A huge thank you to the TAPP parents for providing this opportunity to raise awareness of our school and to raise funds to support our school and teachers. Thank you to every family who dropped off goodies to sell. A shout out to every family that stopped by to see what the vendors had to offer. We are always looking for suggestions on how to make our events fit the needs of our community. Please provide us with any feedback to make each of our events ones that can’t be missed.

We have a few sweet treats that are available for sale. We are asking 50 cents for the small bagged items and a dollar for larger items. The treats are delicious!
In addition, there are a few items left over from the bazaar. They too have been marked down. If you are looking for a special gift, maybe one of these items will fit the bill. Please find Lita Timmerman or Becky Werkhoven to make your purchases. 

Do you want to join TAPP? Please contact Kat Hughes . She will get you all set up.  All are welcome!

Today the "Alumni and Friends Newsletter" has been mailed to your home mail boxes. The newsletter is an annual publication written by the MCS teachers. Included in the newsletter is an opportunity to support the school. We call this "A Time to Give," which is one of our major fundraisers. You can also view the newsletter by using the following link.

Our K-8th grade Christmas program is just around the corner.
When : Wednesday, December 11 at 7 PM
Where : Cascade Community Church (14377 Fryelands Blvd, Monroe, WA 98272)
Yesterday, a MCS alumni who was in the debut performance of Angels Aware, thought he still remembered every song and the script from the first performance MCS students performed in the early 1990's. These precious songs are probably already stuck in your head too.
Here are some details that you need to know:
  • If you have not been contacted, your student's costume will be provided. The costumes are heavy, but they are white or brown depending if your student is an angel or a prophet. All students should wear a white t-shirt and light-colored shorts or tights (khaki, tan, light grey, or white) to go under their costume. Prophets should wear brown or black socks and angels should wear white socks. No shoes on stage.
  • On December 11, drop your child off at Cascade Community Church between 8-8:30 AM. Practice will begin at 8:30 AM. This is a closed practice unless you contact Mrs. Obbink prior.
  •  A snack will be provided to keep the space crumb free.
  • Students will return to MCS by 12 PM. If you can transport students on that day, please note that on the permission slip.
  • Cookies and beverages will be provided following the performance.
  • No videotaping the performance. Some of our students may not be photographed. Photos should be taken before the performance or after. Come prepared to sit back and enjoy! 
  • We have school on Thursday, the day following the program. It's going to be a Pajama Day! Feel free to have your kids wear their pajamas to school.
 We look forward to seeing you all there.

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten will have a special Christmas gathering at New Hope Fellowship church on December 17 at 6 PM.

The Journeys and their friends are returning once again to the Everett Performing Arts Center to present a concert celebrating the joy of the Christmas season. Over the past 38 years, the Journeys have entertained audiences across the country and continue their tradition of sharing with us the glorious sounds of Christmas.  

This annual Christmas concert is Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 PM. Make this a family Christmas celebration and support MCS. Tickets are $28; a portion of the sale goes to support our school.
This Friday, December 6 is Pizza Lunch Day! If you would like to pay in full for the entire school year, please refer to the following:
13 pizza lunches (1 slice) = $52.00
13 pizza lunches (2 slices) = $78.00
 Please bring in-full payments to the office. Individual payments can go directly to the TAPP's table. Please note, any missed days will not be refunded. Thank you.

The scheduled pizza, popcorn and Yoforit dates can be found on this downloadable  TAPP calendar. If you would like to be part of TAPP or would like to volunteer for any of these events, please sign-up to this link
It's Cyber Monday! When you shop Cyber Monday deals at , AmazonSmile donates to our school.

Thank you, TAPP for the beautifully decorated entry way into our school. The snowflakes, the beautiful trees, the backdrop. It feels like Christmas! 

The Anderson and VandenHeuvel families for your donation of four 50-inch televisions for our classrooms. Your donation will provide teachers with additional needed technology to use in their classrooms as they educate our students.

To Lowe's! Renee Cook an associate of the Monroe Lowe's brought in wooden turkeys for the students in Kindergarten- 5 th grade to construct for their parents. The students donned goggles, hammers, and aprons in preparation for their assembly. Directions were unfolded and carefully read. The students had a blast!  

Julie Dirks for directing Angels Aware! We are so excited that you were able to step in and help make this year’s Christmas program extra special!

Jeff Timmerman for raking up all our autumn leaves. Your efforts helped to keep our school grounds looking good as well as keeping our students from slipping.

We at MCS have so much to be thankful for today and every day.  Thank you, MCS parents for using your gifts and talents to make our school an extra special place for our students to learn and grow. 

Conflicts are part of life. Teaching healthy conflict resolution skills is an important part of raising healthy, well-adjusted kids.
Life means having conflicts.
Resolving conflicts in healthy ways is an essential skill that we can teach our kids when we model:

  • Good listening skills
  • Appropriate compromise
  • Limits
  • Humility
Help kids learn conflict resolution by having them practice with you.
Tell your kids that if they ever think you have done something that they think is unfair, then they can tell you by whispering, “I’m not sure that’s fair.”
If they tell you that they think you have done something unfair, then tell them, “We can make an appointment, and I will listen and consider your case as long as your voice remains calm and respectful. What you say may or may not change what I decide to do.”
When doing this, you retain the right to:
  • Schedule the discussion for any time that is most convenient for you.
  • Respectfully disagree with the child or simply say “no.”
  • Provide some caring opportunities for the child to see that life isn’t always “fair.”
  • End the conversation if you feel that you are being manipulated, the child is playing verbal “brain drain,” or anger creeps in.
  • Compromise with the child when it makes sense to do so.
Let them overhear adults resolving conflicts.
When we try too hard to avoid having conflicts in front of our kids, they don’t have an opportunity to see how adults resolve them in effective ways.
The end goal is to create an environment where respectful discourse and productive conflict resolution is taught… a place where kids learn that solving problems with respectful words is far more productive than manipulating or resorting to violence.
Dr. Charles Fay
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