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Graduation and the End of the School Year

We cannot count how many times we have said “unprecedented” in the last three months, and here we are saying it again. This year’s 8th Grade Graduation Celebration was unprecedented and unforgettable.

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PJA's Virtual Art Show

Greetings from the PJA virtual art studio! We couldn’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous work of our PJA artists this year, so our exhibition is coming to you digitally!  You will notice many of the photos highlight our students in the process of making their artwork.

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The Sack Lunch Challenge

On May 22, dozens of PJA families brought boxes and bags full of supplies for some of the most vulnerable populations of Portland. These bags contained sandwiches, fruit, and granola bars. Together, we collected 2500 sack lunches for Blanchet House...

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The Book Fairy

First graders received a surprise visit by the Book Fairy last weekend! What or who is the Book Fairy? The Book Fairy is a magical creature who helps first grade readers get excited about books and determined to read as much as they can. 

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PJA@Home Science Lab

Last week, we had the opportunity to participate in an online strawberry DNA lab. Our eighth-grade class is currently learning about DNA, along with many other subjects related to biology. To conduct the lab, we extracted and isolated DNA from a strawberry using only household ingredients.

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Israel's Birthday - Yom Ha'atzmaut

There are so many things that we all miss during this time of physical isolation. For many of us PJA staff and students, we especially miss the opportunities to gather together in celebration. Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day is one of the most festive days of the year at PJA.

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Earth Day

PJA teachers from our Infant/Toddler program, Preschool, and Day School provided great ideas for activities for our students to celebrate Earth Day 2020.

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Poetry Contest

April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating and kvelling*! We are so excited to announce that FOUR PJA students are winners of the 2020 Cascadia Poetry Contest for Oregon’s K-12th grade students.

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