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    “Croton chronicle”

    1449 Croton Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 321/259-3818 – Office 321/242-6477 – Fax www.brevardschools.org/CrotonES
    Dr. Roseann Bennett, Principal November 2021 Nicole Pepin, Assistant Principal

    Important Dates

    Monday, November 1st - 5th
    Scholastic Book Fair
    Thursday, November 4th
    Fall into Literacy Night (2 sessions)
    ~ Session 1, 5:15 - 6:30 pm
    ~ Session 2, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
    Friday, November 5th
    Early Release Day, 1:15 pm
    Sunday, November 7th
    Daylight Savings - Fall Back!
    Tuesday, November 9th
    Individual Picture Retakes
    Wednesday, November 10th
    Wear Red, White, & Blue
    Thursday, November 11th
    Veteran’s Day - No School
    Friday, November 12th
    ~Interim Ends
    ~Early Release Day, 1:15 pm
    Tuesday, November 16th
    SAC Meeting, 2:45 pm
    Friday, November 19th
    ~Interims Issued via FOCUS
    ~Early Release Day, 1:15 pm
    Wednesday, November 24th - 26th
    Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
    Monday, November 29th
    Cardinal Conversations
    Croton Elementary

    Employee and Teacher of the Year!
    Mrs. Alicia Kuntz-Murphey & Mrs. Nikki Maginness

    Students go outside everyday, and
    student safety is very important at Croton! Please send your child(ren) to school in sneakers everyday so they are
    prepared for outside activities like physical education and recess.

    Attention Croton Families!
    The Croton Elementary School Parent-Student Compact for
    Learning AND the Parent and Family Engagement Plan summary brochure have been sent home in your child’s backpack. The
    entire Parent and Family Engagement Plan may be viewed at the link below.  A copy of it may be found in the Parent Involvement Notebook located in the front office.  If you need translation assistance for documents, please let us know.

    November 1st - 5th, 2021
    Scholastic Book Fair
    Students will be visiting the Fair during regular Media time.
    In addition to a wide variety of books, the Fair has computer software, posters, pencils, teacher, and parent resources, and many other items.
    Stop by during our Fall into Literacy Night on November 4th (5:15 - 6:30 & 6:30 - 7:45).
    Classroom Wish List: Students can stop by the teacher classroom wish list display.
    A book would make a nice gift for your child’s classroom.
    Online Fair: Please visit http://www.scholastic.com/bf/crotonelementaryschool   

    Water Bottles
    It’s very important to stay hydrated in the Florida heat! Be sure your child brings a water bottle to school
    everyday. While students are not permitted to drink directly from
    water fountains, they can refill their water bottles frequently!

    Yearbook Pre-Sale
    Order Online Today!
    Don’t miss the Early Bird Discount!
    SAVE 10% off your yearbook
    Don’t delay!
    Offer ends November 30th
    Questions? Please Email:
    School ID: 700501

    Music News
    Intermediate Strings
    String students will be participating in a feeder
    chain concert with schools in the area.
    The rehearsal will be at Johnson Middle School on Tuesday, November 9th. at 5:00 p.m.
    The concert is at 7:10 p.m..
    Cardinal Chorus
    Cardinal Chorus will be participating in the
    “Caroling at the Avenue” event.
    The concert will be at The Avenue Viera
    Saturday, December 18th at 6:00 p.m.

    If a student is not in school, then we cannot teach the
    student. One of the biggest issues at Croton is the attendance, early check-out, and tardy rates of our students.  The change to our clocks (November 7) is an excellent opportunity to be reminded about the importance of arriving to school every day on time.  There are many research studies on attendance (including timeliness) as an indicator of school success.  Students may arrive on campus at 7:30 a.m. and head to the cafeteria for a well-balanced
    breakfast. Children need breakfast to help with their developing brains and growing bodies.  Interestingly, studies show that children who skip breakfast are tardy and
    absent from school more often than children who eat breakfast on a regular basis. 


    FOCUS Pins
    If you have not received your child’s FOCUS pin, please contact your child’s teacher. You may
    request to have it sent home in their backpack or request to pick up in our front office. FOCUS pins cannot be given out over the phone or emailed. It is important to get this information so you can access your child’s grades, interim reports and report cards. If you have any
    questions, your child’s teacher will be able to assist you.


    Over the last year our school has implemented
    Conscious Discipline (Dr. Becky Bailey) strategies to work with our students. Conscious Discipline’s unique
    methodology is responsive to the individual’s needs and skill level, ensuring increased success and positive
    outcomes regardless of your current skill set or where you are in your life journey.
    Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based,
    comprehensive, multi-disciplinary self-regulation
    program. It addresses the emotional intelligence of adults first, which helps the children second. The three core components of Conscious Discipline are safety,
    connection, and problem solving.
    Look for our “Conscious Discipline Corner” in each
    newsletter to give you as parents helpful tips and
    strategies to support our school with the Conscious
    Discipline program.