Banyan Cat Tales

January 2020 Newsletter

What's Happening this Month

Happy New Year!

School opens after winter break on Monday, January 6, 2020.

ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee), Wed. 1/15

Our ELAC committee is meeting on Wednesday, January 15 at 10:00 at the Conejo Creek Community Room. Our ELAC meeting is a great place for parents of our English Learners to express their concerns and ideas to the School Site Council (SSC). ELAC covers broad areas for ELs, such as how parents/guardians can help their children at home.

3rd Grade Field Trip to Camarillo Ranch Wed. 1/15 and Tues. 1/21

Our third graders will be taking a field trip to Camarillo Ranch to discover what life was like on a California rancho at the turn of the last century. Our third graders will go in two groups; Rooms 13 & 14 on Wednesday, January 15, and Rooms 17 & 18 on Tuesday, January 21.

Spelling Bee, Fri. 1/17

Our annual Banyan Spelling Bee for 4th and 5th graders will be on Friday, January 17 at 1:10 pm in the MPR.

Talent Show Paperwork & Music Due Tues 1/14 and Try-Outs, Fri. 1/17

Sing, dance, perform magic, tell jokes, entertain and more at our annual Talent Show on Friday, January 31 at 6:00 pm! Paperwork and music are due by Tuesday, January 14. Tryouts will be on Friday, January 17th at 2:45 pm in the MPR. Talent Show rehearsals are Wednesday, January 22 at 2:45 pm and Friday, January 24 at 2:45 pm in the Banyan MPR. The following week on Thursday, January 30 there will be a final dress rehearsal at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.

No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon. 1/20

No school on Monday, January 20, 2020 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Kindergarten Round Up

If your child will be a TK, K or new to CVUSD student beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, enrollment packets will be available online and at Banyan beginning January 21, 2020.

Abilities Awareness Week, Fri. 1/24 to Fri. 1/31

Abilities Awareness Week is a program that gives Banyan students a glimpse of what it would be like to have different abilities. During this is a very exciting and important “life lesson” week, students participate in hands-on activities and learn about what it is like to have different "abilities." The goal of this week is to help our students understand that we all have a variety of differences as well as similarities and have the need for respect, acceptance, inclusion, and friendship.​ Parents, grandparents and friends may attend our Opening and Closing ceremonies.

Progress Reports Home Today with Some Students on Fri. 1/31

On Friday, January 31 trimester 2 progress reports will go home with students who need them.

Banyan Talent Show Fri. 1/31

Everyone is welcome to attend the annual Banyan Talent Show on Friday, January 31 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Reino Road in Newbury Park. Admission is free.

Looking Ahead

February 2020

Tuesday 2/4 PTA Exec. Board Meeting 8:45 am Staff Lounge

Friday 2/7 Art of The Masters Docent Training 11:00 am Room 9

Friday 2/14 - Monday 2/17 Presidents Day Weekend No School

Friday 2/21 CLU Kingsmen Shakespeare Program in Classrooms and MPR

Wednesday 2/26 School Site Council Meeting 2:45 pm in the Library

Banyan Elementary School

Section 5 of Article IX of the State of California Constitution guarantees students a free public education.