2020-2021 School Year

May 2020

5/4-5/8- Teacher Appreciation Week

5/10- Mother’s Day

5/13- Family Breakfast (Canceled due to social distancing)

5/22- Graduations (Canceled due to social distancing)

5/22- End of 2019-20 school year

5/25- Memorial Day: School Closed

5/26- First Day of Summer Camp

June 2020

6/21- Father’s Day

July 2020

7/4 – Independence Day (Weekend-School is Closed)

August 2020

8/4– Open House/Orientation Night: Fall Semester 6:30p-7:30p

8/7 – Last Day of Summer Camp

8/10 – First Day of School Year 2020-2021

8/21 – PTA First Meeting: 8.30am

September 2020

9/7 – Labor Day: School Closed, Childcare Available

9/18– Rosh Hashana Eve, Regular School Day

9/28 – Yom Kippur Eve, Regular School Day

October 2020

10/5-  Fire Safety Week

10/6 – Fire Truck Visit (Subject to change)

10/19 – Picture Day Fall Part I

10/20 – Picture Day Fall Part II

10/21 – Picture Day Fall Part III

10/22- Picture Day Fall Part IV

10/23- Picture Day Fall Part V

10/29- Fall Festival 4:30-6:30PM

10/30 – Nevada Day: School Closed, Childcare Available

10/31- Halloween (weekend)

November 2020

11/11 – Veterans Day: School Closed, Childcare Available

11/9 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 3p-6p

11/10 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 3p-6p

11/23-11/25 – Classroom Thanksgiving Feasts

11/26 – Thanksgiving, School is Closed

11/27 – Black Friday, School is Closed

December 2020

12/1 – Kindergarten Open House

12/18 – Last Day before Winter Break

12/21-12/24- Winter Break, Childcare Available

12/25 – Christmas Day, School is Closed

12/28-1/3- Winter Break, Childcare Available

January 2021

1/1 – New Year’s Day (Weekend-School is Closed)

1/4- Classes resume

1/18 – Martin Luther King Day, School Closed, Childcare Available

 

Upcoming Events 

Chinese New Year Parade
Scholastic Book Fair

Our scholastic book fair takes place at the beginning of spring, usually in March. Our Shenker Academy library transforms to a bubbly book fair managed by a PTO committee and our administration. Each teacher will then have a wish list posted in the library, and parents will be able to purchase a book from the wish list for their child’s classroom. Each class will tour the book fair with their teachers one time during the week, and students will be able to work with their teachers and mark 3-5 books on their personal wish list. Parents will be able to pick up their child during that week, go to the book fair and purchase the book/s on their child’s personal wish list. Shenker Academy receives 20% of sales revenue in books, and we make sure that new books are ordered and directed to the classrooms twice a year. Traditionally, the Academy invites special authors during the book fair. In recent years we had Carla Jo Masterson, a local children books author, who wrote a few books, among them the book What’s on The Other Side of The Rainbow, which focuses on understanding feelings and emotions. PJ Library and others joined the exciting and enriching week as the students at the Academy are celebrating book reading during a week that encompasses so many of our core educational values that inspire us every day.

Family Breakfast
Art Fair

Our Annual Art Fair takes place in February each year. After a journey of months learning about the techniques and art work of a specific artist or era, the students will work on their personal and class projects as they are inspired by famous artists of various periods and styles. The students will explore the work of Georgia O’Keefe, Helen Frankfurter, Andy Warhol, Eric Karle, Yayoi Kusama and many others who represent various art periods and styles including contemporary, abstract, American pop art, Impressionism, expressionism, American modernism, and more.

The exhibition is displayed at the Event Center, and each class will have a designated area to present their students’ work. PTO and Administration coordinate the event, which includes dinner for children and horse devours for parents and guests. The School holds a silent auction for our classroom Canvases, and the funds raised are used to support and elevate fine arts education in our school.

Fire Safety Week
Gilcrease Orchard Field Trip

During the month of September, the students will be discussing different bodies of water around the world. As we investigate life around the water, we will discuss animals and plants that live near oceans, lakes, ponds and rivers and how they thrive in those areas. As part of the unit, we will explore everything about apples and pumpkins for the season. We will be heading to Gilcrease Orchard to understand how apples grow and why they taste so delicious. Both our Three-Year-Old students and our prekindergarten students will go on a field trip full of activities. The children will learn about the chickens on the local farm, bees, and will have a hay ride around the premises. We will also visit the pumpkin patch on the same farm as the prekindergarten students will pick pumpkins and our three-year-old students will pick apples from the local orchard. 

