Banff Elementary School Email Updates en-us Mon, 20 May 2019 01:01:58 MDT Breeze for Teachers 5.0 https://bes.crps.ca May 17 2019 : School Closure May 21, Next Year: Moving?, Family Dance, Homestay needed Spotlight on Learning BES students were stars on the stage Thursday afternoon! Each class worked with an artist from Quest Theatre developing their drama skills throughout the week. We saw increased confidence in every student as they presented their interpretation of a cultural story. School Closure Monday, May 20, 2019 - Victoria Day Holiday Tuesday, May 21, 2019 No Classes for Students - moving day to Phase 2 Full Day Friday Friday May 24, 2019 8:30 am - 3:05 pm Grades K - 8 Phase 2 Update - Confirmed School Closure for students May 21 Good news!  The move to phase 2 will be occurring over the long weekend. School will be closed for students on Tuesday, May 21 to allow staff to set up classrooms. Students are to meet their teachers on Wednesday morning, May 22 in their old classrooms. Those classes that are moving rooms will be led to their new rooms by their teacher. *Please note Kindergarten classes will head out on their field trip as planned. They will move to their new classes after lunch recess. Gr. 4 - both classes are moving to the second floor (same wing), across from Gr. 6 Gr. 7 & 8 - are moving to the second floor in the new wing (look for the lockers!) Gr. 3R (Ms. Reid’s class) - is moving room 104 (across from Gr. 1, formerly Ms. Thomson’s Gr. 4 room) Gr. 2 & Kindergarten - are moving to the main floor in the new wing Music room - is moving to the main floor in the new wing More information about class locations and the doors students will use to exit the school at 3:05 will be sent out next week. The Town of Banff is providing childcare Tuesday, May 21. They are currently accepting registration. Please contact 403-762-1251 to register your child(ren). The Lunch Program (Subway) will be moved to Wednesday, May 22. Arrangements will be made to deliver lunch to the Gr. 5 class on Nature Explorers. For those students participating in WordSmash or Track & Field on Tuesday, May 21, these events will not be affected by the school closure. CRPS is inviting the public Thursday, May 23 & Friday, May 24 to remove any items in the old building that can be repurposed. Thank you for your support as we prepare safe, organized learning spaces for your children. Next Year: Moving? Please help us in our planning for next year by informing the office if your child is NOT attending Banff Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year. Family Spring Dance May 30 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the new BES Gym All family members welcome!   Bring/wear something that reminds you of spring. Please click here for more details. HomeStay needed for International Students Students come to CRPS from Brazil, Spain, Italy, France, Japan, Vietnam, Mexico, Hong Kong and Germany. They stay for one semester, two semesters or for longer in order to earn their high school diploma while gaining fluency in English. For host families, remuneration for the 2019-20 school year is $975.00 per month. Homestay families must have a separate, furnished bedroom for their student, and provide three generous, nutritious meals a day plus reasonable snacks and beverages. How to Become a Host Family: Email: julie.strang@crps.ca – Homestay Coordinator or call: 403.609.6072 Ext. 6220 (Applications can also be obtained and dropped off at the Canmore Board office at 618 -7th Avenue, Canmore, or at crps.ca) CRPS Public Board Meeting Please follow the link to view the agenda for the upcoming Public School Board Meeting on May 22, 2019.  The meeting will be held at Banff Elementary School at 7:00 pm. Technology & Today’s Youth CRPS is pleased to have Dr. Andrea Halwas Larsen from Juno House Associate to come and provide a presentation on technology and today's youth at CCHS on May 27, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Please click here for more details. Here is a quote from what to expect during the evening: "In this 1.5 hour presentation, we will discuss the role of technology and today’s youth. The message of this presentation is not only based on technology, but also about a child’s healthy brain development and the necessary parenting/caregiver role in creating healthy, emotional, regulated, and integrated brains." We also encourage you to bring your children with you, especially if they are in grades 5 and up. If you have any questions, please contact debbie.mckibbin@crps.ca. Important Upcoming Dates May 17 Professional Development Day - no classes for students Gr. K - 8 May 20 Victoria Day - School Closure May 21 No classes for students Gr K-8 - moving day May 21 WordSmash 8:45 am - 3:00 pm at The Banff Centre May 22 CRPS Public Board Meeting 7:00 pm at BES May 30 Family Spring Dance 5:00 - 7:00 pm BES gym May 30 Playground Concept Reveal 5:30 pm BES May 31 Professional Development - 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 - 8 No Kindergarten Classes Right from the Start Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. Our doors are always open. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. 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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley. Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/ for additional information including AB Education Online Learning programs, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.   CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BANFF_EL_SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5121&stream=Email Updates https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5121&stream=Email Updates May 10 2019 : Phase 2 Update, Next Year: Moving?, Class Picture Day, Valbella Pickup, School Council AGM, Quest Theatre Performance Spotlight on Learning BES students make our school a great place to learn! Student Council (left) have worked diligently to foster positive habits of mind and actively looked for ways to make our school a better place to be.  Bravo to our two Gr. 7 teams who participated in the Science Olympics (an interactive, interschool engineering and geoscience event) last Saturday with the support of Mr. Conniff. Full Day Professional Development Friday, May 17, 2019 No Classes for Students Grades K - 8 School Closure Monday, May 20, 2019 - Victoria Day Holiday Potential School Closure: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Phase 2 Update - possible school closure for students May 21 Pending the confirmation of occupancy for phase 2 of the new BES building scheduled for May long weekend, the school will be closed for students on Tuesday, May 21. Please note the occupancy date is beyond our control. As many of you know, construction has its own timeline! Movers have been booked over the weekend and staff will be setting up classrooms to ensure safe, welcoming learning spaces for students on Wednesday, May 22. This closure will be confirmed next week once we have a firm occupancy date. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. It may seem odd to be moving at this time of the year, rather than waiting until summer. This time is required to accommodate the decommissioning and demolition of the old BES building and restoration of the new field (so we may have somewhere to play in the fall!). More information will follow next week! Next Year: Moving? Please help us in our planning for next year by informing the office if your child is NOT attending Banff Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year. Class Picture Day Monday, May 13 - bring your extra big smile! Valbella Fundraiser Product Pickup Thank you to all those that supported School Council’s Playground fundraiser by placing a Valbella order. We raised nearly $5000 for our playgrounds. An additional $5000 was generously received from Rocky Mountain Telecom. Product pick up by each seller is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14 2:45 - 4:00 pm at BES. All items are frozen and must be picked up by the seller during this time. Please bring bags to carry home all your orders. School Council AGM and Monthly Meeting Come one, come all! Child care will be provided. We are meeting Wednesday, May 15 at 3:30 pm in the conference room. Parents play an important role in student success. School councils allow parents to participate in decisions that impact student learning. By contributing knowledge, perspective and ideas at school council meetings, parents are actively contributing to the success of our school community. Quest Theatre Performance May 16, 2019 1:30 pm BES Gym - families are welcome to join us for a theatre presentation.  The Quest Theatre Artist in Residency Program is a fun and engaging drama experience focussing on cultural stories. Grade 2 to 8 classes will each be given their own story/poem to work on for the week with an artist from the Quest Theatre team. All classes will attend the final performance. Technology & Today’s Youth CRPS is pleased to have Dr. Andrea Halwas Larsen from Juno House Associate to come and provide a presentation on technology and today's youth at CCHS on May 27, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Please click here for more details. Here is a quote from what to expect during the evening: "In this 1.5 hour presentation, we will discuss the role of technology and today’s youth. The message of this presentation is not only based on technology, but also about a child’s healthy brain development and the necessary parenting/caregiver role in creating healthy, emotional, regulated, and integrated brains." We also encourage you to bring your children with you, especially if they are in grades 5 and up. If you have any questions, please contact debbie.mckibbin@crps.ca. Important Upcoming Dates May 13        Class Picture Day May 14 Valbella Fundraiser - product pickup at BES 2:45-4:00 pm May 15 School Council AGM BES 3:30 pm - child care available May 16 Quest Theatre Performance 1:30 pm BES Gym May 17 Professional Development Day - no classes for students Gr. K - 8 May 20 Victoria Day - School Closure May 22 CRPS Public Board Meeting 7:00 pm at BES May 31 Professional Development - 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 - 8 No Kindergarten Classes   Right from the Start Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. Our doors are always open. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. 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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley. Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/ for additional information including AB Education Online Learning programs, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.   CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BANFF_EL_SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5113&stream=Email Updates https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5113&stream=Email Updates May 3 2019 : Mental Health Week, Technology & Today’s Youth, Phase 2 Update, News from the Office Spotlight on Learning The Trash Pageant was a huge hit at our recent Earth Day Assembly! The stage presence, remembering all their lines, costumes and enthusiasm made for a stellar performance by these grades 3-5 students. Thanks to the grade 6 Stage Managers, Mrs. Dominique Schmaltz and Ms. Kat Wiebe (RFTS) for directing the Trash Pageant. Fun fact:  Ms. Kat performed in this same play in 1993! Full Day Friday Friday, May 10, 2019 8:30 am - 3:05 pm Grades K - 8 Mental Health Week - May 6-12 During Mental Health week at BES we will be encouraging Random Acts of Kindness, wearing hats for Mental Health on Wednesday, May 8, teaching lessons on thankfulness and gratitude, smiling at strangers and RFTS is hosting a Take 5! on Thursday, May 9 (please come!). Technology & Today’s Youth CRPS is pleased to have Dr. Andrea Halwas Larsen from Juno House Associate to come and provide a presentation on technology and today's youth at CCHS on May 27th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Please click here for more details. Here is a quote from what to expect during the evening: "In this 1.5 hour presentation, we will discuss the role of technology and today’s youth. The message of this presentation is not only based on technology, but also about a child’s healthy brain development and the necessary parenting/caregiver role in creating healthy, emotional, regulated, and integrated brains." We also encourage you to bring your children with you, especially if they are in grades 5 and up. If you have any questions, please contact debbie.mckibbin@crps.ca. Please Send Snacks on Hot Lunch Days Children still require healthy snacks to augment the meal provided on Hot Lunch Days.  Nester’s usually donates a fruit or vegetable on Thursdays to accompany the Hot Lunch. On Tuesdays there is often no fruit or vegetable served with the main dish. On Subway day, one cookie is provide per child (not per sub). Please be sure to pack a snack each day and a vegetable or fruit along with a container and cutlery for your child on Hot Lunch Days.  Thank you for helping us provide a balanced meal for your child. Phase 2 Update We are due to move into phase 2 over the May long weekend (May 17-20)! Our fingers are crossed. More information will be sent home May 10. News from the Office Text Alerts: School Messenger is used to notify parents of emergencies as well as attendance alerts. If you would like to opt in for the optional text alerts for the School Messenger system, you must opt in directly from your cell phone by texting "Y" or  "Yes" to 978338. For more information on this please contact the school office. Parent Portal: Parents please ensure you can log on to Parent Portal. Look for the PowerSchool Parent Portal link on our school website. This is where you will access daily updates on your student’s marks and attendance, pay school fees and more. Report cards are also shared with you through Parent Portal - no paper copies are sent home. Please contact the school office if you are not able to login. Citizenship Change: Has your Citizenship status changed since you registered at BES? Please contact the office to update your information. Telephone Number, Mailing or Physical Address Change: Please contact the office to update your information. It is important that you notify the school of any changes. School Fees: Payment for School Fees is now overdue. Please pay School fees by Debit or Credit Card online through Powerschool Parent Portal. Payment can also be made by cash or cheque (made payable to Banff Elementary School) at the school office. As per CRPS Administrative Procedure 503 delinquent accounts may be sent to a private collection agency. Please contact the office to make payment arrangements if you are unable to pay the outstanding school fees at this time. Important Upcoming Dates May 6 Bus Driver Appreciation Day May 8 Hats On for Mental Health May 9 Take 5! 8:15 - 8:30 am May 13 Class Picture Day May 14 Valbella Fundraiser - product pickup at BES 2:45-4:00 pm May 15 School Council AGM BES 3:30 pm - child care available May 16 Quest Theatre Performance (Time & Location TBD) May 17 Professional Development Day - no classes for students Gr. K - 8 May 20 Victoria Day - School Closure May 22 CRPS Public Board Meeting 7:00 pm at BES May 31 Professional Development - 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 - 8 No Kindergarten Classes Right from the Start Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. Our doors are always open. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. 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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley. Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/ for additional information including AB Education Online Learning programs, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BANFF_EL_SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5097&stream=Email Updates https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5097&stream=Email Updates April 26 2019 : Valbella Fundraiser, 2019-2020 Calendar, International Program, News from the Office, Important Upcoming Dates Spotlight on Learning Grade three students were demonstrating their understanding of structures through designing and and building bridges that spanned at least 45 cm and could support a mass of 5 kg (10 lbs) or more. Some of them could hold more than 38 kgs (85lbs)!   A big thank you to Lynx for organizing and facilitating our Earth Week celebrations! Professional Development Friday, May 3, 2019 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 - 8 No Kindergarten Classes Valbella Gourmet Foods Fundraiser What are we fundraising for? PLAYGROUNDS! Fact 1. New schools DO NOT include new playgrounds. Fact 2. Playgrounds cost about $200,000 each Fact 3. BES is hoping to build two awesome new playgrounds – one geared towards K-5, and the other designed for Grades 4-8. Fact 4. Through generous community donors we have raised $100,000 and the Alberta Government is funding $250,000. We need $75,000 more… Order forms have been sent home and are due back to the school office along with payment (cash or cheques made payable to BES School Council) on May 3. Product pick up by each seller is scheduled for May 14 at BES - in time for BBQ season! Calendar for 2019-2020 The Board have approved a one year calendar for the next school year which is available here: 2019/2020 Learning Calendar International Program - Homestay Parents Needed Students come to CRPS from Brazil, Spain, Italy, France, Japan, Vietnam, Mexico, Hong Kong and Germany. They stay for one semester, two semesters or for longer in order to earn their high school diploma while gaining fluency in English. For host families, remuneration for the 2019-20 school year is $975.00 per month. Homestay families must have a separate, furnished bedroom for their student, and provide three generous, nutritious meals a day plus reasonable snacks and beverages. How to Become a Host Family: Email: julie.strang@crps.ca – Homestay Coordinator or call: 403.609.6072 Ext. 6220 (Applications can also be obtained and dropped off at the Canmore Board office at 618 -7th Avenue, Canmore, or at crps.ca) News from the Office Text Alerts: School Messenger is used to notify parents of emergencies as well as attendance alerts. If you would like to opt in for the optional text alerts for the School Messenger system, you must opt in directly from your cell phone by texting "Y" or  "Yes" to 978338. For more information on this please contact the school office. Parent Portal: Parents please ensure you can log on to Parent Portal. Look for the PowerSchool Parent Portal link on our school website. This is where you will access daily updates on your student’s marks and attendance, pay school fees and more. Report cards are also shared with you through Parent Portal - no paper copies are sent home. Please contact the school office if you are not able to login. Citizenship Change: Has your Citizenship status changed since you registered at BES? Please contact the office to update your information. Telephone Number, Mailing or Physical Address Change: Please contact the office to update your information. It is important that you notify the school of any changes. School Fees: Payment for School Fees is now overdue. Please pay School fees by Debit or Credit Card online through Powerschool Parent Portal. Payment can also be made by cash or cheque (made payable to Banff Elementary School) at the school office. As per CRPS Administrative Procedure 503 delinquent accounts may be sent to a private collection agency. Please contact the office to make payment arrangements if you are unable to pay the outstanding school fees at this time. Important Upcoming Dates April 26 Full Day Friday, Earth Day Assembly 1:00 pm gym - families welcome May 1 BHCS Grade 9 (2019/2020) Parent/Student Information Session - Wednesday, May 1 5:30 pm BCHS Gym - please feel free to arrive at 5:00 pm to tour the school May 2 BES Grade 7 (2019/2020) Parent/Student “Welcome to Junior High” Presentation 5:30 pm BES May 3 Valbella Fundraiser order forms due to the office May 3, 31 Professional Development - 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 - 8 No Kindergarten Classes May 6 Bus Driver Appreciation Day May 13 Class Picture Day May 15 School Council AGM BES 3:30 pm - child care available May 17 Professional Development Day - no classes for students Gr. K - 8 May 20 Victoria Day - School Closure May 22 CRPS Public Board Meeting 7:00 pm at BES Right from the Start Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. Our doors are always open. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. 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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.   Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/ for additional information including AB Education Online Learning programs, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.   CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BANFF_EL_SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube   https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5089&stream=Email Updates https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5089&stream=Email Updates April 5, 2019 : Spring Break Spotlight on Learning Happy Spring Break! We hope you enjoy time with family and friends. As the snow melts and we spot our first crocus’ of the year, the wall between phase 1 & 2 of the new school will be coming down. Exciting times! M. Vallee captured some great photos of the creative doors from Literacy Week (below)! Spring Break April 5 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 8 (no Kindergarten Classes) April 5 12:01 pm - April 21 School resumes Monday, April 22, 2019 Important Upcoming Dates April 5 Professional Learning pm - 12:01 pm dismissal for Grade 1 to 8 students (no Kindergarten classes) April 6-21     School Closed for Spring Break - School resumes Monday, April 22 April 24 BES School Council Meeting 3:30 pm BES Conference Room April 25 CRPS Public Board Meeting 7:00 pm Canmore Board Office - please follow the link to view the highlights from the March 19, 2019 Public School Board Meeting. April 26 Earth Day Assembly 1:00 pm gym - families welcome Right from the Start Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. Our doors are always open. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. 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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.   Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/ for additional information including AB Education Online Learning programs, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5085&stream=Email Updates https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5085&stream=Email Updates March 29, 2019: Science Fair Success, Spring Break Spotlight on Learning On Tuesday, March 26, BES hosted the 12th annual Canadian Rockies Regional Science Fair. We had 164 students with 104 projects participating from both Lawrence Grassi Middle School and Banff Elementary. The quality of projects and innovations was truly inspiring to all who attended. Seeing the students cheer for one another during the awards ceremony was very heartwarming. A very big thank you to our sponsors and 150 volunteers! Spring Break April 5 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 8 (no Kindergarten Classes) April 5 12:01 pm - April 21 School resumes Monday, April 22, 2019 News from the Office School Fees: Payment for School Fees is now overdue. Please pay School fees by Debit or Credit Card online through Powerschool Parent Portal. Payment can also be made by cash or cheque (made payable to Banff Elementary School) at the school office. Important Upcoming Dates Apr 2 Lockdown Drill - an email will be sent to all parents on April 1 Apr 5 Professional Learning pm - 12:01 pm dismissal for Grade 1 to 8 students (no Kindergarten classes) Apr 6-21       School Closed for Spring Break - School resumes Monday, April 22 April 24 BES School Council Meeting 3:30 pm BES Conference Room April 25 CRPS Public Board Meeting 7:00 pm Canmore Board Office - please follow the link to view the highlights from the March 19, 2019 Public School Board Meeting Right from the Start Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. Our doors are always open. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. 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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley. Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/ for additional information including AB Education Online Learning programs, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5075&stream=Email Updates https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5075&stream=Email Updates March 22, 2019: Literacy Week, RFTS Take 10/Market/Read with your Child, Science Fair Spotlight on Learning Our camera club offered family portrait sessions during conferences to fundraise for more equipment. Our school trusts us with this expensive equipment! We are looking forward to learning more about using different lenses, photography concepts, and how to take great photos using different photography tools. Thanks to Breanne, Zyrell, Georgia and Chloe.     Full Day Friday Friday, March 29, 2019 8:30 am - 3:05 pm Grades K - 8 Literacy Week Literacy week is fast approaching (March 25 - 29) and the Grade 3's want to show school spirit by hosting a book sale! Please bring in any used book donations this coming week and leave next to any of the Grade 3 classrooms (Mrs. Daffern 106, Ms. Reid 401 or Ms. Provencher 108). We will be hosting the book sale Thursday March 28 in the Learning Lounge all morning. Classes will have time to come down and look through the book selection. All of the proceeds will go toward the Bow Valley SPCA. Thank you for your support and happy reading! RFTS Take 10 / Grade 7 Entrepreneur Market / Read with Your Child morning Please join us for an exciting morning on Friday, March 29 from 8:15-8:45 am in the Learning Commons. RFTS will be hosting a Take 10 with coffee, tea, and snacks. Grade 7 Entrepreneur classes will be hosting a market to sell the products their small businesses have been creating. Items will be for sale from 25 cents to $20 and range from playdough to bike racks. Read with Your Child - on this final day of our literacy week we invite you to move from the