H I S
"The earth is [ His]  and everything in it, the world, 
and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1 NIV
All-School 
02.01.19
Table of Contents
  1. From the Admissions Department
  2. Our Bright Future
  3. Upcoming Events & Activities
  4. PTF Spotlight: Bingo
  5. Elementary Highlights
  6. MCS Teachers Join Faith Adventure 
  7. Happy Birthday and Spirit Rock Fun
  8. Middle School E-Newsletter 

Miranda Parks
MCS
Heroes of the Week



Haylee Pierce
 
Congratulations to this week's Heroes Miranda and Haylee. We hope you enjoy your up-close parking spot. 
 
A Note to Miranda Parks, Third Grade Teacher:
We are so glad God brought you to MCS. You are an amazing team member and teacher. You always go the extra mile for students and colleagues. What a joy your are to work with. We are so "Thankful" for you Miranda! Love the Third Grade Team.
 
A Note to Haylee Pierce, Middle School Aide
This week, we want to honor Ms. Pierce as the middle school hero of the week! She has been such an amazing addition to the middle school team and a blessing to the staff, students, and families! She is such a blessing, that the students themselves shared their own highlights of Ms. Pierce:

Miss Pierce is great to have around in the learning center! She is great to have because she is very encouraging to me. Whenever I need help on math she is always there for me because she is very good at math. I love Miss Pierce! -8th grade student

Mrs. Pierce has been such a help for us. I love how kind and sweet and patient she is in all situations even if we're driving her crazy during one of our class periods. She is so good at math and I can't thank her enough for the help she's given me in that subject. She is truly awesome. -8th grade student

Miss Pierce is so much fun to have in the learning center. When ever I need help with math she always can help me. Miss Pierce is also very kind and sweet and always wants to help out. -6th grade student

Miss Pierce is really nice and fun in study skills. When I need help or not she's really nice and helpful!
-6th grade student

Mrs. Pierce has made an impact on helping me learn by helping me with my homework. Another thing is that she answers all of my questions when I need an answer. -6th grade student

Mrs. Pierce has always and will help me out in study skills with my homework, planner, or if I am confused. She is so nice and kind, she brightens up the class room. -6th grade student

Miss. Pierce is always kind and always helps me when I'm confused. She also helps us with math and does a great job at teaching. -6th grade student

Mrs. Pierce always is patent when I make a mistake and answers my questions the best she can.She is helpful especially in math. Thank you for teaching me how to be organized and much more.Thank you Mrs. Pierce. -6th grade student

She helps me when in math. She also is like a sister to me. -6th grade student

"I love Mrs. Pierce, she is so patient, she is willing and always ready to help with anything, she has been a huge help to Mrs. Willis. Thank you so much Mrs. Pierce for all that you do, we love you! Love, Payton"

"Mrs. Pierce has effected me in the learning center by many ways but the main one I want to point out is her encouraging attitude. Every time I come to the learning center I always encounter her with her checking my planner and sometimes motivating me to get the assignment done. Mrs. Pierce always stands in the learning center with an attitude that temps me to try my best and work hard. "
From the Admissions Department
 admissions2
Re-Enrollment is Open For 2019-2020
We have begun the planning for the next school year. This year we have seen amazing provision and affirmation from our Heavenly Father through our MCS community in many ways.  ... click for continuation of the re-enrollment letter from Mr. Moore  which includes the Schedule of Fees for 2019-2020 .
 
