Bancroft Elementary
Bancroft Elementary
Bobcat Blast - Week of Oct 13
your look at the weeks ahead
PFC Meeting
Tuesday, October 14, 7-9pm
The next PFC meeting will be on Tuesday, October 14 at 7pm in the Library. All parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Our voices make a difference.  

To see this meeting's agenda, please click here.  If you would like to be on the next Agenda, please email our PFC President, Lisa Guarnaccia.
Halloween Costume Resale
Thursday, October 16, 2:30-4pm
The 5th Grade class at Bancroft Elementary School is hosting a
Halloween Costume Resale on Thursday, October 16th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in the Bancroft Elementary School front courtyard.  Halloween costumes will be priced at $10 or less.  All proceeds will benefit the 5th Grade Outdoor Education (Science Camp) trip that is in danger of being cancelled.


Come out and support our 5th grade class! In order to ensure success of the sale, we are collecting donations of gently used child and adult costumes. A bin will be placed in the Bancroft office for your donation.  To make arrangements for special donation drop off/pick up or for questions regarding the sale please email us at 


Thank you for your support!

Teacher In Service Day - NO SCHOOL
Friday, October 17
On October 17, our students will not be attending school as our teachers will be attending a full day of professional development in the area of writing. We are using the "Being a Writer" materials and program along with a writer's workshop model to support student development in writing.
Opinion writing will be our area of focus.  
Walnut Creek Centennial Birthday Festival
Saturday, October 18th
See the city's birthday website for more information.  
Soul Shoppe Parent Ed Night
Tuesday, October 21
Bancroft is hosting an evening to educate our parents on the Soul Shoppe program on
Tuesday, October 21 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Multi Use Room. We hope many of you can attend this informational evening to better prepare you in support of our children for the skills and the common language we will be using as we learn the "
Tools of the Heart."

For more information about Soul Shoppe, please see October's Principal's Message.
Make-Up Picture Day
Wednesday, October 22
If your student missed picture day the first time around, or if you want a re-take, today is your day!  

For new pictures, please bring your form.  For re-takes, bring your pictures.
Fall Fest
Saturday, October 25, 2-5pm
halloween.jpg Come in costume to Bancroft's annual Fall Fest on Saturday, October 25 from 2-5 p.m. We'll have lots of spooky Halloween fun with games, prizes, food, cake walk, a haunted house and more. Volunteers are still needed for the event. Please contact Eileen Saldana if you can help.

Calling all cake decorators! It's that time of year when Bancroft families create ghoulishly delectable works of art! We will be hosting a cake decorating contest the day before Fall Fest. Cakes can be made and decorated by both children and adults. It's a howling fun time for the entire family! Prizes will be given out to the top 3 decorated cakes. Please drop off your edible art on Friday, October 24th between 7:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

We also need baked or store bought cakes, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, rice krispie treats or whatever your specialty is in order to make the cake walk game a success! For more information or if you can help on the day of the contest, please contact Kriss Bridgham.

Advance Ticket Sales. A form will be coming home with your student to purchase tickets in advance. Save time and money by buying your tickets early for the games, food, and drinks. If you buy 20 tickets or more you will get 5 free tickets. Each game or food item will range from 1 ticket to 5 tickets. Please return the form and a check made payable to Bancroft PFC to your teacher or school office by Monday, October 20th. Contact Meena Dempsey with questions regarding advance sales. 
School-Related Classifieds:
Carpool from Arbolado?
We are new to Walnut Creek and Bancroft Elementary. Looking for a carpool partner. We live by Arbolado Park and our daughter is in 4th grade. Interested in teaming up and saving yourself a couple of trips to/from school?  Please contact me - Janine Bailey, 720/256-5901 or  Thank you!
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Sunday, Oct 19

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Thursday, Oct 16

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

10/14: Halloween Costume 
Resale 2:30-4pm, School Courtyard

10/17: Teacher in Service Day

10/18: Walnut Creek Centennial 
Birthday Festival, 11-4, Shadelands Ranch Museum

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

10/22: Make-up Picture Day

10/25: Fall Fest

11/7: Life Skill Assembly

11/11: Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL

11/18: PFC Meeting 7-9pm, Library

11/18-21: 5th Grade Outdoor Ed

11/24-28: Thanksgiving Break

Visit the Bancroft online calendar for future dates.
Ongoing Fundraisers

Earn cash for our school!
Collect Box Tops and drop them in the collection bin in the office.
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10% off everything every day and 5% back to Bancroft.  Just mention Bancroft when you check out.
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