Take 10/Market to your child's homeroom to read until 8:45 am. CRPS Twelfth Annual Canadian Rockies Science Fair Tuesday, March 26, BES gym - public viewing will occur between 11:15-11:45 am. Members of the public (i.e. other students, parents, etc) are welcome to view projects at this time. News from the Office School Fees: Payment for School Fees is now overdue. Please pay School fees by Debit or Credit Card online through Powerschool Parent Portal. Payment can also be made by cash or cheque (made payable to Banff Elementary School) at the school office. Important Upcoming Dates Mar 26 CRPS Science Fair hosted by BES Mar 28 Literacy Week Book Sale am Learning Lounge Mar 29 RFTS Take 10 / Grade 7 Entrepreneur Market / Read with Your Child 8:15 - 8:45 am Learning Commons Apr 6-21 School Closed for Spring Break Right from the Start Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. Our doors are always open. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. 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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley. Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/ for additional information including AB Education Online Learning programs, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5069&stream=Email Updates https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5069&stream=Email Updates March 15, 2019: Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, School Council, Literacy Week, Lost & Found Spotlight on Learning Gr. 8 Band Trip (March 12-14) - Our Gr. 8 students are back from Edmonton and the verdict is in….the experience was a huge success!  Students worked hard to learn as much as possible from the clinics at the University of Alberta. Mr. N. reports it was simply a joy to spend these three days with our Gr. 8 students. He was impressed by their effort and teamwork throughout the band tour. He is already looking forward to next year! Friday, March 22, 2019 No Classes for Students all day AM - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences PM - Professional Development for Teachers Parent / Student / Teacher Conferences - Progress Reporting March 20 & 21 Evening conferences - regular classes during the day March 22 Morning conferences and P.D. in the afternoon - no school for students Booking is now open until March 20th at 12:00 pm. Appointments must be booked online at https://banff.schoolappointments.com (NOT Parent Portal). Please click here for instructions (your account from the fall is still active - there is a “forgot password” link if required). After March 20 at 12:00 pm the online booking system will be closed - parents will be required to email their child's homeroom teacher directly to change or book an appointment after this time. Grade 7 & 8 March Conferences will be student-led. Please sign-up for one of the time slots. During this time, your child will share their learning and you will have a chance to connect with all 4 teachers. Camera Club - Invitation for a Family Portrait Our Camera Club students would like to invite you to our first annual Family Portrait fundraiser. The event will take place during our Parent/Student/Teacher conferences this month in the Learning Commons. This fundraiser will allow us to purchase more gear to enrich our program. There is no set fee, by donation only. No bookings needed, just drop in with your family! School Council Meeting Come one, come all! Child care will be provided. We are meeting Wednesday, March 20 at 3:30 pm in the staff room. Parents play an important role in student success. School councils allow parents to participate in decisions that impact student learning. By contributing knowledge, perspective and ideas at school council meetings, parents are actively contributing to the success of our school community. CRPS Board Meeting Please follow the link to view the agenda for the upcoming Public School Board Meeting scheduled for March 19, 2019. The meeting will take place at Exshaw School at 7:00 pm. Literacy Week Literacy week is fast approaching (March 25 - 29) and the grade 3's wanted to show our school spirit by hosting a book sale! Please bring in any used book donations this coming week and leave next to any of the grade 3 classrooms (Mrs. Daffern 106, Ms. Reid 401 or Ms. Provencher 108). We will be hosting the book sale Thursday March 28 in the Learning Lounge all morning. Classes will have time to come down and look through the book selection. Picture books will be $0.25 and novels $0.50. All of the proceeds will go toward the Bow Valley SPCA. Thank you for your support and happy reading! Casual Lunch Supervisors Needed Are you available on a casual basis to supervise students over the lunch hour? We are in need of subs to call in the event that we are short staffed. This is paid position and you are required to obtain an RCMP Vulnerable Sector check (unless we already have one on file). Please contact the office for more information. Lost and Found Lost and Found items have been set out on display in the Learning Commons (the open area by the Grades 1 & 4 classrooms in the new school). Please stop by or have your child take a look as there are MANY items that you may not even realize have been missing! News from the Office School Fees: Payment for School Fees is now overdue. Please pay School fees by Debit or Credit Card online through Powerschool Parent Portal. Payment can also be made by cash or cheque (made payable to Banff Elementary School) at the school office. Important Upcoming Dates Mar 19 CRPS Board Meeting, Exshaw School 7:00 pm Mar 20 School Council Meeting, BES Conference Room 3:30 pm Mar 20-21 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews in the evening (booking system will open Mar 11) Mar 22 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews (am) and Professional Learning (pm) - no classes for students Mar 26 CRPS Science Fair hosted by BES Apr 6-21 School Closed for Spring Break Right from the Start Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. Our doors are always open. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. 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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley. Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/ for additional information including AB Education Online Learning programs, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5055&stream=Email Updates https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5055&stream=Email Updates March 8, 2019 : Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, Hoody Orders, Casual Lunch Supervisors Needed, Lost & Found Spotlight on Learning Our Gr. 8 students and music teacher Mr. N. collaborated with W.G. Murdoch High School students and music teacher Shannon Booth (also a former student from BCHS) to perform a cohesive and polished performance. They sounded amazing!  Yesterday, BES school spirit came shining through during the Gr. 8 boys vs staff basketball game. Score? They tied! Full Day Friday Friday, March 15, 2019 8:30 am - 3:05 pm Grades K - 8 Parent / Student / Teacher Conferences - Progress Reporting March 11 @ NOON   Online booking opens! March 20 & 21           Evening conferences - regular classes during the day March 22                    Morning conferences and P.D. in the afternoon - no school for students Appointments must be booked online at https://banff.schoolappointments.com (NOT Parent Portal). You can start booking on March 11 at 12:00 pm until March 20 at 12:00 pm. Please click here for instructions (your account from the fall is still active - there is a “forgot password” link if required). After March 20 at 12:00 pm the online booking system will be closed - parents will be required to email their child's homeroom teacher directly to change or book an appointment after this time. Grade 7 & 8 March Conferences will be student-led. Please sign-up for one of the time slots. During this time, your child will share their learning and you will have a chance to connect with all 4 teachers Camera Club - Invitation for a Family Portrait Our Camera Club students would like to invite you to our first annual Family Portrait fundraiser. The event will take place during our Parent/Student/Teacher conferences this month in the Learning Commons. This fundraiser will allow us to purchase more gear to enrich our program. There is no set fee, by donation only. No bookings needed, just drop in with your family! BES Hoodies - SALE EXTENDED to March 15 In order to celebrate our school culture, we are now selling hoodies with our new logo. Hoodies will be sold for $40. If you are interested in purchasing a hoodie for your child, please click here for the order form and send it along with cash or a cheque payable to Banff Elementary School to the office by Friday March 15, 2019. If required, paper copies are available at the office. Please note, BES must place an order for a minimum of 40 hoodies - place your order ASAP. Time Change Daylight Savings time starts this weekend. Remember to set your clock ahead 1 hour before bed on Saturday night. Casual Lunch Supervisors Needed Are you available on a casual basis to supervise students over the lunch hour? We are in need of subs to call in the event that we are short staffed. This is paid position and you are required to obtain an RCMP Vulnerable Sector check (unless we already have one on file). Please contact the office for more information. Lost and Found Lost and Found items have been set out on display in the Learning Commons (the open area by the Grades 1 & 4 classrooms in the new school). Please stop by or have your child take a look as there are MANY items that you may not even realize have been missing! News from the Office School Fees: Payment for School Fees is now overdue. Please pay School fees by Debit or Credit Card online through Powerschool Parent Portal. Payment can also be made by cash or cheque (made payable to Banff Elementary School) at the school office. Important Upcoming Dates Mar 19          CRPS Board Meeting, Exshaw School 7:00 pm Mar 20          School Council Meeting, BES Conference Room 3:30 pm Mar 20&21    Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews in the evening (booking system will open Mar 11) Mar 22          Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews (am) and Professional Learning (pm) - no classes for students Mar 26          CRPS Science Fair hosted by BES Apr 6-21       School Closed for Spring Break Right from the Start Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. Our doors are always open. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. 