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 
09.28.18
See You Tomorrow!

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

Andrew Rahm
MCS
Heroes of the Week



Victoria Boler
 
Congratulations to this week's Heroes Andrew and Victoria. We hope you enjoy your up-close parking spot. 
 
A Note to Andrew Rahm, Digital Learning Coach:
Who better to deserve such an honor and such a parking spot than our very own Andrew Rahm! I mean come on...he could be teaching a class while scaning our tests into AMP while helping a student "fix" their uncharged iPad and drop everything to help you figure out that your monitor isn't plugged in. It is incredible how we are able to bounce an idea off of him and then he comes back a short while later with several new tech options and apps that may suit our needs. Despite the constant fires he constantly has to put out, he is always smiling and enthusiastic, always asking how he can help, and always takes a deep interest with what is going on in his colleagues' and students' lives. How he keeps his heart in such a good place when the problems he faces each deay are so unpredictable is beyond me. So give it up for our incredible colleague, awesome teacher, and solid friend...Andrew Rahm!

Victoria Boler, General Music Teacher:
Victoria is our elementary super hero for next week! We all know how talented she is, even when it rains, she finds ways to make beautiful music happen ( watch the video). Victoria, thank you for your flexibility as you patiently wait for your new class to be completed. We appreciate everything you do here at MCS and we love your creative ways and gifts from God. You are a hero!

It is a joy to watch the positivity and enthusiasm that you share with your students. I've been watching as you teach and I see that you challenge and correct with a Christ-like love that reveals a heart for the Lord and HIS children. Love Kristin K.

LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Mrs. Heather Harrison

Dear MCS Community,

We have an awesome opportunity to support one of our own Life Changers Mrs. Heather Harrison, our  Middle School Principal.  Mrs. Harrison has been nominated by one of our parents as "LifeChanger of the Year"  https://www.lifechangeroftheyear.com/ .   Of course we all know how deserving she is of this nomination.....but we want #LCOY to know as well!  We invite you to share your Middle School Principal -Mrs. Harrison- story as follows:

1. access the following link: CLICK HERE

2.  scroll to the bottom of the page

3.  add your name and email and share your Heather Harrison - Life Changer story.

Taken from the LifeChanger of the Year website: "All comments are taken into consideration by the selection committee when determining winners! The LifeChanger Spirit Award will be given to the nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for his or her nomination."

You can also help us honor Mrs. Harrison (our LifeChanger nominee) on social media. Start by following LifeChanger of the Year on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag  #LCOY!
  • Welcome Back Bash | September 29th
  • OC Children's Book Festival | September 30th
  • 5th-8th Grade Mobile App Class | October 1st
  • Ladies Event "HIS! Blessed, Beautiful and BRIGHT" | October 16th
  • PTF Timree Christmas Fundraiser | Now through October 17th
OC Children's Book Festival and Planetarium Preview
This Sunday, September 30th, at OCC

Free admission and free parking. Buy books, meet authors, live animals, storytellers 
plus a SNEAK PEEK of OCC's New PLANETARIUM!

 Visit www.KidsBookFestival.com or facebook.com/occbf for more details. 

Be sure to stop by and visit the MCS Booth (B1).


5th-8th Mobile GameApp Creation Class  Begins October 1
When:                     Mondays & Wednesdays: 3:00 - 5:00pm

Where:                    Mariners Christian School

First Class:             Monday, October 1st

Showcase Date:     Wednesday, December 5th, at UC Irvine

Cost:                       $490

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Learn to create mobile game apps!  

Sign up today at: 


It's not too late!

Questions? Please contact our Educational Technology/Maker Education Strategic Planning Director Terri Rodriguez at  trodriguez@marinerscs.org
Blessed, Beautiful, & BRIGHT Luncheon October 16th

We look forward to seeing HIS blessed, beautiful, and bright ladies at this year's luncheon.  Click here or above to purchase your tickets and for more details. 
PTF Timree Christmas Fundraiser Through October 17th
Welcome to the PTF Timree Christmas Fundraiser! 

This event is designed to be simple and straightforward. And the best part is 20% of the proceeds will come directly back to MCS!

The Timree Christmas Catalogues were sent home with your child today. Besides the colorful, fun artwork on ornaments and home décor, Timree has created two special ornaments just for MCS! Each catalogue comes with ordering instructions, order form, and an envelope to return the order back to MCS. Payment is by cash or check only.

Timeframe: Orders may be returned to MCS between October 1-17. Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 17. Orders may be returned via your child's teacher or given to the Front Desk. (Look for the Christmas Box!)

Delivery Date: Timree Christmas Orders will be delivered to MCS families during the week of Nov. 26. More information to follow.

Look for Timree at a display booth at tomorrow's (9/29) Welcome Back Bash. Come check it out! 

