Congratulations to this week's Heroes Eric and Krissie. We hope you enjoy your up-close parking spot.
Eric Choi, IT Network Systems
MCS has a tremendous gift in Eric Choi. We don't see 70% of the work he does but we feel its effects because our offices, phones, computers and classrooms run smoothly. Our student's iPads work effectively and our internet is rarely slow or down. If it does go down, he responds quickly so that we never feel the true impact of being without internet or technology. On top of that, all of the Bright Future work that has been accomplished because of his knowledge and hard work is setting MCS up to continue to be a cutting edge, technology advanced K-8th School. But what is most impressive about Eric is what an amazing Godly father and role model he is to our students and his own two little girls! We are thankful for Eric and he is truly deserving of hero status.
Krissie Matus, Health Services We are excited to announce the elementary super hero for next week.... Krissie Matus... our MCS health office expert and caretaker to all! She is always ready to handle anything that comes her way and gives just the right amount of TLC and care to both staff and students. She remains calm during emergencies and works diligently with outside professionals when called to do so. She keeps us all informed when there are "scary germs" happening in the classrooms or "itchy bugs" that make us want to scratch our heads. Krissie, thank you for all you do, thank you for taking care of the staff and students! You know exactly how to help our littles when they cry and our big students when they need you! We appreciate all you do for MCS! This is a first.... Enjoy your sweet nomination from your very own daughter! Hero Highlight nomination from Izzie Matus....
"You are asome Neuse!" Izzie Matus
Auction Teacher of the Day - NOW Wednesday, May 22nd
To the families of our Teachers of the Day: Teacher of the Day is this Wednesday, May 22nd. We look forward to seeing our mini teachers. Please contact Lisa Bahadoor at email@example.com if you have questions about the day.
Dads Carpool - Fellowship & Prayer - See you May 23rd!
DADS! Join Us on Thursday morning, May 23rd
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:
Hope to see you then!
5th Grade Parent Meeting "Transition to Middle School"
Thursday, May 23rd, at 8:15AM
You are invited to a 5th Grade Parent Meeting on Thursday (5/23), at 8:15AM in the Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts. The discussion will provide parents with important information regarding the transition from 5th grade to middle school.
A thorough presentation from Mrs. Harrison and some of our amazing middle school teachers will be provided followed by an opportunity to have all of your questions answered.
Please contact Robin Walker in the middle school office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you!
4th and 5th Grade Music Concert - Thursday, May 23rd
The MCS community is invited to come out and hear our fabulous 4th and 5th grade musicians at 6:30PM on Thursday, May 23rd, in the Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts.
Last Friday our campus was alive with the joyful sounds of our students hosting their grandparents and special friends. Our guests enjoyed a wonderful program by our elementary students in the Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts, and then toured the classrooms and school together. It is a day we truly look forward to each year! Enjoy the photo gallery below.
Thank you to all of our MCS families who came to the Difference Maker EXPO at Open House.
Each of our Difference MAKER bakers sold out of their treats! Thank you for supporting their SWEET CAUSES by purchasing their SWEET TREATS!
These kiddos TOGETHER raised more than $1750 that is being given away to incredible organizations to impact pediatric cancer, kids who have lost a loved one, pet shelters, the need for medicine and clean water in developing countries, orphans and children in foster care.
Enjoy the photos above from the night!
Ali Bray Difference Maker Architect Mariners Christian School
1st-5th Grade April 5th Talent Show Photo Gallery
Please enjoy the
PHOTO GALLERY from this year's talent show and thank you to Sophia Jones for providing these excellent photos. Such gifted students shining for the Lord.
We delivered the Little Free Library and books collected in our book drive that our Difference Maker Project New Chapter students, Hagen Ebright & Hudson Dexter, have organized. Hagen & Hudson shared why they wanted to give Little Free Libraries away, how it works (take a book/leave a book), and why they love to read. Shalimar students and MCS students got to add their handprints to the Little Free Library in lots of different colors, and then each of the Shalimar students got to pick a book of their own to take home to read. It was such a special day for all of us and we want to say THANK YOU to every MCS family who donated a book to the Book Drive!
You have made a difference in this community!
In 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
3 Hep B
7th Grade Advancement
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.
Please remember to order Choice Lunch for your student(s) for May and June. Thanks so much!
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, May 31st. Please take a moment to look for your lost items periodically.
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
email@example.com for more information.
Special Summer Offer for MCS Families from Galileo
Hello, MCS families!
Galileo is thrilled to announce our brand new School Rewards program. Through May 31st, Galileo will donate $25 to Mariners Christian School for every family that enrolls at Camp Galileo or Galileo Summer Quest. Plus, you'll get $50 off camp with
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Birthday & Spirit Rock Fun!
Terri Rodriguez 5/5
Christina Vanian 5/8
Polly Ernst 5/14
Brian Jones 5/20
Julie Hellriegel 5/26
Pax Pulido 5/28
Reggie Biancalani 5/29
Desiree Alford 5/31
Talene Campbell 5/31
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
This list is provided to you by our Parent Teacher Fellowship.
