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PFA Back-to-School Social

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 I encourage you to seek out your grade representatives or division liaisons, or drop a note directly to 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 2017-18

Fall Back-to-School Social: Fri. Sept. 8, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Parents Nights:

  • Lower School- Thurs. Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.
  • Middle School- Thurs. Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.
  • Upper School- Thurs. Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Fall Family Festival/Homecoming: Sat. Sept. 23

State of School Address: Tues. Jan 30, 6:30 p.m.

Community Dinner (prior to Upper School Musical): Fri. March 9

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon: Wed. April 18, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Annual Yard Sale: Sat. May 5, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast: Mon. May 7, 8:00 a.m.

Spring Social: Fri. May 11, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

PFA Leadership Meetings 2017-18

Mondays at 8am in the Small Dining Room at Bancroft School.
These meetings are open to the Bancroft community. 

Sept. 11, 8-9:30 a.m. – Workshop
Oct. 16 – Administrative Guest: Trey Cassidy
Nov. 13 – Administrative Guest: Lisa Baker
Dec. 11 – Parent Focus Group with kor Marketing Group
Jan. 8 – Administrative Guest: Beth Beckman (Rice Room)
Feb. 12 – Administrative Guest: Carrie Whitney
March 12 – Administrative Guest: Trevor O'Driscoll
April 9 – Administrative Guests: Tracy Jones & Mark Taylor
May 7 – All-School PFA Meeting at 8:00 a.m. followed by Volunteer Appreciation Coffee at 8:30 a.m.

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

2017-2018 PFA Team

Leadership Team

Laura Dully: President

Khurston Ellia-Epple: Vice President

Betty Darling: Treasurer
Suzanne Choate: Incoming Treasurer        

Shelagh Davenport: Secretary         

Division Liaisons

Upper School: Susan Onffroy
Middle School: Sadie Van Buren
Lower School: Kate Chope (Liaison), Karen Walton-Bowen (Assistant Liaison)

Grade Reps

12 Melissa Shufro
11 Christa Papula
10 Lynne Tonna
9 Kate Chope
8 Eldira Stefani & Natasha Cormier
7 Meg Byron & Christine Muszalski
6 Carolyn Cuff & Shay Paretti
5 Heidi Ginter
4A Angela Fochetti
4S Amy Wolf
3 Nil Shah
2 Leslie Kourlis
1 Padgett Berthiaume
K Jennifer Nohrden
PK Melissa Anderson

Event Coordinators

Fall Festival: Padgett Berthiaume
Yard Sale: Khurston Ellia-Epple
Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: Katie Wood
Community Dinner: Donna Mann
Box Tops, Soda Can Pull Tabs: Karen Walton-Bowen

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!

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. 


The PFA Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Bancroft School, 110 Shore Drive, Worcester, MA. Click here for more details.

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 in 4A redeems them all for scrap metal money, which is then donated to Shriners Hospital on Bancroft's behalf!

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