Abrams Extra 1.16.15



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In This Issue
Abrams Wish List
Abrams Annual Fund Dinner
IDF visit article in NJJN
Science News
IDF visit article in NJJN
Cholent Bowl
Birthday Parties
Girl Scout Cookies
Fitness Fun
KYHS Memorial Concert
Beneath the Helmet
Family Magic
Super Sunday
Gan Izzy Summer Camp
After School Art Enrichment
School Lunch Menu
Security Reminders
Toddler & Me
School Spirit Day
Car Pool Rules
Abrams Notes

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2015 Annual Dinner


Abrams Hebrew Academy

2015 Annual Fund Dinner


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Congregation Beth El, Yardley

5:00 pm 



Many thanks to all of our volunteers:


Beth Fichtel

Debra Goldfarb

Elissa Gruenberg

Einav Mizrachi

Liza Sherman

Isabelle Waksman

Sarah Weinstein

Meryl Widensky

Liora Zirkel



Register NOW!!! Order your tickets at


(Parents: Use Coupon Code 100PERCENT)


  • Great Food
  • Entertainment by Avi Hoffman
  • On-Line and Live Auction
and more…..

Ad journal form w/dimensions and pricing:

2015 Ad Journal Form


Security Update

Rabbi Budow met with the new Yardley Borough Police Chief this week to discuss security at the school.  The new chief of police has expressed a willingness to lend his expertise in assessing the school’s security status and make recommendations.

Abrams looks forward to hearing the Chief’s recommendations and implementing the most compelling suggestions.

We will keep everyone updated as our updated security model is implemented.

Science News


Science Matters at Abrams

All students grades K-8 are starting the Physical science unit in their science curriculum. Physical science means the students are exploring properties of materials, experimenting with solids liquids and gasses, and understanding energy and how things move.

The middle school grades are focusing on chemistry.  In particular the 7th and 8th grade students are partnering with the Technion University in Israel to learn chemistry.  This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with Israel and scientists at the university.

Look at Facebook for pictures of our young scientists in action!



NJJN Article about IDF Soldiers and AHA

This week’s New Jersey Jewish News includes an article about the IDF soldiers who visited Abrams on December 11, 2014:

NJJN article- IDF Soldiers visit AHA



Cholent Bowl



Abrams Annual Cholent Bowl


Friday, January 23, 2015

12:00 pm


All are invited!!


*BYO Pepto Bismol !!!


Birthday Parties


Birthday Parties at Home


One of the wonderful things about Abrams is its diversity. Our community observes the laws of Judaism in varied ways, and we respect the choices of each family.

In the spirit of mutual respect, and in an effort to include all of a child’s classmates in a celebration, we ask for your support on a sensitive issue – home parties.

We ask that you refrain from scheduling birthday parties on the Sabbath or other holy days and that you serve only kosher products at these celebrations. In this way, no child will need to decline an invitation or be put in an uncomfortable situation.  

Also, if the entire class is not invited to a birthday party, please send invitations through the mail to avoid hurt feelings. We want all of our children to feel included within the Abrams family.

Thank you for your understanding!


Girl Scout Cookies

girl scout


It is Girl Scout Cookie time!  


Between now and March 8 there are two ways for you to purchase cookies and support the Abrams Hebrew Academy troops.



Order from one of the Abrams Troops:

Michelle Eley and Deb Kestenbaum  (Troop 2178)

Felissa Lane and Sarah Weinstein (Troop 266).




Purchase at the Cookie Booth in the lunch room at Abrams Hebrew Academy between 11:45 and 12:45 Thursday, February 12.


This year, in addition to your favorite cookies, we are offering cranberry citrus crisps!  We have Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemonades, Thanks-a-Lots, and Shortbreads.


All cookies are $4/box.


Questions?  Contact Michelle (609-688-1843) or Felissa (215-355-3729).  


Thank you for your support!


Fitness Fun

fitness face

After School Fitness

Grades 1-3

Mondays, Feb. 23, 2015-May 4, 2015

 Abrams Gym

3:45 pm -4:45 pm

This program will consist of sports, cooperative and group games. In addition, each student will be allowed to choose a game he/she wishes to play.

Please make all checks payable to Kevin Gowton. 

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Gowton at Abrams Hebrew Academy (215) 493-1800.

***Note: All children must be picked up by 4:50pm.

Fitness Fun




KYHS Memorial Concert


KYHS Concert 2015 



Beneath the Helmet




Family Magic




Proceeds from the Magic Show benefit the Arlene Sharlin Memorial Scholarship Fund, a fund that provides college scholarship aid to a Trenton high school graduate who plans to teach in the Trenton school district upon completion of her/his education degree. 


