Bancroft Elementary
Bancroft Elementary
Bobcat Blast - Week of Sept 29
Walk-A-Thon t-shirt orders DUE
Tuesday, Sept 30

If you would like to order a shirt for your student to wear on the day of the Walk-A-Thon, please fill out an order form (should have been in your pledge envelope) and return to your child's teacher with cash or check made out to Bancroft PFC no later than Tuesday, September 30th.  Shirts will be delivered to your child's class prior to the Walk-A-Thon.
Dine 2 Donate 
Wednesday, Oct 1

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


Please join us this Wednesday, October 1 to dine at ROCCO'S PIZZERIA (2909 Ygnacio Valley Rd.) for lunch or dinner, and they will donate a generous portion back to Bancroft. Also on Wednesday the 1st, 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.

It's not too late to join Cub Scouts!

If you missed the Information Meeting but are still interested in learning more about The Cub Scout program, it is not too late.  The Pack will be accepting new Scouts through October.


If you would like to learn more please contact one of the following:

Brett Paloutzian, Chairman

Gary Zyla, Cub Master

Jim Click, Webelos Den Leader

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 Teams are Forming
Hurry, hurry, Bancroft's Odyssey of the Mind Teams are filling up for this year, however, a few openings still remain.  Bancroft also has several partial teams of students who are in need of parent coaches in order to participate in this wonderful Out-of-the-Box Thinking Program that is run by our Bancroft parents.  
Please e-mail Christy Paloutzian if your student is interested in joining a team this year, and/or if you would be willing to be a Parent Co- Coach.   
ONGOING: Box Top Fundraising Drive
Students, Parents, Friends of Bancroft - Start thinking about how you can help our school by keeping your eyes open and spotting pink Box Tops to cut and bring in to school.  
You probably have some floating around already at home!  Just bring them in to your classroom or to the office marked with your classroom number or teacher's name, and your class could win a "Popsicle Party!"  
The class with the most Box Tops at the end of the year will win a "Popsicle Party," and EVERY time your class turns in 1500 Box Tops you can win a "Popsicle Party" too!  If every student in your class brings in at least 5 Box Tops each month for the rest of the school year that would be 1500 Box Tops and we will reach our annual Box Top fundraising goal of $1,000.
So bring them in!  Ask your friends, family, even set up collection box at your workplace. 
Want to check where your class is in the running?  Check out the poster in the office to see how your class stacks up.  
Go Bobcats!  
Walk-A-Thon Pledge Envelopes DUE 
Tuesday, Oct 7

Envelopes with sponsors' pledges are due to your student's teacher on Tuesday, October 7th.  Pledge envelopes will be returned after the event. Our goal for this event is to raise $20,000; we can reach this if each student collects a total sponsorship of $35. 


Students and classes will have an opportunity to earn a number of prizes and awards based on their participation in the Walk-A-Thon.  A special prize will be given to the class that earns the most pledges and the class that collects all pledges and pledge forms first. 


To qualify for prizes, pledge money and envelopes will be due by Friday, October 24th.  Winners will be announced on Friday, October 31st. 

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! 

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade @ 8-9am
Pre-K, K, 1st, and 2nd Grade @ 10-11am

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!



Questions?  Want to help with the event?

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

PFC Meeting
October 14, 7-9pm
September's Meeting saw a great turnout!  Thank you especially to all the new parents who came.  All parents are part of the PFC and welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Our voices make a difference.  
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, Oct 5

Articles due
Thursday, Oct 2

Submit articles to 
Upcoming Dates
10/1: Dine 2 Donate at Rocco's
and Yogurt Station

10/3: Life Skills Assembly

10/10: Walk-A-Thon and International Walk to School Day

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

10/22: Make-up Picture Day

10/25: Fall Fest

Visit the Bancroft online calendar for future dates.
Ongoing Fundraisers

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