Thursday 20 December 2012

Winter break worksheets


Alsalamo Alikom Dear Parents,
Teacher Merve and I have made homework packages for the students to take home. We have handed them to the students.
·         I gave the students couple of worksheets to solve them over the holiday.
·         Read the first five chapters of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
·         Grammar: the 5 sheets
·         Students have to make their own glider by following the instructions in the reproducibles ( 9B,9C)
Social St.
·         I have given the students couple of worksheet to complete over the holiday.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday! :)

Field trip

Alsalamo alikom Dear Parents,

A quick update on the field trip:

Unfortunately due to the storm, I had to cancel the trip for Friday, December 21, 2012.  I have rescheduled the field trip for Friday January 11, 2013. It will be the first friday when we come back from the holidays. I pray and hope you will have a wonderful holiday and a safe one to.

Jazakom Allah Khairan


Wednesday 19 December 2012

The past Scholastic Book Fair

On behalf of Tr.Nancy,

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!

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Quran Updates

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)

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Field Trip

                                               AlSalamo Alikom Dear Parents

                                                                             Field Trip Notice

On Friday December 21, 2012, Grade 6 will  have an indoor field trip that will be held in the school gym.  We have invited the Gloucester School of Pottery to come into Abraar School to work with the kids creating their own pottery. There will be no extra charges as the cost will be deducted from activity fees that you have paid in the beginning of the year. They will be exploring different material through sculpturing.  

                                                          A little about the pottery school

The Gloucester Pottery School was founded in 1991. They are an incorporated not-for-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors.

They have grown from a very small entity operating out of a basement studio in the Cyrville Community Centre. Over the years they have expanded into the whole of CCC’s basement.

Their fully equipped teaching studio has 19 electric potter’s wheels, 4 electric kilns, a Bailey Gas Kiln purchased in 2011, a pugmill, slab roller, wall extruder, spray booth, and state-of-the-art cleaning facilities. The studio is also available for practice on a membership basis.

They offer over 80 pottery courses a year (some in French) for adults and teens from Level 1 through to Professional Wheel-throwing including (off wheel) Handbuilding classes. Their courses run on a semester basis starting each September, February, April and July and are taught by nine experienced instructors.



                                                                            Tr. Rania

Monday 10 December 2012

Math Test Updates

AlSalamo Alikom Dear parents,

I would like to inform you that the Math test is postponed till tomorrow.
As we had a lot of absentees in class due to the bad weather condition.

Jazakom Allah khairan

Social Studies ypdates

Dear Parents,

As an update, We have been discussion Aboriginal people. We have talked about migration, several theories, different aboriginal groups, how some of the groups lived, settlement and several other aspect. We will be having a test on Friday, December 14, 2012. The test will be on everthing we have covered so far in class.  Students should be familiar with the material we have discussed in class.

There will be three portion to the test:

Part A: will consist of 5 questions. The students is to circled the correct answer.

Part B:  will consiste of 5 questions.  The student is to fill in the blank. The words will be given to them.  They are to place them in the correct sentence.

Part C: will consiste of 2 questions. Student is to answer the questions in complete sentences.

Thank you,
Tr. Merve

Language Arts



Dear Parents,

Here is a quick update on what we have been doing so far. We are working on writing Biographies. Students were ask  to think of someone who has fought for fairness, non-violence, respect etc. We are to use class and  computer/library time to write the biographies. The next few weeks will be dedicated to writing the biographies. The final draft is to be typed.  The final draft is to be due on December 21, 2012. :)

Due date: December 21, 2012

For those students who were absent on Monday, December 10, 2012, here is the spelling words for Wednesday, December  12, 2012

Spelling Test Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2011

1. minute

2. record

3. guessed

4. except

5. cellar

6. sense

7. bass

8. vein

9. ceiling

10. neither

11. prophet

12. dessert

13. population

14. physical

15. phrase

16. foul

17. heal

18. diary

19. doorknob

20. sponge

21. wear

22. where

23. sole

24. soul

25. invalid.

Thank you,

Tr. Merve

Friday 7 December 2012

Quran Update



We are in the middle of surat Attahreem  


and Insha Allah we will have a test on all 


of the surah when we finish it . This test 


will be on Tajweed rules, reading rules 


and memorization of the whole surah , 


so please practice with your child using 


this website and go to Sheikh Ibrahim 




Congratulations to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month 


of November

1.Nadine A.
2.Ghayath A.
3.Maryam S.
4.Mohammed R.


Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Arabic Assignment



الشعر الرمزي أو (الشعر القصصي ) سيشغل حيزا في منهجنا لهذا الفصل الدراسي ، ليكون رديفا للنثر القصصي. نحن الآن ندرس نصا للشاعر: (محمد عثمان جلال  )


بعنوان (  الثعلب والعنب ) وهو نص قصصي رمزي ، وسوف يقوم التلاميذ بتحويل النص إلى أقصوصة رمزية  يتوافر فيها جميع العناصر الفنية لبناء القصة، وتتطرق إلى الأخلاقيات


والمثل العليا بأسلوب شيق وممتع بعيدا عن  أسلوب الأمر والنهي المباشر الجاف،  وتناسب مستوى أحبائنا الصغار،  تحكى لهم قبل النوم  وسوف نطلق عليها (حكايات جدتي).


وسوف يكون موعد التسليم - إن شاء الله- يوم الأربعاء الموافق 19 ديسمبر.


