Friday, 13 September 2013

September Welcome and Information Letter                                          

Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                  September 3, 2013

Assalamu Alaikum                                                                        

A warm welcome to all of you! As our new school year gets underway, I hope that this letter will help you to know what to expect in Junior Kindergarten this year and answer any questions you may have. I am looking forward to working with your child this year and helping him/her to achieve his/her full potential.

I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate with you through email, notes, telephone calls, blog, report cards, and parent-teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions at any time. You can send me a note with your child, or e-mail me at can also call me at the school office and leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.

We will have a variety of activities in class that cover all domains of development, emotional, social, cognitive, physical and spiritual. We will participate in arts, crafts, nasheeds, songs, games, story time, study exercises, and indoor/outdoor physical activities. I will be sending the weekly schedule shortly along with the Quran curriculum insha’Allah.

During the first weeks I will get to know your child and will contact you if there are any concerns. Please note the following:

Toilet Training & Accidents Policy

Please note that your child must be completely toilet trained and is able to clean himself/herself to be in JK. In case of a wet accident, we will encourage your child to change into clean clothes, however you will be immediately contacted to come and help your child in case of a bowel movement accident. Our policy states that no teacher will physically clean a child.



Items your child will need (Make sure to label all of your child’s belongings with your child’s name or initials):

Ø  Change of clothes:

 In a large ziplock bag that is labeled with your child’s name. The bag should include: a pair of pants, a shirt, underwear, and a pair of socks. Please make sure that these items are suitable for all seasons so you don’t have to change them later on in the cold months.

Ø  Running shoes to be worn indoors only

These are to be kept in the class. Open toe shoes or sandals are not allowed for safety reasons.

Ø  A pillow and a small blanket for nap time

Ø  2 boxes of Kleenex

Ø  Wet flushable wipes to be used in the washroom (optional, please )

Ø  A hat for outdoor play

Ø  A backpack, and a lunch box

Ø  A hat to be worn during outdoor play

Ø  We have cots in the classroom (small beds for nap time) for the children’s use. We rent the cots for $20 for the year.


Please make sure all blankets, jackets, supplies and clothing are labeled clearly with your child’s name. Children have many similar items and they can easily get them mixed-up. The only way to tell them apart is if they are labeled.

The children will be going out for recess everyday unless it is raining or extremely cold. Please keep this in mind when helping your child to select clothing for the day.

Please provide your child with a healthy lunch and two snacks a day. Please do not send food with high levels of sugar such as cake, chocolate, soft drinks, etc. For the safety of all children, juices in glass containers are not permitted. Canned fruits/foods are also not permitted due to sharp edges found on the rim of the can after opening. Please use plastic containers.


Nuts Free Policy

Nuts or related products (including peanut butter or nutella) are not allowed in the school to protect the children with food related allergies. Please advise the school immediately if your child has any allergies.


I am looking forward to a great year working with your child! I know that working together we can make Junior Kindergarten a wonderful experience for your child insha’Allah!


Best Regards,

Iman Duhman

Junior Kindergarten Teacher