Elementary & Middle School Spelling Bees
InshAllah the Elementary Spelling Bee will take place on Monday, January 27th. The Middle School Spelling Bee will take place on Wednesday, January 29th. Students were given lists of spelling words before Winter Break. We look forward to an exciting competition! Elementary students may wear black and yellow on January 27th. Middle School students may wear black and yellow on January 29th. Clothing must be Islamic appropriate.
- December 5th at 8:15am Open PTO Meeting
- December 6th PTO Bake Sale
- December 8th at 1:00pm Huda School Fundraiser & Student Performances
- December 10th at 8:15am Coffee with Admin
- December 20th Arabic Day
- December 23-Jan 3 Huda School Closed – Winter Break
Join us for for our Monthly Coffee with Admin the second Tuesday of every month at 8:15am in the Library.
Huda Office is now open – our hours are weekdays 8am-3pm. You’re always welcome to stop by!
The first day of school is Tuesday, August 27th and is a half-day. The school day will begin at 8:07am. We ask that your child arrives between 7:55-8:00am to allow them time to be prepared for class. Dismissal will begin at 12:00pm. There will be no latchkey on the first day.
- May 9-10 Middle School Huda Islamic Spirit Conference
- May 10 Middle School Girls Qiyam
- May 23 CAP Presentations for 8th Grade
- May 27 Memorial Day – No School
- June 4 or 5 Eid Tentative
- June 9-11 8th Grade Trip
- June 12 Last Monthly Assembly at 2:15pm
- June 13 Middle School Cedar Point Trip; Elementary Field Day
- June 14 Last Day of School – ½ Day, Kindergarten Graduation at 9:30am, 8th Grade Graduation at 1pm
For Kindergarten and 8th Grade parents’ planning purposes, the Kindergarten Graduation will take place inshAllah on June 14th (the last day of school, which is a ½ day). The 8th Grade Graduation will take place after dismissal at 1pm inshAllah.
Early registration began on April 28th. We highly recommend that parents register their child for the upcoming school year – your child’s spot is not guaranteed without a deposit and intent to return form. Prospective parents on waiting lists will be given available spots. All tuition and latchkey balances must be cleared before registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Jazakallah khair for your trust and dedication to Huda School. The 2019-2020 calendar is attached to the email.
Huda School is offering Iftar Treat Boxes for sale starting Monday, April 29th InshAllah. The Iftar Treat Box allows kids to experience the anticipation and joy of breaking fast, while developing a fun-filled Iftar tradition of counting down the days to Eid at the end of the month. In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan, 5% of net proceeds will be donated to The International Rescue Committee to help refugees in crisis. The boxes come in two designs and are $20 each – quantities are limited.
Ramadan Mubarak! May Allah accept your fasts & prayers and bless your lives with happiness, health, and iman.
To accommodate students that are fasting and would like to read Quran or rest, students may go to our masjid during lunch and/or recess (there will be supervision). Students who wish to socialize or eat lunch may continue to go out to recess or stay in the lunchroom during lunch.
- April 1-5th Spring Break
- April 8th M-Step Testing Begins for 5th & 8th Grades
- April 9th PSAT for 8th Grade
- April 10th 6th Grade Detroit Institute of Arts Field Trip
- April 12th RDJ Trip for 7th Grade; 3rd Grade Detroit Zoo Field Trip
- April 15th-16th AdvancED Re-Accreditation Site Visit
- April 17th 6th Grade Archery Field Trip; 8th Grade Muslim Capitol Day
- April 18th Coffee with Admin
- April 19th Honor Roll/Monthly Assembly
- April 22nd Professional Development Day – No school for Students
- April 22nd-26th Teacher Appreciation Week
- April 24th Arabic Spelling Bee
- April 25th Preschool 2 Bowers Farm Field Trip
- April 28th Open House 1-3pm
- April 29th 3rd,4th, 6th, & 7th Grades M-Step Begins
Open House is on April 28th from 1-3pm. For all prospective parents, this is a great opportunity to tour the school. Existing parents, early registration begins on that day – please plan to secure your child’s spot for next year.
Many families are planning their spring break vacations. M-step will start right after Spring Break for 5th and 8th graders on April 8th. 8th graders will be taking the PSAT 8 on April 9th. It’s VERY important that students are present on April 8th for testing – please ensure that students have a healthy breakfast and good night’s sleep. If you’d like to be familiar with the format of M-Step and PSAT, practice tests are available at the following sites:
After-School Pre-Engineering Course: 3D Printing
Our Math Department is hosting Pi Day on March 14 (3.14…). Students from each class that recites the most correct consecutive numbers in the number Pi will compete with each other for an overall Elementary and Middle School Winners. The winners will compete in the Staff vs. Students Dodgeball Game and get to participate in a friendly Throw a Shaving Cream Pie.
We will be hosting Ned’s Kindness Adventure on March 15th – a 45 minute assembly on the sense of satisfaction that takes place when a child chooses to show kindness, respect, and acceptance. A flyer with more info is attached.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Friday, March 8th from 11am to 7pm. You will be able to schedule conference times with all TC-5th homeroom teachers through Sign Up Genius at the following links:
TC thru 2nd Grade: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4BA5A929AAFE3-huda13
3rd thru 5th Grade: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4BA5A929AAFE3-huda12
6th-8th grades, Gym, Art, and Computers teachers will host conferences in the gym on a first come-first serve basis. QAIS teachers will host conferences in the masjid on a first come-first serve basis.
Two breaks have been scheduled for Salat/Dinner from 12:30pm -1:00pm and 4:00pm – 5:00pm during which NO appointments can be made.
As a reminder: students do not have school on conference day. Parents, a friendly reminder to not exceed your time slot or go beyond the 10 minutes allotted for middle school, QAIS, and specials – each parent should have the opportunity to talk with their child’s teacher, which is made difficult if times are not heeded. If you need more time beyond the 10 minutes to discuss your child’s progress, please set an appointment with the teacher for a later date.
