H I S
"The earth is [ His]  and everything in it, the world, 
and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1 NIV

E-Newsletter: 09.07.18
All-School 
corrected 09.10.18
Table of Contents
  1. Upcoming Events & Activities (see 2 corrected dates)
  2.  Welcome Back Elementary - Meet Our Elementary Team
  3. Happy Birthday and Spirit Rock Fun
  4.  Middle School E-Newsletter 


The MCS Family




Writing HIS Promises
During Orientation Week, MCS Staff and Faculty had the opportunity to cover the walls and floor of the new Center for Worship and Performing Arts with God's promises. With prayer, construction sounds, and worship music in the background, we followed Deuteronomy 6:9 "Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."
  • TK-5th Grade Parents Back-to-School Night | September 11th
  • 6th-8th Grade Parents Back-to-School Night | September 13th
  • See You At The Pole for Prayer |
    September 26th (corrected)
  • TK-8th Grade Picture Day | September 27th (corrected)
  • Welcome Back Back | September 29th
  • 5th-8th Grade Mobile App Class | October 1st
  • Ladies Event "HIS! Blessed, Beautiful and BRIGHT" | October 16th
  • Sign Up for the Afternoon Bus | Now
  • Parent Teacher Fellowship Volunteer Interest Form | Now
  • MCS Spirit Rock Sign Ups | Now
Parents in Prayer Begins Monday, September 10th

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Please contact Kristen Derbyshire at thederbyshires@gmail.com with questions. 
Back-to-School Nights for MCS Parents
TK-5th: Tuesday (9/11) and 6th-8th: Thursday (9/13)

Click links below for details:

TK-5th Back to School Night: TUES (9/11), at 6PM

6th-8th Back to School Night: THURS (9/13), AT 6PM

We look forward to sharing the evening with you. Parents only please.

We invite you to enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship by the flagpole.
See You At The Pole for Prayer September 26th (corrected)

Save the date to join us in prayer on the morning of Wednesday, 9/26, at 8:20 a.m.! 

More details to follow in the next e-news. For more information about See You at the Pole, please visit their website at www.syatp.com .

TK-8th Grade Picture Day is September 27th (corrected)

Picture Day for all MCS students (grades TK-8th grade) will be held on Thursday, September 27th. Picture retakes will be held on October 31st. There are two ways to order:
  1. Beginning September 13th, visit: www.mylifetouch.com ,enter RO138066Y0, then order your perfect package. No need to return any paperwork.
  2. Complete the Lifetouch form that will be sent home on September 21st and return it to school with payment on Picture Day, September 27th.
We will be taking both individual portraits as well as whole-class pictures on Picture Day. If you order a package that includes a class picture, the class picture we take on Picture Day will be the class picture you receive in your package.

Picture Day Non-Uniform Dress Guidelines:
  • Students are encouraged to wear a nice outfit for school pictures
  • All students are to have a neat, clean and modest appearance at all times, including free dress days
  • Girls' shorts or skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
  • If leggings are worn, tops must extend past the fingertips
  • Tank tops must have width of three fingers
  • Jeans are acceptable on free dress days (and on picture day)
  • Students are not to wear: torn clothes, pajamas, sweats or yoga pants, excessively tight-fitting clothes, spaghetti straps, tops that expose the midriff, clothing with cut-outs, or costume-type clothing
  • If there is any question that an item is inappropriate for dress, it should not be worn. Students will be required to change if clothing is not appropriate.

Save the Date! Welcome Back Bash September 29th
presented by our Parent Teacher Fellowship


Mark your calendar for Welcome Back Bash!! It will be so much fun for the entire family.  Food Trucks / 4 person Bungee / Bubble Ball Soccer / DJ / Dippin Dots / Laser Tag / Train / Face Painting / Airbrush Tattoos / Mega-Maze / Triple Lane Slide / Photo Booth / Dessert Trucks ... and So Much More!! Also afterwards middle schoolers stay for a night designed for them. 

Tickets go on sale Monday Sept, 10th! 

                  SPIRIT WEAR
New Spirit Wear items will be  REVEALED at the Bash. 
5th-8th Grade Mobile App Class Begins October 1st!
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Learn to create mobile game apps!  

MCS has a unique opportunity for 5th - 8th grade students to learn to create apps for mobile devices! 

In this exciting 10 week program, students will work in a team to develop and design a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related mobile game app that will ultimately be presented at a showcase finale event at UC Irvine. At the showcase event, students will present their apps on stage in front of hundreds of attendees while competing against other middle school students from schools all over Orange County for prizes. This is a unique opportunity for your child to grow and learn about technology and careers while receiving mentorship from college undergraduates specializing in STEM areas.
 

Last year's MCS Team takes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place at the AppJam+ Finale.  

Sign your child up today to expose them to STEM and be a part of a network that has educated and raised awareness about Computer Science and technology to hundreds of students. Click here to sign up

When:                     Mondays & Wednesdays: 3:00 - 5:00pm
Where:                    Mariners Christian School
First Class:             Monday, October 1st
Showcase Date:     Wednesday, December 5th, at UC Irvine
Cost:                       $490

Fee Covers:
  • Small Mentor-Student ratio- One Mentor for every 5 students. (Mentors are college students majoring in engineering or computer science.)
  • Nutrition and club T-Shirts
  • Transportation for showcase event
Additionally:
  • MCS Staff will be onsite for each meeting
  • 20 2-hour sessions cost less than $13 per hour!
Learn more about AppJam+ from students and mentors https://youtu.be/uMtcx4mUyfY or view the 2018 Spring Showcase at https://youtu.be/xbo6vZIoubE 

Questions? Please contact our Educational Technology/Maker Education Strategic Planning Director Terri Rodriguez at trodriguez@marinerscs.org
LADIES: We're HIS! Blessed, Beautiful & BRIGHT 
Tuesday, October 16th

Save the Date and join us for a festive time of fellowship, laughter and love. 

Tuesday, October 16th
Big Canyon Country Club
11:30AM - 1:30PM

Look for an invitation coming your way during the week of September 17th!
Afternoon Bus Service to Bonita Canyon Park and Mike Ward Park Begins Monday (9/10)

Thank you to the many families who have signed up their students to take the bus. 

If you have not already signed up and are interested in the 2018-2019 afternoon bus service to  Newport Beach and Irvine please email Keven Kroehler at kkroehler@marinerscs.org for more details.


Parent Teacher Fellowship Volunteer Interest Form
If you are interested in being considered for a room mom, or want to join the volunteering fun, check out this link provided by PTF for the many ways to get involved in MCS.

Serving alongside other parents is a great way to feel a part of the MCS community. Parent participation makes our school a special place to be!

MCS Rocks! Spirit Rock Sign Ups!



Paint a family birthday greeting, congratulatory note, or favorite verse to be enjoyed on the PTF Spirit Rock to by our school families Use this link for more information, painting guidelines, and calendar dates available. 

Spirit Rock Sign Up:   https://tinyurl.com/PTFSpiritRock 
welcomebackelementaryWelcome Back Elementary 
Meet Our Elementary Team 2018-2019
Our Elementary Team 18-19

5th Grade Carpool Ambassadors

Thank you to our 5th Grade Carpool Ambassadors for stepping up to serve our younger students. You are Difference Makers! 
happybirthdayHappy Birthday & Spirit Rock Fun!

September

coffee cup on the autumn fall  leaves and wooden surface background Angela Drevlow 9/8
Jiyoung Um 9/9
AnneMarie Vander Wal 9/10
Ashlee Cowell 9/11
John Hellriegel 9/13
Krissie Matus 9/17
Shelby Johnston 9/29

October

Juliet Sanita 10/5
Debbie Santy 10/5
Sammy Soyring 10/5
Jonathan Brown 10/8
Mindy Gatchell 10/13
Victoria Boler 10/19
Brandi Gibbs 10/20



This list is provided to you by our Parent Teacher Fellowship.
Spirit Rock - Celebrating the MCS Family

Celebrating the first day of school.

