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Sunday School

 

1. Who We Are

YUSUF MOSQUE SUNDAY SCHOOL is pleased to offer your children the opportunity to learn how to read and write Arabic, recite the Quran with proper pronunciation, learn and practice fundamental Islamic teachings and noble Islamic manners in a warm and encouraging environment. The classes are conducted every Sunday morning at the Yusuf Mosque premises. If you are a parent or guardian interested in taking advantage of this opportunity please sign up online by completing by clicking the below link or speak to the Imam at the mosque. (Link to the admission page) The teachers are volunteers at the mosque who have been carefully picked and have a reasonable experience teaching Arabic, Islamic principles, Quran reading and memorization for children aged 6 to 14 years old. The Sunday school is blessed to have a unique mix of teachers, some with years of experience whilst others young and dynamic with new and innovative ideas.

 

 

2. Academic Calendar

 

First Day of School

September 11, 2016

Eid ul Adha Holiday

September 11, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

November 27, 2016

Mid Term Exams

December 04, 2016

Winter Vacation Start – No School

December 05, 2016

Spring Semester Begins

January 15, 2017

Final Exams

May 28, 2017

Graduation Day Ceremony (All grades receive report cards and Certificates)

June 11, 2017

 

 

3. School ScheduleSnow Emergency / Other Emergencies:
The school closings will be announced on www.yusufmosque.com webpage and through announcements by email. You can also call into the phone answering system at (617) 903-8190.

 

 

 

4. Daily School Agenda

   09:45 am                 Assembly
   10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Arabic and Quran

   11:30 am – 11:45 am

   Break / Snack (Pizza)

   11:45 am – 12:50 pm

  Islamic Studies

   01:00 pm – 01:30 pm

 Dhuhr Prayers

 

 

 

5. Drop Off Times and Pick Up Times

Parents are required to bring the students before the assembly starts. They need to stay until the assembly is over and settle the student in the class if they need to leave. Parents are required to be at the mosque for picking up their children by 1:00pm and join the students in the Dhuhr prayer.

 

 

6. Admission

The school is open to both girls and boys. Registration is accepted on a semester basis.

 

 

a. Registration Deadlines

Fall Semester deadline – September 11th 2016 – Closed

Winter Semester deadline – January 15th 2017 – Open

Please note that winter semester admission is based on availability of student spots as of December 30th 2015.

 

 

b. Enrollment Process

Enrollment is on a first-come first serve basis and continues until the registration deadline. Priority in enrollment is given to returning students and their siblings provided they register before the deadline.

 

1. The minimum enrollment age will be six years as of the start of the semester.

2. Returning parents need to re-register their children. A space cannot be guaranteed until the registration forms are completed and signed and fees are paid.

3. Students will go through an initial assessment test and admitted into the class that is best suited for the student’s level of education in Arabic and Quran.

4. We continuously evaluate the students within the semester. Based on feedback from the teachers, we may re-assign students to different classes to ensure the student is progressing in their education based on their abilities.

 

 

c. Sign Up Form

Please sign up your children in the below form. Sign up is not a guarantee that a spot has been reserved for your child.

 

5. Fee Structure and Payments

 

a. Tuition Fee Structure

Fee Structure for Academic Year 2016 / 2017 is $150.00 per student. Payment is due at the time of registration and can be made by check / cash / credit card.

 

We currently offer fee discounts for the 2nd and 3rd students admitted to school as long the additional students are siblings of the first student.

 

 

b. Purchase of Books

The students are required to purchase textbooks and workbooks for his/her class based on the school curriculum shown in the Curriculum section. The school encourages parents to buy the books from the school by providing the books at affordable prices. Please see the book list for the books currently required for each class:

 

Arabic Studies

 

Title of Book

Grade

Price

Nourani Qaidah Textbook

1-5

$10.00

 

Islamic Studies

 

Title of Book

Grade

Price

We Are Muslims Textbook: Level 1

1

$10.00

We Are Muslims Workbook: Level 1

1

$7.00

We Are Muslims Textbook: Level 2

2

$10.00

We Are Muslims Workbook: Level 2

2

$7.00

We Are Muslims Textbook: Level 3

3

$10.00

We Are Muslims Workbook: Level 3

3

$8.00

 40 Hadith for Islamic Schools: Part 1

4  and 5

$5.00

Weekend Learning Islamic Studies Textbook: Grade 4

4

$15.00

Weekend Learning Islamic Studies Textbook: Grade 5

5

$15.00

 

 

6. Curriculum

The curriculum is designed by the school administration in consultation with the local scholars and educators. The curriculum focuses on the 3 related areas of Quran, Arabic and Islamic studies.

 

a. Arabic Studies
Level 1: Students learn to read and write the Arabic alphabets, usage of short vowels and how to pronounce alphabets using vowels.
Level 2: Students learn to read and write Arabic words and pronounce Quranic words according to Tajweed rules using the Nourani method.
Level 3: Students learn to read and write Arabic words using connections found in the Quran. They will be learning the principles of the long vowels and its pronunciation.
Level 4: Students learn advanced rules of Tajweed and writing Arabic words with long consonants. This level will emphasize the importance of recognizing and pronouncing common words in the Qur’an with the correct Tajweed rules.
Level 5: Students learn advanced rules of Tajweed and writing Arabic sentences with long consonants. This level will emphasize the importance of recognizing and pronouncing common words in the Qur’an with the correct Tajweed rules.

 

b. Quranic Studies
Level 1: Students learn to memorize Surah Al Fatihah and Surah numbers 114 through 105 of the Quran.
Level 2: Students learn to memorize Surah Al Fatihah and Surah numbers 104 through 97 of the Quran. At this level students need to be able to recognize some of the words in the Surahs they memorizing.
Level 3: Students learn to memorize Surah Al Fatihah and Surah numbers 96 through 91 of the Quran. At this level students will learn to read the Surahs reasonably well applying some basic Tajweed rules.
Level 4: Students learn to memorize Surah Al Fatihah and Surah numbers 90 through 84 of the Quran. At this level students will learn to read the Surahs reasonably applying basic Tajweed rules.
Level 5: Students learn to memorize Surah Al Fatihah and Surah numbers 83 through 78 of the Quran. At this level students will learn to read the Surahs fluently applying intermediate level Tajweed rules. Students will learn the circumstances of the revelation of the Surahs and the main principles derived from the Surahs.

 

c. Islamic studies
Level 1: Students learn the basic values of Islam in lessons 1 through 30 in the popular We are Muslims Textbook and Workbook: Grade 1 from Iqra Publications. 
Level 2: Students learn the basic manners required of a Muslim in lessons 1 through 30  in the popular We are Muslims Textbook and Workbook: Grade 2 from Iqra Publications. 
Level 3: Students learn the basic manners required of a Muslim in lessons 1 through 30  in the popular We are Muslims Textbook and Workbook: Grade 3 from Iqra Publications.  There will be an emphasis to learn how to deal with real world issues such as dealing with prejudice, accepting one’s self and accepting religious diversity using the Peace Generation booklets
Level 4: With the progress through Islamic Studies curriculum, students are now introduced to additional new topics with greater depth. In this book, several lessons describe many key events from the life of Rasūlullāh (S). For example, condition of pre-Islamic Arabia, Year of the Elephants, early life of Rasūlullāh (S), receipt of prophethood, Pledges of Aqabah, Hijrat to Madinah, overall life in Madinah and Liberation of Makkah. A summarized life of the Rightly Guided Khalifah is also introduced along with a short biography of some of the prophets. Islamic values and morals are continued to be addressed.   The 40 Hadith for Schools Part 1 will be used to help students memorize short hadiths in Arabic and understand the principles of the hadiths.
Level 5: With the progress through Islamic Studies curriculum, students are now introduced to additional new topics with greater depth. The Level 5 book introduces the key events in Madinah, for example, the battles in Madinah–leading to the Hudaibiyah Treaty and Liberation of Makkah. The key events from the life of Adam (A), Luqman (A), Ayyub (A), Zakariyyah (A), and Yahya (A) are covered. The events from the life of Ibrahim (A) and Yusuf (A) are covered in multiple lessons. The 40 Hadith for Schools Part 1 will be used to help students memorize short hadiths in Arabic and understand the principles of the hadiths.  

 

7. Student Progress Assessment

Students will be assessed twice a year at the end of Fall Semester and Winter semester. The parents will receive the report cards at the end of each semester as a method of feedback on the progress on the performance of the student during the academic year.



Comments
  • sumbal says:

    Assalamlikum please kindly let me know when registration. Is starting, I wanted to enroll my son.

  • Sumbal begum says:

    Assalamlikum I wanted to enroll my son in Sunday school also if you need Sunday school teacher I wanted to work there volunteer .

  • Fareeda Abdulla says:

    Asalam alaikum! Please I would like to enroll my 3 kids (5,6,7 years old) in the Sunday school. What is the process? Thanks for your time.

    • YUSUF MOSQUE says:

      Walikum salam sister

      We are closed for registration for this semester and accept students who are already six and above of age. We will be opening spots in January insha Allah for next semester and will be posting an event on our website in the end of December for you to register online. If you would like to register at the mosque, we will have a sign up sheet towards the middle of December for that purpose. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards
      Admin

  • Kikelomo Babata says:

    Asalam alaikum! Please I woild like to enroll my Son in the Sunday school. What is the process? Thanks for your time.

    Kike

    • YUSUF MOSQUE says:

      Walikum salam

      We are closed for registration for this semester and accept students who are already six and above of age. We will be opening spots in January insha Allah for next semester and will be posting an event on our website in the end of December for you to register online. If you would like to register at the mosque, we will have a sign up sheet towards the middle of December for that purpose. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Regards
      Admin

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