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 New @ ACA

Middle & High School Chromebook
 
Middle and high school students received their Chromebook training and information about our updated Acceptable Use of Technology policy. 

ACA students can check out a Chromebook for the day for use at school. Students also have the option of using a Chromebook at home. This option requires parents and students to meet with Administration to sign the addendum. This pilot program was initiated to help complement and enhance the use of Google Classroom.

 If you have any questions or concerns related to this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to your ACA Administration team.



Honor Society Induction
 
On Wednesday, February 6th, we had our 2018-2019 Honor Society induction ceremony.  Congratulations to our distinguished students for their achievements!  Here are a couple of pictures from the ceremony.



 

  Health

Eating Fruits & Vegetables
 
It is important to eat fruits and vegetables to stay healthy and strong. It can be challenging to get children to eat  more fruits and vegetables, so here are some tips and ideas on how to start bringing more nutrition from these types of foods into your diet and encouraging your children to choose the right foods to eat.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/How-to-Get-Your-Child-to-Eat-More-Fruits-and-Veggies.aspx
 

 Athletics

  • New Coach Update -  Coach Abdul Ali Rahman will be covering Coach Patrick's duties. A new female PE coach shortly.
     
  • Wolves Game vs. Northpointe (1/15/2019) - Wolves win 54-28!!! ACA high school basketball finished their season last night with a victory over Northpointe Prep. Our guys were more talented and played like a cohesive unit! The group was 6-4 overall this season. Both Coaches are proud of the group and the players anticipate an active off-season to prepare for bigger goals in 2019-2020!
     
  • Wolves Game (1/10/2019) vs. Maryvale - The 5th/6th grade team pulled out another victory with defense and aggressive rebounding. Final score ACA wolves win: 17-11!
     
  • Wolves Game (1/9/2019) vs. San Tan - The high school boys split this week with a loss at SanTan and a victory at Maryvale.
     
  • Upcoming  Wolves Games - Click here to view information on upcoming games!

 
 

  Events & News

  • Ladies Only Dance - Join us on February 2nd for our Ladies Only dance event! Stay tuned for more information!
     
  • PTA Events - 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, please send an email to aca.pta@azacademy.org
 

   Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY  2019:
  • Presidents Day - No school on Monday, 18th.
  • Montessori International Day - Friday, 22nd.
MARCH  2019:
  • Science Fair - Friday, 1st.
  • Living Museum - Friday, 8th.
  • Spring Break - No school on  Monday, 11th  to Friday, 15th.
  • Arabic Day -  Friday, 22nd.
Click here to view our school calendar.
 

 Announcements

  • 2019 Annual Qur'an Competition Sign-Up - Our 2019 Annual Qur'an Competition will be held on Monday, April 2, 2019.The deadline to sign up for the competition is Friday, March 8, 2019.  Please visit our website for more information: https://www.azacademy.org/our-team/quran-competition.cfm
     
  • Staff Member Departure - Coach Patrick Fitzpatrick is no longer with ACA.  We thank him for his service to our students as well as our athletic program and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.  Coach Abdul Ali Rahman will be covering Coach Patrick's duties. A new female PE coach shortly.

    Ms. Saleha Alam will no longer be a full-time Montessori teacher.  She has decided to remain with us as a substitute teacher.  Ms. Saleha joined ACA in 2008 and we thank her for her service and contribution to ACA. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.  Ms. Faten Abousaleh will be her replacement.
     
  • ACA Board-Stakeholders Meeting  - Held on Sunday, February 24th. All are welcome to attend. Event starts at 10 a.m for Board-Staff Meeting and 11:30 a.m for Board-Parents. A light brunch will be served. Stay tuned for the flyer with more details!
     
  • Parking Lot Upgrade - Our parking lot upgrade is nearly complete and we still need to modify our pickup and drop off procedure. Please note the drop off and pick up procedures sent to you via email. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we make the upgrades.
     
  • 2019 Spring Umrah Trip - Our 2019 Annual Spring Break Umrah Trip is coming up in March 7-16th, 2019. Visit our webpage for more info. The trip has reached its maximum capacity and there are no more available spots.  If you would like to join our waiting list should any spots open, please email Ms. Maesa Abdulal at abdulalm@gmail.com.  
     
  • Umrah Fundraising - Help raise funds to send our senior students on an Umrah trip during Spring Break! Be on the look out for for Friday Food Fundraisers and much more! Interested in donating funds or sponsoring a student?  Please contact christine.mcgee@azacademy.org for more information.
     
  • Donate to ACA - To support ACA and help us continue to improve our programming please visit www.acadonation.com.
     
  • Tag Us! - If you are not already following us on social media, click on the links on the footer of this newsletter so we can connect. Tag us at #azacademy or #ACA when you attend events or if you have pictures from events at ACA! 
     
  • 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! 
 

   National School Choice Week

National School Choice is held every January on an annual basis. The goal of National School Choice Week (NSCW) is to shine a positive spotlight on various educational options available for children. NSCW encourages schools, organizations, and individuals to hold celebratory events to raise public awareness of school choice options.  It is world's largest annual celebration of opportunity in education! 
 
Montessori Celebrations:
We at ACA celebrated NSCW this year during the week of Jan. 23rd-25th.  In celebration of NSCW, we celebrated Montessori Career Day and handed out the signature yellow scarves to all 72 Montessori students! 
 


  
Elementary Celebrations:
We were able to celebrate the 100th Day of School by having a drawing in 1st-5th grade elementary classes and gave away 9 signature yellow scarves to each class based on the drawing.
 


 

 A note and quote shared by the Principal...

"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” ― Abraham Lincoln
 

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