October 29th, 2021 ~ 23 Cheshvan, 5782
A message from The Head of School
Watching our children incorporate our values in their daily lives is one of my favorite parts of working at The Silver Academy. Last week our middah (value) of the week was chesed (kindness). This week, our middah is netzach (perseverance and grit). We combined these values, with our year's theme of kehilah (community) to hold a food drive to benefit Jewish Family Services' Food Pantry. It was wonderful to see the table of food for donation fill up over the course of the week. The students exhibited such joy and pride as they added their family's contribution. Next Tuesday the 2nd and 3rd grade students will be delivering the food to the pantry when they join a special PJ Library program. What a wonderful way to participate in our community while incorporating our values into everyday life!

Speaking of community, I hope you will join us at the Harrisburg Community's Joint Agency Annual Meeting (JAAM) on Wednesday, November 3 on Zoom at 7:00pm. You can register via this link. The Silver Academy is excited to honor two very special people at the JAAM: Mrs. Rebecca Cortes, our 2nd-8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher, will be honored with our Rising Star Award. Mrs. Kimberlea Konowitch, our Director of Business and Development, will be honored with our Silver Star Award. Our students and school community are extremely fortunate to have both of these amazing faculty members at The Silver Academy!  

Shabbat Shalom,

Inside the Classrooms
Morah Tamara
The Sweetness of Learning
Each week in Ganeinu we meet a different letter of the alef-bet, the Hebrew alphabet, and learn some Hebrew vocabulary words that start with that letter, and create a letter page to go in the interactive alef-bet book each student is building. The third letter is Gimmel. Glidah (Ice cream) start with gimmel. The students learned to say "Glidah b'vahkasha (ice cream please)" and were rewarded with water ice… "What," I hear you cry, "Not ice cream?!?" Nope, we had chicken for lunch so we found a tasty non-dairy treat and got to learn about traditional dietary laws along the way. In Ganeinu every moment is a teaching moment.
1st Grade General Studies
Brandy Hurley
In first grade, we investigated pumpkins! After learning about the pumpkin life cycle, we measured the height and circumference of a pumpkin. We performed an experiment to see which fruits and vegetables float and which ones sink. We were amazed to discover that pumpkins do float! Then, we cut open our pumpkin and explored the inside. We used our sense of sight, touch and smell to describe the inside of the pumpkin. Students estimated how many seeds there were, but no one even got close. We counted about 590 seeds. Finally, we put some of the seeds into Ziploc bags with a wet paper towel. We hope to see the roots and a sprout!
Todah Rabah
  • Thank you to everyone who sent in items for our Food Drive to benefit The Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg’s Kosher Food Pantry.

  • Thank you to our lunch volunteers: Kate Carpenter, Marcy Flicker, Debra Freeburn, Ricki Gold, Cynthia Graeff, Ortal Klein, Jackie Rubin, Myrna Rubin and Reva Schertz. It is wonderful to have volunteers back in the school!
School Store
Our Fall 2021 School Store will be open from today, Friday. October 29th through Thursday, November 11th. These items make great gifts for holidays, birthdays, etc. Click here to place your order.

The items you order will be delivered approximately 2 weeks after the store closes.

**Due to ongoing nationwide supply chain issues, there is a possibility of some items running out of stock. In the event an ordered item goes out of stock, you will be contacted to discuss a replacement color or item.

*Please Note: All items ordered are printed just for you and are NOT returnable.
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.
Seedling Sale
The Gevers family has generously donated some tree seedlings to the school to be used as a fundraiser.

Seedlings include Red Oak and Eastern Redbud. Sizes are below and look at what they will turn into. Beautiful! Quantities are limited.

Please contact the office or email Amy at aroberts@silveracademypa.org or Kimberlea at kkonowitch@silveracademypa.org to reserve your seedling, arrange for pickup and make payment arrangements. Suggested donation is $18.
 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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