Next Year: Moving?, Mental Health Week, Spring Family Fun Dance, Valbella Fundraiser : April 27, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
Needs of Plants and Animals is one of the Grade 1 science themes.  BES Gr. 1 students walked over to the greenhouse to help plant seeds; carrots, kale, arugula, lettuce, etc.  The students were very excited to return to school and record their visit in their journal!

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Professional Development Day
Friday, April 28, 2017
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

Next Year: Moving?
Please help us in our planning for next year by informing the office if your child is NOT attending Banff Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year. 

Mental Health Week
Take 5! with your child on Thursday, May 4th 8:10-8:30am.  All families are welcome to join us for a hot drink and a healthy bite before school starts. For more information on Mental Health Week, please click on this link Right from the Start May News.

Spring Family Fun Dance
Thursday, May 11th 5:00 - 7:00pm BES gym
Come celebrate spring in your Hawaiian apparel and accessories
DJ Kathy J. will be in the house
Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase

Valbella Gourmet Foods Fundraiser
Our students will be helping School Council raise funds to support School Council initiatives such as Nature Explorers, Outdoor Pursuits, Classroom Enhancements and Reading & Literacy by selling Valbella products. Order forms will be out next week and due back to the school on May 16th. Product pick up by each seller is scheduled for May 29th at BES - in time for BBQ season.

Spring “Early Years” Fair
Pioneer Room (above Banff Library) Saturday, May 27th 10:00am - 12:00pm
Please click here for more information.

Important Upcoming Dates
April 28  Professional Development Day 12:01pm dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes
May 4    Take 5! 8:10-8:30am BES Squirrel Street entrance
May 5    BES Student Dance Performance 2:00pm BES gym
May 11  Spring Family Dance 5:00 - 7:00pm BES Gym
May 16  Valbella Gourmet Foods Fundraiser order forms due back to the school
May 19  Professional Development Day - full day, no classes grades K - 6
May 20  Children’s Festival Banff Centre
May 22  Victoria Day, no classes grades K - 6
May 29  Valbella Gourmet Foods order pickup by each seller

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

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