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 
06.07.19
Table of Contents
  1. Upcoming Events & Activities
  2. Happy Birthday and Spirit Rock Fun
  3. Middle School E-Newsletter 
MCS Hero of the Week
 
Dr. Um is an incredible, talented teacher and musician! His hard work, joy, and love for the orchestra program is evident not only through his teaching and violin playing, but as well as the gifts and talents our students display in several music performances throughout the school year. 

Our students are becoming godly musicians under Dr. Um's instruction. Thank you for the huge impact you are making in the Mariners Institute for the Arts program and on all of our student musicians. You are reminding students, and all of us, to always give our best offering in worship to God through the gifts and talents He has given us. 

The students love you and we love you!
Summer Blessings to the MCS Family!
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
Matthew 11:28-29

Thank you for the memories MCS Families. We appreciate each and every one of you and pray God's richest blessings on you and your family.  May you find your refreshment in the Lord this summer.

Look for a "beginning of summer" e-newsletter during the week of June 17th or 24th. 
PTF Blesses our Teachers and Aides!
MCS has a special tradition of giving our wonderful teachers and aides a cash gift during Character Quality Awards called "The PTF Blessing Fund." It is typically based on voluntary contributions from parents and supplemented by our Parent Teacher Fellowship.

Our PTF Board wanted to honor our families for their contributions being made in support of the Bright Future Campaign. Therefore, this year, the PTF Board is excited to bless our teachers and aides with funds from the PTF Budget. The room moms made this presentation on behalf of the PTF Board during each class's Character Quality Award time.

PTF joyfully thanks our teachers and aides for building into our children this year, and prays for a fun, restful summer for all!
Next Week's Schedule and Character Quality Awards
Monday, June 10th
  • 8:15: 8th Grade Academic Awards (attendance by invitation only)
  • 9:30: 8th Grade Blessing on campus (8th grade students may leave with their parents following the Blessing.)
  • Half Day of School for Middle School Only: 12:30 dismissal
  • 1:00-3:00: 8th Grade Graduation Rehearsal, St. Andrew's Church
  • Full Day of School for Elementary
Tuesday, June 11
  • 8th Grade - No School
  • Special Grade Level Breakfast for 6th & 7th
  • 8:15: 6th Grade Character Quality Awards, Argyros Ctr for Worship/Homeroom
  • 9:15: 7th Grade Character Quality Awards, Homeroom
  • Half Day for TK-7th (see dismissal schedule *below)
  • 12:45: "Class of 2019" Photo, St. Andrew's Church
  • 2:00: 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony, St. Andrew's Church
Wednesday, June 12 NOT A LATE START [same start as M, T, Th, F]
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - No ASP
  • 8th Grade - No School
  • Half Day for TK-7th (see dismissal schedule *below)
*Half Day Dismissal. All cars (including TK) line up by the field:

TK-K: Enter11:45/students dismissed 11:55/cars dismissed 12:10
1st-3rd: Enter 11:50/students dismissed 12:00/cars dismissed 12:10
4th-7th: Enter 12:15/students dismissed 12:30/cars dismissed 12:40
4th Grade Applications Due Monday (6/10) 
for 2019-20 5th Grade Carpool Ambassador Program
This week our 4th grade students got to hear about the Car Pool Ambassador Program and were invited to consider applying to be an ambassador next year.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, June 10. Questions? Contact Brandy Sick at bsick@marinerscs.org
Final 2019 Uniform Wear & Share June 10th-14th Downstairs Patio

Last Day of School: Wednesday, June 12th - NO ASP
Please note that Wednesday, June 12th, is the last day of school and ASP will NOT be provided.
Elementary Highlights
Elementary LIONS' Pact Chapel


My Lighthouse with Justin Stage View
My Lighthouse with Justin Abboud Audience
Our last elementary chapel was a special time to honor the efforts of teachers and students for our Lions' Pact Program. Mrs. Drevlow's first grade class opened our worship time with the song, "Lions."
Everyone joined the band with fourth grader Justin Abboud on the drums to add extra rhythm worship with chopsticks to the song, "Lighthouse." Please enjoy the worship videos above.

