Weekly update 9-23-18

We had a great opening day with “elective speed dating,” elective sign ups, and then we headed to the waterfront where we were proud to represent HSJS and Jewish Louisville at the annual Dare to Care Hunger Walk.
If your child hasn’t made her/his elective selections yet, please have them follow this handy link to our website and rank their choices no later than Wednesday.
If you were one of our early registrants, you may not have had the opportunity to sign up for pizza online—if you’d like to order pizza for your child, just shoot me an email:  it’s $36 for one slice and $72 for two slices for the entire year—such a deal!
One of the highlights of our year at HSJS is our annual 10th grade trip. With a smaller 10th grade class this year, we’re going to open it up to the first ten 9th graders who sign up.  Here are the details (and don’t worry, there will be a trip next year if this year doesn’t work for you!).  The trip is FREE, thanks to a generous grant from JHFE.  On Sunday, November 4, the students will travel to Washington, DC and visit the US Holocaust Museum and most likely the Spy Museum, the Newseum, and monuments along the Mall. They’ll leave early in the morning and return that night, flying in and out of DC.  For all participants, there is a $100 non-refundable deposit required to hold your place; your child will get that money back on the morning of the trip to use for spending money.  Make checks out to HSJS, write “DC Trip” in the memo line, and send it to:  HSJS, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
Finally, please remember to sign up for our Remind text alert system by texting @hsjs502 to 81010—this is the most efficient way to get important information to you!
See you at our regular time, 12:30-2:30, next week.  Fun fact:  did you know that the biblical scholars amongst our country’s founders modeled Thanksgiving on the holiday of Sukkot?