Abrams Extra Sept 19, 2014


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In This Issue
Abrams Wish List
Candle Lighting
September Calendar
PTO Redberry Fund Raiser
Greenwood House Visit
Lulav & Etrog Sets
Toddler & Me
School Photo Day
Morah Esti Shofar Workshop
School Spirit Day
Instrumental Music Lessons
After School Art Enrichment
Golf Lessons
Recyclable Art Projects
School Lunch Menu
Security Reminders
Abrams Notes

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

September 19, 2014/  24 Elul

Candle Lighting 6:46 pm/ Nitzavim/Vayelech


Back to School!
September/October Calendar
Weds., September 24- Erev Rosh Hashanah- 12:30 dismissal
Thurs, Sept. 25 and Friday, Sept. 26- No School- Rosh Hashanah
Friday, Oct. 3- No school- Erev Yom Kippur
Weds, Oct. 8- Erev Sukkot-12:30 dismissal
Thurs., Oct. 9 and Fri., Oct. 10- Sukkot- No school
Weds., Oct. 15- Erev Shemini Atzeret-12:30 dismissal
Thurs., Oct. 16 and Fri., Oct. 17- Shemini Atzeret- No school
Friday, Oct. 24- Early Friday dismissal begins- 2: 00 pm

PTO Redberry Fund Raiser
PTO Redberry Fund Raiser
Redberry logo
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
12:00 Noon-6:00 pm

RedBerry Frozen Yogurt
682 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA 19067
Lower Makefield Shopping Center
Schmooze with your friends, enjoy delicious RedBerry frozen yogurt, and help the PTO raise money for Abrams Hebrew Academy!
Mention Abrams on


September 19, 2014 and AHA will receive 20% 
of your purchase price!
All RedBerry frozen yogurt is kosher!

Greenwood House Visit

AHA has received a grant from the Legacy Heritage Fund to implement a program called “Better Together,” an inter-generational visitation program.
During the upcoming year, our 8th grade class will meet approximately once a month with residents at Greenwood House, a Jewish Federation- supported nursing home in Ewing, NJ.
Rabbi O has designed a program themed around the holidays, and he, Morah Racheli, and Dale Sattin accompanied the 8th grade class on its first visit.
Students worked with the resident seniors to create Rosh Hashanah cards while interacting and conversing with them. It was really a mitzvah to bring these two groups together- the seniors were thrilled to have contact with the young people, and the students had the chance to hear about the lives of another generation. The upcoming year promises to be a wonderful experience for everyone.

Lulav and Etrog Sets
lulav and etrog

Lulav and Etrog Sets 


Orders must be placed by October 1, 2014


Lulav and Etrog Order Form


As our focus has turned back to school, we wanted to alert you to an important bill now being considered in Pennsylvania’s House Education Committee that needs your support. HB 2373 will improve the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs and make a significant difference to our children and families.

The changes to the EITC and OSTC programs proposed in HB 2373 will make it easier for businesses to participate and will encourage more businesses to join the programs-creating even more scholarship opportunities for students.

One significant part of the bill is that it would allow unused credits to transfer between the two programs.

If the bill is approved by the House Education Committee, it will move through the Pennsylvania legislature.

The EITC and OSTC programs provide real lifelines to the non-public school community and we must do whatever we can to help improve them. Please contact the members of the House Education Committee as well as Pennsylvania’s House and Senate leadership urging them to support this bill.

Toddler and Me

Moms, Dads and Tots

Toddler & Me

Beginning October 1, 2014

Wednesdays: 9:00 am-9:40 am


Abrams Hebrew Academy


For Toddlers and their Caregivers


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

  •  singing, 
  • instrumental play, 
  • free movement, 
  • story-telling, 
  • bubbles,
  •  gym dandy play, 
  • and more!


To Register:

Call the school office-(215) 493-1800


School Photo Day


School Photos

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

All school photos will be taken on Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Please dress your child appropriately!


Morah Esti Shofar Workshop

Morah Esti presented a shofar workshop to 5th (above) and 2nd grade classes in preparation for the High Holidays


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



Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music Lessons

Instrumental Music Lessons with Dr. Elayne Grossman have begun.  In this 16th year of Instrumental Music at Abrams,  private lessons on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, drums and guitar are available to students registered in the program. Students may play in the Abrams Band.

Why travel after school for lessons?

Register now!
See the Abrams website for Registration Forms 
Contact Dr. Grossman for further information:

After School Art Enrichment

After School Art Enrichment with 
AHA Art Teacher Donna Moskowitz
Tuesdays, September 30-December 2 
(10 weeks)
3:30 pm-5 pm
$120 per student
Make checks payable to Donna Moskowitz
For more information-
contact Donna Moskowitz- artdonnam@aim.com.

After School Golf K-5

After School Golf Lessons 

with Mike Duda

Grades K-5

Tuesday, September 30-October 21 

(5 weeks)

3:30-4:30 pm


$150 per student


*Class size limited to 15


Make checks payable to AHA 


K-5 After School Golf Registration Form 

Recycable Art Projects

This year AHA students will be exploring recyclable art. Mrs. Moskowitz is asking for donations of the following:

  • Tomato cages
  • Clean panty hose— any color , any size even with holes and tears
  •  Small boxes
  • Tops/lids of containers
  • Pieces of wood
  • Spray paint
  • Old books
  • Rolling pins
  • Dry cleaner bags
  • Kitty litter
  • large containers with lids….cleaned and empty
  • Magazines
Please bring these recyclable articles directly to Mrs. Moskowitz.


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


Total lunch costs for the year= $810.00

**Pre-payment for the entire year= $775.00**

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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