Report Cards, Lost and Found, Locker Clean Up, Before School Care, School Supplies : June 29, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
On Tuesday this week Division 1 took part in the end of year Fun Day organised by Grade 5. Grade 5 were either team leaders and guided students to the different activities or they were activity leaders. They planned an obstacle course, toss the chicken game, three legged races, soccer games and tug of war; in all there were 10 activities. By the end of the morning Grade 5 were tired yet exhilarated as the Fun Day was a huge success. Grade 5 showed excellent leadership skills in physical literacy including organisation and enthusiasm, but most importantly kindness and patience. They are ready to be our Spirit Council next year. Thank you Grade 5 students, Ms. Skinner, Mr. Trepanier and Mr. Stewart!

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Last Day of School (Gr 1 - 6)
Friday, June 30
12:01 Dismissal

Report Cards
Report cards will again be accessed electronically through Parent Portal and will be final on June 30th.

Lost and Found
Lost and Found tables have been set up in the hallway outside of the office. All items will be donated to charity after June 30th.

Locker and Boot Room Clean Up
Please ensure to send an extra bag with your child on the last day of school to bring home all items from their locker and boot room (lots of winter boots still in the boot rooms).

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 is required. Please click here to register.

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.

Back to School Information
First day back to school for Grades 1 - 7 is Tuesday, September 5th!  School hours remain the same:  8:30-3:05.  Parents may login to Powerschool to see the name of your child’s teacher after August 30, 2017.  Additional details will be emailed at the end of August and this information will also be available on the BES website.  

In September, we will be using both the newer section of the old school (Squirrel Street side with the beautiful windows) and the new school for classrooms spaces.  Grades 1, 4-7 will be in phase 1, Grades 2 & 3 classes will be in both spaces, and Kindergarten will be in the current classrooms.  The school office will open on August 28th and will be located in phase 1. The gym and library in our current building will still be used until phase 2 has been built.  

Right from the Start
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. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start News.

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

Wishing all of our students and families a fun filled and safe summer!

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