PG President's Message


August 2017 

Dear Crocker Parents, 

Welcome back to school — well, almost! You have a few weeks left before the chaos of school, sports, homework, and activities set in and hopefully you are all enjoying your last moments of summer freedom. We are excited for the 2017-18 school year and we know our Crocker Parent Group Executive Board is as well! In preparation for this school year, you should have received an email from HCSD with instructions on how to access the InfoSnap system. Please ensure that you complete all of the online forms before the first day of school. We want to make sure you have a successful year at Crocker, so here are some first steps that you can take to pave the way. 

V VOLUNTEER - Although middle school is a bit trickier than elementary school (mainly because your children may be less inclined to have you on campus), there are still numerous ways in which you can be involved. Volunteering at lunch is a great way to see your child, meet other kids, and experience middle school dynamics at work (so very interesting)! 

Volunteer for lunch at, or one of the grade level parties and other Crocker activities at 

I INQUIRE - What better way to learn about what Crocker has to offer than to come to our Crocker Parent Group Meetings! At our meetings we’ll discuss the latest and greatest at Crocker and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have. Our first meeting is on Friday, September 1st, in the Crocker library at 8:45am. We will have refreshments for all. 

K KEEP IN TOUCH - The best way to keep in touch with all that is happening at Crocker is through the Crocker Viking News, which is emailed two times a month. Remember to scroll all the way through the email to ensure that you read all of the middle school news, grade level updates, and District happenings. If, however, you’d like more up to the minute information, you can tune into our HTV broadcasts on: 

Vimeo, or follow us on Instagram at @crockervikings411 and Twitter at @crockervikings

I INTEGRATED - The Crocker Parent Group Board has further simplified the dues structure this year by integrating all of the various dues into one grade level payment at the beginning of the year — with the exception of grade level retreats, 8th grade ski trip, 6th grade Cotillion, PE uniform, and spirit wear. Parent dues play a critical role for our school and help fund our Parent Group operating budget, our allocation needs, and many of our school activities. So please remember to pay your dues at your earliest convenience at:

N NETWORKING - Every grade level has wonderful grade specific networking meetings hosted by our networking chairs. These meetings provide parents with the opportunity to get to know each other as well as learn about things relevant to their child’s grade level, like the high school application process or how to help your child deal with middle school stress and anxiety. 

The first networking meetings are scheduled as follows: 

• 8th Grade Networking: September 8th, 8:45am in the library

   • 7th Grade Networking: September 15th, 8:45am in the library 

   • 6th Grade Networking: September 22nd, 8:45am in the library 

G GO ONLINE - Note that all of our news and information is warehoused on the Crocker website. Missed a newsletter?   No problem, access it online at any time at

To stay on top of important school dates and meetings, download the Crocker calendar at:

If you’d like to keep up with your child’s progress in school, make sure to download the Power School application on your mobile phone to get notifications about grades, attendance, etc. You can also order Crocker gear at:

Hopefully all of this information will help you get off to a great start this year. Please feel free to seek us out on campus or email us should you have any questions. 

Happy end of summer! 


Cameron Hecht & Katie Schmidt Co-Presidents, 

Crocker Parent Group Executive Board 2017-18