The Hebrew Academy - A Yeshiva Day School serving Toddler through Eighth Grade

Monday, 09 February 2015 06:35

No School

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The Hebrew Academy and The Hebrew Academy Preschool is closed today, Monday, February 9, 2015, due to inclement weather. Be safe!

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 21:09

Great News at The Hebrew Academy!

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Dear Parents:

We are proud to inform you (you probably heard from your children already!) that with G-­‐d's help we finally realized a dream we have been working on for the past 18 months. Today we launched our iPad 1:1 Personal Learning Program: we gave an iPad to each student in Kindergarten through Middle School to use in school throughout the day. To our knowledge, we are the only school in Rockland, and possibly in North Jersey as well (at least the Jewish schools) that has a true 1:1 (one iPad to one student) in all elementary and middle school grades.

It was so exciting to watch the students enthusiastically accept the iPads and get right to work. I personally visited many classrooms and was very happy to see students using the iPads to enhance their learning in meaningful ways that can only be achieved with a 1:1 program. Please visit our Facebook page and Instagram to see some photos and videos.

Prior to distributing the iPads, we met with the students in the library. As today was Tu B'Shevat, the Rosh Hashanah of the Trees, we discussed how trees seem to be the same but really each one is different and unique. The students were able to relate that to themselves; how each student is unique and has different learning styles, abilities and strengths. They also realized how, just like trees, people
need the right mix of 'soil, water, sunshine and air' in order to grow into healthy and strong 'trees'.

In addition to all the necessary and vital 'materials and tools' we provide your children with in order for them to succeed, the most important of which are our great teachers, we are now providing them with a tool that will enable them to drive their own learning. On an average, each iPad is filled with over 100
high-­‐quality apps that will empower your children to Create, Communicate and Collaborate. Students
can use the iPads to do research, take notes, review their lessons or watch a video assigned by the teacher. But there is so much more they can do with the iPads. Stay tuned as we share with you the wondrous things your children will learn, create, and work on together in the months and years ahead.

Key to the success of this initiative is giving the teachers the training and support they need. We already meet weekly to discuss different ways of using the iPads in the class, learn new apps or share success stories from their classrooms. To further provide them with expert training, we have hired Mr. Michael Cohen, the EdTech Director at Hillel Hebrew Academy, Beverly Hills, California, to provide a two-­‐day intensive iPad integration workshop for our teachers. Mr. Cohen has extensive experience working with teachers and students and has lectured at technology seminars and summits across the country. The workshops will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 17 and 18. There will be no school on Feb. 17 and 18 for elementary and middle school grades; preschool will still be in session on Feb. 18.

We would appreciate any feedback from you and we will keep you posted of further developments.

We give thanks to G-­‐d for enabling us to reach this momentous achievement and hope that we will all have much nachas from our children. Mazal Tov!


Rabbi Avremel Kotlarsky

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 06:35

2 Hour Delay

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Due to inclement weather all classes, Toddler - 7th Grade, will begin today, Tues, February 3, 2015, at 10:45 am.

Buses will pick up students approximately 2 hours later than usual pick up.

Students in 5 - 7th Grades are instructed to daven at home.

Monday, 02 February 2015 06:35

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The Hebrew Academy and The Hebrew Academy Preschool is closed today, Monday, February 2, 2015, due to inclement weather. Be safe!

Monday, 26 January 2015 23:01

School Closed Toorrow

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The Hebrew Academy and The Hebrew Academy Preschool will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, due to inclement weather. Be safe!

Monday, 26 January 2015 10:09

Early Dismissal

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Due to inclement weather The Hebrew Academy and Preschool will close early today.

The Preschool will be dismissed at 1:15pm and grades Kindergarten-7th grades will be dismissed at 1:30pm. The busses will pick up the students at 1:30 pm.

Be safe!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:57

Picture day Update

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Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that picture day is tomorrow, Wednesday, Januaryy 14th for grades PreSchool through 7th.

K-7th Grade Parents: Please make sure your child wears a white shirt with navy pants or skirt.

Remember to send in your order form along with your payment.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014 17:50

Condolences to Vaspol Family

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With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Wilhelmina Alida Lauzon Mother of Mrs. Vaspol, Director of Secular Studies.

Mrs. Lauzon passed away this morning after a long illness.

May G-d console Mrs. Vaspol together with her family.

To express condolences personally:

Visit Mrs. Patti Vaspol at the Vander May Funeral Home
567 Ratzer Road,
Wayne NJ 07470
Friday, January 2, 2015 Viewing time: 2-4 pm

To send a card:
Mrs. Patti Vaspol
c/o The Hebrew Academy
315 North Main Street
New City NY 10956

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:47

Parlor Meeting for your friends

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Dear Parents,

We appreciate the efforts many parents are making to help grow our school. It is a joint effort and we all, children and the school, stand to benefit. You can help, too. Please let me know if you are interested in making a Parlor Meeting in your home. We have had the most success in recruiting new students through Parlor Meetings.

A Parlor Meeting will be held at the home of the Weizman's. If you have any friends that may be interested in finding out about The Hebrew Academy, please send them, or accompany them, to the upcoming Parlor Meeting.

Motzei Shabbat, January 10, 2015 at 7 pm at the home of Bari and Ilan Weizman.

Please contact the school office for more information.

Mrs. Perline
Director of Admissions

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:43

Mazal Tov to the Silver Family

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Mazal Tov to our very dear Morah Avigail Silver (Pre K Teacher Assistant) and to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Silver (our dear Morah Naomi Silver - Pre K Teacher) on Avigail's engagement to Yosef Karash.

May the new couple merit to build an everlasting edifice upon the foundations of our holy Torah and its Mitzvot.

May their families see much much nachas from them.

Mazal Tov!

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