Friday, 27 March 2015

Update March 27th

Assalamu Alaikom.


The PST is happy to announce the Abraar Talent Show coming April 28 inshaAllah!!! Event posters have been put up around the school and we hope you have checked them out :) Please talk to your child and encourage them to participate in this event and join in on the fun!!! This year auditions will be submitted electronically only. Please go to the PST blog for more details on submission form and procedure. Don't forget deadline for submission is April 7 @9:00 pm inshaAllah.
We would appreciate it if you can help us spread the word:
It was a big hit last year and we hope it will be the same this year inshaAllah. Thank you and looking forward to your participation. 

Congratulations to all the Science Fair participants on showing your skills and learning. Your hard work and effort really showed! May Allah increase you in your beneficial knowledge and lead you to success with all that you are learning. Ameen!

Subject Updates:

Social Studies: Students are working on the "Grade 5 Elections". So far candidates have made their initial campaign speeches. We are now looking forward to press conferences from candidates, news reports on the election, and supporting campaign ads/skits.

Language: We are continuing our work with speeches. Not only will we incorporate our learning in the Social Studies Elections, but also in our preparation for the Annual Speech Competition.

Math:  We concluded Chapter 8 (Area and Grids) and we will have our chapter test on Tuesday, March 31st. Students should review Lessons 1, 4, 5, and 7. 
Next week inshaAllah, we will start Chapter 7: 2-D Geometry.

Health/Science:  Students are starting a cross-curricular project where they will be designing a new product packaging for a health-promoting product. Remember to bring a small empty box to school if you still haven't done that.
Also remember that the due date for the assignment (diseases and disorders) is this Monday, March 30th.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Damaged Library Books

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents.                                                     Image result for damaged books clipart
I hope this message finds you well and in good health.
I have noticed that a few books have come back to the library "repaired." I would kindly request that parents do not attempt to repair the damaged books, because I have special material that I use to repair the damaged books. However, informing me of the damage would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Jazakum Allahu Khairan.
Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.
Nancy-Ann Brethour
School Librarian

Friday, 13 March 2015

Great Week - Pi Day

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents and Students. Image result for pi

Alhamdu lillah, grade 5 had a great week before heading out to March break.
Yesterday, we had a very interesting presentation from Dr. Gehan Ibrahim about the skull and central nervous system (function and pathology). Thank you Dr. Gehan and jazakillahu khairan for your time and effort.

Today, we all enjoyed delicious pies and fun activities in celebration of "Pi Day". A big Thank you to all the parents who sent the scrumptious pies. Jazakumullahu khairan. Don't forget to check the attached photos. 

In addition to that, we were able to collect more than 100 items for the Sadaqa Food Bank!! Alhamdu lillah! What a way to end the week!!

Reminders to students:
  • Monday, March 23rd, bring you Science Fair materials. You have two periods to work on them at school.
  • Start working on the Science assignment (Diseases and Disorders) as the due date is Monday, March 30th.
  • Read.
  • Help your parents and HAVE FUN!!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Math Test, Science Quiz

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents.

Alhamdu lillah, we concluded chapter 5 and we are having a test on Tuesday, March 10th inshaAllah.
Students should review lessons 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, and Circumference of a Circle (this one, students should study from their notebooks not from the book).

On Thursday, we will have a simple quiz on labeling some of the major bones in our body. Students are required to study page 11 from their duo tangs.

Study well! Jazakumullahu khairan.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

News from the French class

Friday, February 27, 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. We are talking about activities at school or at home. Al Hamdulillah, students are gaining self confidence in speaking French during French class.
In class, we worked on 2 important grammar structures: contraction and double verb construction. We finished the last activities related to the story “Un Jour Bizarre”: Écris l’histoire avec des mots different and the play presentation. We have started our new story “Chat Angora”
·         Tuesday, March 3, we are having the 4rd French test: spelling, grammar.
·         The spelling list for Tuesday is:
1.       Je veux jouer avec toi.                                                                                          
2.       Tu commence à comprendre la leçon.                                           
3.       Je vais a la patinoire pour patiner.                                   
4.       Il va boire de l’eau.
5.       Elles aiment courir dehors.

·         Contraction and double verb construction.

Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.

Dr Amina Ould-brahim,
French teacher
Science coordinator