PRINCIPAL’S NEWSLETTER

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September 10, 2019

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Dear Huda Parents,

Asalamu alaikum!

Alhamdulilah we’re off to a great start – the last two weeks have been productive. Routines and procedures have been established – restorative circles and community building was a focus in elementary and middle school classes. The students and teachers have eagerly delved into the curricula. We look forward to an amazing year inshAllah!

Restorative Practices Parent Night - Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6-8pm

Restorative Practices Parent Night – Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6-8pm

To take our Character Development Program to an even higher level, Huda School has adopted the Restorative Practices method as an additional layer to our Discipline process and our daily Character Development program. Restorative Practices is a way to pro-actively develop relationships and community as well as repairing community when harm is done. After conflict or harm, Restorative Practices provides a way of thinking about, talking about, and responding to issues and problems by involving all participants to discuss their feelings and opinions, identify what happened, describe how it affected everyone, and find solutions to make things better.

We are fortunate to have Bill Boyle, our Restorative Practices consultant and trainer, to hold a Restorative Practices Parent Information Night on Wednesday, September 11th at 6-8pm in the gym. Bill Boyle is the former Director of the Model Center, Bowers Academy and Equity Programming in Bloomfield Hills Schools. He has 31 years of experience as a teacher, athletic coach, and administrator at all levels of K-12 education. Bill has worked diligently to form schools that serve as places of belonging for all students as the foundation for learning. He currently serves as a consultant, coach, and facilitator for schools, non-profits, and the private sector specializing in the areas of Restorative Practices and Equity Literacy. Bill is the Executive Director for the Michigan Network for Equity in Education and is an instructor for the International Institute for Restorative Practices. Please mark September 11th at 6-8pm in your calendar. We hope to see everyone then!

PTO Open Meeting & Ice Cream Social

PTO Open Meeting & Ice Cream Social

The Huda PTO will be having its first open meeting of the school year this Thursday, September 12, 2019 in the masjid at 8:15am. They will be discussing how to help the school raise funds for new projects and other fundraising events for the school year.

Please join the PTO this Friday, September 13 for our annual Ice Cream Social from 4:00-5:00 pm, inshAllah (weather permitting). This is an opportunity for Huda families to meet and get to know each other, as well as meeting the Huda PTO. Free ice cream will be served. Please note, no ice cream will be served until dismissal is concluded.

Coffee with Admin

Coffee with Admin

Coffee with Admin will take place on the second Tuesday of the month 8:15am-9:00am in the Library.

We look forward to seeing you there InshAllah!

NWEA / Fountas & Pinnell / STAR Testing

NWEA / Fountas & Pinnell / STAR Testing

Students began the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) assessments on Monday, Sept 9th. The assessment is given to students from 1st-8th grades. This interim assessment provides nationally representative norms derived from more than 10 million students in the US. This assessment will be administered twice a year to allow us to measure in-year student growth and determine needed target areas. This test is given by many surrounding school districts who have found the results best suited for academic growth. It provides immediate data to help teachers in preparing lessons. Huda School students will be tested in Math and English – the test runs between 45 minutes to an hour and will be given in the morning to maximize student concentration and attention.Elementary teachers will be conducting Fountas & Pinnell testing to determine students’ reading levels.

Students will given a 15 minute assessment called STAR to determine reading comprehension levels.

M-Step Scores available

M-Step Scores available

Last spring’s M-step scores were available during Back to School Night. If you have not picked up your child’s M-step scores, please feel free to stop by the office to pick them up.
Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Helmy & Kotomoto

Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Helmy & Kotomoto

Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Helmy started over the summer on the Huda School Facebook Page to encourage reading over the summer. Due to demand by elementary students, Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Helmy & Kotomoto will continue through the year. InshAllah it’ll be on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm on Huda School Facebook Live. Our next Bedtime Story is on Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30pm. Let’s all keep reading!
Uniform and Tardies Policies

Uniform and Tardies Policies

Uniform:

InshAllah, we hope all families have received all uniform orders. The uniform policy will be enforced this week – if there has been any delays in receiving uniforms, please contact the office or your child’s teacher. If you have any questions about the uniform, please refer to the email sent out by Ms. Lawal last week or contact the office.Tardies:

Now that routines and procedures have been established for all families, the tardy policy will also now be enforced. Our tardy policy is below:

Regular school attendance is required by State lawTardies interrupt the classroom and interfere with the learning environment for all students. School Doors close promptly at 8:07- any student arriving to school after 8:07 must be accompanied by an adult to the office. Parents must sign their child in at the front office. After parents sign in, the student will receive a tardy slip and go to class. Parents may not accompany late students to their classroom.

Five Tardies – Parent Notification Letter

Eight Tardies – Parent, Student, & Administrator Meeting

Greater than Eight Tardies – Mandatory Saturday detention 8am-12pm or $200 Fine *

*If late to Saturday detention, the student must also attend the next Saturday detention. If Saturday detention is not attended or fine is not paid, then the student will lose one full letter grade in their first period class.

For excused tardiness (physician/ dentist appointment, legal commitment, or such), parents are required to inform the school by phone call from the parent or a written note.

Please be advised that excused tardies are only those beyond the control of the parent or guardian, such as a flat tire, car breakdown, or extreme harsh weather. Unexcused tardies are those that are within the control of the individual, such as oversleeping, leaving late from home for school, and such.

Fall Sports Programs

Fall Sports Programs

We are excited for Cross-Country season! Cross-country practices will start on Wednesday, Sept 11th. Practices will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4-5pm. Meet days are on Saturdays at 10am starting Sept 28th.Boys soccer tryouts are also beginning – tryouts are today and tomorrow from 4:15-5:30pm. Go Huda Heat!!!

After-School Clubs

After-School Clubs

The Arts & Craft Club is being offered for 1st graders on Tuesdays at 4-5pm in Ms. Musa’s classroom from Sept 17th – Oct. 15th. The Reading Club is offered to 1st and 2nd graders on Wednesdays at 4-5pm in Ms. Noor’s classroom from Oct 1st – Nov 20th. InshAllah, we are in the process of solidifying an after-school STEM program and a Javascript program. More details will be provided soon.
Students of the Month Sponsorship

Students of the Month Sponsorship

We’re inviting local and parent businesses to sponsor an after-school pizza party for our quarterly Students’ of the Month celebrations. For $475, your business name will be displayed at the celebration and listed on our website and in our newsletter. If you’d like to sponsor, please contact Mona Helmy at mona.helmy@hudaschool.org.
Tuition

Tuition

A friendly reminder that tuition is due on the 1st of each month. If you have questions about your balance or payment options, please feel free to contact the office.

Have a wonderful week!

Warm Regards,

Mona Helmy

Principal


AUGUST 27, 2019

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Welcome!

WELCOME!

Dear Huda Parents & Students,

Asalamu alaikum!

Alhamdulilah we’ve had a successful first day of school! Jazakallah khair, parents, for helping make this day smooth and an easy transition for your child.

Tomorrow will be our first full day of school. Classes will start at 8:07am – having your child arrive to school between 7:55am-8:00am will allow them time to arrive to class on time. Student dismissal will begin at 3:42pm and end at 4:00pm inshAllah. A friendly reminder that there’s no school on Monday, September 3rd due to Labor Day.

Back to School Night

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

I would like to invite all our new and returning parents to Huda School’s “Back to School Night” on Wednesday, September 4th at 5-6pm. I will be providing updates on plans for this school year inshAllah – I will begin my informational session at 5:10pm in the gym. This is also a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and visit the classroom. There will also be an informational session for middle school parents on the IB program. I look forward to seeing all of you inshAllah!

New Teachers to the Huda Family

NEW TEACHERS TO THE HUDA FAMILY

Alhamdulilah, we are excited about the new staff additions to the Huda Family this year – they are motivated and passionate about their subject matter and look forward to impart the content and enthusiasm to the students inshAllah.Ms. Kyra Burns will be teaching Kindergarten this year. Ms. Burns has been a teacher since 1999. She used to be a Kindergarten Program Director and worked in Preschool, 3rd grade, and 2nd grade. She’s certified in Elementary, Science, Early Childhood, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Ms. Faiza Lateef will be teaching second grade. She’s been a teacher since 2014. She’s taught 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades. She’s certified in Elementary Education.

Ms. Shannon Rushton will be teaching second grade as well. She stepped in as a fifth grade teacher late last year. She’s taught in early childhood for several years and was a Site Director and Teacher at Champions. She’s certified in Elementary Education and Cognitive Impairment.

Ms. Erin Burke will be teaching 6th and 7th grade ELA. She’s been a teacher since 1998. She taught High School English for 11 years and AP English for 10 years. She’s certified in Psychology and ELA.

Ms. Zehra Beg will be teaching 6th grade Science. Ms. Beg is a longtime parent and director of area after-school/summer programs. She’s certified in Secondary Science and Elementary Education.

Ms. Dima Mahdi will be teaching elementary Quran. She’s obtained several ijazas in teaching Quran with experience teaching elementary children.

Alhamdulilah, these teachers are a welcome addition to our highly qualified staff! We look forward to a great year inshAllah!

May Allah bless us all with a year of success, productiveness, and unity. Ameen.

Warm Regards,

Mona Helmy

Principal


August 24, 2019

WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!

Dear Huda Parents & Students,

Asalamu alaikum!

On behalf of the Huda School Staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your children and look forward to a productive and successful school year inshAllah.

For parents and students that are new to our school, I would like to extend to you a special welcome to the Huda Family! We are all happy that you joined us and look forward to getting to know you and your family well.

Alhamdulilah, our teachers and staff are collaborative and driven educators who are always striving to have our students achieve their highest potential. We look forward to our continued partnership with you in ensuring high student achievement within the wholesome environment of Islam and the common love that we have for our Deen.

First Day of School: August 27th

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: AUGUST 27TH

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.

Due to a projected busy first day of school, Toddler Care, Preschool I, and Preschool 2 students who do not have siblings in K-8 classes may arrive at 8:30am. I request you to use the parking lot spaces for no longer than 10 minutes. You can use this time to help your child take supplies to the classroom. Please do not park in the fire lane – cars may be ticketed by the Franklin Police. Parents are also welcome to park at the Police station and the Franklin Church.

InshAllah you will receive a letter by mail or email from the homeroom teacher about your child’s room number for the first day of school. Students will be going to their homerooms upon arrival.

Weather permitting, we will have a Back To School photo area outside near the front door – great opportunity to take those precious First Day of School pics!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

If you ordered school supplies through 1st Day School Supplies last June, your supply boxes arrived! The boxes are labeled with your child’s name and will be placed in your child’s classroom. If you’d like to take a look at your order, feel free to stop by Monday or at Tuesday Drop-Off time to look inside the boxes.The School Supply List is on the Huda School website: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/94b467_b08cf7016fd045ccbc0aed4bc2f6e3b3.pdf

Uniforms

UNIFORMS

Uniforms are not required on the first day of school. All students should be dressed in their uniform by September 3rd inshAllah. Huda PTO will no longer be selling uniforms – on the first day of school, they will be selling their remaining uniform gym and polo shirts at a discounted price on a first come, first served basis – sizes are mostly Adult Small – Adult Large. All other sizes can be purchased from Land’s End.

Uniform information is below: Uniform is required for all students Kindergarten – 8th grade.

K-4th Grade Girls

Non-Gym Days:

1. White polo shirt and plaid jumper dress from Land’s End with navy leggings or navy tights.

Or

Navy polo shirt and khaki pants from Land’s End. If your daughter would like to wear a long-sleeve shirt underneath the short-sleeve polo shirt, it must be solid white or solid navy shirt underneath – no other colors or patterns please.

2. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes

3. Girls may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on the outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo.

Gym Days:

4. Long or short sleeve gym shirt sold by Land’s End

5. Navy sweatpants from Land’s End

6. Gym shoes

Fifth Grade Girls

Non-Gym Days:

1. Long-sleeve white polo shirt from Land’s End

2. Navy jumper from Land’s End

3. Khaki pants from Land’s End

4. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs.

5. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes

6. Girls may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on the outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo.

Gym Days:

7. Long sleeve gym shirt sold by Land’s End. If your daughter is wearing a short-sleeve gym shirt, then she must wear a solid white or solid navy long-sleeve shirt underneath – no other colors or patterns please

Or

Middle School Girls Gym Shirt sold by East Essence.

8. Navy Land’s End sweatpants

9. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs.

10. Gym shoes

Middle School Girls

Non-Gym Days:

1. Long-sleeve white polo shirt from Land’s End

2. Navy jumper from Land’s End

3. Khaki pants from Land’s End

4. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs.

5. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes

6. Girls may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on the outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo.

Gym Days:

7. Middle School Girls Gym Shirt sold by East Essence

OR

Long sleeve gym shirt sold by Land’s End and worn under jumper.

8. Navy Land’s End sweatpants

9. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs.

10. Gym shoes

K-Middle School Boys

Non-Gym Days:

1. Navy short/long sleeve polo shirt from Land’s End. If your son would like to wear a shirt underneath the short-sleeve polo shirt, it must be a solid white or solid navy long sleeve shirt.

2. Khaki pants from Land’s End

3. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes

4. Boys may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo

Gym Days:

5. Gym short/long sleeve shirt sold by Land’s End. If your son would like to wear a shirt underneath the short-sleeve gym shirt, it must be a solid white or solid navy long sleeve shirt underneath – no other colors or patterns please.

6. Navy Land’s End sweatpants

7. Gym shoes

Instructions on how to purchase from Land’s End are below. Please follow the instructions to find the specific products chosen for Huda School. We highly recommend signing up for the Land’s End emailing list as they send out discounts on uniforms periodically. If you sign up for the Land’s End emailing list, you will receive the promotions. As a note, all Land’s End products can be returned/exchanged at a Sears store.

How to order uniforms from Land’s End:

Online:

1. Go to www.landsend.com/school and create or sign in to your account.

2. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find your School using the Preferred School Number Search: 900163882).

3. Start shopping with your personalized product checklist

Uniform Link: https://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900163882

Phone:

Call 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student’s Preferred School Number 900163882, grade level, and gender

In-Store:

Visit your local Land’s End at Sears store. Associated can help you with sizing information and you can place your Preferred School order online via the store kiosk. Please note that Land’s End at Sears stores may have limited products.

How to Order Middle School Girls Gym Shirt from East Essence:

Online:

1. Go to https://eastessence.com/pages/find-your-school

2. Choose Huda School

3. Click on the Girls Gym Shirt.

4. Choose Navy and the Huda School logo.

Arrival & Dismissal

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL

As you prepare for the first day of school, I would like to kindly remind you about some drop-off and pick-up procedures. We will have dismissal based on last name in the following areas:

1. Last name (A-F) use the Back Door (East parking lot)

2. Last name (G-Z) use the Front Door (North parking lot)

We have a designated arrival and dismissal crew. These members are committed to providing a safe and quick arrival and departure. Please be sure to follow all guidelines in terms of traffic management that these crew members may have. I kindly remind you to avoid distracted driving on the school premises. Please be sure to avoid cell phone use while driving for the safety of our children. Your child should be picked up and dropped off only in active loading and unloading zones as marked by the yellow curb lane. We would highly appreciate your adherence to the following guidelines:

1. Follow the staff’s instructions regarding car movement and placement.

2. Please do not leave your car unattended in the fire lane or in any area not marked as a parking space.

3. Please do not use your cell phone during dismissal times.

4. Please pull your car forward along the curb to ensure other cars can park behind.

5. Please do not stop in front of door to pick up or drop off students – please pull up forward to available space in line.

6. Do not call or signal your children to your car.

7. Drive slow and with caution through the parking area.

8. No Parking or Pickup of children from Romany Way or Stairs near the back parking lot. Your child will not be called or sent up the stairs on Romany Way.

9. Due to tight spaces, if you park your car before or during dismissal, you may have to wait until the conclusion of dismissal to leave.

10. Dismissal ends at 4pm. All Huda Staff will cease dismissal procedures at this time.

Parents should pick up their children in Late Pickup located in the Preschool 1 room if not picked up by 4pm.

There is a charge for late pickup. If your child is not picked up by 4:00pm, your child will be placed in Late Pickup. The charge for late pickup is $5/student. If your child is not picked up by 4:15pm, he or she will be placed in Latchkey, which will incur a $10/hr charge (no partial or incremental fee allowances).

Website, App, and Synergy

WEBSITE, APP, AND SYNERGY

Please make sure to bookmark our website, www.hudaschool.org, on your favorite internet browser. Important information is updated constantly on the website and the Huda School App. The app can be downloaded on Apple and Android phones.

To download the app on Android: Search for Huda School & Montessori in the Google Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.p8337CC&ddl=1&pcampaignid=web_ddl_1

To download the app on an Iphone: Search for Huda School & Montessori in the App Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/huda-school-montessori/id1076237277?mt=8

Synergy is our grading and communication platform. Your children’s grades can be checked through ParentVue. All of our new Huda parents will be receiving log-in information within the first week of school. ParentVue may be accessed on any computer or through the ParentVue app on mobile devices.

I hope this information will help in providing a smooth start for the school year. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions – we are all committed to making this school year as efficient as possible for parents and academically/spiritually successful for our students. May Allah bless Huda School families and staff with every step we take this year and guide us in each decision we make. Ameen.

Warm Regards,

Mona Helmy

Principal


August 2, 2019

June 3, 2019

Dear Parents, 

Asalamu alaikum,

Eid Mubarak!

Early Registration & Waitlisted Students

Quarter 4 Report Cards & Awards Assembly

KG and 8th Grade Graduation

Field Day

Summer Packets

School Supplies Kits

Summer Office Hours

Tuition

Huda School Recaps

Upcoming Events

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak! May Allah forgive us all and shower us with His infinite mercy and grace throughout the year. Ameen. 

In observance of Eid, Huda School will be closed Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th. School will resume on Thursday, June 6th.  

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Early Registration & Waitlisted Students

Early registration ends on Friday, June 7th. InshAllah, after June 7th, waitlisted new students will be allowed to register for any open spots. Please register your child by June 7th to ensure your child’s spot for the 2019-2020 school year. Your child’s spot is confirmed when any prior tuition balances are paid, paperwork submitted, and a $500 deposit is provided. 

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Quarter 4 Report Cards & Awards Assembly

Report cards will be available on Synergy on Monday, June 10th. The Awards Assembly is on Wednesday, June 12th at 2:15pm. 

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KG and 8th Grade Graduation

The Kindergarten Graduation will take place inshAllah on June 14th (the last day of school, which is a ½ day) at 9:30am. The 8th Grade Graduation will take place after dismissal at 1pm inshAllah.  

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Field Day

Field Day for Elementary students will take place on Thursday, June 13th. Parent volunteers are always welcome – if you’d like to volunteer, please contact your child’s teacher. 

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Summer Packets

Instead of summer packets this year, Huda has established a partnership with ThinkStretch – they have learning workbooks that parents can order for their students that include reading, math, writing, and STEM activities. The last day to order the workbooks is Today. Order forms/additional information are attached to this e-mail. Completed order forms may be turned into the office. The ordered workbooks will be distributed to the students next week. 

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School Supplies Kits

We are excited about our partnership with 1st Day School Supplies – you can order next year’s school supplies through our School Store. The name-brand school supplies will come in a box labeled with your child’s name to Huda in August – no need to bring loads of school supplies on the first day or having to shop at multiple stores! Deadline to order the boxes for next year is June 30th! A sample kit is available for you to see in the Huda office. This is an optional service – the school supply list will be posted on the website and attached to this email for parents interested in doing their own shopping. 

 https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=52645

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Summer Office Hours

The Huda School office will continue to be open June 17th – June 28th from 8am – 3pm. The Office will be closed during the month of July and will reopen on Thursday, August 1st inshAllah. 

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Tuition

All tuition balances should have been cleared by now – if you have a balance, please contact Ms. Elham Saleh to make arrangements for payment. To register your child for the 2019-2020 school year, all tuition balances must be cleared. Jazakallah khair for your continued support. 

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Huda School Recaps

Ramadan has graced our lives alhamdulilah again this year. May Allah accept your prayers and fasts. Our students participated in Ramadan activities and journaled their goals and progress throughout this month. The middle school students participated in the Huda Islamic Spirit Conference on May 9th and 10th. The conference featured local imams, scholars, and youth workers. They visited the school and provided practical advice and a spiritual boost for our middle school students. Speakers included Shaykh Ishtiaq, Ammar Alquoqa, Aamna Saleem, Muhammed Suliman, Osama Odeh, Yousuf Zafar, Tareq Tamr, Abdullah Bokhari, and Khurram Wani. 

The Cereal Drive took place in May. In southeast Michigan, more than 300,000 children receive free and reduced-price meals. For many of these children, breakfast and lunch at school are the only meals they can rely on. Alhamdulilah, our students brought in over 100 boxes of cereal. They will be delivered today to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan for distribution. 

The 8th graders presented their Community Action Projects on May 23rd. We were impressed with their professionalism and passion toward helping the community. This project is a necessary requirement for 8th grade students to receive the IB Diploma. 

Upcoming Events

  • June 4-5 Eid Break – No School 
  • June 5 Splash Universe Huda Ladies/Girls Lock-in
  • June 6 Color Run
  • June 9-11 8th Grade Trip 
  • June 12 Awards 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

  • June 17-28 Office open 8am-3pm
  • Month of July Office Closed
  • August 1 Office Reopens 8am-3pm
  • August 27 First Day of 2019-2020 School Year- ½ Day

Have a wonderful week, 

Mrs. Mona Helmy

Principal 

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May 6, 2019

Dear Parents,

Asalamu alaikum,

Ramadan Mubarak!

Huda Middle School Islamic Spirit Conference

Middle School Qiyams

Coffee with Admin

Monthly Assembly

Registration

Ramadan Treat Boxes

KG & 8th Grade Graduations

Huda School Recaps

Upcoming Events

Ramadan Mubarak!

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.

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Huda Middle School Islamic Spirit Conference

The Huda middle school students will be attending the Huda Islamic Spirit conference on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th. This conference takes place during school hours for two days at Huda and features local imams, scholars, and youth workers, who visit the school to provide practical advice and a spiritual boost for our middle school students. Speakers include Shaykh Ishtiaq, Ammar Alquoqa, Aamna Saleem, Muhammed Suliman, Osama Odeh, Yousuf Zafar, Tareq Tamr, Abdullah Bokhari, and Khurram Wani.

In addition to the conference, a Health, Hygiene, and Gender session will take place for middle school students. This session is a gender-separated presentation. Fifth grade girls may attend the Health and Hygiene portion. This session is guided by the Islamic tradition and focuses on the relevant knowledge and practical advice they will need to be successful as they grow and eventually move on to public high schools and the adult world. Permission slips must be signed by tomorrow for middle school students to attend this session.

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Middle School Qiyams

InshAllah there will be a Middle School Girls Qiyam on Friday, May 10th. Our Islamic Studies teacher, Ms. Tasneem Abdelhamid, will be leading the qiyam. Please refer to the permission slip and flyer sent home today. We ask permission slips are submitted by Wednesday, May 8th.

On Friday, May 17th, there will be a 8th Grade Boys Qiyam. Mr. Wani will be leading that qiyam. Permission slips and a flyer will be sent out this week inshAllah.

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Coffee with Admin

Coffee with Admin – minus the coffee 🙂 will take place on Thursday, May 9th at 8:15am in the library. This will be our last Coffee with Admin for the year.

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Monthly Assembly

The monthly assembly will be on Friday, May 17th at 8:15am. Arabic Spelling Bee participants will be recognized then inshAllah.

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Registration

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.

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Ramadan Treat Boxes

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.

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KG & 8th Grade Graduations

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.  

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Huda School Recaps

Professional Development Day on Monday, April 22nd was full of learning and refreshers for our Huda Staff. Elementary and middle school math teachers participated part of the day in Number Talks – a math professional development workshop that has been a focus throughout the year. They also built in rich tasks in math pacing guides for next year. Elementary teachers also focused on grammar and literacy. Middle school teachers worked on refining their IB Units and Assessments. The Islamic Studies Department created the Character Development themes for next year. Early childhood worked on learning progressions and curricular alignments. The Continuous Improvement Committee also met to discuss needs for next year. All in all, it was a very productive day alhamdulilah.

Teacher Appreciation Week was the week of April 23 – April 26. The entire staff was humbled by the generosity and love shown by our parents and students. A special thank you to the PTO for the daily treats and wonderful luncheon. May Allah reward you all for your kind thoughts and generosity.

Open House was on April 28th from 1-3pm. Alhamdulilah, there was a high turnout by prospective parents. We look forward to our Huda Family growing even more inshAllah.

M-Step testing has concluded for 5th and 8th grades. Currently, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th graders are being tested in English Language Arts and Math. Please keep them in your duaas.

Upcoming Events

  • 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

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs. Mona Helmy

Principal

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April 17, 2019

Dear Parents,

Asalamu alaikum,

AdvancED Accreditation Visit

Fire Lane Parking

M-Step & PSAT Updates

Next Year Planning Survey

Open House and Early Registration

Monthly Assembly

Ramadan Treat Boxes

Teacher Appreciation Week

Huda School Recaps

Kindergarten & 8th Grade Graduation

Tuition

Upcoming Events

AdvancED Accreditation Visit

This year has been very busy with preparation for our AdvancED Accreditation Site Visit, which happens every five years. The accreditation process is an international protocol for institutions committed to systematic and sustainable improvement. The AdvancED Engagement Review Team arrived for their site visit at Huda on April 15th and April 16th. Before their visit, we uploaded over 230 pieces of evidence to their system and several reports on Huda’s operations, continuous improvement procedures, and processes to help students reach their highest potential.

During their visit, the Team gathered first-hand evidence and information pertinent to evaluating our school’s performance against the research-based AdvancED Performance Standards. Using the Standards, the Team assessed the quality of learning environments to gain valuable insights and target improvements in teaching and learning. They also provide valuable feedback that helps to focus and guide our continuous improvement journey.

Alhamdulilah, the Team was very impressed with Huda School’s teachers, learning environments, leadership, and processes in place. We earned a score Above Average (higher than a typical school). InshAllah we have been recommended by the Team for Re-Accreditation for the next five years. We will be receiving the certificate in about 40 days inshAllah. I would like to thank everyone and extend my gratitude to Huda Staff, Parents, Board Members, Community Members, and Students for their support throughout this process. The overall support of all our stakeholders has helped make Huda the premier Islamic School in Michigan – may Allah continue to shower His blessings on Huda School and guide us to make the best decisions for the future stewards of our Ummah.

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Fire Lane Parking

Unfortunately, several parents received parking tickets for leaving their car unattended in the fire lane. As stated multiple times in newsletters in the beginning of the year, parking and leaving your car unattended in the area marked with yellow lines is not permitted. If there’s parking spaces available, the police will ticket any cars left unattended in the fire lane. We’ve had to call 911 three times this year – if the ambulance has no place to park, then it can create serious life-threatening issues. Please follow all traffic rules at all times. Thank you for your partnership in making sure everyone is safe.

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M-Step & PSAT Updates

The 5th and 8th graders are continuing their M-Step testing. M-Step for 5th and 8th grades will conclude on April 26th. InshAllah M-Step testing for 3rd, 4th, 6th, & 7th grades will begin April 29th and conclude May 17th. The 8th graders completed their PSAT on April 9th. The PSAT scores will be mailed to the students’ homes. Instructions on how to access the score on the College Board portal will be emailed to parents as soon as we receive access information.

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Next Year Planning Survey

Thank you to all the parents who participated in our next year planning survey. Your feedback is valuable and provided much insight to us – thank you again for your continued active involvement in your child’s education.

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Open House and Early Registration

InshAllah Open House and Early Registration will take place on Sunday, April 28th at 1-3pm. This is a great opportunity to tour classrooms and meet your student’s Teacher Team for next year. Additionally, early registration will begin on that day – if you register early, a $200 discount per child will be applied to your total tuition. I highly recommend that you secure your child’s spot for next year – new parents are already planning to register their children on that day. Your child’s spot is not guaranteed until a $500 nonrefundable deposit and applicable paperwork is submitted to Ms. Elham.

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Monthly Assembly

InshAllah the Monthly Assembly will be on Friday, April 19th at 8:15am. Students will also be recognized for their growth and accomplishments during Quarter 3 inshAllah.

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Ramadan Treat Boxes

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 the joyous festival of 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.

We also hope these boxes represent a beautiful, joyful way to share Islamic traditions with friends and neighbors. Ther boxes come in two beautiful designs and are $20 each, and quantities are limited. Pick one up and spread the joy of Ramadan!

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Teacher Appreciation Week

InshAllah Teacher Appreciation Week will be April 23rd-26th. Huda School is very blessed to have highly qualified and dedicated staff. This year, we recommend that students write a note of appreciation to their teachers – we all love receiving notes and homemade cards from our students! PTO is organizing a fun week for our staff – they are asking for $20 from each family to cover the costs.

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Huda School Recaps

The Huda Science Fair and Cobo Science Fair took place in March – MashAllah the students showed great critical thinking skills and innovative ideas.

The following students placed in the Huda Science Fair:

6A:

1st Place – Maryam Dabliz

2nd Place – Adam Ismail

3rd Place – Yahia Osman

6B:

1st Place – Rayann Hasaba

2nd Place – Lutfi Othman

3rd Place – Zain Dekelbab

7th:

1st Place – Maya Obeid

2nd Place – Yousha Khan

3rd Place – Mohamad Farahani

8th:

1st Place – Adnan Khan, Talha Ali, Muaaz Khan

2nd Place – Layanne Obeid, Laila Moez, Sana Almaat

3rd Place – Raneem Alsubee, Sarah Ismail, Dana Sunbulli

In the Cobo Science Fair, the following students placed 1st and 2nd places.

1st Place:

Selma Allam

Maryam Dabliz

2nd Place:

Wania Abbasi

Mariam Baig

Mohamad Farahani

Adam Ismail

Adnan Khan, Talha Ali, and Muaaz Khan Team

The NED show took place on March 15th – this assembly supported our character development program by showcasing the sense of satisfaction that takes place when a child chooses to show kindness, respect, and acceptance.

We were fortunate to have three authors visit us during Reading Month: Ms. Saadia Faruqi, Ms. Saadia Mian, and Mr. Dale Bowerman. The students enjoyed listening to the author’s journey to becoming a writer and asking questions.

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Kindergarten & 8th Grade Graduation

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.

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Tuition

The year is quickly coming to an end – all tuition payments must be submitted by May 1st. Please contact Ms. Elham if you have any questions or concerns.

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Upcoming Events

  • April 18 Coffee with Admin
  • April 19 Monthly Assembly
  • April 22 Professional Development Day – No School for Students
  • April 23-26 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • April 24 Arabic Spelling Bee
  • April 28 Open House 1-3pm
  • April 29 M-Step for 3, 4, 6, 7 Grades Begin
  • May 6 Ramadan Tentatively Begins
  • May 9-10 Middle School RIS 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 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

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs. Mona Helmy

Principal

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March 6, 2019

Dear Parents,

Asalamu alaikum,

Reading Month

Science Fair

Author Visits

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Arabic & Scholastic Book Fair/Art Show

After-School Pre-Engineering Course: 3D Printing

Pi Day

M-Step and PSAT 8

Ned Show

Fundraising Initiatives Updates

Huda School Recaps

Upcoming Events

Reading Month

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. The Reading Month Calendar, Reading Log, and Quran Challenge Sheet is attached to this email.

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Science Fair

The Huda Science Fair started today! Parents are welcome to view the projects today 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.

Author Visits

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.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

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!

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Arabic & Scholastic Book Fair/Art Show

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.

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After-School Pre-Engineering Course: 3D Printing

InshAllah, in addition to our after-school JavaScript class, we will be offering an eight session 3D Printing class after-school on Tuesdays for 5th-8th graders starting April 9th. Through CAD software, students will learn to create 3D models and use 3D printers. The sample schedule and flyer is attached with more information. The first 15 students will be accepted for enrollment. To register for this pre-engineering course, please click on the following link: www.acceleratekid.com/huda

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Pi Day

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.

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M-Step and PSAT 8

I know 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:

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/ott1?index=1&adminId=523977&displayOTT=M-STEP+-+OTTS&display=M-STEP

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/psat-8-9-student-guide.pdf

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Ned Show

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.

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Fundraising Initiatives Updates

Alhamdulilah we placed the orders for 30 ipads and 30 chromebooks – we are looking into safeguards that will be installed on those pieces of technology to ensure appropriate monitoring and supervision. We are currently obtaining quotes on the preschool 2 bathroom installation and overall bathroom updates – the work will be completed in June inshAllah. For the soccer field, we are scheduling a land survey on the land below the hill  – a step needed before any work is completed. We are still accepting donations – if you would like to donate, please contact the school office. Jazakallah khair for all your support!

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Huda School Recaps

The Quran Competition took place in February. We were impressed with all the participants mashAllah. A special thanks to our Quran judges: Ms. Halah Mahayri, Ms. Mona Almaat, and Ms. Nada Abdin. They volunteered their time and displayed to the students that the Quran is a priority in one’s daily life. And of course a big thank you to our Quran Director, Ms. Batool Attar, and the Quran department for their tireless commitment to teaching the Quran to the students with love and sincerity. The results of the Competition is below:

1st Grade: 1st Place – Muhammad Ali, 2nd Place – Leen Asaad, 3rd Place – Aydin Khan

2nd Grade: 1st Place – Noor Zaidi, 2nd Place – Talya Khayyata

3rd Grade: 1st Place – Ibrahim Meskin & Jana Aly, 2nd Place – Dena Agha & Alma Habra, 3rd Place – Dania Abdulrazzak & Reemas Asaad

4th Grade: 1st Place – Yaman Al-Ali, 2nd Place – Omar Dekelbab, 3rd Place – Hana Huseini

5th Grade: 1st Place – Sarah Ansari, 2nd Place – Hanan Shakfa, 3rd Place – Iman Khan

6th Grade: 1st Place – Kinan Abdulrazzak, 2nd Place – Zain Dekelbab, 3rd Place – Karem Masri

7th Grade: 3rd Place – Afnan Alezzi

8th Grade: 2nd Place – Yaman Sabbaq

Specials: 1st Place – BIlal Ishaqsei, 2nd Place – Yousuf Ansari, 3rd Place – Muaaz Khan

Three students have been named local winners in the 50th annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance: 1st Place – Adnan Khan, 2nd Place – Aminah Lawal, 3rd Place – Raneem Alsubee. Adnan Khan’s essay will now advance to the state level competition, from which the top ten essays in Michigan will be selected.

The Boys Basketball team had a great season mashAllah – they made it to the PlayOffs. The Girls Volleyball Team is currently undefeated – please come to their games to show your support. Go Huda Heat!

Coffee with Admin  was on February 14th. We discussed the process of designating snow/cold days, uniforms, tracking tardies, and the upcoming AdvancED re-accreditation visit on April 15th and 16th. Our next Coffee with Admin is on March 14th at 8:15am in the Library inshAllah.

Our Professional Development Day on February 20th was very productive and busy. The K-2 teachers focused on the Number Talks implementation, Splat & representation of numbers, three act tasks, implementation of rich tasks, and making instructional decisions based on formative assessments. The K-2 teachers also underwent Literacy training and focused on guided reading, selecting mentor texts, and shared writing. The 3rd-8th grade teachers focused on Number Talks implementation, implementation of rich tasks, making instructional decisions based on formative assessments, and preparation for M-Step and PSAT 8. The 3rd-5th grade team also underwent Literacy training and focused on Guided Reading implementation and preparation for M-Step. The 6th – 8th teachers and the Arabic department worked on IB units and assessments. The Quran Department, Islamic Studies Department, and Arabic Department worked on aligning themes and curricula. The Early Childhood Departments worked on evaluating student needs for a smooth transition from Toddler Care to Preschool 1 to Preschool 2 to Kindergarten. The entire staff also met to discuss optimal learning environments for students – they prepared skits to demonstrate equitable learning, high expectations, supportive learning, active learning, progress monitoring & feedback, well-managed learning, and digital learning.

Currently, our teachers are attending trainings outside of school on MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) – a framework designed to ensure high quality instruction and meeting the achievement and behavioral needs of all learners. Additionally, our teachers are attending Oakland County ELA-Specific meetings to ensure that we are receiving the most updated info on Literacy. InshAllah the staff will be undergoing training in Restorative Practices/Mindfulness late this year – a school-wide behavioral philosophy.

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A special thank you to all the parents who volunteered to substitute on Monday, March 4th! The Continuous Improvement Committee was able to work on tasks for the upcoming AdvancED Re-Accreditation Site Visit. Alhamdulilah, it was a very productive meeting and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our wonderful parents! Jazakallah khair!

Upcoming Events

    • March 6th 3rd Grade Henry Ford Museum Field Trip
    • March 6th-7th Huda Science Fair
    • March 7th-8th Scholastic Book Fair
    • March 8th Parent-Teacher Conferences; Arabic Book Fair; Art Show
    • March 11th Sports Pics; Saadia Faruqi Author Visit
    • March 12th PTO Meeting at 8:30am; Cobo Science Fair Set-Up
    • March 13th Cobo Science Fair 8th Grade Team Judging
    • March 14th Jump Rope Show; Pi Day; Coffee with Admin
    • March 15th Ned Show; Staff vs Student Basketball Game
    • March 18th Spring Pic Day; Saadia Mian Author Visit
    • March 20th 4th & 5th Grades High Ropes Field Trip
    • March 22nd 6th Grade Arabic Museum Field Trip
    • March 29th Quarter 3 Ends; Staff vs Student Dodgeball Game; Dale Bowerman Author Visit
    • April 1-5th Spring Break
    • April 8th M-Step Testing Begins
    • April 9th PSAT for 8th Grade
    • April 10th 6th Grade Detroit Institute of Arts Field Trip
    • April 12th RDJ Trip for 7th Grade
  • April 15th-16th AdvancED Re-Accreditation Site Visit

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs. Mona Helmy

Principal

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February 5, 2019

Dear Parents,

Asalamu alaikum,

Cold/Snow Days

Quran Competition

Honor Roll/Monthly Assembly

After-School Javascript Programming Class

Walk for Warmth

Mid-Winter Break

Tuition

Huda School Recaps

Upcoming Events

I hope everyone has been enjoying the “springy” weather we’ve had the last few days. InshAllah, we hope the rest of the winter will be milder and less harsh. Below is news, recaps, and upcoming events happening here at Huda.

Cold/Snow Days

Unfortunately, due to extreme cold or snow, we had to close the school a couple days during the last two weeks. Many factors are taken into account when making the decision to close the school: projected weather, road conditions and weather near the school, consideration of our families commuting from around Metro Detroit, consideration of staff-members’ safety while carrying out dismissal and arrival duties outside, and local school districts’ decisions. We are awake at very early hours to obtain all necessary information to make a decision. Student and staff safety is our number one priority. Once we obtain all the information, the Board of Trustees, in collaboration with Administration, determines whether Huda School should stay open or close. If we close, parents and staff will be notified through phone calls, texts, and emails. To ensure that you receive a school closing/emergency text, please text 67587 from the cell number on file with the school with Yes.

Quran Competition

InshAllah the Quran Competition will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6th. There is a chance of an ice storm tomorrow – if we have to close the school, then the Quran Competition will be postponed to Thursday, February 14th. If there is a change of date, we will notify all participants as soon as possible.

Students must come to school on time and be present the entire day to participate. Students will be called down individually and will recite to a panel of judges. To ensure the best performance and recitation by students, a waiting area will be prepared outside the library for parents. Parents are welcome to hear their OWN children recite, but are not permitted to stay in the library while other students recite.

Honor Roll/Monthly Assembly

Our monthly and honor roll assembly will take place on Friday, February 8th at 8:15am. Parents are welcome to attend and celebrate the accomplishments of our students. Honor Roll and Citizenship criteria is below.

Honor Roll Criteria:

Gold Honor Roll – All A’s in all subjects and 1’s in Citizenship

Silver Honor Roll – All A’s and B’s in all subjects and 1’s and 2’s in Citizenship

Bronze Honor Roll – All A’s and B’s in all subjects and 1’s and 2’s in Citizenship (one grade of 3 is acceptable if students show remarkable improvement in behavior or effort).

Citizenship Criteria:

1 – Outstanding

    • Students stay on task and put forth effort consistently.
    • Students listen and follow directions.
    • Students are responsible, organized, and respectful to others.
    • Students participate and add to the class in a positive way.
    • Students respect the due dates for assignments all the time.
  • Students’ work reflects professional standards.

2 – Satisfactory

    • Students are usually on task.
    • Students listen, follow rules, and directions most of the time.
    • Students are usually organized, responsible, and respectful to others.
    • Students participate in class appropriately and seldom need to be corrected.
    • Students respect the due dates for assignments almost all the time.
  • Students’ work reflects professional standards.

3 – Needs Improvement

    • Students have to be reminded regularly to stay on task.
    • Students constantly need reminders to follow directions and rules.
    • Students continually need reminders to be organized, responsible, and respectful to others.
    • Students frequently interrupt the class through disruption.
    • Students respect the due dates for assignments most of the time.
  • Students’ work reflects professional standards most of the time.

4 – Unsatisfactory

    • Students make no effort to be on task.
    • Students do not follow directions or rules.
    • Students are disrespectful and rude to others. Students make no attempt to change their behavior.
    • Students consistently disrupt class.
    • Students neglect the due dates for assignments almost all the time.
  • Students’ work does not meet the professional standards.

After-School Javascript Programming Class

We are excited to offer an 8-week Javascript programming language class by AccelerateKID for 6th-8th graders starting on Thursday, February 28th. Javascript is currently the most popular programming language that developers use:  

https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/29/hackerrank-developer-skills-report-2019/ . To register for the class, please click on the following link: https://www.acceleratekid.com/huda/. Space is limited to only 15 students.

Walk for Warmth

Walk for Warmth at Great Lakes Crossing Mall is this coming Saturday, February 9th. This is an indoor 1-mile walk fundraiser to help Oakland County families heat their homes.

http://www.olhsa.org/walk-locations

    • Go to Sign-Up to walk (Oakland County).
    • Click on Join (not register)
    • Click Join a Team
    • Search for Huda Heat
    • Register under our Huda Heat team
  • You can donate to this cause online or at the event.

Participation in an after-school walk/run will earn an A+ (3rd grade and up if currently had an A) for 3rd marking period and 2 general community service hours (middle school).

Mid-Winter Break

Mid-Winter Break is Monday, February 18th – Wednesday, February 20th. On Wednesday, February 20th, Huda Staff will be completing professional development.

Tuition

A friendly reminder that tuition is due on the 1st of each month. If you have any questions about your balance or payment options, please feel free to contact the office.

Huda School Recaps

It’s been a busy few weeks! The Huda School Fundraiser and Student Performances was on Sunday, January 20th. The students worked hard on creating amazing performances and skits for their family. We thank you for your support and dedication to Huda School! Donations are still welcome and appreciated – please contact the school office if you would like to make a donation.

The Spelling Bee for Elementary and Middle School was last week. We were amazed by the students’ ability to spell words that most people have never heard!

Elementary Spelling Bee:

1st Place: Mariya Siddiqui from 3rd Grade

2nd Place: Hana Huseini from 4th Grade

3rd Place: Hiba Khan from 4th Grade

Middle School Bee:

First Place: Malik Elewa from 6th Grade

2nd Place: Sarah Ismail from 8th Grade

3rd Place: Yousuf Ansari from 7th Grade

Upcoming Events

    • February 6th Quran Competition
    • February 7th Student Council Sweater Day
    • February 8th Honor Roll and Monthly Assembly
    • February 9th Walk for Warmth at Great Lakes Crossing Mall
    • February 13th 7th Grade Religious Diversity Journey Trip; 6th Grade Arabic     Museum Trip
    • February 14th Coffee with Admin at 8:15am
    • February 18th-20th Mid-Winter Break
    • February 28th Middle School Arabic Restaurant Trip
    • March 5 7th Grade Religious Diversity Journey Trip
    • March 6-7 Huda Science Fair; Book Fair
  • March 8 Parent Teacher Conferences; Art Show; PTO Bake Sale

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs. Mona Helmy

Principal


January 8, 2019

Welcome Back!

Huda School Annual Fundraising Banquet & Student Performances on Jan 20

Huda School Banquet Advertising

PTO Computer Lab Update

Upcoming Assessments

Quran Competition

Classroom and School-Wide Spelling Bee

Hot Lunch HELP!

Huda School Recaps

Upcoming Events

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year! May 2019 be full of blessings of happiness, health, and peace for you and your family inshAllah. The students, Alhamdulilah, came back to school with energy and are working hard in completing science fair projects, preparing for the Quran Competition, and practicing for the Spelling Bee. InshAllah the end of the quarter will be January 25th.

Huda School Annual Fundraising Banquet & Student Performances on Jan 20

Huda School would like to invite you to the Huda School Annual Fundraising Banquet & Student Performances on Sunday, January 20th at 1pm at Burton Manor. Tickets can be obtained by visiting the school office: Table for 10 people $475 or Single Ticket (Adult or College) $50. Non-Huda School Students (K-HS) is $25. Huda School students enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year are free of charge. Babysitting will be provided for 1-3 year olds at $10 each.

This year’s theme is Respect – the staff and students are working diligently to create a memorable experience. We look forward to sharing an uplifting afternoon with all of you. Jazakallah khair for your continued support! The last day to purchase tickets is Friday, January 11th – due to reserved seating, no tickets will be sold at the door.

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Huda School Banquet Advertising

Huda School is looking for sponsors that would like to advertise at the Annual Fundraising Banquet. If you are interested, please contact the school office. For $100, the ad will be displayed on the screens during the banquet and in a full-page in the digital program booklet.

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PTO Computer Lab Update

Huda School is excited to announce that PTO raised all the money needed to purchase 26 computers for the computer lab and 13 tables! We purchased the computers, alhamdulilah, and have already installed them in the computer lab. There are no words to express our gratitude to PTO and all the families that have donated to this project. May Allah reward you all for your support and generosity. Ameen.

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Upcoming Assessments

InshAllah next week (week of Jan 14th), students will be tested in reading comprehension through STAR, a 15-20 minute computer assessment, during their computer time. The students have completed the assessment in the beginning of the year – we are analyzing to determine growth and progress of each student. NWEA testing will again commence the week of February 4th – 1st & 2nd graders will be tested in Reading and Math and 3rd-8th graders will be tested in Reading, Math, and Language. Again, those scores will be analyzed to determine each student’s growth and progress since the beginning of the year.

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Quran Competition

InshAllah, the Quran Competition will take place on February 6th. The last day to submit a competition form is January 31st. The form is available on the website and in the office. There will be prizes – 1st places will receive $50 and 2nd places will receive $25. We’re looking forward to this blessed competition!

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Classroom and School-Wide Spelling Bee

The energy in the school is buzzing! The Classroom Spelling Bees will take place the week of January 21st – your child’s homeroom teacher will notify you about exact date. The Elementary Bee will be on January 28th. The Middle School Bee will be on January 30th.

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Hot Lunch HELP!

PTO and Huda dedicated volunteers work hard in setting up warm lunches for the students Monday-Thursday. I, personally, have witnessed the organization, care, and tireless effort that these volunteers put in week after week for our children. They are in extreme need of help – very few volunteers signed up this cycle. This will only take 1-1.5 hours of your time on any Monday-Thursday. Our children and staff greatly appreciate these hot lunches – please strongly consider volunteering. P.S: the kids love seeing their parents come in!

Huda School Recaps

The weeks before winter break flew by! PTO Movie Night was on December 7th. The students and families really enjoyed themselves – eating yummy food and watching The Incredibles. Thank you, PTO, for setting up a wonderful event for Huda families!

Writer’s Celebration was on December 19th. The students were proud to share their writing pieces with their families. The growth in each student’s writing skills was evident mashAllah! Spirit Week took place the week of December 17th. Student Council set up a week of fun events – my favorite was Sport’s Day 🙂

The Winter Clothing Drive concluded before Winter Break. MashAllah, the generosity of our Huda families was very uplifting! Third and Fourth Grades brought in the most items – they were treated with hot chocolate and cookies. On December 21st, students and staff participated in Arabic Day. As a component of being an International Baccalaureate school, our Arabic Language Department must create a day celebrating the culture and countries that speak the Arabic language. The students were able to purchase groceries that featured Arabic signs, browse and purchase from a Gift Shop and Book Fair, and eat at an “Arabic Restaurant”. Students enjoyed hennah and arabic calligraphy as well. A special treat was watching a Welcoming show by a local drummer and his little brother.

Before winter break, we had many students out sick due to the flu and cold. During winter break, the office staff, Br. Sajid, and I took the opportunity to disinfect and renew the school. The office carpet was ripped out and replaced with tile for easy sanitation, the floors and hallways throughout the school were waxed and cleaned, and the carpets in the early childhood department and the masjid were also cleaned and sanitized. Shiny and clean is a great way to start the year!

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Upcoming Events

    • 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

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs. Mona Helmy

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December 3, 2018

Dear Parents,

Asalamu alaikum,

Huda School Annual Fundraising Banquet & Student Performances on Jan 20

Huda School Banquet Advertising

Winter Clothing Drive Going on Now

Uniforms/Winter Season Clothing

PTO Movie Night on Dec 7th

Coffee with Admin on December 13th

Writer’s Celebration for K-5th grades on Dec 19

Arabic Day on December 21st

Huda School Recaps

Tuition

Upcoming Events

Huda School Annual Fundraising Banquet & Student Performances on Jan 20

Huda School would like to invite you to the Huda School Annual Fundraising Banquet & Student Performances on Sunday, January 20th at 1pm at Burton Manor. Tickets can be obtained by visiting the school office: Table for 10 people $475 or Single Ticket (Adult or College) $50. Non-Huda School Students (K-HS) is $25. Huda School students enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year are free of charge. Babysitting will be provided for 1-3 year olds at $10 each.

This year’s theme is Respect – the staff and students are working diligently to create a memorable experience. We look forward to sharing an uplifting afternoon with all of you. Jazakallah khair for your continued support!

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Huda School Banquet Advertising

Huda School is looking for sponsors that would like to advertise at the Annual Fundraising Banquet. If you are interested, please contact the school office. For $100, the ad will be displayed on the screens during the banquet and in a full-page in the digital program booklet.

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Winter Clothing Drive Going on Now

In collaboration with Muslim Family Services, the Huda School National Junior Honor Society is collecting warm winter essentials and clothes. Please send in new or gently used winter clothing to help those in need in our community to stay warm this winter.

PreK – 2nd grades: Winter Hats

3rd – 5th grades: Winter coats

6th-8th grades: Winter gloves and scarves

The group with the most donations gets a cookie and hot chocolate party!

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Uniforms/Winter Season Clothing

Winter has made an early appearance! Please send your students with coats, gloves, scarves, snow boots, and snow pants. In the K-8th grade classrooms, students must be wearing uniform apparel – boots or coats should NOT be worn in the classroom. Students must bring in shoes to wear in the classroom – students may change into boots before recess and/or dismissal. Sweaters and sweatshirts should be navy blue with no visible brand.

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PTO Movie Night on Dec 7th

Our PTO has planned a fun Movie Night on Fri, December 7th to help raise money for the Computer Lab Project.

When: Friday, December 7th, 4:00-5:30pm

Where: Huda School Gym

Movie: Incredibles 2

Movie Admission Cost: $3 at the door

Popcorn, pizza, samosas, juice, and snacks will be sold. Students 2nd grade and below must be accompanied by an adult.

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Coffee with Admin on December 13th

Coffee with Admin will be on Thursday, December 13th at 8:15am in the library. I look forward to meeting and discussing upcoming events with you.

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Writer’s Celebration for K-5th grades on Dec 19

Huda School will host its Bi-Annual Writing Celebration on December 19th inshAllah. Parents and families are invited to join their child as they share a writing piece. Students in K-2 will read from 8:30am-9:30am and students in 3-5 will read from 9:30am-11:00am. We hope you can join us for this exciting event!

Arabic Day on December 21st

We are excited about the upcoming Annual IB Arabic Day on December 21st. The students and the Arabic department are busy creating presentations showcasing Arabic-speaking countries. Students are asked to dress in clothing representing their own heritage. Due to limited space, this event is reserved for students only.

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Huda School Recaps

We’ve had an eventful last few weeks. Student Council elections have concluded – congratulations to the following Student Council Officers:

President: Yaman Sabbaq

Vice-President: Masah Bdeir

Treasurer: Dana Sunbulli

Secretary: Lutfi Othman

8th Grade Representatives: Raneem Alsubee & Sarah Ismail

7th Grade Representative: Mohamad Farahani

6th Grade Representatives: Maryam Dabliz & Malik Elewa

Mehded Maryam Sinclair, world-renowned storyteller, visited Huda School and recounted the story of Prophet Musa (AS) on November 7th. The audio titles can be purchased on the following website: www.stories-of-light.com .

Jazakallah khair, parents and students, for participating in the Salawat Challenge and the Week in the Prophet’s Footsteps. The students worked hard at sending 700 or more peace and blessings on our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). During the Week in the Footsteps of the Prophet, different themes of the Prophet’s character was studied: Gratitude, Love, Respect, Generosity, and Taqwa. Students were also asked to enact the Sunnahs of saying thank you, spreading salam, watching our words, giving, reading Quran, and making Duaa. Students enjoyed the favorite foods of the Prophet – Grapes, Dates, Olives, Cucumbers, and Honey. Duaas pertaining to waking up, leaving the home, after wudu, before sleep, and entering the masjid were practiced.

Teachers have been attending several professional development sessions to help enhance and take their teaching to an even higher level. These professional development sessions involved weekend sessions on the Montessori philosophy/updates and in the Blessed Bonds/Iron Faith programs. On our Professional Development Day, teachers attended various trainings. K-5 and middle school math teachers attended trainings on Math techniques and strategies. K-2 teachers attended continuing Reading/Writing professional development. Middle School IB teachers attended IB trainings on Interdisciplinary units. Alhamdulilah this month has been full of learning for both students and staff.

On November 30th, PTO hosted the Bake Sale. A million thank yous to all who contributed and volunteered! Of course, a special thank you to our amazing PTO for all their hard work in creating a successful Bake Sale – Huda School is truly blessed alhamdulilah.

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Tuition

We’re alway open for your checks 🙂 Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. If you have any questions about your balance or payment options, please contact the office.

Upcoming Events

    • December 7th Monthly Assembly & PTO Movie Night
    • December 11th PTO Meeting at 8:15am in Library
    • December 12th 5th Grade Henry Ford Field Trip
    • December 13th Coffee with Admin at 8:15am
    • December 19th Writer’s Celebration for K-5
    • December 21st Arabic Day
    • Dec 24-Jan 6 Winter Break
    • January 7th School Resumes
    • January 20th Huda School Annual Fundraising Banquet/Student Performances
  • January 21st Day of Service – ½ Day

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs. Mona Helmy

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November 1, 2018

Huda Staff Additions

Computer Lab Project

After-School Enrichments & Latchkey

Muslim Family Services Middle School Girls Workshops

Huda School Recaps

Coffee with Admin

Romany Way Dismissal

Mehded Maryam Sinclair – The Story of Prophet Musa

End of Quarter 1 & Book Fair

Tuition

Upcoming Events

Huda Staff Additions

Alhamdulilah, we had new additions to the Huda family this past week. Ms. Dawn Murua is our new Reading Specialist. She comes from the Birmingham school district and is here every afternoon throughout the week. Ms. Murua has many years of reading recovery experience. In partnership with parents, the homeroom teacher, and Mr. Chris Masalskis (our intervention resource teacher), Ms. Murua will be working with students that are a grade level or more behind in reading.

