Laura Banks Elementary School
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3200 S. Lead Flower Ave.    |   Tucson, AZ 85735   |    Office: (520) 908-5700   |    Fax: (520) 908-5701

About Us

Welcome to the PTO! (Parent-Teacher Organization)

We are parents who join together to make a difference at Banks Elementary School! Our mission is to support and enrich our children's school by participating in and volunteering for events such as Meet the Teacher, Open House, Book Fair, School Beautification, Family Activities, Love of Reading, Veteran's Day Celebration, McTeacher's Night, Science Night, Career Day and the Turkey Trot. 

The PTO will help support these events by doing small fundraisers like Popcorn Sales, Smencil Sales, Candy Gram Sales and Banks' Spirit T-Shirts sales. 

We need YOU! Join the Banks' PTO today! Contact Mrs. Milton, Ms. Hult or any of the PTO members for more information about volunteer opportunities! 

contact Mrs. Milton by email
contact Ms. Hult by email

For information regarding joining PTO, related events, or to propose a topic of discussion,
contact Banks PTO by email


PTO Officers and Coordinator Members: Lissette Arballo, Siria Chaira, Genevieve Mendoza, Jeanette Nunez, Irma Sedano and Julie White.

Phone Number: 520-908-5700

PTO email:

Events ... Mark your Calendar!

Due to Covid-19, no PTO / parent activities are planned for 4th quarter of SY2021

August 17 2020 - 1st day of in-school learning for select, at-risk students

August 10 2020 - 1st day of Virtual On-Line Learning!

March 3 2020 - PTO Meeting 3:30

February 4 2020 - PTO Meeting 3:30

January 14 2020 - PTO Meeting 3:30

December 10 2020 - PTO Meeting 3:30

December 5 2020 - PTO Presents the Polar Express Movie and PJ Party 5:00-7:00 p.m.

November 22 2020- Fall Festival 5:00-7:00 - Volunteers needed / Pre-sale tickets available now!

November - 12 2020 PTO Meeting 3:30 Discussion: Fall Festival?

October 28 - 31 2020- Halloween Candy Grams to be sold during lunch time

October 23 2020 - Banks Boo Bash at Peter Piper Pizza

October 22 2020 - PTO Meeting 3:30

October 2020 - Smencil Sales during lunch time

September 2020 date TBD - MdTeacher Night at McDonalds

September 13 2020 - Grand Celebration 8:15-9:00 Library

September 16 2020 - Popcorn sales begin

September 10 2020 - PTO Meeting at 3:30

September 9 - 16 2020 - Book Fair

August 13 2020 - Open House

August 6 2020 - PTO Meeting

Announcements and Updates

- March 22 the campus reopens for in-person classes. Please go to your ParentVUE account to make your choice of in-person or remote learning for the remainder of 2021. 

The PTO plans to resume meetings and activities in August 2021.

If you are interested in joining the PTO, please email us.

- August 10 Virtual On-Line School begins for all students ... The PTO hopes to resume as soon as it is safe to return to school for face-to-face learning. Stay well, and watch for updates to be posted in the coming weeks! 

- Apr 13 PTO UPDATE ... effective immediately following Spring Break, all schools were closed for the remaining of the school year due to the COVID-19 virus. All remaining PTO activities and meetings have been cancelled. We're staying at home, but are already planning for next year! If you have some great ideas for fund raisers or activities or would like to play a more active part in PTO next year, please email us at We are interested in what you have to say! Stay safe, take care and we will see you in 2020-2021!

- Feb 7 PTO will help with Burgers, Books and Buckaroos to support Book Fair and Love of Reading ... Volunteers needed! PTO will sell Candy Grams Feb 10-14 ... PTO will be selling light snacks, drinks & Spirit Shirts at Science night on Feb 18 from 5-7 - Volunteers welcome and needed! ... We held nominations and filled PTO President and Treasurer positions ... We still need Vice President and Secretary along with event coordinators ... Please email PTO at if you are interested in serving as an officer or want to volunteer with the PTO ... we need YOU!!!

- Jan 22-28 PTO Nominations for Officers for 2020-2021 - If you are interested in volunteering as a PTO Officer, please fill out the attached form, along with a short bio of your interests & strengths, and email to or drop off to the office. Thank you for supporting the PTO! Click HERE for a copy of the form

- Jan 14 3:30 Join us for our PTO meeting as we plan out the rest of the 2019-2020 school year! Bring your enthusiasm and ideas! 

- Dec 5 Polar Express Movie - see flyer

- Fall Festival is Friday, November 22 from 5-7:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets available now, 5 for $2.00 (4 for $2.00 at the door). Food, Games, Fun! Volunteers needed to help run games and serve food - Please call Genevieve at 332-4027 to sign up. See flyer for prices and more information!

- Fall Festival November 22 - see a member of PTO to sign up to volunteer!

- Join us for the Banks Boo Bash at Peter Piper Pizza on October 23 ... see flyer for details!

- Fundraiser popcorn is getting delivered today (October 15)! Watch for items to be sent home - if your child has a lot of orders you may want to pick them up at school ...

- PTO Meeting changed from Oct 15 to Oct 22 - Hope you can join us!

- Coming up: Mc Teacher Night, Smencil Sales, Candy Grams and a Fall Festival ... watch for information to be sent home, posted on the Banks website and Facebook!

- Grandparents are invited to join us for our "Grand" celebration on Friday, September 13 8:15-9:00 in the Library

- Stop by the Scholastic Book Fair September 9-16

- Popcorn sales will start on 9/16/19 ... watch for flyers with more information to be sent home soon!

- Join us on September 10 at 3:30 for our PTO meeting ... everyone welcome! Bring your ideas and enthusiasm! 

- Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We want to encourage all parents to volunteer and join the PTO. Email us at or leave a message with the office if you are interested!

2020-2021 PTO Minutes

  • No new PTO meetings were held in 2020-2021 due to Covid-19

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