End of Summer E-Newsletter

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"The earth is [ His]  and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1 NIV
08.24.18


Welcome Incoming Families New to MCS


We are grateful for our incoming families new to MCS. Thank you for entrusting your children to us. We look forward to sharing life with you for many years to come!

Special Invitation for the "Men of MCS" August 29th


Welcome Back to School


If you have not yet had the opportunity to read the Welcome Back to school letters from our Head of School and Principals, please view them below:

Welcome Back to School from Troy Moore, Head of School
Welcome Back to Middle School from Heather Harrison, Middle School Principal
Welcome Back to Elementary School from Reggie Biancalani, Elementary Principal
Elementary Classroom Teacher Assignments

Look for an email from our Elementary Principal Reggie Biancalani on August 29th with your your student's classroom teacher assignment.

Middle School Schedule and Homeroom Teacher

Parents may log on to RenWeb beginning Friday, August 31st, to access their child's assigned Schedule and Homeroom teacher.
Meet the Teacher Day - Tuesday, September 4th
TK-5th: 8:30-9:45AM and 6th-8th: 10:00-11:15AM

All families will have the opportunity to meet their child's teacher and visit the classrooms, tour the campus, drop off supplies, meet new friends and reconnect with friends and classmates.You will also have an opportunity to meet our After School Program staff and the Music Department. 

Staggered Schedule: Rest assured that no family is precluded from coming at the earlier or later time based upon a specific scheduling conflict, but we do ask that you make every effort to come when scheduled in order to provide ease of access for all.



New Incoming Families: We invite you to start at the "Welcome Table" located at the front entrance.

First Day of School - Wednesday, September 5th


Once again this year, we want to call upon our community to spend a few more minutes together in prayer to our King and the plans He has for MCS this year. On Wednesday, September 5th, our gates will open at 7:30 as normal. We will then all join together as a Middle and Elementary School and pray over our students corporately at 8:00. For this day only, all of our students will go in together at 8:10 (with the exception of 8th grade who will have their picture taken). From 8:15 to 8:45 our Parents In Prayer (PIP) group will have stations set up around the school with prayer topics to bring before the Lord. We hope you will be able to stop at one of the stations or even a few. Prayer station topics and locations will be sent to you in advance.
Please mark your calendar to join us!! 

Please note that Late Start Wednesday begins on Wednesday (9/12).

2018-2019 Supply Lists

Click here to view or print the TK-8th grade 2018-2019 Supply Lists.
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Summer Reading Due First Day

All assignments are due on the first day of school.

6th Grade Summer Reading

7th Grade Summer Reading

8th Grade Summer Reading

8th Grade Honors Summer Reading



2018-2019 Calendar

The last day of school has been moved up one week to June 12, 2019. Enclosed is the printable 2018-2019 UPDATED Parent Calendar which includes no-school days and start and end dates only.

All future updates for 2018-2019 will be added to the Website Calendar.  Check it often.


Parent Teacher Fellowship Volunteer Interest Form


Our Parent Teacher Fellowship
is excited to welcome you back!
We love having our moms and dads involved on campus! Use the PTF Volunteer Interest Form link if you are considering joining in the fun of MCS or PTF Events committees, or volunteering for jobs small and large. Take a look at the many ways to be a part of our great MCS community, meet other parents, and share in our vibrant student life.

If you are interested in being considered as a Room Mom, look for that section on the PTF Interest Form as well.

Click the following link for the PTF Volunteer Interest Form: http://marinerscs.org/2018-19ptfvolunteer 
MCS Lunch Program

Choicelunch is available the first day of school.  Online orders must be received by 9:00 a.m. one day in advance to ensure your child receives lunch. Visit  www.choicelunch.com, sign up, and enter our school code: Mariners.

Mariners'  Students may also bring their own packed lunch. In the unlikely event a student forgets his/her lunch in the morning, parents may deliver a lunch no later than 11:30 AM. You may deliver it to the front lobby lunch cart next to the receptionist desk.  Label the lunch with your student's name and homeroom teacher. Please do not bring glass bottles or drinks without lids.


