Leo R. Croce Elementary Home


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


Principal Coffee

February 19, 2016



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

February 26, 2016

8:45 & 9:25am

Students of the Month

January 22, 2016

Rosemarie Markel, Maverick Harrington, Roya Rashidchi, Hector Rios, Lukas Horstschraer, Shun Sakagami, Chandler Smoak, Christian Tham, Gabriel Lollini, Katelyn Storm, Antonio Escalante, Aurelia Correa, Ian Del Toro, Nayeli Quintanilla, Claire Johnson, Aidan Cherry, Olivia Lollini, Janet Romo, Dylan Amador, Zyston Bright, Rose Tellez, Jiri Cerveny, Ella Holman, Ocean Stanley, Grant Weber, Kymber Dao, Karen Telles, Hazel Bonner, Sabrina Murray, Jacob Lauro, Olivia Tellez, Joslin Taber, Arya Vyas, Gabi Sands, Carlos Gauna, Brieana Medina, Isabella Edgett, Savannah Garcia, Keely Sellers, Ariana Brown, Ailene Molina, Jordan Murray, Javyn Meafou, Krishna Sharda, Breanna De Sa, Vanessa Martinez, Jaime Zaragoza



Parents, 5th grade students will be taking the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) online from February 8-12. It is an anonymous survey focused on youth resilience and health risk behavior. The data collected will be used to help improve health and prevention programs offered to students that can promote academic success, well-being, and positive development of our youth. If you would like to view the content of the survey you can ask the school office to see a copy of the survey or click here: http://www.livermoreschools.com/curriculumdocs  


Students, click here for the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)


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.

2016/17 TK/Kindergarten parent information night

Parents are highly encouraged to attend ONE of the four scheduled informational meetings to learn about the registration process, a typical Kindergarten day and current information about the Transitional Kindergarten program.

Parent Informational Night of New TK/Kindergarten students for the 2016/17 school year.


Registration Fair Flyer 2016-17

Registration Fair Flyer SPANISH 2016-17

science on saturday

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory presents

Women in STEM

Free one-hour presentations

See attached for more information

Science on Saturday.pdf


Croce Spirit Wear

Our store will only be open for
orders two more times this year!

Don’t miss out!

Items will be delivered to your
child’s classroom about 3 weeks after
the sale closes and the order is placed.


Croce Spirit Wear store will be open:
November 1-6
February 21-26

Croce Wear order form

Make checks payable to Croce PTA.


Livermore Valley Joint USD is excited to announce the launch of our new online Volunteer Database. 

Please go to our LVJUSD Volunteer website at


to complete your application and create a Volunteer account.

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Croce Yearbook order




If anyone would like to order a previous years yearbook, they are available at this link. 

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Principal's Message:

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

    --Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we move into the month of hearts and friendship, I am reminded of how fortunate we at Croce are to have such supportive families and a caring community.  The Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) supports our schools in many ways.  At our January Spirit Assembly, David Jonas, President of LVEF, was our guest reader.  He was joined by a representative from Livermore Swim Academy and Sharkie, as they presented a $500 check to our PTA in recognition for being the school with the highest percentage of participation in the Walk for Education last fall.  Thank you to our families who stepped up and joined the walk, or registered friends and families to assist.  Each $5 registration fee came back to our site directly, earning our PTA a check for more than $800.  The sponsors, donors and raffles for the event generated funds as well.  These proceeds were split amongst schools, garnering another $1,171 for Croce.  All told, that one event brought in $2,500 to Croce.  Throughout the year, LVEF continues to raise funds and provide programs for our schools.  All 2nd graders enjoyed the Shakespeare in Schools program last fall.  This spring, LVEF is partnering with Young Rembrandts to bring art as an after-school enrichment program; Croce is a pilot site for this program.  The classes charge a fee, and it is open to all 1st-5th graders until the class is full.  There is a flyer and info in the office, should you need more information.  Finally, this April LVEF is bringing the Harlem Wizards, an exhibition basketball team, to Livermore for two nights, April 21 and 22.  During the game on Thursday, April 21, our own Mr. Malmquist and Mrs. Peacock will be representing Croce on the “Home” team at Livermore High.  Tickets will go on sale Feb. 8.  Again, all proceeds will go directly back to our schools.

 Along with our broader community, our Croce PTA is second to none!  This hard working, dedicated group is always looking for ways to make sure our students have what they need, and some of our “wants” as well.  Each fall, PTA donates $40 per student to each teacher, continues to provide schoolwide programs and activities, such as the Running Club, movie nights, I Croce Week, and the Art Around the World Night.  They organize different fundraisers throughout the year to support our students, and our families join in by supporting these activities.  To list all that PTA does for our students would fill this article and more!  I have been fortunate to work with strong PTA groups in my other schools, but ours is truly exceptional.  This month, our PTA is already looking ahead to next year and preparing for new Board Members.  Nominations are now open.  If you would like to join the Board, or have someone you’d like to nominate, please bring this information to the office.  We will pass this on to the recruiting committee.  If you are unable to serve in a leadership position, please know that every little bit of help makes a big difference in our students’ experience here at school.  Please read the article attached about five reasons to become involved.  The PTA is not just those “official” people and positions: WE are the PTA…parents and teachers.  Together, we will continue to enrich our students’ lives.

Posted on Huffington Post “Parents": http://www.huffingtonpost.com/molly-shalz/why-i-volunteered-for-the_b_7851066.html

Thank you to all of our wonderful parents, staff, and community members, who demonstrate their love and appreciation for Croce in so many ways.  We appreciate you!


With children in mind,

Kendra L. Helsley

Today: 2/6/16


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Please see attached link for the Leo R. Croce Scholarship.

Croce Scholarship.pdf

ALL completed application materials MUST be received in the Croce School office by MARCH 25, 2016 at 3pm.

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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