Leo R. Croce Elementary Home


Electronic Flyers for Parents


To report your child's absence:  sick-child-2irxqko.png

Please call 606-4706 and then press #2

Para reportar la ausencia de su hijo/a: 

Favor de llamar al 606-4706 y oprime #2


Principal Coffee

The May 15th Coffee with the Principal has been cancelled due to the Croce Talent Show.

Spirit Assemblies

  Next Assembly

June 18, 2015

8:45am & 9:45am


Students of the Month

May 28, 2015

Elias Eitzel, Leah Kirchner, Liam Garcia, Arya Vyas, Grant Weber, Sabrina Murray, Joshua Morales, Angel Espinosa-Ortiz, Zoltan Filep, Ashley Browning, Michael Branecki, Malik Guenouche, Isabella Edgett, Margaret Gleason, Cameron Lebon, Jeremiah Bibliano, Emmie Beck, Olivia Edgett, CJ Scorsonelli, Jayden Altizer, Emmy Clappton, McKenzie Wisely, Jaylinn Pacheco, Donovan Torres, Janik Horstschraer, McKenna Smith, Christina Alderman, Cadence Kesler, Kevin Kovacs, Katana Canright, Connor Chu, Marintia Meiji-Moreno, Ashton Marr, Cherish Nunez, Andrew Trujillo, Leonel Ordaz, Matthew Ludwig, Ewan Roberts, Justin Hessler, Billie-Marie Chemiat, Tristan Esguerra, Derrien Paiso, Connor Day, Alyssa Goodearly, Makayla Munoz, Emilio Calzada, Macy Roberts, Samantha Remy




Click below for a link to the login page:

Home Connect Login 

Home Connect works for both AR and A. Math.


     English version

     Spanish version


     English version

     Spanish version

1st day of school

First day of school for 2015/16

August 25, 2015


Packet Day will be August 18th.

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Croce Yearbook order




If anyone would like to order a previous years yearbook, they are available at this link. 

donations for Nepal

Croce kindergartner Kaitlyn Zoerhoff and a committee of Luke Jackson, Kevin Kovacs and  Nathan Thompson would like to thank the Croce community for helping raise money for Nepal.  Donations raised was $320.05 and  will be donated to Global Giving. Thank you to everyone for your donations.  The top four classes were Mrs. Troper ($105.46), Mrs. Helms ($56.05), Ms. Santin ($39.87) and Mrs. Schultz ($22.34).

"You make the difference"


We are pleased to announce that Croce’s own Bhavna Khatri was honored at a recent “You Make the Difference” awards ceremony, sponsored by the Tri-Valley SELPA. Each year SELPA (an organization responsible for the coordination of special education services throughout the Tri-Valley) recognizes outstanding professionals who make a profound difference on the lives of special needs students in Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon.  Mrs. Khatri, a para-educator in Mrs. Allen’s Kindergarten class, was nominated by Duke Fang’s parents citing her patience, dedication and persistence in working with their son.  We can only echo Mr. and Mrs. Fang’s sentiments and wish to add our congratulations to a truly outstanding colleague and educator.  A big round of Cheetah applause is in order!

Calkins Corner

In an attempt to provide our Croce families with information about our new writing curriculum, the staff has written some brief monthly writing highlights. As you know, beginning last year, our Math curriculum has been refined and developed.  Teacher-sponsored Parent Math Nights have provided you with information about the “multiple methods” approach to the Mathematics curriculum.  Hopefully, your children continue to provide you with "Math News" via family conversations and homework discussions. 

The information contained in our “Calkins Corner” is meant to give you additional insights on how our staff enhances writing instruction.  We hope it will prove helpful. Your feedback is, as always, appreciated.

Please click on "Calkins Corner" to see the month of March in review.

Congratulations AR READERS

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     1,142 AR points!!         1,168 AR points!!          

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   1013 AR points!!              400 AR points


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Principal's Message:

Our State Testing is drawing to a close with the completion of Science testing for our 5th grade students on May 20th.  We feel that the process went relatively smoothly at our site, with a 99% “test participation” rate and only a few minor technical glitches.  I will survey individual teachers to get input to pass on to the district regarding time allotted, bandwidth access, etc. to help them in next year’s planning. We definitely profited from this opportunity to have a “no fault” opportunity to test.  Thanks to all of you for getting your children here rested and ready to do their best!

As you can see from our “Calkins Corner”, teachers and students are still writing, writing, writing.  I’ve been the recipient of wonderful letters across the grade levels on a variety of topics and have been invited to classrooms to see our Croce writers at work.  We are delighted with their progress and hope you see evidence of their hard work in the samples they bring home.

We in the office are busily hosting new Kindergarten parents as they arrive for their Kindergarten Assessment interviews this week. We have four full Kindergarten classes and a TK program that is almost at capacity.  As always, we’re excited to welcome over 120 new families to our Croce community.

June marks Diversity Week and we are delighted to announce some great presentations and performers for this year’s extravaganza.  We will actually begin our week on May 29th, with our Spirit Assembly and two ethnic fashion shows.  Last year we had thirty-nine participants and this year we have over fifty! I have added a separate schedule to this newsletter for your information regarding presenters, dates and times.  We are especially pleased to have the Lion Dancers and “Cheza Nami” (African drumming and dance) for our all-school assemblies.  Grade level presenters will represent Indian, African, Hawaiian, Chinese, Mexican and Native American cultures.  As I write this, students at all grade levels are creating artwork representing over thirty different cultural art forms.  Their work will be on display during Open House of May 21st and will remain up through June 5th

Our annual Hoe Down will take place on June 10th and our students are excitedly practicing their square dance “moves” and readying their western wear. Of course, we will have as our honored guests our Rodeo Queen and our school namesake, Mr. Leo Croce. 

It is definitely an understatement to say there is a lot going on!  I hope to see you at these special events.  Your support and participation means so much to your children.   Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events listed above.


Mrs. Vicki Scudder

Today: 7/3/15


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Congratulations to

Mrs. Allen's class!  

They are the Box Tops Champions for the second time this school year!  

Thank you to everyone for helping us pass

our goal of $1500.  

The total raised for 2014/15 was


Keep saving Box Tops for the next competition

starting in Fall 2015.


Have a great summer!


Below are the monies lost for non attendance due to illness, family trips, parent excused absences, etc. Illnesses due warrant  "at-home time", but we appreciate your consistent efforts to schedule family trips and appointments outside of the school day.

6/1/15 - 6/18/15


5/1/15 - 5/29/15


4/1/15 - 4/30/15


3/2/15 - 3/27/15


2/2/15 - 2/27/15


1/5/15 - 1/30/15


12/1/14 - 12/18/14


11/3/14 - 11/30/14


10/1/14 - 10/28/14


8/25/14 - 9/30/14

$12, 987




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