Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • January 12: Yoforit Night
  • January 18: MLK Day - NO SCHOOL
  • January 22: Pizza Day
  • February 5: Pizza Day
UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR

We have made some updates to the school calendar.
Please note that the next Parent/Teacher conferences are now February 16th and 17th.
YOFORIT NIGHT

TAPP'S Yoforit fundraiser night is tomorrow!
This is a fundraising event where 10% of the sales go to support MCS. All sales between 5pm - 8pm will directly support our school. You can also go earlier, just be sure to let the staff know you are there on behalf of MCS and those sales will get added to the total. So stop by Yoforit in Monroe tomorrow night to enjoy some delicious frozen yogurt and support your school at the same time!

Future Yoforit nights and pizza days can be found on this downloadable TAPP calendar.
A LOOK INSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Mrs. Moses's 6th & 7th Grade
Last month, the 6th and 7th graders did a project for Bible class. The students were learning about King David being the lamp of Israel and Jesus being the light of the world, so they created replicas of ancient Hebrew oil lamps. They looked great and worked quite well!
FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT ILLNESSES

We know there is a lot of information out regarding what you need to do if you have been exposed to or infected with COVID 19.

It is our school policy that if anyone in your household has been exposed to the virus and/or is being tested, we ask all students to stay home until a negative test result is received. Should anyone in your household receive a positive test result, we ask all students to stay home for the 10/14 days that your doctor has specified.

To do our part, we will continue taking temperatures before your student enters the school and ask that if your student has any of the following symptoms, please keep them home.
  • Temperature above 100.2 (without the use of a fever reducing medication)*
  • coughing
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • muscle or body aches
  • loss of taste or smell
  • congestion
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea*

*Note: Any family members that have fevers and/or vomiting, we ask that you keep all students home for 48 hours after the fever has subsided.
CHANGE OF CLOTHES

We are seeing many of our students having a wonderful time playing outside at recess but then find themselves more than a little wet afterwards. If you'd like to send a change of clothes to school with your child, it could make their afternoons a little less soggy.

FREE & EASY WAYS TO HELP THE SCHOOL

MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS: Does the company you work for (Boeing, Microsoft, etc.) match contributions you make to a non-profit company? Take a moment to find out. When you donate money to the school for a fundraiser or any other reason, follow your company's system to record it and designate MCS to receive matching funds! (If someone you know works at a participating company, they can also designate MCS!)
LOVE AND LOGIC

Are you finding yourself completely exhausted and stressed with all of the problems that bombard you on a daily basis, even though 2020 is finally over? I find myself still feeling crushed under the weight of the many burdens whirling around me. Why? Simply because I’ve forgotten how much fuel is required to run a helicopter on a daily basis.
 
Yes! I tend to be a helicopter parent, a helicopter boss, a helicopter spouse, a helicopter whatever. It’s nobody’s fault except mine. Deep within me is the burning desire to make sure that no one I know suffers from any sort of unhappiness, disappointment, or disgust. There are just so many people in my life that need my help solving their problems!
 
I am reminded that trying to rescue our kids from all of life’s challenges burns us out and creates kids who don’t believe that they have what it takes to be successful in life. I also realized that this very same principle applies to rescuing our spouses, friends, and colleagues. It doesn’t take long for us to run out of fuel and crash to the ground.
 
The single most powerful tool for combating this tendency is to memorize the following words:
 
Oh, no. That’s got to feel ___________.
 
What do you think you are going to do about that?
 
The next time someone else’s problem comes your way, experiment by saying those words with sincere empathy. Simply fill in the blank with whatever emotion you’re guessing the person is feeling, then give suggestions while allowing the person to own and solve his or her problem.
 
To help make sure that your helicopter stays grounded, be sure to register for our free, live seminar next Tuesday, January 12, at 8 p.m. EST. It’s called, “Parenting During Uncertain Times,” and will provide many helpful insights for parenting in the age of COVID-19.
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible.

Dr. Charles Fay
Our scripture theme for this year is based on Hebrews 11:1-3
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."