Thursday, 20 December 2012

A message from Principal Saleem: Snow Day

Principal Saleem:
"We will update the school blog and the school's website by 7AM tomorrow morning if we are going to have a snow day…"
Please keep posted!
May Allah bring what is best...

No homework during the winter break

This was sent in an email:
Thursday, December 19th 2012

Dearest Parents,
We hope you and your families are well and in good health…
We just wanted to let you know that even though we did not send formal homework with the students to do over the break, we do encourage you to spend valuable time with you son/daughter. 
·         Take the time to do lots of reading with your child.  It would be great to read on a daily basis. 

·         Encourage your child to sound out on his/her own when writing.  May be you can have a winter break diary.

·         Have a discussion with your child about anything that might interest him/her.

·         Give your child a chance to express himself/herself by doing some art.
You can also encourage your child to use the computer to learn.  The following are some websites we would suggest:








· (Practice adding and subtracting)


Just for fun:


If you feel that you would like to do more with your child then we recommend you purchase a workbook, that you may find at Costco, Walmart, or/and Zellers.  The workbooks are directly related to the grade one curriculum.

Please note that we will not be accessing our school emails during the break.

Please do not forget to advise your child to rest and have lots of fun during the break!

Wish you the best of time with your son/daughter…

Thank you and take care,

Teacher Asma’a & Teacher Jessica

Winter Break

Our last day at school will be tomorrow, Friday, December 21st, inshallah!
We will be back on Monday, January 7th, inshallah!
Enjoy the time with your child!
Do remember us in your duaas!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

A message from Teacher Samia about the Quran competition...

Abraar School 4th Annual
Quran Competition 2012-2013

·   Registration: All entries must be registered with Tr. Samia and must be received by January 31st, 2013.
(No registrations will be accepted past this date)
·  Judging Criteria:  Students will be judged based on memorization, rules of recitation (Tajweed), voice quality, and voice clarity.
·  Prizes: First and second place winners, in each age group, will receive valuable prizes, Inshallah.
·  More details and information will follow, Inshallah.  For any questions please contact Tr. Samia.
Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq,
Al Ikhlas and Al Masad. (5 Suras)
Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq, Al Ikhlas, Al Masad, Annasr,
Al Kawther, Al Asr,  Al Feel and Quraish. (10 Suras)
Al Asr, Al Feel, Quraish, Al Kaferoon, Al Maoon, Al Homaza, Attakathor, Al Qareah, Al Adiat and Al Qadr. (10 Suras)
Al Zalzala, Atteen, Al Qadr, Al Alaq, Ashareh, Adduha,
Allail, Ashams, Al Balad and Al Fajr. (10 Suras)
Al Gashia, Al Alla, Al Bayyana, Attariq,
Al Borooj, Al Mutafifeen, Abasa and Al Infitar. (8 Suras)
Al Mutafifeen, Al Infitar, Atakweer, Abasa,
Annaziaat, Annaba, Al Insan and Al Mursalat. (8 Suras)
Al Mursalat, Al Insan, Al Qiama, Al Mudather,
Al Jinn and Al Mozzamel. (6 Suras)
Al Mozzamel, Al Jinn, Nooh, Al Maarej,
Al Haaqa and Al Qalam. (6 Suras)
Al Qalam, Al Mulk, Attahreem, Attalaq,
Al Monafiqoon and Attagabon. (6 Suras)
Al Hasher, Al Momtahena, Assaf,
Al Jumoaah, Al Monafiqoon and Al Tagaboon. (6 Suras)

A message from Teacher Nancy, the librarian

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum

This past Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success, Alhamdulillah!

I would like to offer a big heartfelt thank you to all the parents, students and teachers for their tremendous generosity.

The library made in net sales $3059.04. The total cash commission that stays in the library was for an amount of $917.71.  As a result, we've purchased new library material that will benefit each and every student in their quest for learning.

Again, Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your generosity!


Nancy-Ann Brethour, Librarian

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Extra pair of sock...

Please send an extra pair of socks with your child.
Please put the pair of socks in a small bag in your daughter's/son's school bag...
Your child will be using the extra pair of socks in case we go out and it is wet and slushy outside!
Thank you for your cooperation!!!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Healthy snacks and lunches...

Just a reminder that my students should have a couple of healthy snacks and a healthy lunch every day!
I have been noticing snacks that are not as healthy as they should be...
We spend many hours at school,
students need to eat healthy to be able to focus.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

A message from Teacher Hoda, the Quran teacher

A message from Tr. Hoda

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

Masha’Allah Gr. 1 A & B  finished memorizing and applying tajweed rules for surat: “Atteen”, and “ Al-Alaaq”

Now they are memorizing surat “ Al-Sharh”.

