June 7 2019 : Bikes/Scooter/Skateboards, Creative Cubs Market/Take 5, Lost & Found, Food Waste Survey, RFTS Survey, Important Upcoming Dates

Spotlight on Learning
On Wednesday we had our annual Bike Rodeo for our grade 2 and 3 students. Bike Rodeo is a true community event that succeeds because it is a Banff team effort.  At the Bike Rodeo, students learn and practice streetwise bike safety skills. The day was a huge success thanks to all our Banff community volunteers and supporting organizations. Students were given presentations on appropriate safety equipment, how to navigate while riding a bike and techniques for safe riding. At Banff Elementary School we encourage our students to use the skills daily as they ride to and from school. A big thanks all our individual volunteers and to the following organizations: Snowtips Bactrax, The Town of Banff - Community Services, Bylaw, and the RCMP.

Professional Development
Friday, June 14, 2019
12:01 pm dismissal for Gr. 1 - 8
No Kindergarten Classes

Bikes/Scooters/Skateboards at School
Now that spring weather has arrived in Banff, more students are riding bikes, scootering and skateboarding to school. We ask that riders be considerate of pedestrians by walking bikes, scooters and skateboards on busy sidewalks, especially in front of the school. The Bike Rodeo also serves as an important reminder that students practice road safety and wear appropriate safety gear when riding to school.

Creative Cubs Market / Take 5
Friday, June 14 8:15-8:45 am at BES.Items are all handmade and range from stress balls to pencil holders to keychains. Students and parents are invited to come and purchase some amazing made in Banff items! This will be in conjunction with a Take 5. Come grab a tea and healthy snack and have a few more minutes with your student before starting the day!

Lost & Found
Tables with lost and found items have been set up in the Phase 1 Learning Lab. Please come check for lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity after June 21.

BES Food Waste Education/Survey
This request comes from some grade 6 students who received a grant to do food waste education. Please complete this survey about Food Waste in Banff. You could win biodegradable/compostable bin liners by answering this survey. It should take about two minutes. We really appreciate your help with this!

Right from the Start Parent Survey
Please click on this link to complete the Right from the Start parent survey. It's just a few questions to help inform our programming, and provide us with feedback about our services.

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 22 Public School Board Meeting. The next School Board meeting will be held on June 20, 2019 7:00 pm at Exshaw School.

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

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 - 4:30 pm at BCHS

June 11

Grade 6 PAT - ELA (reading)

June 12

Current Grade 7 Instrumental Rental Night 5:30 pm in the BES Music room

June 13

Division 2 Track and Field at BCHS

June 14

Creative Cubs Market / Take 5 8:15 - 8:45 am

June 14

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

June 17

Grade 6 PAT - Math

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 19

Grade 6 PAT - Science

June 20

CRPS Board Meeting 7:00 pm Exshaw School

June 20

Grade 8 Farewell, BES Gym 1:30 pm

June 25

Grade 6 PAT - Social Studies

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: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.

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