Academic Calendar 2016-2017

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School Hours 

School starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:15 PM.  Drop-off is between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM. Students are considered late at 8:05 AM.  Students may be picked up between 3:15 PM and 3:30 PM.  Please call the office if you require early dismissal.  Please refer to Parent Handbook for more details including pick-up policies and procedures.

Student Absences

The school office must be notified by 8:00 AM if your child is going to be absent that day. Please also send a written note, dated and signed by a parent, when your child returns to school.  Any absence of two or more days must be accompanied by a physician’s note upon the student’s return.

Emergency School Closings

At times it may be necessary to close the Academy due to inclement weather. The decision to close the Academy is made in consultation with state and town authorities. The decision is made as early as possible. A message will be put on the school voice mail by 6:30 AM. Please call to find out if there is a delayed opening or cancellation for the day. WTAG, WSRS, WBZ, 7News and 7NBC radio and TV stations will also announce the closure or delayed opening of the school.

Certain days will be adjusted based on the number of snow days.

International Day- December 19th from 11:00-1:00 p.m.

Parents and friends are invited to attend their children’s presentations on different countries. It is an exciting and very interesting event as the students along with their teachers have been working very hard and have been learning fascinating facts about these countries.

The countries are:

Pre -K 3 & 4: Eritrea, KG: USA, Grade 1: Palestine,  Grade 2: Ghana,  Grade 3: Russia, Grade 4: Spain,  Grade 5: Japan,  Grade 6: Brazil,  Grade 7& 8: Greece.

Looking forward to seeing you all inshaa’Allah!

Arabic Spelling Bee:

The classroom Arabic Spelling Bee test for all the grades will be on Tuesday, January 27th 2015.

The top 5 students from each class will compete in the Arabic Spelling Bee Competition on FRIDAY JANUARY 30th, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm. Parents are welcome to come and attend.

Uniform Policy 2014-2015

Uniform Policy

Alhuda Academy expects all of its students to participate in school spirit while we set the tone for a formal academic environment by abiding by the Uniform Policy.  This policy includes Islamically appropriate clothing with school logo, shoes, hair/fingernails and jewelry.  Please attend Parent’s Orientation Night Sept 2nd 6:00-8:00 PM for details about where to shop.

Boys’ Uniform

  • Shirts: all grades, short or long sleeved white or pale yellow school polo shirt with school logo.  No other shirts permitted (except on gym days).
  • Khaki school pants (pleats, pull-on or flat seams).  No cargo pants or other styles permitted (except sweatpants on gym days, see below).
  • Socks: white socks (only) must be worn at all times.
  • Shoes: black (closed toe-shoes only, no sandals). Sneakers are permitted on gym days only.  Velcro shoes only for Preschool and Kindergarten students.
  • Gym Uniform (Tuesdays & Thursdays): students must wear the green Alhuda Academy T-Shirt or Alhuda Academy Science Fair T-Shirt with sweatpants and sneakers.  School spirit hunter green sweatpants are preferred.  Black or grey are also permissible. No terry cloth sweat pants.  No shorts permitted.
  • In colder weather, the school spirit hunter green sweater with school logo is preferred and may be worn over school uniform.  Other brands in hunter green, grey or white are permissible without logos or pictures on any part of the sweater.
  • No jewelry. Fingernails should be kept clean and neatly trimmed.
  • Hair should be always cut, not long, and neatly combed.

Girls’ Uniform

  • Shirts: Grades 3 and below, short or long sleeved white or pale yellow school polo shirt with optional school logo.  Grades 4 and up, long sleeved white or pale yellow school polo shirt with optional school logo.  No other shirts permitted (except on gym days).
  • Khaki school jumper with school logo: all grades, no other brand or style permitted.
  • Khaki school pants (pleats, pull-on or flat seams) under jumper: Grades 2 and up.  No cargo pants or other styles permitted (except sweatpants on gym days, see below).
  • Socks: white socks/stockings/leggings (only) must be worn at all times.  PreK-KG: must wear long white stockings/leggings under jumper, if not wearing pants.
  • Shoes: black (closed toe-shoes only, no sandals). Sneakers are permitted on gym days only.  Velcro shoes only for Preschool and Kindergarten students.
  • Gym Uniform (Tuesdays & Thursdays): students must wear the green Alhuda Academy T-Shirt or Alhuda Academy Science Fair T-Shirt with sweatpants and sneakers.  School spirit hunter green sweatpants are preferred.  Black or grey are also permissible. No terry cloth sweat pants.  No shorts permitted. Grades 4 and up: T-Shirts must be long (and oversized) to cover hips and back.  Grades 4 and up: T-Shirts must have long sleeves.
  • In colder weather, the school spirit hunter green sweater with school logo is preferred and may be worn over school uniform.  Other brands in hunter green, grey or white are permissible without logos or pictures on any part of the sweater.
  • No jewelry.  No makeup.  Fingernails should be kept clean (no nail polish) and neatly trimmed.
  • Hair: PreK to Grade 4 must tie back hair in a pony tail, braids, headband, or hair clips.  Grades 5 and up are required to wear white Hijab at all times during school hours and school functions including extra-curricular, after-school and weekend activities, clubs and school study-groups.

Students need to have clean and pressed clothes at all times. No shabby or ripped clothes are permitted.  Students not abiding by the uniform policy will be given 2 verbal warnings followed by a phone call and written note to parents per Quarter. Afterward, students not wearing proper uniforms will not be allowed in the classroom.  Students wearing Islamically improper clothes will not be allowed in the classroom and parents will be called right away.  If you need help in determining the appropriateness of any clothing or accessory, please contact the school office.

