• “BPS’s mission is to serve students with excellence as the standard.”
    1449 Croton Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 321/259-3818 – Office 321/242-6477 – Fax www.croton.brevardschools.org Dr. Roseann Bennett, Principal September 2021 Nicole Pepin, Assistant Principal

    October 2021

    Important Dates

    Tuesday, October 5th
    Individual School Picture Day
    Wednesday, October 6th
    Walk/Bike to School Day
    Friday, October 8th
    End of First Nine Weeks
    Monday, October 11th
    Student Holiday
    Monday, October 11th - 15th
    National School Lunch Week
    Friday, October 15th
    Report Cards Issued
    Tuesday, October 19th
    ~ SAC Meeting, 3:00 p.m.
    ~ PTO Meeting, 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, October 20th
    Mad Scientist Day & Night
    Thursday, October 21st
    Jersey Mike’s Night, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
    Friday, October 25th - 29th
    Red Ribbon Week - Say NO to Drugs!
    Monday, November 1st - 5th
    Book Fair Week


    * Please Note: Calendar Changes

    The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves
    nearly 30 million children every school day. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom.

    School lunches offer students fruits and vegetables, whole grains and milk, and meet federal nutrition
    standards limiting fat, calories and sodium. Encourage healthy eating and an active lifestyle at home for yourself and your child (actions speak louder than words!)
    National School Lunch Week
    School Lunch: # NSLW21
    “Wild About School Lunch”
    October 11 - 15, 2021

    Croton Elementary would like to introduce our team for the 2021-22 School Advisory Council. Our team will consist of the following members:

    Roseann Bennett (School Principal) 
    Amanda Hitchcock (Teacher)
    Stephanie Nadeau (Teacher)
    Nikki Maginness (Croton Staff)
    Donna Lamb (Community Member)
    Monica DeLeon (Community
    Lisa Merritt (Parent)
    Kelly O’Dell (Parent)
    Katie Torrington (Parent)
    As a team, our committee is looking forward to serving Croton Elementary's Mission for the 2021-2022 school year; “Empower every student to succeed” and our vision; "An inclusive community of respectful, responsible, and educated citizens”. We will be meeting again on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  All are
    welcome, please join us! For more information about SAC, please email Hitchcock.Amanda@brevardschools.org.

    Croton Elementary has received many donations of food, school supplies and clothing items this year. We’d like to give a heart-felt thank you to the following companies, organizations, and the members of our community for their generosity!
    Kona Ice
    Domino’s Pizza
    The Old Sew & Sew
    Melbourne Chamber of Commerce
    Office Depot
    Seaside Stitchers
    Prestige Title of Brevard
    National Weather Service

    Rainy Day Plans
    Severe Weather Procedures 
    An announcement will be made when it is necessary to utilize Severe Weather Procedures.  This will keep in alignment with the Brevard County 30/30 rule. Based on School Board Policy 8420 use of the “30-30 Rule” is mandatory during severe weather. If the time between lightning and hearing thunder is thirty (30) seconds or less, the outdoor activity (including dismissal) shall be suspended immediately.

    If that announcement is made, all students will remain
    in the building. Once the 30 minutes have passed, any
    walkers/bikers who have ‘ride home in a car’ indicated as their rainy day plan will be dismissed through the car loop.  All other walkers/bikers will be dismissed once the weather is clear enough for safe passage home. 
    Croton Dress Code Standards

    Shoes: Students participate in 30 minutes of wellness and/or PE class each day. Therefore, for safety purposes, students must wear sneakers daily.

    Shirts: Upper garments must adequately cover the neckline and waistline. Straps on permitted garments should be at least
    1 1/2 inches wide.

    Students are expected to follow the Brevard Public Schools’ dress code.
    Please use good judgment when making attire choices.
    PBS is a behavior management system used to
    prevent challenging behaviors from occurring by
    encouraging and rewarding positive behavior. All staff teach students each of the expectations. Based on these expectations we have developed agreements for all common areas. These agreements serve as a
    guideline for behavior. Our focus is on rewarding
    students for good behavior. Inappropriate behavior will be addressed with corrective strategies.


    MEDICINE TO SCHOOL. This includes, but is not limited to aspirin,
    antihistamines, or cough drops. Medicine can only be given in the clinic with written authorization of the physician and parent or guardian(s). Medication must be transported by the parent or guardian to the clinic and be contained in the original prescription bottle.

    Parent Feedback for recent surveys
    Survey Results for PFEP and SIP - There were 63 surveys completed and returned to school. Input provided by parents will be used when completing the 2021-2022 Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) and the Schoolwide Improvement Plan (SIP). Here are a few things we heard back from YOU!
    Families would like school events that will keep children engaged while information is shared with parents.
    More consistent and frequent communication is needed (teacher-family and school-home). Communication is the main suggestion for staff training.
    Families indicated that Title I should use funds for hands-on materials and educational field trips. Additionally, many parents would like us to purchase take-home resources. (Take-home resources are currently available in the Parent Resource Area in Title I).
    Survey Results for the Croton Compact - There were 122 surveys completed and
    returned to school. (They are still coming in!) Some of your ideas have been added to our 2021-2022 Croton Compact. These suggestions include:
    For the Student responsibility section: Planners need to be used consistently
    For the Staying informed section: Direct communication with teachers
    For the Building Partnerships section: Continue virtual attendance at meetings/events as appropriate