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 .....

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Quran Competition & homework

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 places in each age group will receive valuable prizes Inshallah.

·      More details and information will follow and 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)

Homework for 12/19/2012
Math: page 207 please complete at home.
Spelling:  you will notice that I sent the spelling workbook today.  Please keep it at home for the winter break just in case you might want to go over some lessons with your child.
The spelling test book was also sent home.  Review the words your child had difficulties with during the break.  Do not return it tomorrow.
I sent an e-mail today regarding the winter break homework, I will blog it on Friday for easy access for you and your child  Insha Allah
Pet Sitter Need !!!!
I told the students today that I will be looking for pet sitting during the winter break.  The students are very comfortable with the class pets, if you allow your son/ daughter to pet sit during the break please write their name on a piece of paper for a draw.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

We had yummy treats

I would like to thank Mohammed A mother for making the cup cakes.  Students had a chance to put icing on them and had them for snack today.


Math: page 204-205 + home connections
Spelling:  Page 52. Students have to write a few senctences on how to make a grill cheese.   We saw a short video.   Insha Allah we will be making them on Thursday for art class.

Read for at least 10 minutes with your child.

If your child had not brought in their paint shirt have them bring it in as soon as possible.  I need the shirt to be big on them, if the shirt is too snog for them I will send it back.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Paint shirts !!


Math: page 203 home connnection
Spelling: test tomorrow
Islamic Studies:  I will be testing student on Wudu this Thursday

Weekly homework is due tomorrow

As many of you noticed we painted today!
The students will be allowed to paint during their free time.
I need them to bring moms or dads old shirt pleaseeee.    This will help keep their uniforms nice and clean.

Thursday, 13 December 2012



Math: page 136-137 home connection.

Reading: read and make the booklet given with the weekly homework.  Students may draw or cut their picture of living and non-living things.

Islamic Studies:  Pray with your child and watch them when they make wudu.  I will be testing them next week Insha Allah.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Oral Presentations

Please ensure that you practice with your child rather than having them be embarrassed in front of their friends.

I had some students that were well prepared and others that did not spend much time at all.

If you need more time please let me know and I will accommodate your child.


Math: page 131-135
Reading at least 10 min.
Islamic Studies:  I will test your child this Thursday on the At-Tashahud.
Art:  Buy canvas and bring it by Thursday.  If you need me to purchase one please let me know tomorrow and send $2.50 to cover the cost of the canvas.

Weekly homework was due today and I had some students that did not hand it in.  Please make sure that your child brings it tomorrow or he/she will stay in during recess.

Monday, 10 December 2012

No new Homework

No New Homework
  • weekly homework is due tomorrow
  • we review the math from Friday
If you have a presentation tomorrow please practice.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Is the Weekend


Math: page 130. Make a 2d picture with the given shapes.  Students had a chance to make picture in class using the same types of shapes, now they will make something and the class will guess what it is.
Spelling: study for the spelling test on Tuesday.
Islamic Studies:  learn the 1st part of the At-Tashahhud. Test on Thursday.
- do not forget to send the pizza money

- do not forget to buy the canvas. Today I showed the students what to buy.
- try to buy a swimming cap for swimming class.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Note from Teacher Hoda

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
Math:  page 128,129 math connection
Islamic Studies:  please help your child learn the At-Tashahud.  I asked all the students to at least learn the first sentence. (At-Tahiyatu lil-lahi wassalawatu wat-taiyibatu. All the compliments, prayers and good things are due to Allah.)  We are learning the meaning as well.  I want to make sure they know what they are reciting and just repeating words.  I went over the meaning with them today.

Art: Come by our class to see your little sprouts made! 

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Note from Teacher Salam

No swimming tomorrow. 
 Our next swimming date is December 13th Insha Allah
Math:  page 126 and 127 home connection
Islamic studies:  study the tashahud.  I will be testing next Thursday. Once they learn it Insha   Allah they wont forget it as they need to say it everyday.
Arabic Speakers:
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    

The weekly homework was sent out today.
  In your child's bag are two notes included:
1. one concerning mitten clips
2. hot lunch form.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Chocolate sale

Students will be able to buy chocolate tomorrow for $2.50 a box.

My ChalkboardI was absent today as I have bronchitis.
Insha Allah I will be back tomorrow.

Most of the students did not take their math book home but for those who did students were to cover page 126 & 127.

Islamic Studies:  practice the tashahud with your child.

Spelling:  the students were given random spelling test words not the words I had assign.  I will look at the test results and all students will have a chance to do the test again tomorrow using the words they had studied.
I apologise for that but I'm not sure why the teacher chose to give different words.

Have a wonderful night and give my salam to your child for me I missed them.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Toonie Tuesday Tomorrow

Math: page 125 home connection

Spelling: test student had some time to practice their spelling today during computer class.

Weekly homework is due tomorrow.

We had some exciting news.

Over the weekend our hornworm went through its metamorphosis.  Insha Allah we will soon have a moth in our class.

Students are very excited as they see all these changes happening before them.


Friday, 30 November 2012

Parent teacher night

I had a wonderful night.
Thank you for sitting with me and worked together to improve your child and the class.

