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
PTO Meeting

Bancroft PTO Meeting 
Monday, Jan. 27   5:30-7:00pm

  • Share Ideas: Spring plans
  • Dig In: Plant Sale preparation
  • Be Aware: How are you affected by MPS' draft plans to place, transport, and educate our children. (Comprehensive District Design)
  • Be Chatty: How can you promote Bancroft Elementary among your friends/neighbors?


Childcare and light dinner provided. 

Please let us know if you plan to attend. This will help us prepare for childcare and light dinner.
Call the Bancroft office - or email 


If you are unable to attend in person, watch live online.


Reunion de la PTO - lunes, 27 de enero - 5:30pm

  • Compartir ideas: planes para la primavera y preparación de Venta de Plantas
  • Tenga en cuenta: ¿Cómo le afectan los proyectos de MPS para colocar, transportar y educar a nuestros niños y niñas? (Diseño Integral del Distrito Escolar)
  • Que hablen: ¿Cómo podemos promover la Primaria Bancroft entre nuestros amigos / vecinos?


Servicio de guardería y cena ligera.

Si no puede asistir en persona, mire en vivo en línea

(Avísenos en la oficina si necesitan guardería y/o interpretación)



Thursday, Jan. 30th - 5:30-7:00pm


Join us for a discussion of the Comprehensive District Design
and the beginnings of our budget plans.

Light meal and childcare provided. Please call the main office if you would like childcare.


Consejo de Bancroft - jueves, 30 enero - 5:30pm


Los invitamos a una discusión sobre el Diseño Integral del Distrito y nuestros planes presupuestarios escolares.

Comida ligera y guardería. Por favor avísenos en la oficina
si quieren utilizar la guardería.


MPS Comprehensive District Design

Stay informed about the Comprehensive District Design 

What is it?    
¿Qué es el Diseño Integral del Distrito Escolar?   

Fahamka guudd ee Qorshsha Degmada - Waa Maxay?

HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED? Attend one of the community meetings

CDD Listening and Info Sessions - all are 6:30-8:00PM
Monday, Jan 27 - Northeast Middle School, 2955 Hayes Street NE
**Wednesday, Jan 29 - Roosevelt HIgh, 4029 28th Avenue South (Changed from Wilder)
Thursday, Jan 30 - Davis Center, 1250 W. Broadway Avenue
Monday, Feb 3 - Justice Page Middle School, 1 W. 49th Street (near Washburn)
Wednesday, Feb 5 - Bethune School, 919 Emerson Avenue N

Check out the district's CDD website for documents, videos and maps.



FEBRUARY 3-7, 2020

Monday Melt - Tall-Sock Tuesday - Winter Walk Wednesday 
Health in Your Hands Thursday - Friendly Friday


African-American Family Involvement Day!

Friday, February 7 - Join us for breakfast!  8:40am


Share the school experience!
All families welcome


Dress for the Weather - ¡Abríguense!

Please make sure your child wears a warm coat, hat and gloves to school because we go outside for recess every day for a half hour! (unless it is raining or the temperature or windchill is below 0 degrees Fahrenheit)

Cold weather school cancellation guidelines


Por favor asegúrese que sus hijas e hijos tengan abrigo, gorro y guantes porque salimos todos los días para el recreo de media hora. (al menos que la temperatura o sensación térmica baje a menos 0 grados Fahrenheit.)

Bancroft on Minnesota Public Radio

Our brand new kitchen and our discerning students were featured in an MPR News story, "Schools add healthy, local to the menu - and some kids eat it up."

Check out the video too!


Register Your Student!

Click on the link below to register your student.



Requests submitted on or before February 7, 2020 will be included in the school request lottery.


We ALL Belong at Bancroft!

TODOS pertenecemos a Bancroft!!

Annagu dhan waxaan ka tirsan mahay Bancroft!