In Today's Newsletter



Upcoming Events:
 
Oct. 9-10 - School Pictures
Oct. 22-26 - Book Fair
Oct. 25 - "South Wing" Potluck

Glimpses of MCS from Mrs. Obbink:

WASHINGTON, DC

7 days.  20 students. 13 chaperones.  1 bus driver.  1 tour guide.  3 states plus District of Columbia.  3 hotels.  2 flights and 1 delay.  32 miles of walking. 

To see:  
Gettysburg - the battlefield, museum, cyclorama, Meet Mr. Lincoln, see the Dobbin House, tour the White House, Mount Vernon, Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, Arlington Cemetery, US Capitol, Supreme Court from across the street, Union Station, Washington Cathedral, Holocaust Museum, Bible Museum, and hours at the Smithsonian Museums.  Monuments and Memorials.  Security checks.  Buffets and gift shops. 

Early mornings.  Sunny (hot) weather.  Myriads of cold-water bottles.  Full days.  Countless photos snapped.  Time to reflect.  Swimming.

Fun, excitement, understanding, questioning, learning, seeing, waiting, wondering, thought provoking, full brains. 

Glad to be home!
Thankful and Grateful!
More to be written.


SCHOOL PICTURES THIS WEEK
Tuesday, October 9th - Preschool, K-4th
Wednesday, October 10th - PreK, 5th-8th


 
CHAPEL PARKING

Parents attending this week's chapel on October 12th will need to park at the school or on the west side of the church's parking lot (near Compass Health).  This parking arrangement only affects this Friday.
 

YOFORIT
Tomorrow night is TAPP's first Yoforit Night for the school year.  This is a fundraiser event where 10% of the sales goes to support MCS.  All sales between 5 pm - 8 pm on October 9th will directly support our school.  However families can go there right after school to get a frozen treat, and if you let the staff know you are there on behalf of MCS, then those sales will get added to the final total.

WALK-A-THON UPDATE
As of today, donations stand at $5,884. As our goal is $12,000, it would be most appreciated if parents could check in with the people they sent letters to as a reminder to send in their donations. If your family did not send out letters, please consider a personal donation to help us meet our goal. Also, if you would like to know who donated on your family's behalf to send them a "thank you," email Laurie your list of names, and she will let you know who donated (laurie.fielder@monroechristian.org).
CLASSROOM NEEDS
Mrs. Moses (6th grade) is looking for some straight lengths of Hot Wheels track to use as they study velocity and acceleration.
PIZZA LUNCH
This Friday, October 12, is Pizza Lunch Day.

If you would like to pay-in-full for your child's popcorn and/or pizza for the entire school year, please refer to the following:

13 popcorn only = $6.50
13 popcorn and Capri sun = $13.00
16 pizza lunches (1 slice) = $64.00
16 pizza lunches (2 slices) = $96.00

Please bring in-full payments to the office. Individual payments need to go directly to the teacher. 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.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
MCS participates in the Box Tops for Education program.  Please bring all accumulated Box Tops to the office this month since the next submission date is November 1st.  You can also download the Box Top Bonus App and scan receipts electronically.  Thank you for your support!
LOVE AND LOGIC
Have you ever been in a spot with your kids when you felt like Love and Logic just wasn't working? I have! In fact, there have been times when my wife and I have joked that Love and Logic only works on other peoples' kids.
 
Listed below are six questions to ask ourselves when this begins to happen:
 
1.  
Am I using too many words as I implement the technique?

The more words we use when a child is upset or acting out, the less effective we become.

 
2.  
Am I displaying anger or frustration?

Anger and frustration feed misbehavior.

 
3.  
Am I giving too many warnings before consequences ... or lecturing too much afterward?

The more we warn kids about consequences, the less they seem to care about them when they finally come. Also, after the children experience consequences, resist the urge to rub salt in the wound by lecturing them about what they should have learned.

 
4.  
Has our relationship gone downhill?

If consequences don't seem to be working, it might be due to a lack of positive connection between you and the child. Experiment with using the One-Sentence Intervention, found in many of our materials.

 
5.  
Does this child - or do we, as parents - need professional help?

If there are deeper problems driving the misbehavior, it's likely that few things will really work until these issues are dealt with.

 
6.  
Is this a temporary phase?

Yep! Sometimes kids act out because they are kids, and their little neurons are still developing. Hang in there and see if a little time does the trick.
 
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible.
 
Dr. Charles Fay
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.