Parent Update Centre »

Buzz February 8, 2021

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:

  • 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: 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.


K-12 Valentine’s Dress-up Day!

It is a school-wide dress-up day on Friday, February 12! Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are invited to wear red and/or pink for some Valentine’s Day fun.

 


Valentine’s Day Protocols

Next week, many students will choose to exchange Valentine’s cards and goodies. Please remember that any edible treats need to be store-bought and wrapped. Due to COVID protocols, we cannot distribute any homemade goods and ask that parents refrain from sending them to school. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us celebrate a safe Valentine’s Day.


Health & Safety Update

At Maple Ridge Christian School, we are mandated by the BC Ministry of Education to follow the guidelines that they set in place. In light of last week’s announcement, we are working towards implementing the latest government COVID safety protocols.

All BC schools are in the process of making adjustments and determining how these new measures will look in each school community. Mr. Flokstra will release a video update later this week to further clarify how MRCS will adjust our own health and safety plan accordingly.

In the meantime, you can refer to the government’s plan for BC schools here: COVID-19 Safe Schools »


High School Report Cards

Please note that the only subjects that will be on the upcoming high school report cards are for semestered subjects. If your child does not have any semestered subjects, they will not receive a report card.


February 12 – High School Report Cards
February 15 – Family Day, NO SCHOOL
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 basketball – 3:00-4:00 PM

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

Friday
Girls badminton – 2:30-4:00 PM

High School

Monday
Jr. Boys Basketball – 3:00-4:30 PM
Sr. Boys Basketball – 4:30-6:30 PM

Tuesday
E-Sports — 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

 



Do you know someone who would like to change our world at Maple Ridge Christian School?

We recognize that the pandemic has put many people in a place of financial uncertainty. We also had our plans interrupted by COVID. A week before the lockdowns hit last March, we had just launched the World Changers capital campaign to raise the funds needed for a classroom building expansion and the construction of a high school gymnasium.

Despite the challenges of COVID, the need for our project still persists:

  • Nearly every week, new families contact us trying to find a place for their children to receive Christian education in a mission-minded community.
  • Although we are a K-12 school, seven grades are completely full.
  • Our wait pool continues to grow: even with the addition of a second class, we already have four families in the wait pool for kindergarten 2021.
  • We ran out of space in our school building decades ago and currently have 40% of our student population in portables on any given day.
  • The portables were already used when we bought them in the 1990s; despite our best efforts to repair and maintain them, they must be replaced.
  • We have one elementary-sized gymnasium, so (over the past 15 years) our high school athletic teams have spent 1500+ practices and games in rented space at a local rec centre.

New classroom and gym space will open up new spots for prospective families, will replace the portables, and will bring our high school athletics home.

If you know people who are looking for a local project to support, who are passionate about spreading the love of Christ and the knowledge of His Word — we are in need of their help!

This month, we are reaching out through MRCS families and our local churches to see if people will change our world by becoming monthly donors. Our Board of Directors spent a week praying over the goal of enrolling 160 monthly donors.

Throughout February:

Each monthly donor will be represented by a heart that will be pasted on the side of one of our portables. We hope to cover the portable in hearts that each 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 get involved and help make this building project happen.

 

 

We are trusting that there are many people who will embrace partnering with us and will change our world at MRCS. If you would like to bring attention to our building project and our mission, here are two links to share: World Changers »         Ways to Donate »


Purdys Chocolate Easter Fundraiser

Would you like to raise money for the new school building and score quality Easter chocolate for your family? Purdy’s 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


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.


Parent Update Centre

The Parent Update Centre is your one-stop online resource for school information. Check it out to find:

Parent Update Center »


Changing Our World

It was exactly one year ago (pre-COVID restrictions) that this video was made by our students and staff to show how our world can change at MRCS!

Find out more at mrcs.ca/worldchangers or contact Stephanie Carroll at mrcs.office@mrcs.ca or 604.465.4442.