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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Assalamu-Alaikum!
I am the Grade 5A teacher, Head of the
Elementary Division, as well as, a mem-
ber of the Administrative Council. I hold
a Masters degree in English. I attained a
B. Ed degree and a teaching certificate
from York University. I have also com-
pleted Principal's Qualification Parts 1
and 2 from York University.
Alhamdulillah, I consider myself one of
the Pioneers of IFS, as I joined the
school in the second year of its incep-
tion. Since that time, I have had the priv-
ilege of observing many changes,
growth, and success of this prestigious
institution. I have had the pleasure of
serving in many committees such as
Awards, Science Fair, Admissions, Dis-
cipline, Book Fair, Spelling Bee,
Speeches, Mathematica, and Play Day.
I attribute the school's success to Allah s
blessings, wonderful students, supportive par-
ents, dedicated staff, and strong leadership.
In our Grade 5A and 5B classes we encourage
students to always have a positive attitude,
develop their collaborative skills, and display
teamwork.
Cooperation and teamwork have numerous
benefits for everyone. We therefore hope to
work together with parents as a team to help
our students achieve their goals, Insha Allah!
Please keep supporting us, and remember us in
your duas, Jazak Allah Khair.




TEXTBOOKS & AGENDAS:
All the textbooks will be numbered, and each student will be assigned a textbook, corresponding to
his or her number, according to the class list. At the end of the year, the students will be required
to return these books. Please encourage your child to be responsible in taking good care of them.
In case of loss or damage, a replacement fee (full cost of the book) will have to be paid by the par-
ents. Students will be allowed to keep the workbooks after the school year is over.
A school agenda (student planner) will be provided to each student. It is important for the students
to write down all their homework and take home all the necessary books and notebooks they will
need in order to complete it. It becomes the Parents responsibility to check the agenda on a daily
basis, and to make sure that homework has been completed. If it cannot be completed for any rea-
son, please send a note stating the reason(s) for incomplete homework. The agenda is also a tool
for communication between the parents and the teacher, as there is space provided for writing im-
portant notes and messages.
5A: Welcome
Letter
Room # 205
Sr. Zeba
MATHEMATICS 1
LANGUAGE ARTS 2
ISLAMIC STUDIES 3
SOCIAL STUDIES 4
SCIENCE 5
ARABIC 6
FRENCH
7
HEALTH & GYM
8
VISUAL ARTS
9
5A: COURSES
Welcome Letter
Contents
AKHLAAQ AND UNIFORM
TRIBES
LANGUAGE ARTS
MATH
SOCIAL STUDIES
SCIENCE
ISLAMIC STUDIES
ARABIC FRENCH
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL
EDUCATION

In 5A, we have 34 students (12
boys and 22 girls) and in 5B there
are 22 students (10 boys and 12
girls). During the first week of
school, we will have introductory
activities, and the class
rules and routines will be
established. In addition,
some textbooks, note-
books, duo-tangs, and sup-
plies will be provided to
the students.
As our school is a TRIBES
School, staff and students will be
following and implementing the
four TRIBES agreements
(Attentive Lis-
tening, Mutual
Respect, Appre-
ciation / No Put
Downs, and
Right to Pass).
This year at IFS, we will continue to strengthen our Akhlaaq program. The purpose of this program is to
instil in our students Islamic morals and values, thereby developing students into responsible Muslims and
good Canadian citizens. We will address one Akhlaaq trait each month in class and throughout the school.
The character trait for the month of September is Cleanliness, both internal and external.
Students are expected to be on time for class everyday in proper school uniform. It is mandatory for girls
to wear a white hijaab everyday. The morning bell is at 8:15 am. Students are to line up outside and make
their way to their classroom. If a student is habitually late, a note will be written in the agenda. Students
are to listen to the morning announcements quietly at their desks. In the morning we will participate in
Literacy/Numeracy initiatives, DEAR (Drop Everything and Read), or DPA (Daily Physical Activity).
Students are expected to come to
school equipped with all their books,
pencils, erasers, completed home-
work, proper uniform, morning
recess snack, and a nutritious lunch.
Do not send food with nuts.
For English Language, two readers from the Nelson program, What
Should I Do? and Making a Difference, as well as, Nelson
Spelling 5 will be used. To supplement the program, grammar and
phonics sheets will be used in order to further develop language skills
and expand students vocabulary. Students are required to present a
book report and/or conduct a novel study during the course of the year.
They will be encouraged to employ cursive writing skills and/or colour
coding skills in their work.
TRIBES:
AKHLAAQ & SCHOOL UNIFORMS:
LANGUAGE ARTS: READING, WRITING, SPELLING
POSITIVE ATTITUDE +
ABILITY
= SUCCESS
5A: WELCOME LETTER
Page 2
SR. ZEBA
For Islamic Studies, we will be using
the IQRA Program. Students will
learn about the Seerah of Prophet
Muhammad (SAW), as well as of Al-
Khulafa Rashidun. The Teachings of
the Quran textbook and workbook
will be used. The strands of Fiqh,
Akhlaaq and Aadab, and Aqaaid
books Our Faith and Worship will
also be covered. In addition, stu-
dents will learn the meaning of some
surahs.
For Math, we will
continue with the
Math Makes
Sense program,
which consists of a
Textbook, Practice
and Homework
book, and supple-
mental Math handouts. Students are
also required to memorize their times
tables up to 12.
For Physical Education, all students are required
to wear running shoes. Boys Gym will be on
Mondays and Wednesdays, while Girls Gym
will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Girls
Health class will be on Mondays while Boys
Health class will be on Tuesdays. Girls library
will be on Wednesdays and Boys library will be
on Thursdays.
ISLAMIC STUDIES
MATH SOCIAL STUDIES SCIENCE
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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In Social Studies, a textbook,
Tapestry 5 will be used in addi-
tion to handouts. Our first unit
will be Aspects of Government in
Canada.
In Science, there are no text-
books, thus, a duo-tang with
handouts will be provided.
Our first Science unit will be
Matter and Materials.
The Arabic and French teacher for our class is Sr. Karima, while the
Quranic Studies teacher is Sr. Menouba.

ARABIC AND FRENCH
Address:
Elementary Division: 441 Nugget Avenue, Scarborough,
Ontario M1S 5E1
Middle and High School: 431 Nugget Avenue, Scar-
borough, Ontario M1S 4J5
TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS:
(416) 321-3776 (Elem. School)
(416) 754-7752 (Middle & H.S.)
Fax: (416) 321-1078
OFFICE HOURS
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
School Hours:
Classes begin: 8:25 a.m. Classes end: 3:30 p.m.
Parents are partners with the school in their childs academic learning and cultivation of proper Islamic values.
Together we will be inculcating Islamic manners, etiquette, and respect in them, to make them good leaders and role-
models of our community. Please ensure that students arrive to school on time, the bell rings at 8:15 am. Ensure that
students are dressed in proper uniform. Please remember that this is a nut free zone and avoid sending lunches or
snacks that may contain nuts.

If you wish to contact me, please leave a message at the school office, write a note in the agenda, or send a note with
your child. Please do not disturb the class when lessons are in progress. For any class related issues, you can email
me at zeba2010@gmail.com

Sr. Zeba Uddin
Grade 5A Teacher

Please sign here to indicate that you have read this letter. _______________________________

Student Name: ______________________________________________________________

Student Signature: ____________________________________________________________
Jazakum Allahu Khairun,
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To provide our students with an
Islamic environment and teach
them Islamic curriculum, values,
and beliefs.

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