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E-NEWS Spotlight on Learning

Special thanks to our Gr. 8 Student Council for helping classes decorate their classroom doors to make our school look festive for the season!

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Grade 6 students invited Constable Quimper to contribute to their Science Unit on Evidence and Investigation. Students learned how experts look and analyse clues during crime scenes.

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Grade 4 students working on their problem skills as part of their building unit in science.

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Grade 6 students raised $1346.25 during their Market fundraiser for victims of the BC Floods.

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Kindergarten classes walked to the long term care at the Mineral Springs Hospital, waving at residents in the window, and paused to sing them a song. They also dropped off their artwork for the staff to display.

Holiday Message

Please click here for a quick slideshow, wishing all families a nice holiday! 
Please continue staying safe and follow AHS’s recommendations and taking precautionary measures to minimize the spread of COVID 19. See you on January 3, 2022.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Friday December 17 - 12:02 pm dismissal for Winter Break
  • December 20-31 - School Closed for Winter Break - see you on January 3

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

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
Holiday schedule for the Get Out/Basement Christmas Program for students in Grades 5 - 8:
December 20, 21, 22 1:00 - 4:00 pm in the BES Gym (use the Squirrel Street doors) 

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. The deadline for this program is December 20, 2021.

COVID Information
We continue to follow the directives outlined by Alberta Health Services on isolation and quarantine requirements. Please ensure to complete the updated COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist. A reminder to families as per our CRPS reentry plan - “​If a student presents with COVID-19 symptoms during the school day, as per the Alberta Health Daily Checklist and as determined by school staff, parents must be contacted immediately to pick up their child.” As the holidays approach please ensure you are aware of the COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders information.

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

Dec 17, 2021

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

Dec 20-31, 2021

School Closed for Winter Break

Jan 3, 2022

First Day of School after Winter Break

Jan 14, 2022

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

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's December newsletter is ready for you! Check it out here for ideas on how to bring mindfulness to the holidays. 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 December Newsletter and the Spotlight on Settlement in the Bow Valley - Fall 2021.  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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