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Principal’s Post
We would like to recognize and celebrate the BES School Council for everything they have done for the school this year, finishing with an amazing BBQ for parents and staff yesterday afternoon. All parents/guardians of BES students are considered to be members of the School Council and are welcome to attend the monthly meetings to voice your opinion and help make decisions about the school. The School Council works with administration to continuously improve the school community, student learning, and well-being. It is a once-a-month, one hour commitment that gives you the chance to make a difference in your child’s learning experience at Banff Elementary School. We hope to see you at the meetings next year!

Important Dates
Please click here to view the BES Community Calendar and click here for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 Learning Calendars.

Jun 21

Gr 7 Leadership led Fun Day

Jun 24

Div 2 Track and Field Day

Jun 25 

Kindergarten Last Day of School - Family Picnic noon dismissal

Jun 26

Year End Celebration Assembly 1:00 pm

Jun 27 

Grade 8 Farewell - afternoon 1:00 pm in the BES gym followed by a reception for Gr 8 students and their families

Jun 28 

Last Day of School (Gr 1-8) 12:05 pm dismissal

Outdoor Fun Day
Grade 7s will be hosting an "Outdoor Fun Day" tomorrow, Friday, June 21st, for Grades K-6. This fun day will include various games and activities, some including water challenges! Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately to spend 1.5 hours outside enjoying the student-led fun. All students will also receive a cold treat at the end of their session!

Student School Supplies 2024-2025
BES and Bow Valley Basics are working together to offer you great savings and convenience for purchasing your child’s next year school supplies! Please click here for more information and to place your order with Bow Valley Basics by July 31, 2024. It is not necessary to purchase through Bow Valley Basics or to purchase all new supplies, however all items are required. Please reuse/recycle.

Lost & Found
Our lost & found tables are overflowing. Please have your child(ren) check out the tables for their belongings or please stop by the school and have a look. Lots of winter items have been left behind. Items not claimed by the end of the school year will be donated.

Library Books Due
BES Library books are due back to the school library by June 14. Students who have lost/damaged a library book can purchase the same book and bring it to the library or a replacement fee will be added to the students' school fees.

Parent Portal
As we prepare for report cards this month, please ensure you can log on to Parent Portal. Look for the PowerSchool Parent Portal Quick Link on our school website or click here. This is where you will access report cards, attendance updates and school fees. If you are having trouble with your username or password, please contact the school office before June 27, 2024.

CRPS International Student Homestay Hosts Needed - URGENT
CRPS is looking for Canmore & Banff families to host our next incredible cohort of 50 international students arriving in August 2024! Make meaningful connections, share your different cultures, learn a new language, and build life-long memories & friendships! Commitments of 5 months and 10 months are available, with monthly remuneration provided. For more information and to apply, contact or 403-609-6072. Please click here for more information.
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Right From The Start
Interested in what’s going on at BES with Right from the Start? Ms. Jenniex has monthly newsletters for every grade! You can check them out here, BES RFTS Monthly Newsletter 23/24. Ms. Jenniex can also be contacted at if you have any questions or want to learn more about the program!

Town of Banff Children & Youth Programs
The Out-of-School Club (OSC) is a licensed childcare program offering care for school aged children, September to June. With a focus on child-led play, exploration and natural curiosity, OSC aims to connect children through indoor and outdoor programming. The OSC program hours compliment the Canadian Rockies Public School calendar - providing care during the after school hours, PD days, parent/teacher interviews, the staggered kindergarten entry and school breaks. For details and how to register, visit

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 Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook:

You can also check out our School Announcements here (this is updated frequently) for more information. Please like us on Facebook and follow BES on Instagram @banffelementaryschool for news and reminders.

Canadian Rockies Public Schools
Please follow CRPS on Facebook, Follow/Tag us on Twitter and on Instagram so you can stay up-to-date on all CRPS school related issues, updates and information. Please click here for the CRPS Board Meeting Calendar, Agendas and Highlights.


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Banff , Alberta T1L 1K1

Phone: 403-762-4465

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