New School Construction, School Council AGM, Earth Day i-Movie : May 12, 2016

Full Day Friday
Friday, May 13th
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Kindergarten to Gr. 6

New School Construction
Construction has begun on the new school!  You will notice new “No Parking” signs posted along Big Horn.  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. Peace Office Skrine visited all classes this week to review traffic safety with students.  Please take a moment to review crosswalk and cycling safety with your child.

School Council AGM
Wednesday, May 18th 3:30pm BES Library, followed by the regular monthly meeting.  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.

Thankful Thursday (a combination of Music Monday and Volunteer Appreciation)
To honour the numerous, amazing volunteers at BES (this means you!), we are hosting a musical volunteer appreciation event in their honour on Thursday, May 26th.  Please join us for tea and coffee between 10:00 am -10:30 am and then proceed to the gym for a musical presentation at 10:30 am.  

Earth Day Celebration
On April 22nd Banff Elementary School celebrated Earth Day.  Please click here for the i-Movie featuring BES students and more details on the Earth Day Celebration.

Cinco de Mayo Family Dance
School Council would like to thank the generous supporters, the volunteers and the families that helped make this event a great success.  We raised over $2,400 to support School Council initiatives.

Pizza Fundraiser
A reminder to all Pizza sellers - you will need to pick up your orders on Wednesday, May 18th 2:30 - 3:30pm outside at the BES Gym doors and deliver to your supporters.  A big thank you to all the sellers and supporters.  We sold $3884 worth of pizza raising nearly $1000 for School Council initiatives.

Town of Banff Try It program
The TRY IT series is back with Tennis and Lacrosse in May.  Please click the following links for more information: tennis  and lacrosse.

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:

Banff Children’s Festival
May 21st.  There are a number of FREE events.  Please click here for more information.


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.