Alhuda Theme for 2014-2015 Academic Year

{O you, who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.} 49:11

Kind Reminders:

  • Eat Breakfast:

     Breakfast is a crucial part of every child’s day. It affects everything from memory to creativity in the classroom and has been extensively linked to better academic performance. Children who go to school hungry are more inclined to become distracted from learning at school… A healthy, well-rounded breakfast is best for a child’s maximum performance level.  For more information, please see article here:

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/eating-breakfast-affect-childrens-learning-5275.html 

  • Pack a Snack:

     Also be reminded that Alhuda Academy has a daily snack time during the mid-morning, throughout the school. It is important that your child(ren) bring their snack to school every day and that we recommend healthy items such as sliced fruit, granola bars (no nuts), cheese sticks, yogurt, home baked items and so on.  Students who do not bring snack to school are sent to the office to purchase a snack from school Bake Sale reserves.

  • Bring Lunch:

    It is also vital that children bring lunch every day and that, if lunch is forgotten at home, parents make every effort to deliver lunch before 12:00 noon that same day.  Alhuda Academy has a Hot Lunch program, provided by Golden Pita restaurant and we have recently announced delicious and nutritious changes/additions to the menu.  If you have not previously considered ordering from the Hot Lunch program, why not give it a try? Students who do not have a lunch with them will be sent to the office to purchase items from Bake Sale reserves.

  • Friday Bake Sale:

Alhuda would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about Bake Sale Fridays.  Our school Bake Sale is an exciting moment for students to come to the office and make selections from healthy and nutritious items. We kindly remind parents to please participate when it is your child’s classroom’s turn – and to send healthy and nutritious items (no nuts) per guidelines in the weekly reminder.

After School & Weekend Dismissal Time:

Please make sure to pick up your children at 4:30 sharp from Mondays-Thursdays and 6:00 pm on Fridays and 11:00 am on Saturdays.

Parents, whose children are not picked up on above mentioned times, will be charged accordingly.

Date to Remember:

  • December 19th: International Day-from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the classrooms.
  • December : Progress Reports
  • December 24th-January 2nd: Winter Break
  • January 9th, 2015: Half day-Dismissal at 12:00 noon Sharp
  • January 12th-16th: Geography Bee
  • January 15th: Chuck-E-Cheese Fun-raising Night
  • January 19th: Martin Luther King-No School
  • January 21st-23rd: Middle School Quarter II Exams
  • January 23rd: End of Quarter II
  • January 30th: Arabic Spelling Bee

Martial Arts:

We would like to open another class for Martial arts in order to accommodate our students who attend the Hifdh program.

The second Martial Arts will be on Tuesdays and Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30.

If you are interested, please contact the school to get the after school application form inshaa’Allah.

Verse of The Week (3-28-2014)

{And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel evil by that deed which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity will becomes though he was a devoted friend.} 41:34

Thank You corner

We would like to thank all parents who made our Annual Fundraiser a success; jazakum Allah khair. Your support keeps us strong!

Thank you to PTO Chairperson Naureen Mallick for providing fresh baked chocolate chip cookies during Friday’s Grade 5-8 Bake Sale. Everyone enjoyed delicious fresh baked cookies; jazakum Allah khair. We would like to expand this idea more as our students were so excited; stay tuned and look for more emails about it from our PTO, inshaa’Allah.

Thank you to all parents who pledged for their children’s Spell-a-Thon; all money collected will go, inshaa’Allah, towards classroom resources. We will be announcing the winning grade that collected the most pledges; and we will be celebrating their contributions. Jazakum Allah khair.

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.

Martial Arts Tournaments

The Separate Sparring Division For Boys And Girls, ages 4-16 are holding their tournament to fundraise for the children of Syria at 377 Amostown Road, West Springfield.

For more information, please call Br. Sufu Hashim at 1-800-313-5635.

Dates to Remember

  • April 3rd: Pancake Breakfast
  • April 4th:  Elementary Science Fair & Open  House (Pre-K-G4)
  • April 11th: Half Day
  • April 11th: Middle school Science Fair ( G5-G8 )
  • April 15th, 16th, & 17th: Middle school Quarter III Finals
  • April 14th – 18th: Earth Week
  • April 18th: End of Quarter III
  • May 9th: Report Cards

Verse of the week

{It is He who has sent among the unlettered a Messenger from themselves reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book and wisdom – although they were before in clear error.} (Al-Jumu’ah 62:2)

New England Weather

We have been experiencing a tough winter thus far.  Therefore, delays, emergency early dismissals, or closings will be announced via (1) the school voice blast, (2) a generalized email to parents, and (3) on WBZ radio and television. Please make sure to pick up your children on time during the emergency early dismissal, as we want our staff to get home safely as well.

Sponsor The Orphans Project

Sponsor the Orphans Program is going to be the school theme for the months of January and February, inshaAllah. Please support and help provide an acceptable living for the children who have almost nothing, by simply sending a small donation daily or regularly with your child. It is a great lesson in empathy for your children. At the end of the project, all collected funds will go to Helping Hand USA to benefit two orphans that our Alhuda students will be sponsoring. Sponsor The Orphans Tree will be displayed proudly in the school hallway consisting of leaves with students’ names who have donated towards the project. All student donors will share their pictures with the sponsored orphans, insha Allah.

The Prophet, peace & blessings be upon him, said: “{I and the guardian of the orphan will be in Paradise as close as these two, “indicating his index finger and middle finger”} (Sahih Bukhari)

STOP (Students Together Opposing Prejudice) Program

Alhuda Academy middle school students have joined the S.T.O.P. Program.  It is a six-week curriculum that provides diversity training, teaches awareness and respect of people’s differences, and offers students skills to stand up against discrimination and bullying. The middle school students along with their teacher, Mrs. Nayfeh, already attended one session on January 9th alhamdulilah. There will be other sessions and we are happy to announce that Alhuda will be hosting one in February, inshaAllah.

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.

Bake Sale

Please remember to check your child’s communication folder for any correspondence from the school, especially the Bake sale flyer. A portion of the bake sale proceeds goes to the classrooms resources. Thank you!

–          January 24th: Grade 3 and Grade 4

–          January 31st: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8

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

Verse of the Week

{By the Token of Time (through the ages)   Verily Humankind is in loss  Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and join together in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.}  (103:1-3)

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.

Life Touch Picture Retake

Students who were absent or those who would like to have their picture to be retaken, Life Touch will be at Alhuda on Monday December 16th at 8:30 AM. Please note that the students must come to school in uniform.

School Half Days and Other Events

Please always refer to the school calendar for half days and events. However, the school will communicate any date changes using (1) voice blast, (2) email), (3) Facebook, (4) Courier and (5) Teachers’ Newsletter.

Late Pick Up

Students, who are not picked up by 3:45 PM on Mondays through Fridays or by 12:15 PM on half days, are taken to the school daycare. Parents will be charged accordingly.

Date to Remember:

  • December 13th: Progress Report
  • December 20th: Arabic Spelling Bee- Parent-Welcome Event!
  • December 24th & 25th: No Daycare
  • December 23rd to January 1st: Winter Break
  • January 6th to 10th: Geography Bee
  • January 10th: Half day- Dismissal 12:00 noon-No Worcester School bus service.

Quran Resources

Verse of The Week

{It is He Who brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers when ye knew nothing; and He gave you hearing and sight and intelligence and affections: that ye may give thanks to Allah}.16:78

Jazakum Allah Khairan..Thank You!

Quarter I Assembly was a big success alhmdulilah! We would like to thank our parents who celebrated the students’ success. Jazakum Allah khair.

At Alhuda, we are very proud of the students who made it to the Honors and High Honors lists this Quarter.  This is a truly impressive feat for two reasons:

1) Although we have not changed the criteria for achieving these lists, we are being far stricter in enforcing them this year.

2) We have also implemented the Common Core Standards.  These national curriculum standards are more challenging – requiring the students (and teachers) to work harder.  So students who were able to meet the requirements to be on either one of these lists should be very pleased with their accomplishments!  Congratulations to all our Honor students.

Student of the Quarter (SOTQ)

One student (or two depending on class size) was chosen by the homeroom teacher to receive this Quarterly Award as an incentive based on the following criteria:

  • Must have A’s & B’s in ALL of his/her classes for the Quarter.
  • Must have had no discipline referrals
  • Must not have more than SIX unexcused tardy and SIX unexcused absences during the Quarter.
  • Must comply with school uniform

Congratulations…

We would like to congratulate the following families on the new arrival of their new additions:

–          The Taufeeque family was blessed with Mohammad Hassan Taufeeque.

–          The Tashpulatov Family was blessed with Imran Tashpulatov

–          The Badry family was blessed with Maryam Badry

May Allah make them among the righteous, bless their families and keep them in good health, Ameen!

Verse of The Week

“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so it was ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are sacred. That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein.” [al-Tawbah 9:36]

Reminder:

Please do not drop your children early in the morning and leave them unattended. There will be no staff members to supervise them as the school doors will open at 7:45 AM sharp. We are heading toward colder days, hence, please plan accordingly.

Jazakum Allah khair.

Takbir…

So proud of our students who tried their best to fast the ninth and the tenth of Muharam following the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH); we are also glad that our student body is aware of the Prophet’s (PBUH) tradition, and they are trying their best to emulate him. Alhmdulilah, we dedicate the month of November to practice the Sunnah of our Prophet (PBUH) with the theme “Reviving The Sunnah.

Thank You Corner

Our deepest thanks and jazakum Allah khair to our parents Fazal Alam & Noera Alam for donating boxes of school supplies; and for Ahmed Elgindy for donating 4 new computers to our Computer Lab. May Allah SWT accept your deeds and reward you greatly… Ameen.

Bake Sale

Please remember to check your child’s communication folder for any correspondence from the school, especially the Bake sale flyer. A portion of the bake sale proceeds goes to the classrooms resources. Please check the ingredients and make sure that it is 100% kosher/ halal and healthy. Thank you!

 

After School Dues

Please be informed that monthly dues for student after school clubs are due on or before November 22nd. To ensure students continue to benefit from the selected programs, please send dues on or before the due date by either check or cash. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.   Jazakum Allah Khair.

Verse of the Week

{And why should I not worship Him Who has created me) means, `and what is there to stop me from sincerely worshipping the One Who has created me, and worshipping Him Alone, with no partner or associate} 22:36

 

Alhamdulillah..

Alhuda will receive The Big Yellow School Bus grant. A big jazkum Allah Khair goes to our parent who dedicated their time to follow up with the requirements.

Change in dismissal / Early dismissal

Ample written advanced notice needs to be communicated in case you want to dismiss your child with a non-listed member.

Please remember that dismissal time is between 3:15-3:30 PM, unless the student is part of the after school programs. Late pick up will be charged a Daycare fee. Please remember that our students look forward to seeing you on time everyday inshaAllah.

Date to Remember…

  • November 1st: Half Day, Dismissal time is 12:00 noon Sharp. No bus service. No dismissal to the Masjid.
  • November 1st at 9:00 a.m.: Middle School Debate: “Should Surveillance Cameras be in the Classroom?”
  • November 5th to 7th: Middle School Quarter I Exams
  • November 8th: End of Quarter I.
  • November 11th: No School-Veterans’ Day
  • November 21st: Chuck-E-Cheese Night
  • November 27th: Quarter Assembly
  • November 27th: Half day and Parent-Teacher Conferences start at 12:30 p.m.; Daycare will be available for a minimum fee.
  • November 28th & 29th: No school.

Please, always refer to the school calendar for school events and days off.

Verse of the Week

{And proclaim that the people shall observe Hajj pilgrimage. They will come to you walking or riding on various exhausted (means of transportation). They will come from the farthest locations.} 22:27

Professional Development—Takbir! MashaAllah!

Alhuda Quran Teachers are now Nuranyah-certified (certified to teach Quran recitation with proper tajweed); they started the course in March of last year, and ended it with a full certification, mashaAllah. Our students will, inshaAllah, be trained to pronounce the Quran properly.

