Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • May 21: Pizza Day
  • May 27: Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL
  • May 28: Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL
  • May 31: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
THANK YOU TAPP

Last week was teacher appreciation week and TAPP definitely made all of us feel appreciated! Thank you TAPP for a wonderful week of special surprises.
COVID EXPOSURE NOTE

With the weather getting nicer and the end of the school year approaching, it is easy to want to relax on the rules the school has implemented for this year. In recent weeks, MCS has seen an increase in the number of students who have been exposed to someone with COVID. We are extremely lucky that our families have been diligent about keeping their children home when anybody in the family has been experiencing symptoms. This diligence has helped our school remain open completely this year and we ask that parents continue to abide by the rules for the remainder of the school year.

POLICY
  • Fever (100.2 without the use of fever reducing medication)
  • Vomiting, nausea, or diarrhea
If anybody in the family has any of the symptoms above, please keep all children home for 48 hours after symptoms have subsided.

Please keep children home if they have any of the following symptoms:
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Congestion
AUCTION

Thank you to everyone that participated in our auction. Whether you donated something, procured something, bid on something or made a contribution, your generosity and support are very much appreciated!
Be sure to check the newsletter next week for the total funds raised.
MCS APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

The weather is changing. Be sure to check out all the great MCS clothing to help keep you cool when the days get warm.
Tank tops, t-shirts and so much more!
Use this link MCS Apparel and Accessories to check out all the great items that are available. Find something you like, place your order, and it will be sent directly to you.
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!
GOLD DAISY AWARD

Thank you to everyone that voted us best Preschool. It is always great to get the community recognition.
FREE & EASY WAYS TO HELP THE SCHOOL

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 smile.amazon.com 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".

UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR

We have made some updates to the school calendar.

LOVE AND LOGIC
Teacher Appreciation
On a personal note, I would like to apologize to the many teachers of my youth who put their heart and soul into trying to maintain order with me sitting in their classrooms. I wasn’t a downright malevolent child. I simply liked to keep things entertaining by continuously testing the sense of humor of my instructors. Despite my best efforts to the contrary, my teachers managed to see the good in me even when I couldn’t see it in myself. Great teachers are like that.
 
One way we can send a big thanks to educators is by helping our kids view them with great respect. A powerful strategy for achieving this goal involves allowing our kids to overhear us talking positively about their teachers. You’ve probably noticed your children’s eyes glazing over as you’ve tried to lecture them about some essential truth. In contrast, you’ve seen how closely they listen when they see that you’re trying to have a private conversation! Experiment with this:
 
At least twice a week intentionally let your children overhear you saying something positive about their teachers.
Do this for the rest of the school year.
 
The Best Gift for Teachers
All dedicated educators want to be appreciated for their hard work, and long hours. It’s great to be appreciated for the fact that we take classrooms full of kids with different needs, abilities, behaviors, and troubles and turn them into high-powered learning teams….
 
The best gift we can give them involves our own parenting. The most wonderful display of our appreciation is to send them students truly ready to be respectful, responsible, and eager to learn. No doubt this gift also benefits our children, who will rise to the top when equipped with such character attributes. In addition to letting our kids hear our positive comments about their teachers, here is a list of a few additional things you can do to help teachers help your kids succeed:
 
Ensure that they are doing chores without reminders at home, so that they know how to do assignments without reminders at school.
 
Allow very little time with technology, including video games, texting, surfing the web, watching videos, television, etc. These activities make it more difficult for our children to remain calm and content at school.
 
Have family meals together, where you enjoy each other and talk about all the things you’ve learned during the day.
Want Your Child’s Teacher to Listen to You?
Years ago, we learned of two parents who called a teacher about something that happened in the teacher’s classroom. Here are the two ways that these parents started the conversation:
 
One of the mothers started by saying, “You need to handle the class in a better way!”
 
The other mother started by saying, “I’d like to share what I have heard about a problem in the class and get your thoughts on it.”
 
The opening statement of the first mother immediately put the teacher on the defensive and the conversation did not go well. The second mother did not create a hostile atmosphere and the conversation went well because the teacher did not feel like she was being attacked. Showing respect and courtesy to our teachers when we need to speak with them is another excellent way of showing how much we appreciate them and that we are truly thankful for what they do for our kids.
  
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."