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.
January 23, 2015
8:45am & 1:45pm
Students of the Month
December 12, 2014
Ashlyn Sanchez, Logan Smoak, Addyson Gundry, Victoria Dela Cruz, Logan Thompson, Cheyanne Hartel, Michael Abreu, Kieran Luu, Michael Kor, Cyana Smith, Desirae Atkins, Jordan Escalona, Briana Medina, Maile Silva, Jacob Pancoast, Adrian Zambrano, Alondra Martinez, Jaylee Atterbury, Samaya Samimi, Joey Osorio, Ella Parsons, Savanna Froke, Gabriel Lollini, Dylan Castro, Abigail Kirchner, Nathan Thompson, Savea-Lynn Meafou, Leonardo Espinoza-Ortiz, Jonathan Woodbridge, Destiny Jones, Tanner Breesch, Julia Mekeres, Grace Moulton, Kevin Speroni, Kyra Nishimoto, Jordan Pierce, Fernando Rodriquez, Vaishu Panchal, Jackson Whatley, Nate Moniz, Juan Calderon Navarro, Samantha Groebler, Garrett Saige, Alex Gallardo Trujillo, Lauren Johnson, Dax Hunter, Patricia Sprague, Delicia Mejia
Spelling bee participants
Croce’s Annual Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, December 10th attended by 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, families and District Office Administrators.
*Winner: Geonhan Kang-5th grade-Mr. Lockhart's class
*Winning Word: jostle
*Runner-Up: Meagan Sausen-5th grade-Mrs. Atkinson's class
*Geonhan will attend the KPIX-TV and KCBS Radio Written Spelling Bee at the Lawrence Hall of Science on February 21st
Help Autumn Le Reach Her Goal
For a second year, Autumn is collecting new or gently used sleeping bags and blankets to donate to our local homeless shelters. Her goal is to collect 150 sleeping bags and blankets by January 31st. If you would like to help, you may bring your donated items to the following locations:
Croce Elementary School Livermore Chamber Commerce
5650 Scenic Avenue 2157 First Street
Livermore, CA 94551 Livermore, CA 94550
Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm Hours: 9:00 m-5:00pm
Thank you for your generosity and for helping Autumn reach her goal!
"Good news bears"
Stuffed Animal Collection
"Good News Bears" is a non-profit organization based in Livermore. Stuffed animals collected help children and adults in their time of need.
Please bring in any new and/or gently loved stuffed animals to your classroom or school office.
Collection is from Dec. 8th ~ Dec. 18th
Croce’s Student Council thanks you for your support!!
Electronic Flyer Delivery Starts December 9
The paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically to your inbox. These eflyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar button that has been placed on each school’s website homepage. This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, it is our belief that this paperless delivery of school flyers will ensure important information gets delivered directly to you in a more efficient manner.
No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from the “Peachjar” the service provider that will include a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view eflyers.
To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your email contacts. Note: add “email@example.com” to your contact list just as written; DO NOT change it to the name of your school @peachjar.com. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”
If you do not receive an email from Peachjar, it could mean your email address is not on file with your school, or there is an error with the address on file. Please see your school office to inquire.
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
Thank you for helping us save time, money, and LOTS of trees!
December 19, 2014 - January 2, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
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/
405 AR points 301 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 Winner!
Congratulations to the students of Room 29
Mrs. Allen's class!
They brought in an incredible 888 box tops!
A BIG thank you to everyone for helping Croce earn more than $845 with this challenge.
Please continue saving those BOX TOPS, our next challenge will be in February.
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.
12/1/14 - 12/18/14
11/3/14 - 11/30/14
10/1/14 - 10/28/14
8/25/14 - 9/30/14
OUR AR PROGRESS SO FAR THIS WEEK