Valbella Fundraiser, Lunch Program Volunteers, CRPS Board Meeting, Spring Family Fun Dance : April 20, 2018

Spotlight on Learning

Our grade three students have been busy the last several months collectively constructing their knowledge of structures through an inquiry of bridges.  They have explored concepts of building and design through a variety of subtasks, including a spaghetti tower challenge and testing the strength of pillars, arches and even the common egg!  Students were able to articulately describe the features and aspects of the bridges to parents and teachers as they engaged in constructing their design. The final test: can their bridge support 5kg or 10 lbs?  

Professional Development Day
Friday, April 27, 2018
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 7
No Kindergarten Classes

Valbella Gourmet Foods Fundraiser
School Council is asking all BES families to help support School Council initiatives such as Nature Explorers, Outdoor Pursuits and Classroom Enhancements by selling Valbella products. School Council will raise 10 - 15% of all sales for these initiatives.  Order forms have sent home or please click here for an electronic (Excel) copy.  Order forms are due back to the school office along with payment (cash or cheques made payable to BES School Council) on April 26th. Product pick up by each seller is scheduled for May 16th at BES - in time for BBQ season!

2018 / 2019 Lunch Program Volunteers Needed
This school year marks the 6th successful year of the Lunch Program at BES.  Thank you to Tracey, Dianne, Kelsey, Patti and Kara for all their hard work. Many of these volunteers have been with the program from its inception in 2012 and are ‘retiring’. The Lunch Program, supported by School Council, requires a new team of four volunteers to coordinate the program for the school year.  We need you to fill one of these positions by the end of May to ensure the Lunch Program continues in the 2018 - 2019 school year. Please click here for more information.

CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting
Tuesday, April 24th 7:00 pm Banff Elementary School.  Please follow the link to view the agenda for the upcoming Public School Board meeting.
Please click here for the highlights from the March 13, 2018 Public School Board Meeting.

Spring Family Fun Dance
Mark you calendars - Thursday, May 10th 5:00 - 7:00 pm BES gym - more details to follow.
Volunteers and a DJ needed - please contact Shawn Carr or Kathy Johnson if you are available to help.

Important Upcoming Dates
April 20    Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7
April 20    Earth Day Assembly 1:00-2:00 pm BES gym
April 23    Class photo day    
April 24    Numeracy Day at BES!
April 24    CRPS Board Meeting 7:00 pm BES
April 25    Grade 8 Transition Meeting 6:00 pm BES
April 26    Valbella order forms and payment due to the school office
April 27    P.D. Day-12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes

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


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