MRSA Staff Lounge
The MRSA staff lounge remains open for those staff members working on campus. We have worked with Environmental Health and Safety to ensure COVID-19 measures are being followed. The furniture has been arranged to ensure appropriate physical distancing including only 1 chair per table. Wipes and hand sanitizer have been placed in the lounge.
To ensure this space continues to be available please follow these measures...
- Masks must be worn in the staff lounge except when eating or drinking.
- One person per table or couch - please do not move tables or chairs.
- Wipe down microwaves and fridge after use.
- Wipe down faucets and the water filter lever after use.
- Wipe down the table and chair or couch that you use.
- Wipe down the TV remote after use.
- Please follow safe handwashing practices.
Events and Activities
Announcing 2021 MRSA PD Days!
May 11-13 & 18-20
Your PD Committee is proud to provide you with the 2021 PD Days Event Schedule and Speaker Profiles.
Due to covid-19 all events will be virtual. Please take some time to read through our Speaker Profiles and we hope that everyone will find something they are interested in attending; we have secured excellent speakers for this year’s PD Days.
Registration for PD Days Events opened on Monday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. Links to register can be found here.
MRSA PD Committee:
Courtney Montgomery - Chair
We hope you’re excited for some fun activities this month. We hope you’ll join us in one or all of them. All Social Committee events and activities are open to MRSA Members.
Upcoming Social Committee Activities
Talent Show on May 27, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
We hope you have been thinking about what talent you can share live at the Google Meet or via video submission. Members will be voting for first, second and third place prizes of $150.00, $100.00 and $50.00 e-gift cards respectively (Tim Hortons, Starbucks or Amazon).
Now that you’ve seen the prize amounts, are you considering a talent you have? It can be anything from poetry, cocktail making (like in the movie Cocktail), magic show, pet tricks, baking or decorating, a physical skill, etc. If you consider it a talent, then so do we! Show us what you’ve got; you have a couple more weeks to fine tune your skill or even learn something new to share with us. We can’t wait for the show!
By participating in the talent show either LIVE or via video submission you give us permission to share the recordings with the MRSA Membership for voting purposes. Videos must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on May 25, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Live performances will be recorded during the Google Meet on May 27th 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. All performances will be sent out to the membership for voting on May 28 - May 31. If we do not have enough participants sign-up this contest will either be postponed or cancelled by the Social Committee.
SIGN-UP HERE (Please sign-up by May 25, 2021).
Positive Notes Campaign - Month of May 2021
Since our Positive Notes Campaign was so successful in February, we have decided to do it again. This time we will leave the submission form open for the entire month of May and messages will be sent out to the recipients throughout the month as the Social Committee has time rather than all at once. If you would like to send a positive or uplifting message to a colleague at MRU, please fill in this Positive Notes Form anytime during the month of May. Each person who sends a message or messages will have one entry into a draw at the end of the month. 3 winners will be randomly drawn for a Floral Bouquet worth $50.00 to be sent to them in June.
Bake with Janalee: Virtual MRSA Baking Show - May 26, 2021, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
On May 26th, join Janalee from the Social Committee in a virtual Google Meet at lunchtime to bake some delicious Ginger cookies.
SIGN-UP HERE and you will be sent a calendar invite to the Baking Show.
Mom's Ginger Snap Cookies
1 c sugar (plus some for rolling cookies in)
3/4 c margerine or butter (room temperature)
4 tbsp molasses
2 c flour
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
Spray a cookie sheet with baking spray.
Preheat oven to 375F
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Add all other ingredients. Form into balls. Roll in sugar. Place cookie balls onto the prepared baking sheet, press down each one gently with a fork.
Bake ~10 minutes
Contacting the Social Committee
You can reach us via email: email@example.com.