In honor of our military veterans, we gives tribute to who have served and those that are still serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Thank you!

MCS thanks the Monroe Police and Fire for their hard work, commitment, courage and keeping our community safe. We are grateful for their dedication and selflessness by putting their lives on the line to save others, to protect property and uphold the law.
Because of your generosity, there were $3,001.00 in sales at the book fair enabling us to provide students with $1,379.24 in books for their classrooms and school library!

As you are aware, the flu season is here. It is especially important that parents keep sick children home until they are well. As a reminder of our policy, the following is from our Parent-Student Handbook. We appreciate everyone's full cooperation in order to avoid spreading sickness in the school.
Children with any of the following symptoms must be kept home or will be sent home if already at school:
Appearance and Behavior  - Unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, confused, or irritable
Eyes  - Thick mucus or other draining from the eye; Pink Eye
Fever  - Temperature of 100 degrees or more
Nasal discharge/cough  - Continuing nasal discharge and/or chronic cough
Sore Throat  - Especially with fever, swollen glands, a cough
Diarrhea  - Please keep home - student may return to school after there have been no episodes for 24 hours.
Vomiting  - Please keep home - student may return to school after there have been no vomiting episodes for 24 hours.
Rash  - Body rash with fever or itching
Ear Infection  - If no fever, does not need to stay home; however, the child should see a healthcare provider
Lice  - Children may not return to school until they have been treated and are free of lice and nits (eggs).
Any student taking antibiotics may return to school after 24 hours on the medication, if his/her symptoms are significantly reduced.

This Wednesday, November 13th, is Popcorn Day and on Friday, November 15th is Pizza Lunch Day! If you would like to pay in full for the entire school year, please refer to the following:
13 popcorn only = $6.50
13 popcorn and Capri sun = $13.00
14 pizza lunches (1 slice) = $56.00
14 pizza lunches (2 slices) = $84.00
 Please bring in-full payments to the office. Individual payments can go directly to the TAPP's table. Please note, any missed days will not be refunded. Thank you.
The scheduled pizza, popcorn and Yoforit dates can be found on this downloadable  TAPP calendar.

On Thursday, November 21st teachers and students will gather at New Hope Fellowship Church and enjoy our traditional, school-wide Thanksgiving Feast! We continually ask that parents send $4.00 for each student, Kindergarten through 8th grade, to cover the cost. Please send the money to the office between now and feast time. 

Our thanks to Sara Peterson and other volunteer parents, plus Sultan Red Apple for supporting this great event.  
 We are still in need of Vendors for our Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 30 th  here at MCS from 10AM to 4PM. If you are interested and would like to be a part of this bazaar, please complete the attached application and return to the MCS office with a check by November 22 nd
Questions? Contact Kathlyn Hughes at

Wednesday, December 11th is our annual Christmas Program at 7:00 PM. It will be held at Cascade Community Church ( 14377 Fryelands Blvd, Monroe, WA 98272.) Kindergarten through 8th grade students will be performing Angels Aware!

Do you have old prescription eyeglasses or readers that you would like to donate? MCS is one of the donation locations for Global Eyeglass Ministry which conducts vision clinics and provides glasses for those in need. Just bring your glasses to the front office.

In honor of the self-sacrifice of veterans and their families, it seems appropriate to consider how we can instill these values in our children. When we do, they benefit and so does our world. It's a win-win deal!
Note: To see my full article on this subject, visit my blog.
Teach them to serve you and their family
Are your kids working hard to serve you... or are you doing all of the work? Children should not be treated as slaves. They should, however, be expected to do their fair share of work around the house... so they don't believe their parents are slaves.
Expect tangible mini acts of service
There's a "train" at Denver International Airport that shuttles passengers from the main terminal to the various airline concourses. It's almost always the same scene: The seats are filled with children, teens, and young adults, while older... even elderly people... are forced to stand.
Is there something wrong with this picture?
Allow boredom
Too many of us feel compelled to entertain our kids anytime they experience a bit of dullness. Can you see the connection between doing so and them believing they are the center of the universe? Is it good for kids to be occasionally bored while you shop, while you have a conversation with someone, while you wait in line, or while you spend a quiet weekend at home?
Limit exposure to popular media
A steady, unsupervised diet of on-screen narcissism and negativity is certain to make our job of raising selfless kids much harder.
Community service... as a privilege not a punishment
Great parents occasionally say things like, "This is great! Today we get to go over to the nursing home on Elm Street and read to seniors who can't see well enough to read for themselves." Or they say, "The park is trashed. It's going to feel so good to help out by cleaning it up!"
Great parents also ignore complaining and eye-rolling as they load the family into the car. Just like most things that are good for them, kids often need a bit of prodding to realize how good it feels to help. A friend of mine commented, "They hated it at first. Now they love it. It's become a real family bonding opportunity."
In honor of our veterans and their families, can we give some careful thought to how we might raise young people who understand selflessness... and the fact that the best way to feel good about oneself is to serve?
Find more practical parenting solutions for military families in our audio Love and Logic for Heroes. If you are a member of a military family, call us at 800-338-4065 to receive this MP3 download at no cost.
Thanks for reading! Remember, read the full blog article at
Dr. Charles Fay
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