Parent’s Orientation – Sept 2nd 6:00-8:00 PM

Our Parent’s Orientation will be Tuesday, September 2nd from 6:00-8:00 PM in shaa’Allah. Please attend this event as it is a wonderful opportunity to obtain a “taste” of your son’s and daughter’s day at Alhuda, meet their teachers, discuss our new school spirit Uniform Policy and shopping details, purchase the School Planner, ask questions, and meet other parents as well.

Please register children under 5 with Daycare.

Science Fair

Please come and join us from 6:00-8:00 p.m.:

–          April 4th: Pre-K to Grade 4 Science Fair Night

–          April 11th: Grades 5- 8 Science Fair Night

Adventures in Space Program

Our students from KG through 8th grade will be attending an Adventures in Space Program here at Alhuda Academy on Wednesday January 29, 2014. The program presents an age appropriate illustrated, step-by-step explanation of the United States space program. It has props models, and actual space artifacts for students to see and try. This is traveling school program and will be an in-house field trip.

International Day

PreK to 8th grade students are studying different countries. They will present all about those countries from population, products, currency, percentage of Muslims, culture etc. during our International Day event. We are asking all parents to support their teachers by sending decorations and items to go along with the particular country. The students will be wearing their special country’s attire, and the teachers will be sending more information about the day next week, inshaAllah.

Spell-a-thon

Students in each grade will receive a list of challenging spelling words that they will have to study. Each student will also receive a pledge form. The students will go to family and friends who will pledge or promise to pay a certain amount of money for each word the child spells correctly on the test. Remember, that you should pledge a comfortable amount because you do not know how many words the child will spell correctly until after the test. You should pledge before the Spell-a-thon test, but pledges will also be accepted afterwards. More information will follow inshaAllah.

Date to Remember

–          January 20th: MLKJ- No School.

–          January 21st: Libby is coming.

–          January 22nd to 24th : Middle School Quarter II Finals

  • Wednesday 1-22-2014: Math & Science
  • Thursday 1-23-2014, LA & Social Studies
  • Friday 1-24-2014, Arabic & Religion

–          January 24th: End of Quarter II

–          January 29th: Space Traveling program at Alhuda Academy

–          February 6th & 7th: Spell-A-thon

–          February 7th: Reports Cards sent home. Half day for students.

–          February 13th: International Day- Parent-Welcome Event

–          February 14th: Quarter II Assembly from 9:00-10:00 (ALL welcome)

–          February 14th: Half Day for students & Parent-Teacher Conferences

–          February 17th: No Daycare

–          February 17th to 21st: Winter Vacation

Change in Calendar

Our annual Fundraiser will be on March 14th. We are very pleased and excited to have Ustadh Wisam Sharieff and Imam Taymullah as our Fundraiser guest speakers. Tickets will be available first week of January, inshaa’ Allah.

In the meantime, SAVE the date and bring your families, friends, and neighbors, jazakum Allah khair.

Arabic Spelling Bee

It is take place on December 20th from 9:00-11:00 in the Social Hall; it is a parent-welcome event so please come and encourage our students, inshaa’ Allah.

Geography Bee, 2014

Alhuda Academy students, from grades 4 to 8 grade are looking forward to participating in the annual National Geographic Bee that will be held the week of January 6-10, 2014.   Prior to the Bee, a brief preliminary test will be administered in order to qualify 30 eligible students to participate.  These tests will be administered during students’ regular social studies classes on Friday December 13.  The test will assess basic knowledge of geography.

In order to prepare for the Geography Bee, please encourage your child to study US and world geography, national state parks, and major landforms and attractions.

Bake Sale

–          December 6th : PreK3, PreK4 and KG

–          December 13th: Grade1, Grade2 and Grade 3

–          December 20th : Grade4, Grade5 and Grade6

Student of The Quarter Assembly (SOTQ)

Please come and join the celebration on November 27th for the Student of The Quarter Assembly. We will recognize the Honor, High Honor, Principal List, and special award for one of our students who won Praised The One Poetry Competition last year. We will have a presentation by some of the students. The event  will start at 8:30 AM and conclude by 9:00 AM inshaAllah.

Life Touch

Please be advised that retakes for school pictures will be on December 16th at 8:30 AM.  New forms are not needed for students opting for retakes but it is required for those who were absent and/or selecting to have pictures for the first time.  To register, please mail the check with the students’ full name, school name and grade to 91 Bartlett St., Marlborough, MA 01752. Alternatively, please send the payment with the student on December 16th.

 

Date to Remember…

November 21st: Chuck-E-Cheese Night

November 22nd: 5th Grade Bake Sale

November 27th: Parent-Teacher Conferences and half-day.

November 28th-29th: Thanksgiving Break, No Daycare.

The Quarter Assembly: November 27th, 2013

One of Alhuda’s new events this year is the Parent-Welcome Quarter Assembly. We will be recognizing our outstanding students who:

  • Received the Student of The Quarter Award (SOQA)
    • SOQA must have A’s & B’s in all of his/her classes for the Quarter preceding the Assembly.
    • Must have had no discipline referrals
    • Must not have more than 6 unexcused tardy days in the Quarter.
  • Made it to the Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, or Principal’s List:
    • Honor Roll: Students with grades that are all B- and above and have no less than 2 in behavior.
    • High Honor Roll: Students with grades that are A- and above and have no less than 2 in behavior.
    • Principal’s List: Students who are high honor, have no more than 3 tardy or 2 absences during the term, and always wear the proper uniform.

 

  • Received the Quran Stars Award.

The Quarter Assembly will start at 8:30 and end at 9:00 inshaAllah.

