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PARENT ORIENTATION SATURDAY AUGUST 23TH 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 August 2014 15:45
Asalamu Aalikum Wa Rahmta Allah Wa Brakatuh,

Dear Parents,

   Please accept this invitation to our annual Parent and Student Orientation on Saturday, August 23rd 2014. This is a significant day for both parents and students as very important information will be given to both groups.  A complementary lunch will be available from 12:00-1:00. The times provided are exact so please don’t be late. If you feel the need to walk your child to homeroom please make sure each parent drops off the child by 12:55 so both meetings can begin promptly at 1:00. The schedule:

Parents

Students

12:00-1:00         Lunch

1:00-2:20           Meet in masjid for presentation

School policies and procedures

Academic Policies and Expectations

Disciplinary Policies and Parent Responsibilities

New Quranic Arabic Program

New HS Curriculum for Islamic Studies

 

2:30-3:00 Parents will attend homerooms

 

Specific discussion for each grade level

Parents will receive Individualized Educational Plans

Questions and Answers for the teacher

 

3:00 Dismissal

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:20   Meet with homeroom teachers

     Students should bring all supplies on the list

     Icebreaker activities for all homerooms

     Discussion of Individual Educational Plans

     Homeroom routines (Lockers for MS/HS students)

     Schedules handed out to MS/HS students

 

2:30 Elementary Students to the playground

Supervision/water will be provided        

 

MS/HS students will meet in the masjid

Important policy changes ( PBIS)  and reminders

 

 

 


It is very important you attend this meeting. Parents and students are responsible for knowing the policies of the school and there are many exciting changes occurring this year. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday the 23rd  of August.

Jazakum Allah Khier,

Principal Diana Abdi-M.Ed


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Ramadan Fundraising - 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 22:32
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmata Allah Wa Barakatu,
Dear Parents,
We pray this message reaches you in the best of states during this blessed month of Ramadan.  Alhamdulillah, we are truly blessed to have reached another month in which our good deeds are multiplied manifold.  We should take any and every opportunity that we can to reap the rewards in this month.  Indeed our wealth does not diminish with giving, rather multiplies when spent in the way of Allah (swt).
Alhamdulillah, Austin Peace Academy had a successful year filled with many achievements.  The cost of running this highly successful school is not met by the tuition fees collected.  In order to maintain the quality of education and the quality of teachers, we need your help and your financial support.  There is an urgent need to raise scholarship funds to help the refugees and needy students within our own community.  It is from generous donors such as yourself that we can continue to provide this much needed service to those who need our help the most.
Please join Austin Peace Academy for a special Iftar at the APA/ICGA campus on Saturday July 19th, catered by Dimassi's and help us raise funds for APA.
Program timeline:
Location: Saturday July 19th 8:35 PM, Masjid Khadijah 5110 Manor Rd, Austin TX
Maghrib prayers followed by Iftar dinner: 8:35 PM
Isha prayers and fundraising: 10:00 PM

If you can't make it, donating is as simple as a click of a button. It can be done via PayPal through the www.apacademy.org website or can be mailed in to 5110 Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78723. Please do not disregard this email. Think about the benefit you can bring the students. Think about the reward you will have with Allah (swt).

The Prophet (saws) said: “The best charity is that given in Ramadan.” [At-Tirmithi]. May the blessings of Allah(swt) be with you.

We look forward to you joining us in this blessed and helping us improve the future of young Muslims at Austin Peace Academy.

Jazaakum Allahu Kheir,

APA School Board & Principal

 
Summer Reading for 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2014 12:18

Summer Reading List for 2014

Austin Peace Academy students are encouraged to read during the summer. In order to assist that effort one book is assigned for every student in each grade and the book will be evaluated on the of the first Wednesday new school year. 

For students entering:

1st Grade: Students need to be able to recognize all the Kindergarten sight words. Parents can find it on my website

https://sites.google.com/a/apacademy.org/firstgrade/web-links/high-frequency-words

2nd Grade: Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night by Cynthia Rylant

3rd Grade:  You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown; (Amber Brown, Book #2)  By Paula Danziger

4th Grade: In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord

5th Grade: The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks.

6th Grade: Also Known as Harper by Ann Hayward Leal

7th Grade: The Pearl, John Steinbeck

8th Grade:  Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

9th Grade:  The Hobbit by J.R.R.  Tolkein

10th Grade: And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie

11th and 12th Grade (all):  In Cold Blood by Truman Copote

11th and 12th GradeAPUSH Summer Reading Assignment 
https://sites.google.com/a/apacademy.org/br-ted-s-class/resources/class-resources/apush-resources/apush-summer-reading-assignment

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Principal End of Year message -2014 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 May 2014 19:04

Asalamu Aalikum Wa Rahmta Allah Wa Brakatuh,

Dear  Parents,

SubhanAllah, how time flies.  It has been an exciting year of learning and growing here at Austin Peace Academy.  As I look back on my fifth year as a principal, I remain amazed by the extraordinary level of dedication shown by every member of our school: students, parents, faculty, staff, administration and board members.  I would like to acknowledge the effort of each staff person, and express my appreciation to every single member of this team for creating a successful year.

The enthusiasm of our faculty, staff and parents has allowed us to realize unprecedented achievements. The school is becoming larger; interest in our unique program has been increasing; and we are better known within our community. Along with the growing success of our program, we are in the process of building a new campus for Middle and High School.

In addition to expanding, we are also changing as we prepare for the betterment of the school. Next year, our 7th grade Math will be split into a regular Math class and advanced Honor Math class.  We will continue that for the years to come insha’Allah.  We are also adopting a new Math program in Middle and High school by College Board, the makers of SAT and Advanced Placement testing.  Our teachers are committed to new training in the summer taking Pre-AP and Advanced Placement classes at the University of Texas and Math Spring board training by College Board.  Our staff has and will continue to be trained in order to deliver excellent instruction based on these standards.

Our Arabic/Qur’an program in elementary will be changing to Quranic Arabic where the focus in the early ages will be to have our elementary kids master the reading of the Quran.  We will be adopting the Bayyinah Arabic program developed by Br. Nouman Ali Khan.  APA will be one of the few pilot schools in the USA to have this opportunity.  Our teachers will be receiving training in Dallas.

Last, but not least, over the summer our staff will be trained on the Positive Discipline program which will enhance the social-emotional development of our students.

Insha’Allah, we will see new improvements in the coming years. I pray you take benefit in the remaining days of the academic year, have a safe, enjoyable, and family-filled summer and register for next year.
 
Jazakum Allah Khier,
Principal Diana Abdi-M.Ed
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