Volunteers Needed for Field Day

“All About Books” Field Day

Friday, June 1st (rain date: Monday, June 4th)

Bancroft Elementary School’s Field Day sign-ups are HERE! Parent/guardian volunteers are needed to help lead games based on popular book titles. Volunteers may choose to sign-up online (preferred method) by clicking the link below. This option allows you to choose the game you’d like to run. OR, you can sign up by completing and returning the brown flyer that will come home this week, and you will be placed where help is most needed.

AM Field Day (9:30-11:30) 5th, 4th and half of 3rd grade homerooms–Coppola, Craig, & Clendening ONLY

PM Field Day (1:05-3:05) 1st, 2nd and half of 3rd grade–Katherman & Pearson ONLY

Volunteers should arrive 15-20 minutes prior to start in order to review game instructions. Volunteers must also have clearances on file in order to participate!!!

Click below to sign-up


Looking forward to a great field day this year!

Thank you,

Leigh Castle

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Art Club students and teacher

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