New School Update, Pizza Fundraiser, Mental Health Week: April 28, 2016

Professional Learning Day
Friday, April 29th
Noon dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

New School Update
Preparation for the construction of our new school begins next week, including site hoarding (fencing) and equipment being mobilized on site.  Safety of our students and community is our top priority.  Senior Community Peace Officer Skrine will be speaking with our students about traffic safety.  We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Pizza Fundraiser
Our division 2 students are helping School Council raise funds to support School Council initiatives such as Nature Explorers, Outdoor Pursuits, Classroom Enhancements and Reading & Literacy by selling Rocky Mountain Flatbread pizzas.  If you are interested in ordering please see a Grade 4, 5 or 6 family by May 6th to receive an invite code to place an online order.  Pizzas will be delivered to the school on May 18th and you will be contacted by the seller to arrange delivery/pickup.  Please click here for product details and order information.

Cinco de Mayo Family Dance
Family Dance with a Cinco de Mayo theme - Thursday, May 5th, 5-7pm.
Click here for all the fun details.

Town of Banff Try It program
Free TRY IT programs are ongoing.  Come out and Try Ringette on May 1st.  Please click here for details.

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.

Mental Health Week
Take 5 with your Child on Wednesday, May 4 at 8:15 am at BES. We are celebrating Mental Health Week with a morning coffee/tea and healthy snack. Everyone welcome! Join us at at the back of the school, by the Kindergarten entrance.

Spring “Early Years” Fair
The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre, Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Please click here for more information.

Right from the Start
Right from the Start needs your help and feedback. We have two very important surveys that we need you to fill out as soon as possible. Both surveys will close June 30th.  The first link is a survey from our Mental Health Capacity Building leads at the government level. This survey helps to support our continued successes and funding. Please use the link only once.
MHCB Parent Survey
The second link is a quick simple survey that is for our project directly and will help us determine how our project is working in the schools and guide our programming.
Parent Survey:
We will be asking all children over the next month to also fill out student surveys.   We know your time is precious and we very much value your feedback. If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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: or follow on Facebook:


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.