Banyan Cat Tales

February 2020 Newsletter

What's Happening this Month

Banyan Yearbook Sales

The Banyan 2019-2020 Yearbook is for sale for $30. On March 1st the price goes up to $40. The deadline for purchasing a yearbook is April 1st. Please click on here to purchase.

5th grade Yearbook Dedications

Banyan 2019-2020 Yearbook dedications are on sale until April 1st for culminating 5th graders only. Dedications are $10 each and must be purchased online.

CA Physical Fitness Testing and The Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Starting in February, our 4th and 5th graders will participate in fitness testing during PE. The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is a comprehensive, health-related physical fitness test for 5th grade students in California. The consists of six fitness areas: Aerobic Capacity, Muscular Strength and Endurance, Body Composition, and Flexibility. The main goal of the test is to help students in starting life-long habits of regular physical activity. Banyan includes also 4th graders in the Presidential Youth Fitness Program as a way to help them be familiar with the PFT requirements in 5th grade. Banyan is looking for parent volunteers to help during this testing period. Please click on this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C48ADAC2BA4FF2-presidential to sign up.

Valentine Grams for Sale, Tues. 2/4 - Fr. 2/7

5th Grade Leadership is selling Valentine Grams for 50 cents before and after school on February 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th (Tuesday - Friday). The Valentine Grams will be delivered to students in class on the 13th.

Happy 100th day, Tues. 2/5

The 100th day of school is on Tuesday, February 5th. This milestone is a great day to reflect upon your child's academic achievements so far this year!

Kindergarten Dentist Visit, Thurs. 2/6

Our Kindergarteners will enjoy a visit from Dr. Bucci, a Banyan parent and dentist, on Thursday, February 6th to celebrate National Children Dental Health month.

Art of The Masters Docent Training, Fri. 2/7

Our Art of the Masters Docent training will be in Room 9 from 11:00 - 12:00 on Friday, February 7.

Banyan Parents Date Night PTA Fundraiser, Sunday 2/9

Enjoy a delicious pre-Valentines Day dinner while giving back to Banyan on Sunday, February 9th from 4:00 - 9:00 pm at Holdren's or Spumoni on Newbury Road. Our friends are Holdren's and Spumoni are donating proceeds back to Banyan (excluding Happy Hour). Print out the flyer at the bottom of this newsletter and bring it with you!

2nd Grade Dance Assembly, Tues. 2/11

As part of their focus on the arts, Banyan 2nd graders will attend a Dance Assembly on Tuesday, February 11. Professional dancers Ariana and Emma Dewing will introduce dance exercises and stretches, as well as perform several choreographed pieces from The Nutcracker and Noah's Ark.

Presidents Day Weekend No School Fri 2/14 - Mon. 2/17

No school from Friday, February 14 through Monday, February 17. Enjoy the four day weekend.

CLU Kingsmen Shakespeare Program, Fri. 2/21

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is bringing Shakespeare to life for Banyan 2nd - 5th graders on Friday, February 21. Actors will lead morning workshops in classrooms and then the students will be treated to an adaptation of A Midsummer's Night Dream at 1:40 pm in the MPR.

School Site Council, Wed. 2/26

On Wednesday, February 26 at 2:45 pm our School Site Council will meet in the Library.

Looking Ahead

March 2020

Mon. 3/2 Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Mon 3/2 - Fri 3/6 Book Fair All Week in the Library

Thurs 3/5 Family Reading Night

Sun 3/8 Daylight Savings begins

Mon 3/10 5th Grade Fulcrum Field Trip, Valley Trails Ranch, Castaic

Thurs 3/12 5th Grade "13 Colonies Play" Performance, 7pm in the MPR

Fri 3/16 No School Today - Staff Development

Thurs 3/19 PTA General Assembly Meeting

Tues 3/24 Operation School Bell, Burlington in the Janss Mall

Wed 3/25 5th Grade Panoramic Picture Day, 8:30 am

Fri 3/27 Picnic on the Grass 11:40 -12:40

Banyan Elementary School

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