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NO HOT LUNCH ORDERS FRIDAY DECEMBER 22, 2017

December 07, 2017
P lease note in your calendars that there will not be a hot lunch item available for order on Friday December 22, 2017.  Students will be able to order regular menu items from the canteen menu - but no hot lunch taco in a bag will be available this last Friday...
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WWI Supply Line Museum Interactive Artifacts

December 06, 2017
​All students and staff are encouraged to visit the WWI Supply Line Interactive Exhibit in the BES Library classroom Dec. 1-14, 2017. Please see Mrs. Henry to view the exhibit.

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BES December Newsletter

December 01, 2017
​Have a great December - click here - ​
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BECAUSE I SAID I WOULD!

November 29, 2017
The BES Grades 3/4S and 4K classes have challenged all BES students to show INTEGRITY, a RICRAC value they celebrated at our November 29, 2017 Assembly and take the "Because I Said I Would Challenge!" Show Integrity by writing your promise down and keeping it...because I said I would! BECAUSE...
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PVSD Internet Safety

November 08, 2017
Social Media As part of the Prairie Valley School Division Strategic Plan, the PVLS Social work team is focusing on creating awareness of Mental Health this school year. We will be implementing this 3 ways: THE WELLNESS WALL - Bulletin boards on mental health including topics such as mindfulness, anxiety and depression,...
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P/T/S Interviews Nov 21st & 22nd from 4:00-8:00

October 25, 2017
​ The SchoolSoft Conference Manager will open to parents on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM.

You can access the Conference Manager at https://balgonie-sk.schoolsoft.com/login.jsf .


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ASIST Training

October 19, 2017
ASIST is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide. The more people in the community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe. Many professionals attend ASIST because...
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Celebrate

October 11, 2017
Hello parents and guardians! Every month, Prairie Valley School Division compiles a newsletter about school and Division-wide activities, events, achievements and celebrations and distributes it to staff, school community councils, elected officials and community health agencies. We thought you may wish to know more about what is happening around Prairie Valley...
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Immunization News from RQHR Public Health – September 2017

September 29, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians, Population and Public Health is responsible for immunizing grade 1, 6 and 8 students and also for follow-up when there is a case of a vaccine-preventable disease in a classroom or in a school. To do this work, Public Health Nurses review every student's immunization record in the provincial...
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Ryan Laird "Bigger than That" @ BES Monday September 25, 2017

September 22, 2017
​@ryanlaird at @BESBobcats Monday Sept 25 9:30 am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGXBr3Jw_cU  
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BESCC Annual General Meeting Sept. 21, 2017 BES Library 6:30 pm

September 14, 2017
​All interested BES parents are invited to become involved in supporting our school as part of the Balgonie Elementary School Community Council! SCCAGM Public Call for Nomination 2017.pdf SCCAGM Nomination Form.pdf SCC AGM Poster 2017.pdf  
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BES September Newsletter

September 08, 2017
Click here to read our September newsletter.  
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Hot Lunch Day Wednesday Sept. 6, 2017

September 05, 2017
​BES hot lunch - lasagna day! Contact the office to buy hot lunch credits for your students. Have a great evening!
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Welcome Back to School - Attendance Goal 2017-2018

August 31, 2017
​Our 2016-17 Bobcats Attendance was AWESOME!!! 94.8% average schoolwide attendance!!! Our goal for 2017-18 is 97%!!! Go BOBCATS!!!  
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Welcome Back to School! - SAVE THE DATE - Bring Your Bookbag Open House Aug. 30, 2017

June 27, 2017
Bobcats Bring Your Bookbag – Meet Your Teacher 2017 - WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30, 2017 Where:                         Balgonie Elementary School (classrooms) Who:                            Kindergarten (Perkins) – Grade 8 When:                         Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Time:                           5:00 – 6:30 p.m. NOTE:            Kindergarten (Mackenzie) will be doing bring her bookbag student /...
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Bobcat Student Attendance is Awesome!

June 26, 2017
​Bobcats attendance improved from May 2016 (95.3%) to May 2017 (95.7%) and is 2.5% higher than PVSD average attendance. Great job Bobcats!    
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Summer Reading Contest 2017

June 26, 2017
​Join us in reading as much as we can for the summer of 2017! BES Summer Reading Contest 2017 HO.pdf *NOTE: Students all received copies of the attached handout for their summer use!    
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Tips Toward a Safe and Positive Social Media Experience

June 02, 2017
​Are you concerned about being safe online? Click here for more information on the challenges to being safe online.    
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BES Grades 4-6 Track Meet

May 30, 2017
​The placement meet was completed today at BES and GHS. Thanks to all student athletes, staff and parent volunteers for a great day of track and field fun.    
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BES Bobcats Double Their Efforts!!!

May 18, 2017
​The BES Bobcats particpated in the 2nd Annual Steve Obrien Relay for Youth this afternoon. Last year we logged 305 kms - this year 625.2 kms so we doubled our distance. Great job Bobcats!
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Bobcats Clean up the Town!

May 11, 2017
Balgonie Elementary ‏   @ BESBobcats                                                       BES students will be cleaning up the community of Balgonie tomorrow (May 12, 2017) so please watch for our students as they beautify our streets and parks!
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Do you LOVE to SAVE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ?

March 20, 2017
​Bobcats Spring Coupon Book Sale starts today - THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!! Summer Blast Coupon books are $25 each and include local savings!   Balgonie Elementary School is once again selling the "Summer Blast" coupon booklets in order to raise monies that will be utilized for funding special activities that...
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​​​Arts Gala 2017

March 16, 2017
Everyone is invited to attend the Prairie Valley School Division Arts Gala featuring Canadian content, themes, composers, authors and artists in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday! There will be refreshments served. Free admission. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Riddell Centre, University of Regina
For more information contact Kristen Myers...
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Parent Information Nights: Cyber-Bullying

March 14, 2017
Wolseley High School – April 3 at 7 PM Education Centre – April 4 at 7 PM Learn how to protect and support your children through award-winning educator Dr. Alec Couros, professor of educational technology and media at the University of Regina. This engaging and informative session includes: The prevalence of...
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Bobcat Attendance Goal 2016-17 = 97%

March 01, 2017
​BES Bobcat average attendance to date 94.42%. Our goal is 97% - so please do your best to attend school each day that you are able to do so!    
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Mid Winter Break

February 17, 2017
School Closed February 20-24, 2017 inclusive.   Enjoy your break!   ​
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French Immersion is Available in Two Schools

February 10, 2017
As a full service school division , Prairie Valley offers French Immersion on the east side of the division at École White City School and on the west side at Lumsden Elementary School. Each year the program expands by one grade level to ensure that students have access to French Immersion so they can continue their education as the...
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Pediculus Humanus Capitis

January 18, 2017
A case of head lice has been reported at the school. The control of head lice is a team effort of parents, students, school and public health working together. Your child will not be checked at the school. Checking children at the school has not been effective in controlling head lice...
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AP-6010 Bus Service Cancellation Due to Inclement Weather

January 11, 2017
​For information on bus service cancellations please see: AP-6010 Bus Service Cancellation Due to Inclement Weather and visit BUSSING for up to date transportation information.   NOTE: If busses are cancelled ALL BES extracurricular practices and games for the day are cancelled.    
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Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2016
​Wishing you and yours a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! BES Students and Staff NOTE: Classes resume Thursday January 5, 2017.    
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Bus Loading Pylons

November 16, 2016
​We place pylons on the streets at days end for student safety during bus loading. Thank you Balgonie & Area drivers for stopping + waiting while we safely load up our precious cargo!
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Child Care during Parent Student Teacher Conferences

November 10, 2016
​BES School Community Council, staff and students are excited to announce that Parent Student Teacher Conferences are coming up on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23, 2016. We believe that conferences are important as students, parents and staff have the chance to share successes and challenges in learning to date....
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Daily Attendance from K-12 is IMPORTANT!

November 01, 2016
​ To calculate the importance of attending school everyday use this calculator – click here –
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BES & GHS Guest Ridership Reminder

October 27, 2016
This message is for all parents of students transported to Balgonie Schools. Through Communication with the schools, we have determined that bus routes cannot accommodate guest riders. Therefore, guest riders are not permitted on Balgonie buses. Thank you, Transportation e-mail: transportation@pvsd.ca ...
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Election Results

October 27, 2016
​ Board elections were on October 26, 2016. Click here  for election results.
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Celebrate!

October 18, 2016
​Check out our Bobcats in the latest edition of PVSD Celebrate http://www.pvsd.ca/Celebration%20Items/October%20Celebrate.pdf
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Education Week Oct. 17-21, 2016

October 17, 2016
BES celebrates Education Week all week long with special events. See school calendar and newsletter for details. Saskatchewan Education ​Ed Week 2016: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2016/october/17/education-week
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Thank you Bobcat Students and Families!