I did not assign any specific homework, aside for finishing the weekly homework and study for the spelling test.

Math: made a 3D cube as well as drew other shapes.  Your child might want to make other 3D shapes and share them with the class on Monday.

Writting: we described 3D shapes you can have them write something on the shapes they made as well.

Islamic Studies: practice the tashahud with your child we have been saying it together as a class and some of the students already know it masha Allah.  I will be testing them all very soon.

I want to start a new little project for you and your child.  I will be sending two cups home and it will be their "bucket" to fill at home.  I want them to practice and know that good deeds have to continue outside of school.  Every time they do something good for you, any other family member or stranger I want you to reward them by filling their bucket. examples: listening, following direction, helping being polite etc.

Insha Allah I will send more detail with the children on Monday.

Science: have your child collect any seed as they eat their fruit. we are collecting them and display them in the class.

 Health: We are still focusing on the four food groups.  Look through food fliers with your child and ask them what food group that item belongs to.

Don't forget to practice the quran.

If you are interested in purchasing a swimming cap they are available at Sport Check for $9.99 + tax.  If you wish I can purchase it for you and have it for the following swimming class.

Last but not least have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Early dismissal

Tomorrow, don't forget.......

Math:  page 124 and home connection
Read:  practice reading with your child from the weekly homework
 The class was divided into groups, so they enjoyed themselves.
 However they will not stay in the group they were assign. 
 As they progress they will be moved.


Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A note from the grade 8 students

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
Math: home connection page 121.
Spelling:  start to practice for the next test on spelling city.   Students are now on test number 8.
  Once again the website is   password is awesome students.
Islamic Studies we are learning the Tashahud.  Please practice with your child.  I will be sending a hard copy tomorrow with the homework.
Don't forget your books tomorrow.

 Thursday November 29th, we have swimming. 
Now that the weather is much colder I would like the students to wear swimming caps and make sure they have a hat.

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...
Math: page 100 home connection.
  page120 read and sign.
Spelling: test tomorrow during today's computer class we spend some time on spelling city.  I wanted the students to get familiar with the program I will continue to do this for a while insha Allah.
Weekly homework is due tomorrow.
 Please  make sure thatyour child reads the weekly booklet.
 I will ask them to read it to me tomorrow.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Report cards

Asalam Alikum, 
The report cards were sent home today.  Inside the envelop you will find your child's report card along with interview requests. 

Times will be scheduled according to first come first serve basis.  I sent 6 slips in case you would like to schedule an appointment with the subject teacher.


Math: page 99
Reading:  please read with your child
Weekly homework is due on Tuesday

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Note from Teacher and New adventure

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

 Home work


Math:  page 97-98

I.S: page 12- 13

Spelling: please sign spelling test. 

If your child has either word to correct or printing errors make sure that they do it.  I want them to know that it is important to put to practice what they learn. 

They spend a lot of time at the beginning of the year practicing their printing.  Please let's be consistent and we will get great results.


Science: You might have heard that we had an interesting science class instead of Art.


We made a wormery for the class.   We watched a short video on how to make it and we put it together as a class.   I decided to have this in the class for several reasons.

1.  We see the life cycle of the worm.
2.  We learn more about their habitat and see how they make channels.
3.  We learn how they work together as a society.
4. We learn how worms compost and see the process.
5.  We will be using the food scraps we do not eat such as banana peels, apple cord and so on.
5.  We get a chance to use the compost in our plants.
At the moment our seed are germinating.
We have a variety of seed germinating and the students look at them daily and are very interested as the changes happen day to day.  They inform each other and observe the specimens together.   It is great to see them discussing the changes they see and compare.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

No home work

Asalam alikum,

We finally got our new T.V. 
 I found a good deal and I could not pass on it.
Thank you to all those parents who sent their contributions. 
Hamdulillah, there were two families with generous contributions but still had out of pocket expenses.
 If you have not sent your part please do so.
Our class invited the 1A class to watch a show on plants. 
They all enjoyed themselves.
Science: Students went to the science lab and looked a plant slides.  Watched a show on were do seeds come from.

 Spelling:  Students did their spelling test.  Results were not impressive please have the students       work on their spelling skill.
 I spend a lot of time to have spelling city ready for them make good use of it.
Reading:  We are spending some time on reading books on bullying.
Read with your child.  You can also practice reading the flash cards.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

No School

No school tomorrow. 
 Teachers have
Enjoy the long weekend with your child.


Math: page 91-92
Reading: weekly booklet
Science:  we are collecting seed from the foods we are eating.  We will be planting them next week Insha Allah.

Complete weekly homework

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Anti Bulling Week

Have your child wear a blue shirt to promote no bulling  day.

Try to pick a shirt with a minimal amount of writing.
Shirts with pictures on it should not be worm.

Tomorrow we will be going swimming. 
 Make sure your child wears the bathing suit underneath their uniform tomorrow.
With the cold weather I would like to see that every student brings a hat that they can wear after their swimming lesson.
Math:  page 90
Reading: make booklet and practice reading it.