Saturday May 16,2015
Girls on the Run 5k Race
MashAllah, our girls completed the race they have been working so hard to compete in! It was a wonderful event and many of the girls broke their records from last year’s race. We must thank Sister Sakina for bringing this event to IAD and Sister Zenab for supporting and coaching. Until next year!
Monday May 18, 2015
Grades PreK through 8th grade competed in IAD’s 4th Annual Quran competition. MashAllah, competitors truly impressed the judges with their knowledge of the Holy Quran. Winners will be announced in next week’s Quran Day inshAllah! Keep up the good work and never stop learning!
IAD 4th Annual Graduation Ceremony
The graduation committee met once again on Friday to continue the planning process for this year’s graduation ceremony. Parents, please be sure to send in your graduation dues ASAP to collect your child’s cap and gown from the office. Graduation fees are $40 per graduate. Graduation will be held at Christina High School on June 6, 2015 inshAllah. Invitations will be coming home soon!
Tuesday May 19, 2015
PreK Arabic Letter Party
To end out a year of learning and growing, PreK students enjoyed a wonderful PreK party to close out their learning of the Arabic alphabet. Students enjoyed Arabic alphabet cupcakes, balloons, games and goodies. Thanks to Sister Batoul for putting this event together! Thanks also to all the PreK staff that collected goodies, set up and cleaned up. What a great team we have @ IAD!
Review Sheets Given Out
Trimester Exams begin in a little over a week. Thursday May 28-June 4th IAD will be wrapping up the academic school year with end of the year testing. Use these guides to help your child study and prepare themselves for their exams.
Wednesday May 20, 2015
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
As an added thank you to IAD teachers, parents put together ANOTHER teacher appreciation luncheon for all the valued and loved teachers and staff at IAD. A table filling with delicious treats and homemade cooking was enjoyed by all. JazakumAllah kher to all the parents that participated and made this such a wonderful surprise!
Thursday May 21, 2015
Field Day, PreK
PreK enjoyed a day full of fun and games. The children got to dress up in comfortable play clothes and brought in toys from home to share with friends. A rainy day couldn’t stop us! PreK teachers transformed the Multi-Purpose Room into a ‘Field Day fun Zone’, with sand tables, puzzles, art stations, toy trucks, bikes, and so much more! Jazzakullah Kher to all the teachers!
Narenj Tree Foundation Bread Drop off
Jazakullah Kher to Brother Nizar Alkurdi for his continued efforts and timely drop offs. Many of us wait for the Thursday bread drop off to enjoy the delicious artisan breads. We are forever grateful!
Friday May 22, 2015
Summer Camp Registration
IAD is pleased to announce that we will once again hold IAD Summer Program. Similarly to last year’s fun filled camp, students will partake in activities, craft making, as well as an academic enhancement program. There will be weekly field trips and much more. Registration is now open and space is limited. Stop by the IAD office today for your application and to register your children today! Be sure to check out all the wonderful pictures on the schools Facebook account. Last year’s summer camp was an absolute blast, so we cannot wait to see what this year has in store!
Next week we will…..
Monday May 25, 2015
Memorial Day- No School
Tuesday May 26, 2015
KG Field Trip- Philadelphia Zoo
The kindergarten class will head out to Philadelphia PA to visit the nation’s first zoo! There are many exciting changes and upgrades to see. Feel free to join your child on the trip by contacting Sister Khalilah. Prompt arrival is a must! The bus will be leaving IAD at 8:30 am SHARP inshAllah. Stay tuned for pictures!
Wednesday May 27, 2015
In celebration of all of the hard work the students put into memorizing the Holy Quran, the Quran teachers have come together to throw a party to celebrate this achievement! Winners of last week’s Quran competition will be announced as well. Hope to see you there!
Thursday May 28, 2015
Trimester Exams begin!
This is the final stretch of the school year and every point counts. Study hard, sleep early, get a healthy breakfast and give it your all!
Narenj Tree Foundation Bread Drop off
As with each Thursday, Narenj Tree Foundation will be dropping of bread at IAD for anyone to take. This bread is free, and all Narenj Tree Staff ask is that you remember them in you duas, especially all the people in need around the world. Each time we enjoy this simple gesture, think of how lucky we are and how much the less fortunate go through. Always keep them and us in your prayers. Jazakullah Kher.
PreK Success Party
After a full year of learning, writing, reading, coloring and counting, PreK is ready to celebrate another year of success! PreK are to be dressed up and will be performing a variety of presentations. Join us in the Multi-Purpose Hall at 5:00 pm to celebrate their achievements.
Friday May 29, 2015
Trimester Exams Continue
Students continue their testing through June 4th. Please use the weekend to study and practice for the upcoming exams. We know you have it in you!
Summer Camp Registration continues
Stop by and grab an application for this year’s IAD summer camp. Low weekly cost yet jam packed with events! Stop by for further details and pricing.
Saturday May 2, Fundraiser with Sheikh Yusuf Estes
On behalf of the staff, students, administrators and board members, WE THANK YOU.
Saturday's sold out event was a huge success and we truly can not put into words how much we appreciate your presence, donations and support. Over 800 people came out to show their support for our school. With each year we strive to improve and surpass expectations and inshAllah we hope we are fulfilling this goal.
This years event raised over $170,00 for the school and masjid, and inshAllah will be put to good use.
Efforts do not end there. Teachers have worked tirelessly on the Flower Sale to continue to raise funds for the school.
Additionally, student paintings are being auctioned off on Facebook and we plan to close out the fundraising efforts on Friday after Jumah prayer. Stop by, take a took, place a bid.
Sunday May 3, Interfaith Event with Sheikh Yusuf Estes
People of all religions came out to hear Sh. Yusuf and discuss the beauty of our beloved religion. We pray that these types of events continue to bring unity and harmony in our community. Islam is a religion of peace and understanding. May this tradition continue through the interfaith efforts at the ISD inshAllah.
Monday May 4, The "Muaddhin" Visits ISD/IAD
On his mission to make the Adthan in all of the continental states, IAD students were treated to a special morning assembly by the brother. Later in the day he returned to the school to give a speech to the older students. Check out the full video and interview on IAD and ISD's Facebook page.
Tuesday and Thursday May 5 and 7, Girls on the Run
The girls very bravely did a 5k on Tuesday with Sr. Zenab. We are down to the wire and we are almost ready! The big race is May 16 at the Wilmington Waterfront. Come out and enjoy with your families and loved ones!
Wednesday May 6, PreK Thank You: Board Games and Breakfast
As a thank you from the PreK Department, parents were invited to enjoy a morning of board games and breakfast with their little ones, topped off with a gift from each child to their family. Jazakullah kher to all those that have supported the PreK department this year. Your help and support means so much to us!
Friday May 8, IAD Art Auction closes out & Flower Sale
Check out the paintings above to see the items up for bid. All paintings were done by children in 4th grade through 7th grade. All the proceeds from the auction and the Flower Sale will be donated to IAD.
Don't forget Sunday is Mothers Day (*wink, wink)
Next week we will.........
Teacher Appreciation Week, May 11-15
For all the do, IAD has dedicated May 11-15 as teacher appreciation week. We have created a week long schedule to show our teachers just how much they mean to us, as parents. Baskets will be placed on each teachers desk, and let us be the ones to fill them!
Monday- Appreciation Luncheon- Send in yummy goodies for a table filled to please any teachers palette. Teacher will start off the week with lunch "on us"
Tuesday- Flower Power- Bring a smile to your favorite teachers face with Rose-Grams that can be purchased for $2 each.
Wednesday- Teacher Supply Day- After a years worth of teachers spending their own money for supplies for the classroom, we thought it would be nice to give something back. So on Wednesday, lets fill their basket with little classroom necessities like pretty stationary, pens and post its. Check out the card below :)
Thursday- Fruit Basket Snack Attack- send in from fresh fruit to sweeten your teachers day
Friday- Say Thanks- Lets end out the week with a bang! Friday is the perfect opportunity to send off our teachers into the weekend with a basket full of gifts and cards. Teachers work so very hard all year, and show our children so much love, support and compassion, let's return the favor.
Terra Nova Testing, May 12-14
In an effort to assess student performance nationally, IAD conducts student testing each year to see how we compare. Last each our scores were beyond impressive across all grades and subjects. Let us see how we fared this year!
Make sure students get plenty of sleep and have a hearty breakfast. Results will be shared at this years graduation inshAllah.
Tuesday and Thursday May 12 and 14, Girls on the Run
Final two meets of the year!!! We all can't wait for the big race! Jazakum Allay Kher to Sister Sakina for taking the imitative and bringing this program to our school. We also would like to thank Sister Zenab for her service as a coach. Together they have created a wonderful environment for our girls, and for that we thank you!
Thursday May 14, Narenj Tree Foundation, Bread Drop-Off and New Clothing Donation Box
We are very excited to announce that due to the continued community support, and through the generosity of a donor, Narenj Tree Foundation was able to acquire a clothing donation box for all the future donated goods. Please place your items into the box, and they will be picked up weekly.
Nearly every Thursday for the last 4 months, Brother Nizar Alkurdi has driven from Pennsylvania to drop off the delicious bread we all enjoy. Today is no different inshAllah. Please help yourself and remember Narenj Tree, Br. Nzar and Sr. Renata in your dua's.
Saturday May 16, Girls on the Run 5k Race
Come out for a wonderful event! Cheer on our girls as they complete the 5k this year! Pictures are sure to follow!
Tuesday April 21, 2015
School Picture Day
Everyone at IAD got together, from big to small, old to young, to take our annual school picture. Students came in dressed to impress, with their smiles ready for this year's shoot. Check out the full album of "Pictures of Picture Day" on Facebook. Good job everyone!!
Girls on the Run
Girls met indoors, then headed out for their training. Indoors, the girls worked on a cooperation activity to build their communication skills. You girls are doing great, keep it up!
Fund Raiser Preparations
Students and staff are hard at work preparing for this year's fund raising dinner, to be held on May 2nd, 2015 at Newark High School. A special thank you to all the students and staff staying after school and working on making this event one to remember, InshaAllah.
Wednesday April 22, 2015
Earth Day Activities - Grades 4, 6, 7, 8 Tree Planting Activity
Students in grades 4-8 worked together to plant two apple trees. "Apply Jack" and "Granny Smith" seem to very happy in their new home! Students worked together to plant the tree, fertilize, mulch and even decorate it. It was a great experience and we can't wait until next spring when apples start growing!
Earth Day Activities - PreK3 and PreK4
Students explored the three R's of recycling; reduce, reuse and recycle. The children used old broken crayons to create new crayon cupcakes. They learned about earthworms and their role in the aerating of soil. They also used the soil to plant seeds.
Thursday April 23, 2015
Narenj Tree Bread Drop off
Even though it was cold out there, many of our families enjoyed fresh bread. Please do not hesitate to help yourselves to as much bread as you would like. Freeze it, save it, give it out to your friends and family. Whether you would like a bag or even a box or two, feel free. Just be sure to put it to use :)
Friday April 24, 2015
Earth Day Activities, 5th Grade
5th Grade will finish out the Earth day activities by planting flowers. Students will also check up on "Apple Jack" and "Granny Smith", re-mulching may be in order. We will also begin our recycling campaign with the labeled trash cans around the school.
Next week we will......
Monday April 27, 2015
Narenj Tree Foundation- Clothing Donation Box
We are pleased to announce, that InshaAllah by Monday, we will have an official clothing donation box for all your donations. As many of you know, Narenj Tree works diligently to collect new and used clothing, blankets, and medical equipment to send to refugees of the Crisis in Syria. Containers are shipped out from Norristown PA, so feel free to drop by on Saturdays to help organize and package these donated items. Check them out on Facebook for details. Jazakum Allah Kher to all those that have donated and supported this cause.
Tuesday April 28, 2015
Girls on the Run, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
As the date gets closer, the girls are getting into gear for the 5k run. We are so proud of you ladies, keep it up! Come out and support the girls on May 16 at the Wilmington Waterfront. See Sister Sakina or Sister Zenab for details.
Wednesday April 29, 2015
Buzz Bees Workshop for Kindergarten
Sister Khalilah and the kindergartens are pleased to welcome some very special guests to their classroom. Students will learn all about bees and their impact on the world around us. This awesome workshop will be very educational and productive for our little budding gardeners. Stay posted for pictures and details.
Field Trip, Grades 3-8, Franklin Institute
Grades 3 and up will be attending a field trip the the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia PA. Students will experience all the new exhibits the museum has created since our last visit. Pictures to follow.
Thursday April 30, 2015
Girls on the Run, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Another meet for our tough cookies. Can't wait to see what inspirational activities our girls will do. Thank you Sr. Sakina and Sr. Zenab for all your time and effort.
Barnes and Noble Book Fair @ Christiana Mall, 4PM - 8PM
Please come out and support our students and school. We are pleased to announce that we will hold our first ever Barnes and Noble Book Fair at the Christiana Mall location. Make sure to mention you are an IAD family upon checkout. 15% of all your sales will be donated to the school. Stop by the childrens department at 5 PM to listen to IAD students rendition of classic Dr. Seuss books. This event is meant to serve as a fun family experience as well as a great reading/public speaking activity for our youth. Grab some dinner at the food court with other IAD families. Hope to see you all there!
Big Upcoming Events......
IAD ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, May 2, 2015
Newark High School 5:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Sheikh Yusuf Estes