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Buzz February 22, 2021

Appreciating Our Grandfriends


Since we cannot host our annual Grandfriends’ Tea at the school this year, we are reaching out instead! All K-7 students have been supplied with cards to decorate and write personal messages inside. These cards will be mailed to grandparents and/or grandparent-like relations over the next two weeks. We are looking forward to placing a little love from MRCS in hundreds of mailboxes close to home and around the world.


Deadline is One Week Away!

Would you like to raise money for the new school building and score quality Easter chocolate for your family? Purdys is giving MRCS 25% of the proceeds from all of the online orders made through this process:

  1. Go to: fundraising.purdys.com/953-82999
  2. Input your email address
  3. Input your contact information (this creates your shopping account)
  4. Go to the top navigation bar and click on the “Shop Online” tab
  5. Click on “Marketplace” to see the products available to order

Orders are due by March 1 and will be ready to take home before Spring Break.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Carroll at s.carroll@mrcs.ca.


March 1 – Elementary Report Card Writing Day, NO SCHOOL K-7
March 1 – Purdys Chocolate Orders Due
March 12 – Elementary Report Cards
March 12 – High School Interim Report Cards
March 12 – Last day of school before Spring Break


High School Homework Club

Homework Club (for Grades 8-12) is happening weekly in the high school student lounge. Students will be assigned to specific areas according to their learning groups. Homework Club is on a first come, first served basis and will not accept students once all the spots are filled.

Location: High School Lounge
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM
Educational Assistant: Mrs. Cox


Middle School

Tuesday
Boys badminton – 3:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday
Girls badminton – 3:00-4:45 PM

Friday
Boys badminton – 2:30-4:15 PM

High School

Tuesday
E-Sports Pre-season Game — 3:00-4:00 PM
Jr. Boys Drop-in – 3:00 3:30 PM
Gr. 8 Co-ed Basketball – 4:00-5:30 PM
Girls Basketball – 7:00-9:00 PM

Thursday
E-Sports — 3:00-4:00 PM
Sr. Boys Basketball – 3:00-5:00 PM
Jr. Boys Basketball – 5:00-6:30 PM
Girls Basketball – 7:00-9:00 PM


Every month, 29 people are changing our world at Maple Ridge Christian School! We are aiming to grow our monthly donor team to 160 members. This number was chosen because we have 160 families at MRCS. If every family finds one monthly donor, we will be that much closer to transforming our current students’ reality and making a difference for generations to come.

Throughout February:

Each monthly donor will be represented by a heart that is displayed on the side of Mr. Reid’s portable. We hope to cover the portable in hearts that represent support for our school!

 

MRCS students connected to a monthly donor will receive a new gym bag! We hope this makes it fun and rewarding for our students to be part of the change that will increase their classroom and gym space.

 

 

You can bring attention to our building project and our mission by sharing these links: World Changers » Ways to Donate »

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Carroll at s.carroll@mrcs.ca or 604.465.4442.


The MRCS dinner and auction festivities will kick off this April! In the meantime, you can register to make sure that you receive the following information when it is available:x

  • The link for the MRCS online auction (April 10-24, 2021)
  • The link for the online Zoom event (April 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM)
  • The menu order form for three-course meals from Capri Italian Bakery + Bistro

Register »

To find out more about this year’s event (including the three-course meal options from Capri Italian Bakery + Bistro), please visit: The Adventure Begins

Do you have a new item or a service that you would like to donate to the online auction? Please fill out this form by March 31: Auction Item / Service Donation

Would your business like to sponsor The Adventure Begins event? To find out more about our sponsorship packages and options, please contact Stephanie Carroll at 604.465.4442 or email: s.carroll@mrcs.ca


MRCS Summer Day Camp!

Missing summer travels? We have created a fun and educational “Around the World” themed camp so kids can explore the world from the safety of Maple Ridge! Registration information will be posted soon. In the meantime, here are some camp details:
Themes of the Day*
The Great North, iViva Mexico!, Brazilian Rainforest, Adventure in Asia, Polynesian Paradise, Mysteries in Egypt, Mighty Himalayas, Renaissance Europe, Bollywood India, Down Under in Australia
*MRCS reserves the right to change the themes of the day. This is a sample of themes we will likely explore.

Activities
Students will participate in sports, arts/crafts, STEM activities, language arts, geography, history, world languages and world cultures.

Learning Outcomes

  • Global awareness
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Curiosity and critical thinking
  • Understanding of the investigative process

COVID-19 Statement: We will post our COVID-19 Summer 2021 Health & Safety Plan, and update it as necessary, adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Ministry of Health, Fraser Health Authority, and Ministry of Education.

If you have any questions, please contact Monet Lamphere at m.lamphere@mrcs.ca.


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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Happy 100th Day!

Last Thursday, the kindergarten class celebrated the 100th day of school with 100 items from home, games, decorations, and stylish accessories.