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E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

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 mini snow shelters. 

Our Kindergarten students are making salt crystals and reporting on their scientific diagrams.
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To "kick-off" their new unit of study, Structure and Forces in science, Grade 7 students were challenged to design a golf ball bridge while meeting design specifications.
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1D and RFTS celebrated kindness this week by adding sprinkles to their kindness donut, and celebrating with some sprinkle cupcakes!
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Important Upcoming Dates

  • 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
  • February 16 - School Council Virtual Meeting 3:20 pm
  • February 18 - Pink Shirt Day - please wear pink (Anti-bullying Day)

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.

SnowPass - Grade 4 & 5 Students
The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass is a not-for-profit program provided by the Canadian Ski Council that provides affordable skiing and snowboarding. For more information and to apply for a Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass, visit

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

Feb 11, 2022

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

Feb 16, 2022 

School Council Virtual 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
Right from the Starts' February newsletter is ready for you! Follow this link for information on things happening in our community, and a resource for navigating technology! As always, 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 February 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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