No Classes May 19, CRPS Public Board Meeting, Alberta Education Survey, Right from the Start Survey : May 18, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
Grade 4 students designed posters (inspired by the Town of Banff campaign) to demonstrate their learning about waste and identifying alternatives for responsible use and disposal of materials.  The high quality work they produced will be published in upcoming Town of Banff communications in the local paper!

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Professional Development Day
Friday, May 19 (all day)
Professional Development full day - no classes grades K - 6

Valbella Gourmet Foods Fundraiser
Thank you to all those that supported School Council initiatives by placing a Valbella order.  Product pick up by each seller is scheduled for May 29th 2:45 - 3:45pm at BES (outside gym doors). All items are frozen and must be picked up by the seller during this time.

CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting
Wednesday, May 24 7:00pm at Banff Community High School
Follow the link to view the Board Highlights from the April 26th Public School Board Meeting

Alberta Education Survey
Alberta Education has posted a second online survey seeking feedback from parents, teachers and the public on draft proposals outlining what material should be covered in each school subject, and in what order and grade.The survey is divided in two parts. In the first part of this survey, Albertans will provide their feedback on the general content of the six subject areas of Language Arts (English, Français, French), Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, Arts, and Wellness Education. In the second part of the survey, Albertans will provide detailed feedback on the content for the six subjects. Please click here for more information and the survey.

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 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 23  Word Smash - Kinnear Centre at the Banff Centre
May 24  CRPS School Board public meeting 7:00pm BCHS Library
May 25  Thankful Thursday  11am - 1pm
May 29  Valbella Gourmet Foods order pickup by each seller, 2:45 - 3:45pm at BES
May 31  Division 2 Track & Field (BCHS field)

Right from the Start
Right from the Start needs your help and feedback. We would like you to complete a quick  survey that will help us determine how our project is working in the schools and guide our programming.   Parent Survey:
We will also be asking all children over the next month to fill out student surveys.  
We know your time is precious and we very much value your feedback. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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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