New Automated “Late” Alert, CRPS Board Meeting, Important Upcoming Dates : March 2, 2018

Spotlight on Learning


Pink shirt day was Wednesday, with an emphasis on kindness (and the CUBS code).  It was also an opportunity to highlight the differences between rude, mean, and bullying.  Rude is inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else (not intentional).  Mean is purposely saying or doing something to hurt someone once - or maybe twice (intentional and yes, very hurtful).  Bullying is intentionally aggressive behaviour, repeated over time, that involves an imbalance of power.  I am continually impressed with the kind, caring culture at BES thanks to students, parents and staff!

Professional Development Day
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 7
No Kindergarten Classes

School Notification System - NEW “late” Alert
Starting next week, 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 or 12:54 pm will be recorded as late unexcused.

Parent / Teacher / Child Conferences - Progress Reporting
March 21 & 22 Evening conferences - regular classes during the day 
March 23         Morning conferences and P.D. in the afternoon - no school for students
The Online Appointment system will open on March 9th. Details on how to book an appointment will be sent out next week.

CRPS Board Meeting
School Board Public Meeting Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7 pm  Exshaw School
Follow the link to view the Highlights from the Public School Board Meeting that was held on February 13, 2018.

School Fees Receipts
School fees receipts are available for parents to download on Parent Portal. Please click here for instructions.

Important Upcoming Dates
March 2           Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7
March 9           P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes
March 13         CRPS Public Meeting 7 pm Exshaw School
March 16         Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7
March 20         CRPS Science Fair LGMS
March 21         Mass Band Performance 11 am - 12 pm BES Gym
March 21         School Council Meeting 3:30 BES
March 21 & 22 Parent /Teacher /Child evening conferences - regular classes for students
March 23         Parent /Teacher /Child morning conferences, P.D. in the afternoon - no school for students
Mar 26-Apr 6   School Closure - Spring Break

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 here to visit the RFTS website or follow on Facebook.

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


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