Support for Gifted Students, Valbella Order Pickup, Nature Explorers Volunteers : May 11, 2018

Spotlight on Learning
Happy Mother’s Day to all our BES moms!  Thank you for all you do. Tissues were required at the Grade 1 Mother’s Day tea today!

BES staff and students love to dance!  Thank you to Kim Mayberry for sharing your love of dance with us.  Kim introduces students to a variety of movement, music and cultures through dance.  She also encourages creativity, student input on choreography and self-expression.


Thank you to Chloe, Mairi and Breanna for initiating and facilitating a toy sale with proceeds going to local fireman JP, who was recently injured in a ski accident.  The girls raised $311!

Full Day PD - No School for Students
Friday, May 18th
No school for Grades K - 7

Victoria Day - School Closure
Monday, May 21st
No school for Grades K - 7

Support for Gifted Students
Public Meeting for Parents and Community Members with Consultant Sara Peden.
In order to optimally support our Gifted students who also have other learning needs, CRPS has engaged the services of Consultant Sara Peden to draft new administrative procedures for appropriately identifying those students who are twice exceptional.
Canmore:  Monday, May 14 7:00 - 8:30 pm CRPS Central Board Office 618 7th Avenue
Banff:  Tuesday, May 15 7:00 - 8:30 pm Banff Elementary School
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Valbella Gourmet Foods Fundraiser
Thank you to all those that supported School Council initiatives by placing a Valbella order.  Product pick up by each seller is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16th 2:45 - 3:45pm at BES (outside at the gym doors). All items are frozen and must be picked up by the seller during this time.

Spring Fling Family Dance
Thank you to all the volunteers, our amazing DJ Dave, Kim for inspiring our dancers, Aardvark Pizza, Subway and IGA for their kind contributions. And thank you to all those that came out and enjoyed the Spring Fling Family Dance.  It was a great success. We raised over $1600 for School Council initiatives.

Nature Explorers Volunteers
It’s time for Spring Nature Explorers!  Over the next several weeks classes will be learning outside for longer periods and farther afield.  We need at least one parent volunteer per class to meet a safe ratio of adults to students. If you are willing and able to volunteer, THANK YOU:)  You can sign up online at the following link:
Some grades may be getting an additional permission form.  This new form is required as a new CRPS policy for full day trips that are a bit farther than walking distance from school.  These types of trips only happen once or twice a year and the rest are covered by the beginning of the year field trip permission form.  

Important Upcoming Dates
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 the Gym doors
May 18    P.D. Full Day - no classes for students Grades K - 7
May 21    School Closure - Victoria Day
May 22    CRPS Board of Trustees Board Meeting 7:00 pm Central Board Office, Canmore
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
Right from the Start has some exciting April News to share. Please click the link for events and updates!  Right from the Start May 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 May Newsletter.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook.  

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