Events at a Glance

  • May 30, 1:00 pm - 2nd Grade Chumash Celebration
  • May 30, 5:30 pm - Welcome to Kindergarten event
  • May 31, 7:30 pm - Entertainer, Oz Pearlman - Buy Tickets Here
  • June 5, 2:30-3:30pm - Ganeinu Year-End Celebration
  • June 5, 7:00 pm - 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 8, 11:40am - Last Day of School, Early Dismissal
  • August 27 - 1st Day of 2018-19 School Year
Good things happen everyday at The Silver Academy!
Mrs. Lindsay Hameroff, Lead Teacher
There's No Business Like Show Business!

On Wednesday, our students debuted their long-awaited performance of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids. Students have been working on this show with Mrs. Cherepinsky in the after-school music club since the High Holidays, and it was such a treat to see all of their hard work come to life! Many thanks to everyone who attended the afternoon and evening performances; our students were delighted to have such a wonderful audience, and we hope you enjoyed the show as much as they performing it!

As a teacher, I have always loved school musicals, and the invaluable contribution they make in the lives in the students. Participating in a school play teaches kids so much; not only do they learn about the various elements that go into a successful performance, such as music, choreography, lighting, and direction, but they also learn so much about themselves and the incredible things they are capable of doing. Musical theater teaches kids innumerable lessons, including how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively. By playing a character, they also have the unique opportunity to step into the shoes of another person and see the world through the eyes of someone else, a practice that builds empathy and understanding for others. In these ways and so many more, it’s clear that the impact of musical theater in the development of children is truly priceless.

On that note, we must also recognize that this experience would not be possible without the hard work of our staff, parents, and community, all of whom contributed to the show’s success. We are incredibly grateful for our music teacher, Marina Cherepinsky, who ran our music club and directed the performance. Additionally, we are indebted to our many parent volunteers who did everything from designing costumes, coordinating props, doing hair and makeup, assisting in rehearsals, working backstage, and so much more. Our students are so lucky to have such dedicated families, and we could not do what we do without you!

(Be sure to check out more pictures from "Willy Wonka" at the end of the newsletter!)
Our Students are Learning in Many Ways!
Kindergarten General Studies
Mrs. Kate Carpenter

Kindergarten is getting ready for 1 st grade, and our class is full of Math! In late April we started studying money. I played the part of a kindly storekeeper who kept changing her prices. Sometimes items in my store had a set price, but things could also go on sale or even have a price increase.

After pretending to buy plastic food, we moved on to real food and used real money and some silly rhymes. Students could purchase the following items if they had the correct coins:

·         1 Hershey Kiss: If you don’t have a penny, you can’t get any.
·         Want a pickle? Got a nickel?
·         A drink of lime costs a dime.
·         A cookie order costs a quarter.

Now all students can identify pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters and state their values as well, which is so impressive.

After reviewing telling time to the hour, we practiced and mastered time to the half hour on analog clocks. Now everyone is busy making books filled with Number Stories as we explore the Big Ideas involved in both addition and subtraction.
Mr. Ellis Rosenberg and Mrs. Jane Dalton

TEVA (a Jewish-based environmental education program that teaches about Judaism and the environment), was so much fun...ask any 5th or 6th grader! Here is a sampling of activities from the 4-day adventure.

The campers sang everyday, and students learned many fun songs!
Making s’mores at the fire was a favorite activity...dampened only by the rain! 

Students learned about useful plants. They picked wild lavender and peppermint to make lip balm; made pita and pesto from scratch; and ate bamboo shoots...they taste a bit like asparagus!
Students enjoyed socializing with the farm animals.
Lots of friendships were developed with students from the other two Jewish day schools.
Students Heading to Mexico!

We are so excited that three of our students are traveling to Mexico City to present their winning research project for the CADENA Initiative, a contest of ideas where middle school children propose an idea to prevent or respond to a natural disaster in vulnerable communities around the world. 

Silver Academy students in grades 5-8 worked in groups to research, write and submit their ideas to CADENA earlier this year. Three of our students, Orit Leiferman, Isaac First and Elez Bell, have been chosen to represent The Silver Academy in Harrisburg, Pa. They will be leaving for Mexico today to meet with the other ten teams from all over the world!

Here is where we need your help...

Click on the button below to read about the ten finalists' projects and vote. We would appreciate your vote as it counts for the final prize, which means bringing the project to life and recognition of the winning city and school. Our students' project is called Or (#8).
Please vote and share this link with your family and friends, and help these initiatives get bigger, building awareness and reinforcing Tikun Olam!

We wish our students and their chaperone, Seena Chriti, a trip full of incredible experiences!
Mark your calendar!!
Development Office News
Buy your tickets today!
We are thrilled to host Oz Pearlman on Thursday, May 31. If you haven't already purchased tickets, click on the button below or call the Silver Academy office to get them today!  

Please invite your friends, neighbors, colleagues and acquaintances to attend the event.  Every student in The Silver Academy benefits from the funds raised through this event and scholarships it allows us to provide for our families.
Alumni, please join us!
A Silver Academy Alumni Giving Circle
The Alumni Giving Circle is proud to announce that they have decided to fund some important projects at The Silver Academy. Grants are awarded to Mrs. Gaughan to purchase a new microscope for the science program, to Mrs. Marina Cherepinsky to provide a limited number of scholarships for families who struggle with the costs associated with the school musical and to Jackie Rubin to provide PJ Library programming. Some funds are also being placed into a donor advised fund at the Jewish Community Foundation to be reserved for future projects.

Interested in joining the alumni circle and being part of this amazing group of individuals who are enhancing The Silver Academy experience? Contact Laura Kravitz Novak at  or Samara Sofian at
Summer Music Programs

Instructed by Mrs. Cherepinsky
Offered by Susquehanna Township Rec. Department

For Grades 3 - 12



Order your Challah!
Challah With a Twist 

Offers Weekly Challah Order and Delivery To Students and Teachers

  • Order your challah by Thursday night at this website: It will be delivered to school on Friday.
  • Send check to school, 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 for the Harrisburg community for over 20 years.
Varda Gewirtz,  717-919-1358  
Super Silver Snapshots!
Enjoy these pics of our amazing Music/Theater Club's performance of "Willy Wonka Kids"!