JO Wilson Parents, Register TODAY For Upcoming DAY CAMP!

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

The CES Team over at JO Wilson are happy to announce that there will be a fun-filled DAY CAMP coming soon! We will later provide additional details about the camp, but for now, if this sounds like something you’d like for your child to partake in, you may register now via the official CES website, CapedSupport. Or perhaps, simply click the clink the link below the banner.



The registration form is accessible via the JO Wilson page of the CES website and looks familiar to the After School registration form. Just fill it out and click submit at the very end.

As always, please contact Director Mia Stewart via email/phone at with any questions that you may have!

Thank you! 🙂

On Fridays At Bancroft, We Build Things!

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

On last week, we had some pretty great weather! Actually, the last couple of weeks we’ve had fairly warm weather considering that it is now the very end of January.  So of course our friends had to take much advantage of it! We spent a lot of time outside from 3:30-4:00pm. However, I had to remind them that they still must wear their jackets/sweaters.

“It’s not quite Spring yet friends!” 🙂

This week, the temperature will return to the mid thirties, so I am really glad that we got a chance to revisit the sunshine if only for a couple of days.

On Fridays, the kindergarten class and I have a adopted a theme where we play a bit with our imagination(s).  On the last few Fridays we’ve talked about sea creatures, different types of fruits/veggies, and a discussion on bullying.  Last Friday, the class as a whole, decided to create and build something with the use of their imaginations. With that in mind, they broke up into groups and built:

  • a dog house
  • a barbie/doll house
  • airplanes
  • boats/ships

We also had a couple of our friends who opted to hang out in the reading corner and read books centered around “construction”. Let’s take a look!

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***Announcement: Parents, I have received a few calls regarding lost items such as jackets, scarves, hats, etc. Most times, I am able to retrieve the items by looking around the classrooms. There isn’t an official Lost & Found location in the school, but as always, I will keep my eyes open and hope for a speedy return!

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! A Time To Reflect…

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

As most of you know, Bancroft takes much time in teaching students HISTORY. This could be American history and/or history centered around specific holidays. Most importantly, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Last week, we prepared for the holiday by celebrating our dear Civil Rights’ activist. We followed suit and joined the entire Bancroft Elementary family in giving lessons about his leadership, life and death.  It’s important to us that we not only have lots of fun in our program, but also take time to teach our kids inspiring history.

***Please stay tuned for additional photos of MLK activities from last week!

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Brrrrrrr!! It’s COLD! Here’s What Happens When Our Friends Stay Inside + Warm (Bancroft/JO Wilson)

Hi Parents, Guardians + Friends!

We know how much you all prefer that your child get a breath of fresh air during outside play while hanging out with us. We understand and we do just that majority of our afternoons together. However, winter has finally become consistent, temperature wise and I bet that we all could agree that most days it is just WAY TOO COLD for outside play. Especially since after-school hours start around the time that the sun and temp are both beginning to descend for the evening.  Our rule is that if it’s below 35 degrees, we stay inside where it’s nice + warm.

But no worries! The staff at Bancroft and JO Wilson still allow inside play for our little friends (not as much running around), but  just as feasible + fun!

Generally, we’ll give them FREE PLAY — meaning that we set up fun centers around the classroom and break them into groups. After about 10-15 minutes, they proceed to the next center, and so on.  And I personally like to have KIDS BOP playing in the background also! To give you an idea, centers may consist of (but not limited to):

  • Puzzles
  • Free draw/coloring/crafts
  • Legos
  • Tying shoe strings practice (Kinder)
  • Magnets (building blocks)
  • Reading corner
  • Chatting with teacher (which they get to tell us ALL about their day or whatever else they’d like to share!)

Take a look:

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**ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be no school nor after-school on next Monday, January 16, 2017 in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.