MCS School Uniform

MCS encourages students to take pride in their appearance and to dress appropriately for all occasions. Recognizing that the quality of their character is more important than clothing, MCS has an established uniform. Support of this policy begins at home with parents. The dress code will be enforced beginning the first day of school. 

Families transitioning into 6th grade:  Please note that uniform styles change from elementary to middle school. Before ordering uniforms for your middle school student, please review the middle school uniform guidelines including the "Very Important Middle School Reminders" page to ensure that your student has the correct uniform for their first day of middle school. 

Uniform Sizing at Sears Lands' End South Coast Plaza through September 14th
Not sure what size uniform your child needs? Stop by the Lands' End Shop at Sears (South Coast Plaza) and try on skirts, shirts, and pants to determine the perfect fit for your child's school uniform. For more details, click here .

Shop at www.landsend.com
Visit www.landsend.com: Click on "uniforms" - dropdown and click "find your school" - Click on the link at the bottom: "Find my school using my preferred school number," and enter our school preferred number 900067596. You may also call 1.800.469.2222 to place your order or to request a catalog. Don't forget to use our preferred number 900067596.
Afternoon Bus Service to Bonita Canyon Park with the POSSIBILITY of an Irvine Stop

If you are interested in the 2018-2019 afternoon bus service to Bonita Canyon Sports Park, please email Natalie English at nenglish@marinerscs.org for more details.

If there is enough interest in an afternoon Irvine stop , we will add a stop at Mike Ward Community Park located at 20 Lake Road, Irvine. The Irvine stop will follow the Bonita Canyon stop. 

If you are interested in the Irvine stop, please email Natalie English at nenglish@marinerscs.org for details.  Thank you.
From the MCS Health Office 

We hope you and your families have had a restful, healthy and injury free summer! Please remember there are certain grade specific health requirements that must be met and submitted to the MCS Health Office prior to the start of school year. Please review the following and submit any forms or documentation that apply to your student(s) by September 1st. Student attendance may be affected if these documents are not submitted prior to that date.

As a reminder, all 7th grade students must show proof of the pertussis booster, prior to the first day of school and TK/Kinder students must show proof of all immunizations in order to start school.

Please contact our Health Services Coordinator Krissie Matus at kmatus@marinerscs.org if you have questions. Thank you!
Middle School Schoology Fall Parents Workshops

MIDDLE SCHOOL
This fall, MCS will be offering Schoology Fall Parent Workshops to go over the key features of Schoology for Middle School parents.  These will be a great, small workshop for parents to learn more about how to use Schoology and answer any questions you may have!  Specific dates will be announced at a later time.
Back to School Nights for MCS Parents Only
TK-5th: Tuesday (9/11) and 6th-8th: Thursday (9/13)

Mark your calendars:

TK-5th Back to School Night: TUES (9/11), at 6PM

6th-8th Back to School Night: THURS (9/13), AT 6PM

We look forward to sharing the evening with you. Parents only please.

We invite you to enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship by the flagpole.
8th Grade Parent Meeting September 13th at 5:15PM

Prior to Back to School Night, 8th Grade Parents are invited to a DC informational meeting in the MPR at 5:15PM. Please contact Ms. Seaman at pseaman@marinerscs.org if you have questions.
6th Grade Parent Meeting September 13th at 5:15PM

Prior to Back to School Night, 6th Grade Parents are invited to a Pine Valley informational meeting in the Learning Commons at 5:15PM. Please contact Ms. Seaman at pseaman@marinerscs.org if you have questions.
K-4th Father-Daughter Adventure Events

MCS Dads: are you looking for an incredible way to make lifelong memories with your daughter?  The Orange Blossom Native Nation (formerly known as Indian Princesses) is open to new MCS fathers and daughters to come enjoy some events such as camping, archery, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, San Diego Zoo Safari, surfing, canoeing, sledding, pumpkin carving, daddy/daughter dances, and other fun adventures.  

This is open to MCS girls in Kindergarten through 4th grade.  These monthly events are some of the most treasured experiences for these girls and their fathers.  For more info, text or email Larry Birnbaum - 714.655.8108 - Larry@LmbEnterprises.com.
Next E-Newsletter Goes Out on Friday (9/7)

Have a blessed last week of summer and Labor Day weekend.  See you soon!


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