Mrs. Meyer, Mrs. Crowell, and other teachers gave certificates to selected students who have been intentional with incorporating the Lions' Pact qualities of Listen, Invite, Ownership, Notice, and Support into their classroom and playground life at MCS. A couple fifth graders shared what they have learned about growing in Lions' Pact qualities this year. Mrs. Meyer challenged us all to carry those qualities into our summer adventures!
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 June. 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 Friday, June 14th. 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. 
summerjune2019Summer 2019
Galileo Summer Camps
Camp Kick It! June 17th-20th: 9:00AM - 12:00PM 
Join us this summer for Camp Kick It June 17th-20th from 9AM-12PM, For ages 4-11. The cost is $165. For all the details and to sign up, visit: www.campkickit.com. Questions, contact Mac Thompson at mthompson@marinerscs.org.

Kid Entrepreneur Academy
If you are a parent of a kid (grades 5, 6, 7 or 8) who is interested in business or wants to be in business, then the Kid Entrepreneur Academy (KEA) summer day camp is an essential learning activity. KEA helps kids develop the business skills that will make them smart, savvy and successful in all areas of their lives. If you are a parent of a teenager, please visit the Teen Entrepreneur Academy. Kids are naturally creative, have amazing ideas, and are born risk-takers; all positive traits for creating successful businesses. At the Kid Entrepreneur Academy, we share skills and practical knowledge to facilitate your child's business journey.  
schoolyear201920202019-2020 School Year
2019-2020 Calendar
To view the 2019-2020 printable calendar, click here. Please note that all future dates will be added to the website calendar at: https://www.marinerschristianschool.com/calendar/  
Pre-Packaged 2019-2020 Grade Level School Supplies
shipped directly to your home 



We are happy to announce that pre-packaged MCS school supplies for 2019-2020 will be available to purchase online through School Tool Box. All supplies will be delivered to your home. Visit their website at: www.schooltoolbox.com, then click on Pre-Built Boxes, add our school name and click on the appropriate grade level.
Supply Lists 2019-2020

Elementary TK-5th Supply Lists 2019-2020

Middle School 6th-8th Supply List 2019-2020
Uniform Guidelines 2019-2020

Middle School Uniform Guidelines

Elementary Uniform Guidelines
happybirthdayHappy Birthday & Spirit Rock
Happy Birthday Landon, Ava, Jaxon, and Indy. Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a wonderful summer filled with family, friends, and special memories.

June

Judy Bagby 6/3
Chris Spurgin 6/7
Katie Niles 6/8
Ali Bray 6/15
Chelsea Dogterom 6/22
Eric Choi 6/26
Kristine McCarty 6/29

Heart made of sea shells and the starfish lying on a beach sand summer background
July & August

Angie Rounsevell 7/1
Karly Hammans 7/4
Sharee Pfaff 7/6
Jenna Van Leer 7/6
Haylee Pierce 7/7
Briana Petrarca 7/20
Andrew Rahm 7/22
Mac Thompson 7/31
Heather Hall 8/5
Hannah 8/17
Corrie 8/19


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
06.07.19
Next Week's Schedule: June 10th-12th
Monday, June 10th
  • 8:15: 8th Grade Academic Awards (attendance by invitation only)
  • 9:30: 8th Grade Blessing on campus (8th grade students may leave with their parents following the Blessing.)
  • Half Day of School for Middle School Only: 12:30 dismissal 
  • 1:00-3:00: 8th Grade Graduation Rehearsal, St. Andrew's Church
  • Full Day of School for Elementary
Tuesday, June 11
  • 8th Grade - No School
  • Special Grade Level Breakfast for 6th & 7th
  • 8:15: 6th Grade Character Quality Awards, Argyros Ctr for Worship/Homeroom
  • 9:15: 7th Grade Character Quality Awards, Homeroom
  • Half Day for TK-7th (see dismissal schedule *below)
  • 12:45: "Class of 2019" Photo, St. Andrew's Church
  • 2:00: 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony, St. Andrew's Church
Wednesday, June 12 NOT A LATE START [same start as M, T, Th, F]
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • 8th Grade - No School
  • Half Day for TK-7th (see dismissal schedule *below)
*Half Day Dismissal. All cars (including TK) line up by the field:

TK-K: Enter11:45/students dismissed 11:55/cars dismissed 12:10
1st-3rd: Enter 11:50/students dismissed 12:00/cars dismissed 12:10
4th-7th: Enter 12:15/students dismissed 12:30/cars dismissed 12:40

Eighth Grade
End-of-the-Year Information
Monday, June 10th, 8:15AM
8th Grade Academic Awards by invitation only
8:15-9:30: Held in the MCS Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts: Please note that attendance at the Academic Awards Ceremony is by invitation only. Invitations sent Friday, May 10th, to parents of students receiving awards.

