Banff Elementary School Announcements en-us Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:22:16 MDT Breeze for Teachers 5.0 Lunch Supervisor Position Banff Elementary School is now accepting applications for the position of Lunch Supervisor!   Interested applicants please send your resume via email to Back to School Information First day back to school for Grades 1 - 8 is Tuesday, September 4th!  School hours remain the same: 8:30-3:05 (Gr. 8’s will receive additional information).  The first bell rings at 8:25. Parents may login to Parent Portal to see the name of your child’s teacher after August 30, 2018.  Additional details will be emailed at the end of August and this information will also be available on the BES website. The school office will reopen on August 28th.   BES staff would like to wish you all a wonderful, safe summer. 2018-2019 Pre-Order School Supplies BES School Council and Bow Valley Basics are working together to offer you great savings and convenience for your child’s school supplies!  Online and in person ordering will commence June 18th. This is an optional program designed to save parents time and money over the summer. Bulk purchasing means we get excellent discounts and these savings are passed directly onto you – this is not a fundraiser.   Please click here for a list of supplies your child will need for his/her grade in September. By pre-ordering supplies now for the 2018-2019 school year, your child will receive a package with all of the required supplies on the first day of school. Some items are not available for pre-order - please refer to the supply lists. If you choose not to pre-order, all items on the supply list are to be provided by you on the first day of school. To place an order please visit or visit Bow Valley Basics in person by JULY 15th to take advantage of the pre-order pricing. Orders received after July 15th will be subject to a handling fee. No orders or payments will be taken at the school. Please contact the school office if you have any questions about school supplies. Before School Care 2018 - 2019 Juggling work and family can be challenging. We at Banff Elementary School would like to support families by offering before school care starting at 7:30am for the 2018 - 2019 school year. This is a free service for BES families.  Registration is required.  Please click here to register for the 2018 - 2019 school year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office. CRPS 2017-2020 Three Year Education Plan and AERR Please click here to review the Canadian Rockies Public School Board Three Year Education Plan and AERR. Please click here to review the Banff Elementary School Three Year Education Plan and AERR. 2018-2019 Canadian Rockies Public Schools Kindergarten Registration     Kindergarten is an exciting time in a child’s life.  Choose the best start for their educational journey with Canadian Rockies Public Schools. Kindergarten registrations are now being accepted for the fall of 2018 at Alpenglow, Banff Elementary, Elizabeth Rummel, and Exshaw Schools.  Many options being offered: Full time Part time English French Immersion Combined English and French Immersion Waldorf-Inspired Banff Elementary School 2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration in now open.  Please click here for the registration package (print double sided please). The registration package is also available at the school office.  The 2018-19 BES Kindergarten program offers the following options:  English Full Day English Half Day Full Day (Half French Immersion & Half English - pending budget and enrollment) Please click here for more information or contact the school at 403-762-4465. Registration Please bring the following to the school office:  Completed registration package Photcopy of:  -*Birth Certificate - *Permanent Resident Card/Visa and Passport or Canadian Citizenship card for both child and parent (if child is born outside of Canada) - Immunization Records - Alberta Health Care Card *Original must be presented for verification at time of registration.  School office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (8:00 am to 12:00pm on half-day Fridays). New School Building Update and Plans January 2018: Phase 2 has been approved.  Clark Builders has been awarded the contract and construction is underway.  Although we are expecting construction noise, especially at the beginning when siding is being removed and they are breaking concrete, the construction company will do their best to be strategic about their timing.  The proposed completion date is late April 2019.  Phase 2 will include the Town of Banff’s contribution to expand the new gym (it will be even larger than our current gym!) and a Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) space. Please click here to review the building plans. PowerSchool - Parent Portal We are continuing to work and grow within our new student information system called PowerSchool. The system has many online features for parents to access their own child(ren)'s demographics information, attendance etc. through the Parent Portal.  A letter with instructions, Access ID and Password will be available for parents to pick up from the school office. We are still working through many processes within PowerSchool and appreciate your patience as we continue to add content. Over time there will be many advantages to using this system.   View the following video to help you get started on PowerSchool Parent Portal. 3 Yr. Calendar Approved-News Release: Mar 20, 2015 Next Three Year Calendar Please click here for the news releases from Canadian Rockies Public Schools regarding approval of the Three Year Calender.  CRPS Administrative Announcement Please click here for the Announcement. Zones of Regulation What is self-regulation? Dr. Stuart Shanker explains in a CBC interview. Click here to listen.