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 
11.02.18
Table of Contents
  1. 100% for HIS Bright Future
  2. From the Admissions Department
  3. Upcoming Events & Activities 
  4. Elementary Highlights
  5. Happy Birthday and Spirit Rock Fun
  6. Middle School E-Newsletter 
100% for HIS Bright Future
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100% for HIS Bright Future 
TWO FUNDS. ONE MISSION. 
(Bright Future Campaign + Annual Fund)
Please continue to be in prayer about the exciting vision God has for our school.  Check your mailbox this week for a special packet of information.  We ask that you do take the time to read through the brochures to learn more about our Bright Future Campaign and Annual Fund. Please contact our Advancement Department if you have questions.
From the Admissions Department
admissions
Tell a Friend: Preview Night for Prospective Parents
Tuesday, November 13th


Our first Preview Night will be held on Tuesday, November 13th, at 6:30PM. 

Each year, the majority of our new families come through referrals from you, our current families. Thank you for championing our school! If you would like some copies of the Preview invitation to share with your friends or family members, please stop by the front desk or the Admissions Office. Alternately, feel free to share an electronic version of the invitation with your friends and family who are interested in our school. Contact Ashlee Cowell acowell@marinerscs.org if you have questions.
  • Fall Food Drive | November 5th-14th
  • All-School Pancake Breakfast | November 7th
  • MCS Grandparents and Veterans Invited to Salute to Veterans | November 12th
  • Preview Night for Prospective Parents | November 13th
  • Middle School What's4Lunch? Wednesday | November 14th
  • Book Fair | November 26th - 30th
  • Call for Nominations for Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award | see details
Fall Food Drive Kicks Off Next Week November 5th-14th


Our next all school Difference Maker Drive will be the Fall Food Drive November 5-14. We invite all MCS students to SHOP for items on the  suggested shopping list (CLICK) and DROP these donations in their Difference Maker collection box in their homeroom class. The Fall Food Drive will benefit local food pantries that serve homeless and at risk families AND our "Blessings Bags" project.

If you have any questions about our Difference Maker Program, please reach out to Ali Bray at  abray@marinerscs.org.

All-School Pancake Breakfast Wednesday November 7th
to Benefit Veterans 
-click for details-
Each year our Middle School ASB hosts a school-wide pancake breakfast in order to raise money for an organization that directly benefits veterans. This year marks our 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast! Our selected charity will be announced later. 
This is a donations-only event .

Event Details:
* Date: Wednesday, 11/7/18
* Breakfast Serve Time: 7:30-8:45
* Items Served: Pancakes, Bacon, Fruit, & Orange Juice
* Location: Outdoor area near lunch tables
* Who: All MCS Families and Friends

Join us for a morning of fun, food, and fellowship!  All families and friends are welcome to enjoy a delicious breakfast for a worthy cause. There is no set price for the meal. Instead we are collecting donations (cash and checks are welcome), and all proceeds will go towards benefitting our veterans! We hope to see the entire MCS Family enjoying pancakes together.
An Invitation for Your Student's Grandparents 
     Parents: Please Forward Link - Thank You!
MCS Grandparents and Veterans
are cordially invited to the 
MCS Salute to Veterans
Monday, November 12, 2018
Dear MCS Parents:  We're excited to honor our MCS Grandparents and Veterans on  Monday, November 12th . Please take a moment to click the above link and forward the invitation to your student's Grandparents and Veterans. We would like to ask for their RSVP by November 6th at tinyurl.com/MCSVeterans2018 . Just a reminder that this is a regular day of school and student dress is the MCS Uniform. If you have questions about this event, please contact Sue Celek at scelek@marinerscs.org . Thank you.

Parents in Prayer Meets Monday Weekly at 8:15AM

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All parents are warmly welcome to join Parents in Prayer on Monday weekly at 8:15AM in the ASP Room to pray for our school community. Please contact Kristen Derbyshire at  thederbyshires@gmail.com  if you have questions.
Box Tops! Earn $$ for our Students and PTF

With the holidays and lots of delicious baking just around the corner, Box Tops are an easy way to support PTF and our MCS students. Each Box Tops is worth 10 cents to our school. 

Just clip the Box Tops symbol from participating products, and bring them to MCS. There is a specially marked "Box Tops" drawer in the front lobby white credenza for turn in, or have your child turn them into his or her teacher. See the attached Box Tops Product List before your next trip to the grocery store! 

Additional Note: There is a Box Tops App mentioned on the Product List, but MCS will not be using the app. Thanks for supporting PTF!
Your Nomination for "Distinguished Alumni of the Year"


In 2018, the MCS Alumni Association established a new " Distinguished Alumni of the Year " award to recognize MCS Alumni whose accomplishments, affiliations, career and/or ministry has brought honor to the MCS Legacy within the community. It was our great pleasure to present Olympian Carlo Valdes (Class of  '04) with this inaugural honor!

