HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Our Annual Holiday Bazaar is this Saturday, November 30 here at MCS from 10AM to 4PM. 

How you can help make the Holiday Bazaar a success?  Do you like to bake cookies, cakes, or pies? Do you have a candy recipe that is a family favorite? TAPP is looking for baked goods for their Holiday Bazaar. Here is how you can help.

  • Make a sweet treat.
  • Wrap your sweet treat in bundles of 1 item up to a dozen.
  • Drop off your sweet treat (If you have an item that will still be fresh for Saturday you may drop off your treat on Tuesday, November 26 throughout the school day.)
  • Bring your treat on Saturday at 10AM. just as the bazaar is opening.
  • We will take care of pricing.
  • All donations raised from the bake sale portion of the Holiday Bazaar will go directly to supporting our wonderful teachers, their classrooms, and students. 

If we each bring 1 item: a pie, a plate of cookies, a decorated cake or your favorite family treat. Our efforts will go a long way. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Any questions, please contact Kathlyn Hughes at mcsholidaybazaar@gmail.com
As we take the time to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives, we are grateful for each and every one of your families. Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

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Monroe Christian School Society!
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Kindergarten through 8th grade students will be performing Angels Aware for our
Annual Christmas Program on Wednesday, December 11 at 7PM.

This event will be held at Cascade Community Church, 14377 Fryelands Blvd, Monroe, WA 98272. All MCS families are invited and encouraged to attend.
Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten will have a special Christmas gathering at New Fellowship on December 17 at 6PM.
The  Moms In Prayer group 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.
LCA

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

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.
LOVE & LOGIC TIPS

Social and emotional skills form the foundation of success in life. Why such a bold statement? Think about it—how important is self-control, patience, perseverance, decision-making, and the ability to resolve conflicts peacefully? How crucial is the ability to manage anxiety, anger, discouragement, and other uncomfortable emotions? How essential are the skills required to make and keep friends? Is learning how to empathize important?
 
All of us learn most of these very important skills through what we call the “Three Es” of Love and Logic—Example, Experience, and Empathy.
 
Example
 
Modeling is one of the most powerful tools for teaching social and emotional coping skills. A powerful form of modeling takes place when our kids overhear us talking about our values. Young people are almost always more interested in what they overhear than what we provide in the form of a lecture. Kids can learn great lessons about coping with tough emotions, temptations, and conflicts by overhearing us verbalize positive self-talk.
 
Experience
 
Mistakes are priceless learning opportunities. When we err and experience not-so-pleasant results, we learn the importance of making better choices in the future. Learning self-control, empathy for others, decision-making, and other valuable social and emotional skills requires some humbling experiences and plenty of encouraging ones also.
 
Great parents and educators provide emotional support while allowing kids to blow it when the price tag is small. Few things build a greater sense of optimism and confidence than experiencing setbacks and overcoming them.
 
Empathy
 
Empathy teaches empathy. When children see us using it with others, and experience it directly from us, they are far more likely to pass it on. Social and emotional success requires that children learn how to demonstrate empathy toward others as well as toward themselves.
 
What about “Explanations” as a fourth E?
 
Explanations are a fourth skill that can be helpful under the right circumstances. Explaining is an important tool for teaching social, emotional, and academic skills. It works well when we are calm, the child is calm, and we realize that it’s a relatively small part of the teaching process, particularly with challenging youth.

Dr. Charles Fay
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