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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


Livermore Valley Joint USD is excited to announce our online Volunteer Database. 

Please go to our LVJUSD Volunteer website at




to complete your application and create a Volunteer account.


Coffee Corner

September 2017

(date to be determined)


Quad Area (weather permitting) or

Staff Room

Join Mrs. Helsley for coffee/muffins.

This is an informal time with the principal to share ideas, concerns, questions and thoughts.

Spirit Assemblies

 Next Assembly

May 26, 2017

8:45 & 9:25am


April 28, 2017

Logik Hughes, Alyse Woodland, Janik Horstschraer, Autumn Cowan, Gabriela Mekeres, Natalie Randall, Zoey Schnurbusch, Gio Zaragoza, Charlotte Kirchner, Hannah Ballin, Elyes Aoucher, Jacob Ryan, Nathan Esquivel, Ebere Aladi, Uriel Valencia, Alyssa Avila, Isabella Ahmadi, Adrian Casillas, Thomas Harris, Tyler Harris, Cameron Caley, Jack Canfiled, Tallulah McDonald, Taylor Kuhnoff, Ellie Amiri, Gabi Sands, Nicolas Rodriguez, Kaitlyn Taylor, Dakota Chauca, Olivia Tellez, Morgan Wood, Molly Wood, Ashley Browning, Didde Dautzenberg, Jade Cutchens, Justina Cutchens, Gabriel Lollina, Kaylee Webb, Jordyn Houser, Finley Syth, Andrew Filep, Mila Fisher, Carter Cowan, Nithiyasree Dhanushkumar, Angel Espinoza-Ortiz, Avery Lockhart, Neil Phillips, Cyrus Rodriguez, Grace Jeon

AR Assembly

April 21, 2017

Gold Medal - 150 Points

Zena Aly, Elham Amiri, Eli Borgna , Jake Bradley, Tanner Breesch, Katana Canright, Diego Chauca, Cameron Croll, Trevor Crouch, Joshua Graber, Jaiden Hilliard, Luke Jackson

Silver Medal – 100 Points

Isabella Ahmadi, Ebere Aladi, Noor Aly, Andrew Arante, Riley Batteate, Eli Borgna, Tanner Breesch, Connor Chu, Colton Crouch, Sophia Gerochi, Malik Guenouche, Addyson Gundry, Kaleb Hanby, Janik Horstschraer, Luke Jackson, Abigail Kirchner, Madison Moore, Dharamveer Mushiana, Veeda Nezami, George Pham, Grace Phillips, Juliette Salgado-Garcia, Gabrielle Sands, Maile Silva, Chandler Smoak, Christian Tham, Nathan Thompson, Joshua Tinkham, Reagan Vail, Alan Valdes, Diego Valverde, Hartley Weichert, Jason Wylde
Bronze Medal – 50 Points

Michael Abreu, Sarah Anne Araya, Amaya Baca, Kathryn Bell, Alexander Bergeron, Angelina Bhatia, Katie Bier, Hazel Bonner, Dominic Calderon, Savannah Caley, Brody Chapman, Jack Canfield, Aidan Cherry, Kerigan Coates , Cooper Cox, Kymber Dao, Gavin Day, Mohamad Diah, Hayden Eagan, Yuji Ellisor, Ryan Emerson, Daniel Friday, Briana Frutos, Tyler Gorelczenko, Jonathan Hahn, Josephine Harrison, Emilio Henthorn, Angel Hernandez, Bridgette Hessler, Kaitlyn Houk, Jordyn Houser, Joshua Hulme, Dax Hunter, Ryan Irwin, Cody Jackson, Lauren Johnson, Jenna Kellogg, Abigail Kirchner, Jonathan LaFountain, Mya Learned, Boston Martinez, Calahan McConkey, Delicia Mejia, Cora Melland, Armon Moosayar, Dharamveer Mushiana, Asher Nischke, Chloe Okland, Aarna Patil, George Pham, Parker Pompilio, Arianna Rodriguez, Vanessa Rosales, Kaylee Rosingana, Blake Roth, Rebecca Sanchez, Makenna Smith, Logan Smoak, Sara Speroni, Earl Stacy, Joshua Tinkham, Donavan Torres, Kathryn Vail, Paisley Vail, Sean Valone, Iliana Valverde, Claire Verceles, Kyler Wallace, Landon Parra , Carter Cowan

Certificate – 25 Points

Marissa Alvear, Dylan Amador, Dania Aoucher, Desirae Atkins, Isabella Bergeron, Annabelle Bettencourt, Jeremiah Bibiano, Hazel Bonner, Michael Branecki, Zyston Bright, Ariana Brown, Daniela Brown, Sincere Butler, Anthony Calderon, Brianna Canning, Nolan Cherry, Vicente Correa, Carter Cowan, Carlos Cruz, Victoria Dela Cruz, Cayden Douglas, Matthew Durr, Joel Garcia, Jr., Margaret Gleason, Riley Gunderson, Thomas Harris, Joshua Hulme, Jenna Kellogg, Mya Learned, Julian Lee, Briyan Lopez, Ethan Meyers, Briana Medina, Nathan Moniz, Emron Moosayar, Christopher Munoz, Joseph Osorio, Landon Parra, Ella Parsons, Aarna Patil, Leonardo Perez, George Pham, Jasmin Pina, Camila Rousseau, Elian Sanchez, Jadon Sanchez, Concetto Scorsonelli, Krishna Sharda, Jacob Smithson , Briana Tapia, Jadon Taylor, Janelle Torres, Logan Von Roll , Sean Wayman, Kaitlyn Zoerhoff, Cherish Nunez



June 2

open house

Open House is May 25th!


