Bancroft Elementary
Bobcat Blast - Week of Feb 2
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2015-16 TK and Kindergarten Registration
BEGINS Tuesday, February 3

Starting on Tuesday, Feb 3rd, you can submit your forms to register your TK or Kindergarten student for next school year.

Registration on the 3rd will be in the Library from 9 - 11 and 1 - 3. After Feb 3 you will need to bring your paperwork to the main office.

Transitional Kindergarten Parent Info Meetings
Monday, Feb 2 & Wednesday Feb 4
The last two of four parent informational meetings for Transitional Kindergarten are this week on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. 


The meetings are: 
2/2/15: Ayers Elementary, 6:30-7:30 pm
2/4/15: Delta View Elementary, 6:30-7:30 pm


Presentations will be held in the Library and Childcare will be provided in the room indicated at each site. After the presentation, parents will tour the TK Classroom.


Childcare and Spanish Translation will be provided. Julianna Sikes, School Support Administrator, will be hosting the informational evenings along with the TK Teacher and Principal at each site. If you have additional questions, please call Laura at 925.682.8000 x4024 or visit our website.

Children born between 9/2/2010-12/2/2010 qualify for the program.

TWDI Information Meetings
Wednesday, Feb 4

You are invited to one of three Parent Information Meetings about The Two-Way Dual Immersion Program:

February 4: Willow Creek Center, South Room, 5:30 - 6:30

February 17: Willow Creek Center, MUR, 5:30 - 6:30
February 23: Bancroft Library,  6:30 - 7:30

The Two-Way Dual Immersion Program is accepting applications for New Kindergarten students during the 2015-16 School Year at Bancroft Elementary School. For further information contact Jeanne Alessandra Duarte, Director of English Learner Services (925) 682-8000 x 6218

Parent meeting for 5th grade play
Thursday, February 5th, 7pm

"The Aristocats" cast schedule - Parent Meeting 
Thursday February 5th at 7pm in MUR.

Auction Meeting
Thursday, February 5th - 7pm in the Library
Help Wanted! 

Thank you to Robin Krutzsch for volunteering to Chair the Dessert Auction. Please contact Robin for more details on the Dessert Auction and for donation suggestions at

We will have an auction meeting on Thursday February 5th at 7pm in the Library. Please come and find out how you can help make this auction a big success. We still need a decorations committee and a clean up committee

Want to help but need to do it on your own schedule? We need someone to enter all auction items into our auction program. Attend the upcoming meeting or email Cherisse at if you are interested in helping.

We also need Bancroft families to host fun themed home parties. Need ideas?  Here are a few from past years: Ladies Night Out, Taco Truck Party, Wine Tasting, Pretty Princess Party. Get some friends together and host a fun party to meet new Bancroft friends. These parties are a big draw at the auction!

Please contact Cherisse Riney at 925-270-5735 or if you can help with any of these positions!

Family Movie Night
Friday, February 6, 6:30pm

Coming Friday, FEBRUARY 6th - Bancroft PFC will host its second annual family movie night in the MUR. 

In anticipation of the 5th grade Spring Musical, we will be showing the Arisotcats. Doors open at 6:30 and the movie will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Look for information to pre-order tickets in your child's Friday/Monday folders.

The efforts to create a new Northgate Unified School District continue to move forward. They will be collecting signatures for their petition beginning in early February. Please sign up on their volunteer page if you are interested in helping. It can be as simple as collecting signatures from your neighbors and friends.

Please refer to their website or Facebook page for more information.

PFC Meeting
Tuesday, Feb 10
The next PFC meeting will be on Tuesday, February 10th at 7pm in the Library. All parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Our voices make a difference.  

If you would like to be on the next Agenda, please email our PFC President, Lisa Guarnaccia.

Lincoln's Birthday - NO SCHOOL
Friday, February 13

This is the beginning of a four day weekend!  Monday the 16th is Presidents' Day and also a day off of school.  Diane Adair will be closed. 
Enjoy the long weekend! 
Next Blast Release
Sunday, Feb 8

Articles due
Thursday, Feb 5

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Upcoming Dates
2/2 & 2/4: TK Parent Info Nights

2/3: 2015-2016 Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Registration

2/4: TWDI Info Night, Willow Creek Center, 5:30-6:30

2/5: 5th Grade Play Parent Mtg, 7pm MUR

2/5: Auction Meeting, 7pm Library

2/6: Family Movie Night - Aristocats, 6:30pm, MUR

2/13: Lincoln's Birthday - No School

2/16: President's Day - No School

2/19: Site Counsel Meeting

2/25: 5th Grade Science Festival

2/27: Life Skills Assembly

2/28: Odyssey of the Mind Competition

Visit the Bancroft online calendar for future dates.
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