Lower School Purim Celebration
Our in-school celebration of the holiday of Purim occurred this year on Shushan Purim, which is celebrated the day after Purim. With great excitement, students and faculty arrived at school in costume and gathered together as a full school to hear the reading of Megilat Esther by our 8th graders. Following the reading of the megilah, it was time for “Bargain Baffle,” a Purim lottery where students have the opportunity to win prizes donated by faculty and administration. Some of the exciting prizes won by our lucky winners are: ice cream every Wednesday for the rest of the year, lunch with Dr. Schneider, our Headmaster, Shabbat dinner for the winner and their family at the home of a teacher, free movie passes, extra recess, and a chance to be the gym teacher for one class period. Each grade level paraded across the bimah to show off their costumes and led the school in a Purim song. Upon returning to the classrooms, the children snacked on delicious hamantaschen provided by our Parent Association. It was a day filled with fun and excitement!