Full Day Friday, Report Card Feedback, K Open House & Registration, Movie Night : February 4, 2016

Full Day Friday
February 5, 2016
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Kindergarten to Gr. 6

Movie Night
Friday, February 5th 6:00 - 7:45 pm, BES Gym Entrance
Inside Out - a Disney movie
$4 per student (Kindy students must be accompanied by a parent), Popcorn $2,  Juice $1
Bring a pillow and blanket

Report Card Feedback
We are hoping that you have had a chance to review your child’s report card sent home last week.  This reporting period we are particularly interested in your experience with our redesigned report card and the Parent Handbook.  This feedback will be used to inform changes that we make for the 2016-17 school year.   Please click here for the Reporting Period #2 Feedback form.

2016-2017 Kindergarten Open House and Registration
Kindergarten Open House
Thursday, March 17th 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Banff Elementary School Library
Please click here for 2016 - 17 Kindergarten Registration Information and Package.

New Kindergarten Option for 2016-2017
For many years, there has been a strong interest expressed by Banff parents and community for a French education for their Kindergarten child, yet the commitment of accessing the immersion program in Canmore presents some limitations, such as the long bus ride for four and five-year olds. This year, BES offered French experience to K-3 students. Looking ahead to next year, a full day Kindergarten: half French immersion and half English program will be offered at BES  for the 2016-2017 school year, in addition to the full and half day English program. This will help inform parents’ decision of which program best fits the needs and interests of their Kindergarten child. This program must meet a minimum of 18 students to move ahead.  In the best interest of all Kindergarten students, the school reserves the right to balance classes.  A transition plan from Kindergarten to Grade 1 is in place for next April, for those students whose parents decide to continue with French immersion in Canmore.  For more information please attend the Kindergarten Open House.

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.

Town of Banff - Family Day Events
Celebrate Family Day at The Fenlands and the Banff Centre on Monday, February 15th.  Free skating, curling and other activities for kids from 11 am to 3 pm at The Fenlands.  There will be free public swimming for families from 1 pm - 8 pm at the Sally Borden Recreation Centre.  Families can also book a 45 minute belay session at the climbing gym at the Sally Borden by contacting the Recreation Desk at 403.762.6450.

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 in the Bow Valley provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley. Upcoming workshops/information sessions include Canadian Workplace Culture; Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident and Money Management.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.

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