Wednesday 16 December 2015

Reminder - Mix And Match Day

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents and Students.

Remember to bring $2 to help kids who are less fortunate buy matching clothes.
Also as a reward from me, if all the class participates in this spirit day, then you can earn all the macaroni for your jar and get some free time.

Friday 4 December 2015


Assalamu Alaikom Dear Students/Parents


InshaaAllah Grade 5 students will have their Math Test on chapter 4 next Tuesday Dec. 8th, 2015.

Science Presentation
  • Students have been assigned a disease with a partner. 
  • They are expected to speak to their class about this disease for 3 minutes (about 1.5 minute per student) on Tuesday, December 8th. 
  • Each student was assigned two areas to speak about : either causes and treatment, or symptoms and interesting facts.
  • Students are encouraged not to read off a paper, but rather to understand their topic and speak about it.
  • Cue cards can be used.
  • No need to submit a paper or poster to the teacher. Marks will be given on the oral presentation only.
  • Students can use pictures, but they don't have to.
  • Marks will be given to individual students and not to the group (i.e. if your partner does not do a good job, this doesn't affect your mark).

Math Test

Alasalmo Alikom Dear Parent,

InshaaAllah Grade 5 students will have their Math Test on chapter 4 next Tuesday Dec. 8th, 2015.

Wish them all the success :))


Tr. Rania Abdeldaim
Grade 6  homeroom teacher
Abraar School: Islamic Education for the Next Generation

Monday 30 November 2015

Scholastic Book Fair

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum
I hope this email finds you well and in good health.
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school this week, inshaAllah!  For more information about the book fair, please look at our Scholastic Book Fair flyer.
Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.
Nancy-Ann Brethour
School Librarian
Abraar School: Islamic Education for the Next Generation.

Toonie Tuesday Tomorrow

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Thursday 26 November 2015


As salamu alaykum,

NOTE: Deadline to submit timings for PTI night is this Friday Nov 27th.

Social Studies:

Grade 5's have been assigned a short 2 week research project. They have been instructed to: 
1) Choose a level of Government and a Government Program/Service that exists at that level
[e.g. Federal Government - Canada Post]

2) They have to summarize information they collect about the Program/Service, including the name and logo, location, clients, etc.)

The information they collect must be presented neatly, in an appealing way, and must include all the information outlined in class.

The 1st Part of the Project is due on Dec 8th.

Islamic Studies:

The students have been learning a lot about several of God's Prophets.This week along with some in-class review of the Prophets topic, we are beginning to introduce the children to the concept of Khusoo' 

Boy's Health

Please remind your son that he should collect 1-3 nutrition facts labels from snacks that he frequently eats (if his snacks don't normally have labels/nutrition facts then he can bring any nutrition fact labels that he can find around the house. 


Our marked quizzes (Skeletal/ Circulatory Systems) were sent home on Monday, Nov 23. Please check, sign , and return them to the teacher. 
Our first Science gallery for this year "Bio Life Gallery" will be held in Elementary Gym on Friday, November 27 @ 9 am to 11 am. Parents are welcome.

Tuesday 17 November 2015


Assalamu Alaikom Parents/Students.

Islamic: The class is continuing to learn about the different Prophets in Islam. Their lineage, their miracles, and their common character.

Social Studies: Congratulations to the new Grade 5 Prime Ministers and their Political Parties. In class we are learning more about the levels of government and laws to prepare for our trip to the parliament next week.

الأهالي الكرام,

تمت مشاهدة الرابط التالي من قبل الطلبة بخصوص السلوك المستهدف لهذا الأسبوع و هو (( لا للتّنمر )) , أو ما يعرف بالعامية ( لا للبلطجة).
قام بعض الطلبة بإبداء رأيهم باللغة العربية الفصيحة,ذاكرين لبعض القصص من حولهم, و مستنكرين لهذا الطابع السيء من المتنمرين.

معلمة اللغة العربية:
أ. نسرين زاهده

Sunday 8 November 2015

Science Project - Due Nov 23

Science Project

Human Body System
Due Monday, Nov 23
First Check: Week of Nov 16

Design a 3D model of a human body system. Please follow the guidelines listed below:
     The model should be no less than the size of a large cereal box.
     Use any kind of material to make your model: wood, clay, wires, balloons, plastic, fabric, cardboard, etc. The only material not allowed is glass and sharp dangerous parts.
     Show all the organs clearly.
     Label the different parts of your model clearly.
     Attach a short explanation to your model (typed or neatly hand written) describing how the system works and what its major function is.
     Your model should be able to stand by itself on a flat surface. This is important for the display during the Science Gallery in December.
     First check is during the week of November 16-20 and is graded. Please show me that you have started working on your project by providing one of the following:
                                    - a colored sketch/drawing of your model on your Journal
                                    - a draft of your short description on your Journal
                                    - a list of the materials needed for your model
                                    - email me a picture of yourself working on your model

Enjoy Your Time!

