Monday 29 September 2014

Terry Fox

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

Last Wednesday, the students at Abraar Elementary School participated in the Terry Fox National School Run. I must say that it was a success, MashaAllah! Everyone from grade one to grade six participated either through walking or running. It was heartwarming to see the students participate in such large numbers. In addition, I want to share something incredibly sweet with all of you. The JKs and SKs were not able to run, so they decided to do something to help out. The teachers started "A Toonie for Terry" where each child brings two dollars to help in Terry's cause. I was overjoyed to see the amount of toonies raised.

Pledges are starting to come in, MashaAllah! Please note that all pledges need to be returned to school by October 7, 2014, inshaAllah.

I would like to give a big heartfelt thank you to everyone for their participation and generous donations. Jazakum Allahu Kharain.
Have a wonderful day, inshallah.

Nancy-Ann Brethour
School Librarian

Friday 26 September 2014

Food Drive/ Spirit Day Reminder

Abraar School Food Drive on School Spirit Day

Let’s come together hand in hand and to help the ones who need it and strengthen our paths to Jannah!

Students are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item on the School Spirit Day to be donated to the Sadaqah Food Bank.

When: September 30, 2014


Wednesday 24 September 2014

Sept 24 UPDATE

Salamun alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

A short note to welcome you all to the month of Dhul Hijjah! May Allah increase the blessings for us and our families in these first 10 Days. Ameen.

Additionally, well done to the students also for completing the Terry Fox run today and for the money raised in support of cancer research.

The students started working on a display to share with the school next week at the Hajj mini museum. The 5B class will be sharing information about Udhiyah (the sacrifice) with the students.

REMINDER: the students should watch the YouTube link, and complete a paragraph describing something they learned by Friday.

The students have been starting a unit on poetry. So far we have looked at 4 different types of poems, and different poetic language featured in different styles of poetry. As we work we will be building up a collection of poems. Each student will choose their best work to submit as a part of the Polar Expressions Poetry Competition in November.

NOTE: we will be working on short story submissions for entry in the contest's Spring competition later on in the year.

The students will be continuing their studies of Native culture and early-settlers of Canada. So far we have touched on the first French settlements in Canada, and the relationships with French traders with different Native communities in Canada/USA .

Thank you as always for your support.

Monday 22 September 2014

HOMEWORK: Untold Islamic History video series

salamun alaykum,


Watch the first video (episode 1 pt 1) and write a short paragraph explaining 1 thing you learned from the video by this Friday

Friday 19 September 2014

Letter from Tr. Hadia (Quran)

Sept. 19th, 2014.

Dear Parents,

Assalamo Allikum.

My name is Hadia Arabi Katbi. I am your child’s Quran teacher. In this

welcoming letter, I ask Allah Almighty to make this school year a successful one, and

to help us make the Quran reach our children’s tongues and hearts. My utmost goal in

my classroom is to make your child learn how to read the Quran properly Inshallah.

Also, your child will be memorizing some Suras of the Quran.

I will keep you informed of your child’s progress in memorization and 

learning through the student agenda which will be the main communication line 

between me and the parents. On a weekly basis, you will find in the agenda the 

ayas we plan to study and memorize and when the ayas are due for testing. Please 

do check the agenda at least once a week to check on your child progress as I will 

write notes and comments in case your child is not progressing.

Inshallah, with your help, support and feedback, you will notice a big difference

in your child’s Quran reciting. Please feel free to contact me through the school

number or my email.

Wassalamo Allikum

Hadia Arabi Katbi (Quran Teacher)

Sept. 19th, 2014.

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Terry Fox Run

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Assalamu Alaikum

Abraar School is pleased to be hosting the annual National School Terry Fox Run Day.  This year, it will be on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. All monies raised through our event will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation to further the cause of cancer research.  In addition, our walk/run will be on school grounds. Teachers and supervisors will be on hand to supervise and assist students along the way.

