Thursday, 28 March 2013

Long Weekend

It is a loooooooooooong weekend!!!
There will be no school on Friday and Monday!
It is a holiday...
Enjoy the nice whether with your child...
We will see everyone back at school on the 2nd of April, inshallah!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

A successful trip, walhamdulillah!!!

We had a great field trip to the Sugar Bush, walhamdulillah!
Alhamdulillah, we had great weather!
The kids had a great time...
The adults enjoyed themselves too...
Looking forward to our next trip, inshallah!
Jazakum- Allah kheir to our volunteers!!!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Field Trip to the Sugar Bush, this Tuesday!!!

Just a reminder that this Tuesday, inshallah,
we will be going to the sugar bush... 
Due to the fact that most of our field trip is outdoors,
students have to have the following to be able to join us on the trip:
Dress in layers
Wear two pairs of socks
     Snow pants
      Scarf/neck warmer
    Extra pair of socks, just in case!
    Please pack a healthy lunch and a couple of healthy snacks,students tend to eat more in the outdoors!!!

A message from Tr. Nancy, the librarian...

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum

I am so excited to announce that the school library has added a new online literacy resource called Bookflix. This resource is made especially for senior kindergarten to grade 3 students.  It can be accessed anywhere at anytime. Click here to have a peek! 

You will find Bookflix on the school library website ( It is on the left-hand side of the website under Scholastic Learning Zone; however, you will need a username and password. To receive the username and password, please email me at
Have a wonderful afternoon, inshaAllah!



Thursday, 21 March 2013

Re-registration for 2013/2014

The re-registration forms
(photocopied on blue paper)
were sent home yesterday!
Please take the time to fill in the re-registration form for 2013/2014 and return it by:
Friday, April 12th 2013 at 4:00 pm, the latest!!!
Jazakum-Allah kheir for your cooperation...

Friday, 8 March 2013

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Inshallah, on Friday during International day, the students will be given the opprtunity to get their face painted.

If you do not want your child's face to get painted, please email me to let me know.

On Friday, you can send your child in traditional clothes, if you like…  only traditional clothes will be allowed, otherwise uniform, please and thank you!

On that same day, it is an opportunity for the students to share a traditional food with their classmates.  Please send some food with your child keeping in mind that we have 26 students and a couple of teachers in the class.  It would be great if you can make sure that the food you send is nut free and well packaged (easy to put away container). 
Only traditional food will be accepted… 

I apologies for the short notice… 

Let's make this a SPECIAL day for the students…

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!!!


Monday, 4 March 2013

A message from our librarian, Teacher Nancy!

Librarian's Pick of the Week 

Picture Storybooks for Preschool to Grade 1 


1. Brontorina by James Howe and illustrated by Randy Cecil

Brontorina knows in her heart that she wants to be a ballerina. Regardless of her size and the fact that she does not have the right shoes, she is determined to dance.  The picture storybook is beautifully illustrated and is sure to make your little ballerina smile.


2. A Babysitter for Billy Bear by Miriam Moss and illustrated by Anna Currey

Lucy, is the first babysitter that Billy Bear has ever had. Although Billy Bear has a great time with Lucy, there is one thing that prevents him from sleeping...the darkness. He is afraid his mom will not be able to find her way back home in the dark.  Nicely written with short sentences; the illustrations fit well with the story. A perfect story for little ones who have never had a babysitter.


3.  Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.

Velma, a first grader, would like to be remembered at school for being special. After all, her sister Frieda sang "like an angel", and her other sister, Fiona, was a fast runner. What could she possibly do for people to have fond memories of her? In one word... science. Velma enjoyed science. She especially liked butterflies, so she read everything and anything she could find about butterflies. Her most magical moment was when her class went on a field trip to the Butterfly Conservatory. What a gem this story is! I couldn't help but laugh at the way she pronounced the words metamorphosis (metal-more-for-this) and conservatory (can-serve-the-story). The illustrations are beautifully colored and depict very well the emotions that Velma has throughout the story. 


4. How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan and illustrated by Lee Wildish.

How does one babysit Grandpa? What kind of activities can Grandpa do? What will Grandpa eat? This story is another little gem. It is a "how-to" story about a little boy getting ready to babysit his grandpa. On every page, there is a "how-to" list of things to do; for example, "Snacks for a grandpa: ice cream topped with cookies, olives served on fingertips, anything dipped in ketchup, cookies topped with ice cream."  It is a sweet story about a grandfather-grandchild relationship.