April 24, 2020 Update

We hope everyone had a good week and are back into their distance learning routine. Please know you are welcome to contact your child’s teacher, Mr. Shoemaker or Ms. McKibbin via email if you are in need of any learning tools or assistance.  We are happy to call you back!

Spotlight on Learning
Teachers are creative folks. They have found a wide variety of ways to make this distance teaching and learning thing work! Check out below the Grade 6 ‘Tub Talks’ and ‘Bath Math’!  You will also find examples on Twitter @Banff_El_School and @MountainEdu. RFTS also has been creating different ways to support everyone’s Mental Health (check out their awesome website).


Town of Banff

Come hang-out with Pete on Zoom.

Every Monday / Wednesday / Friday – 3pm.

Let’s stay connected and keep active at home.

Share your videos, ideas, challenges with Pete on Instagram @BanffRecreation.

Check out banff.ca/active for Zoom links to join the fun.

Calling all Kids and Parents! Lip Sync Video Submissions
Juno Award Nominee, Canadian Children’s Recording Artist, Mary Lambert, is looking for video clip submissions from families to create her next music video. During this time when we are in our homes A LOT, we thought this would be a great project for families to take part in and create a little excitement. Please click here for more information on how to submit a clip.

CRPS Board Meeting
Please follow the link to view the agenda for the Public School Board meeting scheduled for April 29, 2020. This meeting will be a virtual meeting, recorded and closed for in-person public attendance to help prevent the community spread of the COVID-19 virus.

School and Family Wellness Worker
During these uncertain times it can be helpful for students and families to have someone they can connect with to talk about their fears and emotions. Please know that you can access Ms. Van Impe via phone and email. She is available too through google hangouts to meet face to face with you or your children. Reach out; together we can support each other with effective new ways to address social emotional supports. 

Allyson Van Impe (she/her)

School and Family Wellness Worker

Canadian Rockies Public Schools

403-762-4465 ex.6089

Right from the Start
Hello BES families! Just a reminder that Right from the Start is here. We create weekly programming that teachers can include with your child(ren)'s educational materials. RFTS would love to hear from you; please take 5 minutes to fill out this brief Right from the Start Parent Survey and be entered into a draw for a $25 gift card to Edible Life. You can also have a look at our Newsletter for more good mental health resources. As always, we look forward to connecting with you via our website and social media:

Right From The Start

Settlement Services in the Bow Valley
Provides free and confidential services to Permanent Residents, Live-In Caregivers, and Refugees living in the Bow Valley. An in-school support worker provides ongoing support to students and families (planning before family arrival, school registration and orientation, school programming, parent information sessions, new student orientation program, etc.). Interpretation services may be available as needed. Please click here for the link to the newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: https://banff.ca/167/Settlement-Services-in-the-Bow-Valley or follow on Facebook: https://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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