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Monday, October 5, 2015

Join the Gorman Fort Banks School
community in celebrating
National Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Join families of the Gorman Fort Banks community to walk to school from your home or from 3 locations! 
1. Public lot on Crest Ave- 0.4 mi
2. Public lot on George Street/ Winthrop Street- 0.59 mi
3. Public parking on Franklin Street, along Veteran’s Field- 0.4 mi
Just a few reasons to walk to school:
  • Walking to school is an opportunity to get physical activity as part of your child’s daily routine
  • Physical activity is associated with improved academic performance in children and adolescents
  • Improved physical fitness reduces the risk of diabetes, and has positive affects on mental health
  • Walking to school offers children an opportunity to spend time in the natural environment and develop a sense of independence
  • Walking to school reduces traffic congestion in the community
  • Walking to school with your child offers an opportunity to explain the rules of the road, and safe use of crosswalks and sidewalks
Parents MUST accompany students to school
The bus WILL be running on the typical schedule

For questions related to this event please feel free to contact or go to

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Interested in becoming a substitute at the Gorman Fort Banks School? There will be a substitute training session at the school on Friday, October 9th, from 8:30 - 9:30 am.

Friday, September 25, 2015

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Dear Families,

The Gorman Fort Banks PTO is excited to announce our Yankee Candle Fundraiser!  Catalog sales will run from September 28th until October 13th and online shopping will be available through January 13th, 2016.  Our school will receive 40% profit of all items sold!  If you would prefer to make a donation to our school in lieu of participating in this fundraiser, you may return your donation to school with your child.  We are looking forward to your participation and a successful fundraiser for the Gorman Fort Banks School!  

The following link will take you directly to the Gorman Fort Banks selling page:

Each student who sells $150 or more in Yankee Candle merchandise will be entered into a drawing for a $250 gift card to Great Wolf Lodge OR Target (winner’s choice).

We thank you in advance for your support!

Gorman Fort Banks PTO

Monday, September 14, 2015

Gorman Fort Banks PTO
Meeting Agenda for September 16th, 2015

  • 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
    • According to our PTO Handbook: If any member of the PTO would like to have an item added to the agenda, they can submit a written request to the secretary at least seven (7) days before a meeting.

  • Principal’s Report (Mrs. Pearson)

  • Treasurer’s Report (Reena Cash)  
    • Summary Report of Disbursements and Balance
    • 2015-2016 Classroom Grant Fund:  open to all teachers

  • Room Parents
    • Responsibilities
    • Whether or not you are selected as a room parent, you can still volunteer in your child’s classroom and school
    • Drawing will take place following the meeting; those selected will be notified by email by Friday, 9/18/15
  • Yankee Candle Fundraiser (Mariana Babine)
    • Starting September 28th and running through October 13th
    • Online ordering option available
    • Selling incentives

  • Review of Recent Events and Summer Projects (Kristen Buonopane)
    • Kindergarten Social
    • Kindergarten Tea
    • Indoor Recess Bins
    • Summer Reading

  • Upcoming Events
    • Ice Cream Social:  9/18/15 (Kristen Buonopane)
    • Walk to School Day: 10/7/15 (Gillian Teixeira).  Budget vote
    • Back to School Spirit Dance:  10/9/15.  (Lauren Capasso).  Budget vote
        • favors ?
        • photo booth ?
        • food ?
    • Spooky Bingo:  October 25th (Gillian Teixeira).  Budget vote
    • Gorman Fort Banks Sweatshirt sales (Kristen Buonopane)
    • In School Enrichment Plans (Buonopane/DeMayo/Gorman)

  • Affiliate Programs (Crystal Constantino)
    • Box Tops:  November submission
    • Target
    • Stop & Shop A+ Rewards

  • Guest Speaker
    • WINARC Representative, Nancy Giuffre

  • Open Forum

  • Room Parent Drawing

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Let’s kick off a great school
    year with new friends...

    The Gorman Fort Banks PTO
    invites you to an Ice Cream
    Friday, September 18th, 2015
    Gorman Fort Banks School
    6-8 pm (rain or shine)
Bring your family and enjoy a
slush or make your own sundae!
Have fun in the new playground        
             and visit the Scholastic Book Fair!

Preregistration is required....
return registration forms no later than
Wednesday, September 16th!