Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
  • November 4: Poinsettia order forms due
  • November 6: Pizza Day
  • November 10: Yoforit Night
  • November 11: Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL
  • November 13: Pizza Day
  • November 23 & 24 Parent teacher conferences - NO SCHOOL
  • November 25 - 27: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

We have rescheduled parent/teacher conferences for Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th. We will be emailing families with a scheduled time slot for each child (Kindergarten through 8th grade). Conferences will be 20 minutes long. Please arrive on time so that you can receive the full benefit of this time set apart for you and your child’s teacher. If you find that you need more time with the teacher, please request an additional meeting for a future date. Thank you for respecting the 20 minute time slot so that teachers can provide the same individual attention to each child’s parents.
*Note: There will be NO SCHOOL on these days.
POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER

Completed order forms need to be turned into the school by this Wednesday, November 4th.

Please click here to view the flyer from Van Wingerden Greenhouses.

Plants are scheduled to be delivered by Friday, November 20th. Just in time for Thanksgiving!

*Please note: 10" poinsettia's and centerpieces are available in red only!
SCHOOL CALENDAR
(tentative)

Please use the following link to download or print a copy of the 2020-2021 tentative school calendar.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT MCS

We are actively looking for a 3rd grade teacher and substitute teachers. If you know anybody who would be interested in either of these opportunities, please contact Elaine Obbink at elaine.obbink@monroechristian.org.
PLEASE KEEP SICK CHILDREN HOME

We will continue taking temperatures before the children leave your cars. We will also be asking about the following symptoms.

  • Temperatures must be below 100.2 without the use of a fever reducing medication.
  • coughing
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • muscle or body aches
  • loss of taste or smell
  • congestion
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

CONNECT WITH FACEBOOK

If you are interested in joining the MCS Parents Info Group on Facebook use the link
here to check it out.
VOLUNTEERING

If you are interested in volunteering at MCS, we have the following opportunities available for you:

Building and Grounds works to make improvements to the school’s building and the grounds that surround our school. Our next project is installing a window in the computer lab. We have some weather proofing projects and a couple of gutters to fix. Then we will be looking at updating our heating and cooling system. We also need help mowing the lawn with the school lawnmower during the spring, summer, and into fall. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Craig Cox at ventus3@msn.com.

Promotion Committee works to promote our school within and outside of our community. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Angela Flick at angflick@yahoo.com. Our next project is to get t-shirts and sweatshirts ready for this school year.

TAPP (Teacher and Parent Partnership) help to support the teachers at MCS. They raise funds specifically earmarked for classroom needs to enhance student experiences.  If you are interested, please contact Christy Dunn at christygirl78@gmail.com

Technology is working hard to update our technology to keep up with the needs of our school and specifically our synchronous learners. Please contact JJ Mejia at jjmejia@gmail.com or Jeff Timmerman at timmermj1@gmail.com.

W.A.T.C.H. Dog Dads are always welcome. At this time, we are limited to circle time in the morning, recesses and working with Coach for PE. If you are interested, contact secretary@monroechrisitan.org and we will get you on the schedule.

Teacher needs vary, some teachers are looking for help with art classes, or recess duties, or special science projects. The possibilities are endless. Maybe you like to plan classroom parties or fieldtrips. Contact your child’s teacher and let them know how you can help.

Getting involved allows you to meet other MCS parents and feel even more a part of our school community. Students love to see their parents helping us throughout the day!
 
If you have a special gift or talent that you would like to share with our school community and are not sure where to get plugged-in, please send an email to secretary@monroechristian.org and we will find a place for you!  

FREE & EASY WAYS TO HELP THE SCHOOL

MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS: Does the company you work for (Boeing, Microsoft, etc.) match contributions you make to a non-profit company? Take a moment to find out. When you donate money to the school for a fundraiser or any other reason, follow your company's system to record it and designate MCS to receive matching funds! (If someone you know works at a participating company, they can also designate MCS!)

MCS BOARD FOR 2020-2021

President Janet Gjerde
Vice President/Safety Ben Werkhoven
Secretary/Promotions & Curriculum: Cheryl Jansen
Treasurer/Safety: Ji Park
Board Member/Building & Grounds Craig Cox
Board Member/T.A.P.P. & Promotions Christy Dunn
Board Member/Building & Grounds Joe Dunn
Board Member/T.A.P.P. Kathlyn Hughes
Board Member/Building & Grounds Brian Zinser (new)
Administrator Elaine Obbink

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."