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Grade 1 students exploring patterning in math class, working together to create and share their learning.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Oct 15 - Fire Prevention Week Banff Fire Hall Open House and Pancake Breakfast 10 am to 1 pm - please bring your own non-disposable cups, cutlery, and plates
  • Oct 19 - BES School Council Meeting 3:30 pm at BES
  • Oct 19 - Please click the link to view the agenda for the Public School Board meeting scheduled for October 19 7:00 pm at the Central Board Office in Canmore
  • Oct 21 -  PD 12:00 pm dismissal for Gr 1 - 8 (no Kindergarten classes)

Lost & Found
Many items are starting to accumulate in our Lost & Found. Please ensure to have your child check for lost items, or please stop by the school to have a look.

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 an annual 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
Banff Elementary School fees are now available on PowerSchool Parent Portal. Debit or credit card payments can be made online through your Parent Portal As per Canadian Rockies School Division’s Administrative Procedure 503, payment for school fees is due 30 days after invoicing. Please contact the school office to make payment arrangements if unable to pay by October 31, 2022.

Important Dates
Please click here to view the BES Community Calendar

October 19  

CRPS Public Board Meeting 7:00 pm at Canmore Board Office

October 19 

BES Council Meeting 3:30 pm at BES

October 21

PD - 12:00 pm dismissal for Gr 1 - 8 (no Kindergarten classes)

October 31  

Payment for School Fees is due

November 2  

Picture Retake Day

November 2 & 3 

Evening Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

November 4  

No classes for students (K-8)
Morning Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
Afternoon Staff PD 

November 10 & 11

School Closure

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. This is one more way Canadian Rockies School Division is here to help support not only your child, but also your family.

Right From The Start
Happy October, BES families! Right from the Start is slowly rolling out programs in all classes. Please watch for information from your child's teacher on their specific program! For information on Right from the Start at Banff Elementary School, please contact

Town of Banff Children & Youth Programs

The Out-of-School Club (OSC) is a licensed childcare program offering care for school aged children, September to June. With a focus on child-led play, exploration and natural curiosity, OSC aims to connect children through indoor and outdoor programming. The OSC program hours compliment the Canadian Rockies Public School calendar- providing care during the after school hours, PD days, parent/teacher interviews, the staggered kindergarten entry and school breaks. For details and how to register, visit

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 October 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. Please click here for the CRPS Board Meeting Calendar, Agendas and Highlights.

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