MCA Weekly Wrap-Up!

Primary & KinderPrep Family News - Dec. 14, 2018

Dear Families,

Next Friday is one of the most exciting days of the whole year! We LOVE to celebrate Jesus' birthday at MCA! Here are a few important tidbits to make next Friday go smoothly!

  • Friday, Dec. 21st is an early dismissal day. K-6 will dismiss at 12:15. KinderPrep will close at 1:00.
  • Students may wear "Christmas dress" on Friday! (no collared shirt required!)
  • Christmas parties are at 11:00 for elementary, and 11:30 for KinderPrep.
  • Yellow and Rainbow Room families, please park up front (west parking lot) and pick up through the front entrance on Friday to help with traffic flow due to elementary early dismissal.
  • Christmas break begins Friday afternoon! KinderPrep will reopen on January 2nd, and K-6 students return on January 7th!

Have a wonderful weekend with your families!


Mrs. Howell

Poinsettia Contest

Congratulations to our Poinsettia Contest winners! In elementary school, Hudson Fehr (K) was the individual winner, selling 37 plants, and the Kindergarten class won the pizza party by selling 132 plants!

One More Christmas Program!

The 4th-6th grade program is coming up Tuesday! You should have received a letter from Mrs. Mills with details about arrival, costumes, and expectations!

  • Tuesday, December 18th- 4th-6th music program at 6:30, students need to be seated with their classes at 6:20

The students have been working so hard to prepare these programs for you! Thank you for attending and supporting their diligent work! I am sure you will be blessed by these wonderful performances!

A Note from Parents in Prayer

December is a busy time for all! We will not have our Parents in Prayer meeting this week. Please continue to pray for our school before break and during vacation time, and our prayer time will to will reconvene after we return in January.

~Parents in Prayer

Remembering Mr. Goodnight

Dear Maranatha Family,

Mr. Goodnight, one of the founders of Maranatha Christian Academy, and the first Principal, ascended to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. A recent picture of Mr. Goodnight is attached to his email. His service at Maranatha began in 1974. In 1975 he began teaching at Maranatha, teaching mathematics, Bible and History. His former students remember him for the caring and kind heart that he had for his students. One former student commented, “He was my favorite teacher and its sad to hear of his passing.”

Mr. Larry Goodnight is survived by his wife, Judy, and his son and daughter, who both attended Maranatha Christian Academy. His daughter, Mrs. Corrie Eisenbraun, graduated from MCA in 1992. She has been the Lead teacher in our Blue Room; the 3 to 4 years olds. This will make her 10th year serving at Maranatha. She has three children.

We want to honor Mr. Larry Goodnight for his service over the years to Maranatha. His leadership, diligence and vision were important for the foundation of our great school.

Cards for the family may be dropped off in any of the school offices. Gift cards for meals and checks to help cover additional expenses at this time would be appreciated by the family as there are a lot of extra expenses at times like these and this presents a challenge especially just ten days from Christmas. Your encouragement will be greatly appreciated!

When we learn about the time of the services, we will pass that along to you. Please be praying for the Goodnight family and the Eisenbraun family!


Janet Fogh

Head of School

Elementary After-School Activities

Bricks for Kids Lego Club (for grades 1-5): For those who registered, the last meeting of this session is December 14th!

Important Extended Care Information: There will be NO school-age childcare programs provided after school on December 21st, and will not resume until elementary students return from Christmas break on January 7th.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, December 18th-

4-6 Christmas Music Program 6:30 pm at CrossPoints

Friday, December 21st-

Elementary Early Dismissal at 12:15; KinderPrep Closing at 1:00

December 24th-January 4th-

Christmas Break for K-12 (No School)

December 24th- January 1st-

Christmas Break for KinderPrep (No School)

For More Updates:

Don't forget you can always go to the website for our online calendars to keep up with the latest information! Make sure you subscribe to both the elementary calendar and the district calendar to keep up with all K-12 events!
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~Mrs. Howell

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