March 18 - April 24 Remote Learning

Here is the updated 2019-2020 school calendar
MANDATED SCHOOL CLOSURE - UPDATE

Due to the executive order mandated by Governor Inslee, MCS will remain closed to students through April 24, 2020 in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout our communities. The students are expected to return on Monday, April 27, 2020 unless conditions change. At this time our school will participate in remote learning. A letter from the School Board was sent to all MCS families last Friday containing more detailed information.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, MCS families will need to pick up learning packets for the week in the roundabout between 9 am and 3 pm. These learning packets will be part of the ongoing growth we want to see from our Preschool-8 th grade students. We are also working on ways to provide additional on-line learning opportunities. Teachers will be sending out a daily set of expectations for students to complete.  This work is required and will be counted toward student work for the 3 rd trimester.

We will continue to monitor the Snohomish County Health District , Washington State Department of Health (DOH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for any changes and updates.

Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this unprecedented time.
OPEN ENROLLMENT!

Please let your family, friends and co-workers know that open enrollment continues. We are accepting registration forms through the mail, via email ( digitally scanned copies) or fax, otherwise we are in the office from Monday to Friday from 9 am and 3 pm.

We have Family Referral Offer cards available as well. Write your name on the card, give it to a potential family, and when the new family enrolls, they receive free registration, and  YOU receive a $500 tuition credit for Kg-8th grade or $250 for Preschool and PreK,  regardless of the time of year they register! And yes, you can receive tuition credit from multiple referrals. It's a win-win! You are the best and most important marketing tool to grow our school!
AUCTION UPDATE!

Theme:   "Knight At The Carnival"
NEW Date:    Saturday, May 30, starting at 4:00 p.m.
Location:   The Rock Church in Monroe
Caterer:   Famous Dave's

Please mark your calendar for the NEW auction date and return your RSVP as soon as possible. We are continually receiving donations and below are more samples of what we've received for the auction!

Chanel Marlene Photography full family session
Beautiful Butterfly Photography gift voucher (High school senior session)
Simply Flawless Skin & Beauty treatment
Slide Waters Lake Chelan waterpark passes for four
Storybook Theater Certificate show for four
We R Tacoma Rainiers reserved seat for four
Wolf Haven International's Sanctuary passes
Relaxing Basket with Corinthians sign
Sunwink Settle products
Handmade Boy & Girl Blessings blanket & crib sheets
Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop Gift Card
McMenamins Gift Card

We have a new feature to the MCS auction this year! Your invitation should have contain one Golden Ticket for a guest to attend the auction for free. We ask that you please reserve the use of this ticket for a grandparent, friend or family member who will support MCS. Additionally, please include their information on the RSVP card. If you have any questions regarding this ticket, please contact the office at 360-794-8200. Thank you.

We are still in need 13 desserts for the Dessert Dash portion of the auction. If you would like to donate a dessert (it can be homemade, procured, or purchased), please contact Becky Werkhoven at 360-794-8200 or  becky.werkhoven@monroechristian.org
OPEN HOUSE
FOR PRESCHOOL/PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN!

Open house for the Preschool/PreK and Kindergarten has been re-scheduled for Friday, May 1st from 9 am to 12 pm and 6 to 7 pm. Invite your family and friends! Invitation cards are available at the office, if you know of anyone who is interested.  This is a great opportunity for prospective and current families to visit.
TAPP CALENDAR UPDATE!

TAPP will make up scheduled pizza and popcorn days once we return to school. Updates can be found on this downloadable TAPP calendar. If you would like to be part of TAPP or would like to volunteer for any of these events, please sign-up to this link .
LOVE AND LOGIC TIP 

Wes Conrad was a B-17 pilot in WWII. He told many stories of his bombing missions over Germany and catching “flak” from Hitler’s anti-aircraft guns. (Flak is an abbreviation for the German word Fl ieger a bwehr k anonen, which is translated as anti-aircraft guns and literally means “flyer defense cannons.”) On one particular mission, the battle was raging, and Wes’s bomber was taking a lot of flak. One of the flight crew, a very young man who was understandably scared to death, begged Wes to let him jettison their load of bombs so they could abandon their mission and return safely to base. Wes said that he looked at the young man and responded, “Get back to your position soldier– if we ain’t takin’ flak – we ain’t over the target!”
 
What in the world does this have to do with parenting and teaching?
 
When adults begin using Love and Logic skills, such as empathy, choices, delaying consequences, setting limits, etc., they often catch a lot of flak from their kids. The kids start to feel off balance because what they are accustomed to is giving way to a healthier approach. The adults are now establishing themselves as loving yet powerful authority figures. This is great in the long-term but upsetting for kids in the short-term.
 
If kids are showing some pushback because you are adopting Love and Logic skills, don’t panic. You are on the right track. I regularly tell classes and clients that things will often “go south before they go north,” and to firmly and lovingly hold the line. Adults will start catching flak because they are “over the target” of providing loving limits and accountability.
 
Change can be hard!
 
What does catching flak from kid sound like?
 
  • “This new stuff you’re learning doesn’t work.”
  • “This is dumb.”
  • “I want my old mom/dad/teacher back.”
  • “You don’t love me.”
  • “You just had kids to make them do all your jobs.”
  • “If I get an “F” on this, it’s your fault.”

Catching flak can also look like tantrums, defiance, sibling bickering, or other negative behaviors.
 
Keep in mind that flak is temporary, as long as we don’t back down. Do yourself and your kids a favor. Hold the line with lots of love… and logic!
 
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible.

Kate Turner LPC
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