As-Salamu Alaikom!


ACA TIMES - WITH US, BY US, FOR US

April 2017 
   
From our School Principal:


We are proud to Announce the ACA will host the Celebrate Mercy: Portrait of A Prophet; a life-changing course for all ACA students on Friday April 28th, 2017. We encourage our parents and community members to enroll in this weekend seminar. Go to CelebrateMercy.com/Portrait to register. 



From our School Counselor:
Our Character Development Lessons this month will empathize the following:
Perseverance & Determination 

Dear Parent:

This month our character trait is Perseverance. The schools are using the following definitions:

Working hard and not giving up.
The act of making up your mind about something

Trying again and again.

Ideas to Do as a Family

Adjust the family language: Use language at home with each other that show your family is filled with winners who never give up. Phrases such as “I can do it” and “I’ll never give up” should be heard often in your home.

If someone in your family exhibits perseverance take notice and let them know you’re proud. Tell them, “I know this was difficult, but you stuck with it and accomplished your goal”. Praise will help motivate each other and let each other know that you noticed their hard work.

If a member of your family has a task that seems incredibly unmanageable, break it into small achievable goals. Write down the goals and check them off as they are completed.

Character Check

Make sure your child is reflecting on these questions in order to keep themselves in check.

Do I stay positive even when I make mistakes?
Do I encourage others not give up and keep trying?
When I am confronted by problems do I work until I solve them? Am I patient with myself and others when something is hard?

Do I complain when things don’t work out the way I want them to?

“Hanging in there until you complete the task you started." Continuing a task in spite of being confronted with problems Commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
Being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.

Dinner/Car Discussions

Discuss a commitment your child has made and the sacrifice and rewards of making the commitment.

Discuss a recent news article concerning a person who has demonstrated perseverance.

Discuss what causes people to give up and stop trying.

When we work together as an ACA FAMILY we will have DETERMINED STUDENTS.


From our School Nurse:

SCHOOL HEALTH NEWS:

Blow Away Spring Allergies

Spring means longer days, picnics, and time outdoors. But if you or someone in your family has allergies, it’s time to be on alert, too.

Causes

The biggest spring allergy trigger is pollen. Trees, grasses, and weeds release these tiny grains into the air to fertilize other plants. When they get into the nose of someone who’s allergic, they send the body's defenses haywire.

Symptoms

You may have:

Ways to Defeat Allergies

·             Keep your doors and windows closed during the spring months to keep allergens out. 

·             Wash up each time you walk into your home

·             Eat healthy to strengthen your immune system.

·             Keep your home clean of dust. It's one of the best ways to avoid indoor allergens.

·             Talk to your doctor about a seasonal allergy drug that may be appropriate for your symptoms.

 


Masjid Iqama Times


SAVE THE DATE 


 
PASSIVE FUNDRAISERS 


One of the easiest ways to earn money is through the passive fundraisers we signed up for- ALL FREE FOR YOU!

 

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will make a donation to Arizona Cultural Academy. All you have to do is go to smile.amazon.com, and select “Arizona Cultural Academy” to register and begin shopping!

 

When you shop at Kroger stores, including Fry’s, Kroger will make a donation to Arizona Cultural Academy. All you have to do is lo link your VIP account on www.frysfood.com, and select select ACA as your community rewards partner.

PLEASE SEE MS. HANA IF YOU WOULD LIKE HELP SETTING UP YOUR AMAZON AND FRY'S ACCOUNTS. 

Box Tops are available on some of the most popular brands of items purchased. Please take note of what items have box tops labels, cut them out and give them to your child to give to their teacher throughout the year. 


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY


Please give yourselves a hand! So far this year we have had 62 families participate in the Parent Support Program (PSP),

the cumulative hours contributed is over 630!  Masha'Allah!

Please take a moment to check your Renweb Service Hour profile to ensure any hours you have contributed are logged.



If you have not completed your Pa?rent Support Hours yet, we still have the following opportunities:



  • April 27: Career Day 

  • April 24: Earth Day

  • May: State Quran Competition (Date TBD)

  • June:  Fundraising Dinner (Date TBD)

  • Weekly Girls' Garden speakers (speaker to select topic)

  • Field Supervision daily 11:05-12:45


If you are interested in these events or have other Support Hour ideas, please contact me.  Please understand that as the

 academic year advances, fewer opportunities will become available. Please do not hesitate to contact me at

abby.mosalli@gmail.com.  May Allah reward you for your important contributions!




BY:  HANA KHORCHID