Spring Break, Before School Care, Earth Day Assembly : March 30, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
Congratulations to all the participants in the Science Fair!  We are so proud of you. Participants have been working on their projects since the beginning of November and their hard worked showed! There was an incredible range of projects: water quality, best criteria for a successful bottle flip, bee pollination and exploring anxiety.  In addition to deepening their learning about science related topics of interest, lessons of perseverance, teamwork, organization and time management were also gleaned from this experience!

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Professional Development Day
Friday, March 31, 2017 (Teachers are participating in the workshop, Education is Our Buffalo: 'Understanding Histories, Cultures and World View of Alberta's First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples)
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

Spring Break
April 3 - 14 school closed for Spring Break.  School resumes on Monday, April 17th.

Before School Care
We are exploring the need for before school care, beginning in September, to support families.  Would a before school care program benefit your family?   We are looking to parents for thoughts and ideas as we plan.  Please share with Ms. McKibbin at debbie.mckibbin@crps.ca .  Thank you!

Lost and Found
Last call - 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.

Earth Day Assembly
You are invited to our third annual Earth Day Community Celebration on Friday, April 21st from 10:30 - 11:30. This year's theme is Gratitude.  We have been working hard to show how grateful we are to the Earth.  More details to come in the next E-NEWS.

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

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 31    Professional Development Day 12:01 dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes
April 3-14    Spring Break - School Closed
April 19       School Council meeting, BES Library 3:30 pm
April 21       Earth Day Assembly 10:30-11:30 am
April 24       Class Photos 
April 26       CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting 7:00 pm, Elizabeth Rummel School
April 28       Professional Development Day 12:01 dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes

Right from the Start
Right from the Start has some exciting Spring Break News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start Spring Break 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 April Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.

Please see the school web-site at http://bes.crps.ca/  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.

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