Our Science teachers are now members of the Museum of Science Teacher Partner Program.  This allows them to attend Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) workshops. They already attended one workshop on a Sunday in September.  During this workshop, they had the chance to preview the Hall of Human Life and attended different sessions that benefited them greatly.

Eight Alhuda teachers attended a whole day conference last Saturday at the University of Massachusetts thru the TEACH PLUS America along with hundreds of other teachers from across the Commonwealth.  Training involved delving into the Common Core in the classrooms. Our teachers gained information as well as an opportunity to network with other public school staff and administrators. Alhuda Academy was the only Islamic school that attended this conference alhmdulilah.

Alhuda Science Lead teacher, Mrs. Abdlkader, will be attending a 4-day workshop at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) titled Project Based STEM: Teaching & Learning.

October 7th, our teachers will be attending The Fourth Annual Educators Professional Day at Bridgewater State University.

After School Program

MashaAllah, we closed enrollment for Destination Imagination. We now have four teams and four team managers. First class will start this Friday from 3:30 to 6:00p.m. Please pack an extra snack with your child if he or she will be attending.

There are only a few openings left for Martial Arts and Technology Clubs; we are now opening these clubs to the community.  Please contact the school office to register your child.

Middle School Students & Community Service

Our middle school students had an opportunity to put their faith into action by participating in the Syria InKind Winter Drive. This is a joint effort between the Worcester Islamic Center and Helping Hand for Relief and Development.  They are preparing a container of clothing, household items, diapers, medical and school related items to send to our brothers and sisters in Syria.

Our students sorted and packed clothes on October 2 from 1:30-3:00 pm.  We are encouraging middle school students to show compassion and offer service hours to their communities, both near and far. 

Dates to Remember

  • October 4th: Half Day for students. Dismissal time is at 12:00 sharp. Parents collecting their students late will have to collect them from Daycare where they will have to pay a fee.  No students will be dismissed to the Masjid unattended.
  • October 7th: Professional Development – No school for the students.
  • October 11th:  Hajj Simulation- Parents are welcome to attend.
  • October 14th:  No school
  • October 14 – 16:  No DAYCARE
  • October 14 – 18:  Eid-al-Adha Break No School

Please always refer to the school calendar; any change or cancellation will be communicated to you as soon as we are aware of it. Jazakum Allah kahir

Progress Report

The school will be mailing the Progress report for students with 70% average and below on Tuesday October 8th inshaAllah.

Lunch menu

Please note that the lunch selections rotate throughout the month.  It will be hard to remember when your child is purchasing lunch and when you must pack him/her a lunch.  We advise you to place copy of this menu on your refrigerator to help you remember.  Please note that no late orders will be accepted because late orders cause confusion for the caterer.  Jazakum Allahu khairun for understanding.

Student Photo Authorization

If you have not returned your photo authorization form yet, please do so at your earliest convenience. If we do not receive your form, we will assume that you permit us to take and post your child’s picture in the school publications including facebook.

Please like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/alhudak8 . Alhmdulilah, we are close to 200 likes, please invite friends and family to like the school page and enjoy continual updates on Alhuda Academy events and activities.

Thank You Corner

Thank you to all the volunteers who chaperoned our field trip to Tougas Farm.  We would not have been able to go without their assistance.  The students had a wonderful time.  See the photos on our facebook.

We are also very grateful to all the parents who attended Curriculum Night.  It was a pleasure to see all of you.  Jazzakum Allahu khair for your continued support and interest.

SAFETY Reminders

For everyone’s safety, please put down your cell phones at Drop-Off and Pick-Up times. We would like to ensure that each parent’s attention is focused on the children and their safety.

Please remember that each child in the vehicle must be in an approved child restraint. Children through K5 should be in a car seat or booster seat. Children in Gr. 1 and up should have their seat belts on at any and all times that the vehicle is in motion.

Sick Child Policy

Please keep your child home if he/she is sick. He/she may not return to school until either all symptoms are gone or until he/she has a doctor’s note stating that he/she is not contagious. Please call the front office by 9:00 am to let us know if he/she is out.

