Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,
Keeping in touch with your child’s teacher is of crucial importance. I am encouraging you to email your child’s teacher to request an update on his/her progress. One way to stay informed about the progress is to consistently review your child’s grades on Jupiter. Another way to help your child is to ask the teacher about a progress update and the areas of concern. Letting the teacher know that you are here to help and asking about what you can do at home to help your child is always welcome.
I highly recommend that you set up a time for Quran daily (10-20 min) and time for daily reading (15-30 min). As parents, taking charge of your child’s education starts here. Your kids may hate it right now, but they will appreciate your involvement in their Tarbiyya as they grow older. These are the memories they build about the efforts and sacrifices you make for them every day.
All grades for this quarter should be in by Wednesday January 26th for your review.
As I have always stated, do not hesitate to reach out to me about any issue regarding your child. Some of the emails I receive are uncomfortable but rest assured that I welcome them with gratitude as it is an opportunity for me to clarify policies or misunderstandings. I prefer that parents send me an email about their concerns rather than keeping them for themselves as they will forever stay unresolved.
I would like to thank you for your commitment to The Islamic Academy for Peace.
Jazakum Allah Khair
End of First Term
The teachers are working towards finishing and updating the grades for the Quarter. Progress reports will be available online for review on Wednesday, January 26th.
Students are being trained to lead Friday Jumma prayers along with giving Khutbah. Last Friday, Grade 7 and Grade 8 students prayed Jumma in Grade 7 classroom. Naushad Waqar
gave Khutbah and led the prayer for the group, Masha Allah!
Updating the Office
We request all parents to update the office in case of any absences of your child with the reason of the absence.
Also, if your child tested positive at any point of time (even during vacation), please update the office along with the date of test as we maintain a record of positive cases. We also urge you to let us know if one of your family members tested positive, so we can be proactive about preventing the spread.
We would to thank the parents for helping us with the change we made to the drop off routine and for being careful while pulling out from the parking lot. Our teachers really appreciate it especially during the frigid temperatures in the morning.
Please remember to respect the ONE-WAY signs and not enter from Oakland Avenue and not exit to Arnold Street. These are safety concerns that put you and other parents/students at risk.
Healthy snack ONLY
Please provide only healthy snacks for school snacks. Children need healthy snacks to help them stay focused and calm during the day. Snacking is not bad for kids, but what they snack on is important. We would like you to send healthy snacks so your child will learn to make healthy food choices in the future.
Some suggestions to help you plan for and choose healthy snacks are:
Low-fat cheese melted on a whole-grain tortilla
Fresh cut-up fruit with yogurt for dipping
Yogurt with whole grain cereal or fruit on top
Baked potato with cottage cheese or salsa
Vegetables and low-fat dip
Whole-grain crackers or toast with peanut butter or hummus
Low-fat string cheese
Yogurt smoothie (yogurt, ice, milk and any type of fruit)
Banana (cut in half for younger children)
Apples, grapes, oranges cut into “smiles,” or any kind of fruit
Whole-grain muffins or bagels and many more
Please don't send snack which has high sugar content. Thank you very much for your support.
Lanyards for face mask
In the spirit of preventing the spread of COVID, we have distributed lanyards to our students since they tend to lose their face masks. So we would request all students to use the lanyards to secure their masks. The lanyard is complementary,
but if they loose it and would like another one, it can be purchased from the office
for a $1.
English Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Our school spelling bee will be held on Wednesday, Feb.16th but Preliminary round in class will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10th