Laura Banks Elementary School
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3200 S. Lead Flower Ave.    |   Tucson, AZ 85735   |    Office: (520) 908-5700   |    Fax: (520) 908-5701
School-Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:05 am-3:25 pm   |   School-Wed: 9:05 am-2:25 pm  |    Playground Opens: 8:30 am  |    Office: 8:15 am-4:15 pm   

Banks School Building

What Makes Us Special

Banks Elementary cultivates strong individuals that engage in nature and learn how to be part of a pack, which harkens back to the bobcat, Banks’ school mascot.

At Banks, we emphasize the positive traits of the bobcat, who is independent, yet family-oriented. Our teachers furnish expectations by sharing goals and objectives in order to help explain how each lesson builds toward those goals. When our parents join our Banks Bobcat Pack, they regularly meet with teachers in order to stay involved.

Located in the Tucson Mountains just south of Saguaro National Park, Banks incorporates the outdoors into multiple facets of the student experience. Representatives from Kitt Peak make frequent visits for stargazing nights, fourth- and fifth-graders participate in a sleepover at the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning and Banks even hosts two teams in the Girls on the Run program!

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  • - Feb 3-7 Love of Reading Celebration!
    Join us as we celebrate Love of Reading! Sign up to read in your child's classroom. Return the volunteer form, call 908-5700 or email to sign up!
  • - Feb 7 PK room 156 to Rodeo Museum
  • - Feb 3-10 Book Fair!
    Volunteers Welcome! Contact Jodie at 908-5700 or

    Book Fair Hours: 8:00-8:45, 11:30-1:00, 3:30-4:00 

    Friday, Feb 7, we will have Burgers, Books & Buckaroos! from 4-7:00 - Book Fair will be open and PTO will sell food items.

    Monday, Feb 10, last day for Book Fair - closes at 1:00 p.m.

  • - Feb 10 Pennies for Patients Kick-Off!
    Please send in your donations to support Pennies for Patients and childhood cancer. The campaign will run for 2 weeks. 
  • - Feb 10 Student Council Meeting 3:30-4:00
  • - Feb 12 Kindergarten Round-Up!
    3:00-3:30 Registration

    3:30-4:00 Student Activity / Parent Welcome

    4:00-6:00 Registration

    Please bring copy of child's birth certificate, immunization records, parent I.D. and proof of address.

  • - Feb 13-14 Early Dismissal at 12:25 for Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • - Feb 17 Science Fair Projects due / Judging
  • - Feb 18 Science Night 5-7:00
  • - Feb 20-21 Rodeo Break - School Closed

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