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Lower School (PreK - 5th)

Extended School Supervision (ESS)

After school care is available for PreK through 5th Graders every afternoon until 6:00 p.m.  Students are supervised until afternoon carpool has been completed, and then students not picked up are brought to the ESS.  Charges for ESS can either be based on a monthly rate (if ESS is utilized frequently or most of the time) or a daily rate (if ESS is utilized on an infrequent basis).  The monthly rate for ESS is $300 per month, and the daily rate is $30 per day.  Charges will be added to your account, as needed.  If your child will be in ESS, we ask that you fill out an enrollment form, so that we may staff ESS appropriately.  The enrollment form is available in the online enrollment process and on the website under “Lower School” and then “Extended School Supervision.”

School Supplies

A list of school supplies will be sent to you in April or when you enroll at MCA (after April).  They may also be found on the website under "All School" and then "Forms".  You may purchase the items individually, or you have the option of ordering a school supply package from MCA (prices vary by grade level). Those of you who purchase the package through MCA will find the items on your child’s desk at Back to School Night.  If you purchase the items individually, please bring the supplies to Back to School Night.  Please notice that there are a few items on the bottom of each list which are not included in the “package,” such as a backpack, water bottle, Bible, etc.

Chapel

Chapel is held once a week (September – May) in the Student Life Center. Parents are welcome to attend!

Lost and Found

Please label all clothing and lunch boxes with your child’s name.  Feel free to look for your child’s items in the Lost and Found, located in the SLC.

Li'l Stangs 

The Li'l Stangs program will operate and coordinate an athletic program for MCA students in grades K-5th. MCA students will compete in organized sports with classmates.  Students will be exposed to organized sports at an early age and begin to refine athletic talents. It fosters school spirit. It serves as a marketing tool for MCA with our sports teams playing throughout the McKinney/Plano/Allen/Frisco area.  It will serve as an early training ground for our Middle and Upper School athletic programs while honoring Jesus Christ by teaching athletes to live biblically through mind, body, and spirit.

The sports that are offered are: Soccer, volleyball, flag football, basketball, cheerleading, baseball and softball.

Special Days

Lower School has several special days that students and their parents can participate in! Some of them are listed below:
  • Pajama Day (October) – A fun, dress-up day where students spend the school day in their pajamas. Come and watch our Pajama Day Parade!
  • Grandparents Day/ Great Friends Day (November) - A special day when Grandparents, Great Friends and parents are invited to come see special Fine Arts performances put on by each grade in the Student Life Center. Artwork is also showcased during this event. Grandparents, Great Friends and parents are welcome to go back to the classrooms to see where their children spend their days and have the opportunity to meet their teachers.  This is an early release day as well.
  • Kite Day (March) – This day is for the entire family!  Students may make or purchase a kite, and picnic lunches are eaten outside while enjoying all the beautiful colors and streamers!
  • Mustang Fun Run (April) - Our annual Fall Fundraiser where students run on a designated track to raise funds for the school.  Parents and families are encouraged to come out and cheer students on or run with your child.  It’s a family friendly, fun event to watch.
  • Field Day (May) – Always a highlight of every student’s year, Field Day takes place in May.  Parents are welcome to cheer the class on as they enjoy relay races, bounce houses and other fun outside games.

** Be sure to watch website, emails and the calendar for news on class activities coming up! **

Classroom parties during the year include a Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas party, Valentine’s Day party and Easter party. Pre-K and Kindergarten will have Easter parties.  Parents are welcome to volunteer to assist!

Year-End Awards

The Lower School Awards Ceremony takes place the last day of school and honors each student in 1st - 5th grades for significant contributions in various areas. Parents and extended family are encouraged to attend. This is an early release day to begin summer break! Kindergarten will have a special graduation, and 5th grade students enjoy a special parent reception with awards.