We would also appreciate your help in welcoming our new school counselor, Mr. Keith Basha! Mr. Basha graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University. He has extensive experience in cognitive and behavioral therapy in youth. Mr. Basha will be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. To request counseling services for your child, please fill out the form located in the main office. Appointments to discuss your child’s counseling can be made by emailing keith.basha@hudaschool.org or by calling the school office at 248-626-0900.

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Computer Lab Project

Huda School is very blessed to have a highly-involved and dedicated PTO! They have graciously accepted to undertake the fundraising of updating our computer lab. We have several computers that need to be replaced due to it being beyond repair. Additionally, the computer tables are reaching the end of their life. The projected cost of replacing the PCs (including software) and tables is $26,000. If you’d like to donate or have fundraising suggestions, please contact the PTO at pto@hudaschool.org or me at mona.helmy@hudaschool.org. May Allah reward the PTO and our generous parents!

A friendly reminder: PTO meets the second Tuesday of each month at 8:15am in the Library.

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After-School Enrichments & Latchkey

We have a busy November inshAllah! Sports Club starts on Monday 4-5pm for 2nd and 3rd graders. Jump Rope Club starts Wednesday 4-5pm for 4th and 5th graders. Boys Basketball tryouts is on Tuesday, November 6th 4-6pm. The Boys Basketball practices will be on Thursdays. Volleyball Club will be on Fridays 4-5pm. Please make sure that the student is picked up exactly at the end of their enrichment – coaches will NOT stay behind.

I kindly again ask that you enroll your child in Champions just in case an emergency or delay occurs to prevent you from picking up your child on time. You will not be charged an enrollment fee at registration – you will be charged that fee only if you use the program. For drop-in registration, you do not need to specify dates – you can keep the day checkboxes blank. Unfortunately, there have been days that I have stayed behind with a child and cancelled appointments/meetings because he or she was not picked up by 4:15pm and not registered in Champions – There will be a $20/child charge if the student(s) is not registered in Champions and not picked up by 4:15pm.

The Champions link: http://www.discoverchampions.com/our-locations/franklin/mi/001375

Thank you for making this a priority, especially before our Michigan winter months.

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Muslim Family Services Middle School Girls Workshops

As stated in our last newsletter and Coffee with Admin meeting, Ms. Aliah Azmeh from Muslim Family Services is providing workshop sessions to our Middle School girls over four weeks – these sessions provide development within an Islamic lens on raising self-esteem, empathy, and dealing with feelings of competitiveness/drama with friends. The first sessions started this week – the focus was on the definition of self-confidence vs arrogance and the importance of self-esteem.

Mr. Wani is meeting with the middle school boys and providing development on self-confidence, empathy, and characteristics of masculinity within an Islamic framework.

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Huda School Recaps

We had an eventful couple weeks Alhamdulilah. We enjoyed seeing some of our Toddler families at the annual Toddler Breakfast – we had some tears when Mom or Dad left, but they quickly got back into the Toddler groove and engaged in fun activities planned by Ms. Liala and Ms. Nilofar.

Science Field Day was on October 19th. This year, we collaborated with Cranbrook to create a fun and inquiry-filled day of science learning, specifically focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Stations were composed of constellations, moon phases, rocks in Michigan, insects, weaving, paleontology, projectiles, anatomy, Great lakes geography, chemistry, circuits, magnets, and engineering. A special thank you to all our parent volunteers – without you, Science Field Day would not be possible!

Fireman Tim and his crew came to Huda for our annual Fire Prevention Assembly. Students reviewed ways to prevent fire incidents and procedures to follow if there is a fire. Preschoolers even got to explore the fire truck!

Alhamdulilah, we have a strong partnership with Oakland University. Last week, 12 education Master degree Saudi students with their Oakland University professors toured Huda School and spoke with staff on what makes Huda School the premier Islamic school in Michigan.

Student Council elections are underway and it seems like it’s a tight race! Town Hall Meetings took place during lunch this week and formal campaign speeches started today. Stay tuned for the results on Election Day – November 6, 2018.

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive just ended today. We collected 159 peanut butter jars! May Allah reward every family for their generous contribution. The peanut butter will be delivered tomorrow inshAllah.

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Coffee with Admin

Coffee with Admin will be on Thursday, November 8th at 8:15am in the library. I look forward to meeting and discussing upcoming events with you.

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Romany Way Dismissal

Chief Dan of the Franklin Police contacted me about concerns from our neighbors on Romany Way. The following is a message from Chief Dan:

We at the police department have received some complaints about parents during pick-up time in the afternoon.  Specifically, some of the residents on Romany Way have complained that cars are using their driveways and/or Bowden Lane as turnarounds in order to line-up for pick-up.  The residents are concerned about cars backing up and making turnarounds in the middle of the street at or near Bowden Lane.

It would be best of the parents drove down Carol Street (next to post office) and then to Bowden, turn right, then turn right again onto Romany Way.  This would eliminate cars having to use private drives or Bowden Lane to turn around. Residents have complained to us that it’s both a safety hazard and impedes traffic by having cars do turnarounds at the end of Romany Way.  There’s also some construction going on at the end of Romany Way right now, which also adds to the safety concerns as large trucks are working in that area.”

Please do not use any private driveways or turn around on Bowden Lane – refer to the map below. Please help us maintain good relationships with our neighbors and police department.

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Mehded Maryam Sinclair – The Story of Prophet Musa

Mehded Maryam Sinclair is a professional narrator and award-winning author. Her stories of the Prophets have come from classical sources and have been thoroughly researched, authenticated, and verified by scholars. We are honored to have her visit our school inshAllah on November 7th for a whole-school assembly. Unfortunately, due to limited space, this assembly is reserved only for Huda School students and staff.

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End of Quarter 1 & Book Fair

The quarter will be ending on November 9th. The Honor Roll Assembly will be at 8:30am on November 14th inshAllah. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Friday, November 16th from 11am-7pm (no school for students). A conferences sign-up will be emailed on Monday inshAllah.

The Book Fair will be on November 15th and 16th. This year, in addition to the Scholastic Book Fair, we are excited about having our first Arabic Book Fair! Books will be available for purchase during parent-teacher conferences.

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Tuition

With her bright smile mashAllah, Ms. Elham is always available to take your checks 🙂 Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. If you have any questions about your balance or payment options, please contact the office.

Upcoming Events

    • November 2nd Monthly Assembly
    • November 6th Election Day
    • November 7th Mehded Maryam Sinclair Storyteller Student Assembly
    • November 8th Coffee with Admin at 8:15am; 7th Grade Religious Diversity  
    • November 9th Quarter 1 Ends
    • November 13th PTO Meeting at 8:15am
    • November 14th Honor Roll Assembly
    • November 15th-16th Scholastic & Arabic Book Fair
    • November 16th Parent-Teacher Conferences – No School for Students
    • November 19th Picture Re-Take Day
    • November 21st Professional Development Day – No School for Students
    • November 22nd-23rd Happy Thanksgiving! No School
  • November 28th 7th Grade Religious Diversity Journey

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs. Mona Helmy

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October 2, 2018

Dear Parents,

Asalamu alaikum,

October 1st Professional Development

Quran Competition

Coffee with Admin Agenda

Late Pickup and Champions Drop-In

After-School Clubs

Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

Arrival & Dismissal

Uniforms

Picture Day

Upcoming Events

October 1st Professional Development

Alhamdulilah, we had a very productive professional development yesterday. Preschool teachers worked on multiple modules relating to health and safety regulations for early childhood. Kindergarten-Second grade teachers participated in a math workshop on enhancing math instructional techniques for younger elementary students. Third-Fifth grade teachers had a Literacy workshop that focused on the essential practices of literacy and techniques to target specific ELA standards. Middle School teachers focused on the submission of IB units/assessments for evaluation by the International Baccalaureate Building Quality Committee. The Quran and Islamic Studies teachers worked on solidifying their yearly plans and initiatives for the year. We appreciated the time to work collaboratively to ensure a quality and rigorous curriculum for the children.

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Quran Competition

In an effort to inspire students to learn a surah independently and perfect their recitation/tajweed skills, we invite your child to participate in this year’s Quran competition for first – eighth grades. Participation in this competition is optional, but highly encouraged. Each contestant will be tested in the following respective surahs. Each participant must submit a completed form by Friday, January 25th. Forms can be found in the office and website. The Quran competition will take place Wednesday, February 6th, 2019.

1st Grade 2nd  Grade 3rd  Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th  Grade 7th  Grade 8th  Grade
السورة

Surah

النبأ

Al Naba’

القلم

Al Qalam

النجم

Al Najm

السجدة

Al Sajdah

الحشر

Al Hashr

لقمان

Luqman

الدخان

الحجرات

Al Dukhaan & Hujarat

الصافات

As Saffat

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Coffee with Admin Agenda

Our first Coffee with Admin of the year will take place on October 11th at 8:30am-9:30am in the Library. We will be providing info on workshops that will be provided to Middle School girls over four weeks – these sessions provide development within an Islamic lens on raising self-esteem, empathy, and dealing with feelings of competitiveness/drama with friends.

We will also be discussing the addition of the Blessed Bonds/Iron Faith program to the 4th and 5th grade Islamic Studies curriculum. Blessed Bonds is a Deen-centered youth program for girls that aims to positively uplift them spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Iron Faith is a Deen-centered youth program for boys that parallels its sister program, Blessed Bonds. On Fridays, during their Islamic Studies period, the students will engage in activities and worship based on the Stars in the Prophet’s Orbit textbook. The curriculum consists of a series of detailed lessons that coincide with each of the Sahaba chapters in the text. Each Friday, the students will define, process, express, and apply key concepts from each of the Sahaba lessons.

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Late Pickup and Champions Drop-In

Alhamdulilah, the students enrolled in Champions have enjoyed the engaging STEM-based activites provided by our Champions instructor, Ms. Amber.

All K-8 parents that may be late beyond 4:15pm must enroll with Champions online – We are requiring that ALL parents enroll their children in Champions before the winter months start. Just in case there’s an emergency or question, Champions needs the contact and student information to be able to contact you – it’s part of state licensing requirements. Please take the time this week to put your student’s information on their enrollment form: http://www.discoverchampions.com/our-locations/franklin/mi/001375

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After-School Clubs

We have a busy next couple months. Below is the schedule for current and upcoming clubs/sports.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sports Club

2nd-3rd

4-5pm

Nov 5 (up to 10 weeks)

Boys Soccer Practice

MS Boys

Sept 10 –  End of Oct

Cross-Country

MS

Sept 10-Oct 26

Arts & Crafts Club

1st-2nd

4-5pm

Oct 2 – Oct 30

Reading Club

1st-2nd

4-5pm

Oct 2 – Nov 20

Arts & Crafts Club

1st-2nd

4-5pm

Oct 2 – Oct 30

Jump Rope Club

4th-5th

4-5pm

Nov 7 – Dec 19

Boys Soccer Practice

MS Boys

Sept 10 –  End of Oct

Cross-Country

MS

Sept 10-Oct 26

Preschool/KG Soccer

PK-KG

4-5pm

Oct 5 – Nov 2

Cross-Country

MS

Sept 10-Oct 26

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive

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!

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Arrival & Dismissal

Alhamdulilah, dismissal has improved! Thank you for your patience and support in ensuring a safe and efficient dismissal procedure. There are a couple friendly reminders below:

    • Please do not block roads. Parents are requested not to stop and wait on Franklin Rd and Romney Way. Please drive around the block until there is an opportunity to enter the Huda grounds
    • Please do not drop off children in the morning from Franklin Rd. Other than being VERY dangerous, it’s also illegal. Police will ticket drivers stopping on Franklin Rd.
    • When exiting the school, please DO NOT turn left on Franklin Road – it’s a busy time and causes traffic jams.
    • Please complete your cell phone conversations before student dismissal. We have had a few close calls with parents driving up on the curb and near children due to cell phone distraction.
    • Please be courteous and considerate of others – please do not cut people off.
    • We request that you not leave your cars unless you are parked in a parking space.
  • Please do not leave your cars unattended. This causes traffic jams and disrupts the traffic flow.

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Uniforms

Uniform checks have begun – please ensure that your child is wearing the gym uniform on gym days only. Wrap hijabs are not permitted – we often find pins on the ground and the hijabs are trailing behind/not wrapped properly, which cause a safety hazard. Only two-piece hijabs are permitted for safety reasons. Girls can wear their sports team jerseys under their jumper or may change after school. If you have any questions about uniform, please contact the office.

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Picture Day

Please make sure that your students are wearing their widest smile on October 17th for Picture Day! 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. Sports team pictures will be on October 24th inshAllah.

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Upcoming Events

    • October 4th 7th Grade Horseback Riding/Cider Mill Trip
    • October 8th 2nd Grade Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Trip
    • October 9th PTO Meeting at 8:15am
    • October 11th Coffee with Admin at 8:30am
    • October 12th Kindergarten Erwin Orchards Trip
    • October 16th Toddler Breakfast
    • October 17th Picture Day; 3rd Grade Detroit Zoo Trip
    • October 24th Sports Team Picture Day
  • October 29th First Grade Pete the Cat Trip

Have a wonderful week,

Mrs. Mona Helmy


September 16, 2018

Dear Parents,

Asalamu alaikum,

Alhamdulilah we’re off to a great start – the last two weeks have been productive. Routines and procedures have been established – middle school students started the year with an IB framework refresher/intro and elementary grades have eagerly delved into the curricula. We look forward to an amazing year inshAllah.

To allow you easy access to information that interests or is pertinent to you, the newsletter has been divided into clickable sections below:

NWEA Testing

PTO Ice Cream Social

Uniform Policy

Tardy Policy

Latchkey

Sports Programs

October 1st Professional Development

October Assembly

Coffee with Admin

Executive Committee Board Recruitment for Active Committees

Tuition

NWEA Testing

Students will be beginning the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) assessments on Monday, Sept 17. The assessment is given to students from 1st-8th grades. This interim assessment provides nationally representative norms derived from more than 10 million students in the US. This assessment will be administered twice a year to allow us to measure in-year student growth and determine needed target areas. This test is given by many surrounding school districts who have found the results best suited for academic growth. In addition, it best mimics the M-Step and provides immediate data to help teachers in preparing lessons. Huda School students will be tested in Math and English – the test runs between 45 minutes to an hour and will be given in the morning to maximize student concentration and attention.

PTO Ice Cream Social

Message from Huda PTO: Please join the PTO on Tuesday, September 18th for our annual Ice Cream Social from 4-5pm inshAllah (weather permitting). This is an opportunity for Huda families to meet and get to know each other as well as meeting the Huda PTO. Free ice cream will be served. Please note: no ice cream will be served until dismissal is concluded. We look forward to seeing you, inshAllah!

Uniform Policy

InshAllah, we hope all families have received all uniform orders. The uniform policy will be enforced this coming week – if there has been any delays in receiving uniforms, please contact the office or your child’s teacher.

Tardy Policy

Now that routines and procedures have been established for all families, the tardy policy will also now be enforced. Our tardy policy is below:

Regular school attendance is required by State law. Tardies interrupt the classroom and interfere with the learning environment for all students. School Doors close promptly at 8:07- any student arriving to school after 8:07 must be accompanied by an adult to the office. Parents must sign their child in at the front office. After parents sign in, the student will receive a tardy slip and go to class. Parents may not accompany late students to their classroom.

Five Tardies – Parent Notification Letter

Eight Tardies – Parent, Student, & Administrator Meeting

Greater than Eight Tardies – Mandatory Saturday detention 8am-12pm or $200 Fine *

*If late to Saturday detention, the student must also attend the next Saturday detention. If Saturday detention is not attended or fine is not paid, then the student will lose one full letter grade in their first period class.

For excused tardiness (physician/ dentist appointment, legal commitment, or such), parents are required to inform the school by phone call from the parent or a written note.

Please be advised that excused tardies are only those beyond the control of the parent or guardian, such as a flat tire, car breakdown, extreme harsh weather or unexpected road construction. Unexcused tardies are those that are within the control of the individual, such as oversleeping, leaving late from home for school, and such.

Latchkey

The Champions Latchkey will officially begin Sept 24th for KG-8th grade. Before school latchkey will be offered from 7:00am – 7:55 am. After school latchkey will be from 4:00pm-6:00pm. You may register here: http://www.discoverchampions.com/our-locations/franklin/mi/001375. As with any third party afterschool program that we’ve had at Huda, a Huda school staff member will be present in the building in the morning and after-school with frequent check-ins.  

For Preschoolers (TC-PK2), our prior latchkey program will continue and will be offered from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Advanced registration is REQUIRED. To register your preschooler, please complete the latchkey form and submit payment to the office. Interested parents may call the office for more details.

If your child is not picked up by 4:00pm, your child will be placed in Late Pickup. The charge for late pickup is $5/student (1-15 minutes = $5). If your child is not picked up by 4:15pm, he or she will be placed in Champions Latchkey (KG-8) or Preschool Latchkey (TC-PK2).

Sports Programs

    • Boys and Girls Cross Country: September 10th – October 26th.  Practices M, W, F and meets on Saturdays.
    • Boys Soccer: September 10th – End of October/Beginning of November (depending on playoffs).  Practices M, W and Games on M, W and one Tuesday.
    • Middle School Girls Volleyball Club, 4th and 5th Grade Jump Rope Club, 2nd and 3rd Grade Floor Hockey Sports Club, and Middle School Boys Basketball start in November.
  • We are hoping to start a Preschool/Kindergarten Soccer club starting Sept 28 – once details are finalized, we’ll notify all preschool and kindergarten parents inshAllah.

October 1st Professional Development

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.

October Assembly

Our October assembly will be Friday, October 5th, which will include Students of the Month awards for September, Huda’s Heroes awards, and introduction to the October Character Education Theme.

Coffee with Admin

InshAllah our first Coffee with Admin for the 2018-2019 school year will be Thursday, Oct 11 at 8:30am in the Library.

Executive Committee Board Recruitment for Active Committees

The members of the Executive Committee Board volunteer on behalf of Huda School and its parents to enhance the educational experiences of our students. The Executive Committee is seeking energetic volunteers to serve on four committees: Curriculum, Public Relations, Quran/Arabic/Islamic Studies, and Technology. If you are interested in serving on any of these committees, please email ecboard@hudaschool.org.

Tuition

A friendly reminder that tuition is due on the 1st of each month. If you have questions about your balance or payment options, please feel free to contact the office.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mona Helmy


August 28, 2018

Dear Parents,

Asalamu alaikum

Alhamdulilah we’ve had a successful first day of school! Jazakallah khair, parents, for helping make this day smooth and an easy transition for your child.

Tomorrow will be our first full day of school. Classes will start at 8:07am – having your child arrive to school between 7:55am-8:00am will allow them time to arrive to class on time. Student dismissal will begin at 3:42pm and end at 4:00pm inshAllah. A friendly reminder that there’s no school on Monday, September 3rd due to Labor Day.

Back to School NIght

I would like to invite all our new and returning parents to Huda School’s “Back to School Night” on Thursday, August 30th at 6-7pm. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and visit the classroom. There will be an informational session for middle school parents on the IB program. I look forward to seeing all of you inshAllah!

New Teacher

We are happy to welcome Ms. Tasneem Abdelhamid as our elementary Islamic Studies teacher. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and youth experience. Please help us in welcoming her to the Huda School Family.

We look forward to a great year inshAllah. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Jazakallah khair,

Ms. Mona Helmy


August 8, 2018

Dear Huda Parents & Students,

Asalamu alaikum

On behalf of the Huda School Staff, I would like to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your children and look forward to a productive and successful school year inshAllah. For parents and students that are new to our school, I would like to extend to you a special welcome to the Huda Family! We are all happy that you joined us and look forward to getting to know you and your family well.

Alhamdulilah, our teachers and staff are collaborative and driven educators who are always striving to have our students achieve their highest potential. We look forward to our continued partnership with you in ensuring high student achievement within the wholesome environment of Islam and the common love that we have for our Deen.

First Day of School

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. 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 pto@hudaschool.org.

Upcoming School Days

On Wednesday, August 29th, regular school hours will commence – class will start at 8:07am. Please ensure that your child arrives between 7:55am – 8:00am to allow them time to arrive to class with materials ready. 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.

Arrival & Dismissal

As you prepare for the first day of school, I would like to kindly remind you about some drop-off and pick-up procedures. We will have dismissal based on last name in the following areas:

    1. Last name (A-F) use the Back Door (East parking lot)
  1. Last name (G-Z) use the Front Door (North parking lot)

Due to a projected busy first day of school, Toddler Care, Preschool I, and Preschool 2 students who do not have siblings in K-8 classes can arrive at 8:30am. I request you to use the parking lot spaces for 10 minutes. You can use this time to help your child take supplies to the classroom. You will receive a letter by mail or email from the homeroom teacher about your child’s room number for the first day of school. Students will be going to their homerooms upon arrival.

We have a designated arrival and dismissal crew. These members are committed to providing a safe and quick arrival and departure. Please be sure to follow all guidelines in terms of traffic management that these crew members may have. I remind you to avoid distracted driving on the school premises. Please be sure to avoid cell phone use while driving for the safety of our children. Your child should be picked up and dropped off only in active loading and unloading zones as marked by the yellow curb lane. We would highly appreciate your adherence to the following guidelines:

    1. Follow the staff’s instructions regarding car movement and placement.
    1. Please do not leave your car unattended.
    1. Please do not use your cell phone during dismissal times.
    1. Please pull your car forward along the curb to ensure other cars can park behind.
    1. Please do not stop in front of door to pick up or drop off students – please pull up forward to available space in line.
    1. Do not call or signal your children to your car.
    1. Drive slow and with caution through the parking area.
    1. No Parking or Pickup of children from Romany Way or Stairs near the back parking lot. Your child will not be called or sent up the stairs on Romany Way.
    1. Due to tight spaces, if you park your car before or during dismissal, you may have to wait until the conclusion of dismissal to leave.
  1. Dismissal ends at 4pm. All Huda Staff will cease dismissal procedures at this time. Parents should pick up their children in Latchkey located in the Toddler Care room. There is a charge for late pickup.

Latchkey & Late Pickup

Due to parent feedback and our search for continuous improvement, we are partnering up with Champions Before & After School Latchkey – they will provide Homework Help and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics) programming for Kindergarten – 8th grade. Before school latchkey will be offered from 7:00am – 7:55 am. After school latchkey will be from 4:00pm-6:00pm. This program will start in mid-September, but you can register now here: http://www.discoverchampions.com/our-locations/franklin/mi/001375 . A flyer and letter with more information is attached to this email.

For Preschoolers, our prior latchkey program will continue and will be offered from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Advanced registration is REQUIRED. To register your preschooler, please complete the latchkey form and submit payment to the office. Interested parents may call the office for more details.

If your child is not picked up by 4:00pm, your child will be placed in Late Pickup. The charge for late pickup is $5/student. If your Kindergarten -8th grade aged child is not picked up by 4:15pm, he or she will be placed in Champions Latchkey, which will incur a $20/session charge. Preschoolers in late pickup will be placed in Preschool Latchkey at 4:15pm and incur a $5/student/up to every 15 minute charge (1 min- 15 min $5, 16-30 min $10, and so on).

Between August 29 and until the start of Champions program in mid-September, latchkey will be the same for preschool – 8th grade. Interested parents may fill out the latchkey form and submit payment to the office.

School Supplies & Science Wish Lists

The school supplies list is on our website: www.hudaschool.org . The list is located under the Admissions tab and the sub-tab of 2018-2019 Supply List. If you’d like to avoid the lines and crowds, we have partnered up with TeacherLists. TeacherLists can prefill your shopping cart so that you can order all your children’s supplies at once through online merchants like Target, Amazon, Walmart, and Office Max. The TeacherLists link: https://www.teacherlists.com/schools/83835-huda-school-and-montessori#

On the School Supplies List, we added a section for science supplies. We would be highly appreciative if you would be able to pick up a couple items for our planned science experiments. We’re planning many fun inquiry-based experiments that will enhance our rigorous science curricula.

Uniforms

Uniform is required for all students Kindergarten – 8th grade.

K-4th Grade Girls

Non-Gym Days:

  1. White polo shirt and jumper dress from Land’s End with navy leggings or navy tights.

Or

Navy polo shirt sold by PTO and khaki pants from Land’s End. If your daughter would like to wear a long-sleeve shirt underneath the short-sleeve polo shirt, it must be solid white or solid navy shirt underneath – no other colors or patterns please.

    1. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes
  1. Girls may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on the outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo.

Gym Days:

    1. Long or short sleeve gym shirt sold by PTO
    1. Navy sweatpants from Land’s End
  1. Gym shoes

Fifth Grade Girls

Non-Gym Days:

    1. Long-sleeve white polo shirt from Land’s End
    1. Navy jumper from Land’s End
    1. Khaki pants from Land’s End
    1. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs. Can be purchased from PTO
    1. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes
  1. Girls may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on the outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo.

Gym Days:

  1. Elementary long sleeve gym shirt. Sold by PTO. If your daughter is wearing a short-sleeve gym shirt, then she must wear a solid white or solid navy long-sleeve shirt underneath – no other colors or patterns please

Or

Middle School Girls Gym Shirt sold by PTO

    1. Navy Land’s End sweatpants
    1. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs. Can be purchased from PTO
  1. Gym shoes

Middle School Girls

Non-Gym Days:

    1. Long-sleeve white polo shirt from Land’s End
    1. Navy jumper from Land’s End
    1. Khaki pants from Land’s End
    1. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs. Can be purchased from PTO
    1. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes
  1. Girls may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on the outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo.

Gym Days:

    1. Middle School Girls Gym Shirt sold by PTO
    1. Navy Land’s End sweatpants
    1. White two-piece hijab – NO wrap hijabs. Can be purchased from PTO
  1. Gym shoes

K-Middle School Boys

Non-Gym Days:

    1. Navy short/long sleeve polo shirt from PTO. If your son would like to wear a shirt underneath the short-sleeve polo shirt, it must be a solid white or solid navy long sleeve shirt.
    1. Khaki pants from Land’s End
    1. Gym, navy, brown, or black shoes
  1. Boys may wear a plain navy blue sweater or plain navy zip-up – no non-Huda School logos or brands visible on outside. Land’s End sells a sweater and zip-up with a Huda School logo

Gym Days:

    1. Gym short/long sleeve shirt sold by PTO. If your son would like to wear a shirt underneath the short-sleeve gym shirt, it must be a solid white or solid navy long sleeve shirt underneath – no other colors or patterns please.
    1. Navy Land’s End sweatpants
  1. Gym shoes

Instructions on how to purchase from Land’s End are below. Please follow the instructions to find the specific products chosen for Huda School. We highly recommend signing up for the Land’s End emailing list as they send out discounts on uniforms periodically. If you sign up for the Land’s End emailing list, you will receive the promotions. As a note, all Land’s End products can be returned/exchanged at a Sears store. If you have any questions, please email pto@hudaschool.org .

How to order uniforms:

Online:

    1. Go to www.landsend.com/school and create or sign in to your account.
    1. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find your School using the Preferred School Number Search: 900163882).
  1. Start shopping with your personalized product checklist

Uniform Link: https://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900163882

Phone:

Call 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student’s Preferred School Number 900163882, grade level, and gender

In-Store:

Visit your local Land’s End at Sears store. Associated can help you with sizing information and you can place your Preferred School order online via the store kiosk. Please note that Land’s End at Sears stores may have limited products.

