• Oct 20, 12:45-3:30 - Grandparents' Day
  • Oct 20, 2:45 - Shabbat Showcase
  • Oct 22, 6-8:00 pm - The Silver Academy Rally - CLICK HERE for details
  • Oct 22, 9:00 am-6:00 pm - Phone-a-thon
  • Oct 26, 9:00-11:00 - 7th-8th grade Rocket Launch at John Harris HS
  • Oct 31 - Picture Day
  • Nov 1, 11:40 - Early Dismissal
  • Nov 1, 1-4:00 - Conferences
  • Nov 2, 6-8:00 - Conferences
  • Nov 3, 11:00-1:00 - K-8th attending Young Person's Concert at the Forum
  • Nov 7, 11:30-1:00 - Arthur Goldberg Memorial Lecture
  • Nov 22, 11:40 - Early Dismissal
  • Nov 23-24, No School - Thanksgiving
A Message From Our Head of School
Mrs. Debra Freeburn
Dear Silver Academy Families and Friends,

I want to thank everyone who joined us in the Sukkah for one or many of our extraordinary events! In addition, I want to thank those who organized and planned the successful events. Thank you to Jackie Rubin and her committee of volunteers for putting together a Groovy Art Party in the Hut! Thanks to Shari Dym and her volunteers for hosting a Happy Hour in the Sukkah to highlight and honor our LIfe and Legacy Members, to welcome back our Alumni, and to greet our community. From the decorations, to the snacks and warm atmosphere in the Sukkah, The Silver Academy welcomed our current, past, and prospective families, along with alumni, grandparents, and the community together under one s’chach. What wonderful events!

The excitement is mounting in anticipation of our upcoming events. Grandparents’ and Special Persons’ Day is Friday, October 20th, beginning at 12:45. There will be a reception, a nosh, and activities, followed by our Shabbat Showcase that will feature performances by our students. All are welcome!

Join the Silver Academy on Sunday, October 22nd from 6-8pm for basketball, board games, food, and fun as we kick off our Annual Campaign 2017-2018. Enjoy a free hot dog and soda when you complete your pledge card. Help Silver reach its goal!!!
Mark your calendars for the Big Launch! The Silver Academy, along with Melrose Elementary School and Penn State University will be building rockets, launching them, and recording and analyzing the data. The Big Launch will occur October 26th, 9:00-11:00, on the John Harris Campus. Please join us as we engage our students, our minds, and our community in the power of working together.

The Arthur L. Goldberg Memorial Lecture will be held on November 7, from 11:30 - 1:00. Devon Jacob, Esquire, will address our students and faculty. Please join us for what will be an educational and inspirational lunch and learn.

Please come in for a visit, call if you have a question, or join us for one of our amazing activities!!

Shabbat Shalom,

on Parshat Noach

by Isaac First

to read this week's D'var Torah

Inside the Third Grade Classrooms
Ganeinu Judaics
Morah Tamara
After spending all of September learning about the Jewish Fall Holidays, Ganeinu wrapped up the month with a visit to Morah Tamara's Sukkah, conveniently located three doors away from the school. We paraded to the sukkah carrying our hand-made plush Torahs and learned more about Simchat Torah. We spent some time hanging out in the sukkah, just like you are supposed to on sukkot. Of course we had a great snack, which was also fun. We tried to build an edible sukkah out of tea biscuits, frosting and pretzels. It is not as easy at it sounds, but it was super yummy!
Middle School Language Arts
Mrs. Lindsay Hameroff

In Middle School Language Arts, we are reading  Gilgamesh The Hero , a young adult adaptation of the ancient Mesopotamian poem  The Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh  is considered to be the world's oldest surviving work of literature, and was inscribed onto twelve stone tablets.

To make this ancient tale relevant to our modern lives, we have been using several creative approaches to study character, setting, plot, and theme. This week, students contemplated how Gilgamesh has changed as a character since the death of his best friend, Enkidu, by designing a cell phone that Gilgamesh might have used. By creating a wallpaper image, a playlist, and an email message log for Gilgamesh's phone, students used direct and indirect characterization to closely examine and draw inferences about our story's main character. 

HEADS UP...We Need Your Hair!
Dear Silver Academy Families,

Please consider growing and donating your hair if you have 8 inches to spare!

On  Monday, January 15th  we will host a hair-cutting ceremony to benefit the American Cancer Society® and HairUWear®. Students, parents, and teachers who have 8 inches of hair to spare can participate in our hair-cutting ceremony. This is a fun and meaningful event that takes place during our Mitzvah Day/Bring a Friend to School Day.

Start growing your hair now , so you'll have plenty to donate in January!
For more information, please contact Jackie Rubin at .
Development Office News

DCED business approval letters have been mailed!  

CLICK HERE for more information

(Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program)

Watch this video to learn how...
A big THANK YOU to Better Homes and Garden Real Estate
for sponsoring our Happy Hour in the Sukkah!  
Happy Hour in the Sukkah
Order Your Challah Here!

Challah With a Twist 

Offers Weekly Challah Order and Delivery To Students and Teachers

  • Order your challah by Thursday at this website: It will be delivered to school on Friday.
  • Send check to school, payable to Challah with a Twist, or use .

"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

Silver Snapshots
Young Scientists Studying Chemical Reaction

Learning happens everywhere! First grade had fun meeting the letter Gimmel on the playground! They were joined by Ariot, the Lion of the Alphabet.