PD Day, P/T Conferences, Nature Explorers, Norquay Pass: Oct 9, 2014

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PD Day
Friday, Oct 10
12:00 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten classes
Thanksgiving Day - No School
Monday, Oct 13

Parent Teacher Conference

Kindergarten: Oct 22, 23, 24 
Gr. 2 to Gr. 6: Oct 23 after school , 24 morning, no regular classes. 
(Some teachers might be available on some other day(s) that week). 
An online system at http://banff.schoolappointments.com/ will be used for booking appointment(s). It will be available on Oct 14 at 8:00 am. 
All accounts from last year had been deleted from the system. 'Register' will be required for all parents. 
Please click here for instructions on 'Parent Registration' and 'To book appointment'.
Nature Explorers - Nov./Dec. Volunteers Wanted
The program is moving into a new cycle with Patterns in Nature and Applied Math Topics in November and Community Involvement, Respect for Nature and Art 
in December. To assist, please pick a topic and/or days that work for you and sign up at:
Norquay - Caribou Kids Season Pass
Banff Schools Ski For Free!!!
Banff Lodging Co, a division of Banff Caribou Properties Ltd., is pleased to announce that Banff schools can ski for free again this year!!!
Please click here for more details
Please click here for Caribou Kids Season Pass application form
Payment is accepted by mail (with a cheque) or fax(with a credit card number) or in person. Norquay will start issuing passes as of October 20. Pass picture will be taken upon pick up. 
Please send application form directly to Norquay, not the school office. 
Did you know?
As part of our Healthy and Safe Community Week, we had Registered Nurse, Drew, from Mineral Springs teach kids about reducing head injuries and reviewed helmet safety. He sent this info along for further reference. 
Hockey Canada - Concussions
Alberta Based Brain Injury and Prevention Organization Parachute
Alberta Health Services - Helmet Fit Guide
Alberta Center for Injury Control & Research - Info Sheet