In Today's Newsletter



Upcoming Events:
 
Oct. 22-26 - Book Fair
Oct. 25 - "South Wing" Potluck

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Book Fair will be lining our halls and the library October 22-26. Stop by before and after school to browse and make purchases. It's a great opportunity to get started on Christmas shopping! 
SOUTH WING POTLUCK (PRESCHOOL - 4TH GRADE)
Theme:   Under the Sea
October 25, 2018
5:30 - 7:30
 
Order of Events:
5:30 - 6:00 - Come and Sea (See)
Parents can visit the classrooms and/or visit the Book Fair
 
6:00 - 6:30 - Dinner
Families will sit with their class.   Tables will be set up in the hallway for the Potluck.
 
6:30 - 7:00 - Break Out
Students will go to classrooms for an activity, and parents will stay in the classroom.  
 
7:00 - 7:30 - Book Fair/Clean-up/Visiting
 
The "special" Book Fair area will be set up in Room 1.

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS
Any lost and found items that are turned into the school office will be kept for two weeks.  If they are still unclaimed after two weeks then they will be donated.  Lost and found items can be located in the cubbies on the right hand side of the hallway when first entering the school. 
POPCORN DAY
The next TAPP popcorn day is Wednesday, Oct. 17th.  Popcorn for the day is $0.50 or $1.00 for popcorn and a Capri Sun.  
TAPP MEETING
 The next TAPP meeting will take place next Tuesday, Oct. 23rd.
WALK-A-THON UPDATE
As of today, $6,509 has been donated towards our $12,000 goal. 
CLASSROOM NEEDS
Mrs. Moses (6th grade) is looking for some straight lengths of Hot Wheels track to use as they study velocity and acceleration.
DO YOU PAY WITH CASH?
Your MCS bookkeeper needs to ask a favor of you. Please try to bring exact change when making cash payments to the office.  We only keep a limited amount of cash on hand. Thank you for your help!
AUCTION!
We're gearing up for our annual auction being held on March 23, 2018!  We'd love to have you on the team!  Contact Mindy at the office (360-794-8200 or secretary@monroechristian.org) if you can help.  Procurement information will be coming next week.
THANK YOU!
Thank you, Washington DC Chaperones: Mark Clear, Lonnie Davis, Julie Dirks, Chris Enochs, Cheryl Jansen, Kraig Klingsheim, Matthew Meyers, Stephanie Penick, Rick Shelford, Pastor John Stima, Jolene Werkhoven, and Laurie Fielder. Thank you for loading and unloading our luggage each time we switched hotels. Thank you for getting your people down for breakfast on time and supervising the students on the bus.   Thank you for setting great examples of how to listen to our guides and getting the most out of our trip.  Being on guard 24/7 for 7 days can be exhausting, but you made the trip enjoyable and memorable!    

DC Chaperones You will be pleased to know that while the students were making lists of tips for the next class that will go to Washington DC they mentioned the following:
 
Bring less items; you must carry what you bring and buy with you.
Less stuff means less time in security.
Watch out for chaperones who try to put quarters in your hood before going through security.
Respect your chaperones. Don't annoy them.
Use only one towel.  The towels in the bathroom are for everyone. 
Take a shower at night or a quick shower in the morning.  Pack up your stuff the night before so you can have breakfast.
Don't eat just whip cream for breakfast.
Drink some coffee if you think you will be a grouch.
Eat healthy!
Don't buy chicken seasoning at Jamestown.  Airport security isn't sure what to do with it.
Only use your phone for pictures.
Don't use your phone during dinner.
If you use data, remember it costs money.
When you are visiting the White House, don't ask for the WIFI password.  The Secret Service was not amused.
Bring socks and underwear (more than just one pair).
Have FUN!

 
Drivers and chaperones for the corn maze.   The students had a great time!  Thank you for driving despite the muddy boots and ominous weather.  It was a fun time of bonding our school together.
 
Our volunteers for Building and Grounds.   Thank you for stepping in and helping right away.   Our dear building and the staff are sincerely thankful for helping to keep everything running smoothly.   Thank you for answering the call at a moments notice.
 
Thank you to our Watch Dog Dads.   We love having you visit our classrooms and are grateful for your help. We appreciate your willingness to assist by working with small groups, taking recess duty, teaching art...   The students love to see you and enjoy working with you!

Thank you to the Grandma who donated a brand-new outdoor storage bin to the preschool classroom!  Your generous donation makes the play equipment easier for the children to access.  
FREE & EASY WAYS TO HELP THE SCHOOL
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. Please drop off accumulated Box Tops in the school office.

Fred Meyer Rewards - Go to www.fredmeyer.com, click on  "Rewards," choose Community Rewards from the drop-down menu and follow the instructions to link your card. 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 -Click here  Amazon Smile for more information and instructions to register. 

Office Depot - Use our school ID #70106855 and we will receive credits towards future purchases.  
 
My Coke Rewards - Save the lids from bottles and the codes on the inside of 12 or 24 packs of Coke products. Bring the accumulated lids & codes to the school office.

Together for the Kingdom: Drop off clothing and reusable household items in our collection bin. For more information regarding the non-profit: www.togetherforthekingdom.com.