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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.…

2021-2022 School Supplies

Posted on Jun. 21, 2021

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…

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…