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Science Fair: 1st-5th

The Science Fair projects for our 1st -5th grade students is a day of discovery and sharing of knowledge.  Each grade has a theme and create projects based on that theme.  Students get to learn about the scientific process and  presentation skills in a non-competitive manner to prepare them for our Jr. High Science program.

The first graders learned about the wind, wind direction, and how to tell if a storm is coming.  MashaAllah, they created their own versions of weather vanes.

Second graders used their engineering skills to make simple machines using recycled materials.  Their inventions were quite fascinating!

The third grade class learned about air pollution and the importance of keeping our air quality pure.  The compared air quality from their city with that of a city in another country.

Self propelled cars was the order of the day for 4th grade.  Very creative engineering ideas.

The 5th graders learned many lessons in physics by creating their own roller coasters.  Converting potential energy to kinetic energy never looked so good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Girls & Soccer

These girls!

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They are pretty special.  So, far they’ve won every game of the season and mashaAllah have come a long way as a team in the past few months.  Today, in the first half of the game they were losing!  Their spirits were low as they were playing a very strong team and were feeling defeated.

But then they came together, recited Sura Al Fatiha and made the intention to score two points which would put them in the lead!  And that’s exactly what they did!  We are so very proud of them and are eagerly waiting for the finals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Teacher Collaboration: Self Study

Yes, we’re here at school over the Autumn Break working on learning about our school community.  The questions we’re asking ourselves:  What makes us strong?  What are our areas of growth?  How do we get feedback from our community to serve our students and families better?

This level of dedication is what sets Peace Terrace Academy apart from others, MashaAllah.


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Jr. High Service Learning

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your own room here on earth” Muhammad Ali

Our junior high students participated in their 2nd service project of the year. Through Compassion Network – an organization committed to serving those in need representing all faiths, economic and ethnic groups – they were assigned to help some of our elderly in the community with some yard work. The students were split into different groups and visited different homes to get the job done. They pulled weeds, picked up dry and dead leaves, cleaned patios and windows and much more. They also presented a small gift to the tenants to show their appreciation and love for our elderly and for sharing some words of wisdom with them.

 


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Mommy and Me Tea

Our ECE teachers and parent volunteer Siely Hassas really outdid themselves today by creating a wonderful Mommy and Me tea experience for our ECE students and mothers.

We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth” (46:15).

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A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet (PBUH) said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim)

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. ~Edwin Hubbell

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln

Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. And out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: ‘My Lord! bestow on them Thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood’ “(17:23-24).


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Arabic Fest 2016

This year the ArabicFest had a special meaning for all of us at Peace Terrace because it coincided with our ‘Celebrating Sirah’ month.  What a great opportunity for our students to learn about Sirah of the Prophet, peace and blessings upon him while they learned about his noble life through plays, nasheed, and stories.

Students and teachers worked for months; writing plays, practicing lines, and selecting the best nasheed to perform.  The outcome of their hard work was AMAZING to say the least.