Thankful Thursday, CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting, Morning Supervision: May 18, 2018

Spotlight on Learning

What do teachers do on professional learning days?  This Friday, all teachers across the district are focussing on improving instructional practices.  We continue to provide students learning opportunities through carefully designed worthwhile work. Our school district is working closely with researchers from the University of Calgary as we work towards instructional excellence.  


Full Day Friday

Friday, May 25th
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades K - 7

Thankful Thursday

When:    Thursday, May 24th

Time:    11:00am

Where: BES Gym - please enter through the outside gym doors                

Who:    Everyone who supports BES students with their time, expertise and treasures

Why:    To show our appreciation of your time, energy and dedication

Please join us on May 24th!

CRPS Board of Trustees Public Meeting

Tuesday, May 22nd 7:00 pm CRPS Central Board Office.
Follow the link to view the Highlights from the Public School Board Meeting held April 24, 2018.

Mornings at BES

Doors are opened at 8:20 am (the front door at 8 am). Please encourage your child to play outside or wait quietly in the foyer (not the classroom) until 8:20.  We want children to feel welcome, but also give teachers the time they need to prepare for the day. There is staff on supervision both inside and outside the school beginning at 8:20. If your child requires supervision prior to 8:20, please sign them up for Before School Care in the gym - it’s free! Please click here  to sign up. Please help your child find a routine that works best for them; some children benefit from being active outside until the bell rings, others benefit from a calming break and may wish to come inside to sit quietly.  

Talking with the Community & Kids

The Town of Banff Community Assessment would like to include student voice.  Students may contribute their ideas before school in the foyer next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. More information can be found at

Important Upcoming Dates

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

May 25    Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades 1 - 7, no Kindergarten classes

June 1     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 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.  


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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