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MCS Weekly Announcements
  • May 21: Pizza Day
  • May 26: Society Meeting
  • May 27: Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL
  • May 28: Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL
  • May 31: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
2020-2021 YEARBOOK

It's definitely been a memorable year.
And what better way to remember the year than with a Monroe Christian School yearbook.
To purchase a 20-21 MCS yearbook, visit the web site at: www.treering.com/validate. Then enter the school's passcode: 1014035519564784. If you place your order by May 19th, each yearbook is just $25.09 plus tax.
AUCTION UPDATE

Thank you again to everyone who helped make our annual auction a success! Even though we were not able to hold our auction in person (which is so much more fun) we were able to raise $42,075.00 which will help the school in so many ways.
If you placed a bid on an auction item and were the highest bidder, please come by the school office before Friday, May 28th to collect your winnings.
Items can be picked up Monday-Friday between 8am - 3:45pm.
MONROE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
SOCIETY MEETING

Monroe Christian School's annual business (society) meeting will be Wednesday, May 26th, at 7:00 p.m. at New Hope Fellowship. 
This is a time for parents to hear updates, meet and vote on Board member nominees, and review next year's budget. See the attached explanation about the MCS society and how you can be a part. (Hint: as a parent, you just show up to the meeting!) Monroe Christian School Society
LOST AND FOUND

We have gathered quite a few belongings in our lost and found!
If you recognize any of these items, please call the office at 360-794-8200 and we would be happy to get them back to you.
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.
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
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!
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

During the past year, mothers everywhere have been challenged by the pandemic and all the complications, upheavals, and worries that have arisen because of the effects it has had on their kids. More than ever, moms must feel like the weight of the world rests on their shoulders. Moms, do you ever feel like it’s your job, and your job alone, to make sure that your kids always do the right thing, turn out well, and are kept safe? Do you ever worry that the entire neighborhood is aware and judging you when your kids sneak out of the house with mismatched socks, messy hair, and less-than-polite attitudes?
 
Oftentimes, the most loving and effective mothers
take the most heat from others and themselves.
 
Wonderful moms understand that kids need to make plenty of small, affordable mistakes. They know that kids must occasionally experience struggles and disappointments. They also know that constant rescuing or micromanaging creates kids who need constant rescuing and micromanaging.
 
Because of this, the best moms often feel a bit lonely and unsure of themselves. They feel lonely because our society too frequently rewards what looks good rather than what is truly good. They feel lonely because they rarely overhear other mothers bragging about allowing their kids to learn by forgetting a lunch, misplacing an occasional homework paper, or having to pay for a lost coat.
 
The best moms often feel a bit lonely and
unsure of themselves.
 
It’s easy to feel guilty or insecure when you see so many “super-hovering mommies” acting like pack mules, carrying all their children’s sporting equipment, back packs, and responsibilities. It’s easy to lose perspective when your minivan is the only one without an “Honor Student” bumper sticker. It’s tempting to waver when the parents next door are working harder completing their child’s homework than their child is.
 
Moms, I thank you for all that you do! Here are some tips that I hope you will take to heart:
 
Parents who try to be perfect often raise kids who struggle with painful levels of perfectionism. Give your kids a gift by making mistakes and being gentle with yourself over them.
 
Take care of yourself by letting your kids do most of the housework. This builds their self-esteem and shows that you are someone to be honored rather than taken for granted.
 
Become very hard of hearing when your kids get demanding or fail to preface their request with a pleasant “please.”

Ignore the perfect moms on social media.

Everyone else (including me) can support moms by:
 
Letting the kids know how fortunate they are to have such a wonderful mom.
 
Modeling an attitude of service by helping Mom in front of the kids.
 
Cleaning up after yourself.

Providing this support throughout the year—not just on Mother’s Day.

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all mothers everywhere for everything they do. I hope to encourage all the wonderful mothers who let things fall apart from time to time and who understand the wisdom of providing a rather imperfect world for their kids. If you’d like some tips for setting firm limits in loving ways, you might benefit from our special offer this week for our webinar, How Do I Get These Kids to Behave.
 
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."