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Principal’s Newsletter 9/17/20

As Salaamu ‘Alaikum ICN Noor Academy Families,
I’d like to start by expressing my gratitude for your dedication to your child’s success as a student, as well as your dedication to our school.  From the bottom of my heart, I pray that Allah accepts your commitment to ensuring your child’s formal education includes the teachings of our deen, as a foundation for their good character.  Thank you for rearranging your schedules, keeping track of your children’s class schedules, and all the other crazy things are required of us all this season!  Here are reminders and announcements for this week.
Reminder:
Please remember that if you have not turned in medical forms (and dental and eye exam forms for Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd)), they are due by October 1st.  This is a requirement by the state of Illinois and must be completed regardless of whether schools are doing distance learning or in-person learning.  If you have an appointment that is scheduled already please email the office to let us know, at ftsadmin@icnmasjid.org
Announcements: 
InshaAllah we will soon start having some art class activities on Fridays!  Ms. Shazia is excited to get some fun activities started, and for the students to share their work.
We are practicing distance learning this fall, but that doesn’t mean we can’t build a close school community to enrich our children’s experience at school.  InshaAllah, we will be reaching out to those parents who generously volunteered their time for the Parent Teacher Committee, to see what ideas we can generate together.
I invite you to connect to our school’s new page on Facebook.  Please click HERE to join and like.
Thank you, take care, and have a wonderful weekend!

Wassalaamu ‘Alaikum,

Principal’s Newsletter 9/10/20

As salaamu ‘alaikum ICN Noor Academy parents,
Al hamdulillah, the first full week of school is complete.  We enjoyed meeting the students and hope that we all increase our stamina for online learning, we will continue to grow and enjoy this journey together inshaAllah.
There are a few important things that I would like to say about remote learning as we move forward.
Security: Since our meeting links are posted on the website, it is necessary to protect the Remote Learning page with a password in order to prevent unauthorized access.  This password will be emailed to you so please be on the lookout for it.

Online Rules of EngagementIn order to maintain an environment where all participants feel respected and are able to benefit, it is important to take the following measures.- 

Respect – Parents, please avoid speaking out during classes.- 

Communication – Please do not hesitate to contact the teacher with questions or concerns outside of class times.  They are happy to talk to you and help out as needed!- 

Information – be sure to read all communication from school, including emails and Class Tag messages / announcements.  Be sure to check the Seesaw inbox for each of your child’s classes to see teachers’ instructions for the coming week- 

Space – Try to have a designated space at home that is free of distractions and noise.- 

Prepare – Help your child to keep their toolkits ready before class and have the class schedule queued up.
Covering – all of our teachers observe the Islamic hijab, including covering the head and in some cases, part of the face as well.  We understand that both moms and dads may be helping at home by attending classes with their children, and hope that all participants will exercise appropriate  etiquette in this regard.
Undeniably, there is a lot of stress associated with online learning for all stakeholders – students, parents, and educators alike.  It is important to recognize that everyone is doing the best they can under these un-ideal circumstances, so thank you all for having the patience, positivity and sheer courage to take all this on!  May Allah accept all our efforts and continue to light the way for us.  Have a wonderful weekend! 

Principal’s Newsletter 8/19/20

As Salaamu ‘Alaikum ICN Noor Academy Families,
With pleasure, and with prayers for khair and ‘aafiyah, I welcome you all to the 2020-21 academic year.  We are very excited to reconnect with our returning families and get acquainted with those who are joining us for the first time.

Next week is Orientation Week and the following Wednesday, September 2nd, is the first day of class, inshaAllah.  An email has been sent to Pre-K parents, informing them to which teacher / section of Pre-K your student has been assigned,  The orientation meeting is required.
Below, will find a link to sign up for a 20 minute orientation meeting with your class teacher and teaching assistant.  Please bring your children who are enrolled at Noor Academy.  During this meeting you can expect the following:

  • You and your child can meet the teacher and see the classroom.
  • You will receive your classroom handbook and other information
  • You will receive your student toolkit for the first several weeks of school
  • We will help you walk through the log-in process to the applications we are using

ORIENTATION SIGN UP LINK (via Sign Up genius)(You should also receive a sign up invitation in your email.)

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

  • The last day to withdraw a student and cancel the tuition agreement is Monday, August 24th by 5 p.m.
  • After this date you will be responsible for the full duration of the tuition agreement. The first tuition installment will be deducted on August 25th 2020
  • If you have not done so yet, please submit any physical, dental, or vision forms as soon as possible, or inform us if you have an appointment scheduled.

Please click HERE to view the updated 2020-2021 calendar.
We look forward to meeting you soon!

Muniba AliPrincipal

ICN Noor Academy