Website & App

Please make sure to bookmark our website, www.hudaschool.org, on your favorite internet browser. Important information is updated constantly on the website and the Huda School App. The app can be downloaded on Apple and Android phones.

To download the app on Android: Search for Huda School & Montessori in the Google Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.p8337CC&ddl=1&pcampaignid=web_ddl_1

To download the app on an Iphone: Search for Huda School & Montessori in the App Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/huda-school-montessori/id1076237277?mt=8

Synergy

Synergy is our grading and communication platform. Your children’s grades can be checked through ParentVue. All of our new Huda parents will be receiving log-in information within the first week of school. ParentVue may be accessed on any computer or through the ParentVue app on mobile devices.

I hope this information will help in providing a smooth start for the school year. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions – we are all committed to making this school year as efficient as possible for parents and academically/spiritually successful for our students. May Allah bless Huda School families and staff with every step we take this year and guide us in each decision we make. Ameen.

Sincerely,

Mona Helmy


May 15, 2018

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Ramadan Kareem! On behalf of the Board of Trustee, Executive Committee, Administration 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 prayers and duas, forgive one another and succeed in their quran reading. 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.

Ramadan

The beloved month of Ramadan is around the corner, Insha Allah the first day will be Wednesday May,16th.  Al hamdulilah this is a great opportunity to slide into the realities of fasting in America. Unlike Muslim countries we cannot change the structure of our day to accommodate Ramadan. Parents have to go to work and students have to go to school. Fasting will be hard, breaking our fasts late in the night will be difficult and making taraweeh even harder. Insha Allah, students will adjust and appreciate the bounties they have. Huda School will keep regular operational hours. School will start at 8:07 am 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.

Ramadan Calendars

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!

Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS)

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.

Registration for New School Year

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.

Graduation

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.

Last School Assembly

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.

Fundraising DVD’s for Sale

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!

Tuition

By this time of the year all tuition payments must be completed. If you have not completed your payments, please stop by the office and make your final payments. Registration for the new school year will not be accepted with a tuition balance.

Sincerely,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

May 1, 2018

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Last week, the PTO hosted Teacher Appreciation Week, a week early due to Ramadan. Al hamdulilah, they spoiled us with different kinds of treats each day and ended the week with the annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Al hamdulilah, teachers alongside the PTO celebrated a yummy lunch with great desserts and tokens of appreciation. On behalf of all the staff at Huda School, thank you PTO for your hard work and making us feel special!

Congratulations to the winners of the Arabic Spelling Bee.

1st- 2nd grade:

1st place-   Dena Agha

           2nd place- Suhail Hamoud

           3rd place- Alma Habra

3rd- 4th grade:

1st place-   Hana Huseini

           2nd place- Tarek Agha

           3rd place- Kareem Shehada

5th-8th grade:

1st place-  Sarah Ismail

           2nd place- Yaman Sabbaq

           3rd place- Zain Dekelbab

Trophies will be awarded at the assembly on Friday, May 4th.

Registration for New School Year

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 Ms. Mohiuddin.

Coffee and Donuts with Admin

The monthly coffee and donuts with Admin will take place in the Huda Library on Friday, May 11 at 8:30 am.

Tardy/Construction

Construction has begun in Michigan, many roads are being re-paved, potholes fixed and other road construction projects taking place. Please account for these delays and leave home a little early to prevent your student(s) from being tardy.

Ramadan

The beloved month of Ramadan is around the corner, Insha Allah tentatively the first day will be Wednesday May,16th.  Al hamdulilah this is a great opportunity to slide into the realities of fasting in America. Unlike Muslim countries we cannot change the structure of our day to accommodate Ramadan. Parents have to go to work and students have to go to school. Fasting will be hard, breaking our fasts late in the night will be difficult and making taraweeh even harder. Insha Allah, students will adjust and appreciate the bounties they have. Huda School will keep regular operational hours. School will start at 8:07 am 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.

Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS)

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.

MMCC Capitol Day

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.

M-Step:

M-Step testing continues, students in 6th-7th grade are being measured in their knowledge of English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies. We want your child’s state assessment experience to be as relaxed and stress-free as possible. Your positive outlook and supportive manner going into these assessments also will influence your child’s experience.

Remember, testing is a part of learning. State assessment results do not impact student grades. They are designed to provide information on student knowledge and ability in relation to state grade-level content standards. We use the results for curriculum planning and school improvement initiatives that benefit all students.

Huda School M-Step Schedule:

    • April 30th- May 8th – 6th and 7th  grade- ELA and Math

  • May 9th- May 18th- 3rd, 4th grade- ELA and Math

You can help your child do his/her best on this test by doing the following:

    • making sure, if possible, 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 directions

    • 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.

If you have any questions regarding M-STEP, please contact your teacher or administration

Ramadan Treat Calendars:

Huda School is offering Iftar Treat Boxes for Sale.  This is a great way for your children to get more excited about Ramadan. Stop by the office and purchase yours today!

National Teacher Appreciation Week:

Teachers educate, innovate, encourage, and support students academically and emotionally. National Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to thank teachers for the difference they make. To help you plan for the week of May 7 – 11th, we put together a daily act/small memento to show honor and appreciation toward your students’ teachers.

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

Tuition:

As always your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month.

Clothing Drive:

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!

Fundraising DVD’s for Sale

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!

Sincerely,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

April 17, 2018

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum,

I have been waiting to write a welcome to spring paragraph, but it seems like we may skip spring and go straight to summer. Students and staff are anxiously waiting the warmer weather and sunshine. Insha Allah, it will come…

On a happier note, Ms. Hasnaa Musa our second grade teacher has given birth to a healthy baby boy named Faris Anas Elsofany. Al hamdulilah, mom and baby are doing well, please keep them in your duas.

I would also like to thank our parents for getting your students to school on time and would like you to continue making this effort. Students perform better throughout the day when they are on time. Jazakallah!

Open House:

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.

Mahmoud Abdul Rauf:

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.

Biography:

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is a Public Speaker, Trainer, and CEO of Lace’m Up Basketball Training Camp. He is also a former All-American NBA professional basketball player. Mahmoud credits his faith, discipline, intense training, healthy lifestyle, and his unique insight and knowledge of the game of basketball for his longevity and success as well as the supportive people around him. Mahmoud uses his childhood upbringing, battle with Tourette’s, conversion to Islam, his lifelong relationship with basketball at all levels to encourage, inspire and train youth and adults while sharing knowledge with the community. Mahmoud connects and demonstrates how the principles of sports, faith, and life go hand-in-hand. Mahmoud’s experiences and life stories offer motivation to communities and promote healthy living; answering questions and appealing to the needs of the community for solutions and inspiration.

Report Cards:

Third quarter report cards will be posted today, please check Synergy for your students grades.

Honor Roll Assembly:

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.

M-Step:

M-Step testing continues, students in 3-8 grade are being measured in their knowledge of English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies. We want your child’s state assessment experience to be as relaxed and stress-free as possible. Your positive outlook and supportive manner going into these assessments also will influence your child’s experience.

Remember, testing is a part of learning. State assessment results do not impact student grades. They are designed to provide information on student knowledge and ability in relation to state grade-level content standards. We use the results for curriculum planning and school improvement initiatives that benefit all students.

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

Online Practice for M-STEP ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies:

The online Sample Item Sets are a select group of test items in ELA, mathematics, science, and social studies that encompass different item types, such as multiple choice, constructed response, and various kinds of technology-enhanced items. The sets provide students, teachers, and parents practice in solving grade-level and content-specific test items aligned to Michigan’s academic content standards.

There are two ways to get to the online Sample Item Sets:

1) Anyone can access the Sample Item Sets through the Chrome browser at https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/.

The directions to access the sample items are the same for both methods:

    • a) M-STEP is on the left side;

    • b) Select “Online Tools Training”

    • c) Select “Sample Item Sets”

    • d) Select the grade

    • e) Select the content area

  • f) Login with the Username and Password provided on the login screen

Arabic Spelling Bee:

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.

Tuition:

As always your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month

Thank you,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

March 14, 2018

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Reading Month activities are in full swing, students are encouraged to follow the reading month calendar and keep up with their reading minutes. Every Tuesday and Thursday students have the opportunity to dress up for the spirit of the day. We have a few exciting activities planned for the end of the month.

Assembly:

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.

Science Fair Update:

Last week, we began with an open Science Fair night, where parents were invited to attend and review our student’s Science Fair projects. Students in Middle School set up their projects during the week and were judged on Tuesday and Wednesday.  This week, students in Middle School traveled to Cobo Hall and today our 8th graders went back to Cobo to be judged. We wish them the best!

Tardies:

The time has finally changed and we are in daylight savings time. It is a difficult week as we have to adjust to the new daylight schedule, you can help prevent your child from being tardy by doing the following:

    • Prepare lunches the night before

    • Pack all backpacks the night before

    • Lay out your clothing before you sleep

  • Go to sleep on time

M-step:

M-Step testing will start after Spring Break,  the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will administer, for the fourth year, the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) to students in grades 3-8. This year, the M-STEP will be given online and will measure current student knowledge of Michigan’s high academic standards in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies.

We want your child’s state assessment experience to be as relaxed and stress-free as possible. Your positive outlook and supportive manner going into these assessments also will influence your child’s experience.

Remember, testing is a part of learning. State assessment results do not impact student grades. They are designed to provide information on student knowledge and ability in relation to state grade-level content standards. We use the results for curriculum planning and school improvement initiatives that benefit all students.

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

I would like to insist again, parents 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.

Arabic Spelling Bee:

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.

Tuition:

As always your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month.

Looking Ahead:

Spring Break Pictures March 19

Good Friday– No School March 30

Spring Break April 2-6

Huda School Open House April 29

Sincerely,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

February 26. 2018

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

It’s hard to believe that March is upon is. It is ‘Reading Month 2018’, one of the best months at Huda School. This month Huda School will be busy studying different authors, doing an integrated Science and Social Studies reading unit, reading books aloud, starting book clubs and most importantly spending more independent time reading. Students are encouraged to log their reading hours to be eligible to compete in the annual Student versus Staff Dodgeball game.

Book Fair:

Insha Allah, the Huda School Book Fair will be held tomorrow Thursday, March 1st and 2nd. Students will have a chance to browse and purchase book on both Thursday and Friday. Parents are welcome to come between 9am and 3pm.

Parent Teacher Conferences

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

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ba5a929aafe3-huda8

3rd thru 5th

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ba5a929aafe3-huda7

Art Show:

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).

Spelling Bee:

I would like to congratulate all the students that participated in the Annual Huda School Spelling Bee. This week the Middle School and Elementary held the championship bee, it was an intense back and forth spelling dual. We are proud of all our student’s hard work!  Congratulations to all our students for participating and a special congratulations to those that moved into the championship round and won. I would like to congratulate Malik Elewa from 5th grade for winning the Middle School Spelling Bee and Hiba Khan from 3rd grade for winning the Elementary Spelling Bee.

Science Fair:

Middle School students are preparing for the Annual Huda School Science Fair. There will be an Parent viewing on Monday March 5th from 4-5pm. Parents are encouraged to visit and explore all the Science Fair projects.

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.

Sincerely,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

January 30, 2018

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Jazakallah Khayran to all our Huda families that were able to attend the Annual Fundraising Banquet. Al hamdulilah, we enjoyed spending the afternoon with you celebrating your students and the accomplishments of Huda School. The outpouring of support for our programs and future goals is comforting, as your trust is vital to our growth. We remain committed to the academic and character growth of your child, as we prepare future leaders in the light of our Prophet’s example. A DVD of the night’s performances will be available for purchase on Friday  February 9th for $25.

There are a  lot of activities at Huda School this month. Middle School students continue to work on their Science Fair projects, many students are preparing for the upcoming Quran Competition and Spelling Bee. If you need further information, feel free to ask your teacher or call the front office.

Flu:

A few cases of the flu have reported at Huda School, if your child is not well please do not send them to school. If your child has a fever, they should not return to school for 24 to 48 hours. If your child has thrown up, they should not return to school for 24 to 48 hours. Many students are coming to school with headaches and tummy aches, please use your discretion as we find many of them in the office by second hour. Chances are your child may be coming down with something.

The cleaning staff is working hard to sanitize the school, we have doubled up our efforts in keeping the school clean to avoid spreading the cold and flu. If your child has the flu, please call the school and let us know we are required to report flu cases to the state.

Report Cards:

Second quarter report cards will be posted on Tuesday, January 30th at 5pm.

Honor Roll Assembly:

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.

Walk for Warmth:

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!

Quran Competition

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.

Coffee Donuts:

The administration will host our monthly coffee and donuts on February 9th at 8:30 am in the library.

Spelling Bee:

Huda School’s Annual Spelling Bee will take place  the last week of February. The classroom bee’s will take place the week of February 19th (your child’s teacher will communicate the exact day) and the school wide bee’s will take place the week after on the 27th and 28th. Once again, we wish our student the best and look forward to the competition.

Tuition:

As always your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month

Sincerely,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

January 16, 2018

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Happy New Year! Welcome back! May 2018 be full of blessings for you and your family, Inshallah. The first week of school after break was difficult for students – Al hamdulilah Huda School students arrived sleepy and adjusted back into routine by the end of the week.

On Friday, we began the day with our monthly assembly. We discussed our character education theme for the month: fairness and humility. Mr. Wani began with a reminder of who Dr. Martin Luther King was, his contributions to the Civil Rights movement and how he fought for fairness. He combined that with stories and reminders from the Prophet’s life and last sermon and tied both into how he fostered an inclusive community for the disenfranchised people of Madina. Insha Allah, these topics will be further discussed in class and during Friday Khutbahs.

Students should be preparing for a few major upcoming events: Middle School Science Fair, Huda School’s Annual Quran Competition and Huda School’s classroom and school wide Spelling Bees. The end of the quarter is January 26th – report cards will post at the end of the month.

Fundraiser

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.

Advertising

We are looking for sponsors that would like to advertise at the Annual Fundraising Banquet. If you are interested in advertising your business or know of a business that would like to advertise, contact our office 248.626.0900. For $100, you will get a full page ad in our program booklet as well as your ad will be displayed during our program. Thank you for your continued support.

NED Show

On January 18th, Huda School will host the NED Show. This is a 45-minute character education assembly promoting positive attitudes and encourages students and staff to do their best everyday. This program centers around three important messages that have life long relevance:

Never give up + Encourage others + Do your best

During the assembly, students will learn about NED’s three messages while also enjoying story telling, humor and yo-yo tricks. When your children come home, please ask them about the show and share a story about how you never gave up on something that was important to you as a child. Recognize something that your child is trying to be awesome at and applaud their efforts and lastly, if you child is excelling in a particular area, identify a new challenge that will keep them doing their best.

Winter Essentials Drive

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

Sweater Day:

Just imagine not having any heat in your homes on these cold winter days.  On Friday, 1/26 we will have our annual Sweater Day.  This is a day that students/teachers can donate $1.00 and wear their favorite sweaters and jeans to school.   The money that is raised will go towards the Walk for Warmth.  This is a walk that Huda participates in every year.  It raises money for families in Oakland County to help heat their homes.

Walk for Warmth:

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!

Have a nice week,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

December 19, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Last week Huda School celebrated “In the Footsteps of the Prophet”. Throughout the week, students enacted different characteristics and sunnah of the Prophet. Each day, they were given a favorite food of the Prophet and were reminded about a dua he would make. Al hamdulilah, it was a great week – students completed 812,000 salawat on the Prophet thus far. We want to try to get to 1 Million by the end of the week! We have reminded our students that dhikr and salawat should be done in small and consistent amounts. If students continue to do their salawat, they should complete their worksheet, turn it into the office, and they will receive a treat.

Writing Celebration:

A special thank you to all the Parents that were able to attend the Writing Celebration. Your children were happy you were able to make it. If you were unable to attend, don’t worry we will have another celebration in the Spring.

Snow Day:

Last week we encountered our first Snow Day. We may have more in January and February and if we do, the Snow Day information will be sent out in the following way:

  1. Huda School follows Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham School Districts- if they are closed Huda School will be closed.
  2. The news will be posted on the Huda School website, Huda School App. Facebook and sent through an email.

Lunch Drive:

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) in coordination with Muslim Family Services (MFS) will host another Lunch Drive this Friday. Please send in an extra lunch for the needy.

International Day:

Huda School will host the Annual International Day on December 20th. Staff and students have been working hard all month preparing their classrooms to represent a country from around the world. Students will visit the classrooms and learn about different countries: culture, language, food, and industry. Students are encouraged to bring money to spend at the International Day store.  While we love seeing parents in the building, this event is for students only. Students are also encouraged to dress in their cultural clothing.

Fundraising:

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! 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.

Huda Logo:

Let’s make Huda School a trending topic! Students have been given a Huda School Logo and are asked during winter break to take a picture with the logo of what they are doing. You can upload your picture to Facebook and Instagram, please include the hashtag: #HudaWinterBreak. To have your post join the hashtag, your post must be public. If you haven’t, please join the Huda School Facebook page or follow us on Instagram huda_school. Have a great winter break! We are looking forward to the fun and creative pictures you will take.

Quran Competition:

The Quran Competition is approaching, if you would like to participate in this school year’s competition, please complete the attached form and return to Huda School. The competition will take place February 7th and 8th. Stay tuned for more information.

Spelling Bee:

It’s time to start preparing for the Annual Huda School Spelling Bee. This year, the classroom bees will be held on February 23rd and the school-wide bee on February 27th (Elementary) and 28th (Middle School). Stay tuned for more information.

Tuition

A friendly reminder that tuition is due at the beginning of each month. If you have questions about your balance, feel free to contact the office.

Sincerely,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

Looking ahead:

December 20-     International Day

December 25January 5–              Winter Break

January 8– S        School Resumes

January 11–         7th Grade Religious Diversity Journey

January 15–         NO School for students/ PD day for Teachers

December 6, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Al hamdulilah, it is the month of December. Our character education theme for this month is Honesty and Trustworthiness. Insha Allah, on Friday December 8th we will have our monthly assembly where these two characteristics will be talked about – we will celebrate the month of Rabi Al- Awwal with nasheed and poetry of Prophet Muhammad (saw). After the assembly, Admin will have its monthly Coffee and Donuts with parents. If you are free, please join us.

I would like to thank Huda School’s Student Council for hosting spirit week. Al hamdulilah, students and staff had a fun time participating in the themes of the day. I would also like to thank the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) for organizing the canned food drive this month – the winner of the drive was Pre-K 2b. They will be rewarded with Hot Chocolate and Cookies!

Dismissal:

We are working hard to ensure the safe return of students at dismissal time. Standing out in the elements can be difficult, but it is a commitment we have made to ensure all students are dismissed quickly and safely. I firmly request parents to follow our rules, please follow the staff directing dismissal, not call your children to your cars, not to honk at the staff working, to drive slowly, to end cell phone conversations, to pull up along the curb to the last spot and to be considerate as we do our work. Dismissal begins at 3:40 and ends at 4:00pm, all staff have been instructed to walk back into the building at 4pm. Parents arriving after 4pm can pick their children up in latch key, located in the Toddler Care room, where a late fee will be billed.

Annual Banquet:

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!

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Monthly Lunch Drive:

Last month, NJHS in coordination with Muslim Family Services organized a lunch drive. We collected over 200 lunches that were handed out to the needy in the Metro-Detroit Area. Insha Allah, they are planning another drive this month. We want the students to learn that small and consistent deeds are beloved to Allah.

Salawat Project:

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 the Footsteps of the Prophet:

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.

Writing Celebration:

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!

After-School Clubs:

We have started our second session of coding, if your child is interested in joining, please contact Ms. Helmy at mona.helmy@hudaschool.org. Coding classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 4-5 pm.

Sick Kids:

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.

Winter Break:

We have three weeks before Winter Break. If you plan on leaving early for vacation or return late, a special form and request must be completed. We need notice of absent students and teachers need time to prepare work for students to complete.

Art Day:

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.

Open Office Hours:

To accommodate parents and their concerns, I will host open office hours on Friday’s between 8:15 and 9:30 am. If parents have questions or concerns they are welcome to open hours during this time.

Tuition:

A friendly reminder that tuition is due at the beginning of each month. If you have questions about your balance, feel free to contact the office.

Looking Ahead:

  • Art Day         December 12th
  • Writing Celebration     December 15th
  • International Day    December 20th
  • Winter Break        December 25th – January 5th
  • School Resumes    January 8th

Thank you,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

November 20, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Thank you Parents for attending Parent/Teacher Conferences last Friday. It was wonderful seeing and meeting so many of our student’s parents. Through our combined efforts we can strive towards a great school year. If you were unable to attend, please contact your children’s teachers. They are willing to set up a phone call or communicate through email.

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 two thousand dollars for our school library.

As a reminder, Huda School will be closed for Thanksgiving Break November 23rd and 24th. Huda School is open on Wednesday, November 22, if you have further questions feel free to contact the school.

Food Drive:

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 complete to see which class can collect the most items! The class that collects the most will win a prize!

Coding Club:

Fall classes should all be completed by this week if not already. 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
  • Coding 2 Javascript (6-8 grade) – Session 2 – Thursday’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.

Once again, thank you for joining us at Parent/Teacher conferences. Have a enjoyable Thanksgiving Break with your friends and family.

Sincerely,

Ms. Mohiuddin

November 13, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Last week, the Administration met with Parents for the monthly ‘Coffee and Donuts with Parents’, we discussed the following: wearing coats and proper winter clothing, volunteering with programs at school, upcoming Parent/Teacher conferences, need for volunteers for Book Fair Thursday and Friday, Teacher’s Book Fair wish list, upcoming Honor Roll Assembly, NWEA report breakdown and M-Step results. Please join us next month, December 8th at 8:30 am for our next meeting.

Parent/Teacher Conferences:

Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Friday November 17th from 11am- 7pm. There will be breaks for Juma’a, Asr Salah and dinner (for teachers) as follows:

12:30pm to 1:00pm:  Juma’a

3:40pm to 4:00pm:  Asr Salah

5:00pm to 6:00pm:  Dinner for Teachers

Please keep in mind that teachers will not be seeing parents during this time so please plan accordingly.

If you have not already done so, please click on the appropriate link to sign up for your child’s conference.

TC to 2nd Grade:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ba5a929aafe3-huda5

3rd to 5th Grade:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ba5a929aafe3-huda6

Middle School teachers (in the gym) and QAIS teachers (in the masjid) will be meeting parents on a first come first served basis.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Book Fair:

Huda School will be a hosting a book fair this Thursday and Friday.  Students will have an opportunity to shop the book fair on Thursday during the school day.  The book fair will be open from11am to 7pm (closed from 5p to 6p for dinner) on Friday for parents to shop during the conferences.

Weather:

Winter is here! Please send students dressed in appropriate outdoor clothing for recess. Appropriate clothing requires: a coat, hat, gloves, scarf/mittens, warm shoes or boots where applicable. If the temperature is above 25 degrees students will go outside for recess. If the temperature is below 25 degrees students will stay indoors for recess.

After-School Pick up:

It is getting darker much earlier now.  For the safety of all the children, all parents must come in to sign out their children after their after school activities, ie. jump rope club, volleyball club, basketball, sports club, etc and Latch Key.  The students will be waiting in the gym and will be released when the parent signs them out.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Honor Roll Assembly:

Huda School will host the first quarter Honor Roll Assembly on Thursday November 16th. Parents in 3rd-8th grade are invited to attend. We will begin at 8: 30 am.

M-Step:

M-Step Results are in and data indicates that Huda School did an outstanding job this year! Alhamdulilah, not only did we met and exceed State standards, but also out-performed our neighboring school districts such as: Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Farmington and Novi. Below you will find a snapshot of Huda School’s results.

English Language Arts

Advanced and Proficient

3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Huda School 68% 88% 81% 77% 81% 89%
Birmingham 63% 71% 75% 70% 73% 72%
West Bloomfield 54% 51% 54% 44% 55% 55%
Bloomfield Hills 66% 70% 66% 66% 67% 71%
Farmington 54% 51% 57% 50% 59% 52%
Novi 66% 69% 72% 72% 65% 64%
Oakland ISD 51% 53% 59% 53% 54% 55%
State 44% 44% 51% 44% 45% 48%

Math

Advanced and Proficient

3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Huda School 82% 96% 67% 77% 85% 79%
Birmingham 69% 69% 66% 65% 69% 68%
West Bloomfield 67% 50% 37% 36% 48% 42%
Bloomfield Hills 74% 68% 62% 57% 73% 65%
Farmington 55% 48% 38% 37% 52% 46%
Novi 76% 77% 75% 74% 73% 67%
Oakland 55% 53% 47% 45% 47% 44%
State 47% 42% 35% 45% 36% 33%

Science

Advanced and Proficient

4th 7th
Huda School 44% 35%
Birmingham 21% 42%
West Bloomfield 15% 20%
Bloomfield Hills 25% 42%
Farmington 13% 33%
Novi 30% 47%
Oakland ISD 19% 29%
State 15% 23%

Social Studies

Advanced and Proficient

5th 8th
Huda School 24% 46%
Birmingham 42% 54%
West Bloomfield 16% 28%
Bloomfield Hills 45% 51%
Farmington 24% 34%
Novi 50% 54%
Oakland ISD 29% 40%
State 22% 31%

* unadjusted data- no other factors (class size, economics, student demographics, etc were taken into account when reporting testing data). Class population differ according to class, school and school district. Where Huda School has 20-30 students in a class comparable school districts will have hundreds of students.

If you would like to further explore how school in Michigan did on the Mstep, follow the below link: http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/see_how_students_at_your_distr.html

Upcoming Events:

  • November 14th- Reports Cards posted on Synergy
  • November 16th- Honor Roll Assembly for students in 3rd-8th grade
  • November 17th- Parent Teacher Conferences- 11am- 7pm
    • No School for students ?
  • November 22-24– No School- Thanksgiving Break

Have a nice week,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

November 3, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

We began the day with our monthly assembly where the November character themes of morality and taqwa were discussed. Mr. Wani reminded students what it means to be a moral student: knowing the difference between right and wrong, and the importance of choosing the right over the wrong when confronted with a choice. He also spoke about how taqwa–being aware that Allah is with us and watching us–should help us in making those right choices.  We concluded the assembly with a reminder from National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) about the joint NJHS and PTO can drive. The cans can be dropped off in student’s homeroom classes, the winning class will receive hot chocolate and cookie. In addition, NJHS and Muslim Family Services (MFS), on a monthly basis, will be collecting bagged lunches for the needy starting November 10th until the end of the school year. Future collection dates will be announced by NJHS.

Parent Teacher Conferences:

It is time to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences! Conferences will take place on November 17th from 11am to 7pm. Parents with students in TC-5th grade should use the Sign Up Genius links below to sign up for conferences. Middle School Teachers and QAIS will meet parents on a first come first serve basis in the gym (Middle School Teachers) and mosque (QAIS Teachers). Conferences are 10 minutes in length, I request parents to come prepared with their questions and goals.

Sign up for TC – 2nd:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4BA5A929AAFE3-huda5

Sign up for 3rd – 5th:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4BA5A929AAFE3-huda6

Research has shown that parental involvement is the most important factor in a student’s success in school. Part of that is attending Parent Teacher Conferences, I encourage all parents to attend, get to know their teachers, visit classrooms, understand their child’s strengths, put a plan and goals in place for future growth. Hearing about your child’s success and challenges will allow us to work as team for their academic success. Please take a moment to sign up for you child’s conferences.

Book Fair:

Huda School’s Bi- Annual Scholastic Book Fair will take place on November 16th and 17th. Students will attend the Book Fair on Thursday November 16th during school hours. Open Book Fair time for parents will take place on Friday November 17th during conferences. Teachers have created wish lists for their classroom libraries and would appreciate donations.

