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E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Nov. 24, 2022

The World's Biggest Map! Classes across the school are heading up to the Grade 7 and 8 Learning Lab to learn more about Indigenous Peoples of Canada.Through an interactive lesson, students experience…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Nov. 17, 2022

Spotlight on SportsVolleyball has now wrapped up for our Grade 7s & 8s. We had approximately 50 students participate in practices and games throughout the Bow Valley. A big shout out to Mr. Weller and…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Nov. 9, 2022

Spotlight on CommunityMarching towards our goal and remembering our past!BES honoured those who have contributed, with their efforts and even their lives, to the community and country we live in today.…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Nov. 3, 2022

            Spotlight on Reconnecting the Heart of the Community What a treat! We celebrated Halloween with students, staff and families by parading around the gym and halls. It was nice to…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Oct. 27, 2022

“Sharing our Similarities, Celebrating our Differences” Grade 7 and 8 classes collaborated to create this amazing piece of artwork celebrating diversity and inclusion within BES and outside in our…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Oct. 20, 2022

BES staff and especially students are thrilled that our Grade 7 and 8 extracurricular sports teams are not only practicing but competing against all of the other schools in the Bow Valley. BES has already…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Oct. 13, 2022

Grade 1 students exploring patterning in math class, working together to create and share their learning. Important Upcoming Dates Oct 15 - Fire Prevention Week Banff Fire Hall Open House and Pancake…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Oct. 6, 2022

Learning about the past to recognize the present and its path to the future! Students working with Stoney Nakoda Elders and Knowledge Keepers to learn about the unique history and development of Banff…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Sep. 29, 2022

Today we recognized the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation with an assembly to honour children, both past and present. We were pleased to welcome over 60 parents and family members who joined us…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Sep. 22, 2022

On a beautiful sunny afternoon, our Kindy students with their Grade 7 buddies, honoured Terry by kicking off BES’s Terry Fox School Run. Tomorrow grades 1 - 3 students will run on the Elk field and…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Sep. 15, 2022

International Dot Day: Students making their positive mark on the world they live and thrive in and expanding their growth mindset as they foster community in the school. BES’s new tools for physical…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Sep. 8, 2022

BES Cubs helping to celebrate the opening of the Nancy Pauw pedestrian bridge! Students from grades 4 to 8 were the first children from the community to cross the new bridge. Thanks to the Town of Banff…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Sep. 1, 2022

Welcoming our new Kindies to BES.   Grade 7’s & 8’s eating in the den together. Greetings families,From the first day of school on our new field reconnecting as a community to welcoming our Kindergarten…

2022-2023 Back to School Information

Posted on Aug. 25, 2022

First Day of School Monday August 29, 2022 Welcome to a new and exciting 2022-2023 school year at Banff Elementary! Our administration team of Ms. Jody Keon (Assistant Principal) and Mr. Craig Kestle…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Jun. 30, 2022

Our Kindy students left us with a beautiful mural this week to highlight their learning for the week. Grade 3 students showing their learning on animals by writing a diary from the animal's perspective.…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Jun. 24, 2022

The outdoor assembly to unveil the Buddy Bench was a big success! We look forward to seeing our students using it and making more friends!  Grade 8s Community Initiative Projects  Our Grade 2s hiked…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Jun. 17, 2022

The Buddy Bench is here. The outside unveiling with media coverage will be on June 21st (9:40 to 9:55 am for Div. 2 and 3, 10 to 10:15 am for Div. 1). All parents are welcome to attend outside on the…

2022-2023 School Supplies

Posted on Jun. 17, 2022

BES and Bow Valley Basics are working together to offer you great savings and convenience for purchasing your child’s school supplies! This is an optional program designed to save parents time and money…

Children's painted hands

2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN!

Posted on Jun. 12, 2022

Please follow this link for 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration and for further information.  

