The Alumni & Friends Newsletter was mailed last week to over 400 alumni and friends of MCS. The newsletter is an annual publication written by the MCS teachers. We hope you enjoyed your copy. Combined with this newsletter is the "Knight's Ask" (A Time to Give) campaign, which is second of the three major fundraisers we hold during the school year. This is an opportunity to support our school and reach the goal of $15,000 for this fundraiser.

There are two ways to give:
  • PAYPAL - Go to http://monroechristian.com and click on the “Support MCS” button on the Home Page. (A donation receipt will be sent to you by Paypal.)
  • MAIL - Send your check to Monroe Christian School in the envelope provided (A donation receipt will be sent to you by MCS.)
May God richly bless YOU in your faithfulness and support!
When : Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 PM
Where : Cascade Community Church (14377 Fryelands Blvd, Monroe, WA 98272)
Here are the details: 

  • Wednesday- drop your K-8th grade student off at Cascade Community Church between 8:00-8:30. Dress rehearsal.
  • Students will need to be picked up from Cascade at 11:00 am and returned to school. If you can help with driving, please let us know on the permission slip coming home today.
  • Wednesday, costumes will be sent home. Bring your student completely dressed in their costume to Cascade at 6:30 PM. Students should wear a white short sleeved t-shirt and light-colored pants or skirt with white tights or socks if you are in the angel choir. Brown socks if you are a prophet.
  • The program will begin at 7:00 PM and a free will offering will be taken.
  • Cookies will be served following the program.
  • No school on Friday, the Teachers will begin preparing report cards. 

Special thanks to 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!
This Thursday, December 12 is Pajama and Popcorn Day! Preschool are included too.

If you would like to pay in full for the entire school year, please refer to the following:
11 popcorn = $6.00
11 popcorn and juice = $11.00
 Please bring in-full payments to the office. Individual payments can go directly to the teachers. 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

There is no school on Friday, December 13. Teachers will be working on report cards that day.

Report cards will be sent home Wednesday, December 18. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student's report card, please contact your child's teacher before Christmas break.

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten will have a special Christmas gathering at New Hope Fellowship church on December 17 at 6:00 PM.

The Journeys annual Christmas concert is Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 PM in the Everett Performing Arts Center . Make this a family Christmas celebration and support MCS. Tickets are $28 each; a portion of the sale goes to support our school.

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. They are returning once again to present a concert celebrating the joy of the Christmas season.
Can you help? Snow gear! 

Recently, a missionary spoke with our students about her family’s mission field in Laos. The students were able to get a taste of what it is like to go shopping in Laos market. She explained how she makes many trips to different places to get what she needed in comparison to our one stop shopping. The students were engaged and intrigued by all the information shared. They especially enjoyed singing a rendition of Jingle Bells rewritten for the missionary families in Laos.

The students at the MCS will begin praying for this wonderful family as they return to Laos in early January. Upon returning, they need some snow gear; snowsuits or snow pants. Do you have a pair of girl’s snow pants or jacket size 8-10 or a boy’s size 10 that no longer fits anyone in your family? Please drop off your donation in the office with Lita Timmerman. 

Thank you to all MCS family and friends who supported our #Giving Tuesday fundraiser last week. Your generosity and willingness to support our school is greatly appreciated.

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. 

You've probably noticed that kids are not born with this skill, and many are not shy about demonstrating their lack of appreciation for anything that delays the immediate delivery of their desires...This is normal for young children.
Parents understand they can pay now or pay bigger in the future. As such, they embrace the short-term commotion, wisely allowing their kids to experience the healthy struggle of wait time. These parents may provide some brief suggestions to their kids, such as:
  • "Some kids decide to concentrate about something they really like. Sometimes that makes the time go faster."
  • "Some kids decide to repeat to themselves, 'I can do this. I can do this. I'm big. I can do this.'"
  • "Some kids decide to bring a book to read."
Wise parents also demonstrate this skill in front of their kids. Of course, this can be the most challenging part for many of us. While in traffic, while waiting in line at the store, they allow their kids to hear their thoughts. They think out loud:
  • "Waiting is hard. Sometimes it's not very fun. But... it's such good practice. Good things come to those who wait!"
Finally, Love and Logic parents notice when their young ones do a good job of waiting, and they demonstrate that good things come to those who wait. While we don't believe in going overboard with rewards, it is fun and effective to occasionally provide a small one.
  • "I noticed that you waited the entire time I was on the phone without interrupting. What do you think about going for ice cream?"
Learning to delay gratification is one of the most important skills we can give our kids.
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