MCA Weekly Wrap-Up!

Primary & KinderPrep Family News - Jan. 25, 2018

Hello, families!

This morning we had the honor of hosting the ACSI District Spelling Bee. It was a great time of celebrating the hard work of our spelling scholars across the region. Thank you to Mrs. Sutton for doing a wonderful job of coordinating the day, and special thanks to all of the families and staff who participated in the event. Congratulations to MCA's own Regan Rieder, who won first place overall, and Cole McNickle, who tied for 5th place overall. We are very proud of all of our MCA participants!

This weekend we have lots more opportunities for family fun at Maranatha! Please consider bringing the whole gang to the basketball games tonight, and the Whoville Carnival on Sunday! Scroll down for all the details!

It's been a wonderful week to be an MCA Eagle!

More SOAR-ing Successes!

Students continue to demonstrate the SOAR expectations of Strive to Do Your Best, Own Your Actions, Always Work Together, and Achieve Success! Way to go, Ben and Gabe, for earning a Happy Meal with the Principal!

6th Grade Retreat

The 6th graders had a great time at Antioch Church this week learning more about who they are in Christ! Thank you to the 6th grade teachers for planning such a special opportunity for our students, and Mr. Blackford and Antioch Church for hosting!

Whoville Carnival is this weekend!!

MAP's (Maranatha Association of Parents) Whoville Carnival is at the North campus next Sunday, January 28th from 2:00-4:00. Volunteers are still needed, and you can sign up right here! It is going to be a wonderful time for our MCA families!

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Come cheer on the MCA Eagles!

The Varsity basketball gentlemen achieved a milestone this week by being ranked #10 in the state for the first time in school history. Coach Thompson told the staff, “They are doing amazing things through the power of their Father!”

The Shawnee Dispatch ran a great article about our men’s basketball team and included that Jackson, Hou, Maggie Friesen, and Aaliyah Buckner were all named to the all-tournament team last weekend. See the article at:

All of our MCA families can cheer our teams on by coming to the home basketball games this Friday night! Go, Eagles!

  • The Boys’ JV game is at 4:30 pm
  • The Girls’ Varsity game is at 6:00 pm
  • The Boys’ Varsity game is at 7:30 pm

Important News about the Auction!

We are postponing the Auction that was scheduled in March, to later this fall. We are actively soliciting and collecting donations for silent and live auction items that will be used this fall at the Auction Dinner. If you have items to donate, please email Kim Ciston or Stephanie Marks at and They will be thrilled to hear from you as we are still in need of many auction items especially some Chiefs and Royals packages and memorabilia. Do you have a contact who could help with that?

How can you get involved and be a part? So glad you asked!

There will be two opportunities for you to attend an Auction Launch Meeting. We need “all hands on deck” to make this be the greatest yet! We need your talents and energy and our hope is to create community through involvement. Whether you are brand new this year or you’ve been a MCA parent for twenty years, we want you to get involved. We need you! We’re excited about the direction our two, parent, co-leaders have taken and want to involve the entire MCA community.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend one of these meetings:

Wednesday, January 31st, at 3:00 pm in the Secondary School Conference Room (south campus)

Thursday, February 1st, at 7:00 pm in the Secondary School Conference Room (south campus)

MCA Winter Update

WHO: You, your family, friends!

WHEN: Thursday, February 8th, 6:30 pm


WHY: We want to share with you important information about reenrollment and plans for the future.

SPECIAL STUDENT PERFORMANCES: MCA Barbershop Quartet, 6th grade STOMP Group, and the MCA Jazz Band

DESSERT: Coffee, tea, and dessert to be provided.

Elementary Yearbooks On Sale Now!

You can purchase elementary yearbooks right here through Buy Now! The yearbooks cost $20 each and may be purchased online through March 9th. Please do not send any money to school. When you make a purchase through the Buy Now! option, it is just like writing a check (it is an ACH transaction) and it is just as secure! This link is available to MCA families and can be shared so grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. can also order if they would like one!

A Note from Parents in Prayer

Parents in Prayer will meet Tuesday morning, January 30th, from 8-8:30 a.m. in room 106 at South campus. We invite you to come pray with us! We hope to see you Tuesday for a united time of prayer with other MCA families!

Each week, we will ask for you to focus on a part of our MCA family. This week, please pray for our Bus Drivers, coordinated by Mr. Ted Hanlon, and our South Campus Janitor, Mr. Pete Wilson.

After-School Clubs

MCA Speech Club (for grades 3-6):

In Speech Club we will work on:

*how to stand in front of an audience,

*make eye contact,

*use appropriate gestures and facial expressions,

*how to speak clearly, slowly, and audibly, and

*how to memorize a speech for competition

When: Every Thursday, January 11-March 1

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Multipurpose Room on the South Campus

*Transportation is provided for 3rd graders from the North Campus to the South Campus.

Cost: No cost to join. Students who participate in the ACSI

Speech Meet will be required to pay a $10 ACSI student participation fee

Who: Any 3rd-6th grade students

For questions, contact Mrs. Sutton at

Bricks for Kids Lego Club (for grades 1-5):

See flyer below. Registration is nearly full!

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Calling all shutterbugs!

Keep sending us those possible yearbook pics! You can upload them right here by clicking on the "Share My Photos" button and following the simple directions! Thank you for helping us capture some wonderful moments at school and special events!

For More Updates:

Don't forget you can always go to the website for our online calendars to keep up with the latest information!

~Mrs. Howell

Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or thoughts!