Arabic Updates - Tr. Nesreen

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

تلاميذي الأعزاء, الرجاء تكملة جميع تمارين كتاب القراءة و كتاب القواعد التي لم يتم تكملتها من قبل الطالب فيما تم دراسته  و تطبيقه مسبقا. سأقوم بتجميع الكتب خلال الأسبوع القادم لتصحيحها.

الأهالي الكرام, أرجو الاطلاع على نتائج اختبار القراءة للغة العربية, و توقيع النتيجة, و إعادتها يوم الإثنين.

جزاكم الله خيرا

Friday 30 October 2015

Arabic Test - Tr. Nesreen

Curved Up Ribbon: اختبار القراءة

30 أكتوبر 2015
اختبار القراءة

إلى الأهالي الكرام:

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته 
سيعقد اختبار القراءة للغة العربية للصف الخامس في يوم الإثنين القادم الموافق 2 نوفمبر 2015 بمشيئة الله.  سيتم الاختبار في جميع النصوص  التي تمت دراستها , و معاني الكلمات التي في الكتاب, و الأسئلة التالية من التمرين الأول ( أجيب  عن الأسئلة ) :
1-" ذكريات المدرسة " : الفقرة 3 من السؤال الأول + ما الذي منع الولد من الهروب في رأيك؟
2- " درس عن الهاتف " : الفقرة  1, 2 من السؤال الأول.
3- " الصديق عند الضيق " : 1, 2 من السؤال الأول.
ملاحظة: ( تم حل جميع الأسئلة في دفتر اللغة العربية للطالب او في الكتاب).

عند تسجيل علامة الطالب , سيؤخذ بعين الاعتبار المهارات التالية:
مستوى التقويم
مهارات التقويم
         4            3              2                1
القراءة الصحيحة للكلمات و الجمل
         4            3              2                1
التهجئة الصحيحة للحركات
         4            3              2                1    
فهم معاني المفردات
         4            3              2                1
فهم و استيعاب النص و الإجابة عن الأسئلة الموجهة

مع تمنياتي لتلاميذي الأعزاء كل النجاح و التوفيق. و جزاكم الله خيرا لحسن تعاونكم.

معلمة اللغة العربية
نسرين زاهده

Weekly Updates

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents and Students.

NOVEMBER CHARACTER TRAIT: Cleanliness (Taharah) - this weekend is a great opportunity to start talking to your children about the shared responsibility we have for keeping our places of work/leisure clean and organised in shaa Allah.

SOCIAL STUDIES: The students will be drawing the election campaigns to a close and will be voting in our Grade 5 Government/Prime Minister. In a few weeks we will also be travelling to Parliament to learn more about how/where Canada's laws are created at the highest levels of government.

ISLAMIC STUDIES: We will be learning about some of the Prophets of Islam (Musa/ Hud), and Muslim Fashion before we take a more in-depth look at Prayer in Islam.

Math Updates
InshaaAllah grade 5 will have their Math test on Friday, November 6th in Chapter 2.

Science Updates:
We are still working on the Circulatory System and next week we have an interesting activity to understand how blood moves in our body.

Grade 5 students are participating in the 2015 Polar Expressions Writing Contest.  Students are asked to submit their short stories for the contest by November 17. The stories must be a maximum of 450 words in length.

Quraan Updates:
For 5A, nshallah their Quraan test is not on Wednesday. It will be on Thursday.

Arabic Speakers: Exercise #2

Math: TenMarks Assignment due Tuesday
- Finish Math booklet
- Chapter 2 Test Friday Nov 6

Saturday 24 October 2015


Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents and Students. 

Science Updates
  • We are concluding the Respiratory System and will start Circulatory System next week.
  • Quiz on Monday, October 26. Study p. 55, 56 from duo tang.
  • Homework p. 61 from duo tang.
  • Sign and return the marked quiz.
  • Anti-Smoking posters due Monday, October 26 
Art/Drama Updates
  • We've had a successful art workshop this week, alhamdu lillah. Students enjoyed drawing and coloring fall leaves.
  • Students will present their short skits about "Cooperation" this week.
  • Please send to school any unwanted items for our drama/art centers (clothing, hand bags, eye wear, table cloth, apron, kitchenware, curtain, art supplies, ...)

Monday 19 October 2015

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
School Librarian
Abraar School: Islamic Education for the Next Generation.

Sunday 4 October 2015

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
School Librarian

Sunday 20 September 2015

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum


Nancy-Ann Brethour
School Librarian

Sunday 13 September 2015

Sept. 8th, 2015.

