Weekly Updates – 3rd February, 2017

Global Product Committee
Friday 3 February 2017
5 Jamadi Al Ula 1438
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Salaamun Alaykum

In this week's communications:
  • Thank you message from the Principal
  • A Reminder of Timely Arrival
  • Join the Student Leadership Team!
  • Important: Parent Traffic Guidance
  • PCB - Join our Team
  • Stanmore Jafferys Football Academy - Vote NOW!
Thank You message from the Principal
I begin by wishing you all Khushali Mubarak on this auspicious day of the Birth Anniversary of Lady Zainab (SA).
A few weeks into the new academic year and into the NEW HOME I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all SIM Volunteers, to extend my sincere gratitude to all parents/guardians for the support, encouragement & patience that you have shown during the immense transition to the new site which showed us many opportunities but where we also faced a few challenges in initially settling in.

We are working on a weekly basis to ensure efficiency in our logistics and needless to say, it will take time before we are all settled in the running of Madressa at the new site.
With the new site, we hope to see many opportunities and enhancements, Insh'Allah. In addition to having a state-of-the-art learning environment, we can now also optimise our resources by having the whole Madressa in one location.
I am also pleased to advise that the extensive waiting list we had of over 100 children has now been eliminated with the move!
With our aim to make this a community hub, we already have Stanmore Jafferys Fitness running their Sunday class in the sport hall and there are further plans to extend activities and offer classes to parents/guardians on various topics such as spiritual growth, well-being, beliefs etc. Watch out for these initiatives via our weekly communications and our website.
Your continued support and understanding is much appreciated, and as parental contribution is essential, I welcome and encourage your constructive feedback of improvements that can benefit us all. 

I humbly request you to pray, in the name of Lady Zainab (AS), for the continued success of our Madressa and our children, who are not only the future of our community but ambassadors of the teachings of Ahlul Bayt (AS) especially in such times when we face so many challenges on account of our faith.
With Duas,
Sajjad Govani
SIM Principal
A Reminder of Timely Arrival  

We thank parents for maintaining timely arrival at the Madressa, however we still see quite a few late drop-offs. Please ensure your children are dropped on time.

Reminder: Pick-Up at Madressa  
It is important that parents/guardians are aware of the drop-off and pick-up policy for their child(ren) for safeguarding. Please click here to view the drop-off and pick-up policy.

Supervision of students when parents are late
We understand that in some cases parents will have children at different gates to collect. Students (Classes 1-7 only) will be supervised up to 15 minutes after the end of class time, giving parents sufficient time to collect their children.

Parents will then have to go to the reception via the Main Entrance and approach the administrative member on duty of late pick-up. 
Join the Student Leadership Team!  

The S I Madressa is proud to announce the launch of the 2017 Student Leadership Team, and we are inviting YOUR child to be the voice of difference!

Click here to read more details and complete the application.
Important: Parent Traffic Guidance  
As per traffic guidelines set out by the Car Park Volunteers, a reminder of the following:
  • NO Right Turn is permitted into and upon exiting the school car park.
  • NO parking near the entrance gate.
  • Parking inside is ONLY for Class 1-2 Parents who display their badges clearly and subject to space
Click here to refer to the Parent Communication on Traffic Guidance which contains detailed instructions on drop-off and pick-up at the Madressa.
PCB - Join our Team  
The Parent Consultation Team has concluding their second year term at the end of December, and are looking to recruit new members to join their team and are inviting applications from caring individuals who are sensitive to the needs of children and who desire to be part of an enthusiastic team.

For more information on what the PCB team is looking for and how to apply please click here

Stanmore Jafferys Football Academy has been selected as finalist for the BEDSA 2017 Awards (British Ethnic Minority Diversity Sports Awards).
We have reached this stage with the support of the whole community and we are here humbly requesting this to be maintained all the way through the final stage in form of your vote in the public voting process.
Vote for SJFA: http://bedsa.co.uk/vote/  (public voting for this category is now open)
Twitter: @SJFA786
Quick Links
Easily access some of the below:
arrow1 Parent Portal
arrow1 Madressa Policies
arrow1 2017 Student Timetable
Diary Dates
Sunday 5th Feb, 2017
Teaching Week 4 (Open)

Sunday 12th Feb, 2017
Teaching Week 5 (Open)

Sunday 19th Feb, 2017
Teaching Week 6 (Open)
Key Policies
Kindly make note of the key policies that will apply in 2016:

Attendance / Absence

Behaviour Management

Please also note:

NO cell phones or electronic gadgets are permitted in Madressa.
No Food or Drink (except water) allowed during lesson
Using the Parent Portal
Report Student Absence
View Student Profile
Update Details
...and more!

Click here to access your Portal
Parent Consultation Board
We are here to listen ! We would love to hear your views and would appreciate your thoughts.

PCB can be contacted by email on pcb@madressa.net or by attending our monthly surgeries at both Kenmore and Stanmore sites.

If you have any concerns or issues you might like to raise, we would also welcome any suggestions or ideas for future Madressa functions.
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