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ICEC Newsletter-2022-2023-3



بازدید از کلاس های مرکز

،مادران و پدران گرامی

مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران از شما دعوت می کند در روز شنبه ۲۲ اکتبر سال ۲۰۲۲ از  کلاس های فارسی این مرکز دیدن کنید

روز بازدید از کلاس ها بهترین زمان برای آشنایی شما با آموزگاران فرزندانتان و آگاهی از برنامه های آموزشی مرکز خواهد بود

:برنامه روز شنبه ۲۲ اکتبر سال ۲۰۲۲ به ترتیب زیر خواهد بود

۱ – از ساعت ۱۰:۱۰ تا   ۹:۵۵    بامداد:           بازدید از کلاس های کودکستان و اول آمادگی

۲ – از ساعت ۱۰:۲۵ تا  ۱۰:۱۰   بامداد:           بازدید از کلاس های آ اول  و سوم

۳ – از ساعت ۱۰:۴۰ تا  ۱۰:۲۵   بامداد:           بازدید از کلاس های  دوم و چهارم – پنجم

۴ – از ساعت ۱۰:۵۵ تا  ۱۰:۴۰   بامداد:           بازدید از کلاس های  ششم – هفتم – هشتم


شرکت شما خانواده های گرامی در این برنامه ها سبب پشت گرمی و تشویق فرزندانمان و پیشبرد هدف های این مرکز خواهد بود

با سپاس

مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران

Back-To School Day

Dear Parents,

Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) would like to invite you to visit the classes on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

Visiting the classes will be an opportunity for you to meet the teachers and become familiar with the program of studies.

The schedule for visiting classes:

  1. 09:55 –  10:10 A.M. Visiting kindergarten, pre-first grades
  2.  10:10 – 10:25 A.M. Visiting first, third grades
  3. 10:25 – 10:40 A.M. Visiting second, fourth-fifth grades
  4. 10:40 –  10:55 A.M. Visiting sixth- seventh- eight grades.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 22, 2022.



ICEC Newsletter-2022-2023-2

جشن مهرگان

،خانواده های گرامی
دانش آموزان داوطلب به سرپرستی آموزگاران و انجمن خانه و مدرسه مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران برنامه  کوتاهی به مناسبت مهرگان  آماده کرده اند که در ساعت ۱۱:۳۰ بامداد در روز شنبه، ۱۵ ماه  اکتبر در سالن گردهمایی  برگزار خواهد شد. با توجه به محدودیت مکان به دلیل  نداشتن امکان اجرای برنامه  روی صحنه ، این جشن تنها با شرکت دانش آموزان مرکز برگزارخواهد بود. امیدواریم این مشکل تا جشن یلدا بر طرف شو د و شما خانواده های گرامی بتوانید به ما بپیوندید

Mehregan Celebration 
Dear Parents,

Student-volunteers with the support of the Community and School Association of Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) and the instructional staff have prepared a short program in celebration of Mehregan that will take place on Saturday, October 15th, in the All-Purpose Room of the school. Regretfully, we will not be able to extend the invitation to the parents, because of the limited space caused by the lack access to the stage, which means part of the main area will be used for the performances.  We hope this issue will be resolved by the time we celebrate Yalda on December 17th.


International Story Time

The Friends of Green Spring Garden (FROGS) are sponsoring a storytelling event in Persian and American Sign Language by storytellers who will read nature-themed stories for young children.


Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Rd.
Alexandria, Va. 22312


Saturday, October 1st at 10:30 a.m.—Persian
Saturday, October 15th at 10:30 a.m.—ASL

For more information Click on International Storytime-October 2022

2022-2023-Registration Notice

Online Registration 2022 – 2023 school Year
Dear ICEC Families,
We would like to inform you that the online registration for returning students and their siblings has started.  We encourage you to complete the registration by September 8th.  The in-person registration on September 10th is ONLY FOR THE NEW STUDENTS.  Pre-registration for the new students will be from August 21, through September 8th. To proceed with the online registration and other relevant information, please click on the link below:
Looking forward to welcoming you back on Saturday, September 17th,
Iran Cultural and Educational Center


،خانواده های گرامی

بدین وسیله به آگاهی می رسا نیم که دانش آموزان پیشن مرکز و خواهران و برادران آنها می توانند برای سال آموزشی که ۱٧سپتامبر آغازمی شود از هم اکنون در سامانه مرکزنام نویسی کنند. ازشما درخواست می شود که نام نویسی فرزندانتان را تا پیش از ۸ سپتامبر انجام  دهید

. یاد آور می شویم که نام نویسی روز شنبه ١٠ سپتامبر تنها برای دانش آموزان جدید است
. نام نویسی دانش آموزان جدید در تارنما از تاریخ  ٢١آگوست تا ٨ سپتامبر می باشد

.پیوند زیر شما را به بخش نام نویسی سامانه مرکزو دیگرجزییات رهبری می کند

،با سپاس و به امید دیدارتان در روز شنبه ۱٧ سپتامبر

مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران 


2023-2024 Registration ( Updated August 2023)

Click on flowchart  to see the steps.


Starting on August 21, 2023, you can follow the steps below to pre- register

  1. Go to new families link (below) to pre-register
  2. you need to choose a username and password and an email address for “the primary account owner”.  This person can login to see the homework, update the information and receives email from the teacher.
  3. choose a username and password for each student
  4. Fill the registration form  ( Do not go to the payment section, do not pay)
  5.  New students, who wish to join, will need to come to school on September 9 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM to finish their registration.

