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!