Earth Day Assembly, School Council Meeting, BES Wellness Champion : April 20, 2017

Spotlight on Learning

Teachers from Mexico visited our school this week as part of the MexiCANA project.  The goal is to share effective instructional strategies focusing on Language Learning.  Our key inquiry question was: “What can be learned from our collaborations that will enhance the effectiveness of my teaching practices with Language Learners?”.  Many BES teachers, including hosts Miss Major and Ms. Dafoe, opened up their classrooms for these teachers to observe our teaching, assessment and leadership practices.

Full Day Friday
Friday, April 21st
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 6
Dance Day!

Earth Day Assembly
You are invited to our third annual Earth Day Community Celebration on Friday, April 21st from 10:30 - 11:30 in the BES gym. This year's theme is Gratitude.  We have been working hard to show how grateful we are to the Earth.  There will be songs, a slideshow, poems, and a skit to show our Gratitude.  All are welcome. Students are encouraged to wear blue or green.

School Council Meeting
Every parent is a member!
Wednesday, April 26th 3:30pm at BES
As a parent or a guardian with a child in the school, you are considered a member of School Council.  Whether you can come for one meeting, or every meeting, for 30 minutes or the full hour and a half, your involvement is welcome.

BES Wellness Champion
We are so fortunate to have Jayne Chilton on our BES staff. She is kind and gentle and offers her support in many ways to students and staff. For the last few years Jayne has offered yoga once a week to all BES staff, those who have taken part know the benefits of her wisdom and gentle guidance.  Thank you Jayne!!!

CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting
Wednesday, April 26 7:00pm  at Elizabeth Rummel School Room #110
Follow the link to view the Board Highlights from the March 22nd Public School Board Meeting.

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 .  Thank you!

Important Upcoming Dates
April 21 Earth Day Assembly 10:30 - 11:30am, BES Gym
April 24 Class Photos
April 26 School Council Meeting 3:30pm, BES Library
April 26 CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting 7:00 pm, Elizabeth Rummel School #110
April 28 Professional Development Day 12:01pm dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes

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 April 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: or follow on Facebook:

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