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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Gorman Fort Banks PTO
Meeting Agenda for April 13th, 2016

  • Welcome
    • Introduction of Board
    • Co Presidents: Kristen Buonopane and Gillian Teixeira
    • Co Vice Presidents: Mariana Babine and Jennifer Gorman
    • Co Secretaries: Lauren Capasso and Crystal DeMayo
    • Co Treasurer: Reena Cash

  • Principal’s Report (Mrs. Pearson)

  • Treasurer’s Report (Reena Cash)
    • Summary report of disbursements and balance

  • General Business
    • Loop volunteers

  • Review of Recent Events
    • Math Game Night (Kristen Buonopane)
    • Literacy Night (Crystal DeMayo)
    • Community Reader Day (Kristen Buonopane)

  • Upcoming Events  
    • Adult only fundraiser (Gillian Teixeira)
    • PARCC breakfasts:  will offer 5/3-5/5 and 5/10-5/13; budget VOTE (Kristen Buonopane)
    • Teacher Appreciation Week (5/2-5/6/16):  luncheon (5/6/16) (Gillian Teixeira)
    • Dance (5/13/16):  budget VOTE (Lauren Capasso)
    • Field Days (6/16):  t-shirts and slush for 2nd/3rd grade; budget VOTE (Kristen Buonopane)
    • Ice Cream Social (6/10/16) (Kristen Buonopane)
    • Summer reading
    • Incoming Kindergarten Social:  proposed date 8/21/16

  • End of Year Expenses
    • First grade tadpoles
    • PreK/K butterflies
    • High school scholarship donations
    • High school drama scholarships

  • Open Board Positions
    • Election will take place at June PTO meeting; email fortbankspto@gmail.com if interested
    • (1) Co-President position:  2016-2018
    • (2) Co-Vice President positions:  2016-2018
    • (2) Co-Secretary positions: 2016-2018
    • (2) Co-Treasurer positions: 2016-2018

  • Affiliate Programs
    • Box Tops

  • Open Forum

Sunday, April 3, 2016




Gorman Fort Banks PTO Presents
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Family Literacy Night 2016

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“Reading Under the Stars”

Thursday, April 7th, 6-7:30 pm
Gorman Fort Banks School

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  • Wear your pajamas and enjoy a fun-filled night “Under the Stars”
  • Listen to a story read by Mrs. Pearson
  • Participate in grade appropriate literacy activities
  • Take home a new book at the end of the night

Pre-registration is required and students must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.  Space will be limited for this event, so please return the form below by Tuesday, April 5th.   
Email fortbankspto@gmail.com with questions or if you would like to volunteer.

Saturday, March 26, 2016




Gorman Fort Banks Calendar Raffle Winners 2016 (as of 3/26/16)


3/1/2016$75Karen Lazo
3/2/2016$50Diane Stangle
3/3/2016$25Joseph Flaherty
3/4/2016$50Steven Buonopane
3/5/2016$100Gerry Sirignano
3/6/2016$100Lisa Ferrara
3/7/2016$25Al Belgiorno
3/8/2016$25Lisa McCarty
3/9/2016$50Janice Mackay
3/10/2016$25Paul Reardon
3/11/2016$50Rikki Saksik
3/12/2016$100Donna Chicos
3/13/2016$100Vito D'Anna
3/14/2016$25Krisen Zampanti
3/15/2016$25Angelica Yepes
3/16/2016$50Kristen Messias
3/17/2016$250Scott Sherma
3/18/2016$50Sophia Vessi
3/19/2016$100Ron Vecchia
3/20/2016$100Katie Byrne
3/21/2016$25David Sutherland
3/22/2016$25Faton Ramadani
3/23/2016$50Nance Fang
3/24/2016$25Karen Lazo
3/25/2016$50Cheryl Arbuthnot
3/26/2016$100Shelby Nimblett

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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Gorman Fort Banks PTO Presents
Math Game Night !
Thursday, March 24th, 6:00-7:00 P.M.

Gorman Fort Banks School
Doors open at 5:45 PM
Activities begin at 6:00 PM



  • Come with your child to this free event and participate in fun-filled math games and activities that are appropriate for all stages of learning

  • Learn activities that will help improve math skills, reinforce critical areas as they move to the next grade and challenge the advanced learner
  • Gain strategies to assist your child with important math concepts at home
  • Take home ideas for summer math activities to help get ready for next year
  • Activities will be grade specific and run by Gorman Fort Banks teachers
  • No previous math experience necessary for participation


Preregistration is mandatory as enrollment is limited for this event. Deadline to register is Friday, March 18th. Please email fortbbankspto@gmail.com or ask your child's teacher for more information.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Gorman Fort Banks PTO
Calendar Raffle Fundraiser

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Help your classroom and be entered to win a
$250 Great Wolf Lodge gift card OR $250 cash!


Dear Gorman Fort Banks Families:

The Gorman Fort Banks PTO is excited to announce this year’s Calendar Raffle Fundraiser!  For the fourth year, we are running a Calendar Raffle as a fundraiser for the Classroom Grant Fund for our school, and the month of March could be your lucky month!  With your participation, we are hoping to make this our most successful fundraiser this school year!

31 Chances to Win and $2000 in Cash Prizes!
For only $10 per calendar, you can be entered to win daily cash prizes ranging from $25 up to $250 throughout the month of March.  All winners are put back into the raffle drum for the next day's drawing, so you can win multiple times with one calendar.  The more calendars you buy, the better your chances to win.

Entering the Calendar Raffle is Easy...

Attached to this letter you will find 10 calendars.  Simply buy or sell each calendar for $10, fill out the top portion completely and return it with your payment in a sealed envelope (cash or check payable to the GFB PTO) by February 29th.  All entries received with payment will be included in the Calendar Raffle drawings.

Mrs. Pearson will draw the winners each morning throughout the month of March.  Winners will be posted daily on our Facebook page and weekly on the GFB PTO website (www.fortbankspto.blogspot.com).  Prizes will be sent directly to each winner at the address provided on the winning ticket, within ten days.

We hope you will find this to be a fun and exciting fundraiser.  Please remember that all proceeds raised will directly support the Classroom Grant Fund which will help our teachers purchase special materials to enrich your child’s educational experience. If you are unable to sell any of the provided calendars, please return them to the school in your child’s backpack.


Special Prize Drawing for Top Sellers...

Any student who sells 5 by February 29th will be entered into a separate drawing.  Sell 10 and receive two chances (and so on).  One lucky winner will receive their choice of a $250 Great Wolf Lodge gift card OR $250 cash prize .  Please be sure your child’s name is written on the “Sold By” line on any return tickets so s/he will get credit for the sale.  This winner will be announced during the week of March 7th.


Thank you for supporting our school!