Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A message from the librarian ,Teacher Nancy

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to town!!  It will be visiting our school next week, inshaAllah.

For more information on this big event, please visit the abraar school library website www.abraarlibrary.com

Monday, 15 October 2012

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Hajj Week

!كل عام و انتم بخير 

The 10 days of Zul Hijja is coming soon. This is an exciting time for the daycare. During this week, we emphasize many ideas on Hajj and celebrating Eid.


There is also a Hajj workshop this Tuesday.
Check out this  printable page for your children to enjoy at home on Hajj and more.

Reference: 2muslims.com and worddiaries.blogspot.ca

Friday, 12 October 2012

October Newsletter 2012

Dear Parents,

Please be advised that the Childcare Center will be closed Friday October 26th and Monday October 29th 2012 for the Eid Al-adha Holiday.

Program Changes:
·         We now have science lab periods on Tuesday and Thursdays in the morning at 10:15am. Teachers will prepare a small experiment or fun activity to learn, like balancing weight on a scale, baking soda and vinegar, trying to mix oil and water, and any other exciting and educational activities to do with the children.
·         We also have Library periods on Tuesdays at 9:15am, and on. At this time the Librarian sings with the children a song and reads them a story related to this month’s theme.
·         It is important to note that movie time is only watched for 10 or 15 minutes at the most. Examples of these educational movies are; the Magic School Bus, Signing Time, and many others.
  •  Fall – activities and circle time will be implemented around this theme to enhance the child’s learning. This will help the child to understand and identify the different things that go on during the autumn season. The leaves changing colours, the leaves falling off the trees, and the weather getting colder soon it will be winter. We will be going for a natural walk to look at everything and talk about it, and getting activities for the science lab that involves concepts of Fall.
·        Islamic learning – at circle time we will recite Surat Al-Fatiha each time and the Duaa before entering the bathroom. 
Allahumma in-nee a'oothu bika minal khubu-thee wal khabaa ith”
اللهم نِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخُبْثِ وَالْخَبَائِث

     We will also have Hajj workshop on Tuesday Oct 23/2012

Friendly Reminders:
  • Please don’t forget to pay before the 15th of every month.
  • On a board in our room is a Wish Tree. This has all the things that we would like to have to enhance our environment for anyone who is interested. If you have any of the items on the list that you would like to donate, we would appreciate it if you could donate it to the childcare center.

  • It is now getting colder outside, but the weather is fluctuating between warm and cold. Please provide your child with more layers to accommodate to the weather outside.
  • ·         Please kindly remember to sign your child in and out on the preschool attendance when dropping off and picking up your child
Thank you

Jazaka Allah Khairan,
The preschool staff

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Welcome to MAC! Contact Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to MAC Preschool and Childcare!
We are very happy to have your child in our centre. I would like to share that daycare is a time where children can create small successes until he/she is developmentally ready. I believe that relationships between parents and teachers are vital for highest achievement. You can call me at 613-820-0023, send me a written note or contact me via email. FIsmail@abraarschool.com
Farah Ismail
Supervisor at Mac Preschool and Childcare

September 2012 Newsletter

Dear Parents:

Please be advised that there is $75 renewal registration fee for this month. The monthly daycare fees are to be paid in full amount before the 15th of the month by cash or cheque please.

Program Changes:

Newsletters will be sent electronically by emails now, hopefully making it more convenient for the parents to have time to read, and save paper!
We strongly encourage parents to bring their children early in the morning by 8:30am or 9:00am so children can get the advantage of the program in the daycare and not interrupt the program when coming later at an inappropriate time, unless needed (like coming from an appointment).


Colours – activities and circle time will be implemented around this theme to enhance the child’s learning. This will help the child to understand and identify the various different colours and differentiate between the colours. Games such as the cookie song game at circle time, the game Candyland, and a few other games will help understand colour concepts.

Alphabets and Numbers – these concepts will also be implemented throughout the classroom in various activities, helping the child to grasp the concept of letters, numbers, and possibly the different sounds that a certain letter sounds like. The game Go Fish or the matching game with alphabet cards or number cards, books, and certain toys will help children with these concepts.

Friendly Reminders:

Please kindly remember to sign your child in and out on the preschool attendance when dropping off and picking up your child.

Please provide a Kleenex box and wipes for the month if you haven’t already.

We also would like to extend a special thank you for those parents who were very understanding and considered our request to follow MAC policy and come on time to pick up their children.

Jazaka Allah Khairan,

The preschool staff