Note corrections in Upcoming Dates section.
October 23-26:   Red Ribbon Week
October 27:  No School
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall." 
 - Ralph Waldo Emerson

TIDES REPORT |  October 2017

The students have been  learning about and celebrating hispanic heritage as part of National Hispanic Heritage month. They have been learning, creating and presenting projects, songs and dances at Town Meeting each Friday. Everyone is invited to share in the celebration and support the students.

Our parent workshop survey will close on Monday, 10/9. Please let us know if you are interested in monthly parenting education workshops by completing this quick survey.

As we near the holiday shopping season, please take a minute to register with Amazon Smile, then use our link when you shop on Amazon and .5% of all purchases will be donated to the school.

Visit our website regularly, and stay co nnected with us on  Facebook,   Instagram  and YouTube to see up-to-date posts, pictures & videos.

Have great weekend!
Caring School Community - Helpful

Teaching to Help Independently
A main goal of encouraging children to be helpful is that they will grow up with a desire to help out. It's rewarding for a parent to see their child see a need and offer to help without being asked. This is a child that runs to open a door for someone else at the grocery store, a child that goes to comfort another child that is crying, or even a child that makes his own bed. Having the ability to help independently shows that they learned the value of selflessly helping others, which will go on to help them be a positive influence at home and throughout life.

Encourage being helpful by modeling the actions and by asking questions like,
Why is being helpful important?  What are some ways to be helpful at home and at school?

HighScope  (Preschool)   

One of the books we are reading to our two year-olds this month is
Firefighters, by Amanda Askew, with learning activities centered on this book.
  1. Approaches to Learning: Firefighters to the rescue! Our students practiced putting on a firefighter cap.
  2. Social & Emotional Development: Our students expressed their emotions while dancing to the color song and waving colorful strings. 
  3. Physical Development and Health: All aboard! The students enjoyed climbing in and out of the train in our playground. 
  4. Communication, Language, Literacy: All titles feature bright, engaging illustrations by Andrew Crowson. This book introduces young children to different jobs that help people in their community. 
  5. Cognitive Development: So many wheels! Our students used their fingers to connect train tracks. They enjoyed rolling a variety of trains, trucks, and cars on the carpet. 
  6. Creative Arts: Our students pretended to hold a water hose to put out the fire. They were awesome firefighters!

October 6-29: Pumpkin Patch is open!  Hours

October 9:   School is on!

October 11:  Parent Association Meeting, 6:30pm

October 23-26:   Red Ribbon Week (details next week)

October 26:   Make up Picture Day

October 27: No School

October 31:  Trunk or Treat (sign up!) & Halloween activities

More information on above events sent in individual emails and posted on the website
Pumpkin Patch

A huge thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to help unload the pumpkins. 

Don't forget to sign up for a shift to work the pumpkin patch until 10/29:

Students will be visiting the patch with their classes this month.
Parent Association

The MSPCS Parent Association will now meet the SECOND Wednesday of every month. The next meeting is Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30pm  in Fellowship Hall. 

View the minutes from the last meeting here.


Fall Festival is Sunday, October 22nd from 12:15 - 2:00 pm. A festival of fun, crafts, snacks, and Christian fellowship, everyone is invited!

Participating in the Operation Christmas Child Box is a wonderful opportunity to help a child in need of Christmas cheer in another country. Fill any shoe box with items specific to a gender/age group. Attach the label. Include $9 for shipping or pay for shipping online and tape the barcode onto the box. Send in the unwrapped box to either school office by Friday, November 3rd. Collection will continue at the church until Sunday, November 5th. A limited number of boxes will be available at the school offices, first come first serve. 

I hope to see you in service this Sunday - C hapel 8:45 a.m. and  Sanctuary 11:00 a.m.

Thank you and God Bless,
Pastor Kim 
Our Mission
To offer a Christ inspired educational experience where academic excellence is nurtured and students are treasured and respected.