H I S
"The earth is [ His]  and everything in it, the world, 
and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1 NIV
All-School 
03.01.19
Table of Contents
  1. From the Admissions Department
  2. Our Bright Future
  3. Upcoming Events & Activities
  4. Elementary Highlights
  5. Happy Birthday and Spirit Rock Fun
  6. Middle School E-Newsletter 

Sam Brooks
MCS
Heroes of the Week



Kim Wilson
 
Congratulations to this week's Heroes Sam and Kim. We hope you enjoy your up-close parking spot. 

Sam Brooks, Middle School PE Teacher
Sam Brooks is such a sweet, kind, caring, co-worker. She happily teaches many grades every day (not to mention yearbook as well) and never appears to be stressed or in a bad mood. She manages it all so well. Her gentle ways are admirable and truly God's blessing through her to all of us. She is willing to jump in and help whenever and however she can and consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty! She is such a helper to Paulette and she always models being a team player. Have we even noticed how many teams have brought home championships under her leadership? Yay! Not that we play for the prize, but it proves her humility to not overspeak about the "wins". It is clear that she teaches and models that to our student athletes and guides them in humility, striving for their personal best, and representing God well! She is organized and is constantly at work to help manage the very active athletic life of MCS. We are so thankful for Sam! She is a hero!

Kim Wilson, Third Grade Teacher
It is such a privilege to work alongside you. Your dedication to your own education is so inspirational to us, and it will surely help your students grow. Your passion for your work is evident. You are raising a beautiful family while also investing in the future of education. Thank you for all you do.  Love, The Second Grade Team
brightfutureOur Bright Future
Giving Glory to God...


On Tuesday, over 200 Guests, plus MCS Staff and Students celebrated the grand opening of the ARGYROS Center for Worship and Performing Arts, the  LIVING LEGACY Athletic Center, as well as the completion of the  TK Classrooms. Included in the guest list were current families, alumni families, grandparents, friends of MCS, and community dignitaries. Following the celebration, guests enjoyed a luncheon in the new gym. Please take a moment to read the below article that ran in the Daily Pilot. Thank you to everyone who attended and who had a part in making our dreams a reality. To God be the Glory!
Click on the link below to view the photo gallery. Thank you to Mrs. Sherbanee for these awesome photos capturing the heart of the event.
After the celebration, our students enjoyed a pizza lunch and Dippin' Dots! Thank You to the Moms who helped deliver the pizza and Dippin' Dots to the classrooms and helped with the luncheon in the gym. We appreciate you!
Tickets on Sale Now for Illuminate 2019

  • Before School & After School Ensembles:  1st-3rd Grades | Various Days
  • Dads Carpool, Fellowship & Prayers | Thursday, March 7th
  • Middle School ONLY HALF DAY | Friday, March 8th
  • 4th-8th Difference Maker Apps Due | Deadline Wednesday, March 13th
  • St. Patrick's Day All-School Themed Dress Day | Friday, March 15th
  • Spirit Run "Dash for Cash" Fashion Island | Sunday, March 17th
  • TK Music Informance | Tuesday, March 19th
  • 8th Grade Grad Pictures Due | Wednesday, March 20th
  • No School - All Students "Professional Development Day" | Friday, March 22nd
  • TK-7th Gr Yearbook Dedications | Due Friday, March 22nd
  • Elementary Musical Production | March 22nd and 23rd
  • K & 1st Music Informance | Thursday, March 28th
  • 4th-8th Gr "HIS" Photos | Submission due March 29th
  • Elementary Talent Show | Friday, April 5th
  • Spring Celebration & Auction  | Friday, April 12th | Tickets on Sale Now
3rd Grade Percussion Ensemble Continues Mondays
Please email Victoria Boler at vboler@marinerscs.org to sign up your 3rd grader.

