Wednesday 19 December 2012

A Message from the School 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
Abraar School Library
1085 Grenon Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K2B 8L7
Tel.: 613-820-0044 ext. 225
Fax: 613-820-1495
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

January Milk Program Deadline this Friday!

As-Salamu Aleikum,
this is a reminder that the milk program funds will be collected up until end of day this Friday. If you would like your child to have this healthy addition to their lunches at a low cost and help fundraise for Abraar School at the same time please remember to submit your forms and funds.
You may download the milk program sign up form by CLICKING HERE .
Teacher A'isha

Tuesday 18 December 2012

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)

Monday 17 December 2012

Swimming this Thursday!

As-Salamu Aleikum,
This is a reminder that we will have swimming this Thursday insha'Allah!
If you are able to volunteer please be at the school at 1:00. We would not be able to do this without your help. Jazakalakhair to all the parents who have volunteered their time.
Please send me an email if you are able to come.
Teacher A'isha

Weekly Preview

Dear Parents As-Salamu Aleikum,

The following is what we will be learning this week insha’Allah:

- Tues - complete concept of area and review perimeter.

- I introduced the writing process to students last week, (i.e. Brainstorming, Rough Draft, Editing, Final Draft or Good Copy) we will be continueing with this.
- Oral presentations of students' choice book will be continueing throughout the week.

- Continueing creating our brochure of the water cycle. Students are using the writing process, we will be brainstorming as a class then they will do a rough draft of the brochure, then edit with red pen then they will do a final copy.
- In the computer lab students are learning how to do a  Google Image search using "the water cycle", they then choose their choice image and try to duplicate it on the back page of their brochure.
- Students will have a end of unit test that covers the material in the unit.

Social Studies
- Reading map assessment, students will be given a map and have to follow directions in order to find certain items.

- Tissue Paper Birds to decorate our windows as most birds have flown South for the winter.

Islamic Studies:
- Fasting in Ramadan continued and Hajj, the fourth and fifth pillars of Islam
Health and Physical Education
- Basketball Unit - passing, shooting and some rules of the game.

Great Snack Ideas for Lunches!

As-Salamu Aleikum Parents and Students,
here are some great snack ideas. Please do your best to send healthy snacks. Sugary snacks such as fruit roll-ups, cookies, and brownies can be replaced with fresh veggies and dip, muffins, and fresh fruit variations.

Veggies and Fruit Grain ProductsMilk and AlternativesMeat and Alternatives
Pepper strips (red, green, yellow)Tortillas, flatbread, nann or pita breadFruit yogurt or soy yogurtHard cooked egg
Peas in a pod or snow pea podsCold cereal (not sugary kind)Yogurt dip (tzatziki) for veggiesTuna, salmon or chicken salad flavoured with: curry, onions, mayo, pickles, apples or dill
Diced apples, pears, or orangesEnglish muffinsMilk or fortified soy beverage Fava beans in rice
Plums, peaches, apricotsOatmeal muffinsCheese cubes, cheese string or cheese slicesHummus
Melon ballsRice cakesMilk-based puddingRefried or baked beans
Fruit smoothie Whole grain crackersCottage or ricotta cheese cups 
Turnip or zucchini sticksChappati, rotiCheese and crackersTuna or salmon sandwich
Cauliflower and broccoli treesPasta, brown rice, couscousCheesewhiz on celerySteamed soybeans (edamame)
Sliced mangoBread sticks Marinated cooked tofu

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Cool Website for Students!

As-Salamu Aleikum Students!
(Parents, this post is for the students to give them a chance to see the class blog and practice their computer skills.)
Students please check out this cool website! It's filled with games, puzzles, and more fun stuff that should keep you busy insha'Allah.
I hope you enjoy it!
Teacher A'isha

A Message from Tr. Salam (Arabic Speakers)

اللغة العربية :

في اطار مشاركة التلميذ في العملية التعليمية ، و تدريبه على البحث ، فواجبه لهذا الاسبوع الاتي :

 البحث في الحاسوب ( الكمبيوتر) :عن دعاء دخول و خروج المسجد ، و كتابتهما على الورق المرفق معه، بخط جميل مشكل ،واضح ... مع ضرورة اجادة التلميذ  لقراءتهما بشكل صحيح.

