January 20, 2015
Happy Tuesday to you! I hope that you were able to enjoy our three day weekend
and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service.
It was a great day today Trailblazers and I was able to visit all fourth and fifth
grade classrooms. Our students were engaged in learning activities that allowed them to
practice leadership, 21st century and multiple content area skills! I am proud of the work
our students and teachers are doing.
It’s a big week here at Banks! This week we have the following:
Wednesday, January 21st:
Vision Screening for 3rd grade students on Tracks 1 & 3
School Wide Spelling Bee at 1:00 in the MPR. This is one of my favorite activities
at school and I can’t wait to see our students spell their way to the regional
Thursday, January 22nd
Banks Boomers practice with Ms. LaPlace at 8:00 a.m.
Friday, January 23rd
Track 4 Teacher Workday-Welcome back Track 4 teachers!
Looking Ahead to Next Week:
01/27 Tuesday: It’s our first Student Gallery Show. This event will kick off with
Pretzel Annie’s on campus selling pretzels and treats beginning at 5:00 p.m. Then at 5:45
the Boomers will perform their Pieces of Gold audition piece immediately followed by
our PTA General Meeting in the MPR. At 6:15 our Poet-in-Residence, Allan Wolfe will
perform a poetry reading. Our MPR and Café will be set up in a gallery style for you
to preview grade level student art work, view the student art panels along with our
insect weavings that have been installed in our student café. It is going to be a
wonderful night that will showcase our students as artists, performers and leaders in
our school. Can you tell I am excited?
1/27 Banks Boomers 8:00; Mural Club at 4:00
That’s it Trailblazers! All of this information will be posted on the school website and
will go out on the Principal’s Desk Blog. Please call the school with any questions.
Always Trailblazer Proud, Mrs. Graf