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Edwin S. Richards Elementary School

EDWIN S RICHARDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

A Mission Public Schools School of Choice

 

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Feedback Requested

The following information has been posted to the School District’s website: www.mpsd.ca

Public Feedback Requested: Draft Board Meeting Procedures

A recommendation was passed unanimously by the Board of Education at the October 18, 2016 Public meeting. The draft Board Meeting Procedures Policy was approved in principle is referred to the public for comment and consideration. Deadline for written submission: November 19th. Submit to: Tracy.Orobko@mpsd.ca

Public Feedback Requested: Draft Strategic Plan

A recommendation was passed unanimously by the Board of Education at the October 18, 2016 Public meeting. The draft Strategic Plan be approved in Principle and is referred to the public for comment and consideration. The deadline for written submission: November 19th

Submit to: Tracy.Orobko@mpsd.ca

The feedback gathered will be presented at the November 29th Education Committee meeting.

 

                                                     Arts School Membership


 

ASN AWARD

 

Edwin S. Richards Elementary School Receives Arts Schools Network Award

On June 16, 2014, Edwin S. Richards Elementary School received the New and Emerging School Award from the Arts Schools Network (ASN), the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools. This award is presented to a promising young school in its first three years of development. Designed to recognize schools that exemplify solid planning and well-defined goals, this award is given to a new school that demonstrates promise as an emerging school of excellence. 

Edwin S. Richards Elementary School, located in Mission, British Columbia, is a newly designated school of choice (September 2013), which has built upon the previous successes of a two-year pilot project. Its vision is to move its students to a place where creativity, collaboration, leadership, and thinking skills go hand in hand to provide active, positive, and effective learning experiences. Classroom teachers, while not having fine arts degrees, are actively pursuing innovative ways in which students can demonstrate their understanding with and through the arts. Professional discussions, staff collaboration, as well as partnerships with artists in residence and parents have provided the keys necessary to unlocking the door for the school’s continuing arts journey. While the process of using the fine arts to provide rich learning experiences for its students is paramount, the school celebrates  with its community each spring through a presentation of its arts learning.  

 

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VISION STATEMENT

 

To move our students

to a place where

creativity, collaboration, leadership, and thinking skills

go hand in hand

to provide

active, positive, and effective

learning experiences.

 

Welcome to Edwin S. Richards Elementary School in beautiful Mission, British Columbia. Edwin S. Richards Elementary School is a vibrant school where high expectations are set for academic excellence, growth in the fine arts, and citizenship.  The school has a strong focus on literacy as well as promoting a caring and accepting culture that fosters inclusion and embraces differences.  In May 2013, the Mission Public Schools' Board of Education declared the school an arts based curriculum school of choice after a two-year pilot project. The staff has begun to explore the ten building blocks of arts integration taken from the staff professional learning community study of “Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts” by Claudia Cornett :

      In November 2014, the staff identified five core beliefs, which will guide the teaching practice and vision being developed for the school:

 

OUR SCHOOL IN THE NEWS

June 26, 2014 Mission City Record Reporter Carol Aun

Mission School Wins Big Award

June 10, 2014 Mission City Record, Reporter Jason Roessle

Adopt the Sea

February 26, 2014 Mission City Record, Reporter Staff Writer

Every Student Respected

 

June 12, 2013 Mission City Record, Reporter Jason Roessle

Pilot arts-based curriculum proving successful at elementary school

 

June, 2013 Mission City Record, Reporter Carol Aun

Celebrating Africa

May 8, 2013 Mission City Record, Reporter Carol Aun

Trustees Approve School of Choice

Mission Chamber of Commerce, Clare Seely Edwin S. Richards Elementary School Art Work

 

******************ESR Goes Peanut Free*******************


Edwin S. Richards Elementary School now has students who have a serious allergy to peanuts, know as Anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that can be life threatening. Food is the most common cause of anaphylaxis, but insect stings, medicine, latex, or exercise can also cause a reaction. None of us want to see any of our students in this serious, life-threatening situation. As such we are making ESR a “Peanut Aware Zone”.. Please help us keep our school safe for all students by following these simple rules:

1. do not send or bring any peanuts or peanut products into the school
2. if you or your child eats peanut butter before coming to school please make sure hands and
face are washed.
3. do not share any food at school.

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Health Link

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Contact Us:

Edwin S. Richards
33419 Cherry Avenue
Mission, BC, Canada
V2V 2V5

Tel: 604 826 2834

Fax: 604-826-0068

Principal

Melinda Dempster

Vice-Principal

Sharon Widdows

Clerical

Amy Masuch

Hours: 8:30-12:05 p.m.

12:50-2:23 p.m.

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Events:

EAGLE'S NEST CONCESSION

Now closed. Volunteers needed.

NOVEMBER

30 Santa Photos

DECEMBER

2 Div. 4 & 8 Skating

5 Div. 12 & 13 Burnaby Village Museum

14 Christmas Concert - Odd Divisions - 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm Admission: Food Bank Donation

15 Christmas Concert - Even Division - 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm Admission: Food Bank Donation

16 Last Day

17 HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

JANUARY 2017

3 First Day Back

 

 

ESR Goes Peanut Free


Edwin S. Richards Elementary School now has students who have a serious allergy to peanuts, know as Anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that can be life threatening. Food is the most common cause of anaphylaxis, but insect stings, medicine, latex, or exercise can also cause a reaction. None of us want to see any of our students in this serious, life-threatening situation. As such we are making ESR a “Peanut Aware Zone”.. Please help us keep our school safe for all students by following these simple rules:

1. do not send or bring any peanuts or peanut products into the school
2. if you or your child eats peanut butter before coming to school please make sure hands and
face are washed.
3. do not share any food at school.