November 2020 Banner Tracks

Banner. You belong here.

It's a great day to be a Bobcat!

Make sure you are keeping up with the weekly announcements as that is the best way to stay on top of what is happening at Banner! It's also a great way for you and your student to have a conversation at the dinner table!

Water Bottles

Parents - Please send your child with a water bottle to school every day. Our water fountains are only to be used for filling water bottles and NOT for drinking. We have a very limited supply of water bottles to pass out. We recently ran out of our supply of extra water bottles. Although we have ordered more, we would appreciate your help in this matter. Thank you so much!

Your child is going to be absent?

Please either call the office (309-243-7774) OR email Mrs. Barber at by 8:15 AM at the latest if your child is going to be absent. This will keep the office from having to contact you if we have not heard from you. Thank you for your help with this.

Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget to set your clocks back this weekend and enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

Election Day!

There will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 3 due to Election Day!

Veterans Day = 1/2 day of school

On Wednesday, November 11, we have a School Improvement Day in the afternoon. Students will be dismissed at 11:15 AM. November 11 is also Veterans Day where we honor all of those who serve.

PTO FUN RUN and Other News

Thank you to everyone who participated and/or donated to the PTO Fun Run! It looked like the students had a great time being active those three weeks! Keep it up! We raised just over $4,700 from the Fun Run! We have just over $11,000 total towards our goal of $25,000 to install the playground!

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Look for an email with the link!

PTO Virtual Book Fair

Beginning November 6, we will be having a Virtual Book Fair through Usbourne Books. All proceeds will go directly into purchasing books for classroom libraries. More information to come with details!

Macaroni Mountain

We will be collecting macaroni and cheese again this year to donate to the South Side Mission. We have done this for years and look forward to helping out once again! We will create a "mountain of mac n cheese" the week of November 16!

Thanksgiving Break

There will be NO SCHOOL from Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27. Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully, you can enjoy some time with family!

Birthday Treat Guidelines

Unfortunately, we will not be allowing any birthday treats due to the COVID restrictions.

November Lunch Menu

See the following link to view our November Lunch Menu! We LOVE our food! Our cooks do an excellent job preparing it!

Upcoming Events to get on your calendar

  • Election Day (no school) - Tuesday, November 3
  • Veterans Day/School Improvement Day (11:15 AM Dismissal) - Wednesday, November 11
  • Virtual Book Fair (PTO) - November 6 - 13
  • Progress Reports - Friday, November 13
  • Macaroni Mountain Collection - November 16 - 20
  • PTO meeting (via Zoom) - Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 PM
  • Thanksgiving Break (No School) - Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27
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How to connect with us!

We have many ways in which to connect and interact with us at Banner! In order to be fully informed about what is happening at Banner, I encourage you to join our Facebook page!