Please contact Ashlee Cowell or Gisela Roufs if you have questions about the re-enrollment process.  Thank you!
Sibling Applications for 2019-2010 OPEN!
Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 school year for siblings of current MCS students! We give priority to our current families applying for new siblings, and space is most limited in TK, Kindergarten, and 7th grade. Apply today! Please contact Ashlee Cowell acowell@marinerscs.org or Gisela Roufs groufs@marinerscs.org in the Admissions Department with any questions.
brightfutureOur Bright Future
Phase 1 tours are available for all parents. Feel free to contact the MCS Advancement team to schedule a tour and see how students are benefiting from the new spaces. 
  • Thoughts from the Heart Valentine's Grams | February 4th-8th
  • Dads Carpool, Fellowship & Prayers | February 7th
  • Middle School Student (& Grandparent) Take Out Tuesday Orders Due | February 7th
  • TK-6th Daddy Daughter Dance | Friday, February 8th
  • Middle School Grandparentst & Special Friends Day | Tuesday, February 12th
  • Uniform Wear & Share | February 12th (afternoon) and February 13th (morning)
  • Late Start Latte's with Love | February 13th
  • TK Music Informance | Tuesday, March 19th
  • Elementary Musical Production | March 22nd and 23rd
  • K & 1st Music Informance | Tuesday, March 28th
  • Elementary Talent Show | Friday, April 5th
  • Spring Celebration & Auction  | Friday, April 12th
MCS Lunch Aide Supervision - Job Opportunity Available
Do you love MCS and love our staff? Have you ever wanted to be part of the MCS staff team? If so, this may be the opportunity for you! MCS is adding a "Lunch Supervision Aide" position to assist daily with student supervision during elementary and middle school lunches.

If this is of interest to you or if you know of someone outside of the MCS community that could be a great fit for this position, click here for more info and contact Dianne McVay at dmcvay@marinerscs.org for further information and application steps. 
Thoughts from the Heart Valentine's Candy Grams
Sold February 4th-8th (Delivered 2/14)

-click to print-

-click to print-
 Featuring original artwork by Difference Maker grant recipients and co-founders of "Sweeter Than Honey" ~ Thoughts from the Heart logo is designed by 8th grader Selah Steinle & Thoughts from the Heart candy gram note is designed by alumni student, Sheya Lavin!!

Happy February, MCS Families! We are excited to offer the opportunity for our MCS middle school students and all MCS parents to send a "Thoughts From The Heart" Valentine to MCS students, staff, and teachers. Proceeds from the sales will go t o The Shalima Learning Center , which serves local at risk youth by hosting an incredible after school program for students K-12 in Costa Mesa!

Please take note of these important details:  Thoughts From The Heart are $1 each and will be sold from 2/4 - 2/8. They will be delivered to homeroom teachers before Valentine's Day parties on 2/14.

HOW TO PURCHASE:

ASB students will be selling TFTH to middle school students at 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 attached 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 homeroom teacher, who will place it in the mailbox outside of their classroom door and ASB students will collect them. Please send exact change for the amount of TFTH you desire to purchase; any excess funds sent will be considered a donation to Shalimar Learning Center.
     
  2. Visit the front lobby on 2/4-2/8 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 station. You are welcome to donate your change.
MCS Dads Carpool, Fellowship & Prayer Thursdays Weekly
Next: February 7th
DADS: Join us on Thursday mornings weekly at 7:30AM - volunteer for morning carpool. Then hang around for some fellowship and prayer from 8:15-8:45. 

For more details, sign up at the following link: tinyurl.com/MCSDadsFellowship

Hope to see you this Thursday, February 7th Troy
PTF Daddy Daughter Dance This Friday, February 8th
Dads and Gals in grades TK - 6 are invited to join us for a fun evening of dancing, desserts, raffles, games and crafts at the PTF Daddy and Daughter Dance. It will be a night to create a sweet family memory! 
PTF Uniform Wear & Share February 12th & 13th
Helping Hands Needed

Wear and Share could use some helping hands. Here are the dates of the remaining Wear and Share events which nicely coincides with Late Start Lattes. 

February 12-13, March 12-13, April 9-10, May 7-8:  Set up Tuesdays at 1:00PM. Clean up on Wednesdays at 9:00AM. Contact Trisha Nabal if you have questions at  nabal@verizon.net
PTF SPIRIT WEAR Help Needed
We are in need of some parents that are willing to be on THE Spirit Wear team. It is not a big time commitment with some flexibility. All orders are done via online, but we need weekly (Thursday or Friday) help processing the orders and taking them to the classrooms.

