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Principal’s Post
Well, as they say, that’s a wrap! The Grade 8 Farewell was a beautiful celebration of learning, growth, belonging, and community. Thank you to staff and families for your continued support and engagement in helping our students grow from cubs to bears! Thank you to the Grade 8s for leaving their legacy this year with the new BES felted sign that will be hung in the school. Also, the Grade 8s left their mark (thumb prints) on last year's legacy project that will continue each year as a farewell tradition. What a great way to celebrate the end of the year and beginning of summer!

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Spotlight on Learning
After 25 years of teaching at Banff Elementary School, Ms. Beecroft is heading to Elizabeth Rummel School in Canmore. I had the opportunity to speak with her this morning. When I asked her about her time here at BES, she told me that having had the opportunity to work with children and their families was her highlight. Her favourite thing is seeing students feel proud of themselves and also feeling good about their unique accomplishments.
Ms. Beecroft has made an impact on BES. She’s taught Kindergarten, Grade 2, a 4/5 and a 5/6 combined class. She’s worked as our literacy support teacher, she supported English language learners, and she was our assistant principal.
We wish Ms. Beecroft well. She’s excited to continue working with early literacy development and having an opportunity to connect with a new community, new students, new families and colleagues. We will miss you!
- a tribute by Abigail Wagner
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BES Grade 8 Farewell - Thank You
We extend heartfelt gratitude to the organizations that made the Grade 8 farewell celebration possible. We sincerely appreciate Banff IGA for their generous contribution, which enabled us to provide snacks and drinks for the event. Our sincere thanks go to Canmore Canadian Tire for their donation of decorations that provided a beautiful background for the celebration. Special appreciation goes to the Fairmont Banff Springs for providing a delicious cake for everyone to enjoy. We are also grateful to Banff McDonald’s for their donation of coffee and baked goods. Lastly, we thank Banff Dominos Pizza for generously supplying pizza for our Grade 8s to enjoy after the ceremony. Your support has been so greatly appreciated and helped to make the celebrations memorable.

Report Cards/Parent Portal
Report cards will be available digitally through Parent Portal on June 28 - click here for access. How to view report cards on Parent Portal has changed. Please click here for the instructions. As the school office will be closed after June 28, please ensure you can log into the Parent Portal in advance or contact the office to reset your password.

2024-2025 BES Staff Announcement
We would like to announce the BES team for the 2024-2025 school year - please click this link to review 2024-2025 BES Staff Announcement.

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.

Canadian Rockies Public Schools
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