At this time, we welcome your submission for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni of the Year award - now through December 31!   Think of an MCS Alumni who stands out from the rest -- someone you admire -- for the passion they bring to their work or educational pursuits, the integrity they show in their daily lives or ministry posts.

Click HERE to learn more and nominate today.  We look forward to receiving your nomination and giving God the glory for our amazing young Alumni!  If you have questions, please contact our Alumni Director Julie Hellriegel at jhellriegel@marinerscs.org. Thank you.
intheknowElementary Highlights
TK Learns About the Life Cycle of a Pumpkin
Ms. Chandler's TK class making pumpkin bread as part of their unit on the life cycle of a pumpkin. Also reading and following along in a pumpkin book (purchased with bonus points for the class) in the TK "Amphitheater." Happy fall everyont! 
intheknowIn The Know
From the Health Office

We hope that you've had a healthy start to the school year. As a reminder, you can find more information about the school's Health and Wellness policies, and all things health related at this link.
Choice Lunch

Please remember to order Choice Lunch for your student(s) for November and December. 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, November 30th, at 3:30PM. 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!

November

Tim Bahadoor 11/2
Tami Thurston 11/7
Christine Aghaian 11/16
Sonia Diaz 11/18
Samantha Brooks 11/20
Jennifer Kish 11/24



December

Leilen Shelton 12/8
Christopher Lucas 12/10
Gisela Roufs 12/12
Natasha Lomakin 12/15
Sady Amend 12/28
Crystal Willis 12/30




This list is provided to you by our Parent Teacher Fellowship.
Spirit Rock - Celebrating the MCS Family


Happy Birthday Juliet!

There are still a few spots open for those of you who want to celebrate something special on the PTF Spirit Rock:  https://tinyurl.com/PTFSpiritRock

If you would like to share your special rock design and person in E-News, please forward your photo to  nenglish@marinerscs.org .
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
11.02.18
Middle School "Reflection Chapel"
This week in middle school, students participated in a Reflection Chapel.  Each year after our 6th graders return from Pine Valley, our 7th graders finish Serve and Solidarity Week, and our 8th graders return from Washington DC, we want to give the students an opportunity to reflect and share how they experienced God in whichever experience they were a part of.  Mr. Hellriegel said it perfectly, "We want to become comfortable sharing out loud how we see God moving and what He's doing in us.  Here is your opportunity!"  Many 6th graders shared about experiencing God in his vast Creation.  7th graders were clearly moved at how God changed their opinion of people who are living homelessly.  And 8th graders were humbled at the way God answered prayers for class unity and placed divine appointments with veterans on our path during the trip.  It was awesome to see students courageously share how God worked in them last week, and we are praying that He continues to build on those experiences as He shapes us into whom He created us to be!
All-School Pancake Breakfast Wednesday, November 7th
to Benefit Veterans 
-click for details-
Each year our Middle School ASB hosts a school-wide pancake breakfast in order to raise money for an organization that directly benefits veterans. This year marks our 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast! Our selected charity will be announced later. 
This is a donations-only event .

Event Details:
* Date: Wednesday, 11/7/18
* Breakfast Serve Time: 7:30-8:45
* Items Served: Pancakes, Bacon, Fruit, & Orange Juice
* Location: Outdoor area near lunch tables
* Who: All MCS Families and Friends

Join us for a morning of fun, food, and fellowship!  All families and friends are welcome to enjoy a delicious breakfast for a worthy cause. There is no set price for the meal. Instead we are collecting donations (cash and checks are welcome), and all proceeds will go towards benefitting our veterans! We hope to see the entire MCS Family enjoying pancakes together.
An Invitation for Your Student's Grandparents 
     Parents: Please Forward Link
MCS Grandparents and Veterans
are cordially invited to the 
MCS Salute to Veterans
Monday, November 12, 2018
Dear MCS Parents:  We're excited to honor our MCS Grandparents and Veterans on  Monday, November 12th . Please take a moment to click the above link and forward the invitation to your student's Grandparents and Veterans. We would like to ask for their RSVP by November 6th at tinyurl.com/MCSVeterans2018 . Just a reminder that this is a regular day of school and student dress is the MCS Uniform. If you have questions about this event, please contact Sue Celek at scelek@marinerscs.org . Thank you.