* موعد التسليم : الاثنين 17 / 12 / 2012

*سيتم ان شاء الله تقويم التلميذ على :

- اختيار الدعاء الصحيح .     – الكتابة الصحيحة و الخط الجميل الواضح     - القراءة الصحيحة المعتمدة على التهجئة الصحيحة   -   التسليم في الوقت المحدد .
                             *وقد تم توضيح ذلك للطالب ........ و الله ولي التوفيق

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Grade 2 A Wish List

As-Salamu Aleikum Parents,

there are a few things that our class would benefit from insha'Allah. So I have made a small wishlist.

- Lysol wipes to wipe door knobs and high traffic areas.
- Magic Erasers for cleaning desk tops

- And a new carpet insha'Allah

Our carpet is quite old and not large enough for all students to sit on comfortably. I have asked around and have found that a suitable carpet may be quite costly ($400-$600) so I will be asking for your help with this purchase. If each parent can contribute a small amount we well be able to get a new carpet. Any amount will help and we can save and continue to raise the funds until we can purchase the carpet. You may send the money with your child or give it to me and I will forward it to Sr. Naida at the office to keep until we have enough at which time I will go and purchase a new carpet insha'Allah. So thank you again for taking the time to read the blog and whether you are able to contribute or not, jazakalakhair for your cooperation with your childs education.

May Allah bless you and your family.
Please feel free to contact me at any time for any questions, concerns, comments, and/or suggestions.
Teacher A'isha

Hot Lunch Form Reminder

As-Salamu Aleikum Dear Parents,
this is just a reminder to send in the forms and funds for the hot lunch for Jan through March lunches.
We can except order forms until Friday December 14th, NO LATER.
Teacher A'isha

Field Trip Tuesday, Dec. 18th!

Dear Parents!


We will be going on a tour of Parliament on Tuesday December 18th. The tour is called "Searching for Symbols". Here is a link to it's page, Search for Symbols.

Tr. A'isha

Weekly Preview

Dear Parents As-Salamu Aleikum,

The following is what we will be learning this week insha’Allah:

- Tues - complete perimeter. Wed-Fri begin concept of area

- Sentence variation (starting sentences differently)
- Cont. Surprising sentences, using exclamation marks

- Exploring air, wind and water in our environment, conservation and as energy sources.

Social Studies
- Bodies of water: lake, pond, gulf, bay...etc.
- How to read a map and find different "routes".

- Intricate Ink Art 

Islamic Studies:
- Fasting in Ramadan, the fourth pillar of Islam
Health and Physical Education
- Beginning of our unit on basketball.

Thursday 6 December 2012

Homework Announcement

Parents please note that in the homework package # 9 for Arabic is for Arabic speakers only from Teacher Salam. Tr. Amal's class please ignore this part.
Tr. A'isha

A Message from Tr. Salam (Arabic Speaking Teacher)

اللغة العربية :

* نحن الان في صدد الانتهاء من درس ( في المسجد ) حيث تعرف الطالب من خلاله على بعض القيم الايجابية المتعلقة بآداب المسجد ، و على العديد من المهارات و التراكيب اللغوية .

* سيكون إن شاء الله إملاء منظور الجمعة الموافق 7 / 12 في الاتي :

الجمعة – خليل –  - فرغ  - أنهى  - رأى – شاهد – انصرف – ذهب - يدخل المسجد . 

   الرجاء متابعة الطالب خلال دراسته للاملاء .. ضرورة الفهم مايسمعه ، و ترجمته رسما بشكل كلمات ، و عدم اعتماده على  حفظ شكل الكلمة ، و ذلك للاستفادة المستمرة التي تعود على الطالب ... و هذا ما نحاول باستمرار تطبيقة في الفصل،  سواء في التدريب على الاملاء أو في قراءة المفردات و الجمل.

* سيكون إن شاء الله الثلاثاء القادم الموافق 11/ 12  نشاط صفي على شكل تدريبات تحريرية يقوم بها الطالب ، كتقويم كتابي و فهم و استيعاب و خط  لدرس المسجد .

 فالرجاء متابعة الطالب في مراجعة :  فهمه للدرس ، والتدريبات التابعة . و نحن في الفصل نقوم باستمرار و من خلال أنشطة متعددة ، مراجعة جميع المهارات و التراكيب و المعاني  التي تعلمها الطالب من خلال الدرس ، قبل عمل أي نشاط بذلك .

                  نشكر لكم حسن تعاونكم في متابعة تلاميذنا الاحباء ... و جزاكم الله كل خير

A Message from Quran Teacher Samia

A message from Quran teacher (Tr. Samia) 

We started reciting and memorizing Surat Attariq after we had a test on all of Surat Alaalaa . This test was on Tajweed rules ,reading rules and memorization of the whole surah ,I sent a Quran rubric of this test with your child ,please sign it and send it back . To practice Quran with your child please use this website and go to Sheik Ibrahim Alakhadar:


Congratulation to the best memorizers and reciters of the month of November:

1.Nourideen K.
2.Fatima O.
3.Sondus S.
4.Nadine S.

Abraar School's Hot Lunch Program

Dear Parents,
As-Salamu Aleikum. The new hot lunch forms have been sent out for the dates January 11th to March 28th. Your child has four options to choose from. Please send exact cash only for your child.
Order forms must be submitted NO LATER than Friday, December 14th, 2012.
Teacher A'isha


As-Salamu Aleikum Parents,

as you know today, Thursday we will be going swimming. If you are able to volunteer a small amount of your time that would be much appreciated. Please be at the class at 1:00 pm.

Again apologies about not being able to correspond via email.


Teacher A'isha

Computer Not Working

As-Salamu Aleikum Dear Parents,
this is to advise that my computer has been down since Monday. The technical department is trying to fix it for me and it should be fixed by today insha'Allah.
So I have been unable to check my email at all since Monday. My sincere apologies for this inconvenience. I apologize for this break in communication as I like to respond to emails promptly.
Jazakalakhair for your patience and understanding.

Tuesday 4 December 2012

New Weekly Preview!

Dear Parents As-Salamu Aleikum,

The following is what we will be learning this week insha’Allah:

- Practice using standard and non-standard units of measurement
- Introduction to perimeter (measuring around). [correction]

- Subject of a sentence
- Surprising sentences, using exclamation marks

- The water cycle
- The cycle of a tree

Social Studies
- Mapping and parts of a map (title, map key, compass rose, map picture, map symbols)

- Weaving Frame and Snow Scene Picture

Islamic Studies:
-Zakat, the third pillar of Islam
Health and Physical Education
- Soccer skills and rules of the game

Monday 3 December 2012

New Spelling Bee for Grade 2A

As-Salamu Aleikum wa Rahmatullah Parents and Students,
we will be joining Grade 2B in their Spelling Bee initiative! This is an optional program that will bring the spirit of competition to the classroom. Students you have 1 month to study the spelling bee words and the spelling bee will be held in January. I will pass out the list of words tomorrow insha'Allah.
Teacher A'isha

Saturday 1 December 2012

Tooney Tuesday December 4th

Another wonderful Tooney Tuesday!
Non-uniform clothes allowed for those who bring in a $2.00 donation for the school.
Teacher A'isha

Parent Teacher Night

Parent Teacher Night

Jazakalakhair to those parents who were able to make it to the parent teacher night.
It was a successful night full of collaboration and ideas to help improve the learning in Grade 2A.
Some of the ideas for improvement include:
- A weekly preview on the blog to let you know what we will be doing during that week.
- Daily emails about what students covered in Math with page numbers for homework.
- Include some interactive links on the blog so students can take a more active role in this area.
- I will create a winter break "activity/study" package for students insha'Allah.
- Greater collaboration with the Grade 2B so both classes can benefit from each other insha'Allah.
- As well I have asked Brother Mustafa our custodian and he agreed to install lower hooks into the children's lockers.

Label your child's winter clothes...

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

Teacher A'isha