Easter Break (April 13 - 17)

We hope all of your families have a wonderful time celebrating
the resurrection of our
Lord and Savior!

Enjoy your Easter break and we look forward to seeing everyone on April 20th,
the next Learning Packets pick up day.
And the winner is…. every student who has had the privilege of being in your classroom.

Congratulations Mrs. Janson and Mrs. Meyers! Monroe Christian School is incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful team. Thank you for what you bring to our preschool program. You both have incredible hearts to serve the youngest at our school. Together you provide a fantastic introduction to school to each one of your students. Thank you for using your creativity, caring, and sincere love for God and learning about His amazing world to enrich the lives of your students and their families. 
I want to thank all of you who took the time to vote for your favorite family-friendly businesses across Carnation, Duvall, Woodinville, Redmond, Monroe, Sultan and the Sky Valley! Congratulations to all the businesses that were nominated! Now, we are proud to announce the WINNERS! 
It was an exciting year for this award with thousands of nominations and votes. You let us know your go-to places to entertain, enrich, exhaust, and take care of your kids and families. And we agree — they are awesome!
So without any further ado, the winners by category are ...
Enrich Your Kids:
  • Art Lessons: Northwest Art Center (Duvall)
  • Dance Classes: Duvall Performing Arts (Duvall) 
  • Swim Lessons: Swim with Kim (Carnation)
  • Youth Sports: Boys & Girls Club (Monroe and Sultan)
  • Nature Programs: Oxbow Farm (Carnation)
  • Favorite Summer Camp: Camp Gilead (Carnation)
Entertain Your Kids:
  • Birthday Party Venue: Jump, Rattle & Roll (Monroe)
  • Family Festival/Event: Evergreen State Fair (Monroe)
  • Hiking/Biking Trail: Wallace Falls (Gold Bar)
  • Place for Indoor Fun: Jump, Rattle & Roll (Monroe)
  • Place for Outdoor Fun: Lake Tye Park (Monroe)
  • Place for Teens/Tweens: Galaxy 12 Theatre (Monroe)
  • U-Pick Berry Farm: Remlinger Farms (Carnation)
  • Pumpkin Patch: Bob's Corn (Snohomish)
  • Library for Kids: Monroe Public Library (Monroe)
  • Best Live Performance: Evergreen State Fair (Monroe)
Feed Your Family:
  • Bakery/Breakfast: Grateful Bread (Duvall)
  • Coffee Shop: Darci's Dinky Donuts (Monroe)
  • Date Night: Bella Balducci (Monroe)
  • Ice Cream/FroYo: CC's 2.0 Espresso and Ice Cream (Duvall)
  • Pizza: Monroe Pizza & Pints (Monroe)
Services for Your Family
  • Preschool: Monroe Christian School (Monroe)
  • Parent Support & Education: Duvall MOPS (Duvall)
  • Orthodontist: Dr. Max Orthodontics (Monroe)
  • Dentist: Duvall Family Dental (Duvall)
  • Chiropractor: Monroe Chiropractic and Massage (Monroe)
  • Kid's Consignment: Just Between Friends Everett/Monroe (Monroe)
  • Gift / Book Store: Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop (Monroe)
  • Gym: Thrive Community Fitness (Monroe)
  • Vision Care: Monroe Vision Clinic (Monroe)
A Few Last Things
  • New Business: High Flight Gymnastics (Monroe)
  • Mom-Run Business: Baebae Cakes (Duvall)
Monroe Christian School Job Opportunities

For the 2020-2021 School year, MCS is looking for teacher applicants for the following positions:

Part-Time Teaching Opportunities:

  • We are adding to our preschool program. Are you interested in working alongside Mrs. Jansons and Mrs. Meyer? Do you have a heart for 3-year old children?   Perhaps MCS is the place for you. 
  • Is Music your passion? Would you like to share that passion with students in PreK -8th grade?
 
Full-Time Teaching Opportunities:
 
  • Elementary Teacher (Applicants must have current Washington State Teaching Certificate or be in the process of obtaining)

To apply:

  1. Send resume to elaine.obbink@monroechristian.org
  2. Then an application form will be sent to you.
OPEN ENROLLMENT CONTINUES!

Please let your family, friends and co-workers know that open enrollment continues. We are accepting registration forms through the mail, via email ( digitally scanned copies) or fax, otherwise we are in the office from Monday to Friday from 9 am and 3 pm.

We have Family Referral Offer cards available as well. Write your name on the card, give it to a potential family, and when the new family enrolls, they receive free registration, and  YOU receive a $500 tuition credit for Kg-8th grade or $250 for Preschool and PreK,  regardless of the time of year they register! And yes, you can receive tuition credit from multiple referrals. It's a win-win! You are the best and most important marketing tool to grow our school!
This is an especially helpful tip! Please take a minute and read through the short article. As teachers we are always asking each other for the best wording to use with our students to help motivate them instead of entering power struggles with them. 

LOVE AND LOGIC TIP

Now that schools have closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, how can parents best help their children learn and complete work while avoiding counterproductive power struggles?
 
Much of the answer involves sharing control within the boundaries of firm yet loving limits. It’s an old concept made even more relevant by the current situation. Most of us feel that our lives have been turned upside down. We’re experiencing little or no control over so many things.
 
Do we all yearn for control? What happens when we feel like we’ve lost it?
 
Obviously our kids are also experiencing many difficult feelings, including a sense of losing much of their freedom. That’s why small choices around schoolwork represent one of the most powerful ways of minimizing the chaos during these already difficult times. Listed below are some examples. Please remember that the choices you provide will depend on your unique situation and value system.

  • Will you be starting your schoolwork now or in five minutes?
  • What do you want to start with? Math or reading?
  • Do you want to make a goal of working for 30 minutes before your break, or would 25 minutes be better?
  • Will you be doing your work while sitting or standing?
  • Do you think it would be best to draft something on pencil or paper… or begin your work directly on the computer?
  • Would you like my help, or would you prefer working alone?
  • Do you want to learn in the kitchen or in the family room?
  • Will you be working while keeping your body still, or would you rather see how much you can wiggle while still getting it done?
  • Should we start with the hardest part first or the easiest?
  • Would you rather help me with chores or get started on your schoolwork?
 
The key to success with this technique involves remembering three things:
 
  1. Give most of your choices before your child becomes resistant… not after.
  2. With each choice provide two options, each of which you like.
  3. Be prepared to choose for your child if they don’t select an option you provided.
 
While these ideas can’t solve all of the parenting challenges we face right now, they’ll increase the odds of getting through each day with fewer power struggles.
 
Thanks for reading. Thanks also for all of your support during these challenging times!
 
Our goal is to help as many families as possible.
 
Dr. Charles Fay
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