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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley. Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/ for additional information including AB Education Online Learning programs, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders. CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5033&stream=Email Updates https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5033&stream=Email Updates March 1, 2019 : BES Hoodies, Ecosonic Playground Project - Donations Needed, Camera Club Spotlight on Learning Our new habit of mind for March is Listening and Understanding with Empathy. Student council inspired all classes to complete a "sticking with empathy" challenge where each class writes short, kind messages for BES students on a sticky note for a class in the grade level above. Student council wrote messages for the Kindergarten classes which were put on their desks this past week. Kindergarten then wrote empathy notes for both Grade 1 classes (I saw Kindergarten quietly slipping out of a Gr. 1 class while they were in gym!).  The plan is for this to continue to work its way up to Grade 8 by the end of March. Here is one for you parents: You are amazing! Professional Development Day Friday, March 8, 2019 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 - 8 No Kindergarten Classes BES Hoodies We are excited to introduce our new school logo that has been created by Jason Carter. Our school has worked with the celebrated Canadian artist to redesign our school bear in order to represent a school with students aged Kindergarten to Grade 8. We believe that our logo continues to represent the beliefs held in our “CUBS” code, while adjusting to the needs of our older students. In order to celebrate our school culture, we are now selling hoodies with our new logo. Hoodies will be sold for $40. If you are interested in purchasing a hoodie for your child, please click here for the order form and send it along with cash or a cheque payable to Banff Elementary School to the office by Friday March 8, 2019. If required, paper copies are available at the office. Please note, BES must place an order for a minimum of 40 hoodies. Ecosonic Playground Project - Donations Needed The Grade 5's will be beginning a very special STEAM pilot project called the Ecosonic Playground Project in conjunction with Exshaw school and a professor of music from U. of Massachusetts Lowell in March. As this project highlights the use of recyclable materials in its focus and design, we are asking the community (and you!) to donate reusable items for our structure. The items we are asking for need to be weatherproof, durable, have the potential to create pitch and must be sized to fit on or in the PVC piping structure dimensions. Items such as plastic buckets, metal items such as chains, baking pans and grates (kitchen items), bungee cords, rubber tubing and bands (fitness bands), broken instruments or pieces that are weatherproof (metal or wood), and sports items like rackets, poles. Recyclable materials that can be used to create mallet-type objects or to attach or secure objects to the structure are also welcomed. Please click here for more information about this project. Any materials you are willing to donate can be dropped off at the BES music room by March 8, 2019. Camera Club - Invitation for a Family Portrait Our Camera Club students would like to invite you to our first annual Family Portrait fundraiser. The event will take place during our Parent/Student/Teacher conferences this month in the Learning Commons. This fundraiser will allow us to purchase more gear to enrich our program. There is no set fee, by donation only. No bookings needed, just drop in with your family! News from the Office School Fees: Payment for School Fees is now overdue. Please pay School fees by Debit or Credit Card online through Powerschool Parent Portal. Payment can also be made by cash or cheque (made payable to Banff Elementary School) at the school office. Important Upcoming Dates Mar 8 Professional Learning pm - 12:01 pm dismissal for Grade 1 to 8 students (no Kindergarten classes) Mar 19 CRPS Board Meeting, Exshaw School 7:00 pm Mar 20 School Council Meeting, BES Conference Room 3:30 pm Mar 20&21 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews in the evening (booking system will open Mar 11) Mar 22 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews (am) and Professional Learning (pm) - no classes for students Mar 26 CRPS Science Fair hosted by BES Apr 6-21 School Closed for Spring Break   Right from the Start Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. Our doors are always open. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. 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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley. Please see the school website at http://bes.crps.ca/ for additional information including AB Education Online Learning programs, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders.   CANADIAN ROCKIES PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LEARNING CRPS YouTube https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5029&stream=Email Updates https://bes.crps.ca/view.php?action=object&id=5029&stream=Email Updates