Mark your calendar for our Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 30 th here at MCS from 10 AM to 4 PM. We are still in need of Vendors. If you are interested and would like to be part of this bazaar, please complete the attached application and return to the MCS office with a check by Friday, November 22 nd . Any questions, please contact Kathlyn Hughes at

Tomorrow night is TAPP's YoForIt fundraising night. This is a fundraiser event where 10% of the sales goes to support MCS. All sales between 5 - 8 PM will directly support our school, however, families can go there right after school to get a frozen treat. Just let the staff know you are there on behalf of MCS and those sales will get added to the final total.

The scheduled pizza, popcorn and Yoforit dates can be found on this downloadable  TAPP calendar. If you would like to be part of TAPP or would like to volunteer for any of these events, please sign-up to this link .

This Wednesday, November 20th, is Doughnut Day sponsored by StartUp Teriyaki ! Bring a dollar, get a doughnut and support our teachers. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring Donut Day, contact Becky Werkhoven at

Thank you StartUp Teriyaki for your generosity!

Don't forget Thursday, November 21st is our traditional school-wide Thanksgiving Feast! Teachers and students will gather at New Hope Fellowship Church. Please send $4.00 for each student, Kindergarten through 8th grade, to cover the cost. Thanks again to Sara Peterson and other volunteer parents, and Sultan Red Apple for supporting this great event.  

Kindergarten through 8th grade students have been practicing for our annual Christmas Program ( Angels Aware )

This event will be held at Cascade Community Church ( 14377 Fryelands Blvd, Monroe, WA 98272) on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00 PM. All MCS families are invited and encouraged to attend.
The  Moms In Prayer meets every Tuesday at 8:30 am in the MCS library.This is a weekly prayer group for moms to come together to pray for our kids, our teachers and staff, our school, and of course, for each other. It is also a great way 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. We understand schedule constraints, so please feel free to come when you are able. We look forward to meeting you and praying with you.

Surprise and unwanted guests have arrived! MCS is partnering with LCA in Bellevue to keep our school free of this unwanted guests. Please check out this facts and home care links for more details. Please call MCS office at (360) 794-8200 if you need more information on this program.

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

Good things come to those who wait. While this is an old idea, it’s a good one. So good, in fact, that kids who learn to wait become far more successful than those who don’t. It’s a fact born out by the famous “marshmallow test,” where children who are willing to wait so they can earn more treats show more long-term adjustment than those who settle for the immediate gratification of just one treat.
Like all social-emotional skills, self-control is primarily taught in three ways by:

  • Example: We show kids what it looks like.
  • Experience: We allow them to act hastily regarding small matters so they can truly experience negative results.
  • Empathy: We allow their hearts and minds to focus on the sad consequences of their hasty choices rather than our anger or frustration.
I recently witnessed a powerful social-emotional learning experience in an ice cream shop in rural South Dakota. Two young boys were holding their ice cream cones as they wrestled over who would get to the table first. Their mother stared at her cone and proclaimed, “It sure would be sad for me if I dropped this because I wasn’t paying attention. Then I wouldn’t get another.”
A glorious thing happened. Mom made it to the table with her treat. The boys didn’t. Theirs were melting on the floor.
I noticed something amazing. Rather than blaming each other and begging for another chance, they grabbed a wad of napkins and proceeded to clean up after themselves. They seemed mostly sad, rather than mad. I wonder where they learned that?
Through the entire process, Mom didn’t say another word. Are you guessing she’d learned somewhere along the way that actions, empathy, and natural consequences are far more powerful?
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible.

Dr. Charles Fay
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