Bancroft - An IB World School

FIX for iPAD connection: How to - VIDEO

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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 Continues as IB School!

GREAT NEWS! 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, 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!

What does International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Program mean for students at Bancroft?


PTO Meeting

Bancroft PTO Meeting 
Monday, October 26th


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


READ-A-THON - Oct 15-28

It's Bancroft's first-ever online

  • STUDENTS: Read every day - and write down your minutes on a calendar, in your notebook, or print out the log in the instructions. At the end, submit your totals using the google form in the instructions.  Earn prizes for your reading!
  • Ask your family and friends to support your reading with a donation!  Donations can be made online! Once there, the donor can click "Add a dedication" to enter the student's name.  Donations support Bancroft in providing the best learning opportunities.

Read-a-thon instructions and links



Bancroft students will cast ballots online on November 3rd!

Kids Voting Minneapolis, a voter education organization, is creating custom ballots for Bancroft. Teachers will share information with students as we get closer to Election Day.

Check out online resources for voters, young and old(er)!

Parents and guardians, if you haven't already cast a ballot by mail or early in-person, be sure you have a plan to VOTE!


Bell Times for 2021-2022

MPS is looking at school start/end times for the next school year to accommodate After-School Programs, improve on-time transportation, as well as saving on transportation costs. Click the link to watch a short narrated video regarding planning for the Bell Time Schedule for 2021-22:

Videos and information about bell time schedule planning.

After watching the video, please take a few moments to complete the Bancroft Bell Time Survey



MENU - Oct 26 - Nov 1

Bancroft is NOT a meal pickup site this fall. Sites for DAILY pick-up in our area include: Andersen, Folwell, Green, Keewaydin, Wellstone, Sullivan*, Sanford, South and Roosevelt*.

More details from MPS Culinary & Wellness about meal boxes

NEW: SUPER SNACKS! High protein paired with fresh fruits & veggies! 
Snack Menu


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!