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Jun. 10, 2022

Please take a moment to watch this video of our students singing Oh Canada. Ms. Gadon met with students during lunchtimes for the student choir to practice a variety of songs.   Our Kindergarten classes…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Jun. 3, 2022

Our Grade 2s and 3s went to the Wetlands to student Animal Life Cycles.   Ms. G makes learning music so much fun, for all grades! Our kindergarten students have been very creative with their inventions…

COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist

Posted on May. 31, 2022

Please click here for the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist. This checklist applies for all children, as well as all students who attend kindergarten through Grade 12, including high school students…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on May. 27, 2022

Grade 4 students spent the day at Bow Valley Provincial Park learning more about plants with the guidance of Alberta Parks Interpreters. Our Grade 6 students used pool noodles to replicate the holding…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on May. 19, 2022

Grade 3 students are learning all about Peru as part of their Social Studies curriculum and have created these beautiful alpacas. Guess who these Grade 1 students are? They have been working really hard…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on May. 13, 2022

These bean plants exploded over the weekend in terms of growth! Grade 4s continue to learn about plant growth, plant parts and their functions, as well as optimal growing conditions for plants.   Our…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on May. 6, 2022

Grade 5 students have created an in-class museum, celebrating Canadian History. Special thanks to our Grade 8 students for organizing Monday Muffins for Div. 3 students! Students collected donations from…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Apr. 29, 2022

  Congratulations to Grade 7 student Keira Sims for being awarded the best bear design by the Town of Banff's Art Committee. Of all the designs submitted by division 3 students, Keira's was chosen to…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Apr. 22, 2022

April 22 is Earth Day! As part of the Nature Explorers program, Lynx guided students to do a large chalk art mural focused on Earth Day Every Day and Care for Our Earth. Each grade did a portion of the…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Apr. 1, 2022

Clubs are back! Grade 4s have been loving board games club. A great chance to practice our social skills and build new friendships. Our Grade 2 students are learning about the Inuit throat-singing as…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Mar. 25, 2022

Kindy students had fun skating at the Fenlands Rec Center. Fabulous artwork by our Grade 4 students, inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night. We are so grateful to have our parent volunteers back joining…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Mar. 18, 2022

Grade 7/8 organized a probability carnival to review their math unit in a very fun manner!     A Grade 7 student joined a Grade 6 class to teach students how to make stop motion videos for their next…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Mar. 11, 2022

Our Kindies and Grades 7/8 mingled together to work on some math measurement activities outside. Our Kindy students are learning how to program commands for directions to the bee-bot. Our Grade 3 students…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Mar. 4, 2022

Grade 5 students reflected on Pink Shirt Day through poems.     Grade 2s had the pleasure of having a visit from the dentist to learn about proper teeth hygiene. Beautiful art work by our Grade 2 and…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Feb. 16, 2022

Our Kindergarten students shared thoughtful Valentine’s Day crafts with the long term residents at the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital. Our Grade 1 students celebrated 100 days of school. They dressed-up…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Feb. 11, 2022

​​Grade 1's are writing "Valentines" to our Prime Minister with messages for "Have a Heart Day" on February 14th. They are demanding that First Nations children deserve a fair chance to grow up with…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Feb. 4, 2022

Grade 4 students out with Lynx on Nature Explorers combining science and social studies to learn about how weather/climate affects culture, especially focused around snow and warmth in winter by building…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Jan. 28, 2022

Kindy students were busy practicing their sight words with Window Writers. Students in Grade 8 explored the viscosity and flow rate of different liquids by having a race to see which flowed the fastest.…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Jan. 21, 2022

A book called Memory Jars inspired kindy students to draw their own memory jar and include their own keepsake. They have a magical fairy kept in their classes’s memory jar.     Grade 4s tested their…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Jan. 14, 2022

Grade 4 students using simple forces to power or propel a device or teacher:) as part of their Science Unit on Wheels and Levers:   Grade 6 students designed and carried out an investigation of a fictional…

2021

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Dec. 17, 2021

Special thanks to our Gr. 8 Student Council for helping classes decorate their classroom doors to make our school look festive for the season!    Grade 6 students invited Constable Quimper to contribute…

BES Virtual Holiday Concert Links

Posted on Dec. 15, 2021

Please click here to view the BES Virtual Holiday Concert.       If you are unable to view the Google Slide presentation, please click on the links below to view each class concert. KT KD KC 1C 1D…

