To report your child's absence:
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
Join Mrs. Scudder for coffee on December 20 at 8:45am in the MPR.
Parents discuss issues, ask questions, etc.
January 24, 2014
Students of the Month!
Claire Buxton, Cameron Devros, Jenna Kellogg, Ashley Sanchez, Angel Avina, Chris Munoz, Alan Valdes, Molly Harmon, Austin Lopez, Shane Jennings, Tayla Duncan, Jose Lau, Yahir Morales, Bryan Speidel, Isabella Hermann, Grace Jeon, Janet Romo, Joshua Tinkham, Giselle Quintanilla, Kymber Dao, Matthew Durr, Xavier Armas, Alexa Chapman, Alexcis Rious, Heather Haase, Ashleigh Barnes, Nicholas Haddad, Destiny Ross, Kiara Nishimoto, Jhon Enriquez, Donovan Humes, Nathan Mounsey, Sarai Frutos, Devin Williams, Nolan Cherry, Kendall Dao, Angel Hernandez, Seth Manembu, Nicholas Baxter, Laiya Leber, Gregory Newton Jr., Delicia Mejia, Aidan Cherry, Jackson Whatley, Hartley Weichert, Jasmine Gutierrez, Jack Canfield, Josh Graber, Matthew Ludwig, Kevin Speroni, Serin Zamoum
"Principal of the Day" Jace Whatley
As promised in my newsletter article, Jace Whatley was the “Principal for the Day” today, December 5th. I can tell you that his “roster” was full and pretty typical of an elementary principal’s daily responsibilities. Mr. Whatley's day began with a morning check of the valet program (he walked a kindergarten student to class), a morning security check of the grounds before our morning perimeter gate closure and a phone conversation with Assistant Superintendent Chris Van Schaack to discuss job possibilities. He made a brief classroom visit to award otter pops to his own first grade classroom (an administrative prerogative) and to a kindergarten class to assist the teacher in handing out performance awards. He was barely back to his desk when he had to report to the playground for morning yard supervision. Then it was back to the office to meet with students and review their proposal for an anti-bullying poster contest (which he approved). Mr. Whatley managed to take another phone call before he headed off to handle cafeteria supervision and lunch recess. He was called upon for consultation on a name-calling incident and met with all the yard supervisors (he listened to concerns and awarded them Starbucks cards for their continued hard work). It was finally time for an office provided lunch before he headed off to Mrs. Weber’s room and another otter pop reward.
When asked what he liked most about the day, Jace responded that “doing yard duty and using the walkie talkie” was a favorite task. He reports that there “wasn’t anything that I didn’t like”.
SAVE the date
2014 LVJUSD Science Odyssey
Junction Avenue K-8 School Gym & MPR
February 19, 2014
Mandatory Project set-up: 2:30-8pm
Judging & Interviews: 2:30-8pm
February 20, 2014
Doors open to the public from 5-7pm
* View outstanding student projects and awards
* Listen to music by Scientific Jam
* Visit community exhibits and science activities
* Enjoy a meal from the snack bar
* Best of Show Awards Ceremony-6:40pm in MPR
logo design contest
Grades K - 5 Logo Design Contest
Design a logo for the T-shirts
and event program for
2014 LVJUSD Science Odyssey
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Junction Avenue K-8 School
Contact your Science Teacher for more details.
As I write this message, the Croce staff is looking forward to the Thanksgiving Break to spend time with our families and friends. I know that all of you are also engaged in similar pursuits. This is truly a wonderful time of year. In addition to my personal best wishes for the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to briefly sum up current and future Croce events.
Our Soul Shoppe presentation last week was excellent. Parents who were able to attend were definitely impressed with our presenter and his “realistic” approach to parenting and issues of bullying prevention. We will have two assemblies for our students on related topics and our facilitator will spend the day with us and our students as well. As soon as these dates are “firmed up” we’ll publish them here.
Our second Croce Movie Night was incredibly successful! We had a great crowd, lots of free popcorn and a great “new release” film. The evening concluded with a drawing, with the lucky winner receiving the featured video for their home collection. Watch our website and the PTA Facebook page for our next “showing”. We are definitely giving local movie theaters stiff competition!
In addition to our teacher collaboration, Instructional Rounds and teacher training, the staff is engaged in site planning, co-curricular events and the special activities and assemblies that usually accompany the holiday season. Remember that report cards will be sent home with students on December 6th. Please look for them.
In addition to all of the exciting day-to-day events for the Cheetahs, we are looking forward to our “Principal for the Day” event, which will take place on Thursday, December 5th. Ms. Halim’s student, Jace Whatley, will be “at the helm” in the Principal’s office. Jace was the lucky winner of a drawing/prize as part of our PTA-sponsored recent school fundraiser. We assume he will have the “usual” responsibilities of school oversight and I can guarantee that he will not be bored! I have always said that –sincerely—my job is the best job I can think of. It has elements of drama, surprise and variety! We will be sure that Jace is interviewed at day’s end so he can record his impressions and thoughts. Watch this space for his “account’ of the experience. It should be great reading.
Remember that December dates to calendar include our EL Parent Meeting on December 13th from 9:00 to 11:00am in Room 39, PTA Caroling that same day from 7:00 to 9:00pm, Garden Day on December 16th and Coffee with the Principal on December 20th with a second EL Meeting on the same day and time as previously noted. December 23 through January 3 marks our Winter Break.
Holidays are joyful times for many, but they can also add extra stress to our busy lives. I have made a personal resolution in advance of the New Year to take time to consciously enjoy the simple pleasures that each day brings. Your children top my list of “pleasures” of the season. An additional “Thank you” to you, our parents, for all you contribute to our school.
4th Grade Parent Camp Campbell Reminder
We are now accepting money for next year's Camp Campbell science experience. Making payments throughout the year may make it easier for you. Please see your 4th grade teacher or make donations in the office. We must have the total amount by April 25th or camp will be canceled.
LEO R. CROCE
BOX TOP CHALLENGE
Croce Elementary PTA
THE FALL BOX TOP CHALLENGE IS HERE!
Let’s raise money for our wonderful school with BOX TOPS!!
Please help Croce Elementary raise this year’s goal of $1,300 by clipping BOX TOPS off of 100s of different products, so many that you probably already have in your home right now! Let’s help our school earn money for new supplies, equipment, fun activities, and more! Just clip the BOX TOPS with the logo above from participating products and turn them into the labeled tub in your child’s classroom. The challenge will begin Monday, November 4th and the class that collects the most BOX TOPS by Friday, December 6th WINS!! The winning class will get a special BOX TOPS classroom celebration and special recognition on our BOX TOPS board in the office as well. It’s so simple…just cut along the dotted edge and turn them in…make money for your child’s AMAZING school with the great items you already have in your home!
To find out which products participate in the BOX TOPS program and to sign up to support our school and see how much we are earning, please log onto boxtops4education.com and look up Leo Croce Elementary. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our Croce PTA BOX TOPS coordinator, Kristina Coates at email@example.com.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
OUR AR PROGRESS SO FAR THIS WEEK