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 April 17, 2015 at 8:45am in the MPR to discuss concerns, ask questions, etc.
April 24, 2015
8:45am & 1:45pm
Students of the Month
March 27, 2015
Raimee Pecot, Jewels La, Janessa Tambo, Joslyn Taber, Jordyn Houser, Nithiyasree Dhanushkumar, Zena Aly, Timothy Wisely, Annabelle Bettencourt, Alanna Berglund, Ray Hill, Vincente Correa, Briana Tapia, Ian O’Connell, Chloe Okland, Nakayla Cage, Robbie Torres, Julian Lee, Angelina Bhatia, Malana Island, Katie Bier, Christian Tham, Jack Canfield, Autumn Cowan, Ella Parsons, Nolan Cherry, Jae Cosgriff, Joel Garcia, Alberto Moreno, Isabela Mateo, Jaoden Hilliard, Armon Moosayar, Luke William Jackson, Shelby Pagel, Molly Harmon, Alex Gallardo-Trujillo, Lily Duncan-Schultz, Jorge Hernandez, Cameron Devros, Riley Aslin, Lukas Horstschraer, Roya Rashidchi, Skyla Garcia, Nguyen Le, Payton Melland, JJ Chapman, Layla Wiles, Kaitlyn Nguyen
2015/16 TK/Kindergarten Parent Night
Please join us on Tuesday, April 21
in the Croce Elementary MPR.
During this informative evening for parents new to TK/Kindergarten, you will be able to learn about our unique and enriching TK/Kindergarten program.
You will be able to:
* meet our TK/Kindergarten staff
* learn how you can help your child get ready for school
* participate in a question and answer session
We look forward to seeing you!
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.
Congratulations AR READERS
1,000 AR points!! 950 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
As I write this on Friday evening, the Croce “Bubble Festival” has just concluded. A huge thank-you is in order to Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Ferrucci and all the wonderful teacher and parent volunteers who truly provided a fun-filled (and informative) evening about “all things bubbles”. It is honestly hard for me to believe that we have nine weeks of school remaining! I can only say that these nine weeks are packed with events to engage and excite our students.
As you know from our website, State testing is in full swing. Our fifth grade students have just completed their first “round” and will be followed by the fourth and third grade students on the posted schedule. The testing ends on May 19 with 5th grade Science STAR testing. We have had great support from Maria Bolton, our test coordinator, and our district testing specialist, Heidi Novell. Additionally, Ms. Wooten, one of our first grade teachers, has graciously agreed to be our “tech go to” in the event of unforeseen glitches in the technology. I will say—with fingers and toes crossed—that we have had relatively few issues this first week. We know our students are well-prepared for the test content, but will assess any “stumbles” we detect either in keyboarding or student entry of responses. We know that parents will be provided with test result information, but the scores are informational this year and not a part of the students’ permanent record. As the State releases more information on this and next year’s assessment plan, I will keep you in the communication loop.
I hope you have received all the information you need regarding our Read-a-thon. For the next ten days we are asking that every student read forty-five minutes daily. In school reading, being read to and individual reading all “count” toward those forty-five reading minutes. Please take time to read the back of the reading logs for specifics. I am reading along with the students and hope you are too. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact Greg Park (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you for your support! Remember, our school goal is 5,000 reading hours. Reaching this goal will earn us an all campus celebration one day during Book Fair Week.
Other items of note include TK and Kindergarten Parent Night (April 21), the Talent show, our PTA Book Fair, Diversity Week, the Diversity Fashion Show and Art Show and the Croce Hoe Down. Diversity Week will be packed with guest speakers and two amazing all-school assemblies. We have been able to secure the Bay Area Lion Dancers and “Cheza Nami” (African dancers and drummers) along with an ever-growing list of grade level presenters. Once the schedule is finalized, it will available on this website. I urge all interested parents to participate with their children in our fashion show. If you participated last year, please re-join us for 2015. Letters will go home next week with more specifics and a participation form to sign and return.
My best wishes for a happy end of April. The best of 2015 is yet to come!
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.
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
OUR AR PROGRESS SO FAR THIS WEEK