The North American Day School Conference will be held March 8-10, 2015 at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel.
We are honored that two of our teachers will be presenters at this year’s conference-
Leslie Kornsgold will address the audience describing the integration of iPad technology into the curriculum at Abrams; and
Amy Hamacher will present with Orit Hazzan, professor at The Technion in Israel, discussing our cutting edge middle school science curriculum that was developed in collaboration with faculty at The Technion.
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AHA 8th grade students visited seniors at the Abrams Residence to celebrate Tu B’Shvat. The students and seniors made a holiday-themed craft project together, shared fruit snacks, and simply had fun interacting with one another. The visit concluded with the seniors offering their insights about how to lead a successful life- they recommended optimism, not being afraid to pursue one’s dream, and following a path that leads to doing the right thing- words of wisdom, indeed!
Interview with a Nobel Prize-winning Scientist
AHA Students and Science Interviews
Eden Shavit (5th grade) took her science project assignment seriously. The task was to write a report about a scientist, and she decided that she wanted to write about a female scientist from Israel.
Her quest led her to Dr. Ada E. Yonath, a scientist at the Weizmann Institute who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009. Dr. Yonath’s work has revolutionized the field of structural biology and has given it wide-ranging applications, particularly in the development and design of new antibiotics.
Eden was thrilled that Dr. Yonath responded to her email, and they communicated back and forth so that Eden could write her report about this impressive woman in science. Eden says that her interactions with Dr. Yonath and hearing about her humble beginnings showed her that you can succeed coming from any walk of life. Additionally, Eden says that she has more inspiration to pursue a career in science now that she has formed this relationship with Dr. Yonath.
As further evidence that our students are being inspired by science, Eden’s older sister Maya (6th grade) is trying to arrange a video chat with another woman scientist- kudos to Eden, Maya, and our science teacher, Amy Hamacher!
Tu B’Shvat at AHA
Abrams Teachers and Students Celebrating
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.
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.
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
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