Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • May 1-8: Online Auction
  • May 7: Pizza Day
  • May 21: Pizza Day
  • May 28: Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL
  • May 31: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE MEETING

Tonight at 5:30 there is a playground committee meeting. If you are interested in getting involved, the meeting will be held in room 5 (6/7 grade class) at the school.
MCS AUCTION

It's time to help the school raise some money!
Below is a link to our online auction site where you are able to get registered and start biding. There is also a place to donate to "Fund a Need". Please share this with your friends and family. There are only 5 days left to bid on some great items and help the school raise much needed funds. Online Auction Registration
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
A MESSAGE FROM TAPP

“Hello MCS Families! As you may know Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us. We adore our teachers here at MCS and want them to feel loved and appreciated for all they do for the school, our children and families. TAPP has planned a week full of fun surprises for them. Some of which your children will help with. Stay tuned for pictures from the week.

If you are interested in joining TAPP please let the office or me know. We love having more helpers in this area of the school. My email is: christygirl78@gmail.com
~Christy Dunn
  TAPP
A SPECIALTHANK YOU

Thank you to Ms. Mills and Mrs. Shultz for picking up our PPE orders from Anacortes, and Mr. Roath for picking up the donated supplies from Walmart.
We'd also like to thank Mrs. Valdez for taking care of our flower pots and making them look so nice.
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

I used to be a parenting expert. That is, until I had kids.

The other day I caught myself giving a lengthy speech about the importance of kids doing their chores, getting their homework done, and respecting their parents. Unfortunately, the speech was not to a group of parents or teachers. It was to my fourteen-year-old son in response to his eye-rolling and huffing about having to do his physics homework.

Because we are spending more time at home with our kids than ever before, we might think it to be a great opportunity to start a lecture series on chores, good behavior, respect, responsibility, homework, etc. In reality, this might be exactly what we should not do.

Parenting is tough because we love our children. Highly effective teachers also love their students, and they struggle with the same temptations. We want the best for them. We worry that they’ll become irresponsible. We sometimes feel panicked because they don’t seem to be turning out the way we hoped. As educators we mourn when we aren’t reaching a child in the way we hoped.

Lots of intense feelings can muddy our minds and leave us forgetting that we can’t talk tykes, or our teenagers, into being respectful, responsible, and self-controlled. In fact, the more extensive our vocabularies become, the less effective we become.

The more words we use when things are going poorly,
the less effective we become.

Many excellent and loving parents and educators are faltering. Not because they lack skills. No, it’s because they talk too much while they’re using their good skills.

Run an experiment: when things are going poorly, see what happens if you simply use fewer words. The odds are high that you’ll be glad you did.

For more helpful tips, be sure to watch our free virtual seminar, Parenting During Uncertain Times.

Thanks for reading! 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."