As salaamu ‘alaikum ICN Noor Academy Families! SubhanAllah! Wow — Thank you all for creating such excitement around the fundraising competition these past couple weeks! Between the bake sales, cookie decorating, snack cart, pizza, and portrait give-away we have had so much fun. Special thanks to those who organized these events on such short notice, and another special thanks to all those who made generous contributions towards their classroom. May Allah accept from all of us and grant us hasanaat that will continue for generations to come, ameen! Competition ends tomorrow at noon. Here are today’s stats:
Remember, the raffle for a free family portrait is still on until tomorrow, when the winner’s name will be drawn inshaAllah! To enter, Zelle firstname.lastname@example.org (please add your full name and include ICN 248th on the note section). $10 1 ticket; $17 2 tickets. The free COVID-19 vaccine clinic is taking place today from 2pm until 4pm in the gym. This is for children 5 through 12, as well as adults. You can still register until 2pm at https://forms.gle/GRqbv3fxKNaicptZ8 If you have registered please sign your child out from the office between 2 and 2:30pm, then proceed to the gym to get a vaccine. Or, wait until 3pm, park in the parking lot (not the carpool), and pick up your child at the door. There will be no change to the carpool, except for the new, extended path that we have been using starting this week. In order to avoid traffic build-up on the entry road, please continue to use this route from now on. It’s important to make an extra effort to quickly buckle your children in and exit the parking lot.
NOTE: If you have any questions related to weekly COVID testing or results, you may contact Amber Syed from FreeCovidCare at 630-344-2108.
The flurry of leaves this fall is nothing compared to the flurry of activity! Between Parent Teacher Conferences, the 248th Fundraising Dinner and the school fundraising competition events, and the Free Vaccine Clinic below are the important details you don’t want to miss!
Parent Teacher Conferences– Monday, from 12 to 7pm and Tuesday from 8 to 3pm (as scheduled via Sign Up Genius)- Quran and Islamic Studies Conferences are Walk-Ins
Nov 30 – COVID Vaccine Clinic at school, 2pm to 4pm– We urge all students to receive their vaccine so we can move past the effects of this pandemic inshaAllah! Please register your child here. Please don’t miss this free and convenient opportunity! Parents can also register for their vaccine or booster.
Noor Academy Fundraising COMPETITION– Tomorrow is the last day to order from 2nd/3rd Grade’s BAKE SALE! Yummy….- Monday, during conferences, buy snacks from the Noor Academy Tea Cart, by Pre-K! Bring your money and your appetite!- The week of November 29, there will be a COOKIE DECORATING event at school, sponsored by the 1st Grade class. More details to come iA!
Here are the important announcements for this week.
FREE COVID CLINIC FOR STUDENTSThe COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for children ages 5 through 11. We urge all families to get your child vaccinated so that, inshaAllah, we can begin to overcome the effects of this pandemic. ICN Noor Academy is hosting a free vaccine clinic on November 30th for children and staff (If you would like an adult booster please let us know). This will be from2 to 4pm in the school gym. The sign up link for the vaccine is here. https://forms.gle/j4M4Yk3mewMKZkmc7 Please complete a separate form for each student or sibling.
ICN Noor Academy VIRTUAL READING NIGHT!Did you know Noveber 17th is Illinois’ official Family Reading Night? To celebrate, we are having our very own special virtual event on November 17th — and, it includes hot chocolate! Please see the attached flyer, and be on the lookout for an email from Ms. Mehmooda, our school librarian. Hope to see you there! New CONSENT FORM for weekly COVID testingOur weekly testing provider is requiring all families to fill out a new consent form. (There will be no changes in the weekly testing process.). A hard copy of the form will be sent home for you to complete and send back to the office. Thank you! Temperature ChecksMorning temperature checks for students are now being done indoors when students arrive. The thermometers do not work properly in low temperatures. Please be reminded that students should be sent to school fever free, WITHOUT fever-reducing medication. ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS!
ICN Annual Yearbooks will be distributed at the Annual Dinner, December 4th, placed at each seat, where we expect 800+ attendees. ICN Yearbooks will be available throughout the year at all the ICN facilities, Insha’Allah. Please see attached flyer for ad sponsor details.
Al hamdulillah, ICN is very close to approval of the 248th masjid project. It has been a long journey, especially with the recent political opposition, but we must join together and ask Allah to give us success! Please purchase tickets for the ICN Fund Raising Dinner at http://www.icnmasjid.org/frdtickets.
This week, the CDC has approved and recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11. ICN Noor Academy is hosting a vaccine clinic for our students and staff on Tuesday, November 30th inshaAllah at 2pm in the school gym. Widespread vaccines are a critical tool to protect everyone and bi-iznillah, overcome the devastating effects of this pandemic. We urge you to come to the vaccine clinic and get your child vaccinated on Nov 30. More information will follow soon.