1st Grade MCS Singers Continues on Wednesdays
Please email Victoria Boler at vboler@marinerscs.org to sign up your 1st grader.
2nd - 3rd Grade Choir Continues Wednesdays
Please email Victoria Boler at vboler@marinerscs.org to sign up your 2nd or 3rd grader.
Dads Carpool - Fellowship & Prayer - See you March 7th!
DADS! Join Us on Thursday morning, March 7th
for our next Dad's Carpool - Fellowship - Prayer Morning
 
Carpool from 7:30-8:10 then fellowship and prayer from 8:15-8:45. Feel free to just show up at your convenience or sign up at the following link:    tinyurl.com/MCSDadsFellowshipHope to see you then!  Troy
4th-8th Difference Maker Application Deadline March 13th
Dear MCS Parents of 4th-8th graders -

It is with great delight that we are announcing that the application window is now open for our 4th-8th graders to apply for a Difference Maker grant to help them with seed funding and mentorship in order for them to launch a Difference Maker project in the 2019-20 school year. The application requires a teacher recommendation, and students are encouraged to provide ample time for teachers to thoughtfully complete the recommendation. The application is attached, will be shared on Schoology Latest & Greatest for our MCS middle school students, and hard copies are available in the front lobby info area.

Please take note of the timeline for the Difference Maker application process & program:
  • February 15, 2019 - Difference Maker Grant Applications are open to all 4th-8th grade students to complete and return by the application deadline (March 13, 2019).
  • March 13, 2019 - Application deadline
  • March 14 - April 19 - Application review window; students may be contacted for an interview to discuss their proposals
  • Late April - Grant recipients announced
  • May 9 - Difference Maker EXPO at Open House - 2018-19 grant recipients host a table to share about their projects and 2019-20 grant recipients host a table to share about the projects they will be launching in the 2019-20 school year
  • May date TBD - parent meeting to discuss the timeline for rolling out the projects in the 2019-20 school year
If you have any questions about the Difference Maker Grant Application process please feel free to reach out at abray@marinerscs.orgWe are looking forward to seeing how God will use our students through the 2019-20 Difference Maker Grant Program. Our desire is that our students would bravely pray that God would break their hearts for what breaks His heart, and then step into being difference makers in that place. Please join us in praying that they would hear Him speak! 

Blessings, Ali Bray, Difference Maker Architect
Mariners Christian School
St. Patrick's Day Themed All School Dress Day March 15th
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, all students may come to school wearing green and white and St. Patrick's Day themed attire on Friday, March 15th. Students may wear dress code approved blue jeans.

Themed Dress Guidelines: Students must wear specified colors/theme, or the MCS uniform must be worn. Hats appropriate to the theme are acceptable. No colored/dyed hair. Girls' shorts or skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. All outfits must be neat, clean, modest, safe, and may not cause a distraction to the learning environment.
Join in the St. Patrick's Day Fun at the Spirit Run in Fashion Island on March 17th

MCS is participating in Spirit Run's "Dash for Cash" fundraiser on March 17th at Fashion Island, Newport Beach.


The school earns 25%-45% depending on the number of MCS participants. The more MCS students, families, and supporters who register, the more money MCS raises.  It's a terrific opportunity for MCS students, families, and staff to celebrate fitness, family, and school spirit! Spirit Run offers running and walking events for every age and fitness level.

Connect with some of your MCS Family Friends and register now at the link below! We'd suggest signing up for races listed under these headings: 
  • Youth Single Race Events
  • Family and Grand Family Events (bring your Grandparents)
To Register, Visit: 1) https://www.nmspiritrun.org/registration , 2) choose a race(races), 3) complete your personal information,

3D Azure Arrow that is isolated in white
IMPORTANT: 4) In order to give Mariners Christian School credit, under School/Team Affiliation & Donation, click on "NA," then select Mariners Christian School in the next drop down. We are listed with other local Christian Schools.
If you have questions, please email Jen Award at Jenawad@sbcglobal.net
TK-7th Grade Yearbook Dedications Due March 22nd

It's that time of year again! You have the opportunity to honor your TK - 7th grade child with a dedication in our annual yearbook. The focus of the written dedication is to affirm, bless, and honor your MCS child.

Here are the details:
  • Each dedication costs $20 for 1/8th of a page
  • Words only, no photos (We save the photo dedications for when your child is graduating.)
  • There is a limit of 80 words for your dedication. Please proofread your submissions.
  • Billing for the dedication will be through FACTS at a later date.
Please note that there is limited space for dedications, so make sure to submit your dedication early to guarantee that it will be included. Submissions will be accepted until all available spots are purchased. The final deadline for submissions is March 22nd. If you wish to purchase a dedication, please send your 80 word submission to: yearbook@marinerscs.org.

