Student Dance Performance, Family Fun Dance, Valbella Fundraiser : May 4, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
Last week, four of our Grade 6 students attended the Student Voice Leadership Summit along with representatives from all schools in the district (Gr. 6-12). The students presented their work to the School Board: what makes your school great, suggestions for improvement, and what can students do as individuals to help. The students highlighted the importance of belonging, having a safe place in which to belong, students helping students, and respect.







Full Day Friday
Friday, May 5th
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 6

BES Student Dance Performance
Please join us for a dance performance on Friday, May 5th 2:00pm BES gym.  Everyone is welcome!  Please enter through the gym doors at the back of the school.
Students are asked to wear the following colour shirt for the performance:
Kindergarten - Purple or Dark Blue
Gr. 1 -  Light Purple or Light Blue
Gr. 2 - Grey or Silver
Gr. 3 - Pink or Orange
Gr. 4 - White
Gr. 5 - Red
Gr. 6 - Black

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.

Banff Train Station and Surrounding Rail Lands Open House
Please visit the Banff Train Station on May 5 between 4:00 and 6:00 pm to hear more about the plans to revitalize the Station and surrounding rail lands and to provide your feedback.  Please click here for more information.

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
ADMISSION: $4 / person or $10 / family
Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase
Please click here for more information.

Valbella Gourmet Foods Fundraiser
School Council is asking all BES families to help support School Council initiatives such as Nature Explorers, Outdoor Pursuits, Classroom Enhancements and Reading & Literacy by selling Valbella products. School Council will raise 10 - 15% of all sales for these initiatives.  Order forms and payment (cash or cheques made payable to BES School Council) are due back to the school office on May 16th.  Burgers & Sausages are packages of 4, the pies are large (serves 4 - 6) and the bacon is 500gr. Product pick up by each seller is scheduled for Monday, 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
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 and payment due back to the school
May 17  BES School Council AGM & monthly meeting 3:30pm BES Library
May 19  Professional Development Day - full day, no classes grades K - 6
May 20  Children’s Festival Banff Centre
May 22  Victoria Day - School Closure
May 24  CRPS School Board public meeting 7:00pm BCHS Library
May 29  Valbella Gourmet Foods order pickup by each seller 2:45 - 3:45pm

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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