Updates for the week of May 19, 2024

Hadith: Prophet Muhammad (S) said: Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is
that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike people finding out about.

🎉🎊Welcome to Sunday School News 🏫🎊🎉

Finals! Make sure your students come to school well-rested and fed so they can focus. 

📖May 19: Quran and Theology Finals
       Study guides have been given to students. Please contact your student’s teachers with any questions or concerns. 
 👕May 19th: Finals Frenzy! Pajama Day!
      Students are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite PJs. Attire should be Islamically appropriate. Closed-toe shoes only!  See attached flyer.

🎉May 25th (Saturday): MEC Sunday School Eid Fest
     Please see the attached flyer for information.
Registration link

 🎓May 26th: Makeup Exams & 10th Grade Graduation

10th Grade Parents: Please RSVP for your student’s graduation. Check your emails for the link. 
        Students needing to make up exams will be allowed to do so, please arrange ahead of time with your subject teacher!
         To accommodate our graduating class we are rescheduling our graduation on Sunday, May 26th. In lieu of assembly we will have our graduates address our school students. Students will then be dismissed for classes while graduates and their families will go to the banquet hall for the ceremony. In Sha Allah.


Sick Students
We have had a number of sick students come to school and have to be picked up after emergency incidents. If your student is experiencing any symptoms of a cold, flu, or any illness (nausea, fever, lethargy, aches and pains, etc.) keep them home. Contact their teachers for makeup work. 

We have had a number of accidents because students are coming to school wearing slippers or sandals. Students must wear closed-toed shoes to school for their own safety and others. Parents will be called if your student is not following the dress code.

Accessing Report Cards
To access your student’s report cards please follow these directions and see the attached instructions:
1. Login into portal with same email used when registered.
2. Click on “Students” tab on left menu column.
3. Click on “Report cards” for each respective class.
Please contact Br. Abubakr with any questions.

Registrar Hours
Br. Abubakr is available to help with any technical or registration queries. Please see attached flyer.

Thank you to all of our families who graciously donated towards the Palestinian relief effort. Masha’Allah, with your donations we were able to collect $10,225. May Allah swt bless you all abundantly and grant freedom to our brothers and sisters in Palestine and alleviate their suffering. Allahuma ameen. 

Student Attire 
Parents, please note: we will call parents to pick up students or drop off proper attire if the students arrive in inappropriate clothing. We have had students show up in slippers and such. Please refer to the handbook for the policy on student attire.
We are in between seasons, so please make sure your students are dressed warm and wearing gym shoes and clean socks. 

If your student will be absent, please contact their teachers to inform them and resolve any schoolwork issues. You should know your student’s Seerah, Theology, Tajweed, and Quran teachers and their contacts. If you are unsure, please contact Admin. 

We are still seeing a significant number of students arriving late. Parents must 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 10am in the gym. First-period classes start at 10:15am.

Parents, please note that due to recent incidents involving illegal photographing and videotaping of students, we will be enforcing a “no-phone” policy. Phones are not allowed to be used during school hours unless for classroom instruction. Violations will result in the electronics being confiscated until the end of the day. 

Again, we must remind parents that students cannot bring electronics to school (i.e.: Switch games, etc.)

Being prepared with essentials
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

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. 
A number of students are eating pizza despite having food allergies. Parents, please be mindful of your student’s dietary needs. If they cannot eat pizza send a nutritious alternative from home.

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. 

Reusable Water Bottles
We are slowly phasing out plastic water bottles and have limited quantities to encourage our students to use reusable water bottles. So please send a reusable water bottle with your, student. 

Jazak Allah Khairan,
Principal, MEC Sunday School