Thank you in advance for helping to make this yearbook a blessing to our students. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at yearbook@marinerscs.org

In Him,
Sam Brooks and Sharee Pfaff  - MCS Yearbook Advisers
Parents Invited to Upcoming March Music Informances
TK Music Informance
Tuesday, March 19th, at 9AM
K & 1st Grade Music Informance
Thursday, March 28th, at 9AM
INFORMANCE: "A performance intended to be both educational and entertaining." en.OxfordDictionaries.com

Don't Miss Our First Ever Elementary Musical Production
Friday, March 22, 6PM & Saturday, March 23, 2PM & 6PM



4th-8th Grade "HIS" Photos: Submission by March 29th
The MCS Yearbook team is looking for photos that best display our theme of "HIS"! All students in grades 4th-8th are invited to submit a photo to yearbook@marinerscs.org. Here are the details:
  • Only one photo per person
  • You may have people in your photo, but clothing must follow school dress code and your must have their written permission
  • Photos must be original work by you
  • Editing is allowed
  • No picture taking during the school day
  • You may use a photo taken in the past
  • Pictures taken on a phone are accepted and must be in jpeg format
Students in the yearbook elective will be selecting the photos that best capture our theme of HIS. Selected photos will be displayed on a special page in the yearbook.

Click here for flyer.
 elementaryhighlightsElementary Highlights 
Read Across America Day TK-5th Grade

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Read Across America
Photo Gallery
Read Across America
MCS Parade Video/Music


Thank You MCS Alumni
We are grateful to our MCS Alumni for joining in on the Read Across America fun today. Thank you to Matt and Brittany Barkley, Clark Cashion, and Carson Klein. As you can see the students thoroughly enjoyed hearing your stories.

Thank You Room Moms
Mrs. Biancalani thanked our wonderful room moms for giving of their time and talent to serve MCS with a special morning gathering and cooking class.  Each member received a special apron with the lettering "Mariners Room Mom: The Main Ingredient!"  
intheknowIn The Know
New Law to Go Into Effect July 1, 2019
There have been recent changes to school entry immunization requirements that go into effect July 1, 2019. We are sharing these changes with you so that you may work with your child's healthcare provider to make sure your child is vaccinated (California Code of Regulations Title 17, Division 1, Chapter 4.) There has been the addition of a second Varicella vaccine requirement for entry into elementary school at Transitional Kindergarten (TK)/Kindergarten (K) and/or seventh grade, administered by a licensed California Healthcare Practitioner.

Grade                   Number of Doses Required of Each Immunization
TK/K-12 Admission 4 Polio 5 DTaP 3 Hep B 2 MMR 2 Varicella
7th-12th Grade 1 Tdap



7th Grade Advancement 2 Varicella 1 Tdap



California schools are required by law to check the immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Students meeting all immunization requirements will be unconditionally admitted to school. Students may also be unconditionally admitted if they have a permanent medical exception in accordance with Section 6051. Your child may receive the necessary vaccines from his/her primary care practitioner or pharmacy. It is important to get your child vaccinated early so there will be no issue with school entry. Please make sure you bring your child's vaccine record to the school so it may be on file. Should you have questions, please contact the MCS Health office or your child's health care provider. 
Choice Lunch

Please remember to order Choice Lunch for your student(s) for March and April. Thanks so much! www.choicelunch.com.
All Lost and Found Items Donated the Last School Day of the Month

Please note that lost and found items will be donated at the end of the school day on Friday, March 29th. Please take a moment to look for your lost items periodically.
Volunteers Needed!

Looking for a great way to volunteer that can  fit your schedule? Lost and found distribution would love your help. There are lots of items wanting to find their owners! Please contact Jen Crowell at jcrowell@marinerscs.org for more information. 
happybirthdayHappy Birthday & Spirit Rock Fun!
Happy 6th Birthday Jackson. We're so glad we could celebrate your half birthday and your real birthday. Hope you had a shark fantastic day!
Happy 10th Birthday Vivian!

Welcome to double digits.

We wish you God's blessings always.

 If you would like to share you rock design and special person in E-News, please email a photo to nenglish@marinerscs.org.  Thank you!

