Magnuson October Newsletter
Dear Magnuson Families,
Another school year is underway and full of excitement for returning students, new students, and those who are just starting their educational journey. It is such a blessing for me to be back and to share in the great things that are happening at MCS. Each day is filled with so much and not just learning the education basics, but learning about the love of God and how each of us can apply it to all parts of our day.
As you know, we have 4 new staff members and I am so proud of how all of the staff is one unit with the goal of helping each student, at MCS, learn to the best of their ability and to be a person who cares about others. When we say that MCS is a family, those are not just words, but the feeling that we have for everyone.
Below are a few items to highlight for you:
• Tuesday, October 23, will be Sol Wagner, our Spanish Teacher’s, last day at MCS. She is taking training with another company and will be working for them. We thank her for her gift of teaching and sharing her culture with our school. We wish her well as she pursues a new career avenue. Our Spanish Program will continue with a new teacher starting on October 29th.
• On October 25 from 9:30 – 11:30 we will be having student vision and hearing screening. We are still in need of 3 people to volunteer for that opportunity. Please let us know if this is something you or a family member can help us with. Volunteer hours will apply.
• One of the goals for having a uniform policy was to have students’ clothing not be a distraction to their day at school. It has come to my attention that the decorative headbands that the students are wearing have become a bit problematic. I will ask that no headbands be worn except the matching plaid ones from the uniform store or plain headbands to hold back the hair that have no extra decorations sticking up or out from the headband.
• As you return to school on October 22, you will notice newly installed security doors in three areas of the church. The installation of these security doors is Phase I of a new security procedure, which will ultimately provide the school the ability to be fully locked down and secure. We expect to roll out the full security procedure in the next couple of months. Please watch for more details to come in the near future.
• The Windy City Players, a theatre company from Chicago, will present a play for all students on October 30th. We have invited the LADC Kinderstart students to join us for this event. We enjoy having LADC partner with MCS when we have events that are appropriate.
As the year moves on, please know that my door is always open and I look forward to having you stop and visit.
Our school-wide, year long Bible verse is… And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Out in the Community
MCS is getting out and into the community with the participation in many events.
• On Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Logan Radle will have a display at the BOO BASH at the Festival Store in Hugo.
• On Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00 – 7:00 there is a Boo Bash at the new Lunds and Byerly’s Store on Centerville Road. Logan will have a display there for the first part of the event and then he will head to Chick-fil-A.
• On Tuesday October 23 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Logan will have a display at Chick-fil-A and join our families as we share some food and time together. More information about this was sent home with students.
• November 6th will be the first of our Kindergarten Experience Days this year. Children who will be 5 before October 1, 2019, will be invited to share the morning school day, lunch, and recess with our current Kindergarten class. Parents will have refreshments, tour the building, and have a chance to learn more about MCS. Watch for postcards and articles in the local papers. If you know of someone who would like to join us that day, please have them contact the school.
Thank you to our MPTP and Glenda Schuneman for providing the great outing of Magnuson Moms Mugs and Muffins. The good-sized group of participants were excited, the speaker was inspiring, the food was nourishing and the friendships were amazing. Watch for more events in the future.