Friday 30 September 2016

Update for Sept 26-30

Assalamu alikum Dear Abraar Parents and Students,

So this week Medical Forms/Internet forms/cellphone use and photo consent forms were sent out. Please take the time to read these over with your child and send them back signed as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the content of the forms please feel free to ask me.

Also, we are pleased to announced that the President and Vice President of Abraar Secondary Student Council are Anas Alowaidi and Muhammad Aws. Also, our class representative is Khadija Abbas and the Treasurer for Student Council is Omar Saleem. So congratulations to them!!!

Furthermore, during Circle Time the grade 10s have been designing and planning an upcoming Abraar dinner to help fund their end of year trip to Wonderland. Ask your child about this and please feel free to help out if you can.

The following is what we have covered in class this week:

ENG2D: Chapter 1 of Malcolm X - We learned about the death of his father, his mother's struggles and eventual loss of sanity. We learned about his challenging childhood and upbringing. We discussed themes, and impacts these events had on his life. We focused on reading comprehension this week. Next week we will be writing.

CHC2D: We had our Chp 1 Quiz this week. We have completed Chapter 2 and next week we will review it and work on our essays on Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his leadership during the events that took place while he was in office.

ALC10: As a class we have decided on developing a stop motion. We have already listed our materials and general outline of idea. We will be working on this until end of November.

Jazakum Allahu Khayran

Friday 23 September 2016

Update for Sept 19-23rd

Assalamu alikum Dear Abraar Parents,

Alhamdullilah we are now getting the ball rolling in terms of our studies as this was the first week of uninterrupted classes.

As you know we have Student Council elections going on right now. InshAllah on Monday and Tuesday next week students running for a spot on Student Council will be campaigning to win votes. Elections will take place on Wednesday Sept 28th inshAllah.

Also this week, "Community Involvement Notification and Activity Completion Sheet" form was sent with your child. This form is to be completed by the person your child is volunteering for to collect their community hours to graduate. It is a requirement for all students to have completed 40 hours of community service in high school.

For next week in my class we have the following due:

ENG2D: Humans of Abraar presentations
CHC2D: Monday Checkpoints pg 21 due, Thursday Chp 1 Quiz
ART10: Muslim artist presentations

I am also very excited about our English class starting our unit on Malcolm X. We will start reading his autobiography next week inshAllah.

Thursday 15 September 2016

High Ropes Trip a SUCCESS!

Alhamdullilah we had an amazing trip to the YMCA Outdoor Education Facility in Kanata.

Here's a sneak peak at one of our activities:

Omar and Muhammad working together to reach the top!

Friday 9 September 2016

Gr. 10 reminders for after Eid

Assalamu alikum Gr. 10s,

Please be reminded of the following when you return from your Eid holidays:

- Return field trip forms for Eid trip on Thursday Sept 15
- Bring $3 for pizza lunch on Wednesday Sept 14
- Bring a lock for your locker
- Bring your own reading material
- Bring your super awesome SMILES because it's SUNNAH :)

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Tr. Yumna Introduction

September 7, 2016
Dearest Abraar Parents,

Assalamu alikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

My name is Yumna Rashid and I am very excited to be teaching your child this year. I am the Gr. 10 homeroom, English, Canadian History and Integrated Arts teacher and I am the Gr. 9 English and Visual Arts teacher.
My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with English teachables, and a Bachelor’s degree in Education. I am also an Ontario College of Teachers member in good standing.
This year in my English classes we will aim to become better readers, writers, speakers and become critical thinkers. In Canadian History we will learn how Canadian identity has formed through the events that have taken place and how it impacts us as Muslim citizens of Canada. Lastly, in my Arts classes I aim to teach students the different ways Art is used as a form of expression and help them explore the various ways Art can help their growth.
Your child has already received a welcome package including open campus, cellphone, class rules and consequences forms. He or she has also received syllabi from me for each course I teach. Please ensure you see the syllabus, sign it and send it back so I can keep a copy for my records. Also, your help and participation in ensuring your child completes homework on time and comes to class prepared with all necessary materials would facilitate his or her learning experience.
Furthermore, we are working on becoming more active community members through volunteering. If you would like to volunteer with us and participate in organizing community service events please email me with Subject: “Volunteering for Community” and we can organize something together.
I will continue to update the Abraar Secondary School blog with what we have completed and also send you regular emails so you can help your child with his or her school responsibilities.
Please feel free to contact me at or (613)820-0044 during school hours and until 4:15pm.

May Allah ease our path to learning and growing. May Allah make this school year a successful one. May Allah continue to guide us onto the right path, closer to Him.

W’salamu alikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Yumna Rashid