Bancroft Elementary
Bancroft Elementary
Bobcat Blast - Week of Dec 1
your look at the weeks ahead
Special Meeting with Mrs. Schuler 
re: Status of our IA's and Class Size Reduction
Tuesday, December 2, 6-7pm
At the last PFC meeting, parents had questions about our Instructional Assistants and about class size reduction that remained unanswered because Mrs. Schuler was out sick that day. 

Mrs. Schuler has offered to host an informal, open meeting to discuss these issues and answer our questions.  Please come to the Library on Tuesday from 6-7pm.  If you have questions or comments but can not make it, please send them to Lisa Guarnaccia and she will do her best to see that they are heard.
Shop the ONLINE Book Fair
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 a contact Melissa Horgan or Katy Schultz.


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.
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. 


Early Dismissal
Monday, December 8 - Friday, December 19
There will be early dismissal for the two weeks beginning Monday, December 8th for Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

For grade 1-5, school dismissal on M, T, TH, and F will be 1:15. Wednesday dismissal will remain the same at 12:07.

For Kindergarten, dismissal M-F for Early Friends will be 11:00 and for Late Friends will be 1:43.


Fall Book Fair
Tuesday, Dec 9 - Friday, Dec 12
Please Come By Our Fall Book Fair!

Bancroft Elementary School - Multi-Use Room

Tue, Dec 9:  11-11:45 am & 1:15-6pm
(Open Late This Night Only!)

Wed, Dec 10: 11-11:45am & 12:15-4pm
PLUS Family Event - Story Hour with Mrs. Gay 12:15-1:15pm (please note: Children need to be accompanied by an adult)

Thur, Dec 11: 11-11:45am & 1:15-4pm

Fri, Dec 12: 11-11:45am & 1:15-4pm

To volunteer, please sign up at

Shop our book fair online from 12/3-23 here.  (Books ordered online will be delivered to school after Winter Break.)

For more information, please contact Melissa Horgan or Katy Schultz.

PFC Holiday Cheer
Friday, December 12th, 6-7pm
Thank you to all of you who voted for your favorite Holiday Cheer party! The votes have been counted!!

The PFC will be hosting a free family event at school (much like our Ice Cream Social), where families, faculty, and staff are invited to come have cookies and hot chocolate and enjoy some Winter Holiday cheer.

Friday, Dec 12
Multi-Use Room

We very much hope to see everyone there!
Sports Basement Shopping Weekend
Saturday, Dec 13 - Sunday, Dec 14
Holiday Shopping Weekend at Sports Basement Benefiting PEAK Education Foundation

PEAK Education Foundation invites you to come jump start your holiday shopping at our Holiday Shopping Weekend at Sports Basement on December 13th & 14th.  Receive a 10% discount on all your Sports Basement purchases when you mention PEAK at the register, and Sports Basement will also donate 10% of sales back to PEAK.   

Plus, on Saturday afternoon from 2pm - 5pm there will be a fantastic selection of specialty products vendors in the store so you can find even more great holiday gifts all in one place.  There will be food and beverages and hourly raffle prizes too.  Participating vendors include:


So, come shop to support PEAK and your schools - December 13th & 14th at Sports Basement.  

See you there!


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!  
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Next Blast Release
Sunday, Dec 7

Articles due
Thursday, Dec 4

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Upcoming Dates
12/1-5: Community Food Drive

12/2: Special Meeting with 
Mrs Schuler 

12/5: Life Skills Assembly

12/9-12: Fall Book Fair

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

12/12: PFC Holiday Cheer
6-7pm, MUR

12/13-14: Sports Basement 
Shopping Weekend

12/22-1/2: Winter 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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