Banff Hospitality and Tourism Institute, Next Year: Moving?, BES Wellness Champion : June 1, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
Teachers are learners too!  May 19 was a full day for professional learning.  The focus for the district was on worthwhile work; deepening our understanding of how evidence of student learning can be used to refine teaching practices and lead professional learning.  This Friday, BES staff is learning about effective math strategies for students struggling with number sense.

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Professional Development Day
Friday, June 2, 2017
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

Banff Hospitality and Tourism Institute Proposal
Please follow the link to view an invitation to an information session regarding the Banff Hospitality and Tourism Institute Proposal Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:00 - 8:00pm Banff Community High School. The Banff Hospitality and Tourism Institute’s Steering Committee wants to raise awareness of the Institute and seek input from you into its development. The sessions will open with an overview presentation followed by audience consultation in a question and feedback format. Information gathered will be reported back to the community in the summer.

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. 

BES Wellness Champion
This Month we are celebrating our wellness champion Fumie Craven.  Fumie is the person that is in charge of the Food for Learning program and personally makes all the lunches everyday, all year for our students on the program. She makes sure the lunches are nutritious and tasty. She also warms our hearts with her generosity and kind-heartedness.

Important Upcoming Dates
June 2   Professional Development Day 12:01pm dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes
June 16 Professional Development Day 12:01pm dismissal, no Kindergarten Classes
June 19 Grade 6 PAT English Language Arts Part B
June 20 Grade 6 PAT Mathematics Part A and B
June 20 CRPS School Board public meeting 7:00pm Exshaw School
June 21 School Council Meeting, 3:30pm
June 22 Grade 6 PAT Social Studies
June 23 Grade 6 PAT Science
June 28 Kindergarten last day of school 12pm dismissal from Middle Springs Cabin
June 30 Last day of school (Grades 1-6) 12:01pm dismissal

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.

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 June Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook:


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