Castlemont Elementary School

Castlemont News

Updated: Sep 30 2016 - 2:48pm

Have you registered to become a member of HSC?

What does becoming a member mean?  HSC supports…

  • Field trips
  • Assemblies
  • Classroom materials
  • Playworks
  • Library
  • Builds community through our Fall Family Festival and other parent events.   Ie… Tech Night, Parent Ed Nights

Membership entitles you to:

  • Electing officers of the HSC
  • Matters of importance as determined by the Board
  • Hold a Board member position.
  • One vote per family.

Membership does not require a donation, however, any contribution amount is appreciated.  Many companies offer matching contributions..

Thank you for your consideration of supporting our HSC and our Dynamite Dragons.

In order to vote on items that may appear at the November 1st General Meeting, membership forms must be in by October 18th.

Membership sign up forms are available in Monday’s envelope and/or click on the following links:

English Membership Form
Spanish Membership Form

Please turn in completed forms to your child’s classroom teacher or to the front office.

Updated: Sep 30 2016 - 9:42am

One of the most important decision-making groups at Castlemont is our elected School Site Council. The Council is composed of five parent and community members and five representatives from the school’s staff.

The Council reviews the school plan annually, establishes a budget, makes modifications as necessary, and assists in the evaluation of the school’s programs. Members are elected by the groups that they represent. Parent and community representatives and alternates are elected for a two-year term and may stand for re-election upon the completion of each term.  If you are interested in running for the Council, please submit your name, with a short biography, to the front office. .

There is currently 1 seat to be filled. The candidate receiving the most votes will serve on the Council as a parent/community representative. Write-in candidates receiving votes have an equal opportunity to be elected or serve as alternates on the Council. We meet 6 times throughout the year on weekday afternoons at 3:00 pm.

Updated: Sep 30 2016 - 9:07am

Parents, just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 14. It is a Professional Development Day for our teachers.

Updated: Sep 28 2016 - 4:47pm

Because our plans connect to your plans…

Please join families, community partners and staff members on Monday, October 10, 2016, at 6–7:30 p.m., in the Campbell Community Center, Orchard City Banquet Hall, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell.

The Campbell Union School District Governing Board and Superintendent Eric Andrew will report to the Community on the status of the District’s strategic goals, accountability plans, funding, and the State’s new academic standards.

See the school's e-flyer page for more details.

Updated: Sep 28 2016 - 4:01pm

District Reorganization Update

Administrators for Campbell Middle School provided a status report to the Board in relation to their work at the school since June.

During the summer, they oversaw:

  1. Facility clean up and minor campus improvements, including tree replacement, outside seating for students, and removal of lockers that were inadequate for campus needs.
  2. Hiring faculty, creating team-building opportunities for the school employees, re-initiating the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) system, and establishing the new Instructional Leadership Team (ILT).
  3. Reviewing and adjusting systems, such as creating a common lunch period, a singly daily bell schedule, and increasing instructional minutes.
  4. Building the Transformation Team—which will include students, staff, neighbors, administrators and other community stakeholders—to meet and develop a plan for the school’s transition from middle school to a grade TK-8 school.

Strategic Plan Update

Superintendent Eric Andrew reported that work on the five objectives aimed at achieving the district’s Strategic Goals is going well. 

He noted that work on the goals has progressed well with many of the objectives met. He added that some of the deadlines needed to be extended to October and November, due to changes in administration staff and union leadership and to allow the Strategic Planning Committee to consider revising the “Schools’ of Choice” goal’s wording.

Slides from the presentation can be seen on request or online at www.campbellusd.org/pastmeetings.

Updated: Sep 28 2016 - 5:28pm
Rising Young Authors: Bursting with Brilliance!

Nationally acclaimed local author Dr. Francisco Jimenez will join the community in celebrating 12 talented student authors at Campbell Union School  District’s Rising Young Authors awards, October 5, 2016, at 7 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Stevens Creek Blvd., in San Jose.

Updated: Sep 30 2016 - 9:43am

Rescheduled

The October Coffee with the Principal has been rescheduled. We hope you can attend on Thursday, October 6 at 8:30 am.

Updated: Sep 28 2016 - 5:44pm

For Oct. 31 – Nov. 4: Schools will dismiss students earlier to provide parents more opportunities for school progress discussions with teachers.

A recent change in the Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 schedule will afford parents more opportunities for parent-teacher discussions about their child’s report card and school progress.

Please note the special release schedule shown below and plan accordingly.

For the week of Oct. 31–Nov. 4

  • School Starts (all students): 8:20 a.m.
    • Lunch Times: 
      • TK & K: 11:20-11:50a
      • Gr. 1: 11:30a-12p
      • Gr. 2: 11:45a- 12:15p
      • Gr. 3: 11:40a-12:10p
      • Gr. 4: 11:55a-12:25p 
      • Gr. 5: 11:50a-12:20p
  • Dismissal Times:  Gr. TK-3 at 12:30 p.m. –– Gr. 4-5 at 12:35 p.m.
Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 2:47pm

Campbell Union School District is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its Citizens Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. 

The school district Governing Board appoints an independent citizens committee to oversee the expenditures and uses of bond and parcel tax revenues, and report findings to the public. The Citizens Oversight Committee reviews school district spending and ensures that bond and parcel tax revenues are spent only for the purpose set before the voters.

Information and applications are available on District’s Oversight Committee web page and by contacting Christina Tran, Campbell Union School District, ctran [at] campbellusd.org or 408-364-4200 ext. 6215.

Updated: Sep 21 2016 - 9:49am

Last Spring our district had a videographer on all campuses interviewing staff, parents, and students about what it is that makes our schools special.  Please go to this link to see Castlemont's video. https://castlemont.campbellusd.org/school-information/about

Bell Schedule

  • In Session 8:20–10:15
  • AM Recess 10:15–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:25
  • Lunch 11:25–12:07
  • In Session 12:07–1:30
  • PM Recess 1:30–1:40
  • In Session 1:40–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess
  • In Session 8:20–10:15
  • AM Recess 10:15–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:30
  • Lunch 11:30–12:12
  • In Session 12:12–1:30
  • PM Recess 1:20–1:30
  • In Session 1:30–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess
  • In Session 8:20–10:15
  • AM Recess 10:15–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:59
  • Lunch 11:59–12:41
  • In Session 12:41–1:30
  • PM Recess 1:30–1:40
  • In Session 1:40–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess
  • In Session 8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess 10:10–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:50
  • Lunch 11:50–12:34
  • In Session 12:34–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess
  • In Session 8:20–10:05
  • AM Recess 10:05–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–12:15
  • Lunch 12:15–12:49
  • In Session 12:49–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35 with no PM recess
  • In Session 8:20–10:15
  • AM Recess 10:15–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–12:07
  • Lunch 12:07–12:41
  • In Session 12:41–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35 with no PM recess
 

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