School Messenger November 10, 2014

Happy Make It Happen Monday Trailblazers,

This is Mrs. Graf with two special reminders. First things first, tomorrow is Veteran’s Day and we will not have school in honor of the holiday. Wednesday is our Moonlight Reading Night at BRES! Please come out and join us for dinner sponsored by the PTA. $3.00 will get you 2 slices of pizza, breadstick and salad all beginning at 5:30. Our fun reading events begin at 6:30 p.m. I hope to see you at our Moonlight Reading Bookfair event on Wednesday.

Please call the school with any questions about this information. Always Trailblazer Proud, Mrs. Graf

PTA Reflections Program


Here is information regarding the PTA Reflections Program.  Thank you, Mrs. Graf

Here is information about upcoming projects from our PTA…
For those interested in submitting art for Reflections…deadline to submit is November 10th to the front office.

Project Tomorrow Speak Up

Banks Road Elementary is partnering with Project Tomorrow SpeakUp, an online survey for teachers, parents, students and community supporters to provide input around learning, and specifically the use of technology in our school. We want to hear from you so we can provide our students with the best instruction possible. Please take a few moments to complete the survey by visiting our homepage and clicking on the Project Tomorrow SpeakUp survey button. Students taking the survey will need a password, which is wake2014.  Please click here:

School Messenger October 27, 2014

Good evening Trailblazers,

This is Mrs. Graf with a quick reminder about our PTA Spirit Night tomorrow evening.

October 28th:  Spirit Night at Interskate Rink on 401.  This was our highest attended Spirit Night last year with a total of 477 Trailblazers students and families in attendance!!! Event time is from 6-830 pm.  It is $12 for a family of 4 or $3 each. This includes skate rental, 1 slice of pizza and 1 drink. The donation we receive is 70% back!!! The more we have the more we get!!! Come one, Come all! Make sure to mention this is for Banks Rd Elementary when purchasing tickets.

That’s it Trailblazers!  This information has been posted on the school website.  Please call the school with any questions.

Always Trailblazer Proud, Mrs. Graf

Volunteer Reactivation Reminder

All continuing volunteers approved for the 2013-2014 school year MUST reactivate as a volunteer no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2014. Volunteers may go to any WCPSS site and register through the intranet.  Access to the volunteer system is:  WCPSS Intranet – Business Applications – Volunteer Registration.

  • After October 31, 2014, individuals previously approved may not volunteer without a new criminal record check.  To avoid unnecessary costs to the school system, principals and their staff should encourage continuing volunteers to reactivate early in the school year – and no later than October 31, 2014.
  • The volunteer system will be open daily for reactivation/registration through October 31, 2014.
  • From November 3, 2014 through May 18, 2015, the volunteer system will be open on Mondays only, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  However, during this time period, the volunteer system will be closed on the following Mondays:  December 22, 2014, December 29, 2014, and January 19, 2015.
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