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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.

 

 

 


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Why Compromise? Safeguarding Innocence

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Imam Malik’s mother exhorted her son as he was about to embark on a journey of learning from the renowned scholar Imam Ar’ Rabiah to “Study from his manners before you take from his knowledge”.

It is not a coincidence that teachers are the most important factor in a student’s success, both in the deen and dunya.  Teachers are caregivers, mentors, supporters, facilitators of learning, counselors, –nothing short of modern day heros!

Please join us in celebrating this noble profession and help us to enhance the nurturing, supportive, and collaborative environment for our teachers because when we stand together and enable the best of our community, we all thrive!

To purchase tickets visit our website at

www.peaceterrace.org


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Critical Thinking Workshop

Peace Terrace Academy Presents

A Critical Thinking Workshop for Educators

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Peace Terrace Academy invites you to join us an interactive session with Dr. Linda Elder on teaching critical thinking skills to children and youth.. You will have the opportunity to expand and deepen your teaching strategies to promote critical thinking in your classroom or teaching context.

January 30, 2016

8:30AM-4:00PM

Register:  Eventbrite

Cost:  $50 per participant

https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=20763808109&published=0

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR CRITICAL THINKING:

The Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique and the Foundation for Critical Thinking — two sister educational non-profit organizations — work closely together to promote educational reform. We seek to promote essential change in education and society through the cultivation of fair-minded critical thinking.

 Critical thinking is essential if we are to get to the root of our problems and develop reasonable solutions. After all, the quality of everything we do is determined by the quality of our thinking.

 

http://www.criticalthinking.org/

ABOUT PEACE TERRACE ACADEMY:

Peace Terrace Academy, in partnership with our families and community, provides a rich dual-curricular education in Islamic studies and academic knowledge that encourages ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and a lifelong love of learning.

We inspire our students to become active, dedicated, ethical, and informed leaders who are committed to the example set forth by Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him, sound Islamic traditions, and excellence through knowledge.

http://www.peaceterrace.org