March 13, 2014                                                                       11 Adar II, 5774 



זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         




SHABBAT PARSHAT TZAV- Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36

SHABBAT ZACHOR - Deuteronomy 25: 17 - 19


הסכום - Summary

  • This Torah portion is a continuation of the preceding portion, enlarging upon the description of the sacrificial offerings.
  • All the Israelites were assembled before the Tabernacle as Moses made it holy.
  • The portion then continues with the ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests.
  • An additional portion is read on the Shabbat before Purim (Shabbat Zachor).
  • It deals with the injunction to remember the horrendous attack of Amalek upon the Israelites.
  • Its connection to Purim is related to the fact that Haman was related to the Amalekites, who were archenemies of Israel.


SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School







Food is a very important part of celebrating Purim. Test your knowledge of Purim foods and customs with our quiz.


1. On Purim it is customary to drink...?


Milk   -   Orange juice   -   Grape juice   -   Alcohol


2. According to tradition, when Esther was living in the king's palace she only ate...?


Chicken  -  Vegetarian food  -  Oatmeal  -  Hamantaschen


3. Which of the following is a traditional Purim food?


Latkes   -   Hamantaschen   -   Matzah   -   Blintzes


4. Which of the following in NOT a traditional Purim food?


Meat Kreplach  -  Apple Cake  -  Chickpeas  -  Hamantaschen




Hebrew  in the Eighth Grade


Can you believe it is only five and a half weeks until the 8th grade students leave for Israel? They are very excited! As a final preparation we started a special program, "Passport to Israel", where students learn practical Hebrew for the trip. They are practicing how to talk in Hebrew to the security personnel of "El Al", how to read a Hebrew airline ticket and understand where to go in the airport, how to ask for help on a plane, order food and talk to store keepers, and ask where to go for fun in Israel. They are also learning some everyday Hebrew slang ... It is all talking, talking, talking ... in Hebrew.

Art Class with Mrs. Rietmulder

8th grade - Original Sandwiches...using cut paper to form a creative, yet realistic, sandwich... anything can go in, as long as it is edible!


2nd & 3rd grades - Snow-inspired art...painted snow flake background, water color washed mittens, and repetitive patterns 
1st grade - Replicating Elmer (book by David McKee)...using new measuring skills to create a grid for Elmer's body   
5th grade - Kokeshi Dolls (Asian Mountain Dolls)... made from water-color stained coffee filters and creative faces designed by students 
How well do you know our faculty and staff?
What teacher has helped the most students excel and win in competition?


Important Reminder...
Our school day now ends at 3:40 on Fridays, starting tomorrow (March 14)!


March 16

Community Purim Celebration -  
see ad below
March 17

Purim School Celebration
March 18

2nd Grade Chumash Celebration, 6:45 pm
Wolfson Auditorium
Mar. 31-April 4

Terra Nova Testing
April 4

Kabbalat Shabbat, 2:45 pm
April 8

Middle School Open House, 7 pm,
see link below
April 10

Model Seder Programs

Middle School Open House!
Tuesday, April 8, 7 pm

Race for Education
Kick-Off Letter to Parents
Join the Silver Academy for a festive Purim meal featuring 
Chinese food from David Chu's in Baltimore!
        Sunday, March 16, 4:30, at the JCC

             For more fun, there will be a
Purim Pet Costume Contest!
                 Click Here for More Info

 Matanot La'Evyonim-  "Gifts for the Poor"


We are participating in a wonderful 

Purim Mitzvah through donations to the 

Od Yosef Chai organization.


Click Here for More Information


Purim Postcards 
are here!


   KidStuff Coupon Books are still available for $25 each. 
   Pick one up from the school office before they're gone!





  Passover Candy Sale has been extended!  

  Please return your orders by Monday, March 10!







                     Book Drive
           We are collecting books to donate to the 
                         Ronald McDonald House! 
      • Donation boxes in the JCC lobby and School Office
      • Ends March 17
      • New and gently used books for all ages
      • Sponsored by Silver Academy's Student Council







 Girl Scouts Meeting Schedule 
* Brownies & Juniors
* Daisies,  March 17


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

We need your help!

Please consider donating items
or services to our online
auction fundraiser!

Starting on March 24, 2014, Silver Academy will offer a number of fun and unique items at our online auction to raise money for our organization. The more items we have the more money we can raise, so please consider donating


Community News

Sunday, March 16, 10:00 am
At the JCC
Costumes Encouraged   -   Celebration to Follow





        Sunday, March 16, 11:00-1:00


Children will have the opportunity to climb aboard their favorite 
vehicle, including firetruck, Hershey Kissmobile, ambulance, 
police car, construction vehicles, and more!



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,


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

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

Practicing for Purim Play

Career Day
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