We look forward to sharing your child’s progress with you! If you have any questions or need assistance with using Sign Up Genius, please call the school office or email us – we will be happy to help!
During Parent-Teacher Conferences, we will be hosting an Arabic Book Fair in the classroom near the office. We will also be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair in the gym on Thursday, March 7th and during the Parent-Teacher Conferences.
The Art Show will also be during Parent-Teacher Conferences. Each student has their own masterpiece framed and on display for purchase. The first framed artwork is $25 and each additional frame is $20. A flyer with more information is attached to this email.
We are excited about upcoming visits from 3 authors: Ms. Saadia Faruqi, Ms. Saadia Mian, and Mr. Dale Bowerman. Ms. Saadia Faruqi will be visiting on March 11th and presenting to Preschool2 – 4th grades. She is the author of the Yasmin series. Ms. Saadia Mian will be visiting on March 18th and presenting to 5th-8th grades. She is the author of The Crowning Venture – a book on inspiring women who memorized the Quran (March is also Women’s History Month). Mr. Dale Bowerman will be presenting to elementary students on March 29th. He is the author of Hinckley’s Horrible Hiccups. Book order forms for Ms. Faruqi and Ms. Mian are attached to this email.
The Huda Science Fair started on Wednesday, March 6th! Parents are welcome to view the projects on March 6th between 4pm-5pm in the masjid. Middle School students will be going to Cobo Hall to set up their boards for the Science & Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit on Tuesday, March 12th. On Wednesday, March 13th, 8th Grade Teams will be judged at Cobo Hall.
March is Reading Month! All teachers and staff are excited about imparting their love for reading to the students. Each class has chosen an author to study – their life and books. All students have a reading month calendar, which is full of fun activities that students can participate in. Students are asked to log the number of minutes they’ve read for the whole month – students with the most minutes will participate in a Student vs Staff Dodgeball game on March 29th. Additionally to the Reading Month Calendar, we have launched the Quran Challenge! Students are asked to read at least 30 minutes of Quran each day every week in March. Students are asked to log their minutes on the Quran Challenge sheet. Students who have read at least 30 minutes each day for a week will have their name featured on our Quran Challenge Banner. This is just a small reward compared to the reward that the students will receive from Allah inshAllah.
- January 10th Religious Diversity Journey Trip for 7th Graders
- January 11th Monthly Assembly
- January 20th Huda School Annual Fundraising Banquet/Student Performances
- January 21st MLK Day of Service – ½ Day
- January 25th Quarter Two Ends
- January 28th-30th Elementary and Middle School Spelling Bees
- January 31st Detroit Institute of Arts Field Trip for 6th Grade
- February 6th Quran Competition
- February 8th Honor Roll & Monthly Assembly
Huda School’s Annual Spelling Bee will take place the last week of January. The classroom bees will take place the week of January 21st (your child’s teacher will communicate the exact day) and the school wide bees will take place the week after on the 28th and 30th. Once again, we wish our students the best and look forward to the competition.
Picture Retakes will be on Monday November 19th. All students who were absent or who are not satisfied with their pictures can have their pictures taken on this day. Please remember, All students are required to wear their non-gym uniform for pictures. If they have a sport after school, they can bring those to change into after school.
InshAllah the next Coffee with Admin for the 2018-2019 school year will be Thursday, November 8th at 8:15am in the Library.
Nov 5 (6 weeks)
Oct 2 – Nov 20
Nov 6 – February
|Jump Rope Club
Nov 7 – Dec 19
Nov 6 – February
Nov 9 – February
Alhamdulilah, the students enrolled in Champions have enjoyed the engaging STEM-based activities provided by our Champions instructor.
We are requiring that ALL parents (K-8) enroll their children in Champions before the winter months start. If you are late past 4:15pm and your K-8th grade child gets placed in latchkey, then Champions needs to have information on contacting you just in case for an emergency or question – it’s part of state licensing requirements. No enrollment fee will be charged unless the service is used.
Please take the time this week to put your student’s information on their enrollment form: http://www.discoverchampions.c
Huda School and the Franklin Church are once again partnering together to sponsor the annual Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive, which starts today. We are collecting peanut butter and Franklin Church is providing the jelly. These items will be donated to Cass Community Services for needy families in Oakland County. We appreciate your support and help!
There is No School for students on Monday, October 1st. This is a professional development day for teachers to work on their curriculum, IB planning, and learning new teaching strategies/techniques.
PTO will sell uniforms on Tuesday, August 28th from 8am-12pm on the second floor near the art room. They will also be selling uniforms on Wednesday, August 29th from 8am-9:30am. If you have any questions about uniform purchases, please contact PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first day of school is Tuesday, August 28th and is a half-day. The school day will begin at 8:07am. We ask that your child arrives between 7:55-8:00am to allow them time to be prepared for class. Dismissal will begin at 12:00pm. There will be no latchkey on the first day.
Uniforms are not required on the first day of school.
On Wednesday, August 29th, regular school hours will commence – class will start at 8:07am. Student dismissal will begin at 3:42pm. We ask that you pick up students no later than 3:50pm. In observance of Labor Day, there will be no school on Monday, September 3rd, 2018. The 2018-2019 school calendar is attached for your convenience.
2018-2019 Huda School Calendar
Huda School will be hosting its annual Water Park Lock In, (females only, no boys over the age of 6) on Tuesday, June 19 from 12-3 pm.
We will be renting Splash Universe Water Park in Dundee, Michigan, which is about an hour away from Huda School. We will have the entire park to ourselves for three full hours. The park includes two tube slides, a lazy river, hot tub, toddler pool, water tree house with several slides, tipping bucket, and a floating log walk.
A permission slip went home with our Huda girls last week. All Huda families are welcome to attend! If you did not receive a slip, you may contact the main office and we will send an extra copy with your child.
Permission slips are due next Friday, May 25. Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your forms and payments. It is very important that we stay organized and give the park our final numbers ahead of time.
Huda School is proud to recognize the graduating classes of Kindergarten and Eighth grade. Insha Allah, on Thursday June 7th at 1pm, Huda School would like to invite immediate family to attend the Kindergarten graduation in the Huda School gymnasium. On Friday June 8th at 9am, Huda School would like to invite immediate family to attend the Eighth grade graduation in the Huda School gymnasium.
Parents are invited to attend the last school assembly for the year on June 7th at 8:30 am. Insha Allah, fourth quarter honor roll will be rewarded, President’s Awards, Principal’s Awards, special recognition and much much more. Please join us on June 7th for this special occasion.
Registration for the 2018-2019 School year is open. If you register your students before June 8th, you will receive a $200 discount with your $500 deposit. Don’t wait – to guarantee your child’s spot, complete and return the form and deposit. If you have specific requests, please call the office.
Huda School is offering Iftar Treat Boxes for Sale. This is a great way for your children to get more excited about Ramadan. Every day, the child will open a slot and find a chocolate treat inside. They are only $25. With Ramadan starting, be sure to buy yours today!
As promised, this year’s fundraising dinner program was captured on video. What a great memory of the 2017/18 school year and all the wonderful students who performed so beautifully!! It is for sale for $35. Please stop by the office and pick up a copy today!
Insha Allah, Huda School will host its annual Middle School Islamic conference May 16th and 17th. The theme of the conference is Purification of the Heart and the speakers will include, local Imams, youth directors, activists and teachers. Insha Allah, the purpose of the conference is to give Huda Students a taste of an Islamic Conference and reminders from our surrounding scholars.
The monthly coffee and donuts with Admin will take place in the Huda Library on Friday, May 11 at 8:30 am.
National Teacher Appreciation Week:
Teachers educate, innovate, encourage, and support students academically and emotionally. National Teacher Appreciation
Monday, May 7th- Bring or draw a flower for your teacher.
Tuesday, May 8th- Make a card for your teacher
Wed., May 9th- Give your teacher a chocolate or your teacher’s favorite snack or candy
Thurs., May 10th- Give your teacher a teacher-supply item
Friday, May 11th- Wear your teacher’s favorite color
Students in 7th and 8th grade will participate in the Annual Michigan Muslim Capitol Day next week. They will join other Islamic Schools as they tour the capitol, meet their house and state representatives and learn about civic engagement. Students are requested to arrive at 7:15 for departure to Lansing. The bus will leave promptly and not wait for late students.
Zaman International is having their annual Spring Clean-up Clothing Drive. Here is the information for the Drive:
What: Zaman International Spring Clean-up Clothing Drive.
When: April 30th- May 7th
Where: Huda School. Please put all bags in the gym. I will keep them in the storage room.
Details: Donations support women and children living in poverty throughout Southeast Michigan. All clothing and shoes are accepted regardless of size, style or condition. Donation receipts will be mailed upon request.
What a great opportunity to get a head start on all of our Spring Cleaning!
The Annual Huda School Open House will take place on Sunday April 29th from 1 to 3 pm. We encourage all prospective parents to attend and request our current Huda School families to encourage families interested in Huda to attend. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers, tour the school and understand our Quran, Arabic and Islamic Studies program. We have postcards in the office if you would like to distribute.
Insha Allah, the Arabic Spelling Bee will take place the week of April 25th beginning with in class bee’s on Monday, April 23rd followed by a school wide Spelling Bee on Wednesday, April 25th.
Our monthly assembly and honor roll assembly will take place on Friday April 20th at 8:15 am. Parents and families are welcome to join as we celebrate the accomplishments of our students.
On Thursday April 19th, Huda School students will have a special guest, NBA Basketball Star Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, visit. He will talk to our students and give a talk about his experience in the NBA, being a Muslim, having Tourettes and being principled in sports. Although we love having our parents visit, this activity, due to time and space, is for Huda School students only. We appreciate your support.
Spring Pictures March 19
Good Friday– No School March 30
Spring Break April 2-6
Huda School Open House April 29
Insha Allah, the Arabic Spelling Bee will take place the week of April 25th beginning with in class bees on Monday, April 23rd followed by a school wide Spelling Bee on Wednesday, April 25th.
Huda School M-Step Schedule:
April 10th – April 27th – 5th and 8th grade- ELA, Math and Social Studies
April 30th- May 8th – 6th and 7th grade- ELA and Math
May 9th- May 18th– 3rd, 4th grade- ELA and Math
The M-STEP web page at www.michigan.gov/mstep includes more helpful information for families. There, you will find Student Testing: What Parents Can Do to Help Prepare; and Michigan’s Education Assessment System, What it is, What it Means and What it Offers.
You can help your child do his/her best on this test by doing the following:
making sure, that your child attends school on the days of testing
making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep before testing
providing breakfast on the mornings of testing
reminding your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the testing direction
encouraging your child to do his/her best on the tests
letting the child know that you are confident in his/her ability to do his/her best
Parent, please pay special attention to your child’s schedule: make sure they don’t miss school, eat breakfast and get plenty of rest during their testing period and PLEASE be at school at 7:55 am. The best thing students can bring to the test is a positive attitude to succeed. If you have any questions regarding M-STEP, please contact your student’s teacher or administration.
Spring Picture Day
Spring Picture day will be on March 19th. Order forms will be sent home next week. Pictures will only be taken of those that have placed an order online or those that bring in the order form.
Huda School’s monthly assembly will take place this Friday March 16th at 8:15 am. We will follow our monthly assembly program and will recognize Spelling Bee and Science Fair winners. If you are free, please join us at 8:15 am in the gym.
