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Welcome to Mrs. Banks' Fourth Grade Class!  

 This site will provide you and your family with important information such as interim and report card dates, what we are working on in class, and various resources to use at home!



VPAA Mission Statement:

At Veterans Park Academy for the Arts we strive to provide every student
an avenue to success through academics, creative and expressive arts, and athletics.



 Class Mission Statement:

Our fourth grade familiy is here to learn, work with each other, and to always do our very best. We will respect each other, have positive attitudes, and encourage one another. 


Mrs. Banks' Mission Statement:

 My mission is to provide a safe and positive learning environment for all students to learn. My goal as a teacher is to prepare each student in my classroom academically, emotionally, and physically to become life-long learners and positive members of society.





 In the next few weeks, we will be working on the following skills:

Reading: Inferencing, Main Idea and Details, and Point of View

Writing: Introduction Paragraphs


Upcoming Quizzes and Tests: 

Porpoises In Peril Vocabulary Formative (Open Notes)- Sept. 11





IXL: Students can log into at home. Their username and password are on a label in the front page of their planners. This is what we are currently working on in IXL: EE.1-EE.5


Compass Learning: Students can log into Compass Learning Odyssey at home! 




 Important Dates to Remember:


September 10 -  No School

September 12 - Interims Go Home

September 17 - Picture Day (in uniforms)

October 26 - Trunk or Treat at VPAA 5:30-7:00



 Classroom Wishlist:

Just some items we could always use in our classroom!
1. Pencils
2. Tissues
3. Highlighters 
4. Cap erasers
5. Dry erase markers
6. Index cards
7. Colorful copy paper

Please remember to check and sign your child's planner each night!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to call at (239)303-3003 or e-mail me at