September 18, 2020: Terry Fox Run/Video, Picture Day, Demographics Update

Spotlight on Learning
Our Grade Five classes have decorated their doors with words describing the type of classmate that they would like to sit beside. Given all of the changes that students and staff have encountered with our re-entry, it is wonderful to see positive messages around our school encouraging students to be kind. We continue to follow the CUBS code of a community that exhibits: Caring, Understanding, Belonging and Safety.                      

Full Day Friday
Friday, September 25, 2020
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:05) Grades 1 - 8 (No Kindergarten classes)

Terry Fox Run
This is the 40th Anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope! Our Grade 8 students have put together a very touching video - please click here to view. This year the annual Terry Fox Run will be part of our students phys.ed period on Monday, September 21. The official Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 20, has moved to a virtual event. We invite families to make an online donation to the Terry Fox Run as we will not be collecting donations at the school. “Anything is possible if you try.”- Terry Fox

Picture Day is coming Thursday, October 1
Lifetouch, our school photographers, are making every effort to keep students safe on picture day. For more information on their protocols please click here.
After Picture Day, order and pay for pictures on using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form.

News from the Office
Parents are asked to notify the office of all attendance matters for their child(ren) by using the telephone attendance line (403-762-4465 ext 1) or emailing Please include a detailed reason in your message. For further information, please refer to the Family Handbook on our website and the BES/CRPS Re-Entry plans.
School Fees
School fees are not yet finalized for 2020/2021; however they will start to appear on Parent Portal as we work on the fees. Payment is not due until you have been notified. Please note that an adjustment has been made to the 2019/2020 Lunch Supervision Fees and a credit will show on your Parent Portal account. This credit will be applied to any outstanding fees or held and applied to the 2020/2021 fees.
2020-2021 Demographic Update
Thank you to those who have already completed the 2020-2021 Annual Demographic Update.  If you have not already completed the update, please log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and click on SchoolEngage on the left side bar at the bottom. Once you have signed in to your SchoolEngage account, click on the bell at the top right hand corner. You will see the incomplete forms in blue. Walking Field Trip Consent and Lunch Hour Permission (to go home only for Grades 7&8) are included in this year’s Demographic Update (not a separate paper form). Please contact the school if you have any questions.

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

September 18

P.D. Day - 12:00 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8, no Kindergarten classes

September 21

Terry Fox Run during PE

September 23

Public School Board Meeting and Organizational Meeting - Virtual Meeting
Agendas for the Regular Meeting of the Public School Board and the 
Organizational Meeting of the Public School Board

September 30

Orange Shirt Day - wear orange!

October 1

Picture Day

October 2

P.D. Day - 12:00 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8, no Kindergarten classes

October 12

Thanksgiving Day - School Closed

October 16

P.D. Day - 12:00 pm dismissal for Grades 1 - 8, no Kindergarten classes

School and Family Wellness Worker
Allyson Van Impe is here 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 is at BES this year. Your child will receive universal messaging about positive mental health and wellness virtually this autumn. RFTS will also be offering programming to students learning at home. We can be reached as always by emailing Success Coaches Megan.Jenniex@crps and You can check out our website for resources, and find us on social media!

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 September Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: or follow on Facebook:

Please see the school web-site at  for the Re-Entry Plan, 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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