October 03, 2016
36 th Annual Terry Fox Run The Terry Fox Run was held on Monday, September 26. The students, staff and community are very pleased to announce that they raised a grand total of $777.00. Thank you to everyone who helped with this great cause.
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REMIND me to Get APPLES!

September 19, 2016
​WE look forward to your apple order and to your REMIND signup! BES Okanagan Orchard Apples Sale An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Buy your Okanagan Orchard Fresh apples at BES – click here to ORDER your fresh APPLES! http://bit.ly/2cpfoCW         ...
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BES SOS!

September 08, 2016
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Welcome Back Bobcats!

August 18, 2016
​The 1st day of school is coming soon! The Bobcats start the 2016-17 school year Sept. 1, 2017. ENERGIZE http://po.st/quuPJo via @BrainyQuote
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Bobcat Pride School Spirit Day Monday June 27, 2016

June 23, 2016
​Show your Bobcat Pride by wearing school clothing on Monday June 27, 2016. Go Bobcats!
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BESCC Open House Sept. 8, 2016

June 17, 2016
​The BESCC BBQ & Open House will be held on September 8, 2016 BBQ 5:00 - 6:00 in the gym Open House 6:00 - 7:00 Mark it on your calendar!
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Bike Safety

June 06, 2016
​ Click HERE for bike safety ideas!
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Hat & Sunglasses Day!

June 01, 2016
​June 2 2016 BES Spirit Day: Hat & Sunglasses Day Be sure to show your school spirit tomorrow by wearing a hat and sunglasses!
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Salvation Army Used Clothing Drive @ BES - ends June 9, 2016!

May 30, 2016
​Please help us help the Salvation Army by donating goods to this campaign. Proceeds from total weight of donated goods helps us travel to WE Day in Saskatoon and to complete WE Day activities to help communities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally! BES Used Clothing Drive 2016 Event Poster NEW April...
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Calendar Survey - We want to hear from you!

May 11, 2016
​Prairie Valley School Division is currently developing the 2014-2015 school year calendar. The calendar will reflect the Ministry of Education's requirements regarding instructional time for Saskatchewan students. Please share your feedback on the options we've developed by taking our short survey.
To complete the survey, click here or pick...
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Bobcats Clean Up the Town 2016

May 02, 2016
​Watch for our Bobcats on the streets of Balgonie as they pick up the winter litter and "clean up the town"!!!
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BESCC Meeting Thursday May 5, 2016

May 02, 2016
​BESCC Meeting Thursday May 5, 2016 BES staffroom at 6:30 pm
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BES Spirit Day: Cinco de Mayo Thursday May 5, 2016

May 02, 2016
​Dress up for Cinco de Mayo Day!!!
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Band Performance with the New Brunswick Exchange Students @ BES Gym

May 02, 2016
​Band Performance with the New Brunswick Exchange Students @ BES Gym Wednesday May 4.
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Middle Level Drama @ U of R

May 02, 2016
The BES drama team is performing at the U of R Wednesday May 4.​
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AMP It Up!

May 02, 2016
Amp It Up takes place in the BES Commons Tuesday May 3.​
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Music Monday - Today!

May 02, 2016
Grade 7's to Kelliher for Music Monday!​
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Paint ALL of BES GREEN!

April 19, 2016
The Roughriders are coming! ​The Roughriders are coming! BES is pleased to welcome Brendon Labatte and Dan Clarke (Dan is already an honourary Bobcat!) to BES as they spend Friday APRIL 22, 2016 afternoon with our K-4 students reading and sharing time together. Special thanks to Mrs. Mattick for entering and...
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Balgonie Dance & Twirl Spring Recital

April 15, 2016
​BES is proud to host the Balgonie Dance & Twirl Spring Recital 2016. Join us in the Balgonie Elementary School Gym Saturday April 23, 2016 for two shows. Doors open at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. Shows start at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
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Sing Like a Star Concert Wednesday April 20, 2016

April 15, 2016
​Join the talented Balgonie and area youth as they demonstrate their singing prowess at their Spring Sing Like a Star Concert Wednesday April 20, 2016 Gym 6:30 pm start.
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Ryan Laird Performs at BES Tuesday April 19, 2016!!!

April 15, 2016
Canadian Country Music Artist Ryan Laird Performs at BES! Students, staff and parents are all welcome to attend the "I am Bigger than That" motivational show 12:55 pm April 19, 2016 in the BES gym.​ “I’m hoping to motivate as many kids as I can...
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Spring & Summer Sports Camps

April 12, 2016
​Click here for more info http://wildyouth.ca/ 
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Bobcats Student Q & A to Provincial Political Leaders Election 2016

March 15, 2016
​BES student vote question answered by politicians regarding First Nations Education https://youtu.be/FUR67rcGCeQ?list=PLJAwzEsZJnu2Kt-73-ce6Jw47ZMvU3oMj via @YouTube Go BOBCATS!
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PVSD Open Parent Information Night: Mental Health and Drug Abuse

March 14, 2016
PVSD invites parents to attend these informational events:   April 19, 2016 – Kipling School April 20, 2016 – Education Centre off Highway 6 in the RM of Sherwood (for a map see www.pvsd.ca/ About Us) 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.   Presenters:   Rand Teed has been working with teens for...
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BES Giant Arcade & Book Swap April 21, 2016

March 14, 2016
​Join us to build games and save the environment by sharing books! #besgiantarcadebookswap
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GHS Grade 8 Parent Info Night March 16, 2016

March 10, 2016
Dear Parents, Grade 8 students are getting ready to begin their high school experience and Greenall High School has been getting ready for their transition to our building.  Transition plans include a variety of meetings to ensure students and staff are ready for their arrival.  Our Parent Information Night and Extra-Curricular...
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Survey Reminder

March 10, 2016
Dear Parents, please take a moment to provide PVSD with feedback regarding your perceptions of Greenall High School. Your input is very important to us as we strive to provide the best possible high school experience for your child. http://esrealitycheck.com/rc/takeit.asp?i=1708507 Balgonie Elementary School, Prairie Valley School Division
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Cheer on our Bobcat Boys!!!

March 09, 2016
​ BES Boys Basketball PVSD Championship Playoff Final Game Thursday March 10, 2016 in the Bobcat's Den 3:30 pm. Join us to cheer on the boys!
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Join us Tonight for Popcorn and Laughter!

March 04, 2016
​SLC Movie Night tonight March 4 BES Gym 6:30-8:30 pm - show starts at 7pm proceeds for our global WE DAY project thru Compassion Canada!
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BES Student Vote Question 2016

March 04, 2016
​BES Student Vote election question via
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We Day 2016

March 02, 2016
​ Good Morning:   WeDay website link http://www.weday.com/watch/ . The stream will be available for viewing at 9:50 AM today. Have a great day.
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Hockey Day Teacher Resource

March 01, 2016
​ As a unique learning opportunity, 3,200 g rade 4 to 8 students from across the Division are attending the Regina Pats Hockey Day on February 29, and teachers are integrating the experience into the classroom with the new Hockey Day Teacher Resource . Prairie Valley School Division’s team of educational...
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Fabulous Friday Telemiracle Events!

March 01, 2016
​Friday March 4, 2016   ü   Loonie Grab $1 ü   7-8 Wake-a-thon Sheets due ü   Candy Guess $1 ü   Ice Cream Floats $1 (pre-ordered only)  
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Help the Bobcats Raise Money for Telemiracle!

March 01, 2016
​Thursday March 3, 2016 ü   K-5 Popcorn/Show $2 ü   6-8 Cake Walk $1 (& pre-order floats day)  
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BES Telemiracle Activities Wed. March 2 2016

March 01, 2016
​ ü   3-5 Cake Walk $1 ü   6-8 Popcorn/Show $2 ü   We Day
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HOCKEY DAY!!!

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016   PRAIRIE VALLEY SCHOOL DIVISION AND THE REGINA PATS ENGAGE STUDENTS THROUGH HOCKEY GAME DAY   As a unique learning opportunity, 3,200 grade 4 to 8 students from across Prairie Valley School Division are attending the Regina Pats Hockey Day on February 29 at no cost, and teachers are integrating...
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Feeling Flu-ish?

February 22, 2016
As winter moves into spring you might find yourself ill with colds or flus. RQHR has indicated that:   ·          Influenza season has started later this year and is currently active ·          H1N1 is the main strain seen and is well covered by the current vaccines provided ·          No undue concerns regarding...
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Wear PINK February 24, 2016

February 22, 2016
Imagine No Bullying! Every Day is PINK Day! Bobcat students & staff wear PINK on Feb 24, 2016 to celebrate making positive daily choices!  
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Vacations During Instructional Time

February 02, 2016
Research data indicates that regular student attendance is one of the most significant factors in students being successful in achieving learning outcomes. If extended absences for holidays or personal activities occur during the scheduled instructional year important learning experiences, assignments, assessments and coursework will be missed by students.   Teachers conduct instructional...
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BES Canteen Menu

February 01, 2016
​Visit our canteen menu page for items and prices. http://www.pvsd.ca/school/balgonie/ProgramsServices/bescanteen/Pages/default.aspx
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Terry Fox

January 28, 2016
Thanks BES:​ terry fox 2015.pdf
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Thanks!

January 28, 2016
​ Balgonie Elementary ‏ @ BESBobcats now Thanks to the BESCC members and special guest cook PVSD Board member Mr. Thauberger for making our students monthly hot lunch this morning.
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REMIND and Twitter

January 27, 2016
​Visit Contact Info & Map for info on how to sign up for our REMIND and Twitter feeds at: http://www.pvsd.ca/school/balgonie/About/ContactInfo/Pages/default.aspx
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Regina Bypass Meeting Jan. 28, 2016

January 26, 2016
On Thursday, January 28, 2016, representatives from the Ministry of Highways will be in Balgonie to speak to Council regarding the impact of Balgonie portion of the Regina Bypass Project on our Town.  The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Balgonie Administration Building at 6:15 p.m.  
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BES & GHS Guest Ridership Availability Update Effective Monday Nov. 2, 2015

December 10, 2015
This message is for all parents of students transported to Balgonie Schools. Through Communication with bus drivers and the schools, we have evaluated bus route listings and have determined that all routes are at capacity and cannot accommodate guest riders.   Effective Monday, November 2 guest riders will no longer be permitted...
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Christmas Caring!

December 08, 2015
 are collecting foods for Christmas Charities in Regina & Area. You are encouraged to donate non-perishable items under our tree!
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Thanks for supporting our QSP Magazine Campaign 2015

December 03, 2015
​Thanks to all BES students and families for selling 539 subscriptions in Fall 2015 magazine campaign. This campaign raised $6257.76 dollars to support our school activities in 2015-16.
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Annual Meeting of Electors

December 03, 2015
Annual Meeting of Electors Prairie Valley's annual meeting of electors will be held on January 19, 2016 at Montmartre School in Montmartre, SK.
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Focus - Breathe - Play Hard!

November 26, 2015
The BES Bobcats are proud to be working with the Regina Pats, The Saskatchewan Lung Association and the Balgonie Elementary School Community Council to support lung health awareness in Saskatchewan. The Regina Pats and Saskatchewan Lung Association provided our BES Bobcats with an educational assembly featuring two Regina Pats players and...
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WOW!!!!

November 19, 2015
​Congratulations  our October attendance went up from last year! Congratulations for being at school 96.9% of the time in October!
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Celebrate Making Great Choices!

November 18, 2015
​This week BES & 9,000+ Saskatchewan students Grades 6- 12 participated in the largest ever Sask. Student First Anti-Bullying Forum.
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Rules for Riding the Bus

November 18, 2015
Rules for Riding the Bus 1.     Listen to the bus driver and follow directions. 2.     Treat everyone with courtesy and respect. 3.     Take a seat and stay seated with your feet on the floor until the bus has made a complete stop. 4.     Keep your head, hands, and feet inside the...
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Bullying Awareness Week Nov. 16-20, 2015

November 16, 2015
​It is Bullying Awareness Week - be sure to show great RICRAC and we will not have bullies to deal with at our school!  

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New to Saskatchewan?

November 16, 2015
​ New to Saskatchewan? -click here- for information and services to support immigrants, temporary residents and refugees.     What is a Regional Newcomer Gateway? Regional Newcomer Gateways are welcome centres for newcomers arriving in Saskatchewan. Whether you are coming from outside Canada or from another Canadian province, Regional Newcomer Gateways...
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BES Conference Manager Opens Nov. 14, 2015

November 13, 2015
BES Conference Manager We look forward to seeing students and parents at our fall   Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences (PSTC's) on Wednesday November 25 and Thursday November 26, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. both evenings at Balgonie Elementary School (please register to use BES Conference Manager ).   Parents are encouraged to...
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Saskatchewan Multicultural Week Nov. 16-20, 2015

November 10, 2015
Saskatchewan Multicultural Week which is celebrated each November.   Click here to find out more 
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Congratulations to the Bobcat Boys Volleyball Team!

November 02, 2015
Thanks for representing BES so proudly and for your hard work and excellent play. The boys had a great season and finished the season as Silver Medalists in the PVSD Championship tournament. ​
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Good Luck to the Greenall Griffins in the Regina City Final Tonight!

October 29, 2015
Greenall Griffins Football team is facing a challenge that they hope to win this evening. The Griffins are playing in the RIFL championship game against an O'Neill team that has won all seven of its regular-season and playoff games in 2015.   O'Neill won both regular-season meetings with Greenall, prevailing 28-8 on...
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Thanks for Buying Magazines to Support Our School Activities!

October 26, 2015
​ Remember, now that our main campaign is over, you can still support our school all year long by purchasing all your NEW, RENEWAL and GIFT subscriptions online at www.QSP.ca .   Each Subscription/Photo Product/Entertainment Savings App that you purchase continues to bring profit to our school.   So if you...
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Thanks For Teaching Us About Frisbee!

October 23, 2015
​The Bobcats would like to thank Frisbee Rob and Davy for teaching us to frisbee and for sharing thoughts on how to enjoy life and friendships. Biography (video) Rob McLeod, a competitive athlete and motivational speaker living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He competes in ultimate frisbee, disc golf, dog...
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Education Week 2015 - Flu Shots 2015

October 19, 2015
​Busy October 19, 2015 at BES - Education Week begins and RQHR Flu Clinic 4:30 -7:30 pm!
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Great Magazine Campaign Bobcats!

October 16, 2015
​Congratulations Bobcats on selling 539 magazine subscriptions! Awesome job top selling class 4/5P enjoy your pizza party!
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Flu shot schedules!

October 13, 2015
2015 Rural Regina Influenza Schedule.pdf   2015 Regina Influenza Schedule.pdf   2015 Fort Qu'Appelle and Area Influenza Schedule.pdf   2015 Grenfell and Area Influenza Schedule.pdf   Dawn Overend Public Health Nurse Population & Public Health Services   Primary Health Care - RQHR Ph 306.766.7514 F 306.766.7410 204...
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#bobcatsspirit

October 05, 2015
​Wednesday, October 7th --- Hockey Day (opening day of NHL) - wear your favourite team colours or jerseys! #bobcatspirit
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FYB!

September 28, 2015
​Did you know?  Students are given the opportunity to eat a real fruit or vegetable snack in class every day. #besfyb
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Bobcats Feed Your Brain (FYB)

September 28, 2015
​Goal: To raise awareness of healthy eating at BES students are encouraged to bring a real fruit or vegetable for a snack every day. #besfyb
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Bobcat Learning Improvement Plan (LIP) Results 2015

September 25, 2015
​The Bobcat students and staff did an excellent job learning last year. Click here or see October Newsletter for LIP 2014-15 highlights.
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Communication is the Key!

September 23, 2015
Every new school year and grade level brings with it new challenges and expectations that children are adjusting to as they grow and mature.​   Please be sure to contact your child's teacher if you have questions about classwork and the many changes that your child may be experiencing as they work...
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BESCC BBQ - Will be in the gym tonight!

September 17, 2015
Due to the rainy weather we will hold the BBQ and supper in the gym.   Please remove outdoor footwear and place on bootracks in main foyer and/or wipe your shoes clean so that we can keep our floors shiny clean!   We look forward to seeing you for supper. BESCC & BES...
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Bobcats Staff Challenge Students to Hit Sales Goals!

September 09, 2015
​Staff are soon revealing challenge goals to students for the magazine campaign! Fun to be had in 500 subscription steps!   This just in: Mr. Petford will also be included in "pie in the face" and ice cream sundae challenges!   Magazine Sales Challenges Sept Oct...
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​Annual Meeting & Elections for Balgonie Elementary School Community Council

September 09, 2015
The annual meeting and elections for Balgonie Elementary School Community Council will be held at Balgonie Elementary School on Thursday September 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. http://www.pvsd.ca/school/balgonie/SCC/Pages/default.aspx   Public Call for Nomination   For the   Balgonie Elementary School Community Council   Date: September 9, 2015   The Balgonie Elementary School Community Council hereby calls for...
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School Spirit Week Sept. 14-18, 2015

September 08, 2015
​ Monday September 14 – PJ Day: Have a great and relaxing day of learning on Pajama Day 2015! Wear your PJ's to school!   Tuesday September 15 – Decades Day: Show your school spirit by dressing in the clothing from your favourite decade (wear clothes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s,...
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#bobcatsatschool

September 02, 2015
​BES 2014-15 Student Attendance = 95% average annual attendance - 2015-16 Attendance Goal = 97% Be at School Bobcats!
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REMIND and Twitter

September 02, 2015
​Interested in getting REMIND messages and TWEETS from the BES main office? - click here - for signup info.
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Reading is IMPORTANT!

September 01, 2015
Did you know that the province keeps track of students’ reading scores? When reading scores across the province are compared to students’ attendance rates, students who have higher attendance rates also perform better in reading. As a result, the message is clear: your chances of doing well academically are increased by...
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BES Main Office REMIND One-Way Text Information

September 01, 2015
​ In addition to SynreVoice (voice and e-mail), our webpage, and Twitter (@BESBobcats), Balgonie Elementary School is uses Remind as another platform to assist in keeping parents/guardians and students informed about the happenings at BES. Some classroom teachers are also using this service to communicate classroom based events and reminders to...
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Welcome Back to School: School Starts September 1, 2015

August 19, 2015
​Welcome Back Bobcats! First Day of School: -click here-
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Have a great summer!

June 29, 2015
​Have a safe and restful summer break with family and friends! See you in the fall Bobcats!
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Summer Reading Challenge 2015

June 26, 2015
​Join us in taking up the challenge and READ, READ, READ!!!   - click here - for more details
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Lion King Junior - Show #2 Tonight!

June 18, 2015
​Doors open at 6:30 pm - show starts at 8 pm.  
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Regina Parenting after Separation & Divorce Sessions

June 11, 2015
​attached document for dates, times and locations:​ Separation and Divorce Regina - Regular PE.pdf
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Regina Youth Touch Football League Registration May 1st - June 26th

June 05, 2015
Regina Youth Touch Football League Registration May 1st - June 26th ​http://www.tryfootball.com/
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Do you love music?

June 05, 2015
​The BES Lion King Jr. @ BES gym on June 17th & 18th 7:00 p.m.. Tickets @ the door $5 for adults, $2 for students, 5 and under free.
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Registration Deadline is June 12, 2015

June 03, 2015
​Grade 7-9 Summer Skills Camp July 20-24 Regina Trades and Skills Centre  
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Cross Canada Tour 2015

June 03, 2015
​Thank you to Steve O'Brien for stopping and visiting BES today as he makes his way across Canada on his Cross Canada Tour 2015. See http://www.steveobrienfondation.com/?lang=en for more info on Steve, his tour and accomplishments.
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Bricks 4 Kidz 2015-16

June 03, 2015
Bricks 4 Kidz S essions will be available at BES on the following dates. See http://www.bricks4kidz.com/canada-saskatchewan-regina/ for more details. Session 1 : Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 Session 2 : Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9 Session 3 : Feb. 23; March 1, 8,...
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Mining Matters @ BES!

May 28, 2015
​Welcome to the Mining Matters group as they setup tonight at BES for tomorrow's workshops
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BES Summer Reading Challenge 2015

May 28, 2015
Click here for details on our BES Summer Reading Challenge 2015
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Goal 97%

May 27, 2015
​Bobcat Attendance 95% to date - lets try to have the best attendance we can in June so we can try to get to our goal of 97% avg. attendance.
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WE made it!!!

May 27, 2015
​ We Made It! BES Salvation Army Used Clothing Drive The BES SLC led a project in our school to collect 2500 kg’s (5500 lbs) or more of used clothing and other items for the Salvation Army. We exceeded our target of 2500 kg’s by 1500 kg’s (3300 lbs) as we...
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It is Registration Time!

May 21, 2015
​ Questions about student registration? Contact the Balgonie Elementary Office and we will take care of your registration needs. We would love to meet you and take you on a tour of our school! Phone:             306-771-2345 Email:              balgonieelementary@pvsd.ca Administrative Assistants: Mrs. Lorie Kaczmar – Mrs. Jeannette...
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May Long Weekend

May 15, 2015
Have a safe and restful May long weekend!​
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Children are more prone to peanut allergy exposure at home

May 15, 2015
Children are more prone to peanut allergy exposure at home
A Canadian study in the journal Clinical and Translational Allergy found that 37% of 567 peanut allergy exposures involving 429 children happened at the child's home, 14% took place at other people's homes, about 10% occurred at...
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Hat Days at BES!!!

May 14, 2015
Bring $1 and wear a hat  on May 15  in support of the Lion King musical at BES.   Bring $1 and wear a hat on May 22 in support of the Lion King musical at BES.
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#earthday2015

April 22, 2015
​Thanks all BES students and staff for making earth day a great day of saving power and resources!
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BESCC Giant Arcade

April 21, 2015
​BESCC Giant Arcade Wednesday April 22, 2015 in the BES Gym at 7:00 p.m.
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Do you enjoy storybooks?

April 16, 2015
​Looking for online reading and learning opportunities for your younger students? #BESBobcatsread http://www.storylineonline.net/
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Great Attendance!

April 16, 2015
​Congratulations Bobcats on achieving 95% attendance to date. Go Bobcats!
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Mining Matters to BES Grade 7s!

April 16, 2015
​Watch in-school TVs for more information on what mining matters is...
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Day of Pink

March 31, 2015
All students and staff are encouraged to dress in as much pink as they can on April 1, 2015 in recognition of the Red Cross Day of Pink in Saskatchewan.​
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We Broke the Record!

March 31, 2015
We asked you to try and beat our Parent Student Teacher Conference Attendance record of 94% and you did it! We achieved a new high of 98% attendance at March 2015 interviews.​   Thank you Bobcat parents for your dedication to education!
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Help Us Set A Record!

March 24, 2015
We are hoping to set a new Parent Student Teacher Conference attendance record. Our fall interviews saw 94% of parents and students in attendance.   We are hoping you can help us reach 98% attendance at conferences during the upcoming March interviews. So, if you have not yet booked an appointment with...
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BES Book Fair March 23-26, 2015

March 16, 2015
Monday March 23, 2015 Day 1: BES Book Fair 8:45 am – 3:30 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Day 2: BES Book Fair 8:45 am – 3:30 pm Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Day 3: BES Book Fair 8:45 am – 8:00 pm Thursday, March 26, 2015 Day 4: BES Book Fair...
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BES GLEE Rocked the Greenall R & B Show

March 13, 2015
​Congratulations BES GLEE for the fantastic performance at Greenall High School's Annual R & B Concert March 12, 2015 - you rocked the house! Go Bobcats!
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BES Bobcat Boys Capture PVSD Basketball Championship!

March 13, 2015
​The BES Bobcat Boys travelled to Lumsden March 12, 2015. The Bobcats came away with a 53-43 victory to win the PVSD championship.   Congratulations Boys - we are proud of you!
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Excellent Work Bobcats!

March 06, 2015
​Congratulations students/parents for making school attendance a priority! Our attendance went up 1.2% from last February (92.9% from 91.7%)!
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Award Winning Author Visiting BES!!!

March 05, 2015
​BES is excited to announce that award winning author Eric Walters is visiting us on March 11, 2015. Eric Walters Info.pdf for more information on Eric's life, work and awards.
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Grade 5 & 6 Ski Trip March 3 - cancelled - rescheduled to Friday March 20

March 02, 2015
​BES Grade 5 & 6 Skiing March 3, 2015 - cancelled. Rescheduled to Friday March 20, 2015. See Grade 5 and 6 teachers for more info.
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Grammy Nominated Drummer to Visit Balgonie!

March 02, 2015
  Slammin Sammy K, Grammy nominated drummer , will once again be visiting our schools in Balgonie as part of our spring band program.   Sammy will be working with Greenall and Balgonie students as the GHS Rhythm and Blues Band and BES GLEE perform with his support at Greenall High...
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BES Conference Manager Setup and Booking Window

March 02, 2015
​ The Conference Manager Booking window - Parent Student Teacher Conference Manager bookings open March 14 (11:00 a.m.) and end March 23 (11:00 p.m.).
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2015 Canada Day Challenge!

February 27, 2015
​ There is still time to participate in the 2015 Canada Day Challenge! The deadline is March 20, 2015.

Canadian youth from ages 8 to 18 are invited to express what Canada means to them by submitting entries in three categories: DRAW IT! (poster design), SNAP IT! (digital photography) and...
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Telemiracle Garage Sale - Cancelled

February 26, 2015
​Garage Sale for Telemiracle has been cancelled due to lack of tables rented. We look forward to trying again next year. 
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National Day of Pink

February 25, 2015
​ Pink Shirt Day. On February 25, 2015 we encourage everyone to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online. Pink Shirt Day comes from two Nova Scotia high school students, who decided to take a stand...
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Bobcat Pep Rally Cancelled Feb. 13 - rescheduled to after the February Break.

