Leo R. Croce Elementary Home


To report your child's absence:  sick-child-2irxqko.png

Please call 606-4706 and then press #2

Para reporter la asistencia de su hijo/a: 

Por favor hable al 606-4706 y oprime #2


Principal Coffee

Enjoy a cup of coffee and join Mrs. Scudder on November 14, 2014 at 8:45am in the MPR to discuss concerns, ask questions, etc.

Spirit Assemblies

  Next Assembly

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






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

     Spanish version

Thank You Patrick Roofing

A big Cheetah THANK YOU to Mr. Patrick Scott and his son, 5th grader Riley Scott, for the new roof on our new storage shed. They donated materials and their labor for Croce students. Now we can keep our supplies organized and safe from the elements AND we have room to begin to revamp our emergency shed and supplies.  Way to go Patrick Roofing!!!

marathon miles

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!

Health Update

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/

Halloween Parade

Friday, October 31, 2014


Parents and families will get a chance to watch all the ghosties and ghoulies, as the students parade throughout the school campus and the entire playground blacktop to hip Halloween tunes.  Bring your lawn chairs, camera and holiday spirit and line up around the classrooms and blacktop!


Congratulations to Roya Rashidchi

for earning 360 AR points!



yearbook orders

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

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Principal's Message:

As I write this we have just finished our goal-setting conferences for the 2014-2015 school year.  Fall is officially here as clocks are set back, classes plan field trips to the pumpkin patch and children excitedly discuss their Halloween costumes.  It was great seeing so many of you at our Halloween Carnival Friday night.  If you attended, you know we had overflow crowds and lots of fun activities for all. A huge thank you is in order to our PTA and especially to Mary Jo and Brent Parsons for their hours of planning and hard work. Of course, our annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Friday, October 31st at 8:45am. Mr. Croce will be leading our “ghosts and goblins” in a decorated golf-cart.  This is, as always, a favorite event for all the Cheetahs.  If this is your first parade, be aware that teachers and students will walk around the perimeter of our inner courtyard and blacktop before returning to their classrooms.  The parade is usually over by 9:15am. Hope to see you there! Feel free to bring your lawn chairs and cameras.

The Book Fair officially closed on Friday, October 24th. Once again, thanks to the Park family’s creativity and effort supported by Ron Horch and Mary Lau, Sir Readalot’s Castle was much-visited and enjoyed by our students, staff and families. We even had the “new” addition of a special Grand (parents/relatives) Luncheon and Book Fair visit. We all know that reading for pleasure makes a significant difference in the academic success of your children. Thank you for your support of reading at Croce and your attendance at our Book Fairs. The PTA makes no cash profit from these events and all proceeds go directly back into your children’s classrooms and the Croce Library in the form of books and resources in both English and Spanish.

 It is often said that “volunteers make a difference” in our schools.  This is definitely the case at Croce where our tireless parents support extra and co-curricular events that make school richer and more meaningful for our children. Hundreds of volunteer hours went into the events described above and parents labor for the “love” of the effort without recognition or personal gain. As we look at the success of our Croce Running Club, this oft-repeated praise regarding volunteerism comes to mind.  Wendy Graber, supported by her ‘crew” of moms, meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the Croce track, monitoring the laps run by students TK through 5th grade.  At our Friday Spirit Assembly, we acknowledged all of our runners and gave special recognition to those students who had run 26 miles or more. So far, our students have logged in over 3,371 miles with eleven students who have passed the personal 26 mile mark. Needless to say, this effort has dramatically boosted Croce’s State Testing scores!

At a teaching and learning level, Croce teachers hosted a joint Professional Development Day with Altamont Creek recently to discuss and learn more about the LVJUSD Calkins Writing Initiative. You should be hearing more about writing from your children as our teachers work with mentors and grade level leads to introduce writing four times weekly to students at all grade levels. This is an exciting time to be in education for all of us and we are truly delighted with the progress our students are already making in the new writing curriculum.  As we delve deeper into the program, I will provide you with additional information in the space detailing how you can participate with your child in enriched writing experiences. As always, Croce teachers are at the forefront of curriculum development and district leadership.

Please calendar the evening of November 6th at 7:00pm for our general PTA meeting and Soul Shoppe parent presentation in our multi-purpose room.  This is a very informative meeting about the Character Education Program presented at Croce this year. I urge you to attend and learn about the presenters and the program for 2014-2015.

We know that holidays are busy and sometimes stressful times for all of us.  We appreciate your continued interest and support and welcome your comments and suggestions to continually improve Croce for your children.  Your interest and hard work are invaluable to our success.  Thank you for all you do!

Vicki Scudder


Today: 10/31/14


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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

$12, 987



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