Healthy & Safe Community Week, Dance Performance, Traffic Safety: Oct. 2, 2014

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Full Day
Friday, Oct 3 is a full day of school 
Healthy & Safe Community Week (Oct. 6 to 10)
Next week is a Healthy & Safe Community Week. We will focus on many aspects of Comprehensive health and safety in which every student will be involved. Topics include:
Rethink Your Drink (sugary drinks), Bus Safety, Crosswalk/Street Safety, Wild Life Safety and Respect, Mindfulness/Self-Regulation and Helmet Safety. Students will be taught through various learning activities by many guest speakers from our community.  
School Fees Invoice
With the implementation of our new student information system, school fees invoice will be sent home as they become available to the school. We are hopeful it will be in the next month.
Mt. Reader
Help Raise Great Readers!
Banff Elementary School is looking for volunteers for the Mountain Readers program.  Set aside one hour a week to help students improve their reading skills.  Learn more on our website
Dance in School Performance
Friday, Oct 3 at 1:55 pm
Parent please join us for the assembly. Don't miss the opportunity to watch BES dance!
Please enter the school from the playground side at the back of the gym.

The kindergarten teachers and students of Banff Elementary School would like to thank the Banff Safeway for its generous donation of reusable shopping bags. The full-day students are now able to carry their own outdoor clothing back to class after eating lunch in the gym. Thank you, Safeway!

Right From the Start
Family Potluck
Tuesday, Oct 7
6 to 7:30 pm, BES Gym
Wellness Wheel

The Wellness Wheel helps us understand that our Mental Health relies on balance between the body, mind, spirit and feelings. Ask your child about the Wheel of Wellness.
Did you know?
BES is part of a larger Traffic Safety Committee with a number of Banff stakeholders involved. We have noticed a number of "close calls" between students and vehicles. We hope we can all agree as a community that close calls require a sense of urgency to ensuring the safest environment for our children and community members. 
Some reminders:
Big Horn:
Drop off and pick up only on the north side of the street. Do not use either of the 
staff parking lots. All walking to and from vehicles must be done at the 
crosswalk at Elk and Big Horn
Drop off and pick up only in designated areas. If done on the south side of street, 
you must use the crosswalk at Squirrel and Elk. 
Blocking traffic and/or performing U turns causes congestion and a safety issue. Although you may be in a hurry, we hope you can agree that creating an unsafe situation, where there is potential for injury or worst for our children, is not worth the few seconds you 
may save. 
We have a shared responsibility to maintain the highest standard of safety and we 
appreciate the community's collective effort and support.