To report your child's absence:
Please call 606-4706 and then press #2
Para reporter la asistencia de su hijo/a:
Por favor hable al 606-4706 y oprime #2
Enjoy a cup of coffee and join Mrs. Scudder on October 17, 2014 at 8:45am in the MPR to discuss concerns, ask questions, etc.
September 26, 2014
8:45am & 1:45pm
Picture Day is coming!!
Thursday, September 25th.
Order envelopes will be sent home with your child
on Monday, September 22nd.
To purchase pictures, students must have
money envelope on Picture Day.
If ordered on line, print your receipt and put in envelope.
Walk 4 Education
Students and families are invited to participate in the
6th Annual Walk for Education on Saturday, September 27th
from 9:00am-12:00 noon at the Livermore High School track.
Proceeds benefit the Livermore Valley Education Foundation
providing support to all LVJUSD schools.
You may now order your yearbook online.
Previous years (2012/13 and 2013/14): http://crocearchives.picaboo.com/
To contribute photos to this year’s yearbook: http://croce.picaboo.com/5111063/contribute
My apologies for an unusually long letter this month, however, there is so much of interest in both our academic and social venues it is truly difficult to be brief.
Last year, our District and our school gradually transitioned into the Common Core Standards. Teachers and administrators attended several trainings and planning sessions. This year, there will be full implementation at all grade levels. Students and teachers will create and demonstrate multiple methods of solving math problems and participate in daily collaborative conversations across all subject areas. We are very excited about this shift in our teaching and learning.
You can also anticipate seeing more writing in all grade levels. Our teacher coaches are providing on-site training to the entire staff and we are supported by a District writing specialist who meets regularly with our staff to talk about classroom writing workshops and student writing portfolios. These are exciting times for us and your children!
We invite you—as always-- to become an active participant in our school community. While many of you work outside of the home and are unable to volunteer in our classrooms, please consider attending our family events sponsored by the PTA. We have already had a great Family Dinner and Movie Night (the movie is no-cost to our families) and are looking forward to our “Fun Run” this Friday (you can sponsor a runner effortlessly via an on-line pledge). Upcoming events like the Ice Cream Social on September 26th and our PTA-sponsored Book Fair during the week of October 20-24, our both ways to stay connected with the school and its “rhythm”. These are, for the most part, no cost events where you can meet other families and feel connected to our school. Research does support the concept that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for the child.
Other events for your family calendar include:
We have an active EL Parent Group that meets every Friday morning between 9:00 and 11:00am in Room 39. If you are the parent of an English learner, this is a wonderful school and social connection.
Finally, please download the Croce App on your Android or Apple ”Smart Phone”. The App is free and, although I know I am prejudiced in this regard, it is fantastic! My thanks to our fantastic PTA (and kudos to Greg Park) for spearheading this effort. This is yet another example of the ongoing work of Lisa Valverde, our President, and her Executive Board to make Croce the best in both academics and “service” to our parent community. I know this will be a great year for all of us!
LEO R. CROCE
BOX TOP CHALLENGE
Croce Elementary PTA
FALL BOX TOP CHALLENGE WINNER!
Mrs. Helms class
The PTA would like to thank all of the students, teachers and families that participated in the Fall Box Top Challenge. All together we collected 6,648 Box Tops, which means almost $665 raised for our wonderful school! A special congratulations to Mrs. Helms and her kindergarten students for winning the challenge with 703 Box Tops! What a great turn-out overall, we greatly appreciate all of the support from the amazing families here at Croce Elementary!
We look forward to the next challenge in the winter, have a wonderful holiday break!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
OUR AR PROGRESS SO FAR THIS WEEK