December 5th, 2019 ~ 7 Kislev 5780
Upcoming Events
  • Friday, December 6th - Kabbalat Shabbat/Rosh Chodesh
  • Tuesday, December 10th - Picture Retakes
  • Thursday, December 19th - Celebration of Light & Learning.
  • Monday, December 23rd - Annual Chanukah Celebration at the State Capitol.
  • December 23rd-January 1st - No School - Winter Break
A Message from the Assistant Head of School
One of my favorite responsibilities as Assistant Head of School is to serve as Adviser to the Student Council. This group of thoughtful and active Middle School leaders impresses me every week. The Student Council began their work right after they were elected in early November. In their first month of service they organized a very fun Pajama Day, requested assistance from PTO to provide a special snack prior to going to the Symphony, began to organize special activities and a Mitzvah project for our 75th day of school (December 19) and are organizing the School Store and Chanukah Bazaar. With each project, they are carefully thinking about how they can best serve the other students and their school. As Margaret Mead stated, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This group of Student Council members is well on their way to making a big impact!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has already so generously donated to our school during our Fall Campaign and Giving Tuesday. Our students regularly learn about the importance and impact of tzedakah ; thank you for showing them how important they and their education is through your contribution to the school.

Samara Sofian, Assistant Head of School

PS I hope you enjoy the Silver Snapshots at the bottom of the Summary
What's happening at school...
Three Cheers for Teamwork!
Kate Carpenter, Kindergarten

In Kindergarten we learn about the Peace Tools we can use to help us accomplish our goals. These tools work in all kinds of academic and social situations. This week students used them during indoor recess to plan and build a very impressive structure with blocks, racing cars, and Beanie Babies. It was so spectacular that we asked Mrs. Konowitch to photograph it, and she did! She also taught us that teamwork can make our dreams work. 
Figures In First Grade
Brandy Hurley, First Grade

In First Grade we are learning about solid figures! Students used toothpicks and clay to make models of cubes, pyramids and rectangular prisms. They counted faces, edges and vertices. 
Alumni Corner
Alumni: We really want to hear from you! As we prepare for our 75th Anniversary Celebration, we are updating our alumni records and need your help! Please take a few moments to fill out  this  survey to tell us how you are doing. Thank you!
Todah Rabah - Thank you!
  • Thank you to all of The Silver Academy supporters for your tzedakah to the school on Giving Tuesday.

  • Thank you to Samara Sofian and Kimberlea Konowitch for providing and cooking lunch for the students and staff before musical practice last Wednesday.
Mazel Tov!
  • Mazel Tov to Devorah Cheskis and the entire Cheskis family on Devorah's recent Bat Mitzvah!
D'var Torah
Mikel Garner, a 2018 graduate of the Silver Academy and current honor student at Beth Tefilah in Baltimore, wrote this Devar Torah for the Silver Summary two years ago. Mikel's grandmother, Dora Garner, for whom he helped provide hospice care, just passed. We think that the republication and study of his Devar Torah will be a fitting memorial and merit for her.
Throughout the month of December, Silver Academy volunteers are calling our community to invite everyone to do the  mitzvah  of giving  tzedakah  to our school for our Fall Campaign. We appreciate and thank you for your support.
School Store & Chanukah Bazaar
Celebration of Light & Learning
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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  .
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