Welcome to Bancroft!

Bancroft Elementary provides students with a strong academic foundation as critical thinkers who choose and act responsibly with respect for self, community, and the environment.

Bancroft is an IB World School. The PYP is a world-renowned curriculum framework from the International Baccalaureate (IB) designed to encourage students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.  The Primary Years Programme targets learners in High 5 through 5th grade and aims to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational environment for all children!


Learn more about the IB PYP at Bancroft.

Bancroft Happenings
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL Mon., May 28th

Día de Conmemoración de los Caídos - lunes, 28 de mayo - NO HAY CLASES

5th Grade Exhibition - May 31 / Exhibición de 5to Grado

Thursday, May 31 - 11:30-12:30 - Exhibition is the 5th grade IB capstone project!  They have worked hard to research their topic, implement an action and prepare a presentation on what they have learned. Come and let them show you what they're capable of! 


jueves, 31 de mayo, 11:30-12:30 - Exhibición es el proyecto final de quinto grado! Trabajaron mucho en investigar su tema, implementar una acción y preparar su presentación sobre lo que aprendieron. Vengan a ver de que son capaces!!


FIELD DAY - June 1 at Powderhorn Park



Friday, June 1 
8:30-11:00 - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades 
11:30-12:30 - Hi-5, K, 1st Grade

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Contact the office and come and lend a hand with Field Day games and activities!


¡DÍA de CAMPO!   


SE NECESITAN VOLUNTARIOS! Contacte a la oficina, y venga a echar una mano en los juegos y actividades del Día de Campo!

Kitchen Closure - Cierre La Cocina

Construction Update: Bancroft’s kitchen will be closed after May 18th due to construction.
Students will have picnic-style lunches for the remainder of the year, 
with pizza on Fridays!


Noticias de la Construcción: La cocina de Bancroft se cierre después del 18 de mayo debido a la construcción. 
Los estudiantes tendrán almuerzos estilo picnic hasta el fin del año escolar, con pizza los viernes!



Every Friday for the rest of the school year (weather permitting) the morning buses will drop off students at 42nd Street & 13th Ave, where they will be met by Bancroft staff, volunteers and the school patrol. 

If you live nearby, JOIN US! Meet us at the drop-off point by 7:15am and we'll all walk to school together.
What a great way to start the day!

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Todos los viernes por el resto del año escolar (si permite el clima) los buses de mañana dejarán a los estudiantes en la Calle 42 y la Avenida 13, donde los espererán maestros, voluntarios y la guardia escolar de Bancroft. 

Si viven cerca, caminen con nosotros! ¡Qué gran manera de comenzar el día!

MPLS KIDS: Before-school care 2018-19

With the later start time of 8:40 expected for Bancroft next fall, Mpls Kids will be offering before-school care on site. 
• Enrollment for current families opens April 16th at 12:00pm.
• Enrollment for new families opens April 30th at 12:00pm.

For more information about fees and times, please call 612-668-3890.

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Con el nuevo horario de Bancroft, de 8:40am a 3:10pm en el otoño, Mpls Kids ofrece cuidado de niños de mañana.
• Se pueden registrar los que ya están en Mpls Kids el 16 de abril a las 12:00pm.
• Se pueden registrar las familias nuevas empezando el 30 de abril a las 12:00pm.

Para más información sobre la matrícula y los horarios, por favor llame a 612-668-3890.

Changes to School Start/End Times 2018-2019

The start/end times next year for Bancroft are 8:40 am to 3:10 pm

As part of MPS’s efforts to address its budget deficit, the district has looked at how to make transportation services more efficient, and that has led to the decision to change the "bell times" of many of our schools.  

Read the full letter here.

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Register Your Student!

Click on the link below to register your student.


Volunteer at Bancroft

Parents and other adult family members, come lend a hand in your child's classroom, or help out in other ways around Bancroft!

Please fill out the online form, and give Linda, our Family Liaison a call 612-668-3574, and we'll get you set up!

Parent/Guardian Volunteer Form

Madres, Padres y otros familiares adultos: vengan a echar una mano en el salón de su hija/hijo, o ayude en otras cosas en Bancroft. Por favor, complete el formulario en línea, y llame a Linda, la enlace familiar 612-668-3574, y arreglamos con la maestra!


MPS Wellness Policy

We ALL like to celebrate! Instead of food treats, here are some ideas for classroom celebrations, like birthdays!

·      bring a pencil, sticker, seed pack for each student
·      donate a book for the classroom
·      participate in the classroom celebration with your child
·      bring a book from home to share during circle time

Let's keep students SAFE, HEALTHY, and HAPPY at Bancroft!

MPS Wellness Policy Changes

- MPS District policy prevents schools from using food for personal celebrations or rewards.