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March 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

In light of the recent health concerns, we would like to wish you and your families good health and well-being. Insha'Allah, we hope that this pandemic shall soon pass and we can resume school on campus again. 

In the meantime, we are making every effort to continue with our lesson plans through online learning to ensure that our students stay on track with their learning milestones and routines.

 

 Important Dates

* All events are cancelled until further notice.

 

April

13- First day of Ramadhan (tentative)
21 - Qur'an Competition
23 - Montessori Qur'an Day
23 - 5th Grade Science Fair
25 - Fundraising Iftar


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

School Closure
March 16th - Until Further Notice

ACA is closing campus for an indefinite period of time due to COVID-19.  We are closely monitoring this rapidly evolving situation and are committed to updating our community with any new changes.    Students grades 1-12 have been taking their classes online with much success thanks to efforts by our parents, students and staff.  Our daycare-kindergarten parents will have information sent to them this week.  

ACA will hold an online Q&A session this week to address your questions and concerns.  In the meantime please feel free to submit your questions to us by contacting us at communication@azacademy.org.  Although campus is closed ACA staff is monitoring their email and phones and is prepared to support you and your family.  Our intentional goal is to keep you informed, continue your student's education, and keep our community safe.  We are stronger as a community and we pray that Allah (SWT) accepts our efforts and keeps us all out of harm's way.  


Visit our website for more details on the closure and online learning plans:

https://www.azacademy.org/media/aca-911.cfm

 

 
Q&A with the Principal

Thursday, March 26th, 2020
4 p.m 
Zoom Meeting - https://us04web.zoom.us/j/332448400
Meeting ID: 332 448 400

Join us for a live web and interactive session as we transition to online learning. Get all the information you need and questions answered on how to successfully implement our new learning approach to accommodate the recent health concerns surrounding COVID-19.

 
ACA Partners with Noor Academy

Take advantage of ACA's exclusive discount for Noor Academy 8th grade graduates. You will receive a 15% tuition discount on your first transfer year (9th grade). 

Click on the link below to sign up for more information:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSct9a2tNgRo_Q_EtcuHsEx1un3FPImYd7Il5MlIqFxLA9dh4A/viewform

 

 
Quran Competition

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
8:10-10:15 a.m (Groups 1-2)
10:20 a.m-12 p.m (groups 3-4)
1 p.m (awards ceremony)
ACA Masjid

You are invited to attend ACA's Annual Quran Competition! Reciting and reflecting on the Qur'an has tremendous benefits.

The Prophet PBUH said:

"Read the Qur'an, for verily it will come on the Day of Judgement as an intercessor for its companions"

Attire: uniform or Islamic dress - Thawb (boys) & Abayah (girls)

Surahs:

Grades 1-3: Annaziat 1-25

Grades 4-7: Alhashr 1-10 (1 1/2 pages)

Grades 8-12: Alfath 1-15 (2 pages)

Huffath: AnNisa (Juz and 1/2)

Notes:

  • Only participating students will be in the masjid.
  • The masjid must be quiet during this time. Younger siblings may attend but must step out if they become a distraction.
  • ACA is a closed campus. parents will be required to stay in the masjid during the competition and leave the campus upon  completion of the event. Parent's may re-enter for the Awards Ceremony.

 

 
Coffee with the Principal
8:30-9:30 a.m & 2:30-3:20 p.m
April 23rd
ACA Conference Room

Our principal would like to invite you for coffee or tea at ACA every 3rd Thursday of the month! This is an opportunity for you to get to know her better and discuss any topics of interest.

Click on the link below to RSVP:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EA5A72BA0FD0-coffee

 
Registration is Open!
2020-2021

Don't miss the chance to be part of the 3rd ranked private school in the Valley!

For more information and to register for the upcoming school year, visit our website or call our registrar today!

 

 
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

 
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

ACA Fundraising Iftar
Saturday, April 25th 
6:30 p.m
ACA Gym

Mark your calendars! The ACA Fundraising Iftar is coming up! Early registration prices starts now until April 22nd! 

Ticket prices:
Adults - $35
Students/Alumni - $20
Childcare - $15
Table - $300

The program will be folowed by Isha and Taraweeh. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:
https://www.azacademy.org/donate/iftar.cfm

 
Umrah Fundraiser - Pita University Restaurant
Weekdays - 2:30 - 5 p.m
Weekends - 12 - 5 p.m

Pita University will donate 10% of the profits to ACA's Umrah funds from purchases made on weekdays between 2:30 to 5 p.m,  15% on weekends from 12 to 5 p.m, and catering orders.
 

 
Tax Credit

You can still take a 100% dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your 2019 state taxes by redirecting your state taxes to provide scholarships for students at ACA. To participate in this free sadaqah opportunity, just follow these simple steps:

  • Visit www.ACAscholarship.com 
  • Donate up to $2269 for a married couple filing jointly or $1,135 for a single filer (depending upon your state tax liability)
  • Encourage your friends and family to do the same (forward this email)
  • If you own your own business, please contact me so we can discuss how your business can contribute even more!

 

 
 
 
 

   Counselor's Corner

Coronavirus and what can I do if I'm feeling worried?


What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a virus that affects the respiratory system (lungs, nose, mouth, throat, bronchi, and all other body parts involved in breathing). It is passed from person to person through droplets from sneezes, coughs, runny noses, and saliva. So if someone sneezes on their hand and touches a bathroom door handle, and then another person touches that same bathroom door handle and then touch their face, they can become infected with the virus. This is why it is so important to wash our hands and avoid touching our faces! 

I'm a kid. Doesn't that mean I can't get Coronavirus?
No. Some people have been saying that kids aren't affected by Coronavirus. Scientists believe that Coronavirus may not make kids as sick as adults. But kids can still become infected with the virus. 

Why are we staying home from school?
All the adults at school want you and your family to be safe and healthy. Scientists are recommending that we stay home and avoid being in crowds or large gatherings (like a classroom full of friends!). We are staying home from school to slow the virus from spreading. 

Visit the Counselor's Corner to continue reading this article:
https://www.azacademy.org/our-team/counselors-corner.cfm

 

  Health News

Coronavirus Awareness

As of February 10th, 2020, there was an outbreak caused by a novel Coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

To date, 63 cases have been reported in Arizona and the Department of Public Health is working closely with local, state, and federal partners to monitor the situation, identify individuals who may have been exposed, and contact those individuals with more information.

To learn more about this virus, symptoms, and prevention methods, click on the link below:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Click here for nutritional advise to boost your immunity:
https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/foods-that-boost-the-immune-system

To see latest updates by ADHS, click here: 
https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

 

  Announcements

 
  • Masjid Committee - Jumah, regular prayers, and events in the masjid are cancelled until further notice.
     
  • 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 March 27th 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 - Living Museum pictures 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. Practice is every Wednesday  and games begin in March. We look forward to building a stronger team!

Game Highlights: We lost our first evaluation game with a score of 38-28 to East Valley Dosdall. We led before half-game but did not finish the game with a win.

Click on the link below to view upcoming games: 
https://www.azacademy.org/our-team/wolves-games.cfm
 
 
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