January 16, 2014                                                                       15 Shevat, 5774 



זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         






הסכום - Summary

  • In the desert, Moses was joined by his father-in-law, Jethro.
  • Jethro brings Zipporah, the wife of Moses, and their children to the Israelite camp.
  • Jethro suggests to Moses that the burden of leadership is too much for one man to bear.
  • He advises Moses to choose people with whom to share the leadership.
  • Moses listens to Jethro and appoints captains to help the Israelites settle disputes.
  • Moses and the Israelites camp at Mount Sinai.
  • Moses ascends the mountain and G-d speaks to him, giving him the Ten Commandments.


 SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School




Where is medicine first mentioned in the Torah?





Kindergarten Judaics with Morah Sarah



Learning from our puppet
 friend, Bentzi
Kindergarten is learning all about Tu B'Shvat - the 
birthday of the trees!  We also learned about mosaic art and made trees that grow in Israel from felt shapes.  Bentzi taught us the names of the trees in Hebrew.  We are coloring in the Seven Species (shivat haminim) described in the Bible as being abundant in the land of Israel. The highlight of the week was when the kids invited Bentzi and Bentzi, Jr., to observe them coloring.  The kids were talking to Bentzi about the trees and fruits in Hebrew!  The spontaneous conversations thrilled me and the kids were great at it!  I credit this to the Chalav U'Dvash program that stresses natural conversation and language development, and the discovery of Bentzi, Jr. who had been hiding in the supply closet.


Physical Education with Mrs. Morrison


Mrs. Morrison, our Physical Education teacher, is thrilled to introduce scooters into our phys ed program. Along with a ton of fun, scooters are beneficial to our body's upper and lower muscular strength, along with cardio endurance.


Seventh and Eighth graders are studying fitness in the classroom. Along with this unit, they are learning to use Nautilus equipment at the beautiful JCC facility. They are working on upper/lower body and core strength.

              How well do you know our office staff?
Can you match our office staff member to her 
past experience?
                    Amy  -   Gretchen  -  Myrna
  • Has worked as an X-ray technician doing brain studies and more
  • Has volunteered many years with an abused and abandoned  
    cat rescue
  • Has worked as a sales assistant at a plastic fabrication plant


Jan 20

Bring a Friend Day, Mitzvah Day
Jan 22

6:45 pm, Science Fair
Jan 28

Picture Day

Feb 6  

6:45 pm, 1st Gr Siddur Celebration 
Feb 7  

1:45, Kabbalat Shabbat
Feb 17

No School, Presidents Day

JCC Middle School
Winter Safety
Nurse Notes  

This spring the 8th grade class will travel to Israel. Help us fund our trip with the purchase of Chai Notes.

To download your Chai Note,
and for more information,



                      Invite Your Friends to Our School for
 Bring a Friend to School Day        
Monday, January 20  -  8:00 am-12:30 pm       
Lots of Fun Activities!         



Wigs for Kids        


Come watch our students 
donate their hair to 
children in need!
January 20th at 10:30 
  Girl Scout Cookie Sale is Now!
Support our Girl Scout Troops!
Buy Cookies!
Contact:  Aviva [email protected]
 Girl Scouts Meeting Schedule 
* Brownies & Juniors, Jan. 13
* Daisies,  Jan. 20
Chastity clancybelle@gmail.com


                                Ice Cream on Fridays...
 Remember your $1
The Student Council will be selling ice cream every Friday during lunchtime. The cost is $1.

The Silver Academy Open House 2014 

February 20

The Silver Academy Open House 2014

Meet our faculty and learn about
our Dual Curriculum, Clubs,
Financial Aid, and more!

Each week, we will feature one alumnus from our rich alumni network.


Myra Gallardo


Which years did you attend The Silver Academy?  



Where did you grow up?  Lower Paxton Township, Club Estates (across from Blue Ridge CC)

Where did you go to school after The Silver Academy?

Linglestown Junior High 


Where do you live now?  Hampden Township (West Shore)


What do you do?  I am a stay-at-home mom and substitute teacher.  What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy?  6th Grade with Mrs. Shamash  


What was your favorite lunch at The Silver Academy?  Buttered noodles and tuna fish, served by Mr. Lowy

What is your favorite sports team?  Steelers

What was your favorite thing to do at the JCC?  Swimming


Who was your biggest role model in Harrisburg?  My dad Ron Lench



Bring in Your Box Tops! 


Clip your boxtops and bring them to school. Last year our school earned almost $350 from this program!




 Buy Giant Gift Cards and Support the Silver Academy!

For every $100 in Giant gift cards you purchase, 
our school 
receives $5!  
Shop and support the school at the same time!  
Purchase gift cards in the school office or through 
Susan Leviton at 608-0190 or [email protected]

Contribute to the Silver Academy
 Make a donation in memory of or in honor of a 
loved one, birth or for any special occasion.


Silver Snapshots 

Thanks to our PTO 
for donating the Israeli Fruit for our Tu B' Shevat Celebration

Fifth Grade Tu B'Shevat Seder

Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!

Would your parents like to have a window into their grandchildren's Silver Academy world?


To receive the Silver Summary send their email address  HERE