Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • June 4: Pizza Day
  • June 8: Kindergarten Graduation
  • June 9: Pre-K - Last Day
  • June 10: Preschool - Last Day
  • June10: 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 11: Awards Chapel/Field Day, K-8th Last Day - NOON DISMISSAL
WASHINGTON DC TRAVELERS

Are you interested in a photobook from our trip? Ms. Bobinger and Mrs. Obbink along with the help of the students attending the fieldtrip were able to create a photobook of the Washington DC area. The book is 8.5 X 11 and 42 pages in length. The cost is $17.25. Please let Mrs. Obbink know by Friday at noon if you would like to order a copy (it is set up a little different than our yearbook). Please drop off your payment in the office. 
GRADUATION

Tuesday, June 8th at 7pm we will be celebrating the Kindergarteners with a graduation ceremony.
Thursday, June 10th at 7pm we will celebrate our 8th graders with a graduation ceremony. Both events will take place at New Hope Fellowship.
AWARDS CEREMONY

Friday June 11th we will be holding our Awards Chapel. This year the ceremony is being held outside at the school starting a 8:45am till 9:15am. Families are welcome to attend.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Field Day volunteers needed! Are you available next Friday, June 11th between 9:15 and 11:15 to have some fun. We still need volunteers to help the teachers with the crazy fun events they have planned for field day. If you're available to help, please contact Ms. Bobinger in the office or call 360-794-8200.
MONROE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IS HIRING

We are looking for a Washington State certified 5th grade teacher to join our MCS teaching team. Mrs. Waltman will be joining our 6th-8th grade team. If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact Elaine Obbink at elaine.obbink@monroechristian.org
DID YOU SIGN UP?

We hope you received the text regarding RightNow Media. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, remember Friday, June 4 you will be invited to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Werkhoven at becky.werkhoven@monroechristian.org We hope you take advantage of this opportunity!
MCS 2021-2022 YEARBOOK
2021-2022 CALENDAR (TENTATIVE)

The following is a link to our 2021-2022 School calendar. Dates on this calendar are tentative. 2021-2022 Calendar
MCS APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

The weather is changing. Be sure to check out all the great MCS clothing to help keep you cool when the days get warm. Tank tops, t-shirts and so much more!
Use this link MCS Apparel and Accessories to check out all the great items that are available. Find something you like, place your order, and it will be sent directly to you.
FREE & EASY WAYS TO HELP THE SCHOOL

There are many ways you can help the school that are free and easy.

  • Matching Employer Funds - Many larger employers offer matching funds when their employees donate to the school through their portals. Check with your employer to see what they may offer!
  • General Mills Box Tops for Education - Save Box Tops from all participating products, then drop off the accumulated clipped Box Tops in the school office or submit them digitally.
  • Fred Meyer Rewards - Link Monroe Christian School to your Fred Meyers Rewards card through the "Community Rewards" setting and a percentage of your eligible purchases will go directly to MCS. If you have already designated MCS as your Community Reward, please take a minute and check if it is still active. (The community reward must be renewed yearly.)
  • AmazonSmile - Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to MCS. Simply go to smile.amazon.com to get setup.
  • Office Depot - Use our school ID #70106855 when making purchases at Home Depot and we will receive credit towards future purchases.
  • Rite Aid - RXfundraising and Rite Aid are willing to give a portion of every dollar spent on prescriptions and purchases made at Rite Aid to support our school. Register your Rite Aid card with RXfundraising and choose - "support MCS".

UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR

We have made some updates to the school calendar.

LOVE AND LOGIC

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 (such as eye-rolling, arguing, defiance, lying, etc.) is often a way to test our limits. This 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 when they lack a role model for learning 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. The imperative, “Treat me with respect!” is unenforceable. In contrast:
 
“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. Although our children certainly won’t thank us in the short term, we can be assured that doing so will provide the type of limits and security they will need later in life.
 
A Love and Logic mom described to us 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 from her son. “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!” Although it was difficult in the short term, the long-term benefits of her holding firm will go a long way to teaching her son the importance of treating others with respect.
 
Especially during these difficult times, kids and parents need a healthy family environment and teaching respect is critical for successfully creating that environment. You can find more helpful information to help you with this goal in our new course, 7 Steps To Create A Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Family.
 
Thank you 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."