October 11 2019: P/S/T Conferences, School Council, CRPS Board Meeting, School Council Meeting

Spotlight on Learning
On Tuesday when an early season snow storm hit we had to cancel a field trip to the GeoScience Centre in Canmore. However, Banff Elementary Grade 3 students were not disappointed because the GeoScience Centre brought the learning lab to us. Students were overheard saying “this is amazing,” as they learned to identify different rocks and minerals in a hands-on learning lab. Thank you to members of the GeoScience Centre for bringing meaningful learning to our grade 3 students

Thanksgiving Monday
Monday, October 14, 2019 - School Closure

Full Day Friday
Friday, October 18, 2019
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades 1 - 8 (No Kindergarten classes)

Parent / Student / Teacher Conferences - Progress Reporting
October 23 & 24 Evening conferences - regular classes during the day
October 25 Morning conferences and P.D. in the afternoon - no school for students
Appointments must be booked online at https://banff.schoolappointments.com (not Parent Portal) from October 11 until October 23 at 12:00 pm. Please click here for instructions (a new account must be created each year). After October 23 at 12:00 pm the online booking system will be closed - parents will be required to email their child's homeroom teacher directly to change or book an appointment (please click here for staff directory). Please note for Grade 7 & 8 please book an appointment only with your student’s homeroom teachers will provide an overview of all courses this semester.

CRPS Board Meeting
Follow the link to view the agenda for the upcoming Public School Board meeting on October 15, 2019. The meeting will take place at 7:00 pm at the Exshaw School. Follow this link to view the Board Highlights from the September public school board meeting.

School Council
Come one come all! Child care will be provided. We are meeting October 16 at 3:30pm in the staff room. Parents play an important role in student success. School councils allow parents to participate in decisions that impact student learning. By contributing knowledge, perspective and ideas at school council meetings, parents are actively contributing to the success of our school community.

News from the Office
School Fees: are now available on Parent Portal and due by October 27, 2019. No paper copy will be sent home. Debit or credit card payments can be made online through your Parent Portal https://powerschool.crps.ca/public/. As per Canadian Rockies School Division’s Administrative Procedure 503 payment for school fees is due 30 days after invoicing. Please contact the school office to make payment arrangements if unable to pay in full by October 27, 2019

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.

Important Dates in October - Please click here to view the BES Community Calendar

October 11

P.D. Day - 12:02 dismissal for Gr 1 - 8, no Kindergarten classes

October 14

Thanksgiving Day - school closed

October 15

CRPS Board Meeting 7:00 pm Exshaw School

October 16

School Council Meeting 3:30 pm

October 23 & 24

Parent/Student/Teacher evening conferences - regular classes 

October 25

Parent/Student/Teacher morning conferences and P.D. in the afternoon - no school for students

October 28

Growing up Gifted”, a session for parents 6:30 - 8:00 pm at BES


Right from the Start
Right from the Start supports mental health in schools, with families, and within the community. Success Coaches are in Banff Elementary School Monday through Friday. Our doors are always open. Please click here for this month’s Newsletter. For more information please visit the RFTS Facebook page. Or visit the CRPS website Right from the Start.

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 the link for the Settlement Services October 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.

Please see the school web-site at http://bes.crps.ca/  for additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS.   Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders.

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