Crocker Blog

Welcome to Crocker/Riverside!

The Crocker/Riverside Staff extends a warm welcome to all the students and their parents. Crocker/Riverside School is an excellent neighborhood school with a dedicated teaching staff, wonderful children, and involved and supportive parents. Read More>>>

Kinder Classroom Tours, Welcome Brunch, & Spirit Wear Sales: 8/31

Kinder families, on Wednesday 8/31, bring your student and come tour the classroom, meet your teacher, and join the PTA for a Welcome Brunch and presentation of information, all followed by an opportunity to purchase Crocker/Riverside Cubs spirit wear.

Schedule is as follows:
9-9:30am – AM Kinder Class Tour (meet at your classroom)
9:30-10am – AM/PM PTA Welcome Brunch and Presentation (cafeteria)
10-10:30am – PM Kinder Class Tour (meet at your classroom)
10am-1pm – Spirit Wear Sales (Location TBA at the brunch)

Class List Posting: 8/26

Come by the school on this Friday, 8/26, at 3pm to see the class lists to be posted outside the Crocker/Riverside school office. Popsicles will be provided to the students by the PTA. Please, as a courtesy to others, photos of the lists are not allowed.

Spirit Wear Sales: 8/31 – 9/6

The Spirit Wear “Store” will be open in the Crocker/Riverside school library Wednesday, August 31, 2016 through Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Now is the time to stock up! Learn more>>

Volunteers are needed! Please sign up to help.

Volunteers Needed

Sign ups for volunteers needed for the enrichment programs and community events will be at the Kinder Welcome Brunch and the first day of school coffee/volunteer fair. Please make sure to sign up for what you are able, and make special note that we are in need of a Spring Jubilee event chair and subchairs for donations, raffle events, volunteer coordination, logistics, auction database, marketing pieces, and dinner. As you likely know, the Spring Jubilee is our largest fundraiser of the year, and most of the programs paid for by the PTA rely upon the funds raised at this event…without the listed volunteers, the event is not possible. Please consider stepping into one of these needed Spring Jubilee positions, and contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for additional information and/or to sign up for the needed positions.

Summer Reading Program

It’s not too late to do some summer reading! If you would like to submit your child’s (children’s) summer reading list via online form, please submit the form by SEPTEMBER 9.

To submit the reading list, click here. You may submit the form as many times as you like; every child who reads at least one book will receive a prize in the fall. The goal is for every student to read 5 chapter books (or 20 story books for younger kids). More info>

Revised Bell Schedule

Please note the adjusted schedule for the 2016/2017 school year.Students will be released early on Thursdays (including the first day of school) and stay in school a little longer on other dates. More information>

Changes on Campus

There have been many changes made over the summer at Crocker/Riverside, making room for our additional and reduced-student primary classrooms and adding function and beauty to our campus. The changes consist of:

  • New library space
  • Two new 1st grade classrooms backfill the old library
  • New security system with replacement of older security cameras and supplementation with additional cameras
  • New asphalt with new colored lines at the blacktop
  • New raised planter boxes and seating area with a native California plants garden
  • Outdoor classroom (pavers and trellises in; tables arrived and awaiting installation)
  • Bookworm Garden/seating area on the far side of the new library
  • New murals on two walls of the new library.

…exciting changes to kick-off what is sure to be another great school year!


There will be no Drop-N-Go on Thursday 9/1 and Friday 9/2, but starting Tuesday, 9/6 (after the Monday holiday) 6th graders and parent volunteers will be assisting to allow for parents to drive up curbside to the school and have their child assisted by our wonderful volunteers to safely get out of the car, no searching for a parking spot required! We have volunteer spot openings…for the 1st couple of weeks, please see Deana in the office to sign up to volunteer with Drop-N-Go, and additional signups will be available at Back to School night.  See the website for more information on this great program.  Please get involved in the school — it takes us all to create the community we love about Crocker/Riverside.