Connecting our Community
Letter from our PFC President
Welcome Bobcat families to Bancroft Elementary’s 50th anniversary year! Our school has come a long way in a half century, and there is so much more to come this year. We could not have done this without everyone’s help and continued support.
Thank you to all the Info Day volunteers and staff that worked many hours so parents did not have to stand in long lines. The hospitality group did a phenomenal job welcoming parents back with coffee and a mountain of donuts. Thanks to Mari Mielcarski for working with the city of Walnut Creek to finally get a crossing guard to ensure the safety of our families.
There are so many exciting events to look forward to this school year. The Ice Cream Social, on September 15th, is a free event to enjoy ice cream and socialize with Bancroft families. All of the kids love the Walk-a-thon, which is coming up on October 13th, to see who can walk the most laps. Fall Fest has games, prizes and cake walk to enjoy. All the proceeds from Fall Fest go to funding the 5th grade Outdoor Ed. Fieldtrip.
All of the money we raise goes towards improvements to our school such as our gardening program, instructional assistants, and crossing guards. Thank you again for all the support in making Bancroft the best it can be! I look forward to sharing this exciting year with you all!
President, Bancroft PFC
Upcoming Dates - Please Mark Your Calendars!
Please visit Konstella or the Bancroft PFC website for the full calendar events and all event details!
- 9/12: PFC Meeting, 7-9p, Library (click here for Agenda)
- 9/13: Dine to Donate, 4-8p, Black Bear Diner & Guanatos
- 9/15: Ice Cream Social, 6-7p, Playground
- 9/18: Math Olympiads 1st Session, 2:45p, A1 or A2
- 9/18: Odyssey of the Mind - Info Night, 6:30-8p, MUR
- 9/19: Fingerprinting Night on-campus (by appt. only)
- 9/26: PICTURE DAY
- 10/4: International Walk to School Day
- 10/6: Family Maker's Faire, 5p-7p, MUR
- 10/10: PFC Meeting, 7-9p, Library
- 10/13: Walk-A-Thon
- 10/14: WC Volunteer Day
Thank you all for your generous support! Donations are still coming in and we are still tallying up the totals to share at the PFC meeting this Tuesday.
Room Parents Needed
We are still looking for Room Parents to help organize activities for our classrooms. We do not have any volunteers for Mrs. Korsgaard or Mrs. Hicks’ classrooms but volunteers for any class are welcome to join the team. The more the merrier! It is a great way to get involved in your child’s education. Duties include creating classroom volunteer sign ups on Konstella and communicating the needs of the teacher to the families. It requires little/no time in the classroom and can easily be managed by working parents/guardians. You will be guided through the process, no experience necessary. If you would like to volunteer please contact Suzanne Leibowitz or refer to the Room Parent Group on Konstella for more information.
Every Friday is spirit wear day at Bancroft!
A spirit trophy rotates throughout the school year, and is held by the classroom with the most spirit. Help your classroom win by showing off your Bobcat pride!
2017-2018 Bancroft spirit wear in youth sizes has been created with a brand new design for this school year! Orders placed before 8/29 should be distributed to your classroom around 9/12. New orders placed by 9/26 for mid-October delivery using our order form.
Please contact Tatiana Diaz, Spirit Wear Coordinator, with any questions.
New Families Program
Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Bancroft "Buddy" program this year. We had a lot of incoming students and it was great to get to know some of them and their families during the to summer play dates. If you are new to Bancroft and did not sign up to receive a returning buddy family, feel free to contact Samantha or Cara with any questions you might have.
Dine 2 Donate - September 13th
Please mark your calendar as our first Dine2Donate Fundraiser of the school year!
Black Bear Diner will donate 10% of ALL sales from ALL customers during this event; not just the Bancroft community, so tell your friends & neighbors. Flyer is not needed at Black Bear.
In addition, the BOGO at Jamba Juice is back for a limited time. Get your card for $10 and you'll receive BOGO six times! Please stop by the school office to buy yours today.
Family Night - Makers Faire - October 6th
Makers Faire is a celebration of creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness! “It is the greatest show and tell on earth!” We are looking for student makers of all kinds: artists, authors, crafters, engineers, entertainers, and more! Please consider how you can show your creativity to attendees and if possible offer hands on demonstrations for participants. Please email Clair Boomer and we would love to have you participate in our fun family night!
Walk-A-Thon - October 13th
Calling all Bobcats! Lace up your running shoes and get ready for the 8th annual Bancroft Walk-A-Thon! This fundraising event will take place on Friday October 13th and will include lots of fun music, snacks, event giveaways, and prizes for all students.
Parents, family members and friends are encouraged to participate as well, so mark your calendars and plan to come walk or run with your Bancroft student as we celebrate our theme “50 Years & Still RUNNING STRONG”
New this year, we will be accepting pledges online, making it easier for friends and family to donate, even from far away!
Walk-A-Thon pledge envelopes, T-shirt order form and additional information will be coming home soon in your child’s Friday or Monday folder.
Questions? Want to help with the event? Contact Kristin Carrillo.
Community Service Day - October 14th
- Bancroft Elementary Beautification Project, 9am-1pm
- We will be weeding, gardening and other cleaning projects around the campus.
- 30 volunteers needed!
- Bancroft Elementary Paw Print Repainting, 9am-1pm
- We will be re-painting the Bancroft Bobcat paw prints around the school.
- 20 spots needed
Fall Fest - Save the Date - October 28th, 2-5:30pm
Box Tops for Education
We hope you were saving your Box Tops over the summer! Please drop them off in an envelope/bag with your child's name and her/his teacher's name into the box for Box Tops in the office.
We will have a class celebration for the class that brings in the most each month.
Ongoing Fundraisers - Click here for more information on the little things you can do that add up for our school!