Bancroft Elementary
Bancroft Elementary
Bobcat Blast - Week of Nov 24
your look at the weeks ahead
Please VOTE for your favorite Holiday Cheer event
The PFC is canceling our regular meeting in December and instead is planning a Holiday Cheer gathering. Please help us determine what would bring you the most cheer!  You can access the survey here.  And the survey is ONE question!!  Thank you.  

Thanksgiving Break
November 24-28

There will be no school this week in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Have a wonderful break and a Happy Thanksgiving and we look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, December 1.
Turkey Trot
Thursday, Nov 27

Runners and Volunteers Needed!


The 22nd Annual Turkey Trot is coming soon and we need you to join in the fun, either as a runner or as a race-day volunteer. Last year this event raised over $12,000 for PEAK schools and this year, with your help, we can raise even more!


The race is Thanksgiving Morning, Nov. 27th, 8am at Civic Park. There will be a 5K and 10K, costume contest, plus a 1/4 & 1/2 mile Fun Run and a 100 Yard Dash for the kids.  Run, walk, or jog - it's up to you!


All the beneficiary schools throughout Walnut Creek are asked to have 20 volunteers per school, so if you don't plan to run, please consider volunteeringStudents 15 and older may also volunteer and receive community service hours. We risk losing the funding from this great event if we can not fulfill our volunteer requirements, so please consider it if you can.  

Register early.  Select Bancroft school and part of the proceeds will benefit our school!  Register and Volunteer online.

For more information on PEAK and what it does, please see the article in September's Tracks or the PEAK website.

Community Food Drive
December 1-5
Bancroft Student Council is leading a community Food Drive December 1-5. Items requested are small package items that do not require cooking or microwaving that will be provided to homeless families (living out of their vehicles).

Examples of needed donations: Protein bars, snack bars, beef jerky, nuts, cracker packs, fruit cups, and other items that do not require cooking or microwaving.

Donations may be brought to the school starting December 1.
Online Book Fair
Wednesday, Dec 3 - Tuesday, Dec 23
Our Fall Book Fair will take place from Tuesday, Dec 9 - Friday, Dec 12 in MUR.  If you can't make the event in person, or if you would like to shop online as well, please visit our Online Book Fair here(Please note that books ordered online will be delivered to school after Winter Break.)

If you might like to volunteer at the Fair, please sign up at, or contact Melissa Horgan or Katy Schultz.


Life Skills Assembly
Friday, December 5
The 1st-5th grade assembly honoring students selected by their teachers for the life skills of Problem Solving and Curiosity will be Friday, December 5th at 1:55 pm in the Multi-Use Room. Parents of the students receiving recognition are provided with an invitation to attend the ceremony.


Look for our Life Skills of the month listed in the Principal's Message or visit the school's website for more information.


School-Related Classifieds:
Shoeboxes for Mrs. Gay!

Mrs. Gay is looking for cardboard shoe boxes to be donated to the library. They are using them to put behind the books so the books don't fall behind the shelves or get pushed so far back that they can't be seen. Thank you!  
In This Issue
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Sunday, Nov 30

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Monday, Nov 26 
(note the earlier deadline!)

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Upcoming Dates
11/24-28: Thanksgiving Break

11/27: Turkey Trot

12/1-5: Community Food Drive

12/5: Life Skills Assembly

12/8-12: Fall Book Fair

12/8-19: Parent Teacher Conferences and Early Dismissal

12/13-14: Sports Basement 
Shopping Weekend

12/22-1/2: Winter Break

Visit the Bancroft online calendar for future dates.
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