Crocker Viking News
May 19, 2022
May 20: Student Site Council meeting via zoom @ 9:35am
May 20: 8th Gr Grad Parent Party @ 7-9pm
May 23-25: Disneyland Band Trip
May 30: Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL
May 31-June 3: 6th Gr Yosemite Trip
June 3: 8th Graduation Practice @ 9am
June 6: 8th Gr Great America Trip
June 8: HCSD Board Meeting @ 6pm
June 9: NO EARLY DISMISSAL (6th & 7th Gr)
June 9: NOON DISMISSAL (8th Gr)
June 9: 8th Gr Graduation @ 5pm SMPAC
June 9: 8th Gr Dance @ 7-9pm
June 10: 8th Gr Breakfast and yearbook signing @ 9-10:30am
Message from Crocker Principal
Dear Viking Families,
Thursday, May 26, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, we are excited to open our doors for Crocker’s 2021-2022 Open House! It is hard to believe this will be the first Open House in three years. Our Crocker educators look for to welcoming you on Thursday evening! This event is a parent and student event. Students may accompany their parents as they visit their classrooms.
SAVE the Date Crocker Class of 2022 Graduation
Wiliam H. Crocker's 8th Grade Graduation will be held on Thursday evening this year! Due to the Performing Arts Center availability, we had to pivot and plan for a Thursday night ceremony. Always determined to see the glass half full, we are excited for an opportunity to try a new tradition! The Crocker Vikings Class of 2022 Graduation will be held from 5:00 pm -6:15 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Doors will open at 4:30 pm. The venue is large enough that we will not need to limit seating.
Thursday, Jun 9, 2022, 05:00 PM
San Mateo Performing Arts Center, North Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA, USA
Grad Night Help Needed!
The Graduation committee is planning an incredible night for our graduates.
It's going to be awesome - they will have so much fun.... but we need some help.
Wednesday, 6/8: anytime between 4-8pm
Thursday, 6/9: 6th & 7th grade parents to help between 5:30 - 7:30pm
8th grade parents (especially dads!): Thursday, 6/9 after graduation until about 9:30pm
We're planning on having drawings throughout the night. If you'd like to donate a $25 or $50 Amazon Gift Card - that would be fantastic!
If you are able to help in any way, please contact Lynette Caplice at email@example.com and put GRAD NIGHT in the subject.
From the Crocker Library
On May 18th, Crocker welcomed author Lauren Wolk for a virtual author visit. Ms. Wolk joined us to talk about her new book My Own Lightning, the sequel to Wolf Hollow, which earned her a Newbery Honor. In a happy coincidence, her book Echo Mountain was the winner in Crocker’s Battle of the Books this year. If you would like to order any of Ms. Wolk’s books, please complete this online order form through Hickelbee’s bookstore. The last day to order is May 25th, and books will be delivered to school after Memorial Day weekend. A big thank you to Hickelbee’s in San Jose for supporting schools with great author visits.
Echo Mountain was Crocker's Battle of the Books winner this year, with Daughter of the Deep and Amari and the Night Brothers as the other two titles in the final three. Thank you to our Battle of the Books judges for their thoughtful reading and rich discussions about books. For more information about Crocker’s Battle of the Books, contact Mrs. Gilchrist. Here are our 2022 judges. Students: Valentina, Elizabeth, Brody, Nathan, Kenna, Ariana, Olivia, Emi, Isabella, Shaela, Ethan, Sadie, Mariella and Allison, and our staff judges: Ms. Alich, Ms. Tichy, Mr. Miller, Mrs. Struble, Mrs. Ayer, Ms. Woods, Mrs. Rodriguez, Ms. Frankel, Mr. MacKenzie, Mrs. Grady, Mrs. Brady, Ms. Edwards, Ms. Dumpis, and Mrs. Morganstern.
Summer Reading- Crocker does not have required summer reading, but students are encouraged to find some great books to read on their own during the summer. A list of recommended books will be available at Open House and linked to the Crocker Library website at that time. Additionally, a representative from the public library will be at Crocker the week of 5/23 to talk with all students about their Summer Learning program. Contact Mrs. Gilchrist if you have any questions.
6TH GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO 7TH GRADE
After being vaccinated for the Tdap and two doses of Varicella, please email your immunization records to Kris Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to the image for the "Parents' Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry." Click to see.
For those families that have not notified the office regarding immunization records, a letter will be mailed shortly as a reminder of vaccine(s) that are required for 7th-grade entry.
Any questions, please contact:
Crocker 7th Grade Networking Meeting Slides
Thank you to our parent panelists and all those who joined us for the Crocker 7th Grade Networking meeting on May 4th about local high schools.
Linked here are the Google slides and contact information for the panelists who have offered to answer questions from Crocker parents.
save the date: Friday May 20 from 7-9pm. 8th-grade parent party!
Thank you to those that did RSVP.
- Outdoor venue - dressing in layers recommended
- Limited parking - uber and carpool recommended
Looking forward to celebrating with you!
RISE encourages parents of special learners to finish the year strong! Make sure you have communicated with your child's Case Manager/IEP team about summer services (if applicable) and expectations for transitioning to next year. Seeking summer camps or classes that are inclusive of children with different abilities? Check out Stanford ESPA's list of inclusive summer camps or join the RISE Parent Directory to ask other parents for recommendations!
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access...IDEA
Follow the IDEA Committee on Instagram!
While the HCSD IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) Committee puts the finishing touches on their new website, follow them on social media to access the wonderful resources - from local events, to book suggestions and other great content they share regularly. Please follow along on Instagram @hcsdideacommittee.
About The IDEA Committee:
The IDEA Committee is a district-wide, parent-led group that supports the families, faculty, and staff of the Hillsborough City School District. HCSD aspires for all members of our community – students, parents, caregivers, educators, staff, alumni, and trustees – to develop a sense of belonging, to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of differences, and for our graduates to bring about positive change in the world.
Whether you showed up for the early morning exercise or the pancake breakfast, thank you for joining us! The annual HSF Fun Run was a huge success, and it was amazing to see so many members of our community out running, walking, and volunteering together!! Big shout out to the chairs of this event, Kelly Couch and Julie Ann Dougery.
Still need to make your annual donation to HSF? Donating is easy, just click here and make your donation today.
Math Kangaroo Winners
Thank you to all the Crocker students who participated in the 25th Math Kangaroo competition and to all parents/guardians for nurturing your children's interest in math!
This year's Math Kangaroo attracted over 30,000 students in the U.S. It's Crocker's second year hosting Math Kangaroo as a private online test center and 41 6th-8th graders registered.
FOUR Crocker students placed nationally in the top 20 of their respective levels.
Congratulations to 6th graders Blake L., Cameron L., Skylar T., and 7th grader Connor L.!
If you have any questions or feedback on the Math Kangaroo event, please email Michelle Lo.
Online Registration for the Fall 2022 Hillsborough AYSO soccer season starts Wednesday, May 11!
We will also be holding in-person registration in the Crocker lecture hall on both Saturday,
May 14 and Saturday, May 21 from 8am-11am.
AYSO is the largest youth sports organization in the United States. Hillsborough AYSO has been proudly serving the children of Hillsborough since 1979! Hillsborough AYSO proudly serves almost 1,000 players a year utilizing hundreds of parent and youth volunteers to run our non-profit program.
Please click on "My Account" in the top right corner to register your child.
Normal registration fees apply through June 14, 2022
Prices increase on June 15, 2022
Financial assistance is available. Please email email@example.com to apply for assistance
Check out our website for more program information:
We look forward to having your child participate in our 2022 season!
Are you ready to get back outside? If you like the outdoors — camping, hiking, biking, etc. — we’ve got you covered. Have you considered being a Scout? Troop 28 is an active, diverse group that has been providing outdoor programs for young men (10-18 years old) for over 70 years in Burlingame and Hillsborough. We meet at 7 PM on the first and third Mondays of every month, so come visit us at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 415 El Camino Real in Burlingame.