Principal's Message

August 2019

Welcome Back Crocker!

I cannot believe the summer break is almost over and we are beginning to set up for another great year at Crocker! I hope you have enjoyed summertime and are looking forward to having your children back in school.

The first day of school is Wednesday August 21st. The new schedule will be in place with at 8:30AM start, 3:20PM dismissal, and a 2:15PM minimum day dismissal for all Thursdays and most other minimum days. 

FYI - The first day of school will be a minimum day with a 12 noon dismissal time.

We will kick off the year with a WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) Day. All students will report to the GYM for the opening ceremonies. We have many activities planned for the day, which include team building, cyber safety presentation, inspirational speaker, picture day, handbook scavenger hunt, ending with students receiving their class schedules. *****Please have your student pack a lunch for the first day. Choice Lunch will begin the second day of school.

The second day of school, August 22nd, will be a Blue Day. Students will report to their first period classes at 8:30AM. 

What to Expect Night (WTEN) is  September ?th. This will be a minimum day – 2:15PM dismissal. 

I am looking forward to another fabulous year at Crocker! We will carry on in our support of students persevering, taking responsible risks, and accepting failures as foundational stepping stones for building resiliency. Offering opportunities for encouraging curiosity, creativity, initiative, interdisciplinary thinking, and empathy will be continued themes throughout the 2019- 2020 school year. I am looking forward to developing these strengths within our learning community. We are all in this together, staff, students, and parents. Our partnership is essential as we provide opportunities for generating these desired outcomes.

As we travel through these middle years together, assumptions should be left at the door and our minds should be open to the endless possibilities each child might realize. Our ability to promote academic excellence ultimately relies upon our commitment to meet the needs of each learner, regardless of his or her level of proficiency. Every Crocker student should be celebrated for who they are and who they are becoming as young adults.

I will look forward to greeting families on the first day of school. Please stop by my office whenever you are on campus. As many of you know, I have an open door policy accompanied by an open mind. Email and voicemail is always an option; however, I enjoy face to face conversations immensely. It helps me connect parents with children and gain a more comprehensive understanding of our collective goals. I hope I have many opportunities to connect with you this year while celebrating your children’s learning experiences.

Enjoy the pursuit,

Maria Brady

Crocker Principal