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 New @ ACA

Academic Scholar Award Program
 
The ACA Academic Scholars Award is a new $500 merit-based tuition scholarship that will be awarded annually to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance.

We want to encourage academic excellence and award student's success. Click here for more details.

Wolves Den 1st Fun Hour
 
Our first Mentor Fun Hour was held on Thursday, October 4th. We have  many activities for a fun filled hour:
  • Board games
  • Tug of war
  • Hula hoop marathon
  • Hula hoop teamwork
  • Noodle relay
  • Potato sack race
 

  Health Info

Preventative Actions to Beat the Flu
 
The flu season is on the way. It is important to take preventive actions to beat the flu.

Here are some recommendations  from the CDC to keep flu out of your home and school:
 
  • Avoid close contact with sick people to avoid being infected. If you are sick, limit your contact with others to avoid infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after use.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water. Use an alcohol rub if soap and water is unavailable.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Click here for more information from the CDC on more preventative methods.
 

  Events & Updates

  • P.E T- Shirts  - Now available for purchase at the front office.
  • Box Tops - We have a goal to collect 2000 box tops. Please collect and send box tops with your children. The grade with the highest amount wins a choice of a donut or pizza party!
  • PTA Events - Vivo Ladies Art Party on October 19th! Check out our PTA Events page on the school website for  more details on this event and upcoming events. 
  • Volunteers - Parents who are interested in volunteering for PTA events, send an email to aca.pta@azacademy.org
 

   Upcoming Events


OCTOBER 2018:
  • Guest Speaker: Imam Zaid Shakir - Friday, 5th. at 7:30 p.m. Click here for details.
  • Fall Break - No school  from Monday, 8th  to Friday, 12th.
  • PTA Event: Vivo & Canvas Ladies Paint  - Friday, 19th from 3:20 - 4:45 p.m. Tickets sold at front desk.
  • Career Day - Friday, 26th from 9-11 a.m.
NOVEMBER  2018:
  • High School Field Trip - Friday, 2nd from 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Frankenstein Live Play @ Mesa Arts Center for Performing Arts
  • Scholastic Book Fair -  Monday, 5th  to Thursday, 8th from 3:20- 4 p.m.
  • Spelling Bee - Wednesday, 21st.
  • Thanksgiving Break -  No school from Thursday, 22nd to Friday, 23rd.
Click here to view our school calendar.
 

 Announcements

  • New Team Member -  Welcoming Sheikh Saifullah Muhammad to the ACA family!  He will be supporting our Sacred Sciences department as a Qur'an and Islamic Studies teacher. Click here to get to know him!
  • Guest Speaker: Imam Zaid Shakir -  Founder of Zaytuna College, Imam Zaid Shakir will be speaking at ACA. This is a free event and will be held on Friday, October 5th @ 7:30 p.m. Click here for  more details.
  • Umrah Fundraiser - Every Friday after Juma'a our senior students will be selling
    chicken shawarma sandwiches for $7 each. Families will be able to pre-order their sandwiches this week. All proceeds will go towards offsetting the cost of the Umrah trip for our senior students.
  • Qur'an Leveling - Starting next quarter, we will be leveling our Qur'an classes from grades 6-11. Students will be in a mixed classroom strategy based on their level (beginner or intermediate) rather than their grade.  Each level will have their own specific goals for Qur'an education (reading, reciting, comprehension, memorization).  This is a pilot initiative and if this model is successful at ACA, it may be adapted in other subject areas.
  • PSP (Parent Service Program) - Parents can now sign-up as a volunteer in advance from our PSP page on our website for upcoming events. Click on the event of interest and enter your name and time slot you would like to volunteer through sign-up genius. If you have other ways you would like to contribute, please contact us at communication@azacademy.org to discuss further! 
  • Student Body Election Results - We had our student body election on Oct 4th and here are the results! Congrats to all!
  • 4th Grade Wins the Most Merits in 1st Quarter -  When our students make good choices we award merits.  In September our fourth grade students earned 109 merits.  Second grade is a close runner up with 99 earned merits. We are so proud of all of our students! Keep up the good work!
 

 Appreciation

National Custodial Worker's Recognition Day

October 2nd is National Custodial Worker's Recognition Day. We want to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of our custodial staff who help keep our school clean and beautiful. Thank you for delivering outstanding service and running a well-maintained operation of our campus. It contributes to the first impression and success of our school.                                       
 

 Athletics

  • Boys Basketball Update 9/16/2018 - The wolves were  on-to-one (one win and one loss) on Sunday. Their Mesa opponent was experienced and well coached! Big welcome to 6th grader Jamal Sadaat! 
  • Boys Basketball Update 9/22/2018 - The Wolves took a loss in the morning. Team leaders were Saiar, Omar (6th), Omar (5th), and Noah.
  • Boys Basketball Update 9/28/2018 & 9/29/2018 - The wolves lost Friday night against the Tempe team (14-21). Bounced back though and dominated Saturday morning out in Mesa. Salmaan Hashim had a break out game with three jumpers. Hasan Cecunjanin led us in the Saturday morning game with 4 points and 4 steals. Thank you for the strong parent support. Go Wolves!
  • Coach Patrick is looking for a girls basketball coach, please let us know of any candidates.
  • To submit your ideas and interests , e-mail Coach Patrick at coach.patrick.athletics@azacademy.org.
 

 A quote shared by the Principal...

"Our children can be our greatest teachers, if we are humble enough to receive their lessons."
 

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