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January Newsletter

We are ACA. We empower our community with knowledge, spirit, and service. My Lord, increase me in knowledge”


"وَقُلْ رَبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْما"

 Principal's Message

Welcome back to school! We hope you had a good start to the new year so far. As we begin the year, take this opportunity to set intentions and goals for yourself. Create a roadmap with realistic milestones to keep you on track and bring you closer to achieving your goals.

 

 Important Dates

January

20 - Martin Luther King Day - No school.
24 - Montessori Career Day
28 - Grades 6-8 Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve Field Trip
 

February

7 - Montessori International Day
12 - In-Class Arabic Spelling Bee
14 - Science Fair
17 - President's Day - No school
21 - Honor Society Induction Ceremony
28 - Art Show


Click to  view the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar:
https://www.azacademy.org/editoruploads/files/Calendars/2019-2020_ACA_Calendar.pdf


To view ACA events click here:
https://www.azacademy.org/academics/events-calendar.cfm

 

 What's New!

Montessori International Day

Friday, February 27th 
8:30 to 11 a.m.
ACA Gym

Join us for the most anticipated Montessori event! Enjoy performances and booths showcasing our culture, heritage, and traditions from all over the world!

We are looking for volunteers to do henna, face painting, crafts, set up, and clean up.

Click on the link below to sign up!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EA5A72BA0FD0-montessori2

 

 
Montessori Career Day

Friday, January 24th 
9 to 11 a.m.
Montessori Classrooms

We are excited to bring you ACA's Montessori Career Day event this year! Students will have the opportunity to get acquainted with various types of professions!  We are looking for volunteer guest speakers for this event!

Please sign up by clicking on the link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EA5A72BA0FD0-montessori3

 
Purchase Yearbooks Online
January 22nd to May 8th, 2020

Yearbooks can now be purchased online! Click on the link below to get your copy now!

Cost:
  • Online Early Bird (January 22nd - March 31st) - $45
  • Online (April 1st to May 8th) - $50
  • At school (available for pick-up after May 8th) - $50
    *Limited quantities, sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/ACA

 
We're Hiring

We have openings for a Vice Principal position and multiple teaching opportunities!

Visit our website to view available positions and submit your application.

https://www.azacademy.org/about-aca/job-opportunities.cfm

 
Senior Umrah Trip
March 5th to 14th, 2020

The Umrah committee is pleased to announce the 6th Senior Annual Umrah trip. Early registration and prices starts now until January 3rd, 2020.

 
Cost:
  • ACA weekdays school students and families $2,725 ($2,900 after January 3rd, 2020).
  • Community members $2,900 ($3,000 after January 3rd, 2020).
  • $500 deposit due upon registration and is on is on a first come first served basis.
  • Registration closes on January 24th, 2020

For more information about the package and to register, visit our website:

https://www.azacademy.org/about-aca/umrah-trip.cfm

 
Early Childhood Division

ACA is currently finalizing its waiting list for a new mixed-age Montessori method preschool class. If you have not already reserved your spot, please contact us as soon as possible. 

Contact us today!
602-454-1222
aca.registrar@azacademy.org
https://www.azacademy.org/

 
Join the School Council!

Join our School Council and be part of an elected body representing all ACA stakeholders, providing consultation in support of ACA's operations and academics! 

For more information and to join, visit:
https://www.azacademy.org/our-team/school-council.cfm

 
Tell Us How We're Doing!

The ACA Administration and Board is collecting monthly feedback from our parents.

Please take a minute to complete this short satisfaction survey. Your comments and feedback help us to make improvements and continue to strive for excellence!

TAKE SURVEY
 

  Fundraisers

Save the Date- ACA Fundraising Iftar

Mark your calendars! The ACA Fundraising Iftar will be held on April 25th, 2020 at the ACA Gym!

Stay tuned for more details!

