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E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Please take a moment to watch this video of our students singing Oh Canada. Ms. Gadon met with students during lunchtimes for the student choir to practice a variety of songs.


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Our Kindergarten classes featuring their special costumes during their Fun Dress-Up Day.

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Kindergarten students across the Bow Valley have partnered with grade 2 and 3 classes to create an "ABC's of Happiness" project. We have created stickers that have alphabet letters and things that bring us joy (I've sent an example- but we have several full alphabets) and we were hoping to give these stickers to interested businesses to hand out to people. Many stickers are in more than one language- English, French, Japanese and Stoney. The whole goal of the project is to spread joy and happiness. 

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Our Kindergarten classes featuring their special costumes during their Fun Dress-Up Day.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • 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

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Lost and Found
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!

Right from the Start Summer Programming

Did you know Right from the Start offers free, family programming in the summer? Everything from drumming in the park and virtual crafty Fridays to some good ole fashioned summer fun and DIY terrariums! While the activities are free, some require registration. Please go to our Summer 2022 page on our website for registration and more information!

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 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

If you are looking for BES Right from the Start support or have questions, 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 and the Spotlight on Settlement. 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.

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