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E-NEWS: BES Virtual Open House, Terry Fox Run, CRPS Public School Board Meeting, TOB Children Programs

Grade 7's multiplying decimals


Spotlight on Learning

A nice reminder from the RFTS team to practice self-care.
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From Kindergarten classes to Grade 5, many of our students have worked on their self-portraits this week.
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Full Day Friday

Friday, September 24, 2021
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:04) Grades 1 - 8
No Kindergarten Classes

BES Virtual Open House

Although we would prefer to see you in person, we have created a virtual Open House video to introduce the BES team for this school year and "show" you around the school. Please take a moment to view our Open House video BES Virtual Open House.

Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox said, "anything is possible if you try." Inspired by his amazing example, our school is proudly taking part in this year's Terry Fox School Run. Please consider supporting us in our try, and help us raise much-needed funds for cancer research by donating online using this link Our goal is to raise $800.

CRPS Public School Board Meeting

Please follow the link to view the agenda and meeting link for the upcoming Public School Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 2021 7:00 pm. 

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

Banff Curling Club Invitation

The Banff Curling Club would like to invite your child(ren) aged 6-18 years, to participate in their weekly Youth Club starting on Wednesday, October 20 from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Please click here for more information.

Bow Valley Connections Centre - Razzle Dazzle Carnival

An inclusive event for children with neurodiversity and their families. Please click here for more information.

News from the Office

School Fees

School fees are not yet finalized; however they will start to appear on Parent Portal as we work on the fees. Payment options and details will be provided when invoiced.

2021-2022 Demographic Update

Thank you to those who have already completed the 2021-2022 Annual Demographic Update.  If you have not already completed the update, please log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and click on SchoolEngage on the left side bar at the bottom. Once you have signed in to your SchoolEngage account, click on the bell at the top right hand corner. You will see the incomplete forms in blue. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

School Events Calendar

Please click here to view the BES Community Calendar

Sept 17, 2021

P.D. Day - 12:02 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8, no Kindergarten classes

Sept 24, 2021

Terry Fox Run 

Sept 29, 2021

Orange Shirt Day in honour of Truth & Reconciliation

Sept 30, 2021

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation - School Closed

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

Welcome back to a new school year! 

Right from the Start provides programming about positive mental health to all students at BES. We'll start the year by identifying how we can take care of our wellbeing and mental health - by addressing our body, mind, spirit and feelings. We can be reached as always by emailing Success Coaches and You can check out our website for resources, and 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 September 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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