January 11, 2019 : CRPS Board and School Council Meetings, Kindergarten Registration, Report Cards, News from the Office

Spotlight on Learning
Welcome back!  Phase 2 is progressing nicely.  Tuesday, May 23 should see us settled in the new building.  We are getting excited! Stay tuned for more details about the transition this spring.

(new gym!)   (library)

(rest of the library and windows looking down into gym)

Full Day Friday
January 18, 2019
Full Day of School Grades K - 8

CRPS Board Meeting
Please follow the link to view the agenda for the Public School Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 15.  The meeting will take place at the Central Board Office in Canmore at 7:00 pm.

School Council Meeting
Come one, come all!  Child care will be provided.  We are meeting Wednesday, January 16 at 3:15 pm 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.

Report Cards
Teachers are in the process of writing report cards. A digital version will be available on Parent Portal. Parents will be able to see marks/comments in Parent Portal as they are added over the next few weeks.  **Please note these marks/comments are not final until January 31**

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration
Banff Elementary School 2019-20 Kindergarten Registration in now open.  Online Registration will open in February. You are invited to our Open House on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 pm. Please click here for more information.

Sports News
Basketball season is well underway and all of our Grade 7 & 8 teams are bouncing along with league games and tournaments.  Click here for the CUBS League schedule for all teams.  Come out and cheer the CUBS on!

News from the Office

  • Parent Portal
    Parents please ensure you can log on to Parent Portal. Look for the PowerSchool Parent Portal link on our school website. This is where you will access daily updates on your student’s marks and attendance, pay school fees and more.  Report cards are also shared with you through Parent Portal - no paper copies are sent home.  Please contact the school office if you are not able to login.

  • Citizenship
    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.

  • Contact changes
    Has your telephone number, mailing address or physical address changed? 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

Jan 11 & 25     

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

Jan 15

CRPS Board Meeting, Canmore Board Office 7:00 pm

Jan 16

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

Jan 18

Session 2 Hot Lunch ordering will open until January 27

Jan 31

Report Cards available on Parent Portal

Feb 18-20

School Closure

Feb 21-22

Teacher Convention - no classes for students


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. 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: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.


Please see the school web-site at http://bes.crps.ca/  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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