Friday, 30 October 2015

Science Updates

Great accomplishments this week!! 
  • Most students did very well on their quiz last Monday. Alhamdu lillah!
  • Students got very busy working on their brochures about a certain biome. They also also went through their first check for their upcoming project "Imaginary Organism" which is due this Monday, November 6th
  • Please follow the guidelines for this important project.
  • Please adhere to due dates as late submissions will lose marks! Such a waste of hard work!
Keep up the good work!! 

Polar Expressions Writing Contest!

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

The Grade 6 students will be participating in the 2015 Polar Expressions Writing Contest.  The students are expected to submit a short story on or before November 17.  The maximum length of the story is 450 words.  We have already discussed the criteria and requirements for the stories and I am now looking forward to some exciting and creative submissions!  Have fun, Grade 6 writers!

Tr. Salma

Math Test

Alsalamo alikom dear Parents

InshaaAllah Grade 6 will have their Math test on Wednesday Nov. 4th.

The test will be on chapter 2.

Jazakom Allah Khairan

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Ten Marks Assignment

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Alsalamo Alikom dear Parents        

Today I assigned the first task on Ten Marks .
The due date is  Nov. 3rd next Tuesday.


Monday, 26 October 2015

Twin Day

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Hope you are doing well

Just wanted to remind you that on Thursday, inshaaAllah, it will be 'Twin Day'.
For more information, please visit the following link from the weekly newsletter:

Jazakom Allah Khairan

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Art/Drama Updates

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Alsalamo Alikom dear Parents
  • We've had a successful art workshop this week, alhamdu lillah. Students enjoyed drawing and coloring fall leaves.
  • Students will present their short performances about "Cooperation" this week and the next in class.
  • Please send to school any unwanted items for our drama/art centers (clothing, hand bags, eye wear, table cloth, apron, kitchenware, curtain, art supplies, ...)

Tr. Dina Zaazaa

Science Updates

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Alsalamo Alikom dear Parents 

  • Students are working in groups on brochures about biomes. Remember to bring the information assigned to you by your group.
  • Quiz on MondayOctober 26. Study p. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 from duo tang.
  • First checks for work on the "Imaginary Organism" project is next week. Due date is Monday, Nov 2. Please follow the guidelines provided.
  • Sign and return the marked quiz. 

Tr. Dina Zaazaa

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Math Updates

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Alsalamo Alikom dear Respected Parents,

InshaaAllah by next week I will be starting the speed math program with both Grade 5 and 6 students. The speed math program is a set of 60 math sheets that focus on basic arithmetic facts. Each sheet has 60 problems and is an even mix of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division that the students should do with ease in their head using mental math. Every student will receive a tracking sheet to keep a track on their scores, after every 10 sheets students will be asked to draw a line graph to be able to keep a track on their progress. 
This will help the students a lot to learn how to be fast and accurate while using mental math skills.

Also I started working on critical thinking problems by giving the students every week a critical thinking question that they need to think about and they will share their answers with the whole class. So today's question is: How to make 11 + 11 = 10.
After a while inshaaAllah you will find your child start to think critically and be able to use different strategies and techniques when it comes to problem solving and by this the students will start be performing on a higher order thinking levels (applying Bloom's Taxonomy) and that is my goal for this year inshaaAllah.

Please find attached a document that includes a lot of websites and links to help your child to think critically in math and be a problem solver.

Jazakom Allah Khairan for your support and cooperation

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Updates from Tr. Nesreen (non Arab speakers)

الأهالي الكرام: 

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

أود الاشارة الى ....اننا هذا العام اتبعنا نظاما جديدا في تحديد مستوى التلاميذ لجميع الفصول بشكل متسلسل  ،حيث قسمت  جميع الفصول الى 16 مستوى ،ابتداء  من الصف الاول (المستوى 1 ) و ختاما بالصف السادس ( المستوى 16 ) .
فالصف الخامس  مثلا الذي أقوم بتدريسه لهذا العام بناء على التقسيم الجديد ، هو 
المستوى الثالث عشر.........   وجزاكم الله خيرا 

Dear parents/ guardians,

Assalamo alaikom wa rahmato Allah wa barakatoh.

I would like to mention that the Arabic language team is following a new system this year. All the classes, starting from grade 1 to grade 6 have 16 levels in total. For example: I teach level 13 in grade 5.

Jazakom Allah khairan 

Monday, 19 October 2015

Terry Fox Run Money Due

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum
I hope this email finds you well and in good health.
I hope that your fundraising for the Terry Fox Run is going well, inshaAllah. It is wonderful to see so many pledges already coming in!
Please note that Monday, October 26, is the deadline to return all Terry Fox School Run Pledges and monies to the library.
Thank you for your help in this crucial fight against cancer. Jazakum Allahu Khairan.
Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.
Nancy-Ann Brethour

Monday, 5 October 2015


Asalamu-Alaikum Parent(s),

PST would like to present.......TOONIE TUESDAYS!! 

The first Tuesday of every month is a time for students to come to school without their uniform if they bring a Toonie. [$2 in any form is acceptable but toonies are preferable]

Please encourage your child to participate by NOT wearing his/her uniform and bringing a toonie.

The money collected is given to the PST and is part of fundraising for the school.


Sunday, 4 October 2015

A message from Tr. Nancy

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

The National Terry Fox School Run day is this week, inshaAllah. For more information concerning this important cause, please click here to view the flyer.

Thank you for your support in this crucial fight against cancer. Jazakum Allahu Khairan.


Nancy-Ann Brethour

Saturday, 3 October 2015

A message from Tr. Nancy the school's librarian

Alsallikom Alikom dear Parents

Here is a message from Tr. Nancy

Welcome Back!


Math Updates

Alsalamo Alikom Dear Parents

InshaaAllah Grade 6 will have their first Math test on chapter 1 on Wednesday October 7th.

The test is on lessons 1-4,6-8. Students have to revise all the lessons from their textbooks, notebooks, and practice workbooks. Also students needs to revise the mid chapter review and the end of chapter review.

Wish my students all the success.

Jazakom Allah Khairan for your cooperation

Science and Art Updates

Alsalamo Alikom dear Parents

On behalf of Tr. Dina Zaazaa

Science Quiz (Biodiversity) on Monday, October 5th. Please study the following:
  • Journal notes
  • Textbook p.4 to 13
  • Worksheets from duo tang p. 6 and 7
Also don't forget to complete p. 8 and 9 as homework.

Visual Arts

Time Capsule due on Monday, October 5th

Jazakom Allah Khairan