Bake Sale Items

Please remember to send healthy items with your child when his/her classroom sponsors the bake sale. A percentage of the bake sale proceeds goes to the classroom resources, jazakum Allah khair.

Alhuda Family Fun Bowling Day (see attachment)

On October 19, inshaAllah, Alhuda Academy is planning to celebrate EID with the parents and the community. It is a wonderful opportunity to get together and enjoy our time as one big family.

We will be holding the event at AMF Town and Country Bowling, 405 Boston Turnpike (Rt 9), Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Tickets will be $65 for a family of six. This fee will cover shoes rental and a lane inshaAllah.

Vendors are welcome to reserve a table.  Please call the school office for more information.

 

Food Drive

In our continued effort to make our students better Muslim and the better citizen, Alhuda Academy is collecting canned goods to deliver to the Worcester Food Bank and the Muslim Community Support Services.  Each month volunteers will be alternating the delivery between the two groups.   Let us teach our children to have compassion for our brothers and sisters in need.

Eid Tables

Eid Mubarak to all.  We will have Eid Table from October 8TH to the 11TH . Students will have the option of purchasing gifts for family and friends.  Items will be priced moderately ($0.50 to $5). We hope to help make Eid a special time for all our students.

Dates to Remember 2013

  • September 24th: Tougas Farm Field Trip PreK-5th

(Due to the large number of students and chaperons going to the farm, the bus will be transporting the students in two trips.

The first one will leave at 9:00 SHARP if we want to complete all the activities listed on the permission slip on time.)

 

  • September 27th: Curriculum Night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. PARENTS ONLY.

(Daycare will be open for your convenience at a nominal fee)

 

  • October 11th: Hajj Simulation

 

  • November 1st: Middle School Debate

Jul 27 Iftar Fundraiser

Alhuda Academy’s Ramadan Iftar & Fundraiser is Saturday, July 27.

The guest speaker is Yusuf Abdullah of Islamic Relief.

The entire community is invited. Please come and show your support!

June Dates to Remember

June 6: History Festival

June 7: Yearbook Ice Cream signing in cafeteria after Jumah

June 7: KG Graduation and PK Award Ceremony at 9am

June 8: Alhuda Barbeque at Dean Park in Shrewsbury 3 to 7pm

June 9: 8th Grade Graduation 10:00am to 12:00pm in Social Hall

June 13: Field Day at Dean Park in Shrewsbury

June 14: Grades 1 to 7 Award Ceremony from 9:00am to 11:00am in Social Hall. Last Day of School

Alhuda Community Picnic Coming in June, inshaAllah..

Alhmdulilah, we have been participating and winning in major national and local competitions; It is time to celebrate the success of our students and the success our beloved school. Our PTO is working diligently on the details. Please stay tuned for more details.

 

Term 3 Honor Roll

Congratulations to a job well done.

             Term 3 Principal List

Grade

Name

4th

Zaki Khan

Amina Laddaoui

Maroua Rahaoui

 

5th

Imad El-Rifai

Farrah Haytham

 

6th

Al Madinah Xhemalallari

 

8th

Simrah Ahmed

 

Ruqayah Mohammed

         

         Term 3 High Honors

Grade

Name

4th

Zaki Khan

Amina Laddaoui

Maroua Rahaoui

 

5th

Imad El-Rifai

Farrah Haytham

Hafsa Waqar

 

6th

Al Madinah Xhemalallari

 

Ruqayah Mohammed

 

         Term 3 Honor Roll

Grade

Name

  3rd

Inayah Alam

Suha Aslam

Junayd Khattak

Maira Waqar

 

4th

Ridha Alam

Marwan El-Rifai

Omar El-Rifai

Omar Nayfeh

Muneeb Syed

 

Abdullah Zawahreh

 

Sajed Ziade

 

 

5th

Tasneem Mohammed

 

Huma Rahman

 

 

6th

Layla Nayfeh

 

Haris Waqar

 

 

8th

Nurah Ali

 

Mohamad El-Rifai

 

Safa Jawad

Dates to Remember

Please note these important dates:

  • –          Spring Vacation: April 15th to 19th.
  • –          Regional Science Fair: April 30th.
  • –          NECIS Spelling Bee: May 11th at Al-Noor Academy, Mansfield.
  • –          Arabic Spelling Bee: April 26th from 9:00-12:00
  • –          Quran Competition: May 17th from 9:00-12:00
  • –         Arabic International Day: May 31st

Elementary/Middle School Science Fair and Open House

This Friday, April 5, 2013 we are having our annual Elementary Science Fair and Open House. The following Friday, April 12, 2013 we will have the Middle School Science Fair.

Please have your child at the school by 5:30pm to allow ample time to prepare.  Uniform is not required, however, head scarf for 5th-8th grade girls is still required.

The Elementary Science Fair will be held at Alhuda Academy in the classrooms from 6pm-8pm.  Space is very limited, hence, children under age of three and strollers will not be allowed in the classrooms.  The Daycare will be available for children 3 years and under for a small fee.  See attachment:  Daycare

We added two presentations for Pre-K-1st grade due to the large number of students.  The first presentation will be for parents and the second presentation will be for the community.

The Middle School Science Fair will be held the following Friday, April 12, 2013 in the WIC Social Hall from 6pm-8pm.

