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Grade 7 students created their own tarsia puzzles with questions on decimal operations. Then they traded with each other to practice and test their skills.

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Kindergarten students use snap cubes to show different ways of making 10 with 2 colours (composing and decomposing).

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Grade 4 students doing a gallery walk to read each other’s writing as part of their Daily 5 and Empowering Writers Literacy Blocks.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday November 29 - Purdys Chocolate Orders ready for pick up at BES Squirrel St entrance 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Friday December 3 - Professional Development 12:02 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8 No Kindergarten classes
  • Wednesday December 15 - School Council Meeting 3:20 pm

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

Purdys Chocolate Orders - Ready for pickup Monday, November 29 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Thank you to all those that were able to support the School Council Purdys Chocolate fundraiser. We raised over $1400! The orders were shipped early and will be ready for pick up on Monday, November 29 (a week ahead of schedule) from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Please be mindful of the parking restrictions on Squirrel Street. If you are unable to pick up on Monday we will contact you to arrange another pick up time/location.
Pick Up Location: BES Squirrel Street entrance
Pick Up Date: Monday November 29
Pick Up Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Caribou Kids Season Ski Pass at Banff Mount Norquay
Yes! Banff school students will enjoy free (almost) skiing again this winter!!! In its 15th year, Banff Lodging Co and Banff Mount Norquay remain committed to offering the Caribou Kids Season Ski Pass program for students enrolled at Banff schools, even as we hope to rebound from recent challenging economic conditions. Please click here for more information and the Norquay form.

Banff School Kids Ski Equipment Rental Program
Please click here for more information from Snowtips/Bactrax on their ski equipment rental programs for BES students under 12 years of age.

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

Nov 26, 2021

First full day Friday for Kindergarten students

Nov 29, 2021

Chocolate Orders ready for pick up at BES Squirrel St entrance 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Dec 3, 2021 

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

Dec 15, 2021

School Council Meeting - Virtual Meeting

Dec 17, 2021

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

Dec 20-31, 2021

School Closed for Winter Break

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 Start provides mental wellbeing programming to all students at BES. We are excited to add a new Success Coach to our BES team! If you see Ms. Michelle around, please make sure to say hi! BES Success Coaches can be reached by emailing or You can 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 November 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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