Please help your child at home, by practicing and reviewing the above surahs.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation and support.

                                                                                                               Tr. Hoda

Glove/mitten clips

Dear Parents,
a letter has been sent regarding glove/mitten clips...
If you are interested in ordering some for your child(ren) please conplete the form and send with the money by Monday, December 10th, the latest.
Thank you!!!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A message from Teacher Salam

اللغة العربية :
سيتم إن شاء الله في الاسبوع القادم ،  تقويم مستوى الطالب في قراءة  ما تم دراسته ، للتعرف على نقاط القوة  ونعززها ، و على نقاط الضعف و نقومها .
 و لذلك سيكون الثلاثاء القادم الموافق 11 / 12 اختبار قراءة في الحروف و المقاطع و الكلمات ، المرسلة مع الطالب في ورقة الواجب ( مراجعة و تثبيت ) .
نحن انتهينا حتى الان من دراسة جميع الدروس المتعلقة بالحروف الاتية : م – ك – ب – ت – ر –  ل – (الهمزة ء ) و الهاء ...
 وسيتم تقويم الطالب على النقاط التالية :
*معرف أسماء الحروف المذكورة دون تردد .
* اللفظ الصحيح لهذه الحروف مع حركات التشكيل ( الفتحة – الكسرة – الضمة – السكون – التنوين بأنواعه – ومع المدود أيضا ) كما موضح في ورقة الواجب ( مراجعة و تثبيت ) .
*القراءة  الصحيحة للمقاطع ، و الكلمات الموضحة.
                          نشكر لكم حسن تعاونكم الواضح في متابعة أحبائنا التلاميذ .. جزاكم الله خيرا    

Monday, 3 December 2012

Parent-Teacher interviews a great success!

I would like to thank all the parents that showed up for parent-teacher interviews on Friday!
Alhamdulillah, it was a great success!
Jazakum-Allah kheir for taking the time to come...  it means a lot to me!
For those of you that feel the need to see me and did not get the chance to do so on Friday, please email me so that we can arrange a time that is good for both of us...
Thank you again... 
Together we can make this year a successful experience for our children!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Grade 8 Graduation Chocolate Sale

 Assalamu Alaikum Dear Students and Parents,

The grade 8 students will be selling chocolates in an effort to fundraise for their graduation. We will be selling boxes of chocolate during snack and lunch times. The chocolates are nut-free and come in a variety of flavours. The price is $2.50 per box. Please send exact change. The chocolates will be sold every Wednesday insha Allah. We are very grateful for your generosity and support!

What: Chocolate!

When: Every Wednesday at Snack and Lunch recess
Where: Abraar School Gym

Jazakum Allahu khayran,



The Grade 8 Class.

Label your child's winter clothes...

Please take the time to label your child's winter clothes...
It will make life much easier for your child and for me...
Thank you for your cooperation!

UNIT 9: 2-D Geometry and Applications

We are starting a new unit in math!
We will talking about 2-D shapes, flat shapes...
Please take the time to talk to your child about the shapes, their names, and their characteristics!
Have fun...

Monday, 26 November 2012

Report cards went home on Friday...

I am sure you all had a chance to look at your child's report card...
Please take the time to sign the bottom portion of the report card and send it to school with your child...

Thursday, 22 November 2012

A message from Teacher Salam

A message from Teacher Salam:

السلام عليكم :
نحن الان في صدد ( درس هدى تحضر المائدة ) الخاص بحرف الهاء بأشكاله المختلفة ، تزود الطالب من خلاله بالعديد من المفردات اللغوية ، و تعلم حوار خطابي متعلق بموضوع الدرس ، تعرف على أشكال حرف الهاء المختلفة حسب موقعها من الكلمة ، تدرب على اللفظ الصحيح لحرف الهاء مع حركات التشكيل ( الفتحة – الكسرة – الضمة – السكون – تنوين الضم و الفتح و الكسر ) و المدود .... قرأ العديد من المقاطع و المفردات المختلفة ، و قرأ أيضا الجملة الخاصة بالدرس ، والتي نراجع من خلالها أيضا الحروف التي درست سابقا .
 و الحقيقة أنني فخورة بالمستوى الجيد الذي وصل إليه معظم التلاميذ في قراءة الحروف و المقاطع و الجمل ، جعلهم الله  جميعا من الصالحين الابرار ... آمين

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Milk Program as a fundraiser at Abraar School...

Abraar School is starting a milk program!
The trial period will be from the 3rd to the 21st of December...
If successful it will run throughout the school year, inshallah!
Please send the form and money with your child by this
Friday, November 23rd if you would like your child to take part...
Details of the program are on the Abraar School's main blog,
please check it out!
(We sent home a paper with all the details today...)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

First Part of the Tashahud

As you already know, we are practicing the different parts of prayer. 
A copy of the first part of the Tashahud has been sent with your child.
We have been practicing it in class as a group,
most students should be familiar with it!
Please help your son/daughter learn it by heart. 
Thank you for your cooperation!

Tashahud in Arabic:
التَّحِيَّاتُ للهِ وَالصَّلَوَاتُ وَالطَّيِّبَاتُ، السَّلامُ عَلَيْكَ أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ، السَّلامُ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى عِبَادِكَ الصَّالِحِيْنَ. أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لا إِلَهََ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُه ُُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ

At-Taĥīyātu Lillāhi Wa Aş-Şalawātu Wa Aţ-Ţayyibātu, As-Salāmu `Alayka 'Ayyuhā An-Nabīyu Wa Raĥmatu Allāhi Wa Barakātuhu, As-Salāmu `Alaynā Wa `Alá `Ibādika Aş-Şāliĥīna. 'Ash/hadu 'An Lā 'Ilāha 'Illā Al-Lhu, Wa 'Ash/hadu 'Anna Muĥammadāan `Abduhu Wa Rasūluhu.

At-tahiyyat is for Allah. All acts of worship and good deeds are for Him. Peace and the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you O Prophet. Peace be upon us and all of Allah’s righteous servants. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.’

At-tahiyyat: all words which indicate the glorification of Allah. His eternal existence, His perfection and His sovereignty.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Bully Awareness Week

This week: Nov. 12th to Nov. 19th is...
Bully Awareness Week...
We are reading stories, exchanges experiences, watching videos, reading poems, etc. 
If we are not careful, we are finding out that it is very easy to become a bully... 
If you have any materials at home that is in a way related to bullying, please feel free to send it with your child!

Spelling Test notebooks sent home...

Tuesday, November 13th 2012


Dearest Parents,

Please have a look at the spelling tests we had.  Please take the time to share the results of the tests with your child, go over the mistakes together, and put your initials (or signature) on each page.  Please return the spelling notebooks, as soon as possible, by Thursday, November 15th the latest.  I would suggest that you put the spelling notebook in the pouch, right away, so that you do not forget it. 
Thank you for your understanding & cooperation,

Teacher Asma’a

p.s. Please note that it is ok if you child misses a few tests due to sickness or travel.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Next week we will be planting, inshallah!

Each child needs to bring a 500ml clear plastic empty
water bottle for us to use as a planting pot...
Please send the bottle to school with your child
by Monday, the 12th of November...
Thank you for your cooperation!!!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A message from our librarian, Teacher Nancy

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum

Your child has or will come home with the book I've Lost My Cat.  This book is for your child to keep.

For the twelfth consecutive year, TD Bank Group and the Canadian Children's Book Centre have come together to give each grade one student at our school a Canadian children's book.  Enjoy!

Happy reading together!!

Nancy-Ann Brethour, Librarian


I have been sending important emails,
please send me a note with your child
if you have NOT been receiving them...
Emails will be the main way of communication for our class, inshallah!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

New unit in Math

Addition & Subtraction to 12
We have started a new unit in Math...
We will be working on adding and subtracting to 12...
Please follow up with your child
to facilitate the learning process!
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

A message from Teacher Salam

اللغة العربية :  15/ ذو الحجة /1433  
السلام عليكم ... عيد مبارك و عساكم من عواده ... مرسلة اليوم مع الطالب  نتيجة اختبار القراءة ، الرجاء الاطلاع عليها و توقيعها ، ثم  اعادتها غدا ( الخميس ) للمدرسة مع الطالب .
كانت النتيجة  لمعظم التلاميذ جيدة و مرضية و الحمد الله  ، و هذا بالطبع يعود لمجهوداتكم الكريمة معنا في متابعة الطالب ، جزاكم الله خيرا .... و لكن ما زال عدد قليل من التلاميذ يحتاجون من الاهالي الكرام  الى زيادة الجهد في متابعتهم وتدريبهم على القراءة الصحيحة للحروف و المقاطع ، بالاضافة الى ما نقوم به من جهد في المدرسة . 
فمن الضروري و المطلوب من التلاميذ الان، في هذه المرحلة  (مرحلة  التأسيس و التمهيد للقراءة ) معرفة أسماء الحروف ( م – ب – ت – ة – ك ) و لفظهم مع حركات التشكيل الفتحة و الكسرة و الضمة وتنوين الضم ، و ذلك لكي نساعد التلميذ على سهولة، قراءة المفردات والجمل فيما بعد ، و الا سيجد صعوبة كبيرة في القراءة فيما بعد . 
 جزاكم الله خيرا و جعله في ميزان حسناتكم جميعا .         المدرسة / سلام