Remote Learning
(Continues through June 2, 2020)

May 25, 2020 - Monday: Memorial Day (No School)
May 26, 2020 - Tuesday: Learning packets pick & drop off day
May 28, 2020 - Thursday: Virtual Annual Society Meeting (7 pm)
June 2, 2020 - Tuesday: End of 3rd Trimester/Last Day of Remote Learning
June 3, 2020 - Wednesday: Learning packets final drop off day. Please return all textbook as well.
June 8, 2020 - Monday: Report card, award & remaining yearbook pick-up day
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, we will be CLOSED (n o school/remote learning) on Monday, May 25, 2020. This day, let us remember and honor the men and women (military personnel) who died in battle while serving in the military and made the ultimate sacrifice for us and our country.

Have a safe, healthy and happy Memorial Day Weekend!
OPEN ENROLLMENT CONTINUES!

Please let your family, friends and co-workers know that open enrollment continues. We are accepting registration forms through the mail, via email ( digitally scanned copies) or fax, otherwise we are in the office Monday to Friday from 9 am and 3 pm.

If you would like to pay your child’s tuition in full and receive a 3% discount, please pay on or before Friday, June 26, 2020. 
ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING

The annual S ociety (business) meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7 pm. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  This is a time for parents to hear updates, meet and vote on new Board member nominees and review next year's budget. Click this link for detailed explanation, and how to be part of Monroe Christian School Society . Please be on the look out for a Zoom meeting invitation. 
REPORT CARDS & AWARDS

Report cards and awards will be ready for pick on Monday, June 8, 2020 along with any remaining school yearbook. Note that we can only release report cards when all accounts are paid in full: library books returned or fines paid, athletic uniforms are returned, tuition is current, E-Care paid through March, and any additional fines and/or fees. Please be sure you are current by June 5, 2020 in order to receive report cards. Washington DC trip payments are exception.
TAPP MISSED PIZZA LUNCH & POPCORN DAYS

We have total of seven missed pizza lunch and five popcorn days this school year. TAPP is planning to credit you with your balance for next school year. There is also a potential of adding a Chic-Fil-A lunch day.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES
 
In an effort to simplify acquiring school supplies for the next school year, we offer a new program that will help make it easier for parents and the school. Instead of having students bring their own supplies, the school will provide majority of them. However, we will be collecting payments for bulk purchasing. We will have few needed items that parents will still have to purchase (i.e. backpack, lunch box, etc.) See link of supply list below:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

For the 2020-2021 School year, MCS is still looking for teacher applicants for a full-time teaching position:
 
  • Elementary Teacher (Applicants must have current Washington State Teaching Certificate or be in the process of obtaining)

To apply:

  1. Send resume to elaine.obbink@monroechristian.org
  2. Then an application form will be sent to you.
OPEN HOUSE
FOR PRESCHOOL/PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN!

We have two different opportunities to participate in an Open House for the Preschool/Pre-K and Kindergarten: Mark your calendar for June 5 and August 26, 2020 from 9 am to 12 pm and 6 to 7 pm. Invite your family and friends! This is a great opportunity for prospective and current families to visit.
AUCTION UPDATE!

Theme:   "Knight At The Carnival"
NEW Tentative Date:    Saturday, October 3, starting at 4:00 p.m.
Location:   The Rock Church in Monroe
Caterer:   Famous Dave's

If you are planning on attending our upcoming Annual Auction, please return your RSVP through the mail or phone call. Kindly enclose a check when using the mail or call the office at 360-794-8200 if you are using a credit card.

To date, we are still in need 9 desserts for the Dessert Dash portion of the auction. If you would like to donate a dessert (it can be homemade, procured, or purchased), please contact Becky Werkhoven at 360-794-8200 or  becky.werkhoven@monroechristian.org
LOVE & LOGIC TIP

Dear MCS Parents,

In couple of weeks, you will be receiving your student’s report card. Various reactions come to mind. You might just be thankful that this year is over and after a break, next year will be better. You may be beaming with pride because this year has been the best to date, despite some challenges with COVID-19. Your students have applied themselves, and their hard work is paying off academically and emotionally. Some of you may be considering having your students continue to work on Moby Max over the summer to help retain the skills they have worked on throughout the school year. (Your students know how to sign on, and it is free to our students because we have signed up for the school year. It's also, highly recommended by your MCS teaching staff.) Some parents may be considering workbooks or setting aside time to read, etc. 

Please take a minute to read this week’s Love and Logic about homework. This article applies to summer schoolwork, too. Thank you for partnering with us to focus on your child’s education!

 Miriam was at a loss about her son, Michael. For two straight weeks, she attacked his homework folder as soon as he walked in the door, diving into it like it contained all the answers to the universe. To her chagrin, she found Michael was slacking and leaving many assignments undone or sitting in limbo.
 
She tried lectures but even her best ones seemed to fall upon closed ears. She threatened to remove all the stuff he liked but that strained their relationship. Finally fed up, she turned to her wise friend, Linda, for advice.
 
“He doesn’t seem to care,” Miriam lamented, “I don’t know what to do. When do I step in and when do I step back?”
 
Linda shared some general ideas she had learned as a Love and Logic teacher:
 
  • Hug your son before you hug his homework folder. You want him to know his worth has nothing to do with school performance. Tell him you love him and you’re glad to see him. Don’t even bring up schoolwork when he comes in.

  • If you do help, do so only when you’re both in a relatively good mood. Help when he asks nicely — as long as the pencil stays in his hand. Let him experience some real results of not getting work done. In general, you want him to own his grades. If you step in too much, you rob ownership from him.
 
Linda noted that there is always some judgment involved in deciding when to step in: Factors might include a child’s age, grade level, developmental level, personality type, and how often these problems occur.
 
Miriam decided to be more careful about stepping in and to intentionally communicate that she believed in Michael. She stopped asking about homework and allowed Michael to bring up the subject. She decided to be supportive by providing a distraction-free work area and a time in the evening (after chores) for everyone in the family to “study” and/or have a quiet time.
 
To her surprise, as her observable anxiety over Michael’s assignments lessened, Michael’s concern over his own academic performance seemed to increase. In other words, when the adult is doing all of the worrying regarding homework, the child doesn’t need to be concerned. But when the parent steps back, the responsibility lands on the child, and more times than not, they will take on the responsibility.
 
Give your kids the gift of owning their homework assignments.

Jedd Hafer
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