October 23, 2020: P/T/S Conferences, Halloween, BES Council Fundraiser, Banff Schools Ski for Free, Picture Orders/Re-Take Day

Spotlight on Learning

Ms. Hunt’s gr. 8 explored a winter wonderland Walk of Wonder on the Fenland Loop with Ms. Wiebe to help celebrate Take me Outside on the 21st!

Gr. 6 students learned how to be precise when creating their profiles in art.

Gr. 5 students are learning about the different clouds in Science.

Full Day Friday
Friday, October 30, 2020
Full day of school (8:30 - 3:02) Grades 1 - 8 (No Kindergarten classes)

Parent / Teacher / Student Conferences - Progress Reporting
November 4 & 5 Evening conferences - regular classes during the day
November 6 Morning conferences and P.D. in the afternoon - no school for students

This year for our P/T/S Conferences you will have the choice of a 15 minute telephone meeting or Google Meet virtual meeting. Appointments must be booked online at https://banff.schoolappointments.com (not Parent Portal). You will need to set up an account and when booking your appointments you will need to make a choice of a telephone or a virtual meeting. If you choose a virtual meeting, a link will be emailed to you by November 3, 2020. If you choose a telephone appointment, you will be called at the telephone number you provide when you create an account. Please click here for instructions (a new account must be created each year). Appointments can be booked with your child’s homeroom teacher, our French teacher, Ms Keon and our Music teacher, Ms. Emro. This system is now open and appointments must be booked by October 27, 2020. After October 27 the online booking system will be closed - parents will be required to email their child's homeroom teacher directly to change or book an appointment (please click here for our staff directory).

For an appointment with our Principal, Nadine Trottier, please email her directly at nadine.trottier@crps.ca. You can also make appointments with our School and Family Wellness Worker, Allyson Van Impe, by emailing her at allyson.vanimpe@crps.ca.  

Halloween In-Class Celebrations
On Friday, October 30 Grade 1-8 students will be celebrating Halloween in the afternoon in their classroom. Students should not wear elaborate costumes that require assistance. There will not be any time or space to change into costumes. Students are welcome to wear their Halloween costume all day. No offensive or gruesome costumes are permitted and all toy/replica weapons on costumes must be left at home. There will be no food sharing during this celebration. Please refer to your child’s homeroom teacher for further information.

Banff Elementary School Council Purdys Chocolate Fundraiser
Banff Elementary School Council is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier, just in time for the Holidays. If you would like to support us through purchasing some very sweet gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below and register an account. https://fundraising.purdys.com/1210391-79014

After you’ve signed in, you can purchase Purdys amazing chocolates (Shop Online) or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign. Order deadline is November 15, 2020 (11:59pm). 

Orders will be ready for pick up at BES on Wednesday, November 25. Outside pick-up times will be starting at 11am. If you are able to volunteer to assist with the pick-up process, please contact Anne-Marie at am.puccini@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

Banff Schools Ski for FREE!!!
Banff school students will enjoy free skiing again this winter!!! In its 14th year, Banff Lodging Co and Banff Mount Norquay remain committed to offering the Caribou Kids Season Pass program for students enrolled at Banff schools, in spite of challenging economic conditions. Please click here for more information and the Norquay form.

Picture Proofs
Picture Day proofs have been sent home for those students that had their pictures taken on October 1. We are requesting that families place their picture orders online at mylifetouch.ca. There are more choices and savings online, and this reduces paper handling. Place your orders by October 27, 2020. Picture retakes will be on November 4, 2020. Students that missed picture day can also have their picture taken this day. For At-Home Learners, if you would like your child to have their picture taken please complete the Google form emailed to you by Sunday.

News from the Office
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.

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

October 30

In-Class Halloween Celebrations

November 4

Picture Re-Take Day and At-Home Learners Picture Day

November 4-5

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - Evening

November 6

No Classes for Students - P/T/S Conferences am - Teacher P.D. pm

November 11

Remembrance Day - School Closed

November 13

School Closure in lieu of P/T/S Conferences

November 18

School Council Virtual Meeting 3:20 pm 

November 20

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. Here is our October Newsletter. Your child will receive universal messaging about positive mental health and wellness virtually this autumn. RFTS also offers programming to students learning at home. We can be reached as always by emailing Success Coaches Megan.Jenniex@crps.ca and Kathleen.Wiebe@crps.ca. 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 October Newsletter. More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at: www.banff.ca/settlement or follow on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.

Please see the school web-site at http://bes.crps.ca/ for the Re-Entry Plan, additional information, updated calendar, stories and student work! Emails are also archived on the front page under E-NEWS. NEW: You can also check out our School Announcements here (this is updated frequently). Please like us on Facebook for news and reminders.

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