October 1st, 2021 ~ 25 Tishri, 5782
A message from The Head of School
On Tuesday afternoon, the afternoon of Shimini Atzeret, while I was enjoying reading a book outside, I heard loud singing coming from my house. I paused to listen and found that my 5th grade daughter was teaching my 3rd grade daughter a tune for part of Hallel that she learned during Sukkot at school. A few minutes later they came out to share it with me. It was loud, off-key and absolutely beautiful! It made me so glad that my children get to attend a school that helps them proudly celebrate our Jewish traditions. 

Below you will read a bit about what some of our classes have been studying the past few weeks. While we have enjoyed several days off to celebrate holidays, and have had joyous celebrations of the holidays in school, our students have also learned quite a lot. I hope you enjoy reading about what our students are learning and seeing the pictures of the students in the Silver snapshots.

Wishing you a wonderful Shabbat,

Inside the Classrooms
2nd-8th Grade ELA & Social Studies
Rebecca Cortes
The 2nd and 3rd graders at The Silver Academy have been working hard in English Language Arts. They started the year learning about the writing process. Students brainstormed ideas about ice cream, wrote a rough draft, edited their writing to make it more interesting and created their final copy. They were very proud of their work! Now, we are learning about story elements such as character, setting, and theme. We are working on finding each of these elements in the stories we read in class. We will build on those skills even more as we write a class narrative poem.
In Social Studies the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students have been learning about the Southwest region of the United States. We discussed the climate and land features that make this region so unique. Students are working hard in teams on a state project. They will share what they learn about their assigned state with their classmates.
In 7th and 8th grade, students are learning about the history that surrounds the Trail of Tears. We have discussed the idea of removal and what it means, the experience of the various Native American nations involved, as well as Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act. Students will begin the novel, How I Became a Ghost, written by Tim Tingle, a Choctaw author. We will compare the experiences we have learned about with the Choctaw characters in this fictional novel.
2nd & 3rd Grade Judaic Studies
Aviva Woodland
Since the year began we have been very excited to learn about the special holidays that take place during the month of Tishrei with iTaLAM. iTalAM’s various activities helped us recall previous knowledge that we know from 1st grade and to add on new important information and skills such as identifying when a Jewish year begins and ends, what the Shofar sounding during the month of Elul reminds us and what we should put on the Rosh Hashana table.
Todah Rabah
  • To Scott Rubin, Myrna Rubin, Burt Rubin and Josh Sofian for putting up the Sukkah.

  • To everyone who came out to help decorate the Sukkah.

  • To Niema Schertz for organizing the Sukkah Decorating Party and Silver Academy Virtual Back to School Night.

  • To our lunch volunteers. It is wonderful to have volunteers back in the school!
Mazel Tov
  • To Silver Academy alumna, Rebecca Doctrow, and her fiancé Sowah Odotei on their upcoming marriage this weekend.
  • We extend our condolences to Mindy and Alexa Kushner (Silver Academy Student) and the rest of their family on the passing of their husband and father, Robert Kushner.

  • We extend our condolences to the Lift family on the passing of Morris Lift.

  • We extend our condolences to the Peisner family on the passing of Eli Saul Levy.

May their memories be for a blessing.
Lunch Volunteers Needed
We are looking for a few volunteers to help with lunch duty. Only requires one hour a day. Could be once a week or a couple times a week. Doesn't have to be a whole year commitment. Email Myrna Rubin at mrubin@silveracademypa.org for more information.
 Need new mask lanyards for the new school year?
Order your mask lanyards today!

Plain black or white - $3.00
With beads - $4.00
With name - $5.00

To place an order email Myrna Rubin at mrubin@silveracademypa.org
Did you misplace your old Yearbook?

Did you misplace your old yearbook? We have a few extra copies of most years available. If interested, contact Myrna Rubin at mrubin@silveracademypa.org
Tribute Cards
Myrna Rubin has tribute cards available. If you would like to purchase some contact her at mrubin@silveracademypa.org
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.

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  • 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 challahwithatwist.com. 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 .
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