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

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 08:11

2020 COVID-19 Reoping Plans

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Pursuant to the Department of Health’s Interim Guidance for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, The Hebrew Academy (THA)has developed an individual plan for reopening and operating during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Our school services 80 students ages 18 months through 5th grade. Our 35,000 square foot facility has 17 classrooms, a synagogue and multi-purpose room, gymnasium, art, computer, music and science labs, 2 large multi-sport courts and play fields on 4 acres of land.

Our educational program encompasses religious and general studies, and therefore most of our 25 member staff are part-timers. Our classrooms range between 500-600 sq. ft., and with an average of 8 students per grade, we should be able to easily social distance in and out of the classroom.

The many steps that need to take place before reopening are being reviewed by our administration and  our consultants in preparation for this exciting and eagerly anticipated moment. We will be guided by the following principles in our reopening; safety, ongoing consultations with experts, educational needs, the need for fluidity and flexibility, and our campus’ physical realities.

Friday, 27 February 2015 14:30

Your'e Invited!

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Dear Families,

You are cordially invited to join Chabad of Rockland for two Purim events.

Wednesday March 4th | 6:30 pm
Grand Purim Festival
Megillah Reading, Multimedia Slideshow, Refreshments and Treats, Prizes and Raffles!
Free Event - Click for more info

Thursday March 5th | 5 pm - Megillah Reading, 5:30 pm - Fiesta
Mexican Purim Fiesta
All-you-can-eat Mexican Buffet, Circus Stunt Show and Workshop by The Incredible Larry, Haman Pinata, Make your own Maraca Gragger, design Sombrero Cookies and more!
For ticket info and to RSVP - Click Here
Hurry to get discounted rates before March 2nd.

Wishing everyone a Happy Purim!

Friday, 27 February 2015 09:00

Math Night

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Dear Parents:

Believe it or not, more snow is predicted for Tuesday evening, March 3rd, which is the night that Math Night is scheduled to be held. It is also the night before the Fast of Esther.

The new date for Math Night will be Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Vaspol

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:58

Farewell to the Rosenbaums!

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We wish fairwell and 'neshiya tova' to Rosenbaum Family who are making aliya today to Eretz Yisrael.

We hope to join you in our beautiful land, Eretz Yisrael, real quick!

We will miss you!
Monday, 23 February 2015 12:53

Matanot L'evyonim

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Dear Parents,

For the past twenty-nine years, Day Schools throughout the United States, Canada and Australia have assisted a well-known organization, Od Yosef Chai, in a pre-Purim campaign to raise funds which are distributed to the poor in Jerusalem on Purim day.

As you know, one of the requirements of the holiday of Purim is "Matanot L'evyonim" (gifts for the poor) whereby we are to give monetary gifts to at least two poor people. Many of us are not personally acquainted with people in dire need to whom we can give these gifts on Purim day; however, we now have the opportunity to fulfill this mitzvah by supporting this endeavor.

Od Yosef Chai is committed to helping the poor in a manner that does not compromise the recipient's dignity and self-respect. Much thought and effort is given to the achievement of this goal.

Torah educators have hailed this project for its great educational value. We have received a beautiful, educational magazine from Od Yosef Chai, which teaches important Jewish values and inspires to assist those who are in need.

Through exercising our responsibility toward those who are less fortunate, we can make the world a better place for us all.

Please lend this project your full support and send in your generous donation with your child. You will have helped further your child's Torah education, fulfilled one of the great mitzvot of the day of Purim and brightened the lives of many poor in Holy Land.

Sincerely yours,
The Hebrew Academy

Saturday, 21 February 2015 18:49

Important Changes

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Dear Parents,

Due to the many lost snow days, the Parent-Teacher Conferences are being rescheduled as follows:

Grades K-4 - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Grades 5-7 - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Pre-School Conferences will be held as scheduled on February 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

Conferences are arranged at 10 minute intervals. If, after the conference, you wish to discuss further, please let your child's teacher know so that she can arrange more time to discuss with you in a face to face or telephone conference later in the week.

There are still some time slots available. Please call the office asap at 845 634 0951 to book your time..

We are implementing a new report card system. You will be advised as to when they will be emailed out.

Math night will remain as scheduled on March 3, 2015 at 7 pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (845) 634-0951.

Thank you.

Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:44

Purim is Coming!

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Once again, Purim is coming!

Purim is quickly approaching and the PTA proudly offers eautifully packaged Mishloach Manot for our entire staff and families.

how your appreciation & support by contributing $ 36 per family. Please inform u s of how you would like your name to appear on the Mishloach Manot.

Please send in your payment as soon as possible, so PTA can get on their way to prepping for another beautiful Mishloach Manot, that will be distributed to all THA families and staff.

Todah Rabah!

Nechama & Corinne

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 19:42

Planting seeds in Preschool

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"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders."
- Henry David Thoreau

Preschool will be planting tomorrow with Mr. Ilan Weizman, with support from Mrs. Alison Reiser. Please make sure to have your child at Preschool promptly at 9:30 am so he/she doesn't miss out!

Mrs. Perline
Preschool Director

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 13:40

School Read-in

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Dear Parents:

The Hebrew Academy will be having an exciting activity on Thursday, February 12, 2015. We will be celebrating a school-wide "Read-In". A "Read-In" is a wonderful activity to promote the love of reading.

A portion of the afternoon will be set aside for the students to participate in this wonderful event. The students are encouraged to bring in their favorite book or books to read. Your child can read individually or share a book with a friend. A cozy environment will be created in our classrooms. Your child will be allowed to bring in a pillow to relax on while they are reading. This activity is fun, as well as educational.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 634-0951.

Mrs. Vaspol Mrs. Horvitz

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:00

2 Hour Delay

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Due to inclement weather all classes, Toddler - 7th grade, will begin today, Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 10:45 a.m.

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

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