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From The Principal’s Desk

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As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Families,
We hope everyone can take advantage of conferences this week.  Please feel free to browse the book fair while you wait, or to drop in on the Quran, Islamic Studies, PE, and Art teachers, for a walk-in conference.
Next month we look forward to the first bake sale of the school year.  Kindergarten parents are flexing their bake sale muscles to raise funds that can be used to benefit their classroom!  Pre-order forms will be coming home soon.
If you’re looking for something exciting to do on October 31st, ICN Al Falah Academy has opened up their Family Fun Night to the community.  Click on the link below to register for an evening of bowling, laser tag, pizza, and more at Main Event.
And if Main Event doesn’t have enough halal food options for you, then save the date on November 10th for a fundraiser at Al Quds Restaurant, right across the street from ICN! Our own PTC parents have coordinated this event, and 10% of all sales will come right back to ICN Full Time School.  Just mention “ICN Fundraiser”.
Please remember, no classes tomorrow.  Have a wonderful long weekend!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, October 26:  NO SCHOOL – Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, November 8:  Kindergarten Bake Sale
Saturday, November 10:  ICN Full Time School Day at Al Quds Restaurant
Thank you and salaamu ‘alaikum,

From the Principal’s Desk

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As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Families,
We had the first fire drill of the school year today, and al hamdulillah, everyone made it out of the building safely, calmly, and in good time.  Thanks to the teachers for preparing all week, and thanks to you all, who may have covered the topic at home.
Parent teacher conferences are next Thursday and Friday.  Although these conferences are brief, they provide the best chance to get together for a one on one with your child’s teacher and talk about your child’s progress and goals.  This teamwork is essential to each student’s success at school, so we hope to see you all next week, inshaAllah.
During conferences, the Islamic Book Fair will also be going on, so please feel free to browse the books and games from IQRA, while you are waiting for your conference appointments.  Remember that specials teachers will also be available to meet on a walk-in basis in the conference room.
Thank you and have a great weekend!  Wassalaamu ‘Alaikum.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday Oct 25 and Friday, Oct 26 – Parent Teacher Conferences and Islamic Book Fair
Friday, Oct 26 – NO SCHOOL – Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, November 8 – Kindergarten Bake Sale
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
For anyone who has not turned in immunization records (and vision and dental for Kindergarten) please complete these and submit them to the office right away.  FTS will withhold all transfer of student records, unless these documents are submitted.

From the Principal’s Desk

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As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Families,
Al hamdulillah, it looks like everyone had a good time at the field trip — cold, but good nonetheless!  We are grateful to the chaperones and non-chaperone parents who joined in so we could all have a safe and enjoyable trip together.  This field trip was actually the first of our events in October.  Next week we plan to talk about fire safety and have a fire drill, and the following week are parent teacher conferences.  Please read on for details!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26
Fall Parent Teacher Conferences – Invitations to sign up have been sent via email.  Conferences for special subjects, including Quran, Islamic Studies, Art, and P.E. will be on a walk in basis during conference hours.
Islamic Book Fair – While waiting for your conference appointments, you can browse books and games at the book fair which will be open Thursday morning through Friday afternoon.
Friday, October 26
No School – Parent Teacher Conferences from 8am until 12pm
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Fire Drill
Next week we will be talking about Fire Prevention, and will have a fire drill at school.  Please reassure your children that a fire drill is not a real fire, but simply a time when we practice getting safely out of the building.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Muniba Ali
Principal

From The Principal’s Desk

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As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Parents,
Autumn breezes have started blowing!  Get ready to breeze through this fall because we have a lot of things coming up.  Field Trip, Conferences, Bake Sales — it’s going to feel fast!
Rain or shine, we’re all set to go to Johansen Farm next week inshaAllah!  Please remember the deadline to turn in permission slips and fees is tomorrow (sorry, no exceptions).  If your child is not attending the field trip, please do not send him or her to school that day.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, October 8:  Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL
Thursday, October 11:  Field Trip to Johansen Farm (Permission Slips due Fri, Oct 5)
Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26:  Parent Teacher Conferences.
– Invitations to sign up will be sent next week
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
– As a courtesy to Dads who bring their preschoolers in the mornings and may have to take them to the bathroom, we ask our preschooler Moms to use the two ladies bathrooms on either side of the family / handicap bathroom, so any Dads can use the family room without feeling awkward.  Thank you for being considerate of our school family.
Salaamu ‘alaikum,, and have a great long weekend!


