Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • March 29-April 2: Iowa Assessments
  • April 2: Pizza Day
  • April 4: Easter
  • April 5-9: Easter Break - NO SCHOOL
  • April 30: Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL
There is an informational meeting for parents and their students in 7th and 8th grade who are signed up to go to Washington DC this year. This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31 at 3:30 in Mr. Warren’s classroom. If you are unable to attend, please let us know.
We need your help! Our annual MCS auction is just around the corner and we are still looking for contributions to help make our auction a success. Procurements need to be submitted to the office by Friday, April 23rd to allow time for entry.

Thank you to those of you who have already dropped off your donations. Some of the donations we have received so far are:
  • A cord of seasoned firewood from Chris and Karin Roath
  • Four rounds of golf and a fun BBQ pack from Tom and Renee Jensen
  • Green Steam Carpet Cleaners services from Sean and Katie Hartmark
  • Northwest Coffee Company gift cards from Jon and Roni Walsh
  • Flower World gift card from Brian and Nicole Williams 

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. In addition to the large auction items, the school can also use gift cards to your favorite restaurant, hair stylist, masseuse, or recreational spot to create fun and exciting gift baskets.

Please consider helping anyway you are able. All donations will help us meet the needs of our school.

Please take a moment to VOTE for Monroe Christian School for Best Preschool!
We won this in 2020 and it would be terrific to win again!
This is a great way to advertise our school to the local community. When we get families to start in preschool, they are more likely to continue with our school for K-8.
Simply use the following link to vote: Macaroni Kid 2021 Gold Daisy Award

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out all the terrific MCS gear.
There are 2 logos to choose from with 169 product possibilities! Use this link
MCS Apparel and Accessories 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.

There are many ways you can help the school that are free and easy.

  • Matching Employer Funds - Many larger employers offer matching funds when their employees donate to the school through their portals. Check with your employer to see what they may offer!
  • General Mills Box Tops for Education - Save Box Tops from all participating products, then drop off the accumulated clipped Box Tops in the school office or submit them digitally.
  • Fred Meyer Rewards - Link Monroe Christian School to your Fred Meyers Rewards card through the "Community Rewards" setting and a percentage of your eligible purchases will go directly to MCS. If you have already designated MCS as your Community Reward, please take a minute and check if it is still active. (The community reward must be renewed yearly.)
  • AmazonSmile - Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to MCS. Simply go to to get setup.
  • Office Depot - Use our school ID #70106855 when making purchases at Home Depot and we will receive credit towards future purchases.
  • Rite Aid - 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. Register your Rite Aid card with RXfundraising and choose - "support MCS".


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!

We have made some updates to the school calendar.


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.

Are kids facing more life-and-death decisions than ever? Are they being challenged at earlier ages with scarier choices about drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence? Clearly, most children are growing up in a more challenging world than we ever imagined. The consequences of mistakes are more serious than ever. Of great concern is the fact that many children are not being equipped with the survival skills necessary for making wise decisions about these pressures.
More and more children seem to believe that bad things can’t really happen until after their second or third poor decision. What do I mean? Perhaps an example will best illustrate this point.
Some time ago, I took my son to the movies. As we sat through the multitude of previews and ads for giant-sized, butter-flavored popcorn, I noticed two boys sitting near the front, throwing ice. Their parents were seated about three rows behind them. Mom walked up to them and said something like, “You stop that. I mean it. That’s one.” A minute or two later, the ice once again began to sail. This time Dad approached them and said very loudly, “Mom told you to stop that. Now that’s two.” Soon, the popcorn began to fly. Dad rushed back down to them and said, “Stop that. If you keep doing that, we’re going to have to leave!” Finally, after three or four warnings, these parents put some action behind their threats and took the kids home.
What happens when we give children two or three warnings before we deliver a consequence? We condition them to believe that they always can make at least two poor decisions before anything unfortunate happens. Does this give kids a strong defense against peer pressure? Absolutely not! Why? Because deep down they start to develop internal dialogues that say things like, “I can throw popcorn (or take drugs, have sex, drink and drive, etc.) at least two times before anything bad happens.”
I had a friend in high school who held this view. His parents always warned him at least three times before they followed through. He lived for a short while believing that nothing bad could happen unless he’d been warned at least twice. Then he died—the first time he went to a party, got drunk, and tried to drive home in a mountain snowstorm.
Love and Logic parents know that kids need to understand that bad things can happen after the first poor decision, without repeated warnings. How do they teach this? They set limits once and follow through with meaningful consequences rather than more warnings.
What’s this look like in the movie theater? Mom or Dad walks over and whispered, “Are you guys going to be able to behave or do we need to go?” If the boys act up again, Mom and Dad don’t lecture or warn. Instead, they say something like, “How sad. We’re going home now. And by the way, how are you guys going to pay us for the money we spent on tickets, soda, and popcorn? You can tell us later. Try not to worry about it.”
Thanks for reading! If this is a benefit, forward it to a friend. Our goal is to help as many families as possible.
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."