November 7 2019: School Closure, Vaping Information Session, Basketball Coach, Removing Footwear, Squirrel Street Closure

Spotlight on Learning
Through the science topic “Waste in Our World”, Grade 4 students engaged in design thinking to create the annual cardboard arcade. Students reused recycled materials, tweaking their designs throughout the process. Playing the games was great fun too!

School Closure
Friday, November 8, 2019 - in lieu of Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
Monday, November 11, 2019 - Remembrance Day

Vaping Information Session and Conversation
On November 28 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at BES the Town of Banff is hosting a Vaping Information Session and Conversation for parents and caregivers of school-aged children/youth as well as for students. If you require childcare, please register by November 21 by calling 403-762-1251 or emailing

Grade 7 Girls Basketball Coach Needed
Basketball season is about to begin. A coach is needed for the Grade 7 girls team. Please contact the School Office if you are interested in coaching.

Removing Footwear - Donating adult slippers/indoor footwear
Students, Parents and Staff: please help us keep our school clean and floors dry by removing outdoor footwear. Parents/volunteers please remember to bring indoor footwear with you. In addition BES is collecting donations of adult slippers or indoor footwear to have available for school visits. Please drop off donations at the office.

Squirrel Street Closure
We need your help! We are specifically looking for someone to assist with the barricades at 11:40 am on half day Fridays and 2:45 pm on full day Fridays. Please let the office know if you are able to help.  **If you are going by and see the barricades should be out (8:00 am or 2:45 pm) or should be put away by the fence (8:30 or 3:15ish), please feel comfortable moving them as needed. This would be greatly appreciated!! 

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.

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 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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