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E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Kindy students were busy practicing their sight words with Window Writers.

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Students in Grade 8 explored the viscosity and flow rate of different liquids by having a race to see which flowed the fastest. Students then used data from 3 trials to calculate the average flow rate and help them compare the viscosity (thickness) of different liquids. What we discovered is that the flow rate of ketchup and thick paint was so slow that we ran out of time before it flowed 10 cm and that water flowed so quickly that it took a few tries to time it accurately! The Grade 8s did a great job making sure that they were keeping variables other than liquid controlled, so that their results were consistent and as accurate as possible.

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Grade 5 students learning about equivalent fractions in a very creative manner!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • January 28 - Full Day of School 8:30 am - 3:04 pm Grades K - 8
  • January 28 - Report Cards available on PowerSchool Parent Portal
  • February 4 - Full Day of School 8:30 am - 3:04 pm Grades K - 8
  • February 11 - Professional Development, 12:02 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8 No Kindergarten classes

Report Cards
Report Cards are now available to view/print on PowerSchool Parent Portal. You can find instructions here on how to view report cards. If you require assistance logging into PowerSchool Parent Portal please contact the school office. 

COVID Information
We continue to follow the directives outlined in the CRPS Re-Entry Plan and by Alberta Health Services on isolation and quarantine requirements. Please ensure to complete and follow the updated COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist. To report a COVID positive case in your household over the weekend that could impact the school, please email the principal and assistant principal immediately:
When notifying the school of an absence please ensure to provide a detailed reason. If the absence is illness related, please indicate the symptoms. 

2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration
Please follow this link to view important information regarding 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration. 

Town of Banff Children & Youth Programs
The Town of Banff offers a variety of programs for children and youth, including Out of School Care. For more information or to register your child, please call 403 762-1251 or visit

News from the Office
School Fees
Banff Elementary School fees are available on PowerSchool Parent Portal and are now due. Debit or credit card payments can be made online through your Parent Portal. If you are unable to make full payment at this time please contact Joanne Geyer at to make payment arrangements. Please click here for instructions on how to make a payment using PowerSchool Parent Portal.

School Events Calendar
Please click here to view the BES Community Calendar

Jan 28, 2022

Full Day of School 8:30 am - 3:04 pm Grades K - 8

Jan 28, 2022 

Report Cards available on PowerSchool Parent Portal

Feb 11, 2022

Professional Development, 12:02 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8 No Kindergarten classes

Feb 16, 2022 

School Council Meeting 3:20 pm 

Feb 18, 2022

Pink Shirt Day - Wear a pink shirt to support kindness at BES

Feb 21, 2022

Family Day - School Closed

Feb 22-25, 2022

School Closure / Teacher Convention - no school for students

School and Family Wellness Worker
Ashley Butenschon is here to help support families and students with their social and emotional well-being. Please contact her at 403-762-4465 ext 6089. One more way Canadian Rockies School Division is here to help support not only your child, but also your family.

Right from the Start
BES Success Coaches can be reached by emailing or You can also check out our website for resources or find us on social media.

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 January 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 for news and reminders.

Please follow CRPS on Facebook, and Follow/Tag us on Twitter, so you can stay up-to-date on all CRPS school related issues, updates and information.

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