In Today's Newsletter

Upcoming Events:
Jan 21 - MLK Day - No School
Feb 15 - Teacher Work Day - No School
Feb 18 - President's Day - No School
Feb 19 - Parent/Teacher Conference Day
Feb 28 - Re-Enrollment Begins


Have you procured for the auction yet? Do you love to shop?  Use your love for shopping to ask for procurements from local businesses in Snohomish and downtown Monroe. Earn service hours!  Attached is a digital copy of the letter you can provide to businesses and the Procurement Form. Be sure to attach a copy of the form to the donated item, and leave a copy with the donor as their tax receipt.


Please remember to follow up with businesses that you have visited regarding auction donations if they did not donate at the time of your initial visit.  Also bring donations in to the school office as soon as you have them along with the filled out procurement form. Thank you for helping to make this auction our best ever!


Donation Request Letter

Procurement Form

Join us for an auction planning meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22nd, in the teachers' lounge.  E-care will be available at no charge for parents who would like to attend (4 years old and up).  If you would like to help with the auction but can't attend the meeting, please let Mindy or Laurie know.  We will keep you in the loop!  
This meeting will help establish who will be assisting with the various components of the auction such as set-up, data entry, cashiering, decorations, procurements, live and silent auctions, transportation of items, and clean-up after the auction.  Work alongside awesome leads like Sara Peterson, Melina & Pablo Guerrero, Becky Werkhoven, Mindy Orcutt, Riley Anderson, Melinda Grazier, Lita Timmerman, and more!  Come get connected, be involved, have some fun, and earn service hours!
Here are the details to date:
Theme:  "Life is Good Here - Celebrating the Best of the Pacific Northwest"
Date:  Saturday, March 23rd, starting at 4:00 p.m.
Location:  First Baptist Church of Monroe
Caterer:  Maverick Catering (same as last year)
Save the date - Re-Enrollment Day is Thursday, February 28.  Remember to log your Service Hours in the log book prior to Feb. 22, as only logged hours will be counted for registration fee credit.  Any hours worked after Feb. 22 will apply to the following year's registration fee.  Questions?  Contact Laurie or Mindy in the office.

There's still time to sign up.  Classes start this Wednesday.


Art Classes 2019 


Due to some scheduling conflicts, please note the following changes to our school calendar.


  • Thursday, February 14 SCHOOL IN SESSION
  • Friday, February 15 no school (Accreditation Workday)
  • Monday, February 18 no school (President's Day)
Thank you for continuing to clip Box Top labels.  We just received a check for $137.20!
When you donate clothing to the bin near the roundabout, Together for the Kingdom shares the funds they receive with MCS.  We just received a check for $132.81.  Remember the bin when you are ready to donate!
Many parents and educators struggle with feeling disrespected by their kids or students. Does this resonate with you? Do you ever find yourself thinking, "Why does this kid think it's okay to treat me like this?" or "I go out of my way to treat these kids well. Why do they act like I'm stupid?"
Disrespectful behavior (eye-rolling, arguing, defiance, lying, etc.) is often a form of limit testing, which is a young person's way of asking this important question: "Do you love me enough to provide the caring boundaries required to keep me safe from myself?" When limits over respect are inconsistent or weak, disrespectful behavior increases. The child's self-concept suffers, and they lack the modeling required to learn how to set limits with their peers.
The ability to say "no" to peers starts with experiencing
"no" from one's parents.
Those familiar with Love and Logic know limits are most effectively provided when we describe what we are willing to do or allow, rather than trying to tell others how they should behave. Describing our own actions provides an enforceable limit. Dictating the actions of another does not.
"Treat me with respect!" is unenforceable.
"I'm happy to do the extra things I do for you when I feel respected" is enforceable.
Is it okay for a parent or educator to calmly and consistently provide perks only when they feel respected? Absolutely! In fact, it's essential. While our children certainly won't thank us in the short term, we can be assured that doing so provides the type of limits and security they need.
A Love and Logic mom recently described how she began the process of gaining her thirteen-year-old son's respect:
Son: "It's time for you to take me to practice. Why are you just sitting there?"
Mom: "Oh, this is so sad. It's just really hard for me to want to do the extra things I do for you when I keep hearing how dumb you think I am."
Son: "I was just kidding! Why do you make such a big deal out of everything? It's time to go."
Mom: "Maybe by next week at this time, I'll feel better about taking you. I sure hope so."
She held firm and experienced the predictable onslaught of arguing, pouting, and guilt-trips.
"Over the past few months," she reflected, "I see him becoming a lot calmer and more respectful. I think he's realizing that I care enough about myself to expect respect. It's really improved our relationship!"
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible. 
Dr. Charles Fay