As Salaam Alaikum Teachers and Assistants, Parents and Students;
I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself, I am Chrystal Said and will be inshallah your child’s Masjid Bilal Weekend School Principal. I am looking forward to a very productive year. My mission and vision is to assist our staff and parents in teaching your children to be fully devoted followers of Islam.
We know how much Allah values and loves children and we want to foster this importance in their Islamic education. Therefore, we emphasize your important involvement in your child’s Islamic growth so please feel free to ask me any questions.
In the coming year the Masjid Bilal Weekend School will be establishing a defined curriculum and learning objectives for all levels, based upon traditional and innovative learning. Students will be placed in classes based upon their grade level and tested to ensure they are receiving adequate Arabic and Quranic studies. Teachers will receive the training and support they need to help our students succeed. As well as there will be additional Islamic enrichment programs for students to participate in such as Islamic art, games, Pink Hijab Day, Go Red for Heart Health, and Earth Day just to name a few. A detailed calendar will be placed on the Weekend School bulletin board as well as updates will be sent regularly to students, parents, and staff through a newsletter and a web-based learning program, SunWebApp. The SunWebApp will be used for registration, fees, attendance, and communication. This program will also help parents keep up with their student’s academic grades, progress, and homework.
A bit about me, I have an Associate of the Arts (AA) degree in Psychology and Bachelor of the Arts (BA) degree in Middle Eastern History with a minor in Islamic Studies from the University of Kentucky. And a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management (MS HRM) from Strayer University. Currently I am pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling (MCC) from Bellevue University.
I have taught in the public-school system and for Islamic Sunday schools for since 2005. Concentrating in the instruction of pre-teen and teen girls. I have been a guest speaker to help public school teachers find common ground and relate to their Muslim students more effectively, how our youth can keep an Islamic identity in Western society, Islamic hygiene, puberty, and Islamic manners classes. As well as I have written The Muslim Southern Belle Guide for Teens, My Ramadan Passport, and My Islamic Weekend School Passport to Success.
I was born in Norfolk, VA and grew up in Lexington, KY. For the last few years I have lived in El Paso, TX and Albuquerque, NM. My family and I relocated to Houston June 2015. I am married to Dr. Ali Said and have 5 children (Leonard, Christopher, Noor, Farrah, and Salahuddin).
If you have any questions please feel free to email me, BilalWeekendPrincipal@gmail.com
"Allah grants wisdom to whom He pleases and to whom wisdom is granted indeed he receives an overflowing benefit," Al-Baqarah 269