Al Fatih Academy

Al Fatih Academy Al Fatih Academy is a nonprofit, full time school serving Northern Va since 1998. Al Fatih, which means an opening, strives to open its students' hearts to the love of Allah and their minds to the wonders of the world.

Jumu'ah Mubarak!We pray that your family's summer is full of rest and rejuvenation...and the right amount of boredom to ...
06/21/2019
Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

Jumu'ah Mubarak!

We pray that your family's summer is full of rest and rejuvenation...

and the right amount of boredom to make each of our creative juices and imagination flow!

“Your role as a parent is to prepare children to take their place in society. Being an adult means occupying yourself and filling up your leisure time in a way that will make you happy,” says Lyn Fry, a child psychologist in London with a focus on education. “If parents spend all their time filling up their child’s spare time, then the child’s never going to learn to do this for themselves.”

Boredom is crucial for developing “internal stimulus,” which then allows for true creativity.

"Being bored is a way to make children self-reliant.”

AFA'ers are changemakers! Rising 3rd Grader Raihan is frustrated about his sad Happy Meals and has decided to be an acti...
06/14/2019

AFA'ers are changemakers!

Rising 3rd Grader Raihan is frustrated about his sad Happy Meals and has decided to be an activist for a cause!

Please see his letter, sign the petition and share if you agree!

https://www.change.org/p/mcdonald-s-happy-meal-substitutes

Dear McDonald's,

I was wondering why substitutions are not allowed to be in Happy Meals. Whenever my mom asks the person working at McDonald's to substitute the cheeseburger for a fish sandwich in a happy meal, they say no.

My cousins get the chicken nuggets meal and I don't think it's fair [just because I don't always eat meat], that I can't get the happy meal with the fish sandwich.

So can you please put the fish sandwich with the happy meal too?

Raihan, Age 7

06/11/2019
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06/11/2019

Summer Office Hours @AFA:

June 10 - June 21 Monday - Friday 10:00 - 2:00 or by appointment

June 24 - July 29 School Administrative Offices Closed

August 1-10 Monday - Friday 10:00 - 2:00 or by appointment

August 14-23 Teacher Work Week

Friday, August 23 Open House

Monday, August 26 First Day of School! 🥳

AFA alumni are the best!Hasan Sarwar is working on his Eagle Scout badge and has a great idea to improve our outdoor spa...
06/07/2019
Click here to support Hasan's Eagle Scout Service Project organized by Raja Hasan Sarwar

AFA alumni are the best!

Hasan Sarwar is working on his Eagle Scout badge and has a great idea to improve our outdoor space with a dismissal stone patio!

We support and encourage community service efforts initiated by young people as a way to build their experience and further their connection to AFA.

Please support and share! Every little bit helps him reach his goal and beautifies our building!

https://www.gofundme.com/hasan039s-eagle-scout-service-project

Hello, my name is Hasan Sarwar. I am a Life Scout with Troop 786 at ADAMS Sterling, Virginia. I am currently working towards the Eagle Scout rank. One of the key components of earning the Eagle rank is to give back to the community by organizing and completing a service project. Due to my great e...

Our duas today, Ya Allah!
06/04/2019

Our duas today, Ya Allah!

Jumu'ah Mubarak!We made dua together today thanking Allah (s) for the blessings of friends, teachers, and all the learni...
06/01/2019

Jumu'ah Mubarak!

We made dua together today thanking Allah (s) for the blessings of friends, teachers, and all the learning and discoveries we shared this school year.

We gave thanks for this AFA family that lets us grow together through happy, sad, and exciting times.

We gave thanks for all the ways we were able to practice taking care of ourselves, each other and the world.

We prayed that we have rest and rejuvenation over the summer with salam and sakinah. That we continue to remember Allah, thank Allah and worship Him in the best ways possible. We also asked that we are protected from harm and from doing harm.

Ameen!

#HAGS #Alhamdulillah #YouAreThePeace

Elementary students individually  completed reading the whole Qur'an during this school year!Between awards for academic...
05/31/2019

Elementary students individually completed reading the whole Qur'an during this school year!

