Read "Earn Easy Money for BES." You will be amazed at the simple and FREE ways you can contribute to Banks Elementary and your child's education.

October 26, 2017

Staff Appreciation Pasta Bar

Next week is Conference week at BES and the staff will be working extra long hours. Help us provide them with a hot meal to say Thank You for their hard work!
Contributions will can be brought to the office by 3:30PM on Thursday, Nov 2. If you have any questions email Melissa at
Sign up here!

October 3, 2017

Staff Appreciation Breakfast Potluck

The PTO is hosting a potluck breakfast bar for the entire BES staff of 50 on Oct 12th. Bring your favorite breakfast item to show our staff how much we appreciate their hard work! Items need to be delivered to the school office no later than 8am Thursday, Oct 12th.
This is a NO SCHOOL grading day. As many families will have plans for this 4 day weekend, drop off/pick up of contributions can be arranged for Wed, Oct 11th at the link below.

Thank you for supporting the BES staff and the BES PTO!

September 22, 2017

BES Spiritwear is here!

Order forms will be in your child’s Friday folder or you can print a copy from the link below. Please submit payment along with the order form and return to your child’s teacher or the front office. Orders must be received by October 4.
BES Spiritwear Order Form

September 14, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the PTO meeting this morning. It was a positive meeting and much was accomplished. Thank you to Mr. Leo for attending and sharing his insights with us. If you were unable to attend the meeting keep an eye on the blog where we post meeting minutes. Have a great day!

September 4, 2017

2017-2018 Directories and Volunteer Signup Forms

Click on the link below to submit your entries for the new 2017-2018 directory. 
Please make sure you submit a separate form for each child.

NEW THIS YEAR!  Click on the link below to submit your Volunteer Preferences.  All Volunteers need to fill out an annual background check form at the school office.

Thank you!

August 25, 2017

September 14th PTO meeting

Come and join us for our first meeting of the school year. 

Thursday, September 14
9:30 AM
BES Library classroom

2017-2018 PTO Board
                                                       President: Melissa Fuhrman
                                                       Treasurer: Sue Bair
                                                       Secretary: Leya Wood
                                                       Volunteer Coordinator: Darci Wilson

Please email the PTO board if you have any questions

May 29, 2017

Safety Fair 
Location: Banks Elementary School Playground
Date: June 3, 2017
Time: 12pm - 4pm

Cost: FREE

Event runs concurrent with Parkour Fundraiser. Participation in fundraiser is not required to attend the Safety Fair! 

Location: Banks Elementary School Gym
Date: June 3, 2017
Time: 12pm-4pm

Cost: $10 Individual
$25 Family of 4

All proceeds will support the Playground Fund!


April 17, 2017

Spring Carnival & Silent Auction

Join the BES PTO for a fun filled family day!

Silent Auction will feature over 50 items, with a total value of $3000! 

Disneyland Tickets
 SWATCO service
and much more!

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April 9, 2017

Nominations & Elections for 2017-2018

ü I want Banks Elementary to be one of the best schools in Oregon.
ü I want my child to have a great school year – to learn and to have fun!
ü I want to help decide how PTO fundraising moneys are spent.
ü I want all the students at Banks to be successful.

If the above statements are true, then “help us help the school”. Parent involvement is critical for a successful school, so volunteer as a PTO officer or a committee chair for 2017-2018.  There are jobs that take no more than a couple hours a month, some are that are seasonal, and a few that require a routine commitment.

Dedicated teachers, staff, and PARENTS help make Banks Elementary a great school! 
Join us – it’s rewarding, it’s important, it’s even fun!

Nominate yourself or someone else.  All positions can be shared. (See back of form for position descriptions.) If you have any questions, please contact Heidi at 503-473-9278.

Elections will be held at the PTO General Meeting on Wednesday, May 10th at 9:30am in the library classroom.   All candidates for officer positions must be registered with the Nominations Committee by May 5th. Please return this form to your child’s teacher or to the school office.  

Election Nomination Form 2017-2018

March 11, 2017

Spring Carnival Volunteers Needed!!

Whether you can help for an hour or the whole day, you are greatly appreciated!
Positions we need to fill include:
Bake Sale Coordinator
Games Coordinator
Set Up/Clean Up

January 26, 2017

Our next Box Tops For Education Collection is February 21!

The counting party will be held on February 23 at the Elementary School.

Here are some collection sheets to print:
Snow Wonderful Collection Sheet
Winter Hat and Mittens Collection Sheet
Shamrock Collection Sheet
10ct Collection Sheet
10ct Shamrock Collection Sheet

Reminder: Please only send in full sheets! If you do not have enough to fill a sheet, please send them in loose!

Always remember to look for expiration dates! 

January 4, 2017

Let's help Mrs. McOmie help her students "Fly"!

"My students need daily access to technology with iPads multiple times within the school day, to support their learning during Read to Self, Writer's Workshop or Math Stations." Mrs. McOmie

Here is the link to her project: Technology To The Rescue!