Report Cards, Kindergarten Open House, School Fees Receipts: February 2, 2017

Spotlight on Learning

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The objective of the grade two’s STEM challenge was to create the longest paper chain using one sheet of 12 x 18 construction paper. This introduction to measurement had students collaborating, exploring efficient and effective ways of constructing rings from paper.  Students worked well in groups and every group came up with a plan and roles for each person.  Students tried constructing the chains with many different shapes and sizes; including little rings, large rings, and skinny rings.
P.S. What is STEM?  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

Professional Development Day
Friday, February 3, 2017
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

Report Cards and Parent Portal
Important:  In lieu of paper copies, report cards will now be accessed electronically through Parent Portal and are now available for Semester 1. Please click here for instructions on how to access report cards in Parent Portal.  If you require help to access Parent Portal please contact the School office.  

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2017-2018 Kindergarten Open House & Registration
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Open House 6:30pm  Banff Elementary School Library
The school office will be open at 6:00pm for registration
Please click here for more information

School Fees Receipts
School fees receipts are available for parents to download on Parent Portal.

Movie Night

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School Council is hosting a movie night on Friday, February 10th in the BES Gym 6:00-7:45pm.  

  • The feature film is “Storks”
  • 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).

Important Dates in February
February 3    Professional Development Day 12:01 Dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes
February 10    Movie Night 6:00-7:45pm BES Gym Featuring the movie “Storks”
February 15    School Council Meeting 3:30pm BES Library (Everyone welcome!)
February 15    Kindergarten Open House & Registration 6:30pm BES Library
February 17    Professional Development Day  12:01 Dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes
February 20    Family Day - No School
February 21-22 School Closure
February 23-24 Teacher Convention - No classes for students
February 28    School Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00pm Exshaw School (Everyone welcome!)

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


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