November 30, 2018 : Family Lunch Thank You, Christmas Concert, Parent Portal

Spotlight on Learning

Curling anyone?  The Banff Curling Club sponsored the national school curling program, Rocks and Rings on Nov. 26 & 27 at BES for Grades 1-7. Using indoor floor curling equipment, our knowledgeable instructor, Mark, introduced our students to the sport through drills, relays and team-building activities.

Half Day Friday - Tomorrow
November 30th, 2018
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 8
No Kindergarten Classes

Family Lunch
Thank you to everyone who were able to attend the Family Lunch and thank you to Hostelling International - Banff Alpine Centre for making and serving all the lunches.  We raised over $1600 towards the BES Arts Program.

Banff Community Christmas Concert Tickets
A reminder that Banff Community Christmas Concert tickets are available at the Eric Harvey Box Office at the Banff Centre (no tickets at BES). Please click here for more information. The Christmas Concert is a lovely tradition and a wonderful opportunity for our children to perform at the Banff Center to showcase their talents. The Banff Community Christmas Concert needs parents to be involved with the organization of this volunteer driven event for it to be a success. There are many opportunities to be involved from as little as one hour of your time. Please sign up @ Concert todo to join in the fun!

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.

Important Upcoming Dates

November 30

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

December 14

 Professional Learning pm - 12:01 pm 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
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