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 
03.29.19
Table of Contents
  1. Illuminate
  2. MCS in the Community
  3. Upcoming Events & Activities
  4. Elementary Highlights
  5. Happy Birthday and Spirit Rock Fun
  6. Middle School E-Newsletter 
MCS Hero of the Week
 
Congratulations to this week's Hero Tim Bahadoor. We hope you enjoy your up-close parking spot. 

Tim Bahadoor - Middle School Bible Teacher:
If those who put themselves last are honored as first, then Tim Bahadoor surely deserves to be honored as a hero. Always concerned about the growth of "these young men and young ladies," Tim speaks straight to their hearts in class and in parent conferences, calling students to be all God meant them to be. And he never forgets to affirm their parents and thank them for entrusting MCS with their children. As a co-worker, Tim takes pleasure in honoring others above himself. Don't ask him to speak in front of chapel! He would much rather pray for and support others who do, but when he does speak, his words have power. Students listen to him and remember.

The first year I started teaching at MCS, Tim strongly and sincerely complimented me and built me up, even before he really knew me. He has been affirming and lifting up the team ever since, and he deserves to be honored today.
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  • Dads Carpool, Fellowship & Prayers | Thursday, April 4th
  • TK-7th Yearbook Dedications | Due April 5th
  • 4th-8th Gr "HIS" Photos | Submission due March 29th
  • Elementary Talent Show | Friday, April 5th
  • Middle School Band and Orchestra Concert | April 9th
  • Middle School What's4Lunch? Wednesday | April 10th
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade Music Informance | April 11th
  • Elementary Spirit Day - College Gear | April 12th
  • Spring Celebration & Auction  | Friday, April 12th | Tickets on Sale Now
  • Half Day of School & ASP Closes at 3PM | April 12th
  • Alice in Wonderland | May 17th & 18th (corrected)
Dads Carpool - Fellowship & Prayer - See you April 4th!
DADS! Join Us on Thursday morning, April 4th
for our next Dad's Carpool - Fellowship - Prayer Morning
 
Carpool from 7:30-8:10 then fellowship and prayer from 8:15-8:45. Feel free to just show up at your convenience or sign up at the following link:    tinyurl.com/MCSDadsFellowshipHope to see you then! 
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TK-7th Grade Yearbook Dedication for Your Child(ren)!
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 5th
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:
  • Each dedication costs $20 for 1/8th of a page
  • Words only, no photos (We save the photo dedications for when your child is graduating.)
  • There is a limit of 80 words for your dedication. Please proofread your submissions.
  • Billing for the dedication will be through FACTS at a later date.
Please note that 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 EXTENDED until April 5th. If you wish to purchase a dedication, please send your 80 word submission to: yearbook@marinerscs.org.

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
Share Your Pictures w/ the Yearbook Team!
The final yearbook deadline is coming up at the end of this month and the yearbook team could use your help! If you have any pictures that you would like to share with us, we would love to have them! Pictures all the way from meet the teacher day to the Sacramento trip, we want them all!  Either share your google drive photo folder or email pictures to yearbook@marinerscs.org.

Please subject your email or google drive so we know what the pictures are of (examples: 3W Pow Wow, 1L class parties, etc). Thank you for helping us make the yearbook a memorable one!  

In Him,
Sam Brooks and Sharee Pfaff  - MCS Yearbook Advisers
An Invitation to Attend the 1st-5th Grade Elementary Talent Show April 5th at 6:00PM
We are looking forward to seeing our students shine for Him! Don't miss this fun, family event!

April Late Start Lattes and Wear & Share Cancelled
 
Please note that we have canceled the April 9th and 10th Wear and Share as well as the April 10th Late Start Lattes with love. We will be focusing our time and talents on preparing for the Auction on Friday (4/12) but we  look forward to seeing you at our last Late Start Lattes with Love on May 8th and our Wear and Share on May 7th and May 8th. See you then! 
2nd & 3rd Grade Music Informance Thursday, April 11th
Parents and Grandparents Invited
 

Definition of informance (Oxford Dictionary): A performance intended to be both educational and entertaining; especially a musical concert which includes an informative talk about the piece or instruments being played.
Elementary ASB Is Pleased to Announce the Next....
Elementary Spirit Day -COLLEGE GEAR- Friday (4/12)
In honor of March Madness, our upcoming  Elementary Spirit Day  theme will be  College Gear Day! Come dressed up in your favorite college gear and jeans on Friday, April 12th You may accessorize, but please leave any items at home that would be distracting during school hours such as foam fingers and pendants. 

Themed Dress Guidelines Reminders: Themed dress days are not free dress days. Hats appropriate to the theme are acceptable. No colored/dyed hair. Girls' shorts or skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. All outfits must be neat, clean, modest, safe, and may not cause a distraction to the learning environment. Students must wear specified colors/theme, or the MCS uniform must be worn. 

GO ELEMENTARY TEAM!
Friday, April 12th: Half Day of School & ASP Closes at 3PM
Please note the afternoon carpool schedule for April 12th as follows:

*TK-K Dismissal/Carpool: Students dismissed at 11:55 & cars dismissed at 12:10
1st-3rd Dismissal/Carpool: Students dismissed at 12:00 & cars dismissed at 12:10
4th-8th Dismissal/Carpool: Students dismissed at 12:30 & cars dismissed at 12:40

*No front lot carpool for TK on Early Dismissal days. All carpools dismissed from the field area.