Middle School What's4Lunch? Wednesday November 14th 
(orders due 11/11)

For Middle School Only. Our November What's4Lunch? Wednesday will be held on Wednesday, November 14th, and the restaurant will be Chronic Tacos! To place your child's order visit: http://marinerscs.org/w4lw-nov2018All orders are due no later than Sunday (11/11) at 11:45PM.

Each meal will cost $8.00 and will include 2 tacos (chicken or steak and choice of flour or corn tortillas) with a side of chips and salsa and bottle of water. Please print your receipt and send it with your child the day of the event in order to expedite the process of receiving their meal!
8th Grade Commissioning Chapel
Middle school chapel on Monday, October 15th, marked an important milestone for the 8th graders, their leadership commissioning chapel. Every Monday during the first 5 weeks of school, Mrs. Harrison led the 8th graders through leadership training. This year's theme was "Lead to Impact" as the students gained understanding in what it means to set a Godly example, the attributes of a Godly leader, and the impact each of them can and will have should they choose to step into the call of leadership. This chapel was a culmination of that training as students professed their own "I Choose" declaration committing to being a Godly leader for this school and for His kingdom. The student ministries team of Hudson Wooton, Delara Gitibin, and Selah Steinle shared scriptures and a charge to the 8th grade class. The chapel ended in a beautiful time of prayer where parents, staff, and all students surrounded the 8th graders to commission them into this leadership calling. The timing of the chapel couldn't have been better as the 8th graders embarked on their DC trip a few days later and immediately put that training into action. And, they did, in the most amazing ways! 
7th Grade Serve and Solidarity Week Review
2018 7th Grade Serve Week Recap
2018 7th Grade Serve Week Recap
Last week, our 7th grade students had the opportunity to practice seeing others and each other through HIS eyes during our Serve and Solidarity week. The week included bonding as a class at the beach and Boomers, leading the elementary students at the Elementary Field Day, and serving the homeless population in Orange County through Lighthouse, Mercy House, and Project Giving Light. Students served by passing out breakfast, listening to the stories of the people at the shelters, praying with them, washing their feet, and passing out the socks we collected through the Socktober drive. They also cleaned, organized, wrote cards, and created goodie bags and photo cards. God moved our 7th grade students, both working in and through them to make an impact for His kingdom! 
6th Grade Pine Valley Camp Recap
6th graders had a wonderful time at Pine Valley Science Camp last week! Throughout the week we enjoyed science classes, being in nature, bonding with friends, and spending time with God. It will definitely be a memory for all who attended for years to come!
Middle School Shalimar Connections Club
Next Lunch Club Meetings: December 6th and 13th

We have launched a "Shalimar Connections Club" where middle school students have the opportunity to plan the games, devotionals, and activities that they then get to lead at the Shalimar Learning Center. We are thrilled to be expanding our relationship with the children in the Shalimar community to also include a partnership with Think Together, the organization that runs the after school program at The Shalimar Learning Center.

In October, 24 middle school students jumped into building relationships with children at The Shalimar Learning Center through the language that all kids speak - PLAY! They played ice breaker games, taught the students a special dance to "Together" (High School Musical) that was choreographed by our Theatre Arts students, and 8th grader (Delara Gitibin) led the students in a devotional that focused on their unique gifts and talents and identity in Jesus! We finished our time in the community with free play at the park in the center of the neighborhood which provided an opportunity for our students to play and connect with the kids who live there. We are ALL looking forward to our next visit in December! We are grateful for the opportunity to build these relationships and connections.

There is still plenty of opportunity for our middle school students to get involved! Any students interested in getting plugged into the Shalimar Connections Club should attend the next lunch club meetings on December 6th and  13th to plan for the December 14th Shalimar visit!
Mater Dei Information Night - November 4th at the Von Der Ahe Home: Parents Only

On behalf of Mater Dei Parents and MCS Parents Geoff and Danielle Von Der Ahe, you are cordially invited to a social gathering and informational presentation about Mater Dei High School on Sunday, November 4th.  Click here for more details.
Pacifica Christian High School Open House Event
Saturday, November 10th, 2-4PM
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 and parent ambassadors.

Click here to register for an upcoming Open House Event, or schedule your visit here. Contact the Admissions Office with questions at sparsons@pacificaoc.org.
High School Information

Pacifica Christian High School: Contact Sarah Parsons, Director of Admissions, with questions at sparsons@pacificaoc.org.

Orange Lutheran High School: Click here for important Admissions Dates including Prospective Student Open House on October 24th. Mariners Shadow Day click.

JSerra Catholic High School: Athletic Open House on Monday, November 5th, from 6:30-8:00PM. Questions, please contact Chris Harrington at charrington@jserra.org.

Crean Lutheran High School : Questions, please contact Mrs. Tara Mathis at mathis@clshs.org .


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