Strathcona: Lost and found

The following items were recovered after the recent trip to Strathcona Park Lodge. If you recognize the following items, please see Mr. M. Wolfe before Friday, September 28th.

Prescription glasses
Nike runners
black toque
black leggings
Captain America sock
Yellow socks
White socks
Wonder women socks
Grey socks
Blue Air Park socks
Camo Dodge hat
Orange goggles
White East Richmond shirt (Hunters?)
blue t-shirt
white t-shirt
Navy blue fleece
3 water bottles
water shoes in a mesh bag
Black and blue water shoes


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A Important Message from the Business Assistant

Regarding Mini School Fees, if you have signed up with School Cash Online, you will have received notification of outstanding fees. The current fee program does this automatically. Please disregard the message regarding Mini School Program fee.

Your child’s student account will show an outstanding amount of $400 at this time. Please disregard this balance outstanding as it will be resolved in time. Here is what has happened and what you may expect:

$500 check submitted in June was deposited in July
$400 check submitted for September has now been deposited
$400 check dated for January will be posted to the accounts in January and the outstanding balance will be resolved to zero at that time

If you have a preference to pay online before January, please do so at your option and I would be more than happy to return your check installment after the payment has been made to School Cash.

In the meanwhile, you may receive notifications for other outstanding fees, such as Basic School Fee, Yearbook (optional), workbooks or any field trips that may be planned for this semester. These notices will require your attention.

Thank you for your patience as we work with our new fee program.

Margaret Yee
Business Assistant
Matthew McNair Secondary School
604-668-6575 (ext 1140)

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Strathcona 2018

Pictures from the Strathcona field trip are in courtesy Mr. W. Nakatani and Mr. R. Young! See them on the Photos page.

More will be uploaded as they are received. Stay tuned!

Found! A lens for a Canon camera was found in room 38 B at Strathcona Park Lodge. If this is yours, please see Ms. T. Hunt to make arrangements for return.

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Mini School Payment: Update

Notice to parents regarding records of Mini School fee payment in MyEd B.C.

Due to a recent switch in fee program/accounting software, records of Mini School Program Fee and payments are not currently being shown in School Cash On-Line. Rest assured that submitted checks have been deposited and fees have been paid. If there is an issue with fee payment for Mini School, we will contact you directly. Records for Mini School fee payment should appear in School Cash On-Line records some time this fall. Thank you for your understanding while we sort out this matter.


The Mini School Staff

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Strathcona Trip: Details

Strathcona Trip: Thursday Sept. 6 – Monday Sept. 10, 2018

Strathcona Contact: 1-250-286-3122

Address: Strathcona Park Lodge: PO Box 2160, Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5 Canada

Overall Itinerary:

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

7:00 am – Meet at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, attendance by grade
7:45am – Ferry departure
9:45am – Ferry arrival at Duke Point, students file onto buses

Bus #1: Grade 8s + SKY Bus #2: Grade 10s Bus #3: Grade 11s Bus #4: Grade 12s
*Grade 9s fill in extra spaces on the four buses

12:00 pm – Campbell River McDonalds
12:30 pm – Leave McDonalds for Strathcona
1:30 pm – Arrive at Strathcona!

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

10:15 am – Buses arrive at Strathcona to be packed
10:45 am – Depart from Strathcona
1:30 pm – McDonalds (Island Hwy and St. George)
2:00 pm – Leave McDonalds
2:15 pm – Arrive at Duke Point Ferry Terminal
3:15 pm – Ferry departs from Duke Point
5:15 pm – Arrival at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, parents pick up students!

Equipment: Please see the equipment lists here. Be sure that you have packed all necessary equipment for your specific out-trip.



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Reminder: Strathcona Information Assembly

This is a reminder to all McNair Mini School students that the Strathcona information assembly will be at 11:45 AM in the large gym on Tuesday, September 4th.

All grades are expected to attend.

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Whistler 2019: Date Change

Due to ski/snowboard instructor staffing shortages, Whistler has limited availability for its ski and board programs this coming year. Because of this, our usual February time is not available.

To accommodate our numbers and not conflict with other important school events, Mini School’s Whistler field trip has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 11th – Friday, April 12th.

We wanted to alert parents/guardians as soon as possible so you can plan accordingly.

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