Full Day Friday, Community Christmas Concert, Winter Break: December 10, 2015

Full Day Friday
December 11, 2015
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Kindergarten to Gr. 6

Coffee/Tea/ Hot Chocolate Fundraiser Update
Thank you so much to all families that put their personal time and effort into the division 1 coffee/ tea / hot chocolate fundraiser.  Pistol & Burnes mailed the order out Wednesday Dec. 9th, so we hope to see it early next week.  Once here and sorted, orders will be available at the school office for pick up.  Please watch for an e-mail notifying that the order has arrived. If you are expecting an order but will be out of town by the time it arrives, please let Kathy Johnson know and she will keep your order aside for you to pick up at your convenience.  kathyj23@shaw.ca

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.
  • ​​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.

Concert dress is clean, neat and semi-formal. No gum! Indoor shoes only. Boys shirts tucked in for performance. Please turn off all electronics.
Families with tickets - students must sit with your parents until you are called to the meeting place in the first half of the concert. Return to your parents after your performance.
Students without tickets must be supervised by their parents in the lobby until they are called to the meeting place. Students may leave with their parents immediately after their performance.
Do not leave your children unattended.
Concert tickets are still available, please contact The Banff Centre Box Office.

Winter Break
December 18th at noon until January 3rd.  Back to School Monday, January 4th.

Hot Lunch Reminder
Please note that there will be NO Hot Lunches served next week (Dec 15/17).  Hot Lunch will start again after the Winter Break.

Christmas Carolling at BES
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 1:30
Friday, Dec. 18 at 10:30
Families are welcome to join us.

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 by December 16th.  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.

Lost and Found
Tables with Lost & Found items have been set up in the hall outside the office. Please come check for lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity after December 18th.

Board Highlights
Please follow the link to view the Board Highlights from the Public School Board meeting which was held on November 25th.

Right from the Start
On behalf of RFTS and the Soul Warmers we would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all the parents who Took ‘5’ to join us today and have a coffee. As well we would like to thank Starbucks for their generous donation of the coffee!!  All proceeds from the sale today will go to various charitable organizations. Have a lovely holiday season.
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: www.banff.ca/settlement.


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