End of the Quarter/Report Cards

The end of the first quarter is November 10th. Synergy will be shut down Friday November 10th until Tuesday November 14th. Synergy will re-open and report cards posted on November 14th.

Honor Roll Assembly:

The Honor Roll Assembly will take place on Thursday November 16th at 8:15 am in the morning. Parents are welcome to join and celebrate our students accomplishments.

Coffee and Donuts with Admin:

The monthly Coffee and Donuts with Admin will take place on Friday November 10th at 8:30am.

Professional Development Day:

There is No School for students on Monday November 6th. This is a professional development day for teachers to work on their curriculum, IB planning, learning new strategies and working on goals that we have outlined this year. Some of topics and goals we are working on are covered below.

This year, teachers in elementary grades are working with Literary Consultants on reading and writing strategies. They spend time on each of our scheduled PD days working with experts to better teach reading and writing strategies, learn how to meet individual student needs, help those in need, differentiate instruction for those that are advanced and expose students to independent reading and writing techniques.

Middle School Teachers will continue to work on understanding and implementing the IB program. Our scheduled PD days will be used for expert presentations, working on IB units, assessments and integration of subjects. Insha Allah, Ms. Rola Fahs is under training as our IB coordinator and will take its lead under the supervision of Ms. Helmy.

Our Early Childhood teachers will use the scheduled PD days for continuous improvement in their field. These teachers will work with professionals on early childhood topics and updating professional endorsements to meet students needs.

Our QAIS department continues to work on their curriculum outline for the year, IB units and assessments were applicable, strategies for student improvement, character education and monthly themes as well the integrations of the IB learner profile and hadith jibreel in our curriculum.

Tuition:

A friendly reminder that tuition is due at the beginning of each month. If you have questions about your balance, feel free to contact the office.

Have a nice weekend,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

October 13, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Last Friday we welcomed the month of October with our monthly assembly. On this day we discussed the character themes of the month which includes compassion and generosity. We discussed our charity program of the month and that October is bullying prevention month. Students were recognized for Principals’ Pride, volunteering, sports accomplishments and student of the month. Our Teacher of the Month is Mrs. Robeson!

1001 Inventions Exhibit

Huda School along with many other organizations and private donors are sponsors for the upcoming 1001 Inventions Exhibit at the Detroit Science Museum. Insha Allah, students in 3-8 grade will visit the exhibit in the next two months. I encourage Huda families to visit this exhibit, there is family night on October 21st. This exhibit takes visitors on an inspirational journey through a colorful and creative period of a golden age of civilization that stretched from Spain to China beginning in the 7th century. Through the inspiring scientific and cultural achievements of pioneering men and women of various faiths and cultures during the golden age of Muslim Civilization and their contributions to our modern world, 1001 Inventions promotes intercultural dialogue, diversity, and social cohesion.”

Parent Visits

Parents are always welcome at Huda School, we have many programs throughout the school year in which parents can observe and participate in their children’s activities. Insha Allah, Parent/Teacher conferences will be held next month, where teachers and parents can discuss their child(ren’s) progress. If you need to meet with a teacher before this, please email the teacher directly or call the office to set up an appointment.  Parents may not stay in their children’s classroom during the school day when school is in session.  Teachers are hard at work and any non-school personal presence provides a distraction to students. Again, if you would like to talk to teachers about the progress of your child, please request a time with the teacher.  Please do not stop them in the hallway as teachers are busy with teaching classes, preparing for classes or completing assigned duties. They would love to meet and discuss with you, but in a scheduled meeting where progress and goals can be talked about.

Dismissal

Al hamdulilah, dismissal has improved! We thank our parents for being patient with us as we make the safe dismissal of our students a priority. Parents, I request the following help from you:

    • Please stay in line until you are called by staff

    • Do not call your children to your car, we will bring them to you

    • Please follow the directions of our staff when driving up and driving out of school

  • Front door parents can ONLY turn right on Franklin Rd. when exiting the school during dismissal

  • If there is no space in the line you must circle around and not block Franklin Road
  • Do not leave your car unattended
  • Do not send siblings into the school to pick up your children

Parents picking children between 3:00 and 3:33 must report to the office, sign their child out and wait for office staff to call them. Parents may not walk up to the class to receive children or send siblings. Parents may not walk up to classes and or enter classes while school is in session.

Back Door

The Back Door will be closed at 8:07am. All students arriving after 8:07am must enter through the front door. Parents must walk and sign their children in, please do not drop them off at the curb. Students arriving late must be signed in at the front office. The back door will remain closed during the school day, if parents need to pick their children up early they must come through the front door and to the office to be signed out and called. The office will not open the back door during school hours.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive

Huda School in coordination with Franklin Church is hosting a “Peanut Butter and Jelly” drive for those in need. Each year, we team up with Franklin Church and collect either peanut butter or jelly, we put them together and donate to families in need. Insha Allah, Huda School is collecting jelly this year. Send in  your jelly!

Coffee and Donuts with Admin

Insha Allah, the monthly coffee and donuts meeting with Admin will take place on October 20th. Parents are welcome to join the admin and discuss happenings in the school in an information question and answer period. We will begin at 8:30 am.

Honor Roll Requirements and Citizenship

At the end of each marking period, students in 3rd-8th grade, who have attained high academic achievement and demonstrated excellent conduct, will be recognized on the Honor Roll. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student must have:

  • Gold Honor Roll: All A’s in all subjects and 1’s in citizenship grade in all classes
  • Silver Honor Roll: All A’s and B’s in all subjects and 1’s and 2’s in citizenship grade.
  • Bronze Honor Roll: All A’s and B’s in all subjects (one grade of 3’ is acceptable if students show remarkable improvement in behavior or effort)
  • Citizenship Honor Roll: All 1’s in citizenship in all subjects
  • Academic Scholarship Award: All A’s in all subjects

Citizenship:

Huda Citizenship Grade Policy (grades 3-8)

Our goal is for EACH HUDA STUDENT to be OUTSTANDING in citizenship.  Citizenship grades are reported quarterly on the report card along with academic grades. Teachers will report citizenship according to the rubric that is written below.  Parents are to be informed when there is a behavioral problem in class that may impact a student’s citizenship grade.  Our teachers will make a  parental contact before he/she gives a student a TWO, THREE, OR FOUR in citizenship so the parent has time to intervene.  Our collective goal is to expect, encourage, and recognize outstanding behavior.  At the beginning of each marking period, students start “fresh” with a clean slate in their quest to earn a ONE or OUTSTANDING in citizenship

 Citizenship Rubric
Grade 1–OUTSTANDING — Description
Students stay on task and put forth effort.
Students listen and follow directions.
Students are responsible, organized and respectful to others.
Students participate and add to the class in a positive way.
Students respect the due dates for assignments all the time.
Students’ work reflects professional standards.
Grade 2–SATISFACTORY – Description
Students are usually on task.
Students listen, follow rules, and directions most of the time.
Students are usually organized, responsible, and respectful to others.
Students participate in class appropriately and seldom need to be corrected.
Students respect the due dates for assignments almost all of the time.
Student’s work reflects professional standards.
Grade 3–NEEDS IMPROVEMENT —  Description
Students have to be reminded regularly to stay on task.
Students constantly need reminders to follow directions and rules.
Students continually need reminders to be organized, responsible and respectful to others.
Students frequently interrupt class through disruption.
Students respect the due dates for assignments some of the time.
Students work reflects professional standards some of the time.
UNSATISFACTORY —  Description
Students make no effort to be on task.
Students do not follow directions or rules.
Students are disrespectful and rude to others. Students make no attempt to change their behavior.
Students consistently disrupt class.
Students neglect the due dates for assignments almost all of the time.
Student’s work does not meet the professional standards.

Synergy:

Please keep up with your child(ren’s) grades and assignments. Teachers post grades on a weekly basis. Checking grades and communicating with teachers is the key to your child’s success.

Tuition:

As always your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month.

Looking ahead:

October 25th- 3-5 grade will visit the Michigan Science Center

November 6th- No School for Students, Teacher Professional Development Day

November 10th- Last Day of 1st Quarter

November 17th- Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you, have a nice weekend!

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

September 19, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Alhamdulillah, Huda School is on a roll. We are in our 4th week of school and off to a fantastic start of the year. Students and teachers are in their routines. We see hard working students getting to class, hustling at their lockers, anticipating the pacer test, keeping busy with classwork and assignments. Middle School students began the year with a course in understanding the IB framework, organizational skills, how to use synergy and Huda School expectations. In the elementary grades, students have dived into their various subjects, already completing science labs and beginning writing pieces.

NWEA- Huda School students have begun the the North West Education Assessment (NWEA). This assessment is given to students from 1st through 8th grade. A letter was sent home today that will explain the test, what it means and how to read it.

Water filtration system-Thank you for your patience with our water filtration repair. Alhamdulillah our water filtration system has been fixed, students may finally drink from the water fountains.

Hurricane Relief-

Assalamu Alaikum,

The recent tragedy and disaster in Houston and Florida has affected the entire country. Hurricane Harvey and Irma have destroyed hundreds of homes, and left thousands of people without food, water and shelter. Alhamdulillah, we have been privileged to have all the blessings that Allah has given us. However, we must remember the people in need that have lost many of the blessings we take for granted. This is why 8th Grade has taken it upon themselves to create a school wide charity within Huda School to help raise money for the people that have been affected by the recent Hurricanes.

Inshallah, the charity begins this Monday, September 18th, and the last day of the charity is this Friday, September 22nd. There will be a box set up near the office for students to place their donations in. We will also have boxes set up in the gym for lunch Inshallah. Students can bring as much money as they want, however we ask that you please send your students with cash and not coins. We set a goal to raise at least $5000 as a school. If we manage to reach this goal by September 22nd, we will have a No Uniform Day for the entire school on Friday, September 29th. Inshallah, Huda School will donate the money to Islamic Relief who will help those in need.

Not only will all of us be able to help others less fortunate than us, we will also get a great reward from Allah.

Thank you,

Huda School & Montessori 8th Grade

Missing Documents- A letter was sent home last week outlining any missing documents students may have. Please read the letter and return these missing documents immediately. All material should be turned in by September 29th.

Cafeteria-Parents should be aware that Huda School will not provide plates, spoons or forks to students for lunch. Students should bring their own utensils and package food in containers that can be used in a microwave. When Hot Lunch starts, the PTO will provide the necessary utensils to students who have ordered Hot Lunch.

Dismissal-Huda School is working hard on dismissal procedures. We appreciate your patience as we try to coordinate safe procedures for dismissal. In response to our increased enrollment we have added an additional pick up lane, parents using this lane have already been notified. If you did not receive a phone call from Ms. Helmy continue to use the front and back door.  Parents, please remember to complete your cell phone conversations before dismissal.

Congratulations to the following students for completing their summer packets!

Aliaa Salama

Julia Jaratli

Yakub Hallivovic

Sofia Elewa

Radia Zaman

Hibba Movania

Mehruniisa Khan

Safa Muqtadir

Ammar Syed

Eman Zaidi

Sami Farra

Yamen Nashef

Sofia Sheikh

Hammad Tanoli

Tuition- A friendly reminder all tuition checks are due at the beginning of the month.

Upcoming Events-

September 24-26- 8th grade trip
October 9- Professional Development Day- No School for Students

Thank you for your continued support, have a nice week.

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

Important Dismissal Information

Asalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during dismissal as both the students and dismissal crew are working on perfecting the dismissal process.
To help the process, we are redistributing the names. Effective Monday, please use the parking lots as follows:
Last Name A thru F – Please use the back parking lot
Last Name G thru Z – Please use the front parking lot
As a reminder, Huda Staff is working very hard to ensure your children are dismissed safely from school to your care. You have experienced that dismissing 300 students within 20 minutes takes a lot of organization, patience and rules. Your adherence to these rules and courtesy towards the staff will help with the continual flow of dismissal. I request parents to review and pay attention to the following rules and remember that we are all working towards the same goal.
  1. Follow the staff’s instructions regarding car movement and placement.
  2. Do not leave your car unattended.
  3. Do not use your cell phone during dismissal time.
  4. Please pull your car forward along the curb to ensure other cars can park behind.
  5. Do not call your children to your car.
  6. Drive slow and with caution through the parking area.
  7. 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.
  8. Students cannot be picked up early on a daily basis. If you have a special circumstance you must speak with the Principal.
  9. The Huda School day ends at 3:40 – having parents in the building picking kids up early disrupts the preparation and flow of dismissal.
  10. However, parents picking up Toddler care, Pre-K 1 and Pre-K 2 early, must come to the office and sign out their children.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
Thank you for your support,
Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

September 6, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

On behalf of Huda Staff  we would like to wish you Eid Mubarak! I hope you enjoyed your weekend with your friends, family and community. Al hamdulilah, Huda School is on its way to a productive year, students returned with smiles yesterday.

Congratulations to Mrs. Luttrell and the Huda School Jump Rope team for participating in the Annual Franklin Labor Day Parade. Our team performed their routine and tricks along other community organizations from around the city. They were cheered on with huge enthusiasm from a very large crowd. Go Huda Heat!

Eid Carnival:

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.

Back to School Night:

The Huda School Back to School Night is this Thursday September 7th from 6-7pm. Come and meet your child(ren)’s teachers, visit the class and look over the curriculum. We look forward to seeing you!

Uniform Sales:

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.

M-Step:

Student M-step reports will be available on Back to School Night.

Water bottles:

Huda School’s water filtration system is under construction and will take a week to fix. We request students to bring a water bottle to school.

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– 9/26,10/3,10/10,10,17,10/24,11/7,11/14,11/21
  • Grades (6-8) Thursday 4pm-5pm– 9/28,10/5,10/12,10/19,10/26,11/2,11/9,11/16

Session 2- Winter (Jan – Mar)

Session 3- Spring (Apr – Jun)

If you are interested in registering for the program copy the following link:

www.AccelerateKID.com/Huda

The cost for each session is $249

Tuition:

A reminder all first month’s tuition should be paid, if you haven’t done so please visit Ms. Elham.

Have a great week,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

August 28, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Jazakallah Khair, Huda School parents, teachers and students, for the first full day of school. It was a wonderful start and indicates the amazing year we are about to embark on. This newsletter is packed with important information. Please read through carefully – if you have any questions, feel free to share with us.  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!

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during dismissal – I know it has been taking longer than traditional dismissal times in the past. Due to higher number of students this year alhamdulilah, it will take a bit of time for students to understand their dismissal location and for staff to take the students to their correct car. I would like to request parents to NOT signal your kids to leave the building and go to their car. As well, to be patient and kind to staff as they work to get your kids to your cars safely.

This year both Mr. Wani and Ms. Saleem are making Hajj, we ask Allah to accept the Hajj and duaa’s. Their classes will be covered by Huda Staff and substitutes. 

Back to School Night!

I would like to invite all of our new and returning parents to Huda School’s “Back to School Night” on Thursday, September 7thfrom 6-7pm. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and visit the classroom. See you there!

New Teachers

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 teacher
  • Sarah Abunada- Islamic Studies 2nd and 3rd grade
  • Huda Bakri- Quran

Water Bottles

Huda School students are requested to bring a bottle of water to school. Our water system is being fixed.

M-Step Scores:

Spring M-step scores are available – Insha Allah they will be available for pick up at Back to School Night.

Sign in and Sign out:

If you plan on picking up your child(ren) early during the school day or are dropping them off late, parents are reminded to visit the office and sign your child(ren) in and out. Those students arriving to school after 8:05 must be walked into the school and signed in. Please do not send your child into school on their own. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sick Days:

If your child is sick, please call the office by 9 am of day and let Ms. Cheryl know.

Student Pick Up:

For the safety and protection of your children, we request parents to inform the school before 3pm of any changes in their pick up personnel.

Arrival

Huda School’s first bell rings at 8:07. We begin the day with Adhkar and Duaa. For students to benefit in this daily reminder, it is highly expected all students be at school on time. I kindly request parents to make a concerted effort to have your kids at school by 7:55 am. This will give your children 10 minutes to get to their lockers and be prepared for class and more importantly, our opening duaa.

The following is a kind reminder and request to parents who drop their children off in the morning. There is absolutely NO parking or unattended cars allowed in the arrival and dismissal areas. These areas are marked by yellow lines: unloading and loading zones only. Many parents are leaving their cars in the roundabout and accompanying their children into the school. We ask all parents, who would like to come into the school, to park their cars in the parking lot NOT in the roundabout or near the curb to the entrance of the drop-off and pickup lines. This is causing car congestion and unnecessary blockage.

Dismissal

We request parents to pull up their cars in the roundabout. All students with the last names A-J are in the Back and all students with the last name K-Z are in the front. Your assistance is requested by reminding your children about the importance of following the rules of dismissal to avoid injuries. We request parents to remain in their cars – a staff member will come to your car and request your child’s name. Please refrain from using your cell-phone during dismissal and in the dismissal line. If you have special instruction regarding pickup, contact the front office.

Late Pick-up

Huda School is dismissed at 3:33 pm. All students are requested to be picked up at 3:40 pm. Any students remaining at4:00pm will go to Latch Key. There is NO Late Pick Up this year. Students that are not picked up on time will go to Latch Key and parents will be charged $5 for every 15 minutes per student (1min-15 min $5, 16-30 min $10, and so on). To ensure the safety of the late pick-up children, parents must park the car and pick up their child(ren).

Before and After School Care

Latch Key for morning and afternoon will begin tomorrow – please read information below.

Morning Latch-Key

Huda School provides an early morning Latch-Key program from 7:15am to 7:45am. Parents interested in this service are requested to complete the Latch Key form with payment and submit to the school. Interested parents may call the office for more details. Only students registered for the program may go to the program.

Afternoon Latch-Key

Huda School provides an afternoon Latch-Key program for students from 4pm-6pm. If you are interested in this program, please call the office for more details. Huda School Latchy-Key for the 2017-2018 school year will begin tomorrow August 29, 2017.

Tardies

Getting back into the routine of school after summer break can be hard. This week, we will not mark students tardy as they adjust. Starting next week, those students not arriving to school on time will be marked tardy. I would like to stress the importance of your children coming to school on time. An early arrival gives students time to prepare for their day by emptying their book bags into their lockers, grabbing the materials they need, and heading to class. When students are late, they feel insecure, shy and embarrassed. Their entrance into the class may cause disruption or distraction as teachers and classes have begun their day. We want your children to succeed and the best way to do this is not being tardy to school. When students enter the building at 8:07am or after, they are considered tardy. They need to report to the office and be given a tardy slip.  For students arriving after 8:07am, parents must accompany their students into school and sign them in.  Parents of students that are continuously tardy will be requested to meet with administration.

Tardy Policy:

Five Tardies – Parent Notification Letter

Eight Tardies – Parent, Student, & Administrator Meeting

Greater than Eight Tardies – Mandatory Saturday detention 8am-12pm or $200 Fine *

*If late to Saturday detention, the student must also attend the next Saturday detention. If Saturdaydetention is not attended or fine is not paid, then the student will lose one full letter grade in their first period class.

Parking Lot

Huda school, like other schools, has its challenges and one of our challenges is the lack of parking at school. We kindly request all parents to adhere to the parking rules. Firstly, there is No Parking in the roundabout. Yellow lines have been drawn on the pavement to indicate the No Parking areas. These yellow lines are fire lanes and police will ticket cars that are left unattended. Secondly, if you need to get out of your car, you must use the parking lot. You cannot leave the car running, turned off, or unattended in the fire line. Additionally, please do not park or leave cars unattended along the curbs and non-parking spaces.

Tuition

Tuition is due at the beginning of every month. We request you to come to the office to complete the tuition agreement and make your first payment.

Uniform

How to order uniforms:

I’ve saved the best for last!

Uniform is required for all students K-8th grade, please read the grade by grade description below.

Girls (KG- 4th):

  • Gym Pants on Gym days.
  • Slacks: khaki colored dress pants (darker version of the beige family)
  • Blouse: Long sleeve or short sleeve polo shirt with Huda logo (Shirts must be purchased from PTO)
  • Sweater: Navy blue with Huda logo (from authorized vendor only)
  • Socks/ Tights: White or navy blue solid color
  • Scarves: White (only during Salah time)
  • Shoes: Black, brown, or athletic (no sandals)
  • Plaid jumper with white shirt and solid navy or white leggings and tights

Girls (5th -8th)

  • Gym pants on gym days
  • Gym shirt –provided by PTO
  • Pants: khaki colored dress pants (darker version of the beige family)
  • Plain jumper with white shirt
  • Sweater: Navy blue with Huda logo (from authorized vendor only)
  • Socks/ Tights: white or navy blue solid color
  • Scarves: White two piece (amta–under the scarf piece)
  • Shoes: Black, brown, or athletic (no sandals)

Boys (KG- 8th)

  • Pants: khaki colored dress pants (darker version of the beige family)
  • Shirts: Navy blue polo shirt with Huda logo (from authorized vendor only)
  • Sweater: Navy blue with Huda logo (from authorized vendor only)
  • Socks: White or navy blue solid color
  • Shoes: Black, brown, or athletic (no sandals)

Gym Uniform

  • Students are expected to dress in gym uniform on gym days, which consists of the following:
  • Sweatshirt: Navy blue
  • Sweatpants: Navy blue (side stripes can be either white, gray or navy)
  • Shirts: Navy blue Gym shirt purchased from the PTO or Huda logo shirt
  • (Long sleeve tunic top required for 5th-8th grade girls.)
  • Socks: White or navy blue
  • Shoes: Athletic shoes

Instructions on how to purchase from Lands’ End are below. Please follow the instructions to find the specific products chosen for Huda School. We highly recommend signing up for the Lands’ End emailing list as they send out discounts on uniforms periodically. If you sign up for the Land’s End emailing list, you will receive the promotions. As a note, all Lands’ End products can be returned/exchanged at a Sears store. If you have any questions, please email hudapto@gmail.com.

How to order uniforms:

Online:

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).

Start shopping with your personalized product checklist.

Uniform Link:

https://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900163882

Phone:

Call 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student’s

Preferred School Number 900163882, grade level, and gender.

In-Store:

Visit your local Lands’ End at Sears store.

Associates can help you with sizing information and you can place your Preferred School order online via the store kiosk. Please note, Lands’ End at Sears stores may have a limited product.

The 2017-2018 School Supply list and School Calendar can be found on the school website at http://www.hudaschool.org. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.

Online:

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). Start shopping with your personalized product checklist.

Phone:

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Emergency Cards:

All students have received yellow emergency cards. These cards are required by law and must be filled every year. Parents are requested to take some time and complete the yellow emergency card. Each field must be filled and cannot be left blank. Please return to school as soon as possible.

NO Sugar and Sweets at Huda:

Birthdays are a special time for your children. Even though we recognize students birthdays at Huda, we will not celebrate them. Students may wish each other birthday greetings and bring in healthy treats to share – BUT absolutely NO cupcakes, cakes, cookies or sweets are allowed. We request parents to celebrate their child’s special day at home with their friends and family. School is a time for instruction and learning, we kindly request parents refrain from bringing treats and sweets to school.

Allergies:

Parents, please let your teacher and the front office know of any allergies your child suffers from. We would like to protect all our students from any tree and nut allergies. We request all parents to stop sending food to school that contains nut products.

Sincerely,

Ms. Mohiuddin

June 6, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum,

The end of the year has come – it is always bittersweet to say good-bye. Al hamdulilah we have had a good year culminating with Ramadan as the conclusion. On Thursday, June 8th, Huda School will host the End of the Year Assembly. On this day, students will receive Honor Roll, Presidential Awards and other distinctions. Parents are welcomed to attend – Insha Allah we will begin at 8:30 am. We will wrap up all elements of the year on Thursday, June 8th. Students do not have to come to school on Friday, June 9th since we will host the 8th Grade Graduation that day.

Last Days of School:

This week, students will clean their lockers, cubbies and desks. Students should bring back to school any textbooks, library books and Huda School supplies (sport jerseys, art equipment and extra books on loan). Those students who have lost their books will receive a letter from their teacher regarding replacement costs. Students must pay for the lost textbook in order to receive their report card and/or diploma.

Parking:
Huda School has many activities at the end of the year, which causes a lack of parking. Parents are requested NOT to park in the roundabout. We have permission from the Franklin Church to park in their lot. I request parents to please follow the rules and either find parking in one of our designated spots or park in the church, once again NOT in the roundabout. As per my request, they have not been ticketing, but it is important that we keep these roundabouts clear in case of emergencies.

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.

Graduation:

On Thursday, June 8th at 1:30 pm, Huda School will celebrate Kindergarten’s Graduation. All parents and siblings are invited to attend.

On Friday, June 9th at 9 am, Huda School will celebrate 8th Grade Graduation. All parents and siblings are invited to attend.

Summer Packets:

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.

Tuition:

All tuition and latch key payments should have been completed last month, if for any reason you have not completed  your payments please do so as soon as possible. Students may not register for next year until your account is closed.

Looking Ahead:

June 8- Huda School School Wide Assembly

June 8- Kindergarten Graduation 1:30 pm

June 9- 8th Grade Graduation 9 am

June 15- Last Day for Teachers

June 23– Huda School will close for the summer

August 4– Huda School will re-open

August 28– First Day of School 2017/2018

Have a blessed Ramadan,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

May 30, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

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.

Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS)

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.

Calendar

The 2017-2018 Huda School Calendar is available, you will find it attached to this email and on our website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office.

End of School Year Assembly

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.

Last Day of School and preparation

The last day of school is Friday, June 9th – this will be a half day of school. I kindly request parents to start looking around in their homes and cars for Huda School books, whether they be library or textbooks. Students should start bringing these items back to school.

Graduation

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.

Tuition

All tuition payments for the year are due by the end of this month. If you haven’t made your payments, please do so and if you already have, thank you for your support.

Registration for New School Year

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.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Mohiuddin

May 8, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Last week we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week. Al hamdulilah students flooded the school with all kinds of treats in show of their gratitude and appreciation. On behalf of all the staff, I would like to thank you for all the love and treats. I would also like to thank the Huda School PTO for organizing breakfast for the staff all last week. As well, for organizing the anticipated Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Al hamdulilah, teachers alongside the PTO celebrated a yummy lunch with great desserts and tokens of appreciation. Thank you students, parents and PTO!

Ramadan

The beloved month of Ramadan is around the corner, Insha Allah tentatively the first day will be Saturday May, 27th. This school year Huda Students will fast the two weeks of school. Al hamdulilah this is a great opportunity to slide into the realities of fasting in America. Unlike Muslim countries we cannot change the structure of our day to accommodate Ramadan. Parents have to go to work and students have to go to school. Fasting will be hard, breaking our fasts late in the night will be difficult and making taraweeh even harder. Insha Allah, students will adjust and appreciate the bounties they have. 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.

Re-registration

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.

Coffee and Donuts with Admin

The monthly coffee and donuts with Admin will take place in the Huda Library on Friday, May 12 at 8:30 am.

Girls Soccer Team

We are proud to announce Huda School 2016-2017 Girls Soccer Team:

Mariah Al-Atraqchi                Summer Habra

Danya Hammoudeh             Sidra Hasaba

Isra Haq                               Celine Kanan

Saniya Haq                          Sania Mohammed

Reem Killawi                       Maria Nashef

Razaan Killawi                   Muna Sankari

Safiya Mostafa                  Shaza Ahmed

Safiyah Quader                 Nurain Abdul

Reem Youssef                  Sana Almaat

Dalia Hammoudeh           Jenna Kafri

Layanne Obeid                Sharmeen Siddique

Juweria Yazdani

MMCC Capitol Day

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.

