April 23, 2020
Assalamu Alaikum RSA Family,

On behalf of the RSA board, administration and staff members, we would like to wish our RSA family and NHIEC community a blessed month of Ramadan! We pray to Allah SWT to accept our Siyam and Qiyam and to shower us with his blessings, protection and prosperity. Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan is the month of Mercy, Forgiveness, and Freedom from the hellfire. It is the month of obedience, spirituality and charity. Even though Ramadan this year is different, it is our job as parents and educators to make it unique and beneficial to our dear children. Practicing social distancing and not being able to attend Taraweeh in the masjid should not diminish the glory and the joy of this holy time.
We strongly encourage every family to come together and perform its own Ibadah schedule and routine. We need to be consistent with praying Jamaa on time, reading the Quran and give Sadaqah. We CAN make it a special time for our family members!
Mashaallah, RSA teachers started already sharing with their students Ramadan activities, planners, lessons, projects and much more! Encourage your children to complete these activities while enjoying the spirit of Ramadan. The blessings and joy of this month are irreplaceable! Let us direct our intentions to fasting the whole month, reaping the spiritual and physiological benefits of Ramadan, and getting closer to Allah SWT.

“Whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.” – Sahih Bukhari

Together, let us dedicate our soul, mind and body for the devotion of the holy month of Ramadan and be blessed with its maximum benefits.

Ramadan Kareem,

Sr. Hala Shehadeh
Ramadan Schedule
As we continue our online learning, our Ramdan daily schedule will be as follows:

  • Ramadan schedule will start on Friday, April 24th!.
  • RSA teachers will give instant feedback and support from 10 AM till 3 PM.
  • For grades 3rd-12th, zoom sessions will start at 10:30 AM and end at 4:30 PM , allowing for 8 periods a day (45 minutes each)
  • Zoom sessions schedule will be shared every Monday morning on google classroom.
  • Upper elementary/middle school students (3rd-8th) can have up to 2 zoom sessions per day.
  • High school students (9th-12th) can have up to 3 zoom sessions per day.
  • Pre-K -2nd can have one zoom session per day.
  • Zoom meeting attendance is mandatory as teachers will use this time to introduce new lessons and assess students when needed. Parents are kindly requested to make sure their children are always present and following the proper behavior rules.

Ramadan Countdown!
Don't forget to follow our social media platforms for updates and reminders. Have you been following our Ramadan countdown?
Fridays Weekly Khatira
Ramadan Door Decoration Contest
Upcoming Ramadan Competitions
Ramadan Question of the Day Competition!
Everyday, starting Friday, 1st day of Ramdan , we will post a question of the day on our social media: Instagram and Facebook. To participate in this competition, participants need to answer each question on a daily basis on social media. Answers will be tracked and winners will be announced after Eid. Great prizes will be awarded!
Online Quran Recitation Competition
Students in grades 1st -12th will be assigned specific Surahs/Ayat to recite properly with correct Tajweed. Recitations will be recorded at home then shared with the Quran teachers. More details coming. Great prizes will be awarded!
Rising Star Academy
4613 Cottage Place 
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: 201-758-5590
Fax: 201-758-5590