In conjunction with Parshat Noach, parents are invited to bring the family pets to school:
Friday, October 24, 2014
Dear Abrams Community:
As you know, the revised EITC bill has been approved by the PA Legislature and is waiting for Governor Corbett’s signature.
This means that once the bill is signed there will now be an additional $19 million available in a combined “pot” of both K-12 EITC and OSTC for which businesses can apply. Essentially, this stems from the fact that, as of today, there remains $19 million in OSTC while there is a long wait-list for EITC. Opening this $19 million to EITC business applications provides Abrams with a great opportunity!
Due to this revision, 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.
EITC Press Release
Rabbi Budow is quoted in the OU press release about the EITC revised bill:
“Since most of our students are not eligible for OSTC funds because of the catchment area requirement, the window this bill creates between the OSTC and EITC programs means that many more of our students may be able to receive scholarships,” Rabbi Budow said.
“We are very grateful to OU Advocacy for recommending this important change to the legislature. Their persistent advocacy efforts consistently have a significant impact on our school community and on Jewish day schools throughout Pennsylvania.”
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
AHA Bnot Sherut women Shira and Adi will lead a day of fun activities demonstrating life on a kibbutz.
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
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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