Re-enrollment for current students 
for the 2021-2022 school year is now open!

Please login to the parent portal to complete re-enrollment before Friday, February 12th to ensure space for your child!

For login help, contact Gisela Roufs
 or for accounting help, 
contact Trang Nguyen

Last Day to Send in Thoughts From the Heart - Wednesday, 2/10!
Last Day to Send in Thoughts From the Heart - Wednesday, 2/10!
To get you in the 'Thoughts From The Heart' kinda mood, please click play on the video.

It's that time of year again! We are excited to offer the opportunity for our MCS middle school students and all MCS parents to send a "Thoughts From The HeartValentine to MCS students, staff, and teachers. Please click here to download and print your Thoughts from the Heart at-home printables, so your child can receive our MCS version of a candy gram from you!

In order to send one of these notes/candy grams to your child, please follow the instructions below and
send your completed notes with money attached in an envelop for your child's classroom/homeroom teacher.
Please take note of these important details:
  • Thoughts From The Heart are $1 each
  • Sales begin Monday, 2/1 and continue through Wednesday, 2/10
  • The Grade and Homeroom must be filled out for each recipient to ensure they receive their Valentine.
  • Students will receive their Thoughts from the Heart on Friday, 2/12
  • Middle school: ASB will be selling TFTH to middle school students during specified lunch recesses for Middle school students to purchase for teachers, fellow classmates and younger siblings throughout the week. Middle schoolers should bring cash to school in order to purchase. They can either print out the Thoughts From the Heart template & write their notes at home, or they can complete them at the time of purchase during their lunch recess.
  • Elementary: parents can purchase TFTH in two ways:
#1:  **EASIEST OPTION FOR YOU** - print out the attached Thoughts From the Heart template and write notes to your children and/or teachers you wish to purchase a TFTH for. Place the notes, along with $1 per note you wish to purchase in an envelope and write "THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART" on the front of the envelope. We recommend sealing the envelope so that nothing falls out. Have your child turn the envelope in to their classroom/homeroom teacher. Please send exact change for the amount of TFTH you desire to purchase; any excess funds sent will be considered a donation.

#2:  Visit the table outside the front lobby on 2/1-2/10 where you will find a Thoughts From The Heart station. We will provide printed TFTH notes at this table. You can write your notes and attach exact change to them with a paperclip and file them in the grade levels for your children in the TFTH box. If purchasing for multiple children, feel free to attach payment for all of your TFTH to one of the notes, but please file each note in the appropriate grade level so that we can ensure it gets to your child! Please bring exact change, as change will not be provided at this stationYou are welcome to donate your change.



Christopher Gonzales: ASP/Aide

Chris Gonzales who is a native Californian, graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College with A.A. degree in Biblical Studies. Currently he is attending Coastline Community College in pursuit of a business degree. Chris has been an after school aide for three years. He has been a member of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa for fourteen years and has served in Jr. High ministry for six years. Chris enjoys volleyball, photography, spending time with friends and family. Chris Gonzales joined the MCS staff in 2020. 





This week our chapel was centered around the theme of showing practical love to others in our class family at school and at home. Using the short film, "Hair Love," the students participated in class discussions to talk about the how the characters in the film showed love even when experiencing frustrating or very difficult times. Our worship was led this week by another fantastic fifth grade choir from Mrs. Knecht's class and our Faculty Music Team. If you would like to continue the conversation about practical love in your own family, enjoy the short film together and the classroom questions HERE.

Click here for the video of worship.

Dear Parents and Students,

Praise God!!! We are officially halfway through the 2020-21 school year. I am so proud of our students, staff, and families who have worked so hard and demonstrated great resilience and faith amidst some incredible challenges. I am so grateful for all the care and love you so generously pour into our MCS community. Thank you!

The first semester report card is now available. To view the electronic report card, please follow these steps:
Login to Blackbaud which can be accessed using this MCS Lions Ed link or by visiting the Mariners Christian School website. From the menu bar select "I am", in the drop down menu select MCS Family, then select "Parents' Portal."  

Once logged in, at the far left, your student(s) name(s) will be listed.
Select your student's name then access his/her report card under the Progress tab.

Click on Report Card and Middle School Report Card. The report card will open in a new window. 

Have a wonderful weekend.  

For His Name's Sake,
Sam Joo
Middle School Principal

Middle School Take Out Tuesday!
Takeout Tuesday - February 23rd - TK Burger!

Our February Take Out Tuesday (TK Burger) will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd, for our middle school students.

All meals come complete with chips and a bottle of water, and can be placed by clicking this link:

The burger choices are as follows ($8 per meal):

1. Hamburger
2. Cheeseburger
3. Veggie Burger
4. Lettuce-Wrapped Burger

***All orders must be placed by 11:59 PM on Saturday, February 20thLate orders are not accepted***

MCS Middle School Parents,
Good News!  We are starting a new after school sports clinic that will include both training sessions as well as a grade level intra-mural tournament and skills competition!  Participation in these seasons will count toward the 9 Sport Athlete Award. There will be a $25 fee (billed through FACTS) which will include a team t-shirt as well as a pizza party at the end of the season. The cost will also go toward the tournament, pizza party, awards and prizes.  
The goal is to bring the students together in a way that is safe and fun and can allow us to deliver a competitive athletic experience that the kids both want and need. All students are allowed and encouraged to participate, there will be no cuts.  
The tournament teams will be selected to create the most equitable levels of competition. The champions of the tournament will receive an award.
Pizza Party and Skills Competition! The last day of camp will feature a Pizza Party and Skills Contest (prizes for the individual winners), as well as some individual camp awards.
The Schedule
Mondays: 8th Girls' volleyball 
Tuesdays: 8th Boys' basketball 
Wednesdays: 7th Girls' volleyball / 6th Boys' basketball 
Thursdays: 7th Boys' basketball / 6th Girls' volleyball  
*All practices will run from 3:00-4:30. Students will change into their PE clothes right after school and head to the gym. 

Week 1 (Feb 8-12)
Week 2 (Feb 22-26)
Week 3 (Mar 1-5)
Week 4 (Mar 8-12)
Week 5 (Mar 15-19)
Week 6 (Mar 22-26) - Pizza Party & Skills Contest
Mrs. Brooks and myself will be coaching these camps and can be reached for questions We have COVID safety protocols in place to help eliminate the spread. We believe we can safely create this competitive sports experience.  Finally, we are really encouraging kids to come out for this and hope that your child can be there!

February is National Children's Dental Health Awareness Month

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, almost half of children under the age of 12 have some form of tooth decay. There are many things parents can do to help their children maintain a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums.

1) Make sure your children know how to brush their teeth (you should assist them until they are 8 years of age) and remind them to brush their teeth twice a day.
2) Be sure your child gets enough fluoride.
3) Remind your child to floss daily.
4) Give your child a healthy diet that is high in fruits and vegetables and low in added sugars. Avoid sugary drinks, including juices.
5) Schedule an appointment for your child to visit the dentist for a check up every six months.
ATTENTION KIDS!!! Are you brushing your teeth twice a day? Complete this Brushing Calendar (start today). Have your mom and dad sign the bottom and return it to the health office on Friday, February 12, and receive a fun prize. GET BRUSHING!

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