September Thank You Corner

We want to thank everyone for coming to the Orientation Night. MashaAllah, we had a wonderful turn out and we are looking forward to having same if not more in the coming Curriculum Night inshaAllah. Daycare will be available for a fee in case you want to bring your child.

Thank you for sending healthy snacks with your child and to the Bake Sale. Please let’s keep our children and our school healthy. Please remember that Alhuda is a Nut-Free school.

Thank you for liking us on Facebook, Keep inviting your friends and refer them to us at https://www.facebook.com/alhudak8 for continuous updates on the school.

The Arabic Department News

Our teachers will be attending an interactive on-line course as part of the on-going Professional Development to which Alhuda believes in. This course meets the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Our teachers will receive a Certificate upon course completion inshaAllah.

Engrade

Your child’s teacher should have shared with you or with your child the Engrade password. It is essential that you start accessing and monitoring your child’s progress. If you wish to meet with any of our teachers, you may book an appointment by calling the school or emailing them, inshaAllah.

Dropoff/Pickup and Dismissal

Drop Off and Pick Up…

Please park legally in designated parking spaces when dropping off or picking up the students.  Do not park in front of the school and do not block the school buses in the mornings or in the afternoons.

It is very important that your child comes and leaves on time. Transitional time in the morning from home to school and the excitement to meet the parents in the afternoon are precious for the students. In addition, SIX tardies will negatively impact your child’s chances of being chosen for the Student of The Quarter. Please have your child sleep in an appropriate time and wake to a fresh and healthy quick breakfast inshaAllah.

Morning Drop Off: 7:45- 8:05. The student will be considered tardy at 8:06

Afternoon dismissal: 3:16-3:30. Late pick-up requires that the child be signed out from the school office. After 3:45, students will be picked up from the Daycare with extra charge.

Please remember when picking up your child from the back of the school building to follow the flow of the cars and not take the short cut. Try to drive all the way to where the teachers are standing to help you in getting your child in the car.

Theme of the Year

And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend. Surat Fussilat 34:41

Verse of the Week

Ta, Ha, we have not sent down to you the Quran that you be distressed, but only as a reminder for those who fear Allah} (20:1,2,3)

The Literature Contest

“Letters About Literature” is a reading and writing program administered in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and nationally by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

The program asks students to write letters to authors whose work has made a significant difference in their lives.

Alhuda Academy students, in grades 4-8, participated this year and won awards. Over 3000 students participated in the state of Massachusetts. The finalists, who comprised the top 2% were honored at the State House.

Congratulations to our winners:

Finalist:   Grade 6: Muhammad Farrag

Semi-Finalists:  Grade 4: Maroua Rahaoui , and Grade 8: Safa Jawad and Ruqayah Mohammed.

Alhmdulilah..

The Praised One Winner

Alhuda students participated in a national poetry competition led by Northstar School in California under the theme of: “The Praised One”.

The results are out and our 5th Grade student Farrah Haytham won First place in the Arabic version of the competition.

Alhmdulilah and tabaraka Allah we are the only school in MA to win mashaAllah.

We are very proud of Farrah, her teachers, her parents and all the students who participated, mashaAllah!

Alhuda Penny/Change Drive

100 pennies make a dollar…500 pennies make 5 dollars, it ADDS UP!!!
Bring us that discarded jar of pennies you’ve been wondering what to do with.  We’ll make every penny count for our students.  Remember what the Prophet (salla Allahu alaihe wa sallam-PBUH) said:
Do not belittle any good
Our goal is to raise$2,000.  If we make it, insha’Allah, we will throw an ice cream party for all our students!
So please help us get new computers, and earn the students their ice cream party!
Bring us all your spare change!

Dates To Remember

May 21 – 23 – CAT Testing
May 24 –  Bake Sale sponsored by 7th & 8th Grade
May 27 – Memorial Day, No School
May 29-30 – CPAA Testing
May 29-31 – Middle School Term IV Exams
May 31 – Bake Sale sponsored by Pre-K & KG
May 31  -Arabic International Day
June 7 – KG Graduation
June 9 – 8 th Grade Graduation
June 13 – Field Day
June 14 – Last Day of School

The Verse of The Week

 

{Their allies deceived them, like the Evil One, when he says to man, “Deny God”: but when (man) denies God, (the Evil One) says, “I am free of thee: I do fear God, the Lord of the Worlds!”} 59:16

Thank You Corner…

 During Teacher Appreciation Week, Alhuda Academy took time to honor and appreciate its teachers and acknowledge their crucial role in making sure every student receives a quality education. Thumbs up to our teachers for their hard work and for all they do for our school.