It’s time for Parent Teacher Conferences! Conferences will be held Friday March 9th from 11am to 7pm. Parents are encouraged to sign up using ‘sign up genius’ the links are copied below.
Middle School conferences will be held in the gym on a first come basis, with a break for Jumaa.
TC thru 2nd
3rd thru 5th
Don’t miss this celebration of arts during parent teacher conferences. You are invited to purchase your child’s original framed art. Proceeds go directly to the school. The show will be in the hallways during parent teacher conferences. We welcome you to come browse the beautiful art work. We will be accepting Cash, check and credit card (credit card will require an additional processing fee).
Insha Allah, the Huda School Book Fair will be held Thursday, March 1st and 2nd. Students will have a chance to browse and purchase books on both Thursday and Friday. Parents are welcome to come between 9am and 3pm.
The administration will host our monthly coffee and donuts on February 9th at 8:30 am in the library.
The Annual Huda School Quran Competition will take place on Wednesday February 7th. We wish our students the best of luck during the competition. The Quran Competition Award Ceremony will take place on Friday February 16th at 8:15am.
Second quarter Honor Roll Assembly will take place on Friday February 2nd at 8:15 in the morning. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of your children.
The Walk for Warmth will take place this Saturday, February 3rd. The walk will take place at Great Lakes Crossing, registration will begin at 8am. If you would like to participate in the kids activities, please arrive by 8am. The suggested minimum donation it $10.00 per walker. Middle School students that attend will earn 2 hours of general community service and students in the 3rd grade will earn an A+ in Phys Ed (if currently have an A) for the 3rd Marking Period. Go Heat!
Second quarter report cards will be posted on Tuesday, January 30th at 5pm.
Mark your calendars! Huda School would like to invite you to The Huda School Annual Fundraising Banquet and Student Performances on Sunday, January 28th 1pm at Burton Manor. Tickets can be obtained by phone or through the school office: Table: $475, Ticket: $50, Non-Huda Students: $25 (K-HS). Huda School students enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year are free. Babysitting will be provided for 1-3 year olds at $10. Please call the office to reserve your table or ticket 248.626.0900. Thank you for your continued support!
Staff and students are working hard to create a memorable experience. Please join us on the 28th of January – bring your family and friends as we celebrate “Friendship” at Huda School.
NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) and MFS (Muslim Family Service) present the Winter Essentials Drive from Tuesday January 16th-Friday February 2nd. To help those in need, NJHS and MFS will be collecting warm clothing and winter essentials and creating “Winter Survival Packs” for those in need. Each set of classes are assigned a particular item (new or gently used) to collect and donate until Friday February 2nd. Our goal is to collect at least 100 of each item, so we as a school are able to assembly 100 Winter Survival Packs.
8th Grade & Pre-School: Blankets
7th Grade & Kindergarten: Winter Hats
6th Grade & 1st Grade: Winter Gloves
5th Grade & 2nd Grade: Scarves
4th Grade & 3rd Grade: Pocket-Sized Vaseline
Registration is open for the 2018 Walk for Warmth on Saturday, February 3rd. Go to olhsa.org and sign up to walk under the Huda Heat team for the Oakland County Walk at Great Lakes Crossing. The suggested minimum donation is $10.00 per walker. Middle School students can earn 2 hours of general community service and students in the 3rd grade and up can earn an A+ in Phys Ed (if currently have an A) for the 3rd Marking Period. Go Heat!
Art Day: December 12th
Writing Celebration: December 15th
International Day: December 20th
Winter Break: December 25th – January 5th
School Resumes: January 8th
Our character education theme for the month of December is Honesty and Trustworthiness.
After the assembly on Fri, Dec 8th, Admin will have its monthly Coffee and Donuts with parents.
Mark your calendars! Huda School would like to invite you to The Huda School Annual Fundraising Banquet and Student Performances on Sunday, January 28th 1 pm at Burton Manor. Tickets can be obtained by phone or through the school office: Table: $475, Ticket: $50, Non-Huda Students: $25 (K-HS). Huda School students enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year are free. Babysitting will be provided for 1-3 year olds at $10. Please call the office to reserve your table or ticket 248.626.0900. Thank you for your continued support!
Huda School is hosting another year of the salawat challenge. All students and families are welcome to join as we send peace and blessing on our beloved Prophet. Students are encouraged to complete 700 salawat upon the Prophet and complete the assigned sheet. Once they have turned it in, they will earn a brick for the Masjid Al-Huda poster. Students will write their name on the brick, which will be placed on our wall. Students were reminded of the importance of sending salawat on our Prophet and its blessings as they will receive 7000 hasanat, the forgiving of 7000 bad deeds and elevation of 7000 levels in Jannah. Please join as a family and help your student complete at least one brick: 700 salawat. There is nothing sweeter than watching your child sit and send peace and blessings on Prophet Muhammad (saw).
In celebration of Rabi Al Awwal, the week of December 11th-15th, Huda School will host another year of “In the Footsteps of the Prophet”. During this week, different themes of the Prophet’s character will be talked about: gratitude, love, respect, generosity and taqwa. With each of these characteristics, students will be asked to enact a sunnah: saying thank you, spreading salam, watching our words by holding your tongue, giving a smile, reading quran and making dua’a on juma’a. Each day, students will be introduced and given a favorite food of the Prophet. We will share more information about this at the Friday assembly.
Huda School will host its annual Writing Celebration on December 15th. Parents and families are invited to join your child as they share a writing piece. Students in K-2 will read from 8:30-10:00 am and students in 3-5 will read from 10:00-11:30 am. We hope you can join us for the exciting event!
This is cold and flu season – many students are suffering with varying degrees of sickness. Please do not send your child to school if they have thrown up, have a fever or don’t feel well.
Many students have been coming down to the office with complaints and fevers. These kids are coming to school and spreading sickness to other kids and staff. Give your child a day or two to recover – we will work with any sick student to catch up with school and homework.
