Bancroft Elementary
Bobcat Blast - Week of Feb 9
your look at the weeks ahead
Auction Tickets available Online!
& Donations and Help Wanted!
Bancroft Elementary Hoedown for Education online tickets now available. Click on the link to purchase your tickets, sponsor a teacher, or to make an item or cash donation!  You can also return the RSVP form that was in your child's folder or buy them before or after school on Wednesday the 11th.  

Buy your Auction Tickets early and save! Prices go up February 21st.

We are looking for wine donations! Contact Jenn Boswell to arrange pick up of your donations.

We are still looking for donation items. Here is a list of ideas:

Vacation home rentals
Airline tickets
Gift cards
Gift certificates for services and products
Hotel stays
Electronics (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
Sporting event tickets
Your time or talent (e.g., piano lessons, handywork etc.)
Parents willing to host a Parent Party
Cash sponsorships

Please also consider volunteering your time to help with the event; we need many helpers to make this event run smoothly! Contact Cherisse Riney at 925-270-5735 or if you have questions or would like to help with this year's Auction!

And don't forget to make those babysitter reservations for March 7th!  It's one of the most fun events of the year!!

After School Enrichment
Registration Ongoing
After School Enrichment brochures have been sent home, please look for them in your child's folder or backpack. 

We have three new classes: a new science class, a public speaking class, and a basketball class. Registration will continue until February 19th, or until the class is full, whichever comes first. Classes start the week of the 23rd.

eScrip - February Drive

Please visit and join eScrip today. Bancroft Parent Faculty Club can earn more funds for valuable projects, plus, if you sign up in February, you can win one of 5 $100 VISA gift cards! Full details here. 

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.

Loving Solutions Parenting Class
Wednesdays, 2/4-3/11

Among other classes, MDUSD is offering a 6-week parenting course with a focus on children 5 to 10 years old at the Loma Vista Adult Center (1266 San Carlos Ave) in Concord. The focus is on positive, consistent discipline with strategies that help connect parents and children while teaching self-respect and cooperation. 


Classes are Wednesdays, 2/4-3/11 from 7:00-9:30 pm.  Register online at or call 925 685-7340 ext 6720  
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.

Lincoln's Birthday - NO SCHOOL
Friday, February 13

This is the beginning of a four day weekend! 
Diane Adair will also be closed. 

Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 16

Monday the 16th is Presidents' Day and there will be no school.  Diane Adair will be closed. 
Enjoy the long weekend! 
TWDI Information Meetings
Tuesday, Feb 17

There are two remaining Parent Information Meetings about The Two-Way Dual Immersion Program:


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

St John Vianney Track & Field
Attached is a flyer for St John Vianney 2015 Track & Field.  There will be a parent meeting on Feb 11 and registration closes on March 1.  The focus is on Grades 3-8, though 1st and 2nd graders can participate.  Please see the flyer for more information.
Next Blast Release
Sunday, Feb 15

Articles due
Thursday, Feb 12

Submit articles to 
Upcoming Dates
2/10: PFC Meeting, 7pm Library

2/13: Lincoln's Birthday - No School

2/16: President's Day - No School

2/19: Site Counsel Meeting

2/27: Life Skills Assembly

2/28: Odyssey of the Mind Competition

3/2: Open House, 5:30-7pm

3/4: 5th grade parent night for incoming 6th graders, Foothill

3/6-10: Spring Break

3/14: PFC Meeting, 7pm Library

3/24: Spell-A-Thon

3/25: 5th Grade Science Festival

3/26: Site Counsel Mtg

3/28: PFC Budget Meeting

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.
Shopping at Amazon? Click on the link on our homepage and Bancroft will receive a percentage of your purchase!

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