School Council Meeting, Before School Care, School Supplies, Lunch Program, Lost & Found : June 15, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
The Grade 2 Wax Museum featured Banff historical figures; students wrote narrative pieces depicting a chosen figure (ie: Mary Schaffer, Bill Peyto). Students focussed on using an engaging introductory sentence, descriptive language, and provided feedback to each other to improve their writing. The costumes were a delightful final touch!

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Professional Development Day
Friday, June 16, 2017
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 6
No Kindergarten Classes

Before School Care
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School Council Meeting
Every parent is a member!
Wednesday, June 21st 3:30pm, Norquay Shelter at Recreation Grounds
Please join us for the last School Council meeting of the school year
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.

CRPS School Board Public Meeting and Press Release
Tuesday, June 20 at Exshaw School, 7:00pm.  Please follow the link to view the agenda.
Press Release: Please follow the link to view exciting information regarding Aligning Our High Schools.

Pre-Order 2017-2018 School Supplies
BES School Council and Bow Valley Basics are working together to offer you great savings and convenience for your child’s school supplies!  This is an optional program.  Online and in person ordering will commence June 21st. To place an order please visit or visit Bow Valley Basics in person by JULY 15th to take advantage of the pre-order pricing.  Orders received after July 15th will be subject to a handling fee. No orders or payments will be taken at the school. Please click here for more information and the supply list for each grade.

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 (  For more information on the lunch program, please click here.

Lost and Found
Lost and Found tables have been set up in the hallway outside of the office. Please find time to check before Friday, June 30th. After that all items will be donated to charity.

Last Day of School Dates
Last day of school for Kindergarten students is Wednesday, June 28th with the annual Family Picnic! For more information, please read the newsletter from your child’s Kindergarten teacher.
Last day of school for Grade 1 - 6 students is Friday, June 30th, 12:01pm dismissal

Important Upcoming Dates
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 22 Grade 6 transition meeting for parents 5:30pm BES library
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 May 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:


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