Abrams Extra 2.27.15


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In This Issue
Abrams Wish List
Candle Lighting
Abrams Annual Fund Dinner
The Budowsphere
Parent Conference Day
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 27, 2015/ 8 Adar
Candle Lighting 5:30 pm/Tetzaveh


2015 Annual Dinner


Abrams Hebrew Academy

2015 Annual Fund Dinner


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Congregation Beth El, Yardley

5:00 pm 


It’s Getting Late- Register NOW!!! 


Order your tickets at


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


Parent Ticket Price- $125 pp

  • Great Food
  • Auction Items
  • Entertainment by Avi Hoffman-

Avi Hoffman website


Final Taste of Yiddishkeit
A Taste of Yiddishkeit #3

The Budowsphere


Rabbi Budow  

The Budowsphere

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

So… how does Abrams survive? The first question to ask is “What IS a Jewish day school?” My opinion is that a Jewish day school is not the same as a secular independent private school. There is nothing wrong with independent private institutions- they offer a fine secular education, great athletic, art and music opportunities, and charge a lot of money for the education they provide.

However, Jewish day schools were not created for those things. Our fine art is a Jewish education, and we are proud to offer the best Jewish education possible to ensure that our children will have a Jewish future.

Abrams does not have fancy field houses and a lavish, sprawling campus. We are proud of our facilities, but they are not cast in the same mold as the exclusive, independent schools. Our tuition structure is also significantly different, since we believe that our responsibility is to bring Jewish children to the school regardless of their economic situation.

Abrams is proud of our secular and Judaic curricular, and we are equally proud to make a Jewish education affordable for all Jewish families. The result of our efforts is that we have students coming from a wide geographic area.  The Abrams community includes students from Lower Merion, Cherry Hill, NJ, Philadelphia, Bucks County, Princeton, NJ, and the Windsors. It is truly a magnet for many families to send their children.

So, the question remains- why do so many families choose to send their children to Abrams rather than to one of the other day schools in the area that may be closer to them geographically?

What makes Abrams so unique?

Parent Teacher Conferences






Grades K-7

Conferences- 2:00 pm -7:45 pm



Purim Celebrations


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Students Come in Costume!


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

Please submit any information to be considered for inclusion in the Extra to Dale Sattin, Director of Development & Communications: dsattin@abramsonline.org. (215) 493-1800 ext. 22 by

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