Super Sunday

Be a part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s 

Super Sunday Phon-a-thon!!

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy 

Bryn Mawr, PA

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Register for a morning, afternoon or evening shift or stay for all three; phoning will take place between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

There will be free child care and children’s programming all day, and a community fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all to enjoy. 

**Busing will be available leaving from AHA- contact 215-832-0630 for information.

Sign up today at 2015 Super Sunday;

or call 215-832-0630




Gan Izzy Day Camp Open House



After School Art Enrichment



After School Art Enrichment

A few spaces are still available


Winter/Spring 2015


Tuesdays- 3:45 pm-5:00 pm


Winter Session: Jan. 13-March 17 

Cost: $120


Spring Session: April 14-June 2 

Cost: $96



Winter 2015 Art Enrichment 

** If you have any of the following items, please bring them to Mrs. Moskowitz for use as art  materials- 

  • paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  •  rolling pins
  • caps and lids
  • markers (permanent and washable)
  •  colored pencils
  • scotch tape



School Lunch Menu
lunch menu

** Note Menu Change

Monday- Pasta w/sauce

**Tuesday – NO MEAT!!!- Perogies

Wednesday – Pizza

Thursday – Espresso Café Day

Friday – Fish Sandwiches


French Fries


Fresh Fruit /Veggies





Daily Extras

Bagels/Cream Cheese/Butter



Individual Lunch- $5.00 per day


Cost per Month:


September         90.00

October              72.00

November          76.50

December          76.50

January              94.50

February            85.50

March                 99.00

April                    81.00

May                     90.00

June                    45.00


Safety and Security Reminders


Just a reminder of AHA security procedures:

  • All parents should use the front door to enter the school with key cards and not the back doors. Parent swipe cards only work at front door.
  • Please do not ask students to open any doors- parents must report to the front office and check-in before entering the school.
  • No student or other person should use the lunchroom doors other than for dismissal or emergency purposes.

These rules are for our children’s safety.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Toddler & Me

Moms, Dads and Tots

Toddler and Me

Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m-9:40 a.m

for Toddlers and their Caregivers


Join music teacher Caren Solomon with your child to participate in:


instrumental play;

free movement;



Gym Dandy play;

and more!!

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Register at: 215-493-1800



Friday School Spirit Day


Show your AHA School Spirit!


Spirit Day Fridays 

Order Abrams Land’s End logo attire at:

Lands End Ordering

Questions? Contact the Abrams PTO at


Car Pool Rules 

All Parents who Car Pool:


Please note that the car pool line is for grades N and K only. All other students are to be dropped off in the front of the building.


Parents who use the back for drop off should follow the directions of the teachers in the parking lot. They are there to assist students and maintain a safe environment.  


Under no circumstances are parents to park their cars in the middle of the line and leave them unattended to walk students into the building.  


** We ask that parents refrain from cellphone use in the parking areas while dropping off and picking up their children.

Abrams Notes

Birthday Celebrations at School
When sending birthday treats into school to celebrate that special day for your child, please consider sending in a healthy treat, such as frozen fruit bars, rice cakes, fruit salad or cups, sugar free pudding snacks, yogurt cake or pie, cheese sticks, light popcorn or air popped popcorn (when age appropriate), pretzels, carrots/celery (when age appropriate).Please avoid nuts because of allergies.

In order to maintain a consistent kashrut policy and to avoid confusion, ALL orders for birthday cakes/cupcakes MUST be ordered from Cramer’s Bakery, 16 E. Afton Avenue, Yardley. Cramer’s will deliver the order to the school at a discounted price.

Please call Kim Pierce at 215-321-5707 to place your cake/ cupcake order.


Celebrate Your Simcha at Abrams
Abrams Hebrew Academy is a perfect choice to host your family or social affair, business meeting or athletic event.  Whether you’re looking for an inviting space to celebrate a special occasion; a meeting area with state-of-the art technology; a fun, safe environment for a child’s birthday; or a gym or athletic field for a sporting event, Abrams can accommodate your needs and your budget.  For more information on room rentals at Abrams Hebrew Academy, call (215) 493-1800 or e-mail info@abramsonline.org.
Check Your Child’s Assignments with Homework Now

Parents- all homework will be posted on-line by all teachers grades K-8 by Sunday evening each week.

Instructions for use of homeworknow.com:

Click on homeworknow.com

Click on Parent and Student

Click on find school

Click on Pennsylvania

Click on Abrams Hebrew Academy

Click on your child’s teacher

View homework assignments


Share Abrams News With Others

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Information about the Extra

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