Please see the  attached schedules : 2013 SF (PK – 4) schedule2013SF(5-8) Schedule

Dates to Remember

  • Spelling Bee: the classroom spelling bees will be held in the classrooms on Friday, March 29th.  The top 3 students will then go on to compete for first, second and third place in the School Bee on April 2nd in the Social Hall, inshaAllah.
  • Chuck-E-Cheese Fundraiser Night April 4th
  • Term 3 ends April 5th
  •  Alhuda Elementary Science Fair and Open House: Grades Pre-K to 4 -April 5th from 6:00-8:00.
  •   Alhuda Middle School Science Fair: Grades 5 to 8 April 12th from 6:00-8:00.
  •   Spring Vacation: April 15th to 19th.
  •   Regional Science Fair: April 30th.
  •   Arabic Spelling Bee: April 26th from 9:00-12:00
  • NECIS Spelling Bee: May 11th at Al-Noor Academy, Mansfield.
  • Quran Competition: May 17th from 9:00-12:00
  • Arabic International Day: May 31st.

Calendar of Events

Mar 11-Mar 15: Alwan Color Week
Mar15:  Will be a Regular School Day to make up for snow day
Mar 15 : Bake Sale sponsored by Pre-K and KG
Mar 16:  Alhuda Academy Fundraiser
Mar 22: Bake Sale sponsored by 1st and 2nd Grade
Mar 29: Bake Sale sponsored by 3rd and 4th

Calendar of Events

Feb 15. :  Parent Teacher Conference-Half Day
Feb. 18-22:  Mid-Winter Vacation, No School
Feb. 25-Mar 1:  Scholastic Book Fair
Mar 8 : Progress Reports
Mar 11-Mar 15: Alwan Color Week
Mar15:  Will be a Regular School Day to make up for snow day

 

Calendar of Events

Feb. 5:  Report Cards Sent Home
Feb. 6 :  Picture Re-Take Day
Feb. 7:   Chuck-E-Cheese FUNdraiser Night
Feb. 12: Pancake Breakfast
Feb 13:  Oral Hygiene Presentation at School
Feb 14: Libby the mobile Libray will be at the school
Feb 15. :  Parent Teacher Conference-Half Day
Feb. 18-22:  Mid-Winter Vacation, No School
Feb. 25-Mar 1:  Scholastic Book Fair

Pancake Breakfast

Alhuda PTO will be sponsoring the Pancake Breakfast Event on Wednesday, February 13th from 7:45am-8:15am. The students will be purchasing delicious hot pancakes for only $2.00. Our Honors, High Honors and Principal List Students will have their dish for free for their hard work and job well done!

Calender of Events

Feb. 1:    Half Day
Feb. 5:  Report Cards Sent Home
Feb. 6 :  Picture Re-Take Day
Feb. 7:   Chuck-E-Cheese FUNdraiser Night
Feb 13:  Oral Hygiene Presentation at School
Feb 15. :  Parent Teacher Conference-Half Day
Feb. 18-22:  Mid-Winter Vacation, No School
Feb. 25-Mar 1:  Scholastic Book Fair

Calender of Events

Jan. 21- Feb. 4:  Online Alhuda Arabic Book Fair
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Day, No School
Jan.22:  Professional Dev. Day, No School
Jan.23-25:  Upper Div. Term 2 Exams, G6-8
Jan. 25:  End of Term 2
Feb. 1:    Half Day
Feb. 7:   Chuck-E-Cheese FUNdraiser Night
Feb 15. :  Parent Teacher Conference-Half Day
Feb. 18-22:  Mid-Winter Vacation, No School

PTO Activities

Huge Jazakum Allah Khairun for our active PTO for a successful event held during December break to the Rolling Kingdom. Children and parents had an amazing time!

Our PTO would like to ask for volunteers to help in the weekly bake sale after Jummah prayer.

It is people like you who can make a difference!

Online Alhuda Arabic Book Fair

Alhuda Academy and Noorart are eager to provide your children with the absolute best books.   Please join and support Alhuda for the upcoming Online Arabic Book Fair starting January 21, 2013 thru February 4, 2013.


Calender of Events 12/20/12

Dec. 21: Bake sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Dec. 24-Jan.1: End of Year Vacation, No School
Jan.7-11: Geography Bee
Jan. 21- Feb. 4:  Online Alhuda Arabic Book Fair
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Day, No School
Jan.22:  Professional Dev. Day, No School
Jan.23-25:  Upper Div. Term 2 Exams, G6-8
Jan. 25:  End of Term 2

January Hot Lunch Menu

Due to the end of year vacation, please make  sure to place all orders along with CASH payments  to the front office by Dec. 19, 2012.  This will allow ample time to place the order with the catering company.  Please see attached lunch menu.  Jan 2013 menu

Calender of Events 12/13

Dec. 14: Progress Reports
Dec. 14: Bake sale sponsored by G7 & 8
Dec. 21: Bake sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Dec. 24-Jan.1: End of Year Vacation, No School
Jan.7-11: Geography Bee
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Day, No School
Jan.22:  Professional Dev. Day, No School

Student of the Month-November

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Student of the Month:

Pre-K 3 & 4:  Zaid Noures
Pre-K 3 & 4:  Tahani Hajjira
KG:  Adam Benelkour
1st:  Zaynaldine Moselhy
2nd:  Palwasha Khan
3rd:  Suha Aslam
4th:  Maroua Rahaoui
5th:  None
6th:  Haris Waqar
7th & 8th:  Mohamad El-Rifai

 

 

Dec 7. Calender of Events

Dec. 6: Chuck E. Cheese’s FUNdraiser
Dec. 7: Half Day, dismissal at 12
Dec. 7: Bake sale sponsored by PK & KG
Dec. 14: Progress Reports
Dec. 14: Bake sale sponsored by G7 & 8
Dec. 21: Bake sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Dec. 24-Jan.1: End of Year Vacation, No School

Dec. 6 Chuck E. Cheese’s FUNDraiser

We will be having our exciting and fun Chuck E. Cheese’s FUNdraiser party on Thursday, December 6. The event will run from 3pm to 9pm to cater to different family schedules. Please feel free to come when you prefer but please attend! Invite your friends and family. It allows us to enjoy each other’s company in a fun, relaxed, social, and non-academic setting!