Between awards for academic excellence, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Innovation Convention, and Physical Fitness that students receive at the end of the year, this special certificate recognizes students who completed their tilawah/recitation of the entire Quran.

We are excited to celebrate this accomplishment and make dua that the words of Allah (s) live in each student's heart as they also become walking Qurans to bring goodness, love and mercy to the world.

This past Saturday AFA's Theatre Troupe put on a full 2 act production that got rave reviews!"Almost History" is a light...
05/30/2019

This past Saturday AFA's Theatre Troupe put on a full 2 act production that got rave reviews!

"Almost History" is a light-hearted comedy about a reporter and her sidekick's time-traveling misadventures as they live stream from some of the greatest moments in American history.

The Troupe rehearsed diligently over the past few months and truly gave their all in telling this story with passion and gusto.

It's especially exciting to see students grow in confidence and be more comfortably able to express themselves outside of the play.

Special thanks to Ms. Mariam Khan for her directorship and dedication! She recognized each actor yesterday for their commitment with very Oscar looking awards!

05/26/2019
Yusuf Islam & Children - Ramadan Moon

We are in the last 10 nights of this blessed month, alhamdulillah!

May Allah embrace us in mercy, forgive our shortcomings and protect us from harm and doing harm.

We will see everyone back in school on Tueday insha Allah with a one hour delayed start in the morning.

Here's a wonderful song from Yusuf Islam to remind us of what the Ramadan moon means.

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Quran Day continued!Exhibits of themes in the Quran that are connected to what classes are working on. Lots of connectio...
05/24/2019

Quran Day continued!

Exhibits of themes in the Quran that are connected to what classes are working on. Lots of connections and lots of exploration for us all.

We will have these up for display tonight at the PTO hosted school-wide iftar!

05/24/2019

Quran Day continued!

Classes connected what they're learning to the Quran - taking care of the Earth, moon cycles, weather, animal habitats, spiders, and what makes the Quran special.

Such beautiful connections and signs for us all!

Is your child missing a jacket or sweater? There are several items in the Lost & Found.  Please stop by the office if yo...
05/24/2019

Is your child missing a jacket or sweater?

There are several items in the Lost & Found.

Please stop by the office if your child is missing any items.

The Lost & Found items are displayed in the Main Floor Multipurpose Room today. Parents are welcome to come into the school building to look for lost items.

All unclaimed items will be donated over the summer break.

05/23/2019

Today was Quran Day at AFA!

We started the day with a school wide kahoot game where classes competed against one another in answering questions about the Quran - what excitement and teamwork at the same time!

Afterwards students from KG-8th grade each read or recited sections of the Quran from beginning to end in their classrooms. So the whole building was filled with beautiful sounds and glorious words of Allah.

Before dhur prayer we each made 2 rakah shukur and said a khatm dua together for having completed the Quran. Starting with the 4 quls, fatiha and beginning of Baqarah then saying a dua in Arabic which we said translated in English. Finally we each made our own dua quietly before starting dhur prayer.

We could feel the sakinah and salam throughout the day subhan Allah!

Tomorrow we will be sharing class exhibits on different aspects from the Quran like food, animals, space, spiders and the earth.

What a blessing to be able to truly connect with the Quran during Ramadan, alhamdulillah!

Thanks to our Arabic Dept Team for coordinating today's reading- Ms. Roua, Ms. Iman, Ms. Souad, Ms. Asma, Ms. Hanan, Ms. Nadia and Ms. Mai. And of course Ustadh Ismail for leading us!

Alhamdulillah, we did it again! For the 3rd year, we were blessed with the opportunity to make 10,152 meals for children...
05/22/2019

Alhamdulillah, we did it again!

For the 3rd year, we were blessed with the opportunity to make 10,152 meals for children in places where they have little or no access to nutritional food.

Students and volunteers packaged ready to cook meals that include soy protein, rice, dehydrated vegetables, and a vitamin pack.

They measured, weighed, sealed and labeled each package that feeds a family of 5. We had some important conversations about the reasons hunger exists and how to value the food we have.

We made the intention that our efforts are to benefit others and that we grow and learn from being able to help. We also made dua that those who receive these meals have their worries and difficulties lessened.

What a great way to practice sadaqa and shukur during this blessed month of Ramadan!

