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

Croce will continue to have Coffee with the Principal meetings.

Dates to be determined

Spirit Assemblies

 First Assembly

September 25, 2015

8:45am & 1:45pm






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

Croce Spirit Wear

Croce Spirit Wear is available online!


Our online store will only be open for orders

three times this year!

Don’t miss out!

Items will be delivered to your child’s classroom

about 2 weeks after the online store closes.

Croce Spirit Wear Online store will be open:
August 18-28
November 1-7
February 21-27

1st day of school

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday - Wednesday

(Aug. 24-26) 

are 1:30pm dismissal days

for ALL students

Thursday & Friday is NORMAL schedule


     TK/K: dismissed at 1:30pm

     1st - 3rd grades: dismissed at 2:40pm

     4th & 5th grades: dismissed at 2:50pm


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Croce Yearbook order




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

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Principal's Message:

Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year!  It is already shaping up to be an exciting and productive year.  Many of our teachers have been back to work for several weeks already, busily preparing their lessons and classrooms to welcome your children.  For me, the start of a new school year is more exciting than New Year’s Eve.  It’s such a time of promise and potential: the start of a new grade, new teachers, new curriculum and new friends!  And speaking of new, it is my honor to step in as the new principal at Croce Elementary.  I served in Escalon Unified for the past 11 years, with ten of those years being an Elementary Principal over a school of more than 650 students.   Last year I served as the Director of Student Services, which was challenging and exciting; however, I desperately missed the daily contact with students and teachers.  I am thrilled to again hold the best job in public education, being an Elementary Principal.  I have been in education for 28 years, with the first 17 of them as an Elementary teacher and Literacy Coach in Newark Unified School District.  My husband Bob and I have been married for 28 years and have two daughters.  Kaitlyn, 23, recently graduated college and is working at Disneyland, which was her dream company to work for.  Lauren, 20, is entering her junior year at Biola University in Southern California, dual majoring in Psychology and Sociology.  She has a particular interest in the field of Criminology.  To ease our “empty nest syndrome”, we adopted a shelter dog about two years ago.  Chester is a great little dog who adds to our joy.  It is a pleasure to be part of the Livermore team. 

We also welcome new staff members to Croce this year.  Nicole Lee, a veteran teacher from a local private school, will be teaching our 5th grade SDC program.  Peter Malmquist is joining our 3rd grade team, moving to Croce after several years at East Avenue Middle School.  Mrs. Debbi Smith moved to another Science position in our district and stepping in to her role is Lee Torres.   Mr. Torres comes from a middle school Science program in Mississippi.  Finally, Maria Bolton has also moved to a new site.  To continue to offer support to our staff, students and particularly our Spanish-speaking families, April Hernandez will be joining our office staff.  Welcome to all these talented new additions to our team!  And of course, we are pleased to welcome back our amazing returning teachers and staff members, ready to guide our students in another successful year.

For those parents who are new to Croce, either because you have a first-time Kindergartener or are new to our community, WELCOME!  You will find our fantastic PTA group is incredibly active and passionate about helping our school to be great.  Become involved with the school in every way you can.  When we join forces, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.    We are committed to serving all children well; working together, as teachers, staff and parents, we will ensure that all our Croce Cheetahs learn and thrive.  Here’s to a great 2015-2016 school year.

With children in mind,

Kendra L. Helsley


Today: 8/29/15


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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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