This picture features UAP graduates that volunteered on the 1st day of school.
We are thrilled to announce that enrollment has increased by 25% since last school year, alhumdulilah. We have so many new students this year that we have opened a second PreK classroom and a second Kindergarten classroom! In addition, 5th grade is now a self-contained class, similar to KG-4th grades.
Due to new classrooms being added, new construction was needed! This summer, UAP added 3 new classrooms to the second floor, through the renovation of the prayer hall. This has allowed us to relocate the Quran, Hifz, and 2nd grade classrooms to the second floor. Daily prayer (including Friday Jummuah) is now being held in the gym.
Hot Lunch is Back!
We are happy to resume our Hot Lunch Program this school year. Lunch costs $5/day, and includes a main dish, side vegetable, fruit, and drink.
If you would like to order hot lunch for your child, please see the attached Hot Lunch Form. Forms and payment should be submitted to the main office.
continue at UAP! We are pleased to announce the continuation of UAP’s Quran Hifz Program, which is now in it’s second year.
This year we are also offering 7th and 8th grade students a choice of electives. Once a week for the first semester, students have a choice between French and Playwriting. In addition, 7th and 8th graders will continue to have Leadership class once a week.
In the first few weeks back, we have been busy! A few of our many highlights include:
Teacher Induction- From August 8-19, teachers attended a variety of trainings to prepare for this school year. Our main focus this year for all grades (PreK-8th) is discussion strategies.
1st Day of School- Staff and Students started back on Mon., Aug. 22.
Back to School Night - On Sat. August 27, students and their families enjoyed a night of pizza, face painting, henna, balloons, and bouncy house fun. The night concluded with a tour of classrooms and the opportunity to meet this year’s teachers and staff.
Labor Day- UAP was closed Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.
Universal ELA and Math Screening- During the first 2 weeks of the schoolyear, all students in KG-8th grades completed the universal ELA and Math screenings. UAP uses the easyCBM assessments to gather data on student performance and progress, which will be used to inform instruction and make referrals for remedial classes.
Save the Date!
Important upcoming dates include the following:
Picture Day- Mon., September 12
Tree Maintenance- Sat., September 24; please join the community starting at 11 am at UAP’s parking lot to maintain the new trees at UAP
Student Council Elections- Mon., September 26 after morning assembly (officer positions for grades 5-8, class representative positions for KG-4th)
NO SCHOOL/ Staff Professional Development- Mon., October 10
Youth Basketball for Boys- Saturdays (1-3pm Practice for boys in 3rd-8th grade, 3-5pm Pick Up Games for boys in 9th grade and up)