Sakinah Circle Alternative Program

Initiatives to Align the SC Program

Sept – Dec 2006                Initial Exploratory Meetings with Maureen Crawford and Ron Bradley (principal, Argyll Centre for Home Learning)

Dec 2006                              Meeting at Argyll to gauge community response – 300 people attended

April-May 2007                  Doorways Project confirms community interest

2007 -2008                         Home School Enrichment Program at Argyll Center for Home Learning

2008-2010                            Pilot Project for Sakinah Circle

Monthly meetings at Centre for Ed to establish an alternative program, with Gloria Chalmers and her team of EPSB personnel and SC group (Elma, Lena, Mariam, Hassan). During these months, curriculum documents were developed by Elma Harder along with Mary Jane Arthur, under direction of Sandy Forester (Curriculum and Development)

March 23, 2010                                 Board of Trustees approval of the alternative program

April 27, 2010                    Initial Alignment Meeting between GM and MEF (Dean Couette (principal), Tracy (GM Curriculum Coordinator), Dr. Muzaffar, Hassan, Mohammad Ali, Shahana, Elma

Sept 15, 2010                     Program Alignment Meeting with Ron McLean and Tanni Parker (assistant superintendents), Sandy Forester (Curriculum), Elisa Grave (Policy), Dean Couette (principal), Tracy (GM Curriculum Coordinator), Shahana, Hassan, Elma

Dec.6, 2010                         GM full staff meeting with Tanni Parker, Ron McNeil, Bonnie Zack             

May 4, 2011                        Memorandum of Understanding between MEF and SS

Feb/March 2012               GM Staff Alignment Meetings “Spiraling up together”

                                                Farooq Maseehuddin hired by MEF for resource development

SC Two-Year Resource Development Plan by Farooq, Glen Wilcox (principal)

Jan. 13, 2013                       MEF meeting “Focus on the Integrity of Sakinah Circle”

2013, 2014                          Groundwork for new site at Donnan School for 2014-15

July 17, 2014                       Alignment Transition Meeting with Glen Wilcox, Lon McMullen, Hassan, Mohammad Ali, Zahid Ally, Elma Harder

Spring 2014                         Discussions for “Mutual Commons”

Spring 2017                         Initiated work on “Request to Amend Alternative Program”

June 2-17                             Meeting at Centre for Education with Valerie Leclerc, Lon McMullen (principal), Hassan, Muzaffar, Maleeha, Siraj, Elma

2018                                       SC Review-Renewal: 3-Year Plan document by Shahana, Dale Cooper (principal)

2019                                       Internal Review, Internal Critique

June 24, 2019                     Sakinah Teacher PD “Roots of Sakinah”

2020-2021                            Covid “shutdown”

Sakinah Circle 2007–2024