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 
10.19.18
Table of Contents
  1. MCS Hero of the Week
  2. Beautiful Memories
  3. Upcoming Events & Activities 
  4. Elementary Highlights
  5. Happy Birthday and Spirit Rock Fun
  6. Middle School E-Newsletter 
MCS Hero of the Week
 
C ongratulations to this week's Hero Talene Campbell, 3rd Grade Teacher. We hope you enjoy your up-close parking spot. 

Talene is a hero in my eyes for the way she has fearlessly led the 3rd grade team this year. 

With all of the transition and newness that has come our way, she has been a steady encourager, constant support, and devoted friend.

We love you, Talene!


Beautiful Memories
beautifulmemories
Photo Gallery 
A Wonderful Afternoon for the Ladies of MCS


Over 100 blessed, beautiful, and bright women celebrated their identity in Christ at this year's Ladies Luncheon, including many MCS Grandmothers and Alumni. Thank you to Laurie Kelly for sharing her heart with us and to Meesh Pierce for her inspiring words about the miracles of God's provision that have propelled the MCS remodel into high gear this year.

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Ladies Luncheon.


  • PTF Timree Christmas Fundraiser | EXTENDED through October 26th
  • 8th Grade DC Photography Contest | October 19-26
  • Picture Retakes | October 31st
  • MCS Grandparents and Veterans Invited to Salute to Veterans | November 12th
Place Your Timree Christmas Order ONLINE!
EXTENDED until Friday, October 26th!



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New Items Have Been Added!
Don't miss this opportunity to get a jump start on your Christmas Shopping while helping raise funds for our school.
For more information, contact  Heather Motichko , PTF Coordinator, at  hmotichko@gmail.com .Thank you for supporting PTF in this fun way!

School Picture Retakes - Wednesday, October 31st
School pictures were sent home on Thursday, October 18th (middle school), and Friday, October 19th (elementary school).

School Picture Retakes are:
  • for students who were absent on Picture Day
  • for families who desire a retake after receiving pictures on Thursday/Friday (10/18-19)
What to do:
  • Let your child's teacher know that he/she will be participating in picture re-takes.
  • Have your child bring back their photo package and give it to the photographer. No additional paperwork needed.
For students who were absent:
  • Bring in an order form with check/cash (forms available at front desk and middle school office), or order online at www.mylifetouch.com with this code: RO138066Y1.
Picture Day Dress (only for students participating)
  • Students are encouraged to wear a nice outfit for school pictures
  • All students are to have a neat, clean and modest appearance at all times, including free dress days
  • Girls' shorts or skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
  • If leggings are worn, tops must extend past the fingertips
  • Tank tops must have width of three fingers
  • Jeans are acceptable on free dress days
  • Students are not to wear: torn clothes, pajamas, sweats or yoga pants, excessively tight-fitting clothes, spaghetti straps, tops that expose the midriff, clothing with cut-outs, or costume-type clothing
  • If there is any question that an item is inappropriate for dress, it should not be worn. Students will be required to change if clothing is not appropriate.
An Invitation for MCS Grandparents and Veterans - Parents Please Forward and/or Hand Deliver a Copy
MCS Grandparents and Veterans 
are cordially invited to the 
MCS Salute to Veterans
Monday, November 12, 2018



Dear MCS Parents,

On Monday, November 12th, Mariners Christian School will host our annual "Salute to Veterans" event honoring MCS Grandparents and Veterans. 

We extend a special invitation to MCS Parents and Alumni who have served or who are currently serving in the military (spouses are welcome to join in the festivities). Due to space limitations, this event is not open to MCS Parents, except those mentioned above.  The event will be available to view via Livestream. We will forward the link to you a few days prior to the event.
 
Monday, November 12, is a regular full day of school for grades TK-8th. Student dress for November 12th is Regular School Uniform or Girl/Boy Scout Uniform.

The primary reason for this email is to ask you, our parents, to forward (or hand deliver) the enclosed invitation to your students' Grandparents and remind them of the following:
  • Parking:  The front lot near the school entrance is designated for guests with special needs. Parking for everyone is available at the far end of the front lot, the playground blacktop, and on the street at Fischer and Airway Avenues.
  • Event Details: The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with a light breakfast and welcome on our new Middle School Patio behind the gym. At 10:30 a.m. our students join our guests in an assembly room for a special Veterans Day tribute which includes a guest speaker, music, and a special focus.
  • Please Note: Students will return to their classroom following the program as this is a regular full day of instruction.
Thank you for passing along the invitation: click and forward this link.
There are extra invitations available at the front desk if you would prefer to hand deliver a copy.

We look forward to honoring our Veterans and spending the morning with our beloved Grandparents.
 
Troy Moore
Head of School
Mariners Christian School
  
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.
featuringelementaryElementary Highlights
Fourth Graders Celebrate Reading Growth w/Soap Carving

Recently, fourth graders completed a class read aloud, The Tiger Rising.  While reading this book, we studied characters and themes in our fiction unit.  In  Tiger Rising, wood carving was a special symbol that represented how the main character overcame challenges.

Each class discussed how we look to God as our refuge and rescuer in challenges and we were reminded of Deuteronomy 11:18 where God instructs us to write His Words on our heart. 

To celebrate their growth as readers, the fourth grade classes enjoyed a morning of soap carving to create special symbols of all they've learned.  

Difference Maker Program Overview 
from Ali Bray (Difference Maker Program Architect)

Our Difference Maker program exists to provide meaningful opportunities for our students and families to engage in a growing awareness of needs in our local community, and tangible ways to make a difference in those places.  Led by our Difference Maker Program Architect Ali Bray, she works with our elementary and middle school staff to roll out these programs and walk with our students who have been awarded "Difference Maker Grants" as they take their ideas and proposals and put them into action.