Kids sitting around sphero robots

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Dec. 10, 2021

Grade 7 students coded Sphero robots to model particle behaviour as matter changes state from solid to liquid and to gas.  Grade 6 students worked and presented their project on our Canadian democracy.…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Dec. 3, 2021

The Grade 5 ‘Mountain Musicians’ from BES love to arrange songs, from the instrumentation, choreographing dance and designing the performance set. Students chose their own sections within the performance…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Nov. 26, 2021

Grade 7 students created their own tarsia puzzles with questions on decimal operations. Then they traded with each other to practice and test their skills. Kindergarten students use snap cubes to show…

Student drawings of turtles

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Nov. 19, 2021

Grade 5s working on Woodlands Style Art. Beautiful work! “Forest Friends” created by Kindergarten students as part of their storytelling task. Our Grade 7s and 8s were so excited to participate in…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Nov. 10, 2021

Grade 8 students went on a walking field trip to the Legion cenotaph to lay our poppy rocks and then to the Old Banff Cemetery to set up candles and flags for Banff’s fallen soldiers.    On behalf…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Nov. 5, 2021

Kindy students made poppies to bring to the Banff Hospital next week.                                                                               Grade 7 had lots…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Oct. 29, 2021

Students continue to enjoy Nature Explorers weekly.  We are ever so grateful for the PAUW Foundation to make these experiences possible for our students! Grade 7 students engaged in documenting all of…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Oct. 22, 2021

Kindergarten students counting and sorting the seeds from the pumpkin they carved.          Right From the Start Team teaching Kindergarten students a lesson on our feelings and emotions. As part…

E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Posted on Oct. 15, 2021

Kindergarten and Grade 1 students learned about fire prevention from the Banff Fire Department and Sparky. Our Grade 6 students had the pleasure of virtually meeting Mayor DiManno this afternoon. She…

E-NEWS: Important Upcoming Dates, Parent Workshops,…

Posted on Oct. 8, 2021

  Spotlight on Learning Our Grade 8’s had a lovely morning on the Bow River learning about water skills.   Grade 2 students conducting some science experiments: how many drops of water can fit on…

E-NEWS: Grade 8 “Be a Light” Video, Grade 3’s…

Posted on Oct. 1, 2021

Spotlight on Learning Please enjoy this performance of "Be a Light" by the Grade 8 drama class to honour Orange Shirt Day. The song was written by country artist Thomas Rhett and has a universal message…

E-NEWS: Orange Shirt Day, National Day for Truth &…

Posted on Sep. 24, 2021

Spotlight on Learning Gr. 6-7-8 students researched and compared party platforms so that they could make informed decisions before casting their ballot on Monday.   Gr. 7-8 CTF courses began last week.…

E-NEWS: BES Virtual Open House, Terry Fox Run, CRPS…

Posted on Sep. 17, 2021

  Spotlight on Learning A nice reminder from the RFTS team to practice self-care. From Kindergarten classes to Grade 5, many of our students have worked on their self-portraits this week. Full Day Friday…

2021-2022 BES Virtual Open House

Posted on Sep. 14, 2021

Although we would prefer to see you in person, we have created a virtual Open House video to introduce the BES team for this school year and "show" you around the school. Please take a moment to view…

E-NEWS: New Dismissal Time, Picture Day, National…

Posted on Sep. 10, 2021

Spotlight on Learning Our Kindy students were so excited to start their full-days this week, ready to have fun learning! Our Grade 4s acknowledge the beautiful land we live in, honouring past, present,…

E-NEWS: School Closed September 3 & 6, Before School…

Posted on Sep. 2, 2021

  Spotlight on Learning Mr. Mannix’s class engaged in a team building activity to problem solve as a group. Ms. Amirault’s students spent time outdoors to choose a rock to identify their learning…

E-NEWS: First Day & Meeting Locations, Classroom Assignments,…

Posted on Aug. 27, 2021

  First Day Back and Meeting LocationsAs a reminder, during the first day back on August 30th, teachers will be greeting Grades 1 - 8 students at the following locations between 8:15 to 8:30 am:Grades…

2021-2022 BES Back To School Information

Posted on Aug. 27, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians, Ms. Jody Keon (Assistant Principal) and Ms. Nadine Trottier (Principal) are thrilled to work with the BES community for our second year! The beginning of the school year always…

