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
Principal Selection - Elegir Nuevo Director

We want Bancroft families to be aware of and participate in the process for selecting our principal for the next school year. The school district has established the procedures for this, and the next step is to put together an Interview Committee, which will consist of staff and parents. The committee will reflect the make-up of our staff and the diversity of our families.

If you would like to be part of the interview committee yourself, please contact Linda in the office as soon as possible:  612-668-3574


Queremos que las familias de Bancroft conozcan y participen en el proceso de selección de nuestro director/a para el próximo año escolar. El distrito escolar ha establecido el procedimiento, y el siguiente paso es armar un Comité de Entrevista, que estará compuesto por personal y madres/padres. El comité reflejará la composición de nuestro personal y la diversidad de nuestras familias.

 Si desea ser parte del comité mismo de entrevistas, comuníquese con Linda en la oficina lo antes posible: 612-668-3574.


PTO Plant Sale! - Venta de Plantas!



It’s time for the…    22nd Annual Bancroft Plant Sale! 


This is our biggest fundraiser! And those funds are put to good use: classroom supplies, field trips, family nights and more - to support all of our students in their learning.



Look for order forms and color reference sheets in backpacks on Monday, March 19. Plant orders accepted until April 18. The plants will be available for pickup on May 11 & 12.



PTO & SITE COUNCIL - Monday, March 26


5:00 - PTO Meeting
5:30 - Updates from the Principal
6:00 - Site Council

Light meal (5:30) and childcare provided.

We hope to see you there!


Proposed Changes to School Start/End Times 2018-2019

The proposed 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 Changes

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.