Hadith of the week- May 7, 2023

Prophet Muhammad never complained about food. If he liked something, he
would eat it. If he disliked it, he would leave it. (Bukhari)

Have you all checked out yet? We understand end-of-year fatigue is real.  It’s that time when the school year is winding down and parents sometimes check out sooner than the students. This results in a lax approach to students’ school life (missing classes, not checking emails for updates, etc.) However, we only have a few weeks left. Your student’s attendance and work matter. Sunday School attendance matters more so because we meet only once a week. A lot weighs in on that one day of instruction. Every class is vital to provide students with strategic lessons and a lot of care and planning go into this schedule. It doesn’t make sense for students to throw away all the effort and work of an entire year in the last few weeks and risk not passing.

We expect students to report for assembly by 10:05 am. By 10:15 am they are in class. There are a number of concerns we’re facing:
1. Students not showing up for school or chronic tardiness
2. Students not turning in work
3. Students trying to exit the school or masjid without permission
4. Students committing vandalism in classrooms

We rely on you, parents, to help maintain and augment the lessons students learn in Sunday School throughout the week and come prepared on Sundays. Please take a moment to ask your students about their day and lessons, and get involved. Studies have shown that involved parents have higher-achieving students. Encourage your students to end the year on a high note.

We also invite parents to get involved in Sunday School by volunteering. We especially need support during Dhuhr salah to help keep students safe and organized. This link has been shared weekly but here it is again Please consider signing up to volunteer during dismissal time.  https://forms.gle/isn1m6BigqCa2XWDA.

Contact the office for other volunteer opportunities. 

Teacher Appreciation Week
While the nation celebrates our teachers this week, I would encourage you and your students to acknowledge our wonderful MEC Sunday School teachers on Sunday with hand-written notes. These are selfless individuals who volunteer their personal time

Unpaid Tuition
Please email the principal to set up an appointment to pay any remaining tuition fees. Slots are by appointment only. Any unpaid tuition will result in a delay in releasing students’ report cards and registration for the 2023-24 school year.
principal@mecsundayschool.org Put “tuition payment appt” in the subject line.

***Please note: all tuition and outstanding fees must be paid by May 28, 2023.***
Upcoming Events

Tajweed & Seerah final exams – May 14th please contact your student’s teachers for study guides if not already provided. 
Picture Day – May 14th. 
Eid Fest & Potluck – May 20th Skokie Sports Park (rescheduled from an earlier date due to weather conditions.)
Quran & Arabic Language and Theology final exams – May 21st

Picture Day – May 14th
All students will have their class pictures taken during their class break times. Please be sure your student is dressed in Islamically appropriate attire.

Tajweed & Seerah final exams – May 14th
Please contact your student’s teachers for any questions related to the study guides or exams. Encourage your students to study, get a good night’s sleep, and breakfast the morning of the finals. 

Eid Fest & Potluck – May 20th, Saturday 12p-4p
We are pleased to have our Eid Fest Pot Luck at Skokie Sports Park!  https://www.skokieparks.org/skokie-sports-park/
Please sign up here to register:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DADAC29ABFFC25-mecsunday

Quran & Arabic Language and Theology final exams – May 21st
Please contact your student’s teachers for any questions related to the study guides or exams. 

Graduating Class
Please note that we will visit your graduating students during their break to finalize graduation details. More details to follow. 

Turkey & Syria
MEC Sunday School is partnering with Helping Hands USA to raise funds for Turkey and Syria.  

Please share the following link and attached flyer widely:

Dhuhr Salah

Dhuhr Salah in the school and masjid will begin promptly at 1:40pm. 

Please see the enclosed list of class grade/sections who will be performing Dhuhr Salah in the masjid.
Dismissal from the school and masjid 1:50pm

We highly encourage parents to come and pray with their students in the masjid to give them a feeling of safety and community. We also ask parents to be patient during dismissal as we safely navigate students from different areas. 

Please consider signing up to volunteer during dismissal time.  https://forms.gle/isn1m6BigqCa2XWDA.

Google Classroom
Please use the following information to log into Google Classroom or reset password:

Email: firstname.lastname@mecsundayschool.org
DOB in the following format, including dashes: yyyy-mm-dd
If you have issues with the password, use the “forgot password” option to reset the password. If you continue to have any issues with Google Classroom, please contact Br. Afan at Afan@mecsundayschool.org