Literacy Week, Parent/Teacher/Child Conferences : March 8, 2018

Spotlight on Learning
School Council actively supports our Mountain Living programs here at BES (all the fundraising efforts, grants and donations from organizations such as the Wim & Nancy PAUW Foundation; Mactaggart Third Fund; ID9; and the Banff Canmore Community Foundation cover the majority of the costs).  Outdoor Pursuits is part of our Mountain Living Program to provide opportunities for students to experience a range of outdoor activities. This month, Gr. 3 students have had the opportunity to downhill ski or snowboard.

Literacy Week
Two final events on Friday:  

  1. Take 10 tomorrow morning (come for some tea and read with your child anytime between 8:15-8:35)

  2. Dress-Up like your favourite book character or author!

Please check out our Facebook page, the monitors at school or our Twitter account to see photos of our fun week celebrating literacy.

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

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
Please click the link to book an appointment
If you require booking instructions please click here.
Bookings can be made from March 9 at 1:00 pm until March 21 at 12:00 pm.  
After March 21st 12:00 pm the booking system will be closed - parents will be required to email their child's homeroom teacher directly to change or book an appointment (please click here for staff directory).

Spring Ahead “Daylight Savings”
A reminder to set your clocks ahead 1 hour before going to bed this Saturday night.

CRPS Board Meeting
School Board Public Meeting Tuesday, March 13 7 pm  Exshaw School - click here for the agenda.
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 9             P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes
March 13           School Board Public Meeting 7 pm  Exshaw School
March 16           Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7
March 21           School Council Meeting 3:30 pm 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.  

Please see the school website 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.

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