November 22 2019: Town of Banff programs, Vaping Information Session, CRPS Board Meeting

Spotlight on Learning
Teachers are lifelong learners too! This week, we were engaged in professional learning called Looking At Student Thinking: LAST Protocol Conversations. Every teacher brought forward evidence of student learning and requested specific feedback. Each group discussed next steps to guide the teacher’s practice and provided relevant feedback.  

Professional Development Day
Friday, November 29, 2019
12:02 dismissal for Gr 1 - 8
No Kindergarten classes

Town of Banff - We’re Here to Help
Please click here for a list of resources you’ll need to live a happy, healthy life in Banff or check out

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

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 27

Family Breakfast at BES 8:00 am - Sponsored by HI-Banff Alpine Centre

November 28

CRPS Board Meeting 7:00 pm BES

November 29

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

December 11

BES Christmas Concert with performances by Gr. 1 - 6 students 6:00-7:00 pm in the BES gym

December 13

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

December 20

12:02 dismissal for Gr 1 - 8, no Kindergarten classes

December 23 - January 3     

School Closure for the Winter Break

School and Family Wellness Worker
Allyson Van Impe is in our school every day from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm to help support families and students with their social / emotional well being. Please contact her at 403-762-4465 ext 6089. One more way Canadian Rockies School Division is here to help support not only your child, but also your family.

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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