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E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Our Grade 2s and 3s went to the Wetlands to student Animal Life Cycles.


Ms. G makes learning music so much fun, for all grades!
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Our kindergarten students have been very creative with their inventions during their “MakerSpace” time!
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Our Grade 7 and 8 Track and Field team participated in the Zones Track and Field meet in Calgary on Tuesday. Although it was highly competitive with some of the best athletes in the province, our team put forth an amazing effort. Our students achieved personal bests and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship by cheering for each other as well as other teams. Top performances were the grade 8 girls 4 x100 meter relay team, Lily Fochuk, Charlotte Moffatt, Kotomi Takano and Aidan Secord who won their heat. In addition, Junseo Choi placed 5th in the 80m hurdles and beat his personal best time by 2 seconds. Congratulations to all of our Track and Field athletes for a fantastic season!
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Important Upcoming Dates

  • Jun 3 - Professional Development, 12:02 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8 No Kindergarten classes
  • Jun 10 - Professional Development, 12:02 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8 No Kindergarten classes
  • Jun 15 - BES Council Meeting 3:30 pm at BES

Lost and Found
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The number of items in our lost & found has been growing again. Please ask your child to check out the lost & found tables or feel free to come by and check for lost items. Lost & Found items remaining at the school on June 30 will be donated to local charities.

2022-2023 School Year

Children already attending Banff Elementary School do not need to complete a new registration, even if your child is transitioning to Banff Community High School or Canmore Collegiate High School next school year. If your plans change and your child(ren) will not be attending BES in the fall, please let the school office know as soon as possible. 

2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration
Please follow this link to view important information regarding 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration. Don’t delay, register today!

Grade 8 Farewell
The Families of our Grade 8 students are invited to the Grade 8 Farewell on Thursday June 30 9:00  to 10:00 am in the BES gymnasium. A photography area will be set up for you to capture your child's recognition and farewell. After the ceremony please join teachers and students for refreshments upstairs in the Div. 3 Learning Lab. 

Become a Host Family for CRPS International Students in 2022-23!
CRPS is looking for Canmore & Banff families to host our next incredible cohort of 50 international students arriving in August 2022! Make meaningful connections, share your different cultures, learn a new language, 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.

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

CRPS Board Meeting Highlights
Follow the link to view the highlights from the May 25th Public School Board Meeting.

News from the Office
Banff Elementary School loves and greatly appreciates our volunteers! We require all volunteers who help in the school or on field trips to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check through the RCMP and sign a Confidentiality Contract as per Canadian Rockies Public Schools’ Administrative Procedure 490 - School Volunteers and FOIPP. Prior to volunteering, please email your legal name to the school office at to request an RCMP Fee Waiver Letter and we will email you back the letter, required forms and instructions. Often Vulnerable Sector Checks can be completed by the RCMP within 24 hours. Please click here for more information on volunteering opportunities.

School Fees Now Due
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 or have any questions, please contact Joanne Geyer at School fees that remain outstanding on June 30 may be sent to collections. 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.

June 3, 2022

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

June 10, 2022

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

June 15, 2022

BES Council Meeting 3:30 pm

June 22, 2022

CRPS Public School Board Meeting 7:00 pm CBO

June 24, 2022

Kindergarten last day of school (family picnic - noon dismissal)

June 30, 2022

Grade 8 Farewell BES Gym 9:00 - 10:00 am

June 30, 2022

Grade 1 - 8 last day of school 12:02 pm dismissal

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 Right from the Start is saying a bittersweet "see you later!" to Ms. Michelle! We will miss Ms. Michelle but are so excited for her to be joining the LGMS team. If you are looking for BES Right from the Start support or have questions moving forward, please reach out to You can also check out our website for resources, find us on social media, and check out our website for summer 2022 programming!

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 June 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 for more information - including information on Banff Springs Tennis Lessons & Camps and Rundle Riders. 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 related issues, updates and information.

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