Monday, June 10th, 9:30AM
8th Grade Blessing
9:30-11:30: All parents attend and participate. Held at Mariners Christian School - locations TBA. Eighth grade students may leave with parents following the BlessingView 8th Grade Blessing 
details below. 
 
Monday, June 10th, 1:00-3:00PM
Graduation Rehearsal
1:00-3:00PM: 8th Grade Graduation Rehearsal will be held at St. Andrew's Church: 600 St. Andrews Rd., Newport Beach
 
Tuesday, June 11th
NO SCHOOL for 8th Grade Only
There will be no school for 8th Grade only on Tuesday, June 11th.
Tuesday, June 11th, 12:45PM
"Class of 2019" Photo at St. Andrew's Church
12:45PM: 8th Grade Class of 2019 Photo at St. Andrew's Church: 
600 St. Andrews Rd., Newport Beach 

Tuesday, June 11th, 2:00PM
Graduation Ceremony at St. Andrew's Church
2:00PM: 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony at St. Andrew's Church: 
600 St. Andrews Rd., Newport Beach 
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: St. Andrew's has required that no leis be worn during the ceremony or on the church campus.

Graduation Day Dress
Boys: dress shirt (button down or straight collar), tie, dress pants (no jeans), and dress shoes.  
 
Girls: skirt and blouse or dress and dress shoes. Please adhere to the MCS s tandards of modesty. No casual attire please. 
 
Gowns will be worn over clothing and will be given to each student the last week of school. Gowns must be returned directly following the ceremony. 
 
Invitation for Families & Friends
Enclosed is an electronic invitation you can email (or print and mail) to your family and friends. There is a space for you to write in your child's name. If you would like color copies of this invitation, please feel free to pick up as many as you need from our receptionist.

DVD Order Form
If you would like to purchase an MCS Graduation Memory Video of the day's events, please complete the attached form and return to Mrs. Walker in the middle school office by Monday, June 3rd. Order forms are also available in the front lobby and in Mrs. Walker's office. Please contact Mrs. Niles at kniles@marinerscs.org if you have questions. 

Photo Packages from Lifetouch Portraits
Also, Lifetouch Portraits will be our photographer for the "Class of 2019" photo and other key moments of the day such as capturing your son or daughter receiving his/her diploma. Shortly after graduation, you may view and order your portraits at: events.lifetouch.com (password: MCGRAD19). Photos will be available online for 90 days. After 90 days, a $10 late charge will apply.
8th Grade Blessing
Monday, June 10th
9:30-11:30AM
at Mariners Christian School
One of the sacred traditions of graduation week is the 8th Grade Blessing which will be held on Monday, June 10th, 9:30-11:30 a.m.  at Mariners Christian School. 

The 8th Grade Blessing is an opportunity for parents of graduates to speak words of affirmation over their child - acknowledging their character and excellence, encouraging them to follow God's plan during their upcoming high school years, and speaking God's promises into their future.  We ask that only parents be present and that siblings and other family members celebrate at another time. If you are unable to attend, perhaps a grandparent, aunt/uncle, or family friend who has been an important part of your child's life would be willing to step in. If both you and your representative cannot attend, your child's homeroom teacher would be honored to read your written blessing to your child on your behalf. Simply write your words down and email them to Mrs. Walker at rwalker@marinerscs.org

The homeroom classes meet in separate rooms (click for location) with parents and students sitting in two circles. This is your time to bless your child in the presence of their peers.  It is an opportunity to give them the gift of affirmation expressing a recognition and appreciation for who they are, separate from what they do. It is also an opportunity to communicate how proud you are of who they are becoming.  You may want to read a meaningful scripture verse or other selection, pray for them, express your desires for their high school years, simply tell them how much you love them, and/or wish them Godspeed as they move on to the next chapter in their life.  We do ask that you limit your time for sharing to 2-3 minutes.

