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Apr 19, 2021

Dear Parents and Friends,

Thank you all for your support as we began Ramadan this week. For many of our students it
is their first Ramadan in school, as last year we were all in lock down.

I am very proud of the staff and teachers for how they have come together to service the
needs of our students given the shortened schedule of lessons, combined with the
necessities of supporting the Muslim students and staff who are fasting.

I would like to thank Mr. Mahmoud for leading a PD session about Ramadan for the entire
staff earlier in the week, and he and Ms. Shaimaa have been helping the fasting students in
Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 with their prayers each day at 12:30 pm.

I would also like to thank Ms. Rushna, our IT Manager, for her work on the schedule for
lessons and recess breaks.

We had to make a few adjustments over the first three days of Ramadan this week, and I am
proud of the teachers for correcting things that I didn’t ‘catch’ when preparing for this week!

Our first week of Ramadan was three days long, and we reflected on the characteristic of
“Respect” for others and ourselves. We will continue focusing on caring for our community
as we flow into the 2nd 7 days of the holy month of Ramadan.

Re-enrollment and payments:

As mentioned below in the newsletter, please ensure that you complete re-enrollment
information as well as be on the look out for payment emails from us as well.

Data on how many students in each Grade level is vital when staffing for next year!

Enrollment of new students:

If you have a brother or sister of a current student looking to enroll in Clarion School for the
2021-2022 school year, please ensure to do so. Many of you have so far, but the numbers
of Pre-K, K1 and K2 and Primary classes are growing and we don’t want you to miss out!

Thoughts for what to do with the early afternoons during Ramadan:

TimeOut Dubai magazine publishes lots of articles about ‘things to do’ in Dubai. My advice
is to go to it to see what is available. This weekend and early next week the weather seems
to be slacking off a wee bit- not scorching hot as we can expect in a few weeks…. in fact
the projections are for a nice 4 or 5 days then “BAM” 100 degrees (38 C) next Wednesday.
Take some time to get outside with the kids and enjoy what Dubai has to offer this weekend
and the start of next week.

Have a great weekend and see you all on Sunday!

Sincerely,

Jim #fastingprincipal Pastore

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