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

October 24, 2014

8:45am & 1:45pm


Students of the Month

September 26, 2014

Emmanuel Armas, Kaden Mock, Carolyn Siemens, Harbin Hushiana, Hayden Eagan, Joshua Hulme, Madison Wingerd, Grant Weber, Sabrina Murray, Jake Jackson, Josephine Springer, Elian Sanchez, Noor Aly, Justin Thomas, Vivian Parsons, Jacob Woods, Emilio Henthorn, Madison Russ, Cian McClelland, Marissa Alvear, Rachapone Tabcum, Kate Ellsworth, Lucas Bellmore, Justin Yeo,  Sophia Gerochi, Kerigan Coates, Diego Valverde, Josie Harrison, Justin Woodbridge, Lyla TonisNicholas Cheng, Dylan Hessler, Loren McQuilliam, Jazmin Lee, Justin Hoblitt, Jasmine Castellano, Shannon Thomas, Devin Williams, Kyler Wallace, Lucy Patrick, Briana Frutos, Shun Sakagami, Destiny Diaz, Sarai Frutos, Jadiel Salgado, Maggie Cui, Dante Miller, Jaiden Hillard, Dakota Miller, Andrew Trujillo, Alex Gallardo Trujillo,Tyler Harris, Giselle Quintanilla, Gabi Sands, Mohamed Diah





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

PTA Holiday Craft Fair

Leo Croce Elementary PTA

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair

Croce MPR

October 17 and 18

Friday  from 2:30 - 7pm

Saturday from 10am - 3pm

Come get your holiday shopping done while supporting local businesses and your PTA!

PTA Carnival

Croce's Annual

Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 24th

6:30 - 9:00 pm

Entry is FREE!      

               Come join the fun!

Games    Music    Cupcake Walk    Dancing

Face Painting    Fortune Telling   

Haunted House    Prizes!

Join us for Dinner!

Food & drinks will be available for sale

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 over 309 AR points!



message from school nurse

Enterovirus D68 information and prevention tips

While cold and flu season is just around the corner you might have heard news reports of a virus that is working its way across the Unites States. Just within the last 2 weeks there have been cases of the enterovirus D68 diagnosed in California. Unlike colds and the flu enteroviruses are more common in summer and fall and will most likely decline as the weather changes.

Most enterovirus infections are asymptomatic. This virus has many of the same symptoms as the common cold including nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing and feeling fatigued. The enterovirus D68 can produce more severe symptoms such as wheezing and difficulty breathing. Most affected with enterovirus D68 generally recover with supportive care such as rest and hydration. Others, especially those with weakened immune systems or medical conditions such as asthma may experience severe complications and require medical intervention or hospitalization.

Reported cases of D68 are primarily affecting children. There are no specific treatments for enterovirus D68. Vaccines, antibiotics and antiviral medications are not effective. Parents should use their best judgment when caring for a sick child. If you suspect the illness is more than a cold it is best to seek medical attention.

Steps you can take to prevent contracting and spreading enterovirus D68 and other illnesses include:

  • Staying home if you are not feeling well

  • Keeping sick children home

  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; germs spread this way

  • Covering your cough; avoid coughing into your hands

  • Washing your hands with warm water and soap or using and alcohol based sanitizer

Information retrieved from: http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/enterovirus-d68-information

Fall Conference Schedule

October 13th – 22nd, 2014

4th & 5th grade students released at 1:30pm

October 15th – 22nd, 2014

1st – 3rd grade students released at 1:30pm

October 13th & 14th

1st – 3rd grade students are released

at regular time 2:40pm

TK & Kindergarten students – REGULAR schedule

No School for Students

November 11 (Veteran’s Day)

November 21 (Non-School Day)

November 24-28 (Thanksgiving Break)

Hydration Station Poster contest

Congratulations to the Hydration Station

Poster Winners!

1st grade: Lucia Sangiorgio          2nd grade: Angelina Bhatia

 3rd grade: Colton Crouch/Luke Jackson, Jobert Verceles

        4th grade: Manleen Kaur

4/5 grade: Alex Gallardo Trujillo

        5th grade: Layla Wiles, Nguyen Le & Jenna Batteate





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:

My apologies for an unusually long letter this month, however, there is so much of interest in both our academic and social venues it is truly difficult to be brief.

Last year, our District and our school gradually transitioned into the Common Core Standards. Teachers and administrators attended several trainings and planning sessions. This year, there will be full implementation at all grade levels.  Students and teachers will create and demonstrate multiple methods of solving math problems and participate in daily collaborative conversations across all subject areas. We are very excited about this shift in our teaching and learning.

You can also anticipate seeing more writing in all grade levels. Our teacher coaches are providing on-site training to the entire staff and we are supported by a District writing specialist who meets regularly with our staff to talk about classroom writing workshops and student writing portfolios. These are exciting times for us and your children!

We invite you—as always-- to become an active participant in our school community. While many of you work outside of the home and are unable to volunteer in our classrooms, please consider attending our family events sponsored by the PTA. We have already had a great Family Dinner and Movie Night (the movie is no-cost to our families) and are looking forward to our “Fun Run” this Friday (you can sponsor a runner effortlessly via an on-line pledge). Upcoming events like the Ice Cream Social on September 26th and our PTA-sponsored Book Fair during the week of October 20-24, our both ways to stay connected with the school and its “rhythm”. These are, for the most part, no cost events where you can meet other families and feel connected to our school. Research does support the concept that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for the child.

Other events for your family calendar include:

  • Picture Day (September 25th)

  • Spirit Assemblies (September 26th)

  • Coffee With the Principal (October 17th)

We have an active EL Parent Group that meets every Friday morning between 9:00 and 11:00am in Room 39. If you are the parent of an English learner, this is a wonderful school and social connection. 

Finally, please download the Croce App on your Android or Apple ”Smart Phone”.  The App is free and, although I know I am prejudiced in this regard, it is fantastic!  My thanks to our fantastic PTA (and kudos to Greg Park) for spearheading this effort.  This is yet another example of the ongoing work of Lisa Valverde, our President, and her Executive Board to make Croce the best in both academics and “service” to our parent community.  I know this will be a great year for all of us!

Vicki Scudder


Today: 10/20/14


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