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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,