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The Buzz November 16, 2020

K-7 Pajama Day This Friday!

This Friday (Nov. 20) the Middle School Student Leadership Team is hosting another theme day: Pajama Day! Kindergarten to Grade 7 students can join in the cozy fun by wearing school-appropriate pajamas and students also have the option of bringing a small stuffed animal/doll (please do not bring pillows or blankets).


Purdys Chocolate Grad Fundraiser

Our graduating class is hosting a Purdys Chocolate fundraiser to raise money for their upcoming graduation experiences. Although they cannot do the usual grad celebrations this year, we will find safe and fun ways to commemorate their graduation year.

If you like to give/eat yummy chocolate and would like to help our 2021 graduates at the same time, please contact Mrs. Sowerby at Mrs. Sowerby will connect you with a grad, so you can use their code when making your online order.

All orders must be submitted and paid for online by Monday, November 23.

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Need Some Gift Cards?

Last year, we ran a gift card program that was very popular and we’ve been asked if we’re running it again this year. The good news is that there is an easy way to order gift cards online through the Fundscrip organization that we used last year. Please note that there are shipping costs to have the order delivered to your home address.

If you would like to make an online gift card order, here are the steps:
Go to:
Click “Support a Group”
Use our school’s code: NW92WT
Choose your gift cards
Choose your method of payment
Choose your method of shipment

We are also happy to announce two additional gift card options through these local retailers:

Meridian Farm Market has a fundraising gift card program that gives 30% of their gift card purchases back to our school.

Haney Home Hardware has generously offered to give our school a 20% share of any Home Hardware gift cards ordered for their store.

Please contact Monet, if you would like to make a Meridian Farm Market or Home Hardware gift card purchase: Meridian or Home Hardware Gift Cards

Wrapping Up 2020

What’s better than Giving Tuesday? Giving December! This year we are inviting you to participate in our year-end giving extravaganza that is being kicked off by Giving Tuesday on December 1st.

Any donation received during the month of December, will be matched up to $25,000 thanks to the generosity of the Baric Foundation. We will also be giving away a bundle of student art cards (pictured below) as a thank-you gift for every Giving December donation.

A matching gift that doubles your donation and joy-filled student art? What a beautiful and uplifting way to end 2020 a good note!

Please contact Stephanie Carroll at or 604.465.4442 if you have any questions.

Dinner & Auction

This is a heads up that there will be an online version of the dinner and auction in March 2021. The details are still taking shape, but it will include an at-home dinner option, an online auction, and other fun experiences to enjoy during the evening of the event. We will keep you posted!

If you already know of an item/service you would like to donate to the MRCS auction, please let Monet Lamphere know at or 604.465.4442.

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting is happening over Zoom on November 25 at 7:00 PM. Current MRCS families will be sent an email this Wednesday with information that will prepare you for the meeting next week.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be happening over Zoom on November 26 and 27. Current MRCS parents will receive a sign-up email later this week.

Doing Our Part

At MRCS, we are doing everything we can to provide a safe and healthy educational environment. As COVID cases are on the uptick in BC, please remain vigilant in adhering to the guidelines set out in our health and safety plan.

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November 24 – Elementary and High School Report Cards distributed
November 25 – Annual General Meeting, 7:00 PM
November 26 – Parent-Teacher Conferences, evening
November 27 – Parent-Teacher Conferences – 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

High School

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

Gr. 8 Boys Basketball – 4:00-5:30 PM
Girls Basketball — 7:00-9:00 PM

Sr. Boys Basketball — 3:00-5:00 PM
Jr. Boys Basketball — 5:00-6:30 PM
Girls Basketball — 7:00-9:00 PM

Middle School

Boys Basketball – 3:00-4:30 PM

Girls Basketball –  2:30-4:00 PM

Access to Friday Chapels

In a typical school year, our Friday chapels are open for all to attend. Since that is not possible this year, we are going to start emailing our current MRCS families the livestream chapel every week.

If you know of grandparents or other family members who would also like to view the chapels, please feel free to forward them the link when you receive it on Friday morning.

Clothing Orders Distributed This Week

If you ordered MRCS clothing, the items will be sent home this week. The orders will be distributed according to the method that was indicated when the order was made. If you have any questions, please contact Monet Lamphere at or 604.465.4442.

Grades 6-9 Immunizations Update

Please note that Public Health will commence the School Immunization Program for this year’s Grade 6 and 9 students in January 2021.

Public Health will also provide catch-up immunizations to students who did not complete their immunizations last school year or over the summer.

If you have any questions, please contact your local public health unit.

Let the Office Know

If your child is going to be late/absent or if s/he will have to leave school during the day — let the office know! Please call 604.465.4442 or email ( the office to explain why your child is missing school to have it properly recorded. Students who are leaving during the school day need to go to the front office to sign out before leaving the school.

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Outstanding Academic Achievement

We are pleased to announce that Annika Piir is our 2019-20 Governor General Academic Medal recipient! This honour was first awarded in 1873 by the Earl of Dufferin and has since become one of the most prestigious awards that a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive.