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Field Day 2014

bouncyhouseField Day will be held on Thursday, May 15th, 2014. We have an exciting day planned with inflatables, games, cotton candy, and snow cones. Each student will need to complete this form and return it to their homeroom teacher along with $10. The ten dollars will pay for your child’s t-shirt, lunch, and ice cream. The t-shirt will have the logo shown on the form with Sunrise Academy written on it.

Please make sure you fill out the form and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher with the ten dollars no later than Thursday, April 17th.

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Benefit Concert Photos and Video


The Sunrise Academy Benefit Concert was held on April 5th at East High School. The concert featured international speaker and life coach Zohra Sarwari, adult comedian Baba Ali from Ummah Films, Nasheed group Noor, children’s author Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, and guest speaker Abder Raoof. Noor autographed CDs for students and families and Dr. Asma autographed Islamic children’s books as well.


A special thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Sunrise Academy Benefit Concert! It was such a huge success Alhamdulah.  PTO has received nothing but positive feedback from those who attended the concert; we really appreciate it and we are so happy that everyone had a wonderful time! Without the amazing organization and planning of the PTO: Theresa McClinton, Dana Sawalha, Jessica Ali, Miss Shahira and Mrs. Kathy, along with the support of our Principal Mr. Greenfield and the Board members of our school, this event would not have been as successful as it was Alhamdulah.  Also, the event definitely would not have been a success without all the beautiful families and friends of Sunrise Academy who attended and supported our school.

JAK/thank you to everyone who helped set up, came to support and/or donated to our event!

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Arabic Spelling Bee and Qur’an Contest

IMGP0174It is time for our annual Arabic Spelling Bee and Qur’an Contest. Please encourage your students to participate as it will be a good opportunity for them to strengthen their Arabic skills and grow in their knowledge of the Qur’an.

The 2014 Sunrise Academy Arabic Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, April 30th. There will be a 20 second time limit for students to spell a word correctly. Participants need to say the shada and hamza (where it is located too). Participants do not need to say the harakat (fatha/dama/kasra). We will award 3 winners for each grade and recognize all who participate.

Please print and return this signup form by Friday, April 11th if you would like to participate.

IMGP0165The 2014 Sunrise Academy Qur’an Contest will be held on Thursday, May 15th and Friday, May 16th. Tajweed is required. Tajweed requirement for KG – 3rd is limited to correct pronunciation of letters (makharij al-huroof). Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 achievers per grade level, where all contest requirements are met.

To participate in the Qur’an Contest, please print and return this registration form by Monday, April 21st.

An award ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17th to recognize our winners.

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MAP Testing


Measure of Academic Progress tests, or MAP tests, are tests that are taken on a computer. The difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. A student is expected to answer about half of the questions correctly and half incorrectly.

MAP assessments give RIT (or Rasch Unit) scores that measure how students are performing in a variety of subjects. A student’s score is an estimate of his or her achievement level. This data gives teachers more insight into where a student needs help or is excelling.

RIT Norms allow parents and teachers to gain an understanding of each student’s current grade level, where they need focus, and the extent of their progress. The most recent RIT Norms are The 2011 NWEA RIT Scale Norms. Students typically start at the 150 to 190 level in the third grade and progress to the 240 to 300 level by high school. RIT scores make it possible to follow a student’s educational growth from year to year.

In addition to RIT scores, MAP scores will refer to percentile rank. The percentile rank indicates how well a student performed in comparison to the students in the norm group. The most recent norm sample was a group of about a million students. A student’s percentile rank says that the student scored as well as, or better than, the percent of students in the norm group. For example, a student with a percentile rank of 72 scored as well as, or better than 72% of the students in the norm group.

For more information, you can refer to the Parent Toolkit

Click here to view The 2011 NWEA RIT Scale Norms

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2014 Yearbook Orders

2014-04-02 09.29.09 HDRIt’s the biggest story of the year AND YOU’RE IN IT! The 2013-2014 yearbook is finally available! Don’t miss out on the memories! Order Yours Now!

Cost: $30


** Turn in all orders to Miss Shahira

It’s the time of year everyone waits for; it’s time to order your very own 2013-2014 Sunrise Academy yearbook! The yearbook will be hard cover, full of color, and will capture the most precious, funniest and silliest moments of students and staff at Sunrise Academy! More information about the yearbook will be noted on the order forms. Order forms will be distributed to all students on Monday, February 24th If you have any questions regarding yearbook information, please ask Miss Shahira. Don’t Miss Out! Order Yours Now!


Photos and Video from the Muslim Heritage Fair

IMGP6446Sunrise Academy’s first Muslim Heritage Fair was held on Friday, February 28th. Students presented on Muslim contributions to global arts, culture and science. As you can see in the photos, our students had a great time!

Photos were taken by Miss Shahira and Mr. Justin. Video was created by Mustafa H.