Weekly Reminder


Falcon Weekly Reminder

October 16 - 20

UAF Mission

The mission of the Universal Academy of Florida is to teach our students the principles and practices of Islam and prepare them for academic success and good citizenship.

Be Optimistic!

What does it take to be an Optimist?

  1. Tawakkul (Trust in Allah for results)
  2. Maintain a balancing act of fear & hope and optimism & reality
  3. Start your day with the empowering Duas (supplication) of the Prophet, peace be upon him
  4. Keep company with positive, result-oriented people
  5. Engage in physical exercise
  6. Smile more!

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was optimistic and he did not see evil omens, and he liked good names.

Musnad Aḥmad

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ: كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَتَفَاءَلُ وَلَا يَتَطَيَّرُ وَيُعْجِبُهُ الِاسْمُ الْحَسَنُ 

مسند أحمد

Motto:A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”


      General Reminders 

  • Congratulations to our 2017-18 UAF PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) board members:

Sasha Ben-Khaffad: President

Rana Almasri: Vice president

Suha Khdeir: Vice president

Mariam Samman:  Secretary

Doha Zeater: Treasurer   

Nadia Baig: Treasurer

  •  Dismissal: Please note that dismissal is over at 3:25 pm on Mon - Thurs and at 1:25 pm on Friday. If you are late picking up your children, they will be sent to the afterschool care. You will be charged a fee of $5 per child for every half hour. This includes Secondary students.
  • Student Handbook: The Student Handbook is designed to acquaint you with the Universal Academy of Florida and to provide you with information about studying conditions, benefits, and some of the policies affecting your enrollment. You should read, understand, and comply with all provisions of the Student Handbook. The handbook is available on your Parent/Student Portal under School Links and Files.
  • School and illness: Your child should stay home from school if he/she has a contagious disease. A contagious disease is one that can be spread by close contact with a person or object such as colds, flu, diarrhea, etc. 
  •  Attendance Line: Parents are required to report their child's absence, please call the UAF Attendance line (Extension 6) or email absent@uaftampa.org . Please be sure to notify the school by 12 p.m. on the day of the absence to excuse the absence; otherwise students will be marked unexcused and will not be allowed to make-up missed assignments.
  • IXL Login from Home: To log in to IXL from home, please access the link below:

          IXL Login Instructions




Monday, October 16, 2017

        Please remember the following guidelines:

  • Don't forget to bring your picture order form and payment if you are ordering pictures.
  • Elementary students (grades PK-5) DO NOT have to wear school uniforms.  Clothing MUST be Islamically appropriate.
  • Secondary students (grades 6-12) should follow Friday attire guidelines.
  • Please note: These pictures will be used in our school yearbook and on student IDs.


This Week at UAF:

       Sunday, Oct. 15

  • Robotics Meeting - UAF campus, enter through Sligh entrance, Bldg E. assembly room

       Monday, Oct. 16

  • Individual Student Pictures
  • Book Fair is Open
  • Girls soccer tryouts after school
  • High School basketball conditioning begins at 4:00

      Tuesday, Oct. 17

  • High School boys soccer practice begins at 3:15

       Wednesday, Oct. 18

  • Girls soccer tryouts after school
  • Yearbook Bake sale: Ice cream
  • High School basketball conditioning begins at 4:00

       Thursday, Oct. 19

  • High School boys soccer practice begins at 3:15
  • Last Day of Book Fair

       Friday, Oct. 20

  • Suratu Alkahf Recitation and Tafseer Morning Assembly

  Upcoming Events:

  • Oct. 23: Calendar modification: Half Day for Students - Last Day of Quarter 1
  • Oct. 25: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Tampa Theatre
  • Oct. 29: Basketball tryouts
  • Nov. 1: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Busch Gardens
  • Nov. 3: Quarter 1 Awards Assembly 

 *  *  *  Save the Date  *  *  *


UAF Annual Banquet

December 2, 2017

P_parenting.jpg Community Events





Did you know that...

                                                                                     Being kind actually makes you healthier.
  • Studies have found that when we give of ourselves, everything from life satisfaction to self-realization and physical health is significantly improved.
  • When you are kind to another person, your brain’s pleasure and reward centers light up, as if you were the recipient of the good deed—not the giver. This phenomenon is called the “helper’s high.”
  • Perpetually kind people have 23% less cortisol (the stress hormone) and age slower than the average population.
  • Committing acts of kindness lowers blood pressure.

For more information on the effects of kindness, click here: Kindness

Ideas for acts of kindness, click here: Acts of Kindness