The team from Rise Against Hunger helped explain why this is so important and we are grateful to Muslim Aid USA for sponsoring the cost of the meals, many of which they will facilitate delivery to Yemen.

Smart Minds Learning is running their summer program at AFA again this year for students ages 5 - 12.There are still spo...
05/22/2019

Smart Minds Learning is running their summer program at AFA again this year for students ages 5 - 12.

There are still spots available! This is an independent organization and registration is open to all.

Please contact Smart Minds Learning for details and questions.

www.smartmindslearning.com

05/22/2019
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05/22/2019

RISE Against Hunger Meal Packing!

It's Ramadan and AFA is making meals again this year to help end hunger !
05/21/2019

It's Ramadan and AFA is making meals again this year to help end hunger !

AFA really does have talent!We had our first Talent Show this morning and we were so very inspired by musicians, martial...
05/20/2019

AFA really does have talent!

We had our first Talent Show this morning and we were so very inspired by musicians, martial artists, card tricksters, singers, and poets!

Lots to celebrate and we're so excited about making this a tradition at AFA.

Everyone has a talent, we just need to help them share it!

Thanks to Ms. Noor for coordinating with the SGA Talent Show Committee and a very special thanks to Rania from 3rd grade for originally bringing this idea to admin and seeing it through.

She gave a wonderful tribute to her fellow students for their courage and positive attitude in sharing their talents with us all.

AFA Girls on the Run Team participated in the 5k today! And most of them kept their fast going!Tremendous thanks to Coac...
05/19/2019

AFA Girls on the Run Team participated in the 5k today! And most of them kept their fast going!

Tremendous thanks to Coaches Sabah Iqbal, Abidah Ali, and Iman Barzinji!

Our girls worked hard over the past months to train and build their stamina. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Thanks also to supportive parents and well-wishers cheering them on this morning!

Jum'uah Mubarak!Tomorrow - Innovation Convention Exhibition 1-3pm (winners will be labeled)STEM Family Activities 1-3pmC...
05/17/2019

Jum'uah Mubarak!

Tomorrow - Innovation Convention Exhibition 1-3pm (winners will be labeled)
STEM Family Activities 1-3pm

Come get your Eid Mubarak chocolates and Ramadan bracelets!

Green bracelets say "Celebrating the 4th pillar"
White bracelets "i fast, i submit".

$2/candy bar
$1/bracelets

Innovation Convention! Students are explaining their innovations based on what problem they're looking to solve, what in...
05/17/2019

Innovation Convention!

Students are explaining their innovations based on what problem they're looking to solve, what inspired them to solve it, how and what will be used to solve it and what improvements to their ideas they have already considered.

Many are Shark Tank worthy!

05/17/2019

Innovation Convention exhibition and judging underway!

Many judges are from the US Patent Office.

Some great ideas to solve problems in our daily lives!

Superheroes @ AFA!On this Marvelous Monday, we asked staffers to reveal their secret identities as the superheroes they ...
05/13/2019

Superheroes @ AFA!

On this Marvelous Monday, we asked staffers to reveal their secret identities as the superheroes they really are!

Each teacher and staff member make AFA a "super" place to be!

May each of them be given the best in this life and the next! Ameen!

Jum'uah Mubarak!We are blessed to spend nearly the entire Ramadan at school this year. Here's one way we are learning ab...
05/10/2019

Jum'uah Mubarak!

We are blessed to spend nearly the entire Ramadan at school this year.

Here's one way we are learning about this month - we hope families use this at home as well!

Ameen!
05/07/2019

Ameen!

Hoping to see everyone today!
05/04/2019

Hoping to see everyone today!

Jumu'ah Mubarak!We are so very excited about Ramadan starting on Monday!We've been decorating and celebrating the coming...
05/03/2019

Jumu'ah Mubarak!

We are so very excited about Ramadan starting on Monday!

We've been decorating and celebrating the coming of this blessed month in all sorts of ways - from moon phased cookies, color patterned lanterns, crescent hats, to bookmarks for keeping our place in the Quran during special Ramadan reading.

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for

Grandparents Tea from 3:30-4:30 and

Welcome Ramadan event at 5pm

featuring musical artist Raef and AFA student performances!

