Knightly News

MCS Weekly Announcements
DROP OFF AND PICKUP

We had a successful first week of school with your students! Thank you for patience as we continue to fine-tune some of the details. To help our circle pickup run smoother please keep the following things in mind:

  • Pre-kindergarten we are going to release your students 5 minutes earlier at 2:45.
  • Pick up all your students at the time of the eldest student's pickup. If your oldest student gets picked up at 3:05 then we will be outside waiting with your students until you arrive.
  • Pull all the way forward in the round-about, even if you are the only car in line at the time. It is just a matter of time before the other cars arrive. 
  • Please do not get out of the car. We are here to assist your student.
  • There is some parking across the street at the church if you would prefer to walk. Please be careful. Cars do not always stop at the crosswalk right away.  

Preschool/Pre-K 2:50
Kindergarten 2:55
1st 2:55
2nd 3:00
3rd 3:00
4th 3:05
5th 3:05
6th-8th 3:10
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

Make plans to attend curriculum night this Thursday, September 17th at 7pm
We will have all the details about the night for you on Tuesday.
SCHOOL CALENDAR
(draft)

Please use the following link to download or print a copy of the 2020-2021 tentative school calendar.
MY SCHOOL WORX

Please be reminded that for the 2020-2021 school year, Monroe Christian School will be using a new school management system MySchoolWorx (MSW). This system will provide parents with online access to your student's teachers, grades, assignments, classroom activities, school-wide events and more.

Please contact the school office if you have not received logon information to access the program (360) 794-8200.

For more details, please check this link https://conta.cc/2XBtf19
MICROSOFT TEAMS

Are you a synchronous learner or a 6th-8th grade student? Please use the following to sign up for teams and to access your account: First.last@monroechristian.org

*First refers to your first name and then last refers to your last name.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE HOURS

RECESS
Are you interested in helping with recess duty? Please contact Dena at secretary@monroechristian.org. Time served at recess counts as double-time toward service hours.
 
W.A.T.C.H DOG DADS
We are not ready to have you in school for the full days but if you are interested in helping with PE (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays) and recess, please contact us with the day you would like to help and we will put you to work. Email Dena at secretary@monroechristian.org 
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
LOVE AND LOGIC ~ TIP OF THE WEEK
 
For the last several years we have placed a Love and Logic tip in our weekly newsletter. We are going to continue with that practice. These posts have been written by someone on the Love and Logic team and they serve as a good reminder as we partner with you and your family. It will give you a glimpse into how we are working with your children each day and throughout the year. 

We are noticing so much about each of our students. We have noticed that they are really enjoying being back at school. We have noticed that they have been very flexible and we are impressed with how they are getting all the procedures down.  


“Mommy! Look at me!”
 
“Daddy! Look at me!”
 
We’ve all heard this from our kids. We’ve also seen how their faces brighten when we stop what we are doing to notice their interests, unique gifts, or accomplishments. Built into our DNA is strong desire…a strong need…to be noticed.
 
Being noticed means that others enjoy us.
 
Being noticed means that we are valuable and loved.
 
Being noticed provides hope…even in the midst of very tough times.
 
 
Do this at least twice a week:
 Say, “I notice that you___________."
 
Examples include:
 
• “I notice that you like to play with your cars. I noticed that.”
•  I notice that you like to talk on the phone with your friends.”
•  “I notice that you keep your car really clean.”
•  “I notice that you like to make things with wood.”
 
Warning—this can feel weird, particularly to teens who feel obligated to act cool or aloof. That’s okay. If you hear something like, “You are being so weird.” Just smile and reply, “I know,” and give them some space. It will work anyway.
 
When our kids act like they don’t like being noticed, it usually means that they need it all the more.
 
During tough times…like our world is experiencing right now…receiving the reassurance of being noticed goes a long way toward helping our kids cope. It decreases the odds that they will feel compelled to act out in order to gain our attention.
 
Thanks for reading!
Dr. Charles Fay

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."
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