Professional Learning Day, Community Christmas Concert, Gift Tree: December 3, 2015

Professional Learning Day
Friday, December 4
Noon dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

Banff Community Christmas Concert and Technical Rehearsal
Please be advised of these important dates, times and expectations for you and your child when participating:

  • Monday, December 14 Technical rehearsals in the morning. Students who are participating in the
    concert will be transported to the Banff Centre from school by bus.  Arrangements will be made for those students who are not participating.
  • ​Wednesday, December 16 and Thursday, December 17  Concert starts at 6:00 sharp! Grades 1, 2 and 3 are in the first hour of the show. Grades 4, 5 and 6 are in the second hour.

Tickets are only available through the Banff Centre Box office and are going fast.

School Council Donation Drive
Thank you to everyone that contributed to the School Council Donation Drive.  We exceeded our goal!  At this time we have collected nearly $2600 and donations are still coming in.  With this successful donation drive we are able to purchase over 250 home reading books for parents and children to read together at home.

Gift Tree
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. In the spirit of giving we here at BES would like to support the Santa’s Anonymous Christmas Hamper drive. CUB decorations have been placed on our school Christmas tree in the office. On the back of these ornaments you will find a specific item that the Santa Anonymous elves have requested to help fill each hamper with gifts. You simply purchase the item and bring it back unwrapped to the school office and place it under our tree. Let’s help make sure everyone has a lovely Christmas this year and remember that the biggest gift you can give someone is your love and time.

Jason Carter’s “Who Is Boo 3” Book Launch
Jason Carter, one of Canada’s most exciting and accomplished contemporary Aboriginal visual artists, and designer of our CUBS logo and supporter of our school through his travelling gallery, is launching his new book: Who Is Boo 3: The Spectacular Adventures of One Trickster Rabbit” on Saturday December 5th from noon to 5 pm at the Carter-Ryan Gallery and Live Art Venue 705 Main Street, Canmore. Readings of “Who is Boo 3” will be at noon and 3 pm. For more Information please visit

Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass
The Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass™ lets you ski and snowboard three times at EACH participating ski area for $29.95. That’s a lot of skiing and snowboarding right across Canada!  For more Information please visit

OSC Winter Break
The Town of Banff’s Out-of-School Club is offering full day programming during the Christmas break. Activities will include sleigh rides, skating, swimming, climbing, and visits to Dance for Joy and Crock-A-Doodle. For more information and to register, please visit or call 403-762-1251.  

School fees receipts
Receipts will only be available on Parent Portal. If parents have not created a Parent Portal account, please use the instructions and secure username and password previously supplied to you by the office. Parents who have not picked up their letter, please contact the school office in person.

Right from the Start
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.

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.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at:

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