Families are advised that registration of students for bus transportation for the 2016-17 school year will run from May 3rd through June 30th, 2016. In order to ride a district school bus, all new and returning riders must complete a registration form each year.
Registration can be initiated by using our online bus registration form, or in person at the Transportation Department (NEW LOCATION) located at 33919 Dewdney Trunk Road, during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F. Please note, registration is not considered complete until full payment is received. If you are using the online form, you will be contacted directly by the Transportation office regarding payment arrangements.
Students who qualify to use district transportation services but have not registered by June 30th, or students who are cross boundary students, are not guaranteed transportation as it will depend on availability of service.
Any registrations received after the June 30th deadline will incur a 20% surcharge.
The Transportation office will be closed between July 1st and August 19th, 2016. Online registrations may still be submitted during this time.
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.
Dedicated to excellence and leadership in arts education, Arts Schools Network, a non-profit professional organization founded in 1981, is a dynamic resource for arts schools leaders, innovative partners and members of arts education institutions. Its missionis to provideleaders in arts schools with quality resources, support, and networking opportunities. ASN has provided communications, programs, services, conferences and events to support these goals for over 30 years. Visit the website at www.artsschoolsnetwork.org to learn more.
Families are advised that registration of students for bus transportation for the 2015-16 school year will run from May 4th through June 30th, 2015. In order to ride a district school bus, all new and returning riders must complete a registration form each year.
Registration can be initiated by using our online bus registration form, or in person at the School District Office at 33046 Fourth Ave., during regular business hours (8:00am – 4:00pm M-F). Please note, registration is not considered complete until full payment is received. If you are using the online form, you have the option of either making payment over the phone (604.826.6286 ext. 3246), or coming into the office to make your payment.
Students who qualify to use district transportation services, but have not registered by June 30th, or are cross boundary students, are not guaranteed transportation as it will depend on availability of service. Any registrations received after the June 30th deadline will incur a 20% surcharge.
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 :
Developing the school’s philosophy and core beliefs about arts based curriculum instruction.
Developing arts literacy in literature, art, drama, music, and technology.
Exploring collaborative planning with resident artists and each other.
Creating an aesthetic learning environment both in the classroom and the school.
Connecting quality literature with the arts.
Pursuing best teaching practices informed by research
Establishing ongoing structures and routines emphasizing student-led activities with and through the arts.
Differentiating instruction to allow success for all students
Developing clear expectations focusing on performances, long-term projects, and on-going observation through the use of portfolios, rubrics, and checklists for teacher, peer, and self-evaluation.
Creating community connections outside of the school through collaboration with artists, community groups, and parents to enrich the arts based curriculum philosophy of the school.
In November 2014, the staff identified five core beliefs, which will guide the teaching practice and vision being developed for the school:
The arts will be integrated purposefully into the curriculum so students are able to demonstrate their understanding and represent their learning in a variety of formats.
Current and best practice teaching will continue with explicit teaching of both academic and arts concepts.
Time for learning for both teachers and students is imperative; especially in fine arts professional development for teachers.
Open- ended learning will be employed to meet the future needs of our changing world. Children need to be problem solvers and critical thinkers rather than just rote learners. It is highly motivating for students to take ownership for their learning.
The staff will recognize and value multiple intelligences, thereby building the students’ skills.
The staff believes that effective assessment is a collaborative effort with students meant to support individualized learning and build student self –awareness. Using a balance of summative assessment (tests, quizzes, etc.) and on-going feedback in such forms as student created criteria, peer discussion, and individual conferences, assessments will not only inform all stakeholders, but drive the instruction in the class.
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Mission Chamber of Commerce, Clare Seely Edwin S. Richards Elementary School Art Work
June 21, 2012 Abbotsford Mission Times, The Company of Elders by Jean Konda-Witte
June 14, 2012Mission City Record, Dancing bonds elders, children By Adrian McNair
June 12, 2012 Mission City Record, Pilot-arts based curriculum proving successful atelementary school By Jason Roessle
June 13, 2012 Abbotsford Today Mission’s Intergenerational Dance Class Sparks UFV Interest By Linda Munro
June 14, 2012 CBC Radio, The Early Edition Mission Intergenerational Dance Program in Early Edition Podcast - June 14, 2012
June 14, 2012CBC Radio, The Early Edition Dance program – interview with Shelley Canning
June 13, 2012CBC Radio, The Early Edition Jan Minty speaking about the intergenerational dance program
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The Mission School District International Student Program is currently looking for nurturing host families to provide a welcoming “home away from home” for our visiting elementary and secondary students. We are particularly in need of homes for elementary students. These paid positions are a wonderful opportunity to share your heart and your home as well as our great Canadian culture with young visitors from around the world. Student placements range from 2 weeks to 2 years! We invite you to complete our On-line Application Form to become a host family and be a part of our exciting International Student program. Please complete all 5 sections of the On-line Application Form and we will be happy to contact you for a follow up home visit.
Go to: http://international.mpsd.ca; Host Family; On-line Application Form.
For more information, please call: 604-826-6286 Ex. 3336
Our PAC co-chairs, Bonnie Tejszerski and Tami Beemish, have made the following email address available to the families of ESR. Please feel free to contact our chairs regarding our fundraising initiatives, fruit and veggie program, hot lunch and milk programs. Bonnie and Tami will be able to direct your comments to the volunteers who coordinate these programs.
Our great popcorn days are returning. We will be offering a bag of popcorn for one dollar starting after school on Fridays.. Please bring your loonies to the kitchen window and pick up your freshly popped popcorn. The kitchen is located through the main entrance and down the hall to the left. Or you can just follow the smell.
Visit http://www.labelsforeducation.ca/english/ to find out more information about how the labels collected for our school can be used to help our students. Our points total is currently 5632. We are able to redeem points for items listed in the program's redemption catalogue. Please deposit the labels in the container outside our library door. Every little bit helps!
Hot Lunch Forms can be accessed at www.esr.hotlunches.net with the access code being ESRHL. Click here for directions on how to use the on-line service.Paper orders will be available on the PAC bulletin board for parents who do not have access to a computer.
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:
HealthLinkBC is the gateway to access, non-emergency health information services in BC. It is a phone number (8-1-1) and it is a website (www.HealthLinkBC.com). It is also a collection of print (BC HealthGuide handbook and HealthLinkBC Files), and telephone resources
Edwin S. Richards
33419 Cherry Avenue
Mission, BC, Canada
Tel: 604 826 2834
Hours: 8:30-12:05 p.m.
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