Volunteer Clearances and Forms Needed to Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering at Bancroft Elementary School during the 2017-2018 school year you will need to complete four clearances and forms. The required clearances and forms can obtained by applying online at the following websites:

Act 34 PA State Criminal Record Check
Act 114 Federal Criminal Background Check(Select Pennsylvania Department of Education)
Act 151 Child Abuse History(Must create new account to complete online)

Once obtained the clearances must be submitted to the school principal.

To access the fingerprint waiver and the volunteer acknowledgement form please click here.

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Bancroft Students Learn School-wide Positive Behavior Rules

Bancroft Elementary School students are learning or reviewing how to behave in their school. After a summer break from the school routine, students benefit from these lessons on positive behavior. Students learn how to safely walk in a line through the hallways and stair cases, how to act in the cafeteria, how to safely use the playground equipment, and how to behave during assemblies. Students also learn the expectations for their classroom and small group areas, as well as how to behave correctly on the school bus. Everything revolves around Bancroft Elementary School’s rules to “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, and Always Be the Best You Can Be.” As you can see below, they are quick to learn or remember these behaviors. Once the rules are adopted, students are ready to learn the academics in school.

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Bancroft Open for Sneak A Peek Before School Begins

Bancroft Elementary School was open for parents and students to meet their new teachers on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 2:00-3:00 pm. Parents and students had a great time visiting former and special area teachers along with old and new friends at school. The Bancroft PTO hosted a fun Popsicle social in the playground after the Sneak A Peek event. Some Bancroft Elementary School alumni were spotted among the many visitors.

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Bancroft Elementary Students Arrive for First Day of School

Students started the 2017-2018 school year at Bancroft Elementary School on Monday, August 28, 2017. It was a great day as the students started the school year on their most positive behavior, showing that they are ready to learn. Everyone is excited to begin a new school year and meet new friends.

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Sneak-a-Peek this Week

This Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 2:00-3:00 pm., bring your child(ren) to visit their classroom(s) at Bancroft Elementary School before the school year begins on Monday, August 28, 2017. We can’t wait to see you and hope you can visit us for a quick peek at your new classroom for the 2017-2018 school year.

And, parents don’t forget to have your child(ren) complete their summer reading and math work.

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2016-2017 Final All-School Afternoon ‘Morning’ Meeting

Bancroft Elementary School’s students and staff celebrated the end of the 2016-2017 school year with an afternoon ‘morning’ meeting on Friday, June 9, 2017. Everyone had a great time singing the school’s song, watching their friends perform dance routines or read poems, listening to Principal Mrs. Leah McComsey read several fifth grade students’ Bancroft Proud essays, and watching the “End of the Year” movie and ‘What Bancroft Principal, Staff, and Teachers Do Over The Summer” movie. To view the movies, click on the movies link below. It was a fantastic way to end a wonderful 2016-2017 school year at Bancroft Elementary School. Everyone left Bancroft Proud!

Movies Link

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2016-2017 Book Poster Contest Winners

In May, students had the opportunity to enter a Literary Book Poster Contest. Students chose their favorite library book read this school year and created a poster about the book’s characters, setting, problem, and solution, and provided a short summary of the book. Then, students could be as creative as they wanted. Each grade level was judged by a three judge panel and awarded first, second, and third place ribbons. Posters were on display in our library media center for several weeks. The blue ribbon winners are pictured below.

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