Middle 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
Shalimar Visit Includes Planting Project New Chapter - Little Free Library (Thank You MCS for BOOKS)
Last Friday we were blessed to take a group of students to The Shalimar Learning Center to connect with the students and staff at Shalimar in really fun ways. First, the MCS students got to serve the Shalimar staff by covering books for them. Then, we kicked off the Fun Friday program at Shalimar by bringing "Things We Love at MCS":
1) We love AFFIRMATION! - our students shared about how homerooms spend time doing birthday affirmations and that we write affirmations for teachers on their birthdays. The Shalimar students got to make an "affirmation card" for a teacher or for their mothers for Mother's Day.
2) We love CAPTURE THE FLAG! - our students got to play Capture the Flag with the Shalimar kiddos and it was high energy fun!
3) We love READING! - We delivered the Little Free Library and books collected in our book drive that our Difference Maker Project New Chapter students, Hagen Ebright & Hudson Dexter, have organized. Hagen & Hudson shared why they wanted to give Little Free Libraries away, how it works (take a book/leave a book), and why they love to read. Shalimar students and MCS students got to add their handprints to the Little Free Library in lots of different colors, and then each of the Shalimar students got to pick a book of their own to take home to read.
It was such a special day for all of us and we want to say THANK YOU to every MCS family who donated a book to the Book Drive!
You have made a difference in this community!
Alumni Mom Shares Her Story w/7th Gr English Students
7th grade English students are currently reading Farewell to Manzanar, a book by Jeanne Wakatsuki-Houston. The book is about Japanese internment camps during World War II. MCS Alumni Mom Mrs. Graves came and shared her own personal stories about both of her parents (and other family members) being sent to internment camps during this period. Mrs. Graves helped students make more meaning about what they are reading and learning about this history. She even took the time to make each student a paper origami crane and offered them a special piece of rice candy.
Middle School Musical Production May 18th at 2PM & 7PM
What's4Lunch? Wednesday, May 22nd (orders due 5/19)
In our final What's4Lunch Wednesday of this year, we are pleased to offer House of Yogurt as our vendor! On Wednesday, 5/22, you bring your lunch, and we'll provide the dessert!!! For $6, students will select from any one of the following 6 flavors: Ghiradelli Chocolate, Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Mint Oreo, Tart, Passion Orange Guava.
Students will be able to select from an unlimited toppings table to add to their treat! Please click the link to place your order:
http://marinerscs.org/w4lw-may2019. All orders must be placed before Sunday, 5/19. at midnight. Late orders will not be accepted.
3rd-6th Gr Pilot Cup Tournament: May 28th - June 2nd
Pacifica Christian H.S. Informational Coffee for MCS Middle School Parents - Monday, May 20th, at 8:30AM
You are invited to a special Pacifica Christian High School informational coffee
hosted by Ali Bray and Michelle Vail!
Come and hear from Pacifica Christian's Head of School, David O'Neil, and Director of Admissions, Sarah Parsons, as they share about the mission and vision of Pacifica Christian High School specifically to our MCS middle school parents.
This will take place on Monday, May 20th, at 8:30AM at the Vail home: 311 Kings Rd., Newport Beach.
8th Grade "Last Hurrah" to Knott's Berry Farm Details
for Friday, June 7th (permission slip due 6/3)
This event is the Class of 2019's final class field trip in which our 8th graders will celebrate the culmination of their MCS careers together at Knott's Berry Farm!
On Friday, June 7th, we will leave MCS together at 9:20AM and return at 5:00 pm.
1. Permission Slip (due 6/3):
Please read the details of the permission slip (2 pages) carefully before both you and your child sign your names.
Click here for permission slip.
Please staple the permission slip to your Signup Genius receipt (see below).
2. The cost is $48* per student,which covers the Knott's entrance fee and the bus transportation fee. To register and pay, visit: https://tinyurl.com/SignUpGenius8thLastHurrah. Attach a copy of the printed receipt to your signed permission slip as an indication of payment.
*If your student already has a Knott's Annual Pass, you may pay for transportation only.
Please select the "Transportation Only" option when purchasing, and he or she MUST bring their pass with them the day of the trip (tickets are pre-purchased so we will only be given what we have ordered in advance).
3. Class of 2019 T-Shirts Available to Purchase: There are a few Class of 2019 T-shirts available for purchase. Please email Ms. Seaman at email@example.com you are interested in purchasing one for the trip. You will see on the permission slip that if a student does not have a class T-shirt, they must wear a uniform shirt for this event.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions regarding this event. We are looking forward to a great day with our 8th graders at Knott's!
Paulette Seaman Student Life Director
P.S. Please note that June 7th is the confirmed date and was the original date after having been moved to 6/4 briefly.
(includes Blessing 6/10 & Graduation 6/11)
8th Grade Parents: To view the 5.15.19 updated letter that was sent this week from Mrs Harrison with details about the end of the year schedule for 8th grade, CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED SCHEDULE..
MCS Graduation Memory Video and Grad Photos
Dear 8th Grade Parents,
Graduation is quickly approaching, and it is sure to be a day you'll want to remember!
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.
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.
If you have any questions regarding the memory video or Lifetouch portraits, please feel free to email or call Katie Niles at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-437-1700 ext. 246.
We look forward to celebrating with you in just a few short weeks!
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.