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Food from Africa 2015

Mosaic Day a Huge Hit

Our day started with a wonderful assembly featuring student performers (Persian poetry, hip hop dance, Indian dance, and a poem about loving whomever you choose), a bagpiper, and poets from Youth Speaks.  That evening, close to four hundred enthusiastic people came out to celebrate our cultural mosaic on Thursday, June 4, 2015 (some even caught Game 1 of the NBA playoffs that was streamed into a classroom).  We enjoyed foods and crafts from around the world and danced along to the tunes of Dos Four and his band (Cuban Hip Hop).  What a night!Jayanti 2015DaiLynn Hip Hop 2015Leila and Angela 2015Mosaic Sign In 2015Moana and LeonoraLeyder and the Crown 2015


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Crocker Recognized for Excellence

The Campaign for Business & Education Excellence (CBEE) informed us today that we have been named one of their Honor Roll Schools for 2014.  Their letter said, “After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school and district in California, your school stood above the rest in getting your students to grade level proficiency and beyond.”  They added that the award is presented annually to schools and districts that have “excelled in raising student achievement and closing achievement gaps.”  They went on to say, “This is a testament to you, your staff and your students’ relentless focus on academic success.”

They will be sending us a banner celebrating this recognition in the next few weeks which we will post somewhere on campus.  To see our name on the list (as well as other recognized schools), visit Logo


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Incoming Kindergarten Parent Letter


You will be receiving more complete information during the summer, but in the meantime, please read these important updates. We look forward to getting to know you and your family!*

Joci Kelleher, Principal

Incoming Kindergarten Visit – Friday, May 29, 2015

Families who have confirmed enrollment at Crocker Highlands for their kindergarten students in 2015-16 are invited to join us for a visit.  Meet us on the playground at 8:50 AM. After you check in, we will divide you into three groups, and you’ll rotate through our three classrooms.  Your children will have an opportunity to look around each room, play with toys, and look at books for about 20 minutes before moving on to the next classroom.  Our teachers will be in their rooms to greet everybody and snap some photos.  Please RSVP to as soon as possible with your child’s full name.

Kindergarten Class Assignments Process for August

Crocker Highlands uses a process called “Balanced Beginnings.” Students will be temporarily assigned to a color group (green, orange or purple) that will travel together to each of the three classrooms for the first three days.  This will give our team (teachers and the principal) an opportunity to get to know all of the students a little bit, making it easier to create balanced classes.  The color groups will be posted outside the school office by 5:00 PM on Friday, August 21alongside our other class lists.  This summer, you will also receive a letter explaining the schedule for those three days.  Final class lists will be posted by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 26 and will also be emailed to all kindergarten families.

Afterschool Care – Adventure Time (A.T.)

According to the director on site, Adventure Time has never filled to capacity.  This is good news for families who wish to send their kids to A.T.  To enroll your child, please come to the school between 7:00 – 8:30 AM or 2:45 – 6:00 PMon any school day.  They also operate a summer program, usually held at Montclair Elementary School, where you may also go to enroll your child when school is out for the summer.

Additional Full School Calendar Events of Interest:

  • Thursday, May 21 – Open House in all classrooms from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 4 – Mosaic Night on the playground from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 22 – Newcomers’ Picnic and Crocker’s 90th Birthday Party
    on the playground from 11:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Monday, August 24 – First day of school

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Scholars of Tomorrow

It’s not too late to enter your child to win prizes from the Golden State Warriors and Scholarshare.  The deadline for the 2nd trimester has been extended.  All you have to do is go to this website:



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Upcoming Community Events

Upcoming Community Events


Family Science Night: April 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Poem in your Pocket Day: April 30 – all day

Spring Hat Day: May 1 – all day

Science Fair: May 7 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Crocker Carnival: May 16 from 11:00 – 3:00 PM

Open House: May 21 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Daytime Vocal Music Concerts: May 27: 4th/5th Grades 9:00 – 9:45 AM, K/1st Grades 10:20 – 11:00 AM, 4th/5th Grades 11:15 – 12:00 PM

Evening Vocal Music Concerts: May 28: K/1st Grades 6:30 – 7:00 PM, 2nd through 5th Grades 7:15 – 8:00 PM

5th Grade Promotion: June 10 from 1:45 – 2:45 PM


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2015-16 OUSD Calendar is Ready

CalendarThis is also available on the OUSD website.FINAL – OUSD School 2015-16 School Calendar


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