If you would like to share your special rock design and person in E-News, please forward your photo to nenglish@marinerscs.org.

To Sign up for the Spirit Rock visit:  
https://tinyurl.com/PTFSpiritRock   
National Read a Book Day 2018

Did you know that that September 6th is "National Read a Book Day 2018."  

 Grab a book and spend the day reading...

MCS Cub Scout Pack 360

MCS Cub Scout Pack 360 welcomes boys grades 1 through 5 to join our dynamic Pack! Den meetings will be held the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday monthly from 3-4:15PM. Pack meetings will be held from 6:00-7:15 pm on the 2nd Tuesdays monthly. For more information, email Cubmaster Brian Cowell: brian@abcowell.com or Miyuki Smith-Richardson: miyukimsmith@outlook.com. Come visit our information table at Back to School Night!

Join us for a Back-to-School Bonfire and Informational Pack Meeting at Corona del Mar State Beach fire rings on Tuesday, September 18th. from 4-8PM. Hot dogs and s'mores will be served.
Upcoming Scout Events: First Den Meeting - September 25; Campout -October 5-7; Pinewood Derby & Bear Carnival - December 1.

K-4th Father-Daughter Adventure Events

MCS Dads: are you looking for an incredible way to make lifelong memories with your daughter?  The Orange Blossom Native Nation (formerly known as Indian Princesses) is open to new MCS fathers and daughters to come enjoy some events such as camping, archery, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, San Diego Zoo Safari, surfing, canoeing, sledding, pumpkin carving, daddy/daughter dances, and other fun adventures.  

This is open to MCS girls in Kindergarten through 4th grade.  These monthly events are some of the most treasured experiences for these girls and their fathers.  For more info, text or email Larry Birnbaum - 714.655.8108 - Larry@LmbEnterprises.com .
middleschoolenewsMiddle School E-Newsletter

  H I S
"The earth is [ His]  and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1 NIV
09.07.18
Welcome Back to School Middle School
You are HIS
Middle School Fall Kickoff Chapel 2018
Fall Kickoff 2018
Our first chapel of the year was nothing short of spectacular! Mr. Lucas and his incredibly anointed worship team led us in a powerful time of praise to our King, where students were ushered into His presence. Our first chapel speaker of the year, quite fittingly, was our middle school leader Mrs. Harrison! She delivered a message that was clear and applicable to every student regarding the "filters" through which we see life. Some filters hide our flaws, some filters warp the truth and present an inaccurate version of what is actually real. Often times the filters we use to view ourselves, to view others, to view difficulties we are faced with, aren't the same way that God views those things. She challenged us to let go of our own filters and pick up HIS, specifically saying, "Consider how you see things, and line them up with Him. And if they don't match, then He wants to give you new ones. Will you let him?" 

Please enjoy these highlights from Mrs. Harrison's message. We encourage you to ask your child specifically about what the Lord spoke to them this morning, and what specific thing they felt was standing in the way of them dropping their own filters, and picking up His.

Stay tuned for more photos from Fall Kickoff, including Teal vs. Black competitions and the afternoon water fun!

MCS Middle School Faculty and Staff Start-of-Year
MCS Middle School Faculty and Staff Start-of-the-Year Music Video - Enjoy!
Sports Tryouts Next Week


Players trying out for a team must attend all three days of tryouts. In order to tryout, athletes must turn in the Student Health Form (attached).

