CVA is happy and excited to announce an event we are co-sponsoring with the Islamic Schools League of America. We have a great speaker line up including Omar Khawaja author of the Ilyas & Duck series, Abdul-Malik Ahmad of Native Deen, and Iram bint Safia, Muslim mom blogger, just to name a few!

If you’re looking for activities to do as a family and need last-minute ideas to make Ramadan even more special, come join us Wednesday, April 7th at 8 pm EST. (6pm Denver MST)

Ramadan Joy at Home: Creating Family Traditions 
Stories, songs, service & more


Abdul-Malik Ahmad
Native Deen/DeenTV

Dr. Seema Imam
Chair, Islamic Schools League of America (ISLA)

Omar Khawaja
Ilyas & Duck/Children’s Book Author

Iram bint Safia
Muslim Mom Blogger

Afeefa Syeed
Al-Fatih Academy

Uzma Popal & Wesal Adams
National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day

Dr. Fawzia Gilani-Williams
Children’s Book Author, Educator

The event is perfect for parents of children ages 3-18. 

From 8-9 pm EST (6pm-7pm Denver MST), we will have panelists speak to parents with ideas for how to incorporate Ramadan joy into your home and family. At 9 pm EST (7pm Denver MST), we invite you to have your children join for Omar Khawaja’s special bedtime story reading of “Ilyas & Duck: Ramadan Joy!
Be Sure to Register here!

After a grueling two-day tournament March 15th and 16th, the Crescent View Academy high school Knowledge Bowl team prevailed winning the 2021 state championship in the final round of competition in the 1A division. The CVA championship team is coached by CVA social studies teacher Devon Lyons, and consists of students Raseel Zmily, Imane Benabbas, Murriam Ahmed, and Mohamed Bathhef.

The Knowledge Bowl is an academic competition in Colorado. Think Jeopardy, but you are asked the question and can “buzz in” whenever you think you know the answer. Questions are taken from any academic subject matter you might study in high school. In the Knowledge Bowl, teams of same division play each other until the final round where the top 3 teams from each play one another for the state championship. Normally, this is done in person with the teams competing in designated rooms, but the COVID-19 pandemic altered the format of play this year. Teams competed using Discord with coaches monitoring their students in-person and/or online.

After a slow start on day one, CVA was able to climb the standings through the last 5 rounds to finish the day in 3rd place overall with 50 points. Karval lead division 1A with 62 points followed by Hi-Plains with 57. On day two, the team was able to keep up their strong play and eventually closed the gap between the competition. Then they had a chance to win.

Heading into the final round, Karval lead with 112 points to Hi-Plains’ and CVA’s 107. Within the first 20 questions, Karval’s lead disappeared, and all teams were tied at 114. During the second half of the round, Hi-Plains and CVA pulled away from Karval trading 1st place position several times with each other. CVA was eventually able to gain a small 2-point lead. On question 33 of 35, Hi-Plains benefited from a 50-50 question where the topic was supreme court justices. The question began, “In September of 2020, what historic…” CVA buzzed in to answer, “Amy Coney Barret”, which was not where the question was headed, and Hi-Plains correctly answered, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” Heading into the final question, CVA lead by 1 point. Neither team was able to get the correct answer to that last question resulting in a final score of 120 for Crescent View, 119 for Hi-Plains, and 114 for Karval.

Our CVA team started competing in the Knowledge Bowl last year but was unable to qualify for the state competition with a group of freshmen and sophomores. Another year of academic seasoning, and frequent practices got them to the point where they could compete in the state tournament! We look forward to our returning champions competing again next year.

CVA Students Participating in Read-a-thon during the break:

Almost 350 readers logging 10,000+ minutes of reading so far mashAllah! Any proceeds will go towards building new play structures in the playground inshAllah 😊.

CVA Spirit items now available for students, families, alumni and supporters! Hoodies, shirts, hats, mask and more mashAllah!

Visit our Community Business Partners page here, and support our sponsors!

If you would like to become a CVA community business partner, email Anwar Zuraigat at

Looking to buy a home? Support CVA at the same time!

Assalamualaikum, a generous offer of support to CVA if you or anyone you know are looking to buy a home!

The Fountain Real Estate team will donate 20% of proceeds from each and every house you help make a home.  Furthermore, this donation will be in your name.  Not only will we help you find the best house for the least amount out of pocket, but those blessings continue by helping your children and future generations benefit from the education that is second to none that CVA provides.

See below for more information.

———- Forwarded message ———
From: The Fountain of Real Estate <>
Date: Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 9:04 PM
Subject: Re: Real Estate Service Contributions to CVA
To: <>

As this school year comes to a close, I can’t help but be filled with gratitude: gratitude for the safety and health of our children and families; gratitude that our children have such a wonderful school that not only teaches them to be leaders in this world, but also ingrains in them the values and principles of our faith.  Lastly, I am more than grateful my children no longer have to look at their mother as the crazy real estate lady who is constantly telling them to sit up straight, look into the camera, stop taking so many bathroom breaks (and asking them how to do their homework) all while juggling a full-time job and family!

