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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dear ESR Families,

Thank you for your support of our Annual Terry Fox fun. Today was also the end of our very first Spirit Week, and we have a count for House Team Points. Next week we will post the pictures of House Team Figureheads in our lobby, and will keep a running tally of points throughout the year. Today, the points are:

Beethoven                     Pickford                       Odjig                      Shakespeare

104                                81                                 72                           66

We have lots of news to report for next week, and what a busy week it will be!

** A reminder that Individual Student Photos will take place on Monday, September 25th. 

We love Hot Lunch! If you are new to the school, the link to the Hot Lunch site is:

The passcode is: ESRHL

If you are a returning family, please remember that you must use the exact same password and upper/lower case lettering as before so that the system will recognize you. The hot lunch site will be open for ordering from October 3rd - 16th. The first hot lunch will be Oct. 27th. 

The Great Little Coupon Book Fundraiser is ongoing until Oct 3rd. These can not be purchased online, so please send your order and payment to the school. β€‹

Cross Country practices will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at lunch. 

​​Musical Theatre - Students who are in the theatre production of 'I Want My Mummy! will be bringing home scripts and permission forms today. Our first practice will take place next Monday, September 25th from 2:30 - 4:00 pm

ESR's Got Talent! Thank you for Mrs. Mardis and Mr. Dalton for organizing our talents show! Interested students met with teachers and are bringing home form. Singers (light pink form) will meet at lunch on Wednesday, Sept 27th, Dancers (green form) will meet on Thursday, September 28th, and all other categories will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 4th. Students will need to bring their permission form and whatever they need to demonstrate what they plan to do on stage.

Our annual Mug & Muffin  takes place on β€‹β€‹Wednesday, September 27th from 7:45 - 8:30 am. Please join us for a coffee and muffin and take a peek at your child's classroom, and don't forget to check out their self-portrait on the classroom bulletin board. Each September, every student in the school creates a self-portrait based on an artist or style and is displayed for you to see at the Mug & Muffin event. See you there! β€‹

I you need to park your car in the morning at drop off, please use the street out front or along Cade Barr and reserve parking lot spaces for staff parking, please and thank you. 

Please remember that there is NO PARKING along any yellow line in our parking lot area. You will be asked to drive through and do a loop if your child is not standing at the yellow line.  We have also had several telephone calls about drivers stopping on the crosswalk on Cade Barr. R​emember that it is difficult to see little ones, so please observe the speed zone and refrain from parking on the crosswalk. Thank you.

Due to an increasing number of serious allergies to sesame and sesame oil products, we are revising our nut-free policy to include sesame. This is a tricky one, because sesame products can be found in odd places, such as Lip Smacker lip glosses, some Aveeno products such as hand lotions, and shampoos, deodorants, and hair conditioners. It is also found in seaweed snacks, sushi, hummus, and sprinkled on breads and buns. As you are aware, we also have students in our school with serious allergies to peanuts and all tree nuts. Exposure to sesame/sesame oil products and nuts can be a matter of life or death for some students, so we ask that families who enjoy those foods to please have them before or after school. If students eat them before school, please have them wash their hands before leaving home. Thank you so much for helping us keep our students safe! 

Absences - When your child is going to be absent, please notify the office either by telephone or email. 

Planners will be sent home as soon as they arrive.

Please remember there is NO PARKING along the yellow curb line. 

Please check your child's backpack each day for important notices and forms that need to be filled out and returned, and for important information about upcoming events. 

Most importantly, welcome back, we're glad you're here, and stay tuned! Also, call, drop in, or email any time. Have a wonderful weekend!​

Next Week and FYI's

September 25 - 29

Monday 25  Individual Student Photo Day

                    Cross Country Practice 12:25

                    Grade 6 Basketball Practice 2:30 - 3:30

                    Musical Theatre Practice 2:30 - 4:00

Tuesday 26 

Wednesday 27 Mug & Muffin 7:45 - 8:30 am​

                        Cross Country Practice 12:25

                        Basketball Practice 2:30 - 3:30

Thursday 28 

Friday 29 District Professional Development Day - Students not in Session


PAC Committee:

Co-Presidents Marie Walker and Kayte Hammond

Secretary Stephanie Scott

Treasurer Celine Dauphney

DPAC Representative Sheneal Anthony

Members at Large Adam, Steffich, Kirstin Heise, Carrie Biero, and Renay Holz. 

In addition to emails and the Eagle News for parents, you can also subscribe to our school calendar. Important dates can be found on the district and school websites, the Eagle News, and the parent Facebook Page. You can also see the district calendar in your child's planner. 

Facebook - For those families who are new and who have access to Facebook, there is a page for ESR parents that you can join. The group posts relevant information and will update with the Eagle News as well as school district messages and other notices. You can request to join the group here:
Please remember that there is a $20.00 arts programming fee for each student which will be due by October 1st. This fee helps sustain our integrated arts program by supporting our artists-in-residence, arts training for teachers, and other aspects of our program. The fee will be payable through cash online. 

Staying Safe - β€‹Please, please, do not send your child to school sick. If they are fevered, headachy, or are having stomach pains, they should stay home. If your little ones have vomited the night before, they must stay home the next day. β€‹β€‹

​Important note! It is important to remember that students who are sick need to stay home. Stuffy nose, combined with fever and green nasal discharge (yuck!) are signs of infection and can spread at school. We have several students in our building who are immune-compromised who can become seriously ill when exposed to illness. If you child throws up at home, please keep them at home for an additional 24 hours until they are feeling well. β€‹

* 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. 


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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Volunteer Forms (1 Page) need to be completed every year & returned to the Office (you can fill them out & print them out from ESR's website or you can get a copy from the Office to fill out & return).

Criminal Record Checks are now done online on the ESR Website:

  • Please go to the Parents (Top Tab)
  • Volunteer Forms (Side Tab)
  • Got to the bottom and click the CRC Link
  • Write down the Access Code before you click the actual CRC Form Link 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 email kim.hunter@mpsd.caif you have any questions.