Our names are Sidra Hasaba, Maria Nashef, and Muna Sankari. We would like to inform you that we are hosting an after school event called Art Night Tuesday, December 12. This will be an evening where students and parents bond together while creating art, and raising money and awareness for children with down syndrome. We will be partnering with GiGi’s Playhouse, an organization that works with children that suffer with down syndrome, to raise money for their new location in Detroit. Art Night will be held on Tuesday, December 12 from 4:00-6:30. The price for a ticket is:
- $5 until Friday December 9
- $8 at the door.
Money will be collected at lunch time. Hot chocolate and cookies will be a complimentary snack. Inshallah we will see you December 12th at Art Night.
As a reminder, Huda School will be closed for Thanksgiving Break November 23rd and 24th. Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break!
Thank you for your support at the Huda School Book Fair! Your purchases help us raise money towards the Huda School Library. Al hamdulilah, we were able to raise about $2000 for our school library.
Huda School is hosting a food drive sponsored by the PTO, NJHS, and Gleaners Food Bank. Please bring in your canned food and non-perishable items throughout the month of November to help those in need. Let’s compete to see which class can collect the most items! The class that collects the most will win a prize!
Fall classes are completed. The coding Session 2 Winter classes are open for registration. We recommend students to stay within their programming language they learned in the Fall and continue it in the Winter to design more advanced level games and programs. For example, if your child was in Coding 1 Scratch in the Fall, then then should continue with Scratch in the Winter. Our goal is to have the students to learn the fundamentals in the fall, develop advanced games in the winter and then master the programming language in the Spring by creating their own program using the language they studied.
Session 2 Winter classes will begin on the week of November 27th and will go for 8 weeks. Registration is OPEN and payment has to be paid in full before class begins to enroll. Click HERE(www.AccelerateKID.com/Huda) to read more about each class and to register.
- Coding 1 Scratch (3-5 grade) – Session 2 – Tuesday’s at 4:00PM-5:00PM
Here are some IMPORTANT information regarding the coding class.
- All coding students must meet in ROOM 285 and we will start promptly at 4:00PM.
- Parents must pick up their child from ROOM 100 after 5:00PM.
- There are no refund once class begins.
We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during dismissal as both the students and dismissal crew are working on perfecting the dismissal process.
- Follow the staff’s instructions regarding car movement and placement.
- Do not leave your car unattended.
- Do not use your cell phone during dismissal time.
- Please pull your car forward along the curb to ensure other cars can park behind.
- Do not call your children to your car.
- Drive slow and with caution through the parking area.
- No Parking or Pickup of kids from Romany Way or stairs. Your child will not be called or sent up the stairs on Romany Way.
- Students cannot be picked up early on a daily basis. If you have a special circumstance you must speak with the Principal.
- The Huda School day ends at 3:40 – having parents in the building picking kids up early disrupts the preparation and flow of dismissal.
- However, parents picking up Toddler care, Pre-K 1 and Pre-K 2 early, must come to the office and sign out their children.
- If you park your car before or during dismissal, due to the tight spaces, you will have to wait until the conclusion of dismissal to leave.
- Dismissal ends at 4pm – all Huda Staff will cease dismissal procedures at this time. Parents should pick up their children in Latch Key located in the Toddler Care room. There is a charge for late pick up.
Coding After School Program:
In partnership with AcceleratedKID, Huda School is offering coding classes for students in 3-8. This class will teach kids about computer science, visual programming language and skills for young students to excel in STEAM. The class will teach students about storyboard design, develop novice to advanced games, debugging programs and presentation skills. There are three sessions and each session is 8 weeks.
Session 1 of Coding Class will begin:
Grades (3-5) Tuesday 4pm-5pm– 9/26,10/3,10/10,10,17,10/24,
Grades (6-8) Thursday 4pm-5pm– 9/28,10/5,10/12,10/19,10/26,
Session 2- Winter (Jan – Mar)
Session 3- Spring (Apr – Jun)
If you are interested in registering for the program copy the following link:
The cost for each session is $249
In celebration of Eid, the Huda PTO is hosting an Eid Carnival on Friday September 8. There will be many age appropriate activities for all students. The cost is $14 per student. Only in celebration of Eid are we allowing sugar and sweets in school, students will enjoy cotton candy, snow cones and be served pizza and juice for lunch. Please complete the consent form and send payment tomorrow.
Huda School’s “Back to School Night” is on Thursday, September 7th from 6-7pm. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and visit the classroom. Student M-Step scores for returning students will be available for pickup. PTO will sell uniforms on Back to School Night. If you haven’t purchased your uniform or need extra items please visit them outside the Art Room. See you there!
Reminder: There is NO School on Friday, September 2nd and Monday, September 5th. We wish you a Happy Eid and a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!
Hajj Day is on Thursday, August 31st. Students are requested to wear Hajj attire: Boys- should bring two white towels and Girls- can wear an Abaya and Hijab or Shalwar Khamees and Hijab.
We are happy to welcome a few new teachers to our staff this year.
Ghada Alwan to Pre-K2,
Sabah Moghul- 3rd grade teacher,
- Darcy Hackert- 5th grade teacher,Jose Vigil- Middle School Math teacher,Rola Fahs- Middle School Social Studies teacher.Valerie Hanley- Technology/Library teacherSarah Abunada- Islamic Studies 2nd and 3rd grade
Huda Bakri- Quran
How to Order Land’s End Uniforms:
Go to landsend.com/school and create or sign in to your account. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find your School using the Preferred School Number Search: 900163882).
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Huda School Teachers have prepared Summer Packets for all grades. They will be available on the Huda School website Monday, June 12th. We invite students to download the packet and complete. This is not obligatory, but will help keep students beat the summer lag. Teachers have requested students to read over the summer and a reading list is provided in the packet.
