Crocker Viking News
Dec 2, 2021
Dec 6-10: New Student Priority Online Registration
Dec 7: Crocker Staff Holiday Breakfast @ 7:45am
Dec 8: HCSD Board Meeting @ 6pm
Dec 9: RISE December Parent Ed Training @ 8:45am
Dec 10: School Site Council Meeting @ 9:35am (zoom link)
Dec 17: Spirit Day - PJs!
Dec 17: NOON Dismissal
Dec 20-Jan 3: Winter Break
Jan 4: School Resumes
Message from our principal
This time of year can be exhilarating for our students, and it can be very hectic. Some students can find the holiday breaks and schedule changes hard to navigate. As parents and educators, our roles are to support our young people by providing as much consistency and structure during this season as possible. At home, we try to keep the daily routines as much as possible, and in the classroom, we aim to maintain our daily structure and routines. Of course, we all enjoy our breaks and rejuvenating, but consistent routines provide us comfort.
Friday, December 3, 2021, you will receive your child's report cards electronically. I have reviewed these reports by grade level, and I am pleased with our students' growth and progress. Please take time to review and praise your child for doing their best work. Focus on their strengths and what they have enjoyed learning. Discuss if they have a personal goal they would like to set for the coming trimester. Set a goal based on taking a risk and trying something new this trimester. Take the initiative to make a new friend. Read a book of their choosing. Join a club at Crocker. Taking time to discuss these concrete goals helps keep your child motivated and engaged in their learning and builds their capacity as lifelong learners.
ALLOCATIONS: IDEAS FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS WANTED!
Deadline December 17
What is Allocations? Allocations is money that accumulates from excess funds generated from the prior year(s)’ operating budget (parent dues less expenses for that year). Allocations money is directed to one-time expenditures used to improve the environment for students and staff. Past examples include: greenhouse, outdoor seating, water bottle filler and doormats for the classrooms.
What to do: All ideas, big or small, are welcome and encouraged. Please send suggestions to Katrina Reynolds at email@example.com no later than December 17. Crocker Staff and Student Council will also be asked for input.
Allocations Process (warning, bit boring!): Traditionally each fall, the Allocations committee - headed by the CPG Treasurer, select Board Members and the principal - meet to review ideas generated by the Crocker Community, then propose their recommendations to the parents for vote and approval.
Thank you to all who have paid your dues for the 2021-2022 school year! If you have yet to pay your dues please click pay through this link:
NEW Fall menu selections...
Order Choice Lunch A La Carte
Click the link for details Choicelunch.com
ORDER DEADLINES PRO TIP:
Order every Thursday evening for the entire week.
THANK YOU to our dedicated parent volunteers
Parent volunteers are welcome. If interested, please email
Tiffany Tsurudome at firstname.lastname@example.org
6th Grade Social Is Coming Up - BE SURE TO REGISTER
6th Grade Social Ice Skating Event is coming up just after Winter Break. Be sure to get your child registered.
This is organized by the Crocker Parent Group for the benefit of all 6th grade students and is NOT a school event. While we certainly hope your child can join the fun, attendance is optional.
*As a reminder, this event is for Crocker 6th grade students only - no siblings, parents (other than those working on the event committee) or friends outside of the Crocker 6th grade class may attend.
Friday, January 7, 2022
2202 Bridgepointe Parkway, San Mateo
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND - [6th Grade Social Registration ]
PLEASE NOTE: Ice Oasis rink will follow and enforce Covid protocols for entry including but not limited to, masking for all attendees, proof of vaccination and/or a recent negative Covid test result.
NOMINATIONS FOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AND COMMUNITY CARE AWARD
APG is currently seeking nominations from the entire Hillsborough community for the following two awards:
Hillsborough Schools' Citizen of the Year (COY)
Honors a volunteer who has made a sustained and significant contribution to Hillsborough, especially to the education and well- being of our children.
Nominees should be widely recognized as respected leaders who have created a lasting legacy for our community.
Typically the nominee will have served in a variety of volunteer roles with their contributions spanning a decade or more.
Please submit your nomination for the COY here.
Hillsborough Schools' Community Care Award (CCA)
Honors an individual who works for the School District or Town of Hillsborough or other vital community organization.
Nominees will have made a sustained and significant contribution that has broadly touched the lives of our children.
These contributions are widely recognized as having a lasting impact on our community.
Please submit your nomination for the CCA here.
Nominations Deadline: January 1, 2022.
Final recipients will be selected by APG Board Members and will be honored at a reception in Town Hall. Thank you for helping us continue this time-honored tradition of recognizing those whose exceptional efforts have dramatically improved the lives of Hillsborough's children!
New to IEPs or want to brush up to be a more informed and engaged IEP team member? Don't miss these helpful training events!
- Tuesday 12/7 6-7:30pm: San Mateo County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) will do a remote training on how to prepare / what to expect at IEP meetings, and how to navigate your child's IEP.
- Thursday 12/9 8:45-10:15am at the District Office (for vaccinated & masked, or via Zoom), parent advocate and head of Burlingame's Special Education District Advisory Committee will discuss how to write strong IEP goals, communicate, and collaborate effectively with your IEP team.
Hope to see you there!
Wondering how you can support Hillsborough Schools Foundation (HSF) this holiday season? Start your holiday shopping at HSFShopping.com and help us earn money with every purchase - it’s a win-win! From holiday cards to Omaha steaks and more, HSFshopping.com is your one stop site for all your online shopping needs.
Happy holidays and happy shopping!!
Light Up the Town Tonight!
Enjoy hot cocoa and holiday treats!
THE NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE (NCL) MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS OPEN!
Do you have a 6th grade daughter? The National Charity League is a group of mothers and daughters who have come together in a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Hillsborough has TWO local chapters that are currently having a new membership drive for the Class of 2028, to begin in Spring of 2022. To learn more about each Chapter and membership guidelines, please look below.
Crystal Springs: https://www.nationalcharityleague.org/chapter/crystalsprings/
San Francisco Boys Chorus Auditions
Signups are underway for San Mateo Group of the San Francisco Boys Chorus' spring term. Boys ages 5 to 12 with unchanged voices are encouraged to apply. K or Pre-K boys are automatically accepted; auditions for all others will be held Saturday, January 8th in San Mateo. Boys receive vocal training and gain music appreciation, self-confidence and self-discipline. Boys trained by the San Francisco Boys Chorus perform at Bay Area civic events, San Francisco Opera and Symphony productions, on television and internationally during summer tours. Rehearsals are offered weekly in San Francisco, San Mateo, San Rafael and Oakland. For more information or to sign up to schedule an audition or call 415-861-7464. Please see attached for the flyer.