May 31 2019 : BES Food Waste Education/Survey, Next Year: Moving?, CRPS Board Meeting, HomeStay for International Students, News from the Office

Spotlight on Learning

Track and Field Zones
Banff Elementary School was well represented at the Division 3 Track and Field Regionals.  The students put forward the effort and attitude required for success at this event. A big thank you to our coaches Ms. Irvine and Ms. Prescesky for their dedication to our athletes.  Honourable mentions go to Anson Minty, who won both the 100m and 200m races and Haruki Morikawa, who competed in 4 different events.

Full Day Friday
Friday June 7, 2019
8:30 am - 3:05 pm
Grades K - 8

BES Food Waste Education/Survey
Three BES students recently received a grant for food waste education. Please click on this link to answer their five questions, and then stay tuned for their educational video, coming soon!

Next Year: Moving?
Please help us in our planning for next year by informing the office if your child is NOT attending Banff Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year.

CRPS Board Meeting
Please follow the link to view the highlights from the May 22nd Public School Board Meeting. The next School Board meeting will be held on June 20, 2019 7:00 pm at Exshaw School.

HomeStay needed for International Students
Students come to CRPS from Brazil, Spain, Italy, France, Japan, Vietnam, Mexico, Hong Kong and Germany. They stay for one semester, two semesters or for longer in order to earn their high school diploma while gaining fluency in English.
For host families, remuneration for the 2019-20 school year is $975.00 per month. Homestay families must have a separate, furnished bedroom for their student, and provide three generous, nutritious meals a day plus reasonable snacks and beverages.

How to Become a Host Family:
Email: – Homestay Coordinator or call: 403.609.6072 Ext. 6220
(Applications can also be obtained and dropped off at the Canmore Board office at 618 -7th Avenue, Canmore, or at

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. As per CRPS Administrative Procedure 503 delinquent accounts may be sent to a private collection agency. Please contact the office to make payment arrangements if you are unable to pay the outstanding school fees at this time.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 31                

Professional Development - 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 - 8 No Kindergarten Classes

June 3

BCHS Parent Council AGM 4:15 pm BCHS Library - any interested parents whose children will be moving
to BCHS for Grade 9 are invited to attend

June 5

May 2020 BCHS French Trip Information Session 5:30 pm at BCHS (for current Gr. 8 students)

June 10

Year End Band Concert & BBQ: BES Gr 8 students & BCHS Jr/Sr High students will be performing
Families & friends are welcome to attend 5:00 pm Central Park

June 14

Professional Development - 12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 - 8 No Kindergarten Classes

June 18

Vaping Information Session & Conversation for Parents and Students BES 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Register by calling 403-762-1251 by June 14

June 20

CRPS Board Meeting 7:00 pm Exshaw School

June 20

Grade 8 Farewell, BES Gym 1:30 pm

June 26

Kindergarten Last Day of School 12:01 pm dismissal

June 28

Gr 1 - 8 Last Day of School 12:01 pm dismissal


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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