We would like to thank our parents who supported the events, provided delicious meals, beautiful flowers, and supervised the students during one of the lunch recess times to give the teachers the opportunity to have lunch together and relax a bit. Jazakum Allah Khairan!

Quran Stars

 Congratulations to all the students below:

Pre-K  Imama Adnan

KG  Hassan Badry

G1  Mahdi Rahoui

G2  Mashal Khan

G3 Maira Waqar

G4  Omar Nayfeh

G5  Hafsa Waqar

G6  Muhammad Farrag

G7 & G8 Saleha Taufeque

Letters About Literature

 Alhuda on the Front Page Again… MashaAllah, Tabarak Allah wa Allah Akbar!

“Letters About Literature” is a reading and writing program administered in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and nationally by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The program asks students to write letters to authors whose work has made a significant difference in their lives.” 

Alhuda Academy students, in grades 4-8, participated this year and won awards.  Over 3000 students participated in the state of Massachusetts.  The finalists will be honored at the State House.  

Congratulations to our winners:

Finalist: Grade 6: Muhammad Farrag

Semi-Finalists: Grade 4: Maroua Rahaoui , and Grade 8: Safa Jawad and Ruqayah Mohammed.   

Alhmdulilah and please keep us in your Duaa (supplication).

Penny/Change Drive

 100 pennies make a dollar…500 pennies make 5 dollars, it ADDS UP!!!  Bring us that discarded jar of pennies you’ve been wondering what to do with.  We’ll make every penny count for our students.  Remember what the Prophet (salla Allahu alaihe wa sallam-PBUH) said:

 

Do not belittle any good

Our goal is to raise $2,000.  If we make it, inshaa’Allah, we will throw an ice cream party for all our students. So please help us get new computers, and earn the students their ice cream party! Bring us all your spare change!  Jazzakum Allahu kair 

Verse of The Week

 {. . then when Sulaiman saw it placed before him, he said: “This is by the Grace of my Lord to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! And whoever is grateful, truly, his gratitude is for the good of his own self, and whoever is ungrateful, (he is ungrateful only for the loss of his own self). Certainly! My Lord is Rich (Free of all wants), Bountiful” [An-Naml: 40]

Alhuda Middle School students won the top places in the Massachusetts Regional Science Fair at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

 Allah Akbar… Allah Akbar…

Alhuda Academy, in its continuation of seeking excellence in education makes a GREAT showing at the Massachusetts Regional Science Fair at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. With about 130 projects competing and 170 students from schools all across the Central Massachusetts region, Alhuda Academy students placed first place, 3 second place projects, and an honorable mention. Overall, 7 of our students placed in the fair. 

According to the science fair chairperson, this was one of the most competitive years for projects with the highest number of schools participating.

 

First Place: Ruqayah Mohammed

Second Place: Simrah Ahmed

Second Place: Haris Waqar

Second Place: Nurah Ali, Safa Jawad, & Samia Taufeeque

Honorable Mention: Mohamad El-Rifai

 

We are so proud of all of our students who participated, which included Al Madinah Xhemalallari, Muhammad Farrag, Mustafa Khedr, Layla Nayfeh, Yusuf Badereldin, and Abdul Rahman Zakaria. 

Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA)

PreK-4 – G2 will be taking the CPAA practice test on Monday, May 6th and Tuesday, May 7th  in order to get them ready for the official testing on May 29th & 30th.  Please make sure your child is present on these days.   Alhmdulilah, our teachers went through the required training for the CPAA and they are looking forward to its full implementation.

California Achievement Test (CAT)

 

 

Grade 3-8 will be taking their standardized test the week of May 21st-23th inshaAllah.
Please provide your children with healthy breakfast and snacks (nutrition bars, fruit,etc.).
Friday May 24th is the make-up day.