Alhuda will receive 15% of the total submitted receipts.

On the day of the event after you purchase food and tokens please be sure to give your receipt (or copy) to the cashier and state that this is for Alhuda Academy fundraiser. Additionally during your time at Chuck E. Cheese’s, please purchase all game tokens from the front cashier so that these receipts are also submitted towards the Alhuda Fundraiser.

Chuck E. Cheese’s
50 Southwest Cutoff
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 754-5151

Nov. 29 Calendar of Events

Nov. 30: Bake sale sponsored by G1 & 2
Dec. 5: Picture Day
Dec. 6: Chuck E. Cheese’s FUNdraiser
Dec. 7: Half Day, dismissal at 12
Dec. 7: Bake sale sponsored by PK & KG
Dec. 14: Progress Reports
Dec. 14: Bake sale sponsored by G7 & 8
Dec. 21: Bake sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Dec. 24-Jan.1: End of Year Vacation, No School

Nov. 21 Parent-Teacher Conferences

On November 21, parent-teacher conferences will take place from 8:30am to 3:30pm. If you have not already scheduled a pre-arranged time to conference with your child’s teacher please do so as soon as possible. There is no school for students on P-T conference day. No students will be permitted to attend the conferences. Please make sure you make arrangements for your children.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Nov. 15 Calendar of Events

Nov. 16: Bake sale sponsored by G3 & 4
Nov. 21: Parent-Teacher Conferences, No School for students
Nov 22-23: No School
Nov. 30: Bake sale sponsored by G1 & 2
Dec. 5: Picture Day
Dec. 6: Chuck E. Cheese’s FUNdraiser
Dec. 7: Half Day, dismissal at 12
Dec. 7: Bake sale sponsored by PK & KG
Dec. 14: Progress Reports
Dec. 14: Bake sale sponsored by G7 & 8

Community Events

November 3rd: Dora Agayre from the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination will be coming to WIC to deliver an educational session for sisters only.

November 9th & 17th: Helping Hand For Relief & Development will hold two events to support the Burma Refugee Relief program being run by Helping Hand USA. For more details, please check the attached flyers.

Omar Regan & Baba Ali 11-9-12

Bruma Relief Event 11-17-12

Nov. 1 Calendar of Events

Oct. 29-Nov. 1: MS Public Speaking Training
Nov. 2: MS Debate at 8:45am
Nov. 2: Half Day, Dismissal at 12
Nov. 2: Bake Sale sponsored by G7 & 8
Nov. 6: Mock Elections
Nov. 7-9: Term 1 Exams, G6-8
Nov. 9: End of Term 1
Nov. 9: Bake Sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Nov. 12: Veterans’ Day, No School
Nov. 13: AMC 8 for G5-8
Nov. 16: Bake Sale sponsored by G3 & 4
Nov. 21: Parent-Teacher Conferences, No School for students
Nov 22-23: No School
Nov. 30: Bale Sale sponsored by G1 & 2

Oct. 19 Hajj Simulation

Friday, October 19th, the whole school will be performing Hajj and will end it with a feast in the classrooms. We would like to invite you to attend our Hajj simulation tomorrow.  Come watch or participate with our students as they simulate the manasek of Hajj. Check the attachment below for more information and the schedule.

After our Hajj, you are welcome to join the students in their classrooms where they will share some food that they will in shaa’ Allah bring from home.  Remember, we cancelled the school hot lunch for tomorrow.  Please come celebrate with us and share the joy of this most blessed time of our calendar.

Our sincere du’aa goes out for all our Community Members who have gone to Hajj for a Hajj mabroor and thambin maghfoor’ and may they all return home safely.

Hajj Parent Reminder

Prek 3 & 4 and KG

10:00-10:30

Presentation and Hajj nasheed
Grade 1

10:30-11:00

Presentation and Hajj nasheed
Grades 2, 3

11:00-11:25

Presentation
Grades 4, 5

11:25-11:55

Presentation
Grades 3, 4, 5 Girls

11:55-12:05

Hajj nasheed
Grades 3, 4, 5 Boys

11:55-12:05

Talbiya
Grades 6, 7, 8

12:05-12:15

Hajj nasheed
All

12:15

Lunch
All

1:00

Salat

Oct. 18 Calendar of Events

Oct. 19: Hajj Simulation
Oct. 19: Bake Sale sponsored by PK & KG
Oct. 22-26: Eid-Ul-Adha Vacation
Oct. 29-Nov. 1: MS Public Speaking Training
Nov. 2: MS Debate at 8:45am
Nov. 2: Half Day, Dismissal at 12
Nov. 2: Bake Sale sponsored by G7 & 8
Nov. 6-8: Term 1 Exams, G6-8
Nov. 9: End of Term 1
Nov. 9: Bake Sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Nov. 12: Veterans’ Day, No School
Nov. 13: AMC 8 for G5-8
Nov. 21: Parent-Teacher Conferences, No School for students
Nov 22-23: No School

Oct. 19 Hajj is Near, Alhuda Will Celebrate!

Few parents from Alhuda are leaving to Hajj this year, and also our art teacher, Mrs. Andleeb, is going to perform Hajj. May Allah make Hajj Mabrour (accepted) and don’t forget our school, students, the community from your sincere Duaa.

Consequently, the Arabic/Religion Department is preparing a Hajj simulation where our students will practice this essential pillar. Please see attached letter for the schedule and details.

