LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
Spotlight: LaG Ba’Omer Trips!
It was a beautifully warm and sunny Monday when the 4th and
5th graders travelled to the JCC in Owings Mills to play baseball.
The bright blue sky and the soft green grass provided the perfect
field conditions. The day got even better when Rabbi Slansky
stepped onto the mound to pitch for his class and had the pleasure
of watching the tremendous unity shown throughout the game.
When asked about the trip, Moshe Ribakow simply stated, “It
was awesome!” Moshe Vaks added, “The game was competitive
and fun!” For instance, Akiva Elman, Aaron Meir Lowenthal,
and Lev Ehsanipoor worked together to create a double play,
while the rest of the class also cheered for the great effort of
the baserunners. At the end of the epic baseball series, Yehuda
Leib Lowenbraun smashed a triple into left center field sparking
his teammates Akiva and Aaron Meir to score the two go ahead
runs in the top of the 11th. The team eventually concluded the
series with the game winning double play to emerge victorious.
After the action-packed baseball match, Rabbi Slansky and Rabbi
Miller continued the class fun with a home run derby. Rafi was
the first 4th grader to eagerly catch the line drive just before it
hit the ground. The next boys to capture the PowerAde winning
catches were Shauli Dinner, Lev, Menashe Guttenberg, and
Akiva. After the entertaining derby, Rafi reported, “I thought
it was a good game because there was great sportsmanship!”
After the 4th and 5th graders returned to TA to enjoy their crispy
potato chips and refreshingly cool soda, the classes excitedly
entered the gym for the second half of the Lag Ba’Omer
program. The colorful lights, booming music, and high tech
displays transformed the dark room into an authentic gameshow
stage. All the students did a phenomenal job answering the
questions and encouraging each other throughout the game.
There is no question about it – if asked to summarize
the Lag Ba’Omer trip this year in three words or
less, most boys would say, “It was awesome!”
Grandparents’ Day! The teachers, students and administration
prepared a beautiful program to showcase to our grandparents.
To see the recap video go to www.tagrandparentsday.com
We enjoyed sharing our TA nachas with all of our
Grandparents and Special Friends!
Elementary Lag Ba’omer Trips
Over Monday and Tuesday our Elementary classes enjoyed field
trips in honor Lag Ba’Omer. Our first and second grades went to
Hannah More Park, our third grade went to Meadwood Park,
and our fourth and fifth grades went to the JCC Owings Mills.
The boys had a great time spending a day of “fun in the sun,”
and they returned to school with tired but smiling faces!
Thank you to our wonderful teachers, rebbeim,
and assistants for leading the activities.
Thank you to the following parents who graciously chaperoned the
Mrs. Svetlana Bakaev, Mrs. Devora Bloch, Mrs. Rena Chernoff,
Mr. Moshe Cohen, Mrs. Yael Friedman, Mrs. Nechama Fulda,
Mrs. Tanya Gerstman, Mrs. Ariella Grunhut, Mrs. Devorah
Grunwald, Mrs. Malka Rena Heinemann, Mr. Kalman Akiva
Kovacs, Mrs. Yocheved Kushner, Mrs. Shoshana Lerner,
Mrs. Dasi Lowenbraun, Mrs. Shaindy Lowenthal, Mrs. Cheryl
Ohsie, Mrs. Keren Perles, Mrs. Tamar Schulman,
Mrs. Bracha Shor, Mr. Yehuda Spero, Mrs. Aliza Statman,
Mrs. Sarala Wertenteil, Mr. Yossi Wetstein, Mrs. Yael Zelinger.
Please forgive any omissions.