We are so blessed, especially during this time, to have such a powerful sense of community, and CVA is continually expanding that for our family.  I am humbled that here in Denver our community is growing in such a manner that the demand for our education has allowed CVA to spread its wings by acquiring another building in order to expand its message.  Understanding that this is a community effort, my partner and I have met with (that guy’s name) and with his blessing and your help, will be donating 20% of every proceed to helping CVS continue to grow.
Whether you are a first-time home buyer, looking for an upgrade, a savvy investor or simply have questions, we are here to guide you through your home buying process.  My partner, Edward Durkee has over 20 years in the business on an executive level, and has worked internationally with a focus in Turkey.  He recently stepped down from his management role here at American Home Agents in Aurora where he helped grow the company to it’s #6 position out of 3,300 brokerages in Colorado.  Although training agents in the art of sales and negotiation was a valuable and humbling experience, he found it more rewarding to help families realize their dreams of owning real estate.  I, Star Naeemy, have been in real estate for over 15 years, both as a realtor here and in California, and as a Senior mortgage consultant for American Financing.  I recently stepped full time into my role as a realtor because like Edward, I prefer a more ‘hands on’ approach.  Whether finding the best lending option or working tirelessly to locate that perfect home and negotiating an incredible offer, I have found that taking a hand-holding approach with my clients throughout their journey not only empowers them but makes this process so enjoyable and memorable.  Together, Edward and I have joined forces to create a ‘super team’ if you will, that is here to serve you.
By helping you and your loved ones find a home, your success becomes our success.  Together, our combined success becomes CVA’s continued success.  Our team, The Fountain of Real Estate, will donate 20% of our proceeds from each and every house you help make a home.  Furthermore, this donation will be in your name.  Not only will we help you find the best house for the least amount out of pocket, but those blessings continue by helping your children and future generations benefit from the education that is second to none that CVA provides.
Edward and I are always at your disposal for any lending or real estate need or question you may have.  Please stay safe and enjoy a wonderful summer with your family.  We look forward to serving you.
Star Naeemy      Mobile: 720.999.2624
Office: 303.557.4237
American Home Agents South Metro Denver Realtor Association
3045 S Parker Rd #200, Aurora, CO 80014
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Cognia grants CVA Certificate of Accreditation

King Soopers & CVA Partner for Community Rewards Program!

What is Community Rewards?

King Soopers Community Rewards makes donating to Crescent View Academy as easy as swiping your loyalty card while you shop. You will give a percentage based on the shopping you do every-day. Once you link your card to CVA all you have to do give is shop at King Soopers and swipe your Loyalty Card!

How do I sign up to give to CVA?

  1. Visit or to learn more.
    *Please note, you will need to register an account with to complete the process.Register at King Soopers or Register at City Market
  2. Once enrolled and signed in, go to “my account” and select Community Rewards on the sidebar.
  3. Search for Denver Islamic Education Center OR GH814
  4. Select CVA (Denver Islamic Education Center) and start giving while you shop!

If you already have a digital account, you will need to ensure you have a Loyalty Card linked to your account.

  1. Sign into your account
  2. Under My Account on the sidebar, select Community Rewards
  3. Search Denver Islamic Education Center OR GH814
  4. Select CVA (Denver Islamic Education Center) and start giving while you shop!

How do I view my King Soopers Community Rewards details?

Wondering how much you’ve earned toward Crescent View Academy? You can view the total you earned during the past quarter in your account details. Remember you will have to wait for a quarter to pass once you have registered your loyalty card to view your giving totals!

Need more help?

We are here to help, please do not hesitate to reach out for help signing up! Contact Anwar Zuraigat (510) 509-5048 OR for more assistance.

Contact Anwar

Monday: Exciting Jewelry Charity Auction to benefiting CVA

CVA is delighted to announce an exciting:
Jewelry💍 Charity Auction benefiting CVA this Monday June 22nd at 12pm noon through Thursday. Check out the amazing 14k and 18k pieces that will be auctioned off to benefit our kids and youth! Priced competitively to sell, and all proceeds above reserves will go towards CVA! 🏆

Check out items ahead of time here

COVID-19 School Updates

On Wednesday, March 18, Governor Polis signed an executive order closing Colorado schools through Friday, April 17, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. At this time, and per this order, KG-10th students would return to school on Monday, April 20.

CVA ECE Program is open as of Monday, March 23rd until further notification and guidance. 

May 5, 2020  End of Year Dates and Procedures

April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Safer at Home Order and Extension

Adams and Arapahoe Counties under Stay at Home orders until May 8

Gov. Polis Issues Executive Order on Safer at Home

April 6th, 2020

Extension Notice of E Learning Platform to April 30 2020

April 1, 2020

Amending Executive Order D 2020 007 to Extend the Suspension of Normal In Person Instruction at all Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools in the State of Colorado Due to the Presence of COVID-19

Third Updated Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay at Home Requirements

March 25,2020

Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders

Amended Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay Home Requirements

D 2020 017 Ordering Coloradans to Stay at Home

March 20, 2020

COVID 19 Extended School Closure KG-10th

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

March 18, 2020

COVID 19 and E Learning Platform Notice

March 16, 2020

COVID 19 ChildCare Guidance

March 13, 2020

Covid 19 Closure March 13

Parent Guidance on School Closures

March 11, 2020

COVID 19 Schedule Change and Preparations

March 8, 2020

Covid 19 March 8

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Fact Sheet