  • Boys Football: Monday (9/10) Tuesday (9/11) & Wednesday (9/12) 3:00-4:30PM on the MCS field
  • Girls Basketball: Monday (9/10), Tuesday (9/11) & Wednesday (9/12) 3:00-4:30PM on the basketball courts (outside).
Questions, please contact Mr. Thompson at mthompson@marinerscs.org. Thank you!
Back to School Nights for MCS Parents Only
TK-5th: Tuesday (9/11) and 6th-8th: Thursday (9/13)

Mark your calendars:

TK-5th Back to School Night: TUES (9/11), at 6PM

6th-8th Back to School Night: THURS (9/13), AT 6PM

We look forward to sharing the evening with you. Parents only please.

We invite you to enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship by the flagpole.
8th Grade DC Parent Meeting September 13th at 5:15PM

The 8th Grade DC Trip is upon us! Parents of 8th graders, please join us before Back to School Night on Thursday (9/13) at 5:15 at an on-campus location to be determined. We request that at least one parent for each child be in attendance to receive the details of the trip and answer any questions that you may have. You will receive an important packet that contains travel information, a packing list, and other significant details about the trip. 

Immediately following our meeting is Middle School Back To School Night classroom visitations beginning at 6:00.

If you have any questions, please email Miss Seaman at pseaman@marinerscs.org . We look forward to seeing you there!
6th Grade Pine Valley Parent Meeting September 13 at 5:15

We are so excited for our 6th graders to experience all that awaits them in Pine Valley! Parents of 6th graders, please join us before Back to School Night on Thursday, 9/13, at 5:15 at an on campus location to be determined. We request that at least one parent for each child be in attendance to receive the details of the trip and answer any questions that you may have. You will receive an important packet that contains travel information, a packing list, and other significant details about the trip. 

Immediately following our meeting is Middle School Back To School Night classroom visitations beginning at 6:00.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Knight at mknight@marinerscs.org . We look forward to seeing you there!
See You At The Pole for Prayer September 26th (corrected)

Save the date to join us in prayer on the morning of Wednesday, 9/26, at 8:20 a.m.! 

More details to follow in the next e-news. For more information about See You at the Pole, please visit their website at www.syatp.com .

5th-8th Grade Mobile App Class Begins October 1st!
-click for flyer-
Learn to create mobile game apps!  

MCS has a unique opportunity for 5th - 8th grade students to learn to create apps for mobile devices! 

In this exciting 10 week program, students will work in a team to develop and design a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related mobile game app that will ultimately be presented at a showcase finale event at UC Irvine. At the showcase event, students will present their apps on stage in front of hundreds of attendees while competing against other middle school students from schools all over Orange County for prizes. This is a unique opportunity for your child to grow and learn about technology and careers while receiving mentorship from college undergraduates specializing in STEM areas.
 

Last year's MCS Team takes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place at the AppJam+ Finale.  

Sign your child up today to expose them to STEM and be a part of a network that has educated and raised awareness about Computer Science and technology to hundreds of students. Click here to sign up

When:                     Mondays & Wednesdays: 3:00 - 5:00pm
Where:                    Mariners Christian School
First Class:             Monday, October 1st
Showcase Date:     Wednesday, December 5th, at UC Irvine
Cost:                       $490

Fee Covers:
  • Small Mentor-Student ratio- One Mentor for every 5 students. (Mentors are college students majoring in engineering or computer science.)
  • Nutrition and club T-Shirts
  • Transportation for showcase event
Additionally:
  • MCS Staff will be onsite for each meeting
  • 20 2-hour sessions cost less than $13 per hour!
Learn more about AppJam+ from students and mentors https://youtu.be/uMtcx4mUyfY or view the 2018 Spring Showcase at https://youtu.be/xbo6vZIoubE 

Questions? Please contact our Educational Technology/Maker Education Strategic Planning Director Terri Rodriguez at trodriguez@marinerscs.org
Middle School Schoology Fall Parents Workshops

MIDDLE SCHOOL
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 workshop for parents to learn more about how to use Schoology and answer any questions you may have!  Specific dates will be announced at a later time.


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