Crocker Viking News
Sept 30, 2021
Crocker Principal's Message
Dear Viking Families,
I'm often asked how our students are doing now that we are back to school? Our students are thriving and adapting. They are eager and joyful to be back with their peers. Yet, they also navigate an extended day, homework, extracurricular activities, and shifting peer relationships, navigating all the typical middle school peaks and valleys with the added layer of our pandemic world.
As educators and parents, we help our young people to thrive. Young people with good problem-solving skills excel and thrive in their learning and social situations. To support your child to be a strong problem-solver, model for them how you solve your problems. For example, are you a list maker? Do you prioritize your task? Do you do the most challenging task first or last? Do you set time-bound goals to complete each task? Help your child brainstorm ways to take positive action steps to solve their problem. Providing parental support means trying our best to guide our children to develop a solution rather than solving the problem for them. Although they may not show it or express their gratitude, your child will appreciate your willingness to listen and your ability to help them build their problem-solving skills.
How are our students doing? They are working in teams and pairs in our classrooms. They are remembering to charge their Chromebooks. They are playing together on our playground and eating lunch outside. They are learning to clean up after themselves at lunchtime. They are rushing to the field on Gold days to join an intramural game. They are attending outdoor assemblies for student council class representatives. They are meeting new friends. They are synthesizing information and sharing their learning using technology. They are doing science labs, making art, and making music. They are listening to Crocker Radio in the courtyard. They are cheering on their grade-level teams for class competition points. They are makers in our Maker space. They are thriving!
Dues are DUE!
Dues are Due! Pay here: http://crocker.corecommerce.com/
In addition to paying for the school directory and yearbook, parent dues help fund grade level social events, teacher appreciation efforts and more! CPG committee members are already busy in the works planning for a great school year. Thanks to those families who have already paid their dues for the 2021-2022 year. If you still need to pay, the deadline is October 15th. Please use our commerce site below (same as link above): Any questions please email Katrina at email@example.com
In addition to paying for the school directory and yearbook, parent dues help fund grade level social events, teacher appreciation efforts and more! CPG committee members are already busy in the works planning for a great school year. Thanks to those families who have already paid their dues for the 2021-2022 year.
If you still need to pay, the deadline is October 15th. Please use our commerce site below (same as link above):
Any questions please email Katrina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Proof of Vaccination
In the event we are confronted with a COVID case this school year, we are asking parents and guardians to provide their child's proof of vaccination. To that end, please fill out this Google form.
HTV parent volunteers
We’re very excited our students are able to get back onto the field, courts, play music (outside) and dance again (Cotillion, outside). In order to capture all these memories, HTV needs your help.
Under current guidelines, parent volunteers can help us film outside. Our goal is to capture some footage from at least EVERY Crocker team for all grades and other major events such as Cotillion, Fly-offs, and Turkey Trot to name a few. Some of this video might be seen on HTV —and some of it gets saved for their 8th grade memory video. We’re lucky that we have at Crocker Jeremy Slater, HTV Media Coordinator, to film much of our Crocker events. Unfortunately, he’s only one person and can’t film them all. It’s not as daunting as it sounds. I know many of you record on your iPhone BUT your shaky iPhone video won’t work for us. We really need footage from a steady camera on a tripod.
The good news is HTV has the equipment for you. When you pick it up from Jeremy Slater’s office, he will have it ready to go. Camera on the tripod. SD card in the camera. Easy, peasy! We can even offer quick training on how to hit “record” and how to get the best footage possible.
The advantage of playing all games in house at the moment—one parent can cover two teams! You can even pick the game you want to cover. We offer flexibility!
Please email us if you would consider picking up a camera and filming at one of the games or events you’re already planning on attending for your child.
Your HTV Crocker Chairs
Jeremy Slater- HTV Media Coordinator
Photo Day Is Coming!
Hello Crocker Middle SchoolFamilies!
iClickSmiles will be taking individual photos of your student in three weeks!!
Thursday, October 7th & Friday, October 8th!!
There are no envelopes to fill out prior to photo day, and no pre-payment is necessary – All Students will be photographed. You will be able to view and order photos online 7-10 days after photos are taken.
Please mark your calendar now so photo day doesn’t sneak up on you! Visit our website at www.iclicksmiles.com for more information about us and tips for a successful photo day.
Questions or concerns? Email email@example.com or (888) 298 - 0744
Calling all Crocker 6th-8th graders to participate in this friendly contest tackling interesting math problems, Math Kangaroo (https://mathkangaroo.org/mks/about-math-kangaroo/history/)!
9/15 -12/15 Student registration
12/16 - 12/31 Late registration.
Participation is optional and this is not a school-sponsored event.
Math Kangaroo has historically posted the top 20 national winners and top 3 state winners on its website every year.
If you have any problems registering your child(ren), please email parent volunteer Michelle Lo (mom of Cameron Lo, 6th grade) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information on registration.
7th Grade Cotillion!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Your child will learn popular ballroom dances by a professional instructor in a socially distanced setting. While learning about protocol with respect to formal dancing; from asking for a dance to escorting your dance partner back to their table.
Suit (sports coat & slacks), button down shirt & tie, & dress shoes(no tennis shoes).
Dress or semi formal clothing, dance appropriate dress shoes or flats & mandatory white gloves (available on amazon under women’s formal bridal gloves).
High School Information
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Contact me if you have any questions.
Crocker Middle School Counselor
Are you a parent of an 8th grader with an IEP/504, starting to research high schools? Not sure what the transition process will be like and what supports the different schools offer? Wish you could talk to other parents who've done it before? Come to the annual RISE High School Articulation Night on Tuesday, October 26 at the Crocker Lecture Hall 7-8:30PM (zoom link will be available for remote attendees).
Our 2021-22 initiatives are underway and it's never too late to get involved! From organizing Abilities Awareness programs, boosting our social media, developing parent resources, and connecting Buddy Families in our Directory, there's a role for everyone. Contact email@example.com or your RISE rep today!
What an amazing community! We asked, you delivered and we are so grateful! We are thrilled with the outpouring of donations we received on Giving Day and we are happy to report that more donations are still rolling in. In case you didn’t get a chance, there’s still time to donate to support this school year. Be a part of our success story and make your donation today.
HSF invites you to the 2021 Hillsborough “Wimbledon Picnic” Classic. Tickets are on sale now at www.hsf.org!
Grab a friend and support our Hillsborough public schools at an outdoor luncheon, shopping event and the Sam Malouf Authentic Luxury fashion show on Friday, October 22, 2021.
Registration for tennis games on Thursday October 21, 2021 is also open now. Tennis is open to all skill levels and gentlemen for the first time in its long running history!
Due to reduced capacity, we encourage you to buy tickets early.