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
Livermore Valley Joint USD is excited to announce our online Volunteer Database.
Please go to our LVJUSD Volunteer website at
to complete your application and create a Volunteer account.
Quad Area (weather permitting) or
Join Mrs. Helsley for coffee/muffins.
This is an informal time with the principal to share ideas, concerns, questions and thoughts.
April 14 & May 12
March 24, 2017
8:45 & 9:25am
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
February 17, 2017
Tasi Lefthand-Roderos, Aiden Franklin, Savannah Froke, Milo Hoppenbrouwers, Isabela Mateo, Julia Mekeres, Camren Aldridge, Kayley Enos, Reagan Vail, Jayvn Meafou, Jackson Garcia, Zareena Parhar, Madison Moore, Tanner Breesch, Vanessa Rosales, Ezequiel Enriquez, Nakayla Cage, Logan Wold, Marissa Alvear, Brianna Canning, Jack Munoz, Taya Trinta, Gregory Newton, Briana Frutos, Wyatt Gorelczenko, Josie Franco, Caden Rutledge, Kyle Sides, Richard Krimm, Dallas Wood, Mathiew Nickell-Schwichtenberg, Jacey Green, Rosana Tellez, CJ Scorcenelli, Eli Borgna, Kendra Steinhorst, Clark Canfield, Annabelle Apodaca, Kieran Luu, Annabelle Meyers, Madeline Soto, Cadence Sylvester, Asella Furuyama, Sean Valone, Grace Solomon, Holden Crady, Alejandro Leon, Angelin Galarza Vite
April 28, May 26
February 10, 2017
150 Points – Gold Medal
Cameron Caley, Antonio Escalante-Alfaro, Lucas Hoppenbrouwers, Milo Hoppenbrouwers, Claire Jackson, Kevin Kovacs, Sabrina Murray, Harbin Mushiana, Shelby Sanford, Matthew Stahl, J.J. Verceles
100 Points – Silver Medal
Zena Aly, Elham Amiri, Riley Bellmer, Jake Bradley, Cameron Caley, Katana Canright, Claudia Cayado, Cameron Croll, Trevor Crouch, Antonio Escalante-Alfaro, Joshua Graber, Nathan Graber, Alexander Hawkins, Jaiden Hilliard, Lucas Hoppenbrouwers, Brooke Kor, Tyler Lahowe, Ryan Loder, Brenda Loza, Vanessa Javier Martinez, Alondra Martinez, Melanie Mekeres, Sabrina Murray, Harbin Mushiana, Francis Nguyen, Shelby Pagel, Tyrese Quinto, Shelby Sanford, Ocean Stanley, Kendra Steinhorst, Jade Torres, Grant Weber, Donovan Woll
50 Points – Bronze Medal
Isabella Ahmadi, Eberechukwu Aladi, Jayden Altizer, Noor Aly, Zena Aly, Andrew Arante, Alyssa Avila, Riley Batteate, Eli Borgna, Jake Bradley, Tanner Breesch, Adrian Casillas, Claudia Cayado, Connor Chu, Colton Crouch, Trevor Crouch, Kate Ellsworth, Franco Espinosa-Rios, Angel Espinoza, Robyn Fang, Savanna Froke, Madelyn Funk, Sophia Gerochi, Joshua Graber, Nathan Graber, Malik Guenouche, Addyson Gundry, Kaleb Hanby, Alexander Hawkins, Jose Hernandez, Dylan Hessler, Jaiden Hilliard, Lucas Hoppenbrouwers, Janik Horsthraer, Malana Island, Luke W. Jackson, Olivia Lollini, Vanessa Javier Martinez, Isabela Mateo, Natalia McCoy, Gabriela Mekeres, Julia Mekeres, Madison Moore, Shayla Moore, Gregory Newton, Veeda Nezami, Francis Nguyen, James Passmore, Lucia Patrick, Grace Phillips, Juliette Salgado Garcia, Shelby Sanford, Gabrielle Sands, Nicholas Sasso, Yachana Sharda, Maile Silva, Chandler Smoak, Christian Tham, Nathan Thompson, Reagan Vail, Alan Valdes, Sean Valone, Diego Valverde, Hartley Weichert, Jason Wylde, Adrian Zambrano, Sophia Zepeda
25 Points – Certificate
Michael Abreu, Eberechukwu Aladi, Jayden Altizer, Noor Aly, Andrew Arante, Sarah Anne Araya, Amaya Baca, Trevor Baldridge, Katie Bell, Alexander Bergeron, Angelina Bhatia, Katie Bier, Tanner Breesch, Giana Burns, Dominic Calderon, Savannah Caley, Brianna Canning, Jack Canfield, Adrian Casillas, Brody Chapman, Kerigan Coates, Jae Cosgriff, Autumn Cowan, Cooper Cox, Kendall Dao, Kymber Dao, Gavin Day, Mohamad Diah, Hayden Eagan, Yuji Ellisor, Kate Ellsworth, Ryan Emerson, Franco Espinosa-Rios, Angel Espinoza, Robyn Fang, Daniel Friday, Jennifer Friday, Savanna Froke, Juliet Garcia, Sophia Gerochi, Tyler Gorelczenko, Nathan Graber, Madilyn Gresshoff, Malik Guenouche, Jonathan Hahn, Emilio Henthorn, Angel Hernandez, Jose Hernandez, Bridgette Hessler, Dylan Hessler, Ava Holzenthal, Janik Horstshraer, Jordyn Houser, Dax Hunter, Malana Island, Cody Jackson, Lauren Johnson, Johnathan LaFountain, Olivia Lollini, Calahan McCoy, Natalia McCoy, Cora Melland, Shayla Moore, Armon Moosayar, Yaritza, Dharamveer Mushiana, Veeda Nezami, Asher Nischke, Chloe Okland, Mason Pappas, Caleb Park, Lucia Patrick, Parker Pompilio, Giselle Quintanilla, Arianna Rodriguez, Cyrus Rodriguez, Vanessa Rosales, Blake Roth, Rebecca Sanchez, Nicholas Sasso, Levi Schmurr, Yachana Sharda, Makenna Smith, Logan Smoak, Sara Speroni, Earl Stacy, Christian Tham, Joshua Tinkham, Donavan Torres, Lucyle Tupper, Kathryn Vail, Paisley Vail, Reagan Vail, Alan Valdes, Sean Valone, Diego Valverde, Iliana Valverde, Claire Jane Verceles, Kyler Wallace, Jackson Whatley, Madison Wingerd, Jason Wylde, Adrian Zambrano
April 21 & May 2
April 3-7, 2017
Press Release from Livermore Police Department regarding Bicycle Safety.
PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY
I’m The Principal
At lunchtime, I had Chicken Nuggets. Then I did some more paperwork. I went out to see the 5th graders in the cafeteria. I visited classrooms during rainy day recess to make sure everyone cleaned up on time. The 4th graders asked me lots of questions. Soon, it was almost time for the day to be over. I brought a treat to my friends in Mrs. Coon’s class. Everyone said I did a good job. The best part of the day was using the walkie-talkie. I used it a lot! When I grow up, I want to be an artist, but maybe being a principal would be fun, too.
Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing. --Henry Petroski
February is Science and Engineering Month. Here at Croce, our students have been experiencing the joy and fascination of hands-on Science all year long. We are fortunate to have two highly skilled and knowledgeable Elementary Science Specialists: Mrs. Pam Ferrucci and Dr. Gabriela Chirica. They provide hands-on lab and demo lessons for students in weekly lessons, Grades 1-5. Not to be left out of the fun, classroom teachers also provide Science lessons in the classrooms. We have been increasing our students’ access to STEM learning. STEM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math”. Some lessons are STEAM lessons, with the addition of an artistic component as part of the science. These lessons focus on collaborative teamwork, and shared problem-solving in situations one might see in everyday life.
February is also the month where we celebrate Science with the LVJUSD Science Odyssey. Students in Grades K—12 in each of our District schools will be presenting their hypothesis and conclusions from individual and team projects. There will be music and Science posters, and photography on display as well. The event will be at Junction Avenue K-8 School on February 16, 2017, from 5-7 PM. It is always impressive to see the creativity in their thinking and wonderings!
Elementary-aged students are naturally curious about the world around them. Just think how many times they’ve asked you “Why is…?” or “How come…?” or “What if…?” That inquiry mindset is how they learn and grow within their daily environment. Having conversations about what they see and wonder about are great ways to foster that inquisitiveness. Scientists also realize that things do not always work out the way we expect them to. Indeed, sometimes our greatest lessons come from those moments when nothing is working as we thought they would. Being willing to take a risk, and to realize that mistakes are simply opportunities for learning, not failure, is an invaluable life skill. Teachers work with students on these mindsets throughout the curriculum, but especially in Science.
For more opportunities for your budding scientist, please check our District’s webpage under Science and Engineering Events Calendar.
With children in mind,
Kendra L. Helsley
To help ensure our students’ safety, all exterior gates are closed during school hours. Once the day has begun, all visitors need to enter campus through the front office. Gates will be opened again just prior to dismissal times. Please help us by keeping gates closed.
Parking lot/drop off—a reminder that the back parking circle is for PRESCHOOL DROP-OFF ONLY. This area must be kept clear for the bus and parent traffic at both arrival and dismissal times. All TK-5 students must be dropped off in the front parking areas. Remember, we have valet parking to assist students out of cars near the Kindergarten area. TK/K students are escorted to their play areas from valet. Please use the appropriate drop-off areas to keep our students safe.
Thank you for helping to protect our students and minimizing disruption by following these procedures.
22: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
24: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
Spirit Assemblies, 8:45 & 9:25am
PTA Game Night, 6:30-8pm
27: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
School Site Council Mtg., 3pm
29: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
30: PTA Mtg., 7pm
31: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
3-7: Spring Break
10: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
12: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
13: Spring Pictures
Student Council Mtg., 2:50-3:30pm
14: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
Coffee Corner, 8:30am
17: No School
18: 5th grade Panoramic picture
19: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
20: PTA Mtg., 7pm
21: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
AR Award Assembly, 8:45am
24: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
GATE class, 3-4:15pm
26: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
PTA Dessert Dine Out (tbd)
27: Twilight Tasting @ Page Mill
LVEF Harlem Wizards, 7pm, LHS
28: Running Club, 8:00-8:20am
Spirit Assemblies, 8:35 & 9:25am
LVEF Harlem Wizards, 7pm, GHS
LEO R. CROCE
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Home Connect works for both AR and A. Math.
HOME CONNECT PARENT GUIDE
AR PARENT GUIDE
OUR AR PROGRESS SO FAR THIS WEEK