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.
Bancroft first grade students from A-5, Mrs. Peterson’s class, had the best library media center book return percentage for the month and won a five minute ‘all they could carry’ book exchange last week. Students had five minutes to select as many library books as they could carry to recognize their exceptional responsibility for returning library books on time. The students had a fantastic time selecting many different types of books to read.
Bancroft third grade students celebrated Law Day on Friday, February 10, 2017. This is an annual event that fits perfectly into the third grade social studies government curriculum. Bancroft parent and local area lawyer, Mr. Don Kohler, comes to play the role of the judge. This interactive skit allows students take part in a court case involving an incident on the bus. Students are the jury who decide the liability after hearing all the evidence. Law Day is a fun and interactive way for students to learn more about government roles and increases student reading fluency.