In addition, a permission slip and pledge form will be sent home with the grades 1 to 6 students on Friday, September 19, 2014. All students are encouraged to take part.  Let us keep Terry’s dream to find a cure for cancer alive. For more information, please visit 

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

Tr. Nancy,
Event Organizer

Tuesday 16 September 2014


salamun alaykum wa rahmatullah,

A gentle reminder of the work that is coming due


Communicating Skills pg 4-8 due this Friday

Spelling workbook pg 9 (research basic information on a nomadic group to complete the exercise)

Bring a chapter book before Monday

Social Studies:

"Exploring Canada" - Champlain worksheet due Friday


Pink medical information forms must be completed and returned to class by every student before Friday.

Jazakum Allahu Khayran for your co-operation

Monday 15 September 2014

Letter from Madame Amina (French Teacher)

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu!
Dear Parents,

My name is Madame Amina Ould-brahim and I am your child French this year. I have been at Abraar School since 2008 and each First Day of School is a new exciting day for me and this year is no exception.
I am looking forward to a very successful year, Insha’a Allah, and I know you are too. I have high expectations for your child and I will do all what I can to help him / her to meet these expectations, Insha’a Allah!

Saturday 13 September 2014


salamun alaykum wa rahmatullah,

Just a quick update regarding what we have been working on over the past week.

Surat Al-Mar'rij ayat 1-5

homework: workbook pg 2 (all)

French (Francais)
Finir les mots caches et trouver le message

Boys Health 
Boys should work on completing "meal tracking" sheet for next Friday in shaa Allah.

We have been creating pamphlets in our groups. We should be finished them in class by early next week in shaa Allah.

Social Studies
We have been learning about Samuel de Champlain, the earlier fur trading communities of New France, and their relationship with the Native Peoples (e.g. Huron, Montagnais, Algonquin, Iroquois).

Thank you for your support

Wednesday 10 September 2014

September Scholastic Book Orders

salamun alaykum,

I will only accept orders by cheque (no cash please)

Literacy and reading are skills that greatly influences the benefits we receive from our education. It opens our minds to new ideas and worlds we can't see in our daily life as children. Please do not underestimate the change you can cause in your child's life by encouraging them to read. I encourage you as parents to encourage your child to read.

If you are interested in ordering books from Scholastic this year, I will be making the flyers and printable order forms available via the blog. Feel free to find books from other sources as well (especially if you have already promoted and encouraged reading at home).

You may email me to have a printed copy of the pdf sent home with your child in shaa Allah.

Flyers and order forms can be found here:

Jazakum Allahu khayran

P.S. future flyers and forms will be uploaded to the same folder in shaa Allah, so check back every month!

Polar Expressions Writing Competition

salamun alaykum wa rahmatullah,

Alhamdulillah, it has been a real pleasure spending this first week with the students of 5B.

I wanted to share this opportunity with you all and encourage the children to participate in the Polar Expressions writing competition.

Participants can choose to write poetry or a short story;however, entry deadlines are different depending on which form of writing they choose.

Additional contest details can be found on the back of the entry forms, which you can download as a pdf using the following link:

Please let me know if you have any issues downloading the file in shaa Allah.


Tr. Mohammad

Monday 8 September 2014

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

As salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to Abraar School for the 2014-2015 year. I am excited for the year ahead with the Grade 5B class. 

My teaching responsibilities will be as follows in shaa Allah:

Islamic Studies - 5B
Language - 5A & 5B
Social Studies - 5A & 5B
Gym (boys only) - 5A & 5B
Art - 5B

A copy of the 5B timetable can be found here:

I will be using this blog to update you about events, class activities, homework, and more in shaa Allah.

May Allah guide us all and increase us in our faith and beneficial knowledge. Ameen.
May He lead us towards the greatest successes in this life and the next. Ameen.
May He guard and protect always. Ameen. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me via email.

Tr. Mohammad