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Transcript: What is Halloween? and What do people do on Halloween? Origins of Halloween Why we (as Ahmadi Muslims) should avoid celebrating halloween? What is Shirk? Do Muslims believe in ghosts and supernatural things? What is Halloween? Celebrated on the night of October 31st Traditional activities include: Trick-or-treating Carving jack-o-lanterns Costume parties Visiting "haunted houses" Origin of Halloween celebration of the end of the harvest season Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them. Why we should avoid celebrating Halloween? Halloween is a harmful innovation among Christians which takes one closer to shirk. The Bible forbids witches, satanic practices etc. but Halloween is generally regarded as fun. Hudhur said it should always be remembered that any ‘fun’ that is based on shirk or any harmful way is to be avoided. We must give up on worldly traditions like these to follow the right path Faith Matters These practices makes children do wrong things in the name of “fun” These practices makes children do wrong things in the name of “fun” Agenda Friday Sermon October 29th 2010 ... small Conclusion Even a hint of shirk is unacceptable to God What is Shirk? Associate anyone in the name, action, or worship of Allah constitutes shirk Condition of Baiat number 6 says that we “shall refrain from following ______________ Ahmadi muslims do not believe in ghosts and other supernatural things (witches, goblins...) Do Muslims believe in ghosts and supernatural being? Heaven is a better reward than the candy get from you get from trick or treat QUESTIONS? “Badness attracts and leads man to adopt it with intensity, while forgetting traditions and beliefs. Some Ahmadis, considering such matters trivial, also get inclined in this way, resulting in very bad consequences” Shirk causes man to sink morally and spiritually. Belief in Divine Unity is a seed out of which grows all virtues, and lack of which lies at the root of all sins Halloween and what do people do on halloween? What other holidays do we not celebrate? Originated from the ancient celtic festival known as Samhain It is extremely wrong to believe in things that are supernatural even if it is for fun We must give up on worldly traditions like these to follow the right path Halloween is a tradition when many people celebrate it with extravagant parties, elaborate costumes and spending more $$$ Hudhur’s Friday Sermon October 29th 2010 Why should Ahmadi Muslims avoid celebrating Halloween? Bringing of dead spirits is WRONG and it goes against what we believe as Muslims

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Transcript: Opportunities for development My vision for English Independent writing Sufficient opportunities for children to write both in context and out of genre, and in genre out of context, choice of independent writing tasks, shadowing English manager and liaising with a SLE to ensure extended independent writing is part of the planning cycle. 'Bridging' gaps in English: Supporting progression from year 5 to year 6, building a set of skills to transfer, adapting units to challenge, booster group for 'inspired writers'. Purpose for writing: Using trips to stimulate writing, sharing work with year 3, providing 'real life' learning to motivate and excite, parent topic morning workshops. A language-rich learning environment: A strong focus on the importance of speaking, reading, and writing for all learners, a variety of books, reading awards and class book display, real-life literacy. Pupil generated success criteria Inspirational interventions in place for identified vulnerable groups of learners Develop marking policy to ensure feedback encourages children to identify their next steps and focus on progression Foster a culture of editing and improving writing Learning walks to improve the level of challenge (e.g. displays, modelling, working wall) Peer work/ group work (e.g. peer coaching/ peer questioning) Personalised writing targets regularly reviewed and updated " If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader" (John Quincy Adams) "A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves" (anon) Orchard Lea is a creative, innovative and well-known primary school providing an outstanding curriculum and learning environment for all of the children. Parents are involved in their child's education and have excellent relationships with the school. Children learn from themselves and each other in an exciting and challenging way. Staff are proud to be part of a team at Orchard Lea and have a strong desire to help the children on their individual journeys to become the very best they can be! My vision for English “The best leaders don’t know just one style of leadership – they are all skilled at several, and have the flexibility to switch between styles as the circumstances dictate.” – Daniel Goleman Develop our taught curriculum including increased opportunities for maths and English in light of the new National Curriculum and our school values. Leading and managing improvement Develop provision through outstanding teaching and learning so all pupils are enabled to make good progress within every lesson. There will be a special focus on the able pupil and pupil premium children. Develop Writing mentors Advance use of book corners and class book Empowering children to have more choice in their reading and writing Ensure planning shows coverage, content and progression; support year groups in planning new units/developing existing units. Form cluster moderation opportunities for each year group Monitor and observe the use of guided writing to develop good practice Create opportunities for more peer observation Develop an increased transparency in our partnership working with parents incorporating learning, behaviour and pupil wellbeing. My vision for English Reading mentors in every class Children working with class teachers to support peers, launched summer reading challenge, planned visits to the infant school, reading mentor handbooks used. Shape coding integrated into English teaching and learning Staff meeting delivered, resource packs given to teachers, Shape coding displays, extra support given to SENCO and support staff for use as an intervention. Spelling strategy consolidating the aims of the New Curriculum: Encourage progression, develop exploration of vocabulary, multisensory approach. Reading for pleasure: Combined into guided reading sessions, class reading champions, class book built into timetable, home- school reading journals monitored by reading mentors, paired reading opportunities. Develop ‘Parent Power’ within our library Parent workshops Informal parent evenings on key areas of our English curriculum Create English home learning toolkits for parents and children Parent readers and training Increase the profile of home/ school reading records Aspirational shared values: The school and the team have a clear sense of direction. Focus on improvement and explicit expectations: Detailed criteria and definitions to support high-performance teaching and learning. Data-rich decision taking: To develop targeted interventions Clear targets: Explicit outcomes e.g. reviewing target setting Job-related development strategies: Supporting other colleagues with effective development Coaching to improve performance: Sustained support to build confidence and enable change Team-based learning and working: Working as a team with a common purpose, high trust, complementary skills and mutual confidence. High