Contact Robyn Gundlach at rpgundlach@gmail.com
Wednesday, February 13, 7:30-9:30AM: MCS Lobby
Stop by for Coffee & Fellowship
MCS Parents are invited to stop by the front lobby for Starbucks coffee, morning treats, and fellowship. The dates are 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, and 5/8. Hosted by the MCS Advancement Department, we hope to have a cup of coffee with you!
Parents Invited to Upcoming March Music Informances
TK Music Informance
Tuesday, March 19th, at 9AM
K & 1st Grade Music Informance
Thursday, March 28th, at 9AM
INFORMANCE: "A performance intended to be both educational and entertaining." en.OxfordDictionaries.com

Don't Miss Our First Ever Elementary Musical Production
March 22 & 23



PTFspotlightParent Teacher Fellowship Spotlight
PTF Bingo Night - A Great Time of Fun and Fellowship!
Our MCS families had a blast at the annual PTF Bingo Night! Thank you to our wonderful Bingo Night Committee of Andrea Creamer, Jill Bangert, Courtney McDonald, Megan Creamer, Brandi Black and our student servers for creating such a fun time for all!
 elementaryhighlightsElementary Highlights 
Elementary Chapel: How Am I Marked By God?
Our chapel opened up with the 4th grade orchestra playing, and then students from 3rd and 5th grade shared written pieces about "What I Like Best About Me." Weaving our 2019 Theme of "HIS," Mrs. Celek shared how we are marked by God to be unique and to do HIS work of telling others about Jesus. 
Making Snow in Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and also made glittery snow Play Dough to coincide with the story.

We will be making icicles next week for our culmination! 

2nd Grade Marketplace: Entrepreneurs in the Making

Transforming their classroom into a "Marketplace," second grade students assumed the role of entrepreneurs on Friday. Each student developed his/her product (food items, games, and services) and storefront (booth). Consumers included teachers, staff, and classmates. Great job 2nd grade. 
Mrs. Meyer's 2nd Grade Class has been Collecting Water Bottles to Raise $$$ for Haiti

Dear Families,

I am so excited that I will be joining our MCS team of teachers on our Faith Adventure Trip (see below). MCS teachers will be conducting a conference for local teachers surrounding the Glory Glory Center. The money that the 2M students raise will be used to supply the teachers of Haiti with Math Manipulatives and other tools that they can use in their own classrooms. We are almost at our goal of 2000 water bottles! I have been amazed at the effort of my students, and the continuous prayers they have for the children of Haiti and for me. Thank you to the families that have already donated items to create the Math Tool Kits.

If you would like to help support our team, we are still collecting the following items:
  • Sandwich, zip lock bags
  • Gallon, zip lock bags
  • Sheet protectors
  • Dice
  • Decks of Playing Cards
  • Round chopsticks
In His Service,
Karri Meyer, 2nd Grade Teacher
 globalopportunitiesGlobal Opportunities 
Eight MCS Teachers Join Faith Adventure to Haiti
Eight members of our MCS Staff have committed to a Faith Adventure to Glory Glory Center in Torbeck, Haiti during Ski Week in February. Glory Glory Center is a Mariners Church funded orphanage for 55 children (since 2010) and is now in the middle of a construction project to build a premier private school with an anticipated opening of Fall 2019. I have been working alongside of the Core Haiti Ministry Team at Mariners Church for a few years (two onsite visits) and have vision for our AMAZING MCS Staff to help this new staff with Professional Development. This trip will serve as an exploration visit to formulate relationships with the community (Glory Glory Center Staff and Children as well as the local schools), develop strategic planning around Professional Development and gather information to bring back to our MCS Staff to consider this ministry as our next MCS Global Outreach partner.

To learn more about Pastor Sam Matelus (Director) and his vision for the ministry, check out this short video: http://www.haitiministrymarinerschurch.com/  watch-the-video/ or view the ministry page at this link: http://www.haitiministrymarinerschurch.com/ 

Below you will find individual team member pages. Click in to see their stories of why they feel God is calling them to embark on this Faith Adventure.

The Faith Adventure Team will be:
intheknowIn The Know
New Law to Go Into Effect July 1, 2019
There have been recent changes to school entry immunization requirements that go into effect July 1, 2019. We are sharing these changes with you so that you may work with your child's healthcare provider to make sure your child is vaccinated (California Code of Regulations Title 17, Division 1, Chapter 4.) There has been the addition of a second Varicella vaccine requirement for entry into elementary school at Transitional Kindergarten (TK)/Kindergarten (K) and/or seventh grade, administered by a licensed California Healthcare Practitioner.

