Fundraising

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The PTO & PTO Board

What is the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)?

The PTO consists of dedicated parents seeking to enhance the quality of our children’s education through fundraising and positive relations with school administration and staff. Our goals to help support Banks Elementary and the educational needs of each student include:
  • Help to build staff morale
  • Prioritize the students needs
  • Be financially responsible 
  • Encourage positive parent/teacher & staff interaction 
  • Create school and community unity through fun activities 
  • Create efficient channels of communication between BES, parents, and the PTO 
  • Encourage involvement with and inform parents and community about political decisions related to education
Listed below are examples of how the PTO assists BES on an on-going basis:
  • Provide funds for new textbooks 
  • Purchase classroom electronics (ie. cameras and projectors)
  • Host and fund staff appreciation events 
  • Financially support assemblies and field trips (bussing) 
  • Purchase curriculum related items for individual classrooms (as requested by teachers) 
  • Fund many of specialized projects to enhance learning and student interests in the classrooms 
  • Host fundraisers/events to offset the cost of Outdoor School for 5th graders 
  • Sponsor family events such as: The Back to School BBQ, Harvest Fest, Free Family Movie Night, the Science Fair, etc.

PTO Board and Committee Members

PTO Mailing Address
PO Box 515
Banks, OR 97106
bankselementarypto@gmail.com

PRESIDENT:   Heidi Heckenberg
VICE PRESIDENT:  Elese Breazile
SECRETARY: Jennifer George
TREASURER:   Susan Bair
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR:   Darci Wilson
BOX TOP/LABELS FOR EDUCATION COORDINATOR:   Cynthia Reiben
STAFF APPRECIATION COORDINATOR:  Danika Greene
FAMILY DANCE COORDINATOR: Sierra Turner
SPRING CARNIVAL COORDINATORS: Amy VanderZanden and Jennifer Dugre
PLAYGROUND PROJECT COORDINATORS: Nicki Vanderzanden and Heather Robinson