Looking Forward:

May 10–              ACES Walk

May 16-              Sports Banquet

May 17-              Graduation Pictures for K and 8th Grade

May 18-    7th     Grade Horseback Riding

May 20-23          8th Grade Trip

May 25-              Cedar Point

May 26-              Field Day- ½ day of school

May 27-              Ramadan Begins

May 29-             No School

Have a great week,

Mrs. Mohiuddin

April 19, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum,

I hope this letter reaches you in high spirits! Al hamdulilah, Huda School students in 5th and 8th grade began their M-step last week. Thank you for making sure your students are on time, have had a good breakfast and are rested. Insha Allah, throughout the month of April,  5th and 8th grade will continue. In May, students in 3-7 will start their test. I will send another reminder with their dates in the near future. Lastly, May will be a hectic month for all of us with end of the year trips, concluding the last marking period and preparation for Ramadan. Stay tuned for our plans for Ramadan.

Report Cards:

Reports will be posted after school today. Please log into your Synergy account to see third quarter graders. Third quarter honor roll assembly will take place Friday, May 5th at 8:15 in the morning. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of your children.

Al-Furquan Quran Competition:

Huda School Students participated in the Islamic School Quran Competition hosted by the Al-Furqan Quran Academy last month. Many schools participated, in what was considered  a tough competition. We had over 13 students participate in the competition and the following 10 students received awards and recognition in an award ceremony at Al-Furquan Academy last Saturday. We will honor all the participants and winners at our monthly assembly on Friday, April 21st after Juma’a prayer.

Level One- Surat Al-Baqarah to Sura Al-E-Imran

2nd place- Muaaz Khan
Level Two- Surat Adh-Dhariyat to Surat An-Nas

2nd place- Hammad Tanoli

3rd place- Aabid Syed

Level Three- Surat Al Mujadilah to Surat An-Nas

2nd place- Yussif Halilovic

Level Four- Juz’ Al Mulk and Juz’ An-Naba

2nd place- Waseem Almaat

Level Five- Juz’ An-Naba

1st place- Maheen Rashid

2nd place- Hiba Siddique

Level Six- Surat An-Naba to Surat At-Tariq

1st place- Zain Dekelbab

Surat Al-A’la to Surat An-Nas

1st place- Ahsan Rashid

2nd place- Aritza Zaman

Open House:

Huda School will host it’s annual Open House on April 30th from 1-3pm. If you know of any parents interested in bringing their kids to Huda School next year I would like you to encourage them to attend our Open House. They will have an opportunity to meet our teachers, look through the classrooms and ask questions. All are welcome!

 Intent to return forms: 

Current students at Huda School have the opportunity to re-register until June 2, 2017. In order to guarantee the space for your child, you must re-register him/her no later than June 2, 2017. To take advantage of the $200 early- bird discount per student, you must register and pay the fee by June 2nd. Kindergarten Age Requirements: Students must be five years old bySeptember 1st to be admitted into the Huda School Kindergarten program.
Arabic Spelling Bee

Insha Allah, the Arabic Spelling Bee will take place the week of April 24th beginning with in class bee’s on Monday, April 24th followed by a school wide Spelling Bee on Wednesday, April 26th.

Final Religious Diversity Journeys

This month students in 7th and 8th grade will conclude their participation in the Interfaith Leadership Council’s, Religious Diversity Journey. This was a year long program in which our students along with hundreds of other students from surrounding school districts learned about the following religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism. Students visited their religious centers, and learned about their faith and culture. It was a great experience for our students, Insha Allah we will continue this program with our incoming 7th grade class next year. Thank you to the parent chaperones who participated and drove us to the different centers on a monthly basis. We would not have been able to have this experience without them. Thank you once again!

8th grade Community Action Projects

This year as part of the growing IB Middle School Years Program, students in 8th grade have worked on a year long project aimed at giving back to the community. Students have spent the year under the tutelage of a teacher mentor, creating and executing an idea they feel would help benefit the Huda School community or community at large. Some of the topics or projects that students have been working on are: raising awareness and water for Flint in conjunction with Islamic Relief, raising funds for schools supplies and books for schools in need, creating a TV podcast addressing student issues in schools, creating program for students who don’t have afterschool programs or resources just to name few. Insha Allah, in May the 8th grade class will present their work to their family and peers. Keep an eye out for that date.

Earth Day

Student Council and the National Junior Honor Society are working together to host and create awareness for Earth Day. They have a week’s worth of activities planned which will be announced on Friday.

Volleyball

Huda School’s girls volleyball team has had an outstanding year. They are one tough team finishing the regular season 11-2. They have a final tournament on Saturday, April 22nd. Come and support their hard work in this Championship Tournament at Tipton Academy in Garden City. Go Huda Heat!

Pennies for Pizza

Congratulations to students in Ms. Musa’s second grade class for raising the most pennies. These students will be rewarded with a Pizza lunch from Muslim Family Services on Thursday, April 20th.

Coffee and Donuts with Admin:

Come and join us at our monthly Coffee and Donuts with Admin on May 12th 8:30 in the Huda School Library.

Looking ahead:

Date Event
April 22 Martian Marathon

Volleyball Tournament

April 24 In-Class Arabic Spelling Bee
April 26 School-wide Arabic Spelling Bee
May 5 Monthy Assembly – 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
May 9 MMCC Capitol Day
May 10 ACES Walk
May 16 Sports Banquet
May 18 7th Grade Horseback Riding
May 21-23 8th Grade Trip
May 25 Cedar Point
May 26 Half-Day of School – K-5 Field Day
May 27 First Day of Ramadan

April 10, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Welcome Back! Huda School was brimming with smiles and yawns of students and staff returning from Spring Break. I hope you had a nice vacation, whether you stayed in town or were able to get away. I hope it was filled with rest and time with your family. Now, it is time to get back into routine, prepare for the M-Step, end of the year and Ramadan.

M-Step:

M-Step testing will start this week,  the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will administer, for the third year, the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) to students in grades 3-8. This year, the M-STEP will be given online and will measure current student knowledge of Michigan’s high academic standards in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies.

We want your child’s state assessment experience to be as relaxed and stress-free as possible. Your positive outlook and supportive manner going into these assessments also will influence your child’s experience.

Remember, testing is a part of learning. State assessment results do not impact student grades. They are designed to provide information on student knowledge and ability in relation to state grade-level content standards. We use the results for curriculum planning and school improvement initiatives that benefit all students.

Huda School M-Step Schedule:

April 11th -28 th – 5th and 8th grade- ELA, Math and Social Studies

May 1st- 26th – 3rd, 4th and 6th grade- ELA and Math

May 8th- 26th– 7th grade- ELA, Math and Science

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 directions
  • 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

I would like to insist again, parents 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.

Erum Mohiuddin, Principal

Huda School and Montessori

March 16, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Al hamdulilah, it is with great pride that we announce the winners of the Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit. Parents are requested to join us on Friday, March 24th at 8:15am where winners of the the Huda School’s Annual Science Fair will be announced and winners at the Metro Detroit Fair will be honored. Congratulations to Ms. Aamna Saleem for all her hard work and guidance during this season. A special congratulations to parents, for all your hard work!

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!

Grand Prize:

6th Grade – Adnan Khan – Dangers of EMF

1st Place:

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

2nd Place:

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

3rd Place:

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?

Outstanding Ribbon:

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

Excellent Ribbon:

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

Honorable Mention:

Sixth Grade – Jenna Kafri – Flint Water vs. Regular Water

Congratulations Students! We are proud of all your hard work.

Ms. Mohiuddin

March 13, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaiakum

Jazakallah Khair for all your help and support during the Huda School power outage. Your quick response and patience as we dismissed your children was greatly appreciated. Al hamdulilah, power was restored over the weekend. We anticipated problems for our return, but did not encounter much. The heating needed some tweaking, water is being tested and should be okay for consumption by Thursday. Please send water with your kids for the remainder of the week.

Parent/Teacher Conferences:

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday March 17th between 11:00 -7:00pm. Insha Allah we will break and host 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 – 7:00pm.

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 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at which time NO appointments may be scheduled.

Don’t Forget the ZAMAN International clothing drive that will be held the day of conferences. Please bring your gently used donations to Huda School.

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

Arrival and Dismissal:

Huda School’s staff works very hard to ensure the safety of your children when arriving and being dismissed from school. Standing out in the cold, snow, rain and sun can be difficult at times, but we do it with a smile. At dismissal time, Huda staff works very hard inside the school getting your children prepared and out to your car in a timely manner. We would appreciate your support by reminding your children of their obligations during dismissal. If you have concerns about the methodology, questions or suggestions for improvement we welcome them.

Science Fair award Ceremony:

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.

Coffee and Donuts with Admin:

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.

Tuition:

As always, your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month.

Have a nice week, see at conferences on Friday,

Mrs. Mohiuddin

February 28, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamua laikum

Tomorrow 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, tomorrow 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?

Parent Teacher Conference:

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!

Spelling Bee Winners

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. I am happy to announce the following winners in the two categories.

Elementary:

1st place Malik Elewa

2nd place Sofia Shaik

3rd place Samir Farra

Middle School:

1st place Sania Shaik

2nd place Summer Habra

3rd place Arita Zaman

Science Fair:

It is Science Fair time, students have been working very hard for the last few month preparing their projects. This year, students will bring set up their projects on Tuesday March 7th. Parents are invited to 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 6,7,8th grade on Tuesday March 14th and 8th grade 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.

Tuition:

As always your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month.

Thank you,

Ms. Mohiuddin

February 16, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Al hamdulilah it is time for Mid-Winter break – there will be No School on Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th. I hope you have a pleasant break! School will resume on Tuesday, February 21st.

Parent Teacher Conference are around the corner – please keep March 17th between 11am-7pm free. The signup genius link will be sent out February 27th. We are looking forward to discussing your child’s progress. If you have immediate questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress, feel free to contact your teacher.

I’d like to congratulate the Huda School Basketball team for making it to the finals. Huda School fought valiantly, but in the end lost 24-37. We are proud of their accomplishments this year. Thank you for taking your team to the top.

NWEA- (Northwest Evaluation Association):

Today, you child will bring home the results of their NWEA test. This test is a computer adaptive test that measures your child’s skill level in reading and math. Huda Schools offers this test to determine your child’s instructional level, measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year to year in language arts and math.

The NWEA is highly regarded, non-profit educational service organization with over 30 years of experience developing adaptive assessments based on educational research. The assessments are fully aligned with the State curriculum and have been used by many of our neighboring districts in Oakland County for years. These tests are designed to target students academic performance and adjusts the difficulty of the questions based on how well the student answers the previous question. Therefore, each student takes a unique test.

Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth. Student assessment results are reported in RIT scores, which are also known as Rausch Units. A RIT score indicates both an instructional level and progress over time. An informational pamphlet on understanding NWEA scoring has been sent home with your child’s results. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.

We are truly excited to continue to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. Parents and teachers partnering to help all children learn can have a profound positive effect on their lives of our students.

Star Test:

Your child will bring home a Parent Report for the Star Reading Test. This is a computer adaptive reading test that we give three times a year to assess student’s reading and comprehension levels. The parent report will explain the different scores outlined, how your child did and what they can do to improve their reading skills. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.

I would like to remind parents that the assessments administered are one data point in understanding the strengths and areas of need of your child. We use this data along with class work, homework, quizzes and tests- summative and formative to meet the individual needs of students. Collectively, all this data give teachers the power to help your child grow in their areas of need.

Huda School Quran Competition:

Congratulations to all Huda Students who participated in the annual Quran competition. This year, we had the largest participation with over 65 students registered and participating. Last week we celebrated their accomplishments and effort. Students, your parents and teachers are proud of your work. Jazakallahu Khayran to Ms. Batool and our Quran teachers for all of their hard work.

First Grade Winners:

1st- Ibrahim Meskin

2nd- Dania Abdulrazzaq

3rd- Alma Habra

Second Grade Winners:

1st- Musa Hachem

2nd- Halima Halilovic

3rd- Omar Dekelbab

Third Grade Winners:

1st- Abdurahman Mahmoud and Ahsan Rashid

2nd- Eman Zaidi

3rd- Asem Hader

Fourth Grade Winners:

1st- Kinan Abdulrazzaq

2nd- Ayesha Hachem and Zain Dekelbab

3rd- Ibraheem Hachem

Fifth Grade Winners:

1st- Hiba Siddique

2nd- Maheen Rashid

3rd- Mohammad Farahani

Sixth Grade Winners:

1st- Aminah Lawal

2nd- Yusuf Halilovic

3rd- Yaman Sabbaq

Seventh Grade Winners:

1st- Afnan Khan

2nd- Sania Shaik Mohammad and Muna Sankari

3rd- Saareya Sahlool

Eighth Grade Winners:

2nd – Mohammad Sabbaq

3rd- Samia Baig

Specials Winners:

1st- Abid Syed

2nd- Rayyan Khan

3rd- Hammad Tanoli

Quran Competition with Al- Furqan Academy:

Huda School plans on participating in the Al-Furqan Quran Academy Annual Quran Competition for Islamic Schools. A registration form was sent home with students. If you would like your child to participate, please look over the form and turn in next week.

PTO Hot Lunch:

Lunch ordering is now open for the March, April, & May Cycle. Please see below for instructions on how to access, register your students, and order. Hot Lunch program runs in cycles. This means that you MUST order for the entire cycle (March, April & May) before the deadline and registration closes. The deadline for this cycle is Sunday, February 26 at 11:00 pm.

The cycle runs from March 1-May 25. Once ordering closes you will NOT be able to add/change/delete orders for any students. Because we pre-order our lunches from a local Halal restaurant (Falafel King) and Dominos Pizza, we need to know the number of orders ahead of time to prevent waste.MUST order all meals FOR ALL 3 MONTHS that you would like for all your students for the entire cycle by the deadline. Last day to Order is Sunday, February 26 at 11:00 pm. orders will be through the online system ONLY. No paper forms will be accepted.

All orders must be placed and paid with credit card through the online system. No exceptions.

*If you have an account from last year, make sure to update your student’s grade to their new grade and teacher.** Meals are easily ordered through our online ordering system.

Login at: http://hudaschool.h1.hotlunchonline.net

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact PTO at ptohuda@gmail.com

Have a nice weekend!

Mrs. Mohiuddin

January 2, 2017

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Happy New Year! I hope you had an enjoyable, restful and fulfilling winter break. Al-hamdulilah Huda School is back in session. We have a very busy month filled with all kinds of activities. Please be sure to read the newsletter in its entirety. The monthly Admin coffee and donuts meeting will be January 13th at 8:30am in the library.

International Day:

Thank you to all our Huda Staff and Parent Volunteers for making International Day a huge success. This year, different countries from each continent were chosen. Insha Allah, next year, we plan on continuing with International Day by choosing a new set of countries.

Second Quarter Ends:

We have four weeks until the 2nd quarter ends. Students should work hard, submit their assignments and study for their quizzes and exams. Insha Allah, your children will have a productive and rewarding 2nd quarter.

Fundraiser:

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.

Tables- $450

Person- $50

Huda Student- $20

There will be a women, men and family seating arrangements. Thank you for your support.

After-School Clubs:

Engineering classes will start today for the Kindergarten-2nd grades – you may still register your child at https://www.engineeringforkids.com/location/oakland/classes. Third-Eighth Grade engineering classes will start Wednesday, Jan 4th. 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:

There will be a Science Olympiad informational meeting for parents and students on January 5th from 4-5pm. All interested 4th-6th grade parents with their students are requested to attend.

Quran Competition:

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 20nd, 2017.

Spelling Bee:

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.

Tuition:

As always, your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month.

Looking Ahead:

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

Thank you for your support

Sincerely,

Mrs. Mohiuddin

Principal

December 13, 2016

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

It is hard to believe it’s December and we are headed into Winter Break. Al hamdulilah, we have had a successful first half of the school year and plan on strong middle and even stronger end. Have a great winter break, be safe during your travels and keep Huda School and her families in your duaas.

Snow Day:

On Monday, December 12th, we had our first Snow Day. In the event of another Snow Day, Huda School will send out an email, post on Facebook and send a notification through the app. If you did not receive an email from the school, check your Synergy account and update your email.

Winter Break:

Huda School’s last day will be Friday, December 16th. We wish all our families a safe and happy winter break. Insha Allah, school will resume on January 2nd.

Fundraiser:

Huda School’s Annual Fundraiser is scheduled for January 29th at 1 pm at Burton Manor. Insha Allah, all ticketing information will begin in January. We encourage all our families to attend as we celebrate the accomplishments of Huda School’s students.

Writing Celebration:

On Friday, December 9th, Huda School celebrated its first Writer’s Celebration. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade invited their parents to their classes to hear them read their writing. Students were excited as they prepared their classroom, got dressed up and read aloud writing pieces they had been working on for weeks. Many students shared their opinions, gave compliments and suggestions to their peers. It was a wonderful day of sharing and reflection.

Computer Coding workshop:

We thank parents and their children for attending the Hour of Code Computer Programming Workshop last Friday, Dec 9th. Alhamdulilah, it was well-attended and students were very enthusiastic about the Star Wars themed programming. The classes have started to fill up and is nearing full capacity. If you’d like to register your 3rd-8th grade student(s) for the classes that start after Winter break, please visit http://acceleratekid.com/huda/

After School Activities:

Keep an eye out for emails from Mrs. Helmy regarding upcoming after school clubs, classes and workshops. Al hamdulilah, they fill up quickly and have been received with huge enthusiasm.

International Day:

Insha Allah, tomorrow Wednesday December 14th, Huda School will celebrate International Day. Huda Staff and students have been working hard preparing information and treats for their countries. This year a few countries from all seven continents were chosen and will be represented. We have invited our neighbors and hope to celebrate different cultures, traditions and foods from around the world. Students are welcome to dress in their native cultural dress tomorrow.

PTO Hot Lunch/Meeting:

The monthly PTO meeting will be this Thursday, December 15, at 8:15am inshallah.

The make up day for the missed hot lunch for Monday, December 12, will be on Friday, January 6, inshAllah.

Hot Lunch ordering is now open for the January-February Cycle. Please see below for instructions on how to access, register your students, and order.

Our Hot Lunch program runs in cycles. This means that you MUST order for the entire cycle before the deadline and registration closes. The deadline for this cycle is Wednesday, December 14. The cycle runs from January 2-February 28. Once ordering closes you will NOT be able to add/change/delete orders for any students. Because we pre-order our lunches from a local Halal restaurant (Falafel King) and Domino’s Pizza, we need to know the number of orders ahead of time to prevent waste.

You MUST order all meals that you would like for all your students for the entire cycle. Last day to Order is Wednesday December 14.

All orders will be through the online system ONLY. No paper forms will be accepted. All orders must be placed and paid with credit card through the online system. No exceptions.

Huda PTO

**If you have an account from last year, make sure to update your student’s grade to their new grade and teacher.**

Meals are easily ordered through our online ordering system.

Login at: http://hudaschool.h1.hotlunchonline.net

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at ptohuda@gmail.com

Quran Competition:

Winter break is a great time to prepare and study for the upcoming Quran Competition. Students are encouraged to participate, but can only succeed if you help them out. I request parents to encourage your children to participate in the Quran Competition. If you plan on participating, please fill out the registration form and submit to Mrs. Batool Attar.

Spelling Bee:

Spelling Bee information was sent home a few weeks ago. Students have received their list of words, if you did not get your packet, please let your homeroom teacher know. Winter break is a great time to prepare for the bee!

Administration Meeting:

Coffee and Donuts with Admin will resume in January – our next meeting will be Friday, January 13th at 8:30am.

Food Drives:

Jazakallah khair to all families that donated lunches last week. These lunches, in collaboration with Muslim Family Services, were donated to homeless people in Detroit and refugees in need. The amount of lunches donated confirmed what we already know: our Huda families are mashAllah very generous and sincere. InshAllah, we plan to repeat this endeavor in January. The Gleaners food drive for canned goods and non-perishables is still going on – the last day for donation is Friday, December 16th.

Tuition:

As always, your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month.

Looking Ahead:

January 2nd- First Day of School

January 16th– No School in observance of Martin Luther King Day

January 29th– Huda School Annual Banquet and Fundraiser

January 30th– No School for Students, Professional Development for Teachers

Have a nice evening,

Mrs. Mohiuddin

December 8, 2016

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! Al hamdulilah, Huda School is back in session. These next few weeks are packed with many activities. Please read the newsletter carefully to understand all of our events.

Fundraising Dinner:

Time to get ready for the upcoming Huda School Fundraising and Banquet! Insha Allah, this year, the banquet will take place Sunday, January 29th at Burton Manor in Livonia. Details regarding the table and ticket prices will go out at the end of the week. This year, our theme is “Honoring our Parents”. We hope you can join us as we celebrate Huda School- her family, staff and students.

NWEA:

In December, students in 1st-8th grade will take the NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Assessment) test, this is a computer adaptive test (MAP test) that gives each student a unique set of questions based on the responses to the previous question. As the student answers correctly, the questions get harder; if the student answers incorrectly, the answers get easier.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class-time, while still receiving detailed & accurate information about your child’s growth.

This test is given by many surrounding school districts who have found the results best suited for academic growth. In addition, it best mimics the M-Step and provides immediate data to help lead teachers in preparing lessons. Huda School students will be tested in Math and English – the test runs between 45 minutes to an hour and will be given in the morning to maximize student concentration and attention. We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children. Please read through the following article at the link provided for further information and questions you may have: https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2011/07/A-Parents-Guide-to-MAP-.pdf

International Day:

This year, Huda School will celebrate International Day on December 14th. Teachers are working together to create a collage of countries from each continent. Students will discover clothing, food and culture of each country and have a chance to enjoy the day and celebrate other cultures. Each student is requested to bring $5 for this event, money can be given to your homeroom teacher.

Religious Diversity Forum:

This year, Huda School joined in the Religious Diversity Journey program hosted and run by the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit. Students at Huda School have joined a cohort that takes them through a Religious Journey to explore different religions in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Students go once a month and visit a different religious center with the purpose to promote understanding, awareness and knowledge about different religions. Huda School is involved in two cohorts – each cohort housing 150 students from surrounding school districts. We hope Huda School students benefit and become a representative of their school, deen and community.

After-School Clubs:

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

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.

Writers Celebration:

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.

Administration Meeting:

Coffee and Donuts with Admin will resume in January, our next meeting will be Friday, January 13th at 8:30am.

Tuition:

As always your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month.

A few reminders:

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.

Spelling Bee information has been sent home. Students have received their list of words, if you did not get your packet please let your homeroom teacher know.

Sincerely,

Ms. Mohiuddin

November 28, 2016

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! Al hamdulilah, Huda School is back in session. These next few weeks are packed with many activities. Please read the newsletter carefully to understand all of our events.

Fundraising Dinner:
Time to get ready for the upcoming Huda School Fundraising and Banquet! Insha Allah, this year, the banquet will take place Sunday, January 29th at Burton Manor in Livonia. Details regarding the table and ticket prices will go out at the end of the week. This year, our theme is “Honoring our Parents”. We hope you can join us as we celebrate Huda School- her family, staff and students.

NWEA:

In December, students in 1st-8th grade will take the NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Assessment) test, this is a computer adaptive test (MAP test) that gives each student a unique set of questions based on the responses to the previous question. As the student answers correctly, the questions get harder; if the student answers incorrectly, the answers get easier.

MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class-time, while still receiving detailed & accurate information about your child’s growth.

This test is given by many surrounding school districts who have found the results best suited for academic growth. In addition, it best mimics the M-Step and provides immediate data to help lead teachers in preparing lessons. Huda School students will be tested in Math and English – the test runs between 45 minutes to an hour and will be given in the morning to maximize student concentration and attention. We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children. Please read through the following article at the link provided for further information and questions you may have: https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2011/07/A-Parents-Guide-to-MAP.pdf

International Day:
This year, Huda School will celebrate International Day on December 14th. Teachers are working together to create a collage of countries from each continent. Students will discover clothing, food and culture of each country and have a chance to enjoy the day and celebrate other cultures. Each student is requested to bring $5 for this event, money can be given to your homeroom teacher.

Religious Diversity Forum:
This year, Huda School joined in the Religious Diversity Journey program hosted and run by the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit. Students at Huda School have joined a cohort that takes them through a Religious Journey to explore different religions in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Students go once a month and visit a different religious center with the purpose to promote understanding, awareness and knowledge about different religions. Huda School is involved in two cohorts – each cohort housing 150 students from surrounding school districts. We hope Huda School students benefit and become a representative of their school, deen and community.

After-School Clubs:
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

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.

Writers Celebration:
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.

Administration Meeting:
Coffee and Donuts with Admin will resume in January, our next meeting will be Friday, January 13th at 8:30am.

Tuition:
As always your timely payment of your monthly tuition is greatly appreciated. We are always here to accept your tuition checks – they are due at the beginning of each month.

A few reminders:
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.

Spelling Bee information has been sent home. Students have received their list of words, if you did not get your packet please let your homeroom teacher know.

Sincerely,
Ms. Mohiuddin

November 2, 2016

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

The end of the first marking period is Friday November 4th. Student report cards will be posted the following week. There is NO SCHOOL on Monday November 7th. This a professional development day for teachers – there is no school for students. We DO have school on Tuesday, November 8th. Insha Allah, Huda School will host its own election for both the National Election and Huda School student council. Good Luck!

Science Field Day:
Huda School students and staff had a wonderful day last Friday at our Science Field Day. Students participated in hands-on activities in physics, biology, ecology, anatomy, aerodynamics, sound, engineering, optics, and forensics. Inquiry-based learning is a cornerstone of science – students devise plans to solve problems and pushes them to think outside the box.

Science Field Day would have not been possible without our wonderful parent volunteers! I would like to thank all the parent volunteers who helped to made Science Field Day happen. Your dedication and enthusiasm encouraged students not to give up and keep their science-inquiring minds active. A special thank you to Ms. Helmy and Ms. Fareeha Shuttari for organizing the event and all its activities. We are looking forward to the upcoming Science Olympiad club.

M-Step:
M-Step Results are in and Huda School did an outstanding job. We met and exceeded not only State standards, but also out-performed our neighboring school districts such as: Birmingham, West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills. Below you will find a snapshot of Huda School’s success. I ask you to join us the morning of November 18th for an in depth look and break down of Huda’s results.

              

Parent Teacher Conferences:
Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. Conferences are scheduled for Friday November 11th from 11am -7pm, there is No School for students this day. I encourage all of our parents to sign up and attend – research shows parents who attend conferences have students who perform better in school. Meeting your teachers and hearing about your child’s success and challenges will allow us to work as team for their academic success. Please take a moment to sign up for you child’s conferences through the link provided below:

Toddler Care – 2nd Grade http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ba5a929aafe3-huda1
3rd Grade – 5th Grade http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ba5a929aafe3-huda2

Honor Roll Assembly:
The quarterly honor roll assembly will be held on Friday November 18th at 8:30 in the morning. We encourage parents to attend because students are being honored for their accomplishments.

Tuition:
A friendly reminder that tuition is due at the beginning of each month. If you have questions about your balance, feel free to contact the office.

Basketball Night:
Join other Huda School families at The Palace of Auburn Hills for the Huda School Night as the Pistons take on the Golden State Warriors. All students, faculty, family and friends receive an exclusive ticket price not available to the general public. Please see attachment for more details.

Looking Ahead:
November 7th- No School
November 11th- Parent Teacher Conferences, No School for students
November 18th- Honor Roll Assembly and M-Step Meeting
November 24-25- Thanksgiving Break

Have a nice evening,

Ms. Erum Mohiuddin

October 18, 2016

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Coffee and Donuts with Admin:

Thank you for attending Coffee and Donuts with Admin! We had some great discussions and plan to meet again next month on the 18th of November at 8:30am in the Library.