Grade                   Number of Doses Required of Each Immunization
TK/K-12 Admission 4 Polio 5 DTaP 3 Hep B 2 MMR 2 Varicella
7th-12th Grade 1 Tdap



7th Grade Advancement 2 Varicella 1 Tdap



California schools are required by law to check the immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Students meeting all immunization requirements will be unconditionally admitted to school. Students may also be unconditionally admitted if they have a permanent medical exception in accordance with Section 6051. Your child may receive the necessary vaccines from his/her primary care practitioner or pharmacy. It is important to get your child vaccinated early so there will be no issue with school entry. Please make sure you bring your child's vaccine record to the school so it may be on file. Should you have questions, please contact the MCS Health office or your child's health care provider. 
Choice Lunch

Please remember to order Choice Lunch for your student(s) for February and March. Thanks so much! www.choicelunch.com.
All Lost and Found Items Donated the Last School Day of the Month

Please note that lost and found items will be donated at the end of the school day on Thursday, February 28th. Please take a moment to look for your lost items periodically.
Volunteers Needed!

Looking for a great way to volunteer that can  fit your schedule? Lost and found distribution would love your help. There are lots of items wanting to find their owners! Please contact Jen Crowell at jcrowell@marinerscs.org for more information. 
happybirthdayHappy Birthday & Spirit Rock Fun!
Love your heart rock design Gracie and Chloe. You did a fabulous job painting your birthday rock and we all enjoyed it! Happy Birthday Gracie and Happy Half Birthday Chloe.  "God is love."

 If you would like to share you rock design and special person in E-News, please email a photo to nenglish@marinerscs.org.  Thank you!

February

Kristen Chandler 2/2
Lisa Collier 2/9
Amy Green 2/27
Jan Bryant 2/28

March

Jené Streeter 3/4
Angie Nakamoto 3/19
Bing Liu 3/21
Karri Meyer 3/21
Barbara O'Brian 3/24
Sara Lunsford 3/26
Kimberly Wilson 3/26
Rick Contreras 3/31


This list is provided to you by our Parent Teacher Fellowship.
middleschoolenewsMiddle School E-Newsletter

  H I S
"The earth is [ His]  and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Psalm 24:1 NIV
02.01.19
Middle School Chapel
For most of our middle school students, this week's Chapel message was unlike any other they have heard, as the majority of it was delivered in Mandarin!  With our 32 students from Wenyuan Middle School visiting, we wanted to share the gospel message in a way that was completely clear and unmistakable, and in their primary language.  We were privileged to have Pastor Andrew Ma from Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County, accept this important calling.  He spoke from Mark 10:17-21, explaining that this rich young ruler was a good man who obeyed the law, and who had everything, but he lacked one thing that gave his life meaning...Jesus.  Jesus loved that young ruler like he loves each of us and wants to give us life abundant.  But the young ruler went away sad because he knew his life was in vain without Jesus, and he struggled with his willingness to give it all up to follow Jesus.  Pastor Ma encouraged us to give up everything to follow Jesus and accept His abundant life that is so much richer than what we've ever known. It truly was the perfect way to begin our week with our friends from China!
Lunch Rally
Our friends from China participated in our Homeroom Competition this week, and helped add to the fun!  The Wenyuan students each dangled a donut on a string in front of an MCS student.  To add a degree of excitement, challenge, and messiness, the donuts were covered in whip cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles!  The Mariners students had to eat the donut off the string without using their hands, and the first one finished was declared the winner.  Congratulations to Kailin Rieke from 6G for finishing first! Enjoy the photos.

Thoughts from the Heart Valentine's Candy Grams
Sold February 4th-8th (Delivered 2/14)

-click to print-

-click to print-
 Featuring original artwork by Difference Maker grant recipients and co-founders of "Sweeter Than Honey" ~ Thoughts from the Heart logo is designed by 8th grader Selah Steinle & Thoughts from the Heart candy gram note is designed by alumni student, Sheya Lavin!!

Happy February, MCS Families! We are excited to offer the opportunity for our MCS middle school students and all MCS parents to send a "Thoughts From The Heart" Valentine to MCS students, staff, and teachers. Proceeds from the sales will go t o The Shalima Learning Center , which serves local at risk youth by hosting an incredible after school program for students K-12 in Costa Mesa!

Please take note of these important details:  Thoughts From The Heart are $1 each and will be sold from 2/4 - 2/8. They will be delivered to homeroom teachers before Valentines parties on 2/14.

