March 11th, 2022 ~ 8 Adar II, 5782
A message from The Head of School
Yesterday Jill Henig, a member of our Jewish community, came to speak to our 4th -8th grade students. Through Jewish Family Services, she is helping families who have recently immigrated from Afghanistan to our area. She shared with the students that some of the families have a lot of children who would really benefit by having some opportunities to hang out with American children and invited the students to offer some ideas.
The students had a lot of great ideas and are excited to make some new friends! Many of them are excited to start setting up playdates at their houses and other students want to host a short playdate on the playground at the JCC right after the Purim Carnival on Sunday.
We are very proud of our students’ eagerness and willingness to accept not only this Mitzvah opportunity but all Mitzvah opportunities that they are presented with. This is a perfect example of our Silver Academy students living our values and pledge each and every day.

Shabbat Shalom,
Inside the Classrooms
Art 1st-3rd Grade
Morah Tamara
In 1st-3rd grades we are exploring the amazing true story of The Biblioburro, a traveling library in Columbia that travels on the backs of two donkeys, Alfa and Beto. Fitting his donkeys with pack saddles that were originally made to carry water, Luis Soriano, a Spanish teacher in rural Colombia, started carrying a mobile library of books to remote areas where students didn’t have access to books. The students get an appreciation for their easy access to books and a multimedia project that will stretch their artistic muscles.

View this video to learn more about the Biblioburro.
Read Across America & Dr. Suess Day
Silver Academy students and staff celebrated Read Across America and Dr. Suess Day on Wednesday, March 2nd with some time in the Myra Sacks Book Nook. They made some new selections for reading time and enjoyed modeling some Cat In The Hat accessories.
Mishloach Manot - Purim cards for sale!
Todah Rabah
  • Thank you to Dr. Jeff Edelson for coming to speak to Mrs. Cortes's 2nd and 3rd grade class last week about his work as an equine veterinarian.
  • Thank you to Jill Henig for coming in yesterday to speak to our 4th-8th grade classes about her volunteer work with the Afghan refugees.
  • Thank you to Kimberlea and Rob Konowitch for the donation of a virtual field trip to the South Carolina Aquarium. Mrs. Gaughan's 4th-6th grade science class learned about the barn owl.
  • Thank you to all the families that came and joined us for our Havdalah and Open Gym Night. We had such a great time.
  • Thank you to the Rubin and Zecharya families for providing Music Club snacks, thank you to Cynthia Graeff, Ortal Klein, Kimberlea Konowitch and Tammy Reid 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, Kimberlea Konowitch, Myrna and Bert Rubin, Reva Schertz and Eva Siegel. It is wonderful to have volunteers back in the school!
  • We extend our condolences to the Lipsett family on the passing of Norman Lipsett. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • We extend our condolences to the Adelstein family on the passing of Alan Adelstein. May his memory be for a blessing.
Passover Candy Sale And More!
The Silver Academy Passover Candy Sale continues online.

More treats and many other items can be found via the online store such as popcorn, cookie dough, kitchen accessories and even flower seeds. Please click here to visit the online store.

All proceeds benefit The Silver Academy with the designation being elementary school field trips, middle school social justice programming and the 8th grade trip to Israel.
Honk Jr. Musical
Tribute Cards
Myrna Rubin has tribute cards available. If you would like to purchase some contact her at
Easy ways to support The Silver Academy everyday
Giant Scrip
Susan Leviton has Giant gift cards. If anyone would like to purchase any she will sanitize them, put them in an envelope and do a transfer at her curb. No need to come to her door. Susan can be contacted at 717-608-0190.

Giant gift cards are also available in The Silver Academy Office. Contact the school at 717-238-8775 to arrange for pick up. - The Silver Academy.  Code: 5417A14L62452 

  • Raise money for our school by using gift cards where you are already shopping! Buy e-gift cards, physical gift cards and reloadable gift cards at face value and use for your everyday shopping. Easily pay online and earn a rebate between 2%-16% that goes right to our school.
Contributions to The Silver Academy are always appreciated and every dollar makes a difference for our students!

Looking for a way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion? Do you have someone you would like to honor? Do you want to make a donation in memory of a loved one? Consider making a donation to The Silver Academy. We will send them a lovely card to share with them that a gift has been made in their honor.
You may contact the school's office to make a contribution or do so online here.

Silver Snapshots
Mrs. Cherepinsky's Music Lessons
Order your Challah
Challah With a Twist

Offers Weekly Challah Order and Delivery To Students and Teachers.

  • Order your challah by 8:30 pm Thursday evening at The fresh baked challah will be given to your child to take home on Friday.

  • To pay, please send an envelope with your name on it to the school office, including cash, or a check payable to Challah with a Twist, or use Paypal or Venmo.

Challah With a Twist, (a.k.a. Varda Challah), has been providing home baked challah to the Harrisburg community for over 24 years.
For any questions, please call or text Varda Gewirtz at 717-919-1358 .
Community News
Girls on the Run & Heart & Sole
Girls on the Run and Heart and Sole is so much more than a running program. The 10 week program builds self confidence, helps girls learn how to express their emotions and learn more about themselves. If you are interested in the Spring GOTR/Heart and Sole season at the JCC, now is the time to register. We still have space available so if you are interested please be sure to get registered now. Financial assistance is available.

GOTR for those in 3rd-5th will meet on Sundays-4:30-6pm and Tuesdays 5-6:30pm.
H&S for those in 6th-8th will meet Sundays 3-4:30 and Thursdays 5-6:30pm.
Thank You for Volunteering!

There are no words to express the depth of our appreciation to you for your selfless efforts to give your time, energy and support to our Afghan friends and families. You have done so much to help our refugees make a new life in Harrisburg and we are hearing from our Afghan families that they are so happy with the assistance and encouragement they are receiving from all of our volunteers.

We are preparing to accept our next group of refugees in March and are seeking additional volunteers. We need volunteers to help with securing housing, setting up apartments, transportation to appointments, mentorship & companionship, translation or ESL instruction, helping with clothing drives and so much more.