Principal's Corner

Salaam Alaikum Dear Parents,

Al-Hadi School hosted the SACS team on Monday and Tuesday, the 27th and 28th of February, respectively. I am happy to announce that Al-Hadi has received re-accreditation from the AdvancED team! The visiting team members were very impressed and pleased with the hospitality they received, and the overall environment of Al-Hadi. The team met with various stakeholders, including students, throughout the process and were very happy with the great feedback they received. The formal report prepared by the AdvancED team will be submitted to the school in 10 days.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that made accreditation possible and this visit such a success.

With Spring Break approaching, I encourage all parents to take time out for their children to rest and take care of any health issues and doctors’ visits. Also, students going onto high school next year can utilize this time to begin researching and thinking about which courses they would like to take next year. Furthermore, here are some links for summer programs available to high school students. Do make most of the opportunity.

Summer Programs for High School Students in Houston Area

Volunteer and Internship opportunities for High School Students:

http://www.houstonmethodist.org/giving/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/texas-medical-center/caring-teens/

http://www.csr.utexas.edu/internship/ (Austin)

https://www.utmb.edu/oeo/students/brp.asp

https://www.tdasmiles.org/Programs/Texas-Mission-of-Mercy-TMOM (various locations in Texas)

Summer camp for High school Students:

http://www.campcardiac.org/

https://www.idtech.com/locations/texas-summer-camps/houston/id-tech-university-of-houston/#courses-dates

https://www.idtech.com/locations/texas-summer-camps/houston/id-tech-rice-university/



Educationally,
Dr. Humaira Bokhari

March 3rd to 9th - 3rd Quarter Cumulative Exams
March 7th - Deadline to register for the Annual Al-Hadi Quran Competition. Please click here for the registration form.
March 10th - School closed for students only; Daycare Open
March 13th to 17th - School Closed for Spring Break
March 24th - Parent-Teacher Conference (School closed; Daycare Open)
March 28th to 30th - STAAR Testing

  • Please click here for the March 2017 lunch menu.
  • We are currently enrolling for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please stop by the office and enroll your child(ren).
  • Tuition fee paid after the 3rd of March will incur a late charge of $25 per child. If your account is set on auto deduction, your credit/debit card or bank account will be charged on the requested date. Payments can also be made through paypal on our website, which should include the 3% surcharge.
  • Tickets are selling out for the 8th annual Muslim Family Night with the Houston Rockets this year. The game is on Friday March 24 (Rockets vs Pelicans) and tickets are $20 per person. The evening includes a neat experience for the community. For more information and payment, please contact the Student Services Coordinator, Tohra Shariff, by Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Tickets are limited. This will be the final deadline.
  • IEC gets $0.05 for every $10 you spend while shopping at amazon.com. Use the following link please when purchasing through Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0025600
  • A special opportunity to join Maulana Shamshad Haider for a ziarat trip which is being offered to Al-Hadi families and teachers at a discounted price of $800. This trip is planned during the upcoming spring break holidays. Please click here for more details.
PSIA 2017 - Orientation & Update

Salamun Alaikum Dear Parents, PSIA Contestants, and PSIA Volunteers:

District 10A meet is on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Lutheran High North, located at 1130 W. 34th Street, Houston, 77018.

Even though this is a small school, adults can walk the students to the rooms and then return to the gym to wait until the contest is over. Tables and chairs for each school will be provided in the gym. You are welcome to bring food in but there will also be food available in concession stand. (Suggestions are welcome).

  • We will insha-Allah have an orientation for all PSIA Volunteers on Friday, March 3rd at 2:30 pm.
  • If you are not able to come for the orientation, please stop by the front office on Friday, March 3rd to get the information folder.
  • The volunteer slots are assigned to each school by the PSIA District Coordinator and all schools are required to keep their volunteer commitments.
  • Students who have registered for the competitions, are required to be at their assigned location on time. Please note that once the student’s name has been provided to the PSIA District Coordinator, we are not allowed to change them.
  • We would like to appreciate all the volunteers for their time in coaching our students and preparing them for the competitions.
  • We also look forward to your support during the district meet on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
  • Please inform me if you are able to carpool other students or volunteers, as we will not be using the school van nor bus.

As a reminder, if you have not paid, there is a fee of $12/contestant/entry. For example, a student who is registered in two contests will need to pay $12 per contest, a total of $24. Please make your payment by Thursday, March 2, 2017 or your child will not be able to compete.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at agolabbakhsh@alhadi.com.

Eltemas Dua,

Thank You,
Amir F. Golabbakhsh,
Congratulations to...
... Al-Hadi's Ares-IX team for representing their school and our region at the National Future City Competition in Washington, D.C.

On February 19 and 20, at the national Future City Competition, there was a spectacular show of 42 teams, that included teams from Canada, China and Egypt, besides all the US regional teams. The final competitive round was video streamed on Facebook.

The Texas regional team, represented by Al-Hadi students, did very well, and gave a sound and very professional presentation. The 7th graders however were competing with older 8th graders and home schooled students. Their engineering planning and design was well appreciated by the judges.

Even though the Al-Hadi team did not make it to the top 5, they received a very prestigious reward: The "Best Future City Project Plan". The criteria for the award reads as follows-

"Teams should be able to explain how they followed the project cycle when designing their future city. They should be able to clearly communicate their activities in each stage of the project cycle including how they created their project schedule, assigned responsibilities, and monitored and controlled their work. Finally, teams should be able to explain what they learned during their project by answering the kinds of questions that they ask themselves during their team reflection. Samples of work that highlight team's project management activities are encouraged".

We are proud of Al-Hadi Ares-IX team for representing their school and our region and for their fine performance.

Congratulations. Lions Roar!

March 2017
Volume 1, Issue 8
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