Safety, Parent/Teacher/Child Conferences, CRPS YouTube : March 2, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
Teachers are learners too!  All teachers attended Teachers’ Convention in Calgary last Thursday and Friday.  Highlights included learning more about designing meaningful learning tasks, formative assessment, digital citizenship, and instructional strategies for teaching numeracy.  Examples of our staff tweets over the two days:
* Learning journals - so many ways to express understanding.  Can't wait to put these ideas into action!
* "Build strengths instead of working on deficits." Dr. Temple Grandin (photo below)

 Grandin.jpg  assess.jpg  CRMS

Professional Development Day
Friday, March 3, 2017
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

For your Child(ren)’s Safety
1. Children are asked to always cross at crosswalks. They should not cross in the middle of the block or between parked cars.

2. Please avoid picking up or dropping off your child on Big Horn Street.  Parking has now been restricted on this street.

3. The office doors are open from 8 am - 4 pm. Please remind your child(ren) if they are arriving late and their boot room door is locked, to come through the office doors.  

Parent/Teacher/Child Conferences - Progress Reporting
March 15/16    Parent / Teacher / Child evening conferences - regular classes for students
March 17    Parent / Teacher / Child morning conferences, P.D. in the afternoon - no school for students

Booking appointments for the Parent/Teacher/Child Conferences are made online at https://banff.schoolappointments.com.   Please login using your existing username and password from October.  If you are new to the school then you will need to register as a new user.  Please click here for instructions on registering and booking appointments.  The online booking system will be available from March 8 at 1:00 pm to March 15 at 12:00 pm.  After 12 pm on March 15, parents will need to email their child's homeroom teacher directly for changing or booking an appointment. 

CRPS YouTube Channel
Please click here to check out the CRPS YouTube Channel for more information on what’s going on in our schools.

Important Dates in March
March 3        Professional Development Day 12:01 dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes
March 15      School Council Meeting, BES Library 3:30 pm
March 15-16 Parent/Teacher/Child Conferences - evening
March 17      Parent/Teacher/Child Conferences - morning (no classes for students this day)
March 22      CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting, BCHS 7:00 pm
March 28      CRPS Science Fair, Banff Community High School
March 31      Professional Development Day 12:01 dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes
April 3-14      Spring Break - School Closed

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

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 March 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.

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