Community Action Projects:
Students in 8th grade have been working on a Community Action Project. This project is part of the IB curriculum, which focuses on community and service. It gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of need in the community and address the needs through service learning.
Eighth grade students will present their projects on Wednesday, June 7th at 9 am in the gym. Eighth grade parents are invited to attend and seventh grade students will be in the audience to hear, learn and plan for their community action projects for next year.
Kindergarten Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 8th at 1:30 pm. Due to space, only parents and immediate family of Kindergarten students are invited to attend.
Eighth Grade Graduation will take place on Friday, June 9th at 9:00 am. Due to space, only parents and immediate family of eighth grade students are invited to attend.
Insha Allah, the last assembly for the school year will take place on Thursday, June 8th. At this assembly students will receive Honor Roll Certificates and Presidential Awards. Parents are welcome to join – we will begin at 8:30 am.
Insha Allah, Huda School will host its annual Middle School Islamic conference this week. The theme of the conference is ‘Allah’s Mercy’ – the speakers will include, local Imams, youth directors, activists and teachers. Insha Allah, the purpose of the conference is to give Huda Students a taste of an Islamic Conference and reminders from our surrounding scholars.
On behalf of the Board of Trustee, Executive Committee, Admin and Staff of Huda School, we would like to wish you and your family a blessed month of Ramadan. May this month be a time where our students enact good actions, increase their friendships, forgive one another and succeed in their prayers, Quran and duaa. Insha Allah, may Allah grant our students nearness to him and a path to self betterment. May Allah accept our prayers and duaa, please keep Huda School in your prayers during this special month.
Students in 7th and 8th grade will participated in the Annual Michigan Muslim Capitol Day today. They will joined other Islamic Schools as they toured the capitol, met their house and state representatives and learned about civic engagement.
The monthly coffee and donuts with Admin will take place in the Huda Library on Friday, May 12 at 8:30 am.
Registration for the 2017-2018 School year is open. If you register your students before June 2nd you will receive a $200 discount with your $500 deposit. Don’t wait – to guarantee your child’s spot, complete and return the form and deposit. If you have specific requests, please call Mrs. Mohiuddin.
The beloved month of Ramadan is around the corner, Insha Allah tentatively the first day will be Saturday May, 27th. Huda School will keep regular operational hours. School will start at 8:07am and conclude at 3:33pm. All schedules will remain intact and school will run all regular activities – accommodations will be made where necessary and for students not fasting, lunch will remain on schedule. Ramadan activities are being planned for all students to learn and enjoy the blessings of the month.
Teacher Appreciation Week
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~Henry Adams
Teachers educate, innovate, encourage, and support students academically and emotionally. Teacher
Monday, May 1st
Bring or draw a flower for your teacher.
Tuesday, May 2nd
Make a card for your teacher
Wednesday, May 3rd
Give your teacher a chocolate or your teacher’s favorite snack/candy
Thursday, May 4th
Give your teacher a teacher-supply item
Friday, May 5th
Wear your teacher’s favorite color
The National Junior Honor Society will be hosting a paper bag lunch drive for the homeless in Detroit on May 5th, 2017 . On Friday send an extra lunch with your student containing the following:
A protein or main dish
i.e: A turkey sandwich or can of soup
A healthy snack and an unhealthy snack
i.e: An apple and a bag of chips
i.e: A bottle of water
A small treat
i.e: Candy cane
You can also add utensils and napkins or even hand warmers. Add a note on the back or a card to send some love with your meal. When packing the lunch try to think of what you are blessed with everyday and what you would like to receive if you were in the same situation. Sending perishable foods is alright for the meals will be delivered that afternoon.
Huda School is hosting its annual Open House on Sunday, April 30th 1-3 pm for prospective parents. We encourage your help to get the word out. Please feel free and share the attached post card with your friends, neighbors and families. We appreciate the help and support to help Huda grow.
This year at Cobo, the number of participants from Detroit Metro area schools were at an all-time high. Even with that hurdle, our students performed even higher than last year alhamdulilah: we had 56 students recognized with awards from Grand Prize to Honorable Mention. We had 1 Grand Prize winner, 4 First Place, 6 Second Place, 6 Third Place, 12 Outstanding, 26 Excellent, and 1 Honorable Mention. MashAllah!
6th Grade – Adnan Khan – Dangers of EMF
7th Grade – Ali Allam – Antibiotic Resistance in Agriculture
7th Grade – Sidra Hasaba – Will It Shrink?
8th Grade Team – Kareem Krayem, Raiyaan Movania, Hafeey Iqbal – Genome Analyzer
8th Grade Team – Reem Youssef, Huda Huseini, Safiya Mostafa – The Chamber of Nicotine
6th Grade – Kotyba Abuchaar – Weather, The Killer or the Helper of Bluetooth
6th Grade – Shaza Ahmed – Judging Books By Their Cover
6th Grade – Tasneem Mostafa – Super Emulsifiers to the Rescue!
7th Grade – Saareya Sahlool – Going Green as You Clean
7th Grade – Muna Sankari – Can Ultraviolet Light Decontaminate Water?
8th Grade Team – Aabid Syed, Wasey Rehman, Askari Jaffery – Using Ferrofluids to Clean Up Oil Spills
6th Grade – Nurain Abdul – Anti-Virus Programs
7th Grade – Waseem Almaat – How Much CO2 Would Work for You?
7th Grade – Yacoub Haydin – Geothermal Energy, The Future of the World
7th Grade – Omair Malik – Global Warming: Carbon Dioxide Emissions
7th Grade – Maria Nashef – Oil-Be-Gone!
7th Grade – Bilal Obeid – Could Nano-silver in Consumer Products Affect Pond Life?
6th Grade – Malek Abdulrazzak – How Fat is Your Cracker?
6th Grade – Ismael Al-Atraqchi – How Different Colored Water Affect White Rose Growth?
