No School Tomorrow, Norman Foote, Photo Re-Takes, Norma: October 22, 2015


Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 23
No regular classes for Kindergarten to Gr. 6
Norman Foote Returns to Banff
He's back with the Halloween Howl, at The Banff Centre, October 27, 7pm. Please CLICK HERE for more information.  In partnership with the Banff Centre, students in Grades 4-6 made masks to be used during the performance. This creative experience encompassed the major components of visual learning in the art curruculum. Mrs. Gadon and the choir have been diligently practising during lunch hours and music classes.

The deadline for picture order forms are Monday Oct 26, 2015. 

Picture Retake Day
Retakes are on Oct. 29th, in the morning only. Retakes require your child to bring their original photo day proof package to the photographer. If you have lost the proof package, please send a handwritten note to request a retake. 
If your child was absent from school on original photo day or is new to the school please tell your child to have their photograph taken on retake day. Announcements are made to inform students and staff.
Halloween Parade
Friday, Oct 30 at 1:15 pm in the school gym
Gr. 1 to 6, costumes may only be worn in the afternoon and will be given time to change into their costumes at the end of lunch break at 12:55 pm.  Kindergarten students will be able to wear costumes all day (see K teacher for more details).
No offensive costumes are permitted and all toy and replica weapons on costumes must be left at home. Parents are always welcome to join any assembly. Please enter the school from the gym back door, which will open at 1:05 pm. 
Banff School Ski 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 and the Season Pass Application.  Please contact Norquay directly if you have any questions.
Payment is accepted by mail (with a cheque) or fax (with a credit card number) or in person. Pass picture will be taken upon pick up. 
Please send application form directly to Norquay, not the school office. 
Social Media 101: A Parent Presentation
Please see more information HERE.
Right from the Start
RFTS is hosting a parent information evening, focusing on the Zones of Regulation on Tuesday, November 17 from 6-7pm, BES Library. Everyone benefits from learning strategies and tools to manage emotions!  Presented by Assistant Principal  Debbie McKibbin, RFTS , Allyson Van Impe. Please click here for more information and RSVP by Nov. 10th to  

RFTS supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Wellness Mentors and Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School. Our doors are always open. Please click here for News and upcoming events.

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