November 1 2019: Picture Retakes, Playground Update, School Fees, Ski for FREE, Recess Break

Spotlight on Learning
Our Helping Hands Club began with a group of students who want to make a difference in their community. Their first step was to organize a used costume exchange. Families donated costumes and many very excited families were able to find a costume! Donations raised (approx $42) are going to the YWCA.   

Astronaut Jenni Gibbons spoke with our Gr. 6-8 students today. Her presentation inspired numerous excellent questions! We can follow her on Twitter @astro_jenni.

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

School Picture Retakes
BES picture retake day is Wednesday, November 6 in the morning.

Playground Update
Two new playgrounds at a total cost of $400,000 are being installed at BES and will soon open for student enjoyment. As larger features cost upwards of $100,000, several smaller features were chosen to make best use of the budget. Thank you for the generous donations and fundraising efforts that helped make this possible.

School Fees
School Fees are now due. No paper copy will be sent home. Debit or credit card payments can be made online through your Parent Portal 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 at this time.

Banff Schools Ski for FREE!!!
Banff Lodging Co, a division of Banff Caribou Properties Ltd., is thrilled to announce its celebration of the THIRTEENTH YEAR of Caribou Kids Season Passes - Banff school students can ski for free again this winter!!! Please click here for more information and the Season Pass Application.

Recess Break  
Recess is a time to play and eat a snack.  Please help us by ensuring your child has a snack that is easy for them to take outside with them during their recess break. Thank you for your assistance. 

CRPS Board Meeting
The next public school board meeting is on November 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm at BES. Please follow this link to view the Board Highlights from the October public school board meeting.

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

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

November 28

CRPS Board Meeting 7:00 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. 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 November Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook:

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