We hope you will consider this creative way to support PTF and get a little Christmas shopping done, too!
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.
intheknowIn The Know
Parent Teacher Fellowship Volunteer Interest Form
The PTF Volunteer Interest Form will remain open through October 5th. There are many fun spots to join a great group of parents in various serving opportunities.   Click on the following link to sign up:  http://marinerscs.org/2018-19ptfvolunteer
RenWeb Tip for Your Class List

Use this easy 4 step tutorial (CLICK) to access a class list for your child's class.

PLEASE NOTE
This list does not include those families that have requested confidentiality. Our school family information is for the purpose of building healthy community relationships. MCS does not allow any school information to be used for outside business purposes.  If you would like your information kept private in the RenWeb directory, you may choose to set the privacy preferences at any time.
Old iPhone Donations for MCS LYFE
Got an old iPhone laying around the house that you don't plan on using in the future?  The middle school team who operates MCS LYFE is seeking to get our students more involved with the middle school Instagram page!  Our next step in making that happen is to collect some used iPhones (iPhone 6 or higher) from some people in our MCS community.  If you have an iPhone 6 or higher that you would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate it!  Please have your child drop it off to Mrs. Walker's office in a Ziploc baggie labeled with your name on it.  If we end up not using it, we will return it to your family.  

Thanks for helping us allow students to play a more active role in our Instagram page.  And please check out the latest on what's happening in middle school by following us on Instagram @mcs_middleschool_lyfe!
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!

September

coffee cup on the autumn fall  leaves and wooden surface background Angela Drevlow 9/8
Jiyoung Um 9/9
AnneMarie Vander Wal 9/10
Ashlee Cowell 9/11
John Hellriegel 9/13
Krissie Matus 9/17
Shelby Johnston 9/29

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



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

Happy 11th Birthday Emma.  Love the llama, cacti, and pineapple. Do you have a llama? We hope all your wishes come true!


Happy 12th Birthday Ava and much success in your water polo career. It's awesome that you painted and designed your own rock. 
Very cool!


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.
Broken Lance Eagle Tribe

Broken Lance Eagles invites MCS Elementary Boys and Dads to learn more about their tribe. For more information, please contact MCS Dad and Eagle Chief Todd Abboud at toddabboud@yahoo.com.

Click here for information about upcoming events.
MCS Cub Scout Pack 360

MCS Cub Scout Pack 360 welcomes boys grades 1 through 5 to join our dynamic Pack! Den meetings will be held the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday monthly from 3-4:15PM. Pack meetings will be held from 6:00-7:15 pm on the 2nd Tuesdays monthly. For more information, email Cubmaster Brian Cowell: brian@abcowell.com or Miyuki Smith-Richardson: miyukimsmith@outlook.com. Come visit our information table at Back to School Night!

Upcoming Scout Events:   Campout -October 5-7; Pinewood Derby & Bear Carnival - December 1.

K-4th Father-Daughter Adventure Events

MCS Dads: are you looking for an incredible way to make lifelong memories with your daughter?  The Orange Blossom Native Nation (formerly known as Indian Princesses) is open to new MCS fathers and daughters to come enjoy some events such as camping, archery, rock climbing, fishing, horseback riding, San Diego Zoo Safari, surfing, canoeing, sledding, pumpkin carving, daddy/daughter dances, and other fun adventures.  

This is open to MCS girls in Kindergarten through 4th grade.  These monthly events are some of the most treasured experiences for these girls and their fathers.  For more info, text or email Larry Birnbaum - 714.655.8108 - Larry@LmbEnterprises.com .
edtechcornerEd Tech Corner

Apple released their latest iOS update ( iOS 12) this week, and with that release there is a great new feature called "Screen Time".  With Screen time you can monitor and control how much screen time your child is using on their personal device.  Common sense media has a great article detailing this new feature and some tips on how to use it.  Check it out!  

What Apple's New iOS 12 Parental Controls Mean for You  
4 Things Parents Should Know About the Screen Time Feature in iOS 12

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
09.28.18
Middle School Chapel - U-Groups
Chapel this week for middle schoolers had 2 exciting components. To start, ASB students shared what our Outreach Focus for this school year is, and how all middle school students can get involved to be Difference Makers in our community. Their first opportunity was Share2Wear, and the students responded extremely well! Next up is our visit to the Shalimar community where we will connect with our neighbors across Costa Mesa, and share the love and joy of Jesus with them! (Please see the Shalimar details in below)

In the second half of Chapel, our U-Group Launch took place where all middle school students met the people in their U-Groups and spent some time getting to know each other. They also were given a series of "selfies" to take as a group for their first U-group competition! The 8th grade leaders did a great job facilitating the activities and welcoming their group members. Congratulations to U-Group #7 for winning our first competition of the year! Please enjoy these U-Group photos, along with Group #7's winning photo!

