October 18 2019: P/S/T Conferences, Costume Exchange, Sock-tober, Mittens/Gloves, School Fees Due

Spotlight on Learning
Learning how to use technology as a learning tool is a part of the K-12 curriculum. Grade 3 students used Google Earth to learn about Taj Mahal in Language Arts (they thought using Google was the next best thing to a field trip to India!). They are learning about students around the world. Students told me this is important work for grade 3’s to understand and appreciate how others live in different parts of the world.   


Friday, October 25, 2018
No Classes for Students all day
AM - Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
PM - Professional Development for Teachers

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) by 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 Grades 7 & 8 please book an appointment only with your student’s homeroom teacher. They will provide an overview of all courses this semester.

Costume Exchange 
Our newest club, The Helping Hands, is a group of caring students whose goal is to raise awareness of needs (and sometimes money) in our community. Their first endeavour is to host a costume exchange. If you have an old costume to donate, please drop off at the office by Tuesday, October 22. Costumes may be purchased by donation on Wednesday, October 23 at 8:10 am. All funds raised will go to the YWCA to support those in need of shelter.

Sock-tober
Student Council has challenged each class to bring new socks from October 23 - 31 to be donated to homeless shelters. Ask your child for more information and bring the socks to their class. Let’s help to warm feet & warm hearts.

Call for Extra Mittens/Gloves
Lynx from Nature Explorers is putting a call out for extra mittens and gloves to have in reserve for those days that students come without. If you have any spares please drop off at the school office.

School Fees
School Fees are now available on Parent Portal and are 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.

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

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

November 6

Photo Retake Day - please bring back original package if photos were taken

November 7

Remembrance Day Assembly 9:30 am BES Gym

November 8

School Closure in lieu of Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

November 11

School Closure - Remembrance Day

November 15&29  

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

November 20

School Council Meeting 3:30 pm 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.

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