November 27, 2020: Last Chance to Order Apparel Today, Attendance, Morning Routine, School Fees

Spotlight on Learning
Guided drawings of the Taj Mahal by our Gr. 3 students, which ties into their learning about India, its culture, history and architecture. 

Kindergarten students colouring by numbers to learn about numbers and patterns.

Making reading groups fun during Crazy Hair and Hat Day!

Professional Development Day
Friday, December 4, 2020
12:00 pm dismissal for Gr 1 - 8
No Kindergarten classes

New Morning Routine - IMPORTANT
Please take note of this important morning routine change: with the weather shifting and now that students should use indoor and outdoor footwear, students will no longer meet their teachers on the Elk field. Grades 1 to 8 students will enter the school using their regular cohort doors between 8:15 am and 8:25 am and head straight to their classrooms. As such, students should not be dropped off before 8:15 am, unless they are registered with our Before School Care Program (which still meets on the Elk field 7:45 am to 8:15 am). This will allow greater physical distancing for students to remove their footwear as they come into the school.
This change takes effect Monday, November 23 for Grades 1 to 8. Kindergarten students will still be greeted outside by their teacher on the Moose Field as our teachers have a system for students to remain in their cohorts to remove their footwear.

BES Apparel - Deadline for orders is today
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. 


School Fees
2020-2021 School Fees are now available on PowerSchool Parent Portal. Debit or credit card payments can be made online through your Parent Portal. If you are unable to make full payment by December 12, 2020 please contact Joanne Geyer at to make payment arrangements.

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

November 27

Apparel order due date (11:59 pm)

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
Right from the Start is at BES this year. Here is our December newsletter. Whether at home learning or at school, your child receives virtual universal messaging about positive mental health and wellness. 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, December 8 at 8:30 am, for a Facebook Live event where RFTS facilitates a conversation about hygge with local experts, who will be offering information, strategies and resources. Join us! Or check our page later for the recorded session.

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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