To report your child's absence:
Please call 606-4706 and then press #2
Para reporter la asistencia de su hijo/a:
Por favor hable al 606-4706 y oprime #2
Enjoy a cup of coffee and join Mrs. Scudder on October 17, 2014 at 8:45am in the MPR to discuss concerns, ask questions, etc.
September 26, 2014
8:45am & 1:45pm
Back to School Night
Thursday, September 4, 2014
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. 3rd, 4th & 5th grades
7:05– 7:20 p.m. All parents please report to the
Multipurpose Room for a general
* Meet the PTA
* Learn about Croce
7:25 – 7:55 p.m. TK, Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades
Please remember that this is a night for
TEACHERS AND PARENTS ONLY.
August 25th - 1st Day of School
School starts at 8:30am
1st week of school
ALL students are dismissed
at 1:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday and Friday dismissal times
TK & Kindergarten - 1:30pm
1st, 2nd & 3rd grades - 2:40pm
4th & 5th grades - 2:50pm
You may now order your yearbook online.
Please see the attached yearbook flyer to order your 2013/14 yearbook.
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! As I write this, I am taking short “breaks” to visit the multipurpose room where “packet day” is in full swing thanks to our amazing PTA parents. It was great seeing many of you and your children in person, as excited as I am to begin a new academic year.
We have very few staff changes in our regular education program this year, although we have had movement within the grade levels. Ms. Halim has moved from first to third grade and Mrs. Barry has moved from our 4/5 SDC program to first grade together with Mrs. Rogers who has moved from our Pre-School program to first grade, as well. Additionally, we are delighted to welcome Mrs. Adriana Schultz to the 4/5 SDC position vacated by Mrs. Barry. Our other big news is the addition of the first Transitional Kindergarten Program at Croce. Ms. Woods has moved from first grade to our new TK “start-up” and has spent most of her summer organizing her new classroom in room 33.
The Croce Pre-School has many exciting changes and we are delighted to welcome three new teachers to join our Pre-School staff. They are BeLinda Davies, Katelyn Mertes and Lynn Sanford, all of whom come to us with a wealth of experience in working with our Autism and/or moderate to severe students. I am hopeful that in the next few newsletters we will be able to profile our new Pre-School staff as well as other new staff members in our regular education program. We also have an amazing cadre of support staff, ranging from behaviorists, psychologists and speech therapists to occupational therapists and other personnel with specialized skill sets. Stay tuned for our featured “Croce Stars”.
This Thursday, August 21, 2014 begins with an all-district “kick-off” at the Robert Livermore Community Center. All of the Croce staff will be there to listen to a motivational key-note speaker and celebrate the start of a new year with our colleagues from every school site in our unified district. After this “jump start” to the 2014-2015 we will return to Croce for our Professional Development Day, planned by our own teacher-leadership team. It is this day that sets the tone for our year with your children and provides us with initial training on district curriculum and programs. Friday, August 22nd is a teacher work day. Our teachers have been here for weeks already, getting their classrooms in order and getting their books and materials to begin the new year.
Monday, August 25th is the first day of school! Release times for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be 1:30pm for all students. Thursday and Friday will be regular release times (1:30pm for TK and Kindergarten, 2:40pm for grades 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and 2:50pm for 4th and 5th grades).
Once again, thanks to all of you for your involvement and spirit of cooperation. You are an integral part of your child’s success. I urge you, if you have not already done so, to join our PTA and meet other members of our school community. A special welcome to our new families at all grade levels and a special “shout out” to the parents of our new Kindergarteners and Transitional Kindergarteners. Please don’t hesitate to say hello and ask questions of me or our staff. It is our collective desire to make this year the best one yet!
LEO R. CROCE
BOX TOP CHALLENGE
Croce Elementary PTA
FALL BOX TOP CHALLENGE WINNER!
Mrs. Helms class
The PTA would like to thank all of the students, teachers and families that participated in the Fall Box Top Challenge. All together we collected 6,648 Box Tops, which means almost $665 raised for our wonderful school! A special congratulations to Mrs. Helms and her kindergarten students for winning the challenge with 703 Box Tops! What a great turn-out overall, we greatly appreciate all of the support from the amazing families here at Croce Elementary!
We look forward to the next challenge in the winter, have a wonderful holiday break!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
OUR AR PROGRESS SO FAR THIS WEEK