6th Grade – Talha Ali – Electric Car, Solar Car, or Supercapacitor Car?
6th Grade – Sana Almaat – Scruba Dub Dub!
6th Grade – Raneem Alsubee – Ready, Set, Grow
7th Grade – Farwa Beg – Is Having a Sweet Tooth Hereditary?
7th Grade – Abdulrouf Hussein Ali – Will a Mechanical Crank Be As Efficient as a Regular Charger
7th Grade – Afnan Khan – Time to Listen!
6th Grade – Kareem Rathur – Does Onion DNA Extraction Vary with Varying Amounts of Alcohol?
6th Grade – Yaman Sabbaq – Most Efficient Wind Turbine Design
7th Grade – Hufsah Siddiqui – Are Fingerprint Patterns Genetic?
7th Grade – Hammad Tanoli – A Simpler Way to Clean
7th Grade – Kareem Aburashed – Which Drink is Most Acidic?
6th Grade – Malik Alabbas – Liquid, Light, Action!
8th Grade – Abdullah Alejel, Abdul-Kader Azrak, Essaq Khan – How Fresh is Your Apple?
6th Grade – Mohamad Alzohaili – Rowdy Brownies
7th Grade – Ayaan Ansari – Which Chemicals Affect E.coli Growth the Most?
6th Grade – Hamza Dabliz – Gummy Bears and Osmosis
7th Grade – Keenan Dalati – Water Expansion
7th Grade – Nada Elsabagh – Does Distraction Reduce Pain?
6th Grade – Bisher Habbab – Does the Amount of Sodium Affect Blood Pressure?
7th Grade – Summer Habra – Analytical Brain
6th Grade – Yusuf Halilovic – Grass vs. Road Salt
6th Grade – Dalia Hammoudeh – Does the Price of Seeds Affect its Quality?
7th Grade – Celine Kanan – Does Speaking Another Language at Home Help or Disrupt Your Learning?
7th Grade – Nour Kassas – Making a Censored Robot
7th Grade – Mariana Khalife – Does a Ripe Bell Pepper Have More Vitamin C Than a Fresh One?
6th Grade – Muaaz Khan – Does Crude Oil Affect the Growth of Seaweed?
7th Grade – Rayyan Khan – Tick Tock Your Heart Doesn’t Stop
6th Grade – Aminah Lawal – What is the Best Sorbent to Clean Up an Oil Spill?
6th Grade – Marriam Mahmood – Wind Power!
6th Grade – Laila Moez – Can Your Remember?
7th Grade – Sania Mohammad – DNA: Cells of Life
6th Grade – Azhar Nasser – Power of Fruits
6th Grade – Layanne Obeid – Exploda Soda
7th Grade – Selcehbeel Qadome – Chemical Heroes
6th Grade – Sharmeen Siddique – Does Lettuce Grow Faster with Hydroponic Gardening, or Regular Gardening
6th Grade – Juweria Yazdani – Chemical Fertilizer vs. Organic Fertilizer
Sixth Grade – Jenna Kafri – Flint Water vs. Regular Water
Congratulations Students! We are proud of all your hard work.
Huda will host a Spring Clothing Drive on Friday, March 17th from 11am-7pm during Parent/Teacher Conferences. The Zaman International Donation Truck will be at Huda collecting gently used clothing for the needy. No toys or household items are needed at this drive. Receipts will be issued upon request. Go Heat!
Huda School’s Science Fair is coming to an end. Last week, we began the week with an open Science Fair night, where parents were invited to attend and participate in student’s Science Fair projects. Students in Middle School set up their projects during the week and were judged Tuesday and Wednesday. This week, students in Middle School will travel to Cobo Hall March 14th and 15th to set up their boards and be judged. We wish them the best!
The Huda School Science Fair award ceremony will take place Friday, March 24th at 8:15 am. Parents are welcome to attend, students 5th grade and up will attend this award ceremony.
We will have our monthly coffee and donuts with Admin on March 24th at 9:30 am. Please join us as we talk about the end of the year and preparation for the upcoming year.
The middle school students have been working very hard on their science fair projects. Today they will be setting them up for display to be viewed by the entire school. We would like to offer all our parents to come in to see their child’s project and all the projects on display. The projects will be on display from 5pm to 6pm tonight, Tuesday, March 7th.. Please come and take a look at what our students have been up to. We are very proud of the work they have put in and they should be too.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday March 17th between 11:30 -7:30pm. Insha Allah we will break for Juma’a at 1:50.
You will be able to schedule conference times with all TC-5th homeroom teachers through Sign Up Genius. TC – PK2 will be available for appointments starting 2:10pm – 7:30pm.
To schedule a conference with a teacher from TC – PK2, please visit the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4BA5A929AAFE3-huda4.
To sign up with a teacher from KG – 5th Grades, please visit the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4BA5A929AAFE3-huda3
6th-8th grades, Gym, Art, and Computers teachers will host conferences in the gym on a first come-first serve basis. QAIS (Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies) teachers will host conferences in the masjid on a first come-first serve basis. Two breaks have been scheduled for Salat/Dinner from 1:50pm – 2:10pm and 5:00pm – 6:00 pm at which time NO appointments may be scheduled.
As a reminder: students do not have school on conference day. We look forward to sharing your child’s progress with you!
If you have any questions or need assistance with using Sign Up Genius, please call the school office or email us – we will be happy to help!
Al hamdulilah we had a successful Spelling Bee this year. Students worked really hard in their class room bees which produced our finalists. Last week, students competed in the elementary and middle school spelling bees. We are happy to announce the following winners in the two categories.
