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

Tami Thurston
Heroes of the Week

Karri Meyer
Congratulations to this week's Heroes Tami and Karri. We hope you enjoy your up-close parking spot. 

Tami Thurston, Middle School English Teacher
A quest for excellence, a commitment to lifelong learning, a genuine willingness to try anything that will allow her to reach her students, honesty, humility, generosity. These are just a few of the many admirable qualities that make Mrs. Thurston a true MCS hero. Mrs. Thurston holds her students to a high standard, making them feel valued, challenged, and known, and she even takes the time to get to know students who don't have her yet, saying "hi" in the hallways and encouraging them in their day. She empowers her students to share their hearts through powerful writing experiences, and she never misses  an opportunity to speak truth over them. When tasked with a complete classroom redesign, she didn't even flinch but instead took it on with open arms and copious notes, working through every details to ensure a smooth transition. She serves others in every way possible - from affirmations to time to coffee to lending her room to anyone who asks, and she genuinely and actively seeks to better our school and community. She is even taking the message of Christ beyond our walls to Haiti in just a few weeks. You are our hero!

Karri Meyer, Second Grade Teacher
You have been a blessing and an inspiration as you have been our Lions' Pact coordinator. Thank you for your heart for kids and for cultivating godly character. We appreciate you!  The 5th Grade Team
From the Admissions Department
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
MCS Ribbon Cutting and Lunch -Tuesday, February 26th

We hope you'll join us for this celebration of God's provision for MCS.
Bright Future Phase One & Phase Two Update
If you missed the recent Bright Future Update letter sent from our Administration, click below.
  • Middle School Student (& Grandparent) Take Out Tuesday Orders Due | February 9th
  • Middle School Grandparents & Special Friends Day | Tuesday, February 12th
  • Uniform Wear & Share | February 12th (afternoon) and February 13th (morning)
  • Late Start Latte's with Love | February 13th
  • All School Red, Pink, and White Dress Day | February 14th
  • Dads Carpool, Fellowship & Prayers | February 14th
  • Mid-Winter Break: No School | February 18th-22nd
  • MCS Ribbon Cutting | Tuesday, February 26th
  • 1st-5th Grade Talent Show Permission Slips Due | Friday, March 1st
  • Spirit Run "Dash for Cash" | March 17th
  • 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. 
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
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!
MCS Dads Carpool, Fellowship & Prayer Thursdays Weekly
Next: February 14th
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 14th Troy
All-School Red, Pink, and White Dress Day February 14th
We honor Valentine's Day in honor of the great love that God has lavished on us (1 John 3:1). In celebration, Thursday, February 14th, will be our All-School Valentine's Themed Dress Day.

All students may come to school decked out from head to toe in red, white, pink and Valentine's themed attire. Blue jeans are allowed. 
No School Mid-Winter Break
There will be no school February 18th-22nd.  Enjoy your time with family and friends.  School resumes on Monday, February 25th.
1st-5th Talent Show Permission Slips Due Friday, March 1st
Talent Show permission slips were sent home with each 1st-5th grade student today.  We look forward to seeing our talented students on stage giving glory to God. If you need another permission slip, click here to print it out. Permission slips are due on Friday, March 1st.

MCS Family Opportunity: Save the Date March 17th
MCS is participating in Spirit Run's "Dash for Cash" fundraiser on March 17th at Fashion Island, Newport Beach.

MCS will earn 25%-45% depending on the number of MCS participants. The more MCS students, families, and supporters who register, the more money MCS raises.  It's a terrific opportunity for MCS students, families, and staff to celebrate fitness, family, and school spirit! Spirit Run offers running and walking events for every age and fitness level.

