Family Lunch, Christmas Concert, Mountain Readers : November 23, 2017

Spotlight on Learning
A big thank you to the Town of Banff (especially Brian) for their construction of our new log obstacle course on the Big Horn/Elk corner.  Staff, students, Student Council and School Council have been brainstorming ideas for students to play during recess and lunch with the knowledge the playground will be transforming into a construction zone in the coming weeks.  Student Council would like to create an activity bin for the tarmac area.  If you have dinosaurs, trucks, old pots, or other items that could foster play these items would be greatly appreciated!  A collection bin will be placed in the connector.  Thank you to Tara for getting us started.


Full Day Friday
Friday, November 24
8:30 am - 3:05 pm Grades K - 7

Family Lunch Sponsored by Hostelling International - Banff Alpine Centre
If you signed up for family lunch tomorrow (Friday, November 24th), please remember your $4 (cash only) per sandwich ordered.

Banff Community Christmas Concert
Our Gr. 1 to 6 students are very excited to perform our ‘A Nutcracker Spectacular’ at the Banff Community Concert.
Date:       Wednesday, December 13
               Thursday, December 14
Location: Eric Harvie Theatre at the Banff Centre
Time:       6:00 pm sharp on both nights.
Complimentary tickets will be available at the Banff Centre Box office starting at noon on Tuesday, November 28.  Everyone REQUIRES A TICKET to watch the show (including infants and participants). Donations will be collected at the door to support ‘Arts in the schools’.
A permission letter with details has been sent home with your child or please click here for a copy. Please sign and return permission form to your child’s homeroom teacher by Thursday, November 30.

Mountain Readers
Do you have a love of reading that you would like to pass along to developing readers at Banff Elementary School? Looking for a way to help children grow and learn?
BES Mountain Readers is looking for new readers to spend 1 hr per week helping students develop their reading skills.
If this sounds like a good fit for you please contact For more information visit
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Important Upcoming Dates
November 24          Full Day Friday 8:30 am - 3:05 pm Grades K - 7
November 24
          Family Lunch Sponsored by Hostelling International - Banff Alpine Centre
December 1            P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes
December 6            Take 5 & Christmas sale 8:15 - 8:30 am BES
December 6            SCREENAGERS, Lux Theatre 5:45 - 7:00 pm Free
December 8            Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7
December 13 & 14  Banff Community Christmas Concert, Banff Centre 6:00-9:00 pm
December 15          P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes
December 20          Kindergarten Christmas party at the Fairmont Banff Springs 8:30 am
December 22          12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes
Dec 25 - Jan 5         School Closure - Winter Break
January 8                 School Resumes

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

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