Muniba Ali
Principal
ICN Full Time School

 

From The Principal’s Desk

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As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Parents,

Permission slips for the field trip went home today and mashaAllah we already have a lot of parents who are interested in being chaperones!  Please be aware of the following sign up procedures and guidelines of being a chaperone:

  • Kindergarten will be assigned 3 chaperones, Pre-K will be assigned 4 chaperones, Preschool will be assigned 3 chaperones
  • Chaperones are taken on a first come, first serve basis.  Permission slips that are turned in completed, signed, and with payment will be accepted as chaperone requests.
  • Chaperones may not bring siblings or other children in their care.
  • Because our students and teachers may fill up the bus to capacity, we may ask chaperones to drive to the farm and meet us in the parking lot.
  • Parents who simply want to join the fun are welcome to go through the main entrance and meet our group inside the farm.  Please note, that you would enter through the main gate and pay entrance fees independently.  If coming independently, you may bring siblings.
  • If you would like to sign your child out, you may request this of your classroom teacher (not the chaperone parent).  If you sign your child out, you will be responsible for your child’s safety, and transportation, but you would also be free to walk around with the school group.

We hope to have a safe, fun day at Johansen Farm — students, teachers, chaperones, guests, and all inshaAllah!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, October 3:  Bus Drill

There is a state mandated bus evacuation drill for all students (regardless of whether or not they are regular bus riders) that is scheduled for next Wednesday morning.  This will be conducted by the trained staff of First Student, our bus service provider.  It takes about 20 minutes per class.

Monday, October 8:  Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL

Thursday, October 11:  Field Trip – Johansen Farm

Thursday, October 24:  Fall Parent Teacher Conferences – sign ups will begin about two weeks prior to conferences.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Nappers’ sleeping bags were sent home today.  Please wash them and send them back on Monday

Please observe the traffic pattern and go around the second lane at morning drop off time.  Parking is not allowed in the handicap spaces or in the spaces with traffic cones.

Thank you and have a great weekend!  Wassalaamu ‘Alaikum.

From the Principal’s Desk

As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Families,
It is beautiful to see the students, especially our new friends, making themselves more comfortable at school, al hamdulillah!  Remember this is a big step for our little ones, so it’s ok to go through a little discomfort as we learn to understand and deal with new feelings and surroundings.  MashaAllah, though, they’re coming right along!
The following are upcoming events and reminders.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, September 7:  PTC Meeting & Coffee Social
PTC is a great way to work together to enrich our students’ school experience, and also create some lasting bonds between students and parents as well!  You are welcome to join us, even if you forgot to fill out a PTC form.  We will meet at 10 a.m. in the conference room.
Friday, September 14:  Deadline to turn in immunization, dental, and vision records
Thursday, September 20:  Picture Day by Lifetouch.
No uniforms required – dress up fancy-schmancy!  Forms for picture day will be sent home next Thursday inshaAllah.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Please be vigilant about parking lot safety!  If you are driving, please watch your speed and drive around to the second lane when turning into the parking lot.
Please walk your child all the way to the door and open it for them.  Do not let your child walk through the parking lot by him- or herself.
Thank you, Salaam, and have a great weekend!
Muniba Ali
Principal
ICN Full Time School
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From The Principal’s Desk

As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Parents,
It has already been almost 3 weeks since school started mashaAllah!  But don’t let that fool you — we still haven’t completed a full week of school yet!  Our children are still just getting to know their new teachers, new environments, new classrooms, and new routines.  Each child is different – some are slow to warm up, some choose to quietly observe at first, whereas some jump in right away.  Something that plays an important role in helping your child feel more secure at school is when they bond with their teacher.  When parents encourage their children to trust that their teacher is looking out for them, and is glad to have them in her class, it goes a long way toward starting a healthy classroom relationship.  Below is an article about student and teacher connections during the first several weeks of school.
 
Upcoming Events
Sept 3:  No School – Labor Day
Sept 20:  Picture Day – No uniforms (reminders and forms will be sent closer to picture day).
Important Reminders
Deadline to submit immunization records to the office is Friday, September 14
Parking Lot: Please be extra careful at pick up and drop off time by driving slowly and following the designated route through the parking lot.
Thank you and have a great long weekend!
Muniba Ali
Principal
ICN Full Time School

From The Principal’s Desk

As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Families,
Eid Mubarak!  We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and Eid Holiday.
Not a lot of news today, as this was a short school week, but here are some general reminders to make sure things continue to run smoothly as we head into the school year.
Side Door Dismissal
– All half day students will be dismissed (1:00pm) from the side door, facing Ogden Avenue. Parents and caregivers, please come to the side door to pick up your child
– Full day parents / care givers with infants who stay in the car only:  You may request side door dismissal by emailing the office at ftsadmin@icnmasjid.org and including your child’s name and grade, along with a request for “Side Door Dismissal”.  Please continue to use the main door until you have gotten an email confirmation from the office.
Side Door Drop Off Request
– This is only for parents / care givers with infants who must stay in the car:  You may request morning side door drop off by emailing ftsadmin@icnmasjid.org, with your child’s name and grade, and a request for “Morning Side Door Drop Off.”  Please note that you must drop off your child at the side door between 8:20 and 8:25.  It is not possible for us to accommodate you if you do not arrive within this 5 minute window.
General Pick up and Drop Off
– Please respect the safety of our children and families by always using the traffic route indicated at the Orientation (also attached).  Please do not use the handicap spaces without a permit.
Reporting Absences
Please report absences, and early pick ups / doctors appointments, etc. to the office by emailing ftsadmin@icnmasjid.org and including your child’s name and grade.  Please do not text or call the teachers or office staff on their personal numbers.  Thank you!
Eid Parties in Classrooms (students only)
– Tomorrow (Friday), each class will have a special snack to celebrate Eid ul Adha.  We will also have some games inside each classroom, as well as goody bags, and face painting and mehndi stalls for our students.  Thank you to our teachers and staff for pulling these parties and decorations together in such a short amount of time!
 
