• “Croton chronicle”
    Croton Elementary

    1449 Croton Road, Melbourne, FL  32935    321/259-3818 – Office   321/877-0976 – Fax   www.brevardschools.org/CrotonES

    Dr. Roseann Bennett, Principal                        September 2023                              Tara MacPherson, Assistant Principal

     (Boletín traducido al español y portugués en el sitio web de Croton)  (Boletim traduzido em espanhol e português no site da Croton)

    Important Dates           

      Monday, September 4th     

            Holiday - No School

         Friday, September 8th     

          Early Release, 1:15 pm

        Monday, September 11th     

        ~ Wear Red, White & Blue

         ~ Interim Ends                

         Tuesday, September 12th       

            Crumbl Cookies Fundraiser Day

        Wednesday, September 13th     

         Domino’s Night 4:00 - 8:00 pm

        Friday, September 15th     

          Early Release, 1:15 pm

        Monday, September 18th 

            Interims Issued via FOCUS      

         Tuesday, September 19th    

          SAC Meeting; 3:00 pm

         Friday, September 22th    

        ~Volunteer Orientation Breakfast, 8:00 am

          ~Early Release, 1:15 pm

          Tuesday, September 26tth   

            5th Grade to Star Base Lab

          Thursday, September 28th    

            Family Math Night, 6:00 - 7:15 pm      

          Friday, September 29th     

          Early Release, 1:15 p.m.




    Croton Cardinal Cafe

    Welcome back to the Croton Cardinal Café.  We have FREE breakfast and Lunch for all students this year.  There is an extra cost if your child would like to buy snacks or ice cream.  You can send in money or go to www.mypaymentsplus.com to add money to their general account. We offer many types of party treats! They are great for birthdays, holidays and even just because ??.  Some of the things we offer from the café are Cookie Cake $10.00, Cupcakes $12.00, Ice Cream Party $24.00, and Rice Krispy Treats $18.00 all for the entire class! The great part is you don’t have to go to the store. We do ask for 24 hour notice, but exceptions may be made, please call 321-259-3818 ext. 41011.  We can also take a photo of your child with their treat!  Allergies can be accommodated, please ask. My email is Romanoff.Michelle@brevardschools.org. 

    Easy Lunch Payments!

    Payments may be pre-paid into your child’s general lunch account free of charge online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/.  You will need your child’s student ID number to register. Please contact the front office for this number, if you don’t already have it.

    Hello Parents! Did you Know?Croton’s Title I Program has a Parent Resource Area!  We have Reading and Math materials available for you to check out to use at home to help support your child(ren).  If you are interested in getting materials, please contact your child’s teacher who can get resources to you, or reach out to Mrs. Kuntz-Murphy at 321-259-3818 or Kuntz-murphy.alicia@brevardschools.org. 


    Thank You Community Members!

    So many community members make Croton extra special with their donations! Please help us thank some of them.

    Domino’s, Jersey Mike’s, Staples, Office Depot, Genna’s, River Run Church, Chez Quan’s, Kiwanis  Eau Gallie/Suntree, American Legion #163, Financial Cornerstone Group, Crumbl Cookies, and Books a Million donated $5,800 in books this year!


    Important Message from the Clinic

     Parents, please remember when your child is not feeling well it is important to keep them at home. Also, please avoid giving your child fever reducing medication in the morning. If sent home with a fever, students must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.






    Important Safety Information

    Pick up and Drop off is not permitted in the front parking lot/loop. Use the car loop on the side of the school for drop off and pick up. When picking up your walkers, please do not park in Croton’s parking lots or next door in the business parking lot.

    The gates open for pick up in the car loop at 2:15 Monday through Thursday, and 1:00 on Fridays. Be sure to have your car loop tag hanging in your window, otherwise an ID check will be needed. Please do not pull ahead of other cars already lined up.

    Please stay in your vehicle during drop off and pick up. Students will be assisted getting in and out of the car by staff and safety patrols if needed. Also, please allow your child to use the passenger side door when getting in and out of the car.

    During dismissal from the car loop students will be called from youngest to oldest. The older siblings need to listen for their names and go to their younger sibling’s gate for pickup. Please pull all the way up to an empty space in the fence before stopping.

    Please don’t talk or text while in the car loop.


    Report Card Update

    1st and 2nd grade report card markings changed from O, S, N, and U.

    M- Mastery - The student acquires and applies the concept or skill consistently.

    P- Progressing – The student acquires and applies the concept or skill frequently and needs additional teacher support at times.

    E- Emerging- The student acquires and applies the concept or skill rarely or does so with much teacher support. Additional practice is needed.

    N- Not evident       


    FAST and STAR Testing

    VPK through 6th graders will be taking their first progress monitoring assessments during the first two weeks of September.  Parents will receive a score analysis print out that explains each child’s performance level according to state standards.  An explanation of the score analysis will be attached to the document.  Once you receive your child’s score analysis, please schedule an appointment with your child’s teacher if further explanation of the test results is required.

    September 6th - Reading ~ Grades 3rd - 6th

    September 7th - Math ~ Grades 3rd - 6th

    September 12th - Reading ~ Grades VPK - 2nd

    September 13th - Math ~ Grades VPK - 2nd