Bobcat Tracks - February 2020
Mon, Feb 17 8:21pm


Bobcat Tracks - February 2020

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The PFC in a Nutshell

Volunteer Recruitment: Over 30 Bancroft parents volunteer to lead our programs/committees. Thanks to the many additional volunteers who help them behind the scenes! It is time to start recruiting for next year as many volunteer chairpersons are vacating their positions after multiple years of dedication to allow other parents the chance to step up, join in, and lend a hand to continue providing additional enriching opportunities for our children!

Fundraisers: The PFC needs to raise over $210,000 this year to bridge the gap between public funding and what our children need to succeed. The Dollar-A-Day annual giving campaign and Walkathon were very successful, meeting or exceeding expectations. We will host our last fundraiser for the year to support the PFC general fund with the Spring Auction. You can buy a ticket and/or participate in the online auction to help us meet our 2019-2020 goals.

Staff Funding: Approximately 70% of the funds we raise this year go directly to pay current staff salaries. Positions include Seven (7) Instructional Aides (2 in the Learning Center, 1 in the STEAM Lab, and 4 in the Classrooms) and 1 Site Tech. PFC also provides matching funds for our amazing Garden Educator and Crossing Guard. 

Instructional Support: We also support Bancroft with over $50,000 annually in additional funds for curriculum, classroom technology and Chromebooks, and support for each individual classroom

How Can You Get Involved? 
Who does all of this? Why, we do... that's right YOU TOO! As a parent at Bancroft, you are a member of the PFC. Come find out more at one of our PFC meetings. Sign up to volunteer at the events, donate items to the Auction, help with Programs and Committees. Every little bit counts! 


Sarah Rhodes 


Upcoming Dates - Please Mark Your Calendars!



  • 2/19 - Dine 2 Donate at Yalla Mediterranean
  • 2/25 - TWDI Parent Info Night 7-8 pm- MUR


  • 3/10 - PFC Meeting, 7pm
  • 3/16 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service Day
  • 3/21 - Annual Auction and Dinner Dance - tickets still available!
  • March 31 - Spring Picture Day
Spring Auction is March 21st - tickets still available!
Bancroft’s biggest fundraiser is quickly approaching! Our Annual Auction and Dinner Dance is on Saturday, March 21st from 5:30pm-11pm at Heather Farm Community Center.  Only about 45 tickets left! This event will be Mrs. Schuler's last auction at Bancroft as our Principal so it will surely be a special night.  If you have an item to donate please contact your room parents or auction lead Suzanne Yahiro Leibowitz at
Dianne Adair will also offer a kids night out so you don't have to worry about finding your own childcare.  More info to follow.  
Buy auction tickets here:    We look forward to seeing you!
More info on the Auction:


Fundraising Updates

The 2019-2020 PFC  Expenses are $210,000 so every dollar counts toward providing enriching activities and education support for our students.  We are on track with Dollar-A-Day and exceeded goals at Walkathon. Our Auction on March 21st is the 3rd and final school-wide fundraiser and we need everyone's support! We are anticipating major funding needs for next school year as we look at aging technology and the projected fiscal shortfalls of MDUSD.

Have you asked your employer yet if they will match your donation?? Bancroft PFC is a 501c3 non-profit. Here is the information you may need for that paperwork, we ask that you help work directly with your employer on any needed forms:

  • Bancroft PFC Tax-ID#: #68-0014955
  • MDUSD’s NCES District ID#: 0626370
  • Bancroft’s NCES School ID#: 062637003935


 Upcoming Events - Join Us!   


Dine 2 Donate at Yalla - Wednesday, February 19th

The next D2D event is at Yalla Mediterranean! Located in the same shopping center as Sports Basement, 1813 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek. Just mention Bancroft Elementary when you place your order and Yalla will donate 50% of the proceeds to our school! Flyer to be sent home soon!

After School Enrichment sports classes starting soon!  

After School Enrichment sports classes starting soon!  Sign-up now for Tennis, Soccer and Basketball starting in March!

Previous Events Wrap-Up

The Rocco's Dine 2 Donate in January raised $250.12!!  Thank you to all who participated! Thank you to Anna Rowe for organizing these events and thank you to all who came out to eat!



Ongoing "Shop for Bancroft" Fundraisers

Box Tops for Education

Now you can scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to Bancroft’s earnings online.  Download the app now! For further information, visit  

Each clipping/scanned product is worth $0.10 and they add up quickly! Thank you for adding to Bancroft’$ fund$ 4 kid$!
Shopping/Rewards Programs

Click here for more information on the little things you can do that add up for our school! For example, when you shop at, you use the same account  as on Your shopping cart, Wish List, registry, and other account settings are also the same. Then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to the Bancroft PFC. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to and choose "Bancroft Elementary School PFC" as your beneficiary