Bancroft Elementary
Bancroft Elementary
Bobcat Blast - Week of Oct 20
your look at the weeks ahead
School Site Council (SSC) - Ballots Due
Monday, October 20
Please print out, review and fill out the current Bancroft School Site Council Ballot for Bancroft parent membership. SSC bylaws require that there be at least 10 members of the School Site Council made of up 5 teacher/staff members and 5 parents. Mr. Miguel Espana has been nominated for one of the open parent memberships on the School Site Council. This leaves us with one parent vacancy still to be filled. Please consider either nominating yourself or encouraging a fellow parent to do so. Please send in your ballot by October 20, 2014. Thank you.
Fall Fest - Advance Ticket Sales
Monday, October 20
Advance Ticket Sales. A form was sent home with your student to purchase tickets in advance. Save time and money by buying your tickets early for the games, food, and drinks. Advance ticket sales of 20 tickets or more will get you 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. 

Note that the proceeds from the Fall Fest goes to help offset the 5th Grade Outdoor School Program for next year's 5th graders. So come support the 4th grade class!
Soul Shoppe Parent Ed Night
Tuesday, October 21, 6:30-7:30pm
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.
Auction Meeting
Thursday, October 23, 7pm
Our first auction committee meeting is coming up! Please join us on Thursday October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. We are looking for some great volunteers to help with every aspect of the Auction. Hope to see you on October 23!

Questions or can't come? Contact Cherisse Riney
Friday, October 24

Walk-A-Thon pledges can be turned in anytime but must be turned in by this Friday, October 24th to be eligible for class and individual prizes!  Please return pledge envelopes to your teacher.    


Remember - there are great prizes available for students and classes with the most pledge donations collected!  Every student who turns in $35 or more will receive a Spacetacular Walk-A-Thon wristband!


Thank you for making this event a huge success for our school and students!


Questions? Contact Stefanie Lee or Jennifer McCullock 925-938-4063
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.

Note that the proceeds from the Fall Fest goes to help offset the 5th Grade Outdoor School Program for next year's 5th graders. So come support the 4th grade class!
Daylight Savings
Sunday, November 2

Fall back at 2am Sunday morning, as we gain an hour this weekend.  
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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Thursday, Oct 23

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Upcoming Dates
10/21: SSC Ballots and Fall Fest 
Advance Ticket Sales DUE

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

10/22: Make-up Picture Day

10/22: Kickoff Auction Meeting

10/21: Walk A Thon Pledge Money 

10/25: Fall Fest, 2-5pm

11/7: Life Skills 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

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