This week we enjoyed a short visit from the fire fighters at the Naperville Fire Department. They talked to the students about what firefighters do at work, and they showed them the fire truck, equipment, and safety gear. The students asked a lot of great questions! The supervised fire drill that was also scheduled for this week has been postponed to Spring due to the rainy weather.
ICN has announced December 4th as the date for the annual Fundraising Dinner. Al hamdulillah, after a tough year with the Planning and Zoning Committee, ICN has won their approval and is now optimistic about moving ahead with the 248th masjid project. Please remember to support our masjid and attend the dinner! Our school will join the fundraising effort this November inshaAllah, and more information will be sent to you. This Sunday, October 31st ICN Youth is holding an event for children at FUNWAY. Please see the attached flyer for registration information.
Fire Safety Month continues! Next Thursday, the Naperville Fire Department is visiting our school to talk about ways to prevent and be safe in the event of a fire. Next Friday (Oct 29th) we will inshaAllah have another fire drill, this time, supervised by the Naperville Fire Department.
Cooler weather is here, and that also means Flu season is just around the corner. We encourage you to make sure to get your child or children vaccinated for the Flu before the season hits. This will mitigate the spread, and minimize the need for quarantine. If your child does get the flu please comply with the health policy and keep them home until they are symptom and fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Free COVID testing can also be done at FreeCovidCare’s Fox Valley testing center at 4070 Fox Valley Center Dr Aurora, IL 60504.
October is fire safety month. Following fire safety lessons last week, we had our first fire drill of the school year this week, al hamdulillah! Here are a few important reminders about carpool:
– Doors are opened for carpool at 8:10am each morning. Please ensure that you arrive in time for your child to get to class by 8:30. Assembly is not optional and is an important part of the day.- Please be respectful of others’ time during drop off and pick up and have your child ready to go in the morning. Masks should be on, but if occasionally they are not on, the student should carry it with them and put it on when they reach the sidewalk.-
Caregivers or other family members who drop off / pick up your child should also be made aware of this.- There are many grandparents who drop / pick up the students as well. We should all remember that they are doing the best they can. Let’s be patient if they seem to take more time than anticipated.- Regardless of who is in the carpool, we remind and request Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and others to be courteous and safe. If it is necessary to drive around another vehicle please do so slowly and with caution.
We thank our families for already being safe and courteous, but reminders are necessary and helpful from time to time.
We’ve all heard about the importance of starting your day off right. A morning routine is something that brings focus, reduces stress, and sets the tone for the rest of the day. As muslims we have the advantage of knowing that starting the day by remembering our relationship with Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala is something that will bring that focus and peace and barakah to the day.
At school we start the day with morning assembly. We recite Surah al Fatihah and then recite the meaning in English so that we may be intentional about this beautiful affirmation, and know that Allah is there to guide and help us through our day.
Please make sure your child arrives at school on time so that he or she does not miss the assembly, and can start the day focussed and content. This small thing makes a big impact.
Next week is fire safety week! We will be talking about and practicing ways to be safe in case of fire, wherever you are. We will also practice the safest way to get out of the school building in case there is a fire, Allah forbid. InshaAllah the following week we will have our first fire drill of the school year.
It has been our school tradition to bring sadaqah on Fridays. InshaAllah this year we intend for our sadaqah to go to Lifeusa for their water projects, to provide communities all over the world with clean drinking water. If we collect $3000 this year, it would be enough for a simple hand dug well. $8000 is enough for a deep artesian well. So, don’t miss this chance to earn sadaqah jariyah!
As salaamu ‘alaikum ICN Noor Academy Families, It was such a pleasure seeing the students all dressed up for picture day yesterday. It went smoothly, al hamdulillah, thanks to our dedicated volunteers. MashaAllah our 10 helpers were Zoya Jakvani, Nilofer Akikwala, Amna Babar, Maliha Afridi, Raima Shaikh, Faiza Noman, Suboohi Tahir, Rafiya Qadri, Nadia Awan, and Mehnaaz Khan. Thank you for your time for doing a great job with the kids.
Please order the portraits by visiting preschoolsmiles.com and entering your picture day ID and security code, which is printed on the proof envelope that was sent home on Tuesday. The deadline to order is September 28th. Photos will be delivered to the school and sent home with your children.
Looks like the cooler weather was right on schedule with the first day of fall! Remember to dress your children in layers so they can be comfortable both indoors and outdoors at recess and carpool time. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
InshaAllah, COVID testing for all staff and students will be on Thursday afternoons starting this week. We have been working with the provider to iron out any wrinkles in communicating test results to registered families. If you do not receive an email from National Clinical Labs after 72 hours please contact the school office. The school will be alerted immediately about any positive tests and can contact the affected families.
NOTE: Please check your spam / junk folders for emails from National Clinical Labs first, and make sure you unblock them if needed.