Book Fair, No Classes Friday, Halloween Parade : October 27, 2016

The Gr. 2’s are “afloat” this week learning about Boats and Buoyancy!  The Nature Explorers outing this week had students building rafts for next week’s experiment.  Once completed, students tested the rafts for stability and buoyancy by placing rocks on top and floating them in the river.  The Gr. 2’s said it best in their journals.  

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Friday, October 28
No classes for students Grades K - 6
Parent / Teacher / Child Conferences in the morning
Professional Development in the afternoon for staff

School fees
A reminder that school fees are due on October 31st.  Payment can be made by cash or cheque at the school office or you can log on to Parent Portal to pay by credit or debit card.

Halloween Parade
Monday, October 31st  at 1:15 pm in the school gym. Grades 1 to 6 - costumes may only be worn in the afternoon and students will be given time to change into their costumes at the end of lunch break at 12:54 pm.  Kindergarten students can wear their costumes all day (see the K newsletter for more details). No offensive costumes are permitted and all toy/replica weapons on costumes must be left at home. Parents and family members are welcome to join the parade. Please enter the gym from the doors by the playground, which will open at 1:05 pm.

Scare Hunger Away

This October for Halloween, Banff Elementary School is going to SCARE HUNGER AWAY!
We are collecting food for the local food bank. Please help us stop hunger in its tracks by bringing a nonperishable food item to school. There is a donation box in the main office. With your help we will make a difference because no one should go hungry. We will be collecting until November 4th.

Usborne Book Fair
Usborne Literacy Fair & Book Sale is coming to the Banff Elementary School during the Parent/Teacher/Child Conferences (October 27 and 28).  Please click here for more information.
Ms. Kujawa, our Librarian, is looking for two or three volunteers to help at the end of the Book Sale. If you are available on Friday, October 28th at 11:30 am for approximately 30 minutes, please contact Mandi Kujawa or the school office.

CRPS Board Highlights
Please follow the link to view the highlights from the October 18th Canadian Rockies Public School Board Meeting.

BES CUBS T-Shirts For Sale
We have received a new supply of CUBS T-Shirts and still have a small supply of toques. T-Shirts and Toques are on sale for $15 each at the office (cash or cheque to BES School Council).  Sales from the T-Shirts and Toques will support School Council initiatives.

Important Dates in October & November
October 27         Parent / Teacher / Child evening conferences - regular classes for students
October 28         Parent / Teacher / Child morning conferences (am), Staff Professional Development in the afternoon - No classes for students
October 31         School fees are due
November 9        Remembrance Day School Assembly 9:30 am school gym
November 10      School Closure in lieu of Parent/Teacher/Child conferences
November 11      School closure to recognize Remembrance Day
November 16      Join RFTS for a Take 5! 8:05-8:25 am
November 16      BES School Council Meeting 3:30 pm BES Library        

Raising Resilient Children​ Workshop
CRPS presents INSPIRING COMMUNITY LEARNING:  Raising Resilient Children​ Workshop Thursday November 3, 6:30-8:30 pm Elizabeth Rummel School Library, Canmore. Everyone invited to attend (geared for parents with children K-3). Please contact for more info and to RSVP by October 31.  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.
Right from the Start has some exciting November News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start November 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 E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders.