Banff Elementary School Email Updates en-us Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:22:25 MDT Breeze for Teachers 5.0 http://bes.crps.ca Report Cards, School Supplies, Back to School Information : June 29, 2018 Spotlight on Learning The Grade 7 band treated us to a most enjoyable performance this morning at our final assembly.  What they learned in 10 months under the guidance of Mr. N. is truly impressive. Check out our Twitter feed for a sound clip!   BES staff would like to wish you all a wonderful, safe summer.  Staff shared their wishes for students this morning at the assembly including: read lots of great books, play outside, go for bike rides, learn something new, and eats lots of ice cream! Report Cards Report cards will again be accessed electronically through Parent Portal. Access to report cards is only available until July 31st. If you’d like a copy to keep, please print before the end of July. Pre-Order 2018-2019 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! This is an optional program. To place an order please visit www.bvbasics.net 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 click here for more information and the supply list for each grade. 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 Powerschool 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.   Nature Explorers Feedback Please take a few short minutes to provide us with feedback for the Nature Explorers Program by clicking here. Your feedback is important to us! Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wDIT-ClccfaTjXsnmLB7o3yJzbju8jWAl9H8xbJhaI8/edit Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube   http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4799&stream=Email Updates http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4799&stream=Email Updates Lost and Found, Report Cards, Locker/Cubbie Clean Up, School Supplies : June 22, 2018 Spotlight on Learning Gr. 6 students are developing their scientific observation skills through the Crime and Investigation unit. Students created their own escape rooms (with a non-violent crime) complete with props, evidence and a back story. Mr. Shoemaker and Ms. McKibbin tested their problem solving skills in Tia, Georgia, Erin and Darby’s escape room. Fortunately we were able to solve the mystery in under the 7 minute time limit! Lost and Found Last chance - please check out (or have your child check) the Lost and Found tables in the Learning Commons. All items will be donated to charity on June 25th. Report Cards Report cards will again be accessed electronically through Parent Portal. Access to report cards is only available until July 31st. If you’d like a copy to keep please print before the end of July. If you require a paper copy, we would be happy to accommodate your request. Please notify your child’s teacher by Friday, June 22 and a paper copy will be sent home on June 29th (June 26 for Kindergarten). *Please​ ​note​ ​​report cards​ ​are​ ​not final​ ​until​ Friday, ​June 29 (June 26 for Kindergarten). Locker/Cubbie Clean Up Students may want to get a head start on cleaning out their cubbies/lockers.  Please ensure to send an extra bag with your child on the last day of school to bring home all items from their locker/cubbie. Pre-Order 2018-2019 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! This is an optional program. To place an order please visit www.bvbasics.net 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 click here for more information and the supply list for each grade. Important Upcoming Dates June 22     Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7 June 25     Grade 6 PAT - Social Studies June 27     Last Day of School for Kindergarten 3:05 dismissal     June 29     Last Day of School Grades 1 - 7 12:01 pm dismissal Right from the Start Right from the Start has some exciting June News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start June News. RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here to visit the RFTS website or follow on Facebook. Settlement Services Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Please click the link for the Settlement Services June Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook.   Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4791&stream=Email Updates http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4791&stream=Email Updates Lost and Found, Lunch Program, Report Cards, CRPS Board Meeting, School Supplies, Last Day of Classes : June 15, 2018 Spotlight on Learning Happy Father’s Day to all our wonderful BES Dads! This is a special day for us to acknowledge your contributions to family and our school community. Grade 1 students made their Dads smile today at the traditional BES Father’s Day celebration (photos below). Wishing you all a wonderful day! Full Day Friday Friday, June 22, 2018 Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7 Lost and Found Please check out (or have your child check) the Lost and Found tables in the Learning Commons.  All items will be donated to charity after June 22nd. Lunch Program Thursday, June 21st is the last Lunch Program date for this school year (please note there is no Lunch Program on June 19th).  Thank you for another successful year! This school year marks the 6th successful year of the Lunch Program at BES. Thank you to Tracey, Dianne, Kelsey, Patti and Kara for all their hard work.  School Council would like to introduce our new Lunch Program team: Susan Hughes, Jane Carswell, Chris Lamothe and Gabby DeBaie - thank you for taking on these roles. Ordering for the first session in the 2018/19 school year will happen in early September.  In order to offer a lunch program again next year, we are in need of volunteers to serve lunch and pick up lunch items. Please be sure to sign up to volunteer when placing your order or contact Gabby directly at gdebaie@gmail.com. Report Cards Report cards will again be accessed electronically through Parent Portal.  If you require a paper copy, we would be happy to accommodate your request.  Please notify your child’s teacher by Friday, June 22 and a paper copy will be sent home on June 29th (June 26 for Kindergarten). *Please​ ​note​ ​​report cards​ ​are​ ​not final​ ​until​ Friday, ​June 29 (June 26 for Kindergarten). CRPS Board Meeting June 19, 2018 7:00 pm Exshaw School - please click here for the Agenda. Please follow the link to view the highlights from the May 22, 2018 Public School Board meeting. Last Day of Classes Last day of school for Kindergarten students is Wednesday, June 27th, 3:05 pm dismissal Last day of school for Grade 1 - 7 students is Friday, June 29th, 12:01 pm dismissal Important Upcoming Dates June 15     P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Grades 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes June 19     CRPS Board Meeting 7:00 pm Exshaw School         June 19     Grade 6 PAT - Mathematics Part A & B June 20     Grade 6 PAT - Science June 20     School Council Meeting 3:30 pm June 22     Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7 June 25     Grade 6 PAT - Social Studies June 27     Last Day of School for Kindergarten 3:05 pm dismissal June 29     Last Day of School Grades 1 - 7 12:01 pm dismissal Right from the Start Dear parents, Please take a few minutes to complete the Right from the Start (RFTS) survey. Your feedback and comments are very much appreciated. Your feedback will help support the development of mental health programming and education for the 2018/2019 school year in your child's school.  If you have any questions please contact Mary Weighell - RFTS Project Coordinator. ​Link to Survey: ​https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DF9DDF6 Right from the Start has some exciting June News to share. Please click the link for events and updates! Right from the Start June News. RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here to visit the RFTS website or follow on Facebook.  Settlement Services Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Please click the link for the Settlement Services June Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook.   Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders.  CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD  BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  MOUNTAIN LEARNING  CRPS YouTube http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4787&stream=Email Updates http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4787&stream=Email Updates Parent Portal, Lost and Found, Lunch Supervision Position, Before School Care, CRPS Admin Announcement : June 8, 2018 Spotlight on Learning Student safety traveling to and from school is of utmost importance for us all.  Thank you to Christine LaRocque (main organizer), Town of Banff staff, Backtrax, and RCMP for supporting a well-run and fun Bike Safety event for our Gr. 2 and 3 students.  A Gr. 3 student remarked, my gears haven’t been working for three months and now they are fixed! A Gr. 2 student exclaimed, Everyone should wear a helmet! Thank you also to the Fire Fighter Association for their donation of two bikes. Professional Development Day Friday, June 15, 2018 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 7 No Kindergarten Classes Parent Portal Parents please ensure you can log on to Parent Portal. Look for the PowerSchool button on our school webpage or click here. This is where you will access daily updates on your student’s marks and attendance, pay school fees and more. Report cards are also shared with you through Parent Portal and are not mailed out from the school. Lost and Found Please check out (or have your child check) the Lost and Found tables in the Learning Lab (beside Mrs. Hollett’s class).  All items will be donated to charity after June 22nd. Lunch Supervisor Position Banff Elementary School is now accepting applications for the position of Lunch Supervisor!  We have one opening this month and two positions in September (with additional students we are in need of additional supervisors).  Interested applicants please send your resume via email to debbie.mckibbin@crps.ca.   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. This is a free service for BES families. Registration is required and a link is available on our website. CRPS Administrative Announcement 2018-2019 Please follow the link to view the recent CRPS Administrative Announcement for the 2018-2019 school year. CRPS Board Meeting June 19, 2018 7 pm Exshaw School Please follow the link to view the highlights from the May 22, 2018 Public School Board meeting. Town of Banff - June June is Bike Month, Recreation and Parks Month and Bear Awareness time.  