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
Enjoy a cup of coffee and join Mrs. Scudder on February 20, 2015 at 8:45am in the MPR to discuss concerns, ask questions, etc.
February 27, 2015
8:45am & 1:45pm
Students of the Month
January 23, 2015
Iliana Valverde, Ashlynn Curtis, Trevor Crouch, Joshua Graber, Malik Guenouche, Cyrus Rodriguez, Lukas Morgan, Claire Jackson, Landon Parra, Elizabeth Siemens, Adrianna Erickson, Jordan Escolona, Mason Pappas, Cameron Croll, Jonathan Hahn, Rosana Tellez, Ariell Mohler, Dharamveer Mushiana, Emily Clymer, Brianna Canning, Caleb Park, Nathan Esquival, Janiah Bean, Katelyn Storm, Nicholas Baxter, Devin Cosgriff, Alan Valdes, Uriel Valencia, Francis Nguyen, Daniela Resendiz, Tyler Lahowe, Carlos Gauna, Shelby Pagel, Gregory Newton, Alex Gallardo-Trujillo, Alexcis Rious, Jasmine Villegas, Clara Markel, Kaitlyn Langendorff, Noah Park, Maya Lopez, Alyssa Zambrano, Charlize Padilla, Thomas Wisely, Carter O’Dwyer, Shannon Thomas, Samantha Remy, Hailey Ausherman
Join us as we cheer on our Croce dad's at our
7th Annual Super Saturday
Croce vs. Altamont Creek football game.
Saturday, January 31st
11am @ Livermore High School
Admission is FREE
Show your Croce Pride and wear your Croce purple!
Health Alert from your School Nurses
Alameda County has confirmed 5 cases of measles in 2015, and is investigating many other suspect cases. Four of these cases are associated with the Disneyland outbreak. As of 1/16/15, 41 cases of measles have been confirmed in California, 36 with similar exposure to Disneyland parks, and 5 others confirmed in other states and 1 in Mexico. Outbreaks such as this are a reminder that all children and adults should make sure that they are either immune or have been vaccinated against measles. For assistance in obtaining access to health care and vaccines, please contact your school site nurse.
For more information about measles and Alameda County’s Public Health Department response, please visit.
Good News Bears
In December, Croce students helped “Good News Bears” collect over 200 stuffed animals. “Good News Bears” is a Livermore non-profit organization that collects stuffed animals to give to children and adults in their time of need. 14,000 stuffed animals per year are sent to shelters, emergency personnel, and hospitals all over the world.
2015/16 TK/Kindergarten Information
Please click on the attached links for information regarding the LVJUSD Parent Information Nights and TK/Kindergarten Registration Fair for the 2015/16 school year.
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: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thank you for your generosity and for helping Autumn reach her goal!
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 “email@example.com” to your email contacts. Note: add “firstname.lastname@example.org” 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!
Congratulations AR READERS
542 AR points 503 AR points
600 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
A belated Happy New Year to all of you! We arrived back to school with enthusiasm and a few “technical problems” that always seem to accompany a building that has been in an energy conservation mode for several weeks. After taking care of minimal damage as the result of clogged drains, fallen fences and broken tree limbs, we are definitely “back in business”. It is important to note, however, that one minor electrical issue has resulted in a cause of concern around morning drop-off and the opening of perimeter gates. Our clocks were definitely “off” by two to three minutes. Since we are definitely a “connected population” with exact time available to us on our smart phones, parents were aware that gates were opened later than usual. Our supervisors, attempting to rectify the problem, relied on their individual watches and phones to provide gate access. Our teachers, of course, were operating on “cheetah time” to open their classrooms. The resulting miscommunication and confusion was troubling for all of us. Thankfully, the clocks have been re-calibrated, the supervisors have had been informed of the problem and now gate opening is uniformly “signaled” by the ringing of the first bell (8:27am). The happy by-product of our problem is a staff re-visiting of our tardy policy and a consistent standard agreed to—that is, students are expected to be in line by their classroom with their required materials at 8:30am. The gates will be re-locked at 8:35am and, as always, students arriving after that time will report to the office to be logged in and provided with a pass to class. My sincere apologies for any confusion or inconvenience that this “clock problem” may have caused.
As always, exciting things are happening in our classrooms at Croce. I know that many of you attended our last PTA meeting and heard a wonderful presentation on the Common Core State Standards by our Director of Curriculum, Amy Robbins. Exciting changes are taking place, not only in the organization of what is taught, but also in the delivery of the curriculum to our students. Last year the “multiple methods” approach to Math was definitely a “hot topic”. We hope, once again, to host “Math Nights” where parents can experience the techniques and strategies utilized by Croce teachers in our classrooms with your children. I know that you have also heard—via my newsletters and teacher notes home—about the emphasis on writing in all grades at Croce. Using a curriculum developed by Lucy Calkins, our elementary sites have launched a writing program with a wonderful balance of teacher training, mentor support and district oversight. We are fortunate to have two mentors working with our teachers at Croce and our teachers have grade level writing “leads” who serve as connection with our curriculum department. I am hopeful that you, as parents, are beginning to hear “echoes” of the wonderful things your children are accomplishing. When I asked our teachers to give me some “snapshots” of the work in their grade levels, I was delighted with the variety and depth of their responses. I wanted to share just one of them with you to give you an idea of the energy, skill and commitment of this staff. Although the content applies to the third grade curriculum, the approach is reflective of the Calkins method.
“What’s a “small moment”? The moment you see Disneyland for the first time. The moment you make that goal. The moment you lick your double-decker ice cream cone that you’ve been dreaming about all summer.
Have you noticed your child paying more attention to detail? Becoming more descriptive? Using interesting words? If so, you can thank the first unit (Narratives) of our new writing adoption, Lucy Calkins. We are now onto Informational Writing. Your child will be the expert on one topic and will be able to teach and write about that topic in an organized manner. So, don’t be surprised if your child awes you with his/her depth of knowledge about one subject. (Look out, solar system!)”
Please let your child know you are excited about their new learning. Talk to them about their writing and ask them to share some of their thoughts and experiences as a writer. As always, we appreciate your support!
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