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2023 Winter Outerwear Event
Soon Iowa's winter will have us opening our closets for warm coats, hats, and gloves. Many Ankeny families lack the funds to purchase these necessary items. Project Fresh Start, in conjunction with the Ankeny Community, presents Faith & Education 2023 Winter Outerwear Event, to help coordinate donations of winter clothing to help our Ankeny children and their families.
Crocker will be accepting donations of adult and children’s NEW or very gently used winter coats, hats, heavy mittens/gloves, and snow pants at our school on Friday, November 3rd- Thursday, November 9th. We will have boxes set up for donations just inside the front doors of the building. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Ankeny students and their families can come to the Winter Outerwear Event to pick out winter clothing items like coats, gloves and hats and more, free of charge November 11th & 12th. See the flyer below with specific event details.
If you would like to volunteer for a shift, you can go here.
3rd Grade Nutcracker Field Trip
On Thursday, December 7th, the 3rd grade students will have an opportunity to attend a shortened performance of The Nutcracker ballet presented by the Iowa Dance Theatre of Des Moines at the Des Moines Civic Center. This is an exciting opportunity for the students to experience this type of performance and practice audience etiquette in an authentic setting. 3rd grade students should plan to dress nicely that day as this is a special event. Please watch for a field trip permission email and form on Infinite Campus to complete so that your child may attend the performance.
Reach out to Ms. Peek for any questions!
Ms. Taylor Peek
Holiday Assistance Program
Ankeny Service Center is offering support to families for the upcoming holidays. Please click on the link below for more information on how to apply for assistance or to find opportunities to help support our community.
The deadline for applying for assistance is Thursday, November 30th.
Crocker Family Giving Tree Project
The Crocker Family Giving Tree Project will begin on Friday, November 17th. Please see attached Giving Tree Pdf below for more details. A paper copy of this information will also be sent home with students soon.
If you are a family that could benefit from Crocker's Family Giving Tree, please contact Nicole Ritland at email@example.com or Lindsey VanZee at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call the school at 515-965-9710.
Hello Families! Below are the skills being taught in classroom guidance in the months of November and December.
Unit Title: Self-Awareness: Emotion Management
Essential Question: What are strategies for responding to my strong feelings?
Content taught in this unit:
- Staying in control of my emotions and actions helps me get along better with others and be successful at school.
- When I feel strong feelings, it’s hard to think clearly.
- Calming down emotions that are getting out of control helps me think clearly so I can avoid negative consequences.
- I can name and use the calming down steps: Say stop, name my feeling, and calm down.
- I can name a few ways to calm down a strong feeling in any setting: deep breathing, positive self-talk, and counting.
NOTES FROM NURSE JULIE MAILE
With the cold and flu season upon us, please make sure you are following district policies when your student is sick. Your student must be 24 hours fever free with no fever reducing medication before returning to school. If your student vomits, or has diarrhea, they need to be 24 hours past their last episode before returning to school. If your student tests positive for Covid-19, please call me or e-mail me at email@example.com. If you haven't already done so, please contact your doctor and consider getting your student the flu shot and Covid-19 vaccine. If your student requires medication during the day, please let me know, and send the medication in its original packaging, I cannot give medication that is not in its labeled container.
Please remind your students that the best ways to prevent illness are a healthy diet, good sleep, and good handwashing. I am so thankful I get to partner with your family in keeping your student healthy and safe!
Free & Reduced Lunch Information
Crocker Social Media
You can connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for information and updates about "Life at Crocker"! Tell your family and friends, too!
To ensure every family has the opportunity to remember this year's school memory, Lifetouch is offering 10% off you order. See information below for coupon code.
Don't Forget to Order This Year's School Pictures
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EXPIRES: May 1, 2024
Unforeseen accidents in the classroom, lunch room and playground can result in wet or soiled clothing. Please make sure your student(s) has the following back-up items in a grocery sack or large ziploc that can be kept in their locker for those unforeseen accidents.
Appropriate back-up clothing suggestions:
- Long pants
- PE shoes
To enter an absence request in the parent portal please follow these simple steps:
- Log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.
- Select your child's profile.
- Navigate to the Absence Request section.
- Fill in the required information, including the date and reason for the absence.
- Submit your request.
Visit this Absence Request Guide for detailed information on how to report absences.
Per the student handbook, students who know they will be absent for a reason other than a school-sponsored trip or school-sponsored activity must have a parent notify the school’s office in advance of the absence.
If the school is not notified of an absence, the office will attempt to contact the Parents/Guardians at their primary number listed on Infinite Campus.
STUDENT APPOINTMENTS AND DELIVERIES
If your student forgets to bring something needed that day for class, we ask that you ring the Aiphone doorbell and we will ask for you to put the items on the table just inside the door. Please label item with the student's name and teacher.
Please remember that delivery's of flowers, candy, balloons, or presents are not accepted for students as stated in the parent handbook and will be sent back with the delivery driver.
Register for School Cafe`
School café is a great resource for lunch information click here to register.
Register for TouchBase
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