Monday 27 January 2014


Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

Abraar School has been participating in the MS-Read-A-Thon for the past eight years. We feel that this is an important cause because so many people are afflicted by this debilitating disease, and by working together, we can make a difference, inshaAllah.

On Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9:00 we will have a MS-Read-A-Thon assembly in the gym, and at the same time, it is a kick-off for the read-a-thon.

For more information, please visit the MS Society of Canada
Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your support.

Have a great day, inshaAllah.

Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian

Friday 24 January 2014


AA Parents

Please allow your child practice to practice their multiplication here:

students can answer the questions on the computer or print and answer.

Thank you!!

Wednesday 22 January 2014

International Day and Puppet Show

International Day and Puppet Show

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatulllahi wa Barakatuh.

Dear Parents:

I pray this finds you well. Please note that students at the Elementary School will be celebrating the International Day this Thursday, January  23. Teachers, staff, and students are encouraged to come in their traditional clothes from either of their parents' cultures. Students who are not planning to wear a traditional dress should come in their school uniform. Homeroom teachers will also be assigning students to bring a traditional dish to be shared with students in their homeroom.

Students will also enjoy a puppet show during the International Day. May Allah reward the PST for organizing it.


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته:

سيكون يوم الجمعة - إن شاء الله -  اختيار كتابي في درسي  ( هذه أسرتي - أساعد أمي )

أسئلة  - معاني مفردات -  ملء الفراغ - استتخدام أدوات الاستفهام ( لماذا - كم  - متى - من )

2- سيكون هناك مشروع progect عن أسرتي على شكل كتيب صغير نعرف بأفراد أسرتنا (عمل الأب والأم

الأخوة أعمارهم مدارسهم واجبنا تحاه والدينا.

التسليم في 2 فبراير 

شكرا لكم تعاونكم
 المدرسة أمل

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Library Update - Bibliography

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum

During the classroom library visit, we concluded the bibliography section. The students put all the bibliography    resources together (book, print encyclopedia, and website). They placed them in alphabetical order and wrote them down on a separate sheet of paper.

Please help your child get into the habit citing their sources whenever they have a research report to do. By doing this,they are familiarizing themselves with what bibliographies are and the importance of citing their sources.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your help. Have a great day, inshaAllah.

Nancy-Ann Brethour,

Sunday 19 January 2014

SCIENCE - All about forces

AA Parents

Through our study of forces we have learned that a force is a push or pull that can cause movement. We have also discovered that there are many different types of forces, and many things that can cause forces.

I ask that you help your child to complete the following task:

I ask that you take a picture of your child demonstrating all the types of forces. For example gravity is one type - you can take a picture of your child sliding down a hill, or dropping an item (the idea is to show that...because of gravity we are pulled to the ground) 

Other types are: Gravity, Muscular, Friction, Buoyancy, Magnetic and Static forces 
Please check look through this link to help you:

Assignment: Due  JAN 23 2014 
All that is required to complete this task is to bring in the pictures (nothing else). This task will allow us to complete the second part in the classroom. The pictures can be printed on any type of paper. 

Thank you for your help at home!


AA Parents!

As all of you should know by now - I have sent out a field trip form to the students. We are going to the Jacques Cartier Park (Winterlude) check out the website for more information.

Happy Sunday !

EQAO Information

AA Parents!

I hope all is well. Please find the information on EQAO below!

General Questions

What is EQAO?

EQAO is an independent agency of the Ontario government. EQAO provides accurate, objective and clear information about student achievement and the quality of publicly funded education in Ontario. In addition, EQAO works to ensure that this information is used to bring about improvement for individual students and for the education system as a whole.

Who is the contact person at EQAO?

People who have questions, concerns or suggestions are encouraged to contact EQAO by phone at 1-888-327-7377 or by e-mail.

What testing does EQAO do?

EQAO develops and implements provincial assessment programs for primary, junior and secondary school students in Ontario.
EQAO assesses all students in Grade 3 and Grade 6 in reading, writing and mathematics. EQAO also administers two secondary school assessments. The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is administered in March each year. The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics is administered in January to students enrolled in first-semester mathematics courses and in May/June to students enrolled in second-semester and full-year courses.
EQAO also coordinates Ontario’s participation in several national and international assessments. The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) is conducted by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada and evaluates 13-year-olds’ skills in reading, mathematics and science. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is sponsored by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and involves random samples of 15-year-olds in similar subjects. The Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assesses student learning worldwide in Grades 4 and 8. The Second International Technology in Education Studies (SITES) focuses on computer use in primary and junior schools. Both TIMSS and SITES are programs of the International Association for Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).