Hajj Letter

Oct. 11 Calendar of Events

Oct. 12: Bake Sale sponsored by G1 &2
Oct. 19: Hajj Simulation
Oct. 19: Bake Sale sponsored by PK & KG
Oct. 22-26: Eid-Ul-Adha Vacation
Oct. 29-Nov. 1: MS Public Speaking Training
Nov. 2: MS Debate
Nov. 2: Half Day, Dismissal at 12
Nov. 6-8: Term 1 Exams, G6-8
Nov. 9: End of Term 1
Nov. 12: Veterans’ Day, No School
Nov. 13: AMC 8 for G5-8
Nov. 21: Parent-Teacher Conferences, No School for students
Nov 22-23: No School

Oct. 19 Hajj Simulation

Alhuda will celebrate one of the main Pillars of Islam: Hajj.

Hajj Simulation will take place on October 19th, inshallah. It is a parent-welcome event so please come watch or participate with your children performing the Hajj, inshallah.

A letter went home on Tuesday explaining all the details of that day. Kindly, remember to send a dish with your child as they will be having a lunch together and share the home-made food as we are trying to reinforce the sense of community and togetherness inshallah. Please remember that we are a Nut-Free school, hence, do not send any food of that sort, Jazakum Allah Khair.

Oct. 4 Calendar of Events

Oct. 5: Half Day, Dismissal at 12.
Oct. 5: Bake Sale sponsored by G3 & 4
Oct. 5: Progress Reports
Oct. 8: Columbus Day, No School
Oct. 12: Bake Sale sponsored by G1 &2
Oct. 19: Hajj Simulation
Oct. 19: Bake Sale sponsored by PK & KG
Oct. 22-26: Eid-Ul-Adha Vacation
Oct. 29-Nov. 1: MS Public Speaking Training
Nov. 2: MS Debate

Sept. 28 Curriculum Night

Please join us tomorrow for Curriculum Night from 6-8pm. Curriculum Night is for Alhuda’s parents to come and see what their child(ren) will be learning throughout the year. This year teachers will explain the Massachusetts Framework and Standards, talk about the concepts and skills, and answer your questions. This event is for adults only, no children allowed please. Daycare will be open during this event. So please plan to either have your children in the Daycare or to have your own private arrangement. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sept. 27 Calendar of Events

Sept 28: Bake Sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Sept 28: Curriculum Night at 6pm
Oct 1: BSU Prof. Dev. Day, No school for students
Oct. 5: Half Day, Dismissal at 12.
Oct. 5: Bake Sale sponsored by G3 & 4
Oct. 5: Progress Reports
Oct. 8: Columbus Day, No School
Oct. 12: Bake Sale sponsored by G1 &2
Oct. 19: Hajj Simulation
Oct. 19: Bake Sale sponsored by PK & KG

Sept. 26 PTO Meeting

Please join us at Alhuda Academy Wednesday, September 26 at 6:00 PM for our PTO meeting.  Come and share your ideas. The children need our support and we need your input!!! We look forward to seeing you insha’Allah!

Sept. 28 Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night is scheduled to be on September 28th from 6:00-8:00pm. It is an amazing opportunity to get to know what your child will learn and how much time s/he will need to spend on their assignments. The Daycare will be open during this event. If you will be requiring daycare please contact Sabina at daycare@alhudaacademy.org.

Sept. 20 Calendar of Events

Sept 21: Bake Sale sponsored by G7 & 8
Sept 28: Bake Sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Sept 28: Curriculum Night at 6pm
Oct 1: BSU Prof. Dev. Day, No school for students
Oct. 5: Half Day, Dismissal at 12.
Oct. 5: Bake Sale sponsored by G3 & 4
Oct. 5: Progress Reports
Oct. 8: Columbus Day, No School
Oct. 12: Bake Sale sponsored by G1 &2
Oct. 19: Hajj Simulation
Oct. 19: Bake Sale sponsored by PK & KG

Sept. 13 Calendar of Events

Sept 21: Bake Sale sponsored by G7 & 8
Sept 28: Bake Sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Sept 28: Curriculum Night at 6pm
Oct 1: BSU Prof. Dev. Day, No school for students
Oct. 5: Half Day, Dismissal at 12.
Oct. 5: Bake Sale sponsored by G3 & 4
Oct. 5: Progress Reports
Oct. 8: Columbus Day, No School
Oct. 19: Hajj Simulation

 

Sept. 13 Parent Welcome Breakfast

The PTO would like to invite you to come to their Parent Welcome Breakfast on Thursday, September 13th from 7:45 to 8:30am. It will be held in the cafeteria.  Just drop off your child at 7:45am and head down to the cafeteria. Please try your best to come and meet the other members of the Alhuda Family. A complimentary breakfast will be provided by the PTO.  We look forward to seeing you all, inshallah.

Sept. 4 Parent Orientation

Please come meet our new Principal and all our teachers during Parent Orientation on Tuesday, September 4 at 6:00p.m. During this time we will be covering basic policies and family expectations regarding tuition, attendance, uniform, safety, etc. Also, during this event we will have a mandatory parent training by the Outreach Office from the District Attorney of Worcester. So please make every effort to attend.

Parents will also have the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher as well as the opportunity to purchase the school agenda and place an order for the green uniform shirts with Alhuda logo.

Students’ first day of school is Wednesday, September 5th.

June 8 End of Year Awards Ceremony

Please join us for a very important event marking the end of the year. Students from grades 1 to 7 will have an end of year awards ceremony on Friday, June 8th after Jumua’. Students will be recognized for their academic achievements, their Qur’an memorization, and their good characteristics. We hope you can join us for this last event of the year. Students can be dismissed after the awards ceremony.