 
ACA Night With the Phoenix Suns

Celebrate our school and help us raise funds with the Phoenix Suns. Families and friends are all encouraged to the spend the night with us!

Date: Friday, January 31st, 2019
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $33/ticket

Click here for more information: https://www.azacademy.org/our-team/pta-events.cfm
 

 

 
 
 
 

  Counselor's Corner

January's Theme: Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset is the idea that our abilities are not fixed.  We are capable of changing and improving our abilities through hard work, practice, and patience.  We can "GROW" our abilities.  

Research by Carol Dweck has shown that students with a "GROWTH MINDSET" are more successful in school because they bounce back from failure and do not get stuck in a negative thinking pattern of self-defeat. 

Practicing self-reflection, mindfulness, wellness, kindness, and gratitude are positive steps toward achieving a "GROWTH MINDSET"

"Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you.  Be grateful to Me, and reject not faith" Al-Qur'an, 2:152

 

  Health News

Smoking Awareness

Smoking includes E-Cigarettes, E-Hookahs, Hookah Pens, Vape Pipes, and Cloud Pens. All of these products may contain nicotine. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s office on smoking and health, nicotine has adverse health effects on the adolescent brain. A lot of these products are advertised as containing no nicotine, but laboratory testing has shown that they actually do.

Read the article below to raise your awareness on these products:
www.rightdecisionsrightnow.com/app/uploads/2015/08/RDRN_E-Cigs.pdf  

 

  Announcements

  • New Faculty Updates - Please welcome Sr. Arzu Adnan and Sr. Asmaa Khadem Alarbaiin to our faculty.  Sr. Arzu has been a volunteer with us for a couple of months and will continue to teach Elementary Computer classes.  Sr. Asmaa will take over our Freedom Learning classes and assist in the Administrative Office.  We are happy to have them join our team! 
     
  • Masjid Committee Events -  Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events!
     
  • Yearbook Picture Submission - Share your pictures of events or random candid shots of students and staff on campus with our Yearbook committee!  Email mediacoordinator@azacademy.org with your photos or videos so we can include it in our yearbook this year! 

    SENIORS CALL FOR ACTION! - Email correspondence went out to the Senior class about yearbook senior pages. Seniors, please read the instructions on designing your individual pages.  Parents, please provide the  parent letter before February 17th 2020.
     
  • Donate - Join the ACA Dollar a Day Campaign! Click here to view the flyer! Support ACA and help us continue to improve our academic and athletic programs! Please visit www.acadonation.com to make a donation.
     
  • Tag Us! - If you are not already following us on social media, click on the links on the footer of this newsletter to connect! Tag us at #azacademy or #ACA  when you attend events at ACA! Once we are connected, you will get the latest news, access to photos and videos, and can connect with other parents, students, and the community here at ACA! 
     
  • PSP (Parent Service Program) - We are looking for volunteers for our upcoming events. Sign- up links are now active to volunteer for events. Visit our website to view school events and click on the event links to sign up as a volunteer: https://www.azacademy.org/academics/events-calendar.cfm.  If you have other ways you would like to contribute, email us at communication@azacademy.org to discuss how we can work together.
     
  • Multimedia - Arabic Day pictures and videos are posted!
    Check out our school website, and social media pages to view them and stay current with what's happening at ACA. Click on the links below to follow us or subscribe to our pages!

    ACA Website:
    https://www.azacademy.org/about-aca/media-gallery.cfm

    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrTRVuE0BAzd5DSrGtIgTUQ

    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/Arizona-Cultural-Academy-College-Prep-156253127750663/

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/acaazacademy/

    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/AcademyArizona
 

Athletics

Wolves

We are preparing for our Spring Basketball season. Official practice starts Monday, February 10th and every Wednesday after that for the rest of the season. Games begin in March and training starts soon. We look forward to building a stronger team!

Open Gym  - Wednesdays, January 22nd to February 5th from 3.30 to 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Season: March 2020 (Spring)
 
 
 
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