Quick announcements

Assalamu Allaykum to all,

Tomorrow is a PD Day which means teachers come to school for training, while students can stay home with family or caregivers, insha’Allah.

We return to school on Monday, and then have Tuesday and Wednesday off for Eid.

On Thursday we will have an Eid party, insha’Allah. The children have compiled a wish list of items they would like to bring. See below. If you can bring something please send me a note in the comment section below so that everyone can see what we are bringing.

Also, please note that I will be picking up, insha’Allah, little Hajj booklets for students who are interested. The cost is $2. So far, we have orders for two. If your child would like one, please send the amount on Monday and I will try to have them ready for Thursday.

Finally, tonight there is a special chance to see a spaceship! Read on . . .

Wed Nov 10, 9:12 PM
By Tom Spears
OTTAWA — Thursday night will be an unusually good chance to show your kids a spaceship, as the International Space Station passes high overhead just after 6 p.m.
It will be easy to see with the naked eye, as the white walls and metal panels of the station reflect the sun just as darkness is falling on Earth. The forecast is for clear skies.
The station, with a crew of six, will appear at 6:02 p.m. low in the sky, to the west northwest. (Find due west, then go a bit to the north.)
It will be visible for three minutes until it disappears into Earth’s shadow in the southeastern sky, before reaching the far horizon. During that overhead pass it will reach 84 degrees of elevation — almost directly overhead. (Straight up is 90 degrees.)
The station is the colour of a star, but brighter. It moves quickly and silently, travelling about 400 kilometres above the Earth, at nearly 28,000 km an hour.
The station is often visible just after sunset or just before sunrise, making this time of year a good time to show the kids a spaceship before bedtime. It always appears somewhere in the west and travels to somewhere in the east, but the exact course appears to change as Earth revolves under it.

Rainbow Explorers Eid Wish List

(This Wish List was compiled during our Math Unit on Taking surveys. The children had to think of questions that had a yes / no answer and had to survey their classmates on what they would like to have at their Eid Party! Teacher’s wish list would include some healthier snacks like crackers, veggies and fruits so please feel free to send healthy choices, too! )

cupcakes; chocolate ; candy; orange juice; mango juice; gingerbread men, loot bags.

They also requested that the party be held outside, and that there would be a movie!

We will all do our best to fulfill their hopes for this Eid-ul-Adha, insha’Allah. Jazak’Allahu Kheiran for your support and cooperation and the best to all of you this holiday.

Tr. Amira

p.s. if you send anything requiring plates/ cups  or cutlery, please send it along as well as we do not have any at the moment in the classroom.

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  • Marwa  On November 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I had been meaning to send some extra special cupcakes with Fatima, so I’ll go ahead and do that for the Eid party, insha’ Allah.

    If it’s also not too late, I’d like a copy of the Haj booklet for Fatima.

    Jazaky Allahu khayrun.

  • NISRINE  On November 13, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Alsalamu alaykum
    I am thinking of providing fruit flavored yoghart so tha is what i am gonna do.
    I would like to order a booklet for Maryam .
    Jazakum ALLAHU khayran

  • abraarteacher  On November 13, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Great! Jazak’Allahu Kheiran!

  • Manal  On November 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Asalam alaykom,
    We will bring Organge juice and mango juice and candy.
    Eid mubarak

  • Manal  On November 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Noor also wants Haj booklet if possible please.
    Thank you,

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