Good Afternoon MCS Families -

Welcome Back to School and Happy New Year - it's great to see everyone back on campus!

We thought it would be helpful to give you a few reminders about upcoming events and activities for this week.

Look for a regular E-Newsletter coming your way on Friday (1/11/19). 

Blessings -
Mariners Christian School
January and February - Coming Soon
Wanted ...MCS Moms who want to study God's Word together! 

Are you interested in seeking the Lord for His wisdom and guidance in developing a process for small group Bible studies within the MCS community? If so, please plan to join us for 7 weeks in January and February to go through a study together and make some plans for how more moms can get involved!

Sign up at: tinyurl.com/MCSBibleStudy to express your interest and you will be contacted with more details very soon!

Starting This Week 
DADS Volunteer Opportunity, Fellowship and Prayer
We need you at carpool starting in January! Come out and volunteer for morning carpool on Thursday mornings beginning January 10th at 7:30AM. Then hang around for some fellowship and prayer from 8:15-8:45. For more details, sign up at the following link:  tinyurl.com/MCSDadsFellowship

Hope to see you there! Troy
Tuesday, January 8th, at 2:00PM: MCS Lobby
Spring Celebration/Auction VOLUNTEER INTEREST MTG
Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the Spring Celebration and Auction is invited to meet in the lobby tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8th, at 2PM, before carpool. If you have questions, please contact Barbara O'Brian at bobrian@marinerscs.org or text/call: 949.290.3023. See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2:30-6:00PM
Wednesday, January 9th, 7:30-9:30AM
MCS Uniform Wear & Share
Wednesday, January 9th, 7:30-9:30AM: MCS Lobby
Stop by for Coffee & Fellowship
MCS Parents are invited to stop by the front lobby for Starbucks coffee, morning treats, and fellowship. The dates are 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, and 5/8. Hosted by the MCS Advancement Department, we hope to have a cup of coffee with you!
Wednesday, January 9th, from 3:00-4:30PM
Mrs. Thurston's Classroom
HSPT Private School Entrance Exam Review Final Session  for Middle School
We are offering four review sessions to help our MCS students prepare for private school entrance exams, specifically the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Math and English will be reviewed in each session. All four sessions will be different, so we recommend you attend all four. Students are encouraged to purchase the HSPT or ISEE test books available at Barnes and Nobel or online. Any version of the HSPT or ISEE test book is fine. Please have your child bring the book to each session.

The last session will be held on Wednesday, January 9th, from 3:00-4:30pm in Mrs. Thurston's room.

The sessions are long, but are designed to allow review of both Math and English. We will also provide a short snack break. These sessions should provide a good stretching of our students' "test endurance." Generally, entrance exam testing periods are three to fours hours in length. Most middle school students are not used to sitting and testing for so long!

All four sessions are included in the $40 fee. Your FACTS account will be billed after the first session you attend.

Please RSVP to tthurston@marinerscs.org if your child will be attending any sessions.

***Please let us know if you'd like to donate snack items for these review sessions. It would be much appreciated by the hungry students.

Starting Thursday, January 10th, at 7:30AM
Calling ALL MCS Dads!
We need you at carpool starting in January! Come out and volunteer for morning carpool on Thursday mornings beginning January 10th at 7:30AM. Then hang around for some fellowship and prayer from 8:15-8:45. For more details, sign up at the following link:  tinyurl.com/MCSDadsFellowship

Hope to see you there! Troy
Friday, January 11th, 2:00PM
Meeting for K-5th Parents if Children are Interested In Auditioning for Upcoming Production
If your student is interested in auditioning for the upcoming and first-ever Elementary Production "School House Rock Live!, Jr.," please attend the parent meeting on Friday, January 11th, at 2PM, in the Center for Worship and Performing Arts. We look forward to sharing all about this unique opportunity for our K-5th grade students with you.