This will allow our staff and families extra time to prepare to attend the auction. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Spring Celebration and Auction.
Save the Date:
Middle School Musical Production May 17th and 18th (corrected)

Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Friday, May 17th, at 7PM and Saturday, May 18th, at 2PM & 7PM
 elementaryhighlightsElementary Highlights 
Annual Pastors Chapel
This week MCS welcomed 57 local church leaders to enjoy a breakfast on our new Middle School Patio, and then they joined our students in the Worship Center for chapel. Our Middle School ASB and Worship Band opened our chapel leading a reflective reading and singing. Serious and lighthearted questions were posed by Mr. Moore for our students to both get to know and learn from our church leaders. Enjoy the following videos and photo gallery from the morning.
Greeting from MCS
A Moment of Worship
Thank you to Mrs. Unkrich for taking and sharing these awesome photos. We appreciate you!
Cat in the Hat Breakfast

Read Across America door decorating contest winners 4S enjoys a Cat in the Hat themed breakfast with Mr. Moore, Mrs. Biancalani, and Mrs. Sick. Thank you for sharing these photos Mrs. Leguina.

intheknowIn The Know
Choice Lunch

Please remember to order Choice Lunch for your student(s) for April and May. 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, March 29th. 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!
Happy Birthday Everyone! Such clever rock designs. Wishing Maddie, Brynn, Avery, Brady, and Dylan a wonderful year in the Lord! 

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

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

April

Heather Harrison 4/3
Paulette Seaman 4/7
Morgan Knight 4/11
Lisa Bahadoor 4/12
Chris Carpenter 4/16
Susan Conners 4/26
Natalie English 4/26




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
03.29.19
Annual Pastors Chapel
This week MCS welcomed 57 local church leaders to enjoy a breakfast on our new Middle School Patio, and then they joined our students in the Worship Center for chapel. Our Middle School ASB and Worship Band opened our chapel leading a reflective reading and singing. Serious and lighthearted questions were posed by Mr. Moore for our students to both get to know and learn from our church leaders. Enjoy the following videos and photo gallery from the morning.
Greeting from MCS
A Moment of Worship
Thank you to Mrs. Unkrich for taking and sharing these awesome photos. We appreciate you!
Congratulations to Marcus Yoo for Placing 2nd in the 64th Annual OCSEF!
Marcus Yoo, 7th Grade
Congratulations to Marcus Yoo for placing 2nd in the 64th annual OCSEF!
 
MCS 7th grader Marcus Yoo participated in the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF) on March 21, 2019, along with other 6th through 12th graders from all over Orange County. We are ecstatic to celebrate that Marcus won 2nd place in his category of Applied Mechanics / Structures & Mechanisms / Manufacturing. His project , titled "Gravity Battery" , seeks to provide electricity and light , at no cost, by utilizing the power of gravitational , kinetic energy. This project required that Marcus design his own gears, and with the help of our school's 3D printer, he was able to design, create, and then use his self-made gravity battery . And one of the best things about it? The gravity battery works really well! 
 
Along with a cash prize, Marcus has also been invited to participate in the California Science and Engineering Fair as well as the Broadcom Master's Science Fair in Washington DC! The hours and dedication to this project definitely were well worth it!
 
Congratulations Marcus! We know that he would like to thank his parents, teachers at MCS, as well as give all the glory and praise to God for leading and guiding him this far!   
TK-7th Grade Yearbook Dedications for Your Child!
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 5th
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:
  • Each dedication costs $20 for 1/8th of a page
  • Words only, no photos (We save the photo dedications for when your child is graduating.)
  • There is a limit of 80 words for your dedication. Please proofread your submissions.
  • Billing for the dedication will be through FACTS at a later date.
Please note that 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 EXTENDED until April 5th. If you wish to purchase a dedication, please send your 80 word submission to: yearbook@marinerscs.org.

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
Share Your Pictures w/ the Yearbook Team!
The final yearbook deadline is coming up at the end of this month and the yearbook team could use your help! If you have any pictures that you would like to share with us, we would love to have them! Pictures all the way from meet the teacher day to the Sacramento trip, we want them all!  Either share your google drive photo folder or email pictures to yearbook@marinerscs.org.

Please subject your email or google drive so we know what the pictures are of (examples: 3W Pow Wow, 1L class parties, etc) Thank you for helping us make the yearbook a memorable one!  

In Him,
Sam Brooks and Sharee Pfaff  - MCS Yearbook Advisers
An Invitation to Our Middle School Band & Orchestra Concert on April 9th
Save the date and invite your extended family and friends to hear the amazing sounds of our Middle School Band and Orchestra on Tuesday, April 9th, at 6:30PM
Middle School What's4Lunch? Wednesday! April 10th
Our middle school April What's4Lunch? Wednesday is taking place on Wednesday, 4/10, and our vendor is Raising Cane's!!!  For $7 students 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 Sunday, 4/7.  Late orders will not be accepted.

Please click the link to place your order: http://marinerscs.org/w4lw-april2019
Save the Date:
Middle School Musical Production May 17th and 18th

Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts
Friday, May 17th, at 7PM and Saturday, May 18th, at 2PM & 7PM
Spring Dress Code Reminder
It's springtime - flowers are growing, trees are growing, and your children are growing! Unfortunately, their uniforms can't grow with them, which means the uniform that fit your student at the beginning of the year may no longer fit appropriately now. Please take a few moments this week with your student to make sure their uniforms fit well and still follow middle school dress code guidelines.

As a reminder, skirt hemlines should be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee, and pants must be full-length; no folded, shortened, or frayed pant legs.

In addition, given the unusual amount of rainy days we have been experiencing, please keep in mind that all students may wear rain jackets for the rain or MCS sweatshirts. Students may not wear fashion jackets (jean jackets etc.), and only 8th grade students may wear university or DC sweatshirts.

If you have any questions about uniform or dress code guidelines or how these policies are implemented, follow this link to the MS Uniform Guidelines page here, see our MS Uniform Reminders page here, or contact Mrs. Niles at kniles@marinerscs.org.
High School Information

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.