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

Thursday, 26 May 2011 21:53

Terra Nova Standardized Tests

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Dear Parents: Please be advised that beginning on Tuesday, May 31st , we will be administering CTBS Terra Nova standardized tests in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies for the first through eighth grades. These tests will be conducted over a 5-day period.

Please remind your child that there is nothing to be worried about. Ample time will be given to complete the work, and the grades on the report cards will not be affected by the scores on the tests.

On the other hand, it is very important that we get an accurate idea of their skills and knowledge. Please make sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep and has breakfast in the morning before he/she comes to school. Thank you for your cooperation.

Thursday, 26 May 2011 10:51

School Closed due to Memorial Day

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REMINDER: There will be no school on Monday, Memorial Day, May 30, 2011

Thursday, 19 May 2011 18:23

2nd Annual Science Fair in Review!

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On Tuesday, May 17th, The Hebrew Academy conducted its second annual Science Fair. The students had a wonderful opportunity to explore the fascinating world of scientific investigation as well as enhance their research, writing, thinking, listening and speaking skills. Each student in grades 3 through 8 was responsible for writing a research report, creating a tri-board display and making a presentation to a panel of judges about their scientific findings. The students in grades Kindergarten through 2nd made a classroom project with their teacher.

All of the students worked diligently on their projects, the results of which were amazing; and the enthusiasm with which the students made their presentations was exhilarating. We were very fortunate to have three experienced people be the judges for this event – Mr. Mayer Perline (marketing and advertising professional), Mrs. Bryant (nurse) and Miss Moseson (science teacher at Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka). All three judges made comments about how impressed they were with the knowledge that was gained by the students and how well they know the scientific investigation process.

While all of the students are winners, the following students won specific awards:

First Place: Jonathan Rubin – What is infrared light?

Second Place: Levi Alpert & Gavi Goldstein – Improving efficiency of solar panels

Third Place: Dan Alpert & David Mendelovits – Dry ice

Runners Up:

  • Alex Schwartz – Which soda cleans tarnished pennies the best?
  • Yael Scholle – My toothpaste "egg"speriment
  • Aviel Ratson – Can an egg fit through a narrow bottle neck?
  • Ribbon Awards: 2nd Grade (Research Award) – How many drops of water can fit on a penny?
  • Devory Berger, Sarah Elimeliah & Devorah Leah Kotlarsky (Visual Arts Award) – Which surface has the most friction?
  • Yehuda Cohen (Save the Earth Award) – Which garbage bag holds more?
  • Dina Landau (Behavioral & Social Science Award) – Which optical illusion is hardest to detect?
  • Kayla Shatkin (Chemistry Award) – Chemical reactions between acids and bases
  • Sarah Haymov (Biology Award) – Can plants live without oxygen?
  • Galit Ratson (Earth & Science Award) – How does a periscope work?
  • Sam Korchnoy, Ben Mendelovits & Avi Weinberg (Engineering Award) – How does a steam engine work?
  • Hudy Berger (Environmental Science Award) – How do insulators work?
  • David Haymov (Mathematics Award) – Which ball bounces the highest and why?
  • Rafi Feig & Sruly Kotlarsky (Medicine & Health Award) – How does an antacid help your pH level?
  • 1st Grade (Physics Award) – Simple machines & how they work

All of the students that participated in our Science Fair had fun and an exciting experience!!

Please visit our gallery to see the fair in action. If you have some pictures hat you would like to share, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 17:33

Tomorrow's Trip rescheduled

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Due to inclement weather the trip to the Bronx Zoo  for 2nd -  8th Grade has been cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

Monday, 16 May 2011 14:45

Coffee & Conversation rescheduled

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Coffee & Conversation has been rescheduled to June 1st.

Monday, 16 May 2011 13:58

2nd Annual Science Fair

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All parents, teachers, families and friends are cordially invited to attend our 2nd ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR presented by our students of Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade.

Awards will be presented at the Fair tomorrow night Tuesday, May 17, 2011 7:00 pm at The Hebrew Academy 315 North Main Street New City New York, 10956.

Your attendance and support is appreciated.

Sunday, 15 May 2011 12:21

Condolences - Boruch Dayan Ha'emes

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BORUCH DAYAN HA'EMES (Blessed is the True Judge)

IT IS WITH GREAT SORROW WE ADVISE THE UNTIMELY PASSING of Mrs Rivka Goldshmid ob''m dear mother of Mrs. Chany Kotlarsky.

The Levaya (funeral) will be held at Shomrei Hadas 3803 14th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11218 today, on Sunday 11 Iyar 5771 - May 15 at 3:00 pm. The Levaya will proceed past Lubavitch World Headquarters 770 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn NY 11213 at approximately 3:30 pm.

Mrs. Kotlarsky will initially be sitting shiva at the home of her father Mr. Sholom Goldshmid 608 Montgomery Street (between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues) Brooklyn NY 11225.

HaMokom yenachem eschem besoch shaar avaylay Tzion viYerushalayim. (May the Almighty comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem).

For further information for comforting the mourner:

Sunday, 15 May 2011 12:15

Lag Ba'Omer

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Lag Ba'Omer BBQ and Bonfire! 

Come and Join us this coming Sunday, May 22, 2011at 5:30pm at Chabad of Rockland (315 N. Main Street, new City Ny 10956) for a delightful evening together with family and friends in honor of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and Lag Ba'Omer.

  • An event for the entire family!
  • Special kids program!
  • Music
  • BBQ with all the fixin's! 
  • Games & Moon Bounce!
  • Cotton Candy and more...
  • Bonfire!

Free admission!

Food & Refreshments available at nominal fee.

Looking forward to greeting you personally,    
Rabbi Avremel and Chany Kotlarsky 

To volunteer call 634-0951 x 102

Sunday, 15 May 2011 12:13

JEP Spring Shabbaton for Girls

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JEP is hosting a Spring Shabbaton for girls in grades 3 - 8 on Shabbos, June 3-4. Please see the attached flier for all the details and contact Naomi Greenwald at (845) 558-5858 to register.JEPSpringShabbaton

Friday, 13 May 2011 12:09

JEP Trip to Playland

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JEP of Rockland will be going on a fun-filled trip to Playland Amusement Park on Sunday, May 22nd. The trip is for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Please see the attached flier for all the details, and contact Naomi Greenwald at (845) 558-5858 by this Sunday, May 15th if you would like to send your child on the trip. Tickets are being purchased in advance, so please register on time.


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