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Parents of Current and former ICEC Students and ICEC Friends and Alumni

Welcome to new school year,

We will communicate with you through Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) website and ICEC email group.

Please check this website regularly for information and updates.

The information regarding unexpected school closing due to inclement weather condition or any other reason will be posted here.  You may also check school operation section in the middle of the home page, as shown below, to find out about schools closing.

ICEC Emails:

The emails that you receive from us are two types:
  1. Emails from the teachers as a means of communication to inform you about the instruction and other relevant class activities;
  2. Emails from ICEC, to communicate events, news, and school operation status.

Please check your email and also spam or promotional folder to see if our emails are there and move them to your inbox.  At the bottom of ICEC emails, there is an option that you can use to update your preference to get email from different committees or use unsubscribe option if you are no longer affiliated with the ICEC and wish to be removed from the email list. 


  If you have any questions please email

2017 Professional Development

On Saturday, September 9th, the ICEC staff took part in a half-day professional development conducted by Dr. Myriam Met, the internationally acclaimed leader in the field of second language acquisition and standards-based instruction.  IMG_0245The combination of brain research supported theory and hands-on practice workshop aimed to model how language skills are acquired through meaningful tasks.  The participants were able to identify that Generating interest through meaningful tasks is paramount to active listening and thus learning.IMG_0246

Dr. Met used gradual release of responsibility approach (I do, We do together, You do in small groups – guided practice-, and You do individually) to engage the participant in the process of learning and to help them apply what they have learned through small group tasks.


No Parking at Potomac Woods Swim Club

Dear Parents:
It has been brought to our attention by Potomac Woods Swim Club (PWSC); the property adjacent to Ritchie Park Elementary School, that some ICEC families are utilizing their parking area to park their cars. PWSC is a private property and they may arrange for vehicles without permit to be towed.
Please refrain from parking your cars on their property. ICEC families may use only the Ritchie Park parking space or park along Dunster Road, where it is permitted.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.




2017 Picnic

پيک نيک پایان سال آموزشی 1396-1395

خانواده های گرامی

انجمن خانه و مدرسه مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ايران پيک نيک پایان سال آموزشی را روز شنبه 10 ژوئن 2017 پس از پایان کلاس های آموزشی از ساعت 12 نیم روز تا 5 پس از نیم روز بر گزار می کند.

از آموزگاران، دانش آموزان و خانواده های مرکز دعوت می کنیم به ما به پیوندند تا پایان یک سال آموزشی موفق دیگر را با هم جشن بگیریم..

) در پارک منطقه ای کابین جان بر گزار می شود. از خانواده های گرامی خواهش می کنیمShelter B) پیک نیک مرکز در سایبان “ب”
ناهار دلخواه خود را بیاورند.

مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ايران

End of 2016-2017 Academic Year Picnic

Dear ICEC families,

ICEC Community and School Association (Anjoman) is organizing an end of the year picnic to be held on June 10th, 2017 right after ICEC graduation. All teachers, students and their families are invited to join us celebrate another successful academic year.

A shelter has been reserved for this event. Please bring and share your lunch with other families.

Time: Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Cabin John Regional Park
Shelter B
7400 Tuckerman Lane
Bethesda , MD 20817

2017 Graduation

  پایان سال آموزشی
10  ژوئن 2017

خانواده های گرامی،
پایان سال آموزشی مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران در روز شنبه 10 ژوئن 2017 خواهد بود.

                        برنامه ی روز پایانی سا ل آموزشی مرکز به ترتیب زیر خواهد بود:   

     –  از ساعت 9:30 تا  11:00  بامداد ادامه برنامه های آموزشی هفتگی در کلاس های درس  
   –  از ساعت 11:00 بامداد تا 11:45 بامداد شرکت خانواده ها در کلاس های درس برای تشویق دانش آموزان به هنگام دریافت کارنامه های  آموزشی    
شرکت شما در روز پایانی سال آموزشی سبب تشویق فرزندانمان خواهد شد.

مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران


School Graduation, June 10, 2017

Dear Parents,
The end of school year graduation of Iran Cultural and Educational Center will be held on June 10th, 2017.
The program will be as follow:
–          Students will attend their regular classes from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
–          Parents will visit the classes from 11:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.

2017-2018 Iran Arbabi Scholarship

Earn up to


In Scholarship from 

Iran Arbabi Scholarship Fund

The Iran Arbabi Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students of Iranian descent entering or attending an accredited post-secondary institution 

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or be lawfully residing in the United States.
  2. Attend an accredited college or university of their choice in the state of Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia.
  3. Excel academically.
  4. Have a verifiable record of participating in activities within the Persian community, promoting Persian culture or continuing education in Persian culture (literature, language or history…)

Important Dates:

March 27, 2017 – ICEC starts accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.

May 1, 2017 – Final postmarked deadline, to be considered for the 2017-2018 Scholarship Program.

For more information and to download the scholarship application select items in the menu or click:

Nowruz 1396

Dear Friends and ICEC Community,

Words cannot covey my gratitude for your continued support to help make this year’s Nowruz celebration another unforgettable event. Special thanks to the parent-volunteers who worked closely with the ICEC staff to prepare students for their classroom performances and announcements, to the Committee members who oversaw different aspects of the overall event including the reception and behind the scene coordination, and to the former students and parents who outside the school hours worked with the students for their enchanting music, play and dance performances. Thanks also to the friends and families, the Iranian-American community at large, who joined us in celebration of the spring and Nowruz 1396 – 2017.

