March 8, 2019 : Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences, Hoody Orders, Casual Lunch Supervisors Needed, Lost & Found

Spotlight on Learning
Our Gr. 8 students and music teacher Mr. N. collaborated with W.G. Murdoch High School students and music teacher Shannon Booth (also a former student from BCHS) to perform a cohesive and polished performance. They sounded amazing!  Yesterday, BES school spirit came shining through during the Gr. 8 boys vs staff basketball game. Score? They tied!

Full Day Friday
Friday, March 15, 2019
8:30 am - 3:05 pm
Grades K - 8

Parent / Student / Teacher Conferences - Progress Reporting
March 11 @ NOON   Online booking opens!
March 20 & 21           Evening conferences - regular classes during the day
March 22                    Morning conferences and P.D. in the afternoon - no school for students
Appointments must be booked online at (NOT Parent Portal). You can start booking on March 11 at 12:00 pm until March 20 at 12:00 pm. Please click here for instructions (your account from the fall is still active - there is a “forgot password” link if required). After March 20 at 12:00 pm the online booking system will be closed - parents will be required to email their child's homeroom teacher directly to change or book an appointment after this time. Grade 7 & 8 March Conferences will be student-led. Please sign-up for one of the time slots. During this time, your child will share their learning and you will have a chance to connect with all 4 teachers

Camera Club - Invitation for a Family Portrait
Our Camera Club students would like to invite you to our first annual Family Portrait fundraiser. The event will take place during our Parent/Student/Teacher conferences this month in the Learning Commons. This fundraiser will allow us to purchase more gear to enrich our program. There is no set fee, by donation only. No bookings needed, just drop in with your family!

BES Hoodies - SALE EXTENDED to March 15
In order to celebrate our school culture, we are now selling hoodies with our new logo. Hoodies will be sold for $40. If you are interested in purchasing a hoodie for your child, please click here for the order form and send it along with cash or a cheque payable to Banff Elementary School to the office by Friday March 15, 2019. If required, paper copies are available at the office. Please note, BES must place an order for a minimum of 40 hoodies - place your order ASAP.
Time Change
Daylight Savings time starts this weekend. Remember to set your clock ahead 1 hour before bed on Saturday night.

Casual Lunch Supervisors Needed
Are you available on a casual basis to supervise students over the lunch hour? We are in need of subs to call in the event that we are short staffed. This is paid position and you are required to obtain an RCMP Vulnerable Sector check (unless we already have one on file). Please contact the office for more information.

Lost and Found
Lost and Found items have been set out on display in the Learning Commons (the open area by the Grades 1 & 4 classrooms in the new school). Please stop by or have your child take a look as there are MANY items that you may not even realize have been missing!

News from the Office

  • 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
Mar 19          CRPS Board Meeting, Exshaw School 7:00 pm
Mar 20          School Council Meeting, BES Conference Room 3:30 pm
Mar 20&21    Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews in the evening (booking system will open Mar 11)
Mar 22          Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews (am) and Professional Learning (pm) - no classes for students
Mar 26          CRPS Science Fair hosted by BES
Apr 6-21       School Closed for Spring Break

Right from the Start
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Settlement Services
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