"The earth is [ His]  and everything in it, the world, 
and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1 NIV
Table of Contents
  1. From the Admissions Department
  2. Our Bright Future
  3. Upcoming Events & Activities
  4. Elementary Highlights
  5. MCS Teachers Faith Adventure Postponed
  6. Happy Birthday and Spirit Rock Fun
  7. Middle School E-Newsletter 
From the Admissions Department
Re-Enrollment is Open For 2019-2020
We have begun the planning for the next school year. This year we have seen amazing provision and affirmation from our Heavenly Father through our MCS community in many ways.  ... click for continuation of the re-enrollment letter from Mr. Moore  which includes the Schedule of Fees for 2019-2020 .
Please contact Ashlee Cowell or Gisela Roufs if you have questions about the re-enrollment process.  Thank you!
Sibling Applications for 2019-2010
Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 school year for siblings of current MCS students! We give priority to our current families applying for new siblings, and space is most limited in TK, Kindergarten, and 7th grade. Apply today! Please contact Ashlee Cowell acowell@marinerscs.org or Gisela Roufs groufs@marinerscs.org in the Admissions Department with any questions.
brightfutureOur Bright Future
MCS Ribbon Cutting and Lunch -Tuesday, February 26th

We hope you'll join us for this celebration of God's provision for MCS.

Pizza Lunch Provided for ALL MCS Students: We are providing a pizza lunch for all students. If your student has dietary restrictions and/or would prefer something other than pizza, feel free to order Choicelunch or send a sack lunch. Alternately, if your student will have the complimentary pizza we are providing on February 26th, please cancel their Choicelunch order. 

Boxed Lunch Provided for Guests:  Guests will enjoy a boxed lunch provided by MCS. Please RSVP at the following link so that we can plan accordingly. We need your response at your earliest convenience. Thank you!
Bright Future Phase One & Phase Two Update
If you missed the recent Bright Future Update letter sent from our Administration, click below.
  • Mid-Winter Break: No School | February 18th-22nd
  • 3rd Grade Percussion Ensemble | Begins February 25th
  • MCS Ribbon Cutting | Tuesday, February 26th
  • 1st Grade Singers | Begins February 27th
  • 2nd-3rd Choir| Begins February 27th
  • Dads Carpool, Fellowship & Prayers | February 28th
  • Read Across America Day | March 1st 
  • 1st-5th Grade Talent Show Permission Slips Due | Friday, March 1st
  • Spirit Run "Dash for Cash" | March 17th
  • TK Music Informance | Tuesday, March 19th
  • Elementary Musical Production | March 22nd and 23rd
  • K & 1st Music Informance | Tuesday, March 28th
  • Elementary Talent Show | Friday, April 5th
  • Spring Celebration & Auction  | Friday, April 12th
3rd Grade Percussion Ensemble Begins February 25th
Please email Victoria Boler at vboler@marinerscs.org to sign up your 3rd grader.

1st Grade MCS Singers Begins February 27th
Please email Victoria Boler at vboler@marinerscs.org to sign up your 1st grader.
2nd - 3rd Grade Choir Begins February 27th
Please email Victoria Boler at vboler@marinerscs.org to sign up your 2nd or 3rd grader.
Thank You MCS Dads! See you February 28th!
Such a fun Valentine's Day Blessing!

17 MCS Dads showed TRUE LOVE on Valentine's Day by braving the elements during carpool to truly APPRECIATE the carpool staff and pass out candy to our students. We ALL thank these 17 Dads for serving our school so well!!
DADS! Join Us on Thursday morning, February 28th
for our next Dad's Carpool - Fellowship - Prayer Morning
Carpool from 7:30-8:10 then fellowship and prayer from 8:15-8:45. Feel free to just show up at your convenience or sign up at the following link:    tinyurl.com/MCSDadsFellowshipHope to see you then!  Troy
TK-5th Grade Read Across America March 1st
(view last year's photo album below)
Dear Elementary Parents -

We are excited to launch another year of celebrating National Read Across America Day in elementary school on Friday, March 1st.

Students will participate in Power Hour and Character Dress in addition to other class-specific reading activities during the day.

Character Dress Day Students are invited to dress up as their favorite character in a book of their choice (fiction or non-fiction). They must also bring their chosen book to school from home, or borrow a book from MCS to represent their character dress choice. If students choose not to participate, they are required to wear their school uniform on this day -this is not a free dress day but a themed dress day.

Power Hour: This time is designated during the school day to read in class! Please look for communication from your teacher to see how each grade plans on making this day special.  

Our goal is to continue to build passionate readers at MCS and advance literacy.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact your child's classroom teacher.  Thank you.

