November 12, 2020: School Fees, Remembrance Day Presentation, BES Apparel, BES Council Chocolate Fundraiser

Spotlight on Learning
Our Grade 5 students proudly painted poppies this week while our Grade 1 students wrote and drew about their experience with Nature Explorers.

Professional Development Day
Friday, November 20, 2020
12:00 pm dismissal for Gr 1 - 8
No Kindergarten classes

School Fees
2020-2021 School Fees are now available on PowerSchool Parent Portal. In order to recognize and alleviate some of the financial difficulties you might be experiencing due to the pandemic, we have reduced School Fees for this year and are only charging for lunchroom supervision in the amount of $130.00 for in-class learners. This fee has been pro-rated for those students that joined or left in-class learning this month.
For the 2020-2021 school year, we are NOT charging the following fees:
Mountain Active Living: $20
Student Activity Fees: $6
CTF (Career, Technology and Foundation Courses) for Gr. 7-8 students: $45
Other fees related to Athletics and Band for Junior High students (varied amounts)
For Junior High students, should our safety protocols change over the course of the year, we will then revisit School Fees for Athletics and CTF courses.
As well, please note that an adjustment has been made to the 2019/2020 Lunch Supervision Fee and this credit has been applied to your account.
Debit or credit card payments can be made online through your Parent Portal. If you are unable to make full payment within 30 days please contact Joanne Geyer at to make payment arrangements.

Remembrance Day Presentation
Please take a look at a presentation done by one of our students in Grade 4, Jasper Mannix.  His great great uncle fought and died as a member of the air force during World War II. It is a kid-friendly, local connection to Remembrance Day. Please click here for this 3 minute 45 second video.

BES Apparel
BES Apparel is available for order. Local “Canmore mask makers” and printmaker “Defending Awesome” have created masks for order. This is NOT a fundraiser, but a way to create school spirit. There are 4 mask sizes to choose from and masks are $12. Hoodies are $35 for youth and $40 for adults. T-shirts and Buffs are also available. Please fill out this order form if you are interested. Deadline for orders is November 27.


BES Council Purdys Chocolate Fundraiser - Order Deadline Monday, November 15
Banff Elementary School Council is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier, just in time for the Holidays. Thank you to all those that have already placed orders. 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.
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 Thank you so much!

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

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

November 24

CRPS Public Board Virtual Meeting 

November 27

First Friday classes for Kindergarten Students

December 4

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

December 16

School Council Virtual Meeting 3:20 pm 

December 18

12:00 pm dismissal for Grade 1 - 8, no Kindergarten classes

December 21 - January 3

School Closed for Winter Break

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
Tune in to The Morning Tea on Tuesday, November 10 at 8:30 am, for a Facebook Live event where RFTS facilitates a conversation about anxiety with local experts, who will be offering information, strategies and resources. Join us! Or check our page later for the recorded session. 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 and You can check out our website for resources, and find us on social media! Tune in to The Morning Tea on Tuesday, November 10 at 8:30 am, a Facebook Live event where RFTS facilitates a conversation.

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 November 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. 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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