Monday March 16, 2015
1st Place: Shems AlZahrani $350.00
2nd Place: Samreen Ahmed $250.00
3rd Place: Amira Hussin $150.00
Monday March 9, 2015
PreK 3 and 4 were very excited to put together their newest classroom piece of equipment, a sensory table! Pre-K raised $244 from their farmers market, so they chose to purchase the sensory table to share. IAD's PTA was generous enough to match the $244.00 and buy a second table, creating a permanent piece for the each classroom! Students already enjoyed experiences with soil, pebbles and sand. How exciting!
Narenj Tree Foundation- Bread Drop off
We were lucky enough to get an extra drop off this week from Br. Nizar Alkurdi. He was even kind enough to bring delicious cookies for the students and croissants for the staff. Jazakum Allah Kher Brother! Thursday drop off still on schedule inshAllah.
Tuesday March 10, 2015
Girls on the Run Meet
The girls had a wonderful time running, exercising and discussing the importance of "plugging into the GOTR cord" and positive thinking. The girls used stickers to identify the number of laps they ran and think positive thoughts about themselves with each lap.
Wednesday March 11, 2015
Special Needs Awareness Forum
Students gathered in the Multi-Purpose Room and listened to our speaker, Br. Irfan Patel, discuss many of the issues special needs children face from day to day. Students watched videos, heard stories and discussed many of the rare illnesses that children face. IAD students eyes filled with tears as they watched a video about the struggles the special needs children face daily. They discussed ways to be kind and most importantly, not to judge others. Students even took part in a physical activity that inspired them to be more supportive, whether that support is physical or emotional. MashAllah, the students were truly moved. We ended out the event with a class assignment to research and learn about a specific rare illness. Let's see what the students will prepare in the coming weeks.
Thursday March 12, 2015
Parent-Teacher Conferences Moved to March 19, 2015
As expected, the snow forced us to move report cards until next week. We hope to see you all then!
More Free Bread!
We hope everyone that wants bread is getting some! Please do not hesitate to take as much as you can use. Also, don't forget family, friends and neighbors! If you need to make special arrangements for larger quantities, please see Sr. Lamis.
Sunday March 15, 2015
National Islamic School Essay Competition
Our school has register with MyUIF to take part in the National Essay competition. Sunday is the deadline for the University Islamic Financial National Islamic School Essay Competition!! Get your submissions in at www.myuif.com. Top winners win cash prizes!
Next week we will..........
Monday March 16, 2015
Science Fair Packet Guidelines to be handed out
Be sure to check in with your child as ask them for the science fair packet. It will contain all of the guidelines, format and expectations for this year science fair entries. Students in grades 4-8 will be assigned science projects, but they will be welcome to request an alternate assignment to be approved by their science teacher. We can't wait to see all of this years entries!
Tuesday March 17, 2015
Girls on the Run Meet
Girls on the Run meeting! Girls, make sure you have your sneakers on! Meeting from 3:30 to 4:45 pm
Wednesday March 18, 2015
Civics Bee @ IAD
We are so excited for this years Civics Bee hosted by United States Attorney for Delaware, Mr. Charles M. Oberly III. The competition will be in spelling bee format with a list of questions about United States government, politics and Delaware facts. Please look over, and study with you child in grades 4-8. The prize packages are pretty amazing too!
Its coming up quick! March 18, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Multi-Purpose Hall
Study hard so you can treat your family to an overnight stay in your favorite city!
Thursday March 19, 2015
Narenj Tree Foundation Bread Delivery
InshAllah, Narenj Tree Foundation plans to drop off bread at dismissal time, 12 pm for our IAD families. Bring a bag and fill 'er up!
Dismissal for Students,12 pm
Please remember to pickup your children at 12 pm sharp, so the teachers will have enough time to prepare for the evening parent-teacher conferences. Students will be served lunch at school.
Parent Teacher Conferences, 3-6 pm
We will start out with conferences, grades K-3 will be scheduled by the teacher, grades 4 and up will have sign in sheets.
4-8 students and families; Upon arrival, please chose a time slot in which you will be available to meet with you child's teacher. Parents, please keep in mind that each teacher has at least 30 students to meet with, so please keep your meeting within the 5 minute time frame. If you feel you need more time, we are absolutely available to meet at another date. This is the only way to insure that all parents will be able to meet with their children's teachers.
After Parent-Teacher Conferences, we will meet in the Multi-Purpose Room for the awards ceremony. We can't wait to see you all!
