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2017-2018 Graduation

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” —Benjamin Franklin

It is the hope of every teacher that their students have the brightest of futures!  We pray for the best for all of our students and look forward to seeing them in the future!

Getting ready for an important day!

Arrival!!  “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —B.B. King

Kindergarten students will join The Grades at Peace Terrace!

Inspiration, awards, and speeches!

The graduates!

Celebrations!!!

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Now Hiring: Elementary School Teacher

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Elementary School Teacher
Start Date: August 2018
We are seeking to hire experienced an elementary teacher who is excited to join our wonderful team. Our positive school environment as well as small class sizes make Peace Terrace an ideal situation for employment. We are looking for teachers who are passionate, dedicated, love the company of children, and are willing to learn and grow in their profession.
Qualifications
Holds a bachelor’s degree or higher. Teaching Credentials preferred.
Has 2+ years of teaching experience
Is skilled in collaboration with parents and colleagues
Is familiar with basic principles of Islamic Creed
Cbest Certified
Compensation
Compensation is commensurate to experience and education


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Now Hiring: Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator participates in the development and execution of fundraising campaigns and programs promotions targeted at existing or potential donors and prospects and provides general administrative support.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fundraising:
Supports the efforts of the Development Team and Principal to coordinate fundraising activity including direct mail, special events, and personal solicitations. Take an active and
Drafts communications, delivers messaging, makes appointments, and coordinates marketing activities that extend across multiple channels such as internet, mail, telephone etc.
Performs work under general supervision. Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff. Possesses solid working knowledge of subject matter.
Updates donor management database and produces quarterly reports

General Administrative Support:
Provides primary administrative support to Principal including: maintenance of Smart Tuition and fund collection, financial records from Smart Tuition, correspondence with delinquent families, and answer general questions from parents regarding their account.
Teacher reimbursements and minor accounts payable support.
Sets up and coordinates full range of activities for meetings and events including: development meetings; event coordination meetings; Town Hall meetings. Specific responsibilities include agenda; logistics, and all related correspondence. Provides administrative support during meetings including preparing and distributing timely agenda and minutes.

Qualities and Requirements:

B.A. or equivalent
2 years experience working in an office or similar setting
Highly organized and able to multitask
Comfortable with public speaking
Comfortable working with Google Drive, fundraising CRM, and similar programs
Ability to work in a team with positive attitude


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Forever: The Intersection between Taqwa and Social Media

Today we had the pleasure of having Imam Amir Abdul Malik join us and share his insights on the God consciousness and social media.

The assembly was organized by Br. Sabir Ibrahim, one of the parents at Peace Terrace who wanted to give the students some food for thought before summer vacations.

The Imam talked about the pros and cons of social media and the impact that it has on society and reminded the students that their Taqwa would dictate if some thing was crossing the line.  May Allah bless him for this timely reminder.


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Mother’s Day Celebration

Each year Second Grade teacher Ms. Zenab hosts a very special event, a perfectly elegant Mother’s Day Brunch.  It isn’t a coincidence that Jannah lies under the feet of our mothers.  May Allah bless our mothers!

“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”

– Honore de Balzac

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”

– Erich Fromm

 

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”

– George Eliot

“We are born of love; Love is our mother.”

– Rumi

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”

– Mitch Albom

Our teachers are also like our mothers for a little while.  May Allah bless them…may Allah bless Ms. Zenab for all that she does!


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Teacher Appreciation Dinner

Ihsan is an Arabic term meaning “perfection” or “excellence,” and mashaAllah it is very evident that Peace Terrace parents know the meaning of this word very well.  Throughout the week our students have been gifting us beautiful flowers, hand written cards and letters, mugs for tea, and so much more.  Their little or sometimes not so little voices telling us that they love us is so heartwarming and meaningful.

MashaAllah, the parents treated us to a delicious international cuisine dinner!  We’ll let the pictures do the talking.

We are so grateful to all of you, dear parents, and feel utterly appreciated.  We want to give a shout-out to Sr. Siely for organizing the dinner and her vision, Sr. Aisha, Sr. Vendula, Sr. Breshna for helping make the event so special and  to all of you for contributing to the wonderful meal!  May Allah bless the hands that fed us and the hearts that love us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The Lost Tools of Learning Annual Banquet

MashaAllah what a wonderful event we had this past weekend! What an honor to spend an evening among family, friends, and our esteemed speakers!

Each year our annual dinner provides us with key financial resources that help us bring new programs to the school, update our classrooms, and ensures that we are meeting our annual budgetary goals. Currently, Peace Terrace is in its 20th year of operation and alhamdulillah we are thriving as a school.

However, we could not accomplish any of our goals without the support and duas of our community. MashaAllah your generosity and concern for the children in our community gives us the confidence to continue to do the work that we do.

The silent auction baskets and art work is put together by our teachers and local artists.  May Allah bless them for their hard work!

So, on behalf of our school committee, staff, faculty, and students we want to thank you for your generosity.

The Fatima Al-Fihri Education Award presented to Budoor Mohamed, Roohi Qadir, and Zolaikha Khaliqi.

MashaAllah…at the end, the blessing of listening to Shaykh Alaudin El-Bakri and  reflecting on the wisdom of his words.

Thank you to everyone that attended!