January 25, 2019 : Report Cards, Kindergarten Registration/Open House, Lunch Program Order Deadline

Spotlight on Learning
Grade 6’s have been learning coding skills as they program Sphero ‘robots’ to model the rotation of each planet in our solar system. Coding improves creativity, problem solving, collaboration and persistence (and it is fun!).

Full Day Friday
Friday February 1, 2019
8:30 am - 3:05 pm
Grades K - 8

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 days. **Please note these marks/comments are not final until January 31**

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration / Open House
Banff Elementary School is now accepting Kindergarten registrations for 2019-2020. New this year, online registration will be available starting in February - watch our website for more details. You are invited to our Open House on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Please click here for more information.

Lunch Program
Last chance this weekend to order for the Lunch Days program. The order system will close Sunday night (Jan 27). Payment is required at time of order if paying by credit card.  If paying by cash or cheque (payable to BES School Council) please drop off in the office on Monday. PLEASE sign up to volunteer when placing your order.

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.
  • 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 27

Session 2 Hot Lunch ordering will close

Jan 31

Report Cards available on Parent Portal

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

Feb 18-20    

Family Day / School Closure

Feb 21-22

Teacher Convention - no classes for students

Feb 27

Pink Shirt Day

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.

 

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