Bancroft Elementary
Bancroft Elementary
Bobcat Blast - Week of Sept 15
Picture Day on Tuesday!

On Tuesday, send your child with the LifeTouch form and whatever flourishes they need to be happy about Picture Day!
Art Appreciation Volunteer Meetings 
Mon at 8am & Tue at 6pm

The initial kick-off meetings for Art Volunteers will be held on Monday, Sept 15 at 8am and again on Tuesday, Sept 16 at 6pm. Volunteers need only attend one meeting.  Meetings will be held in the D-3 art room.  Volunteers are still needed for many classes.


For more information, please contact Dan DiCarlo or Kaori Hornbaker.

Family Ice Cream Social 
Friday 6-7pm

Our second annual Family Ice Cream Social will take place Friday, September 19th from 6-7pm.  Please join us on the playground. Come have a treat and see old friends and meet new ones!!   This is a free event for all Bancroft families.
Girl Scouts Troops are Forming

Is your daughter interested in Girl Scouts? Please contact Cherisse Riney. New and existing troops are looking for girls!
Odyssey of the Mind - Info Meeting 
Monday, Sept 22 at 7pm

Does your student like designing and building vehicles or mechanical devices? Writing and acting in skits?  Building props?  Designing costumes?  Writing music?  If your student enjoys any of these activities, then being a part of a Bancroft Odyssey Team might be for them.


Interested students and parents, please come to a meeting on Monday Sept 22nd at 7pm in the Art Room to find out more about our Parent Run Bancroft Program and tournament schedule.


Open to all age Bancroft Students. 

Parent Volunteers NEEDED! For additional information, email Christy Paloutzian.

Zumba Fitness FUNdraiser 
Friday, Sept 26 from 3-6pm
Come have fun, exercise, and support your schools at the Zumba Fitness FUNdraiser sponsored by PEAK Education Foundation.  Four fantastic local instructors will lead you through the moves at this event where you can benefit your health and benefit your schools at the same time!

Date:  Friday, September 26th from 3 - 6pm
Where:  Foothill Middle School MUR
Who:  Adults and Kids (ages 12 - 18)
Donation/cost:  $20 adults, $10 kids  (pay at the door, cash or check only)

RSVP & Questions: contact Miriam

Signed waiver required - pick up in school office or download at the PEAK website.
Walnut Creek Community Service Day
Saturday, Sept 27 from 9-1

Every year Walnut Creek offers volunteer projects for its residents.  And every year schools are among the organizations that benefit.


This year Bancroft has two projects to choose from: 

*Paw Print painting - renew current ones and paint new ones for classrooms and playground

*Plaza Enhancements - raking and cleanup, sand and paint benches


Parents, students, and the general community can sign up for these projects.  See the City of Walnut Creek website for more information.  You can click for on-line registration and find Bancroft's projects by selecting "jump to schools".

Dine 2 Donate 
Wednesday, Oct 1

Bancroft Elementary PFC invites you to our first Dine-To-Donate Fundraiser of the year!


Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 1 to dine at ROCCO'S PIZZERIA (2909 Ygnacio Valley Rd.) during lunch or dinner, and they will donate a generous portion back to Bancroft.  And YOGURT STATION (next door to Rocco's) is our 'Go-to' place for dessert.  They will donate 20% to Bancroft all day!


Flyers will go home with your child; they are not not necessary to bring, but are helpful.

Bancroft is SPACE TACULAR Walk-A-Thon 

Friday, Oct 10

Attention Space Rangers!  Lace up your running shoes and get ready for the 5th annual Bancroft Walk-A-Thon! This fundraising event will take place on October 10th and will include lots of fun music, snacks, event giveaways and prizes for all students.  Parents, family members and friends are encouraged to participate as well, so mark your calendars and plan to come walk or run with your Bancroft student! 

The Bancroft Walk-A-Thon raises money for the current school year to help fund technology improvements, teacher materials, library books, playground supplies, garden program supplies, and our Science Lab.  Students get family and friends to sponsor them based on number of laps completed during the event or with a flat donation.  Students and classes have the opportunity to earn a number of prizes and awards based on their participation and donation collection.  Our goal for the year is to raise $20,000.  We reached our goal last year with the great support of our Bancroft community - let's do it again this year!


Walk-A-Thon pledge envelopes and additional information will be coming home soon with your student in their Friday or Monday folder. 



Questions?  Want to help with the event?

Contact Event Co Chair Leads:  Stefanie Lee or Jennifer McCullock.

Save the Date for our Auction!!!
Saturday, March 7
Save The Date!!

Bancroft Elementary Hoedown for Education

Dust off your boots and join us for a fun evening out!

Dinner, Dancing, Drinks and Southern BBQ


March 7, 2015 6:00-11:00 pm

Heather Farms Community Center Lakeside Room

In This Issue
Next Blast Release
Sunday, Sept 21

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Thursday, Sept 18

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Upcoming Dates
9/16: Picture Day

9/19: Family Ice Cream Social 
6-7pm, Playground

9/22: Odyssey of the Mind Info 
Night, 7pm, Art Room

9/27: Walnut Creek Community 
Service Day

10/1: Dine 2 Donate at Rocco's and 
Yogurt Station

10/3: Life Skills Assembly

10/10: Walk-A-Thon

10/14: PFC Meeting 7-9pm, Library

10/17: Teacher in Service Day 

10/21: Soul Shoppe Parent Ed 
Night, 6:15-7:30, MUR

Visit the Bancroft online calendar for future dates.
Ongoing Fundraisers

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