1st place Malik Elewa
2nd place Sofia Shaik
3rd place Samir Farra
1st place Sania Shaik
2nd place Summer Habra
3rd place Arita Zaman
It is Science Fair time! Students have been working very hard for the last few month preparing their projects. This year, students will bring and set up their projects on Tuesday March 7th. Parents are invited for Science Fair viewing between 5-6pm. Come and see the different projects students have worked on. Insha Allah, students will be judged on Wednesday March 8th and Thursday March 9th. The following week, students will go to Cobo – 6th, 7th, and 8th grade on Tuesday March 14th and 8th grade teams on Wednesday March 15th. We are excited for this years science fair and expect our students to do well. Come and visit the Science Fair at Huda on Tuesday March 7th.
March 1st is the first day of Reading Month! During this month Huda School will celebrate Authors. Each class has chosen an Author, they will study the life of the Author, read their books and learn about their other books. Teachers have planned a month of learning and activities around their Author study. Insha Allah, we will begin Reading Month by celebrating Dr. Seuss. Students are encouraged to wear Red, White and Blue. Students have all received a copy of the reading month calendar. It outlines all the activities students can participate in. At the end of the month students that read the most will participate in a Student versus Staff Dodgeball game. The Book Fair will take place on Thursday March 3rd and Friday March 4th, don’t forget to send money with your children. Remember this month to read, read, read!
January 13th– Coffee and Donuts with Admin
January 16th– No School
January 19th– Archery Trip
January 27th– 2nd Quarter Ends
January 29th– Huda School Banquet and Fundraiser
January 30th– No School
Huda School will host the Annual Banquet and Fundraiser on January 29th at Burton Manor. Insha Allah a flier with ticketing details will follow at the end of the week. This year, the program will begin at 1pm. Mark your calendars and prepare for an afternoon of celebration. Tickets can be obtained by phone or through the school office (248) 626-0900.
Huda Student- $20
There will be a women, men and family seating arrangements. Thank you for your support.
Computer Programming/Coding for 6th-8th grades will begin Jan 18th and on Jan 20th for 3rd and 5th. You may still register at http://acceleratekid.com/huda/
Science Olympiad permission slips and information were sent home with 4th-6th grade students. We are looking forward to our 1st ever Huda School Science Olympiad Team!
In an effort to inspire students to learn an independent Surah and perfect their recitation, memorization and tajweed skills, we invite your child to participate in this year’s Qur’an competition. Insha’Allah, we will be conducting a school-wide Qur’an Competition this February for grades 1st-8th. Participation in this competition is optional. Each contestant will be tested in the following respective Surahs accordingly. Each participant must submit a completed competition form by Friday January 20th, 2017.
Spelling Bee information was sent home a few weeks ago. Students have received their list of words – please STUDY. If you did not get your packet, let your homeroom teacher know.
Middle school students participating in the district wide Religious Diversity Program are hosting a bake sale on Friday, December 9th to help fund their trip. Please remember that we don’t have hot lunch on Fridays and this is not a hot lunch sale. Students will be able to purchase the treats during their lunch hour. Some of the items on sale are nachos, brownies, tiramisu, sugar cookies, cake, lemonade, jello, pineapple cake, magic bars and cupcakes.
As part of our In the Footsteps of the Prophet program this week, students have been requested to bring a brown bag lunch of non-perishable items on Friday, December 9th. These lunches will be collected in the morning and distributed later in the day to those in need.
During this week, Huda School plans to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) life through remembrance and good deeds. The program is titled “In the Footsteps of the Prophet” and the theme is Love, Respect and Responsibility. In conjunction with the program, Huda PTO is conducting a week long canned food drive for the needy. You may drop off canned foods in your child’s classroom bin anytime during the week. Please take a look at the attached fliers which highlight all the activities for this week.
Students are also encouraged to complete a set of blessings and prayers for the Prophet on their personal time. If they complete 700 blessings they will receive a brick titled with their name to hang on the poster in the middle stairwell.
During Computer Science Week, a Family Fun Night workshop based on Computer Programming/Coding will take place on December 9th from 4pm-5pm. This workshop will provide an overview of the computer programming/coding classes that we will be offering in January. This workshop will be limited to the first 28 students with parent. To sign up for the workshop, please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4BA5A929AAFE3-computer
Coding/Computer Programming Classes
To register your student for the upcoming January programming/coding classes offered by AccelerateKid, please visit http://acceleratekid.com/huda/ . The classes will be offered on Wednesdays for grades 6-8 and Fridays for grades 3-5. Capacity is limited to 15 students each class.
Upcoming engineering classes in January are below. Please register at https://engineeringforkids.com/location/oakland/classes. Classes have a limited capacity and fill up fast!
Junior Robotics: Amazing Mechanisms (K-2nd grade)
January 2nd-February 13th, 4:00pm-5:00pm (no class Jan 16th or 30th) Class Location: Huda School *Class is limited to Huda School students. This program is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots. Using LEGO® bricks, students build a dancing bird, a smart spinner, and a drumming monkey. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.
Medieval Machinations: MinecraftEDU Redstone (3rd-5th grade)
January 4th-February 8th, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Class Location: Huda School *Class is limited to Huda School students. MinecraftEDU is an expansive game that lets players design and create unique worlds with amazing structures. One of the more complicated aspects of MinecraftEDU is Redstone, which is MinecraftEDU’s version of circuitry. This program will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging, with students making mine cart tracks to help them gather resources, working together to build their kingdom, and designing traps to defend their castle, all with the use of Redstone.
Students in K-5th grade will celebrate their writing in our first-ever Writers Celebration to be hosted by your local classroom Friday, December 9th. Insha Allah you will receive an invitation from your classroom teacher with details – please save the date.
Winter is coming- please dress your students appropriately for the weather, we do go out for recess. All students should have a coat, gloves, hats and/or mittens.
Winter boots are not allowed to be worn in the classroom – students can wear them to school, but must tuck them away in their cubbies or lockers through the day.
The Quran Competition is fast approaching, if you plan on participating please fill out the registration form and submit to Mrs. Batool Attar.