Spring Break, Lunch Hour Safety, New School Building Update : March 24, 2016

Spring Break
The school will be closed Friday, March 25 to April 10, 2016 for Spring Break.
Back to school on Monday, April 11.

2016 - 2017 Kindergarten Registration
Please click here for 2016 - 17 Kindergarten Registration Information and Package.

Lunch Hour Safety
Parental permission must be provided in writing to the teacher for students going home for lunch or out for lunch. The same written note must be shown at the office at the time the student is signing out. Students MUST sign out every time they leave and sign back in if during instruction time.  If the student returns during the lunch hour, the afternoon attendance will indicate they are safely back at school. Please see our Family Handbook for more information.

Mountain Readers looking for volunteers
Help Raise Great Readers!
Banff Elementary School is looking for volunteers for the Mountain Readers program. Set aside one hour a week to help students improve their reading skills. Please click here for more information.

New School Building Update
We have been given the green light from Alberta Infrastructure to progress with Phase 1 of the project of our new school.  Throughout the many processes, communications and consultations to date, it has been widely reported (including a Rocky Mountain Outlook article) that we will need to plan and accommodate for the eventual placement of Grade 7 and 8 students at BES.

At this current time and recent information, and with an anticipated opening of the new school in September 2017, the current Grade 5s will be able to remain at BES and become an integral part of opening a new school. They will therefore be able to attend BES until June 2019 at which point they will transition to BCHS for Grade 9, Sept 2019.

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

PEAKS JR Basketball - Spring Session 2016
Please click here for information and the registration form.

Town of Banff Child Care Needs Survey
Our programs are developed in direct response to your child care needs, but are we truly meeting your present needs? This is YOUR opportunity to answer ten quick questions to ensure we know what your current child care situation is and what we can do to support you in the future.
Thank you in advance for your input.

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: 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.