2018-2019 BCWIS Parents Newsletter

BCWIS - Bear Creek Weekend Islamic School

Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

Dear #1 Parents, Sunday School has officially started, we welcome you to a new safe and fun filled year (along with learning of course). Our 1st day went pretty smooth thanks to our teachers, registration team and you for your patients and co-operation with us. We will continue with our registration for three more Sundays so September 30th will be the last day to register for Sunday School.

For those of you who are registered in Nazrah program and are thinking of putting your kids in Sunday School too or vice versa, there is good news for you. Sunday School will only charge$100 for 1 child and $150 for 2+ children that are enrolled in the Nazrah program and stay in it for the whole year. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the registration team or email us at bearcreekwis@gmail.com

As you and your child settle into a Sunday routine, we would like to take this time to make you aware of some of our House Rules that will help you and your child get off to a good start. Please make sure you share this information with your child.

School Timing and Drop-off/ Pick-up Policy:

  • Dhuhr Salah is an integral part of our Sunday School curriculum. Students cannot leave before the Dhuhr Salah. We recommend that you come join your child for the Dhuhr Salah at 2:00pm. Good habits are developed by setting good examples and what better way to instill the importance of Salah then to perform it with them at the masjid.

  • If for any reason you need to pick-up you child early, please come early enough to come inside and sign them out in the office. Your child’s safety is our #1 priority and we take it very seriously. Attendance is taken twice during the day and any child that is not accounted for causes our volunteers to waste valuable time trying to locate your child.

Pick-up for Pre-K and Kindergarten children:

  • Younger children MUST be picked up by 2:15pm from the office. You MUST come-in and sign them out.

  • If for any emergency reason you are not able to pick them by 2:15pm please contact the teacher and let her know. This exception is for EMERGENCIES ONLY.

  • If parents frequently pick their child late, a parent meeting will be scheduled with the principal to discuss the consequences. Dress Code:

  • The dress code follows the Islamic guidelines. GIRLS: All girls should wear a scarf/hijab. Young pre-k, kindergarten girls should wear masjid appropriate clothes and refrain from sleeveless tops or dresses. 1st grade and above should include long sleeves top with a long skirt or loose pants or an Abaya. Tight jeans, leggings, short tops or short sleeves are discouraged. Any traditional clothing must follow similar guidelines. Jr. and Sr. Girls are encouraged to wear an Abaya. BOYS: Boys should wear long shorts (below their knees) or loose pants (not baggy or hanging below their waist), thoub, T-shirts or long sleeves shirt (no sleeveless shirts are allowed).

  • Shirts should not have pictures or inappropriate message

  • Failure to observe the dress code may result in the child being sent back home.


  • Using abusive language, disrespecting faculty/staff or fellow students, physical assault, vandalism of School or Masjid property – are examples of disruptive behavior that are not permitted and may result in serious consequences such as suspension from the school.

  • Leaving school premises without permission may also result in a disciplinary act.

Electronic Devices/ Toys:

  • Toys are not allowed in school.

  • Students are not allowed to use electronic devices, i.e., cellphone, iPod, tablet (except for educational purpose per their teacher’s permission), handheld game devices etc., in the classroom. If these are confiscated from a student, their will be a $5 penalty to get it back.

Textbooks and supplies:

  • Each student is provided with a grade text book and/or folder.

  • Textbooks are expensive and limited; parents must make sure that their child brings the books to class each Sunday and that these are not lost.

  • A school backpack is recommended. If books are lost, the student will have to pay an additional fee for replacement book.

Mode of Communication:

  • The primary mode of communication, except for emergencies is via email. Please make sure you add email@bcwis.org, bearcreekwis@hotmail.com and bcwis.sunwebIT@gmail.comto your secure email list to avoid them ending in the Junk folder.

  • It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure the school has their updated information and to read the email regularly to get the latest information.

  • Parents may contact the teacher directly for their child’s progress and concerns.

Lastly some important dates:

  • September 23th, 2019 – Last day to register for Sunday School

  • October 14th, 2019 – OPEN HOUSE. We encourage all the parents to attend and talk to their child’s teacher learn what is expected of you and what to expect from the Sunday school. Get Answers to any of your questions.

  • If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to come and talk to us. JazakAllah Khair! BCWIS – Administration


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