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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Instrumental Concert Enriches Students

Bancroft Elementary School’s Instrumental Winter Concert amazed everyone in attendance. Students gave a dress rehearsal to all students in the morning and the formal concert to students and their families in the evening. Songs performed included Walking Along, Buckeye Salute, Ode to Joy, Tokecang, Obwisana, and String Explosion, a student favorite. Mrs. Elisa Mata and Mrs. Michelle Strickland directed the student musicians while Mr. Ryan Battin was the accompanist.

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Harlem Wizards David Paul Excites Bancroft Students

Harlem Wizards player David Paul led an exciting pep rally for Bancroft Elementary School students and staff. David showed some amazing basketball moves while encouraging students to attend the Wizards vs. Bancroft teachers basketball game on February 10 at Kennett High School’s gym. The Harlem Wizards player even gave personal basketball lessons to one special Bancroft student.

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Harlem Wizards Challenge KCSD Teachers to Basketball Game

The Harlem Wizards basketball team will play Kennett Consolidated School District teachers in a basketball game on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Kennett High School gym. It will be an exciting game, and to get ready Bancroft Elementary School is hosting the Harlem Wizards this Friday, January 26 for a pep rally. Get ready for some real excitement!

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Bancroft Celebrates With Winter Wonderland

Bancroft Elementary School’s students and their families celebrated with a Winter Wonderland, a fun, family day held at school. Students enjoyed playing games, competing on the bungee run and wrecking ball, making crafts, and eating snow cones and bake sale items donated by parents. Teachers joined in the fun when they were adorned as snowmen by the students and donated amazing cakes to be won in the cake walks. This PTO activity replaces the Fall Festival that ran for years at Bancroft Elementary School. Thank you to the school’s PTO, and the parents and teachers who volunteered their time, especially Mrs. Gretchen Peterson and Mrs. Willauer, who helped make Winter Wonderland a successful and fun day!

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Student Spotlight: Jump Rope Club

In the fall, winter and spring a group of first and second grade students gather together after school to participate in Bancroft Elementary School’s Jump Rope Club. This club promotes physical activity, cooperation, and FUN! The fall session was a huge success with students learning the basics of how to jump rope as well as more complex skills and tricks. Each week the students learned something new such as partner jumping, group jumping, and using a Chinese jump rope. There was so much interest in Jump Rope Club this year the winter session is already filled with students who were not able to participate in the fall. First grade teacher Mrs. Stacey Hoernig looks forward to teaching new group of students the ins and outs of jumping rope!

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