Dear Parents,
As salamu Alaykum.
It is with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome you to a new academic year at Abraar School! This year, as the Grade 5 & 6 students grow and prepare for the next stages of their education, they will have the opportunity to learn/explore their interests in the different subject areas alongside all 5/6 Staff members.
The (subject) teachers of each of the Grades 5 & 6 classes are as follows:
5/6 Math
Tr. Rania
5/6 Language
Tr. Salma
5/6 Science,
5/6 Art,
5/6 Gym/Health (Girls)
Tr. Dina Z.
5/6 Social Studies,
5/6 Islamic Studies,
5/6 Gym/Health (Boys)
Tr. Mohammad
5/6 Arabic (Speakers)
Tr. Hoda H.
Tr. Nesreen

5/6 Arabic (Non-Speakers)
Tr. Sahar

5/6 French
Tr. Said
Tr. Fatima

5/6 Quran
Tr. Hadia

            All subject teachers will keep you informed and up-to-date using a combination of email, blog updates, and the student agenda. Checking these items regularly will keep you aware of topics of work, projects/quizzes/tests/assignments, upcoming school events/dates, volunteer opportunities/class fieldtrips, and will assist you, and your child in getting the most out of his/her education.
Lastly, due to the importance of maintaining consistent support both at-home and school, we kindly request that you verify your contact information with the school’s front office.
Kindest Regards,
Abraar School Grade 5 & 6 Staff

Thursday 28 May 2015

Islamic Book Fair

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

It is with pleasure that we invite you to come to the first annual Abraar Elementary School 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
School LibrarianFair

Saturday 23 May 2015

Math Test

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents.

Grade 5 will have their Math test on fractions this coming Tuesday, May 26th inshaAllah. Please review the materials we covered in class.
Here is a great website to practice fractions:

Jazakumullahu khairan and have a great weekend.

Friday 8 May 2015


Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents.

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.\

Geometry Test on Tuesday, May 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).

Friday 24 April 2015

News from the French Class

Friday,April 24, 2015
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents
Here is the news from the French class:
Our daily routine is drilling the vocabulary related to our daily activities (opposites, gender, and numbers). We are talking about activities at school or at home. Al Hamdulillah, students are improving in expressing their basic needs in French and talking in French while working with a partner during French class.
We are still working on our story “Chat Angora ” and we have also started  Les questions partielles as a creative activity . We are working on/reviewing some grammar concepts like double verbs construction, contraction and verbs for singular pronouns. 
In mid May, Insha’a Allah we will have the French café. To prepare students for this event we have started also working on the vocabulary related to French Café setting.
·         Tuesday, April 28, we are having the 5th French test: spelling, Les questions totales, les mots en ordre and verb conjugation for singular pronouns.

·         The spelling list for Tuesday is:

1.       Je veux manger un biscuit.
2.       Je prends un jus de pomme.                                                                     
3.    Combien ça coȗte?                                          
4.    Est-ce que ma commande est prête?                          
5.    Je prends un gâteau au fromage.
6.    Je prends un sandwich au poulet.      
·         Les questions totales  and Les mots en ordre are related to the  story. We already  did these 2 activities and corrected them in class.

Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.

Dr Amina Ould-brahim,
French teacher
Science coordinator

Monday 20 April 2015

Arabic Native Speakers - Tests

السلام عليكم أولياء الأمور

في الأسبوع القادم إن شاءالله سيكون اختبارات شهرية لللغة العربية وقد تم تحديد ذلك مع التلاميذ على النحو التالي: 

القراءة    يوم الأربعاء في درس جحا والحمار - الألعاب الأومبية .

الخميس   قواعد في الجملة الاسمبة - الفعل المضارع رفعه ونصبه .

الجمعة     تسليم موضوع التعبير (رحلة مدرسية)

أرجو المتابعة والمساعدة وستتم المراجعة من قبل المدرسة قبل كل اختبار

المدرسة : أمل

Thursday 16 April 2015

Updates - Math Test and Project

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents and Students.

Tomorrow, Friday inshaAllah, we will be concluding Chapter 10  (Dividing Decimals) and we will have our Chapter Test this coming Tuesday, April 21st. Please review Lessons: 2, 3, 4, and 7. 
On this test, I will also include a few questions from Chapter 5 (Measuring Length and Time) as students did not do well on the test for this chapter. So, this is a chance for them to improve their mark inshaAllah. Please review the test itself and/or Lessons: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, and circumference of circle (from notebook).

We're well on our way with the new unit "Force Factor" and we covered some of the major concepts: forces, structures, and machines. Today, the students had loads of fun trying to design a structure that supports their Math textbook using only a single sheet of paper and 30 cm of tape! Ask them how they did it!
Thank you to the parents who sent in some simple machines to school, but we still need more: screw driver, pliers, small toy car, egg beater, toy with a pulley, etc... We will send them back home at the end of the unit.

Project (New Product) 
The due date has been postponed to next Friday, April 24th. The students are allowed to take their boxes home for the weekend, but have to be careful not to crush it in their bags!!
To sum up:
The students were asked to design an edible new product that enhances one of the body functions, ex: stronger bones, smarter brain, bigger muscles, or even whiter teeth.