Welcome from Principal, Tami Weiser

2/10/2011 Message from Principal, Tami Weiser

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One of our goals this year is to continue to build our wonderful sense of community at Stephen S. Wise Elementary. This goal is achieved through our special Shabbat and holiday services, Monday morning assemblies, school celebrations, and of course, our Spirit Days. The Student Council representatives truly serve their classes and school by meeting monthly and planning these wonderful days. Today was an example of the fun sense of creativity our students have. We all wore our pajamas, a few had robes and slippers, and some of the teachers even had curlers in their hair! While we were cozy and warm we did lots of learning and work in class. Then it was time for lunch and a visit to the delicious ice cream truck. Students came to Faber Field to have a scoop of ice cream, enjoy the beautiful afternoon, and connect with one another. I overheard one student say, “This was the best day ever!” and I think his sentiment was felt by all. I want to thank our Student Council leadership and teacher sponsors for putting this event together and helping us continue to “Celebrate What’s Right.”

Tami Weiser

2/3/2011 Message from Principal, Tami Weiser

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One of the things I truly love about our school is that important learning happens throughout the day and throughout our campus. Many of our lessons take place in the classrooms, but often I witness academic exploration and discovery in different and innovate places. This week our students took their Science lesson outside to the Temple garden. In this picture you can see first graders spraying natural pesticide made from garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper powder they dissolved in water. The students are learning about plants and the growing cycle, and are hoping to deter aphids, rabbits, and other garden nibblers with this work. Even in an urban setting we are surrounded by the beauty of nature – one morning this fall there were deer footprints in the garden! While our colleagues in day schools on the East coast are sitting in snow and ice, we are so fortunate to have these brilliant days filled with sunshine, and I enjoy watching our students taking advantage of our Southern California climate every day.

Tami Weiser

1/27/2011 Message from Principal, Tami Weiser

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One of the things I truly love about our school is that important learning happens throughout the day and throughout our campus. Many of our lessons take place in the classrooms, but often I witness academic exploration and discovery in different and innovate places. This week our students took their Science lesson outside to the Temple garden. In this picture you can see first graders spraying natural pesticide made from garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper powder they dissolved in water. The students are learning about plants and the growing cycle, and are hoping to deter aphids, rabbits, and other garden nibblers with this work. Even in an urban setting we are surrounded by the beauty of nature – one morning this fall there were deer footprints in the garden! While our colleagues in day schools on the East coast are sitting in snow and ice, we are so fortunate to have these brilliant days filled with sunshine, and I enjoy watching our students taking advantage of our Southern California climate every day.

Tami Weiser