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Hiring Teachers Now for Sunday School

Assalam-O-Alaikum,
The Cypress Sunday School Team is looking to add personnel – teachers and staff – for the 2017-18 academic year.  The school meets every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm with a lunch break.  Each position (teaching, staff) requires strong commitment to student learning and team effort.  Generally, these are “voluntary” without a compensation, but for some positions (where a specific expertise is necessary like arabic or quran tajweed), a basic compensation is available.
If interested, please apply online using the form below or email us at cic-wis-admins@googlegroups.com; once the search process is complete, we will contact all applicants.
Thank you for your interest.
Jazakumullah Khair.

Position 1: Arabic Teacher

  1. Somebody who first language is Arabic and speaks arabic fluently.
  2. Aware of Arabic grammar and rules and phonics (makharij)
  3. Must be able to read the Quran with Tajweed

Position 2:  Quran Teacher

  1. The candidate should be well-versed in Quran recitation with proficiency in tajweed.
  2.  Should be able to recite duas with proper tajweed.
  3.  Should have a sound knowledge of the biography of prophet Mohammed (SAW) 

2016-17 Vacancies for Sunday School

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Assalam-O-Alaikum,
The Cypress Sunday School Team is looking to add personnel – teachers and staff – for the 2016-17 academic year.  The school meets every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm with a lunch break.  Each position (teaching, staff) requires strong commitment to student learning and team effort.  Generally, these are “voluntary” without a compensation, but for some positions (where a specific expertise is necessary like arabic or Quran tajweed), a basic compensation is available.
If interested, please apply online using the form below or email us at cic-wis-admins@googlegroups.com; once the search process is complete, we will contact all applicants.
Thank you for your interest.
Jazakumullah Khair.

Position 1: Arabic Teacher

  1. Somebody who first language is Arabic and speaks arabic fluently.
  2. Aware of Arabic grammar and rules and phonics (makharij)
  3. Must be able to read the Quran with Tajweed

Position 2:  Quran Teacher

  1. The candidate should be well-versed in Quran recitation with proficiency in tajweed.
  2.  Should be able to recite duas with proper tajweed.
  3.  Should have a sound knowledge of the biography of prophet Mohammed (SAW) and other prophets

Position 3: Communication and public affairs specialist (Management Team)

  1. Should have excellent English writing skills; be responsible for taking minutes in the meetings, and keeping records
  2. In charge of help desk and customer service
  3. Point person for putting together the School Newsletter (short monthly and long for the semester) and other communication from the Principal and the team

Position 4 : Technology Specialist (Management Team)

  1. Must have good MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  2. Assist in keeping the office technology running, such as printers, projector, etc.
  3. Assist in maintaining the school’s Student Information System, preparing report card, data entry, etc.

Sunday School Field Trip to HMNS

Sunday School is going to have our annual Field Trip on December 5th, 2015. This year, the school will take kids to Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Registration is $10 that covers admission, lunch and a t-shirt.

Please register online using the form below

2015 Openings at the Cypress Sunday School

Assalam-o-Alaikum,
The Cypress Sunday School Team is looking to add personnel – teachers and staff – for the 2015-16 academic year.  The school meets every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm with a lunch break.  Each position (teaching, staff) requires strong commitment to student learning and team effort.  Generally, these are “voluntary” without a compensation, but for some positions (where a specific expertise is necessary like arabic or quran tajweed), a basic compensation is available.
If interested, please apply online using the form below or email us at cic-wis-admins@googlegroups.com; once the search process is complete, we will contact all applicants.
Thank you for your interest.
Jazakumullah Khair.

Position 1: Arabic Teacher

  1. Somebody who first language is Arabic and speaks arabic fluently.
  2. Aware of Arabic grammar and rules and phonics (makharij)
  3. Must be able to read the Quran with Tajweed

Position 2:  Quran Teacher

  1. The candidate should be well-versed in Quran recitation with proficiency in tajweed.
  2.  Should be able to recite duas with proper tajweed.
  3.  Should have a sound knowledge of the biography of prophet Mohammed (SAW) and other prophets

Position 3: Administrative Secretary

  1. Handle student registration, keep track of expenses and collect payments from parents.
  2. Assist in day-to-day tasks such as attendance, classroom setup, etc.
  3. Must have good organization skills.

