Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • April 30: Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL
  • May 1-8: Online Auction
  • May 7: Pizza Day
  • May 21: Pizza Day
MCS AUCTION

It's almost auction time!
Below is a link that will take you to the online auction site where you are able to get registered for the auction. Pre-registering will allow you to begin bidding once the auction starts at 8am Saturday, May 1st.
When you register for the auction you will see there are some items already visible, however there is much more to come so be sure to check back once the auction sight is live, May 1st - 8th.
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

There is still time to get your business noticed through our online auction. For only $75.00 your company 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 email secretary@monroechristian.org
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

If you’re familiar with the Love and Logic approach, then you’re familiar with the tremendous power of empathy and the critical role that it plays in successfully using Love and Logic with your kids. Empathy has become even more important over the past year as we all struggle to understand the many difficult events that have occurred in our lives.
 
As a child I witnessed empathy transform our family. I watched as my mother and father began to understand the following important principles:
 
Consequences provided with anger result in resentment.
 
Consequences proceeded by empathy build
personal responsibility.
 
My parents’ journey from anger to empathy was not without occasional potholes, wrong turns, construction zones, and fender benders. It’s been the same for me as I continue to learn how to be an effective parent, husband, business manager, and consultant.
 
The truth is that we all struggle with this skill in one way or another and we need reminders to help us on the journey from anger to empathy. Here are a few little reminders to keep ourselves headed in the right direction:
 
• Remember that it’s okay to delay consequences.
 When you’re too angry to think straight or to be empathetic, give yourself a gift by giving yourself some time to calm down, think, and get help from others
 
• Post your “empathetic statement” around the house.
Memorize your empathetic statement by posting it all over the house on little “sticky notes.”
 
• Don’t be afraid to take care of yourself by setting and enforcing solid limits.
Many parents have problems with getting angry because they haven’t set enough good, solid limits with their children. One of my favorite limits sounds like, “I do___________ for kids when they are treating me with respect.”
 
• Resist the urge to remind.
It is very important to remember that the more warnings or reminders we give our kids, the more stressed and frustrated we will become. Take care of yourself, and your child, by replacing words with actions.
 
Thousands of parents around the world have learned how to replace anger with empathy by listening to our audio, Keeping Cool When Parenting Heats Up. You’ll love it, and it’s much less expensive than therapy.
 
Thank you for reading! If this is a benefit, forward to a friend. Our goal is to help as many families as possible.
 
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."