Abrams Extra Oct 31, 2014


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In This Issue
Abrams Wish List
Candle Lighting
Book Fair
Thanksgiving Luncheon
Nursery Thanksgiving
KYHS Open House
Basketball Tryouts
Rabbanit Mizrachi Event
Toddler & Me
School Spirit Day
School Lunch Menu
Security Reminders
Car Pool Rules
Abrams Notes

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Yardley, PA
(215) 493-1800

October 31 2014/ 7 Cheshvan

Candle Lighting 5:42 pm/ Lech Lecha


EITC Campaign

Abrams Sets EITC Goal- $700,000!

Abrams has begun a campaign to generate an additional $700,000 in EITC funding for Abrams through the participation of AHA families and friends.The goal is to provide scholarships for every Jewish child who wants a Jewish education at Abrams.

With your help we can succeed!!!

If  you own a business that pays taxes in PA there is still time for you to apply for EITC, even if you did not make the July 1 deadline. You will be placed on the existing wait-list, and the sooner your name goes on the list the better your chances are of being chosen.

Help Abrams while helping yourself! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to increase our chances to receive more of this much-needed State funding, so please consider this seriously.

If you own a business that would benefit from this tax credit or can recommend someone else, please contact Rabbi Budow as soon as possible to discuss. There are experts from Federation available to walk you through the process of applying and to answer questions.

It is really easy to do, and the benefits are huge for the school and for you!!


**Time is of the essence- remember that the applications are considered as they come in, so the sooner you apply the better the chances are of being chosen.


Book Fair

2013 book fair  

AHA Book Fair


Monday, November 10, 2014-

Friday, November 14, 2014


Monday, November 10; Wednesday, November 12; Thursday, November 13- 

8:30 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday, November 11
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Friday, November 14
8:30 am-1:00 pm
**Volunteers Needed!!
Contact Meryl Widensky- waksmans@comcast.net

Thanksgiving Lunch


Annual AHA Thanksgiving Community Luncheon  


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The turkey fryers are ready!

Aaron Weinstein is once again prepared to don his chef’s hat for this  wonderful event!

Everyone is Welcome- 

parents, grandparents, etc …

*Don’t forget- Please call the office to reserve your place by Monday, November 17, 2014.

**Volunteers are needed- 
please contact the office as soon as possible if you can help.

***If you have a supermarket coupon for a free turkey that you would like to donate to the school, please bring the coupon to the office as soon as possible! 



Student Government Elections


Student Government Elections

Abrams student government elections will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.


All 4th-8th grade students will gather in the lunchroom on Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 2:45 pm to hear candidates speeches, and the elections will be held during the first five minutes of 2nd period on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Results will be announced after lunch on Wednesday, November 12th.

Good Luck to Everyone!



Nursery Thanksgiving Celebration

2012 Thanksgiving Concert  

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mrs. Wisnoff- 9:45 am- Classroom #101


Mrs. Shore- 10:00 am in lunchroom

Both classes will eat a Thanksgiving snack together in the lunchroom 


Kohelet Open House

KYHS Open House 

Kohelet Yeshiva High School 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

1:00 p.m.

223 N. Highland Ave.

Merion Station, PA

For more information please contact Sharon Baker-

610-667-2020, ext. 3040 or sbaker@koheletyeshiva.org


Basketball Tryouts


Basketball Tryouts

Grades 6-8


Boys-  Monday, November 3, 2014

(first practice Weds., Nov. 5)


Girls- Tuesday, November 4, 2014

(first practice Thurs., Nov 6)





**All students must be picked up by 5:00 pm.




2014-15 Basketball Tryouts 

Rabbanit Mizrachi Event

Toddler & Me

Moms, Dads and Tots

Toddler and Me

Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m-9:40 a.m

for Toddlers and their Caregivers


Join music teacher Caren Solomon with your child to participate in:


instrumental play;

free movement;



Gym Dandy play;

and more!!

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Register at: 215-493-1800



Friday School Spirit Day


Show your AHA School Spirit!

Spirit Day Fridays 

Order Abrams Land’s End logo attire at:

Lands End Ordering

Questions? Contact the Abrams PTO at



School Lunch Menu
lunch menu

Monday - Pasta w/sauce

Tuesday - Meat Day   Hot Dogs/Chicken Nuggets

Wednesday – Pizza

Thursday – Espresso Café Day

Friday - Fish Sandwiches



French Fries


Fresh Fruit /Veggies





Daily Extras

Bagels/Cream Cheese/Butter


Individual Lunch- $5.00 per day


Cost per Month:


September         90.00

October              72.00

November          76.50

December          76.50

January              94.50

February            85.50

March                 99.00

April                    81.00

May                     90.00

June                    45.00


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


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