Updated: Oct 9, 2021
Assalamu Alaikum dear Parents,
I would like to welcome you to a new year at TIA. It is heartwarming to see the students back in an in-person school environment. At one point, there was a debate whether kids’ schooling could be solely online, and the pandemic not only answered the question for us, but gave us physical data saying NO!
We, at TIA are realizing how much our students missed while learning remotely. They missed on the academic level, on the social level and on the emotional level. Alhamdulillah, I see the kids embracing coming back to school with great fervor.
I would like to thank you for helping us respect the Covid guidelines and supporting us through these challenging times. I encourage you to get in touch with your child’s teachers and get an update on their learning to figure out how you can help at home.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to give me feedback on issues I may have missed.
The School Committee, Staff, and Administration welcome all parents and students to The Islamic Academy for Peace. The “Weekly Bulletin” will be published every Friday. Parents should read this reminder as it contains important information about school programs, upcoming activities, events and other functionalities. In sha Allah, this school year will be a wonderful and productive year for all of us.
The arrival time for students is between 7:35 am - 7:55 a.m. Students arriving before 7:35 a.m. should wait in their car until 7:35 a.m. They should not be left unattended.
Parents or the designated guardian are kindly requested not to accompany student to the classroom door during drop off or pick up. No parents are allowed in the building unless you have an appointment to see the office, finance or teacher.
Any time a student’s arrival interrupts the instructional program, she/he is considered late. Therefore, any student arriving after 7:55 a.m. is late and marked Tardy. Parents must accompany their children to the school building and sign-in the Tardy sheet.
Each family is assigned a number for pickup. Please hang it on the front mirror and wait in the car for your child.
Students should be picked up at 3:00 p.m. There will a charge of $5.00 per child for every 10 minutes after 3:30 p.m.
Parent Walkers are also requested to wait outside, for the regular dismissal process to start (3:00 PM). During that time, you can inform the staff on duty for your child’s dismissal.
Parents are requested to adhere to the one-way traffic pattern to enter and exit the school. The school entrance is through Arnold Street and exit is through Oakland Avenue. School road safety is very much important as this is a school zone. Please ensure that you drive in and out slowly and safely.
If a student is to be picked up by someone other than the designated person, parents should inform the office prior to dismissal either in writing or by phone and the person picking up should present an I.D.
Visitors’ and Volunteer parents are requested to sign-in and sign-out the respective logs located in the front foyer whenever they visit the school. For safety & security reasons, all visitors and volunteer parents should report to the school office first.
Report to the office if your child is absent or arriving late.
Notify the office ahead of time in writing or by phone call if a student needs to be released early.
Parents are requested to sign-in the Early Pick-up form and wait in the front foyer for their child to be dismissed.
Parents should be reviewing/signing their children’s planners each day.
Read all notices sent by the teachers, sign and send them back on time when applicable.
Please make sure to pack your child(ren) lunch and snack.
Please pack an extra mask.
Dress-up Day Policy:
Please ensure that the Islamic dress code is followed. No shorts, tights, tight bottoms, jeans, shorts, short dresses, flip flops or heels.
We noticed that some of the students are not following the uniform policy. Please make sure that your child(ren) is in proper uniform when he/she comes to school.
Shirts: Navy blue or white colors only!!
Pants: Navy blue pants only!! No leggings or tights are allowed.
Jumpers: Navy blue jumpers are must for the girls. Girls in Grades 5 through Grade 8 have the option of wearing navy blue pants with while polo shirts that cover the hips.
Hijabs: Navy blue or white colors only!! Please no beige, light blue, turquoise and other colors. Girls from Grade 5 through Grade 8 must wear Hijabs.
Sweaters: Navy blue or white only. Navy blue sweatshirts are o.k. but no stripes or multi-colors.
Please ensure that your child is in proper uniform. TIA follows strict uniform policy for all Grades from PK-3 through Grade 8.
TIA is using Jupiter Ed for Student Management System (SMS). Parents will get periodic updates and reminders from school and about their child(ren)’s progress through this system. If you are not receiving communication with Jupiter Ed or having trouble logging in, please contact the office.
Parents are requested to review and update the information in Jupiter Ed. To do this, log in to Jupiter Ed and click Settings and update the information, if needed. It’s better to have both parents’ information updated on Jupiter to enable effective communication. So, we request both parents to login with their own credentials.
Personal Hygiene: Students must appear clean, having face and hands washed, teeth brushed, hair combed, change socks every day, fingernails trimmed and clean.
Deodorant: Students in Grades 6-8 are highly encouraged to wear unscented antiperspirant. It is not permissible for students to wear perfume.
Hair: Students must have regular haircuts. No designs or layer haircuts will be allowed. Also students must have natural hair color. No bleaching or “off” colors are allowed. Please make sure that hair is trimmed to not hide the forehead or ears. Long hair for boys is not allowed.
Make-up and Nail Polish: Students are not allowed to wear make-up, perfume, or nail polish.
Jewelry: Only small earrings are allowed. Boys may wear watches but are not allowed to wear jewelry.
Electronics: No electronics are allowed in school.
Parents are requested to turn in all the forms (sent in the yellow envelope) by Tuesday, October 5th.
TIA HRM Club is looking for parents who are interested in being a homeroom parent. Homeroom Parent will be playing a vital role in connecting the parents, teachers and PTO.
Their responsibilities will include:
Bake sale for their child’s class (collected money will be spent for the classroom activities)
Organizing their child’s class parties (Eid party, year-end party, etc.)
Arranging volunteers for classroom activities (making photocopies, laminating, etc.)
Organizing teacher appreciation lunch / gifts
Helping the PTO for the BBQ bake sale / school fundraiser
Establishing a communication between other parents in their child’s class.
Please contact TIA HRM Club Coordinator, Ms. Nilofer Ayesha: email@example.com if you wish to be a homeroom parent.
PTO is organizing the Thursday Pizza Lunch program every Thursdays.
The Pizza Lunch program starts Thursday, October 7th. Pizza is for lunch only and students should bring their own snack for the day.
The total cost per child will be $108.00 for the year which includes two slices of pizza and a juice.
To register for this program, click the link below and fill out the form:
PIZZA LUNCH PROGRAM SIGN-UP FORM
Send Cash or Check payable to “TIA PTO” with your child to be collected by class teacher or drop your payment check in the PTO collection box located at the entrance of TIA. Please fill the "Check Memo" with your child's name and grade.
Dates for this year Pizza Program:
September 23 and 30 - Complimentary pizza from the PTO & a Generous Parent. October 7, 14, 21, 28 November 4, 18 December 2, 9, 16 January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17 March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16
PTO is also requesting parent volunteers to help with the distribution of pizza lunch to the classrooms on these days. Timings are from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm. If you would like to volunteer, click the link below and sign-in your name.
TIA PTO is planning for a Fall BBQ on October 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. outdoors. They need volunteers to make this a successful fun event. Parents are requested to click the link below and sign-up for volunteering in the attached sheet.
PTO BBQ VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEET
The BBQ is a great time to meet and network with new people. Please bring your friends and family to this wonderful event.
For more updates from PTO, visit the PTO page