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
The November 14 coffee has been cancelled. Mrs. Scudder will be attending a Lucy Calkins Professional Development meeting at the District Office during this time.
Enjoy a cup of coffee and join Mrs. Scudder on January 16, 2015 at 8:45am in the MPR to discuss concerns, ask questions, etc.
December 12, 2014
8:45am & 1:45pm
Students of the Month
October 24, 2014
Hazel Bonner, Annabel Meyers, Sidney Lau, Isabella Ahmadi, Eli Borgna, Abby Rhoades, Mya Learned, Julia Olsen, Katie Houk, Jacey Green, Nataly MacDougall, Rishabh Kodungallur, Lucia Sangiorgio, Jordan Murray, Daniela Brown, Janet Romo, Ocean Stanley, Sean Wayman, Enrique Castellano, Riley Bellmer, Kendall Dao, Caspar Markel, Clark Canfield, Savannah Garcia, Landon Morgan, Leonel Ordz, Joshua Flores, Joseph Spinka, Jenna Kellogg, Brooke Kor, Angel Hernandez, Jade Torres, Aidan Cherry, Mackenzie Hoffman, Alex Garcia, Jenna Batteate, Marisse Quines, Ellie Amiri, Earl Stacy, Kevin Speroni, Sandra Harlan, Geonhan Kang, Kira Nishimoto, Camryn Clendenen, Elias Mejia, Katerina Sandy, Larry Wisely, Manleen Kaur
November 21 - 28, 2014
Click on link below to watch video.
Congratulations to the Croce students who have completed 26 miles or more!
Jack Canfield, Josh Graber, Nathan Graber, Briana Hernandez, Janet Romo, Angel Hernandez, Tyler Lahowe, Nathan Thompson, Juan Calderon Navarro, Jan Geraldo Paredes, Kaitlyn Langendorff.
Total Croce miles = 3, 371!
The LVJUSD School Nurses are continually monitoring information from Alameda County Public Health regarding communicable diseases. This year, in addition to seasonal flu, we are also tracking updates and recommendations regarding Enterovirus D-68 and Ebola. For additional information, please visit http://www.acphd.org/
Congratulations to Roya Rashidchi
for earning 405 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
Winter Break is only five weeks away and there is so much to accomplish before we send your children off for some well-deserved home and family time.
As I have previously mentioned, our teachers continue to train and implement our new elementary writing program. I have been fortunate to attend trainings myself and participate in workshops with two consultants who will be working with our teachers. While it is impossible to provide you with a detailed overview of the program, I can say that your children in most cases are experiencing writing "mini lessons", writing their own narratives and sharing and celebrating their work as writers. Our trainers at Croce have worked at Columbia Teacher’s College in New York and taught the Calkins techniques in NYC. They have years of teaching experience in our own district as literacy coaches and are "modeling" lessons for our teachers to support excellence in teaching for the Cheetahs! I know your children will be sharing these exciting new developments at home and I will attempt to provide more information to keep you informed of the exciting work in our classrooms.
I hope that more and more of you are taking advantage of our Croce App on your Smart Phones to keep updated on our latest "happenings". If you have, you know that our Thanksgiving Break extends from November 21st to November 28th . When we return, our activities really begin to "ramp up". The Croce Spelling Bee will be held December 10th at 8:45 to 10:30am in our MPR. Our Spirit Assemblies will be held on December 12th at 8:45am and 1:45pm. Our EL parents meet that day from 9:00 – 11:00am in Room 39. Our Winter Break begins on December 19th and extends through January 2nd.
On an extremely positive note, I have just returned from the Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s awards luncheon celebrating "Valley Dream-Makers and Risk Takers". Croce's own fourth grader, Autumn Le, was honored as one of five young people from Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton whose accomplishments were documented and celebrated (and the only elementary student so honored). Autumn and her efforts to provide sleeping bags, toiletries and other needed items to Livermore Valley’s homeless definitely stole the hearts of the nearly 200 people present. She most certainly fit the criteria for "making the world a better place" and was able to network and garner support for her programs at the event. Please take a moment to watch our video chronicling her efforts, filmed and produced by Livermore High School student, Logan Gruidl. Autumn will begin her drive again shortly and hopes to reach her new 2014/15 goal of 150 sleeping bags and blankets for local Livermore homeless shelters. Croce school is a drop-off location. Please watch this space for further information and be part of helping Autumn to help others! Congratulations again to Autumn and her family! She is unstoppable!
My thanks for your continued support and the best wishes of all the Croce Staff during the holidays!
LEO R. CROCE
Fall Box Top Challenge
THE FALL BOX TOP CHALLENGE IS HERE!
Let's raise money for our wonderful school with BOX TOPS!
Please help Croce Elementary raise this year's goal of $1,500 by clipping BOX TOPS off of 100s of different products! The money raised will be used for new supplies, equipment, fun activities and more! Just clip the BOX TOPS with the logo above from participating products and turn them into the labeled tub in your child's classroom. The challenge will begin Monday, November 10th and the class that collects the most BOX TOPS by Friday, December 12th WINS!! The winning class will get a special BOX TOPS classroom celebration and special recognition on our BOX TOPS board in the office, as well. It's so simple...just cut along the dotted edge and turn them in...make money for your child's AMAZING school with the great items you already have in your home!
To find out which products participate in the BOX TOPS program or to sign up to support our school and see how much we are earning, please log onto www.boxtops4education.com and look up Leo Croce Elementary. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our Croce PTA BOX TOPS coordinator, Lynette Garrison at email@example.com.
Thank you for your Support!
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.
10/1/14 - 10/28/14
8/25/14 - 9/30/14
OUR AR PROGRESS SO FAR THIS WEEK