Family Lunch, Movie Night, Coffee Fundraiser, Christmas Concert : November 24, 2016

Spotlight on Learning
Many Gr. 2, 3, 4 & 5 students have been diligently practicing with Mrs. Gadon over their lunch hours for the upcoming production A Charlie Brown’s Christmas.  The show is in joint partnership with the Banff Centre. Show time is 4pm on Sunday, November 27th.  Tickets are available through the Banff Centre Box Office or their website.

BCHS Gr. 9 students have been trained to facilitate the program, Beyond the Hurt, for our Gr. 6 students.  The Gr. 9 students’ capably ran the program, presenting information, conducting group activities and posing thought-provoking questions.  Here is a photo of students discussing the short-term and long-term effects of bullying.
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Full Day Friday
Friday, November 25
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 6

Family Lunch Sponsored by Hostelling International - Banff Alpine Centre
Friday, November 25 from 12:01 - 12:54 pm in the BES Gym
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

Movie Night
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School Council is hosting a movie night on Friday, November 25 in the BES Gym 6:00-7:45pm

  • The feature film is Finding Dory
  • Drop off and pick up at the back doors of the gym
  • Grades K-6 (Kindergarten age children must have a parent stay with them during the movie)
  • Cost:  $4.00 a student, $7 with 1 sibling, $10 for a family of 3 or more
  • $2.50 for Popcorn, $1.00 for Juice
  • Bring something comfortable to sit on (i.e. blanket, pillow)
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.
click here for more information.  Orders are due November 28th.

Banff Community Christmas Concert
Monday, December 12 Technical rehearsals (morning only). Students who are participating or watching the dress rehearsal will be transported from school by bus to the Banff Centre. Students who are not participating in the dress rehearsal will remain at school for alternate school work.
Wednesday, December 14 and Thursday, December 15  Concert starts at 6:00 sharp! Grades 1, 2 and 3 are in the first hour of the show. Grades 4, 5 and 6 are in the second hour

  • Tickets will be available on Tuesday, November 29 at noon through the Banff Centre Box Office (Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm 403-762-6301)
  • Tickets are NOT available at the school
  • Ticket limits apply: 4 per order, first come first serve
  • Tickets are free
  • Everyone REQUIRES A TICKET to watch the show (including infants and participants)

A Permission letter has been sent home. Please click here for a copy of the letter and more information.

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.

Call for Lego and other building materials!
If you have any Lego, K’nex, etc. not being used, or know where we might find some, please let us know.  We would like to offer noon hour clubs focussed on creating with building materials.

Important Dates in November & December
November 25        Family Lunch Sponsored by Hostelling International - Banff Alpine Centre
November 25        Movie Night 6:00-7:45pm
November 28        Coffee Orders are due by Div 2 students
November 29        Christmas Concert tickets available at noon at the Banff Centre
December 2        Professional Development Day, 12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)
December 14&15    Banff Community Christmas Concert, The Banff Centre 6:00 pm        
December 16        Professional Development Day, 12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)
December 23         12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)
December 26 - 30    School Closure - Christmas Break
January 2 - 6         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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