Remembrance Day Assembly, School Fees, Science Fair : November 3, 2016

Grade 1 & 2 had a “Mystery Mathematician” visiting yesterday. The students arrived well prepared with a list they created of possible mathematical tools and occupations that require math. Students began by posing questions to determine what kinds of mathematical tools he uses for his job (ie: a measuring tape). Using these clues, students then narrowed down the possible job options to determine the Mystery Mathematician’s occupation. The answer?  It was our very own Facilities Manager, Mr. Riordon - a Power Engineer who is responsible for overseeing the building of our new school!

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Professional Development Day
Friday, November 4
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

Time Change
Sunday, November 6th 2:00 am - set your clocks back 1 hour.

Remembrance Day School Assembly
To mark Remembrance Day and honour the memory of all Canadians who have served their country in time of war.
Wednesday, November 9th, 9:30 am in the School gym.
Parents and family members are welcome to join the assembly.

Reminder of School Closure
November 10    School closure in lieu of Parent/Teacher/Child conferences
November 11    School closure to recognize Remembrance Day

School fees
School fees are now past due.  Payment can be made by cash or cheque at the school office or you can log on to Parent Portal to pay by credit or debit card.

Canadian Rockies 10th annual Science Fair
The tenth annual Canadian Rockies Regional Science Fair will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the Banff Community High School gymnasium. Students who attend school in the Bow Valley and are enrolled in Grades 4 to 12 are invited to compete. This is an exciting opportunity in the Bow Valley for students to explore and discuss science in a different light...outside of the classroom!   Please click here for more information and the registration package.

BES CUBS T-Shirts & Toques
We have received a new supply of  CUBS T-Shirts and still have a small supply of toques. T-Shirts and Toques are available at the school office for $15 each (cash or cheque to BES School Council).  Sales from the T-Shirts and Toques will support School Council initiatives.

Family Lunch Sponsored by Hostelling International - Banff Alpine Centre
Friday, Nov. 25 over the lunch hour
A choice of turkey and cheddar, ham and swiss, or veggie sandwich, juice box, apple and a rice krispie square for $4.
Proceeds will go to the BES Food for Learning Program.
All family members are welcome to join us for this fun and meaningful event.

Important Dates in November & December
November 9         Remembrance Day School Assembly 9:30 am
November 10        School closure in lieu of Parent/Teacher/Child conferences
November 11        School closure to recognize Remembrance Day
November 16        BES School Council Meeting 3:30 pm BES Library
November 18        Professional Development Day, 12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)
November 25        Family Lunch Sponsored by Hostelling International - Banff Alpine Centre
December 2          Professional Development Day, 12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)
December 14/15    Banff Community Christmas Concert, Banff Centre 6:00 pm
December 16        Professional Development Day, 12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)
December 23 12:01 pm - January 8     School Closed for Christmas Break

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.
Right from the Start has some exciting November News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start November News.

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 here for the Settlement Services November Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.

 
Please see the school web-site 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.