School Messenger November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014


Happy Monday to you! This is Mrs. Graf with important updates and information:

We are still in need of assistance for our Holiday Gift Drive.  If you are willing to sponsor a child here at school please complete a sponsor form on line at the school website or on the PTA website.  You may contact Mr. Day at as well.  At our last count, we are in need of over 30 more sponsors. The extension runs to the end of the week.  All sponsor forms must be turned in to the school by Friday afternoon.  The PTA and I thank you so much for your kindness!!

A big thank you goes out to all of volunteers, parents, teachers and students who helped make our Book Fair a success.  Our last count for book fair funds we were over $13,000 in sales and BRES will get a portion of those sales to support the Media Center! Ms. McCool does an outstanding job of identifying student and staff needs and I am certain that she will supplement the media center with much needed items to support teaching and learning.

This week is Spirit Week at BRES.  Show your school spirit all week by participating in the following activities.

Tuesday- Mismatch Day:  wear your outfit mismatch style!  We also have 3rd Grade ITBS Testing for students on tracks 2,3, & 4.  2nd grade will also participate in an on campus field trip for students on tracks 3 & 4.  Banks Boomers and the Mural Club will meet on Tuesday afterschool from 4-5 p.m. The Boomers will perform at Crabtree Valley Mall from 7-8:00 p.m.  They will spread some early holiday cheer by singing holiday music as well as premiering their Pieces of Gold audition piece.  All Boomers should have received information from Ms. LaPlace with specific information about the Crabtree performance.  If you have the time, please come out and support the Boomers at their holiday premier.  Please call the school with any questions about this special performance.  And finally, GOTR meets afterschool on Tuesday until 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday- Crazy Hair Day: Style that hair is the most creative or crazy way you can!  ITBS Testing continues for selected 3rd graders.


Thursday-Sports Day: bring on the team jerseys or sports outfits!  Banks Boomers practice at 8:00 with Ms. LaPlace.  Student Council will meet at 8:00 in the Media Center.  A big congratulations goes out to our newly elected officers for the 2014-2015 school year.  Our Student Council President is Jacob Sinnott.  VP is Teak Walters, Secretary is Lizzy Zumbahlen, Treasurer is Abbey Creighton, PTA Liaisons are Jack Ross and Bianca Ramirez, and last but not least our Historian position will be filled by Emma Dranttel.  What a fine group of student leaders who will work to shape and deepen our traditions here at BRES. On Thursday we will also have our mock 5 K for the GOTR.  These girls have been working so hard and the Reindeer Romp is only a few short weeks away.  On Thursday afternoon these girls will run with their partners to prepare for the Reindeer Romp!  Come on out and support these girls beginning at 4:15 p.m.


Friday-School Colors Day: wear your beloved BRES school t-shirt or our school colors or blue and green on this day!  Friday is also our Pre-K Family Partnership Day.  And finally, T3 & T4 Interims will be sent home in Friday folders.
Looking Ahead to Next Week:

11/27-11/28 No School for Thanksgiving Holiday.

And finally, are you looking for an easy way to support our school? Wouldn’t you love to zip into and out of carpool quickly and safely? Our PTA will be raffling off a VIP Carpool Pass that a will allow you to be first in line during carpool.  The raffle will benefit our PTA Fun Run fund for this school year.  Watch for more information about the VIP Carpool Tag on Twitter, the PTA Facebook page and the Principal’s Desk blog.

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

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

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