June 21 2019 : Report Cards, Lost & Found, Library Books, School Supplies

Spotlight on Learning
June 20th marked the first Grade 8 Farewell at BES. This is a significant milestone in the lives of our Grade 8 students. Parents and teachers can be proud that these students are ready for the challenges and demands of high school. We will miss them (except Mr. Shoemaker who will get to see them in the halls of BCHS). Congratulations Grade 8 students on your achievements!

Last Day of School
Kindergarten:  Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - Family Picnic - 12:01 dismissal
Grades 1- 8: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:01 dismissal

Gratitude Assembly
Not only will we be celebrating all those who support BES students with their time, energy and expertise at our Gratitude Assembly (Monday, June 24 at 11:00 am), we will be celebrating the retirements of four special teachers (Ms. Luchka, Ms. Skinner, Mr. Shields & Ms. Reid). We hope you can join us for the exciting celebration.

Report Cards
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 2018/2019 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 26..

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 before June 28.

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.
Bikes/Scooters/Skateboards at School  
Students are expected to wear helmets when riding bikes, skateboards and scooters! *RCMP was by last week checking for helmets. We ask that riders be considerate of pedestrians by walking bikes, scooters and skateboards on busy sidewalks, especially in front of the school.

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.

RFTS: Please complete our parent survey so that we can inform and serve you best.
Our food waste education program continues. Please watch our Food Waste Education video. And then click here to complete our second survey: What did you Learn from our Video?
If you completed our first survey and asked for a food waste bin, please check in at the school office next week for your FREE bin and liners.

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 24

Gratitude (& Retirement Celebration) Assembly

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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