HOW TO PURCHASE:

ASB students will be selling TFTH to middle school students at 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 attached 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 homeroom teacher, who will place it in the mailbox outside of their classroom door and ASB students will collect them. Please send exact change for the amount of TFTH you desire to purchase; any excess funds sent will be considered a donation to Shalimar Learning Center.
     
  2. Visit the front lobby on 2/4-2/8 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 station. You are welcome to donate your change.
Middle School Take Out Tuesday & Grandparents/Special Friends Day February 12th (orders due no later than 2/7)


Take Out Tuesday  (TK Burgers)  will be held on Tuesday, February 12th, which coincides with our 2019 Middle School Grandparents and Special Friends Day!
 
In addition to purchasing TK Burgers for middle school students, parents have the opportunity to purchase lunch for their middle school student's guest(s). All meals must be ordered by the middle school parent. Please order all guest meals using your  oldest middle school child's name,  for ease of check-in.
 
Place your online order at: marinerscs.org/tot-feb2019. Meals are not available for elementary students.

All orders must be placed by 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 7th.  Late orders are not accepted.
Middle School Grandparents & Special Friends Day February 12th
Middle School Parents: Please forward the invitation to your student's Grandparents or Special Friends
We look forward to spending the morning with your Middle School Student's Grandparents and Special Friends.  Please take a moment to forward the above invitation or pick up an invitation from the front lobby to hand deliver. Thank you.  See below for details about TK Burger on 2/12.
After-School Sports Safety Update
In an effort to keep our students safe and ensure proper supervision, MCS students may only attend after-school games when accompanied by a parent or authorized adult, with the exception of designated special events. Please note that any students remaining after third carpool will be directed to ASP, and students in ASP may not be released to watch after-school games unless a parent or authorized adult picks them up. Thank you for your partnership!
Winter Sports Practice & Game Schedules

To view the winter athletic practice and game schedules, click here.

COME OUT AND CHEER ON YOUR LIONS!


Attention Moms of 8th Grade Daughters!
RTwelve - Women of Newport Coffee - Tue, February 26th
RTwelve - Women of Newport Beach is hosting an informational coffee on Tuesday, February 26th, at 9:30 am.
Come learn about our organization and the membership process for the Class of 2023! RTwelve is a Christian non-profit service organization for high school students in grades 9-12. The four-year program uses Romans 12 to provide a platform for Christian mothers and daughters to SERVE together, GROW in faith, and LEAD with courageous character. Learn more at www.rtwelve.org. For invitation details, please email Zanna Donaho at zannadonaho@yahoo.com.

High School Information

Mater Dei High School: Please contact the admissions office with questions.

Corona del Mar High SchoolUpcoming Open House/Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night:  Tuesday, March 19th, begins at 5:30PM. If you have questions, please contact Julie Rahmatulla at 949.232.6217.

Newport Harbor High School: Fireside Chat with Dr. Boulton: Wednesday, January 30th, from 7:00-8:30PM. This is a Parents Only Event. Contact  dlong@nmusd.us or 949.646.1556, ext. 1

Pacifica Christian High School:
Pacifica Christian High School Open House Event - Saturday, January 19, 2-4 PM 
Pacifica invites MCS middle-schoolers and their families to join us for Open House, where you will have the opportunity to: 
* Understand how our mission & vision equip young people to think and live well 
* Hear about life at Pacifica from our student ambassadors 
* Learn about our academic, art & athletic programs 
* Meet our faculty, staff & parent ambassadors
Click here to register for an upcoming Open House Event or schedule your visit here. Contact Sarah Parsons, Director of Admissions, with questions at sparsons@pacificaoc.org.
 
Early College High School: ECHS Information Night will be held on January 30, 2019 from 6:30-7:30PM in the multi-purpose room.  Call 714.424.7990 for details. Located at:  2990 Mesa Verde Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
 
Orange Lutheran High School: To view OLu's upcoming Shadow Days beginning February 15th, click here.
 
JSerra Catholic High School: Winter Open House: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 6:30PM, JSerra Pavilion. Questions, please contact Chris Harrington at charrington@jserra.org.

Crean Lutheran High School: Prospective students and families are invited to contact Mrs. Tara Mathis at mathis@clshs.org