Students in grades Kindergarten up to 8th grade got to meet and greet a few of visitors from Lums Pond State Park. 4th Grader ELA class was covering a story about park rangers so they reached out to Lums Park in hopes of meeting a real park ranger. Ranger Bill was kind enough to come out to the school and he even brought along a few friends. He was joined by a naturalist, Mr. Austin Conley from the park and his friend the snake. Yes, a real snake! Students learned about nature at the park, as well as what the roles and responsibilities are of park rangers, naturalists AND visitors. Be sure to check out Lums Pond Facebook page where IAD students are featured!
Who has been practicing their smiles? Life-touch photographers came out to the school for the 2014-2015 school year pictures. These keep sake photographs will be used in the IAD yearbook as well as available for purchase. Expect your envelope in 2-3 weeks. You only have to pay for them if you decide to keep them. We can't wait to see all those beautiful smiles.
Students got to experience a historic event recreated before their very eyes. The empowering story of Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad truly stirred the souls of our students. They were very well behaved, polite and enjoyed the show! JAK to the teachers and parents that made this trip such a success!
MashAllah, we are thrilled to announce that the 3rd grade class has completed the 29th Juzah of the Quran. The celebrated with a delicious cake from Sheikh Abdel Hadi and Sister Nihal. A sweet treat to reward a sweet accomplishment. Keep it up guys! We are all so proud!
Students have been working hard to end out semester with a bang! Make sure to turn in any missed work and study hard. Exam schedule was emailed last week. Be sure to study, get plenty of sleep and eat a wholesome breakfast.
InshAllah, Brother Nizar Alkurdi, founder of the Narenj Tree Foundation plans to bring us more boxes of fresh bread. Be sure to get some while it lasts!
Check out the new winners for Student of the Month award for the month of February. Congratulations to the winners and keep up the good work.
|1st Grade||Ceylin Avci|
|2nd Grade||Sarah Ali Khan|
|3rd Grade||Asiya Hussin|
|4th Grade||Samreen Ahmed|
|5th Grade||Nasir Brittingham|
|6th Grade||Sharifa Kamara|
|7/8th Grade||Shems AlZahrani|
Students and families worked together to cut, clip and snip all the box tops they could get their hands on. Check out Facebook later today to see who won the first round of Box Top collections. Next collection deadline is March 31, 2015.
Students in 4th grade have been working on writing letters to the families of the three fallen hero's of Chapel Hill. Their letters are heartfelt and emotional.
PreK 4 enjoyed a day of fun with food. After completing the story, Gingerbread Cowboy, students got to put theory into practice. They designed, decorated, touched and tasted their adorable creations. Pictures for follow in next weeks addition so look out for your little one!
Look out for this months issue of IAD News Flash. As in last months edition, we will highlight the events of February 2015 as well as communicate the upcoming events for the month of March inshAllah.
Another season for our girls to grow, blossom and bloom. Training will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45 pm. Please don't forget your registration forms as well as running shoes. See Sr. Sakina or Sr. Zenab for any further information or details.
Don't forget your permissions slips kiddo's! Students in PreK 3 and PreK 4 will head out to experience one of Wilmington's best spots for little hands. Explore and enjoy little ones! Parents are welcome to chaperone, so please don't hesitate to contact Sr. Crystal for details.
The weekly deliveries continue inshAllah. Get ready!
Exams are over and we prepare for the final semester next week. Who can believe we are through 2/3 of the school year already? We cant wait to see you all at the Parent-Teacher conferences and Award Ceremony on March 12, from 3-6pm. Don't forget that we also have an early dismissal that day at 12pm. lunch will be served at school.
MashAllah, Amira Hussin will be representing our school in this years statewide Spelling Bee. Please join her and her family at the event and root her on! We would love to see a big IAD presence at this event inshAllah. The event begins at 8:30am.
St. Marks High School
2501 Pike Creek Rd
Wilmington DE 19808
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,
In our mission to keep the doors of communication open, and our efforts to keep you informed as to whats happening around school, we send out our second edition of "This Week at IAD". Be sure to look for the monthly newsletter that will include many highlights. The monthly newsletter will be handed out in the last week of each month!
This week we....
Monday February 16, 2015
School Closed for students, Staff Development; University of Delaware @ IAD
In our constant effort to learn, grow and improve as educators, University of Delaware led our staff in our 4th "Responsive Classroom" workshop. Staff were trained in classroom management with innovative and effective ideas that everyone was quick to introduce in their classroom settings. A huge thank you to Gina Castelli and the University of Delaware for their eye opening and staff enhancing training.
Tuesday February 17, 2015
School Closed, Snow Day
While many of us were home and snuggled up with our loved ones, many of our IAD staff worked from home to reschedule and re-plan many of this weeks events. A teachers work never ends, even on a snow day.
Wednesday February 18, 2015
Chuck E Cheese Family Night Report
We are very pleased to report that our school will be receiving a check for almost $530.00! These fund will be put towards this years Civics Bee with United States Attorney for the District of Delaware. Students have been studying hard and are excited to partake in this years event. A big thank you to all those parents, students and staff that joined in for an evening of fun and family! Looked like we even got a board meeting in around one of the games! MashAllah, multitasking at its finest!
Thursday February 19, 2015
Free Fresh Artisan Bread
Brother Nizar Alkurdi will be stopping by with free artisan french bread. Please feel free to stop by and grab as much as you would like. Don't forget your family and neighbors, or any of the less fortunate you may be in contact with. Contact Sr, Lamis if you would like to prearrange for larger qualities if available.
Friday February 20, 2015
School Closed, Extreme Cold Winter Day
Next week we will....
Due to the snow day on Tuesday, a few of our events had to be rescheduled...
Monday February 23, 2015
Park Ranger Visit, 10am Group 1 (Grades KG-2), 11am Group 2 (Grades 3-8)
Renata Alkurdi, "An Islamic Perspective on Life in Eastern Europe", 10:30 am (Grades 7/8)
Trimester Exam review sheets to be handed out.
Teachers have been working endlessly in creating tests, marking student work as creating review sheets for IAD students to properly study for the 2nd trimester exams. This is the final stretch for students to complete missed work and study for optimum results.
Tuesday February 24, 2015
KG, 1st and 2nd Field Trip to the DuPont Theater
Students will enjoy a real life presentation about the life of Harriett Tubman and her role in the Underground Railroad. Both a learning experience as well as a morning of fun, students are excited! Please don't forget to send in your child's permission slip as soon as possible.
School Picture Day
Be sure to check to practice your smiles! 2014-2015 School Picture Day is here. Lifetouch professional photographers will be at IAD to capture those special moments. Check out the available backdrops and poses. Expect 2-3 weeks for delivery
Wednesday February 25, 2015
Trimester Exams Begin!
Attached is the schedule of student examinations. Please help your child by making sure they get plenty of sleep, as well as a wholesome breakfast.
Friday February 27, 2015
Box Top Collections
Each box top collected is worth $0.10, and you would be surprised to see how quickly they add up! Don't be shy, ask family and friends to save and even mail their box tops to us! The class with the most box tops wins a Box Top Party as well as host the Box Top Trophy for a full month. Who will win this time? How much will we earn for our school?