Lunch Program, School Council Meeting, Next Year: Moving?, CUBS T-Shirts : June 8, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
BES students are privileged to collaborate with experts in our community.  An important part of authentic learning tasks is the opportunity to learn through real problems, issues, questions or ideas that are of real concern or interest to the broader community.  One example is the grade three students will be tracking, charting and analyzing Mr. Thomson’s progress as he rides across the Divide.  Two Grade 3 learning outcomes for math are to be able to collect information and construct bar graphs, and to organize data, using charts, lists and graphs, in order to solve problems.

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Full Day Friday
Friday, June 9
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 6

Lunch Program
Thursday, June 15th is the last lunch program date for this school year.  Thank you for another successful year! In order to offer a lunch program again next year, we are in need of volunteers.  If you are able to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Kelsie Lambert (, or Tracey Bartley (

School Council Meeting
Every parent is a member!
Wednesday, June 21st 3:30pm
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.

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. 

CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting
Tuesday, June 20th, 7:00pm at Exshaw School
Follow the link to view the Board Highlights from the May 24th Public School Board Meeting

BES CUBS T-Shirts For Sale
Get your CUBS T-Shirt before the end of school.  T-Shirts are on sale for $15 at the office while supplies last (cash or cheque to BES School Council).  Sales from the T-Shirts will support School Council initiatives.

Important Upcoming Dates
June 15 Last Lunch Program day of the school year
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 transition meeting for parents 5:30pm BES library
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.

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

Please see the school web-site at  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders.

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