Once again, our 9th annual (that’s right-9th!) Cholent Bowl was a huge success!
The Cholent Bowl was a culmination of week long activities focused on Shabbat. Students in grades 3-5 made beautiful wax candles (thanks to Morahs Gitty and Hendi) in honor of Shabbat, and all students made challahs (thanks to the Judaic staff for overseeing the baking). Grades K-2 also heard an inspiring Shabbat story told by yours truly…..
All of the attendees were treated to a live performance by the 1st (thanks to Morah Sonya) and 3rd (thanks to Morah Gitty) grades, a video presentation (thanks to our Israeli girls), a slide show, and- what then- lots of Cholent!
Everyone waited to find out the names of the winners while the distinguished panel of judges (Joe Glassman, Rabbi Gruenberg, Rabbi Weinstein, and Abrams alumnus Aron Katlin) sampled each of the sumptuous cholents and used their cholent expertise to determine the best entry.
Though all of the recipes were delicious, it was the Kindergarten-1st grade cholent, concocted by Morah Sonya, Noy and Oriyah, that won the title of Top Cholent!!
Special thanks to the maintenance staff (John, Albert and Rudy (not to be confused with Woody) for making sure all the technical details ran so smoothly.
Till next year-
Science & Engineering Expo
Science & Engineering Expo
Friday, February 26 , 2016
9:15 -11:30 a.m.
Join us on Friday, February 26, 2016 to see the amazing scientific and engineering feats accomplished by the Abrams K-8 students.
It is not too late to join the fun!
Please return the science fair flyer (click below) if your child would like to participate.
It is Girl Scout Cookie time! Between now and March 13 purchase cookies and support the Abrams Hebrew Academy troops.
Order from Michelle Eley, Felissa Lane, Sarah Weinstein or Deb Kestenbaum.
Available cookies: Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemonades, Thanks-a-Lots, Cranbury Citrus Crisps, and Shortbreads. All cookies are $4/box.
Gluten-free cookie: Trios- $5/box.
Questions? Contact Michelle (
or Deb and Matt (609-771-1710). Thank you for your support!
Simply Tsvat Concert
Abrams students were treated to a concert performed by the musical group Simply Tsvat to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar I.
Tsvat’s mission is “to spread the joy and inspiration of breslev chassidim” and to bring happiness and joy to its audience, and they succeeded in doing just that at Abrams this week!
EITC Participation for Individuals
The Foundation for Jewish Day Schools has been approved as a Special Purpose Entity (SPE). This means that individuals who pay individual income taxes to PA can now participate in the EITC program by joining the SPE.
This is a great opportunity for Abrams families and supporters who pay at least $6500 in PA State taxes to help themselves and Abrams through their participation in the program.
The Foundation for Jewish Day Schools will provide guidance on this process so that you can participate as an individual.
If you qualify, please take this opportunity to help the school and benefit from a tax credit for yourself.
The Abrams Hebrew Academy student government is participating in a program titled “Pennies for Patients.” This program raises money for children with cancer, particularly Leukemia and Lymphoma. The program will run from February 1, 2016 to February 19, 2016. Our goal is to raise at least $1,800.
Every classroom will have a box that students can put their donations in each day. A box will also be located in the office for any parent who wishes to donate. Any child who raises a minimum of $25.00 will receive a ticket to a future Sixers game (Parents will be able to purchase discounted extra tickets to that game). The class that raises the most money will also receive a party.
There are two children in our immediate area that are inflicted with this disease. Helping them and their families lessen their struggles is a great mitzvah. We are hoping everyone will participate in the program.
The Abrams Student Government
Community Family Fun Day Art Project
COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DAY
STUDENT ART WORK AUCTION
We want to make sure that everyone is involved in our annual Family Fun Day on March 13, 2016, so here’s another great reason to attend:
Each student in grades K-6- will work on a group art piece that will be auctioned at our Community Family Fun Day!
Grades 7-8 will prepare”surprise” items to be auctioned.
Please make sure to sign and return the permission slip allowing your child’s art to be auctioned to the office ASAP!
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!
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.
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
Wednesday of the target week.
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