March

Jené Streeter 3/4
Angie Nakamoto 3/19
Bing Liu 3/21
Karri Meyer 3/21
Barbara O'Brian 3/24
Sara Lunsford 3/26
Kimberly Wilson 3/26
Rick Contreras 3/31

April

Heather Harrison 4/3
Paulette Seaman 4/7
Morgan Knight 4/11
Lisa Bahadoor 4/12
Chris Carpenter 4/16
Susan Conners 4/26
Natalie English 4/26




This list is provided to you by our Parent Teacher Fellowship.
Movie Recommendation: Faith, Hope & Love
Our Outdoor Director Jennifer Crowell wanted to share about an amazing Christian Family movie produced by a friend of hers coming out next weekend. 
Faith, Hope & Love is coming to theaters the weekend of March 15,16 and 17!  In order for the movie to stay in theaters it has to do well the first weekend, otherwise the theaters will stop showing it.  Tickets are available now for purchase online at https://fhl.movie
middleschoolenewsMiddle School E-Newsletter

  H I S
"The earth is [ His]  and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1 NIV
03.01.19
Chapel Recap
Middle school students were blessed to have renowned, worldwide speaker Christine Caine share her heart with us at Chapel this week.  Christine captivated our students with personal stories of her own experiences.  These stories took us on a journey filled with laughter, broken hearts, redemption, and joyful hope!  Christine spoke truth into our students that regardless of how challenging life can be, in Jesus Christ we have the hope and power to overcome the past and move into the life of joy and fullness that He promises to all of His children.
Twister Tournament
This week our Homeroom Competition came in the form of a Twister Tournament! 1 boy and 1 girl were chosen from each homeroom to participate in the challenge! The boys and girls who won their grade level round moved onto the championship round where we crowned 2 boys and 2 girls as Twister titleholders! Congratulations to Jack Morris, Brock Ketchum, Sarah Hammond, and Olivia Morris for contorting your way to victory!!!
Middle School Half Day: Friday (3.8.19) for ALL Middle School Students
Friday, 3/8, is the annual Evening of Honor for 7th and 8th grade students. Because of this special event, all middle school students will have a half day of school on Friday, March 8th, with dismissal at 12:30. ASP will not be available for middle school students on this day. If there are any concerns, please contact the middle school office. Thank you and we look forward to an amazing event! 
4th-8th Difference Maker Application Deadline March 13th
Dear MCS Parents of 4th-8th graders -

It is with great delight that we are announcing that the application window is now open for our 4th-8th graders to apply for a Difference Maker grant to help them with seed funding and mentorship in order for them to launch a Difference Maker project in the 2019-20 school year. The application requires a teacher recommendation, and students are encouraged to provide ample time for teachers to thoughtfully complete the recommendation. The application is attached, will be shared on Schoology Latest & Greatest for our MCS middle school students, and hard copies are available in the front lobby info area.

Please take note of the timeline for the Difference Maker application process & program:
  • February 15, 2019 - Difference Maker Grant Applications are open to all 4th-8th grade students to complete and return by the application deadline (March 13, 2019).
  • March 13, 2019 - Application deadline
  • March 14 - April 19 - Application review window; students may be contacted for an interview to discuss their proposals
  • Late April - Grant recipients announced
  • May 9 - Difference Maker EXPO at Open House - 2018-19 grant recipients host a table to share about their projects and 2019-20 grant recipients host a table to share about the projects they will be launching in the 2019-20 school year
  • May date TBD - parent meeting to discuss the timeline for rolling out the projects in the 2019-20 school year
If you have any questions about the Difference Maker Grant Application process please feel free to reach out at abray@marinerscs.orgWe are looking forward to seeing how God will use our students through the 2019-20 Difference Maker Grant Program. Our desire is that our students would bravely pray that God would break their hearts for what breaks His heart, and then step into being difference makers in that place.Please join us in praying that they would hear Him speak! 

Blessings, Ali Bray, Difference Maker Architect
Mariners Christian School
Attention 8th Grade Parents-Graduation Video Pictures Due March 20th 
One of the hallmark pieces of the graduation ceremony is the video that includes all graduates both at a young age and now. Parents are required to submit these photos to Mrs. Niles no later than March 20th. Information has been communicated regarding the details for submittal. To review this information again, CLICK HERE
TK-7th Grade Yearbook Dedications Due March 22nd

It's that time of year again! You have the opportunity to honor your TK - 7th grade child with a dedication in our annual yearbook. The focus of the written dedication is to affirm, bless, and honor your MCS child.

