March 29, 2019: Science Fair Success, Spring Break

Spotlight on Learning
On Tuesday, March 26, BES hosted the 12th annual Canadian Rockies Regional Science Fair. We had 164 students with 104 projects participating from both Lawrence Grassi Middle School and Banff Elementary. The quality of projects and innovations was truly inspiring to all who attended. Seeing the students cheer for one another during the awards ceremony was very heartwarming. A very big thank you to our sponsors and 150 volunteers!

Spring Break
April 5 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 to 8 (no Kindergarten Classes)
April 5 12:01 pm - April 21
School resumes Monday, April 22, 2019

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

Apr 2

Lockdown Drill - an email will be sent to all parents on April 1

Apr 5

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

Apr 6-21      

School Closed for Spring Break - School resumes Monday, April 22

April 24

BES School Council Meeting 3:30 pm BES Conference Room

April 25

CRPS Public Board Meeting 7:00 pm Canmore Board Office - please follow the link to view the highlights from the March 19, 2019 Public School Board Meeting

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. Please click here for the RFTS Newsletter. 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: or follow on Facebook:

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