(Ready, Set, Climb)
Keep sending out your Knight Challege letters (included here ) for our all-school Ready, Set, Climb! The event is October 4 th at 3:30, here at MCS. To date, we have received $2,100.00 

There are 4 ways you can make a donation:

1.) By Check - mailing directly to our address: (please, no cash by mail)
Monroe Christian School
1009 W. Main Street
Monroe, WA 98272
2.) Through our website ( ): donors may contribute by credit/debit card or PayPal account. Please look for the "Support MCS" button in the top right corner of the main web page. Online donors will receive an automatic donation receipt.
3.) By Phone: Call the office at 360-794-8200.
4.) In Person: Everybody is always welcome to stop by the office.
MCS parents and volunteers are needed for set up and clean up. Thank you in advance for your participation in this fundraiser! Monroe Christian School is a registered non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible and donation receipts will be provided.

Today was Pajama Day and all students (PK-8th) were treated to a pancake and sausage treat for snack. It was enjoyed by all!
Here is the schedule for the remainder of the week:

Tuesday - Beach Day
Wednesday - Crazy Day (hair/sock/clothes)
Thursday - Sports Day
Friday - Fancy Friday (button down shirt, tie, dress)

Note: most participants per grade (PS-8th) will win a surprise treat each day!

The Moms in Prayer group starts tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 24th at 8:30 am in the MCS library. This group provides a good way for Moms 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 in the same stage of life. This group will meet weekly, but we understand schedule constraints so please feel free to come when you are able. We look forward to meeting you and praying with you on Tuesday mornings!

This Friday, Sept. 27th, TAPP is Pizza Lunch. One slice of pizza (either pepperoni or cheese), a sweet treat, and Capri Sun is $4.00, or two slices for $6.00. Orders must be submitted to the teachers before the students leave for Chapel.

If you would like to pay for the entire year, you can submit payment in full to the office:

18 pizza lunches (1 slice) = $72.00
18 pizza lunches (2 slices) = $108.00

Please note, any missed days will not be refunded. Thank you!
Click here for the  TAPP calendar which includes pizza, and popcorn dates for the entire school year. 

Please remember to bring your Box Tops clipping to the office this week! October is the first submission month. Note that Box Tops is going all digital soon and the physical Box Tops are being phased out. You will have to download the app and scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase to get the credit. It’s a free and easy way to support the school. 

Are you interested in doing the physical Box Tops submission for October and earning service hours? Please contact the office at 360-794-8200 or email Macy Haverly can show you what needs to be done. Thank you!

There are plenty of opportunities for MCS families to volunteer this year. If you haven't signed up, please do so at any time in the office or by sending an email to . We still need people for the following committees:
Recess Duty (double service hours!)
Room Parent
Building & Grounds
Knights Challenge (formerly known as Walk-a-Thon) Ready, Set, Climb! (set-up and clean-up)
Annual Auction
Watch D.O.G.S.

Mark your calendar, our Christmas Program is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11th at Cascade Community Church. This year we are reminiscing and the students will be performing Angels Aware! We are looking for garment hanging racks to borrow and volunteers to wash and hang dry angel costumes.

Love and Logic Tip for the Week

Mark was beside himself. After midnight, he received a call from the neighbors where his son, Jake, was spending the night with their son.
Jake and his buddy had snuck into the parents’ liquor cabinet and sampled several types of alcohol.
Mark took several deep breaths as he drove to the neighbors’ house to pick up his intoxicated eighth grader at one a.m.
The furious dad had some choice words all ready to yell, but when Jake got in the car, Dad just stayed quiet for some reason. Mark wondered where this self-control was coming from.
The next morning, a sickly looking and bleary-eyed Jake finally asked his dad, “Aren’t you going to yell at me?” He was bracing himself for a loud and forceful lecture.
Mark remembered (and repeated) something he had heard in a Love and Logic class, “I can’t think of anything I could say to make you feel worse than you must already feel. I love you.”
After some thinking, Mark decided Jake could make up for his time and inconvenience for the late-night pick-up by completing some extra chores. Jake also agreed he needed to send an apology card to the neighbors with money for the alcohol the boys had taken.
Seven years later, Jake gave a short speech on the day he was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the military. He mentioned his dad and how much he loved and respected the man. He briefly told the story of his own incredibly foolish behavior one night in eighth grade. Jake almost teared up as he recalled the time his dad gave him grace when he was expecting wrath.
“What was most important to my dad was that I owned my mistakes and learned from them to become a better person.”
Is it possible that when kids are expecting big, bad wrath from us, receiving grace and kindness (while still holding them accountable) could be even more powerful?
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible.
Jedd Hafer