This Week's Home Games - Basketball and Football

GO MCS LIONS!
Families are invited to stay and cheer on our LIONS during their HOME GAMES:
  • Tuesday (10/2) 3:15PM: 6th Grade Boys Football vs. Calvary Yorba Linda
     
  • Wednesday (10/3) 3:15PM: 7th Grade Boys Football vs. Huntington Christian
     
  • Thursday (10/4) 3:15PM: 8th Girls Basketball vs. Calvary Costa Mesa
     
  • Friday (10/5) 3:15PM: 8th Boys Football vs. Calvary Costa Mesa
To view the fall athletic schedules for all teams, click here.
Wear2Share "Too School for Cool" Dress Day
We want to say a HUGE thank you to every middle school student and staff member who participated in our first Share2Wear of the year! We had an incredible turnout in participation, yielding an overwhelming amount of band aids and $ to go towards band aids! What a blessing to homeless people in our community who will receive blessing bags later this year, which include these band aids.  Middle school students and staff certainly embraced their most "studious" sides on Wednesday, as those who "shared" got to "wear" TOO SCHOOL FOR COOL! attire.  Please enjoy some photos from our Share2Wear!  
Middle School Policies & Expectations Implemented October 1st
In middle school, the month of September has served as an opportunity to teach and train students regarding all policies and expectations. Part of this training has focused on uniform guidelines and dress code expectations. All expectations have been clearly communicated to both parents and students and students have been given the opportunity and time to make sure they have the proper school attire. As we begin the second month of school, we want to clearly communicate that the expectation is that students will apply this training into practice as they adhere to all uniform and dress code guidelines.

It is also important to communicate that, beginning Monday, October 1st, dress guidelines will be fully implemented and enforced. Accountability to all guidelines will be provided to any middle school student who does not meet MCS uniform guidelines.

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, view our MS Uniform Reminders here, or contact Mrs. Niles at kniles@marinerscs.org.

It's go time - make sure you are meeting these expectations for the school year!
First Shalimar Visit of the Year October 12th
(Shalimar Lunch Club Info Meeting Thursday (10/4)
All students who are interested in being a part of our Shalimar Connections Team should attend the Shalimar Lunch Club INFO MEETING next Thursday, October 4th, in Mrs. Thurston's classroom.

The first SHALIMAR visit of the year will be held on Friday, October 12th. Students will leave MCS at 2:30PM and return to MCS at 5:15PM.

Stay tuned for more details. Questions? Contact Ali Bray at abray@marinerscs.org
Old iPhone Donations for MCS LYFE
Got an old iPhone laying around the house that you don't plan on using in the future?  The middle school team who operates MCS LYFE is seeking to get our students more involved with the middle school Instagram page!  Our next step in making that happen is to collect some used iPhones (iPhone 6 or higher) from some people in our MCS community.  If you have an iPhone 6 or higher that you would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate it!  Please have your child drop it off to Mrs. Walker's office in a Ziploc baggie labeled with your name on it.  If we end up not using it, we will return it to your family.  

Thanks for helping us allow students to play a more active role in our Instagram page.  And please check out the latest on what's happening in middle school by following us on Instagram @mcs_middleschool_lyfe!
Middle School Schoology Fall Parent Workshop 
October 1st, October 8th, October 15th


This fall, MCS will be offering Schoology Fall Parent Workshops to go over the key features of Schoology for Middle School parents.  These will be a great, small workshop for parents to learn more about how to use Schoology and answer any questions you may have!  Specific dates will be announced at a later time.This Fall, MCS will be offering Schoology Fall Parent Workshops to go over the key features of Schoology for Middle School parents. We will cover how to:

* Login
* View your child's upcoming assignments and missing assignments
* View their grades
* View and use the "Schoology Agenda" feature
* Use the Schoology Calendar
* Message your child's teachers through Schoology

We are limiting the sessions to groups of 5 so we can maximize the ability to help attendees and address any questions.

This will be a great, small workshop for parents to learn more about how to use Schoology and answer any questions you may have! The Workshop days are Monday (October 1st), Monday (October 8th) and Monday (October 15th). Please click on the link below to sign up for one of our sessions.

High School Information

 Pacifica Christian High School: Open House Event for 8th grade and their families- Saturday October 13, from 2-4PM. Click here to register for an upcoming Open House event or schedule your visit here. Contact Sarah Parsons, Director of Admissions, with questions at sparsons@pacificaoc.org.

Orange Lutheran High School: Mariners Shadow Day click.

JSerra Catholic High School: Admission to JSerra home football games is FREE for all families of prospective students. Any prospective students can visit our School Relations tent from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to receive complementary tickets for the whole family! We can't wait to see you there! Contact Chris Harrington at charrington@jserra.org.

JSerra Pep Squad camp for a mini cheer/dance camp from 4:00-8:30PM on October 5, 2018. For more information, click here.

Crean Lutheran High School: Prospective students and parents are invited to an Organizational Skills Workshop on October 17th from 6:30-7:30PJM in room 207A. Please contact Mrs. Tara Mathis for more information at mathis@clshs.org




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