October 30, 2020: Time Change, P/T/S Conferences, Halloween Parade, Picture Re-Take Day, BES Council Fundraiser

Important Message re: After School Plans
We ask that parents inform both the homeroom teacher and the school office of any change of plans for after school to ensure student safety. We request that this information be emailed ASAP to both the homeroom teacher and bes.info@crps.ca or contact the school at 403-762-4465.

Spotlight on Learning
Grade 3 students making their thinking visible on their desk to brainstorm their stories on robots.

Kindergarten students reminding us of our CUBS code and painting beautiful pumpkins.

Grade 5s showing their beautiful artwork!

Friday, November 6, 2020
No Classes for Students all day
AM - Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
PM - Professional Development for Teachers

School Closure
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - Remembrance Day
Friday, November 13, 2020 - in lieu of Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
Please note, November 12 is a full day of school Grade K - 8.

Time Change
Sunday, November 1st 2:00 am - Daylight Savings ends - set your clocks back 1 hour.

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
The online booking system is now closed - parents are required to email their child's homeroom teacher directly to change or book an appointment.
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 Parade
Please check out our Halloween Parade on our School Announcement slideshow. This will be updated Monday so please check back.

Picture Re-Take Day  
Wednesday, November 4
For re-takes, please send your child to school with the picture proof package to indicate you would like your child to have their picture re-taken. Students that missed picture day can also have their picture taken on Wednesday.

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.

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

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 12

Full Day of School 8:30 - 3:02 (Grades K-8)

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 November Newsletter. Your child receives 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! Tune in to The Morning Tea on Tuesday, Nov 10th at 8:30am, a Facebook Live event where RFTS facilitates a conversation about anxiety with local experts, who will be offering information, strategies and resources. Join us!

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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