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November 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

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey

 

 Important Dates

November

28-29 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

December

4 - School Spelling Bee
7- ACA Winter Banquet
20 - Arabic Day
23 to Jan 3 - Winter Break (No School)

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!

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/

 
ASAP

As part of building good character and behavior, ACA will have our Quarterly Support & Awareness Program (ASAP) on campus for middle and high school students on December 5th, 2019

We will be discussing topics related to Drug and Substance abuse issues that include smoking, vaping, drug abuse and addiction. This program will be led by a team of educators and professionals which include law enforcement personnel from our local police department. 

As always, we welcome and encourage our parents to join and participate in our ASAP programming.

 
Spelling Bee

ACA's in-class Spelling Bee will be held the week of November 25th 2019 for students grades 3 to 8. Please encourage your student to study for the Spelling Bee. The top 3 spellers will be selected from each class to participate in the school-level competition held on December 4th, 2019.

For more information and resources, visit our website:

https://www.azacademy.org/academics/spellingbee.cfm

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

 
Coffee or Tea with Principal

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 and discuss any topics of interest.

Please RSVP by clicking on the link below and include any topics you would like to discuss.

2019 DATES:

  • Dec 19
TIME: 8:30-9:30 a.m or 2:30-3:20 p.m

VENUE: ACA Cafeteria

RSVP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EA5A72BA0FD0-coffee

We look forward to seeing you there!

 
ACA Qur'an Academy

We are happy to announce Quran Hifz and Tajweed Programs are being offered at ACA!

Start Date: September 3, 2019

Day: Monday-Thursday

Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m

All ages

*A snack will be provided

  • 4 days option -$100/month
  • 2 days option - $50/month

 

 
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

Winter Banquet

We are excited to announce ACA's Annual Winter Banquet! A benefit dinner featuring NY Times best-selling author Dr. Leonard Sax and Imam Tahir, Zaytuna College Professor.

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m
Price: $35/adult, $25/Alumni or Students, $300/Table, 
$15/Onsite Childcare

Click here to purchase tickets: https://www.azacademy.org/donate/winter-banquet.cfm

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 
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: 7:00 p.m
Price: $33/ticket

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

 

 
André House Clothing and Blanket Drive

ACA and our honor society members will be collecting warm weather clothes, jackets, and blankets for donations to  André House beginning November 7th to 27th, 2019.

Donation boxes will be placed in the Administration office for your convenience. Contact Coach Abdul for any question at abdul.alirahman@azacademy.org

 

 
 
 
 

  Counselor's Corner

November's Theme: Gratitude

Gratitude is to be thankful for what you have and for the little things in life.  It is an openness and willingness to receive each of Allah's bounties.  To be grateful is to have a sense of wonder about the beauty of this world and to welcome all of life as a gift.  Gratitude is a path to contentment.

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

 

  Health News

Effects of Sugar on a Child's Academic Performance

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average child under 12 consumes 49 pounds of sugar annually. That’s only three pounds less than the average adult despite children being much smaller. All that sugar consumption isn’t helping their overall health, but is it impacting their academic performance? You might be surprised at the answer.

To find out more about the impact, click on the link below:
https://www.learningliftoff.com/the-effects-of-sugar-on-a-childs-academic-performance/

 

  Announcements

  • Masjid Committee Events -  Stay tuned for more information on upcoming event!
     
  • 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 has gone out to the Senior class and parents to provide information for the Senior's yearbook pages. Please check your email and provide the information on or before December 13th, 2019.
     
  • 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 so we can connect! Tag us at #azacademy or #ACA  when you attend events or if you have pictures from events at ACA! When you connect with us on social media, you get the latest news, access to photos and videos of our events, and can connect with other parents and students! 
     
  • 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 - Field Trip and PTA Picnic pictures are posted!
    We have our latest event videos and photos from our events posted on our school website, YouTube and social media Click on the links below to browse, follow us and subscribe to our page!

    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

Season Highlights - We had a great season. Both Junior High and High School boys worked hard from the start of the season until the end.  We came up short but it was a great learning experience for our athletes. The upcoming season will be different Insha'Allah and we are looking forward to it!

Open Gym  - Wednesday from 3.30 - 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Season: Spring 2020
 
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