Bancroft - An IB World School


We are excited to announce that Bancroft will continue as an IB-PYP school for the 2021-2022 school year!

Although the implementation of the Comprehensive District Design means that we will no longer be an IB magnet school and our attendance zone will change dramatically, Bancroft will continue to offer IB programming as a community school.
THANK YOU to the Bancroft PTO, Site Council, and countless others for your advocacy of our school and IB programming!

Bancroft is an IB World School. The Primary Years Programme 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.   Learn more about the IB PYP at Bancroft.


Bancroft's own 5th grade IB Ambassadors helped design this awesome T-shirt! 

Show your Bancroft Bulldog pride! 

The funds raised will support Bancroft students, families and staff.

Place your order by Friday, Dec. 4th! 
Orders will be mailed directly to your home.

Order online here: BANCROFT T-SHIRTS



Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday-Friday, 
Nov. 25-27           NO SCHOOL 

We are thankful for all of our Bancroft families!


PTO Meeting

Bancroft PTO Meeting 
Monday, November 30th


This virtual meeting will be on Zoom - look for the meeting link in communications on Monday, or contact the PTO:

The Bancroft PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is a space for family members and guardians of students at Bancroft to come together to build community and support the learning of our students.  Bancroft PTO web page


It's Report Card Time! / Boleta de Calificaciones!

Look for report cards in the mail Thanksgiving week!
Remember, the report card shows progress made at this point in the school year towards the year-end goals.  


Busque la boleta de calificaciones de su estudiante en el correo la semana que viene!
Recuérdese que la boleta muestra su progreso en este momento del año escolar hacia las metas de fin de año escolar. 



MEAL & SNACK MENU - Nov. 23-29  


Meal box distribution sites in the Bancroft area include: Andersen, Folwell, Green, Keewaydin, Wellstone, Sullivan*, Sanford, South and Roosevelt*.

Each box contains 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches and includes fresh produce, whole grains, and familiar school favorites. Milk offered on request.
NEW: SUPER SNACKS! High protein paired with fresh fruits & veggies! 

More details from MPS Culinary & Wellness about meal boxes


COFFEE, TEA & IB - Café, Té e IB


Friday, Dec. 4th - 8:00-9:00 am

Join us for a virtual morning coffee. We will do our best to answer questions about Bancroft’s continued IB programming as a community school next year.


Café, Té & IB - viernes, 4 de diciembre - 8:00am
Únase a nosotros para un café matutino virtual. Haremos todo lo posible para responder preguntas sobre la programación continua del IB de Bancroft como escuela comunitaria el próximo año.



Bell Times for 2021-2022

The MPS Board of Education has approved new school day start/end times for the 2021-2022 academic year to accommodate After-School Programs, improve on-time transportation, as well as save on transportation costs. 

Bancroft's bell times for the next school year will be 9:10am to 3:40pm.

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El Directivo de Educación de MPS ha aprobado nuevas horas de inicio y finalización del día escolar para el año académico 2021-2022  - para adaptarse a los programas extracurriculares, mejorar el transporte a tiempo y ahorrar en costos de transporte.

El horario de Bancroft para el próximo año escolar será de 9:10 am a 3:40 pm.


Fix for iPad Connection

If your student is having problems connecting to classes and apps with their iPad, please follow these instructions to update the device:

  • Go to Settings
  • Click on GlobalProtect
  • Click on Notifications
  • Change to “Allow”
  • Return to iPad home screen - find GlobalProtect App.
  • When it opens, you will see MPS-Student and Password.
  • Enter student username and password, and connect.

Or watch this step-by-step VIDEO


Bancroft Student Directory

The Bancroft PTO is offering an opt-in online student directory to help classmates and families stay in touch with each other outside of school. Now more than ever we need our Bancroft School community connected with each other.

Register for the Student Directory here - sharing only the information you choose to.

Contact the Bancroft PTO with questions:


Be good to your eyes!

Relieving eyestrain: Tips for students and families
More information here)

  • Adjust screen brightness and color
  • Take frequent breaks
  • Work in a properly lit area
  • Reduce screen glare
  • Clean your screen
  • 20-20-20: 20-second break every 20 minutes by looking at an object 20 feet away


School Supplies for Distance Learning

Click here for suggested school supplies for learning at home.


We ALL Belong at Bancroft!

TODOS pertenecemos a Bancroft!!

Annagu dhan waxaan ka tirsan mahay Bancroft!