Wednesday 17 December 2014

Homework From Tr. Mohammed

Salamun Alaykum,

The homework to complete over the break includes:

  1. Grammar/Editing Booklet (5 double-sided pages)
  2. Autobiography (Good Copy due at the end of January)
  3. Comm. Skills pg 61-67 & Spelling Workbook pg 62-67
  4. Social Studies Questions #1&2

i) If you were alive back then (i.e. before Canadian Confederation), do you think you'd travel to Canada? Why or why not?

ii) How is your life similar to the lives of the settlers in New France? How is it different?

Use your best writing = A+ quality and detail
grammar/punctuation= Capitals, commas, apostrophes, etc. + compound sentences, appositives, openers, connectives, conjunctions, etc.
organization= paragraph structure

Monday 8 December 2014

French News

News from the French class

Monday, December 8, 2014
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents
Time is just flying by and winter break is already at the door.
So far we are working on our daily vocabulary related to weather and winter clothing and activities, using it in sentences, questions and answers. Al Hamdulillah, students gaining more fluency in French and are able to describe and talk about winter.
We are still working on our first story “L’Arbre Ungali”. We already finished the 3 reading comprehension and writing activities related to the story “Les questions totals,Les mots en ordre and Les questions partielles.”. We did also the sentence structure and learned about the main parts of the sentence: the subject and the verb.
·         Tuesday, December 9, we are having the 2st French test: spelling, les mots en ordre and the negative form.
·         The spelling list for Tuesday is:
1.       Je brosse mes dents.
2.       Je fais ma prière.
3.       Tu prends ton petit-déjeuner.
4.       Elle se réveille le matin.
5.       Il va à l’école.
·         Les mots en ordre and Les questions partielles are related to the story. We did the same activity in class and students worked on it with their partners.  We worked on the sentence structure class and students are familiar with it.
Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.

Dr Amina Ould-brahim,
French teacher
Science coordinator

Saturday 29 November 2014

Read, Read, Read...

Math Websites

Assalam Alaikom Dear Parents.

Here are some interesting Math websites for extra practice.


Wednesday 19 November 2014

Updates From Tr. Amal - Arabic

أولياء الأمور الكرام السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

انهينا درس (في مكتب البريد ) وسيكون هناك اختبار كتابي يشمل جميع المهارات التي غطيت في الدرس يوم الثلاثاء 25 /11 

_ إن شاء الله _ 

1- أسئلة فهم واستيعاب 

2- المفردات ( المعنى  /الضد /  كتابة جماة تشتمل على إحدى المفردات التي درست )
3- استخدام  التعبير الآتي في جملة من إنشاء التلميذ   ( بعد أن ..................  )

شكرا لكم تعاونكم

المدرسة أمل

Bullying Poster Contest

Bullying Poster Contest Rules and Specifications:
  • Eligibility: All Abraar School students from grades 1 - 6.  Posters must be created only by an individual Student.
  • Divisions: Posters will be judged in separate divisions for each grade level. There will be one winner per grade level.  The winner will be announced on November 28th, 2014.
  • Theme: All posters must incorporate BULLYING theme. Also include the Character Trait theme for the month RESPECT
  • Paper/Size: Any size is acceptable
  • Art Media: Crayons, cut paper, felt tip pens, markers, pencils, pen and ink, etc, may be used to create the poster. Wood, plastic, glass, metal, fabric, and felt should not be part of the poster.
  • Identification: Your NAME and grade must appear on the back of your poster.
  • Copyright: Your poster cannot include any copyrighted characters, such as those from comics, cartoons, television programs, newspapers, magazines, etc.
Deadline: Your poster must be turned in to Tr. Seher or Tr. Fatima by November 24th, 2014. If your poster is chosen it will be displayed around the school for the entire year. Posters will not be returned to students.

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Arabic Test - Speakers

أولياء الأمور الكرام / السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته :

يوم الجمعة  سيكون اختبار قواعد في الجملة الاسمية والجملة الفعلية

أنواع الخبر وعلامة إعرابه في حالة (الإفراد - الجمع -  والتثنية ) .

- أنواع الفاعل وعلامة إعرابه في حالة  (الإفراد - الجمع -  والتثنية ) . 

