Posted on 28 September 2013.
What a great week!
On Tuesday evening, we had a strong turnout for the Community Gathering. People enjoyed good company, delicious pizza, chalk drawing on the playground, and an opportunity to share what they love about Crocker. We also got feedback about potential areas for growth. In the not-too-distant future, we will find out what you all had to say. The teachers, School Site Council, and PTA will all look at it as we work together to continuously improve our school.
Friday morning we were treated to concerts by the Pacific Boys’ Choir. They sang songs that ranged from three to eight part harmony and included lyrics in multiple languages. The audience got to participate in a song from Africa by clapping out one of two different rhythms while a drummer played a third and the choir sang in four parts. They ended the show with “Lean on Me,” a song most kids had learned last year with Ms. Rose.
The fifth grade bake sale was a huge success! Thank you to the very cooperative fifth graders who sold the goods with polite smiles and gracious attitudes, and to the many families who provided and/or purchased the treats. One hundred percent of the money you raised goes straight to their upcoming Redwood Alliance overnight field trip.
After school safety on the yard is important! Please do not ride scooters, skateboards or bicycles on the playground after school. Also, you might not realize this but Adventure Time leases the playground space until 6:00 pm every day after school. This means that other than the supervised basketball and football programs, students may not use the school playground until after 6:00 pm on school days and on weekends unless they are enrolled in Adventure Time. If you have older children, please let them know that they may not play, ride bikes or climb the fences on the Crocker Highlands yard during that time. Finally, please remember that dogs and other pets are never allowed on school grounds.
Thank you to the OUSD Buildings and Grounds folks! This week the padding under the kindergarten play structure was repaired. In addition, we have a new gate on the Midcrest side of the school next to the amphitheater so that the whole playground can be secured.