This year students at Bancroft Elementary School contributed bowls to the Kennett Area Community Services’ Empty Bowl fundraiser held to feed the hungry and stock our local Kennett Food Cupboard with food. The boys and girls had fun helping to glaze the 10 clay bowls made by the school’s art teacher, Ms. Janice Finn. All donated bowls were handed out to attendees of the Empty Bowl fundraiser. See website below for more information.
Bancroft Elementary School’s fourth grade had a special visit from The Franklin Institute. This interactive field trip allowed the students to learn about electricity, circuits, and magnetism by participating in different experiments. Their hair was standing straight up as they explored static and current electricity! The students also created a HUMAN CIRCUIT, showing how electricity flows.
Bancroft Elementary School students and staff celebrate Youth Art Month in March by wearing primary colors on the first day, participating in Art Counts Contest the second day, wearing the most artistic shirt on the third day, and finally wearing student decorated sunglasses on the final day. Yes, Bancroft Elementary School is an extremely artistic school!
As a result of schools being closed because of inclement weather on February 9 and March 14, 2017, the last student day for the 2016-2017 school year will now be Monday, June 12, 2017. Any additional inclement weather days make-up days will be added to the end of the calendar.
Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule Revision
Parent/teacher conferences for kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17, will be held as scheduled. Those that were canceled on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017, will be made up as follows:
Kindergarten and Elementary Schools – Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017, with kindergarten students dismissed at 12:05 p.m. and elementary students dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
Middle School – Tuesday, March 21, 2017, with students dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 20 will be a full day of school for Kennett Middle School students.
After a week of reading about community helpers, Mrs. Sara Simasek’s class took a community outing to the Kennett Square Police Station.
Before the trip, students read about police officers. They learned new vocabulary words including “uniform” and “protect.” Based on their reading, the students generated questions to ask the officers.
At the station, the students learned many facts including that police officers are helpers in the Kennett Square community, they wear dark blue uniforms with hats, they do not have police dogs, and their cars have flashing lights. It was an informative and fun trip!
Fifth grade Bancroft Elementary School students have formed three teams to compete in the Chester County Reading Olympics on May 25, 2017. The students have been reading, taking Accelerated Reader quizzes, and practicing every Tuesday after school with Mr. David Livergood, the school’s library media specialist and Reading Olympic coordinator. Student teams have been reading 45 books of different genres in order to compete at the county level in May. So far, two students have already read all 45 books! Let’s cheer our teams on to victory. For the past five years, Bancroft Elementary School’s teams have all come home with blue ribbons – the highest award at the competition.
Recently, students participated in “Jump Rope for Heart” during all physical education classes to raise awareness and funds to fight heart disease and stroke. Our Bancroft Elementary School community came together to raise a grand total of $10,037.15! Students showed their support by wearing red or pink while rotating through fun jumping activities. After the stations, students snacked on fruit donated by our fabulous PTO. Students were encouraged to keep eating healthy and giving their heart a workout to ensure they stay heart disease-free.