June 8 PK-4 & KG Graduation

Please join us for a very important event marking the end of a very important phase in the lives of our students.

Students from PreK-4 and Kindergarten will have a graduation ceremony on Friday, June 8th at 9:00am.  Students should arrive at 8:00am to prepare for the event. You are welcome to attend and invite others as well. Please bring one food item to share with other families. Reception will follow graduation in cafeteria. Students will be dismissed after the reception before Jumua, ISA.

We hope you can join us for this exciting event.

May 22-24 CAT

The California Achievement Test (CAT) will take place this week from May 22-25 for grades KG to G8. Students in grade 3 only will have their assessment delayed one day due to oversights that took place by the ordering company. We apologize to our students and parents for the added anxiety and delayed testing. CAT is a standardized test, which allows us to monitor  students’ progress from year to year, and focus on areas of improvements by creating individual plans for students as the need arises. Please make sure your child goes to bed early the night before the test and eats a healthy breakfast in the morning.

June 3 & 8 Graduations

Two very important days are coming up in the lives of our students.

Sunday, June 3rd is the eighth grade graduation. The ceremony starts at 11:00 a.m. Students should arrive at 10:30am to prepare for the event. Certificates will be awarded to volunteers and a reception will follow the graduation. Please join us to celebrate this very important milestone in the lives of the eighth graders.

Friday, June 8th, students from PK-4 and Kindergarten are graduating. The ceremony starts at 9:00a.m.  Students should arrive at 8:00am to prepare for the event. You are welcome to attend and invite others as well. Please bring one food item to share with other families. Everyone will leave after the graduation party before Jumua, ISA.

Friday, June 8th is the end of the year awards ceremony. It will start after Jumua’. Every student from grades  1 to 7 will be presented with one or more awards. Please invite others and bring your camera.

We hope to see you then.

May 31 Field Day

We are happy to announce that May 31st Field Day activities this year will be held at the Ellsworth McAfee Park in Northborough, MA.

The park has a playground, a soccer field, volleyball field, a track, a pavilion, among many other activities. We are very much looking forward to it. In order to ensure the success of the event, we will need your help and support for chaperoning, providing snacks, drinks, watermelons, etc.

We are asking every family to pay $5 per child to offset the cost of transportation, as we will be renting a school bus for the occasion, inshaa’ Allah.

Please fill out and sign the permission slip below and return it with payment in CASH to your child’s teacher by Friday, May 25th. Please plan on joining us for this fun day activity.

Field day permission slip

May 21 Calendar of Events

May 22-24: CAT Testing (KG to G8)
May 25: Bake Sale sponsored by G7 & 8
May 28: Memorial Day, No school
May 31: Field Day
June 1: Last Day of School for G8
June 1: Bake Sale sponsored by G5 & 6
June 3: Eighth Grade Graduation
June 8: Last Day of School for PK to G7
June 8: PK-4 & KG Graduation (morning)
June 8: Awards Ceremony for G1 to G7 (after Jumaa)

May 15 & 17 Arabic Spelling Bee

The Arabic Department would like to remind parents that the Arabic Spelling Bee is taking place this week. The classroom Spelling Bees are scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 for grades 1 to 8 and will determine the participants of the school Arabic Spelling Bee, which will take place on Thursday, May 17 for grades 1-8. Parents are welcome to attend this event.

May 16 Bancroft School Visit

As you know, we host Bancroft school middle school students yearly as a form of dawah. We are looking for parents to send artifacts and food for the guests.  This year, we are happy to be hosting Imam Suhaib Webb from Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) who will be speaking at the program.

We encourage you to send as many ethnic artifacts (religious and cultural) as possible for display for the students and the adult guests. Make sure you label your items with your name on the back.  Any items you send for display; or food for the guests will be a form of sadaqa that you will receive much reward for, inshaa’ Allah.

The program is intended for the middle school students (grades 6 to 8); as Bancroft only brings their seventh graders with them. Please be aware that only the sixth through eighth grade students will have lunch with the Bancroft visitors. However, anyone may bring food and/ or cultural artifacts as a form of dawah.

Please help us make this a successful event by:

Lending us the following items:

  • Islamic/ethnic artifacts (including artistic pieces, Islamic portraits, beads, prayer rugs, and any other items that can be displayed)
  • Traditional clothes
  • New or washed Hijabs

And cooking one ethnic dish (Muslims come from all ethnic backgrounds)

We also need help setting up, cleaning up, and having parents present to mix with visitors and answer questions if necessary.

Please bring all items starting Monday, May 14th and label each item with your family name for a safe return. Food can be dropped off by 10:00am on Wednesday, May 16th.

If you can attend, let us know ahead of time. We ask Allah (SWT) to grant you good reward for your Dawa effort.

Bancroft Visit Flyer

May 15 Arabiqa Presentation

Please join us on Tuesday, May 15 for the Arabiqa* presentation by Karim Nagi- a percussionist and performer of Arabic and Islamic culture at 10:00am for Pre-K to grade 3 or at 11:00am for grades 4 to 8. Please view the invite for more information.

