Newsletter 6/13/2012

Al-Falah Academy

Al-Falah Academy Newsletter


20:114 (Y. Ali) High above all is Allah, the King, the Truth! Be not in haste with the Qur'an before its revelation to thee is completed, but say, "O my Lord! advance me in knowledge."

Al-Falah Academy Holds its 2nd annual Graduation event

Al-Falah Academy held its 2nd graduation on Saturday June 2,2012 at the 5th Avenue Event Hall in Buford GA. Teachers, students, family and friends numbering over 300 came together to celebrate the graduating classes from PK4, Kindergarten and the 5th grade. Students from all classes performed nasheeds in Arabic and received certificates for the hard work they did.

The teachers from each grade talked about their class and how much they learned during the year. The graduating classes were announced individually by their teachers and received their diplomas.

Our new Principal, Sr. Jelena Naim, gave the commencement address focusing first on the middle school students and then the parents reminding us all of our responsibility as Muslims to strive hard, be good examples of our faith. It was a fun event for all especially the graduating classes.

Al-Falah Academy’s new principal

Al-Falah Academy is excited to introduce you the new principal, Jelena Naim who has been an educator for over 25 years. With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Illinois and certification from Mercer University, she has taught and developed curricular materials for students from elementary to college levels. She has worked in public schools and universities, and conducted teacher training programs for teachers and school supervisors.

She was part of the founding team and board at Amana Academy public charter school, participating in the writing and approval of the charter, and then joining the administration of the school. She led teacher professional development and evaluation, implemented top-rated curricular and assessment programs, and held major roles in Amana’s SACS accreditation, charter renewal, acquisition of grants totaling half-a-million dollars, and many awards, recognitions, and conference presentations.

She and her husband Rashid Naim are committed to Islamic education, having educated all 4 of their children at Islamic schools and volunteering with various Islamic educational institutions in Atlanta.

Support Al-Falah Academy

Did you know you can support Al-Falah Academy just by switching your natural gas provider to Georgia Natural Gas? Signing up is easy, simply enroll for Georgia Natural Gas then use your GNG account number to register for the TrueBlue Schools program. Select AL-Falah Academy to receive donations and when you pay your GNG bill on time, $5 EVERY month goes to Al-Falah Academy. It's that easy.

As an added bonus, TrueBlue Schools' participants are eligible to receive up to $0.15 per therm discount off their monthly gas bill by choosing Georgia Natural Gas and there is no charge to switch.

Testimonial from Sr. Jean: "I just signed up effective June 1. Al Falah should be getting the $25 donation plus the $5 per month, while I got a rate that's half of what I'm paying now. Jazak Allah!"

Georgia Natural Gas contact numbers:
770-850-6200 (inside metro Atlanta)
1-877-850-6200 (toll-free outside metro Atlanta)
or online at:

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First Day of school: August 21st.

Al-Falah Academy - 4805 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047 - 678-502-7211
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