June 3rd, 2022 ~ 4 Sivan, 5782
A message from The Head of School
Our school year will end next week, and this week we have had some beautiful celebrations and events. It has been incredible to see how much our students have learned and grown this year as they showcase it with pride and confidence.

On Tuesday our students in Kitah Bet received their first Chumash, culminating their first year of serious Torah study. Yesterday our Kitah Alef students received their first Siddur, now that they are able to read and speak Hebrew. Both classes had lovely performances for their families at these special ceremonies. It is incredible how much Hebrew these young students have learned and such a privilege to see them showcase their knowledge. They were all extremely proud to receive, and immediately begin using, their Siddurim and Chumashim.  

Last night our community came together for our students in the First to Eighth Grade Musical Theater Club's main performance of Honk! Jr. It was an incredible show! The students worked hard all year on the performance and, thanks to the direction of Mrs. Marina Cherepinsky and the dedicated assistance of parent volunteers, they presented an amazing musical.  

Next Tuesday evening I hope you will join us for our Celebration of Learning at 6:30pm; it will feature projects and performances by our students. Following the Celebration of Learning is our Eighth Grade Graduation at 7:30pm.  

Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Shavuot Sameach,
Inside the Classrooms

First Grade General Studies
Brandy Hurley

Our first graders have been learning about their brains! They learned about the three key parts of the brain involved in thinking and acting: the prefrontal cortex, the amygdala, and the hippocampus.

By understanding how the brain works, they are better able to monitor and regulate their behavior by calming themselves in the face of anxiety, focusing their attention, and taking control of their learning. We used clay to build brains and identify the different areas.

First Grade Judaic Studies
Morah Alla

The first grade students received their first siddurs during their Siddur Party with Morah Alla and their families.

Second Grade Judaic Studies
Morah Aviva

The second grade students received their first Chumash during their party with Morah Aviva and their families.
Celebration of Learning & 8th Grade Graduation
Join us on Tuesday, June 7th for our Celebration of Learning at 6:30pm followed by our 8th Grade Graduation at 7:30pm. After seeing a display of the students' work and projects, the students in Kindergarten - 8th grade will perform the Star Spangled Banner and Hatikvah at the beginning of the graduation ceremony. We hope that everyone will stay for the ceremony.
Mazel Tov

  • Mazel Tov to the cast and crew of Honk! Jr. Everyone did a great job at their performance!
  • Mazel Tov to Reuben Rosenberg on his acceptance to Arcadia University for Physician Assistant school.

  • Mazel Tov to Alexa Kushner on becoming a Bat Mitzvah.

  • Mazal Tov to Eva, Lee, and Michael Siegel on the birth of a grandson and nephew, Lavi Haim. Mazal Tov to proud parents, Silver Academy alumna Traci Siegel and her husband Udi Dollberg of Ramat Gan Israel. 
  • Mazel Tov to alumna Dr. Rivkah Blutstein and her husband Judah Bellin, along with big brother Ben and big sister Talah on the birth of Reena Tamar on May 1st.
Todah Rabah
  • Thank you to the parents who sent in special treats for our teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week earlier this month.
  • Thank you to our Lag Ba'Omer/Field Day helpers, Ricci & Mike Doctrow, Cynthia Graeff, Debbie Hervitz, Emily Halper, Bert, Jackie and Myrna Rubin, Orit Schul and Dganit Shefet for assisting with the games and activities! Everyone had a blast.
  • Thank you to the Kushner and Tsimmerman families for providing Music Club snacks and thank you to Ortal Klein, Kimberlea and Rob Konowitch, Paul Levin, Myrna Rubin, Tammy Reid, Bryan Reid, David Schertz, Rya Smigel, Lana, Manya and Sasha Tsimmerman for volunteering during rehearsals and thank you to Tammy Reid for working on the costumes for the performance.
  • Thank you to our lunch volunteers: Kate Carpenter, Marcy Flicker, Ricki Gold, Cynthia Graeff, Debbie Hervitz, Kimberlea Konowitch, Paul Levin, Myrna and Bert Rubin, Niema and Reva Schertz, Lana Tsimmerman, Sasha Tsimmerman and Ellie Weinberg.
We extend our condolences to Rebecca Cortes and family on the passing of her sister in law, Krissy Wright. May her memory be for a blessing.
Tribute Cards
Myrna Rubin has tribute cards available. If you would like to purchase some contact her at mrubin@silveracademypa.org
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Silver Snapshots
Mrs. Cherepinsky's Music Lessons
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