Abrams Extra 3/18/16

Abrams Extra March 18, 2016



New AHA logo 2011


In This Issue
Candle Lighting
Early Friday Dismissal Ends
Thank You
Purim Fun
K’nex Competition
Shalach Manot
Repairing the Megillah
International Jewish Food
Philadelphia Reads Book Drive
Lunch Menu
Security Reminders
Car Pool Rules
Abrams Notes

Join Our List

March 18, 2016/  8 Adar I1
Candle Lighting 6:53 pm/ Vayikra


Early Friday Dismissal Ends TODAY
Spring forward clock
Regular Friday Dismissal Today


Remember- regular dismissal time (3:45) starts TODAY
Friday, March 18, 2016

Abrams Community Family Fun Day

Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who made our Community Family Fun Day a huge success! Of course the day would not have been possible without Joni Glassman, Chairperson Extraordinaire, and her side-kick, Joe Glassman.
John Palmer and the AHA maintenance staff- Maria Martinez, Albert Lopez, Jean Charles- went above and beyond to make sure that the entire school was set up for our multi-activity event, and we are most appreciative of all of their hard work.
Thanks go out to Debra Goldfarb, Carol Wallace, Yvonne Carroll, Donna Moskowitz, and all of the students, faculty and staff who collaborated to ensure that the day was enjoyable for all.
And most of all, thank you to all of the AHA families who attended the event and supported our school.
Kudos to the entire Abrams community!









Purim Fun
Purim 2012
Sunday, March 20, 2016
10:00 a.m.

K’nex Competition


Talented Abrams Students participated in an Engineering Design challenge put together by Thermo-Fischer Scientific and K’nex.
Using K’nex building materials the students where asked to build an environmentally friendly tower that was 1 meter in height and held weight. Under the direction of Math teacher Joan Lamkey and Science teacher Amy Hamacher  students gave up their recess and lunch time during January and February to  design a structure to meet the challenge.
Abrams held a school-wide competition in which 20 students comprising 5 teams competed for 2 places at the county level competition.
The 6th grade team “Power Up” (Shayna Schwartz, David Goldfarb, Eden Shavit, and Michaela Eley)  and 7/8 grade team “Spring has Sprung” (Sam Doshna, Sam Nulman, Joe Couzens, and Abner Gordon)  were chosen as the team winners by judges Dan Matlis and Joe Ferraro.
On March 10, 2016 the two teams traveled to Doylestown for the county competition and vied with 63 teams of students from all over Bucks County.
We are proud to announce that “Spring has Sprung” won first place in the event, and the team will head to Harrisburg in May for the state-wide competition.  
Mazal Tov and good luck in May
to our budding STEM students!



PTO Shalach Manot
Purim 2012
Participate in the 
PTO Shalach Manot Sale 
Please click on the form below:

Repairing the Megillah
This week Rabbi Liezerowski presented a special “safrut” to students in grades 6-8.
Abrams was fortunate to receive a “new” Megillah (about one hundred years old) which somehow lost a word through the years.
Rabbi Leizerowski skillfully replaced that word just in time for us to use the Megillah next Thursday when we celebrate Purim at school.
Many thanks to the talented Rabbi Leizerowski!


Jewish Food Around the World

Our creative Bnot Sherut women, Oriyah and Noy,

led a program introducing our students to the culture and food of Jewish communities from all around the world. Food is an integral part of Judaism and Abrams Hebrew Academy, so it was a wonderful opportunity for our students to enjoy Jewish food from many different countries.



Book Drive
Book Drive for Philadelphia Reads
Philadelphia Reads provides free books and classroom materials for teachers in Philadelphia public schools.

Donate children’s books (N-12) in good condition:
Abrams Hebrew Academy
March 17, 2016-April 15
For more information contact 
AHA alumna Maya Rosen at:

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 ematz@jfgp.org or call 
(215) 832-0525 for more information.
See more at:














Lunch Program
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 
French Fries
Hash Browns
Lunch cost:  $5 per day



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!




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
Wednesday of the target week.

Abrams Hebrew Academy, 31 West College Avenue, Yardley, PA 19067
Sent by dsattin@abramsonline.org in collaboration with
Constant Contact