Here are the details:
  • Each dedication costs $20 for 1/8th of a page
  • Words only, no photos (We save the photo dedications for when your child is graduating.)
  • There is a limit of 80 words for your dedication. Please proofread your submissions.
  • Billing for the dedication will be through FACTS at a later date.
Please note that there is limited space for dedications, so make sure to submit your dedication early to guarantee that it will be included. Submissions will be accepted until all available spots are purchased. The final deadline for submissions is March 22nd. If you wish to purchase a dedication, please send your 80 word submission to: yearbook@marinerscs.org.

Thank you in advance for helping to make this yearbook a blessing to our students. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at yearbook@marinerscs.org

In Him,
Sam Brooks and Sharee Pfaff  - MCS Yearbook Advisers
4th-8th Grade "HIS" Photos: Submission by March 29th
The MCS Yearbook team is looking for photos that best display our theme of "HIS"! All students in grades 4th-8th are invited to submit a photo to yearbook@marinerscs.org. Here are the details:
  • Only one photo per person
  • You may have people in your photo, but clothing must follow school dress code and your must have their written permission
  • Photos must be original work by you
  • Editing is allowed
  • No picture taking during the school day
  • You may use a photo taken in the past
  • Pictures taken on a phone are accepted and must be in jpeg format
Students in the yearbook elective will be selecting the photos that best capture our theme of HIS. Selected photos will be displayed on a special page in the yearbook.

Click here for flyer.
After-School Sports Safety Update
In an effort to keep our students safe and ensure proper supervision, MCS students may only attend after-school games when accompanied by a parent or authorized adult, with the exception of designated special events. Please note that any students remaining after third carpool will be directed to ASP, and students in ASP may not be released to watch after-school games unless a parent or authorized adult picks them up. Thank you for your partnership!
Winter Sports Practice & Game Schedules

To view the winter athletic practice and game schedules, click here.

COME OUT AND CHEER ON YOUR LIONS!


Attention Moms of 8th Grade Daughters - Irvine!
RTwelve - Women of North Irvine is hosting an informational coffee on 
Monday, March 4th, at 9:30 am
RTwelve has opened a new chapter in North Irvine!
 
RTwelve Women of North Irvine is hosting an informational coffee on Monday, March 4 at 9:30.   RTwelve is a Christian non-profit mother-daughter service group for young women in grades 9-12.  The four-year program uses Romans 12 to provide a platform for Christian mothers and daughters to SERVE, LOVE, and ACT.  To RSVP, please email Sarah Williams at alstonandsarah@mac.com .
High School Information

Mater Dei High School: Please more information about entrance exam dates and admissions, click here.

Corona del Mar High SchoolUpcoming Open House/Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night - DATE CHANGE:   New date is: Wednesday, March 27th begins at 5:30PM. If you have questions, please contact Julie Rahmatulla at 949.515.6037.

Newport Harbor High School:  New Sailor Families Invited (for incoming Freshmen) - Open House on Monday, March 25th , from 6:00-8:00PM in the Main Gym. Contact 949.515.6300 if you have questions.  Food Trucks in the parking lot between 4:00 and 8:00 PM. 

Pacifica Christian High School:  Click here to register for an upcoming Open House Event or schedule your visit here . Contact Sarah Parsons, Director of Admissions, with questions at sparsons@pacificaoc.org .
 
Early College High School: Questions, call 714.424.7990 for details. Located at:  2990 Mesa Verde Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
 
Orange Lutheran High School: To view OLu's UPDATED AND UPCOMING Shadow Days , CLICK HERE. You are cordially invited to attend OLu's Spirit of Spring Concert featuring Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Orchestra and several Choirs. It will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, at 2PM, in the Alexandra Mechita Center for the Arts. An invitation to attend "Hairspray - The Broadway Musical" April 11, 12, 13, and 14. To purchase your tickets, visit: lhsoc.org/arts or call 714.282.4699.
 
JSerra Catholic High School: Questions, please contact Chris Harrington at charrington@jserra.org.

Crean Lutheran High School: Summer Youth Camps. Visit clshs.org/youthcamps for more information.   Contact Mrs. Tara Mathis at mathis@clshs.org or at 949.387.1199, ext. 2417.