Worcester’s premier college-preparatory co-ed day school serving students from Central MA and MetroWest, Pre-K–Grade 12

Bancroft Parent–Faculty Association (PFA)

The PFA is a collaborative of families, faculty, and staff whose aim is to foster a deep sense of community on campus by augmenting and complementing the school experience. There are many ways to participate and we encourage you to seek out your grade representatives or division liaisons, or drop a note directly to the PFA president at PFAPres@bancroftschool.org.

Please check the school calendar for all the major activities sponsored by the PFA, but we will also reach out to you throughout the year with reminders and calls for help. PFA meetings are held monthly and are open to all. 

Major PFA Events 2018-19

Fall Back-to-School Social: Fri. Sept. 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Lower School Parents Night: Thurs. Sept. 13, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
Middle School Parents Night: Thurs. Sept. 20, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
Upper School Parents Night: Thurs. Sept. 27, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
Fall Family Festival/Homecoming: Sat. Sept. 22, 2018
State of School Address: TBD
Community Dinner (prior to Upper School Musical): Fri. March 8
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon: TBD
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast: TBD
Spring Social: TBD

PFA Leadership Meetings 2018-19

Meetings are held on Mondays at 8 a.m. in the Gauthier Dining Room at Bancroft School and are open to the Bancroft community. 2018-19 Dates TBD.

PIN (Parents Independent Schools Network)

Bancroft's PFA is a member of PIN, a volunteer organization comprised of parent representatives from New England area independent schools. PIN's mission is to provide educational programs to its member schools and to promote parental communication and awareness. PIN is a wonderful resource for parenting seminars and discussions. All parents are welcome to attend any of their meetings.  

To learn more visit pin-inc.org
Click Sign In and enter the following login information:
Username: pinschools
Password: PINschools1986

2018-2019 PFA Team


President: Khurston Ellia-Epple ’86
Vice President: Amy Wolf
Treasurer: Susanne Choate
Secretary: Lauren Hamm

Division Liaisons

Upper School Liaison: Susan Onffroy
Middle School Liaison: Karen Walton Bowen
Lower School Liaison: Gina Thamel

Event Coordinators

P.I.N. Rep: TBD
Fall Festival: Padgett Berthiaume ’97
Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: Lynne Tonna & Isabel Condon
Community Dinner: Carolyn Selavka
Box Tops, Pull Tabs: Karen Walton Bowen
PFA By-Laws Update Coordinator: Jo-Ellen Grossi

Grade Reps

Gr. 12: Isabel Condon
Gr. 11: Sara Guin
Gr. 10: Kate Chope
Gr. 9: Eda Stefani
Gr. 8: Hayla Sluss, Lynne Tonna
Gr. 7: Leslie Kourlis, Diana McManus
Gr. 6: Meg Byron, Kate Chope
Gr. 5: Kelly Quill, Kristen Murray
Gr. 4: Padgett Berthiaume
Gr. 3: Leslie Kourlis
Gr. 2: Ceyhan Akalin
Gr. 1: Cynthia Gray
K:  Natalia Pavlova
PreK: Stephanie Terrill

Easy Ways to
Support the PFA


Box Tops for Education

Collect box tops from participating products and send them in to school with your student. Bancroft PFA gets 10 cents per box top!


Shop with gift cards in everyday categories including groceries, gas, restaurants and more. A percentage of each gift card purchased goes directly to your school or organization. It's fundraising made easy! Raise the money your group needs with no soliciting or selling.

Enrollment code: 17C1BFL737853

Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile Program

Sign up and shop through AmazonSmile (same products & prices as Amazon.com), and they donate 0.5% of your purchase to Bancroft PFA! NOTE: There are several schools with "Bancroft" in the name. Be sure to choose Bancroft School, Worcester, MA. Learn more about AmazonSmile. 

Can Pulls

Can Pulls

Please snap off and collect can pulls from your empty cans and send them to school with your child — examples are can pulls from food cans, soda cans, and pet food cans. At the end of the year, Mrs. Allen will redeem them all for scrap metal money, which is then donated to Shriners Hospital on Bancroft's behalf!

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