Bancroft Middle School

Parent Information

Uniform Corner

A detailed description of the uniform policy including what is acceptable for free dress days is available on the "My School" then "Uniform" tab of the home page. 

 

Spirit Wear can be purchased every Monday & Wednesday morning and during student lunch.  All T-shirts are $10.00 and sweatshirts are $20. Please bring correct change if possible. 

Attendance Corner

It is important for students to be in school every day on time.  If your child needs to miss school we will need documentation in a timely manner. You can use the Bruin Attendance Apple on the homepage. If you have any questions, please ask for Ms. Kristen Speir in the front office.  Her email address is also available on the homepage under staff. 

Clubs for Students

Anime Club: The Anime Club is a place where students can share their passion for this graphic style. We meet every other Wednesday at lunch time in the library. ~Miss Justus 

Board Game Club: Drop in at lunch to play board games. The Board Game Club meets every day at lunch in room 403. 

Dirt Club: Join the Dirt Club to beautify our campus every Monday after school from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. to do some gardening and worm farming. No experience is necessary, just a desire to help nurture our plants. We meet in Room 304 to feed worms first before heading out to our garden plots. Pick up a permission slip in Room 304 to join.  ~Ms. Mok

Robotics Club: Join the Robotics Club to design, create and build different products to enter into local competitions. We meet after school from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday in Room 302. Pick up a permission slip from Ms Mok. 

California Junior Scholarship Federation: CJSF provides service to the school and community. We meet on the First Monday of the month after school in room 303 from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. ~ Mr. Mendis 

Revelation Club: This is a bible based Christian Club to equip believers in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. We meet on Wednesdays at Lunch in room 707. Everyone is welcome. ~ Mr. Gee 

Student Council: Student council is the governing body for student activities on campus. It is made up of both appointed and elected members. The members represent the rest of the students and plan events for the entire campus.  We meet every Tuesday during lunch and every day during advisory. ~ Ms. Hamilton and Miss Justus 

The Reading & Writing Club: students share books they have enjoyed and want others to read and explore their capabilities and skills as writers. We meet on Fridays at Lunch in Room 111.

Inventor's Club: The students in this club will work with 3D printers, computers and other technology to create new inventions. This is a makerspace. Come with with your imagination and ideas ready! Wednesdays 3:45-4;30

Room 501, Ms McClure

News for February

Weekly updates with all of the activities happening each week is emailed each week to all parents that have a current email address in School Loop. Please read the weekly parent newsletter to stay on top of all of the things happening at Bancroft:) 

 

*Bancroft's Talent show is on Friday, Feb 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Tickets are $2.00 per person. Snacks will be available. 

 

*CORE SURVEY- Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the CORE Survey. This survey gives us important feedback that allows us to hear the voices of parents as to how we are doing as a school site to best meet the needs of your children:) 

 

*Semester grades will be mailed home by Feb 6th. Unsatisfactory grade reports for Quarter 3 will be mailed by 3/17.

 

*Student of the Month and Bancroft's Best: Congratulations to the students selected!! The next Student of the Month Assembly will take place on Monday, Feb 6th @ 8:15 in the Auditorium & the next Bancroft's Best will take place on Friday, Feb 10th- Invitations will be sent home for the students that are selected. 

 

*PTA Meeting: Please join us for our monthly meeting on Tues, Feb 14 at 6:30 pm. For more info, please check us out at http://eepurl.com/chS6x5 and for the PTA newsletter follow this link http://eepurl.com/clyZdH

 

*First Basketball Games are every Thursday- See the flyer posted on the right for locations as they vary. All games start at 4:30.

 

*School Site Council: The next meeting is Tuesday, Feb 21st at 3:45 pm in Room 115.

 

*Coffee with Principal: This first Monday of each month @ 8:30 in the back of the Library. 

 

Weekly updates with all of the activities happening each week is emailed each week to all parents that have a current email address in School Loop. Please read the weekly parent newsletter to stay on top of all of the things happening at Bancroft:) 

 

Student/Parent Events for Bancroft

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Rules and Expectations

Bancroft Mission- Prepared to succeed in an ever-changing world.  

 

Vision- Success is achieved with effective communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. 

 

Goals- We have several goals

  • Improve our overall SBAC scores in Math and English Language Arts
  • Provide a rigorous education
  • Support the success of each individual student by supporting their socio-emotional needs in addition to their academic needs
  • Build a partnership with our families and the Bancroft community

Homework House- Provides free homework assistance by a credentialed teacher for all students every morning (except Thursdays) from 7:45-8:45 a.m. in the library and every day after school (except Fridays) from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in the library. 

 

Points- All students get 10 points each quarter.  Students can lose points for a detention or for a suspension.  Students may not earn points back. Each quarter students start with 10 points. 

 

Scheduled fun events- There will be several fun events such as dances, a winter fair, etc. that will be open to all students that have points. You can check the calendar each month for scheduled fun events. 

 

Bancroft Network News- This is a student run "news" broadcast.  1-2 times per week all students tune in during advisory time to hear about things happening around campus.  Students will hear about upcoming club activities, opportunities to try out for sports, etc. We are working on getting the link to our Bancroft Network News (BNN) on the homepage for parents to view at their leisure. 

 

Teacher Detentions- Teachers can hold students for up to 20 minutes after school.  

 

Administrative Detentions- There are 45 minutes after school in the cafeteria on Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays only.  Parents will be notified in advance.  Students can be issued a 45 minute detention for breaking school rules. 

 

SST Process- Parent or Teachers can request a Student Success Team (SST) meeting.  This is for students that are showing that they have an academic or socio-emotional needs. Please see an administrator if you have questions. We will hold SST meetings monthly. 

 

Awards- There are several awards that students can earn;

  • Brag Tags-Students earn these daily for showing respect, being responsible, random acts of kindness, etc. There is a weekly drawing for prizes such as front of the lunch line passes. 
  • Student of the Month- Each month 1 student from each class will be celebrated for academic success and/or for being a Bancroft Bruin 
    • B- Big-hearted
    • R- Respectful
    • U- Uplifting
    • I- Inspiring
    • N- Nurturing
  • Scholar awards- High academic achievement 
  • Bancroft's Best-Quarterly award for displaying the Bancroft Bruin spirit

Student of the Month- This event will be held the first Friday of each month. In November due to a Principal's meeting the Student of the Month celebration will be Nov. 3rd at 8:15 in the Library. Each teacher selects 1 student. Parents/guardians will be invited to come for an informal celebration where students will receive a free Bancroft Scholar shirt along with a nice certificate and other goodies.  There will be coffee for adults and treats for students and adults.