 

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

Student of The Month

 Congratulations to all the students.

Pre-K3 – Dayla Alhazmi

Pre-K4-Noor Saeed

KG- Laila Khatak

G1- Humza Haider

G2- Naairah Medina

G3- Junayd Khattak

G4- Ridha Alam

G5- Imad El-Rifai

G6- Al Madinah  Xhemalallari

G8- Mohamad El-Rifai

MasdhaAllah..wa Allah Akbar

 

Completed Juz Amma 30:  G4- Noah Moselhy and Omar Nayfeh

Completed Juz Tabarak 29:  G3- Khadija Laddaoui

Completed Juz 26:  G4- Maroua Rahoui

Completed Juz 27: G5- Huma Rhaman and Hafsa Waqar

Completed Juz 28: G5- Farrah Haytham

Report Cards

 Report cards were sent home on Tuesday.  Please be sure to sign your child’s report card and return it to the school as soon as possible to be added to your child’s academic file.  Jazakum Allah Khairen

Traffic Policies and Student Safety

 All city and state traffic laws apply in the WIC parking lot:

  •      Please observe the One Way flow of traffic whenever you are entering or exiting the school parking lot.
  •      Park ONLY in legally designated parking spots
  •      SLOW down
  •  Morning dropping off, you must drive around the building and stop at the left side of the entrance between the   school and the green building.
  •   You cannot park in the front of the school while students are being dropped off in the morning.
  •    PreK and KG students MUST be escorted by their parents
  •    Do not block the school bus or other parents’ cars
  •    Dismissal Pick Up: follow the queue of cars in the back where your child will be brought to you.
  •    Early dismissal: In order not to interfere with the school bus, you must park your car at the far side of the parking lot in front of the Green building.

 Our primary concern is the safety of our students; please help us to keep them safe by observing these rules.

Jazakum Allah Khairan!

Dates to Remember:

          Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6th– May 10th   

          NECIS Spelling Bee: May 11th at Al-Noor Academy, Mansfield

          History Festival:  May 16th (tentative, may change)

          Quran Competition: May 17th from 9:00am -12:00pm, WIC Social Hall

          CAT Testing(G3-G8):  May 21st through May 24th

          Memorial Day: May 27th –No School

          CPAA Testing (Prek- G2):  May 29th and May 30th

          Arabic International Day:  May 31st

 

Community News

 

Worcester Islamic Center (WIC) Fundraiser is this coming Saturday May 4, 2013 at 7:00pm in the center. Please come and support our local Masjid, jazakum Allah khair

Verse of the Week

 

“…if any one slew a person, it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.” [Al-Qur’an 5:32]

Arabic Spelling Bee Winners—MashaAllah & Allahu Akbar!

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

Mrs. Hussin -G1
1st : Khaled Noures
2nd: Muhammad Imran
3rd:  Yahya Ibrahimi

Mrs. Brahimi- G2-G4
1st: Mohammad Junaid Taufeeque
2nd: Yara Nabih
3rd: Yousuf Mohammed

Mrs. Hammad and Mrs. Brahimi G4-G5
1st: Maroua Rahaoui
2nd: Hafsa Waqar
3rd: Amina Laddaoui

Mrs. Hussin G3-G4
1st: Zaki Khan
2nd:  Ridha Alam
3rd: Omar Nayfeh

Mrs. Hussin G6-G8
1st: Muhammad Farrag
2nd: Mehar Saleha Taufeeque
3rd: Haris Waqar

Mrs. Hammad G6-G8
1st: Simrah Ahmed
2nd: Layla Nayfeh
3rd: Ruqayah Mohammad

Dates to Remember

 

 

          Regional Science Fair: April 30th.
          May 3: Full day of school
          NECIS Spelling Bee: May 11th at Al-Noor Academy, Mansfield.
          May 16th History Festival
          Quran Competition: May 17th from 9:00-12:00
          May 21-24: CPAA Standardized Test for PreK-2 and CAT Test for 3-8
          Arabic International Day: May 31st.