June 14 2019 : Report Cards, Lost & Found, Library Books, School Supplies

Spotlight on Learning
This year's Track and Field Day was a great one! Not only was the weather perfect, the students’ sportsmanship, team spirit and enthusiastic cheering made for a very special day.  Thank you to the teachers and BCHS for sharing the field. Go Cubs Go!

Full Day Friday
Friday June 21, 2019

8:30 am - 3:05 pm
Grades K - 8

Report Cards
June has arrived and once again teachers are busy writing report cards. Parents/Guardians will be able to see marks/comments in Parent Portal as these are added over the coming days.
**Please note these marks/comments are not final until June 28**
All Report Cards will again be accessed digitally through Parent Portal. PLEASE take the time to read your child’s report card.  Access to 2018/19 report cards is only available until July 31. If you’d like a copy to keep for your family please print one before the end of July.

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.

Library Books
Our school library is getting ready for the summer break. We would appreciate if you could help your child(ren) return all school library books by June 19.

Pre-Order 2019-2020 School Supplies
BES and Bow Valley Basics are working together to offer you great savings and convenience for your child’s school supplies! This is an optional program. To place an order please visit www.bvbasics.net or visit Bow Valley Basics in person by JULY 31 to take advantage of the pre-order pricing. Orders received after July 31 will be subject to a handling fee. No orders or payments will be taken at the school. Please click here for more information and the supply list for each grade.

Lunch Program
Thursday, June 20 is the last Lunch Program date for this school year. Thank you for another successful year!  This school year marks the 7th successful year of the Lunch Program at BES. Thank you to Susan, Jane, Gabby, Chris and all the weekly volunteers for their hard work. Ordering for the first session in the 2019/20 school year will happen in early September. In order to offer a lunch program again next year, we are in need of volunteers to serve lunch and pick up lunch items.  Please be sure to sign up to volunteer when placing your order or contact Gabby directly at gdebaie@gmail.com.

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.

BES Food Waste Education/Survey
Please have a look at the Food Waste education video created by three BES students with a grant from the Alberta Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge: https://youtu.be/MzfMQVI6pvc  Then complete their follow up survey, to see if this information is changing the way you manage your food waste: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNYRP7V

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 - please follow the link to view the agenda.

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 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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