Abrams Extra October 24, 2014


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In This Issue
Abrams Wish List
Candle Lighting
Early Dismissal
Parshat Noach
EITC Press Release
Kibbutz Day
Sukkot Celebrations
KYHS Open House
Basketball Tryouts
Book Fair
Toddler & Me
School Spirit Day
School Lunch Menu
Security Reminders
Car Pool Rules
Abrams Notes

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31 W. College Ave.
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-1800

October 24 2014/ 1 Cheshvan

Candle Lighting 5:51 pm/ Noach


Early Dismissal
FRIDAY 2 p.m. 

Parshat Noach


Bring Your Pet to School!


In conjunction with Parshat Noach, parents are invited to bring the family pets to school:


Friday, October 24, 2014


1:00 pm. 



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.”


Kibbutz Day

Kibbutz Day

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AHA Bnot Sherut women Shira and Adi will lead a day of fun activities demonstrating life on a kibbutz.

Sukkot Celebrations

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 

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

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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