April 8, 2019
Dear Crosby Families,
As we begin turning the corner and working our way towards the end of the school year, I have noticed that attendance – particularly tardies – continues to be an issue for many of our students. School for our children is like a job for adults. It is important for them to attend regularly and to be on time. Excessive absences or tardies leads to loss of valuable learning time. Maintaining prompt and consistent attendance is a very important skill that will help your child be successful in school and throughout his/her lifetime.
Parents and guardians, it is your responsibility to ensure that your student attends school every day and is on time. School starts at 7:50 a.m. As you know, our front parking lot is very small and very crowded in the mornings. If you pull into the parking lot at 7:50 a.m., your child is already late. Please plan ahead and give yourself enough time to drop off your child and get through the parking lot safely and appropriately. There is an adage that says “To be early is to be on time. To be on time is to be late. To be late is unacceptable.”
Thank you in advance for your prompt assistance with this matter. I am confident that with your support our students’ attendance and tardies will improve.
Mrs. Levenson, Principal
At Crosby, we strive to provide a safe and positive learning environment for our students. We firmly believe that all children are special and have dignity and worth, and ALL children can learn. We follow an educational program that is consistent with current research and effective practice and is aligned with the GGUSD Strategic Plan “The Garden Grove Way.” We emphasize student-teacher interaction, order and purpose, student-centered decisions, an attitude of optimism, enthusiasm, high expectations and teamwork. All Crosby Cougars are encouraged and expected to follow The Crosby Three C’s: Compassion, Consideration, and Cooperation.
We have a wonderful group of caring and committed parents that serve on our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). All families are welcome and encouraged to join PTA and volunteer in any capacity. Other opportunities for parent involvement include serving on our School Site Council (SSC) and our English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC).
Parent Meetings “Pastries with the Principal” are held approximately every month at Crosby.
- New STEM Lab to provide students with hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, and math and new after-school coding and robotics activities.
- Beautiful new flexible seating furniture in our library.
- New College and Career Mentoring Program will pair elementary students with college mentors who will serve as positive role models, provide personalized help with homework, and promote positive self esteem
- After-school tutoring is offered during portions of the school year.
- Enrichment activities include Accelerated Reader program, Art Masters, motivational assemblies and field trips, Photography Club and our Annual Talent Show.
- Our Student Council offers upper grade students exciting leadership opportunities and outstanding community service projects and events.
- We are 1:1 in Chromebooks and iPads for Kindergarten – 6th grade, as well as a full computer lab with 38 stations for student to engage in innovative technology as part of daily instruction.
- We have Academic Awards Assemblies three times a year to celebrate student achievement and improvement a year
- We have a monthly Character Ed celebration called “Student of the Month” that honors students who exemplify “The Crosby Three C’s.”
- Crosby’s safe and welcoming campus has brand new playground equipment and a Buddy Bench to support a fun, welcoming environment to all students.
- Healthy breakfast and lunch served every day
- We are fortunate to continue to have the Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove on our campus. They offer a daily after school program for a limited number of students in grades 2nd-6th. If you are interested, please stop by our office to pick up an application for your child or call the Boys and Girls Club at (714) 663-6346.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to the success of our students this year. Please come visit us at our office for any questions, comments, or concerns.