Abrams Hebrew Academy Extra October 10th, 2014


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In This Issue
Abrams Wish List
Candle Lighting
October Calendar
Sukkot Celebrations
Sukkot Fun
Instrumental Music
School Photo Day
Parshat Noach
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 10 2014/ 17 Tishri

Candle Lighting 6:12 pm/ Chol Hamoed


October Calendar
TODAY- 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- 2pm


Help Ensure Our Future!
Pennsylvania’s bill to improve the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs still needs your support
This bill will not only provide more money for EITC, increasing funding for AHA, but will allow individuals in partnerships to participate in the program on their own. This means that if you are a partner in a business in PA you can direct your share of the corporate taxes you pay to Abrams, regardless of whether or not your partners participate.

The House passed the bill (HB1207) on Monday, October 6th. It has now moved to the Senate Education Committee for consideration. Thank you for contacting the House Education Committee and the Leadership about this bill and helping to get it passed. 

We must now urge the members of the Senate Education Committee and the Senate leadership to support HB 1207.


Remember- if you, your family members or friends own a business that pays PA corporate taxes, you can help AHA and gain a tax credit at the same time- WIN-WIN for everybody! 



Sukkot Celebrations
lulav and etrog

Monday afternoon-


October 13, 2014


Sukkot Festivities for students K-5


Sukkot Fun
lulav and etrog


PTO Sukkot Event!

Ice Cream Sundaes in the Sukkah

Tuesday, October 14th 


 Enjoy face painting and crafts!!

** Please note:  All students must be accompanied by a parent or adult to participate.


Math and Science by Mail


Math and Science by Mail 2014-2015

* Must register by October 14th!

Grades 4-6

Tuesdays after school: October 21-May


$60 for either MBM or SBM- $120 for both programs


Pick up students promptly at 4:45 pm

Abrams students are invited to join an on-line world-wide forum of math and science enrichment designed by the Weizmann Institute in Israel. 

Math By Mail  and Science By Mail will be taught on alternate weeks, beginning with Math by Mail on October 21.

Students may attend in person at AHA or participate and complete the course from home.

To register and for more information:

Register for MBM SBM

  Questions? Please contact Joan Lamkey or 

Amy Hamacher 

Instrumental Music



Thursday Instrumental Music Lessons will be given

on Monday October 13th at the regularly scheduled times in the music room.


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!


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. 


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


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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