- حروف الجر

- إعراب 

ملاحظة : المراجعة بالرجوع إلى الورق المصور والتدريبات التي تم الإجابة عنها

نرجو تعاونكم معنا

وشكرا جزيلا

المدرسة أمل

Monday 20 October 2014

News From French Class

News from the French class

Monday, October 20, 2014
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents
Time is just flying by and we are already in October.
So far we are working on our daily vocabulary, using it in sentences, questions and answers. Al Hamdulillah, students are starting to gain some confidence in speaking French in class.
We are working on our first story “Un jour bizarre”. Students were given the photocopy of the story in September.  We have worked on:
ü  The activities related to reading comprehension: “Choisis le bon mot” and “Les questions totales”.
ü  Verbs “avoir” (to have) and “aller”  (to go) at the present tense
ü  Possessive adjectives.
·         Thursday, October 30, we are having the 1st French test: spelling, choisis le bon mot, questions totals, vocabulary and grammar.
·         The spelling list for Tuesday is:
1.       J’ai oublié mon crayon.
2.       Tu as finis tes devoirs.
3.       Est-ce que nous avons des devoirs?
4.       Peux-tu me passer ta gomme s’il te plait?
5.       Il a besoin du crayon.
·         The others sections in the test are mainly daily class work and students are familiar with them.
Important note: Please note that only one photocopy of the story and of any written activity will be given to the student. It is his/her responsibility to keep it safe in the folder and to have it in class. If for any reason, the document is misplaced or lost, student will have to rewrite it. If you wish to have a copy for home, you may make one copy for this purpose.
Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.

Dr Amina Ould-brahim,
French teacher
Science coordinator

Sunday 19 October 2014

October Updates

Assalam Alaikom Dear Parents and Students.
Here are our updates for this month.

Math: We are working on reading, writing, renaming, comparing and rounding 5 digit numbers.
This week we'll work on decimals and then conclude this unit by counting money.

Science: We are still working on the unit of "Matter", The students submitted their projects last week and we are having fun testing their insulated containers in class. This week we will discuss the three states of matter and the changes of states.

Islamic Studies: Ninety Nine Names, One Creator. Students should start preparing for their first IS project. Represent the ninety nine names of Allah in a creative artistic way.

Art: This week we will complete two projects in class: tissue box owls and hanger mobiles. Please remember to bring an empty tissue box and a hanger if you still haven't done so.

Gym: Girls, get ready to be evaluated this week. Remember, the skills we are looking at are: push-ups, sit-ups, squats, long jump and high jump.

Remember to read daily and sign you agenda.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Update from Tr. Amal - Arabic Speakers

أولياء الأمور الكرام / السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

أود أن أضع بين أيديكم  ما تم تدريسه في  اللغة العربية لهذه الفترة الدراسية  وما سيتم تدريسه لاحقا

القراءة  : تم تدريس موضوعين :-  1- ذكريات المدرسة -------   2- درس عن الهاتف

القواعد :  بناء الفقرة  وتحديد الجمل المكونة لها ونوع الجمل ( اسمية أو فعلية ) مركب الجار (الجار والمجرور).

التعبير : قام التلاميذ بكتابة فقرة عن اليوم الأول لهم في المدرسة  وعن الهدف الديني والاجتماعي للحج

وفي الفترة القادمة  - إن شاء الله - سوف نغطي في المنهج الدراسي ما يلي:

 القراءة : !- الصديق عند الضيق               2- في مكتب البريد

القواعد :- الجملة الفعلية      (الفاعل وأنواعه )  (  المفعول به وأنواعه ).

النصوص :   حفظ نص  (مكتبتي)

التعبير : كتابة فقرة عن أهمية الصداقة .

ملاحظة : سيكون في كل شهر اختبار قراءة , وقواعد , وإملاء  وسوف يتم إعلامكم بذلك مسبقا .

جزاكم الله خيرا وكلنا أمل أن نتعاون معا  للنهوض بمستوى أولادنا الأعزاء في لغتنا الجميلة.

المدرسة : أمل

Thursday 9 October 2014

Message From Tr. Amal Arabic

أولياء الأمور الكرام /  السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته 

كل عام وأنتم بخير أود أن أعلمكم بأنه سيكون هناك اختبار شهري في مادة القراءة وبالتحديد في درسى ( الهاتف - ذكريات االمدرسة )

يوم الأربعاء الموافق 15 / أكتوبر وسيشمل الاختبار اسئلة - ومعاني المفردات.

