Updates for the week of Feb. 11, 2024

Hadith: The Holy Qur’an tells us: O Children of Adam, beautify yourselves at every
masjid. (Surah Araf ayah 31)

πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠWelcome to Sunday School News πŸ«πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

Upcoming Calendar Events:

🏈Feb. 11: Students are encouraged to dress in their favorite team’s colors!
   Project Rizq for 8th-10th graders

πŸ•Œ Feb. 18th: Seerat un Nabi program. More information on this program will be shared soon.

Feb. 11: Project Rizq for 8th-10th graders

Our upper classes can work with Project Rizq to pack lunches for the homeless.
Here is the schedule:
8th grade: 10:15am – 11:15am
9th grade: 11:15am – 12:15pm
10th grade: 12:15pm – 1:15pm

Dhuhr prayers will be observed at 1:30pm, as our weekly norm.

8th, 9th and 10th grade Teachers and classroom TAs will accompany the students to observe. We will provide lunch in the Banquet Hall or back in the students’ designated classroom accordingly.

We are still seeing a significant number of students arriving late. It is imperative for parents to make every attempt to get students to school on time so we can make announcements about upcoming programs and expectations from our students and families.  Students are expected to arrive at 10 a.m. in the gym. First-period classes start at 10:15 a.m. 

Again, we must remind parents that students cannot bring electronics to school (i.e.: Switch games, etc.) Phones are not allowed to be used during school hours unless for classroom instruction. Violation of this will result in the electronics being confiscated till the end of the day. 

External Qirat Competition Information

Please find attached the information regarding the External Qirat Competition on March 2, 2024. This information is also available on our website under School Documents in the Qirat Competition folder. 

Coming Prepared
For students to be successful, they must be equipped with the proper tools, such as pencils and notebooks. It is unfortunate how many of our students come to school with nothing. When it is time to write notes, they scramble for pencils and paper. As with public school students, please have your students come to school with pencils and notebooks. 

Parking Lot Safety
Unfortunately, we have recently seen a number of near-misses in the parking lot because parents are speeding and not paying attention. We must remind everyone to follow proper protocol for dropping off and picking up students. Do not speed. Pay attention and slow down. Come to a complete stop when dropping off or picking up students. When parking your car, be mindful of who and what is around you. Show some patience. 

Google Classroom
A substantial number of students have not yet accepted their Google Classroom invites. Not doing so will prevent them from participating in Google Classroom, the main communication mode for teachers. All school work, homework, and information is posted there. Please have your students log in to their Google school accounts and accept the invites so that they may be updated. 
For all Google Classroom issues, please contact Br. Abubakr Alaidroos abubakr.alaidroos@mecsundayschool.org

We are partnering with Helping Hands Chicago to provide relief funds for the following:
Morocco https://hhrd.org/MEC4Morocco
Libya https://hhrd.org/MEC4Libya
Palestine https://hhrd.org/MEC4Palestine

We will be launching a winter coat drive shortly. More information will be shared soon. 

Students are provided pizza for snacks. If your student requires additional snacks, please send nutritious options from home. Students are not allowed to share snacks due to food allergies in a portion of our student body. The vending machine is off-limits to students. 

Phone and Electronic Devices  Reminder please do not bring electronic games or devices. They will be confiscated till the end of the day. 
We have had a number of incidents where students have used phones during their school day. Phones are not allowed unless specially required for a class assignment or project. If a student is using their phone without permission, it will be confiscated for the duration of the school day, and they will need to retrieve it from the office. Repeated offenses will result in detention. We have also had students bringing in Switch devices and other electronics. These are not permitted during school hours. MEC Sunday School will not be liable for the loss or theft of any electronic device. Please have your students refrain from bringing in any such devices. 

Book Sales
The online MEC Sunday School bookstore is available for you to purchase your student’s book. The updated booklist is attached. Please use the following link:


Please contact Br. Abubakr Al-Aidroos, MEC Sunday School Registrar, for any questions or issues regarding registration. abubakr.alaidroos@mecsundayschool.org.