Summer 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

June 28, 2019
Godspeed to the Class of 2019


Congratulations to the new MCS Alumni Class of 2019! These remarkable students and leaders have left a lasting mark at MCS in countless ways. Though they are moving on to make their mark in local high schools, we hope to see them back on campus soon as Alumni and continue our relationship with them as MCS graduates!

Class of 2019 Parents: Make sure and order your photos from Lifetouch, if you haven't already done so. Go to  events.lifetouch.com  (password: MCGRAD19). 
Thanks for the Memories - So Long Until August 26th!


"I thank my God every time I remember you." Philippians 1:3
Last Day of School Chapel

Last Day of School Chapel - Celebrating HIM

WOW! Enjoy this short clip of some of our teachers and students rockin out for Jesus at the last day of school chapel. Grateful!
For 2018-2019 Parents Only  -   Parent Survey Deadline 7/5
2018-2019 Parents: If you have not yet completed the 2018-2019 Parent Survey, we encourage you to do so today. The deadline is July 5th and we are looking for 100% participation as always. Thank you in advance for your time. To view the original letter from Mr. Moore, click here. To take the survey, click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Marinersparent2019 
We Welcome Our Incoming 
2019-2020 New Families
New Family Ambassadors and Connecting Events
The mission of our New Family Ambassador program is to create a warm, welcoming, and smooth transition into the MCS community for all new families. Each grade level has a team of parent volunteers who lovingly serve our new families through summertime connecting events and being available to answer questions new families may have about MCS.

For a list of the New Family Ambassadors, click here. If you have questions, please contact Ashlee Cowell at acowell@marinerscs.org. Thank you!
Starting Line for NEW-to-MCS 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Students Wednesday, August 14th

Held on campus from 9:00-11:30AM, Starting Line is designed for middle school students new to MCS. Come make new friends with current and new students, play crazy games, eat yummy food, and learn more about our campus and program. It will be a great way to get connected before the first day of school!  The event is immediately followed by a Tech Orientation for New Incoming 7th and 8th grade students (see below). Please RSVP by 8/9 to Mrs. Walker at  714.437.1700, ext. 157 or at  rwalker@marinerscs.org. Click here for flyer.
Tech Orientation for NEW-to-MCS 7th and 8th Grade Students Wednesday, August 14th

From 11:30AM-12:30PM on Tuesday, August 14th (immediately following Starting Line), all NEW 7th and 8th grade students are required to stay for a Tech Orientation. Lunch will be provided.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Rahm at arahm@marinerscs.org. Please RSVP by 8/9 to Mrs. Walker at rwalker@marinerscs.org or 714.437.1700, ext. 157. Click here to view flyer.
New Parent Gathering & Orientation 
Wednesday, August 21st

Parents New to MCS are invited to attend our New Parent Gathering and Orientation on Wednesday, August 21st, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. held at MCS. Please save the date. More details to follow.
New Incoming TK-5th Grade Student Field Day August 23rd

Please look for more details forthcoming and save the date of Friday, August 23rd, from 9:00-10:30AM.
2019-2020 School Year
MCS Community Day - Monday August 26th
Meet the Teacher and PTF Hosted Welcome Back Bash
We look forward to seeing the MCS Family on Monday, August 26th, for Meet the Teacher Day and Welcome Back Bash hosted by our Parent Teacher Fellowship. Don't miss this opportunity for you and your child to meet his/her teacher and fellowship with the MCS family. Look for more details forthcoming. To view the flyer, click here. Please note that Monday, August 26th, is a non-uniform dress day.
First Week of School Absences
If you have not yet had the chance to read the letter from our administration about potential absences during the first week of school, please read it here. We would like a response no later than June 30th. Thank you.
Back to School Nights for MCS Parents:
Tuesday September 10th (Elementary Parents)
Thursday, September 12th (Middle School Parents) 

MCS Parents are invited to Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 10th, at 6PM for Elementary Parents and on Thursday, September 12th, for Middle School Parents. More details to follow but please save the date(s).
Uniform Guidelines  & Shop Online Today



Purchase your child's clothing early to ensure that items are delivered before the beginning of school. Be on the lookout for our Uniform Wear and Share after school begins. You will have the opportunity to pick up gently worn uniform clothing at no cost. 

MCS encourages students to take pride in their appearance and to dress appropriately for all occasions. Recognizing that the quality of their character is more important than clothing, MCS has an established uniform. Support of this policy begins at home with parents. The dress code will be enforced beginning the first day of school. Please view the guidelines below:

Middle School Families:  If you have not yet had the chance to read the letter from Mrs. Niles regarding uniform guidelines and requirements on the first day of school, please do so at this link.

Shop at www.landsend.com or 1.800.469.2222

Visit www.landsend.com: Drop down at KIDS, click on Find Your School under SCHOOL UNIFORMS. Enter our preferred school number: 900067596, then navigate to the appropriate gender/grade level. You may also call 1.800.469.2222 for assistance. Don't forget to use our preferred number. We suggest placing your order at your earliest convenience.
Pre-Packaged 2019-2020 Grade Level School Supplies
shipped directly to your home  



To ensure that you receive your grade level school supplies on time, we suggest that you place your order at your earliest convenience.  To be sure you have supplies on time, you may want to shop locally.

