January 17th, 2020 ~ 20th Tevet 5780
Events at a Glance
Saturday, January 18th - 7:00 pm  PTO Game Night - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER (will be rescheduled)
Sunday, January 19th - Friday, January 24th -  Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, January 20th -   Mitzvah Day
Tuesday, January 21st - Book Character Dress Up Day
Wednesday, January 22nd - 5:00 pm-6:30 pm A Sample of Silver
Wednesday, January 22nd -   Science Fair
A Message from the Head of School
It has been a busy week at The Silver Academy! We have been collecting hats, gloves, scarves and socks that we will sort for distribution on Monday, we had a fantastic Taste of Silver Open House for Ganeinu-1st grade and our Kindergarten-8th grade students went on a fabulous field trip to the Whitaker Center to see "Think Outside the Drum" featuring Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion!

Next week we are really looking forward to Monday's  Mitzvah Day  (that will also include some great learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a "Mathternoon" with special guests from Mathnasium). We're excited for  Book Character Dress Up Day  on Tuesday. We are also looking forward to Wednesday evening's  A Sample of Silver , an Open House for 2nd-8th grade. We hope our current 1st-7th grade students and parents will join us for a fun evening featuring dinner, some interesting activities in classrooms and  Science Fair  presentations by our 8th grade students.

Our Scholastic  Book Fair  is Sunday-Friday next week in the JCC Cafe area. Please find some time to stop by and look for some good books. All proceeds go directly to our PTO and teachers to provide books, other classroom materials and special programs for our students.

We are very grateful to our staff and volunteers who work hard to make all of these wonderful events possible for our students and our community.

Shabbat Shalom,
Samara Sofian 
A Peek Inside Our Classes
Third Grade
Mrs. Wenzelburger
Over the past few weeks, the third grade students have been reading the book "Third Grade Angels" by Jerry Spinelli. We have been working on our reading, writing, listening, and comprehension skills. In addition, we have also had several class discussions on what it means to be an "angel." In the book, the third graders can earn a "halo" by putting forth their best behavior. Our third graders worked on a writing prompt, which asked what they would do, if they were a third grader in the book, to earn their "halo."
Third Coast Percussion "Think Outside the Drum" Educational Program
Mrs. Cherepinsky
On January 16th, The Silver Academy students attended the educational program “Think Outside the Drum” featuring Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion at the Whitaker Center. This program was presented by Market Square Concerts as part of their “Soundscape” educational outreach program. 

It was a fun, interactive, and educational presentation introducing the building blocks of music.
The performance by Third Coast Percussion was interspersed with teaching moments that introduced the building blocks of music (rhythm, melody, and timbre) through active audience participation. The Silver Academy students were involved in a series of interactive activities including clapping, singing, and listening games. Students learned about the extraordinary range of percussion instruments that can be found in cultures around the world, as well as in their own kitchen cabinets. 
The Silver Academy students and teachers greatly enjoyed this amazing experience. All of us were even more excited when Sean Connors, an ensemble member and the technical director of Third Coast Percussion who led a singing game during the program, pointed to The Silver Academy students saying "There is some beautiful singing coming from this section." Later on, he added while gesturing and looking at The Silver Academy students, "We present this program all over the country and internationally. And that was some of the most in-tune, beautiful singing we ever heard." That comment was a testament to the high quality music education that students receive at The Silver Academy.
Upcoming Events
Scholastic Book Fair
January 18th-January 24th
JCC Cafe Area 

  • Saturday, January 18th - Special first night held for the families of The Silver Academy during the PTO Game Night from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Sunday, January 19th: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

  • Monday, January 20th-Friday, January 24th: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mitzvah Day
Monday January 20th
While most schools have a  day off on Martin Luther King Day, The Silver Academy has Mitzvah Day! It has been our tradition to have the students spend this day participating in various mitzvah projects.
One project that is already underway is our Hat, Glove, Scarf and Sock Drive running from January 3rd - January 20th. We are collecting new warm hats, snow gloves, scarves and socks (sizes 10-16) for children in Mrs. Roseman's 4th grade Harrisburg School District class.
Book Character Dress Up Day

Come to school dressed at your favorite book character on Tuesday, January 21st for a chance to win a voucher to spend at our Scholastic Book Fair!

*Please remember to adhere to the school dress code

A Sample of Silver
Join the Silver Academy on Wednesday, January 22nd for A Sample of Silver from 5:00 to 6:30 pm , for an Open House for incoming 2nd-8th Grade families. Families will enjoy dinner together in the Wolfson Cafeteria and then have a chance to experience the classrooms, watch the 8th graders present their science fair projects and connect with other families. RSVP by Friday, January 17th to Niema Schertz at nschertz@silveracademypa.org or 717-238-8775.
Alumni Corner
Alumni: We really want to hear from you! 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 Niema Schertz and our teachers for making our lower school Open House a success.
  • Thank you to Myrna Rubin, Cheryl Sinoway and Gail Burcat for cooking and serving the meal at our Taste Of Silver Open House Wednesday night.
  • Thank you to our PTO for sponsoring the Open House meal.
  • Thank you to Mollie and Richard Bronstein for helping with the Musical Theater Club this week.
  • Thank you to all who have donated hats, gloves, scarves and socks for our Mitzvah Drive.
Ways to Support The Silver Academy
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  • The Silver Academy will get .5 percent of each eligible purchase.

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  • Raise money for our school by using gift cards where you are already shopping! Buy egift 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.
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  .
Support The Silver Academy!
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 .

Community News
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