Expectations:

The expectations for the children include the following:

  • To be fully toilet trained
  • To be 4 years old by December 31st, 2015
  • To be fully immunized
  • To be free from any developmental disabilities (we do not have enough resources to provide adequate special needs education care)

Mission Statement:

Our mission here at Abu Huraira is to provide:

  • Holistic education that incorporates Islamic and academic studies in the classroom.
  • Teach young pupils different elements of the Deen (such as pillars of Islam, pillars of Eaman, stories from the Quran, as well as learning how to perform Wudu and Salah)
  • Modeling good manners, values, and life skills for our young pupils so that they will take with them and be model citizens

Vision:

Abu Huraira Islamic School is committed to providing our pupils with a rich Islamic curriculum based on the Holy Qur’an and the Authentic Sunnah combined with an excellent Montessori education. This will provide our students with a holistic, well-rounded education. Our welcoming learning environment is designed for children to learn through exploration and hands-on experience. We facilitate classes that support the individual learning style of each pupil in order to allow them to learn, grow and thrive. Our vision is to create the next generation of Muslims who are well rounded, knowledgeable individuals.

Methods, Standards, and Approaches:

Our Montessori-based curriculum fosters students’ curiosity and natural inclination to learn. This proven, hundred-year-old approach is praised by educators and business leaders alike for its focus on creativity and innovation.  Our focus is on individualized education, open classrooms, emotional development and experiential learning. Our curriculum is creative, rigorous and comprehensive. At every grade level it aligns with the Common Core Standards — and goes well above and beyond.

Report cards

Abu Huraira Center Islamic School will have report cards 3 times a year; in November, March and June. Parent teacher interviews will take place in term 1 and term 2. All students will be graded on six learning skills and habits. These include responsibility, organization, independent work, collaboration, initiative, and self-regulation. They will be graded as excellent, good, satisfactory, or needs improvement. Grade one students will be graded on individual classes in terms of letters (A to D).

If there are any concerns with your child’s progress, your child’s teacher will take different steps to get in contact with you. These include:

  • Communication via online
  • Phone calls home
  • Meet face to face address issues and/or concerns

Attendance:

Absence

  • Regular attendance on the part of students is vital to the process of learning.
  • If student is going to be absent, late, or has a mid-day appointment, please contact that school no later than 8:45am.
  • Provide the students name, grade level, and reason for absence.
  • On return to school, Parent/guardian should provide a student with a dated note confirming the absence.
  • Students who are absent all day due to illness may not attend extra-curricular activities after school.
  • A student who is absent for any prolonged period may suffer the evaluation process because his/her participation and achievement cannot be fully assessed.

Lateness

  • Punctuality is crucial to success. All students are expected to attend all classes, and be on time.
  • Students should be in class by 9:00am. Students who are late will be asked to sign in to the main office where they will receive a late slip.
  • A student that accumulates more than 3 late slips will have a letter sent home to be signed by parent or guardian.
  • A student that accumulates more than 5 late slips will be referred to the Principal.

Islamic Holidays

Abu Huraira Islamic School is committed to teaching students about the importance of Islamic holidays such as Ramadan and Eid.

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar. Muslims are required to fast during this month. From sunrise to sunset, they are not allowed to eat or drink. We are encouraged to increase our worship and recital of the Holy Quran; zakat is also encouraged this month. Laylatul Qadr, or Night of power, falls on one of the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadan. This night of power is better than a thousand months. Muslims spend it in worship praying and reading the Quran. After the end of Ramadan, we celebrate Eid. In June 2015, we will be celebrating Ramadan with the students. We will engage in different Ramadan educational activities.

There are two Eids. Eid al-Fitr (Feast of breaking the fast) and Eid al-Adha (Feast of the sacrifice). Eid al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Eld al-Adha is selected to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son. On Eid, Muslims come to the Masjid to pray. We wear our finest clothes and wish each other a blessed Eid by saying “Eid Mubarak”. We then celebrate a feast with our family and friends.