Bus Service
Bus Service begins for Kindergarten on Monday, August 27th.  Bus stop timing and locations have been emailed.
 
First PTC Meeting
Thank you to everyone who submitted a PTC form – you are ones who will make these years shine for the children!  The first PTC meeting will be on Friday, September 7th.  Invitations will be sent via emails.
If you are interested but have not submitted a form, please email ftsadmin@icnmasjid.org indicating your interest in learning more about our PTC.
 
Fridays
Always non-uniform days.  Students can feel free to dress up for Eid this Friday.
 
Thank you and Salaam,
Muniba Ali
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From the Principal’s Desk

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As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Families, and welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!
It is so great to see all those little smiling faces back in school again!  Whether joining us again for the next class, or for the first time, the students are already busy learning their new routines, mashaAllah.
It was also great to see all the grown-ups at Orientation night, as we had a very good turnout.  Orientation is truly important in getting your child off to a smooth start every year, and we thank you for recognizing that and attending this week.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Aug 21, 22, 23 – No School:  Eid ul Adha Holiday
Sept 3 – No School:  Labor Day
Sept 7 – First PTC Meeting (during school hours)
Sept 20 – Picture Day – No uniforms:  please dress up for pictures
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Please inform the office about any ALLERGIES or other relevant medical history your child has.
 
Immunization / dental / vision forms deadline is Friday, September 14th
First day of hot lunch will be August 29th – Please submit hot lunch forms and fees as soon as possible if you wish for your child to participate.
Pre-K and KG Parents only – Quran text books are available for purchase in the office.  Please purchase one if you have not done so already.
Community Event:  ICN Eid Family Picnic:  Sept 1st, at 12 pm at Green Valley Fores Preserve.  Tickets sold until Aug. 28.  For ticket information please visit the Islamic Center of Naperville Facebook page, or click on the following link:  https://form.jotform.com/82235049399970
Have a wonderful weekend, and a blessed Eid Holiday!

Muniba Ali
Principal
ICN Full Time School

From The Principal’s Desk


As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Families,
Time is ticking!  Only a couple of weeks left to make those lasting memories, then it will be time to say good-bye…
… Speaking of memories, we have received a draft of the 2017-18 yearbook, and it looks great mashaAllah!  In fact, we think it looks so good, we asked for a deadline extension.  So, the new extended deadline to order yearbooks is Thursday, May 10th (next Thursday).  We have extra forms in the office, and one is also attached, below this newsletter.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, May 4
Dentist Visit
Dr. Afreen Rashid, one of our very own preschooler moms is visiting the students to talk about healthy dental habits
Friday, May 11

School Picnic
12:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Kingshill Park inside the White Eagle subdivision, next to the Owner’s Club.
(same location as last year’s picnic):
This will be a potluck picnic.
  • Kindergarten Families, please bring Chips and dip / salsa,
  • Pre-K Class please bring finger foods such as sandwiches, spring rolls, pizza, etc.
  • Preschool Class please bring dessert items
  • ICN FTS will provide water, juice, and face painting
(The picnic has traditionally been on the last day of school, however this year, it will be Ramadan at that time.)

Kindergarten Graduation (KG only)
No classes for preschool and preK
Ceremony will be held in the Men’s Prayer Hall at 9:30 a.m. – Please arrive with your child between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m.
Cake and festivities will be in the West Wing, concluding by 11:00 a.m.
REMINDERS

 

Last day of LIBRARY is this Friday, May 4.
No books will be lent out.
Please return all outstanding books / fees at this time
We would like to thank Yasmin Mohideen, Saba Jaddi, and Kashmala Shah for organizing the library program and reading to our students this year.  Thank you for your commitment — Jazakumullhu Khair!
YEARBOOK order deadline has been extended to May 10.
They are scheduled to be delivered on the last day of school inshaAllah.
The order form is attached, and copies are available in the office for your convenience.  The cost is $15.
The last TUITION installment will be deducted on May 25th.
Thank you, Salaam, and have a great weekend!