Dance Assembly, Cinco de Mayo Family Dance, New School Construction : May 5, 2016

Full Day Friday
Friday, May 6th
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Kindergarten to Gr. 6.
Dance Assembly 2pm BES Gym - parents and siblings are welcome to attend

New School Construction
Construction preparations have begun on the new school!  For your child’s safety, please avoid picking up or dropping off your child on Big Horn Street.  This street will be used for access to the site by construction vehicles.

Cinco de Mayo Family Dance
Today (May 5th) 5-7pm BES Gym.  Click here for all the fun details.  Division 1 students require a parent/guardian to attend with them please.
If you have any Mexican items we could use to decorate the gym, we would love to borrow them (please label with your family’s last name).  You can drop off items at the school office until 4pm today.

Pizza Fundraiser
Last chance to place your order for Rocky Mountain Flatbread Pizza is Friday, May 6th at 6pm.  Don’t miss this opportunity to support School Council initiatives and get some great tasting pizza. Click here for details.

Next Year: Moving?
Please help us in our planning for next year by informing the office if your child is NOT attending Banff Elementary or NOT attending Banff Community High school for Gr. 7 for the 2016-17 school year.

Nature Explorers Volunteer Opportunities
Do you love nature as much as we do?  Please click here to sign up for volunteering for Nature Explorers spring session.  Thank you!

Digital Citizenship: Frequently Asked Questions
In this rapidly changing world, parents often have questions pertaining to digital citizenship.  CRPS has initiated a Digital Citizenry FAQ page on our CRPS website. It can be found on the Technology page as well as a link on the Parent page.  Parental input is welcome as this information will evolve over time.

Town of Banff Try It program
The TRY IT series is back with Tennis in May.  Please click here for more information.

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.

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: MHCB Parent Survey  Please use the link to this survey only once.

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.