Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • Nov. 3: Donut Day
  • Nov. 5: Pizza Day
  • Nov. 10: Hot Dog Day
  • Nov. 11: Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL
  • Nov. 12: Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL
  • Nov. 18: Popcorn Day
  • Nov. 19: Thanksgiving Feast
  • Nov. 24-26: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER

Today is the last day to submit your poinsettia order forms!
DONUT DAY

Wednesday, November 3rd  is Donut Day!
Donuts are $1 each. Please send your student with money if you would like them to participate.

Once a month a local business, a MCS family business, or a MCS family sponsor Donut Day for our students. The sponsor donates to MCS the cost of the donuts. The money that the students bring in helps support our Teachers And Parent Partnership (TAPP) group to provide teaching materials, or classroom fixtures for our teachers. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring Donut Day, contact Becky Werkhoven at becky.werkhoven@monroechristian.org. There is still a chance to sponsor the month of May.
Donuts are from Henry’s Donuts and students can purchase them before or after school for $1/each.

Special thanks to Freedom eCommerce (Larry and Riley Anderson) for sponsoring Donut Day this month!
SCHOOL PHOTOS

Hi MCS Families,

I had such an amazing time with school portraits this year!! 

A few things in regards to school portraits. This gallery is just a PROOF gallery.  All orders will be fully edited and cropped to the size and printed in the ORIENTATION of the proof. The class photo will have the backdrop extended. 

One pose per package. NO mixing and matching. 

All orders will be submitted for printing November 12th and delivered to the school before Thanksgiving break (unless specified).

If you ordered any digital images, they will be emailed directly to you.

Use the following password to access your photos: MCS2021


This gallery will expire on November 10, 2021. (A fee for late orders will apply.)
  
Please contact me directly if you have any questions. 

Kayla

Kayla J Photography
106 E Main St
Monroe, WA 98272
425 232 1754
FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT ILLNESSES
 
We know there is a lot of information out regarding what you need to do if you have been exposed to or infected with COVID 19.
 
It is our school policy that if anyone in your household has been exposed to the virus and/or is being tested, we ask all students to stay home until a negative test result is received. Should anyone in your household receive a positive test result, we ask all students to stay home for the 10/14 days that your doctor has specified.
 
To do our part, we will continue taking temperatures before your student enters the classroom and ask that if your student has any of the following symptoms, please keep them home and notify the office of their absence.

  • Temperature above 100.3 (without the use of a fever reducing medication)*
  •  coughing
  •  shortness of breath
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • muscle or body aches
  • loss of taste or smell
  • congestion
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea*
 
*Note: Any family members that have fevers and/or vomiting, we ask that you keep all students home for 48 hours after the symptoms have subsided.

If a student has 1 cold-like symptom (i.e. runny nose, sore throat from nasal drip, etc.) please keep child home for 24 hours and make sure symptoms are not worsening before sending the child to school.

Please click the link to view MCS's Quarantine Policy Flowchart.
LOVE AND LOGIC

A few years ago, I watched a child giving his mother fits in a store. When Mom noticed that the boy’s behavior was drawing attention, she lost what little control she had and screamed, “That does it! I’ve had it with you! Now I’m not buying you anything!” In a feeble attempt to emphasize her power, she added, “And I mean it!”

Sensing that his mom was now at the end of her rope, he looked right into her eyes and yelled, “I hate you and you’re not going to tell me what to do.”

As I watched, I was filled with sadness for both the child and his mother. I managed to get next to this mother in the checkout line. I handed her my card with a note on the back to send it to the Love and Logic Institute for a free copy of one of our audios. I received a wonderful letter a few months later telling me all about the success she was having with her son.

After listening to Love and Logic Magic When Kids Drain Your Energy, Mom created a plan for dealing with Zachary and his acting out at the store. The very next day they went shopping. True to form, Zachary started begging for things. In her calm, rehearsed voice, Mom said, “Not a good idea, Zachary. I have to shop without listening to that.”

He immediately yelled, “All the other kids get stuff when they go to the store!” Then he grabbed two toys off the shelf and threw them into her shopping cart. Mom whispered, “That was a really bad decision, Zachary. I’m going to have to do something about that, but not here in the store. Try not to worry about it now.”

Mom had learned the following principle from listening to Love and Logic Magic When Kids Drain Your Energy:

Warning kids of a consequence reduces the power of the consequence.

This idea helped her while she implemented the rest of her plan. She phoned a friend who agreed to serve as a rather boring, yet humane babysitter. Mom did not tell Zachary what was going to happen.

When the next shopping day arrived, Mom’s friend came to the door at 10 a.m. Mom said, “Zachary, I’m going to finish my shopping now. It’s going to be a great day. This is so sad. I don’t have the energy to listen to begging and arguing. So that’s why you’ll be staying home with Jenny while I go shopping. You will need to decide how you are going to pay her for her time. I know you don’t have any money, so you will need to bargain to see which toys she’ll accept as payment.”

Mom had a wonderful time shopping, making sure that she was eating an ice cream bar as she walked in the door. She asked, “Hi Zachary. How did it go?”

“She made me pay with my remote-control car, and it’s new!” he whined.

A few days later, Zachary started throwing a fit about not getting a meal with a toy in a restaurant. Mom looked at him and sang, “Uh oh, Zachary. Do you think that might be a bad decision?” Zachary’s eyes got very wide. He became unusually quiet and stopped complaining.

Mom ended her letter by saying, “Thanks for making my life a whole lot easier!”

For more tips on how to handle situations when kids drain your energy, listen to our MP3 audio, Love and Logic Magic When Kids Drain Your Energy.
 
Thanks for reading!

If this is a benefit, forward it to a friend. Our goal is to help as many families as possible.

Our scripture theme for this year is based on Galatians 5:22-23, 25
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit