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The Buzz January 25, 2021

Join us on our adventure! The event of 2021 that you have been waiting for – the MRCS annual dinner and auction – has moved online this year. We are excited to continue this tradition from the comfort of home!

When is it? Saturday, April 24 at 6:00 PM

How is it happening? From April 10-24, there will be a selection of auction items available for bids via an online auction website (which will be free to access).

On April 24, we will host a FREE evening event over Zoom. There will be fun activities and entertainment for the whole family as well as a small live auction.

What’s for dinner? We are excited to announce that Capri Italian Bakery + Bistro will provide dinner options for those who would like to purchase a take-and-bake meal to enjoy the night of the event. More information will be sent out regarding food orders in the coming months.

What are we fundraising for? We are in need of $2 million, so we can break ground and get our much-needed building expansion underway. This new space will permanently replace our portables and bring our Grade 4-7 students as well as the music and drama classes back into the school building. The new construction will also provide a gym with the proper dimensions for our high school athletics and will create needed office space for staff.

If you have any questions, please contact Monet Lamphere at If you have any items/services you would like to donate to the auction, please fill out this form: Auction Item Donation Form »

Grade 4-7 Duplicate Day!

On Thursday, January 28, Grade 4-7 students are invited to dress up for Duplicate Day! Find one or more friends and come up with matching looks for a day of fun double-vision.

Upcoming Pro-D Day

Please note that Friday, January 29 is a Professional Development Day when no classes are in session.

2021-22 Post-Dated Tuition Cheques

For 2021-22 tuition payments by cheque, there are two options:

  • In one full payment (dated: July 1, 2021)
  • In two instalments (dated: July 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022)

If you indicated that you will be paying next year’s tuition via post-dated cheque, please be sure to drop off the cheque(s) at the school office by Monday,
February 1

Fraser Health Update

In this winter 2021 update from Fraser Health, please note the following health measures that reduce the chance of bringing COVID-19 into our school:

  • Only socialize with the people you live with.
  • Do not invite friends or family to your house.
  • Do not host or go to play dates.
  • Wear a mask when in public indoor spaces.
  • Do a daily health check and stay home when sick.
  • Follow your school’s safety plan.
  • Wash hands and stay physically distant where possible.
  • Stay within your own cohort or learning group where possible.

For more details, please reference the full copy of the letter here: Fraser Health Update »

January 26 – Stress & Anxiety in Teenagers Online Seminar
January 28 – IELTS registrations due
January 29 – Pro-D Day, NO SCHOOL
February 1 – Second semester begins for high school
February 1-5 – New family applications accepted
February 15 – Family Day, NO SCHOOL

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

Girls Floor Hockey – 3-4:00 PM

Boys basketball – 3:00-4:30 PM

Girls basketball – 12:15-12:45 PM

High School

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

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

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

Free Online Seminar

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.

Last Chance to Register

IELTS Prep Course registration closes this Thursday (January 28)! This after-school course is open to ESL/ELL students (within or outside of MRCS) looking to improve their English skills.

Dates: February 1 – March 11, 2021*
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 PM
*no class on Family Day, February 15

If you have any questions, please contact Monet Lamphere (

More information can be found on the IELTS web page »

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Annual Nathan Bol Speech Competition

Congratulations to Alessandro (1st place), Bailey (2nd place), and Gavin (3rd place)! Thanks to Zoom, contestants’ family members could still join in to root for the middle school students. Speech topics included: overcoming a stutter, ancient mysteries, the impact of memories, anxiety, dreams, the value of sleep, and vaccinations.