Connect with some of your MCS Family Friends and register now at the link below! We'd suggest signing up for races listed under these headings: 
  • Youth Single Race Events
  • Family and Grand Family Events (bring your Grandparents)
To Register, Visit: 1) https://www.nmspiritrun.org/registration , 2) choose a race(races), 3) complete your personal information,

3D Azure Arrow that is isolated in white
IMPORTANT: 4) In order to give Mariners Christian School credit, under School/Team Affiliation & Donation, click on "NA," then select Mariners Christian School in the next drop down. We are listed with other local Christian Schools.
If you have questions, please email dianedaruty@sbcglobal.net or info@nmspiritrun.org. Look for more details forthcoming.

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

 elementaryhighlightsElementary Highlights 
Elementary Sports Dress Day 2019!
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
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!
Mrs. Meyer  Rocks - that's for sure. We love you Mrs. Meyer.  Heart - Your Class
Rain or shine, they came out to paint.
We love you Mrs. Meyer.

 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!


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


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
Academic and Lion Pride Awards Chapel
Monday's chapel was a special opportunity to recognize students for academic excellence and Christ-like character. The Academic Excellence awards were given to students who demonstrated exemplary performance in Bible, Math, English, Science, History, or Spanish. The award recipients included:

7: Kiana Guinta
8: Sara Hammond

6: Sara Read
7: Ella Kidder
7 Honors: Dylann Choi
8: Micayli Wells
8 Honors: Aidan Rieke
6: Ryder Shaw
7: Cameron Tsai
8: Holly Hopkins

6: Lillian Sherbanee
6: Skyler Rosenberg
6: Jack Burton
7: Finian Tran
7: Jayden Kim
7: Noah Park
8: Barrett McGuire
8: Natalie Ferdi
8: Sydney Paidosh
8: Madelyn Champion
6: Jenna Paidosh
7: Carter Black
8: Nick Thayer
6: Mary Jane Pfaff
6: Grace Nabal
7: Callen Bray
7: Kate Dietrick
8: Lina Kim
8: Brett Bruder
Quarterly Lion Pride Award
6th Grade: Respect
Mrs. Bryant- Celia Waltos
Ms. Green- Kaelin Rieke
Ms. Streeter-  Ashley Gundlach
Mrs. Knight- Delaney Miner
7th Grade: Character
Mrs. Shelton- Ethan Jones
Mrs. Collier- Dylan Shaw
Ms. Johnston- Ella Vaughan
Mrs. Liu- Claire Smith
8th Grade: Leadership
Mrs. Thurston- Matthew Kaloustian
Mr. Carpenter- James Jones
Mr. Jones- Lenox Norwood
Mr. Spurgin- Alex Ramirez
Middle School Take Out Tuesday & Grandparents/Special Friends Day February 12th (deadline extended to 2/9)

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 Saturday, February 9th.  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.
All-School Red, Pink, and White Dress Day February 14th
We honor Valentine's Day in honor of the great love that God has lavished on us (1 John 3:1). In celebration, Thursday, February 14th, will be our All-School Valentine's Themed Dress Day.

All students may come to school decked out from head to toe in red, white, pink and Valentine's themed attire. Blue jeans are allowed. 
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.


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 more information about entrance exam dates and admissions, click here.

Corona del Mar High SchoolUpcoming Open House/Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night - DATE CHANGE:   New date is: Wednesday, March 27th begins at 5:30PM. If you have questions, please contact Julie Rahmatulla at 949.515.6037.

Newport Harbor High School:  New Sailor Families Invited (for incoming Freshmen) - Open House on Monday, March 25th , from 6:00-8:00PM in the Main Gym. Contact 949.515.6300 if you have questions.  Food Trucks in the parking lot between 4:00 and 8:00 PM. 

Pacifica Christian High School:  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: Questions, 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: Questions, please contact Chris Harrington at charrington@jserra.org.

Crean Lutheran High School: Annual Crean Lutheran High School Extracurricular Information Night on Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30-7:00pm on our campus! Complimentary In n Out Burgers and t-shirts will be distributed to all that attend! contact Mrs. Tara Mathis at mathis@clshs.org or at 949.387.1199, ext. 2417.