1- كيف سيتم التقويم؟   الغلاف الذي يجلب الانتباه 
 2-  العناصر الفنية للقصة (الزمان - المكان - الشخصيات .........)
 3- سرد الأحداث وتسلسلها تسلسلا منطقيا
4- الرسومات المناسب للأحداث
 5-  دقة وسلامة التعبير إملائيا .


       مدرسة: الفصل أمل الجلاد

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Spelling test

Dear Parents,

Language: Spelling test
Due: Wednesday December 7, 2012

Quick update:
We are working on writing Biographies. The next few weeks, we are going to dedicate the class time in conducting questions that will help the students create and form their biographies. We will be spending several classes in computer lab/library to research. I'm looking forward to reading their biographies.


Tr. Merve

Monday 3 December 2012

Math Test

AlSalamo Alikom dear Parents,

The Math test will be on Monday Dec. 10th.
The test will cover the lessons ( 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12).
Jazakom Allah khairan.

Middle school Lock -In


Girls Lock-In

Coming up….

Saturday December 8th, 2012



Pillow Fights



… and much more!


Monday 26 November 2012

Arabic test for Arabic speakers

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته


انتهينا من درس ( غرسوا فأكلنا  ) قراءة وفهما واستيعابا . سيكون هناك امتحان في درسي (جحا والحمار) و ( غرسوا فأكلنا ) أسئلة  - معاني مفردات - جمل باستخدام الأساليب والتراكيب اللغوية


( لقد تم تدريب التلاميذ عليها) وسوف نقوم بمراجعة سريعة للدرسين يوم الاثنين إن شاء الله الموافق 26 نوفمبر  حيث سيكون الامتحان يوم الثلاثاء الموافق 27 نوفمبر


أما امتحان القواعد فسوف يكون يوم الخميس الموافق 29 نوفمبر في الجملة الفعلية (الأمر النهي النصب والإعراب ).


الرجاء الجلوس مع ابنتك\ ابنك  ومراجعة دروس الامتحان.                                                                                                         شكرا لكم تعاونكم


                                                                                                                                                                                                      المدرسة امل

Monday 19 November 2012

Islamic Studies



                    ALLAH THE CREATOR

AlSalamo Alikom dear parents,

Students have to write a poem of minimum 15 lines to show:

  • How they love ALLAH (SWT)
  • How is ALLAH is the true Creator.
  • How we can find ALLAH in everything around us.
  • How we are thankful to ALLAH for everything he gave us.
  • How ALLAH can be seen in all creatures and the relations between them.
  • How to think, learn and remember the great attributes of ALLAH.

They can refer to page A35 in their Textbook.
They have to read the rubric carefully before starting to write the poem
The due date is Monday Nov. 26th.
The expectations of this project according to Bloom Taxonomy are:
Students will be able to: list, describe, explain, interpret, write, show, classify, choose verify, create.

Jazakom Allah Khairan for your cooperation.

Thursday 15 November 2012

French updates


Assalam Alaikum Dear Parents:

In French, through our story *Chat Angora*, we are working on building fluency in oral communication and reading. We have daily kinesthetic vocabulary review using gestures as stated in Aim Language curriculum. We focus particularly on the use of verbs. These help students to acquire and / or to enhance the oral use of French language in their daily life.

We have also almost daily reading. We focus on the correct French pronunciation and on the expression.

We are of course working on our writing; so far we did many activities (related to the story) that combine reading and writing:

1.       Choisis le bon mot: The sentence is written with a space and a word bank is provided. Students read the sentence and fill up the blank with the correct word from the bank.

2.       Les mots en ordre: Students have to put the words in order to form a sentence and write it.

3.       Les phrases coupées: Students match 2 parts of a sentence and write the complete sentence.

4.       Les mots qui riment: Students match the rhyming words provided. After that, they look for the rhyming words in the story.

5.       Les questions totales: In this activity the complete answer is in the question, students cross out all the extra vocabulary and the question mark. They write the answer using capitalization and the period at the end of the sentence.

6.       The plural of the verbs : il/elle  fait, ils/elles font; il /elle va, ils/elles  vont;

7.       The contraction : la  école ----˃ l’école

8.       Double verbs  construction

9.       The opposites

All the activities are modeled in class several times before any homework is assigned.

In any communication, oral or written, students are expected to use complete sentences. They are also required to speak only in French during French class.

For French tests, students have spelling words, an activity we have worked on and a grammar question. For the evaluation, the activity and the grammar have more weight than the spelling.

The purpose of the spelling is to help students to become familiar with the French orthography in order to prepare them for the creative writing activity we are having at the end of the unit.

If you have any question you can contact me by calling the school or by email.

Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation

Tr. Amina

French Department


Wednesday 14 November 2012

Anti-Bullying Week!

Dear Abraar Parents and Gaurdians,
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahamtu Allah Wa Barakatuhu
Yesterday we started “Stand Up (to Bullying)” week to raise our students awareness  about:

•             the types of bullying;

•             how to stop the bullies;

•             how to help the bullied.

Abraar Teachers will work with the students, Monday to Thursday, to explain all issues about bullying through role plays, slogans, variety of storytelling and other art activities.

Our students are reminded of the importance of creating and maintaining caring and safe environment at Abraar School.

I encourage our valuable parents and guardians to read the information about bullying,  that I started  to post on the school blog yesterday and I will continue till the end of this  week,  to help their children at home.We need to work all of us inshaAllah towards having  Abraar School as a safe and caring school.

Jazakum Allah Khairan for your cooperation.

Best Regards

Nouha Jamali

Vice Principal