PD-Day, Lunch Days Volunteers, :Jan 15, 2015


PD Day
Friday, Jan 16 (Tomorrow)
No Kindergarten classes
Noon dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
Lunch Days - Volunteers Required!
Volunteers are needed every Tuesday and Thursday for Kindergarten lunch days! We require one parent to arrive at the school at 11:55am and then serve the food to the children until 12:10-15. We would love to have a consistent weekly volunteer but even if you can commit once or twice a month, we can use your help! It is important to know that the ability to offer the Lunch Days service is dependent on parent volunteers.

Power School - Parent Portal (Important message) 

BES weekly email updates, emergency broadcast and automated alert messages will be sent through PowerSchool started on Jan 29, 2015. The bes.info@crps.ca will no longer be used for our weekly emails.
It is important for parents to keep the contact information up-to-date in Power School - Parent Portal. 
Please create an account and update contact information by following these instructions:  
Crate and account: picked up the letter with instructions, Access ID and Password, ASAP from the school office. 
Update contact information: including email addresses, home phone and cell phone in 'Power Announcement' tab, located on the left hand side of the main page / expand the 'preferences by contact field' tab to update contact information. 
Art Show and Lost and Found items
'Urban Animal' art show is at school, there are beautiful art works around the hallway in front of the office. Lost and Found tables have been set up in front of the office as well. Please find time to check out the Lost and Found items and enjoy the Art Show.  
Town of Banff - Get Out Program
You and your family (Gr. 1 to 6) are invited to Get Out at the BCHS gym every Sunday between 1- 4pm. Come take advantage of free equipment access, snacks and fun! There is also a planned activity every Sunday, with optional participation! Check out www.banff.ca for scheduling information, or contact Community Services at 403.762.1251
Mountain Madness
The Banff Mountain Madness Relay is an exciting multi-sport race through Banff National Park and the Town of Banff. The race is made up of teams of five that starts with a downhill ski leg from the top of Mt. Norquay. The race then begins at the canoe docks along the Bow River and includes a run, ice skate, classic cross-country ski and snowshoe segments. Much of the action takes place on the frozen Bow River, where friends and fans cheer on the athletes of all ages and skill levels.  But it's not just about racing. Teams try to out-do each other with wacky team names, themes and costumes.
The Mountain Madness race is all about fun and community and our love of Banff
Please click here for details and registration form.
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 16, 2015.
Life Touch Photos
“It’s not too late to order pictures!  If you haven’t ordered your 2014-15 school photos….it’s not too late.  Order online at mylifetouch.ca or phone 1-866-457-8212.”
Kids Health
Please click here for AHS - Kids Health Feb 2015 


Please see the school web-site at www.banffelementary.ca for additional information, updated calender,stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under Email Updates.