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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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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!

From The Principal’s Desk


As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Parents,
We would like to thank the FTS families who attended Open House last Thursday evening.  We hope you found the Kindergarten session to be informative and we hope you were able to see just how much our students accomplish over the course of the year.  We are proud of our students and our teaching team, mashaAllah, and we were thrilled at the chance to show them off!
 
Below are the events and reminders for the rest of the school year.  Please note the information about the School Picnic, below.
I apologize this newsletter is extremely belated,  please excuse any inconvenience this may have caused.
Tuesday, May 1
Kindergarten Farewell Field Trip to Phillips Park Zoo
Regular school timings.
KG Students will travel by bus, leaving the school at 9:30, eat lunch (provided by school) at the zoo, and return to school by approximately 1:00 pm.  Dismissal will be at 2:50 pm as usual.
This is a KG only event.
Friday, May 11
 
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.
 
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.)
Friday, May 18
Last Day of School

From The Principal’s Desk


As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Families,
It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is just around the corner!  Before we get there, however, there are still a few items left on the agenda.  Please read on for the events to come.
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Friday, April 13
Second day of Parent Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Islamic Book Fair – 8:00 a.m. unitl 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 19
Preschool Bake Sale – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 27
NO SCHOOL – School Improvement Day
Friday, May 11
Kindergarten Graduation and School Picnic (more information to follow soon)
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
 
Morning Drop Off – Let’s please follow the rules to ensure safety for our children
 – Enter the parking lot from the Ogden traffic light, drive around the far sides of the lot and park in the east parking lot
 – Walk to the door with your child (do not let him or her walk by themselves)
 – Exit out to Ogden from the right turn exit
 – If escorting your child inside the building, please exit from the main doors near the office and not the gym doors.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Wassalaamu ‘Alaikum,

From The Principal’s Desk



As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Parents,
MashaAllah, it was wonderful seeing all of you at the All School Program!  We hope you enjoyed the event.  We would like to thank the Maredia family for the Mehndi Corner – what a great idea!  As the dust settles after this program, and after the Golden Brick Contest (Congratulations, Pre-K), we can look forward to a relaxing spring break, inshaAllah.  Below is what to expect when we return.  Please don’t forget to read the reminders, as they include points about security and general safety of our students.
Upcoming Events
 
Spring Break: March 26 – March 30 – NO SCHOOL
Lifetouch Orders Due:  Tuesday, March 27th – ALL ORDERS WILL BE ON LINE.  Please do not send any order forms through the school.
Parent Teacher Conferences:  April 12 and 13
  • Thursday, April 12 (evening) – regular school day
  • Friday, April 13 (morning) – no school for students
Islamic Book Fair:  During Conferences
  • Thursday, April 12, 9 am to 3:30pm
  • Friday, April 13th until Jumu’ah
Preschool Bake Sale:  Thursday, April 19th
Important Reminders
REGISTRATION
Registration for fall 2018-19 is open to current students, today.
Registration will be open to the public on April 13th
Registration packets are available in the office starting today.
You may also print them from the Admissions tab on the school website at fts.icnmasjid.org
SPRING PICTURES – Order deadline: Tuesday, March 27th. – All orders must be placed on line.  Please do not turn in orders to the school.
MORNING DROP OFF
  • When dropping your child at school, please exit from the main doors only (by the office).  We have blocked off the exit by the gym in order to prevent any intruders from entering the building unseen, as parents leave.
  • Students must be brought to the door by the parent, when dropping them off in the morning.  Please do not park the car and let your child go through the parking lot themselves.  We have seen some dangerous situations just this past week.
  • Parent must use the designated route (embedded below) for pick up and drop off. Again, we saw some close calls last week!
EARLY PICK UP OR AUTHORIZED PICK UP
Please email ftsadmin@icnmasjid.org in the morning, when planning to pick up your child early.
Please email ftsadmin@icnmasjid.org if you have arranged for someone else to pick up your child and they are not on the authorized pick up list, even if it is the parent of another student.  You may also email the same address to add a permanent authorized pick up person.

From the Principal’s Desk


As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Parents,
It seems February and March have been a back-to-back-to-back ICN extravaganza!
InshaAllah, after this week, we will get a little bit of breathing room, and then a chance to rest during spring break.
Upcoming Events:
Friday, March 16
All School Program
  • Drop students in classrooms 5:00 to 5:15 pm.
  • Program will begin immediately after ‘Asr Salah, which is at 5:30
  • Parents will receive dinner tickets after the program when they pick up the students from the classrooms
  • Don’t forget to visit the ICN Toy Shoppe and Mehndi Stall (courtesy of the Maredia Family)!
Monday, March 19
Spring Picture Day
  • No Uniforms – dress up for pictures (but remember to bring gym shoes!)
  • Please send completed picture day forms tomorrow or by Monday morning
  • Sibling and family portrait options are on the form
Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30
Spring Break!
  • No School (School resumes Monday, April 2)
Have a great evening, and hope to see you tomorrow at 5 p.m. for the All School Program.
 
Wassalaamu ‘Alaikum,
Muniba Ali
Principal
ICN Full Time School

From The Principal’s Desk


As Salaamu ‘Alaikum FTS Parents,
Busy-busy-busy!  MashaAllah, we feel like our heads are spinning from all that has been going on lately.  Students have been working very hard to rehearse for their All School Program performance for you.  There is even a little surprise they have in store for you at the program, inshaAllah.
The “Golden Brick Contest” continues.  So far, Pre-K is ahead of the game, mashaAllah.  Please donate generously, and please send your donations or pledges through ICN FTS. (link below)
Here are the events that are coming up next:
Upcoming Events
 
March 2
NO SCHOOL – Institute Day
March 3
Ground Breaking Ceremony at 248th property, shuttle busses begin at 1pm.
March 9
Zainab’s toy shop!
March 10
ICN Fundraising Dinner
Please purchase tickets on ICN’s home page
Please donate generously for our new building!
March 16
All School Program
– Featuring toy store and Mehndi stall
(Yellow RSVP slips due Tues, March 6)l
We will begin all-school rehearsals in the mornings this coming Monday – please make sure students get to school by 8:15 to 8:30)
March 19
Spring Picture Day (rescheduled from March 20)
Have a great weekend, hope to catch you at the Ground Breaking….

Wassalaamu ‘Alaikum,



Muniba Ali
Principal
ICN Full Time School