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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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First-Ever CROCKER MOSAIC NIGHT – June 4th

First-Ever CROCKER MOSAIC NIGHT – June 4th

Thursday, June 4th 6pm – 8pm
Crocker Playground

Live Music, International food stations, Cultural Mosaic Stations

The Equity Committee, in association with the Crocker Highlands PTA, invite you to participate in the First-ever Mosaic Day by joining us at the Crocker Mosaic Night event. This culmination of Mosaic Day will feature:

  • Delicious International Food
  • Live entertainment by Crocker parent Leyder Chapman and his band Dos Four
  • Cultural Mosaic Stations
  • Welcoming incoming families
  • Celebrating another successful school year


Stay tuned for more announcements about how you can help:

Food — we’re looking to you Crocker cooks to help provide some of these tasty dishes that represent your culture or a culture you’d like to expose students to.
Cultural Mosaic Stations — art projects, musical stations or any other ways to get our students thinking about cultural diversity. Do you have projects/talents you want to share with the students?
Volunteers — volunteers needed for set-up, helping at food stations, hosting cultural mosaic stations and breakdown


Mosaic Day supports our Equity principle of “Knowing Each Child Well” as we help students to explore and embrace their many identities. In its first year, Mosaic Day will focus on cultural diversity to raise awareness of and celebrate our community mosaic. In subsequent years, Mosaic Day will expand to explore other aspects of identity.

During Mosaic Day, Crocker students will attend an assembly about diversity and will finalize a week-long art project led by Ms. Keller. The art project will be a personal passport that students bring to the evening event to get stamped at each food or craft stations they visit.

The Equity Committee’s Mission is to create a school community in which every student and family feels valued, respected and strives.



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2015 Carnival badge

2015 Spring Carnival – Purchase your wristband today!

Crocker Spring Carnival
Saturday, May 16th
11:00 AM – 3:00PM

The Crocker Carnival is a community event and we invite everyone to join in the fun. Enjoy a fun filled afternoon with the family. Play games, win prizes, and enjoy lunch made by the Crocker Dads. Here’s a list of things you can look forward to:

  • Rock Wall
  • Interactive Jumpers
  • Toddler Zone (Rides and Games for kids under 4 years old)
  • Video Game Truck (New)
  • Carnival Games
  • Crocker Dad’s Cafe

Come experience Crocker!

Purchase a Carnival Wristband TODAY and SAVE! The Carnival Wristband entitles your child to UNLIMITED access to ALL rides and games. Yes it includes the cake walk. Wristband prices increase the day of the event.  Wristbands purchased online in advance can be picked up at the Carnival. Please bring ID and have the last name of the person who purchased the wristbands.


Pre-sale for wristbands is now closed. You will still be able to purchase a wristband at the carnival.

Carnival Wristband Prices
Adults/ Kids 5+ year: $20
Kids 4 years and younger: $10
Food Tickets (10 pack): $10

Carnival Food Menu:

  • Cotton Candy, Snow Cone or Popcorn: 2 Tickets
  • Classic Hot Dog: 4 Tickets
  • Gourmet Dog: 6 Tickets

**Online wristband pre-sale end Wednesday, May 13th**

Click here to sign-up and donate a cake to the CAKE WALK

We need more carnies! Click here to volunteer and help make the 2015 Crocker Carnival a success!

Thank you to our 2015 Carnival Sponsor: Dave Higgins




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