School Council Coffee Fundraiser, Santa’s Anonymous, Family Lunch : November 17, 2016

Kindness abounds at BES!  There are many examples:  Gr. 6 students wrote notes to their Gr. 1 buddies, Gr. 1 students delivered cookies and kind messages to our neighbours at the Mount Edith House, Gr. 9 BCHS students are working with Gr. 6 students, RFTS hosted a Take 5 for parents and children to enjoy time together before school, Gr. 2’s made kindness flowers,...the list goes on and on.   A Gr. 6 student stated at recess, “Actually...everyday is kindness day!”.  

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Professional Development Day
Friday, November 18
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

School Council Coffee Fundraiser (Banff Roasting Co.)

​The holiday season is fast approaching and what better way to ring it in than with a school fundraiser! This Coffee Fundraiser by Grades 4, 5 and 6, is an opportunity for students and families to support a variety of School Council initiatives such as Mountain Living (Nature Explorers and Outdoor Pursuits), Curriculum Enhancements, Dance in School and many others.  Please click here for more information.  See a Grade 4, 5 or 6 student/family to place an order.

Santa’s Anonymous
The Santa’s Anonymous Committee is starting to prepare for this year’s Christmas hamper drive. Over the past 25 years this program has helped hundreds of individuals and families in need of assistance during the holiday season. Last year over 160 hampers were delivered to families and individuals in Banff and Lake Louise.  Please click here for more information.

Family Lunch Sponsored by Hostelling International - Banff Alpine Centre
Friday, November 25 from 12:01 pm to 12:55 pm 
A choice of turkey and cheddar, ham and swiss, or veggie sandwich; juice box; apple; and a rice krispie square for $4.
Proceeds will go to the BES Food for Learning Program.
All family members are welcome to join us for this meaningful event.

Important Dates in November & December
November 18        Professional Development Day, 12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)
November 25        Family Lunch Sponsored by Hostelling International - Banff Alpine Centre
December 2          Professional Development Day, 12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)
December 14&15  Banff Community Christmas Concert, Banff Centre 6:00 pm        
December 16        Professional Development Day, 12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)
December 23 12:01 pm - January 8     School Closure - Christmas Break

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. Please click here for the Settlement Services November Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook:


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