Litterless Lunches, Science Fair, Lego needed : September 29, 2016

We are featuring our Grade 6 students this week!  We are extremely proud of their work and attitude.  Students have been exceptionally helpful; from marshalling the Kindergarten Terry Fox run to being kind, responsible teachers with their Gr. 1 reading buddies. Specific examples of learning include working cooperatively in groups to share their learning about the levels of the forest, participating in Math Club after school and modelling habits of mind everyday.  

Professional Development 
Friday, September 30th
12:01 p.m. dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

Canadian Rockies 10th annual Science Fair
The tenth annual Canadian Rockies Regional Science Fair will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the Banff Community High School gymnasium. Students who attend school in the Bow Valley and are enrolled in Grades 4 to 12 are invited to compete. This is an exciting opportunity in the Bow Valley for students to explore and discuss science in a different light...outside of the classroom!   Please click here for more information and the registration package.

Looking for Lego, K’nex, building blocks….
We welcome any donations of Lego, K’nex, building blocks, etc. for our noon hour clubs.  Please keep an eye out for gently used materials as you fall / spring clean, at garage sales, etc.  Donations are welcome all year long!

Bow River Collaborative Service Delivery
Regional Collaborative Service Delivery is an approach to ensure that children, youth and families have access to supports they need to be successful at school and in the community.  Please click here for more information on the partnership between BRCSD and BES.

Litterless Lunches
BES is committed to educating our students about the importance of caring for the environment.  We are asking families to pack lunches that produce very little to no waste. Reusable containers and drink bottles make this possible. Studies prove it can make lunches more cost effective and healthier too.  Please click here for some waste free lunch tips.  

Town of Banff Try It Programs
The Try It series is back with skating on October 4th and 6th.   Please click here for more information.

Important Dates in September & October
September 30          Staff Professional Learning - 12:01 dismissal for Grades 1 - 6 students, no classes for Kindergarten
October 4                 Individual school photos
October 10               Thanksgiving Day, no school
October 14               Staff Professional Learning - 12:01 dismissal for Grades 1 - 6 students, no classes for Kindergarten
October 27               Picture re-take day (or if absent October 4th)
October 26 & 27       Parent / Teacher / Child evening conferences
October 28               Parent / Teacher / Child morning conferences, P.D. Day, no school

Right from the Start
"Focusing on and noticing the good qualities in the world around us gives our moods a boost."

Raising Great Kids Workshop Series:  Parenting and Stress: Managing Life‘s Challenges - please click here for more information.

Right from the Start is looking for feedback on what resources, workshops, needs and supports parents and caregivers need in the Bow Valley. We have a small anonymous survey to help guide our planning and programming. Please take 2 minutes to fill it out and give us some advice!

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 follow the link for Right from the Start News.

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.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders.