Thursday, May 19, 2011

2011 World Expo and Art Fair

What a fun night! The BES staff and students put on a phenomenal World Expo and Art Fair this year- you all did an amazing job!

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fun at the BBQ....

Thank you to all who joined us at the BBQ on Wednesday! The students had a great time even though the sun didn't come out for us :-)

Friday, May 6, 2011

BBQ Luncheon, May 11th

Come join us for an outdoor BBQ on Wednesday, 5/11/11

Where?  Playground (weather permitting) or cafeteria

Times are as follows:

11-11:30:  Kinders and Guests
11:30-12:00:  1st and 2nd graders and Guests
12:00-12:30:  3rd and 4th graders and Guests
12:30-1:00:  5th and 6th graders and Guests

Banks students lunch will be deducted from their lunch accounts as normal.  Adults and children will need to purchase a ticket at the door (cash only). 
Adult Guests:  $3.50 each
Children:  $2.25 each

BBQ Menu

Hamburger or Hotdog
Beans, Potato Salad, Fruit, Chips, Cookie and Drink

Double your Contribution!

Do you work for a community-minded company that offers an Employer Match Program?  If so, your contributions could have twice the impact on our school by participating in your company’s matching program. How cool is that? 

Just fill out the form on your corporate web site or request one from your HR contact.

We’ll do the rest.

If you would like to make a donation to Banks Elementary, please contact any of the board members via our Contact Us page.

Thank you, every dollar you contribute makes a huge difference.

Labels for Education

Our school participates in the Labels for Education program.  For each participating label you turn in, our school will earn points in which teachers can purchase classroom resources- anything from crayons to globes, math manipulatives, science kits, reading supplements and more.
All you have to do is save your labels in a ziploc bag and have your child turn them in to the school office or their teacher for redemption.
Visit to view a comprehensive list of qualifying products.

Box Tops For Education

Did you know……
  • For each box top you clip and save, Banks Elementary earns 10 cents?
  • It may not sound like a lot, but we are proud to report that we earn approximately $1000 each year from students collecting box tops! 
  • Each year we earn enough money to treat the students to an all-school assembly.
  • And, it’s a fun project for your kids to help out with…each year every class holds a fun contest to see who can collect the most box tops…and are awarded with ice cream or popcorn parties.  Check out for additional information and sign-up for coupons, samples and more.
Please remember to cut out each box top "neatly" in the exact size of the box top itself.  This will prevent double-work of our volunteers having to re-cut them before we can submit them for payment. 

Kindergarten Round-Up May 12th

Please join us on Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 pm for Kindergarten Round-Up held in the cafeteria.  During this time you will meet the school principal, Mr. Huston, and hear about what the Fall season will bring for your Kinder.  Your Kinder will also get to meet the Kinder teachers while they check out the classrooms and do a fun activity. 

PTO board members will also be presenting some important information during the night we hope you find helpful. 

Please take this time to ask questions and become familiar with all Banks Elementary has to offer :-)