News & updates
April 16, 2018 IOWA Testing begins
April 16, 2018 STRETCH presentation, KG, 1st grade and 2nd Grade—2PM
April 18, 2018 STRETCH presentation, 3rd-5th grade—2PM
April 19, 2018 STRETCH presentation, MS and HS—2PM
April 18, 2018 Hot Lunch (Papa John’s Cheese Pizza)
April 20, 2018 Nachos Sale
April 20, 2018 Qur'aan Competition - Final Round
April 23, 2018 IOWA Testing continues
April 25, 2018 Hot Lunch (Masala Café Chicken Wrap)
April 26, 2018 8th Grade and HS Visit to ICC, 9AM-1PM
April 26, 2018 DU Store
April 26, 2018 Bookmobile
April 26, 2018 High School Ice-cream Sale, 3:15PM
April 27, 2018 Middle School Global Summit at Peoria Academy, 8AM-1PM
April 30, 2018 Arabic Competition, First Round
May 2, 2018 Hot Lunch (Homemade Chicken Taco)
May 4, 2018 Arabic Spelling Bee Competition, Final Round
May 11, 2018 End of the Yyear and Graduation Program
Insha Allah, during the last two weeks of April the students will take their IOWA tests. These tests are standardized tests. The purpose of these tests is to check your child's performance when compared to other students of the same level (locally and state). The scores from these tests help us plan better for the next school year. These scores are not part of the final school report card. The results of your child's test are sent home with the final report card towards the end of the school year.
The school board has decided that school will begin at 8:45AM during the Ramadhan month with students’ arrival at 8:30AM. We will let you know the detailed class schedule as soon as it is finalized.
END OF YEAR AND KG & 8TH GRADE GRADUATION PROGRAM
The end of the year and graduation program is set for Friday, May 11th, 6-7:30PM.
Students get 10 minutes to have a little snack between period 2 and 3. Please only pack those snacks with your child which they can easily handle and are not messy. As per school policy, candy (even chocolate covered nuts) is not an acceptable snack.
Peoria Public Library Bookmobile visits Daarul Uloom School every other Thursday. This provides students with an opportunity to check out books to read.
- Please note that due to time constraints, I am not able to check the books of each and every student that they check out. I would appreciate it that when your child gets home on Bookmobile day, you ask your child about the books they checked out. Bookmobile allows them to issue 2 books at a time.
- Some students are not able to take advantage of this opportunity because they still do not have their library cards. To be able to check out books from the bookmobile the students need library cards from their local public library.
- Peoria Public Library has a fine limit of $5. If a card shows a fine of $5 or above, the students cannot check out books.
- Bookmobile visits are a privilege. However, these days the students are becoming extra chatty and disruptive during lessons. Bookmobile visits generally take about 20 minutes from class time, therefore the students get a warning that if they continue not following directions, they will not be able to visit the bookmobile. In such case, I ask them to put their library books that they brought in for return in a box which I later take to the bookmobile for drop off. This situation arose this last week too. The 3rd graders didn't go to the bookmobile because they were constantly talking, not following directions, and being rude to each other. They got multiple warnings from me about the consequences. In the end, I just collected the library books and returned them to the bookmobile. If your child's book was not returned it was because it was not put with the other to-be-returned books.
COLD WEATHER APPAREL
As the cold weather continues, please remember we will have outdoor recess daily, weather permitting. All student are expected to participate in recess when the temperature is 35 degrees or above (this includes wind chill temperatures). However, when the temperature and wind chill falls below 35 degrees, students will be kept indoors. Students will need winter apparel to be able to enjoy their outdoor recess. Request for a student to stay indoor based on health reasons will be honored.
Please make sure you send in a pair of school shoes for your child to change into if he/she is wearing boots to school.
At dismissal time, parents are asked to pick up their child and exit the gym. The gym is not the place to talk to another parent while your child is running around unsupervised. Also, all teachers are on duty at this time and are unable to speak to you about your child. I am more than willing to set up a conference time for us to speak about your child. Until 3:30, however, I am in charge of all of my students remaining in the gym and cannot talk to you at that time. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation.