Family Day Week, New School Update, CRPS YouTube Channel, CRPS Board Meeting, School Fees Receipts : February 16, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
It has been another great week at BES!  The Gr. 6s have been designing and performing experiments, collecting and analyzing the data.  I appreciated the invitation to participate!  This month’s assembly included a heart-warming song by Gr. 1, reviewing assembly expectations, the Green Team with recycling news, the Girls Club showing their T-shirt bags (raising money for the SPCA) and Miss Mandi leading an upbeat group song.

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Please come in and read the 100 reasons why Grade 2 loves BES!  Some of the reasons are:  I love BES because all the teachers are nice and you can make lots of friends. I like this school because the teachers are very kind. My teachers taught me how to read. I love BES because they take care of us. I love BES because I like to play in the gym and go to music.  Happy 100th day (the 100th day of school was last week)!


Professional Development Day
Friday, February 17, 2017
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

No School - Family Day week
February 20 Family Day, School Closed
February 21 & 22 School Closed
February 23 & 24 Teachers' Convention, no school for students

Town of Banff Family Day Activities
Celebrate Family Day on Monday, February 20th at The Fenlands and Sally Borden Recreation Centre. Please click here for information on Town of Banff Family Day Activities.

New School Update
Breaking news:   Phase 1 of the new school is six weeks ahead of schedule!  A connector to join the old building with the new will be constructed over the spring break.  Many of the classes will be moving into phase 1 over the summer.  Rest assured current Gr. 6 students….Grade 7 will be in phase 1!  A few classes will remain in the current building on the Squirrel Street side of the school.  We will also continue to use the library and gymnasium until phase 2 is approved and constructed.

CRPS YouTube Channel
Please click here to check out the CRPS YouTube Channel for more information on what’s going on in our schools.

CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting
Tuesday, February 28th at Exshaw School
click here to view the Board Highlights from the January meeting.

School Fees Receipts
School fees receipts are available for parents to print on Parent Portal.  Please click here for instructions on how to print.

Important Dates in February & March
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 Teachers’ Convention - No classes for students
February 28     School Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00pm Exshaw School
March 1           Pink Shirt Day
March 3           Professional Development Day 12:01 Dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes
March 15-16    Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - evening
March 17    Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - morning (no classes for students this day)

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