Applications will be available on-line starting January 20, 2015
Application DEADLINE – March 20, 2015
If you need assistance please call Carol in the AHA office as soon as possible before the deadline of March 20, 2015. Her phone # is: 215-493-1800 ext. 21
REMEMBER- THERE ARE NO PAPER APPLICATIONS! The only way to apply and receive financial aid for tuition is to fill out the PSAS forms on-line before the deadline of March 20, 2015.
Rabbi Budow met again with the Yardley Borough Chief of Police this week. The proposed collaboration between AHA and the Yardley Borough police department was approved by the Borough Planning Commission and now goes to the legal department for review. The Chief has assured the Rabbi that he is working as quickly as possible to obtain the go-ahead for this collaboration.
Once the approvals are finalized Chief Kelly will present his suggestions for providing security at the school to the AHA Board of Directors.
Abrams believes that this collaboration with the local law enforcement is the right way to ensure that we fulfill the security needs at the school.
Save the Date- Party for Yuval Miara
Dear AHA Alumni and Friends of Yuval Miara:
My wife and I had the opportunity to spend a wonderful weekend visiting with Yuval over the MLK weekend. Yuval has wonderful memories of his years working at Abrams. As you know, Yuval is dealing with lung cancer now in his own indomitable way. To quote him, “everything is fine.” He continues to work, spend time with his family and friends, and remains upbeat and optimistic about his health.
This March the North American Jewish Day School conference will be held in Philadelphia, and Yuval plans to attend. At first I thought it would be great to hold a surprise party for him at the school, but soon realized that trying to keep this secret with his vast network of friends would be impossible.
So, we’ve decided to hold an alumni and friends of Yuval reunion party at Abrams during the conference weekend of March 8-10. We are hoping to host this dinner event on Sunday evening, March 8, 2015, but if that date doesn’t work out, it will be held Monday evening, March 9, 2015. We will let everyone know as soon as the date and time are finalized.
Our Abrams alumni consider AHA their family and their home, and everyone knows that the faculty and staff at the school remain constant for decades- this is not a place where people routinely come and go.
Join the committee- Rabbi Budow; Rabbi Ottensoser; Rabbi Tesser; Rabbi Leizerowski; Carol Wallace; Dan Lieberman; Henry Goodelman; Melanie Dweck; and Liat and Sharon Abergel-in spreading the word to AHA alums and friends of Yuval to come to this gathering of Abrams family.
SAVE THE DATE for this perfect opportunity to get together with your Abrams community and honor our dear friend, Yuval Miara at the same time. Reply on Facebook to RSVP if you are interested in attending.
Rabbi Ira Budow
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.
Challah Mitzvah Project
Jewish Family and Children’s Service
THE CHALLAH MITZVAH PROJECT
What is the Challah Mitzvah Project?
On Fridays, Jewish Family and Children’s Service volunteers deliver freshly baked challot to Jewish patients in fifteen area facilities: Abington Memorial Hospital, Jeanes Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, Aria-Torresdale Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center, St. Mary Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Holy Redeemer Hospital, and St Joseph’s Manor. We deliver nearly 15,000 challot a year, along with a full-color card offering kind words for healing and blessings for Shabbat, providing both physical and spiritual nourishment.
How you can help:
Your school’s participation in the Challah Mitzvah Project helps support this effort. Families donate $72 to pay for one challah per week for a full year, or $36 for half a year. Your child will receive a personal thank-you note and have the satisfaction of knowing that he or she made this mitzvah possible. At the end of the year, your school will receive a certificate of appreciation with the total number of challot your school sponsored throughout the year.
Please consider supporting this program, so you can be part of these wonderful mitzvot of Bikkur Holim (visiting the sick) and Gemilut Hasadim (acts of loving-kindness).
For more information: Rivka Goldman at 267.256.2037 or RGoldman@jfcsphilly.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. (215) 493-1800 ext. 22 by