I wanted to send out some reminders about parking. I am seeing some dangerous behavior and want to make sure that we act in a way that keeps all of our students safe.
1) Double Park behind other parked cars in the morning or afternoon at dismissal time. This creates a hazard for other drivers and our students.
2) Park in or behind the Disabled parking in the Staff Parking lot: This is for people with disabilities, it is NOT okay to park there for even a second, be considerate. If you don't have a disability walk the extra distance and be grateful that you are able to.
I want to kindly ask that everyone follow these simple rules. I know parking is tough but if one person believes they are special and above these rules it ruins it for everyone else. I know not everyone knows these rules; I also know most of us do and most of us follow them.
Every time I have to write a message about parking or go out and patrol the parking area it takes me away from either working with kids, planning with teachers or working on meaningful ways to improve our school, that I know everyone cares so much about. Thanks for your help.
Pizza lunch order forms went home today. Please find the attached order form.
If you would like to order pizza for lunch on Wednesdays for your child, please fill out the attached pizza form and send it in with the appropriate amount to his/her class.
Please send one form per child. Forms must be sent in by Tuesday, September 1st. Late forms and same day payments will not be accepted.
o Option 1: 1 slice of pizza and juice. $3.00 *4 = $12
o Option 2: 2 slices of pizza and juice. $4.00 *4 = $16
The September Calendar was sent home today. Please find the attached electronic copy.
Parent Volunteers Needed: Low-Commitment Volunteer Position!
We need parent volunteers for the following volunteer positions
· Lunch Aid
· Dismissal Aid
· Substitute Teachers
· Landscaping/Snow Plowing
If you can help, please contact us.
Upcoming Events at the Islamic School of Trenton
Monday, August 31: First Day of School! The school will start at 7:55 for 1st - 8th grade students and 8:25 for Pre-K and KG students. The school will host a welcome reception on the playground at 8:30am for parents to mingle and celebrate the beginning of a wonderful new school year. Hope to see you there! If you did not purchase your child's classroom supplies, here is the list of classroom supplies you are asked to provide.
September 18: Back to school night in the basement at 6PM. Meet parents and the teachers to discuss ways to make this a great year for you and your family.
Parent Volunteers: Low-Commitment Volunteer Positions!
The School NEEDS volunteers. Take advantage of these available volunteer opportunities to earn your required parent volunteer duty hours. Please contact me ASAP if you, your family/friends/relatives can help the school with any of these available volunteer positions.
Volunteer Position: Classroom Set-up
Date and Time: Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30 Between 4:00PM-7:00PM
The Islamic School of Trenton needs volunteers to move classroom furniture from the trailer to the classrooms upstairs.
Volunteer Position: Welcome Reception Set-up
Date and Time: Monday, August 31 from 8:00-9:00
The Islamic School of Trenton needs volunteers to plan and host a welcome reception for students, parents and teachers. ·
Volunteer Position: Afterschool Math Club
Date and Time: Once a week 3PM - 4PM
The Islamic School of Trenton needs two dedicated parent volunteers once a week from 3PM – 4PM to run the Crazy 8 Math Club.
After School Activities After School Activity details will be posted on the school website.
After school CRAZY 8 Math Club
Islamic School of Trenton is Introducing Crazy 8s Club, our after-school math club. We have everything to start the Crazy 8 Math Club:·
Thank you for your help and cooperation. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email or at the school.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Islamic School of Trenton for the 2015-16 school year. I am very excited to build on the successes we had last year while we learn and grow as a community, insha'Allah. I am often reminded that it takes a village to raise a child and I personally feel fortunate to be part of this amazing village.
For those of you new to the Islamic School of Trenton I want to invite you to an incredibly hard working, friendly and dynamic community, alhumdulillah. The partnership that the school has with its parents is great, Masha'Allah. All of us work together as a community to ensure success for our students.
I'm excited to start to welcome and greet new families and reconnect with old ones in the next few weeks. It is very important that all of our families register. If you still need to register please visit the school website (www.islamicschooloftrenton.org) or come to the office during the office hours (Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm).
IST had many successes in many different areas last year. I would like to take a moment to share some of them with you:
We are all looking forward to working with the community so that all of our children succeed. There is no greater honor than working with the beautiful and amazing children of IST. Thank you for trusting us with the most important treasure in your lives.
Below are some important dates and events for the beginning of the school year:
August 31: 1st day of school. The school will start at 7:55 for 1st grade and up and 8:25 for PreK and KG.
September 7: Labor Day: No School
September 18: Back to School Night (Evening program)
Look for updates with specific times and plans on the school website
September 21 to September 25, 2015: Eid’ul Adha Recess: No School
Enjoy the rest of your summer. We are very excited to see you in the near future.