Banyan Bulletin

Parent Newsletter for Banyan Elementary School - 5/25/23

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Principal's Pen

Please keep in mind that there is no school beginning tomorrow, May 26th through Tuesday, May 30th due to the holiday weekend and unused snow days. I hope that you enjoy the holiday weekend with your family.

Mrs. Connors will be going out on a leave for the final three weeks of school. Mrs. Tuck, one of our long-time employees will take over her classes for the remainder of the year, and they will spend some together next week before Mrs. Connors leaves to ensure a smooth transition. Mrs. Tuck can be reached with any questions at

Next Friday is going to be our Annual Bring Your Pet to School Day. Parents can bring their pets to the playground area at 8:40 AM and we will stay outside until 9:20 AM. We look forward to seeing our families who can attend.

Saturday Social: There has been some confusion on the date of the last one. It is the 3rd and I have fixed it on the website.

We held our Second Annual Spelling Bee this morning. Check out the pictures below!

Make sure to check out the flyer about next week's Spring Concert. Parents are welcome to attend.

I wanted all of you to know that I do keep the calendar on the website updates with dates for the year. You can check that at any time if you have a question about the date of an event and the time. As the next month approaches, I do put a visual in this memo for you as a resource as well.

Saturday Social

Banyan School is offering their FINAL Saturday Social of the year on Saturday June 3, 2023. The hours are 9:30am – 12:00pm. If your child wishes to participate in this program, please fill out the permission slip below. The cost is $25 for each session. Please make checks payable to Banyan School. This permission slip below is also to inform you that a nurse will not be present at Saturday Social. Please print your name, sign, and date this permission slip to acknowledge your receipt of this notification.


Ms. Gross, Miss Megna, and Ms. Gwen

Ice Skating and Ice Hockey Opportunity

I was recently sent information about an organization called, "The Monarchs," who are an all-volunteer organization that is passionate about helping children with special needs socialize and learn new skills while enjoying the sport of Ice Skating and Ice Hockey!

Practices are held at Montclair State University’s Ice Arena - 1 Arena Drive, Little Falls, NJ 07424

Here is the link to the website with all the information parents and children would need to know. Registration is open now at If you have any further questions feel free to email any of the executive board members below.

Brad Meyers

Executive Director of the Monarchs

Christopher Holt

Phil Rauchbach

Director of Fundraising

Banyan PTO

Upcoming Meetings

June 3: End of year celebration @ Banyan during Saturday Social at 9:30 a.m.

Click here for a summary of the PTO financials

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Jack's Walkabout Club

Jack's Walkabout Club cordially invites you to a walk in New York City at the HIGH LINE PARK and LITTLE ISLAND on Sunday June 4, 2023!

We will depart together on the 9:04 NJ Transit train from Orange to Penn Station. If you prefer alternate transportation, you can meet us there.

Wheelchair friendly-ish. More information is available on the web page.

Details for the day can be found here:

We look forward to seeing you!

- Jack, Beth and Dan D'Errico


We suggest you join our email list and/or our Facebook page. We can alert you more readily if there are changes or cancellations

Drop us a line to sign up for the email list here:

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Thank you!

- Jack, Beth and Dan D’Errico

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Happy Birthday to our Friends celebrating their birthday in June

June 1st - Valentina

June 10th - Jonah

June 18th - Matthew

June 25th - Keaton