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
Join Mrs. Scudder for coffee on March 21 at 8:45am in the MPR. Parents discuss issues, ask questions, etc.
March 28, 2014
Students of the Month!
Malachi Bongiorno, Sarah Lovdahl, Justin Hessler, Cheyanne Hartel, Jacob Massey, Avery Lungu, Malik Guenouche, Jacob Smithson, Michael Branecki, Ariana Brown, Joshua Morales, Robbie Torres, Chase Craven, Charlize Padilla, Mackenzie Hoffman, Faith Smith, Austin Murray, Maya Lopez, Alexa Hart, Ewan Roberts, Lydia Rhoades, Garrett Johnson, Alexander Arante, Vaishnavi Panchal, Brody Houk, Megan Allen, Gia Paul, Jaden Liu, Abby Rhoades, Jose Jimenez, Garrett Keizer, Maddie Funk, Briana Stewart, Joshua Flores, Jason Tiedemann, Manvitha Nandamuri, Brooke Allen, Harbin Mushiana, Vanessa Rosales, Anela Rodrigues, Gabriel Angeles, Vanessa Haddad, Tanner Breesch, Loren McQuilliam, Ryan Irwin, Jasmin Pina, Tyler Lahowe, Briana Frutos, Caleb Park, Diego Valverde, Nathan Graber, Isabel Iniguez, Dylan Gunderson, Hector Rios, Zachary Smithson
LVJUSD School Sites are closed on
Monday, March 10
and Tuesday, March 11.
The District Office on E. Jack London Boulevard
will be open both days if you need assistance.
You may now order your yearbook online.
Please see the attached yearbook flyer to order your 2013/14 yearbook.
500 AR point reader!
Congratulations Jaden Zika!
300 AR point readers
Edwin Senecal Ruthanee Tabcum Manvitha Nandamuri
Flu season is here. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose.
The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. YOU CAN STILL GET A FLU VACCINE NOW – IT IS NOT TOO LATE! The Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the three influenza viruses that research suggests will be most common. About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection.
Talk to your health care provider about getting the vaccine available through their office. Please contact me if you need help in obtaining a health care provider and/or insurance for your children.
Other preventive measures to follow are:
LVJUSD Health Services
How do you help your children with math homework when you don’t understand it yourself? Well, on Wednesday, February 26 many parents had their questions answered when they attended a hands-on math workshop called Teach Me, Too! The event, coordinated by Marni Angelo, was held to introduce parents to the conceptual thinking strategies that students are learning in math.
During the classroom presentations parents were actively engaged in the same hands-on math lessons that are taught in the classrooms as we transition to Common Core. Multiple methods of addition/subtraction and multiplication/division were modeled and practiced using classroom manipulatives.
The parents left with an informational packet that included sample problems and an explanation of each strategy, as well as a packet of math games to play at home to reinforce fact fluency.
Thank you to the following teachers who volunteered to help with this event; Andrew Lockhart, Erin Lockhart, Jessica Holck, Christine Wranovics, Holly Stanley, Kristina Wooten, Claudia Berry, and Michele Brecht.
As I write this, we have just completed our Kindergarten Registration Fair at the Robert Livermore Community Center. I’m pleased to say that we’ve enrolled some enthusiastic students and garnered more supportive Croce parents for 2014-2015! At present, whether or not Croce hosts a Transitional Kindergarten is still a “question mark”. The decision will be made after more enrollment information districtwide is known and analyzed. We look forward to meeting our new Kindergarten parents again at Croce in April for a Kindergarten Parent Evening.
The month of March brings with it our usual slate of exciting activities. We ushered in the month with a “guest appearance” in the Kindergarten rooms of the “Cat in the Hat” to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America. The Cat’s reading to the classes of “Green Eggs and Ham “was followed, of course, by a late breakfast of ham and eggs. Other classes came to school in their pajamas to “get comfy” and read. We will continue our celebration of reading all month in our classroom and with other “special events” to focus our students on the joy of reading. I hope to see all of you at our March 6th PTA meeting and Read-a-thon kickoff. I know you’ll enjoy the presentation by the Livermore Public Library introducing their new book check-out and card system. At the same time, your children will begin logging in their reading hours and earning 10 cents for every hour read in “Book Fair Bucks”. Our top two readers and top pledge earners receive Book Fair certificates, and all students who reach grade-level reading goals participate in a PTA-sponsored pizza lunch. Thanks to our PTA for their support of reading at Croce. Remember—reading is the key to academic success for your children.
Other March events include Instructional Rounds for our teachers, Spring Conferences, Garden Day and end-of-the-month Spirit Assemblies. We will be having both an earthquake and a lockdown drill this month. Coffee With the Principal will be held on Friday, March 21.
This month Croce hosted a Math Night for parents. The idea was conceived and executed by Mrs. Angelo and supported by her fellow teachers. Please check out her article and the accompanying photos on our website. This was truly a great event and it is our intention to continue to host evenings for parents like this one. Of course, your attendance is critical to the “continuation” of these evenings. Please continue to make them a family priority.
My thanks to all of you for submitting the forms reflecting your family’s cultural/ethnic heritage. I am pleased to report that we have 50 different ethnicities represented in our Croce community. I am most appreciative as well to those of you who have offered to help support our year’s end cultural celebration. More news will be forthcoming.
Best wishes for a delightful spring!
4th Grade Parent Camp Campbell Reminder
We are now accepting money for next year's Camp Campbell science experience. Making payments throughout the year may make it easier for you. Please see your 4th grade teacher or make donations in the office. We must have the total amount by April 25th or camp will be canceled.
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