Banyan Cat Tales

November 2019 Newsletter

What's Happening this Month

No School Friday, 11/1

There is no school on Friday, the day after Halloween. November 1 is a pupil-free day, as all CVUSD teachers have an in-service meeting today.

School Choice Opens 11/1

School Choice applications will be available to complete online starting Friday, November 1. See flyer below for more information or visit

*Please note: You do not need to submit a School of Choice Application if you are planning to attend your neighborhood school.

Daylight Savings Time Ends, Sunday 11/3

Turn your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 3rd.

Parent Information Night - TK, Kindergarten and School Choice, Monday, 11/4

Please join CVUSD administrators and teachers for a special Information Night on Monday, November 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at University Ceneter, 2801 Atlas Ave. TO. Important information regarding TK, Kindergarten and School Choice enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will be shared.

1st Grade Field Trip Wednesday, 11/6

On Wednesday, November 6 our first graders will be attending a performance called "The Pout-Pout Fish" at the Civic Arts Plaza.

ELAC Meeting Thursday, 11/7

Our English Learner Advisory Committee is meeting on Wednesday, November 6th at 10:00 am at the Conejo Creek Condominium Community Room.

4th Grade Field Trip Thursday, 11/7

All Banyan 4th graders will be attending a Calfornia History Assembly on Thursday, November 7 at Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks.

No School Monday, 11/11

No school today in honor of Veteran's Day.

PTA Banyan Family Outing- Chipotle Tuesday, 11/12

Enjoy a meal with your family and friends! Inform the restaurant that you are affiliated with Banyan Elementary, and a portion of each check will be contributed toward Banyan's enrichment programs.

New Parent Tours on Wednesday and Thursday 11/13 & 11/14

Mrs. Kennedy will be taking new parents on a tour of Banyan two mornings in November. Please tell your new neighbors and friends! Call (805)498-6641 to RSVP. Tours are geared to new kindergarten parents, but parents of students of all ages are welcome to attend..

Sequoia Middle School Future Parent Info Night, Thursday 11/14

All 5th grade parents are invited to the Sequoia Middle School Future Parent information night on Thursday, November 14th from 5:30 - 7:40 pm. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the programs at Sequoia for all incoming students. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

PTA Fall Carnival Sunday, 11/17

The Banyan PTA is hosting a Harvest Festivall on Sunday, November 17th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Banyan. Please bring your whole family and enjoy food trucks, fall games, a jump house, climbing wall and a hayride.

School Site Council Meeting Wednesday, 11/20

Our SSC will meet in the library on Wednesday, November 20 at 2:45 pm.

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Performance Thursday, 11/21

Banyan Kindergarteners will star in their annual Thanksgiving performance on Thursday, November 21 at 8:45 am in the MPR.

5th Grade Field Trip, Friday 11/22

Our 5th grade will be going to the Ronald Reagan Library Discovery Center on Friday, November 22.

PTA "We Are Thankful" Patriotic Assembly Friday, 11/22

Please join us for our annual Patriotic Assembly on Friday, November 22 at 8:30 am. We will be honoring veterans, active duty military and first responders, followed by our Touch-A-Truck event. Please wear your #ThousandOaksStrong attire or red/white/blue today.

1st Grade Thanksgiving Feast Friday, 11/22

First graders will enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 22 at 12:45 on the first grade quad.

PTA Banyan Family Outing - Sharky's Guac Smash Thursday, 11/21

Eat at Sharky's from 11 am - 9 pm on Thursday, November 21 and 20% of your order will be donated to Banyan! From 5 - 7 pm, Banyan teachers will be making guacamole during the Guac Smash and $1 for every order of chips and guac will also be donated to Banyan PTA.

Fall Break Monday 11/25 - Friday 11/29

There is no school all week Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29. Enjoy your fall break

Looking Ahead


Friday, 12/6 Report Cards Go Home

Wednesday, 12/11 PTA General Assembly Meeting 6:00 pm in the MPR

Tuesday, 12/17 Winter Chorus Concert 6:30 pm in the MPR

Wednesday, 12/18 School Site Council Meeting 2:45 pm in the Library

Thursday, 12/19 4th Grade in-house Field Trip Island of The Blue Dolphin Days MPR

Friday 12/20 Kindergarten Holiday Performance 8:45 MPR

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