Please check out www.banff.ca for more information. Important Upcoming Dates June 8       Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7 June 11     Transition night for Grade 6 students moving into Grade 7 BES 6:00 pm      June 12     Div II Track & Field Day - BCHS Field     June 14     Grade 6 PAT - English Language Arts Part B June 15     P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Grades 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes     June 19     Grade 6 PAT - Mathematics Part A & B June 20     Grade 6 PAT - Science June 20     School Council Meeting 3:30 pm June 22     Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7 June 25     Grade 6 PAT - Social Studies June 27     Last Day of School for Kindergarten (3:05 dismissal)     June 29     Last Day of School Grades 1 - 7 (12:01 pm dismissal) Right from the Start Right from the Start has some exciting June News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start June News. RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here to visit the RFTS website or follow on Facebook. Settlement Services Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Please click the link for the Settlement Services June Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook.   Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4781&stream=Email Updates http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4781&stream=Email Updates Lost and Found, Next Year: Moving?, Town of Banff : June 1, 2018 Spotlight on Learning BES Grade 5’s were engineers this week.  We are learning about electricity. Through building cars, we learned you only need one motor, scraps, wheels, axles, a switch, a battery, wires and a ‘belt’ to make the car move. The challenging part was measuring the wheels so the car would move in a straight line! Lost and Found Please check out (or have your child check) the Lost and Found tables in the Learning Commons.  All items will be donated to charity after June 22nd. Next Year: Moving? Please help us in our planning for next year by informing the office if your child is NOT attending Banff Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. Town of Banff - June June is Bike Month, Recreation and Parks Month and Bear Awareness time.  Please check out www.banff.ca for more information. Important Upcoming Dates June 1       P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Grades 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes June 4       Grade 2 and 3 Bike Safety Day - please bring your bikes and helmets to school June 11     Transition night for Grade 6 families moving into Grade 7 BES 6:00 pm     June 12     Div II Track & Field - BCHS Field     June 14     Grade 6 PAT - English Language Arts Part B June 19     Grade 6 PAT - Mathematics Part A & B June 20     Grade 6 PAT - Science June 20     School Council Meeting 3:30 pm June 25     Grade 6 PAT - Social Studies June 29     Last Day of School 12:01 pm dismissal Right from the Start Right from the Start has some exciting June News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start June News. RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here to visit the RFTS website or follow on Facebook. Settlement Services Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Please click the link for the Settlement Services June Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook.   Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4777&stream=Email Updates http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4777&stream=Email Updates Mornings at BES, BVECDC News : May 25, 2018 Spotlight on Learning:  Thank you to our Gr. 4 students for writing our Spotlight on Learning this week! Grade 4 Students Meet Professional Artists By Charlotte, Shea, Kotomi, Clemence and Ariana On May 3rd, 2018 the Grade 4 students from Banff Elementary School went to meet artists at the Banff Centre for a program called New Crits on the Block. The Grade 4 students went there to have a new art experience.  One of the groups spent time with an artist named Laura Grier. Laura grew up in Edmonton and she came to the Banff Centre to work on her print-block artwork. Grade 4 Students Meet Artists at the Banff Centre By Charles, Thomas, Rhonah Mae, Lotus and Raymond Imagine spending an afternoon in an artist’s studio. On May 3, 2018 Mr. Mannix’s Grade 4 students went to the Banff Centre to meet with five different artists. The students were participating in the New Crits on the Block program. Emma Campbell, who works for the Banff Centre, led the program. Professional Development Day Friday, June 1, 2018 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 7 No Kindergarten Classes Mornings at BES Doors are opened at 8:20 am (the front door at 8 am). Please encourage your child to play outside or wait quietly in the foyer (not the classroom) until 8:20.  We want children to feel welcome, but also give teachers the time they need to prepare for the day. There is staff on supervision both inside and outside the school beginning at 8:20. If your child requires supervision prior to 8:20, please sign them up for Before School Care in the gym - it’s free! Please click here to sign up. Please help your child find a routine that works best for them; some children benefit from being active outside until the bell rings, others benefit from a calming break and may wish to come inside to sit quietly.   