Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • March 1: Open Enrollment Begins
  • March 5: Pizza Day
  • March 9: Yoforit Night (Last one for this year!)
  • March 12: End of 2nd Trimester
  • March 19: Records Day - NO SCHOOL
OPEN ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is now open to the public. If you know anyone interested in enrolling, encourage them to contact the office to see if there is still availability.
A LOOK INSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Mrs. Sytsma's 1st Grade
The first graders celebrated the 100th day of school on February 25. They celebrated by reading and illustrating Psalm 100. They made 100th day crowns and brought in collections of 100; such as 100 dimes, 100 bottle caps, 100 mini marshmallows. They read 100th day stories and did a lot of counting. We are so blessed to be able to be in school 100 days already! 
MOMS PRAYER GROUP

The Moms in Prayer group meets every Monday at 9am in the MCS library. This group provides a good way for moms to connect with other moms, support each other, and most importantly pray together. This is a very open and welcoming group. Feel free to share as much or as little as you would like, ask for prayers, or simply sit with us to enjoy the love and support of other moms in the same stage of life.

We understand schedule constraints so please feel free to come when you are able. 
We look forward to meeting you and praying with you!
SHOW YOUR MCS SPIRIT

Thank you to our promotion committee for making it possible to get new MCS apparel and accessories. There are 2 logos to choose from with 169 product possibilities! Use the link below to check out all the great items that are available. Find something that you like. Place your order and it will be sent directly to you. MCS Apparel and Accessories
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 school and ask that if your student has any of the following symptoms, please keep them home.
  • Temperature above 100.2 (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.
UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR

We have made some updates to the school calendar.

FREE & EASY WAYS TO HELP THE SCHOOL

RXfundraising and Rite Aid are willing to give a portion of every dollar spent on prescriptions and purchases made at Rite Aid to support our school.
This program is similar to the Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer Rewards fundraising that we are currently involved with. If you happen to use Rite-Aid for your pharmacy (or if you’ve been considering switching to Rite-Aid) you can attach our school to your rewards card and a portion of your purchases will be donated back to the school. The link below contains the simple, straightforward instructions you will need to get started.

MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS: Does the company you work for (Boeing, Microsoft, etc.) match contributions you make to a non-profit company? Take a moment to find out. When you donate money to the school for a fundraiser or any other reason, follow your company's system to record it and designate MCS to receive matching funds! (If someone you know works at a participating company, they can also designate MCS!)
LOVE AND LOGIC

With our kids stuck at home and many of their extracurricular activities curtailed, you might have heard the following: “This is boring!” or “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.”
 
In days gone by, most parents had extremely simple, practical, and effective responses to such whining, such as:
 
  • “Here’s a rake.”
 
  • “Here’s a dust cloth.”
 
  • “There are a lot of weeds that need to be pulled.”
 
  • “I guess I haven’t given you enough chores to do.”
Is it so simple? Is it really okay for us to expect our children to assume personal responsibility for coping with dull times? Absolutely!
 
Because life can be boring, especially under our current conditions, doesn’t it make sense that we allow our children to practice handling it, instead of constantly rescuing them by providing exciting and fun activities?
 
Yep! Boredom can lead to creativity and achievement when we respond to complaining about it in some of the following ways:
 
  • “What are you going to do about feeling so bored?”

  • “Some kids decide to go out in the yard and clean up after the dog.”
 
  • “Some kids decide to dust the furniture.”
 
  • “Some kids decide to read a book.”
 
  • “Sadly, some kids decide to go to their rooms and stay unhappy about it.”
 
  • “I love you. Good luck.”
Do you want your children to grow up believing that it is somebody else’s job to keep them entertained and happy? Or would you rather raise youngsters who know that the best way to feel good is to do something good?
 
Give your kids the great gift of boredom and you will be blessed with kids who are far less demanding, far more content, and much better prepared for life.
 
Dr. Charles Fay
Our scripture theme for this year is based on Hebrews 11:1-3
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."