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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
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
PARENT CONFERENCE DAY
Conferences- 2:00 pm -7:45 pm
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Students Come in Costume!
Purim Megillah Reading and
Friday, March 6, 2015
Purim Carnival- Gym
11:45 am-1:15 pm
Regular Friday Dismissal Time Begins
Friday, March 13, 2015
Regular Friday Dismissal Time Begins:
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:
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
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: email@example.com. (215) 493-1800 ext. 22 by