Ilyas and Duck:

Huda School is happy to announce Omar S. Khawaja, creator and writer of the popular children’s book “Ilyas and Duck”, will visit Huda School on Friday, October 21st at 10:30am. We would like to invite Huda families for his show. The show will begin Friday at 10:30am followed by a book signing. We would love to have you – bring your family and friends. You may purchase his books at: www.littlebigkids.com/us-tour-shop

Quran Competition Reminder:

In an effort to inspire students to learn an independent Surah and perfect their recitation and tajweed skills, we invite your child to participate in this year’s Quran competition for grades 1st-8th. Participation in this competition is optional, each contestant will be tested in the following respective Surah’s. Each participant must submit a completed form by Friday, January 20th. 2017 forms can be found in the office. The Qur’an Competition will take place Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. The competition award ceremony date and time will be announced later. Please see attachment on Quran competition info.

Science Field Day:

Huda School is hosting its first Science Field Day on Friday October 28th. Throughout the day, students in grades PreKII – 8th will be working in teams to complete science activities set up around the school. To make this day a success, we need your help! Please use the following link to sign up as a coach. As always, we greatly appreciate your help.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4BA5A929AAFE3-science1

Attendance and Tardy Policy:

Huda School is committed to improving student achievement. In order to do this, we need all our students at school on time. The process of education requires instruction that is based on skill building, class participation, learning experiences, and study. Frequent tardies and absences affect your student’s learning opportunities. School begins at 8:07am. Students are required to be at school no later than 8:00am. Arriving at this time allows students time to get to class, gather their things and socialize with their friends. Then we begin the day with duaa and daily announcements. I urge parents that are tardy to make a concerted effort to arrive at 8 am. Those students who come late, arrive to school embarrassed and upset. We reassure them and remind them to try their best, but let’s be honest, parents, you are the ones driving and getting your kids to school. Very rarely, it is the child’s fault – let’s work hard and get our kids to school on time. Please take the extra time in the morning in your preparations and commute and get your kids to school at 8 am.

Tuition

A friendly reminder that tuition is due at the beginning of each month. If you have questions about your balance, feel free to contact the office.

Jazakallah khair for your support!

Ms. Mohiuddin

Principal

October 5, 2016

Asalamu alaykum

I would like to begin by wishing all of our Huda Families a Happy New Year, Alhamdulilah. May Allah fill this year with more blessings for you and your families. It is hard to believe that we are entering the month of October – it’s great to see that the students have settled into their class routines, homework and after school activities. We have a lot of exciting programs planned for this school year and I plan on outlining a few of our fall activities in this newsletter.

School Wide Assembly

Our second schoolwide assembly is this Friday, October 7th and we will be talking about the new Islamic New Year and celebrating our teachers who have returned from Hajj. In addition, we will be honoring and recognizing students for showing their character and honoring our teacher of the month. We would love to have you join us, we will begin at 8:30 am.

Allergies

As of this year, Huda School is a NUT FREE School. We have MANY students who have allergies to various nuts. Due to the safety of these students, I ask parents NOT to pack any lunch or snack items that contain nuts. We also ask parents NOT to bring any nut related products to the office for teachers. Thank you – we appreciate your generosity and consideration.

Arrival

Students are required to arrive to school at 8am. Arriving at 8am gives students enough time to get to their lockers and prepare for their day. Parents, we request students to arrive on time. Arriving late causes disruptions in class and embarrassment for the student. Let’s work together to ensure a positive learning environment for our students.

Dismissal

Huda Staff is working very hard to provide a safe and efficient dismissal procedure. We kindly request parents to follow the following dismissal rules:

A. Do not block the roads.

B. Parents are requested not to stop and wait on Franklin Rd. and Romney Way. Please drive around the block until there is an opportunity to enter the Huda grounds.

C. When exiting the school please DO NOT turn left on Franklin Road as this is a busy time and causes traffic jams.

D. Please complete your cell phone conversations before student dismissal. We have had a few close calls with parents driving up on the sidewalk due to the cell phone distraction.

E. Please be courteous and considerate of others: do not cut people off or drive past parents that are waiting for their children.

F. We request you to not leave your cars unless you are parked in a parking space – we will bring your children to you in the car line.

G. Lastly, please do not leave your car unattended. This causes traffic jams and disrupts the flow of dismissal.

Sports

Huda School sports are in full swing, Cross County and Boys Soccer have begun. We have many fun sports clubs starting throughout the year – keep checking your email for registration and start dates. Attached to this email is the sports schedule.

After School Activities

Huda School is buzzing with afterschool activities. We have many different programs planned for the year. If you are interested in engineering, mental math, Spanish, art, reading or math club, we have them at Huda. Please pay attention to your email for fliers regarding the program. They are a first come, first serve basis and are spread throughout the year. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ms. Helmy at mona.helmy@hudaschool.org or contact the front office. Attached is the After-School Enrichment Schedule.

Uniform

Parents, we request your help ensuring your students are dressed in their proper Huda School uniform. All students should have received their uniform shirts from the PTO by now. Students are required to wear a Huda Shirt with Khaki pants every day. On gym days, students may wear sport pants that should be purchased from Lands End and a Huda Uniform Sport Shirt. I understand the Lands End sport pants are on backorder. Students may continue to wear either black or blue pants until they come in. If you need more Huda Uniform shirts please stop by the office and we will connect you with the PTO.

Office House Keeping

If you have not turned in your yellow emergency card, we request you to do so as soon as possible.

Tuition

A friendly reminder that tuition is due at the beginning of each month. If you have questions about your balance, feel free to contact the office.

Science Field Day

On October 28th, Huda School will host its first Science Field Day. Students in K-8th grade will participate in science related activities throughout the day.

Jazakallah khair for your support!

Ms. Mohiuddin

Principal

September 8, 2016

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Today, an ambulance had to be called to the school because a teacher was not feeling well. The teacher is fine Alhamdulilah. Please keep her and Huda School in your prayers and duaas. Tomorrow will be our Annual Hajj Day Program – we look forward to reenacting the Hajj rituals with your children tomorrow. Early Jummah mubarak!

Sincerely,

Ms. Mohiuddin


September 7, 2016

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Hajj Program

Huda School will host its Annual Hajj Program on Friday, September 9th. This is a school-wide program in which students will reenact the rituals of Hajj. Insha Allah, our 8th grade students will lead each part of Hajj and teach their peers the significance behind each ritual. This is a special program prepared for our students – we would love to host our parents, but we do not have enough space.

Students are requested to dress like they are attending Hajj – boys should bring two white towels and girls should wear either an Abaya and Hijab or Shalwar Khamees. At different parts of the morning, classes will attend the Hajj Program and perform all the rituals of Hajj.

Eid Celebration 

On Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th, Huda School will be closed in celebration of Eid ul Adha. We would like to wish all our Huda families a Happy Eid.

Eid Carnival 

On Wednesday, September 14th, Huda School’s PTO is hosting an Eid Carnival. Insha Allah, there will be inflatables that are age appropriate for young children, as well as for the older students. The cost is $12 per student. Pizza and juice will be included. The PTO is looking for parent volunteers to help with this celebration. Please contact the office if you are free to volunteer.

Thank you for your help and cooperation with all our activities. May these 10 days of Dhul Hijjah be full of blessings for you and your family.

Sincerely,

Ms. Mohiuddin


August 30, 2016

Dear Parents, 

Assalamu alaikum

Jazakallah Khair, Huda School parents and students, for the first full day of school. It was a wonderful start and indicates the amazing year we are about to embark on. This newsletter is packed with important information. Please read through carefully – if you have any questions, feel free to share with us. Reminder: There is NO School on Friday, September 2nd and Monday, September 5th. Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

Back to School Night!

I would like to invite all of our new and returning parents to Huda School’s “Back to School Night” on Wednesday, August 31st at 6-7pm. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and visit the classroom. See you there!

New Teachers

We are happy to welcome some new teachers to our staff this year. Hasna Musa and Hafsa Hussein will be teaching second grade. Both are veteran teachers who have been teaching elementary grades for many years. Lorraine Fierle has returned to Huda School and will be teaching fourth grade. Sara Long is our new technology teacher, who is both elementary and technology certified. Laurie Filary is our new middle school Science teacher, she joins Huda with 15 years of experience teaching Middle School science. Please help us in welcoming them to the Huda School family. We would like to thank all of those teachers that have moved on to other positions. We will miss them dearly.

M-Step Scores: 

Spring M-step scores are available, Insha Allah they will be available for pick up at Back to School Night.

Sign in and Sign out: 

If you plan picking up your child(ren) early during the school day, or are dropping them off late. Parents are reminded to visit the office and sign your child(ren) in and out. Those students arriving to school after 8:05, must be walked into the school and signed in, please do not send your child into school on their own. Thank you for your cooperation.

Student Pick Up: 

For the safety and protection of your children we request parents inform the school before 3pm of any changes in their pick up personnel.

Arrival

Huda School’s first bell rings at 8:07. We begin the day with Adhkar and Duaa. For students to benefit in this daily reminder, it is highly expected all students be at school on time. I kindly request parents to make a concerted effort to have your kids at school by 7:55 am. This will give your children 10 minutes to get to their lockers and be prepared for class and more importantly, our opening duaa.

The following is a kind reminder and request to parents who drop their children off in the morning. There is absolutely NO parking or unattended cars allowed in the arrival and dismissal areas. Many parents are leaving their cars in the roundabout and accompanying their children into the school. We ask all parents, who would like to come into the school, to park their cars in the parking lot NOT in the roundabout or near the curb to the entrance of the drop-off and pickup lines. This is causing car congestion and unnecessary blockage. 

Dismissal

We request parents to pull up their cars in the roundabout. All students with the last names A-J are in the Back and all students with the last name K-Z are in the front. Your assistance is requested by reminding your children about the importance of following the rules of dismissal to avoid injuries. We request parents to remain in their cars – a staff member will come to your car and request your child’s name.

Late Pick-up

Huda School is dismissed at 3:33 pm. All students are requested to be picked up at 3:40 pm. Any students remaining at 4:00pm will go to Latch Key. There is NO Late Pick Up this year. Students that are not picked up on time will go to Latch Key and parents will be charged $5 for every 15 minutes per student (1min-15 min $5, 16-30 min $10, and so on). To ensure the safety of the late pick-up children, parents must park the car and pick up their child(ren).

Before and After School Care

Morning Latch Key

Huda School provides an early morning Latch Key program from 7:15am to 7:45am. Parents interested in this service are requested to complete the Latch Key form with payment and submit to the school. Interested parents may call the office for more details.

Afternoon Latch Key

Huda School provides an afternoon Latch Key program for students from 4pm-6pm. If you are interested in this program, please call the office for more details.

Tardies

Getting back into the routine of school after summer break can be hard. This week, we will not mark students tardy as they adjust. Starting next week, those students not arriving to school on time will be marked tardy. I would like to stress the importance of your children coming to school on time. An early arrival gives students time to prepare for their day by emptying their book bags into their lockers, grabbing the materials they need, and heading to class. When students are late, they feel insecure, shy and embarrassed. Their entrance into the class may cause disruption or distraction as teachers and classes have begun their day. We want your children to succeed and the best way to do this is not being tardy to school. When students enter the building at 8:07am or after, they are considered tardy. They need to report to the office and be given a tardy slip. For students arriving after 8:07am, parents must accompany their students into school and sign them in. Parents of students that are continuously tardy will be requested to meet with administration.

Tardy Policy: 
Five Tardies – Parent Notification Letter
Eight Tardies – Parent, Student, & Administrator Meeting
Greater than Eight Tardies – Mandatory Saturday detention 8am-12pm or $200 Fine *
*If late to Saturday detention, the student must also attend the next Saturday detention. If Saturday detention is not attended or fine is not paid, then the student will lose one full letter grade in their first period class.

Parking Lot

Huda school, like other schools, has its challenges and one of our challenges is the lack of parking at school. We kindly request all parents to adhere to the parking rules. Firstly, there is No Parking in the roundabout. Yellow lines have been drawn on the pavement to indicate the No Parking areas. These yellow lines are fire lanes and police will ticket cars that are left unattended. Secondly, if you need to get out of your car, you must use the parking lot. You cannot leave the car running, turned off, or unattended in the fire line. Additionally, please do not park or leave cars unattended along the curbs and non-parking spaces.

Tuition

Tuition is due at the beginning of every month. We request you to come to the office to complete the tuition agreement and make your first payment.

Uniform

We saved the best for last! Uniform is required for all students K-8th grade. ALL khaki pants and ALL gym pants for boys and girls for grades KG-8th should be purchased through Lands’ End. The middle school girls tunic shirts are available through the PTO. As we are still transitioning into the new tunic shirts, middle school girls who still have the old polo dresses from 2 years ago, may continue to wear it this year. However, new purchases should be made through the PTO. Polo shirts will still be sold by the PTO at the beginning of the school year, inshAllah. Instructions on how to purchase from Lands’ End are below. Please follow the instructions to find the specific products chosen for Huda School. We highly recommend signing up for the Lands’ End emailing list as they send out discounts on uniforms periodically. If you sign up for the Land’s End emailing list, you will receive the promotions. As a note, all Lands’ End products can be returned/exchanged at a Sears store. If you have any questions, please email hudapto@gmail.com

Middle School girls tunic are on display, and must be ordered through PTO. Parents are welcome to come and try them on in the morning. All orders for Middle School tunics must be in on Thursday. Please fill out the Middle School Uniform order form and return the office with payment ASAP! Once again, Middle School girls may continue to wear their uniform from last year until their new shirts come in. They will have a short grace period until the tunics arrive.

How to order uniforms: 
Online:
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).
Start shopping with your personalized product checklist.
Phone:
Call 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student’s Preferred School Number 900163882, grade level, and gender.
In-Store:
Visit your local Lands’ End at Sears store.
Associates can help you with sizing information and you can place your Preferred School order online via the store kiosk. Please note, Lands’ End at Sears stores may have a limited product.

Yellow Emergency Cards: 

All students have received yellow emergency cards. These cards are required by law and must be filled every year. Parents are requested to take some time and complete the yellow emergency card. Each field must be filled and cannot be left blank. Please return to school as soon as possible.

NO Sugar and Sweets at Huda: 

Birthday’s are a special time for your children, even though we recognize students birthdays at Huda, we will not celebrate them. Students may wish each other birthday greetings and bring in healthy treats to share – BUT absolutely NO cupcakes, cakes, cookies or sweets are allowed. We request parents to celebrate their child’s special day at home with their friends and family. School is a time for instruction and learning, we kindly request parents refrain from bringing treats and sweets to school.

Allergies: 

Parents, please let your teacher and the front office know of any allergies your child suffers from. We would like to protect all our students from any tree and nut allergies. We request all parents to stop sending food to school that contains nut products.

 Sincerely, 

Ms. Mohiuddin


August 28, 2016

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

On behalf of Huda School, I would like to welcome you back to a new school year. We are excited to have your children and look forward to a productive year. I have a few reminders about the first days of school that I would like to share. The first day of school is Monday, August 29th and is a half-day. Please note that school will begin at 8:05 a.m. Your child should arrive to school by 8:00 a.m. Dismissal starts at 12:00 p.m. and we ask that students are picked up no later than 12:15 p.m. I want to remind you that no uniform is required on the first day of school.

On Tuesday, August 30th regular school hours will begin at 8:05 a.m. Your child should arrive to school by 8:00 a.m. Student dismissal is at 3:40 p.m. We ask that students are picked up no later than 3:50 p.m.

As you prepare for the first day of school, I would like to remind you about some drop-off and pick-up procedures. We will have dismissal based on last name in the following areas please follow these guidelines: 1. Last name (A-J) use the Back-Door (East Parking Lot) 2. Last name (K-Z) use the Front Door (North Parking Lot)

Due to a projected busy day on the first day of school, Toddler Care, PK I and PK 2 students who do not have siblings in K-8 classes, can arrive at 8:30a.m. I remind you to use the parking lot spaces just for 10 minutes. You can use this time to help your child take supplies to the classroom. You will receive a letter by mail or email from the homeroom teacher about your child’s room number for the first day of school. Students will be going to their homerooms upon arrival. We have a designated arrival and dismissal crew. These members are committed to providing a safe and quick arrival and departure. Please be sure to follow all guidelines in terms of traffic management that these crewmembers may have. I remind you to avoid distracted driving on the school premises. Please be sure to avoid cell-phone use while driving for the safety of our children. Child-seat belt laws will be strictly enforced by all loading-crew members. Your child should be picked-up and dropped-off only in active loading and unloading zones as marked by the yellow curb lane.

Lastly, I invite you to Huda School’s “Back to School Night” on Wednesday, August 31st at 6pm come and meet your child’s teacher, visit his/her class, meet other students in the class and take a tour of the school. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. We remain fully available to answer any questions that you may have. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. We look forward to an exciting year!

Sincerely,

Erum Mohiuddin, Principal


May 12, 2016

Dear Parents,
Assalamu alaikum
Last week we celebrated Teacher Appreciation week. The entire staff at Huda School would like to say a heartfelt Jazkallah Khair and Thank You to all the parents and students of Huda School. Mashallah, you made last week special and meaningful. Teachers were touched with all the gifts and tokens of appreciation. I would like to also extend a sincere gratitude to the PTO who worked endlessly each day bringing breakfast treats for the staff – they ended the week with a huge lunch celebration.
Mrs. Cheryl Lawal:
Friday May 13th will be Cheryl’s last day this school year as she begins her maternity leave. We are very happy for the new bundle of joy joining the Lawal family, we pray Allah grants her a heathy baby and speedy recovery.
Ms. Makieh Karkali has taken over Cheryl’s duties for the remainder of the school year, if you need anything please feel free to contact her at the front desk.
Arabic Spelling Bee:
Congratulations to the following students for winning the Huda School Arabic Spelling Bee.
Middle School
1st-       Zaina Al Habash
2nd-      Yaman Sabbaq
3rd-       Omair Malik
4th- 3rd
1st- Ibraheem Hachem
2nd- Rawan Midani
3rd- Aya Kutait
2nd- 1st
1st – Kareem Shehada
2nd- Yaman Al-Ali
3rd -Tarek Agha
University Financial Essay Contest:
Congratluations to two Huda School Students for their participation in the national UIF writing contest. Congratulations to Shaza Chaudhry for wining first place at the Middle School level. Insha Allah she will receive a gift from UIF on June 7th. Congratulations to Zaina Al Habash, she was given an honorable mention for her essay. Good job ladies!
Graduation:
Huda School would like to invite Kindergarten and Eighth Grade parents and family to Graduation on Friday, June 3rd.
Kindergarten Graduation will begin at 10am. Parents are requested to be at the school no later than 9:45 am.
Eighth Grade Graduation will begin at 2pm. Parents are invited to join Huda School for Juma’a at 1:30pm – graduation will commence right after.
Coffee and Donuts with Admin
Please join the Admin for coffee and donuts on Friday, May 13th at 8:30am. We plan on discussing the Middle School Community Service project. Hope to see you there!
Latch Key:
The last day for latch key will be May 24th. Parents please make alternate arrangements for your children after school. Students will be dismissed at 3:40, students must be picked up at this time. Thank you for your support of our latch key program.
Swedish Imam Visit
On Wednesday, May 25, three Imams from Sweden will visit Huda School. They have been invited to America by the State Department. They plan on visiting different states and school.
8th Grade Trip and Food/Bake Sale
Eight grade is getting ready for their trip up to Northern Michigan. We need a little help and support from Huda School. Eighth grade plans to host a Food and Bake Sale Friday May 13th. We kindly request students to bring their money in small bills. Insha Allah, the monies collected will be used towards the trip.
Field Day
Huda School will host Field Day on Tuesday, May 31st. We are looking for parents or alum students to help throughout this day. Field Day will run from the morning to early afternoon. If you have some free time and would like to help out, please email or call the school.
Cedar Point
Huda School Middle School students will go to Cedar Point on Tuesday, May 31st. Thank you to all the parents who are volunteering this day.
Sports Banquet
Huda School will host its Annual Sports Banquet on June 2nd at 4:30pm. Ms. Luttrell will send out those details shortly.
Last Day of School and Assembly
The Last Day of School for ALL students will be June 7th. On this day students will be rewarded for all their hard work and accomplishments such as:  Citizenship, Attendance, Honor Roll, Presidential Award and several other achievements. Parents are encouraged to attend. Assembly will begin at 8:30 am.
Looking ahead:
K- Upland Farms-                                  Monday May 16
Arabic Heritage Museum Trip-           Thursday May 18
No School-                                               Friday May 27 and 30
Cedar Point-                                            Tuesday May 31
Greenfield Village-                                 Thursday June 2
Thank you for your support! Have a nice weekend.
Wasalamu alaikum,
Ms. Mohiuddin

 April 26, 2016
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2-6
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”  ~Henry Adams
Dear Parents,
Assalamu alaikum
Teachers educate, innovate, encourage, and support students academically and emotionally. Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to thank teachers for the difference they make. To help you plan for the week of May 2-6, we put together a daily act/small memento to show honor and appreciation toward your students’ teachers.
Monday, May 2nd
Bring or draw a flower for your teacher.
Tuesday, May 3rd
Make a card for your teacher
Wednesday, May 4th
Give your teacher a chocolate or your teacher’s favorite snack/candy
Thursday, May 5th
Give your teacher a teacher-supply item
Friday, May 6th
Wear your teacher’s favorite color
PTO is requesting a $25 donation from Huda Families, this money will be used to host a celebration lunch for the teachers. If you would like to give, please send your money to school tomorrow.

Thank you for your support.

Have a nice week!
Wasalamu alaikum,
Ms. Mohiuddin

April 24, 2016

Dear Parents,
Assalamu alaikum
Huda School celebrated Earth Day on Friday by cleaning the school grounds and decorating the courtyard. Students dressed in Green and Jeans and brought a no waste lunch to school. Br. Khurran gave an excellent Khutbah where he discussed the blessings Allah has given and how to give back. Immediately after students meandered through the school grounds and cleaned up our grounds. Thank you Huda students for a job well done.
Staff News
Last week, Br. Mohammed took a leave of absence for a minor surgery. Al hamdulilah the surgery went well. We are happy to have him back happy and healthy.
Registration for Next Year
Al hamdulilah, Huda School’s Open House was a huge success. New families from around the Greater Detroit Area and out of State visited. They met with teachers and toured the school. Al hamdulilah we had a large turnout and are excited for their enrollment.
On Monday, May 25th Huda School will start registering students for next year. Students that are returning to Huda are requested to re-register by paying a $500 deposit and completing a tuition agreement. When you pay the $500 deposit you will receive $200 off your tuition next year. I highly encourage parents to re-register as interest in Huda School has spiked with many new and returning family requesting registration for next year. Your re-registration allows the Administration to prepare for next year with proper class size and teacher placement. We don’t want you to miss your spot, please don’t delay. Re-registration will end on June 17th.
Zaman
Huda School’s clothing drive in coordination with Zaman International was a success. Thank you parents for your donations!
Qatar Quran Competition
Mohammed Koubeissi of 6th grade traveled to Qatar last week to participate in the Tijan Annour International Quran Competition. The competition had 500 participants. Al hamdulilah Mohammed placed in 2nd place out of the 500 international participants in the first round. Mashallah we are very proud of his accomplishment.
Tardy
School begins at 8:07 am, students must be at school by 7:55 am to allow time at lockers in preparation for the day. Letters have been sent home for students who have been tardy more than 5 times. A friendly reminder, when students reach a certain amount of tardies, Saturday detention will be enforced.
Tuition
The end of the school year is around the corner all tuition payments must be completed by mid May. Thank you.
Admin/Parent Meeting
The next coffee and donut’s hour with Admin will take place May 13th.
M-Step
Huda School Students continue to take the M-Step, 5th and 8th grade completed their test last week. The next batch of students to take the M-Step is 3rd-6th grade. They will take the English Language Arts and Math parts of the test. I request parents to bring their children to school ON TIME at 7:55am. This will give your children time to put their belongings in their locker and prepare for the test. Students that come to school late will not be allowed to take the test and will make it up on another day.
Students in 3-6th Grade will test from April 25- May 6th
         ELA- April 26th-29th
         Math- May 2nd-6th
Students in 4th-7th Grade will test from May 9th – May 24th
         ELA- May 10th-12th
         Math/Science- May 16th-24th
I would like to insist again, parents 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 things students can bring to the test is a positive attitude to succeed.
It is the end of the year!
The last few months of school can get very hectic with school activities, I encourage parents to pay special attention to news from your child’s class and school. Notices about programs for the end of the school year will come weekly.
8th Grade End of Year Trip and Graduation
It’s time to prepare for 8th grade graduation! Parents please send $60 to cover graduation expenses by April 29th. Due to Ramadan’s arrival on June 6th, 8th grade graduation will take place Friday June 3rd at 6pm. Please make a note of this date in your calendars.
In preparation for the 8th grade end of year trip, I request parents to send their student’s trip fees by May 2nd. Insha Allah a letter will go home conveying in details the plan for the trip, itinerary etc. The fee for students is $500. If you have any questions or are interested in chaperoning let Ms. Mohiuddin know.
Congratulations to the 2016 Huda School Girls Soccer Team:
Nabaha Abdul
Zahra Basha
Jenna Nasry
Lian Shoukfeh
Reema Salkini
Zainab Suhrawardy
Zobia Wasiullah
Mariah Al-Atraqchi
Isra Haq
Razaan Killawi
Reem Killawi
Safiya Mostafa
Saniya Haq
Fatima Syed
Safiyah Quader
Saanya Zaidi
Sidra Hasaba
Maria Nashef
Muna Sankari
Celine Kanan
Summer Habra
Looking Ahead:
April 25th 1st and 2nd grade Cranbrook Trip
April 28th PK Trip to Bowers Farm
May 3rd7th grade Horse Back Riding
May 4th Arabic Spelling Bee
May 6thMonthly Assembly
May 13th Coffee and Donuts with Admin
Sincerely,
Ms. Mohiuddin

April 1, 2016

Dear Parents,
We wish you a happy and safe Spring Break! Please keep the school,
staff and Huda families in your duas as you travel. Huda School would to congratulate Mr.and Mrs. Wascha on the birth of their son Emmet Finn Wascha.
Huda School Students 3rd-8th grade will start the M-Step the week we return from Spring Break. The M-Step is a state assessment that students in 3rd- 8th grade take in the spring; all students will take the English Language Arts portion and Math portion, grades 4th and 7th will take an additional Science test and 5th and 8th grade will take an additional Social Studies test.
Students in 5-8th Grade will test from April 12th – April 22th
         ELA- April 12th-15th
         Math/SS- April 18th- 22nd
Students in 3-6th Grade will test from April 25- May 6th
         ELA- April 26th-29th
         Math- May 2nd-6th
Students in 4th-7th Grade will test from May 9th – May 24th
         ELA- May 10th-12th
         Math/Science- May 16th-24th
I would like parents to pay special attention to your child’s schedule: make sure they come to school on time, eat breakfast and get plenty of rest during their testing period.
Huda School has spent the last few weeks reviewing and preparing students for the M-Step. If you would like to practice for the M-Step test on your own, please follow the instructions below.
M-Step practice: YOU MUST USE GOOGLE CHROME!
1.  Copy this link into a google chrome browser: https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi
2.  Click on Online Tools Training
3.  Click on Sample Item Sets then choose your grade and follow the prompts on the screen.
4.  Go back and click on Calculator Practice.
5.  Go back and click on Graphing Practice.
To watch M-Step Videos: YOU MUST USE GOOGLE CHROME!  Copy this link into a google chrome browser:  https://mi.drcedirect.com/
Once again, have a safe and happy break.
Ms. Mohiuddin

