SchoolMessenger, Report Cards, Accountability Pillar Survey : February 9, 2018

Spotlight on Learning
Mountain Readers are a generous group of volunteers who share their time and love of reading with our students.  Mountain readers allow children to practise their language skills, increase self-confidence and promote relationships through the social activity of reading together. Thank you!


Full Day Friday (Dance Day!)
Friday, February 16, 2018
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7

School Notification System - SchoolMessenger
Banff Elementary School will be using a new notification system called SchoolMessenger next month. In addition to the existing automated attendance alerts, parents will receive an automated email and phone call around 6:00 pm for students who are late unexcused to school.  Please note, with the exception of medical appointments, students who arrive after 8:30 am will be recorded as late unexcused.

Instructions to view Report Cards on Parent Portal
First term report cards are now available on Parent Portal. Please click here for instructions.  Please let us know if you require assistance accessing your child’s report card.

School Council Meeting
February 14 3:30 pm BES Staff Room.  Everyone is welcome!

CRPS Board Meeting
Please follow the link to view the agenda for the upcoming Public School Board Meeting scheduled for February 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  The meeting will take place at the Central Board Office in Canmore.

Alberta Education Accountability Pillar Survey
Alberta Education is currently conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey.  Feedback from this survey provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.

Students in Grades 4-7 and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.

All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with your school.  In addition to English, the parent survey is available in French, Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.  Please contact the school office if you would like the survey in one of these other languages.

Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2018, and will be reported publicly as part of the 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports (see our website for the 2017-2020 BES Three Year Plan).

Details about the Accountability Pillar and how to obtain results are available at

Important Upcoming Dates
February 9        P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes
February 13        CRPS Public School Board Meeting, Canmore Board Office 7:00 pm
February 14        School Council Meeting, BES Staff Room 3:30 pm
February 16        Full Day Friday 8:30 - 3:05 Grades K-7
February 19        School Closure - Family Day
February 20        School Closure
February 21        School Closure - in lieu of Parent, Student, Teacher Conferences
February 22-23    Teacher Convention - no classes for students

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


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