$5 BBQ Meal, PTA Book Fair, PTA Basket Raffle & Silent Auction, voting for the 2017/18 Parent School Site Council members AND visiting the classrooms!

Open House information

book fair

Happy Camper Book Fair!

May 22 - 26      Room 39

Book Fair Schedule

"try Everything"

"Try Everything" performance

Mrs. Lockhart's 4th grade class

Miss Wooten's 1st grade class



Password: croce (all lower-case)



Where to order:   https://croce.picaboo.com/

Orders must be placed by May 5th to be included in bulk shipping to the school.

You still have time to personalize the back cover and the last 4 pages of the yearbook for FREE, but it must be completed and ordered by 5/5.

Any questions, please email leocroceelementary@gmail.com


accelerated Readers


AR Points

   363.3              349.6           330.2           372.5            344.8         

   Aurelia               Nicholas            Audrey             Madison              Riley

     Correa                Cheng               Boyd                  Russ               Bellmer


  429.9          456.2             563         539.9        547.6    

  Grace                  Sabrina                Lucas                  Claire                 Justin

   Jeon                   Murray       Hoppenbrouwers    Jackson                 Yeo


    624.4         716.8


          Milo                    Brooke

 Hoppenbrouwers         Kor

Bicycle Safety

Press Release from Livermore Police Department regarding Bicycle Safety.

Bicycle Safety Press Release.pdf

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Principal's Message:

“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”        Winston Churchill

More than 70 years ago, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill made this statement.  Recent researchers have confirmed its truth.  A willingness to try, to persevere when something is difficult, is a far better predictor of success than someone’s intelligence.  People, adults and children, who demonstrate a willingness to make multiple attempts and tackle things even when they are difficult are more successful in life.  This trait can be encouraged in children. Studies also show how we praise our children can help them be willing to try more, or to not give up too easily when things are hard.  Examples are:

“I can see you worked very hard to figure that out.”

“I can tell you learned a lot by doing that project.”

“I like how you kept at it and didn’t give up.”

“This was a challenge; I proud that you took it on!”

“It’s ok that you made some mistakes; that’s how we learn.”

Some of the things we praise our children for can actually discourage them from developing perseverance.  Studies showed that when students were told comments that linked their success on a task to how smart they are, they were less likely to keep going when things were hard, or chose the simpler tasks they knew they could complete perfectly.  These less desirable behaviors are also reinforced by comments we make, such as:

“You got an A on that.  You are really smart!”

“You finished that really fast; good job!”

“Wow-no mistakes!  You’re smart at Math.”

All of us want our children to become the best person they can be and develop to their fullest potential.  Over the course of the year, our staff looks at ways we can help all students to expand their intelligence, and to use their intelligence more fully.  We are practicing a “growth mindset”, and have resources for learning activities that increase vocabulary, and provide challenge and rigor for all students.  We embrace the power of “Yet”.  When our children say, “I can’t do that!”, or “I don’t know”, we’ll reframe it to be “You can’t do that yet, but we’ll help you figure it out.” And “You don’t know that yet—but you will.”  All human beings are continually growing, learning, and changing.  At Croce, we will foster a willingness to tackle hard things, to always keep trying.  As our friend Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus series always says, “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy.”  If you would like to learn more, I recommend the following websites.



With children in mind,

Kendra L. Helsley

Campus safety

To help ensure our students’ safety, all exterior gates are closed during school hours.  Once the day has begun, all visitors need to enter campus through the front office.  Gates will be opened again just prior to dismissal times.  Please help us by keeping gates closed.


Parking lot/drop off—a reminder that the back parking circle is for PRESCHOOL DROP-OFF ONLY.  This area must be kept clear for the bus and parent traffic at both arrival and dismissal times.  All TK-5 students must be dropped off in the front parking areas.  Remember, we have valet parking to assist students out of cars near the Kindergarten area.  TK/K students are escorted to their play areas from valet.  Please use the appropriate drop-off areas to keep our students safe.


Thank you for helping to protect our students and minimizing disruption by following these procedures.

Today: 5/25/17



22: GATE class, 3-4:15pm

22-26: Book Fair, room 39

25: Open House

26: Spirit Assemblies, 8:45 & 9:25am

29: Memorial Day Holiday


1: Student Council Mtg., 2:50pm

    PTA Mtg., 7pm

2: AR Award Assembly, 8:45am

5: Volunteer Appreciation Tea

6: HoeDown


    12:30pm dismissal

All Kids Are Our Kids

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District affirms its unwavering commitment to support all students. The District mission - Each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world - is a promise to each student in our District.


Read the affirmation, All Kids Are Our Kids: Affirmation of a Safe, Supportive, and Respectful School District  (Spanish version)


Read the FAQs about Equal Access and Student Safety  (Spanish version)



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Croce Scholarship

Educational Links

AR Links



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

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