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Dear TK - 7th Grade Families,
 
It's that time of year again! You have the opportunity to honor your TK - 7th grade child with a dedication in our annual yearbook. The focus of the written dedication is to affirm, bless, and honor your MCS child.
 
Here are the details:
 
- Two options: 1/8th page for $20 or 1/4th page for $40
- Word limit: 80 words for 1/8th page or 160 words for 1/4th page
- Please proofread your submissions
- Words only no photos (We save the photo dedications for when your child is graduating.)
- Billing for the dedication will be through Smart Tuition at a later date.
 
There is limited space for dedications, so make sure to submit your dedication early to guarantee that it will be included.  Submissions will be accepted until all available spots are purchased. The final deadline for submissions is Friday, February 5th.   Please note that this deadline is earlier than previous years.
 
If you wish to purchase a dedication, send your written
submission to: yearbook@marinerscs.org.
Please indicate which size dedication you would like:
1/8th ($20 - 80 words) or 1/4th ($40 - 160 words)
 
Thank you in advance for helping to make this yearbook a blessing to our students.  If you have any questions please feel free to email us at yearbook@marinerscs.org  
 
In Him,
Sam Brooks and Sharee Pfaff - MCS Yearbook Advisers

Yearbooks for the 2019/2020 school year were passed out during the material return day back in June. If your child was enrolled in MCS last year but did not get an opportunity to receive a yearbook, then we would LOVE to make sure that you get to take one home! Simply email yearbook@marinerscs.org and let us know your child's name and class and we will deliver it to their classroom to take home. If your child is remote we can leave one at the front desk for you to pick up. Thanks!

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PARENT






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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 groufs@marinerscs.org or for accounting help, contact Trang Nguyen tnguyen@marinerscs.org.

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JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
1/1 Robin Walker
1/2 Sue Celek
1/3 Keven Kroehler
1/9 Tessa Nease
1/12 Jennifer Crowell
1/12 Kristin Knecht
1/16 Dianne McVay
1/20 Sarah Kim
1/21 Lynda Lynch
1/24 Kelly Wu
1/31 Trang Nguyen



elementary


In their classroom chapels this week, our elementary students continued to learn more about Wisdom. They listened to some important wisdom verses from Proverbs 4 read by MCS students, discussed what wisdom is and what it isn't, and then used "Wisdom Song" for quiet personal reflection. Enjoy the chapel here.



MIDDLE

Takeout Tuesday
Our middle school January Takeout Tuesday is taking place on Tuesday, 1/19/21, and our vendor is Raising Cane's!!! For $7 students (or MCS staff) will receive a meal that consists of 3 chicken strips, signature Raising Cane's sauce, French fries, a piece of Texas Toast, and a bottle of water. As always, if your middle school student has a big appetite, you are welcome to order more than one meal for your student. 

All orders must be placed before midnight on Saturday, 1/16/21
. Late orders will not be accepted. Please click the link to place your order here.


Share2Wear


Our January Share2Wear is happening next week when we return from the 3- day weekend! We are so blessed to be able to partner with Project Giving Light again, this time helping them with items to go inside the beloved birthday boxes they use to celebrate and bless underprivileged kids with. For kids of all age levels, we all know how important it is to have colored pencils, crayons, and markers to color and draw with. So this month, for our "share" item"we are collecting NEW boxes of colored pencils, crayons, and markers to go into those awesome birthday boxes that Project Giving Light assembles and shares with kids who do not get their birthdays celebrate otherwise. The share item is 1 new box, but if someone wants to generously donate more than 1, the gifts would be put to VERY good use! The more we share, the more kids can be reached! If you don't make it to the store, a cash donation will be accepted in lieu of the items, and we will use it to purchase markers, crayons, and pencils on your behalf. 
 
Then, when a student "shares" on Tuesday, 1/19, they get to participate in the 
"wear" day on Wednesday, 1/20! The theme for this month is DECADES DAY!!! The student picks the decade...50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s...and completely decks out!!! We should be able to tell exactly which decade each student is a part of based on what they're wearing. Think about retro hairstyles, jackets, and accessories to enhance the decade outfit too! This is NOT a free dress day, so if the student is not clearly participating in the "wear" day, they should be in their school uniform. Looking forward to having so many great dress days represented next Wednesday!

Chapel Recap


We had some special guests in Chapel this week! One of our very own outdoor aides, Mr. Sang, aka...SupaSang, brought his 2 kids "Nate the Great" (6th gr) and "Mase the Ace" (1st gr) to share their musical, songwriting, and rapping talents with us. These 3 showed us that God can use anyone with a willing heart to share His Good News and accomplish His purposes! SupaSang also spoke a message using David's story to bring God's truth about how "God doesn't call the equipped, but instead He equips the called!" He also reminded us that "it's not what you have...it's WHO you have!"

For video content of Chapel this week, follow us on our middle school Instagram page @MCS_middleschool_LYFE.  You won't want to miss these 3 in action, pouring their hearts out for Jesus!

FUN FRIDAY!




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CHIN SHIELDS:
It appears that chin shields have started to become a trend in Middle School. These are not face coverings. Chin shields are meant to be used in conjunction with a face shield to offer further protection but allow a full visual of the face. If your child has anxiety about mask wearing and the doctor recommends a shield, it should be a face shield, or a chin shield used with a face shield.

According to CDPH, "You should select a face covering that covers your nose and mouth, goes under the chin, and does not have significant gaps around the nose or other parts of the face. Look for face coverings that have three layers, if possible, and are still easy to breathe through. Be sure that the ear loops or ties are tight enough to keep the face covering from sliding down the nose. Always wear your face covering over your nose and mouth, not under your nose or under your chin."

Chin shields do not offer protection from COVID to yourself or others. Please respect the MCS community and send your child to school with a face covering that covers both their nose and mouth securely. If a face shield is needed, it should come around the sides of the face and be below the chin.

COVID symptom screening - Please remember to screen your child for COVID symptoms each morning before dropping them off at school, as signed in agreement prior to the start of the school year. Please ask your child daily regarding symptoms and keep your child home if your child or a family member have the following:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue (feeling tired)
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat, congestion, or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.



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