December 7, 2018 : Soulwarmers Sale & Take 5, Christmas Concert, Buffs, Lost & Found, News from the Office

Spotlight on Learning

We are all mathematicians!  No one is born with a ‘math brain’; we can all learn math. Numeracy instruction (math) has been a key focus of learning for teachers over the past year.  Current research has been informing our practice. Math is fun for us too!

Half Day Friday
December 14, 2018
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 8
No Kindergarten Classes

Soulwarmers Christmas Sale & Take 5
Please join us for the annual Soulwarmers Christmas Sale on Tuesday, Dec 11 at 8:15 - 8:30 am in the main lobby at BES. All items $1 - $5. Funds raised go to the Bow Valley SPCA and the AB Children's Hospital. Right from the Start is hosting a Take 5 at the same time! FREE tea, coffee, and snacks -- Take 5 extra minutes with your children before you go on with the rest of your day.

Banff Community Christmas Concert 
A reminder that Banff Community Christmas Concert tickets are available at the Banff Centre Box Office 403-762-6301 (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!

Buffs for Sale

New!  BES Buffs are available for $2 each at the Office!  The buff features our new logo by artist Jason Carter.

Cubs T-Shirts and Toques
Need a stocking stuffer idea? Cubs T-Shirts & Toques on sale $10 each - available at the Office.


Lost and Found
Tables with lost and found items have been set up in the Learning Lab. Please come check for lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity after December 21.

News from the Office
Has your Citizenship status changed since you registered at BES? Please contact the office to update your information. It is important that you notify the school of any changes.

School Fees
Payment for School Fees is now overdue. Please pay School fees by Debit or Credit Card online through Powerschool - Parent Portal. Payment can also be made by cash or cheque (made payable to Banff Elementary School) at the school office.

Important Upcoming Dates

Dec 11

Soulwarmers Christmas Sale and TAKE 5 - 8:15-8:30 am at BES

Dec 14

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

Dec 17

Christmas Concert rehearsal at the Banff Centre

Dec 19 & 20

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

Dec 21

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

Dec 22-Jan 6  

School Closure - Winter Break

Jan 7

School Resumes

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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