Professional Learning Day, Hot Lunch Order, School Council Meeting, Accountability Survey: January 14, 2016

Professional Learning Day
Friday, January 15
Noon dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

Hot Lunch Program
Online ordering for the second session (Feb. - June) of school hot lunch is now open until January 27th.  Don’t delay - order today.  Payments to be dropped off at the School Office.
If you already have an account please click here to order.
If you have not ordered hot lunch before or require further information please click here.
This is a volunteer run program - we are always looking for more volunteers.  Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Kelsie Lambert, at

AHS - Three Steps to fighting the flu
Please click here for Three Steps to fighting the flu from Alberta Health Services.

School Council Meeting
The next School Council meeting is on Wednesday, January 20th 3:30pm at BES Library.
As a parent and/or guardian with a child in the school, you are considered a member of School Council.  We welcome all parents to join our Council meetings to learn, observe, and have a voice. Whether you can come for one meeting, or every meeting, for 30 minutes or the full hour and a half, your involvement is welcome.  

Accountability Survey
Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar survey.  Parents of students in Grade 4 will be receiving this survey by mail. Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly. Results are used by schools, school authorities and government to see what’s working and what needs to be improved. Please click here for more information.

CRPS Digital Citizenship
Check out the CRPS Digital Citizenship page to discover the collective wisdom of the many CRPS parents and teachers who gathered at our Technology and Parenting session to share and discuss strategies for guiding our children's choices as they navigate the digital worlds of media and technology.

Mountain Madness Relay Race
The 2016 Mountain Madness Relay Race takes place on Friday, January 29th. It's a multi-sport relay race made up of teams of five that starts with a downhill ski leg from the top of Mt. Norquay. The race then works its way down to the Bow River via run, ice skate, classic cross-country ski and snowshoe segments.  There is a category for participants in Grade 4 - 6. Registration deadline is January 15, 2016.
More information and an application form is available at

BES CUBS T-Shirts and Toques For Sale
CUBS T-Shirts and Toques are on sale for $15 each at the office on Thursdays while supplies last (cash or cheque to BES School Council).  Sales from the T-Shirts and Toques will support School Council initiatives.

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.