March 31, 2016
Dear Parents,
Assalamu alaikum
Science Fair:
Congratulations to Huda School Middle Students for their hard work and accomplishments during the Huda School Science Fair and Detroit Area Science Fair.
Unfortunately, two students names were missed in my original email. I apologize they were not recognized and would like to congratulate both Lian Shoukfeh and Nor AlHifly for their 4th place finish.
Students will be rewarded 9 am Friday morning at Morning Assembly.
Parents are welcome to join us!
8th Grade:
Grand Prize             Faiqa Alam, Zobia Wasiullah and Sana Ishaqsei
                                             The Flint Water Crisis: Corrosion of Confidence
3rd place                 Nabaha Abdul and Aya Altantawi
                                             Testing Data Source Performance
4th place                 Shaza Chaudry and Lian Shoukfeh
                                             At Yeast It Worked
4th place                 Husna Mohammed and Nor AlHilfy
                                            The Effect of Food Preservatives on                                                                     Microorganisms
7th Grade:
2nd Place                Sofia Mostafa                   Which Water Source is Least                                                                                 Contaminated?
3rd place                 Zaina Al Habash              The Relationship Between                                                                                     Roasting Time and The                                                                                           Generation of Free Radicals
3rd place                 Isra Haq                            The Effect of Preservatives on                                                                               Yeast
3rd place                 Kaream Krayem              Psychrophiles vs. Mesophiles                                                                                 in Different Temperatures
3rd place                 Raiyaan Movania            Can You Crate Energy by                                                                                         Pedaling a Bike?
3rd place                 Kian Shahidi                    Just Kidney; The Structure                                                                                     and Functions of a Human                                                                                     Kidney
4th place                 Zain Abuzahra                  Acids affecting corrosion
4th place                 Askari Jaffery                   Do Mnemonics Help                                                                                               Improve Memory
4th place                 Razaan Killawi                 Clearing Calamities
4th place                 Reem Killawi                    Natural vs. Chemical
4th place                 Faris Odeh                        Lung Capacity
4th place                 Aabid Syed                        The Unparalleled Hydrogen                                                                                   Fuel Cell
4th place                 Fatima Syed                      Removing Arsenic from                                                                                           Drinking Water
4th place                 Judy Taha                          Crash on Shore
5th place                 Mariah Al Atraqchi          Should you be Happy about                                                                                    your Happy Meal?
5th place                 Abdullah Alejel                 Purified Saltwater!
5th place                 Huda Alhilfy                     How Evaporation Affects                                                                                         Cooling
5th place                 Mohammed Sabbaq        Solar Energy
5th place                 Danya Hammoudeh        Are Marble Counters Suitable                                                                                for a Kitchen According to                                                                                     Staining?
5th place                 Huda Huseini                   Which Painkiller Dissolves                                                                                     The Fastest?
5th place                 Essaq Khan                       How Quick will Aluminum                                                                                     Spheres Balance in Cold                                                                                         Water?
5th place                 Safiyah Quader                Preventing Erosion
5th place                 Sarah Raza                        Does Heat Have an Effect on a                                                                               Chemical Reaction?
5th place                 Muhammed Shah             Plant Germination
5th place                 Sanya Zaidi                        VEIL: The Climate Changing                                                                                  Scarf
6th place                 Saniya Haq                        Visuals and Definitions Role                                                                                  on Memory
6th Grade:
2nd place                Summer Habra                   How Sweet Is It?
2nd place                Hammad Tanoli                 How Does C.O.P.D. Affect                                                                                      The Function Of The Lungs?3rd place                 Ayaan Ansari                      Which Salt Increases Waters                                                                                  Density The Most
3rd place                 Daniah Darwish                  Penny Cleaning
3rd place                 Omair Malik                        Do All Liquids Evaporate At                                                                                  The Same Rate?
3rd place                 Saqib Shah                          Ferro Hero To The Recue
4th place                 Ali Allam                              Nano Fibers the Super                                                                                              Fighters
4th place                 Yacoub  Haydin                   How Stress Affects the Body
4th place                 Maria Nashef                       T.V-B-Gone
4th place                 Bilal Obeid                           Is the Five Second Rule                                                                                            Real?
4th place                 Muna Sankari                      Sleep Well?
5th place                 Kareem Aburashed             Pink or Blue? Object over Color?
5th place                 Farwa Beg                             Phenylthiocarbamide
5th place                 Keenan Dalati                      Thick Or Thin Wires
5th place                 Sidra Hasaba                       Music vs. Bacteria
5th place                 Celine Kanan                       What Makes Ice Melt the                                                                                        Fastest?
5th place                 Mariana Khalife                  Which Candle is Longer                                                                                          Lasting?
5th place                 Afnan Khan                          Hang Up & Drive?
5th place                 Selcehbeel Qadome            Satellite Science
6th place                 Nour Kassas                         How to Make a Light Bulb?

March 28, 2016

Dear Parents,
Assalamu alaikum
Science Fair:
Congratulations to Huda School Middle Students for their hard work and accomplishments during the Huda School Science Fair and Detroit Area Science Fair. The results of their hard work and rewards are listed below. Students will be rewarded on April 1st at Morning Assembly at 9am for their Science Fair accomplishments. Parents are welcome to join us!
8th Grade:
Grand Prize            Faiqa Alam, Zobia Wasiullah and Sana Ishaqsei
                                      The Flint Water Crisis: Corrosion of Confidence
3rd place                 Nabaha Abdul and Aya Altantawi
                                      Testing Data Source Performance
4th place                 Shaza Chaudry                At Yeast It Worked
4th place                 Husna Mohammed          The Effect of Food Preservatives on Microorganisms
7th Grade:
2nd Place                Sofia Mostafa                   Which Water Source is Least Contaminated?
3rd place                 Zaina Al Habash               The Relationship Between Roasting Time and The Generation of Free Radicals
3rd place                 Isra Haq                            The Effect of Preservatives on Yeast
3rd place                 Kaream Krayem           Psychrophiles vs. Mesophiles in Different Temperatures
3rd place                 Raiyaan Movania              Can You Crate Energy by Pedaling a Bike?
3rd place                 Kian Shahidi                      Just Kidney; The Structure and Functions of a Human Kidney
4th place                 Zain Abuzahra                   Acids affecting corrosion
4th place                 Askari Jaffery                     Do Mnemonics Help Improve Memory
4th place                 Razaan Killawi                   Clearing Calamities
4th place                 Reem Killawi                      Natural vs. Chemical
4th place                 Faris Odeh                         Lung Capacity
4th place                 Aabid Syed                        The Unparalleled Hydrogen Fuel Cell
4th place                 Fatima Syed                      Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water
4th place                 Judy Taha                          Crash on Shore
5th place                 Mariah Al Atraqchi             Should you be Happy about your Happy Meal?
5th place                 Abdullah Alejel                   Purified Saltwater!
5th place                 Huda Alhilfy                       How Evaporation Affects Cooling
5th place                 Mohammed Sabbaq          Solar Energy
5th place                 Danya Hammoudeh          Are Marble Counters Suitable for a Kitchen According to Staining?
5th place                 Huda Huseini                     Which Painkiller Dissolves The Fastest?
5th place                 Essaq Khan                       How Quick will Aluminum Spheres Balance in Cold Water?
5th place                 Safiyah Quader                 Preventing Erosion
5th place                 Sarah Raza                       Does Heat Have an Effect on a Chemical Reaction?
5th place                 Muhammed Shah              Plant Germination
5th place                 Sanya Zaidi                       VEIL: The Climate Changing Scarf
6th place                 Saniya Haq                        Visuals and Definitions Role on Memory
6th Grade:
2nd place                Summer Habra                   How Sweet Is It?
2nd place                Hammad Tanoli                  How Does C.O.P.D. Affect The Function Of The Lungs?
3rd place                 Ayaan Ansari                      Which Salt Increases Waters Density The Most
3rd place                 Daniah Darwish                  Penny Cleaning
3rd place                 Omair Malik                        Do All Liquids Evaporate At The Same Rate?
3rd place                 Saqib Shah                         Ferro Hero To The Recue
4th place                 Ali Allam                              Nano Fibers the Super Fighters
4th place                 Yacoub  Haydin                   How Stress Affects the Body
4th place                 Maria Nashef                       T.V-B-Gone
4th place                 Bilal Obeid                           Is the Five Second Rule Real?
4th place                 Muna Sankari                      Sleep Well?
5th place                 Kareem Aburashed             Pink or Blue? Object over Color?
5th place                 Farwa Beg                           Phenylthiocarbamide
5th place                 Keenan Dalati                      Thick Or Thin Wires
5th place                 Sidra Hasaba                       Music vs. Bacteria
5th place                 Celine Kanan                       What Makes Ice Melt the Fastest?
5th place                 Mariana Khalife                    Which Candle is Longer Lasting?
5th place                 Afnan Khan                          Hang Up & Drive?
5th place                 Selcehbeel Qadome            Satellite Science
6th place                 Nour Kassas                        How to Make a Light Bulb?
Playground Update:
Last week the construction crew for The Michigan Recreational Construction Inc. installed the new pieces of the playground. Students watched in anticipation over the week as the different parts were constructed and installed. Insha Allah as soon as the weather improves students will be out enjoying all the new aspects of the playground.
I would like to Thank the PTO for all their hard work, dedication and planning. Mashallah, the playground additions look great! It was through their commitment that this project began and Al hamdulilah is almost complete. There aren’t enough words to express the gratitude we feel, therefore, we ask Allah to bless the PTO- its officers, members and the parents who donated and supported this project. Jazakallah from all the staff and students at Huda School!
Open House:
Huda School will host an Open House for Prospective Parents on April 17th from 1-3pm. If you have family or friends that are interested in Huda School and would like to send their kids nest year. Please encourage them to come to the Open House.
M-Step:
The M-Step test will begin the week of April 11th. Students from 3rd through 8th grade will take this test. A schedule will be sent home outlining each grades testing dates. Parents are encouraged to have their students get a good night’s sleep, a solid breakfast and a positive attitude for M-Step success. For those parents new to the M-Step please read the article at the following link:  https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Parent_Guide_to_MSTEP_Final_10.5.15_502457_7.pdf
RIS Conference:
Middle School Participated in our 2nd annual RIS Conference on March 17th and 18th. Students enjoyed two days in which Local Imams, Youth Leaders and Teachers spoke to students on various topics.
Franklin Althletic Club:
Thank you Middle School Boys for attending the Huda School Lock In at the Franklin Athletic Club. A special thanks to the Fathers and older Brothers that chaperoned!
PTO Movie Night:
Al hamdulilah, PTO had a movie night last Thursday. It was a huge success because of you. We appreciate your support towards Huda School Activities.
Huda School Year Book:
Year Books are on sale! If you have not purchased your yearbook, please do so before Friday April 1st for $30. After this week the price will go up to $35. Thank you!
Tuition:
The end of the school year is fast approaching, all tution is due by end of May.
Spring Break:
Spring Break will begin April 4-8th, we wish all of our families a safe and happy vacation. We are looking forward to your return and first day of school April 11th.
Take care,
Ms. Mohiuddin

March 8, 2016

Assalamu alaikum,
Happy Reading Month! Thank you for participating in Huda School’s Reading Month activities. Al hamdulilah, students are having fun following the reading calendar and keeping up with their reading logs. We encourage students to participate in the daily activities!
America & Me Essay Contest:
Three students from Huda School and Montessori were named local winners in the 47th Annual America & Me Essay Contest. Congratulations to, first place Lian Shoukfeh, second place Nor Alhify and third place Faiqa Alam. All three will receive an award certificate for their achievement. Lian Shoukfeh’s essay will advance to state level competition.
Coffee and Donuts with Admin:
Insha Allah, we will continue our monthly coffee and donut meeting with parents this Friday March 11, 2016. Insha Allah we encourage parents to attend as we will discuss the upcoming Health and Development Unit for Middle School boys and girls.
Science and Strategies for Muslim Parents:
On Friday, March 18 at 6 pm, Huda School will host a Parent Seminar on Internet and Gaming Addiction: The Effects of Social Media and Strategies for Parents Combatting Internet, Phone Usage, Social Media and Gaming. I would like to encourage all parents to attend this meeting. It is vital we learn the tools to help our children combat and face these problems. If you think this topic does not concern you, or feel my child does not have a phone, or they don’t have social media, you are unfortunately incorrect! Children are directly and indirectly affected by social media. Again, I encourage you to attend and learn about the theory of addiction, how to combat chatting, texting and snapping – more so how to empower your children to understand and combat the need of Social Media.
Detroit Area Science Fair:
Middle Schools students traveled to Cobo Hall today to participate in the Detroit Area Science Fair. Please make duaa for their success. Insha Allah 8th grade students will go to Cobo tomorrow to participate in the group project division.
Boys Athletic Night Out:
We are looking for a few fathers to help chaperone a Boys Night Out at the Franklin Athletic Club. Insha Allah, Huda School plans to host a Lock-In the evening of March 24th from 7pm -12pm for students 5th grade and up. Dads, if you are interested in chaperoning please call the office and let us know.
National Islamic School Essay Competition:
All students of Islamic Schools are invited to write for the University Islamic Financial essay contest. The topic is: What’s the greatest invention created and why? The competition deadline is March 31st. Essays should be submitted to www.myUIF.com . Prizes include money for 1st and 2nd place with matching gifts for participating schools.
Future Events:
March 17-18              Revival of the Islamic Spirit for Middle School StudentsMarch 18         Science and Strategies for Muslim Parents-
                                          Dr. Omar Mahmoud 6pm
March 24                   Boys Athletic Night Out 7pm-12 pm
March 25                   No School
April 4- 8                   Spring Break
April 17                      Huda School Open House 1pm -3pm
Have a great week & don’t forget to vote!
Ms. Mohiuddin

March 1, 2016

Reading Month is here!
March is officially Reading Month. We have a month’s worth of activities planned at Huda. Please use the attached calendar below with your children to complete the month’s activities. Students that complete the month’s activities will receive a treat from the Huda School.
In addition, every Monday and Wednesday students will have a special dress down day, the days are outlined on the calendar and include days like: Safari Day, Crayon Day and Dr. Seuss Day. Please follow the calendar for more details.
Insha Allah this month, each class will study an Author and their work. Students will learn about the Author’s life, work and study. They will read different books by them, go through reading and comprehension strategies and do art projects.
We look forward to having a fun and rewarding month. Please encourage your children to do the outlined activities on the calendar. The calendar states what needs to be done on Monday’s, the Adkhar is attached for Tuesday, Wednesday is No TV day, the Sahabah study will be sent out every Thursday morning and Friday we request students to read Surah Kahaf. Each time they complete one of the outlined activities, we request your initials on the calendar. At the end of the month students are requested to turn in their reading log and calendar log. Students that have completed the calendar log and reading log will receive a treat.
Have a great Reading Month!
Ms. Mohiuddin
                        The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
                                                               Dr. Seuss


February 29, 2016

Assalamu alaikum
It is with a great sadness that we learned of the death of Br. Muhamad Kaakarli, husband to our beloved Sr. Roula Arafeh. May his soul rest in eternal peace. We pray that Allah (swt) grant him mercy and the highest level of Paradise and provide his family with patience and perseverance.
Parent Teacher Conferences:
Insha Allah, there will be NO SCHOOL for students on March 3, 2016. Huda School will host Parent Teacher Conferences from 11:30am -7:30pm. If you haven’t done so, please sign up for conferences at:
Book Fair:
Huda School will host its bi-annual Scholastic Book Fair on March 3rd and 4th. Please visit us during Parent Teacher conferences. Purchases can be made on both days. Thank you for your support.
Science Fair:
Middle School Science Fair judging will begin tomorrow March 1st and extend to Tuesday March 2nd. Middle School students will travel to Cobo Hall in Detroit on Tuesday, March 8th and Wednesday, March 9th to attend the Detroit Area Science Fair. If you have further questions, feel to contact Mr. Egan or the school.
Special Science Fair Assembly:
Huda School will have a special guest visit on Friday, March 4th. Many of you know Dr. Hamo as the “The Scientist” and Syrian Refugee, who’s gripping narrative, was featured on Humans of New York. Insha Allah, he will visit Huda School on Friday. He will join our Middle School Students at they show case their Science Fair projects and give a short talk to our students about science, dreams and never giving up. We invite our Huda Parents to join us at 1:15pm in the Masjid for Dr. Hamo’s talk. Please stay for Juma with us at 1:50 pm.
Reading Month:
March is Reading Month!
We have a month’s worth of activities planned at Huda. Students will receive a calendar of activities to complete for the Month of March. In addition, every Monday and Wednesday students will have a special dress down day, activities and Author study. We look forward to having a fun and rewarding month. At the end of the month students are requested to turn in their reading log and calendar log. Students that have completed the calendar log and reading log will receive a treat.
Jump Rope Team:
Huda School’s Jump Rope Team performed for the school last Friday. Al hamdulilah it was an amazing show. Our team hits the road tomorrow and performs for an elementary school in Madison Heights. Good Luck Team!
Huda School Year Book:
If you would like to purchase a dedication advertisement in the yearbook, please return the form by Friday, March 4th. Dedication pages are a great way for family members to show their pride by designing a dedicated space for their child in the yearbook, creating a KEEPSAKE that will be cherished forever. Reserve your space today! We have limited spaces available and are open to 8th grade and Kindergarten Graduates Only. These ads honor your child and highlight how proud you are of their hard work and graduation. They can contain personal messages as well as a baby photo or family photo to showcase your appreciation of your child. These memories last a lifetime and will be treasured for generations to come.
Have a nice week,
Ms. Mohiuddin

Feb 23, 2016

Assalamu alaikum
Spring is fast approaching! Insha Allah next week, we celebrate the month of March. March is Reading Month. At the end of the week, you will receive a calendar of themes and activities for Reading Month. It will be a month full of books, reading and activities!
Congratulations to our Quran competition winners! May Allah reward you for your hard work and dedication throughout the year! Insha Allah, next year, we hope to have more students register and participate in the competition.
Parent-Teacher Conferences:
Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place Thursday, March 3rd.  Please sign up for your conferences by using the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4BA5A929AAFE3-huda 
Book Fair:
Huda School will host the Spring Scholastic Book Fair on March 3 and 4.
Science Fair:
Middle School Science Fair judging is fast approaching – please keep the following dates in mind:
March 1st – 2nd –          Middle School Science Fair Judging
March 4th –                   Huda School Science Show Case
March 8th –                   Middle School go to Cobo
March 9th –                   8th grade students go to Cobo

Science Fair Judges:

We are looking for some volunteers to help judge our students’ Science Fair Projects. If you have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a science related field or are currently enrolled in a Science Program, please contact us. Inshallah, the judging will take place on Tues. March 1st and Wed. March 2nd at Huda School. You will be assigned Middle School projects based on your availability. The judging will take place during the school day between the hours of 8:30a.m. and 3p.m. Please send an email to dmichaelegan@yahoo.com indicating the day and time of your availability if you are interested in being a judge. We appreciate your time and consideration given to helping our students gain a valuable experience.
Weather Check:
If weather permits, students will go outside for recess – please make sure students are dressed accordingly. Students are requested to wear boots on the playground and field, but should take them off when they return to class.
Jump Rope Club:
Jump Rope Club will perform for the school on Friday. Students are looking forward to seeing their performance. Insha Allah, the club will perform for two schools on March 1st and March 14th.
Uniform Check:
Parents, we request your help to ensure students are dressed in their proper Huda School Uniform. Students are required to wear a Huda Shirt with Khaki pants every day. On gym days, students may wear sport pants that should be purchased from Lands End and a Huda Uniform Sport Shirt. If you need more Huda Uniform shirts, please stop by the office and we will connect you with the PTO.
Please continue to support our Jump Rope for Heart Campaign and Elementary Student Council Orphan Drive.
Have a great week,
Ms. Mohiuddin

February 8, 2016

Dear Parents,
Assalamu alaikum
It has been an active month at Huda School! We began the year with preparations for the Annual Huda School Fundraiser – we thank you for your attendance and participation. As we move into the middle of the year, teachers are working hard on curriculum. We need all families and students to stay vigilant on their homework, reading and studying.
This Friday:
We have a lot going on this week Alhamdulilah. Please join us this Friday at 8:15am for our monthly Coffee and Donuts with the Administration. After this meeting, we have our monthly school assembly at 9:15am. We plan on celebrating the 2nd Quarter’s honor roll, top water donators, spelling bee winners, sports club and Quran competition winners. Please join us.
Huda Heat App.
Please check out our Huda School App available on Iphone and Android. You can find all of our school’s information. Please take some time and dowload the app. The Huda Heat News and other tabs are updated multiple times throughout the week with news and information.  Tuition payments and donations can be made in the App through Chase QuickPay (no fees and you do not need a Chase bank account).
Black History Month:
This month is Black History Month. Huda School is celebrating this month with in-class projects and school-wide presentations. Our student council representatives are preparing short presentations on influential African Americans and presenting them to each class.
100th Day of School:
It’s hard to believe that we celebrated the 100th day of school! Each class celebrated in their own way – pictures from this special day are posted on Facebook.
Water Park Lock-In:
We are renting an indoor water park on Thursday, February 18th for Huda School families (FEMALES ONLY). This will be the night before our mid-winter break. We will have the park to ourselves for three full hours. The park includes two tube slides, hot tub, lazy river, toddler pool, water tree house, a tipping bucket and a floating log walk. If you would like to participate, please call the school. The lock-in costs $40 per person – it includes the three full hours, soft drink, and pizza.
Tuition:
A reminder tuition is due at the beginning of each month, please check with the office for you most up to date tuition information.
Jazakallah,
Ms. Mohiuddin

January 11, 2016

Dear Parents,

Assalamu alaikum

Coffee and Donuts with Admin: 2nd Friday of each month.
We invite all parents to attend our parent and administration social in the school library on Friday morning (1/15) from 8:00- 9:00 a.m., right after our school’s morning prayer and announcements. This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents and to build school community. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fundraising Dinner-
Huda School would like to invite you to its Annual Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Burton Manor 3pm.  Insha Allah, this year the program will consist of student performances and dinner. There will be free babysitting for children between 1-4 years old.

Tickets are on sale in the school office. We encourage our families to buy them as soon as possible. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
* Table seats 10 people $450
* Adult tickets 18 and up are $50
* Students (Huda School and Non-Huda) $20
o Huda School students need to purchase a ticket
* Children younger than 18 $20

We hope you can make it to celebrate Huda School students, their accomplishments and future endeavors. Please purchase your tickets by January 15th.

M-Step
Your student has brought home their spring 2015 M-STEP results. If you did not receive them, please let the front office know. The results were given to your child in a sealed envelope. The M-STEP assessment or Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress replaced the MEAP standardized test.

At the elementary level, the M-STEP is a summative assessment designed to measure student growth in English language arts and mathematics in grade 3-5, science in grade 4, and social studies in grade 5.

At the middle school level, the M-STEP is a summative assessment designed to measure student growth in English language arts and mathematics in grades 6-8, science in grade 7, and social studies in grade 8.

We are currently working with Huda School data and are in the process of: comparing with surrounding school districts and state numbers and synthesizing student data for school improvement. Insha Allah we will share all this information with you shortly.

Winter Wear:
Winter is finally upon us. Today, we were met with a cold morning, wintery roads and lots of salt. I would like to encourage all students to wear proper winter gear, such as winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves and boots. Student’s should bring their shoes to school and change out of their boots upon arrival. We would prefer students not wear their boots in class as they carry salt, sand and are bulky.

In the Footsteps of the Prophet:
This week, students at Huda School are celebrating the life, work and message of Prophet Muhammad. The theme of the week is: LOVE, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY. Students are learning about building love for the Prophet, building love for each other and spreading salam, respect for ourselves, each other and our elders, fulfilling responsibility for ourselves by taking responsibility of our actions and deeds and lastly, responsibility for being leaders in social justice and understanding civil rights. Students will eat a different kind of food the Prophet liked: grapes, dates, pumpkin seeds, olives and milk and honey. Students are encouraged to complete 100 salawat each day. When they complete a week’s worth of salawat (700 salawat), students will earn a brick. This brick will have their name written on it and will be added to a poster hanging in our hallway.

Spelling Bee:
Last week, the Middle School students participated in the Oral Spelling Bee. It is the longest recorded spelling bee in Huda History with students competing over 2.5 hours for a winner. Al hamdulilah, Shaza Chaudry won the bee and will move onto the local Scripps Spelling Bee.

As well, Huda School is hosting a written spelling bee fundraiser on January 22nd. Students have brought home pledge forms. Please consider giving your child a pledge for the written bee. All the proceeds will go towards classroom libraries.

Meeting with Franklin Police:
Before winter break I met with the Chief of the Franklin Police Department, Dan Roberts. We discussed Huda School security and response to threats. Dan shared information about what the Franklin Police Department can do to help with security, offered advice and contacts for our future use. Dan and his department are frequent visitors at Huda School, I have asked them to survey the school and keep a police presence through out the day. He assured me the school is under no threats and is luckily tucked away in a safe neighborhood out of sight of people.

Miss Noor’s Book:
We are very proud and excited about Miss. Noor’s published book, Everyone is Smart. We would like to promote her book and show our support! If you are interested in purchasing a signed copy, please call the school office and let Ms. Cheryl know by January 15th. It is available is both paperback ($10) and hardcover ($20).

Everyone is Smart is a realistic fiction story that teaches children an important life lesson about the eight areas of intelligences. Read and explore your child’s type of intelligence.

School Cleaning and Lice Elimination:
Huda School has been pro-active in reducing and preventing lice incidences. Over winter break, all carpet and classroom furniture have been shampooed and sanitized. Additionally, in anticipation to our students return to school after winter break, we scheduled an appointment with a professional lice elimination company to check our students’ hair for any evidence of lice or nits.

We now ask for your vigilance in checking your child’s hair for nits and lice and not sending your child to school if any lice or nits are found. Over-the-counter lice treatments do not guarantee that lice in each egg is killed. The only way to guarantee the removal of lice from your child is the removal of each nit from hair. Additionally, home procedures of bagging stuffed animals/dolls for one week in a sealed bag, freezing/extreme heat of hair ties and brushes, and vacuuming any surface with fibers are necessary to ensure the eradication of the lice. Please tie up your daughters’ hair and remind them not to share hijabs, hats, clothing and brushes.

Principal’s Pride

PK- Bayan Shkoukani- for following directions and being a good listener

KGA- Dania Abdulrazzak for always listening, being polite, working hard and helping others during Quran.

KGB- Judy Allam- Good manners and helping her teacher in need

1A- Isa Aslam- For being prepared and ready to learn

1B- Hana Huseini- Working extra hard in Math class.

2nd – Eman Zaidi- for working hard and putting forth her best effort

2nd – Hana Hasaba- for outstanding math skills!

3A- Zaara Ahmed- For taking pride in her work, beautiful penmanship and having great work ethic.

3B- Noor Mansour- For her kind manner and helpfulness

4th- Maya Obeid- For coming to school with a smile on her face and positive attitude.

5A- Rani Salkini- for keeping our classroom clean

5B- Ammar Hammoude- Being being very polite

6th- Afnan Khan- For having awesome self management skills. Way to be an I.B. exemplar.

7A- Razaan Killawi- For deciding to wear the hijab-full time, we are very proud of you!

7B- Abdullah Al-Ejel – For being a great young scientist & showing sabr.

8th- Husna Mohammed- For positive attitude and consistent quality of work.

Student of the Month

KGA- Zaineb El-Sharkawy
KGA- Lubna Moughrabieh
KGB- Malek Hammoude
1A- Ishaaq Hamazavi
1B- Halima Halilovic
2- Tarek Agha
Maira Baig
3A- Syed Bilal Jafri
3B- Ibraheem Hachem
4- Masah Bdeir
5A- Mohamed Alzohaili
Sharmeen Siddique
5B- Malik Alabbas
6- Saqib Shah
7A- Isra Haq
7B- Safiyah Quader
8- Shaza Chaudry