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It's been a great first week back here at ESR, and we have a busy week ahead! Next Tuesday, January 15th, we will have an assembly to honour artist Peter Gong for the art work he completed last year on the totem poles in our primary pod. You are welcome to attend this ceremony. 

This year our Spring Celebraton of Learning Through the Arts will take place in classrooms, and during those two afternoon/evening dates we will host our first-ever Art Sale! Each student in the school will contribute a piece of visual art that will be displayed in the school hallways and auctioned during a two-day silent auction, and we need your help! Between now and May,  we will be collecting picture frames in various sizes for students' artwork. We are looking for frames in all sizes, up to 11" by 17". If you have old frames at home or see great deals while browsing thrift stores, we would be grateful for any that you may be able to donate. Thank you in advance! 

Floor hockey begins next week, and the handbell ensemble and tone chime choir will begin the following week. Miss Amy will create monthly calendars for you to print at home beginning in February and I'll attach them to the first Eagle News of each month. *Please note the new time for Little Readers on Mondays mornings at 8:45 am. On January 31st, our Student Council is sponsoring a Spirit/Loonie Day, where all students are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite book character and invited to bring a loonie for our local food bank. This is my personal favourite Spirit Day of the year, so I'm super excited about this one! Who is your favourite book character? 

Week of January 21-25

21 Spirit Day Monday - wear your School Wear

21 Little Readers - 8:45 - Library

21 Band - 12:05 pm - Music Room

21 Hey, Ho Pinocchio Rehearsal 2:30 - 4:00 pm

22 Handbell Ensemble - 7:30 am - Music Room

22 Div. 1 & 2 to Aquarium - 8:00 am -2:30 pm

23 Div. 3 & 4 Skating - 8:45 - 11:20

23 Empower Series #3 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Library -   Topic is 'Cultivating Connections' - light dinner and childcare provided. Please see attachment:

EMPOWER Series ESR.pdf

24 Div. 4 Curling 8:45 - 10:10 am

24  Band 12:05 - Gym Lobby

25 Hot Lunch - Subway

From the Office

School Cash Online. We are not accepting cash/cheques in the office. If you need help signing on please stop by the office for help. 

Absences. If your son/daughter will be away, please call and let Miss Amy know 604-826-2834

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.

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. 

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

The next PAC meeting is Tuesday, February 12th  at 7:00 pm in the library.

General Information

Homestay Families Wanted 

Mission Public Schools International Program is accepting applications for nurturing homestay fammilies who want to proide 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.