Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the parent/student portal?

Email Wendy at the school office for your login details~
wkogel@maranathachristian.ca

Does MCA offer French?

Yes. French is taught in Grades 2-12.

Does MCA require uniforms?

Yes, for gym only. Uniforms are ordered in late October/early November, and the cost is approximately $22 per set, payable via cash or cheque. Please watch your newsletter for details.

Are there any Clubs my child can join?

French Club ~ Meets weekly at lunch recess to give students an opportunity to practice their language skills. They do skits, learn more about French culture, and get one-on-one help. It is for students in Grades 4-8 who love French and want to challenge themselves!
Lego Club
Robotics Club
Chess Club

Can I volunteer at the school and on field trips?

Yes! We welcome and encourage parents to get involved. You must see Wendy Kogel in the school office to acquire the necessary paperwork. This process does take some time, so please plan ahead.

How do I join a committee?

You can contact the committee chair via email (see Family Directory), or
Sign up at one of the membership meetins (fall/spring).
Please note that members of the Education Committees are appointed only.

School-supplies

School Supplies 2014-2015

PHYS. ED.

All students need indoor shoes suitable for Phys. Ed.

  • A gym t-shirt and shorts need to be purchased from the school for students in grades 1 – 12 (students order in late September). Uniforms must be labelled with student’s name. Shirts can also be ordered for younger students and parents.
  • A draw string or similar bag with student’s name is useful to contain the gym uniform in the locker.
  • Please send in 2 boxes of tissues with each student at the start of the school year.
  • Please remember it is necessary to replenish supplies throughout the year.

DAYTIMERS ARE PROVIDED FOR EVERY STUDENT GRADE 1 – 9

JK/SK

2 duotangs, a large Ziploc bag labeled with extra clothes appropriate for the season, indoor and outdoor Velcro shoes (no laces or flip flops please), and 2 boxes of Kleenex each.

GRADE 1

1 small plastic box, with lid, with these supplies:  markers, sharpened coloured pencils, sharpened pencils, a pencil sharpener, erasers, scissors, a long metric ruler (labelled), 5 large glue sticks, a set of red/blue/black wipe-off markers (dollar store), pens (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue), 1 sturdy pocket folder (labelled), indoor and outdoor Velcro shoes.

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GRADE 2

Will need a “toolbox” with the following supplies: 1 red, 1 green and 1blue pen, 1 box pencil crayons (sharpened), scissors, a pencil sharpener, 5 large glue sticks, markers, 2 boxes pencils and erasers, a long metric ruler. Also please send in 5 duotangs.  Please do not label supplies.  All other materials and supplies are provided.

GRADE 3

All workbooks and notebooks will be provided. Students will be required to supply their own toolbox with: scissors, pencil-case and coloured pencils (sharpened), markers, crayons, several sharpened pencils, pencil sharpener, long metric ruler, erasers and 2 large glue sticks.  Please also send in 16 duo-tangs and a plastic pocket folder.  Also, please send in a white board and white board marker.  Please label all supplies and duo-tangs with your child’s name (good idea for gym uniform too).  For French, one 1” blue 3-ring binder with inside pockets.

GRADE 4

Students must supply their own material except for textbooks and accompanying workbooks. Recommended tools include: scissors, pencil-case, several pencils, red & blue pens, pencil crayons, markers, highlighters (2), ruler, eraser, 3 large glue sticks, 1 package of lined paper and 1 package of blank paper (do not put them in duotangs)  10 duotangs (a variety of colours)and 2 pocket folders (black).  For French, one 1” blue 3-ring binder with inside pockets.    Please label all supplies and duotangs with students name in a dark coloured marker.

GRADE 5

Students must supply all of their own materials except textbooks. Recommended tools include scissors, loose-leaf paper, (2 lined and one package of blank), several exercise books for Math (to write notes in), black & blue pens, pencils, metric ruler, erasers, 2 large glue sticks, pencil crayons, pencil case, math set with protractor &  compass, 10 duo-tangs, a set of markers, 2 Pocket Folders – one for Creative Writing and another for organizing, one (1”) binder – no bigger please – for Bible Work sheets.  For French, one 1” blue 3-ring binder with inside pockets.    Each Gr. 5 student must have their own USB Memory Stick). An NIV Study Bible is highly recommended to enhance the Bible curriculum.

GRADE 6

Students must supply all of their own materials except textbooks.  Tools needed include scissors, 2 medium binders with subject dividers, plenty of loose leaf lined paper, pens (black, dark blue & red), good supply of pencils (to get through the year),eraser, metric ruler, whiteout tape, large glue stick, 1 pocket folder, pencil crayons, pencil case, highlighter, math  protractor, compass(needed later on in the year), re-enforcements, one 40 page notebook, and an encased personal pencil sharpener (that will catch the shavings). For French, one 1” blue 3-ring binder with inside pockets.  A USB memory stick is recommended.

GRADE 7

Students must supply all of their own materials except textbooks. Tools needed are lined paper, blank paper and graph paper (for the year), a scientific calculator, math set (with ruler, protractor, compass), red and black pens, pencils, highlighters, scissors, coloured pencils, 2-3 binders, subject dividers, 2 large glue sticks, and scissors. For French, one 1” blue 3-ring binder with inside pockets.  A Sr. Dictionary with word origins (ie. Latin Greek, French (roots) is essential for Gr. 7 & 8).   A USB memory stick is also required.

GRADE 8

Students must supply all of their own materials except textbooks. Tools needed are 6 duo-tangs, loose leaf paper, blank paper, graph paper, blue or black and red pens, pencils, scientific calculator, ruler, eraser, scissors, 2 large glue sticks, compass, protractor, pencil crayons, pencil case, a highlighter, 3 small or medium binders with dividers, and a Sr. Dictionary with word origins (ie. Latin Greek, French (roots) is essential). For French, one 1” blue 3-ring binder with inside pockets.  All grade 8 students must have their own USB Memory Stick.

Note:  It is NOT recommended that students buy the “large” ring binders as these are difficult to fit in the desk. 

SECONDARY SCHOOL

Students must supply all of their own materials except textbooks.   Recommended tools include binders with subject dividers, loose-leaf paper, including square grid graph paper for math and sciences, black and red pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, 2 large glue sticks, compass, protractor, pencil crayons, pencils case.

HIGH SCHOOL

Students in grades 10, 11 & 12 will require a graphing calculator. The preferred make is Texas T1-83 Plus (available at Staples – cost approx. $130.00 – $150.00).   Grade 9 students may wish to purchase one of these but a regular scientific calculator will suffice.

It is imperative that all calculators are marked with student’s name on both the calculator & the case.  Students also need to ensure they have extra batteries on hand at all times.

It is recommended that all high school students have a USB Memory Stick labeled with the student’s name.

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