May 1, 2020 Update

Spotlight on Learning
We love learning at BES, even though it has to be at a distance for the moment! Teachers use formative assessment to conduct timely assessments of student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during a lesson or unit. Pictured below are some Gr. 2 examples of how teachers are collecting detailed information that can be used to improve instruction and student learning while it’s happening. We hope you are doing well.

Conferences
Our March conferences were cancelled due to the cancellation of classes March 15. Therefore, teachers will be arranging to meet with you either via Google Meet or phone between May 4 and May 15.

Kindergarten French/English
Due to a reduction in funding for our Kindergarten “Half & Half” program, next year (2020-21) will be the last year CRPS will be able to offer this program at BES.

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
allyson.vanimpe@crps.ca
403-762-4465 ex.6089

Right from the Start
Share your story with Right from the Start! Things are a little different these days. How are you managing the new routines? Using a creative outlet, share with us how you’re feeling! You can draw, write a song, record a video, build something - whatever feels right for you. Please let us know if we can share your story on our Social Media. Be creative!  As always, we look forward to connecting with you via our website and social media:

Right From The Start
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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 current 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/.

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