MCS E-Newsletter | March 5, 2021
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Let’s Be Kind Day!!!

Join us as we champion KINDNESS by celebrating LET'S BE KIND DAY at MCS and beyond!!!  

Let’s Be Kind Day was originated in 2018 by a student named Rebekah at Costa Mesa Middle School simply because she noticed a lack of kindness on her campus and wanted to create change! She decided one day to bring pizza and share Let’s Be Kind t-shirts for her classmates, and the response was astounding! The movement sparked kindness on her campus that spread into the families and surrounding Newport Mesa schools! Just 3 short years later, Newport Mesa Unified has now adopted Let’s Be Kind Day, and each school in the district is celebrating by promoting kindness, inclusion, encouragement, and respect on their campuses. To learn more about Let’s Be Kind Day, click here:

On Monday, 4/26, MCS will celebrate KINDNESS in the following ways:

  • Each student who orders a LET'S BE KIND t-shirt will both receive it and wear it on Monday, 4/26
  • Chapel for each grade level will focus on KINDNESS 
  • Students will be be reminded of ways they can live out the second half of the Great Commandment of loving their neighbor as themselves
  • MCS is sponsoring 2 local schools! For every $10 t-shirt that is purchased by an MCS student, a child at Victoria Elementary or Killybrooke Elementary will also receive a t-shirt.

We hope to bring KINDNESS beyond our own MCS walls and into our neighboring schools, allowing students from other campuses to also celebrate Let’s Be Kind Day! Our goal is to outfit every student on those 2 campuses with a Let’s Be Kind t-shirt, and help spread the attitude of kindness throughout Costa Mesa! 

If you would like to donate additional funds toward t-shirts for our sponsored schools or toward the Let’s Be Kind initiative, there is an option for you to do so on the SignUpGenius page. 
Please click here to order your t-shirt or donate:

*NOTE - All t-shirts must be ordered before 11:59 on Monday, 3/15. 

Thank you for joining us in championing this cause of KINDNESS both on our campus and to our neighboring schools!
The following day will be our First Grade's 101 Dalmatian day to celebrate the 101st Day of School. It is always a fun day for our students and teachers! 
100 & 101 DAYS OF SCHOOL!

Next week Elementary will celebrate two special days of school! Tuesday, March 9th and Wednesday, March 10th are the 100th and 101st days of school! Our beloved Elementary traditions will continue this year. Our TK and Kindergarten students will celebrate the 100th Day of School by dressing up like 100 year old people. This day always brings wonderful memories and cherished pictures.
Featured This Week at MCS...
This Week at MCS we take a look at MCS' Woodworking Class, taught by Athletic Director and Woodworking Teacher, Mac Thompson. Mr. Thompson talks about the beginning concepts, the objectives for students, and what they get to do in this amazing class at MCS! Click here or to the right for an exciting video that shows the beginning and current stages of the MCS Woodworking Class.

Come out and support our next Spirit Night MCS with dineout from Chipotle! Check the flyer below for more details. NOTE: orders must be placed online to use the drive thru. You may also do walk-in orders.

Each year, National Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2nd. The annual event is part of Read Across America, an initiative on reading by the National Education Association. Since the event is designed to encourage reading in children, here at MCS we had students bring along their favorite book and even dress up like their favorite characters! Check out the photos below for the fun taking place at MCS!

Come and join us in prayer over our school, staff, teachers, and fellow MCS families. Parents in Prayer is foundational to the beloved traditions of MCS. It is an honor to carry the burden of praying over the school and confirmation that you really do fall in love with those whom you pray for. It is a protected place and remains the heartbeat of our school. If you have a prayer request that you would like the prayer team to prayer over or if you would like to be included in the communication for prayer meetings, please contact Dana Fiori and Chris Blue here:

Day of Prayer: Fridays 
Time: 8:15AM-9:30AM

Thank you PTF Board for all that you are doing in bringing our school into connected community! Pictured from left to right: Mandee Jenkins-Kearney, Sara Klatt, Jill Gunderson, Krista Pulatian, Kristi Eisenberg, Anna Jeffers, Yuwen Chang, Heather Harrison, and Robyn Gundlach
3/4 Jene’ Stratton
3/16 Jamie Kruse
3/19 Angie Nakamoto
3/19 Kayla Roberts
3/21 Bing Liu
3/21 Karri Meyer
3/24 Erica Roberts
3/26 Sara Lunsford
3/26 Kim Wilson
3/29 Rona Drobot
3/31 Rick Contreras
This week our elementary chapel kicked off the month of March by celebrating with songs of worship submitted by each class. Each week student requested songs will be included with an accompanying verse or explanation of the lyrics. Students were asked to consider the posture of worship for each song, beginning with the inward posture of our heart, and then the outward posture of our body (sitting, standing, kneeling, eyes closed, hands raised, quiet reflection) as appropriate ways to show honor and praise to God.
MS Chapel Debrief

Have you ever noticed the correlation between how “dog people” love their dogs and how God loves us?! Well, Mr. Hellriegel broke down the similarities in our middle school Chapel on Monday, and they were quite notable. He used Psalm 139 to describe the depths of God’s knowledge and love for us, and explain how God created each of us uniquely according to His perfect design for us.

When you consider dogs and dog owners, it doesn’t matter what the dog looks like, what their history is, or how naughty they are. The moment that dog comes to put their chin on their owner's lap, the owner melts and embraces the dog. When the owner disciplines the dog, it’s because the dog needs to be steered away from harmful behavior, much like God does with us. In the owner’s eyes, that dog is the best dog in the world, and he or she looks forward to every moment that the dog comes to embrace the owner. 

Our students walked away with a deeper understanding of how God loves us and does everything with our best interest at heart.

For video footage of Mr. Hellriegel’s message, follow our Middle School Instagram page.

FUN FRIDAY was in full swing today! Students were able to grab drinks and sweets along with being able to purchase MCS Spirit Wear! Take a look below for the great fun our students had during their lunch time!
TK Burger - Takeout Tuesday!

The middle school students enjoyed a delicious burger of their choice, as the TK Burger Truck was on campus pumping out lunch orders for our students on Tuesday. Be on the lookout for next month’s Takeout Tuesday ordering details for your middle school student!
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We are seeing a huge uptick again in the request for “emergency” water bottles. This week we passed out almost 200 water bottles. Please remind your children to bring a refillable water bottle. We’d love to cut down on this expense; help us, help you😉.
SNACKS- please remind your child to bring a healthy snack each day. We have quite a few hungry kids/tweens coming into the health office asking for snacks. I recommend placing extra shelf stable healthy snacks in their backpack for days they forget to grab a snack.
MISSING- we are missing quite a few of our microwaveable heat packs. If you have a small tooth shaped gel pack at home or a bright blue gel pack (the blue ones are labeled health office), please return our little lost things! We appreciate your support.
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MCS E-Newsletter | March 5, 2021