Strikers Weekly - Week of October 1, 2017









September has already come to an end.  Welcome October.



In support of Terry Fox's hope of creating awareness and raising funds for the fight against cancer, McRoberts students and staff took part in the annual Terry Fox Run this past Thursday.  Organized by Ms. Nicholson's PE Leadership Class, our students got some excercise, enjoyed some fresh air and raised just under $1000 for this cause.  Thanks to Christa C. for help with the photos.




Clubs Day - Get Involved 

Clubs Day was on Tuesday September 26th.  Though this was an opportunity to sign up for one of the many clubs offered, it is never to late to get involved.  We are in the process of updating our website with the different clubs (under the Extra Curricular top tab), check back to see what you may wish to join.


Monday October 2, 2017 - Lunch - Grad Barbeque

Just a reminder to all Grads who have purchased tickets, the Grad Barbeque will be at lunch on Monday.  Even if you did not buy a ticket, all grads are welcome to come for this opportunity to connect with your Grad Class in a low key informal event.



With Halloween just around the corner, a reminder that students found in possession of any fireworks or firecrackers will be dealt with severely by the school.  The Richmond RCMP will be informed and the student will be consequenced by the school.  Below is a reminder of the firework consequences imposed by the City of Richmond.

Fireworks Fines: Richmond City Bylaw No.7917 specifies the following fines for the use and possession of fireworks:

  • Purchasing fireworks: $1,000 fine
  • Selling or distributing fireworks: $1,000 fine
  • Possession of fireworks w/o a permit: $250 fine

Please discuss the above consequences with your son/daughter and confiscate fireworks in their possession. 


Overcoming Obstacles

Seven minutes worth spending.  From TED: How can disadvantaged students succeed in school? For sociologist Anindya Kundu, grit and stick-to-itiveness aren't enough; students also need to develop their agency, or their capacity to overcome obstacles and navigate the system. He shares hopeful stories of students who have defied expectations in the face of personal, social and institutional challenges.       







From Ms. Millar (Career Information Advisor): Week of October 2 -6, 2017


Oct 6  Loran Award in-school deadline for nomination consideration    



Oct 1  Langara applications open

Oct 2  Douglas College applications open

Oct 3  Langara School of Management Information Session – Langara 7 pm                        

Oct 3  CUE Public Event 6:30 –8:30 pm Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby

Oct 6  KPU Information Session @ Lunch in the Library Computer Lab                                                                        


For details and latest information, see the Career Centre District Website at: