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 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:
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
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!
After School Fitness
Mondays, Feb. 23, 2015-May 4, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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Is there a family member (such as a grandparent) or friend who would be interested in hearing about everything going on at Abrams? Sign them up for our e-mail list today! Please contact the Main Office.
Information about the Extra
Please submit any information to be considered for inclusion in the Extra to Dale Sattin, Director of Development & Communications: email@example.com. (215) 493-1800 ext. 22 by