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Breakfast With Brian

Breakfast With Brian

Join us for Breakfast With Brian on Wednesday, November 29 at 8 a.m. at the Coffee House located in the Living Word lobby. Guests will enjoy a complimentary cup of brewed coffee and a breakfast item. In addition, special guest, Anne Mee, School Counselor, will be speaking about Helping Your Kids Manage Digital Responsibilities.

We look forward to seeing you Wednesday morning!

Meet Maranatha – Wednesday, November 29 @ 9:30 a.m.

Meet Maranatha – Wednesday, November 29 @ 9:30 a.m.

 

Let’s meet over a cup of coffee!

We do this all the time, whether it is a business meeting or to catch up with a friend. Everything is better with a cup of coffee, right?

Meet Maranatha is a relaxed, purposeful, casual, yet informative, event that gives prospective families an opportunity to meet current families after Breakfast With Brian (a monthly event hosted by the Head of School for our families), have a cup of coffee with the Head of School, and go on a tour during school hours with our principals.

Our next Meet Maranatha will take place Wednesday, November 29 at 9:30 a.m.  To attend, simply enter the Maranatha Christian Academy secure doors, check in, and you will be guided to The Coffee House located in the Living Word Christian Center lobby. We would love to meet you over a cup of coffee!

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

 

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no school on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24.

School resumes Monday, November 27. Enjoy your long weekend.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The Maranatha chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is pleased to announce the acceptance of thirty-one applicants for this school year. These new inductees will join our forty returning members as they grow in scholarship, leadership, service, and godly character. NHS is nationally recognized as one of the best training programs for high school students, and MCA’s participation rate is among the highest. This year’s induction ceremony is open to all and will take place on Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m. in the LWCC chapel. We would be honored to have you attend.

Throughout the school year, our NHS members will be involved in many service projects, including Salvation Army bell ringing. If you see them out in public during the holiday season, give them an encouraging word.

Fall Open House – Tuesday, Nov. 7 @ 7 p.m.

Fall Open House – Tuesday, Nov. 7 @ 7 p.m.

Seasons of change are inevitable. At times, changing schools for your child can feel that way as well. You are invited to “meet Maranatha” at our Open House event on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

When you arrive at our Open House, you will immediately sense a change, a welcoming feeling. Not only will you meet our staff and learn of our academically rigorous yet distinctly Christian school, you will be introduced to the Maranatha Christian Academy family. You will notice the Academy is a place with a strong student culture, character development, and an environment of high values.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you navigate through your season of change.

Breakfast with Brian – New Location & Special Guest Amy Bianchi-Rossi

Breakfast with Brian – New Location & Special Guest Amy Bianchi-Rossi

Breakfast with Brian has always been a special event at Maranatha Christian Academy in Brooklyn Park, MN. Head of School, Mr. Brian Sullivan, has a chance to grab a cup of coffee and share with our MCA families. On Wednesday, October 25, Breakfast with Brian is making some changes that will undoubtedly improve on this already amazing event by moving to a new location – The Coffee House located in the Living Word Christian Center lobby. The new space is a perfect place! Plus, guest will be able to enjoy a free cup of Spy House coffee and a breakfast item. If our guests prefer a specialty drink, they can get $1 off in lieu of brewed coffee.

Also, on October 25, MCA is pleased to announce the return of licensed professional counselor, Amy Bianchi-Rossi as our guest speaker. Amy is highly regarded in the industry and will be addressing the topic of Anxiety in Children/Adolescents and How Parents Can Help.

Make plans to attend. Breakfast with Brian begins at 8 a.m. and will run until about 9 a.m.

Maximizing Your Maranatha Conference Experience

Maximizing Your Maranatha Conference Experience

In preparation for conferences, beginning October 5, it is important to talk to your child about their experiences in and out of the classroom. This discussion will allow you to have an open-minded dialog with the teacher about how your child is feeling.  It is also vital to understand that your student may perceive things differently than others.

One of the core values of Maranatha is to partner with parents and conferences gives us this opportunity. A positive attitude can set the stage for a productive meeting with your child’s teacher. When both parties focus on how your student can be supported and overcome challenges, the conference will produce great results. While it is important to discuss academic progress and potential, teachers also want to be apprised of any changes your child is facing in their personal or family life, and how he or she behaves at home in comparison to how he or she acts at school. By having conferences early in the year, it allows us to build upon our partnership and create clear next steps toward a successful year for your child. When you are finished, be clear about the teacher’s communication protocol, so future interactions will be efficient and productive as well.

Conferences are laid out differently in upper school and lower school. Lower school conferences are by appointment in the teacher’s classroom and last around 20 minutes. Upper school conferences are in an open format in the gym to allow you to meet with all of his or her teachers. Each meeting should last around five minutes so as to give every parent the chance to meet all of your child’s teachers. If you feel the need to discuss things further, it is perfectly fine (and encouraged) to set an appointment with that teacher after conferences. We encourage upper school students to attend the conferences. It is recommend that only parents attend the lower school conferences and talk with your lower school student afterward. We are so excited to meet with you during conferences and build the partnership to ensure your students’ success.

Pie in the Face – Throw a Pie at an MCA Staff Member

Pie in the Face – Throw a Pie at an MCA Staff Member

In conjunction with Fall Fest and the Carnival held at Living Word Christian Center, Maranatha Christian Academy (Brooklyn Park, MN),  will have its first-ever “Pie in the Face” booth on Friday, September 29. That’s right, you will have a chance to throw a pie at one “lucky” staff member.

Details are as follows:

Date: Friday, September 29
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Living Word Carnival (West side of the building)
Cost: $1 per pie or buy 5 and get to throw 6!
Payment: Cash only on the day of the event

Here are the times when staff will be present*

  • 3:30-3:45 p.m. = Mr. Billy Campbell (Lower School Phy Ed Teacher)
  • 3:45-4 p.m. = Mrs. Deb Larson-Wooton (Lower School Principal)
  • 4-4:15 p.m. = Mr. Jerry Oehler (Upper School Learning Commons)
  • 4:15-4:30 p.m. = Mr. Tim Ford (Upper School Principal)

 

*times and staff are subject to change

Meals for Minneapolis 5.0 – BE A HERO!

Meals for Minneapolis 5.0 – BE A HERO!

Are you ready? Meals for Minneapolis 5.0 is here.

CLICK HERE TO BE CONNECTED TO THE OFFICIAL MEALS FOR MINNEAPOLIS PAGE.

On October 2, Maranatha Christian Academy (Brooklyn Park, MN) will begin its fifth Meals for Minneapolis fundraiser. What’s this all about, you ask? It is a fundraiser and outreach for our Maranatha community.

In the last four Meals for Minneapolis events, Maranatha students have packed over 70,000 meals that were delivered to local food shelves. Plus, our families have raised over $250,000 for the Academy.

This year, we have one big question? Do you want to BE A HERO? You can help us reach our goal of packing 30,000 meals and raising $70,000 for our school this year.

Details will be coming (And yes, the Ducks will be back)!

BE A HERO!