March Mustang Update - Banta Elementary School



March Mustang Update - Banta Elementary School
March Mustang Update
Principal’s Corner
Spring has already sprung at Banta! The grass is
growing, the trees are blooming, and the ground
squirrels are out and about in the afternoons! As
we say good-bye to the cold blustery days, we are
excited that we have a full slate of fun and exciting thigs to offer our students this Spring!
We hope you’ll join us this month for Dr. Seuss
Day, Movie night and of course our 2nd Annual
Father vs. Son basketball game! From Basketball
tournaments to field trips and dances, Mustangs
have many opportunities for enrichment this
As we return from Spring Break we will move into
our State testing zone, and will ask that you help us
be successful by ensuring that your child is at
school each day, and is able to be their best self!
Thank you for another wonderful month at Banta,
and I wish all of you a very Happy Easter and
Spring Break!
I wis you all a wonderful Spring and a veryhappy
Character Counts
Pillar of the Month
Perseverance is not giving up, having the tenacity to
hold on in following a course of action. It is a belief
or a purpose; steadfastness.
Open Now
Important Dates to Remember:
March 2nd– Dr. Seuss Day
March 4th– Spell a thon Money Due
March 9th 6 pm PFA meeting
March 9– Kindergarten Dental Screening
March 10 -School Board Meeting 7PM
March 10– 5/6 Grade Science Field Trip to SF
March 11– 3rd Grade to Lammersville school
March 11– Movie Night 6PM
March 14– No School– Teacher Training
March 15– Spring Pictures
March 15 -Girls B Team Tournament at RITech
March 16– Father vs. Son Basketball 6 PM
March 17– Kindergarten- field trip-Museum
March 17– Saint Patrick’s Day
March 18– Saint Patrick’s Day Dance
March 21– Girls A Team Tournament at New J
March 25-Good Friday– No School
March 28-April 1- Spring Break
April 4– School Resumes
Library Birthday Book Club
Our library has a wonderful program
where parents can purchase a book for
the school library in your child’s name for
their birthday! What a wonderful way to
help our school, while showing your child
how important books and reading are!
This month Alyssa Kinyon donated
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate , Matteo
Mendoza donated “Pete the Cat Rocking in
My School Shoes” by Eric Litwin
and Leya Armas donated “Guess How Much
I Love You” By Sam McBratney.
Please contact Mrs. Lopez in the library,
or fill out the form on the backside of the
newsletter, to purchase a birthday book!
TK– If your child is turning 5 between September 2 and
December 2, then they are eligible for TK.
K– Your child will turn 5 before September 1
Packets are available in the Office
Please call the school office if you have any questions.
Things that you should bring with you:
 Birth certificate
 Immunization card
 Proof of residence
 Court papers
 Inter district agreement ( if from outside our area)
See’s Candy Fundraiser
Get ready for Chocolate! The
Parent/ Faculty Association is starting a
See’s Candy fundraiser for Spring time! We
started selling candy on February 23, and all
forms are due by March 8th. Candy will be
delivered before Spring Break. Please help
the PFA raise funds for our school programs!
Please let the office know if you are going to need
GECAC after school care for your kindergartner.
If you have friends or family members who are planning
Lost and Found
on enrolling kindergarteners, please tell them to contact Please stop by and check the lost and
the school office as soon as possible. We also have
found, as we will be sending all unclaimed
items to the Goodwill.
March Mustang Update Continued
2016/2017 School Year!
At the February School Board Meeting our new calendar was approved for next school year! We
thought you might like an early copy to help with your travel plans.
Join the Birthday Book Club!
Donate a book to the Banta School Library in honor of your child! Stop in the library to
purchase a book form Mrs. Lopez’ selections. or bring in your own, new, hard cover book
that you purchased yourself. Please note: All books donated are subject to the approval
of the librarian.
If you make arrangements to donate the book at least 1 week prior to your child’s
birthday, it will be delivered to your child’s classroom on his or her birthday! Summer
birthdays may receive a book on their half-birthday. A bookplate with your child’s name
will be placed on the inside cover of the book and it will be checked out to them first. It
then becomes part of the Banta permanent library collection. Your child’s “Birthday Balloon” will be on the wall during the month of his or her birthday or half-birthday.
Books may also be donated to honor your child’s teacher or a staff member for a birthday or
holiday and the book will be delivered to their class. Books may also be donated for other
special occasions, e.g. to remember a classmate who is moving.
Please help our library and create a special memory for your child!
Student’s name______________________________ Birthday ____________________
Teacher's name_____________________________________
My child may look in the Birthday Book Box and select a book he/she would like to buy for the school.
Price range preferred_________________