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First 2017-2018 CSA(Anjoman) Meeting

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

Community & School Association (CSA)- “ Anjoman”- of Iran Cultural & Educational Center invites you to join them for their first meeting of the year following the classrooms visit on Saturday October 21, 2017 from 10:45 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. 

The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

1. Welcome words by Ms. Arbabi Director of the ICEC

2. Review of CSA’s mission and review of last year’s activities

3. Financial report for last year

4. Future goals & plans

5. Overview of CSA’s committees & committee sign ups

6. New officers election

Please attend this meeting. Your involvement and help in Community & School Association, “Anjoman”, will enhance the quality of the cultural activities planned for our Children.


2017-School Visit


بازدید از کلاس های مرکز

,مادران و پدران گرامی

.مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران از شما دعوت می کند در روز شنبه 21 اکتبر سال 2017 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 21 اکتبر سال 2017 به ترتیب زیر خواهد بود

1 – از ساعت 9:50   تا 9:45   بامداد:           خوش آمد گوئی سرپرست مرکزفرهنگی و آموزشی ایران

2 – از ساعت 10:10 تا 9:55   بامداد:           بازدید از کلاس های آمادگی ، اول  و دوم

3 – از ساعت 10:30 تا 10:15 بامداد:           بازید از کلاس های سوم ، چهارم ، پنجم ، ششم ، هفتم و هشتم

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

                                                                                              با سپاس

                                                                                              مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران

.انجمن خانه و مدرسه مرکز از شما دعوت می کند که در پایان بازدید از کلاسها در اولین جلسه انجمن شرکت نمایید

Dear Parents,

Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) would like to invite you to visit the classes on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

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:

·          9:45 –    9:50 A.M. Welcome remarks by school officials

·          9:55 –  10:10 A.M. Visiting kindergarten, first, and second grades.

·        10:15 –  10:30 A.M. Visiting third, forth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight grades.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Please join us for  Community and School Association (CSA) ( aka, Anjoman) at 10:40

2017 Back to School Visit

School Communications

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

Mehregan 2017

جشن مهرگان

،مادران و پدران گرامی

انجمن خانه ومدرسه مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران برای گرامی داشت جشن ملی مهرگان ،  جشن دوستی و مهربانی ، برنامه کوتاهی را  در سالن گردهم آیی مرکز برگزار خواهد کرد. دانش آموزان را به پوشیدن لباس های محلی تشویق می کنیم

:زمان برنامه

روز شنبه 14 اکتبر 2017

ساعت 11:00 تا 11:30 بامداد


تاریخچه مهرگان 

         شعر خوانی

رقص و موسیقی

Mehrgan Festival


Dear Parents,

Community and School Association of Iran Cultural & Educational Center (ICEC) will be offering a short program in celebration of Mehrgan. This program aims to familiarize our students with this ancient festival that celebrates kindness and reaffirms friendship. Students are encouraged to dress in traditional costumes.



          Saturday October 14, 2017

          11:00 – 11:30 A.M.

          Richie Park Elementary School Cafeteria

 Click here to download flyer.2017 Mehrgan Festival

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.

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