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Banting and Best School

1819 - 66 Avenue S.E., Calgary AB T2C 2K5 | Grades K-3
t | 403-777-8650  e | BantingandBest@cbe.ab.ca
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Grade 2 Research About Canada

Grade 2 students are currently researching Canada! Click here for student safe links created by the teachers...

Quail Eggs!
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As many of you know, Mrs. Masur loves birds! Her Kindergarten class is home to two cockatiels named Baby and Linny. Linny is well known for his whistling, with a favourite tune of the theme from "The Addams Family".

New additions are some quail eggs that the class are trying to hatch. This is the first time that we have tried this and so have no guarantees on the results, but everyone is excited to see what happens. Stay tuned for more images!

Math Strategy Engagement Survey

The CBE is developing a K-12 mathematics strategy that will help our students succeed in math. They want to hear from you on what you think would benefit students in learning math and help you as a parent or guardian to support your child.

Please complete the online survey anytime between Feb. 22 and Mar.15. Your input will be used to help create the best strategy for future math success.

For more information on our K-12 math strategy engagement and links to math education resources for parents please visit our website.

Nutrition Pilot Program

We are extremely fortunate to have been chosen to pilot a new Alberta Government Nutrition Program! This program will provide all children the opportunity to receive all or part of a nutritious breakfast consisting of the four food groups every day for FREE.

Growing children need to have food on a regular basis – every two to three hours at least and so food provided will be available throughout the day for those children who need additional sustenance. Calgary Meals on Wheels will provide all of the healthy food choices offered to children. We are in the process of hiring a morning Breakfast Supervisor trained in proper food handling.

The program will begin on Friday, January 6 with a school-wide breakfast celebration in each classroom for all students and staff. Beginning on Monday, January 9 students will be able to make healthy food choices on the way to class. Every student can participate whether they have had breakfast at home or not. If they are hungry they can eat!

Parents/guardians: Due to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), if you want to keep receiving electronic messages from our school on commercial topics such as student fees and field trip costs, you need to subscribe online.
In addition, if you want to receive any text messages from our school, you need to opt-in by texting the word YES to the six-digit number 724665.
Did You Know About the Book Truck?
The Glenmore Square Library has moved down to Quarry Park, sadly, but that doesn't mean that you can't get a book! In addition to stopping at Banting and Best and Sherwood Schools on every second Tuesday, it also stops at Safeway and at MOCA every second Thursday. Click here to get details - this is a great opportunity for you to have easy access to great reads!
News from the CBE
Every month, the Calgary Board of Education publishes CBE news either from the Board of Trustees or from the Chief Superintendent, David Stevenson. These are very interesting and helpful information for families of students. Please take a moment to look at two of our newest editions: November and December of 2016. These are all archived under CBE News, to the left.
Parent Council
Parent Council is held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:15 pm. Our next meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, November 1.
Open Minds
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Top Three Reasons Public Engagement Matters
The CBE is committed to involving people in decisions that affect them. To do this more effectively, we are developing a new system-wide approach to public engagement... read more
Microsoft 365 Software Offered to Students for Free!
We have been informed by the CBE that they have an agreement with Microsoft to allow students free downloads of Microsoft 365 software. Clicking here will take you to the CBE web page that will allow you to download this software. You must know your child's CBE Student ID which is an eight or nine digit number (this can be found on the Report Card or by contacting our office).
Cobs Bread Fundraiser

We’d like to remind you of our Dough Raiser Program with COBS Bread. When you shop at the COBS Bread location below, simply mention to the sales assistant that you are a parent/guardian/child/grandparent from Banting and Best School. They will record your purchase details and at the end of the school year, 5% of the total purchase amount will be paid to our school.
Treat your family to some wonderful Hot Cross Buns or bread baked fresh for this Easter! Visit our COBS Bread location below:
image COBS Bread Kingsland
106 – 7610 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta T2V 1K2

Laptop Purchase Opportunity
The Calgary Bord of Education is very interested in providing opportunities for families to purchase computer technology to support student learning. Please click here to find out more...
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