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Transcript: Average Quoted Rates ($/SF) Source: Reis Source: CoStar vacancy rate under construction Net Absorption (Units) Average Quoted Rates ($/SF) 2Q 2015 Source: Reis vacancy rate Source: CoStar delivered to the market The only delivery in 2015 has been 1K Fulton, the 689,067 SF creative/loft office conversion from an industrial cold storage facility. 4.0% Average Quoted Rates ($/Unit) St. Louis Metropolitan Area (C$B) average asking rate St. Louis Office Market 2Q 2015 0 SF Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals Quoted asking rates have yet to fully recover from recessionary lows and Power Centers have been hit especially hard. PWC Market Position RGA Loan Exposure 807k SF Overall, 47 bps drop year over year and small uptick from previous quarter. 7.2% St. Louis Apartment Market Source: CoStar 3.5 MSF New construction remains healthy and is primarily build-to-suit driven with very little speculative projects. Office Market St. Louis New Retail space is coming online but at a significantly slower pace than historical averages. Net Absorption (SF) Vacancy Rate (%) Quoted asking rates have recovered from recessionary lows but have yet to make any meaningful long term gains. Industrial Market Source: CoStar Unemployment Rate Drops 120 bps YOY under construction average asking rate Deliveries (SF) 842k SF Office Market - Expansion Stage 1 Industrial Market - Recovery Stage 1 Apartments - Expansion Stage 3 Retail Market - Recession Stage 3 Source: CoStar Apartment Market St. Louis Metropolitan Area Retail Market 2018 Political segmentation of cities and counties promotes competition and incentive bidding wars and not a common market goal 2016 Old and aging infrastructure Source: Reis Strengths 1.1 MSF Trade, Transportation, and Utilities lead the pack combined positive net absorption over previous 4 quarters Source: CoStar Source: CoStar Market Summary 175k SF Overall, 95 bps drop year over year and no from previous quarter. Huge talent pool; strong roster of well regarded education institutions Source: CoStar Unemployment had decreased 112 basis points to 5.5 percent in May from 6.2 percent in May of last year. Gains, albeit modest gains, are being made across many office-using sectors including professional and business services and trade, transportation and utilities. Along with this growth the housing market also moved towards full recovery. With employment numbers improving, the real estate market can expect to see more demand as companies expand their footprint. Deliveries (SF) Overall, 10 bps drop year over and small uptick from previous quarter. Source: CoStar PWC Market Position 10.8% Net Absorption (SF) Rapid, new construction has caused speculation in the market that the product type has neared its peak. Net Absorption (SF) Deliveries (Units) Source: CoStar Employment Drives Demand Slow population growth restrains job growth 2015 Average Quoted Rates ($/SF) Weaknesses Source: Reis Deliveries (SF) Strong start for the Chicago industrial market posting nearly 1.0 MSF for the 1st Quarter 2017 vacancy rate combined positive net absorption over previous 4 quarters Strengths & Weaknesses Office Market - Expansion Stage 3 Industrial Market - Recovery Stage 2 Apartments - Contraction Stage 2 Retail Market - Recovery Stage 1 7.3% 2Q 2015 average asking rate Source: CoStar Source: CoStar asking rate Source: CoStar $4.11 PSF 911k SF Quoted asking rates have maintained consistent historical growth and barely dipped in 2009 during the recession. $17.96 PSF Consistent, positive absorption. Major buildings delivered during the 1st Quarter include Corporate Center Bldg C, 752 KSF & 100% leased, and Liberty Business Center, 430 KSF & 0% leased. Quoted asking rates have recovered from recessionary lows but have yet to make any meaningful long term gains. 2Q 2015 Under Construction (SF) The St. Louis economy will progress this year with strong emplyment gains, which will lead to residential demand. Demand will come from new employees migrating into St. Louis and by the un-bundling of existing households as wages begin to rise and the unemployment continues to decline. The St. Louis apartment market lags slightly behind the national apartment market. The market is currently in the third stage of expansion and is projected to move into the second stage of contraction by 2017 and 2018. The US apartment market is currently in the second stage of contraction and is projected to move into the third stage my 2016 and remain there through 2018. Affordable housing and cost of living compared to other large cities Vacancy Rate (%) under construction Slow start for Chicago office market leasing as the market thaws from Winter. Source: CoStar Source: CoStar Source: CoStar St. Louis 2Q 2015 Snap Shot Overall, 58 bps drop year over and no change from previous quarter. Under Construction (SF) Office Market - Expansion Stage 2 Industrial Market - Recovery Stage 1 Apartments - Contraction Stage 1 Retail Market - Recession Stage 3 Source: Reis

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