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 Banks Elementary School 

Calendar of Events 

All events are subject to change without notice.  New items added daily. Check back often for updates. Please contact us at 908-5700 for more information or to volunteer to help with any activity. Community Time is every Friday 9:15 a.m. Come join us!

JULY 2013
Jul 24 8:00 - 4:00 New Student Registration
Jul 29 - First day back for teachers

AUGUST 2013
Aug 1 - First day back for students 
Aug 20 - Open House 5:30 in Cafeteria
Aug 22 - Reach Out America Dentists on campus
Aug 28 - Fall Picture Day
Aug 28 - Good News Club - Every Wednesday 2:30-4:00 see flyer*


SEPTEMBER 2013
Sep 2 - Labor Day / No school
Sep 9 - Bowling Club - Every Monday after school to 5:30 see flyer*
Sep 23-25 - Parent-Teacher Conferences / early dismissal 12:25
Sep 23-27 No Pre-School / Parent Workshop on Tuesday Sep 24th @ 10:00 a.m.
Sep 23-27 - Book Fair - times TBA - Volunteers Needed! 908-5700
Sep 27 - Student Council meeting 3:25-4:15 Pod B rm 133
Sep 30 5:30 - Student of the Month Ceremony (Aug & Sep) Cafeteria

OCTOBER 2013
Oct 3 - Gold Coin Eegee Party
Oct 4 - Grading Day / No school
Oct 7-11 - Fall Break / No school
Oct 14 - Students return to school
Oct 15 - School Site Council Meeting 4:30 - Library
Oct 18 - Drexel Heights Fire Safety 2:30 - MPR
Oct 18 - Student Council Meeting 3:25-4:15 - POD B
Oct 21 - Picture retakes, new students, Pre-K, class and staff pictures  Rescheduled for Nov 4
Oct 23 - Walk 'n' Roll to School day Rescheduled for Nov 15
Oct 23 - 3rd grade Tucson Museum of Art presentations in classrooms
Oct 29 - Dentists in Art Room all day
Oct 29 - Student Council's Family Picnic Night 5:30-7:00 Reservations recommended
Oct 31 - Costume Parade/Treating - 2:15 p.m. (accepting candy donations now)

NOVEMBER 2013
Nov 1 - Canned food drive begins
Nov 1 - 12 - PTO Cookie Dough Sale - Money must be paid before order is placed
Nov 2 - McDonalds hosts Family Reading Day 1:00*
Nov 4 - Picture retakes, new students, Pre-K, class and staff pictures - order on-line/use code 364825
Nov 4 - GATE testing grades 1-5
Nov 5 - 10:00 Pre-K field trip to Zoo
Nov 11 - Veteran's Day / No school
Nov 13 - 2nd Grade - Art Program
Nov 15 - Walk 'n' Roll to School Day
Nov 20 - 4th Grade - Art Program
Nov 21 - Parent Coffee 9:30 Promethean Room
Nov 21 - 3rd Grade Water Presentations
Nov 21 - Internet Safety Presentations K-2 10:30, 3-5 1:10
Nov 26 - Dr. Banks visits - Reschedule TBA
Nov 26 - School Site Council Meeting 4:30 in Library
Nov 26 - Student of the Month Ceremony 5:30 MPR
Nov 27 - Turkey Trot K-1 9:45, 2-3 10:00, 4-5 10:15
Nov 28-29 - Thanksgiving Day Break / No school

DECEMBER 2013
Dec 2 - ATI Reading 4th & 5th
Dec 3 - ATI Reading 2nd & 3rd
Dec 4 - ATI Math 2nd - 5th 
Dec 6 - Southern AZ Symphony Orchestra During Community Time
Dec 6 - Student council meeting 3:15 p.m. (Decorating MPR-adult help encouraged!)

Dec 7 - Family Fun Run - registration code ONEMILE*
Dec 9 - 17 - Candy Gram Sales - sponsored by PTO & student council
Dec 9 - Jan 10 - Dibels Testing (K-5) and ARMM testing for 2nd & 3rd 
Dec 13 - Dress rehearsal for Winter Caroling during Comm. Time

Dec 13 - Winter Caroling
Dec 16 - 19 - Spirit Week
  Mon-mismatch day, Tue-fancy day, Wed-cartoon character, Thu-crazy hair day

Dec 16 6:00 p.m. - SCPC Meeting @ Tucson High 
Dec 18 - Gold Coin Party
Dec 19 - Hot cocoa party for lunch points

Dec 20 - Grading Day / No school
Dec 20 - Ms. Letty's last day - Wish her a great retirement!
Dec 23-Jan 3 - Winter Break / No school


JANUARY 2014
Jan 6 - Students return to school
Jan 10 - DIBELs window closes
Jan 13 - No GATE today
Jan 13 - No after school tutoring today
Jan 16 - Drug Abuse Prevention for parents 9:30-11:30 Art Room
Jan 16 - GATE Testing
Jan 17 Girls on the Run deadline for paperwork
Jan 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day / No school
Jan 21 GOTR starts after school / library
Jan 23 - Drug Abuse Prevention for parents 9:30-11:30 Art Room
Jan 23 - GOTR after school / library
Jan 27 6:00 p.m. - SCPC Meeting @ Tucson High
Jan 28 - Career Day
Jan 23 - GOTR after school, Library
Jan 28 4:30 - School Site Council Meeting - Postponed until Feb. 25 4:30
Jan 28 5:30 Student of the Month ceremony
Jan 30 - 4th & 5th Grade Old Tucson field trip
Jan 30 - Drug Abuse Prevention for parents and students 3:30-5:30, Art Room
Jan 30 - GOTR after school, Library

FEBRUARY 2014
Girls on the Run meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00
Feb 5 - Banks welcomes Superintendent H.T. Sanchez
Feb 10 6:00 p.m. - SCPC Meeting @ Tucson High
Feb 3-7 - Love of Reading - Come read to your child's class
Feb 6 9:30-11:30 - Good Choices parent meeting
Feb 7 - Pennies for Patients kick-off - donate your spare change to help the fight against cancer
Feb 10 - 14 - Book Fair
Feb 12 - Dress like your favorite storybook character for Book Fair week

Feb 12-13 - Academic Parent Teacher Teams after school - see flyers for times
Feb 12 - No after school tutoring
Feb 13- Good Choices Parent Meetings 9:30-11:30
Feb 13 & 14 - Early dismissal for students 12:25
Feb 13 & 14 - No after school tutoring or after school rec
Feb 20 & 21 - Rodeo Break / No school
Feb 25 4:30 - Site Council Meeting, Library

MARCH 2014
Mar 1 - 10-11 a.m. Zumba Party - $5 to support Girls on the Run
Mar 3 - 7 - ATI Benchmark Testing - Reading & Math
Mar 7 - Symphony at Community Time
Mar 10 - Spring Pictures - Prepay/preorder only
Mar 10-13 - Kinder Round-Up and Open House
Mar 10-13 - Clothing / Textile Drive
Mar 11 - 10:00 Parent Coffee rm 133 POD B
Mar 11-12 - 4th grade to Camp Cooper
Mar 12 - IEP Training*
Mar 14 - 9:00-10:30 Kinder Orientation Parent Meeting
Mar 14 - Grading Day / No school for students
Mar 15 & 16 - Festival of Books*
Mar 17-21 Spring Break / No school
Mar 25 - Drexel Heights Mini Muster 2nd grade @ 9:30
Mar 26,27,28 - 5th grade to Camp Cooper
Mar 31 5:30 Student of the Month
Mar 31 6:00 p.m. - SCPC Meeting @ Tucson High

APRIL 2014
Apr 1 - Site Council Meeting 4:30 p.m.
Apr 4 - Walk n Roll to School Day

Apr 5 7:45 a.m. GATE make-up testing
Apr 7-11 AIMS testing - please no student appointments or early out
Apr 9 - No early out - Dismissal will be 3:25
Apr 9 - No Good News club due to testing

Apr 13 - GOTR 5 K at TMC
Apr 14 - 2nd grade to Camp Cooper
Apr 18 - Good Friday / No school
Apr 21 6:00 p.m. - SCPC Meeting @ Tucson High
Apr 22 - Kinder & 5th Grade Promotion Pictures
Apr 22 - Project Able to Pima County Fair
Apr 22 - 1st grade to Safe Water field trip
Apr 22 - All registration packets for returning student due
Apr 29 - Talent Show try outs
Apr 30 - Last day for Good News Club

MAY 2014
May 1 - 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, to TSO field trip
May 6 - Talent Show 5:30 (dress rehearsal during day)
May 16 - 3rd grade to Wet Lands field trip 
May 19 6:00 p.m. - SCPC Meeting @ Tucson High
May 21 - 5th grade Promotion - time TBA
May 22 - Kindergarten Promotion - time TBA
May 22 - Last day for students
May 23 - Last day for teachers


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