preparer and plan to complete your 2014 tax return so that it can be submitted to FAST in advance of the February 10 deadline. The application will be available beginning December 1. Applications submitted after the deadline will receive secondary consideration.

  • Great Opportunity
    Want to help raise money for the school to help your students? Do you have 15 minutes a week to spur your class on to achieving 100% participation in the ​Chai Excellence ​campaign and earning a special perk? Want to earn some Chai hours? Want to be finished with this job by winter break? Then WE NEED YOU!

    Plans are being formulated and C​hai Excellence Fund Chair, Dalia Zatlin, will be announcing the program after the ​High Holidays, but please contact Ruthellen Harris, Interim Director of Development at rharris@wornickjds.org or 650-378-2621 for more information on how you can help.

  • Who Do You Know???
    We are looking for speakers and sponsors for Feast Your Mind 2015. The event will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Our goal is to find 15 exciting, dynamic special guests and we are over halfway there. ​Who ​do ​you know from the different places in your life ​- let’s talk about if they would be appropriate speakers.

    Also, a large part of the success of the event depends on sponsorships from businesses and individuals. Sponsorships begin at $250 so this is affordable for most businesses to get exposure to the Wornick community and a variety of perks depending on their sponsorship level. For more information, contact Ruthellen Harris, Interim Director of Development at rharris@wornickjds.org or 650-378-2621.

  • Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education
    Our school has benefited from the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE). They have funded two major initiatives at Wornick - the elementary grades iPads and the middle school E2K engineering program. For more information, please see the attached ad or visit http://www.thecije.org/.

  • Added After-School Chugim!
    "Running with Remi" is open Wednesdays from 3:45pm-4:45pm, $20/session. If you would like to register your child, please sign up in the office.

Seen @Wornick this week: Fun and art and food and shaking the lulav and etrog in our Sukkah, Hot Lunch volunteers and hungry kids, Kinder's radish harvest, 2nd grade Judaic Studies, Middle School sports, PE, Volleyball team with giant pumpkin, and goofing off. Some of these photos were taken by our Yearbook elective students.

  • eScrip Renewal Reminder
    At the beginning of each school year, eScrip supporters are asked to renew their commitment to Safeway. If you don’t renew by November 1, you will stop earning contributions for your Safeway purchases. Click here for more information.

  • Celebrating Simchas with "People of the Book"
    Celebrate a simcha of a Wornick child by supporting the Library and recognizing the child! Birthdays, births, Bar and Bat Mitzvot, graduations — anything! Click here for the flyer with more information, and download the order form here. Questions? Contact Robin Will at library@wornickjds.org or (650) 378-2617.

  • Wornick Logo Wear at Lands' End!
    You can now order Wornick logo wear and PE clothes at Lands' End through their school uniform program. Click here to get started. After choosing an item from our school's customized shopping page, use the "Logo Preference" option to select a Wornick logo to be added to your item. For additional ordering information, please see the How-to-Order instructions or call 800-469-2222 for customer service.

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