Raising Coins for Leukemia Cure

Congratulations and thank you for participating in Bancroft’s Leukemia Coin Drive! We have completed the challenge of helping The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society find cures for blood cancers. The money we raised will help make a difference. Stay tuned for our grand total.

Cons in collection box

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After-School Sports

Bancroft Elementary School’s After-School Sports meets on Wednesdays with Mrs. Kamber Real and Miss Lauren Anderson. The group is comprised of 4th and 5th grade students who enjoy playing sports and games that focus on team building, sportsmanship, and fitness. Some of the games the students play are capture the flag, kickball, dodge-ball, ultimate Frisbee, and basketball. It is a great way to participate in physical exercise and meet new friends, while learning how to get along with others. The spring session will begin the week of April 9th!

Students holding different sport balls

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PSSA Pop Ups Encourage Bancroft Students

Over the past two weeks, Bancroft Elementary School students have been hearing and utilizing PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) pop up vocabulary minutes to assist them in preparation for the PSSA coming in April. Vocabulary, definition, and examples for English/Language Arts and Math are read over the public address system to all students by a different teacher each day. Teachers can use these mini vocabulary lessons as teachable moments to review for the PSSA. Everyone agrees that these pop ups are fun ways to help students review for the upcoming assessments.

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Student Spotlight: Reading Olympics

Fifth grade students at Bancroft Elementary School have formed two teams to compete in the Chester County Reading Olympics in May 2018. 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 from different genres in order to compete at the county level. For the past six years, Bancroft Elementary School’s teams have all come home with blue ribbons – the highest award at the competition! Help us cheer our teams on to victory.

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Bancroft and New Garden Teachers Compete on the Court

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Bancroft and New Garden elementary schools’ teachers will play a basketball game from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Kennett High School gym. Doors will open by 6:30 pm. Come watch and cheer for your teachers in a friendly competition on the court. All proceeds will be split between the two schools.

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Bancroft Celebrates Read Across America Week

This week students and staff at Bancroft Elementary School will recognize Read Across America week with a special activity each day. Students will participate in activities that focus on reading. Below are the activities for each day.

Monday, February 26—Mystery Reader Day—a surprise guest will read to students

Tuesday, February 27—Buddy Reader Day—students read with their buddy class

Wednesday, February 28—D.E.A.R.–Drop Everything And Read day

Thursday, March 1—Books and Blankets Day—students read their favorite books on a blanket

Friday, March 2—Accelerated Reader Day/Bancroft Blue Day—students read and take as many Accelerated Reader quizzes as possible on this day.

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Second Grade Students Receive New Books

All second grade students at Bancroft Elementary School received a new book courtesy of Partners in Outreach and Barnes and Noble. Mrs. Kimberly Suydam, Bancroft Title I Intervention Specialist, partnered with Ms. Maryann Parsons of Partners in Outreach to provide this amazing opportunity for our students. After reading to each second grade class, volunteers distributed brand new books to each student. This activity helps to reach the goal of all students having books in their homes. First and third grade students each received new books in January 2018. Link to Partners in Outreach: http://www.partnersinoutreach.org/

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Second Grade Students Adorn Hallway With Staff Portraits

Second grade students created portraits of Bancroft Elementary School’s staff to adorn the main hallway. After reading Jamaica Louise James by Amy Hest in their Storytown reading series, students wanted to re-create what the main character did in that story. In the story, Jamaica saw that the subway walls were drab and people needed cheering up so she started hanging up portraits. When she did, people became happy and started interacting with each other. Just like in the story, the second grade students saw how everyone at Bancroft Elementary School began talking about the portraits and that they were happy, too!

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Second Grade Students Create Original Books

Second grade students at Bancroft Elementary School spent the last few weeks becoming authors and illustrators. The students started with an outline to plan the plot for their books. Then, after much writing, editing and revising, each student created a final hardback book. Finally, they added illustrations and their books were complete and ready to share.

To share their books, they held an Author’s Celebration in the second grade pod. Students read each other’s stories and wrote helpful reviews telling something they liked, noticed, thought or wondered about each book. It was an exciting day and students were so proud to share their work. Books will be on display and available to read on a special bookshelf in the Author’s Corner of the second grade pod throughout the year. Students obtained the hardback books through a grant from the Kennett Education Foundation that was requested by second grade teacher Mrs. Sherri Donnell.

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Fourth Grade Movie Night Features The Boss Baby

Ready for an exciting night of food, prizes, and a movie? Then come to Bancroft Elementary School’s fourth grade movie night and watch The Boss Baby while having a chance to win some great prizes!

Join us this Friday, February 16 for the excitement; doors open at 6:30 pm. Proceeds will help the fourth grade with their class trip to Harrisburg.

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