In Today's Newsletter



Upcoming Events:
 
Feb 19 - 28 - Re-Enrollment Begins
Mar 8 - Records Day - No School
Mar 23 - Annual Auction
AUCTION!
  • Have you turned in your RSVP yet?  If not, please do so ASAP - thank you!
  • Have you brought in your donation/s yet?  Need ideas?  Here's a list to get your creative juices flowing:  Donation Ideas. No time to shop?  We can use gift cards for $20 and $25.  Please bring in donations this week - thank you!  If you are unable for any reason, please email a description and value to secretary@monroechristian.org so your donation can be included in the catalog.
  • We also still need 18 desserts for the ever-popular Dessert Dash - please contact Becky Werkhoven @ 509-595-5662 or becky@werkhovendairy.com this week.
RE-ENROLLMENT DISCOUNT
Stop by the office to re-enroll for next year through this Thursday, February 28th, to receive a $75 discount off the $500 registration fee!  Service hour credit will also be applied.

TAPP FLOWER & BULB SALE
Catalogs will be sent home tomorrow with students for a TAPP Flower & Bulb Sale. Orders are due on Tuesday, March 12. Orders can now be paid for with credit/debit cards by texting ABC to 41411 and then selecting our school.  Please see the catalog for additional details. 
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY
Would you love to greet students and their parents every morning?  We need a roundabout greeter on Tuesdays - Fridays starting this week.  Greet and assist students for 20 minutes (8:10 - 8:30) and log 30 minutes of service time.  If interested, please contact Laurie Fielder (laurie.fielder@monroechristian.org or 360-794-8200).

SPREAD THE LOVE
"Spread the Love" is a service project sponsored by Mrs. Bailly's 2nd grade class. Older students may remember how they brought peanut butter and jelly to school in support of the Sky Valley Food Bank. Bringing in peanut butter and other food staples has previously taken place during the month of February. Due to circumstances beyond our control - snow and a lot of it, we will be collecting items for this local charity now until March 15. All items must be new, sealed, and within expiration dates. The Sky Valley Food Bank has requested high protein food such as peanut butter to help our friends in need.
OPEN HOUSE FOR PRESCHOOL/PREK & KINDERGARTEN

POPCORN DAY
This Wednesday, 2/27, is the next TAPP popcorn day.  $0.50 for popcorn or $1.00 for popcorn and Capri Sun.  Pay your teacher for the day or pay in full at the office.
CSI BIBLE INSTRUCTION SYMPOSIUM
We were honored to send Mr. Warren to this conference with TAPP funds so we wanted you to know what it was all about.  Mr. Warren was trying one of the new strategies he learned about with the 6th grade Bible class.  Ask your student what they learned in Bible today.

The Curriculum and Instruction team at CSI was thrilled to host another outstanding group of Bible educators in Washington, DC on February 13-15. The 2019 CSI Bible Instruction Symposium was a rich time of networking and learning for all who attended but especially for the thirty teachers to be reaffirmed in their profession, share ideas and resources with one another, bring up specific concerns happening in their classrooms and schools, and learn from scholars and peers.

CSI Bible Specialist Heidi Dean kicked off the training with a presentation on contextualizing the gospel or improving our communication of the gospel. Each grade level track-elementary, middle, and high school-was then divided into groups of ten, where they dove into subject matter content pertinent to their grade level. The grade level sessions were led first from the perspective of a seminary professor and then from a lead teacher, who presented examples of how these ideas were presented in their classrooms. The small size of the groups was ideal for participants, who were able to bond quickly and share resources, as well as discuss ideas both past and present that they have gleaned over their careers.

"There are very few opportunities for professional development in Bible instruction. Yet, it is such a vital part of Christian education. To spend this time learning and growing with other Bible teachers from CSI and also to spend time in the Museum of the Bible is so beneficial."     -2019 Symposium Participant

Gathering a group of passionate, dedicated, and educated Bible instructors made for a time of lively and deep conversation and fellowship. Many left refreshed and energized in their work to engage the next generation not only in Bible instruction, but for a lifelong walk with Christ.

The staff at CSI is grateful for our time with this group and left inspired to continue serving both past, present, and future participants with more professional development opportunities in the years to come.

CSI would like to thank our sponsors, donors, and the Christian Schools International Foundation for providing the funding necessary to make this event possible.