Bring finger food to share and take home some baraka from being together in remembrance of our beloved Prophet's practices during Ramadan.

Jumu‘ah Mubarak!We had a FANTASTIC Field Day at AFA!The theme was "20 Years of Playing to Learn"!Thanks to Ms. Sabah, ...
04/26/2019

Jumu‘ah Mubarak!

We had a FANTASTIC Field Day at AFA!

The theme was "20 Years of Playing to Learn"!

Thanks to Ms. Sabah, beloved PE teacher, our day was full of friendly competitions, skill building, strategizing, teamwork, and artistry. Look at all those personalized spirit shirts! (Red Hot Chili Peppers made an appearance 🌶 )

The Opening Ceremony had us all cheering for one another and sharing some unique chants...ending with an impromptu floss-off! Teachers showed their talents in a high stakes hot potato game...with students giving comforting hugs to those who got stuck with the potato 💚

And at the end a sweet surprise- ice cream truck rolled in just in time to close off a memorable day!🍦

Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped us make this happen today!

Getting ready for Field Day/Friday FunDay tomorrow!It will be @ AFA because of the expected storm but will have non-stop...
04/25/2019

Getting ready for Field Day/Friday FunDay tomorrow!

It will be @ AFA because of the expected storm but will have non-stop activites all through the day and some great fun surprises! (Pssst....includes a truck with freezers that plays some irresistible tunes! 🍦)

Come in your Field Day t-shirts, be ready to flex your muscles and show your team spirit!

Please see email with more details.

04/23/2019
04/22/2019

Spring Portrait Day is scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday, April 23rd.

*All students will be getting their Spring Portraits taken *Students are not required to wear uniforms and can wear school appropriate clothing of their choice.
*Siblings that attend AFA can have pictures taken together upon request.
*Parents select ONE favorite pose and background on the form and return before or on Picture Day before 8:45am.
*After Picture Day, families will receive a portrait package for review and purchase.

We hope everyone is having a wonderful Spring Break! Can't wait to hear about your vacation or stay-cation adventures ne...
04/20/2019

We hope everyone is having a wonderful Spring Break! Can't wait to hear about your vacation or stay-cation adventures next week insha Allah.

In the meantime, here are some great reminders as we wrap up this important focused family time.

We model respect and mercy just as the Prophet Muhammad (s) taught us and so our children will practice the same.

04/12/2019

Jumu'ah Mubarak!

AFA Pre-Kers are always up to something good!

As part of incorporating STEAM related activities into the daily curriculum, students made butter for their snack this week, experiencing the process of liquid turning to solid.

Besides very important skills of practicing patience, perserverance and taking turns, students were introduced to concepts of timing, measurement, chemistry and good nutrition.

We know young children learn best through their senses and this enhances science, math, language arts and social skills. Tasting is a great way to experience the world!

AFA 2019 Innovation Convention work is underway!  Final showcase on May 17!Students have begun to brainstorm what proble...
04/08/2019

AFA 2019 Innovation Convention work is underway! Final showcase on May 17!

Students have begun to brainstorm what problems they can address in their daily (or someone else's) lives through an innovation or invention.

We are curious, creative, and concerned about our world. Knowledge allows us to solve problems, try various ways to make things better, and work with others to make an idea come to life. We put our curiosity and knowledge together to create innovations that help us as individuals, our community or our world.

What is Invention/Innovation?

Many times things work as they are but could work better. Or there are ways to bring two or more things together for a new way to be used. Taking risks and sometimes even looking at failure as “fuel for innovation” can help the process of making new ideas work. If an idea does not work, we can learn from it, and then modify and try again.

Inventions are innovations, many times they can be built or sometimes they are ideas or a process.

What are inventors and innovators like?

*Keep an open and curious mind about the world around them.
*Acquire as much information as possible about an idea, a problem, or a future invention before beginning to invent.
*Continually use trial and error as they engage in problem solving.
*Continually strive to improve upon an idea or design after finding a solution.
*Are dedicated, persistent, and most of all, optimistic about finding a solution.

Address

12300 Pinecrest Rd
Reston, VA
20191

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(703) 437-9382

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