Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • April 23: Last Day to Submit Auction Items
  • April 30: Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL
  • May 1-8: Online Auction
  • May 7: Pizza Day
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

Get your business noticed. For only $75.00 you can get a scrolling ad on our auction website. Our online auction will run from May 1st - 8th and we anticipate over 500 visitors.
If you're interested in advertising your business, please contact Dena at 360-794-8200.
MCS AUCTION
 
We need your help! It's the last week. Our annual MCS auction is just around the corner and we are still looking for contributions to help make our auction a success. Procurements need to be submitted to the office by Friday, April 23rd to allow time for entry.

Check with your favorite local businesses for possible donations. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. In addition to the large auction items, the school can also use gift cards to your favorite restaurant, hair stylist, masseuse, or recreational spot to create fun and exciting gift baskets.

Please consider helping anyway you are able. All donations will help us meet the needs of our school.
TAPP MEETING

If you would like to join the TAPP committee, the next TAPP meeting will be
Thursday, April 22nd!

MOMS PRAYER GROUP

The Moms in Prayer group meets every Monday at 9am in the MCS library. This group provides a good way for moms to connect with other moms, support each other, and most importantly pray together. This is a very open and welcoming group. Feel free to share as much or as little as you would like, ask for prayers, or simply sit with us to enjoy the love and support of other moms in the same stage of life.
We understand schedule constraints so please feel free to come when you are able.
We look forward to meeting you and praying with you!
MCS APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out all the terrific MCS gear. There are 2 logos to choose from with 169 product possibilities! Use this link MCS Apparel and Accessories to check out all the great items that are available.
Find something that you like, place your order, and it will be sent directly to you.
GOLD DAISY AWARD

Thank you to everyone that voted us best Preschool. It is always great to get the community recognition.
FREE & EASY WAYS TO HELP THE SCHOOL

There are many ways you can help the school that are free and easy.

  • Matching Employer Funds - Many larger employers offer matching funds when their employees donate to the school through their portals. Check with your employer to see what they may offer!
  • General Mills Box Tops for Education - Save Box Tops from all participating products, then drop off the accumulated clipped Box Tops in the school office or submit them digitally.
  • Fred Meyer Rewards - Link Monroe Christian School to your Fred Meyers Rewards card through the "Community Rewards" setting and a percentage of your eligible purchases will go directly to MCS. If you have already designated MCS as your Community Reward, please take a minute and check if it is still active. (The community reward must be renewed yearly.)
  • AmazonSmile - Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to MCS. Simply go to smile.amazon.com to get setup.
  • Office Depot - Use our school ID #70106855 when making purchases at Home Depot and we will receive credit towards future purchases.
  • Rite Aid - RXfundraising and Rite Aid are willing to give a portion of every dollar spent on prescriptions and purchases made at Rite Aid to support our school. Register your Rite Aid card with RXfundraising and choose - "support MCS".

UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR

We have made some updates to the school calendar.

FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT ILLNESSES

We know there is a lot of information out regarding what you need to do if you have been exposed to or infected with COVID 19.

It is our school policy that if anyone in your household has been exposed to the virus and/or is being tested, we ask all students to stay home until a negative test result is received. Should anyone in your household receive a positive test result, we ask all students to stay home for the 10/14 days that your doctor has specified.

To do our part, we will continue taking temperatures before your student enters the school and ask that if your student has any of the following symptoms, please keep them home.
  • Temperature above 100.2 (without the use of a fever reducing medication)*
  • coughing
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • muscle or body aches
  • loss of taste or smell
  • congestion
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea*

*Note: Any family members that have fevers and/or vomiting, we ask that you keep all students home for 48 hours after the symptoms have subsided.
LOVE AND LOGIC

Waiting has become a major part of our lives over the past year and all of us can hardly wait until our lives return to normal. Even in normal times, waiting is part of everyday life. Is learning patience something that will benefit our kids immensely as they travel the winding, and often traffic-jammed road of life? If they don’t, will their road end up being far rougher?
 
You’ve probably noticed that kids are not born with this skill, and many are not shy about demonstrating their lack of appreciation for anything that delays the immediate delivery of their desires. While this is normal for young children, there is a danger in how it can train us to jump through hoops trying to keep them calm. The faster we give them what they want, the less whining, begging, hassling, and chaos we experience in the short term.
 
In the short term, all might seem well if we respond quickly to their impatience. However, brave parents understand they can pay now or pay bigger. As such, they embrace the short-term commotion, wisely allowing their kids to experience the healthy struggle of waiting. These parents will provide some brief suggestions to their kids, such as:
  
“Some kids decide to concentrate about something they really like. Sometimes that makes the time go faster.”
   
“Some kids decide to repeat to themselves, ‘I can do this. I can do this. I’m big. I can do this.’”
   
“Some kids decide to bring a book to read.”

Wise parents also demonstrate this skill in front of their kids. Of course, this can be the most challenging part for many of us. While in traffic or while waiting in a line at the store, they allow their kids to hear their thoughts. Thinking out loud, they might say:
   
“Waiting is hard. Sometimes it’s not very fun. But…it’s such good practice. Good things come to those who wait!”
 
Finally, Love and Logic parents will demonstrate that good things come to those who wait when their young ones do a good job of waiting. While we don’t believe in going overboard with rewards, it is fun and effective to occasionally provide a small one.
 
  
“I noticed that you waited the entire time I was on the phone without interrupting. What do you think about going for ice cream?”
 
Is the ability to delay gratification one of the most important skills we can give our kids? Absolutely! It is a skill that will benefit them in the long run when they eventually face the challenges of adulthood.
 
Dr. Charles Fay
Our scripture theme for this year is based on Hebrews 11:1-3
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."