Welcome from Principal, Tami Weiser

4/14/2011 Message from Principal, Tami Weiser

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This week our school was visited by the magic of a Fairy Godmother who reminded us that “anything is possible” and it truly was! We had an amazing performance of our musical, Cinderella, and I want to acknowledge the hard work of our Director, Mary Itri, the many supporting adults from our faculty and parents, and of course, the talented and enthusiastic students who really brought the story to life. When watching the show I was reminded that with high expectations in all areas – academics, sports, performing arts – our students will consistently rise to top levels and bring us their very best!

While in the midst of the musical we had many other experiences on campus, including our first grade Exodus from Egypt and grade level Seders. It was so rewarding to hear the students demonstrate their knowledge about the Passover holiday, sing the familiar songs, and chant the blessings. I am excited for all of you to have your family Seders on Monday night so that the kids can share with you their breadth and depth of understanding on this special holiday.

After many busy weeks we are all ready for a relaxing and rejuvenating spring vacation. I wish for all of you a holiday filled with moments of family celebration, and time to play and reconnect with your children.

Chag Sameach,

 

 Tami Weiser

4/7/2011 Message from Principal, Tami Weiser

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One of the pillars of Stephen S. Wise Temple is to be active participants in social justice and to increase members’ awareness of our global society. We have a vibrant Social Action committee that plans our successful Mitzvah Day, works with each grade level on their Hesed project, integrates Tikkun Olam at our Purim Carnival, and is currently in the process of planning donations for Mother’s Day for women and children who are in shelters. Working closely with this adult committee is a student group of mitzvah representatives that bring the work of mitzvot into our classrooms. The students are constantly coming up with creative fundraising ideas for important causes, and right now they are in the midst of our Sova drive for Passover foods. Today was a special day for a few of these representatives who went to Children’s Hospital to deliver toys we collected at the Purim Carnival. Students and parents worked together to advertise this toy drive, gather the toys, and then bring them to children who needed a lift in their day. It is one piece of a larger education, and it is very rewarding to see our kids actively experience the joy of repairing the world.

Tami Weiser

3/31/2011 Message from Principal, Tami Weiser

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Aloha! Today was another wonderful day at Stephen S. Wise Elementary as we celebrated what’s right with our student council spirit day. The campus was awash in color as the students wore their Hawaiian shirts, danced the hula, and enjoyed their refreshing Jamba Juice on a very hot afternoon. While the atmosphere was festive and fun, we also had a social action component to our day with students bringing in Tzedakah for victims of the recent tragedy in Japan, and Jamba Juice contributing a portion of their sales to this important cause. The fundraiser, as well as spirit day, all came from student ideas and leadership, and this is a key part of our elementary school. While we are teaching every academic subject with high rigor, we are also instilling a sense of global awareness and empowerment to all of our students to make a difference in the world. I am proud to be a part of this daily work with our kids, and know that when they culminate and leave our school we will follow their leadership stories at middle/high school and as young adults in our Jewish community.

 

 Tami Weiser