Arabiqa Parent Invite

*This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council – an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

May 14 Calendar of Events

May 15: Classroom Arabic Spelling Bee
May 15: Arabiqa Presentation
May 16: Bancroft School Visit
May 17: School Arabic Spelling Bee
May 18: Bake Sale sponsored by PK & KG
May 22-24: CAT Testing (KG to G8)
May 25: Bake Sale sponsored G7 & 8
May 28: Memorial Day, No school
May 31: Field Day
June 1: Last Day of School for G8
June 8: Last Day of School for PK to G7
June 8: PK-4 & KG Graduation (morning)
June 8: Awards Ceremony for G1 to G7 (after Jumaa)

May 7 Calendar of Events

May 11: Bake Sale sponsored by G1 & 2
May 15: Classroom Arabic Spelling Bee
May 15: Arabiqa Presentation
May 16: Bancroft School Visit
May 17: School Arabic Spelling Bee
May 18: Bake Sale sponsored by PK & KG
May 22-24: CAT Testing (KG to G8)
May 25: Bake Sale sponsored G7 & 8
May 28: Memorial Day, No school
May 31: Field Day
June 1: Last Day of School for G8
June 8: Last Day of School for PK to G7

April 30 Calendar of Events

May 2: Regional Science Fair
May 4: Bake Sale sponsored by G3 & 4
May 11: Bake Sale sponsored by G1 & 2
May 15: Classroom Arabic Spelling Bee
May 15: Arabiqa Presentation
May 16: Bancroft School Visit
May 17: School Arabic Spelling Bee
May 18: Bake Sale sponsored by PK & KG
May 22-24: CAT Testing (KG to G8)
May 25: Bake Sale sponsored G7 & 8
May 28: Memorial Day, No school
May 31: Field Day
June 1: Last Day of School for G8
June 8: Last Day of School for PK to G7

April 29 New England Spelling Bee

The Islamic Schools of New England Spelling Bee is taking place this Sunday, April 29, 2012. We are encouraging all Alhuda families to attend and support our students.

The competition is taking place at The Islamic Academy for Peace and contestants are expected to arrive at 8:00am. Breakfast is complimentary and halal food will be available for sale for lunch.

Here is the address:

The Islamic Academy for Peace
125 Oakland Ave.
Methuen, MA 01844

Note: Children under 5 are not allowed in the spelling bee rooms during the competition.

April 23 Calendar of Events

Apr. 24: Alhuda Spelling Bee G1-8
Apr. 27: Bake Sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Apr. 29: NE Islamic School Spelling Bee at The Islamic Academy in Methuen
May 4: Bake Sale sponsored by G3 & 4
May 11: Bake Sale sponsored by G1 & 2
May 15: Classroom Arabic Spelling Bee
May 15: Arabiqa Presentation
May 16: Bancroft School Visit
May 17: School Arabic Spelling Bee
May 18: Bake Sale sponsored by PK & KG
May 22-24: CAT Testing (KG to G8)
May 25: Bake Sale sponsored G7 & 8
May 31: Field Day

April 13 Science Fair (G5-8)

Please join us on Friday, April 13 for Science Fair Night. It will start at 6pm sharp. Grades 5 to 8 will present in the social hall. They will judged during the day and receive awards that same evening. Students must arrive by 5:30pm. Students should dress up. No jeans allowed.

Schedule:
6:00-6:30 Viewing of Projects
6:30-7:15 Presentations
7:15-7:45 Awards Ceremony

Please join us for this exciting event. We will also be having an open house that evening so invite friends and family.

April 9 Calendar of Events

Apr. 13: Science Fair, G5-8
Apr. 13: Bake Sale sponsored by G7 & 8
Apr. 16-20: Spring Vacation
Apr. 24: Alhuda Spelling Bee G1-8
Apr. 27: Bake Sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Apr. 29: NE Islamic School Spelling Bee at The Islamic Academy in Methuen
May 4: Bake sale sponsored by G3 & 4
May 9: Bancroft School Visit (tentative)
May 15: Classroom Arabic Spelling Bee
May 15: Arabiqa Presentation
May 17: School Arabic Spelling Bee
May 22-24: CAT Testing (KG to G8)
May 31: Field Day

April 6 Science Fair (PK to G4)

Please join us on Friday, April 6 for Science Fair Night. It will start at 6pm sharp. Grades PK to 4 will hold classroom presentations and receive prizes that same evening.

Classroom Presentation Times
6:00    PK-3
6:15     PK-4
6:30    KG
6:45     Grade 1
7:00    Grade 2
7:15     Grade 3
7:30    Grade 4
7:45     Maghrib Prayer

Students in PK-3 must arrive by 5:30pm. Students in PK-4 to grade 4 must arrive by 6:00pm. Each classroom presentation will begin at the specified time.

Please join us for this exciting event. We will also be having an open house that evening so invite friends and family.

April 2 Calendar of Events

Apr. 2: Chuck E. Cheese’s FUNdraiser
Apr. 5: Classroom Spelling Bee G5-8
Apr. 6: Science Fair, PK-G4
Apr. 6: Bake Sale sponsored by PK & KG
Apr. 13: Science Fair, G5-8
Apr. 13: Bake Sale sponsored by G7 & 8
Apr. 16-20: Spring Vacation
Apr. 24: Alhuda Spelling Bee G1-8
Apr. 27: Bake Sale sponsored by G5 & 6
Apr. 29: NE Islamic School Spelling Bee at The Islamic Academy in Methuen

April 6 & 13 Science Fair

Our annual Science Fair enables our students to approach the study of science in a way which can stimulate their interest in science and the mechanics of how Allah SWT’s creation works. In turn this will enable a greater sense of appreciation of Allah SWT’s blessings upon us. Please join us in coaching our young scholars in their independent efforts of scientific inquiry.

The Alhuda Academy 11th Annual Science Fair will be taking place on Friday, April 6 for grades PK to 4 and on Friday, April 13 for grades 5 to 8, inshaAllah. Both events start at 6pm sharp. We will be selecting ten of the projects from the 6th to 8th graders to be present at the Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Wednesday, May 2 which will be held at WPI.

We are all very proud of their excitement and dedication to this event and we pray that you can maintain this momentum of spirit at home as our team of dedicated staff do here at Alhuda Academy!