Position 4: Communication and public affairs specialist

  1. Should have excellent English writing skills; be responsible for taking minutes in the meetings, and keeping records
  2. In charge of help desk and customer service
  3. Point person for putting together the School Newsletter (short monthly and long for the semester) and other communication from the Principal and the team

Position 5 : Technology Specialist

  1. Must have good MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  2. Assist in keeping the office technology running, such as printers, projector, etc.
  3. Assist in maintaining the school’s Student Information System, preparing report card, data entry, etc.

Cypress Sunday School Newsletter Project

Newsletter by Students


Dear Students:

The goal of this project is to challenge students to think, research and write quality articles and other creative work, and to take leadership.  By participating you will gain a number of skills – writing, thinking creatively, and managing a project. It should also be fun!

If you are interested in participating with a submission, please speak to Br. Quddus or your teacher.  Parents and teachers should also encourage students to take part in this project.

Examples of submissions include, 

  • Write an original short story, preferably with an Islamic theme
  • Book review – read a book and write about it
  • Poem – on your life and on other topics
  • Drawings can be submitted
  • Puzzle or game that is fun for other students
  • You can also volunteer to assist with reading, editing and designing the newsletter

Guidelines and Timeline

  1. All submissions should be submitted by March 21 (two weeks from now) in both hard copy or electronically (by email to cypresssundayschool@gmail.com)
  2. The work should reflect the student’s own work
  3. A committee (teachers, students) will review the student work and select the best submissions
  4. The submissions that are selected to be included will be edited as appropriate for better read.
  5. The students whose submissions are selected will receive a gift certificate.

If you have questions, please speak to Br. Quddus or a member of the Sunday School Team.

Jazakallah Khairan

Sunday School’s Trip to Houston Food Bank – 2015

Group Photo of Cypress Islamic Center Volunteers at Houston Food bank

The Cypress Weekend School students and teachers participated in a all-volunteer program at the Houston Food Bank.  Fourteen young students aged between seven and fifteen years accompanied by eleven adults – teachers, school administration and parents – left the Cypress Islamic Center on Saturday, February 7 with the food that had been donated by the Cypress community.  They arrived a the HFB around 10 am and were able to work with hundreds of other volunteers from all over Houston sorting out edible and other items.  Each member of the Cypress team was also wearing a special T Shirt which visibly displayed the logos of the Cypress Islamic Center and the Weekend school.  Br. Javed assisted with ordering the T shirts.  Wearing the distinctive T shirts helped inform others in the community that the Muslim students were engaged in the social activities in the Houston community.  It was a form of dawah.  The students were excited about the project and took great pride in helping the less fortunate in the community.  At the completion, the manager announced that by their work, the morning group of volunteers (including those from the Cypress Weekend School) had indirectly helped feed an estimated 9,000 residents of Houston.  She reminded everyone that those are are “food insecure” can very well be our next door neighbors.  We may have a job and food on the table today, but who knows about tomorrow. Only by helping others we ensure a safety net for all.

Sunday School Group receiving instructions

Sunday School Trip to Houston Food Bank 2015

The students had their thank you lunch at the Jameelah Halal Chinese restaurant. Thanks to Br. Sohail for his support of this school project.  The vision of the Weekend School team is to build leadership qualities in our students.  Other projects are being designed to engage the students in social service activities.

Munir Quddus
Dean College of Business
Associate Provost, NWHC
Prairie View A&M University

Nazara Program at the Masjid

Assalamu Alaykum Brother and sisters

One of the greatest gifts of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) to mankind is the revelation of The Noble Quran and it is a Muslim’s source of guidance in our lives. By reading, listening, learning and reciting we can truly benefit in this life and the next

As Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said,

“The best among you is the one who learns Quran and then teaches it to others”

Dear fathers and mothers, you will certainly receive a great reward and endless happiness if your child learn to read the Quran with proper tajweed.

