Pre-Order School Supplies, Grade 6 Farewell, Lost and Found, Locker Clean Up : June 23, 2016

Friday, June 24th
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Gr. 1 to Gr. 6
Kindergarten annual Family Picnic at Middle Springs Cabin 10:00-noon

1. Scooters - we are asking students to please store their scooters in their lockers (for those that fold) or outside at the bike racks.  We are required to keep the boot rooms clear for fire safety.  

2. The office doors are open from 8-4. Please remind your children if they are arriving after the bell and the door they usually enter through is locked, to come through the office doors.  

3. The concern of children riding their bikes across the crosswalks came up at the Traffic Safety Meeting this past month.  Children are asked to please walk their bikes across crosswalks, especially with the construction traffic and the increasing tourist traffic.

Last Day of School Dates
Last day of school for Kindergarten students is Friday, June 24th, 12pm dismissal (K families - Enjoy the annual Family Picnic!)
Last day of school for Grade 1 - 6 students is Thursday, June 30th, 12pm dismissal

Grade 6 Farewell
Thursday, June 30th at 10:00am School Gym
Please click here for your invitation.

Assistant Principal - Banff Schools
Our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Natasha Miles, her husband and two dogs planned a two week camping and hiking trip to Banff National Park this summer.  Their trip will now include work and looking for a place to rent! She is very much looking forward to meeting you all.  

Report Cards
Reports cards will be handed out on the last day of school.  If a student will not be at school on that day, you will be able to access a digital version of their report card on the Parent Portal after June 30th or you can provide a self addressed, stamped envelope and the report card will be mailed to you.  There is a quick link to PowerSchool Parent Portal on the BES website.  Grades and Teacher Comments visible on Parent Portal are not final until June 30th.

Pre-Order 2016-17 School Supplies
BES School Council and Bow Valley Basics are working together to offer you great savings and convenience for your child’s school supplies!  This is an optional program.  You must order and pay through Bow Valley Basics (not at the school) by tomorrow, June 24th to take advantage of the pre-order pricing.   Please click here for more information and the supply list for each grade.

Lunch Program Volunteers for 2016-17
Thank you for another successful year!  In order to offer a lunch program again next year, we need to fill some open volunteer spots prior to June 30. We will provide training for each of these roles.  If you are able to volunteer or have any questions, please contact a member of the lunch team:  Rebecca Mottram (; Tracey Bartley (; or Kelsie Lambert (

Locker Clean Up
Please ensure to send an extra bag with your child on the last day of school to bring home all items from their locker.

Town of Banff Try It Programs
The TRY IT series is back with several programs in June and July.  Please click here for more information

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: 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.