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The Buzz April 6, 2021

Easter Chapel

Our Easter Chapel video was shown in K-12 classrooms today and is available for you to view here: Easter Chapel Video

The Adventure is Almost Here!

The adventure is about to begin! Later this week you will be sent the info you need to:

  • Get the Zoom code for our April 24th Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Online Event
  • Order a three-course meal from Capri Italian Bakery + Bistro
  • View and participate in our online auction (April 10-24)
  • Check out our Buy-a-School Gift Guide

This is going to be an exciting month full of some friendly competition (who will get to dunk Mr. Flokstra??) all while raising funds for our new classrooms and high school gym!

Current Mask Mandate for K-12 Schools

Over the weekend, we received further clarification for the Ministry of Education regarding the mask guidelines for staff, visitors, and students in grades 4-12.  All K to 12 staff and all students in grades 4 to 12 are required to wear non-medical masks in all indoor areas, including:

  • At their work stations (desks)
  • On school buses
  • Within and outside learning groups

This information can be found COVID 19 Safe School website. The full guidelines can be found here.

There are some exceptions which include when one is behind a barrier, eating or drinking, temporarily removing their mask for an educational purpose such as playing an instrument, and where visual cues and facial expressions are necessary.

For a complete list of exceptions, please visit the COVID 19 Safe School website.

If you have questions or concerns in regards to the government’s decision, the most effective avenue of response will be to reach out to your local Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) as they can speak directly to the government that is working closely with the Provincial Health Officer to make these decisions.

Finally, I want to assure families that as per the Ministry of Education’s guidelines, we will be offering a complete education to any of our students who are exempt from wearing a mask.

As always, I pray that Shalom of Jesus will continue to be amongst us all and that we continue to live out our vision of being a mission-minded community where every student thrives.

Quentin Flokstra
Lead Principal

April 10-24 – Online auction
April 14 – Town Hall Meeting, 7:30 PM
April 24 – Dinner and Auction event at 6 PM (over Zoom)

Middle School

Badminton (Lightning Group) – 3-5:00 PM

Badminton (Thunder Group) – 3-5:00 PM

Badminton (Hurricane Group) – 2:20-4:00 PM

High School

Gr 8 Co-ed Badminton, 3-4:30 PM

E-Sports, 3:00-5:30 PM – Games for both MRCS 1 & MRCS 2
Jr/Sr Co-ed Ultimate practice, 3:30-4:30 PM

Gr 8 Co-ed Badminton, 3:00-4:30 PM

E-Sports, 3:00-4:00 PM
Jr/Sr Co-ed Ultimate practice, 3:15-4:30 PM

Town Hall Meeting

The MRCS Board of Directors is hosting a town hall meeting over Zoom on Wednesday, April 14. You are invited to come to hear about the progress of our building project and be a part of the conversation! The Zoom information will be sent out closer to the meeting date.

Staff Updates

After April 9, Mrs. Grace Newbigging will be going on medical leave. Mrs. Jane Keyes is already in the Grade 2/3 classroom as the teaching role transitions over to her until the end of the school year. Mrs. Keyes has extensive teaching experience and is a familiar face around MRCS because of her on-call teaching over the past 15 years.

Mrs. Karla Hennig will not be returning after her maternity leave due to an upcoming move to northern BC. We are grateful for Mrs. Hennig’s time at MRCS and wish her all the best in her new home with her beautiful family.

School Immunization Program Update

Fraser Health’s Immunization Program for school-aged children will resume this year beginning with students in grades 7 and 10 who missed their immunizations during the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. These appointments will be located at local public health units. Health unit staff will contact families to book these immunization appointments over the spring and summer.

Immunization information for Kindergarten, Grade 6 and 9 students from the 2020-2021 school year will be provided at a future date.

Summer Camp Registration is Open

If you would like to send your child(ren) to our MRCS Summer Camp, registration is now open! The camp runs over two weeks (July 12-23) and features daily “Around the World” themes. Children can participate for one or both weeks to experience a new adventure every day.

Space is limited due to health and safety protocols, so please reserve your space as soon as possible.

To find out more and register, please visit: MRCS Summer Camp »

If you have any questions, please contact Monet Lamphere at

Text the School!

There’s a new way to let the office know about an absence or student being late! You can now text attendance info to the school office at 672.513.7633.

Please note that this is a TEXT-ONLY phone number and calls will not be accepted. If you would like to call the office, please continue to use 604.465.4442.

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Kindergarten students applied their Forces and Motion science unit in gym class. Practicing “pushes” and “pulls” with pool noodles and scooters results in oodles of fun!