Updates for the week of Nov. 19, 2023

Hadith: Prophet Muhammad (S) said: Verily, I know a word he could say to calm
himself: I seek refuge in Allah from the cursed Satan. (Muslim)

πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠWelcome to week eleven of Sunday School πŸ«πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

Upcoming Events:
🍁 Nov. 26th: Fall Break! 
πŸ•‹ Dec. 3rd: Internal Qirat Competition
πŸ’¬ Dec. 17th: Boy’s Talk

🍁Fall Break! School will be closed on Sunday, November 26th. Enjoy the time off! πŸ‚

πŸ•‹ Dec. 3rd: Internal Qirat Competition: There will be no assembly this day. Students will report directly to first-period classes. They will be escorted to the gym for the competition. Please check with your student’s Tajweed teacher for any questions. 

πŸ’¬Boy’s Talk: Maulana Kamran will lead the discussion for boys with engaging activities and programming. Please register your sons in grades 6-10 here  https://forms.gle/bzZnbNBUBJDNddUY6

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. 

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
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. 

We are now beginning the season of events at MEC Sunday School. Some events might affect assembly or gym times. 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. 

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:


Internal Qirat Competition
MEC Sunday School will hold its annual Internal-Qirat Competition on Dec. 3rd. Tajweed teachers are responsible for selecting the students to participate in the competition.  They will be conducting their selection over the next few weeks.  Please help your child prepare for this in-class selection process.  If your child is selected to participate in the competition, you will be informed by email.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Tajweed teacher, or Aziz Ali, Head of the Tajweed Department at aziz.ali@mecsundayschool.org, or MEC Sunday School Principal at principal@mecsundayschool.org.

Amatul Aziz
Head of the Nazirah and Tajweed Department.

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. 

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

Jazak Allah Khairan,