Parent Teacher Organization

The MEC Sunday School PTO provides a structured forum for parents to be involved in activities to enhance children’s experience at school. Current programs include lunch and special events. PTO efforts are also meant to assist the school in meeting its goals.  

PTO Structure

PTO Board:

Consists of four officers nominated and elected from parents or teachers at the school.

  • Chair: Shumaila Khan
  • Co-Chair: Mubin Jamal
  • Treasurer: Nayyer Habeebuddin
  • Secretary: Nuzhat Sipwala

PTO Sub-committees:

We will be branching the PTO into various sub-committees that will be incharge of the many activities that take place at the school. The goal is to incorporate new thoughts, ideas, and input from all our parents and empower them to make a difference in the weekly experience of their children at the Sunday school. You are welcome to sign up for more than one position. For details on each of the positions listed below please click here. For additional information and questions, feel free to reach out to us directly at pto@mecsundayschool.org.

  • Hospitality Committees
    • PTO Sponsored Food – 1 Chair Needed
    • Weekly Food Sale – Nuzhat Sipwala
    • Staff Appreciation Week – 1 Chair Needed
  • Event Committees
    • Seerat-un-Nabi Program – Maeydah Hayat
    • Intra-School Qirat Competition – 2 Chairs Needed
    • Inter-School Qirat Competition – 2 Chairs Needed
    • Full School Graduation Event – 2 Chairs Needed
    • Staff Appreciation Event – 2 Chairs Needed
  • Programs
    • Student Enrichment – 2 Chairs Needed
    • Parent Activities – Hannah Sattar, 1 More Chair Needed
  • Administrative
    • Open House
    • Picture Day – 1 Chair Needed
    • Lunch – Mairaj Jaleel, Hina Moten
    • Gym – Ashraf Madian, 1 More Chair Needed
    • Lost & Found – 1 Chair Needed

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities

We’re always in need of volunteers willing to help with activities around the school. To view a list of current needs, please click here. Please remember to create a user account for the signup because it makes it easier for you to change your sign-up at a later time.

General Body Meetings

Meetings are held periodically where all MEC Sunday School parents are invited to discuss important topics relevant to the school and current on going work by the PTO.

2019-2020 School Year

2018-2019 School Year

Lunch Information

We serve a slice of pizza and water to all our students. If children want a second slice, they can purchase it for $1/slice. You are welcome to send your children with lunch if you prefer something other than pizza. However, please make sure it is nut-free. You’re encouraged to send the kids with a spill-proof water bottle, as well.

Allergies: Some children are not able to partake in the cheese pizza lunch due to various food allergies. In an effort to accommodate children with food allergies, we will provide alternate snacks. Only children listed on our allergy list will be offered one of the alternative snacks based upon food allergies indicated at the time of school registration. Please fill out this form to select a snack for your child if they have allergies.

After School Food Sale

We have a food sale after school every Sunday starting at 1:30pm. We try to have pizza, a variety of snacks, and occasionally food items from local restaurants or our in-house MEC Chef. All proceeds from food sales go to fund programs and activities for our Sunday school.

Parent Activities

We have a program for parents of Sunday school students where we discuss topics relevant to us. Please note the new timing for this program. Why not come in for a discussion while you wait for students to be dismissed. We meet on a biweekly basis and adopt a topic to discuss. The program will be led by our teacher and Theology department head, Sister Hannah Sattar. We hope everyone will use this opportunity to meet fellow parents and learn from each other.

  • October 6th, 2019 (1:40-2:10pm): Introductions
  • October 20th, 2019 (1:40-2:10pm): Faith in Action in the Home
  • November 3rd, 2019 (1:40-2:10pm): Building Relationships with my Kids
  • November 17th, 2019 (1:40-2:10pm): Building Relationships with my Kids (con’t)
  • December 15th, 2019 (10:15-10:45am): Positive Parenting

Community Service

MEC Sunday School will be hosting their first Bagged Lunch event in collaboration with Project Rizq!

Making fresh bagged lunches for people in need will be an opportunity for students to realize and acknowledge the reality of hunger in our communities. Through the process they will see how they can make a positive impact first hand.

Students will make lunches consisting of bagels and cream cheese, fruits, snacks, and a drink. They will also write a personalized note for each recipient. These lunches will then be delivered to a community center and soup kitchen, Cornerstone, in the city for distribution.

This event takes place on February 9th. We welcome donations of juice boxes or packaged snacks from all participants. Please send these in by February 2nd so we can plan accordingly for additional supplies.

Following is brief overview about Project Rizq:

Project Rizq was started in Ramadan 2014 by a few college students who hoped to help battle hunger that countless local families face. As a result, we worked with our mosque board, who funds the project, to create a lasting and consistent effort. With the help of many volunteers, we meet twice a month to package food boxes filled with various nonperishable food items for local families in need. We make about 100 boxes each time, and the boxes are delivered to one of two facilities in the city where families come to pick them up. We also host seasonal drives such as back to school supply drives, winter clothing drives, thanksgiving dinners, Ramadan goody bag drives, and Eid Toy drives. We meet the second and last Sunday of every month at the Muslim Education Center (MEC) in Morton Grove, IL from 11am-12:30pm to make these boxes. You can contribute to Project Rizq by volunteering your time to make these food boxes with us or donating via quickpay, PayPal, or venmo to projectrizq@gmail.com

Parent Survey

We want to know what parents think about activities and academics at MEC Sunday School. Please know that your input will help us to improve. A formal survey will help us identify common issues that may concern many parents.

The survey is designed to be simple and straightforward so it should not take more then five minutes to complete. Both parents of the child can fill it out. We would like to have enough survey completions to make these results meaningful. Please take just a few minutes to complete this survey by clicking this link.