Bancroft Elementary
Bancroft Elementary
Bobcat Blast - Week of Dec 8
your look at the weeks ahead
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

We still need volunteers!  If you can help, please sign up at  or contact Katy Schultz or Melissa Horgan

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

PFC Holiday Cheer
Friday, December 12th, 6-7pm
Friday, Dec 12
Multi-Use Room

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 cheerWe very much hope to see everyone there!

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, they still do need volunteers, please sign up a contact Melissa Horgan or Katy Schultz.


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!


Lost & Found
By Friday, December 19

Please look through the Lost & Found for anything belonging to your family.  All items not claimed by Friday, December 19th will be donated to charity.
School-Related Classifieds:
Shoeboxes for Mrs. Gay!
Thank you to those of you who have brought in shoe boxes. They have been very helpful, but she still would love more!  

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
Next Blast Release
Sunday, Dec 14

Articles due
Thursday, Dec 11

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

12/9-12: Fall Book Fair

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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