School Notification System, Next Year: Moving?, Spring Fling Family Dance : April 27, 2018

Spotlight on Learning

Please join me in welcoming our new administrative assistant, Jodi McKenna!  Jodi brings to the position a wealth of experience, a passion for caring for children, and a strong desire to support her community.  For many of our students who know her as Jodi, it is going to be a challenge to address her as Mrs. McKenna!

Full Day Friday
Friday, May 4th
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7

School Notification System
Our new School Notification system will start to deliver urgent messages like attendance alerts and last-minute cancellations by text message. If you have provided a cell number(s) for this new feature on the form that we sent home in January, a text message will be sent to your cell on April 27, 2018 at 1:00pm.  To opt in, you will need to reply by texting "Y" or "Yes".

Next Year: Moving?
Please help us in our planning for next year by informing the office if your child is NOT attending Banff Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. 

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

Important Upcoming Dates
April 27    P.D. Day - 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-7 students, no Kindergarten classes
May 4      Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7
May 7      Bus Driver Appreciation Day
May 9      Grade 6 PAT English Language Arts Part A (Writing)
May 10    Dance Performance Day BES Gym 2:00 pm
May 10    Spring Fling Family Dance BES Gym 5:00 - 7:00 pm
May 11    Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades 1 - 7, no Kindergarten classes
May 16    School Council’s Valbella Foods Fundraiser order pickup 2:45-3:45 pm BES
                outside at Gym doors
May 18    P.D. Full Day - no classes for students Grades K - 7
May 21    School Closure - Victoria Day
May 23    School Council AGM and Monthly Meeting BES Staff Room 3:30 pm
May 24    Thankful Thursday 11:00 am

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 April 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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