Friday, January 24, 2020
RSVP by Sunday to get Free Dress!
Whether you plan on attending the Gala or not, we want to hear from you!

RSVP "Yes" or "No" by January 26 and your student will get a Free Dress Day! Click the button below for instructions on how to RSVP.

We hope you can join us on Friday, March 6, 2020 at The Island Hotel Newport Beach for an evening of elegance to celebrate our school and our amazing MCS community. A night of love, appreciation, laughter, giving, and memory making, the 2020 Gala will include silent and live auctions, cocktails, dinner, music, and dancing.


Friday, March 6, 2020 | 5:30pm
The Fashion Island Hotel
Bright Future Phase II Update
View our brochure with details on construction plans, timeline, and financial summary.
Construction Overview Event
On Thursday, January 30 at 7PM, our fabulous Construction Committee is hosting a construction overview event for those interested in learning more, to be held at a private home. Details will be sent after you register.
Re-Enrollment is now open!
MCS Parents! This is a friendly reminder re-enrollment is due no later than Monday, February 10th. Please login to your Blackbaud profile to submit your
re-enrollment today! 
The Alumni Heritage College Scholarship
The Alumni Heritage College Scholarship Program has been an ongoing program since 2003 to encourage our college-bound alumni, funded entirely by MCS teachers and staff who love and pray for you often.

To qualify, your application must include: the application form, Current Color Photograph, Current High School Transcripts, SAT or ACT Scored, Two letter of recommendation, document of extra curricular activities, and a 250-500 word essay. For more information, please see page 2 of the application.

The deadline for submitting your application is March 27, 2020
Jungle Book
Jungle Book tickets are on sale now and they're aren't many left! Click the links below to get your tickets today. 

Friday, January 31 at 6pm TICKETS
Saturday, February 1 at 1pm TICKETS
Lost & Found
Reminder! All Lost & Found Items get donated at the end of every month. Please check the Lost & Found before Friday, Jan. 31 to retrieve any lost items before their lost forever!
🚨 A Message from the Health Office 🚨
Here at MCS we have seen a significant number of children (and some staff) out with Flu. We would like to ask parents/guardians to partner with us in making MCS a healthier place for both students and staff. Here is how you can help…

Know the signs of flu:
  
Flu signs and symptoms usually come on suddenly. People who are sick with flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills (*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

If your child has been diagnosed with flu please keep them home until they have been FEVER and SYMPTOM free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of medication.  

*Due to the high number of student absences this season, any absence as a result of illness will be considered excused. If an absence extends beyond five days, a doctor’s note will be requested. 

Know how long your child might be contagious: 

  • You may be able to pass on flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.
  • People with flu are most contagious in the first 3-4 days after their illness begins.
  • Some people, especially young children and people with weakened immune systems, might be able to infect others with flu viruses for an even longer time.

Help us prevent the spread of flu by keeping your children home if they are still contagious.  

Information obtained from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
PTF News
Dine Out with MCS Community
PTF will be hosting a Dine Out Night at Sgt. Pepperoni's on Wednesday, January 29! Come between the hours of 4-8pm, mention MCS when you order, and 20% of your total will be donated to the PTF! This offer has been updated to include both Dine-in and Carry-out orders.

See you there!

Wednesday, January 29
4pm-8pm
Women's Bible Study
Mark your calendars for the MCS Women’s Bible study on  Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus , by Lisa Harper.

The book of Hebrews is a sermon for a specific people and culture but is also relevant for us today, reminding us to continue walking toward Jesus regardless of our culture or circumstances. Jesus is not a faraway God, but our redeemer who lovingly draws near to us.

Come join other MCS moms for this 7 week study. 

Fridays, January 31- March 20 at 9:30AM
Daddy & Daughter Dance
PTF is excited to present our Second Annual Daddy Daughter Dance! This year, all girls in grades TK - 5th are invited to join us for a fun-filled evening with their dads or special guy in ther life (grandfather, uncle, friend).

Click the link below to learn more and sign up!

Friday, February 7
6:30 - 8:30pm
Digitally Distracted: Parenting in the Age of Technology
MCS is proud to welcome Tom Kersting, author of Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids , for this very special event.

Armed with the latest scientific research, Tom will present tips and tactics on how to help our children reconnect with relationships and the world around them. This event is open to all MCS parents and friends of the MCS community. 

Tuesday, February 25 | 6:30pm
MCS January Staff Birthdays
1/1 Robin Walker
1/2  Sue Celek
1/3 Keven Kroehler
1/9 Tessa Nease
1/11 Mirranda Parks
1/11 Vanessa Velez
1/12 Jenner Crowell
1/12 Kristin Knecht
1/14 Brandy Sick
1/16 Dianne McVay
1/20 Sarah Kim
1/21 Lynda Lynch
1/24 Kelly Wu
1/31 Trang Nguyen
Elementary News
Chapel Recap
Using the illustration of soccer, Mrs. Meyer continued our Lions’ Pact focus. In a soccer game, we might hit the ball outside the boundaries, but a teammate can help the team by putting the ball back in the game to work towards a goal. The getting the ball to the goal is still important, but when we “go out of bounds,” there is always a way back.

To help them visualize sticking to God’s path for them, TK-Second grade students watched a video of Hermie the caterpillar using a straight path to get to a friend’s party. Third – Fifth graders were encouraged to remember that God is there to help them carry the weight of life on their shoulders by listening to the King and County music video, “Shoulders.” We have included the links for you to enjoy as a family. One student from each grade was honored by their teacher for displaying a Lions’ Pact trait.
Team Parents Needed
Our elementary Wednesday lunch activities need your help! We are looking for parent volunteers for both lunches on Wednesdays to support our Walking Wednesday program. You may have heard your student talk about the Turkey Trot or the Snowman Stomp, it is a fun and active way to build community during lunch recess. Come and join the team! Contact Mrs. Drevlow to sign up at adrevlow@marinerscs.org
Dress Up Day - Friday, Jan. 31
Friday, January 31 is Elementary Dress Up Day! Your student is encouraged to wear their favorite sports gear! See the announcement video made by our students below.
Difference Makers Deliver!
David Park, Phin Aneed, and Jayden Drevlow visited Olive Crest, an organization who is "transforming the lives of at-risk children through the healing power of family." These Difference Makers brought with them all of the donations that they collected from our Toy Drive, in addition to the sports equipment they purchased with the funds they raised during last year's Expo. Being the hands of Jesus to those in need within our community is the foundation of our Difference Maker Program.
Difference Maker Elementary Bake Sale
Next Friday, our Elementary students will be having their first ever Bake Sale to benefit a Difference Maker project. Click the button below to see a flyer created by a Difference Maker student!

Friday, January 31
Middle School News
Middle School Grandparents Day
We are looking forward to our Middle School Grandparents and Special Friends Day event on Tuesday, February 11th. If you are new to MCS, this is a wonderful opportunity for the grandparents, or an important person in your child's life, to come to our campus for a snapshot of our middle school. 

Our guests are invited to view the exhibits, shop at our student vendor booth, and enjoy light refreshments in the gym at 10:30 followed by a special program at 11:00 in our Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Following the program, students with guests in attendance will be released from class to join them for the pre-ordered lunch. Be sure to pre-order the number of lunches needed for your child and guest(s)  no later than 02/08. 


Take Out Tuesday
Our January Take Out Tuesday vender is a crowd favorite….Chick Fil A! The meal choices being offered are:

1. Chicken sandwich (no pickles), chips, cookie, and a bottle of water. 

2. Grilled chicken wrap, chips, cookie, and a bottle of water.

Each meal is $8 and can be ordered at http://marinerscs.org/tot-jan2020  

All orders must be placed before 11:45 pm on Saturday, 1/25. Late orders will not be accepted.
Share2Wear
For our January Share2Wear next week, the “share item” will be $1 or more, which will go directly towards our upcoming Difference Maker Chapel speaker’s initiative to spread kindness on school campuses. We’ll hear more about the “Be Kind” movement during our Difference Maker Chapel in a few weeks. For now, just know that your share item of $1 is going to an awesome cause! 

Then, when you “share” on Tuesday, on Wednesday you get to “wear” Tacky Tourist attire! So break out those button up Hawaiian shirts, your khaki shorts, the fashionable fanny packs, and your bucket hats, cuz MCS is turning tacky next Wednesday! And don’t forget to accessorize with your cameras around your neck and your sunglasses on your head! Remember…you gotta share to wear! 
graduation cap diploma isolated on a white background
8 th  Grade Graduation Video Pictures Needed
Graduation will be here before we know it, and we are excited for this important moment and experience for your child and family. If you have attended a MCS graduation in the past you will recall one of the beautiful pieces of the ceremony is the 8th grade graduation video that includes a picture of each graduate at a young age and now. It’s a favorite piece of the ceremony for students and parents alike.

It is now time to begin preparing that video and for that we need your pictures! Please reference the message you received from Katie Niles for important details regarding the two pictures that must be submitted as well as the parameters for the size, quality, and criteria for picture choice.

Both pictures are to be submitted at the same time and the submittal deadline is no later than Friday, January 31st. Meeting this deadline is extremely important so we thank you in advance for your timely submittal. 

First Semester Report Cards Now Available Online
To view the electronic report card, please follow these steps:


  • Once logged in, at the far left, your student(s) name(s) will be listed.

  • Select your student’s name then access his/her report card under the Progress tab.

  • Click on Report Card and Middle School Report Card. The report card will open in a new window. 
High School Spotlight
Attention Moms of 8th Grade Daughters! 
RTwelve is a Christian non-profit service organization for high school students in grades 9-12. The four-year program uses Romans 12 to provide a platform for Christian mothers & daughters to SERVE together, GROW in faith, and LEAD with courageous character. Learn more at www.rtwelve.org

Come learn about our organization and the membership process!

RTwelve Women of North Irvine 
Informational coffees: Sunday, January 26th & Thusday, February 13th
Contact Queenie Wong for more information & to RSVP qywong@gmail.com 

RTwelve Women of Newport Beach 
Informational coffee: Tuesday, February 25th Contact Zanna Donaho for more information & to RSVP zannadonaho@yahoo.com
Newport Harbor High School
Please join us for a Fireside Chat with Newport Harbor High School Principal, Sean Boulton.

Hear from a panel that includes a Harbor parent whose children attended private k-8 schools, several Harbor High faculty and ask any questions of Dr. Sean Boulton.

 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 At the home of Nadine & Hazem Haddad

128 Kings Place
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Desserts & Wine catered by Fork, Knife + Spoon

RSVP to Diana Long dlong@nmusd.us or 949-646-1556 ext. 1

(Adults only….no students)