Celebrating Readers at MCS and Across the Country,

Reggie Biancalani
Elementary Principal
DUE DATE: 1st-5th Talent Show Permission Slips Due Friday, March 1st
Talent Show permission slips were sent home with each 1st-5th grade student today.  We look forward to seeing our talented students on stage giving glory to God. If you need another permission slip, click here to print it out. Permission slips are due on Friday, March 1st.

MCS Family Opportunity: Save the Date March 17th
MCS is participating in Spirit Run's "Dash for Cash" fundraiser on March 17th at Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

MCS will earn 25%-45% depending on the number of MCS participants. The more MCS students, families, and supporters who register, the more money MCS raises.  It's a terrific opportunity for MCS students, families, and staff to celebrate fitness, family, and school spirit! Spirit Run offers running and walking events for every age and fitness level.

Connect with some of your MCS Family Friends and register now at the link below! We'd suggest signing up for races listed under these headings: 
  • Youth Single Race Events
  • Family and Grand Family Events (bring your Grandparents)
To Register, Visit: 1) https://www.nmspiritrun.org/registration , 2) choose a race(races), 3) complete your personal information,

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IMPORTANT: 4) In order to give Mariners Christian School credit, under School/Team Affiliation & Donation, click on "NA," then select Mariners Christian School in the next drop down. We are listed with other local Christian Schools.
If you have questions, please email dianedaruty@sbcglobal.net or info@nmspiritrun.org. Look for more details forthcoming.

Parents Invited to Upcoming March Music Informances
TK Music Informance
Tuesday, March 19th, at 9AM
K & 1st Grade Music Informance
Thursday, March 28th, at 9AM
INFORMANCE: "A performance intended to be both educational and entertaining." en.OxfordDictionaries.com

Don't Miss Our First Ever Elementary Musical Production
Friday, March 22, 6PM & Saturday, March 23, 2PM & 6PM

 elementaryhighlightsElementary Highlights 
PTF Daddy Daughter Dance

PTF was so excited to welcome over 170 dapper dads and lovely daughters to the Daddy and Daughter Dance. The night included raffles, games and desserts, as well as lots of talent on the dance floor! It was truly a sweet evening!

Thank you to Mrs. Awad for providing this photo gallery through Shutterfly.
100th Day of School in TK
101st Day of School
Elementary Faculty and Admin sporting their 101 Dalmations attire on the 101st day of school!
Happy Valentine's Day from TK

Elementary Valentine's Day Spirit Assembly
Pictured is our awesome Elementary ASB. The fun and festive Elementary Spirit Day Assembly was held in our beautiful new gym!
Happy Valentine's Day
Our 2nd and 5th grade Girls Scouts wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.
 globalopportunitiesGlobal Opportunities 
Join Faith Adventure to Haiti Postponed

The 2019 Haiti Faith Adventure Team is so incredibly thankful for all of your support and prayers in recent months.  It has been incredibly exciting to have our school family partner with us in prayer and preparation. 

It is with a heavy heart that we must share that the trip has been postponed. Unfortunately, due to some political unrest currently unfolding across Haiti, road travel to our destination is not possible at this time. Our Church partner on the ground in Haiti, Pastor Sam Metelus, advised us to postpone the trip for the time being. To be clear, the trip is not cancelled, but it is postponed until a new date is set.

The team is dedicated to continuing our partnership with Glory Glory. Although we are saddened about this news, we wholeheartedly believe that God's timing is perfect, so we look forward with anticipation to eventually making this trip to Haiti.

All of the support that has been provided and items donated will be held until the trip is scheduled.

We ask that you please join us in praying for the people of Haiti, and for us as we are open and receiving God's guidance in allowing us to go in the future.

Troy Moore
Head of School
intheknowIn The Know
Choice Lunch

Please remember to order Choice Lunch for your student(s) for February and March. Thanks so much! www.choicelunch.com.
All Lost and Found Items Donated the Last School Day of the Month

Please note that lost and found items will be donated at the end of the school day on Thursday, February 28th. Please take a moment to look for your lost items periodically.
Volunteers Needed!

Looking for a great way to volunteer that can  fit your schedule? Lost and found distribution would love your help. There are lots of items wanting to find their owners! Please contact Jen Crowell at jcrowell@marinerscs.org for more information. 
happybirthdayHappy Birthday & Spirit Rock Fun!
Happy 11st Birthday Olivia. Beautiful and unique design. We wish you a blessed 11th Birthday.
Happy 7th Birthday and God's blessing Nixon. We love your Mario rock. What is your favorite Mario game?

 If you would like to share you rock design and special person in E-News, please email a photo to nenglish@marinerscs.org.  Thank you!


