Christmas Carolling, Lost and Found : December 15, 2016

Spotlight on Learning
Thank you to the Banff Community Christmas Concert for their $500.00 donation to support our arts-related curricular outcomes. BES is grateful for the ongoing support of the Banff community  and highly value the breadth and depth of the knowledge you share with our students.  We hope you enjoyed the children’s musical performances at the concert!

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Professional Development Day
Friday, December 16
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes
Pyjama Day (am) for all students!

Christmas Carolling at BES
Tuesday, December 20 at 2:15 pm
Thursday, December 22 at 1:30 pm
Friday, December 23 at 10:30 am
Families are welcome to join us in the gym.

Lost and Found

Tables with lost and found items have been set up in the hall outside the office. Please come check for lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity after December 22.

BES CUBS T-Shirts & Toques

Are you looking for a stocking stuffer?  CUBS T-Shirts and toques are available at the school office for $15 each (cash or cheque to BES School Council).  Sales from the T-Shirts and Toques support School Council initiatives.


Soulwarmers Christmas Sale
At the 4th Annual Soulwarmers Christmas Sale, this year's Soulwarmers raised $410 for the Bow Valley SPCA by selling their handmade items, including ornaments, wallets, jars of calm, and candle lanterns. These Grade 3 and 4 students have warmed many hearts, including the dogs and cats at the Bow Valley SPCA.

CRPS Board Highlights
Please follow the link to view the Public School Board Highlights for November 30, 2016.

Banff Commonwealth Walkways and Canada 150 project
BES students and their families are invited to be part of the Banff Commonwealth Walkways and Canada 150 project, organized by the Banff Canmore Community Foundation in honour of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and 150 years of Confederation of Canada.  The goals of the project are:
  • go outside
  • go for a walk to a special place of your choice
  • write about what makes your place special in 100 words or less
  • share your story

You may write your own story, a family story, or a story with a partner or friend. Join our community and the Commonwealth of Nations to be part of this special event. Please click here for more information.
Tell your friends, and your family from near and from away about this project. We hope you will share a story, no matter who you are! Stories are due by Jan. 2, 2017. You can submit them digitally to or in person at 214 Banff Avenue.

Important Dates in December & January
December 16        Professional Development Day, 12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)
December 20        Kindergarten Christmas Celebration at the Fairmont BSH 9:30-11:30 am
December 22        No lunch provided through the Lunch Days Program (Program resumes January 10th)
December 23        12:01 pm Dismissal Gr. 1-6 (No Kindergarten classes)
Dec. 26-Jan. 6      School Closure - Christmas Break
January 9              School Resumes
January 18            School Council meeting, 3:30 pm, BES Library
January 20            Professional Development Day, 12:01 pm Dismissal (No Kindergarten)    

Right from the Start
Right from the Start has some exciting December News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start December News  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.

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 December newsletter. 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.