November 1, 2007
Class Notes: Rockies, Ramah, Shalhevet, Conejo Book-A-Thon
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Last month, Shalhevet's newspaper, The Boiling Point, earned the highest honor offered by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA).
The monthly newspaper won the NSPA's accolade of "All-American With Four Marks of Distinction," which was awarded to 74 of the 15,000 schools in the association.
"Reading this paper was an education and a treat," judge Anne Whitt wrote in her summary. "Students on this staff have such a keen sense of identity.... Whether matters of school attire, school behavior or Judaism worldwide, this staff managed to lead the student body. Congratulations!"
Earlier this year, The Boiling Point won two awards from the International Quill & Scroll Society.
For information on Shalhevet, visit http://shalhevet.org.
Kindergarten through sixth-grade students at Conejo Jewish Day School are reading books to raise money for their library. For the third consecutive year, the students will be participating in Kehot Publication Society's annual Book-a-Thon, where kids get sponsors for every book they read. The event will run from Nov. 4 through Nov. 25.
Over the past two years, the school has raised nearly $2,500 through the Kehot Book-a-Thon run by Chabad Lubavitch's publishing arm. Principal Rabbi Eli Broner hopes to expand the lending library so all the students can have books out at the same time.
For more information, call (818) 879-8255.
HPV Vaccine Discussed at Pressman
The Parenting Institute of the Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy is sponsoring a panel discussion on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination titled, "Parenting a Daughter in the World of HPV: Medical and Jewish Perspectives," on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Two vaccines have been shown to protect women against several high-risk strains of HPV, a sexually transmitted virus, two of which are associated with 70 percent of all cervical cancer cases.
Panelists include Rabbi Elliot Dorff, rector and distinguished service professor in philosophy at the American Jewish University, and Dr. Sheila Phillips, a Santa Monica pediatrician. Rabbi Mitchel Malkus, head of school at Pressman Academy, will be the moderator.
Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions of these experts in relation to the medical and Jewish considerations of the HPV vaccine.
For more information, call (310) 652-7353 or visit http://www.tbala.org.
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