Remote Learning - continues through June 2020
As you all know, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Gov. Inslee mandated all Washington State schools to remain closed to all students through the end of the school year. MCS students are still expected to continue participating in remote learning . Pick up and drop off days for learning packets will remain every Monday between 9 and 10AM in the school roundabout. 

Remember that t his work is required and will be part of the ongoing growth we want to see from our Preschool-8 th grade students. It will be counted toward student work for the 3rd trimester. Teachers will send out daily set of expectations for students to complete. 

Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this difficult time.

Click here for the updated 2019-2020 school calendar.
YEARBOOK UPDATE
 
You may have received an email from TreeRing company indicating that MCS Yearbook's due date to purchase/order was this past weekend. Mr. Warren and the 8 th grade students, MCS yearbook editors , are still working on this. The deadline for ordering has been changed to later date. We will send out reminder when it’s time to order.

Also, we ask that all MCS families provide one picture of your remote learning that we will add to this year's yearbook. Please email your picture to Mr. Warren at eric.warren@monroechristian.org or to the office at secretary@monroechristian.org by May 6th.
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!
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 HOUSE
FOR PRESCHOOL/PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN!

Open house for the Preschool/PreK and Kindergarten has been re-scheduled for June 5th and August 26th from 9 am to 12 pm and 6 to 7 pm. Invite your family and friends! Invitation cards are available at the office, if you know of anyone who is interested.  This is a great opportunity for prospective and current families to visit.
AUCTION UPDATE!

Theme:   "Knight At The Carnival"
NEW Tentative Date:    Saturday, October 3, starting at 4:00 p.m.
Location:   The Rock Church in Monroe
Caterer:   Famous Dave's

If you are planning on attending our upcoming Annual Auction, please note that we are accepting RSVP through the mail or phone call. Kindly enclose a check when using the mail or call the office at 360-794-8200 if you are using a credit card.

To date, we are still in need 9 desserts for the Dessert Dash portion of the auction. If you would like to donate a dessert (it can be homemade, procured, or purchased), please contact Becky Werkhoven at 360-794-8200 or  becky.werkhoven@monroechristian.org
LOVE AND LOGIC TIP

With the kids home all day, now might be a good time to take a tip from the best teachers.
 
I have been working with teachers for over 65 years. I've learned from them, I've supervised them, I've observed them as a consultant, and I've noticed that they all have one thing in common.
 
What is that? It's routines.
 
The best run classrooms depend on routines. These teachers start the year establishing routines that include how we greet each other in the morning, where we put our stuff, how we move from one place to the other, how we take out our books and materials, how we put them away and clean up, how we line up, how we ask questions, etc. They lock these routines in with practice.
 
These teachers know that the more routines the class has, the fewer discipline problems they will have to deal with. Kids feel safer, calmer and are more focused, and as a result there is more time spent on learning and less time spent dealing with problems.
 
Do yourself a favor during these trying times. Establish and maintain routines for the home. Set time schedules regarding getting up, dressing, eating, learning time, snack time, TV and screen time, chores, fun, play, and exercise. And, of course, bedtime. Be sure to include age-appropriate breaks from online learning and plenty of family relaxing. These are tough times.
 
You'll be surprised. Your kids can handle this. They will thrive on it. Many parents discover that they tend to expect much less of kids than what they can really handle. But, expect that they may rebel for a short time. That will go away if you consistently hold them to the routines and schedules.
 
It's important to remember that this works best when we involve the kids in setting these schedules. Sit with them, plan it out, and negotiate this together.
 
Things usually fail, and households become war zones when the parents simply announce, "There are going to be some new rules around here." I know it's tempting, but don't fall into that trap.
 
It's very possible that you may all look back on these times as something that tightened the love and bonding in your family.

Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible. If this is a benefit, forward it to a friend.
Jim Fay
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