Friday, September 6, 2019
Back To School Nights
Join us for Back To School Nights! Each Teacher will give a 30-minute presentation on classroom procedures and expectations for the year. Please note: this is a Parent Only event.

TK - 5th Grade: Tuesday, September 10th at 6pm
For our families who have more than one child, the same 30-minute presentation will be offered 3 times throughout the night at 6pm, 6:40pm, and 7:20pm. You are welcome to attend which ever presentation works best with your schedule.

6th - 8th Grade: Thursday, September 12th at 5:15pm

5:15PM – For 6th Grade Parents Only: There will be a Pine Valley informational meeting in the Learning Commons.

5:15PM – For 7th Grade Parents Only: There will be a Serve & Solidarity Week informational meeting in the covered patio.

5:15PM – For 8th Grade Parents Only: There will be a DC informational meeting in the worship center.

6:00pm - 8:00pm – Parents will move from class to class depending on their child's schedule.
Bright Future New Family Gatherings
New Families! Please join Mrs. Harrison, Administration, and MCS Board Members for a time of socializing, appetizers, and and an update on our Bright Future Campaign. We can't wait to share our vision for students with you! This is a Parents Only event.
AppJam+ Returns to MCS
AppJam+ is a 10-week after-school mobile app development program for 4th-8th grade students. Classes meet at MCS on Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-4:30, starting the week of September 30th, and culminate in the AppJamboree Showcase on December 3rd, where students have the opportunity to win awards and prizes for their apps. (MCS has won awards at the last 2 showcase events!)
 
Students are not required to bring any equipment to class. MCS and Dreams for Schools provide instruction, equipment, and supplies.

For additional information about the program, please contact Terri Rodriguez, Director of Technology and Maker Education, at  trodriguez@marinerscs.org
 
The cost of the program is $475 per student. Limited partial scholarships are available. Please contact Keven Kroehler for details at kkroehler@marinerscs.org .
MCS Ladies Luncheon
Save The Date: October 30th

We're so excited to gather together as the ladies of MCS! Whether you're a mom, grandmother, alumni, or simply a friend of MCS, we'd love to see you at this event. Keep your eyes peeled for an invite coming to your inbox soon!

Want to join the volunteer team for the MCS Ladies Luncheon? contact Co-Chairs  Morgan Abboud  and  Kathy Abraham .

Interested in sponsporing the event? Contact MCS Advancement .
Mariners Institute for the Arts
Click the button below for more information about MIA, including important dates, a department roster, and class objectives.
PTF News
Sign Up for the Spirit Rock
Celebrate your student with the Spirit Rock! The Spirit Rock is the perfect way to display a special message for birthdays, milestones, holidays, and more. Click the link below for more information and to sign up.
Parents In Prayer
We welcome Kristen Derbyshire and Michelle Vail as this year’s co-leaders for Parents in Prayer. Join them on any Friday at 8:15am in the ASP room as they pray over MCS, our staff, and families.
MCS September Staff Birthdays
9/8   Angela Drevlow
9/9   Jiyoung Um
9/10 AnneMarie Vander Wal
9/11 Ashlee Cowell
9/13 John Hellriegel
9/15 Rhonda Leguina
9/15 Parker Munson
9/17 Krissie Matus
9/30 Sandra Gonzales
No More Clipping Coupons

Click here to download the app , scan your receipts , and Box Tops will automatically add to our MCS Box Tops account!
Elementary News
MCS Cub Scouts
Families interested in joining the MCS Cub Scouts are invited to join us for a Beach Bonfire at Corona Del Mar State Beach Fire Rings from 4-7pm on Wednesday, September 18th. 

Please contact Natalie DeClark at  nataliesclark@yahoo.com  if you have questions.
Middle School News
Schoology Workshop for Middle School Parents
This fall, MCS will be offering Schoology Fall Parent Workshops to go over the key features of Schoology for Middle School parents. These will be a great, small workshops for parents to learn more about how to use Schoology and answer any questions you may have! 

Click the button below to sign up!
Middle School Sports Tryouts
6th Grade
Boys Flag Football (MCS Field) and Girls Basketball (Living Legacy Athletic Center)
3:00–4:30 Tuesday (9/3), Wednesday (9/4), and Thursday (9/5).
 
7th and 8th Grade
Boys Flag Football (MCS Field) and Girls Basketball (Living Legacy Athletic Center)
3:00-4:30 Monday (9/9), Tuesday (9/10), and Wednesday (9/11).

Please attend all 3 days of tryouts.
 
IMPORTANT:  Players must have this health form  signed and turned-in prior to the start of tryouts.

Please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Thompson ( mthompson@marinerscs.org)  with any questions.

🚨 Coaches needed for 6th Grade Girls Basketball. Please inquire if interested.
High School Spotlight
Pacifica Christian High School Open House Events
Saturday, October 19 from 2-4 PM and Saturday, November 16 from 2-4 PM

Pacifica invites MCS middle-school families to their Open House, where you will have the opportunity to:
·  Understand how their mission & vision equip young people to think and live well
·  Hear about life at Pacifica from student ambassadors
·  Learn about their academic, art & athletic programs
·  Meet faculty, staff & parent ambassadors

Click here  to register for an upcoming Open House Event, or schedule your visit  here Contact Sarah Parsons, Director of Admissions, with questions:  sparsons@pacificaoc.org .
 
Plan Your Pacifica Visit  - Explore Pacifica and get to know the community through Student Visit Days (available every Monday from 9:30 AM - 1:25 PM) and Campus Tours (available every Tuesday at 9:30 AM).  Click here  to schedule your visit. Please note that Student Visit Days are designed for 8th-graders only.
 
MCS Middle School Parent Coffee  - Middle school parents are invited to join Pacifica's Head of School, David O'Neil, for an informal coffee gathering and information session on Wednesday, October 16 at 9:30 AM in The Vail's Home. This gathering is a great opportunity to learn more about Pacifica in an intimate environment. To RSVP, please email Sarah Parsons:  sparsons@pacificaoc.org .
A Note from the Health Office
The  Health office website  is your first stop for all questions related to Health and Wellness at MCS. There you will find information on what to do when your child is sick or has an injury, our public health requirements, immunizations, and more!