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 News @ ACA

Arabic Online Learning Pilot Program

Based on the feedback we received from the Shura meeting, we have initiated several measures to address parent's concerns related to learning and conversational Arabic.  ACA has partnered with Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program to implement an Arabic Online Learning pilot program. We will accept the first 20 students from grades 6-12 and provide one year of online learning access for a fee of $100. This program is geared for beginner level and basic conversational skills.
 
2019 Senior Class Surprise Walk

On Friday May 10th, we surprised our seniors with a Senior Class Surprise Walk!
The entire school came out to cheer and congratulate our graduating class. We are proud of their achievements and a big congratulations from all of us here at ACA!
Click here to view the video.
 
Teacher and Staff Appreciation
 
Our Admin team visited all of our teachers and staff on campus on Friday, May 10th to thank each one of them in person for all the great work they do here at ACA. Our principal Dr. Samah gave them an apple with a small memento as a token of appreciation. We are grateful for our staff and faculty and for all that they do. Thank for making us ACA!
 

Our students, parents, and teachers drew large hearts and wrote a few words about what they love and enjoy about ACA. These hearts were placed on a wall in school during National Staff & Teacher Appreciation Week between May 6th to 12th, 2019. Thank you for all who participated!

 

  Health

Tips for Healthy Fasting
 
A well-balanced diet is key to healthy fasting during Ramadan. 

Below are some tips to stay healthy during your fast:
  • Eat Suhoor (Pre-Dawn Meal) - Skipping Suhoor prolongs the fasting period as your body will need to rely on the previous day's meal to provide nutrients and energy. It also encourages overeating during Iftar (dinner) causing weight gain.
  • Don't Overeat - Meals  should be well-balanced, nutritious, and proportionate.
  • Avoid foods with high fat, salt, and sugar content -  Consuming fatty and sugary foods can cause fatigue and  indigestion. Incorporate foods from all the major food groups and that are also high in fiber.
  • Hydrate with water - Drinking as much water as possible between Iftar  and Suhoor reduces the risk of dehydration during fasting. Drink at least 8 glasses of fluids daily before dawn and after sundown. Reduce consumption of caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea, and sodas.
Click here to read more...
 
 

   Congratulations!

Ramadan Door Decoration Contest WInners 

Thank you to all the teachers and students who participated in the Ramadan Door Decorating contest. Everyone did an amazing job with their creative designs and for bringing out the spirit of Ramadan through their decorations!

Below are the winners:

  • Montessori:  MS. Sadaf's K2 classroom
  • Elementary: Ms. Azza's 4th grade classroom
  • Middle and High: Ms. Sumaya's classroom.


 

Class of 2019 Valedictorian
 
Congratulations Mahnoor  Ashraf,  on your well-deserved achievement!  We are incredibly proud of your accomplishments throughout the years you have attended ACA.  Your determination, hard work, and perfect discipline records has paid off as you are recognized as the top of your class with the highest cumulative average scores from grades 9 – 12. May Allah bless you and grant you success all your life and throughout your future and career.

 
Class of 2019 Salutatorian
 
Congratulations Majd Alghamdi on your well-deserved achievement!  We are incredibly proud of your accomplishments throughout the years you have attended ACA.  Your determination and hard work has paid off as you are recognized for  having the second highest  cumulative average scores from grades 9 – 12.
 
 

 Announcements

  • Dollar a Day Campaign - Support ACA for a dollar a day! Click here to view the flyer!
     
  • Yearbook Sales -  Our yearbooks are  now on sale at the front office! Get your copy for only $50. Quantities are limited.
     
  • Ramadan Timetable - Click here to view our Ramadan 1140 H timetable.
     
  • Teraweeh Babysitting - We offer nightly babysitting programs for children ages 1-7. Click here for details!
     
  • Ramadan Book List - Please share the blessing of the holy month by contributing to building ACA's first Islamic Library for the students to be able to read during and after Ramadan to enrich their Islamic knowledge. Use the link below to access the Ramadan Wish list through your Amazon account. Thank you for your generosity.
  • https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3MS0ZXI1BIKIP…
                                 
  • Chromebook Program - We ended  our Chromebook program for the year on May 9th.
     
  • ACA to Host State Qur'an Competition (On Hold) - This event is currently on-hold indefinitely. We will send a notification on the future date. Click here to view the flyer.
     
  • ACA Iftar Facility Rental - The ACA gym will be available this Ramadan for private rentals for Iftar. If you would like to host your Iftar at ACA, please make a reservation by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18aRS3e_-Rwe77LM77xwqzi_HqJVGbCpfhAxABmSyssk/edit#gid=0
    Please contact our Facility Director, Ms. Sekar Cortes at 602-573-4423 for further inquiries.
     
  • ACA 2019 Summer Program - Come join our Summer Program this year! Full and Part-Time schedules are available. ACA and non- ACA students of all grade levels are welcome! Our Summer Program  begins on Monday, June 10th to Wednesday, July 10th, 2019. Classes and dates will open based on number of enrollments. Click the link  to view the flyer and sign up: https://www.azacademy.org/admissions/aca-summer-school.cfm
    For any other inquiries please contact us at  communication@azacademy.org
     
  • Summer Food Program - Click here for more information!
     
  • Ramadan School Hours Change -We have made some modifications to the school day. Please note the new pick-up times below:
    May 10th, 7:50 a.m -12:15 p.m
    May 16th - 23rd 7:50 am - 12:00 p.m
     
  • Donate to ACA - 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 so we can connect. Tag us at #azacademy or #ACA  when you attend events or if you have pictures from events at ACA! Add us on social media to get latest news and view photos and videos of our school events! We are now on Instagram! Follow us @acaazacademy

                                                                             
     
  • PSP (Parent Service Program) - We are looking for volunteers for our upcoming Fundraising Iftar. Parents can also sign-up as a volunteer in advance through our PSP page on our website for school 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 how we can work together.
 

 Athletics

  • Upcoming School Year Boys Junior High and High School Basketball Teams - We will be forming basketball teams for Junior High and High School boys for the upcoming school year. Stay tuned for more details!
     
  • After School Sports - We are working on a new After School Sports program and activities for the upcoming school year. Stay tuned!
     
  • Upcoming  Wolves Games - Click here to view information on upcoming games!

 
 

   Upcoming Events


MAY  2019: Click here to view our school calendar.
 

  Events & News

  • A Message from PTA - “Thank you to all the parents, students, and staff who have contributed and attended our events.  It has been a fun year and we are am looking forward to even more excitement in the 19/20 school year!  Ramadan Mubarak!".
     
  • 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
 

    Multimedia


We have our latest event videos and photos posted on our school website, YouTube and Facebook!

Be sure to click on the links below or on the footer of this newsletter  to view our multimedia and follow us on Social Media for latest updates on events and news!

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
 
 

 A note and quote shared by the Principal...

Wishing everyone Ramadan Mubarak! May Allah S.W.T accept our deeds and prayers and keep us in good health.

Enjoy the last couple of weeks of school and have a safe and enjoyable Summer break!
 
 

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