BVECDC News Spring “Early Years” Fair Pioneer Room (above Banff Library) Saturday, May 26th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm                                                                                  Please click here for more information. Important Upcoming Dates May 25      Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7 May 29      Div II Track & Field Day at the BCHS field June 1       P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes June 4       Grade 2 and 3 Bike Safety Day June 14     Grade 6 PAT - English Language Arts Part B June 19     Grade 6 PAT - Mathematics Part A & B June 20     Grade 6 PAT - Science June 25     Grade 6 PAT - Social Studies June 29     Last Day of School 12:01 pm dismissal Right from the Start Right from the Start has some exciting May News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start May News. RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here to visit the RFTS website or follow on Facebook. Settlement Services Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Please click the link for the Settlement Services May Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook.     Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube   http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4765&stream=Email Updates http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4765&stream=Email Updates Thankful Thursday, CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting, Morning Supervision: May 18, 2018 Spotlight on Learning What do teachers do on professional learning days?  This Friday, all teachers across the district are focussing on improving instructional practices.  We continue to provide students learning opportunities through carefully designed worthwhile work. Our school district is working closely with researchers from the University of Calgary as we work towards instructional excellence.     Full Day Friday Friday, May 25th Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7 Thankful Thursday When:    Thursday, May 24th Time:    11:00am Where: BES Gym - please enter through the outside gym doors                 Who:    Everyone who supports BES students with their time, expertise and treasures Why:    To show our appreciation of your time, energy and dedication Please join us on May 24th! CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting Tuesday, May 22nd 7:00 pm CRPS Central Board Office. Follow the link to view the Highlights from the Public School Board Meeting held April 24, 2018. Mornings at BES Doors are opened at 8:20 am (the front door at 8 am). Please encourage your child to play outside or wait quietly in the foyer (not the classroom) until 8:20.  We want children to feel welcome, but also give teachers the time they need to prepare for the day. There is staff on supervision both inside and outside the school beginning at 8:20. If your child requires supervision prior to 8:20, please sign them up for Before School Care in the gym - it’s free! Please click here  to sign up. Please help your child find a routine that works best for them; some children benefit from being active outside until the bell rings, others benefit from a calming break and may wish to come inside to sit quietly.   Talking with the Community & Kids The Town of Banff Community Assessment would like to include student voice.  Students may contribute their ideas before school in the foyer next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. More information can be found at www.banff.ca/talking. Important Upcoming Dates May 21    School Closure - Victoria Day May 22    CRPS Board of Trustees Board Meeting 7:00 pm Central Board Office, Canmore May 23    School Council AGM and Monthly Meeting BES Staff Room 3:30 pm May 24    Thankful Thursday 11:00 am May 25    Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades 1 - 7, no Kindergarten classes June 1     P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes Right from the Start Right from the Start has some exciting April News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start May News. RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here to visit the RFTS website or follow on Facebook. Settlement Services Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Please click the link for the Settlement Services May Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook.     Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube   http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4761&stream=Email Updates http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4761&stream=Email Updates Support for Gifted Students, Valbella Order Pickup, Nature Explorers Volunteers : May 11, 2018 Spotlight on Learning Happy Mother’s Day to all our BES moms!  Thank you for all you do. Tissues were required at the Grade 1 Mother’s Day tea today! BES staff and students love to dance!  Thank you to Kim Mayberry for sharing your love of dance with us.  Kim introduces students to a variety of movement, music and cultures through dance.  She also encourages creativity, student input on choreography and self-expression.   Thank you to Chloe, Mairi and Breanna for initiating and facilitating a toy sale with proceeds going to local fireman JP, who was recently injured in a ski accident.  The girls raised $311! Full Day PD - No School for Students Friday, May 18th No school for Grades K - 7 Victoria Day - School Closure Monday, May 21st No school for Grades K - 7 Support for Gifted Students Public Meeting for Parents and Community Members with Consultant Sara Peden. In order to optimally support our Gifted students who also have other learning needs, CRPS has engaged the services of Consultant Sara Peden to draft new administrative procedures for appropriately identifying those students who are twice exceptional. Canmore:  Monday, May 14 7:00 - 8:30 pm CRPS Central Board Office 618 7th Avenue Banff:  Tuesday, May 15 7:00 - 8:30 pm Banff Elementary School Please RSVP to jackie.bowes@crps.ca. Please click here for more information. Valbella Gourmet Foods Fundraiser Thank you to all those that supported School Council initiatives by placing a Valbella order.  Product pick up by each seller is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16th 2:45 - 3:45pm at BES (outside at the gym doors). All items are frozen and must be picked up by the seller during this time. Spring Fling Family Dance Thank you to all the volunteers, our amazing DJ Dave, Kim for inspiring our dancers, Aardvark Pizza, Subway and IGA for their kind contributions. And thank you to all those that came out and enjoyed the Spring Fling Family Dance.  It was a great success. We raised over $1600 for School Council initiatives. Nature Explorers Volunteers It’s time for Spring Nature Explorers!  Over the next several weeks classes will be learning outside for longer periods and farther afield.  We need at least one parent volunteer per class to meet a safe ratio of adults to students. If you are willing and able to volunteer, THANK YOU:)  You can sign up online at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Qe1e6FC25VwtClZ7LsmUfHbtTApM8vLOmxmLl2iTzg0/edit Some grades may be getting an additional permission form.  This new form is required as a new CRPS policy for full day trips that are a bit farther than walking distance from school.  These types of trips only happen once or twice a year and the rest are covered by the beginning of the year field trip permission form.   Important Upcoming Dates May 11    Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades 1 - 7, no Kindergarten classes May 16    School Council’s Valbella Foods Fundraiser order pickup 2:45-3:45 pm BES outside at the Gym doors May 18    P.D. Full Day - no classes for students Grades K - 7 May 21    School Closure - Victoria Day May 22    CRPS Board of Trustees Board Meeting 7:00 pm Central Board Office, Canmore May 23    School Council AGM and Monthly Meeting BES Staff Room 3:30 pm May 24    Thankful Thursday 11:00 am Right from the Start Right from the Start has some exciting April News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start May News. RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here to visit the RFTS website or follow on Facebook. Settlement Services Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Please click the link for the Settlement Services May Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook.   Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4755&stream=Email Updates http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4755&stream=Email Updates Next Year: Moving?, Mental Health Week, Nature Explorers Volunteers, Spring Fling Family Dance : May 4, 2018 Spotlight on Learning Education Week is every week, but this past week was extra special!  Here are three examples of authentic learning tasks teachers designed for our learners:  Gr. 2’s curated a museum featuring artifacts from three different Canadian communities (Social Studies curriculum), Gr. 6’s are conducting interviews and writing articles for the class newspaper, and Kindergarten students are exploring and comparing a wide variety of cultures (the photo features Azerbaijan). Full Day Friday Friday, May 11th (two in a row!) Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades 1 - 7 No classes for Kindergarten Students Next Year: Moving? Please help us in our planning for next year by informing the office if your child is NOT attending Banff Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. Mental Health Week May 7 - 11 At BES we'll be sharing smiles on Monday, doing chalk art on Tuesday, hosting Take 5! and Hats On for Mental Health on Wednesday, enjoying dance on Thursday and facilitating a Chain of Compliments on Friday. Please join Right from the Start for Take 5! on Wednesday, May 9 starting at 8:15 am. Take five extra minutes with your child before going on your way. At the same time you can participate in a fundraiser organized by some grade 6 students to raise money for JP, a local paramedic and firefighter, who was injured in an accident. The students are selling used toys and books to raise money. You can get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning by donating used toys and books for the sale. Please bring any items to the front office and place them under the stairs before May 9th. Thank you! Nature Explorers Volunteers It’s time for Spring Nature Explorers!  Over the next several weeks classes will be learning outside for longer periods and farther afield.  We need at least one parent volunteer per class to meet a safe ratio of adults to students. If you are willing and able to volunteer, THANK YOU:)  You can sign up online at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Qe1e6FC25VwtClZ7LsmUfHbtTApM8vLOmxmLl2iTzg0/edit.  Some grades may be getting an additional permission form.  This form is required as a new CRPS policy for full day trips that are a bit farther than walking distance from school.  These types of trips only happen once or twice a year and the rest are covered by the beginning of the year field trip permission form.   BES Student Dance Performance Please join us for a dance performance on Thursday, May 10th 2:00 pm BES gym.  Everyone is welcome! Please enter through the gym doors at the back of the school. Students are asked to wear the following colour shirt for the performance: Kindy - Rainbow - all different colours - any colour they want Gr. 1 - Purple or Blue Gr. 2 - Red or Orange Gr. 3 - Yellow or Orange Gr. 4 - Grey or Silver or White Gr. 5 - Boys in Black, Girls in White Gr. 6 - Blue or Green Gr. 7 - Rainbow (shirts with multi-colours, more than one colour) Spring Fling Family Dance Mark you calendars - Thursday, May 10th 5:00 - 7:00 pm BES gym.  Please click here for more details.  Volunteers and a DJ needed - please contact Kathy Johnson or Shawn Carr if you are available to help. Important Upcoming Dates May 7-11    Mental Health Week May  7        Bus Driver Appreciation Day May  9        Hats On! To raise awareness for Mental Health May  9        Take 5! And Toy Sale 8:15 am BES Learning Commons May  9        Grade 6 PAT English Language Arts Part A (Writing) May 10       Dance Performance Day BES Gym 2:00 pm May 10       Spring Fling Family Dance BES Gym 5:00 - 7:00 pm May 11       Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades 1 - 7, no Kindergarten classes May 16       School Council’s Valbella Foods Fundraiser order pickup 2:45-3:45 pm BES                    outside at Gym doors May 18       P.D. Full Day - no classes for students Grades K - 7 May 21       School Closure - Victoria Day May 23       School Council AGM and Monthly Meeting BES Staff Room 3:30 pm May 24       Thankful Thursday 11:00 am Right from the Start Right from the Start has some exciting April News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start May News. RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here to visit the RFTS website or follow on Facebook. Settlement Services Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Please click the link for the Settlement Services May Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook.   Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4751&stream=Email Updates http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4751&stream=Email Updates School Notification System, Next Year: Moving?, Spring Fling Family Dance : April 27, 2018 Spotlight on Learning Please join me in welcoming our new administrative assistant, Jodi McKenna!  Jodi brings to the position a wealth of experience, a passion for caring for children, and a strong desire to support her community.  For many of our students who know her as Jodi, it is going to be a challenge to address her as Mrs. McKenna! Full Day Friday Friday, May 4th Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7 School Notification System Our new School Notification system will start to deliver urgent messages like attendance alerts and last-minute cancellations by text message. If you have provided a cell number(s) for this new feature on the form that we sent home in January, a text message will be sent to your cell on April 27, 2018 at 1:00pm.  To opt in, you will need to reply by texting "Y" or "Yes". Next Year: Moving? Please help us in our planning for next year by informing the office if your child is NOT attending Banff Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year.  Spring Fling Family Dance Mark you calendars - Thursday, May 10th 5:00 - 7:00 pm BES gym.  Please click here for more details.  Volunteers and a DJ needed - please contact Kathy Johnson or Shawn Carr if you are available to help. Important Upcoming Dates April 27    P.D. Day - 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes May 4      Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7 May 7      Bus Driver Appreciation Day May 9      Grade 6 PAT English Language Arts Part A (Writing) May 10    Dance Performance Day BES Gym 2:00 pm May 10    Spring Fling Family Dance BES Gym 5:00 - 7:00 pm May 11    Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades 1 - 7, no Kindergarten classes May 16    School Council’s Valbella Foods Fundraiser order pickup 2:45-3:45 pm BES                 outside at Gym doors May 18    P.D. Full Day - no classes for students Grades K - 7 May 21    School Closure - Victoria Day May 23    School Council AGM and Monthly Meeting BES Staff Room 3:30 pm May 24    Thankful Thursday 11:00 am Right from the Start RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here to visit the RFTS website or follow on Facebook. Settlement Services Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Please click the link for the Settlement Services April Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook.     Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4741&stream=Email Updates http://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=4741&stream=Email Updates