Harvest Festival
Trike-A-Thon

Each year during the week of the Young Child, Shenker Academy holds its Annual Trike-A-Thon. The event takes place in April, and students get to bring their own tricycle or bicycle and have a riding celebration with their peers on a freshly painted path. By participating in the event, Shenker Academy helps raise funds for the Premier Pediatric Cancer Research Center at the St. Jude’s Research Hospital. All proceeds of the event help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Shenker Academy raised more than $30,000 over the past 10 years. Online donations are easily made through stjude.org/trike. Fun dress-up days for the week of the Young Child include Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday and the Annual Trike-A-Thon on Friday. Ice-cream bar which includes a variety of ice creams and toppings will be available for students after the tricycle/bicycle rides.

 The event is coordinated by our Kindergarten teacher Ms. Davis-Haas and involves parents and staff volunteers.

Performing Arts Field Trips

Our preschool and kindergarten students attend variety of educational shows at the Smith Center and at the Performing Arts Theaters across town. In past years Pete the Cat play at the UNLV Performing Arts Theater was a preferred performance by our preschoolers. Pete the Cat is a fictional cartoon created by James Dean and featured in over 60 Pete the Cat books with more being released every year. Our students love the books and the show is a wonderful opportunity to see Pete in action. The Academy’s students visited the Smith Center for the Jungle Book in past years, and our faculty continues to explore new and existing educational shows to enrich our students.

Red Rock Conservation

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area may seem rugged and desolate at first glance, but a closer look reveals an area teeming with wildlife.  More than 45 species of mammals occur in the Red Rock Canyon.  The presence of cool temperatures, perennial water and a variety of plant species in the sandstone canyons provide escape from desert heat and aridity, making the conservation area a suitable habitat for wildlife. Carnivores, small and large herbivores, and insectivores, all have traits to survive in such arid lands and extreme seasons. Ms. Janice from the Red Rock Conservation visits the Shenker Academy quarterly to teach the preschool students and the kindergarteners about the seasonal habitats at the Conservation. Recently the students were able to touch a fox’s skin and expressed their thoughts about the way the fox keeps warm in the winter. The hands on experience is invaluable, and we are grateful to have such a professional institution who makes time available to our students at the Academy.

2020-2021 School Year

May 2020

5/4-5/8- Teacher Appreciation Week

5/10- Mother’s Day

5/13- Family Breakfast (Canceled due to social distancing)

5/22- Graduations (Canceled due to social distancing)

5/22- End of 2019-20 school year

5/25- Memorial Day: School Closed

5/26- First Day of Summer Camp

June 2020

6/21- Father’s Day

July 2020

7/4 – Independence Day (Weekend-School is Closed)

August 2020

8/4– Open House/Orientation Night: Fall Semester 6:30p-7:30p

8/7 – Last Day of Summer Camp

8/10 – First Day of School Year 2020-2021

8/21 – PTA First Meeting: 8.30am

September 2020

9/7 – Labor Day: School Closed, Childcare Available

9/18– Rosh Hashana Eve, Regular School Day

9/28 – Yom Kippur Eve, Regular School Day

October 2020

10/5-  Fire Safety Week

10/6 – Fire Truck Visit (Subject to change)

10/19 – Picture Day Fall Part I

10/20 – Picture Day Fall Part II

10/21 – Picture Day Fall Part III

10/22- Picture Day Fall Part IV

10/23- Picture Day Fall Part V

10/29- Fall Festival 4:30-6:30PM

10/30 – Nevada Day: School Closed, Childcare Available

10/31- Halloween (weekend)

November 2020

11/11 – Veterans Day: School Closed, Childcare Available

11/9 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 3p-6p

11/10 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 3p-6p

11/23-11/25 – Classroom Thanksgiving Feasts

11/26 – Thanksgiving, School is Closed

11/27 – Black Friday, School is Closed

December 2020

12/1 – Kindergarten Open House

12/18 – Last Day before Winter Break

12/21-12/24- Winter Break, Childcare Available

12/25 – Christmas Day, School is Closed

12/28-1/3- Winter Break, Childcare Available

January 2021

1/1 – New Year’s Day (Weekend-School is Closed)

1/4- Classes resume

1/18 – Martin Luther King Day, School Closed, Childcare Available

Upcoming Events

Chinese New Year Parade
Scholastic Book Fair

Our scholastic book fair takes place at the beginning of spring, usually in March. Our Shenker Academy library transforms to a bubbly book fair managed by a PTO committee and our administration. Each teacher will then have a wish list posted in the library, and parents will be able to purchase a book from the wish list for their child’s classroom. Each class will tour the book fair with their teachers one time during the week, and students will be able to work with their teachers and mark 3-5 books on their personal wish list. Parents will be able to pick up their child during that week, go to the book fair and purchase the book/s on their child’s personal wish list. Shenker Academy receives 20% of sales revenue in books, and we make sure that new books are ordered and directed to the classrooms twice a year. Traditionally, the Academy invites special authors during the book fair. In recent years we had Carla Jo Masterson, a local children books author, who wrote a few books, among them the book What’s on The Other Side of The Rainbow, which focuses on understanding feelings and emotions. PJ Library and others joined the exciting and enriching week as the students at the Academy are celebrating book reading during a week that encompasses so many of our core educational values that inspire us every day.

Family Breakfast
Art Fair

Our Annual Art Fair takes place in February each year. After a journey of months learning about the techniques and art work of a specific artist or era, the students will work on their personal and class projects as they are inspired by famous artists of various periods and styles. The students will explore the work of Georgia O’Keefe, Helen Frankfurter, Andy Warhol, Eric Karle, Yayoi Kusama and many others who represent various art periods and styles including contemporary, abstract, American pop art, Impressionism, expressionism, American modernism, and more.

The exhibition is displayed at the Event Center, and each class will have a designated area to present their students’ work. PTO and Administration coordinate the event, which includes dinner for children and horse devours for parents and guests. The School holds a silent auction for our classroom Canvases, and the funds raised are used to support and elevate fine arts education in our school.

Fire Safety Week
Gilcrease Orchard Field Trip

During the month of September, the students will be discussing different bodies of water around the world. As we investigate life around the water, we will discuss animals and plants that live near oceans, lakes, ponds and rivers and how they thrive in those areas. As part of the unit, we will explore everything about apples and pumpkins for the season. We will be heading to Gilcrease Orchard to understand how apples grow and why they taste so delicious. Both our Three-Year-Old students and our prekindergarten students will go on a field trip full of activities. The children will learn about the chickens on the local farm, bees, and will have a hay ride around the premises. We will also visit the pumpkin patch on the same farm as the prekindergarten students will pick pumpkins and our three-year-old students will pick apples from the local orchard. 

Harvest Festival
Trike-A-Thon

Each year during the week of the Young Child, Shenker Academy holds its Annual Trike-A-Thon. The event takes place in April, and students get to bring their own tricycle or bicycle and have a riding celebration with their peers on a freshly painted path. By participating in the event, Shenker Academy helps raise funds for the Premier Pediatric Cancer Research Center at the St. Jude’s Research Hospital. All proceeds of the event help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Shenker Academy raised more than $30,000 over the past 10 years. Online donations are easily made through stjude.org/trike. Fun dress-up days for the week of the Young Child include Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday and the Annual Trike-A-Thon on Friday. Ice-cream bar which includes a variety of ice creams and toppings will be available for students after the tricycle/bicycle rides.

 The event is coordinated by our Kindergarten teacher Ms. Davis-Haas and involves parents and staff volunteers.

Performing Arts Field Trips

Our preschool and kindergarten students attend variety of educational shows at the Smith Center and at the Performing Arts Theaters across town. In past years Pete the Cat play at the UNLV Performing Arts Theater was a preferred performance by our preschoolers. Pete the Cat is a fictional cartoon created by James Dean and featured in over 60 Pete the Cat books with more being released every year. Our students love the books and the show is a wonderful opportunity to see Pete in action. The Academy’s students visited the Smith Center for the Jungle Book in past years, and our faculty continues to explore new and existing educational shows to enrich our students.

Red Rock Conservation

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area may seem rugged and desolate at first glance, but a closer look reveals an area teeming with wildlife.  More than 45 species of mammals occur in the Red Rock Canyon.  The presence of cool temperatures, perennial water and a variety of plant species in the sandstone canyons provide escape from desert heat and aridity, making the conservation area a suitable habitat for wildlife. Carnivores, small and large herbivores, and insectivores, all have traits to survive in such arid lands and extreme seasons. Ms. Janice from the Red Rock Conservation visits the Shenker Academy quarterly to teach the preschool students and the kindergarteners about the seasonal habitats at the Conservation. Recently the students were able to touch a fox’s skin and expressed their thoughts about the way the fox keeps warm in the winter. The hands on experience is invaluable, and we are grateful to have such a professional institution who makes time available to our students at the Academy.

702.255.5437

9001 Hillpointe Road | Las Vegas, NV 89134

info@shenkeracademy.com