Grade 6 had the opportunity to learn from Mrs. Elana Kaplan about the “Art of Ancient Egypt” on Wednesday, March 22. Mrs. Kaplan is an educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and taught students about hieroglyphics and sculpting. Everyone had a great time following the hieroglyphics chart and sculpting mini-versions of ancient Egyptians’ belongings. What a fitting activity with Pesach approaching!

YCQ Debate Team Wins Big

The YCQ Debate Team emerged with multiple awards after a day of competition at HANC last week. Out of the individual debaters from all the participating schools, Mikey Fried was awarded the Second Place Speaker, and Elianah Aminova received the Third Place Speaker award. Elianah and Adam Kaykov were also named the Third Place team out of 24. The YCQ team as a whole was awarded Third Place School at the meet. Thank you to Coach Miles Ehrenkranz for leading the team in another successful outing.

Parent-Child Sunday Learning Season Finale

The final Sunday Learning Program of the year took place on Sunday, March 19. Rabbi Levitt gave a phenomenal shiur on the mitzvah of telling our children the story of our freedom from Mitzrayim. Thank you to all the students and parents who came to our shiurim throughout the year. Attendees were given a beautiful sefer and participated in a mega raffle that included a grand prize of an Xbox. Chazak, Chazak, v’Nis’chazeik!

Grade 5 Western Hemis-Fair

Last week, Grade 5 students hosted the annual Western Hemis-Fair. Through presentations, 3D projects, and special tours for the whole school, they taught us a great deal about our side of the globe. Students created poster boards for all 50 states, the provinces of Canada, and other countries throughout the Western Hemisphere.