Principal's Corner

Dear Parents,
Assalamu alaikum,

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your cooperation, support and patience as you coped with the changes, policies and procedures this first quarter. Without your support, the school could not have got off to a great start. No words can express my personal gratitude to the Al-Hadi community for their understanding and graciousness.

Please know that I am acutely aware that we still need to put a lot of things in place to take Al-Hadi to the next level. However, I do wish to assure you, that all staff and faculty at Al-Hadi is working rigorously to ensure that your child receives the best possible learning environment. An Islamic environment that promotes academic success, ensures safety/health…physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. We continue to work on offering new programs and electives, strengthening our Islamic Studies/Quran curriculum and extracurricular activities. My sincere belief is that a strong school/home partnership is beyond a doubt the best road to success.

The school is already into the second academic quarter. The curriculum will become more challenging and the pace will become faster. All second quarter cumulative exams will take place prior to the winter break. It is important that you spend a few hours with your child going over his learning and plan on how to improve his/her study habits that will impact positively on his/her academic achievement.

Al-Hadi, as you all know, is a fully accredited school. It received accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Every five to seven years, a team from SACS comes for a revisit. 2016-17 is the year that the team will revisit Al-Hadi. The team ensures and affirms that Al-Hadi is meeting the quality standards set by the agency to maintain the accreditation status. It reaffirms what we stand for. Al-Hadi staff and faculty has already embarked on a ‘self- study’ process, which is required before the visit. The process also includes surveys to be completed by the parents, students and teachers. I will soon be getting in touch with you regarding those. Further, I will keep you updated and posted on the progress being made toward the self- study.

On another note, students need to use computers/laptops/iPad/notebooks for research and study purposes. The importance cannot be underestimated. However, unrestricted and unmonitored usage may lead to serious repercussions; accessing inappropriate websites, or unnecessary chatting on google etc., and cyber bullying can be dangerous. Parents are strongly advised to not only monitor their children’s time on the internet, but to also speak to the child about its pros and cons. This is for your child’s safety.

The temperature is cooling down, please make sure the little ones are dressed for the weather.

Educationally,

Dr. Bokhari

  • Please click here for the November 2016 lunch menu
  • PSIA coaching sessions have begun. There has been a change to the schedule, so please click here for the updated schedule. The day, time and room number for Number Sense has also been added to the schedule.
  • We have a few exciting additions to the clubs - Br. Jawad Wahedi will be conducting Azan Club on Tuesdays in room 205 from 3:00pm to 3:45pm. Sr. Asma Alfarran will be conducting a Game Design club on Wednesdays in the Computer Lab from 3:00pm to 3:45pm. Sr. Maryam Razvi-Rajek and Sr. Nuzhat Ali will be coaching Girls Basketball Club on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 3:45pm. Please click here for a list of all clubs along with information in regards to each club.
  • For those students that have ordered their PE shirts, but have not yet recevied them, please bear with us as we deal with a delay from the printing company. They made a printing error with the girls' shirts and it will be another week before we receive them. We should have them by Novemebr 14th, 2016. We apologize for the inconvenience. Boys' shirts will be delivered to them on November 2nd, 2016.
  • November 11th - Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, a renowned women's collegiate basketball player, will be coming to give a motivational/inspirational speech to our students in grades 5 & up.
  • November 18th - Karbala Play in the school Auditorium
  • November 24th & 25th - School & Daycare closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 10th - Mandatory Informational Meeting for parents at 10am at Al-Hadi School
In continuation of our discussion about our mission statement, and what it means!

Mission statement:
"Our mission is to provide academic excellence to all students in a safe and healthy environment following Islamic values."

What is excellence?

We believe that ‘Excellence’ is a characteristic of an institution that empowers faculty, staff, and administrators to carry out school goals and purposes stated in its Mission, Shared Vision, and Strategic Plan. At Al-Hadi we are committed to excellence in teaching and learning; scholarship, creativity, and service; the growth and development of our members; recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and staff; shared governance; fiscal responsibility and stewardship of resources. Our academic decisions are guided by their impact on these school goals and purposes.

The goal is to create a common understanding of the concept so that all stakeholders are committed and instruction is delivered with excellence in mind.

How are we providing a safe and healthy environment?
We strive to provide our students an environment following Islamic values where we nurture and meet their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs. We accomplish this by:

  • Providing healthy, freshly cooked meals on a daily basis.
  • Having our students participate in various sports competitions with other schools.
  • Taking part in other academic and visual arts competitions
  • Providing spiritual guidance through our IQRA program
  • Fully supporting their mental and emotional needs through guidance sessions available with our spiritual leader
Congratulations to...
..Our Al-Hadi Lions & Lady Lions for winning third place out of eight participating schools at the DUA Basketball Scrimmage held at Everest Academy on October 20th, 2016. Way to go, Lions!
..To Al-Hadi Visual Arts students and their teacher, Sr. Siddiqua, on winning first place out of six participating schools at the Islamic Arts Festival Interschool Art Competition on October 30th, 2016! Our students created beautiful artwork by applying what they have learned about Islamic Cultural Heritage in their Visual Arts Heritage course at Al-Hadi. Their artowrk received critical acclaim from professional Artists that participated in the fesitval as well. We are so proud of you!
STAAR Results
Please click here to find Al-Hadi School's STAAR result averages for the 2015-16 academic year.
Elections 2016
Parents, it is imperative that we exercise our right to vote in the upcoming U.S. Presidential Elections. Not only is it our right, it is our civic responsibility to get out there and have our voices be heard! Democracy works when people participate.
November 2016
Volume 1, Issue 4
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Our Mission: "Our mission is to provide academic excellence to all students in a safe and healthy environment following Islamic values."

Our Vision: "To foster students' optimal potential and leadership skills by inculcating a spitrit of lifelong learning based on Islamic principles."


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