Why is EQAO testing Ontario students?

EQAO was established based on a recommendation of the Ontario Royal Commission on Learning in 1995. The Commission consulted extensively with educators, parents, students and taxpayers and concluded that province-wide assessments would help to respond to public demands for greater quality and accountability in the publicly funded school system.
EQAO’s assessments provide accurate, objective and clear information about student achievement that teachers and parents can use to improve learning for all students. EQAO publishes school and school board reports that parents, educators, policy-makers and members of the public can use to monitor the effectiveness of the education system over time.

What are the key benefits of EQAO’s work?

Students know more about how well they are doing in reading, writing and/or mathematics and what they need to do in order to improve.
Teachers and principals have more feedback on how well students are meeting the expectations in the provincial curriculum and how effectively teaching strategies and school programs are meeting students’ needs.
Parents are more familiar with the expectations in the provincial curriculum and better informed about their children’s achievement and progress.
Ontarians have accurate and objective information about student achievement and education quality in the publicly funded education system.

How Do I find Individual Student results?

All students who participated in EQAO’s tests receive an Individual Student Report (ISR). This report contains personal information that is protected under theFreedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
EQAO sends ISRs to schools for distribution to students who wrote the Grades 3, 6 and 9 assessments and the OSSLT. For further information, please contact your school’s principal.
information from 

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Welcome Back!!! Update for January

Asalamu Alaykum Parents!

I wanted to wish you well and that I hope you all enjoyed your winter break.

In Mathematics we are reviewing adding and subtracting. More specifically we are practicing subtraction of 2-digit numbers. We will be doing this until the end of the week. I've planned a QUIZ on WEDNESDAY JAN 14 (next week tomorrow). The quiz will have subtraction questions (word problems and number problems) and a few addition questions. Please help your child practice subtraction at home. In class we have been practicing using base ten blocks. Our next unit is Measurement!

In Language we have been sharing our Daily Journals in class. Students have been excited to read them in class. We are also working on grammar (Nouns, proper nouns, verbs, sentence writing (capital letters... etc). We will have an end of unit quiz on the things we have been practicing soon. Our Next steps are to focus on a specific type of writing called Persuasive Writing - stay tuned to find out more!

In Science we will be exploring a new unit on Movement and how it is all around us.

In Social Studies we will be exploring a new unit on Pioneers and Early Settlers. Students will be able to compare modern life v.s Pioneer life.

Our new unit in Islamic Studies is called Mawlid Nabawi - the objective is to 1 . help students develop Muslim character including a strong connections with Allah 2. provide students with Islamic education that deliberately instills in them self discipline and important life skills 3 ensuring that character of the school reflects Islam.

Starting next week - I will be helping students prepare for the EQAO testings. All preparations will be connected the the current curriculum expectations for Math and Language.

Monday 6 January 2014


Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

I would like  to inform that grade 4 students have a small project on My family. The due date is Monday, January 13, 2014
I am attaching the details of the project.

Students were given the vocabulary in class and the project's outlines were explained in detail. 

Just a few reminders that:
  •  this is the student work (if any help is needed, they can ask me any time) not parents's work.
  • students are required to write directly in French even if the sentences are not perfect or contain some English vocabulary
  • students are required to write their own sentences that they understand.
  • students can not copy French sentences from any website. This is called plagiarism. However they can use the sentences we did in class as they are from the students.
  • students are not allowed to write in English and use Google translator (it will show) but they can use the on-line dictionary to translate some words.
Jazakum Allah kheiran for your cooperation and support,

Projet :

Ton projet doit avoir les informations suivantes ;

• Ta photo ou dessin. Ecris sous ta photo : Me voici

• La ou les photos des membres de ta famille et écris les mots que tu sais : mon père, ma 

mère (utilise les mots de la dictée 3)

• Ecris une activité que tu aimes faire avec ta famille. Regarde les phrases que tu as écris 

en classe.

Exemple : 

J’aime regarder la télévision avec ma famille.

J’aime jouer dans la neige avec mon frère/ ma sœur. 

 Tu peux présenter ton projet sous forme :

• D’un poster ou d’un petit livret.

Tu peux découper et décorer ton livret ou ton poster.

Utilise ton imagination et ta créativité.


The project can be typed or handwritten. The pictures can be drawn Students are evaluated:

• on the sentence, spelling mistakes (if there are too much), 

• neatness

• originality and creativity.

Amina Ould-brahim, OCT, PhD
French teacher and Science Coordinator