In Today's Newsletter

Upcoming Events:
May 22: Society Meeting & Science Fair
May 23: Popcorn Day
May 24-25: Teacher Work Days/No School
May 28: Memorial Day/No School
May 30: TAPP Meeeting

Glimpses of MCS from
Mrs. Obbink
A Time for Everything
The familiar words of Ecclesiastes come to mind, as I share the following news with you.

1 There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity  
    under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to 
a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to 
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to 
a time to scatter stones and a time 
    gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to  
    refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give 
    a time to keep and a time to throw 
a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to 
a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for
After 15 years of faith-filled service, Mrs. Baxter has decided that she will be retiring at the end of this school year.  This news is unexpected and mixed with a lot of emotion.  Mrs. Baxter has been instrumental in bringing "Love and Logic" to our school.  Mrs. Baxter has also endeavored to help 5th graders understand how important it is to serve as a big buddy and an example to younger MCS students, as well as find out what it is like to be a buddy to the Seniors at New Hope Fellowship.  Her attention to academic excellence, her organizational abilities, and her earnest and heartfelt love for God have blessed her students, their parents, and fellow staff members.
5th graders sometimes feel trapped between being a child and becoming more independent.  The staff has often commented that having Mrs. Baxter teach 5th grade is pivotal.
She sincerely seeks to meet the needs of the whole student, especially the emotional piece.  She is especially gifted in training students how to express themselves appropriately, how to problem-solve in their relationships, and how to take personal responsibility.
As a staff we will sincerely miss her sense of humor, her care for fellow staff members, and the way she opens each Chapel in prayer.  We will miss her praying at staff devotions, as she begins prayer with "Good morning, great and wonderful heavenly Father."  It is hard to say goodbye, Mrs. Baxter.  We wish you all the joy and happiness you have brought to our school! 

6:00 - Society Meeting - Come meet our new Jr. High teacher, Mr. Warren, and new school secretary, Mrs. Orcutt, as well as vote for new Board members and hear other business of the school.  (Students not involved in the Science Fair will be supervised in the nursery of the church.)
6:30 - Pizza (order was placed on Monday)

7:00 - Jr. High Science Fair

For more information about the MCS society and how to be a part (hint: as a parent, you just show up to the meeting!), please use this link: Monroe Christian School Society
  • The Bible Play presented by the 6th and 7th graders will take place on Wednesday, May 23, at 8:45 am.
  • Awards Chapel, June 7, at 8:30 a.m.
Join our local Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Memorial Day Weekend at their annual "Flags for Our Fallen"  5K at Lake Tye. This event is family appropriate and a perfect opportunity to show our children our support for the military community. For more information or to register for the event, please use this link:
TAPP will hold their last meeting for the school year on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 pm. 

Wednesday is Popcorn Day.


There are 2 Pizza Lunch Days remaining for this school year, Friday, June 1, and Wednesday, June 6. 
Host an international student this summer! Use this link for additional details:  Exchange Students
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. Please drop off accumulated Box Tops in the school office.

Fred Meyer Rewards - Go to, click on  "Rewards," choose Community Rewards from the drop-down menu and follow the instructions to link your card. 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 -Click here  Amazon Smile for more information and instructions to register. 

Office Depot - Use our school ID #70106855 and we will receive credits towards future purchases.  
My Coke Rewards - Save the lids from bottles and the codes on the inside of 12 or 24 packs of Coke products. Bring the accumulated lids & codes to the school office.

Together for the Kingdom: Drop off clothing and reusable household items in our collection bin. For more information regarding the non-profit: