Lunch Program, Report Cards : January 12, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
Welcome back!  The Grade 5’s are learning to apply their understanding of fractions through problem solving and are making connections between fractions and division.  This week, they have been designing a 60km bike race complete with rest stops and kilometer signs spaced according to fractions calculated.  They are using landmark fractions (1/2 to find 1/4, 1/4 to find 1/8) and division to figure out where to put each stop on their race course.  Having different kinds of stops (water, food, etc.) at the same location helps students to learn about equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 4/8.

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Full Day Friday
Friday, January 13
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 6

Lunch Program
The school council is thrilled to continue our lunch days program. The second session will run from February 2 - June 15 and the order deadline is January 26, 2017.  Don't delay… order today!  Once the system is closed we cannot add additional orders. This is a purely volunteer run program.  We are in need of volunteers to serve lunch. Please contact Kelsie Fodor at to volunteer.  You can also sign up on the MunchaLunch website when completing your child's order. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Aardvark Pizza, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Subway, Patti's Pantry, Earls Banff, The Rimrock Hotel and Brewster's MountView Barbecue are again carefully preparing lunches for our children.  Thank you to these local vendors for their continued support for this very important fundraiser!  If you have any allergy concerns, please contact the vendor directly to discuss the ingredients. Please click here for more information and the links to place your online order.

Report Cards
Teachers are in the process of writing report cards.  Report cards will be sent home on January 31.  A digital version will also be available on Parent Portal.  Parents will be able to see marks in Parent Portal as they are inputted over the next few weeks.  *Please note these marks are not final until January 31.

Important Dates in January
January 18    School Council Meeting 3:30 pm BES Library
January 20    12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6 (No Kindergarten Classes)
January 26    Lunch Program order deadline
January 31    Report Cards will be sent home

CRPS - CALM 20 Course Registration
Please feel free to forward the link regarding information for Summer CALM 2017 to students / family members you feel may be interested.  Any Alberta high school students in grade 10, 11 or 12 are eligible.

Right from the Start
Right from the Start has some exciting January News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start January 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 January newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook:


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