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2016-2017 Principal: Melinda Dempster

Vice-Principal: Sharon Widdows

Teaching Staff:

Division 1 Jamie McGrath
Division 2

Kaylene Andriuk

Division 3 Jenn Tench
Division 4

Kristine Michaud

Division 5 Ms. Jennine Chapman
Division 6 Kathleen Griffin
Division 7 Kim Hikmott / Karen Miller
Division 8 Jon Beckmann
Division 9 Felistas Gariwa
Division 10 Heather MacDonald
Division 11 Christina Blais / Jen Adam
Division 12 Alisha Boucher
Division 13 Penny Gaston
Division 14

Natalie Hauvre/ Rosy D'Appolonia

Division 15 Bobbi Johnston
Teacher Librarian Sherri Chalke

L.earning Support

Intermediate Support

Helping Teacher

Patty Jepsen

Jen Adam

Katie Ragan

Inclusive Support Program Lori Fergus

Sharon Widdows Tues/Wed/Fri

Tanya Smith Thurs

Support Staff:

Education Assistants  
  Leah Dockrill
  Tammy Norman
  Leah Brummer
  Joan Velestuk
  Dana Rieu
  Diana Pistilli
  Nikki Hawes
  Theresa Gardner
  Tonia Mackay
Secretary Amy Masuch
Supervision Assistants Dawn Shamsher
  Gina Esche
  Bill Murray
  Cherie Harris
Building Service Workers Barry Miller
  Ryan Dockrill

Itinerant Staff on Site :

Counsellor Kerry McGrath
Youth Care Worker Jivan Rai
Aboriginal Liaison Kristy Hackel
ESL Bonnie Law
Hearing Greg Cole
Speech/ Language Wendi Aasland
ESD Kali Smith
School Cash

Contact Us:

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

Tel: 604 826 2834

Fax: 604-826-0068


Melinda Dempster


Sharon Widdows


Amy Masuch

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

12:50-2:23 p.m.


Unscheduled Closures
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1 Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood - 7:00 pm

5 Kindergarten Orientation 9:00 - 10:00

7 Div. 7 & 8 Reach Gallery

9 Panago

13 Div. 14 & 15 to Zoo

14 Div. 9 & 10 Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

15 Library Assembly 9:00

15 Hot Lunch - Subway

16 Grade 6 to Whonnock Lake and After School Barbecue

20 Div. 7 to Griner Park

20 Booster Juice

22 Spots Day

22 Hot Dog Day

23 Div. 12 & 13 Heritage Park

23 Div. 2 & 11 Reach Gallery

26 Div. 6,7,8 Swimming

29 Year End Assembly 9:00 am

29 Last Day - Happy Summer!


5 First Day School - Welcome 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.