Al Iman School Committee (ASC)
The ASC is committed to providing strategic direction and financial stability to the school. Its mission and goals are to establish processes and policies that allow the School fulfill its vision and mission. In order to do so, the ASC works with the School Administration as a collaborative team. For all escalations to the ASC, please follow the guidelines established in the Student/Teacher Handbook.
Chairman – Firdos Pathan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice-Chair – Wadah Sayyed (email@example.com)
Secretary – Vasim Barodawala (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer – Mahmoud Rasheed (email@example.com)
Education Officers – Aisha Neal, Deb McNichol (firstname.lastname@example.org, DebMcNichol@hotmail.com)
IT Officer – Isaac Thompson (email@example.com)
High School Officer – Imran Aukhil (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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2019-2020 Beginning of Year Update
Assalam Walaikum Brothers and Sisters,
The ASC welcomes the families of Al Iman School to the 2019-2020 school year.
We greatly appreciate the support, enthusiasm and the participation of our families. You have made sacrifices to be a part of our school community. You have taken on the honorable struggle to raise and educate the future of our Ummaah. May Allah give your families the best of this world and the best of the Hereafter. Ameen.
One of the key challenges for our time is the preservation of the Muslim identity. Our children are being exposed to so many experiences, behaviors, and actions that we would never have come across in our youth. Growing up in America, I can tell you first hand that the world has significantly changed. Each interaction and each minute we have with our children is far more precious now than ever before. We have to make the best of the opportunity provided to us by Allah, The Most Compassionate.
As the school year opens and we go forth, I humbly ask our families to take time to reflect on how we can strengthen the Muslim identity of our community. Starting with our children. We are very confident that the great character and brave iman of our staff will brighten the way for our children. We are also confident that our devoted families will continue to encourage and instill strong Muslim character in our children in the school and in our homes. We must differentiate ourselves with being an Islamic school and a strong Muslim Community. Let us make sure that the Sunnah and the Quran lead the way. In sha Allah, we will find success.
A key factor in successful students is the involvement of their parents in school activities. Take the opportunity to volunteer with the PTSO and to be an active member of our school.
The ASC is fully committed and supportive of the Administration, the Staff, the Students and the Parents. In sha Allah, we will strive with activities that reflect that. The ASC will provide monthly updates, upload financials and activities on the school site, and be available as needed. We have several long term projects (high school, school expansion, donor program, certified staff compensation strategy, fundraiser planning, etc.) already underway and we will continue to work with the Administration to improve the school. I strongly urge that every family feel free to let the Administration and the ASC know of positive ways we can make the school stronger and more efficient.
May Allah give us a successful year. May Allah strengthen our families. Ameen
Jazak Allah Khair
2018 – 2019 End of Year Update
Alhumdulilah we have been given the opportunity by Allah to complete the 2018-2019 Academic year successfully. This has been an important and significant year for our school. We are truly grateful to Allah, the Most Compassionate for providing for the school, protecting the school, and helping the school. Without the help of Allah, nothing is possible. May Allah continue to help, protect, and provide for the school with His Mercy, His Compassion, and His Provisions. Ameen.
We are also grateful for the staff, parents, students, and the IAR community for always supporting this school. We recognize each every single effort and good intention towards the school to be of great value for us. We ask Allah to continue to allow this support to increase and to always be our foundation. Ameen.
The ASC has worked with great effort to move the school to a positive and truly Islamic direction. In doing so, we have accomplished quite a bit this year. In sha Allah, as we move forward to 19-20 academic year, we will continue to work tirelessly, selflessly, and collaboratively with the Muslim and School Community to raise the standard even higher and to achieve far more.
Here is a summary of our work. Note that some of this work continues through the summer and into 19-20 academic year. All of this work is in partnership with the School Administration, An Noor School, and the IAR.
High School Update
Alhamdulillah the Al Iman School Committee and its High School Implementation Team have made a lot of progress over the past year toward establishing the 9th grade. We established a partnership with the North Carolina Virtual Public School, began producing a framework and lesson plans for the 9th grade Islamic curriculum, and explored interim locations for the first few years of the school. Alhamdulillah between April and May, seven students pre-registered for the 9th grade – an indication of very strong demand despite the lack of a fully established school.
However, the Committee and Team have determined that there is more work to be done and has decided to postpone the high school by one year. Over the next year, we plan to accomplish the following so we can achieve this important goal inshallah:
As we continue forward, there is a tremendous amount of work to be done. In sha Allah, we will seek Allah’s guidance in all of our work. Our goal is to develop a strong Islamic School that clearly differentiates itself through our Deen. Academically, we will strive to raise the high standard by which we operate today.
Jazak Allah Khair