Report Cards, Before School Care, School Supplies, Lost & Found : June 22, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
Last week, Grade 4 students from LGMS, Alpenglow, Exshaw and BES spent a day celebrating Stoney culture together. Students shared a meal of bannock and stew, participated in mingling games (to get to know each other), Elk pendant making, storytelling, bison painting, a Pow Wow demonstration and a round dance. The students came away with a deeper understanding of Stoney culture.  Hosts at Exshaw thanked all the students for their respectful behaviour and keen interest in every activity.

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Full Day Friday
Friday, June 23
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 6

Report Cards
Report cards will again be accessed electronically through Parent Portal.  If you require a paper copy, we would be happy to accommodate your request.  Please notify your child’s teacher by Monday, June 26 and a paper copy will be sent home on June 30th (June 27 for Kindergarten). *Please​ ​note​ ​​report cards​ ​are​ ​not final​ ​until​ Friday, ​June 30 (June 27 for Kindergarten).

Before School Care 2017-2018
Juggling work and family can be challenging. We at Banff Elementary School would like to support families by offering before school care starting at 7:30am. This is a free service for BES families. Registration will commence June 26th and a link will be available on our website. 

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.  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.

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

Locker Clean Up
Students may want to get a head start on cleaning out their lockers and boot room.  Please ensure to send an extra bag with your child on the last day of school to bring home all items from their locker.

Important Upcoming Dates
June 22 Grade 6 transition meeting for parents 5:30pm new school
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:


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.