New School Update, CRPS Science Fair, Lost and Found : March 23, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
Take Five:  Over 150 parents and students participated this morning! The Take Five initiative is supported by Right From the Start.  Our goal is to provide families a few minutes with their child(ren) while enjoying some tea or coffee and a snack.  Did you know? A recent Banff Canmore Community Foundation (BCCF) survey found 12% of parents find a sense of belonging through the school (other places were on sports teams, through work and volunteering).  We hope you feel you have a place at Banff Elementary School!

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Full Day Friday
Friday, March 24th
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 6
(It’s Dance Day in gym class!)

New School Update
Phase two has been approved!  The next step is the tendering process. A start date will be announced once the tendering process is complete. Phase two will include the Town of Banff’s contribution to expand the new gym (it will be even larger than our current gym!) and a Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) space.

CRPS Science Fair
The Canadian Rockies 10th Annual Regional Science Fair
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Canmore and facilitated by Miss Major and Mr. Trepanier
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Banff Community High School
9:30 - 11:00 am           Exhibit judging *parents and public are not allowed in the gym at this time
11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Public/School viewing
1:30 - 2:30 pm             Awards Ceremony (BCHS 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 March 30th.

Spring Break
April 3 to 14 - school resumes on Monday, April 17

CRPS Board of Trustees
Follow the link to view the Highlights from the February 28, 2017 Public School Board Meeting.

Council for Inclusive Education
The Prevent It! workshop is brought to you by Little Warriors, a national charitable organization based in Canada committed to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of child sexual abuse.  Please click here for information on this workshop being held April 27, 2017 at the Elizabeth Rummel School from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

Important Upcoming Dates
March 28    CRPS Science Fair, Banff Community High School
March 31    Professional Development Day 12:01 dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes
April 3-14    Spring Break - School Closed

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 March Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook:


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