Monday March 2, 2015
Snow day: Trimester Exam #4; Mathematics is postponed to Tuesday March 10
As many of you remember, we had a snow day on Monday. We apologize for the late notice. We know many families were getting ready and even on the road already. We aim to send out notice as early as possible. Christina School District notified us 10 minutes before we sent out our notice. For the convenience of our IAD families, we have been following Christina School Districts school closing schedule. As for 2 hour delays, our students do not ride buses therefore the freezing temperature delays do not apply to our school. In the case of dangerous roads, we will follow the district as closely as possible. Please keep in mind, on days with inclement weather, we understand if your children are late for school. Do not feel pressured to drive in unsafe conditions. We will do our best to make those types of calls as early as possible. Safety is of the utmost importance.
Tuesday March 3, 2015
Trimester Exam; Islamic Studies Grades 1-5 only
Grades 6 and up will have their exam on March 9
Girls on the Run
Although it was cut short, we had a great first day! The girls welcomed our new members, selected nicknames, as well as to take part in a few warm up activities designed to inspire movement and energy. The girls were given their GOTR water bottles and played a few ice breakers. A big thank you to coaches Sister Sakina and Sister Zenab for a great first day!
Wednesday March 4, 2015
Trimester Exam #6; Science
Field Trip to Delaware Children's Museum
The PreK 3 and PreK 4 classes had a blast exploring the Delaware Children's Museum. They enjoyed the exhibits, experiments, and activities created for their little hands. Be sure to check out the pictures on Facebook.
Thursday March 5, 2015
Snow Day, School Closed
Stay warm and snuggle up with your little ones. As school teachers, we complain about the altered lesson plans, and disrupted class schedules. As administrators we worry about the effects these snow days have on both future events as well as missed days of teaching, and as parents we worry about what we can do to keep our kids from going stir crazy! Well, most of us at least. To those of you research and implementing ideas from places like Pintrest and Facebook, I salute you!
But on a more serious note, take a moment to say, "Alhamdulliah". It goes without saying that many of us realize how blessed we are to be stuck inside warm houses, with heat and electricity, running water and food. Let us all take a moment to may extra Du'a for those that are not quite as blessed as we are, both domestically and internationally.
Friday March 6, 2015
Another snow day! School closed
Alhamdulliah for everything. Here are a few great links if you want something to do with your kids :) The "build your own Masjid" ideas are very simple and a lot of fun! Let us know how they come out! We would love to display your art around the school!
Saturday March 7, 2015
Delaware State Spelling Bee Competition- Amira Hussin to represent IAD
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
** Please keep in mind, in the HIGHLY UNLIKELY event that this event will be cancelled, notice will be posted on the St. Mark website, www.stmarkshs.net
Next week we will.........
Monday March 9. 2015
Trimester Exam Redo- Islamic Studies Grades 6-8
For those that did not take their exam yet, please prepare for your Islamic Studies exam will be held March 9.
Trimester Exam Redo- Arabic
Tuesday March 10, 2015
Trimester Exam Redo- Mathematics
Third time should be the charm, inshAllah. Get ready for Math everyone!
Girls on the Run Meeting, 3:15-4:45 pm
Get those laces tied and ready! Another meet after school inshAllah.
Thursday March 12. 2015
******Very Strong Possibility For A Delay in Open School Night************* Please Be Advised**********
With all the snow and delayed exams, the administration needs to meet with teachers to discuss if the grading of exams and entry of grades on report cards will commence as scheduled. Please be advised that we will notify you of any changes by Monday March 9.
Early Dismissal, 12 pm
Students will be dismissed early from school in preparation for the parent-teacher conferences and the awards ceremony from 3 to 6 pm inshAllah. Students will be served lunch in school.
Girls on the Run- Cancelled
Due to the evening of conferences and awards, GOTR meet will be cancelled for Thursday March 12. We will reconvene on Tuesday March 17, 2015. If we delay the parent-teacher conferences, GOTR will meet for practice,
Free Bread from Narenj Tree Foundation
We missed last weeks delivery due to inclement weather. We are back on for delivery before dismissal at noon. Be sure to get your share choice of artisan breads brought to us by the founders of the Narenj Tree Foundation, Br. Nizar Alkurdi.
Parent Teacher Conferences, 3-6 pm
Please join us for the 2nd Trimester parent-teacher conferences. Teachers will contact you with appointment times for the lower grades. Grade 4-8 will have sign in sheets for your convenience. Please keep in mind, meetings should go no longer than 5 minutes per family in order to accommodate everyone. We completely understand that you may need more time, so do not hesitate to schedule a more detailed meeting with your child's teacher.