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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.
 
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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. 

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  If you have any questions please email info@iraneducationalcenter.org
 

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.

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2017-2018 Registration

Registration for 2017-2018 school year will start on August 20th, 2017.

Click on registration flowchart  to see the steps.

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 or come to school on registration day to pay by check

New Families:

Starting on August 20th, 2017, 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
  5. Bring the email from ICEC to Ritche Park Elementary School on Sept 9 to finish registration

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

Information about Persian Dance Troupe (PDT), Young Iranian Performers (YIP) and Young Iranian Musicians (YIM) will be available on-site (Ritchie Park ES on September 9 and September 16, 2017. 

  • New Families  (Online Pre-registration until September 7th). Or go to Ritche Park Elementary school on September 9th at 10:00 to fill your application. priority is given to online pre registration)

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 info@iraneducationalcenter.org

2017-2018 Scholarship

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Iran Arbabi Scholarship for the academic year 2017-2018 was awarded to Miss Yasmine Talaminaei.  Miss Talaminaei’s application was carefully reviewed by an independent panel of experts selected by the Board of Trustees of Iran Cultural and Educational Center. Miss Talaminaei’s outstanding academic achievements, her tireless participation in activities within the Persian community and her commendable involvement in ICEC’s educational and cultural activities were major factors in her selection. The amount of this year’s scholarship, as approved by ICEC Board, is $2,000 for a full academic year payable in two equal installments (one per semester/quarter).   For more information about the Program please visit:2017-2018 Iran Arbabi Scholarship Program   

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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Donation to ICEC (CFC, United Way)

It is that time of year again

Let’s Direct Our Donations to ICEC

Dear Parents,

We are in the midst of donation season. Please consider designating your contributions through United Way of National Capital Area and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) to Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) using designation codes (United way:8643) and (CFC:24136). You can use the links at the bottom to donate.

ICEC pledges to use the proceeds of any financial support to achieve its goals through providing Persian language classes, celebrating Iranian traditions and other inherently cultural and educational events.

Thank you for your continued support of ICEC and its commitment to preserving Persian language and Iran’s diverse cultures by providing our young learners a nurturing and rich learning environment.

Please, share this information with your friends and family.

Respectfully,

ICEC

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Iran Cultural and Educational Center Code: 24136

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United Way

Iran Cultural and Educational Center Code: 8643

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Parents’ Visiting Day

Dear Parents,

Iran Cultural and Educational Center (ICEC) would like to invite you to visit the classes on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

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 22, 2016.

 

بازدید از کلاس های مرکز 

,مادران و پدران گرامی 

مرکز فرهنگی و آموزشی ایران از شما دعوت می کند در روز شنبه 22 اکتبر سال 2016 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 22 اکتبر سال 2016 به ترتیب زیر خواهد بود 

 از ساعت 9:45 تا 10:50 بامداد:           خوش آمد گوئی سرپرست مرکزفرهنگی و آموزشی ایران

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

 از ساعت 10:15 تا 10:30 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

2016-2017 Registration

On-line Registration from August 20, 2016- September 8, 2016: (click)

•All current families with no new student, can log in the site and register for the new year and pay with credit card or Paypal account through Paypal. ( August 20, 2016 to September 10, 2016)
•All current families with a new student, must log in the site and register the new student for the new year before September 8, 2016 to keep their priority. They can pay with credit card or Paypal account through Paypal.
•All New families must pre register at ICEC site  Before September 8, 2016 and complete registration on registration day

On-Site Registration:

Saturday September 10, 2016  (10:00 am to 12:00 noon)

•Pre-registered new families finish evaluation and registration.
•Walking new families fill application and finish evaluation and registration.
•Existing families who want to pay by check, finish registration.

Registration Priority:

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

All new students will be evaluated and, based on space availability, placed in the appropriate class. If the demand exceeds the capacity, a wait-list on a first come first served basis will be established.

Click on the link below for more information and registration link for new students:

More Information and Registration link  (Click)

2016-2017 Iran Arbabi Scholarship

Dear ICEC Community,
At ICEC’s 25th Anniversary Gala we announced the creation of the Iran Arbabi Scholarship Program.  Named and endowed in honor of the founder of ICEC, this scholarship program has been created to encourage and assist students in their post-secondary education.  For more information and to download the scholarship application select items in the menu or click: