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CAASPP Testing Information for 3rd - 5th Grade Parents

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), will be given to Castlemont 3rd-5th grade students May 1-24.

We appreciate your support by making sure your child is well prepared for the assessments.  Make sure your child has a nutritious breakfast, gets plenty of sleep and arrives to school on time.  We also ask that you avoid scheduling appointments during the instructional day to avoid interfering with your child’s school day.

If you choose, you can have your child begin practicing the state testing by using the following link on a desktop or laptop computer (phones and tablets will not work): http://californiatac.org/practice-and-training/index.html Select "Student Interface Practice and Training Tests". Next, choose “Guest” for the log-in information. Pick the appropriate grade level so that your child is practicing the correct assessment.

Updated Wed, Apr 18th
Super Awesome

The following individuals will be recognized at the May 17 Board Meeting.  Please plan on attending the meeting to support these wonderful contributors to our community!

  • Volunteer of the Year - Emily Winters
  • Classified Employee of the Year - Julie Portales
  • Teacher of the Year - Jasper Lim
Updated Wed, Apr 18th
Hats

Our next Spirit Theme Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th.  It's Hat Day! Wear your favorite hat to school!  The class in grades TK-2 and 3-5 with the highest participation receive popsicles and have the honor of Danny the Dragon in their rooms for the entire month.

Updated Wed, Apr 18th

Our Home & School Club is offering sponsorships for businesses and families for our 2018 Jog-a-Thon t-shirts. 

If you'd like to advertise your business and/or your family would like your name to be included on the back of the Castlemont Jog-A-Thon T-Shirts, this is your opportunity! Flyers with detailed information were sent home in the April 2nd Monday envelope. Additional flyers are available in the office and at http://www.castlemonthsc.weebly.com. The deadline to submit sponsor forms is Friday, April 20th. If you have any questions please contact Emily, eloek [at] yahoo.com.​

Updated Tue, Apr 17th

More than 1,600 people participated, providing thoughts, ideas, and questions for the district leadership.

Input from parents, staff and other community members is very important to us in Campbell Union School District. Working closely with our community is essential to ensuring that the needs of all students are met. 

In January, we added ThoughtExchange—a new, online way for our community to engage and communicate with us about our district and schools. See the results here.

The response rate for this first-time, online forum was high, with more than 1,600 people generating and rating more than 2,700 thoughts, ideas, and questions for us. Results from this and future ThoughtExchanges will inform our goals and decisions for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), our Profile of a Graduate, and other initiatives aimed at providing an education beyond the expected.

Thank you for engaging in this new way to converse with us.

Updated Wed, Apr 4th

District Governing Board urges lawmakers to support greater school safety through increased funding and “common sense gun reforms.”

At their March 29 meeting, the elementary school district trustees passed Resolution 2017-18-25 calling on state and federal legislators to do more to bolster funding for services that support students’ mental, physical and emotional health and protect students from gun violence. 

“Gun violence on school campuses, while relatively rare, represents a particularly egregious and unacceptable threat to the lives of students, teachers, and staff across the country,” the resolution states. 

Prompted by the February 2018 mass shooting at a Florida high school, the resolution cites data about bullying, harassment, and student access to guns, and it asserts students’ and staff’s rights to safety at school. 

The resolution also requests for adequate funding to support students social and emotional needs in addition to their academic achievement.

“Our District partners with community health services to help students and families who need support with social-emotional and other non-instructional issues,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “The costs of educating and supporting students have been rising faster than state and federal funding, making it difficult to provide services that allow our teachers to teach while students get support for their social-emotional well-being.” 

A copy of the full resolution is available on the district’s website.

Updated Thu, Apr 5th

Report harassment, vandalism, bullying and suspicious activities.

Campbell Union School District announces its new Quick Tip system to support safety at its 12 elementary and middle schools.

There are three ways to access the Quick Tip system:

While reports can remain anonymous, providing contact information can assist greatly with the investigation.

Updated Wed, Apr 4th
Castlemont dragon cow

Please go to Mendocino Farms on Instagram () and vote for Mrs. Stapes's classroom (Castlemont Dragons) cow. Our school can win $1000 and $100 for her classroom! You can also vote at the Mendocino Farms in Pruneyard. Kids eat free all day Thursdays, with purchase of a regular sandwich or entree salad. Thank you for supporting Castlemont Elementary! http://mendocinofarms.com/paint-the-cow-campbell/

Updated Wed, Apr 4th

Our Home & School Club is offering sponsorships for businesses and families for our 2018 Jog-a-Thon t-shirts. 

If you'd like to advertise your business and/or your family would like your name to be included on the back of the Castlemont Jog-A-Thon T-Shirts, this is your opportunity! Flyers with detailed information were sent home in the April 2nd Monday envelope. Additional flyers are available in the office and at http://www.castlemonthsc.weebly.com. The deadline to submit sponsor forms is April 20th. If you have any questions please contact Emily, eloek [at] yahoo.com.​

Updated Wed, Apr 4th
Yearbook Pictures Needed

The last day to submit photos for yearbook is this Friday, April 6th!  For instructions on how to submit photos online, please visit http://www.castllemonthsc.weebly.com. For your convenience, you may also email or text them directly to Laurie at laurie.saenz [at] gmail.com, (408) 499-5355. Please be sure to include the following: student's name, grade, teacher's name, and event. Thank you!

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  • AM Recess10:10–10:25
  • In Session10:25–11:25
  • Lunch11:25–12:07
  • In Session12:07–1:30
  • PM Recess1:30–1:40
  • In Session1:40–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:25
  • In Session10:25–11:30
  • Lunch11:30–12:12
  • In Session12:12–1:30
  • PM Recess1:30–1:40
  • In Session1:40–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess

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  • AM Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–11:50
  • Lunch11:50–12:34
  • In Session12:34–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30

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  • AM Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–12:00
  • Lunch12:00–12:44
  • In Session12:44–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:25
  • In Session10:25–12:20
  • Lunch12:20–12:54
  • In Session12:54–2:35 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:35

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:25
  • In Session10:25–12:15
  • Lunch12:15–12:49
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