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 
10.26.18
Table of Contents
  1. MCS Heroes of the Week
  2. Upcoming Events & Activities 
  3. Elementary Highlights
  4. Happy Birthday and Spirit Rock Fun
  5. Middle School E-Newsletter 

Brian Jones
MCS
Heroes of the Week



Kristine McCarty
 
Congratulations to this week's Heroes Kristine and Brian. We hope you enjoy your up-close parking spot. 
 
A Note to Kristine McCarty, Elementary Student Support Specialist:
Kristine:  Thank you for being an amazing resource by sharing your expertise with us. You have been incredibly supportive in helping new families transition with success. Your servant's heart is a blessing to us all. God has given you the gift of encouragement. Thank you Kristine for using your gifts to bless our MCS community!  Love, The  5th Grade Team

Brian Jones, Middle School History Teacher:
Brian - You are a hero of the MCS Middle School. You inspire joy and passion in everything you do. Whether dressing up, leading lively discussions, serenading the hallways, and let's not forget wearing those gross fake teeth, you truly embody the joy of the Lord. When these kids need to be reminded that God is joy, love, and peace, all they need to do is look at you. And I appreciate the way you always want to learn and grow in your craft as a teacher. Your courage to try new things inspires students to take responsible risks. Thanks for being such a great team player. We're all better here because of you. :)
  • 100% for HIS Bright Future
  • Picture Retakes | October 31st
  • All-School Fall Food Drive | November 5th-14th
  • All-School Pancake Breakfast | November 7th
  • MCS Grandparents and Veterans Invited to Salute to Veterans | November 12th
  • Book Fair | November 26th - 30th
100% for HIS Bright Future
Next week, in the mail, all families will receive information about an exciting opportunity to build into the LEGACY of MCS - impacting students this year and for generations to come! 

We ask you to join us in prayer as our Board, Administration, and MCS Staff Team move forward with planning for the next construction phase of our Bright Future Campaign as well as current goals within our MCS operating budget. 

MCS is truly fortunate to have a school community that is 100% committed to raising up Difference Makers for the Kingdom, now and long into the future!
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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.
All-School Fall Food Drive 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 
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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.

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
Thank You for Your Support of SOCKTOBER!
We had more than 1,000 pairs of socks donated. 7th grade students got to take a large amount of socks to Lighthouse Homeless Shelter (pictured above) during their Serve Week visit. The remaining socks will be used in our Difference Maker "Blessing Bags" project.

intheknowIn The Know
Choice Lunch

Please remember to order Choice Lunch for your student(s) for October and November. Thanks so much! www.choicelunch.com.
All Lost and Found Items Donated on October 31st!

Please note that the lost and found items will be donated at the end of the school day on Wednesday, October 31st, at 3:30PM. Please retrieve your missing items!!!  
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


Love this - Thanks Rick for all you do for the MCS Family!

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
10.26.18
Welcome Home 8th Grade


Enjoy reading about some of this week's 8th Grade DC adventures at this link.
7th Grade Serve Week 
We had more than 1,000 pairs of socks donated during SOCK-tober. During Serve Week visit, 7th grade students got to take a large amount of socks to Lighthouse Homeless Shelter. The remaining socks will be used in our Difference Maker "Blessing Bags" project.

Thank you also to our awesome volunteer moms (many are not pictured) for putting together a yummy "Serve Week Breakfast" for 7th grade.

We appreciate you!


Welcome Home 6th Grade!
We're glad you're all back from Pine Valley safe and sound. We missed you!
Thank you Mrs. Volner for this photo.
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.
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.
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!

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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