Once again your tireless work and well-coordinated planning, within a very short time this year due to several school closings, resulted in an uplifting event that had left nothing to chances. Throughout the program, we heard nothing but praise for the exceptional quality of the performances, management, services, and reception. In the ICEC community, the Nowruz celebration has become a lasting tradition that brings together former and current students and parents and through which each member assumes a crucial role to ensure its success. The success of this year’s Nowruz celebration was another example of your group work and excellent coordination and management. The tremendous amount of work involved at each stage of planning and execution is a reflection of your commitment and dedication.

For two hours, our children showcased the best of our cultural heritage, surpassing expectations with their performances. They were comfortable in their roles and clearly enjoyed being onstage. The very emotional and beautifully arranged and performed “Ey-Iran” song, along with thoughtfully selected and skillfully-recited poems, in addition to informative pieces about this centuries-old tradition, by the masters of ceremony, set the stage for the rest of the evening.  Throughout the program, students performed with talent and exuberance. The class performances, dances, pieces of music, and play all reflected not only the well-nurtured talents of our children, but also their sense of pride in embodying their attachment to more than one culture.

Each year, the Nowruz celebration is a reminder that ICEC is much more than a language school. Throughout the years, your love of our cultural heritage has strengthened our common goal of building a community in which the sense of belonging and pride is apparent in every aspect. Surely, our children will be the future ambassadors of cultural awareness and understanding and will strive toward building a much more peaceful world; a world in which mutual respect and empathy will replace discrimination and violence. We owe this future to the next generation. And this is the ultimate goal that connects us together and inspires our to continue along this road with commitment and resolve.

Once again, on behalf of Dr. Alizadeh Taeb and my colleagues at the Center, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to the former and current students, the Nowruz Committee members who made this event possible and friends and families who joined us celebrate Nowruz 1396 – 2017.

Our very sincere thanks also to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service’s volunteers for their invaluable support and assistance throughout the event.

نوروزتان پیروز

Nowruz 1396 Tickets

انجمن خانه و مدرسه

مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران

فرارسیدن نوروز ۱۳۹۶ خورشیدی را جشن می گیرند

روز شنبه ۱۱ مارس برابر با ۲۱ اسفند ماه ۱۳۹۵ خورشیدی

      ورود به سالن – ساعت ۳:۳۰ پس از نیم روز

 برنامه :از ساعت ۴ پس از نیم روز تا ۹ شب

پذیرایی و پایکوبی- از ساعت ۶ تا ۹ شب

آغاز برنامه  –  ساعت ۴ پس از نیم روز

   نقشه) دبیرستان گیترزبرگ در گیترزبرگ)

برای همکاری با کمیته برگزار کننده جشن نوروز، خواهشمند است بلیت های خود را ازتاریخ یازده (۱۱) تا بیست وپنجم (۲۵) فوریه در مرکز تهیه کنید. در روزجشن، ۱۱ مارس، بلیت موجود نخواهد بود. 

 به علت محدودیت مکان برنامه، اولویت با دانش آموزان مرکز و خانواده آنها است.برای دوستان و دیگر افراد خانواده می توانید نام و شمار بلیت های مورد نظر خود را در مرکز در لیست انتظار بنویسید.

.برای اآگاهی بیشتر، خواهشمند است با آقای علی فیضی تماس بگیرید

Tel: (240) 426-7233  Email:

The Community & School Association of

Iran Cultural and Educational Center

Celebrates the Iranian New Year

Nowruz 1396

Sunday, March 11, 2017 – 3:30 PM Doors Open
4:00- 9:00 PM (Program, Reception)
Gaithersburg High School101 Education Blvd Gaithersburg, MD 20877  (Map)

The tickets will be available at school on February 11th. Due to limited space, the priority is given to current students and their immediate family members. Please get  your tickets from Feb. 11th  to Feb. 25th at school. You may also, order tickets for other family members and friends at school.

NO Ticket will be available on the day of the event
for more information please contact Ali Feizi at (240) 426-7233

All Purpose Room Closing

توجه ، توجه، توجه

سالن گرد هم آیی

خانواده های گرامی

روز شنبه  ۲۸ژانویه، سالن گردهم آیی دبستان ریچی پارک به سبب باز سازی در دسترس مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران نمی باشد

.خواهشمند است برای ورود به دبستان از در اصلی استفاده کنید

مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران

Attention,  Attention,  Attention

School All Purpose Room 

Dear Parents, 

Due to construction on Saturday January 28, 2017, we will not have access to the All Purpose Room.
Please use the main entrance of the school to drop off and pick up students.

Updated-School closing

Due to inclement weather conditions all community activities in public facilities have been canceled until 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 17th, as a result ICEC classes will not be held on December 17th.  PDT practice sessions is also CANCELED.  ICEC will be closed the next two weeks, December 24th and 31st, for the winter break. We will celebrate Yalda on January 7th when we resume classes.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, January 7th,