Each student needs to have an email address,  If he/she does not have email address yet, use something like to preregister.  You can change it when he/she has an email address.

Returning Families: 

  1. login to the site ( login tab on top right side of home page)
  2. Use your username or email that you used to register with your password
  3. Use menu on the right of the page to update any information
  4. click on second menu item on the right to register and pay and add a new student
  5. Pay on line with Paypal or credit card

Registration Priority:

1-Returning Students
2- Returning Students’ siblings
3- Pre-registered  New Families
4- Walking New families

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email

ICEC Newsletter No. 2021-4


جشن شب یلدا
خانواده های گرامی،
دانش آموزان داوطلب به سرپرستی آموزگاران و انجمن خانه و مدرسه مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران برنامه ای به مناسبت شب یلدا  آماده کرده اند که در روز سه شنبه، ۲۱ ماه دسامبر، در ساعت ۷ شب به صورت مجازی برگزار خواهد شد. از شما و نزدیکان. و دوستانتان دعوت می کنیم به ما در این جشن بپیوندید.   پیوند زوم را چند روز پیش از جشن برای شما خواهیم فرستاد.

      مهمانی مادر بزرگ و پدر بزرگ
       شعر و آواز
       رقص و موسیقی

Yalda Celebration 
Dear Parents,
Community and School Association of Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) and the instructional staff invite you, your family and friends to attend virtual Yalda Celebration on Tuesday, December 21st, at 7:00 PM.  We will send you the link to the event a few days before the program.



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2021-2022 Scholarship

Iran Cultural and Educational Center

Iran Arbabi Scholarship

The Iran Arbabi Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students of Iranian descent entering or attending an accredited post-secondary institution. The scholarship is granted annually to at least one eligible applicant, selected based on the eligibility criteria listed below. An independent committee that consists of a panel of distinguished scholars and chaired by a member of the ICEC Board of Trustees screens applications in the summer. Members of the selection committee may also interview the finalists. The recipient (s) may use the scholarship to attend an accredited college across the United States. Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline for undergraduate or graduate studies.

2021-2022 Scholarship

For the academic year 2021-2022, two separate scholarships will be awarded to applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and are selected by the Selection Committee. The second donation has been made possible by a donation from the National University of Iran Alumni Association.

Basic Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements to be considered for the Iran Arbabi Scholarship. They must:

  1. Be of Iranian descent;
  2. Lawfully reside in the Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia, United Sates;
  3. Submit verification of participation in activities that promote Persian culture and heritage to include, but not limited to attendance at a Farsi language school, participation in Persian art or cultural group (music, dance, theater, etc.), volunteer activities for a Persian community-based charity, active participation in a Persian student association, etc.
  4. Attend, or be accepted for attendance, at an accredited American college or university in a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree program in Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia.
  5. If attending, or accepted for attendance, an undergraduate program:
  6. a) Possess a high school diploma, or the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma,
  7. b) Have good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  8. If attending a graduate program: a) Possess proof of successful completion of undergraduate studies, i.e., Bachelor degree `

All participants need to:

  1. Complete and submit a Scholarship Application Form;
  2. Two letters of recommendation; at least one letter should be from an instructor/professor or other high school/college professional;
  3. An official transcript with the college seal on it;
  4. Two one-page essays each on:
    1. What are your dreams and aspirations?
    2. How has your cultural heritage formed the person you are, and in what way will this serve you as an asset to promote Persian language and culture in the future?


Important Application Dates


May 15, 2021 – ICEC starts accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Application Form will be available for download from the ICEC website at:

June 30, 2021 (Extended to July 30, 2021)– Final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for the 2021-2022 Scholarship Program.  Application materials must be mailed in one packet to:


Iran Abrabi Scholarship Program

Iran Cultural and Educational Center

14644 Pinto Lane, Rockville, MD 20850-3536


 Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent separately. Incomplete, e-mailed, or faxed applications will not be considered.


August 15, 2021: Winners of the scholarship will be notified, and names will be posted on the ICEC web site.


 Scholarship Conditions


The Iran Arbabi Scholarships may be used to supplement existing benefits from the student’s college or university, or from other foundations or organizations. Recipients may use the scholarship to cover the costs of tuition, fees, room, and board. Funds will be paid to selected candidates upon receiving transcripts and proof of course registration and enrollment. Financial need may be taken into consideration in awarding a scholarship. If the Scholarship Committee determines that financial need will be taken into consideration, the applicant may be required to provide financial information at a later time.

A recipient’s scholarship can be revoked if the student:

  • fails to graduate from high school;
  • fails to enroll in an institution of higher education in the year for which the scholarship was awarded;
  • fails to comply with the rules, regulations or conditions of the institution the student attends; or
  • receives the scholarship through error or contrary to law.

Retroactive payment of the scholarship is not permitted.


Opening Status

Dear ICEC Family and Friends;

We at ICEC wish you warm regards and hope you are doing well.  As we find ourselves adapting to a new (but temporary) lifestyle, we hope that each and every one of you is taking the time to find comfort, joy and love with your family and friends, whether under your roof at home or remotely through technology.

As you may be aware, public schools, and the use of public-school facilities, in Montgomery County continue to be closed until at least April 24, 2020.  Consequently, ICEC must continue to suspend classes.  At this time, there is no fixed date as to when we may be able to resume classes.

We will provide regular updates as soon as we have more information.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Please be well and be safe.