Kristen Chandler 2/2
Lisa Collier 2/9
Amy Green 2/27
Jan Bryant 2/28


Jené Streeter 3/4
Angie Nakamoto 3/19
Bing Liu 3/21
Karri Meyer 3/21
Barbara O'Brian 3/24
Sara Lunsford 3/26
Kimberly Wilson 3/26
Rick Contreras 3/31

This list is provided to you by our Parent Teacher Fellowship.
middleschoolenewsMiddle School E-Newsletter

  H I S
"The earth is [ His]  and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1 NIV
Chapel Recap
Why do we worship? Because HE IS WORTHY! Mrs. Harrison reminded us in Chapel this week what worship is and why our Savior is so worthy of our love, our devotion, our adoration, our time, our thoughts...our worship. Immediately following her message, we spent the majority of our time together praising our Savior, being led into a sacred time of worship from one of our middle school worship teams.

"Exalt the Lord our God and worship at His footstool; He is holy." Psalm 99:5

"I had never really thought about worship in that way before Mrs. Harrison explained what worship actually is. Then, I participated in worship in a deeper way than I ever have before. It changed the way I think about worship." - MCS student
MCS brought one of our favorite electives to Shalimar last week...Maker Space!  Mrs. Pfaff joined our students and brought several maker activities to share the joy of building and creating with the students at Shalimar Learning Center.  Our MCS students facilitated the activities and led a devotion for the Shalimar students.  Each visit Jesus deepens the relationships that have been forged, and He is using this partnership to mutually bless both organizations!  Stay tuned for our next Shalimar trip!

Middle School Grandparents and Special Friends Day
MCS was privileged to have an amazing group of grandparents and guests join us to view a sampling of middle school life. They viewed exhibits in the gym, followed by a student program and TK Burger lunch on the new patio. This is always one of our favorite campus events!

After-School Sports Safety Update
In an effort to keep our students safe and ensure proper supervision, MCS students may only attend after-school games when accompanied by a parent or authorized adult, with the exception of designated special events. Please note that any students remaining after third carpool will be directed to ASP, and students in ASP may not be released to watch after-school games unless a parent or authorized adult picks them up. Thank you for your partnership!
Winter Sports Practice & Game Schedules

To view the winter athletic practice and game schedules, click here.


Attention Moms of 8th Grade Daughters - Irvine!
RTwelve - Women of North Irvine is hosting an informational coffee on 
Monday, March 4th, at 9:30 am
RTwelve has opened a new chapter in North Irvine!
RTwelve Women of North Irvine is hosting an informational coffee on Monday, March 4 at 9:30.   RTwelve is a Christian non-profit mother-daughter service group for young women in grades 9-12.  The four-year program uses Romans 12 to provide a platform for Christian mothers and daughters to SERVE, LOVE, and ACT.  To RSVP, please email Sarah Williams at alstonandsarah@mac.com .
Attention Moms of 8th Grade Daughters - Newport Beach!
RTwelve - Women of Newport Beach is hosting an informational coffee on Tuesday, February 26th, at 9:30 am.
Come learn about our organization and the membership process for the Class of 2023! RTwelve is a Christian non-profit service organization for high school students in grades 9-12. The four-year program uses Romans 12 to provide a platform for Christian mothers and daughters to SERVE together, GROW in faith, and LEAD with courageous character. Learn more at www.rtwelve.org. For invitation details, please email Zanna Donaho at zannadonaho@yahoo.com.

High School Information

Mater Dei High School: Please more information about entrance exam dates and admissions, click here.

Corona del Mar High SchoolUpcoming Open House/Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night - DATE CHANGE:   New date is: Wednesday, March 27th begins at 5:30PM. If you have questions, please contact Julie Rahmatulla at 949.515.6037.

Newport Harbor High School:  New Sailor Families Invited (for incoming Freshmen) - Open House on Monday, March 25th , from 6:00-8:00PM in the Main Gym. Contact 949.515.6300 if you have questions.  Food Trucks in the parking lot between 4:00 and 8:00 PM. 

Pacifica Christian High School:  Click here to register for an upcoming Open House Event or schedule your visit here . Contact Sarah Parsons, Director of Admissions, with questions at sparsons@pacificaoc.org .
Early College High School: Questions, call 714.424.7990 for details. Located at:  2990 Mesa Verde Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
Orange Lutheran High School: To view OLu's upcoming Shadow Days , click here. You are cordially invited to attend OLu's Spirit of Spring Concert featuring Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Orchestra and several Choirs. It will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, at 2PM, in the Alexandra Mechita Center for the Arts. To purchase your tickets, visit: lhsoc.org/arts or call 714.282.4699.
JSerra Catholic High School: Questions, please contact Chris Harrington at charrington@jserra.org.

Crean Lutheran High School: Annual Crean Lutheran High School Extracurricular Information Night on Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30-7:00pm on our campus! Complimentary In n Out Burgers and t-shirts will be distributed to all that attend! contact Mrs. Tara Mathis at mathis@clshs.org or at 949.387.1199, ext. 2417.