Week of May 29

Happy last week of school!

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This is our last week of school. We’ll start back on Tuesday after a relaxing three-day weekend thanks to Memorial Day. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will all be half days due to Ramadan. Students will arrive at 8:55 a.m. and dismissal will begin at 3 p.m. Friday will be the last day of school and will operate on a normal schedule. On Thursday 6th and 7th grade students will have their award ceremonies and we’ll end the day with the 8th grade’s graduation.

Click here to see the summer reading list and corresponding activities  Also, check back on my site as well as the main Al-Iman site during the summer to view the supplies for my class as well as my wishlist.

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer. I’ll see you all in August :)

Week of May 22

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There are 8 days of school left!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. This week is our last full week of school and it’s full of fun activities. Monday and Tuesday are our final days of MAP testing. On Monday, students will take their reading MAP test and on Tuesday they will take their math MAP test.

Wednesday is career day. I’ve got 10 really fantastic people coming to talk about careers from professional basketball players, to designers and cartoonists. That evening after school will be Al-Iman first ever Unity Day. Both NJHS and Student Council will both participate and help run the event.

Thursday is field day and an early release day.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Week of May 15

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Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone enjoyed their three-day weekend.

This week we’ve got a number of diagnostics going on. Tuesday is MAP-Langauge Usage, Wednesday is MAP-ScienceThursday is our Social Studies Diagnostic and Friday is the Math EOC. This means the week is both busy and exhausting. I know that the students are getting tried but we’re incredibly close to the end—don’t give up!

Friday is the last day to bring in canned food for our Ramadan food drive.

6th graders should bring in canned veggies

7th graders should bring in canned fruits

8th graders should bring in canned chickpeas

Week of May 8

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It’s that time again—Monday! There are only 18 days of school left.

Here’s a run-down of what’s going on:

  • This Friday is the 8th grade’s end-of-year trip to Bush Gardens.
  • We are collecting can goods for the new families in the area for Ramadan. Each grade is bringing in different items: 6th- canned vegetables, 7th- canned fruit & 8th- canned chickpeas
  • This week things get real with EOCs. Here is the May schedule I shared with everyone on Remind:

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Week of May 1

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Our trip to Washington D.C. on Friday was wonderful. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did.

This Monday will be the Islamic Studies EOC. We will be operating on a 2-hour delay because of it which basically means classes will be a little shorter than normal. This week is also teacher’s appreciation week.

Students should be studying their EOC study guides for Social Studies with the help of our reviewing in class as well as their old unit folders. The Social Studies diagnostic will be May 10th and the EOC will be May 18th. If anyone has any questions about the upcoming events and schedule please let me know. I’m always here to help :)

Teacher Appreciation Week

Sr. Barbara has asked that I share with you the breakdown for Teacher Appreciation Week which is May 1st-5th. Below is the sheet that was sent home with students on Friday. If you have any questions please contact Sr. Barbara (her contact information is on the bottom of the first picture).

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Week of April 24

Happy Monday!

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This Friday we will be heading to Washington D.C. to explore. I am just as excited as the students are. We will have an information session Monday evening from 4-5 p.m. where we’ll discuss the safety procedures, dress code and (of course) what we’ll be doing while we’re in D.C.

Also, interim reports went home on Friday. If your student is missing any work please don’t panic. Just have them complete the missing work and turn it into me. Anything is better than a zero!

As always, if you have any questions please let me know.

Week of April 17

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Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing spring break. We’ve got a lot to do before the end of the school year but with a little determination I know we’ll be just fine. This Friday fourth quarter interim reports go home.

If your student is missing any work it is their responsibility to 1) figure out what they’re missing and 2) give the work to me.

As always, if you have any questions please let me know.

Week of April 3

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Happy spirit week! Spring break is just around the corner which means this whole week is dedicated to school spirit and student appreciation. Spirit week will be hosted by Al-Iman’s student council with each day focused on a fun theme.

Here’s the breakdown for the week:

Monday- Book Character Day (come dressed as your favorite book character. No evil characters, please.) Student will also be receiving cards from their advisory group leaders.

Tuesday- School pictures will be taken this day so make sure you dress nicely! Also, al clothing needs to follow school dress code rules. Students will be treated to an ice cream party courtesy of student council.

Wednesday- Wacky Tacky Day (come dressed in your craziest outfit) Students will have their advisory groups during lunch and will receive cookies and milk during snack time.

Thursday- Pj/sports Day (whether you’d like to wear your pajamas, your favorite sports jersey or both—it’s up to you!) Today is “teacher’s choice” as to how students will be appreciated.

Friday- Hat day (sport your craziest hat or maybe your favorite baseball cap—it’s up to you!) Students will watch a movie during 6th & 7th period.

I hope everyone has a wonderful break. If you’re traveling I wish you safe travels. I have decided to reward the students for their excellent work of the past few weeks by giving no work over the break. However, I need all students to come back rested and ready to go as we make our final push towards the end of the year.

As always, if you need anything please let me know :)

Week of March 27

cat-presidentI hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It’s finally starting to feel like spring. ISF presentations begin on Monday and end on Friday. Students who miss their scheduled presentation time will have a chance to make it up during one of the “make-up” slots available on Friday.

For those that have yet to do so, please take some time to complete this survey. Your opinion and thoughts are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in joining us on the Washington D.C. field trip please see Br. Must about purchasing a ticket. Seats are filling up fast so make sure you reserve yours!

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or just want to chat please let me know.