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

The May 15th Coffee with the Principal has been cancelled due to the Croce Talent Show.

Spirit Assemblies

  Next Assembly

May 29, 2015

8:45am & 9:45am


Students of the Month

April 24, 2015

Hayden Terry, Felicity Nguyen, Dylan Barnes, Mary Tree, Joshua Irwin, Finley Syth, Nitheesh Dhanushkumar, Taylor Kuhnhoff, Taya Trinta, Jack Munoz, Avery Lungu, Kaiya Leber, Isabella Bergeron, Emron Moosayer, Kymber Dao, Isabella Hermann, Rebecca Sanchez, Camila Rousseau, Chandler Smoak, Harbin Mushiana, Dylan Amador, Angelina Trujillo, Adrian Casillas, Arianna Gonzalez, Ashley Taylor, Riley Mussleman, Tyrese Quinto, Natalie Randall, Kyler Wallace, Jennifer Friday, Olivia Lollini, Aurelia Correa, Riley Batteate, Ryan Loder, Leonel Ordaz, Andrew Trujillo, Malachi Bongiorno, Hector Rios, Katie Aguiar, Kolten Shreffler, Heather Haase, Sriram Deevi, Savea Meafou, Siena Sandy, Sergio Rodriguez, Ashley Horch, Samantha Remy, Hannah Ausherman






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

"You make the difference"


We are pleased to announce that Croce’s own Bhavna Khatri was honored at a recent “You Make the Difference” awards ceremony, sponsored by the Tri-Valley SELPA. Each year SELPA (an organization responsible for the coordination of special education services throughout the Tri-Valley) recognizes outstanding professionals who make a profound difference on the lives of special needs students in Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon.  Mrs. Khatri, a para-educator in Mrs. Allen’s Kindergarten class, was nominated by Duke Fang’s parents citing her patience, dedication and persistence in working with their son.  We can only echo Mr. and Mrs. Fang’s sentiments and wish to add our congratulations to a truly outstanding colleague and educator.  A big round of Cheetah applause is in order!

Running Club

Wednesday, May 20th

is the LAST day for Running Club

for the 2014/15 school year.

Diversity Week

Friday, May 29

Spirit Assembly & Fashion Show, 8:45 & 9:45am

Monday, June 1

Lion Dancers Assembly, 10-10:35am/10:45-11:20am

3rd grade Native American Assembly

Guest presenter Randy Pico, 1:15pm, MPR

2nd grade Hispanic Assembly

Guest presenter Pati Mendoza, 1:15pm, Library

Tuesday, June 2

4th/5th grade classes guest presenter Vishnu Temple, 8:45-9:15am/9:30-10am

Wednesday, June 3

Kindergarten guest presenter Gloria Hilinai'i Ruiz, 8:45-9:15am/9:30-10am

Thursday, June 4

1st grade guest presenter Catherine Ndungu-Case, 8:40-9:15am

Friday, June 5

Cheza Nami music and dance assembly, 8:45 & 9:45am

Open House

Open House

Thursday, May 21st, 2015


Classrooms open 6:30-7:30pm


$5 BBQ: Cheeseburger or

Hot Dog meals

includes chips/drink



 PTA Book Fair

6:00-9:00pm, Room 31


PTA Basket Raffle & Silent Auction

5:30-7:30pm, MPR

Winners announced at 7:45pm


Vote for 2015/16 School Site Council Parent Members in Quad area


yearbook orders



To Order, please visit:


Orders must be placed by:

May 18, 2015

This year’s yearbook comes with 4 FREE Personalized Pages.  This includes the back cover.  If you personalize your book, you must complete the personalization by May 4, 2015.  Personalization is optional.

Pricing:    Soft Cover:  $25.00          

       Hard Cover: $35.00

**If you have pictures to contribute to the yearbook, you can either upload them to the website at the link above and use the “contribute photos” link, or put them on a cd and give them to the office.

If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Trujillo at trujillo13@llnl.gov or 209-612-0116.

You can still order yearbooks from previous years by going to: http://crocearchives.picaboo.com/

Calkins Corner

In an attempt to provide our Croce families with information about our new writing curriculum, the staff has written some brief monthly writing highlights. As you know, beginning last year, our Math curriculum has been refined and developed.  Teacher-sponsored Parent Math Nights have provided you with information about the “multiple methods” approach to the Mathematics curriculum.  Hopefully, your children continue to provide you with "Math News" via family conversations and homework discussions. 

The information contained in our “Calkins Corner” is meant to give you additional insights on how our staff enhances writing instruction.  We hope it will prove helpful. Your feedback is, as always, appreciated.

Please click on "Calkins Corner" to see the month of March in review.

Congratulations AR READERS

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     1,000 AR points!!             1,000 AR points!!          

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   600 AR points              400 AR points


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Principal's Message:

Our State Testing is drawing to a close with the completion of Science testing for our 5th grade students on May 20th.  We feel that the process went relatively smoothly at our site, with a 99% “test participation” rate and only a few minor technical glitches.  I will survey individual teachers to get input to pass on to the district regarding time allotted, bandwidth access, etc. to help them in next year’s planning. We definitely profited from this opportunity to have a “no fault” opportunity to test.  Thanks to all of you for getting your children here rested and ready to do their best!

As you can see from our “Calkins Corner”, teachers and students are still writing, writing, writing.  I’ve been the recipient of wonderful letters across the grade levels on a variety of topics and have been invited to classrooms to see our Croce writers at work.  We are delighted with their progress and hope you see evidence of their hard work in the samples they bring home.

We in the office are busily hosting new Kindergarten parents as they arrive for their Kindergarten Assessment interviews this week. We have four full Kindergarten classes and a TK program that is almost at capacity.  As always, we’re excited to welcome over 120 new families to our Croce community.

June marks Diversity Week and we are delighted to announce some great presentations and performers for this year’s extravaganza.  We will actually begin our week on May 29th, with our Spirit Assembly and two ethnic fashion shows.  Last year we had thirty-nine participants and this year we have over fifty! I have added a separate schedule to this newsletter for your information regarding presenters, dates and times.  We are especially pleased to have the Lion Dancers and “Cheza Nami” (African drumming and dance) for our all-school assemblies.  Grade level presenters will represent Indian, African, Hawaiian, Chinese, Mexican and Native American cultures.  As I write this, students at all grade levels are creating artwork representing over thirty different cultural art forms.  Their work will be on display during Open House of May 21st and will remain up through June 5th

Our annual Hoe Down will take place on June 10th and our students are excitedly practicing their square dance “moves” and readying their western wear. Of course, we will have as our honored guests our Rodeo Queen and our school namesake, Mr. Leo Croce. 

It is definitely an understatement to say there is a lot going on!  I hope to see you at these special events.  Your support and participation means so much to your children.   Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events listed above.


Mrs. Vicki Scudder

Today: 5/25/15


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We received our December check from the Box Tops for Education™ program and earned $844.20! Way to go! We still need your help clipping and turning in Box Tops for us to reach this year’s goal of $1,500. The challenge will begin Tuesday, February 17th and the class that collects the most Box Tops by Friday, February 27th wins!

Please support Leo Croce Elementary by signing up at boxtops4education.com



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.

4/1/15 - 4/30/15


3/2/15 - 3/27/15


2/2/15 - 2/27/15


1/5/15 - 1/30/15


12/1/14 - 12/18/14


11/3/14 - 11/30/14


10/1/14 - 10/28/14


8/25/14 - 9/30/14

$12, 987




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