March 22, 2019: Literacy Week, RFTS Take 10/Market/Read with your Child, Science Fair

Spotlight on Learning

Our camera club offered family portrait sessions during conferences to fundraise for more equipment. Our school trusts us with this expensive equipment! We are looking forward to learning more about using different lenses, photography concepts, and how to take great photos using different photography tools. Thanks to Breanne, Zyrell, Georgia and Chloe.    

Full Day Friday
Friday, March 29, 2019
8:30 am - 3:05 pm
Grades K - 8

Literacy Week
Literacy week is fast approaching (March 25 - 29) and the Grade 3's want to show school spirit by hosting a book sale! Please bring in any used book donations this coming week and leave next to any of the Grade 3 classrooms (Mrs. Daffern 106, Ms. Reid 401 or Ms. Provencher 108). We will be hosting the book sale Thursday March 28 in the Learning Lounge all morning. Classes will have time to come down and look through the book selection. All of the proceeds will go toward the Bow Valley SPCA. Thank you for your support and happy reading!

RFTS Take 10 / Grade 7 Entrepreneur Market / Read with Your Child morning
Please join us for an exciting morning on Friday, March 29 from 8:15-8:45 am in the Learning Commons.

  • RFTS will be hosting a Take 10 with coffee, tea, and snacks.

  • Grade 7 Entrepreneur classes will be hosting a market to sell the products their small businesses have been creating. Items will be for sale from 25 cents to $20 and range from playdough to bike racks.

  • Read with Your Child - on this final day of our literacy week we invite you to move from the Take 10/Market to your child's homeroom to read until 8:45 am.

CRPS Twelfth Annual Canadian Rockies Science Fair
Tuesday, March 26, BES gym - public viewing will occur between 11:15-11:45 am. Members of the public (i.e. other students, parents, etc) are welcome to view projects at this time.

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 26

CRPS Science Fair hosted by BES

Mar 28

Literacy Week Book Sale am Learning Lounge

Mar 29

RFTS Take 10 / Grade 7 Entrepreneur Market / Read with Your Child
8:15 - 8:45 am Learning Commons

Apr 6-21

School Closed for Spring Break

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