February 13, 2015
​Bobcat Pep Rally Cancelled Feb. 13 - rescheduled to after the February Break. New date Feb. 26, 2015 10:30 a.m. in the gym.
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Parking for School Visits and Events

February 12, 2015
​Please be sure that you do not block local residents driveways when you park for school visits, school events or school rental events. Thanks!
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Mid-Winter Break

February 12, 2015
​Mid-Winter Break School Closed Feb. 16-20, 2015. Classes resume Feb. 23, 2015.
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Special Lunch Reminder

February 12, 2015
​K-8 Special Sub Lunch Day Friday Feb. 27, 2015 Order forms have been sent home - check the due date for return!
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Telemiracle Community Garage Sale

February 12, 2015
​ BES will be hosting a community garage sale on Saturday, February 28th. We invite the community to rent a table at the school; profits are yours to keep!   BES will donate the rental of the table to Telemiracle. Help us beat our total from last year!   When: Saturday, February 28...
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Famous People as fare as the Eye Can See!!!

February 11, 2015
​Do you want to meet everyone from Albert Einstein to Luke Bryan? The come on out to the BES Famous People Fair 6:30-8 pm tonight!
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BES Feed Your Brain Canteen - Opens Februrary 2, 2015 for Grades 5-8

January 23, 2015
We are proud to announce the opening of the Feed Your Brain Canteen on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for our Grades 5-8 Bobcats.   BES FYB Canteen staff will also be organizing and arranging monthly special lunches for all of our K-8 students that are interested in ordering a monthly special lunch...
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Annual Meeting of Electors

January 23, 2015
The Prairie Valley Board of Education will hold the annual meeting of electors on January 27, 2015 at Emerald Ridge Elementary School in White City. Demonstrations of learning practices will begin at 7:00 pm followed by student entertainment at 7:15 pm, and the meeting will be called to order at 7:30...
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REMIND for Balgonie Elementary School Events

January 21, 2015
​Want to get texts about BES events and activities? Click the link for more info on how to sign up for BES events and informational texts from the BES office:
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Imagine No Bullying...

January 21, 2015
Imagine No Bullying Presentation at BES Featuring Saskatchewan Roughriders Scott McHenry & Dan Clark January 29, 2015. Special thanks to the Red Cross for their support in this presentation. All BES students, staff and visitors are encouraged to wear as much PINK and GREEN as POSSIBLE for this great day with...
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Family Literacy Day - January 27, 2015

January 20, 2015
​Tuesday January 27, 2015 is National Family Literacy Day in Canada. The BES Library and BESCC are offering "Cookie & a Book" over the lunch hour in the library the week of January 26-29, 2015. We will have parent, student and teacher guest readers for 2 sessions over the lunch hour....
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Interested in French Immersion?

January 19, 2015
Please see attached a brochure regarding French Immersion education at École White City.  This program is available to parents of new Kindergarten children that are interested in French Immersion as an educational option for their children.  Questions?  Call Rene Pelletier, Vice Principal, École White City.   French Immersion Brochure 2015.pdf  
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Balgonie Elementary Bass and Guitar Club

January 15, 2015
Who: Grade 6-8 students (no guitar experience necessary) When: Thursday Mornings, from 8:00am – 8:50am Where: BES Stage What: Want to learn the proper way to play electric bass and electric guitar? Greenall graduate Riley Herman with the assistance of Ms. Redding will be running a group designed to teach you...
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BES Bobcats Boys & Girls Win 2014 PVSD Volleyball Gold!!!

January 15, 2015
​Congratulations to our boys and girls on winning the PVSD 2014 Volleyball Championships.  You displayed great athletic ability and RICRAC - we are proud of you! CLICK HERE FOR SEASON REVIEW!!!​
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Skate 4 Smiles

January 15, 2015
Skate4Smiles is a charity skate in memory of Dawson Ellert (all proceeds are directed to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan). See poster for further details.
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Reminder to Visitors

January 13, 2015
​All parents/visitors to BES please check in at the office to get a visitor's pass prior to moving about the school hallways. Thanks!
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Snowmobile Safety 2015

January 07, 2015
​See attached documents for snowmobile safety contest information.
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BESCC NEWS!!!

January 07, 2015
Happy new year - see attached newsletter!
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What Makes You Proud to be Canadian?

January 06, 2015
​Canada is asking youth from 8 to 18 years old to tell us what makes them proud to be Canadian by submitting their best, most dynamic drawings, photos or pieces of creative writing that represents everything that Canada is as a strong, proud and free nation .   The entry deadline is...
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Bricks 4 Kidz 11 Spots Available - classes start January 27, 2015

January 06, 2015
​ Balgonie Elementary After School Workshop **Open to Balgonie Elementary students only** Starts Tue, January 27, 2015 Ends Tue, March 10, 2015 Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Balgonie Elementary School Teacher: Jessica Williamson Select 11 Spots
Available
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Do you have limbs? You should on Dec. 15, 2014!

December 08, 2014
​ Christmas Tree Spirit Day: Dress up like a Christmas Tree or in as much green as you can!​
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Get in the Sweater Spirit! December 17 @ BES

December 08, 2014
​ Ugly Christmas Sweater Spirit Day:  Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – wear your finest or ugliest Christmas/Winter Sweaters! ​
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BES RICRAC Christmas Caring

December 04, 2014
​ Show your BES RICRAC Christmas Caring by donating from your “own” allowance. The money will go towards purchasing Christmas gifts for people less fortunate in our own community and in Regina through the Homeless Partners campaign. Remember to tell your parents about your donation, but do not ask them for...
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LEGO!!!

December 04, 2014
​ BES Brings back - Bricks for KIDz in 2015 ​Get your registrations completed now as spaces will fill quickly - Tuesday’s January 27 th - March 10 th 3:30 - 4:30 pm Cost: $78.75 Space is limited! Register online at http://www.bricks4kidz.com/regina  
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Interested in becoming a basketball official?

November 24, 2014
Basketball officiating clinics are being held at:   D ec 1 Bert Fox Ft Qu'Appelle 4:00 pm
Dec 2 Indian Head HS 4:00 pm​ ​
Dec 3 Southey 4:30 pm
Contact Ron Reinhart if you are interested in attending ( ron.reinhart@pvsd.ca )    
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Health and Parenting Tips and Info

November 20, 2014
Visit Kidshealth at http://kidshealth.org/ for numerous informational articles and tips.​
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Interested in Learning about Ebola?

November 20, 2014
​Ministry of Health: http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/ebola  For more information please see the attached FAQ from the Ministry of Health about Ebola. QsAs about Ebola.pdf (39.475 KB)  
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Grade 2 and 3 Recess Gym Times

November 17, 2014
​ Recess Gym Rotation Nov / Dec Day 3 Nov. 17 th – 3TS and 2L Nov. 25 th – 2MW and 3TS Dec. 4 th – 2L and 2MW Dec. 12 th – 3TS and 2L​
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Conference Manager Parent Tutorials

November 15, 2014
Conference Manager Parent Tutorials: ​http://www.schoolsoft.ca/tutorials/parents.html
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Conference Manager Link

November 15, 2014
Please accept the security certificate that pops up when you initially click the Conference Manager Link in order to get to the log in page. Thanks.​
BES Conference Manager: https://balgonie-sk.schoolsoft.ca/login.jsf 
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Students Being Picked Up and/or Items Being Dropped Off During the School Day

November 14, 2014
In order to ensure student safety and security we would ask that all caregivers, parents or guardians that are picking students up during the school day or dropping items off for students do the following: Check in at the office;
Sign Students out at the office before leaving;
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Guest Rider Process

November 14, 2014
​Guest Rider Requests Process - click here - ​
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Get your BESCC Christmas Front Row Seats Raffle Tickets!

November 13, 2014
​ BESCC Christmas 2014 Raffle   
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GLEE Time!

November 13, 2014
​If you are interested in becoming a Gleeful singer please see Mr. H or Ms. Redding. Practices start on Thursday Nov. 20, 2014 at 3:30-5:00 pm.
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National Down Syndrome Awareness Week 2014

November 03, 2014
Please be encouraged to wear blue or yellow to recognize and support National Down Syndrome Awareness week November 1-7, 2014
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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2014
​ Happy Halloween be safe and visible as you trick or treat!!!
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We SCARE for HUNGER!!!

October 31, 2014
The BES SLC is participating in the We Scare for Hunger campaign. The students will be trick or treating for food for the Regina Food Bank. If nobody comes to your house and you would like to send a donation with your child please send the food to school by Monday,...
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Bus Safety

October 29, 2014
Because we are all about that bus, bus safety...-click here -​
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BES Talent Show Friday October 24 2:00 pm

October 22, 2014
​The BES Talent Show has been moved to 2:00 pm. (from 2:15 pm)Parents are welcome to attend. See you there!
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From the Prairies to the Trenches – Saskatchewan and the First Months of the First World War

October 21, 2014
​ The Saskatchewan Archives is pleased to host a Remembrance Day event commemorating the beginning of the First World War as experienced by the people of Saskatchewan:   From the Prairies to the Trenches – Saskatchewan and the First Months of the First World War. The afternoon event features readings from the...
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School Year Calendar

October 20, 2014
Click here for the school year calendar.
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Flu Clinics Update

October 20, 2014
​ Influenza Vaccine Balgonie Influenza Clinic Oct 27/14 4:30-7:30 Balgonie Elementary School Drop In   If you are unable to attend here are other options ·          Book an  appointment  at the Balgonie Child Health Clinic by calling 306-766-7500 press 1 ·          Book an appointment in Regina or at the White City flu...
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BES Education Week Oct. 21-25, 2014

October 16, 2014
  Monday, October 20 – Today is our kick-off to Education Week “Supporting and Celebrating Success - Soutenons et célébrons ensemble la réussite.”   We are proud to be ‘Bucket Fillers’ at BES, as we work every day to build positive RICRAC in the school and strong relationships with and among students. This...
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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

October 10, 2014
​The students and staff of Balgonie Elementary School would like to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy the sunshine!
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Do you LOVE Magazines?

October 08, 2014
​Interested in buying or renewing magazine subscriptions? Click here to buy from BES Bobcats! http://www.qsp.ca/Store/Storefront?t=64fb2992-ca91-4c35-b9f0-cc849acdc993
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Need some magazines?

October 08, 2014
​Interested in buying or renewing magazine subscriptions? Click here to buy from BES Bobcats! http://www.qsp.ca/Store/Storefront?t=64fb2992-ca91-4c35-b9f0-cc849acdc993
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HomeLogic and Self Registration for HomeLogic

September 24, 2014
​ HomeLogic allows parents and students to have access to student information such as attendance, grades, fees, etc. Each person using HomeLogic is assigned a unique login name and password. These unique logins ensure the retrieval of specific information relating only to the individual user. Starting on September 30, 2014 users...
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Do you need some coupons?

September 23, 2014
​ BES Coupon Book Sales: we are approaching 300 books sold. Last year we sold 800+ books.  Thank you in advance for for  helping us try to reach our sales goal of 1000 books this year. Go Bobcats!
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Tooney for Terry

September 16, 2014
BES is once again participating in the Terry Fox Run/Walk for cancer research on Wed. September 24th at 2:45pm.   2014 marks the 34th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope.     If students bring a toonie on this day, they are allowed to wear a hat to school along with their Bobcat...
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Spirit Week 2014

September 11, 2014


Monday, Sept 15 th --- Pajama Day Wear your best “going to school PJs!”   Tuesday, Sept. 16 th --- Bobcat Day If you do not have any Bobcat clothes wear as much green or yellow clothing as possible!   Wednesday, Sept. 17 th --- Sports Day Wear sportsclothes – jerseys...
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Second session opened up!!!

September 10, 2014
The Bricks 4 Kidz After School LEGO Program has proven very popular!!!!  The Tuesday class is almost full, so a second class has been opened up for THURSDAYS:   Classes will run Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm at BES:  October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6 and 13.    Please register online - space...
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bricks4kidZ After School Program Registration

September 08, 2014
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: Bricks 4 Kidz will be offering an After School Program from 3:30 - 4:30 starting October 7. This really fun LEGO based program will run for 6 weeks on Tuesdays. The program can accommodate 20 students, ages 5 - 12. Details below.   If we have enough interest, we...
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School Starts Tuesday September 2, 2014

August 29, 2014
​We are looking forward to seeing our Bobcats on Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014.   Have a safe and relaxing last long weekend of summer!
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Get Connected to BES in 2014!

August 18, 2014
In addition to SynreVoice (voice and e-mail), our webpage, and Twitter (@BESBobcats), Balgonie Elementary School is now using Remind as another platform to assist in keeping parents/guardians and students informed about the daily happenings at BES.   WHAT IS REMIND AND WHY IS IT SAFE?   Remind is a one-way text messaging and...
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Enjoy a GREAT BOOK!

June 25, 2014
​ Please be encouraged to spend some time over the Summer 2014 enjoying your reading and learning skills! BES Library TWEETS BES Summer Reading Challenge Brochure June 11 2014.pdf          
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Facility Access Update 2014

June 25, 2014
Interested in renting our facility in fall of 2014? - Click here - for more information on how to book spaces in our school.
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PVSD School Year Calendar 2014-15

June 25, 2014
2014-2015 School Year Calendar - click here -
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Last Student Day

June 25, 2014
​Thursday June 26, 2014 is the last student day for our Bobcats.   We wish all our students a safe and relaxing summer and look forward to seeing them September 2, 2014!
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Grade 8 Farewell

June 25, 2014
The Grade 8 class of 2014 will celebrate their last year in elementary school this evening in the BES Gym at 7:00 p.m.   The Bobcats wish them the best as they make the transition to high school and become Griffins!​
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Contacting BES in the Summer

June 25, 2014
​ If you need to contact the school over the summer, please note the following: Check the school website for any information that you might be seeking; Email the school at balgonieelementary@pvsd.ca or leave a message on the school message manager Ph: (306) 771-2345. We check messages regularly and...
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Community and Emergency Services

June 25, 2014
​Are you looking for local government and community services and supports to help you out? This document lists emergency numbers, help lines, community resources, counselling services, social services, child and family services, safe shelters, treatment centres and group homes contact information in our school division. PVSD Parent Resources June 24...
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Do you love a great story?

June 16, 2014
Balgonie Elementary School will be holding it's annual Oratorical for Grades K-5 Thursday, June 19 11:00 am. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!    
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FUN in the SUN!!!

June 12, 2014
​ Grades 4-6 track in ECWCS today - K-3 Playday at BES - GO BOBCATS!!!
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Please return library books!

June 06, 2014
With only one month of school left, Mrs. Robinson and I are beginning one of our busiest times of the year. With deadlines and the return of all circulating resources, we will be checking and double checking with students and families about library books and textbooks.   By June 13th   – All...
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Register now!

June 04, 2014
​ Prairie Minor Football Association and Regina Minor Football are in its Final week of Tackle Football registration. We ask all Players who intend to play Minor Football in your local community to register this week.
Register at Regina Minor Football.ca http://www.reginaminorfootball.ca/
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Thank You Rachel Ashley!

June 04, 2014
​BES students and staff enjoyed your inspirational stories and energy. Thank you for coming and sharing your experiences and wisdom with us. BES Bobcats
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Student Reminder - school clothing (from the student handbook)

May 29, 2014
CLOTHING   Students are reminded that the school is their place of “business” or “work” and as such, student dress must be appropriate for school work and learning activities. The appropriateness of students’ clothing will be judged by the staff and administration.   No alcohol, drug, tobacco, inappropriate language / innuendo, provocative clothing...
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Exciting Performance Coming Soon!

May 26, 2014
​ BES is proud to welcome Rachel Ashley to our school and community on June 3, 2014.   Biography Standing up and singing on a restaurant table at the age of four was the beginning of Rachel Ashley’s journey as an entertainer. Since then, this prairie girl always knew deep down that...
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Ricky Wants YOU at SCHOOL!!!

May 13, 2014
Balgonie Elementary Students Attend School at 95% average attendance! Go Bobcats!   Ricky needs you to be here each and every day to learn all that you can. Let’s try to set a new May and June attendance record this year. Our Bobcats were great attenders last May and June as we...
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Traffic Safety Drama Presentation at BES

May 06, 2014
SGI Traffic Safety Promotion has partnered with the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) to create a performance that addresses some of the traffic safety issues faced by young people. Performance at 10:00 am – 11:00 am in the BES Bobcat's Den    
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Greenall High School Grade 8 Information Night Tonight at 7 pm

April 29, 2014
This is a reminder that Greenall High School will be hosting an information evening for parents of grade 8 students who will be attending GHS in the fall.  The meeting will be in the gym and begins at 7:00 p.m.  Students are welcome to attend if they wish. 
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Train Safety

April 17, 2014
​ "The Canadian Pacific Police Service would like you to understand the dangers and possible consequences involved in trespassing on railway property.   Trespassing on railway property or disobeying railway-crossing warning signs and signals could be a deadly decision.   Trains are fast moving, slow to stop, and cannot swerve to avoid hitting...
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RDIEC Summer Skills Camps

April 15, 2014
This program would focus on middle level students and take place during the summer months. The camp will be one week in duration focusing on a particular trade or skill area. Students will be required to complete basic safety training before tackling a variety of hands-on activities designed to develop basic...
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​Pre-school Storytime

April 14, 2014
If your child is registered for Kindergarten at BES this fall and does not attend the Balgonie Early Learning Center or the Balgonie Playschool, please join us for our LAST storytime of the year. (The Playschool and BELCI will be coming with their teachers).   We will be having lots of fun...
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The Bobcats Want You!

April 11, 2014
​ Any students K– 8 who plan to attend BES please register by May 31st! If you are new to the Balgonie area, or have children who will be in Kindergarten next year, please register your child(ren) for the upcoming school year by May 31st. Having accurate enrolment information is important...
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Middle Level Drama

April 11, 2014
​ Written and directed by our very own Ms. Polowich, the Middle Level Drama Club are pleased to present “The Island” on May 1 st with a matinee showing at 1:00 p.m., and an evening performance at 7:00 p.m.   Join us as a group of teenagers embark on an unforgettable rafting...
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InTouch

April 11, 2014
​In this new edition we keep you InTouch by exploring how Prairie Valley School Division strives to create positive school environments to support and nurture success for our students.   Help us spread the news by sharing this with SCC members, parents, students, and your community!  
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What IS Talk with our kids about Money Day?

April 08, 2014
What IS Talk with our kids about Money Day?   “Talk With Our Kids About Money Day” is a designated day during the year, every year, when families and teachers can make a point of talking with kids about money – whether around the breakfast or dinner table, at bedtime, in a...
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World Class Players Cup

April 07, 2014
World Class Players Cup is a month long soccer tournament involving 1500 athletes this year. (U12 girls and boys up to adult mens and womens).   BES school has 5 players representing 4 countries, one teacher involved in the organizing and operations of the event, and the daughter of one staff member...
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Social Thinking & Autism Spectrum Disorders

April 03, 2014
Interested in learning about Social Thinking & Autism Spectrum Disorders? See attached documents for more information!   ​ Social Thinking and ASD Pamphlet 2014.doc Social Thinking and Autism Spectrum Disorder registration form 2014.doc
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Red Sky Performance - The Great Mountain

April 02, 2014
​We would like to extend a huge BES welcome to the performers of The Great Mountain as they join us to perform today!
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Looking forward to seeing you!

April 01, 2014
​It is parent student teacher conference time and we look forward to seeing you!
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Track & Field Season

March 28, 2014
​Track and Field season is coming up - we look forward to all students interested in track and field to become involved. Go Bobcats!!!
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Interested in BES Breaking News Items?

March 24, 2014
If you would like to be connected to our latest breaking news see the attached document for further information:   ​ Twitter and REMIND 101 March 24 2014.pdf
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Glee cancelled tonight!

March 24, 2014
​No Glee practice tonight (March 24, 2014).
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Welcome to Spring!

March 20, 2014
​The Bobcats would like to wish you the best on this first day of Spring 2014!
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Spring has sprung!

March 18, 2014
​Spring has sprung! The playground is getting wet so please make sure that your students are dressing for the wet weather. Thanks!
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Parent Student Teacher Conference Booking for April 1 and 2, 2014

March 17, 2014
BES Conference Booking Manager​ 2014 and Beyond We are going to be using BES Conference Manager to book Parent Student Teacher Conferences for April 1 and 2, 2014 and into the future. We are very excited about offering this service to parents and students and we thank you in advance for...
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Attendance is Important!!!

March 11, 2014
​Attendance is an important factor that contributes to student academic success at school. Our Feb. attendance was 91.7% March Goal is 95%!!! Please help us reach our goal of 95% average attendance for the school year by being at school each and every day!
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Thanks to All BES Parents, Billets and Staff!!!

March 06, 2014
March 6 2014 - Weather & Safety Thank you to all parents of BES students for their patience, understanding and support as we have worked through ensuring the safety of all students during the end of the school day bus cancellations and student pickup.
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PVSD West Curling Championship

March 05, 2014
The BES curling teams participated in the PVSD West Curling Championship and Fun Event in Lumsden February 28 and March 1. BES had 18 students participating in this event. All 4 BES teams demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship. Congratulations to the team of Andrew M, Carter T, Josh D, Abby P. and Kyle...
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Go Huskies!!!

March 05, 2014
​The U of S Huskies Mens Basketball team is participating in the CIS finals this weekend. We would like to wish them luck as they take part in this prestigious competition. A special "shout out" going to Andrew Henry, our very own teacher librarian, Mrs. Henry's son! Andrew is a senior...
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PVSD 2014-15 School Calendar Survey - We want to hear from you!

March 03, 2014
Prairie Valley School Division is currently developing the 2014-2015 school year calendar. The calendar will reflect the Ministry of Education's requirements regarding instructional time for Saskatchewan students. Please share your feedback on the options we've developed by taking our short survey.
To complete the survey, click here or pick...
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BES Internet Magazine Renewals & Sales 2013/14

March 03, 2014
BES Internet Magazine Renewals & Sales 2013/14: 153 Subscriptions sold. Total dollars raised by the intenet based magazine sales for our school events $1,225.80. Thank you to everyone that renewed or purchased subscriptions!
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The Bobcats Set New BES Telemiracle Donation Record!

March 02, 2014
Thank you to the BES students, staff and community for their generousity and hard work as we raised and presented $5273.05 LIVE on Telemiracle this morning. This is a new record for our school - we are looking forward to breaking this new record next year for Telemiracle 39!​ ...
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Curling action!

March 01, 2014
​ The BES Bobcats hit the curling ice in Lumsden today. If you love to watch youth curling Lumsden is the place to be! GoBobcats!!!​
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PVSD Boys Basketball Playoffs at BES Bobcat's Den

March 01, 2014
​ Congratulations to the BES Boys Bobcats Basketball team for their semi-final win over LES 76-51 this morning. Finals at 12:30 in the Den!​ BES Bobcats vs. ECWS - Go Bobcats!!!
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Greenall High School Transition Meetings

February 28, 2014
Grade 8 Transition At Greenall High School, we have a very thorough transition plan for the grade 8 students coming to our building.  On March 26 and 27, Mrs. Elliott and Mr. Terry will be visiting the grade 8 students at McLean, Balgonie Elementary, Pilot Butte, and Ecole White City Schools....
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PVSD Elementary Boys Basketball Playoffs @ BES

February 28, 2014
​Playoff action starts at 10:00 am as the Bobcats take the court facing the Lumsden team. Good luck Bobcats!  Congratulations to the BES Boys Bobcats Basketball team for their semi-final win over LES 76-51 this morning. Finals at 12:30 in the Den!​   Finals are at 12:30 in the Bobcats Den BES...
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Calendar Survey - We want to hear from you!

February 28, 2014
​Prairie Valley School Division is currently developing the 2014-2015 school year calendar. The calendar will reflect the Ministry of Education's requirements regarding instructional time for Saskatchewan students. Please share your feedback on the options we've developed by taking our short survey.
To complete the survey, click here or pick...
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R&B Band Show and Dance – April 3rd 2014 7:00pm

February 25, 2014
R&B Band Show and Dance – April 3rd 2014 7:00pm The Greenall High School R&B Band will be putting on a fundraising concert and dance on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00pm in the Greenall High School Gym. This concert will be featuring Grammy Nominated LA based drummer Sammy K as well...
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RICRAC and Reading is Where it's At!

February 14, 2014
​Congratulations the 9 Bobcat students that were drawn from our RICRAC prize drums this morning. These students were randomly chosen for winning RICRAC prizes this morning - it is great to see that the draw drums are chock full of deserving potential winners! Congratulations to the 3 Bobcat families that won...
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The Bobcats Want You!

February 13, 2014
​See attached news document if you are new to the Balgonie area. BES looks forward to meeting you and your children and completing registration of your students! Please be encouraged to contact the school for registration information. email: balgonieelementary@pvsd.ca or call 306-771-2345 BES Registration and News Feb 13 2014.pdf ...
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tweets & REMIND 101

February 12, 2014
Are you interested in getting tweets or texts on school events? Check out the attached document for more information:​ Twitter and REMIND 101 Feb 11 2014.pdf
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BESCC WINTER OLYMPICS CANCELLED!

February 12, 2014
The BESCC Winter OIympics is cancelled for February 12, 2014 due to the storm that has moved in. We will be rescheduling to MARCH 5, 2014. New registration forms will be sent home February 24, 2014 for the March 5, 2014 BESCC Winter Olympics.  
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Follow us on Twitter!

February 11, 2014
Looking for updates on what is happening at BES? Follow us on Twitter: balgonieelementary@besbobcats    
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Last call for registrations for the WINTER Olympics at BES!!!

February 10, 2014
See the document below for descriptions of the funfilled activities that you can still register for up to days end Tuesday Feb. 12, 2014. We look forward to seeing you at the games! ​ Winter Olympics Last Call for Registrations 2014.pdf Winter Olympics Pre-registration form Jan 20 2014.pdf
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Crimestoppers

February 03, 2014
​ RCMP File # 2014-93582 On January 25th, 2014 at around 03:16 a.m., unknown suspect attempted to break and enter at Domo Gas Station located in Pilot Butte. The suspect was driving an older Oldsmobile car. If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact the White Butte...
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Telemiracle Time at BES!!!

January 31, 2014
​ Monday, February 3 2014                             Day 3 ü   Telemiracle Loonie Grab Donations (Feb. 3rd – 6th) $1 ü   Telemiracle Hat Day K-8 $1
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WUQWATR 2014

January 17, 2014
​BES Grades 5-6-7 students be sure to ask your teachers about WUQWATR!!! The deadline is approaching soon!!!
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The Greenall Griffins Present: Beauty & the Beast

December 03, 2013
Beauty & the Beast Since September, 35 Greenall high school students and their staff team of 14 teachers have been rehearsing lines, singing and dancing in order to prepare for their presentation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast .   The show will be held at Greenall High School’s Gymnasium.   Although this...
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Before & After School Programs

November 27, 2013
Prairie Valley School Division is requesting proposals for the provision of two Before and After School Programs designed for school-age children attending school.  It is anticipated each program will accommodate 30 children.  One program will be located within Emerald Ridge Elementary School and the second program will be located within École...
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Thank you TD from the BES Grade One Students!!!

November 20, 2013
​The Ministry of Education has provided our Grade One students with complimentary copies of Boy Soup. As part of the celebration of TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards, this book was generously donated by The Canadian Children's Book Centre and the TD Bank Financial Group. The purpose of this gift is to...
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Basketball Officials Clinics for Grades 7-12 Students

November 18, 2013
Interested in becoming a basketball official? FREE clinics are available on:   Nov  25  Monday          Bert Fox 5:00 pm                             Brian Shankowsky and Wade McAmmond   Nov 26th  Tuesday         Indian Head HS  5:30 pm            Wade McAmmond   Nov 27th Wednesday    Balgonie Elementary 4:30pm     Brian Shankowsky   Please make an effort to encourage people to attend. There...
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Canadian Citizenship Week October 21-27, 2013

October 22, 2013
Citizenship Week has been held the third full week of October every year since 1987. Canada’s Citizenship Week runs from October 21-27, 2013. It is a time to explore the nature of Canadian citizenship as well as the underlying values of respect, freedom and belonging that bring us together and make...
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Thanks for showing great RICRAC!

October 21, 2013
Thank you to all our Bobcats and our special guests for their rapt attention at Greg Wood's Cool Kids Care presentation on Monday October 21, 2013. This world class illusionist and his positive message around treating people with great respect was certainly enjoyable! Thank you all for displaying great RICRAC during...
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I cannot believe what I am seeing...

October 21, 2013
​The BES Bobcats will be treated to a presentation by Greg Wood today - Cool Kid's Care - is an illusion based presentation that will amaze and educate all at the same time. Please be sure to give Greg a big, friendly BES Bobcats welcome this afternoon at the assembly!
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PVSD Celebrate is now available!

October 17, 2013
The October edition of Celebrate! can be accessed by clicking the link below.   http://www.pvsd.ca/Celebration%20Items/Forms/AllItems.aspx  
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Are you interested in being a BES Volunteer?

October 10, 2013
​If you would like to help out at our school we would welcome your assistance. Please see our Volunteer Information Package of documents for further information- click here -
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It’s Time for the Finals!

May 23, 2013
Students from Prairie Valley School Division have completed the sixth week of our Battle of the Books reading initiative. This past week, two more semi-finalists, Nighttime Ninja  and This Is Not My Hat faced off. Moving forward in the competition, with twice the votes of the competition, is This Is Not...
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Congratulations BES Band Students!

May 23, 2013
​Your concert May 23, 2013 was something to be proud of!!! Star Wars rocked the house and we look forward to your year end concert being hosted June 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bobcat's Den. We are proud of your musical talents - thank you for the great music!!!...
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Want to hear some great WORDS?

May 15, 2013
On Thursday, May 16th, Balgonie Elementary will be presenting our annual Oratorical Celebration in the gym.

Included in this program will be class presentations from Kindergarten and the Grades 1, 2 and 3 classes. Three students from each of the Grades 4 and 5 classes will also be presenting. There will be...
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Anxious?

May 15, 2013
Greenall High School Community Council would like to invite you and other parents in our school community to a presentation regarding anxiety disorders among students. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m., May 28th in the Greenall Library.   Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental, emotional, and behavioural problems to...
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Battle of the Books!

May 09, 2013
​ The results are in! Students from Prairie Valley School Division have completed the fourth and final round robin week of Battle of the Books reading initiative. This week’s theme was Believe it or Not books. Students were exposed to the four books in the category, and were asked to vote...
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Improved Attitudes Survey for Parents and Guardians

May 07, 2013
​As a part of our continuing efforts to provide the best possible learning opportunities to all Prairie Valley students, students demonstrating improved attitudes towards school and their achievement levels has been identified an outcome within our school division’s Strategic Plan.   To help to measure our progress toward that outcome and to...
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REMINDER: Noon Hour Lunch

May 06, 2013
Microwaves are not available for student use. We encourage students to bring healthy lunches and to use a thermos if a warm lunch is required. ·          Town students may go home for lunch; bus students must stay at the school during lunch. ·          All bus students must remain on the school...
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Playground Play on Our Wet Spring Days

April 30, 2013
​Please try to stay as dry and mud free as possible during playground play! Thanks!
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Public Health Announcement

April 24, 2013
The Public Health Nurse's will no longer be providing hearing screening.   If parents are concerned about their child's hearing the Public Health Nurse call make a referral to the Hearing Aid Plan (HAP) or the parents can self refer to HAP which is located at #810-1920 Broad St phone 306-766-7555.   If...
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Book Fair Hours

April 15, 2013
Book Fair hours are:     Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd : 8:45 - 3:45 pm     Tuesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 24th : 8:45 - 8:00 pm   The Book Fair will be open at lunch for Grades 5 - 8 students only.    The Book Fair is NOT open at recess....
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Prairie Valley School Division Arts Gala!

April 15, 2013
Everyone is invited to attend the Prairie Valley School Division Arts Gala!   The Arts Gala will feature artwork and performances by dance, drama, music and visual arts students.   When: Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 pm Where: University Theatre, Riddell Centre, University of Regina (no admission/free to attend)   For more information contact...
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BES Bobcat's Scholastic Book Fair

April 09, 2013
Looking forward to seeing you at our Bobcat's Book Fair! April 19 and April 22 – 8:45 to 3:45 (during school day) April 23 and April 24 – 8:45 to 8:00 (during school day and Parent / Student /  Teacher Conferences)
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Penny Campaign 2013

March 20, 2013
Dear BES parents, teachers and students, Our SLC is holding a penny campaign to provide people in third world countries with clean water for the rest of their lives.   This campaign is a Free the Children campaign.   To contribute to this campaign, we are asking for parents, students and teachers to...
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Douglas Adams' 61st birthday celebrated by Google doodle

March 11, 2013
Douglas Adams, author and humorist, is the inspiration behind the March 11, 2013 Google doodle. Adams is best known for his book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy .   ​ Douglas Adams' 61st birthday celebrated by Google doodle - https://www.google.ca/ 
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Special Parent Presentation

March 08, 2013
If you are a parent, or parent to be, then this adults only presentation is for you! Please be encouraged to join the BES School Community Council in welcoming internationally acclaimed author Ronald Morrish to BES on Thursday April 11, 2013 for this FREE PARENT Presentation: Raising more responsible & co-operative...

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NO HOT LUNCH ORDERS FRIDAY DECEMBER 22, 2017

December 07, 2017
P lease note in your calendars that there will not be a hot lunch item available for order on Friday December 22, 2017.  Students will be able to order regular menu items from the canteen menu - but no hot lunch taco in a bag will be available this last Friday...
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WWI Supply Line Museum Interactive Artifacts

December 06, 2017
​All students and staff are encouraged to visit the WWI Supply Line Interactive Exhibit in the BES Library classroom Dec. 1-14, 2017. Please see Mrs. Henry to view the exhibit.

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BES December Newsletter

December 01, 2017
​Have a great December - click here - ​
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BECAUSE I SAID I WOULD!

November 29, 2017
The BES Grades 3/4S and 4K classes have challenged all BES students to show INTEGRITY, a RICRAC value they celebrated at our November 29, 2017 Assembly and take the "Because I Said I Would Challenge!" Show Integrity by writing your promise down and keeping it...because I said I would! BECAUSE...
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PVSD Internet Safety

November 08, 2017
Social Media As part of the Prairie Valley School Division Strategic Plan, the PVLS Social work team is focusing on creating awareness of Mental Health this school year. We will be implementing this 3 ways: THE WELLNESS WALL - Bulletin boards on mental health including topics such as mindfulness, anxiety and depression,...