Bancroft Elementary
Bancroft Elementary
Bobcat Tracks - December
Letter from our PFC President
 Hello Bancroft Families:
Happy Holidays! It is hard to believe we have completed the 1st trimester of school and the holidays are around the corner.

I want to welcome Matt Gould to the PFC Board as our new Treasurer. Matt and his wife Rachel are a new family to Bancroft. They have a son in kindergarten and a son in preschool. Thank you Matt for volunteering for this very important position.

I also want to thank the other candidates who inquired about the Treasurer position. I really appreciate your support to volunteer and assist our school and students.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy winter break! See you in 2015.
Warm Regards, 
Lisa Guarnaccia 
Holiday Cheer
 I want to thank our PFC Board...Eva, Mari, Sandi, JoAnn, Jill, and Matt for helping me put together our 1st PFC Holiday Cheer. We had fun planning and putting it together for Bancroft Families. We hope everyone enjoyed getting together and spreading a little holiday spirit.

I also want to thank Emerald Bristol for her donations from Starbucks who provided the hot water, cups, and stirrers.

Additionally, to our wonderful Bancroft students who provided our lovely instrumental music. It was a pleasure having you participate in our Holiday Cheer and sharing your talent with our community.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year~
Lisa Guarnaccia, PFC President

Bookfair: Sir Readalot
Thank you to everyone for making our Fall Book Fair a success!  


Special thanks to our wonderful volunteers, without whom the Book Fair would not be possible!


Zary Asghary

Jenn Boswell 

Meena Dempsey

Lisa Guarnaccia

Jenny Gysin

Kaori Hornbaker

Wendy Iglesias

Diane Thurman


You can still buy books at our Online Book Fair through 12/23.(Books will be delivered to school after winter break).

Turkey Trot Recap
Thank you to all who participated in the Turkey Trot this year. The run had around 7,500 runners - up about 600 or so runners
The Jones family (and a cousin) all ran on Thanksgiving morning.
from last year - and all of the feedback has been
very positive.   Thank you especially to those of you who came out to volunteer; PEAK had plenty of volunteers, which helps PEAK receive as much money as possible from Forma Gym (the company that puts on the race).  

For more information on PEAK and what it does, please see the article in September's Tracks or the PEAK website.  
Box Tops for Education
Thank you to all who have brought in your box tops for education. Just a reminder to check to see if you have any that may be expiring at the end of this year. Please bring them to the office before the break so our school can receive credit for them.
Family Movie Night
Coming Friday, January 9th - Bancroft PFC will host its second annual family movie night in the MUR. Watch for details, including movie and showtime in the January 4th Bobcat Blast. 
Dine 2 Donate
Thank you for attending November's Dine2Donate Fundraiser. With the help of Panera Bread and you, Bancroft raised about $250 at that event. 

Stay tuned for the next D2D Fundraiser!
Auction: Save the Date!

Bancroft Elementary Hoedown for Education

Dust off your boots and join us for a fun evening out! Dinner, Dancing, Drinks and Southern BBQ

March 7, 2015 6:00-11:00 pm.

Heather Farms Community Center Lakeside Room


Intradistrict Transfers
The Mount Diablo Unified School District is currently accepting Intradistrict Transfers (transfers within the Mt. Diablo Unified School District). Applications are available on the website
at your child's school of attendance and at the District Office in the Welcome-Room 1, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519. Office hours for the district are from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.



Please visit the district web site for complete information on the different types of transfers. Completed applications for grades 1-12 must be submitted between October 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015 for the following school year. No applications will be accepted after the January 15, 2015 deadline.


Incoming Transitional Kindergarteners and Kindergarteners: Intradistrict Transfer applications may be requested on or after the student is registered at his/her school of residence on kindergarten registration day, February 3, 2015. These applications should be submitted no later than February 27, 2015. 

In This Issue
Upcoming Dates
12/22-1/2: Winter Break

1/9: Family Movie Night

1/13: PFC Meeting

1/13: Northgate District Presentation

1/19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no school

1/22: Site Counsel Meeting

1/26: Teacher In Service - no school

1/27: 2015-2016 Kindergarten Orientation

1/30: Life Skills Assembly 

2/3: 2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration
Visit the Bancroft online calendar for future dates.
Thank you!
*Thank you to Melissa Horgan and Katy Schultz for organizing the successful Sir Readalot Bookfair! This event is one of the most important ways that the PFC supports the Bancroft Library to be one of the best elementary school libraries around!
2014-15 Money Raised
Budgeted Expenses

Ongoing Fundraisers

10% off everything every day and 5% back to Bancroft.  Just mention Bancroft when you check out.
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