November 16, 2018 : Family Lunch, School Council, Christmas Concert dates, Parent Portal

Spotlight on Learning

Professional learning happens throughout the day! Photo one is a divisional PLN (Professional Learning Network) discussing differentiation of math. The second photo is a teacher demonstrating Makey-Makey kits over lunch.

Below are photos and artwork Gr. 7’s created during the first round of CTF courses. Thank you to Special Events Rentals & Mountainscape Productions for the use of the black curtain backdrop.

Full Day Friday
November 23rd, 2018
Full day of school Grades K - 8

Family Lunch Sponsored by Hostelling International - Banff Alpine Centre
Please come join your child for lunch in their classroom on Wednesday, November 28 (Grades 4-8 12:01-12:27 pm; Grades K-3 12:27-12:54 pm).
A choice of turkey and cheddar, ham and swiss, or veggie sandwich; juice box; apple; and a rice krispie square for $4.  No advance payment is required - please pay by cash at the event. To ensure we have enough for everyone, please click here to complete the order form by Wednesday, November 21st.  Proceeds will go to the BES Arts Program. All family members are welcome to join us for this meaningful event.

School Council Meeting
Come one, come all!  Child care will be provided.  We are meeting Wednesday, November 21st at 3:15pm in the staff room. Parents play an important role in student success. School councils allow parents to participate in decisions that impact student learning. By contributing knowledge, perspective and ideas at school council meetings, parents are actively contributing to the success of our school community.

Banff Community Christmas Concert
Our Grade 1 to 6 and Grade 8 students (and staff) are very excited to perform at the Banff Community Concert. Please mark your calendar!
Date:        Wednesday, December 19
               Thursday, December 20
Location:  Eric Harvie Theatre at the Banff Centre
Time:        6:00 pm sharp on both nights
Complimentary tickets will be available at the Banff Centre Box office - ticket information to follow soon.  
Details and permission letter will be sent home at a later date.

Parent Portal
PowerSchool is a student information system. Powerschool - Parent Portal has many online features for parents to access their own child(ren)'s demographic information, attendance, report cards, school fee invoice and payment.  If you have not yet created an account and require the access information again, please contact the school office. Please click this link to the PowerSchool - Parent Portal - it can also be found on the BES website.

CRPS Board Meeting
November 22, 2018 7:00 pm Exshaw School
Follow the link to view the highlights from the October 22nd meeting of the Public School Board.  

Important Upcoming Dates

November 21

 School Council Meeting, BES 3:15 pm (childcare provided!)

November 22

 CRPS Board Meeting, Exshaw School 7:00 pm

November 28

 Family Lunch Day - International Children’s Day with HI Hostels

November 30

 Professional Learning pm - 12:01 dismissal for Grade 1 to 8 students
 (no Kindergarten classes)

December 14

 Professional Learning pm - 12:01 dismissal for Grade 1 to 8 students
 (no Kindergarten classes)

December 19 & 20

 Banff Community Christmas Concert, Banff Centre, 6:00pm

December 21

 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr 1-8 students (no Kindergarten classes)

Dec 23 - Jan 4

 School Closure - Winter Break

Right from the Start
Right from the Start 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 for the Right from the Start Newsletter. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page.

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 here for the Settlement Services Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook:


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