BERNARD ZELL 2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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For the 2021-2022 tentative calendar, click here.

 
Friday, May 7
All Families: Grandparents & Special Friends' Family Shabbat, 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 9
LS and MS Families: Place Your Lunch Orders for the Week of May 17 (BZConnect)
All Families: Spring Book Fair Closes

Monday, May 10
All Families: Deadline to Place Orders for Shavuot Shabbat in a Box with Zelda's Kosher Catering for Friday, May 14 Pick-Up (Place Order)
Thursday, May 13
All Families: COVID Surveillance Tests Due by 8:30 a.m. 
SK Families: SK Bikkurim, Celebration of Jewish Learning, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 14
All Students: Day of Service
All Families: Day of Service Opening Ceremony, 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Monday, May 17
All Families: COVID Surveillance Tests Due by 8:30 a.m. 
All Families: Shavuot (No School)
Tuesday, May 18
All Families: Shavuot (No School)
Thursday, May 20
All Families: COVID Surveillance Tests Due by 8:30 a.m. 
Friday, May 21
All Parents: Bring Your Own Brew Weekly Recap, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 23
LS and MS Families: Place Your Lunch Orders for the Week of May 31 (BZConnect)

Tuesday, May 25
Senior Kindergarten Families: Step-Up to 1st Grade, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, May 27
All Families: COVID Surveillance Tests Due by 8:30 a.m. 
All Families: PTC Volunteer Appreciation and Graduating Families Send-Off, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (More Info)

Monday, May 31
All Families: Memorial Day (No School)
Thursday, June 3
All Families: COVID Surveillance Tests Due by 8:30 a.m. 
All Families: 8th-Grade Holocaust Exhibition Opening
Friday, June 4
All Parents: Bring Your Own Brew Weekly Recap, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
All Families: Community & Family Shabbat via Zoom, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, June 7
All Families: COVID Surveillance Tests Due by 8:30 a.m. 

Tuesday, June 8
8th-Grade Students & Families: Class of 2021 Graduation
Wednesday, June 9
All Students: Last Day of School (11:45 a.m. Dismissal)

Upcoming Events

Virtual Spring Book Fair 2021

Students and parents love to browse Scholastic’s vast selection of books at our annual Bernard Zell Spring Book Fair is scheduled to open on Monday, April 26 and will close on Sunday, May 9. This year it will be virtual again, hopefully the last time!

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Yad B'Yad Partners with Fight2Feed

Yad B’Yad is excited to partner with Fight2Feed, who rescues food and prepares hot meals for those in underserved and homeless communities. Please support their weekly meal goals (about 600-800) by baking cookies and dropping them off at designated times offered in the signup link below. They kindly request each family to make around 100 cookies, just no nuts. Thank you for your support! 

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PTC Virtual Spring Shopping Event: Save the Dates!

We are so excited to announce the PTC's Virtual Spring Shopping Event, taking place from Thursday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 12. All proceeds benefit the Be Innovative Grant which allows teachers to develop cutting-edge curricular initiatives.

Photos: Honoring & Celebrating the "Yoms" at Bernard Zell
Each year, in the days following Passover, we enter the season we sometimes refer to as the “yoms”—Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut. Collectively, each experience builds on what precedes it in describing the modern Jewish experience. Reflect on the 2021 "yoms" through photos.

 

jBaby Chicago at Bernard Zell: This Wednesday!

We look forward to welcoming you to jBaby Chicago's Be Curious: Toddlers and Teva class at Bernard Zell, beginning Wednesday, May 5 and running through Wednesday, May 25, each week at 4:00 p.m. We are excited to meet you and your children. Open to all toddlers 0-36 months. Click 'read more' for more details and to sign-up.

Early Childhood Summer Camp at Bernard Zell

Led by teachers from our school and open to all children entering Nursery, Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten, we can't wait to welcome our youngest learners to camp for a summer of exploration and fun!

Save the Date: Virtual Special Friends' Week 2021

Special Friends’ Week is a celebration that our community looks forward to every year. Students love welcoming the important people in their lives to school so they can show off their hard work, creative triumphs and share all that Bernard Zell has to offer. Special Friends' Week 2021 will take place Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7.

PTC Virtual Spring Shopping Event: Save the Date!

We are so excited to announce the PTC's Virtual Spring Shopping Event, taking place from Thursday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 12. All proceeds benefit the Be Innovative Grant which allows teachers to develop cutting-edge curricular initiatives.

Calendar

5th Grade Shabbaton
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Special Friends Week
all day
Spring Book Fair
all day