Abrams Extra 2.20.15


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In This Issue
Abrams Wish List
Candle Lighting
Abrams Annual Fund Dinner
The Budowsphere
Science and Engineering Fair
Science and Engineering Fair
Purim Celebrations
Friday Regular Dismissal Time
PSAS Instructions
Fitness Fun
School Lunch Menu
Security Reminders
Toddler & Me
School Spirit Day
Car Pool Rules
Abrams Notes

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February 20, 2015/ 1 Adar
Candle Lighting 5:124 pm/Terumah


2015 Annual Dinner


Abrams Hebrew Academy

2015 Annual Fund Dinner


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Congregation Beth El, Yardley

5:00 pm 


Register NOW!!! Order your tickets at


(Parents: Use Coupon Code 100PERCENT To Receive Discount)


Parent Ticket Price- $125 pp


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

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The Budowsphere


Rabbi Budow  

The Budowsphere

Welcome to the Budowsphere! This is where Rabbi Budow will share his thoughts, musings, and insights on Jewish education and various other topics of interest to the Jewish community.

In the beginning…. So, where did Abrams Hebrew Academy start? In 1904, the school was established in the Capitol city of Trenton, NJ as the Dr. Herzl’s Zion Hebrew School, led by Rabbi Issachar Levin. At that time Trenton had a thriving Jewish community and supported all of the attendant businesses that provided the necessary goods and services required by observant Jews. Over the ensuing years, the school was eventually renamed the Trenton Hebrew Academy.

Unfortunately, Trenton, along with many urban cities, found itself losing constituents to the suburbs, and its Jewish population followed suit. Thirty five years ago, the school’s board of directors decided to move the school across the river to Yardley, PA, renaming it Abrams Hebrew Academy.

Interestingly, a parcel of land now being developed in Yardley on Rt. 332 at Scammell’s Corner was originally purchased as the site of the new Abrams Hebrew Academy. That plan was abandoned when zoning issues prevented the construction, leading to the purchase of our original building, the then-closed Yardley Elementary School. Abrams outbid its closest competitor by $100,000 and paid a whopping $320,000 for the property! What a buy!!

The key to understanding the uniqueness of Abrams Hebrew Academy is in understanding the town of Yardley. Normally, a day school is established in a community when there are enough Jewish residents to support it. A network of businesses, synagogues, social and religious organizations create a demand for a school- that is what happened in Trenton.

However, when Abrams moved to Yardley it was the first Jewish organization to locate in the small borough in Bucks County, PA. There was virtually no Jewish community in Yardley, and as a result, trying to build a day school was a tremendous challenge. Even today, 35 years later, the Jewish population is small, and the infrastructure is limited to a few synagogues and one kosher bakery.

How does Abrams survive? …


Science Fair



Abrams Hebrew Academy Science and Engineering Expo

            Friday, February 27th, 2015


 9:30-11:30 am

Mark your calendars!  Abrams Hebrew Academy students will celebrate a day of science and scientific thinking.  With the generous support of the Abrams PTO, students will get a chance to see student work and meet community scientists and engineers.  After lunch, students will be treated to a Mad Science assembly.

Call for help – Are you a scientist or engineer?


Can you volunteer your time to judge student work on Friday morning the 27th?  

Please contact Amy Hamacher at ahamacher@aha.jdschools.org



Science Fair




Friday. February 27      


Abrams Hebrew Academy

Abrams students grades K-8 are invited to discover science and engineering by participating in a science and/or engineering challenge

If your child is interested, complete and send in the form below to Mrs. Hamacher by

Friday, February 23, 2015

Purim Celebrations


Thursday, March 5, 2015


Purim Megillah Reading and 

Costume Contest

9:15-10:30 am

Talent Show

12:30-2:00 pm

Friday, March 6, 2015


Purim Carnival- Gym


11:45 am-1:15 pm

Regular Friday Dismissal Time Begins


Spring forward clock

Friday, March 13, 2015


Regular Friday Dismissal Time Begins:


3:45 pm


PSAS Instructions


Important Financial Aid Information

For ALL parents applying for financial aid:

You MUST apply on-line to PSAS through the following link. The link is also on our website:

PSAS Application

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




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

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

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