Before School Care

Posted on Aug. 20, 2021

Juggling work and family can be challenging. Banff Elementary School would like to support families by offering before school care.This program will start at 7:45 am beginning Tuesday, September 7 - please…

Report Cards, School Supplies Lists/Pre-Order, Back…

Posted on Jun. 30, 2021

Spotlight on Learning Here is a link to our grade 8 Farewell Keepsake Presentation.  We wish them all of the best in highschool and beyond! We wish you a safe and fun summer. See you on August 30, 2021!…

School Supplies Lists/Pre-Order, COVID Contact Information,…

Posted on Jun. 24, 2021

Spotlight on Learning Grade 2 students had a fun day of learning about Alberta’s Pioneers’ as part of their Social Studies program of studies:  Here are some students learning how to make butter.…

COVID Contact Information and Attendance, CRPS Board…

Posted on Jun. 18, 2021

Spotlight on Learning Grade 4 had a full-day of learning about plants at Bow Valley Provincial Park, as part of their science unit. Grade 3 students had a wonderful Ukranian celebration which included…

BES Kindergarten Welcome

Posted on Jun. 17, 2021

Please click here to join us on a tour of beautiful Banff Elementary School to meet our amazing staff and learn more about our engaging programs.     

Banff Elementary School Council AGM

Posted on Jun. 16, 2021

BES Council Annual General Meeting (via Google Meet) TODAY Wednesday, June 16 3:30 pm. As a parent, guardian or primary caregiver of a child enrolled at BES you are a member of the BES Council. Please click…

COVID Contact Information, School Council AGM, Lost…

Posted on Jun. 11, 2021

Spotlight on Learning Our grade 7 students are happy to be part of tennis lessons at the Banff Springs, as part of their Outdoor Pursuit Program. Grade 4 students experimenting with bubble art.Kindy students…

2021-2022 Staffing Update, Important COVID Contact…

Posted on Jun. 4, 2021

Spotlight on Learning Kindergarten students had fun working on their Under the Sea Unit. Grade 5s enjoying their new game called Ladder Golf. Grade 3 students getting ready to collect data for grade 6…

2021-2022 Staffing Update

Posted on Jun. 4, 2021

  It is hard to believe that we are in June already and we would like to thank you all for your incredible support and flexibility throughout this unprecedented school year. There certainly have been…

BES Council 2021 AGM Notification

Posted on Jun. 1, 2021

BES Council Annual General Meeting (via Google Meet)Wednesday, June 16 3:30 pm As a parent, guardian or primary caregiver of a child enrolled at BES you are a member of the BES Council. Please click here…

E-NEWS: Grade 6 Student Newspaper, Important COVID…

Posted on May. 28, 2021

Spotlight on Learning Grade 4 students at BES are engaged in a scientific inquiry called Tomatosphere whereby they are trying to answer the question: "How does exposure to the space environment affect…

E-NEWS: In-Class Learners Returning, Important COVID…

Posted on May. 21, 2021

  Spotlight on Learning at Home! Grade 2 students learning about Boats and Buoyancy in Science. Grade 1 students learning about Plants in Science.Grade 2s created their own Steve Wyborney Estimation…

Students reading

Kindergarten 2021 - 2022 Registration Now Open!

Posted on May. 18, 2021

English, full and part-time options available at Banff Elementary School. Register Online

Students canoeing

E-NEWS: Next Year School Planning, CRPS Homestay Program,…

Posted on May. 14, 2021

Spotlight on Learning Please click here to view an online newspaper created from our Grade 6 students (at-home and in-school learners). “All articles have been researched, written, and edited by Grade…

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Posted on May. 8, 2021

Please click here for COVID-19 Updates for Families and Staff of Canadian Rockies Public School. Alberta Health Services Resources: Guidance for Parents of Children Attending School and/or Childcare https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16998.aspx…

E-NEWS: Hats On For Mental Health, AHS COVID-19 Guidelines…

Posted on May. 7, 2021

Spotlight on LearningHats-On for Mental Health Day! Full Day FridayFriday, May 14, 2021Full day of online school (8:30 - 3:02) Grades K - 8Important COVID Contact InformationTo report a COVID positive…