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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! nbsp;
Please return the science fair flyer (click below) if your child would like to participate.
*Can you help? We need science and engineering judges Friday morning.
Please contact Amy Hamacher at email@example.com if you or someone you know can volunteer their time.
Abrams Residence Visit
The 8th grade paid an informal visit to their friends at the Abrams Residence this week. They collaborated on a jewelry-making project, enjoyed great pastries from Lakewood, and most importantly, had time to schmooze and build on their warm and nurturing relationships with the seniors.
Pictures are worth 1,000 words, and the expressions on the faces of the students and the seniors say it all.
Thanks to the “Better Together Program” Abrams students and Abrams Residence seniors are learning from each other and experiencing the joy of inter-generational connections.
Girl Scout Cookies
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES
It is Girl Scout Cookie time! Between now and March 13 purchase cookies and support the Abrams Hebrew Academy troops.
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 (
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.
Contact Ellen Matz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
(215) 832-0525 for more information.
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Abrams Community Family Fun Day
Federation Super Sunday Appeal
SUPER SUNDAY CALLS AT SHIR AMI
This year you can participate in the Philadelphia Jewish Federation Super Sunday fundraising phone event at a Bucks County location- Shir Ami in Newtown, PA.
Abrams receives a substantial annual allocation from Federation, and the Jewish Day School Foundation administers the EITC/OSTC program (which, as we all know, also greatly benefits Abrams).
Please support Federation and volunteer to make phone calls on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
Bring your cell phone, charger, and your best positive attitude! Training will be provided.
You don’t have to volunteer for the entire time- a couple of hours will really help Federation to help Abrams Hebrew Academy and the many other Jewish causes it supports.
Register on-line at:
101 Richboro Newtown Road
Newtown, PA 18940
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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!
Click here for permission slip:
After School Fitness
After School Fitness with
Grades 1, 2 and 3
February 23, 2016-April 19, 2016
3:45 pm- 4:45 pm
$70 per child; $120 for two children
Please make all checks payable to Kevin Gowton.
If you have any questions please contact Mr. Gowton at AHA- (215) 493-1800 or email@example.com.
Fitness Fun Schedule
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19
Flyer and Permission Form:
Basketball Schedule Revised
Food from Espresso Cafe:
Falafel, pita, hummus, Israeli salad
Mac & Cheese, Caesar salad
Fettuccine with marinara sauce, Greek salad
* Note Change*
Egg salad and tuna salad sandwiches
Available Every Day
Bagels, butter & cream cheese
Lunch cost: $5 per day
Safety and Security Reminders
Just a reminder of AHA security procedures:
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
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.