This is a wonderful way to end the school year and to send our graduates into the future God has prepared for them. Please RSVP to Robin Walker at rwalker@marinerscs.org or 714.437.1700, extension 157, by May 22nd that you (or someone else) will be attending and giving a blessing to your graduate. Thank you
Summer 2019
Summer Reading Entering 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade 2019-2020
All assignments are due on the first day of school which is Monday, August 26, 2019.
6th Grade Reading Assignment:
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen + one additional novel.  Click for details .

7th Grade Reading Assignment:

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi Wortis + one additional fiction novel. Click for details.

8th Grade Reading Assignment:
Part I: "Lincoln is Shot" by Jim Bishop - Part II: "Night" by Elie Wiesel  Click for details.
2019-2020 School Year
6th Grade 2019-2020 Pine Valley Science Camp
October 22nd-25th, 2019
Our 6th grade students will attend Pine Valley Science Camp in the Fall, as they experience God's creation first hand over a 4-day stay in the mountains! Upon returning to school, all 6th grade families will receive an email containing the particulars of camp including transportation, packing list, etc. Here is a brief rundown of dates, payment details, and parent chaperone interest.

Camp Dates: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Friday, October 25, 2019

Total Cost: $265.00

Payment Schedule:
All fees will be billed through your Facts account beginning in August. You may pay the entire cost of $265.00 at one time; or, if you prefer, the fee can be paid in monthly installments according to the following schedule:

August 20, 2019 - $90.00 due
September 20, 2019 - $90.00 due
October 20, 2019* - $85.00 due
*Balance for all participants must be paid in full by this date

Parent Chaperones:
MCS utilizes parent chaperones for the Pine Valley Science Camp experience. Chaperones must pay their own way, and must be in good physical condition as walking/hiking is a daily requirement at this camp. To ensure a fair and equitable selection process, chaperones are chosen by lottery selection. Priority will be given to mothers of girls and fathers of boys, however in the event we need further chaperone assistance, we may also draw names of mothers of boys and fathers of girls. If you or your spouse are interested in chaperoning at Pine Valley Science Camp, please contact Paulette Seaman at pseaman@marinerscs.org.
High School Information

JSerra Catholic High School : Questions, please contact Chris Harrington at  charrington@jserra.org .
REGISTER FOR LION ENGAGE Summer Program at JSerra:  As we say goodbye to the Class of '19, we welcome future '24, '25, and '26 students to be a part of our summer program! Lion Engage allows young minds to get a firsthand look at what it's like to be a part of the many courses and programs we offer on campus. Lion Engage is comprised of programs such as Engineering, Business, Law, and Arts paired up with such courses as TV Broadcasting, Marine Biology, and Graphic Design. There is sure to be something for your middle school son or daughter to enjoy! Lion Engage takes place 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. from Monday 7/8 to Friday 7/12, Limited spaces are available for each course so be sure to sign up ASAP. Click here to get started!


Mater Dei High School: Please more information about entrance exam dates and admissions, click here.

Corona del Mar High SchoolIf you have questions, please contact Julie Rahmatulla at 949.515.6037.

Newport Harbor High School:  Contact 949.515.6300 if you have questions. 

Pacifica Christian High School:  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 UPDATED AND UPCOMING Shadow Days , CLICK HERE. You are cordially invited to attend OLu's Spirit of Spring Concert featuring Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Orchestra and several Choirs. It will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, at 2PM, in the Alexandra Mechita Center for the Arts. An invitation to attend "Hairspray - The Broadway Musical" April 11, 12, 13, and 14. To purchase your tickets, visit: lhsoc.org/arts or call 714.282.4699.
 
JSerra Catholic High School: Questions, please contact Chris Harrington at charrington@jserra.org.

Crean Lutheran High School: Summer Youth Camps. Visit clshs.org/youthcamps for more information.   Contact Mrs. Tara Mathis at mathis@clshs.org or at 949.387.1199, ext. 2417.