Hadith of the week- Dec. 18, 2022:

Prophet Muhammad (S) said: The strong are not the best wrestlers. Verily, the
strong are only those who control themselves when they are angry. (Bukhari)

Winter Break

No School Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st.

We will return Jan. 8th

Resuming Salah in the Masjid
In Sha Allah, we are looking to resume salah in the masjid as of Dec. 18th for teachers who have opted to pray in the masjid. There may be teachers who decide to continue to pray in their classrooms. Your student’s teachers will inform you of their decision.

In order to accomplish this, we need your help. We are particularly looking for brothers to help us manage students in the men’s prayer hall, but we are also looking for sisters to help. 

Please use the following link to sign up https://forms.gle/isn1m6BigqCa2XWDA.

Classes will end at 1:30pm 
Wudu and arriving in the masjid 1:30pm-1:40pm 
Salah will begin at 1:40pm 
Dismissal from the masjid 1:50pm 
Dismissal from the school 1:40pm-1:50pm 

We highly encourage parents to come and pray with their students in the masjid to give them the feeling of safety and community. 

Excessive absences. 

We meet 35 times this year, and one absence is enough to set a student back. Excessive absences will result in the student being burdened under a backlog of work and potentially risking being held back. In case of a medical excuse, arrangements can be made with the teacher and administration. 

Student Absences and Early Dismissals

In the event of either a student absence or early dismissal, please email the principal@mecsundayschool.org as soon as possible. When you arrive to pick up your student, notify the security desk, sign in, and please be patient till your student is brought to you. Parents are not allowed to go to the classroom to retrieve students. Please wait in the lobby. 

Google Classrooms

You student(s) should have their MEC Sunday School email addresses by now. If your student is having issues with Google Classroom please confirm with the registrar that your student is registered.

All returning students will continue to use their previous year’s logins and passwords.
All new student emails are as follows: firstname.lastname@mecsundayschool.org. The password is their birthday in the following format yyyy-mm-dd.

If you are having issues with Google Classroom please contact Br. Afan Tariq at Afan@mecsundayschool.org.

Parents’ WhatsApp Group

Please join the MEC Parents’ WhatsApp Group to kept up to date with the latest news. https://chat.whatsapp.com/LB2FmDNUlJbGnzdXhnlex7

Pakistan Flood-Relief Fundraising

We have partnered with Helping Hands Chicago to raise funds for Pakistan’s flood relief. Please donate generously. There will be other relief efforts posted at a later date.