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Hello,  ESR Families,

We made it! Despite a global pandemic and a scorching heat wave, we made it through to the end of June! 

It has been a roller coaster of a year and I want to take a moment to thank you, the parents, for sending your children to school during this pandemic. I mentioned earlier this year that it takes an incredible amount of trust to send your children into a building each day that you are not permitted to enter. For families of new students especially it must have been difficult. Thank you for placing your trust in us to educate and care for your children. We are so looking forward to beginning a new school year in September with you and your children under more 'normal' conditions - a new year, a new theme (Everywhere Wonder, Magic in Everything), a new beginning. 

I would also like to take a moment to say some goodbyes and extend best wishes to staff who will not be with us next year. 

Mrs. Zimmerman is moving to Albert McMahon as vice-principal. We have enjoyed having Mrs Zimmerman with us for the past three years and will miss her at ESR! We are welcoming Ms. Kelly Hennessey as our new vice-principal beginning in September.

We are also saying good-bye to Mrs. Tench and Mrs. Webster, and to Ms. McGregor who has accepted a classroom position in another school. Ms. Rowley will be working in another school district closer to her home and will also be working part-time in Mission. We wish them well in their new schools! Mr. Dalton and Mrs. Steffich were with us in temporary positions this year, and we are welcoming Mr. Dalton back in September - we also hope to see Mrs. Steffich in our hallways again in the future. Miss Robyn and Miss Stephanie were also with us in temporary positions which ended in June -  hopefully we will see them back at ESR soon.

Thank you for your continued support and kind words this year. It continues to be an honour to work with you, your children, and an amazing staff in one of the most vibrant school communities I have known. I wish you a safe, relaxing summer filled with family, fun, and peace. 

See you in September!​

 Upcoming Dates/Week at a Glance

September 7 Welcome back!

Remember that you can subscribe to our school calendar which can help keep you up to date on events and activities. You can find the calendar on the main page of our school website. 

Please see the letter from Fraser Health regarding Grade 6 and 9 immunizations. Access it here:

Fraser Health School Letter Gr 6 9 immunizations Nov 2020 copy.pdf

Also on that note, we have several students in our school who are severely allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. ESR is a nut-free zone and we appreciate your support and cooperation in saving snacks and foods that contain those items for after school. If you child eats peanut butter or other nut foods before school, please make sure their hands and faces are washed and free of traces of nuts. Some classrooms have students who are allergic to other substances and parents are asked to consider classroom allergies when sending lunches and snacks to school. In that case, you will receive a letter from the classroom teachers to let you know which food sensitivities may be an issue in your child's class. 

From the Office

Early Pickup
If you are coming to the school before usual dismissal, please notify your child's teacher as well as the office in advance. Miss Amy will page your son/daughter and have them waiting inside the school at the front doors. Please pull up to the front of the school and we will send your child out to meet you.
School Cash Online
We are not accepting cash/cheques in the office. If you need help signing on to the School Cash online system, please stop by the Office. 


If your son/daughter will be away, please call and let Miss Amy know 604-826-2834 or email her at

Afternoon Pickup

Please arrange play dates and pickup location with your child before school. End of day is a very busy time in the office - it may not be possible to get pickup messages to all students, so please make sure your child knows in advance where to meet you at the end of the day.

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Criminal Record Checks are now done online.

Please go to the Parents (Tob Tab) & Volunteer Forms (Side Tab) to complete your Criminal Record Check (CRC remain effective for 5 years and there is no cost associated with the check).

PAC News

We are very grateful for our dedicated PAC here at ESR for all the hard work they do to benefit students. There are many ways you can become involved. If you are able to assist the PAC in any way - hot lunch, fundraising, etc., please contact them via email at   If you have questions regarding any fundraisers, events, etc. that are sponsored by PAC please email them directly for a quicker response.

Thank you to those parents helping with hot lunch! We couldn't have hot lunches without volunteers, and we appreciate everyone who comes to help. 

You can also check out the  latest PAC news and events at  

General Information
Homestay Families Wanted 

Mission Public Schools International Program is accepting applications for nurturing homestay families who want to provide a caring home for our elementary age students. Please clink the link below to apply online or you can emil kim.hunter@mpsd.caif you have any questions.