 To address this important need of the community

Cypress Islamic Center Announces  Nazara Program at the Masjid

Registration and program starts : Monday August 11th, 2014

Led By: Hafiz Fahad Zaman

On: Monday - Thursday

Between: Asar- Maghrib

Openings at the Cypress Sunday School for Fall 2014

Assalam Alaikum,
The Cypress Sunday School Team is looking to add personnel – teachers and staff – for the 2014-15 academic year.  The school meets every Sunday from 10:30 am to 2 pm with a lunch break.  Each position (teaching, staff) requires candidates who have at least a bachelors degree.  A strong commitment to student learning and team effort is important.  Generally, these are “voluntary” without a compensation, but for some positions (where a specific expertise is necessary), a basic compensation may be considered.
If interested, please apply online using the form below or email us at cic-wis-admins@googlegroups.com; once the search process is complete, we will contact all applicants.
Thank you for your interest.
Jazakumullah Khair.

Position 1: Quran teacher for Elementary and Middle school

  1. The candidate should be well-versed in Quran recitation with proficiency in tajweed.
  2.  Should be able to recite duas with proper tajweed.
  3.  Should be familiar with duas in Salah and teach the rules of Salah to students.

Position 2:  Islamic studies teacher for Middle and High school

  1. Should have well versed knowledge of Islam, Islamic history and the lives of the prophets.

Position 3: Quran teacher for high school

  1. Should be well-versed in Quran recitation with a good knowledge of tajweed rules.
  2.  Should be able to explain the verses of Quran.
  3.  Should have a sound knowledge of the biography of prophet Mohammed (SAW) and other prophets

Position 4: Sunday School Team Member in charge student discipline and Safety

  1. Ensure students are respectful of teachers and peers, and behave in class.
  2. Work with the teachers and the School Team on complaints of student disruptive behavior.
  3. Contact parents in case of student absences, poor behavior or other discipline issues.
  4. Work with volunteers to ensure Sunday School student’s safety

Position 5: Sunday School Team Member – communication and public affairs

  1. Should have excellent English writing skills; be responsible for taking minutes in the meetings, and keeping records
  2. In charge of help desk and customer service
  3. Point person for putting together the School Newsletter (short monthly and long for the semester) and other communication from the Principal and the team

Visit to Houston Food Bank – April 2014

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On April 12th, 2014, the team left the masjid around 12 noon in a three car convoy with all of the collected food items.  There were nearly six boxes of food that were donated by the community and the children over the last two weeks.  The team included 9 adults (including a few teachers) and 1 children volunteers.

We arrived at the Houston Feed Bank on Portwall Street on time and took the food in.  After taking a group picture, we informed the registration desk of the team’s readiness to participate in the project.   Soon we were called along with other groups from across Houston.  In the large room where the team worked, further instructions were given and the team members started working with great enthusiasm.  Everyone worked hard unpacking and packing food into boxes, transporting the boxes, cleaning up the cardboard and plastic and so on.  We worked for about 90 minutes and took our first break with some snacks in the cafeteria.  We returned and worked another 30 minutes or so until the work finished for the day.  We assisted hundreds of other volunteers with the cleanup and after taking one last group picture with a poster, we left the Food Bank.  On the way back we stopped and had lunch before returning to the masjid.

The children had a good learning experience, one that was also hands on and great fun.  Above all they learned that they belong to a community with diverse members, where many are in need of help.  They had the satisfaction to see how strong the community feelings are working with total strangers to help other strangers.  We may worship in different ways but we all belong to the same humanity.

I want to thank Br. Waheed for doing the heavy lifting here organizing the field trip.  Of course, we are grateful to all the volunteers, teachers and parents and students who participated. Inshallah, we have big plans for the next trip to the Houston Food Bank in the fall semester.

Jazakallah Khairun.

Br. Munir Quddus

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