To report your child's absence:
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
Enjoy a cup of coffee and join Mrs. Scudder on March 20, 2015 at 8:45am in the MPR to discuss concerns, ask questions, etc.
Marchy 27, 2015
8:45am & 1:45pm
Students of the Month
February 27, 2015
Olivia Tellez, Elizaveta Derevyanko, Izaak Acuna-Beck, Shayla Moore, Aarna Patil, Dania Aoucher, Kaitlyn Zoerhoff, Christina Vasquez, Asella Furuyama, Allie Halfon, Jacob Smithson, Tariq Baccus, Grace Jeon, Jadon Sanchez, Karen Telles, Dominic Hahn, Thomas Harris, Charlotte Kirchner, Gavin Day, Claire Verceles, Santiago Mendoza, Vanessa Rosales, Jake Bradley, Makenna Smith, Trevor Crouch, Nathan Graber, Cody Jackson, Brody Chapman, Luke Cash Jackson, Hailey Brown, Ava Holzenthal, Madelyn Funk, Brenda Loza, Madison Moore, Austin Murray, Joshua Flores, Autumn Le, AJ Arante, Milton Tree, Claire Johnson, Nayeli Quintanilla, Jaden Zika, Meagan Sausen, Xavier Armas, Roya Said, Baker O’Dwyer, Jared McQuilliam, Reeya Vyas
state testing is coming!
Click HERE to see important information on
state testing for grades 3 through 5.
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.
cyber safety night at CMS
Parents are invited to attend the Christensen Middle School Cyber Safety Presentation on March 24, 2015 at 7pm in the Christensen Middle School Library.
Click here for more information
family science night
Join us for Family Science Night
Wednesday, March 25
Click on flyer for information
Croce Principal for the day
On February 25th, Joey Osorio was "Principal for the Day". He shadowed Mrs. Scudder and helped with Valet Parking and dealt with a playground situation. He passed out certificates to the Science teachers and visited two 5th grade classrooms where Spelling Bee awards were passed out.
Principal for the day
February 20, 2015 - Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, L. Karen Monroe, participated in Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District's Principal for a Day program at Croce Elementary School.
Congratulations AR READERS
830 AR points 810 AR points
600 AR points
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
February is drawing to a close and it has been full of exciting events for our Croce community. The month began with the PTA sponsorship of our first annual “We ♥ Croce Week” centered on the book Heartprints. Students were inspired to “do good things” for others and share these heartprints on a large poster in the MPR for all to see. This meaningful activity was combined with a Spirit Week and a downtown “dine out”. Our children loved the activities and we were touched by their heartprints. Thank you, PTA. We ♥ you!
February 19 marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Thanks to our staff members Daisy Wong and Ivy Sham, the staff room was decorated for the Year of the Ram and the festivities were carried over into many of our classrooms. The highlight was the traditional Kindergarten “New Year’s Parade”, complete with dragon, winding its’ way around the school. Many teachers took this opportunity to introduce this rich cultural experience to their students via worksheets, parent/guest presentations and related videos. Gung Hay Fat Choy!
In keeping with the theme of celebration, it was my privilege to acknowledge Pam Ferrucci and Debbi Smith, our two wonderful Science Specialists, at February’s meeting of the Board of Education. These dedicated teachers provide a wealth of hands-on experiences for your children and spend hours of their time outside of the school day sponsoring fun science evenings, maintaining our school garden and creating science events for parents and students alike. They motivate your children and foster their interest in science and critical thinking. We are lucky to have them at Croce!
More kudos are in order to our teachers for their creation of, and participation in, two fantastic Math Nights at Croce. Called “Teach Me, Too”, these nights were the “inspiration” of second grade teacher Marni Angelo. Thanks to her ideas, her organization and the garnering of support from her colleagues, close to 100 Croce parents attended these presentations to listen to our staff explain our new approaches to math and provide hands-on experience for all. Thanks are also in order to our interpreter, Mrs. Gonzalez, our PTA for their support, especially Lisa Valverde, Crisabel Thomas, and of course, Mrs. Angelo, Ms. Halim, Mrs. Wranovics, Ms. Wooten, and Mr. and Mrs. Lockhart for their great interactive lessons. We were especially pleased to have two student presenters, Brenda Loza and Angel Hernandez-Revoreda, with us that evening. What impressive mathematicians!
February ended with not one, but two, “Principal’s For the Day”. Our recently elected Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, L. Karen Monroe, spent the morning visiting our classrooms and interacting with our students. She is a compelling educator with a clear vision for our children. She is first and foremost a teacher, and it was a joy to see her interact with students and staff. This is always a special event for Livermore Schools, but her presence made it even more special. Please “check out” the pictures on this page-- provided by the Alameda County Office of Education—documenting her visit.
Finally, we also had a great follow-up to Superintendent Monroe’s visit with the second Principal for the Day administrator, Joey Osorio. Joey, a student in Mrs. Troper’s second grade class, was the lucky winner in the “Fun Run” prize drawing. Mr. Osorio was an excellent Principal, paying attention to all the detail of student learning and safety. His day included the morning valet parking check-in, meet and greet with TK parents, classroom visits to pass out awards to students and teachers, yard supervision, discipline issues, conferences with yard supervisors and staff and a working lunch. He truly was a great “substitute” and took the job in a serious and responsible manner. He did use his “Principal Prerogative” to provide ice cream for his class—definitely a well-deserved “perk” of the job. Thank you, Joey!
Today, Mrs. Burns and I will spend our second day at the all-school Kindergarten Registration. This is always our first indicator that the year is “winding down”. In my next letter, I will provide you with our tentative “test window” for Smarter Balanced Testing. I can tell you that we are looking at April 13 through April 30 for all three grade levels, which will be “staggered” in four day blocks. In any event, please use this window as a “black out zone” for doctor’s appointments, etc. Attendance will be, as always, critical during standardized testing.
Thank you for your interest and support in our school.
LEO R. CROCE
BOX TOP CHALLENGE IS BACK!
We received our December check from the Box Tops for Education™ program and earned $844.20! Way to go! We still need your help clipping and turning in Box Tops for us to reach this year’s goal of $1,500. The challenge will begin Tuesday, February 17th and the class that collects the most Box Tops by Friday, February 27th wins!
Please support Leo Croce Elementary by signing up at boxtops4education.com
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US REACH OUR GOAL!
LOST ATTENDANCE REVENUE
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.
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
OUR AR PROGRESS SO FAR THIS WEEK