Wednesday 27 May 2015


Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

It is with pleasure that we invite you to come to the first annual Abraar Elementary School Islamic Book Fair. Please visit Noteworthy News and Events  on the school library website for more information on this exciting event!!

Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.


Nancy-Ann Brethour

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Thursday Professional Day + Update

Assalamu Alaikum dear parents,

On Thursday, May 28 the student council in the elementary school is holding an event called 'Professional Day', where students can dress like any professional! Recently students participated in Community Day and learned all about different professionals, such as lawyers, doctors, veterinarians, police officers, etc! There is one thing in common between all the professionals which is for them to be compassionate towards others. This goes in line with our monthly character trait of compassion! 

*Please note that it was recently announced to the students that it was supposed to be a 'Fantasy Day', however, the theme has been changed to 'Dress like a Professional'. The students are aware of the change. 

Jazakamu Allahu Khairun

Islamic Studies: The students will be creating a video presentation to share with the other grades about Prophet Saleh. The students will be narrating, illustrating, and hopefully dramatizing parts of the story in shaa Allah.

Language: The students are finishing up the novel study, and we will be starting our review of the year's key learning soon in shaa Allah.

Social Studies: We are learning more about the political parties of Canada, how our views and beliefs fit in with those of the parties, and talking about different issues for the upcoming Federal Election. 

Other: The Grade 5/6 boys have started a soccer tournament on Wednesdays at lunch time. Additionally, this Thursday afternoon (May 28th) we will be having boys from another islamic school visiting us for a friendly match.

Thank you as always for your continued support, and please feel free to email me if you have any questions of concerns in shaa Allah. 

JazakumAllahu khayran

Wednesday 13 May 2015

French Cafe

Dear Parents,

Assalam Alaikum,

As part of the French curriculum, the grades 6 students are hosting the  French Café (called Café De France) . The event will be  on Thursday May 21, 2015 Insha’a Allah for all students.
 We will be serving light snacks and drinks that we find, usually, in a French café like: sandwiches, café (coffee), crêpes (French pancakes), gâteau (cake) and biscuits (cookies). The prices will range from $0.50 to  $3.00.
Students from grade 6 will be waiters and servers.
Proceeds from the sale will be donated back to the school.
Help us make this event a success.

Welcome to Café de France!

Saturday 9 May 2015

May 8th Update

as salamu alaykum,

Alhamdulillah we have had a very busy week! We enjoyed our field trip to the aviation museum. We saw some amazing and inspiring speeches yesterday (check your email for links to videos of the speeches).

Next week we will also have a few more activities:
Monday May 11th - Tennis lesson
Wednesday May 13th - Community Day (classroom visits from guest professionals)
Thursday May 14th - School Photo ***MAKE SURE THE STUDENTS HAVE PROPER UNIFORM***


The students will continue novel study activities. Alhamdulillah the kids seem to be enjoying the novel "Ultra" by David Carroll.\

Islamic Studies:

The children's Islamic studies projects are due this Wednesday in shaa Allah. Please remind them they will need to give a short presentation based on their research. Each student should decide the way they feel would be most effective for the presentation (ex. oral, PowerPoint, poster, etc.).

Geometry Test on TuesdayMay 12 in Chapter 7 (Lessons 3, 4, 5, 6) and Chapter 11 (Lesson 3, 7, 8, 9). Don't forget to review the work we covered on the notebook!
Next week, we will start working on Fraction inshaAllah.

Still working on Forces and Structures. We completed two very interesting activities: "Straw Bridges" and "Toothepick Trusses" before attending the workshop at the Aviation Museum (Forces Acting on Structures).