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"Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good deeds and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." 
Matthew 5:16
August 3, 2018

      School Year 2018-2019

Pre-Packaged 2018-2019 Grade Level School Supplies
     shipped directly to your home

Pre-packaged MCS school supplies for 2018-2019 are available to purchase online through School Tool Box.

You will have the option to CUSTOMIZE your order by adding or removing items from the teacher-approved list. Visit their website at:, then click on Pre-Built Boxes, add our school name and click on the appropriate grade level.

Please contact Natalie English at or Barbara O'Brian at if you have questions. 
2018-2019 Supply Lists

As always, you are more than welcome to purchase your child's supplies locally.  Click here to view or print the TK-8th grade 2018-2019 Supply Lists.
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Summer Reading Due First Day

All assignments are due on the first day of school.

6th Grade Summer Reading

7th Grade Summer Reading

8th Grade Summer Reading

8th Grade Honors Summer Reading

2018-2019 Calendar

The last day of school has been moved up one week to June 12, 2019. Enclosed is the UPDATED AND PRINTABLE 2018-2019 UPDATED Parent Calendar which includes no-school days and start and end dates only.

All future updates for 2018-2019 will be added to the Website Calendar.  Check it often.
MCS Lunch Program

Choicelunch is available the first day of school.  Online orders must be received by 9:00 a.m. one day in advance to ensure your child receives lunch. Visit, sign up, and enter our school code: Mariners.

Mariners'  Students may also bring their own packed lunch. In the unlikely event a student forgets his/her lunch in the morning, parents may deliver a lunch no later than 11:30 AM. You may deliver it to the front lobby lunch cart next to the receptionist desk.  Label the lunch with your student's name and homeroom teacher. Please do not bring glass bottles or drinks without lids.

MCS School Uniform

MCS encourages students to take pride in their appearance and to dress appropriately for all occasions. Recognizing that the quality of their character is more important than clothing, MCS has an established uniform. Support of this policy begins at home with parents. The dress code will be enforced beginning the first day of school. 

Families transitioning into 6th grade:  Please note that uniform styles change from elementary to middle school. Before ordering uniforms for your middle school student, please review the middle school uniform guidelines including the "Very Important Middle School Reminders" page to ensure that your student has the correct uniform for their first day of middle school. 

Shop at Sears Lands' End South Coast for Uniform Sizing June 29th-Sept 14th
Not sure what size uniform your child needs? Stop by the Lands' End Shop at Sears (South Coast Plaza) and try on skirts, shirts, and pants to determine the perfect fit for your child's school uniform. For more details, click here .

Shop at
Visit Click on "uniforms" - dropdown and click "find your school" - Click on the link at the bottom: "Find my school using my preferred school number," and enter our school preferred number 900067596. You may also call 1.800.469.2222 to place your order or to request a catalog. Don't forget to use our preferred number 900067596.
Meet the Teacher Day - Tuesday, September 4th

All families will have an opportunity to meet their child's teacher and visit the classrooms, tour the campus, drop off supplies, meet new friends and reconnect with friends and classmates.You will also have an opportunity to meet our After School Program staff and the Music Department. 

Save the date and look for more details forthcoming in August.

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 5th!

Back to School Nights - September 11th & 13th

Mark your calendars and save the dates. TK-5th Grade Back to School night will be held on Tuesday, September 11th, and our Middle School Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 13th. The time will be announced.

Back to School Night is for parents only.

      Families New to MCS

New Family Ambassadors and Connecting Events

The mission of our New Family Ambassador program is to create a warm, welcoming, and smooth transition into the MCS community for all new families. Each grade level has a team of parent volunteers who lovingly serve our new families through summertime connecting events and being available to answer questions new families may have about MCS. 

For a list of the New Family Ambassadors, click here.
Starting Line for NEW-to-MCS 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Students Tuesday, August 21st

Held on campus from 9:00-11:30AM, Starting Line is designed for middle school students new to MCS. Come make new friends with current and new students, play crazy games, eat yummy food, and learn more about our campus and program. It will be a great way to get connected before the first day of school!  The event is immediately followed by a Tech Orientation for New Incoming 7th and 8th grade students (see below). Please RSVP to Robin Walker at
Tech Orientation for NEW-to-MCS 7th and 8th Grade Students Tuesday, August 21st

From 11:30AM-12:30PM on Tuesday, August 21st (immediately following Starting Line). all NEW 7th and 8th grade students are required to stay for a Tech Orientation. Lunch will be provided.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Rahm at To RSVP, please email Mrs. Walker at
New Parent Gathering & Orientation Thursday, August 23rd

Parents New to MCS are invited to attend our New Parent Gathering and Orientation on Thursday, August 23rd, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. held at MCS. Please save the date. More details to follow.
New Incoming TK-5th Grade Student Field Day August 24th

Please look for more details forthcoming and save the date of Friday, August 24th, from 9:00-10:30AM.

      Middle School

6th Grade Pine Valley Science Camp October 23rd-26th

Our 6th grade students will attend Pine Valley Science Camp in the Fall, as they experience God's creation first hand over a 4-day stay in the mountains!  Upon returning to school, all 6th grade families will receive an email containing the particulars of camp including transportation, packing list, etc. Here is a brief rundown of dates, payment details, and parent chaperone interest. 

Camp Dates: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Friday, October 26, 2018

Total Cost: $265.00


Payment Schedule:

All fees will be billed through your Facts account beginning in August. You may pay the entire cost of $265.00 at one time; or, if you prefer, the fee can be paid in monthly installments according to the following schedule:


August 21, 2018 $90.00 due

September 21, 2018 $90.00 due

October 21, 2018* $85.00 due

*Balance for all participants must be paid in full by this date


Parent Chaperones:

MCS utilizes parent chaperones for the Pine Valley Science Camp experience. Chaperones must pay their own way, and must be in good physical condition as walking/hiking is a daily requirement at this camp. To ensure a fair and equitable selection process, chaperones are chosen by lottery selection. Priority will be given to mothers of girls and fathers of boys, however in the event we need further chaperone assistance, we may also draw names of mothers of boys and fathers of girls. If you or your spouse are interested in chaperoning at Pine Valley Science Camp, please contact Paulette Seaman at

Next E-Newsletter Sent in August -

Look for a second Summer E-Newsletter in your inbox during the week of August 20th.
Have a Blessed Summer
"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 ESV

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