As a staff, we are delighted to have all of our service projects that will launch this year be STUDENT LED.  Attached is a newsletter from Mrs. Bray that will provide the details on our first Difference Maker project that is being launched by a group of our students who are passionate about the issue of homelessness. They are working behind the scenes to collect the items needed for all of our MCS students to be able to make their own "Blessing Bag" for the homeless. They are also executing a Fall Food Drive that will serve to stock food pantries for two local organizations (S.O.S. and Project Giving Light) who serve the homeless community in powerful ways. 

Thank you for supporting last week's SOCKTOBER drive and the upcoming Fall Food Drive which will run from November 5th through the 14th. For all of the collection drives this year, your children can bring the items to be donated and drop them in their classroom's collection box.

The attached newsletter also has a section devoted to helping you cultivate conversation with your children on the topic of homelessness. We would love to hear about how those discussions go!  

"A key focus of our Difference Maker program this year is to lean into praying for HIS EYES to see the world the way He sees it. A great opportunity to practice this is when your family sees a homeless person out in the community ... pause and pray for God's eyes to see that person the way He sees them.  So often in scripture, we see God's love as a Father. What would a parent want for their child if their child was standing homeless and alone? Allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart and spend a few moments praying for that person through that lens. You may never get to actually speak to them, but your prayers have power and God uses these moments to shape our hearts to be a bit more like His." Ali Bray

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

Please remember to order Choice Lunch for your student(s) for September and October. Thanks so much! www.choicelunch.com.
Lost and Found Donated to Wear & Share Monthly

Lost and Found will be donated to Wear and Share the last school day of every month at 3:30PM. Please have your students check for their belongings before that time.
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. 
Early Pick-Up - Important Procedure

Please email the school  no later than 12PM if you plan to pick up your child(ren) before regular dismissal  due to a necessary appointment . Students may not be checked out between 2:20-2:35 (for K-3) and 2:40-2:55 (for 4th-8th), without pre-arrangement.

For Elementary Students, email frontdesk@marinerscs.org no later than 12:00 noon.

For Middle School Students, email rwalker@marinerscs.org 12:00 noon

Thank you for supporting this procedure. This will eliminate disruption of valuable classroom time. 
happybirthdayHappy Birthday & Spirit Rock Fun!

October

Juliet Sanita 10/5
Debbie Santy 10/5
Sammy Soyring 10/5
Jonathan Brown 10/8
Mindy Gatchell 10/13
Victoria Boler 10/19
Brandi Gibbs 10/20


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



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

Happy 8th Birthday Blakely. We hope you enjoy your special day and pray that God will bless your year.  Looks like you must have some darling kittens.  Sweet. :)


Happy 9th Birthday Ivy.  Wishing you much success in your tennis career.  "Love is nothing in tennis, but in life it's everything." Author Unknown



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
10.19.18
8th Grade in DC Safe and Sound
A surprise encounter at John Wayne Airport on Friday morning. Eighth grade students ran into Carlo Valdes (MCS Class '04) prior to boarding for Philadelphia. By the way, Carlo is our first  Distinguished Alumni Award winner for his determination, courage, and tenacity as a member of the USA men's bobsledding team in the 2018 Winter Olympics. To learn more about Carlo Valdes and to nominate an alumni for the 2019 award, visit our website at this link.
Calling All 8th Graders! Annual DC Photography Contest

Calling all 8th graders!  The annual Washington, D.C. photography contest is taking place October 19-26, and photos are due by Monday, November 5.  


Submission details will be posted on the 8th-grade Schoology homepage

Winning photographs will be enlarged and on display for our Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 12. 

You don't have to be in the photography elective to participate, so snap those photos!  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Thurston via email at tthurston@marinerscs.org .
Middle School Shalimar Connections Club
Next Lunch Club Meetings: December 6th and 13th
Last Friday, 24 middle school students jumped into building relationships with children at The Shalimar Learning Center through the language that all kids speak - PLAY! 


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.

Last Friday, 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!

School Picture Retakes - Wednesday, October 31st
School pictures were sent home on Thursday, October 18th (middle school), and Friday, October 19th (elementary school).

School Picture Retakes are:
  • for students who were absent on Picture Day
  • for families who desire a retake after receiving pictures on Thursday/Friday (10/18-19)
What to do:
  • Let your child's teacher know that he/she will be participating in picture re-takes.
  • Have your child bring back their photo package and give it to the photographer. No additional paperwork needed.
For students who were absent:
  • Bring in an order form with check/cash (forms available at front desk and middle school office), or order online at www.mylifetouch.com with this code: RO138066Y1.
Picture Day Dress (only for students participating)
  • Students are encouraged to wear a nice outfit for school pictures
  • All students are to have a neat, clean and modest appearance at all times, including free dress days
  • Girls' shorts or skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
  • If leggings are worn, tops must extend past the fingertips
  • Tank tops must have width of three fingers
  • Jeans are acceptable on free dress days
  • Students are not to wear: torn clothes, pajamas, sweats or yoga pants, excessively tight-fitting clothes, spaghetti straps, tops that expose the midriff, clothing with cut-outs, or costume-type clothing
  • If there is any question that an item is inappropriate for dress, it should not be worn. Students will be required to change if clothing is not appropriate.
6th & 7th Parent Information Night - Come Hear About Pacifica Christian High School October 22nd

Come and hear about Pacifica Christian High School with Head of School David O'Neil at the Bahnsen Home. To RSVP, visit joleenbahnsen@gmail.com or 949.280.9707. Click for details.

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.
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: 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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