Pre-packaged MCS school supplies for 2019-2020 are available to purchase online through School Tool Box. All supplies will be delivered to your home. Visit their website at: www.schooltoolbox.com, then click on Pre-Built Boxes, add our school name and click on the appropriate grade level.
Supply Lists 2019-2020

Elementary TK-5th Supply Lists 2019-2020

Middle School 6th-8th Supply List 2019-2020
Choice Lunch

Please remember to order Choice Lunch for your student(s) for August at:  www.choicelunch.com.
2019-2020 Website Calendar
For the latest updates, please view the website calendar often at this link: https://www.marinerschristianschool.com/calendar/  
Health Office Reminder: New Law to Go Into Effect July 1, 2019
There have been recent changes to school entry immunization requirements that go into effect July 1, 2019. We are sharing these changes with you so that you may work with your child's healthcare provider to make sure your child is vaccinated (California Code of Regulations Title 17, Division 1, Chapter 4.) There has been the addition of a second Varicella vaccine requirement for entry into elementary school at Transitional Kindergarten (TK)/Kindergarten (K) and/or seventh grade, administered by a licensed California Healthcare Practitioner.

Grade                   Number of Doses Required of Each Immunization
TK/K-12 Admission 4 Polio 5 DTaP 3 Hep B 2 MMR 2 Varicella
7th-12th Grade 1 Tdap



7th Grade Advancement 2 Varicella 1 Tdap



California schools are required by law to check the immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Students meeting all immunization requirements will be unconditionally admitted to school. Students may also be unconditionally admitted if they have a permanent medical exception in accordance with Section 6051. Your child may receive the necessary vaccines from his/her primary care practitioner or pharmacy. It is important to get your child vaccinated early so there will be no issue with school entry. Please make sure you bring your child's vaccine record to the school so it may be on file. Should you have questions, please contact the MCS Health office or your child's health care provider. 
happybirthdayHappy Birthday & Spirit Rock
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Spirit Rock 2019-2020
To promote school spirit and welcome MCS families in morning carpool, the Spirit Rock is available for MCS families to recognize students with special messages from late August through the end of school. Parents will have the opportunity to sign up for the 2019-2020 school year at the end of the first week of school. Look for details in E-News.
Summer 2019 Staff Birthdays
Kristine McCarty 6/29
Karly Hammans 7/4
Sharee Pfaff 7/6
Jenna Van Leer 7/6
Haylee Pierce 7/7

Briana Petrarca 7/20
Andrew Rahm 7/22
Mac Thompson 7/31
Heather Hall 8/5
Hannah Loula 8/17


This list is provided to you by our Parent Teacher Fellowship.
Middle School Summer 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

June 28, 2019
Uniform Guidelines  & Shop Online Today

Purchase your child's clothing early to ensure that items are delivered before the beginning of school. Be on the lookout for our Uniform Wear and Share after school begins. You will have the opportunity to pick up gently worn uniform clothing at no cost. 

MCS encourages students to take pride in their appearance and to dress appropriately for all occasions. Recognizing that the quality of their character is more important than clothing, MCS has an established uniform. Support of this policy begins at home with parents. The dress code will be enforced beginning the first day of school. Please view the guidelines below:

Middle School Families:  If you have not yet had the chance to read the letter from Mrs. Niles regarding uniform guidelines and requirements on the first day of school, please do so at this link.

Shop at www.landsend.com or 1.800.469.2222

Visit www.landsend.com: Drop down at KIDS, click on Find Your School under SCHOOL UNIFORMS. Enter our preferred school number: 900067596, then navigate to the appropriate gender/grade level. You may also call 1.800.469.2222 for assistance. Don't forget to use our preferred number. We suggest placing your order at your earliest convenience.
Summer Reading Entering 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade 2019-2020
All assignments are due on the first day of school which is Monday, August 26, 2019.
6th Grade Reading Assignment:
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen + one additional novel.  Click for details .

7th Grade Reading Assignment:

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi Wortis + one additional fiction novel. Click for details.

8th Grade Reading Assignment:
Part I: "Lincoln is Shot" by Jim Bishop - Part II: "Night" by Elie Wiesel  Click for details.
6th Grade 2019-2020 Pine Valley Science Camp
October 22nd-25th, 2019
Our 6th grade students will attend Pine Valley Science Camp in the Fall, as they experience God's creation first hand over a 4-day stay in the mountains! Upon returning to school, all 6th grade families will receive an email containing the particulars of camp including transportation, packing list, etc. Here is a brief rundown of dates, payment details, and parent chaperone interest.

Camp Dates: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Friday, October 25, 2019

Total Cost: $265.00

Payment Schedule:
All fees will be billed through your Facts account beginning in August. You may pay the entire cost of $265.00 at one time; or, if you prefer, the fee can be paid in monthly installments according to the following schedule:

August 20, 2019 - $90.00 due
September 20, 2019 - $90.00 due
October 20, 2019* - $85.00 due
*Balance for all participants must be paid in full by this date

Parent Chaperones:
MCS utilizes parent chaperones for the Pine Valley Science Camp experience. Chaperones must pay their own way, and must be in good physical condition as walking/hiking is a daily requirement at this camp. To ensure a fair and equitable selection process, chaperones are chosen by lottery selection. Priority will be given to mothers of girls and fathers of boys, however in the event we need further chaperone assistance, we may also draw names of mothers of boys and fathers of girls. If you or your spouse are interested in chaperoning at Pine Valley Science Camp, please contact Paulette Seaman at pseaman@marinerscs.org.
8th Grade Washington, DC Field Trip October 18-24
This is one of the most memorable trips for our students. If you have questions, please contact Miss Seaman at pseaman@marinerscs.org