الرجاء أخذ ذلك بعين الاعتبار. وحبذا لو جلست ايها الأب الفاضل أو أبتها الأم الفاضلة دقائق بجانب الابن ومراجعة الدروس معه.

شكرا لكم تعاونكم , وجزاكم الله خيرا.

المدرسة : أمل

Monday 29 September 2014

Terry Fox Run

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
Abraar School: Islamic Education for the Next Generation.
Abraar School Library: Where Knowledge and Imagination Grow, One Student at a Time.
Secondary Campus: 1085 Grenon Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 8L7 | ph.613-820-0044 | fx.613-820-1495
Elementary Campus: 70 Fieldrow Street, Ottawa, ON K2G 2Y7 | ph.613-226-1396 | fx. 613-226-2745
Find us on: Facebook | Twitter
Support Abraar by Donating Online: Donate Now (all donations are tax deductible)

Friday 19 September 2014

Welcome From Tr. Hadia

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

The National School Terry Fox Run Day

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

Nancy-Ann Brethour
School Librarian
Abraar School: Islamic Education for the Next Generation.
Abraar School Library: Where Knowledge and Imagination Grow, One Student at a Time.
Secondary Campus: 1085 Grenon Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 8L7 | ph.613-820-0044 | fx.613-820-1495
Elementary Campus: 70 Fieldrow Street, Ottawa, ON K2G 2Y7 | ph.613-226-1396 | fx. 613-226-2745
Find us on: Facebook | Twitter
Support Abraar by Donating Online: Donate Now (all donations are tax deductible)

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu!
Dear Parents,

My name is Madame Amina Ould-brahim and I am your child's French teacher for 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!

Monday 15 September 2014




September 4, 2014
Dear Student and Parents/Guardians,
Assalamu Alaikom Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
I hope you’ve had a prosperous summer, Ramadan and Eid. My name is Dina Zaazaa and I will be your child’s homeroom teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. I will be teaching Math, Science, Islamic Studies, Art, and Health/Gym. I want to extend to you and your child my warmest welcome into my classroom. Although this will be my second year working at Abraar School, I do have more than ten years of teaching experience and I have no doubt that my work with the Abraar community will enrich this experience even more.
My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way. One of my jobs as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside with him/her to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences and learning creatively. It is my goal to create a community of learners who are committed to working hard and having fun. I want students to leave my classroom feeling confident that they can apply what they’ve learned in school to real-life situations. I want my students to feel challenged and to have an enhanced passion for learning.
It is important that my students know they can seek my assistance in any matter they find difficulty with; they need to know I am there for them. Collaboration, cooperation, and open communication between home and school are keys to building a strong foundation for a successful school year.  Please feel free to contact me at anytime. I can be reached through the school phone number 613-226-1396 or by email at . I am always happy to talk to the families of my students.

Dina Zaazaa

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Message from the Librarian

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

I hope this message finds you well and in good health.

Summer vacation is just a little over two weeks away, and everyone will be having fun in the summer sun, inshaAllah. Before you leave for this long awaited summer vacation, I would like to ask you a question. Have you heard of the Summer Slide? If not, the Summer Slide is when all that hard work that your child has put into reading throughout the school year is lost because he or she is no longer reading during the summer months. The good news is that a few actions can prevent this slide. The following are some suggestions:

    - Take your son or daughter to the public library every week and borrow many books. Let your child be the guide to choosing the books. If your son or daughter is to enjoy reading, he or she needs to like what he or she is reading. In addition, public libraries have an excellent summer reading program. It is a good idea to take advantage of it.

    - If transportation is an issue, and a trip to the library on a weekly basis will be hard to do, then you can use Bookflixthroughout the summer months, inshaAllah. All you need to do is email me at nbrethour@, and I will be happy to provide your child with a username and password. All that I need is your child’s first and last name and your child’s grade (Please note that Bookflix is for children in SK to grade 3).  With Bookflix, your child will be able to read or read along with a variety of fiction and nonfiction e-books.

   - Please read to your child or have your child read to you. It is paramount to keep is practice going. Not only is it quality/bonding time between parent and child, but this practice will increase your child's vocabulary and imagination, inshaAllah.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school or via email.

Have an enjoyable, safe, and relaxing summer vacation, inshaAllah.

Happy Reading!

Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian
70 Fieldrow Street
Ottawa Ontario K2G 2Y7
Tel: 613-226-1396