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Updated Fri, Mar 15th
Updated Thu, Mar 14th
Updated Fri, Mar 15th
Updated Fri, Mar 15th
Talent Show

Come join us for a pre-show pasta dinner and the premiere of the Castlemont Talent Show on Thursday, April 18th in the Multi-Use Room. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm and the Talent Show will begin at 6:30 pm.  Pre-order tickets are $10 per Dinner Plate catered by the Pasta Market, which includes free admission to the show or $2 for a Show Admission Ticket only. Check your Monday Envelope for the blue order forms. Tickets will not be sold at the door.  This is a teacher sponsored fundraiser to raise money for the classroom. Enjoy an evening of food and entertainment by our very own Castlemont stars!

Updated Thu, Mar 14th

Come see how our STEAM-powered education is energizing students across the district.

All students and families are invited to this annual celebration of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics marvels our students have discovered and created.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 • 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell (Campbell School of Innovation campus)

The event features:

  • Hands-on activities for students of all ages!
  • Demonstrations and performances by students from all Campbell
    Union School District schools, including: Engineering & Design
    Thinking, Computer Science & Robotics, Student Passion &
    Creativity, Film Festival, and Performing Arts.
Updated Wed, Mar 13th
coffee

Please come join Principal Eric Brown for coffee on Friday, March 15 after school starts at 8:30 in the Staff Room. This is a great time to bring your questions about Castlemont School.

Updated Fri, Mar 15th
Book Fair Dinosaur

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming next week, March 18-22, in the library. Our Book Fair theme for spring 2019 is Dino-Mite Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp and Read. A prehistoric land full of irresistible new books kids can’t wait to track down. The bookfair will be open during lunch and also after school. On Wednesday, March 20, join us for Family Night at the bookfair from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Updated Wed, Mar 13th
Super!

Our next Spirit Day will be Super Hero/Cartoon Day. Next Wednesday,March 20, your child may come to school wearing his/her favorite cartoon character or super hero t-shirt, sweatshirt, or hat! Let’s all show our Castlemont Dragon Spirit!

Updated Wed, Mar 13th

Please check the Lost and Found cart. It is located near the children's bathrooms across from the Multi-Use Room. We will be donating the unclaimed items to charity.

Updated Tue, Mar 12th

In your child’s classroom, we read The Empty Pot, by Demi. This Chinese traditional tale is about a boy named Ping who lived a long time ago in China. What happens in the story teaches children the value of courage, honesty, integrity, responsibility, and perseverance (CHIRP). These tools will empower students to value being true to themselves even when it is not easy.

This book illustrates the importance of attitude and behavior in building character. Students will understand that the end result isn’t as important as trying your best and to trust in yourself and listen to your own judgment to make a good decision. Honesty makes trust bloom. In the discussions and lesson, these developmental assets and character traits were defined as:

1. Courage-Acknowledge your accomplishments, even if they fall short of the goal.
2. Honesty-Telling the truth even when it’s not easy.
3. Integrity-Having a personal moral code and sticking to it no matter what. Doing the right thing and feeling good about it.
4. Responsibility-Taking ownership for your own behavior.
5. Perseverance-Working hard at a task until the end.

There are several ways you can extend this lesson at home:

1. Create a family circle of trust where all members feel safe.
2. Notice, name and celebrate when:

  • You or your child say or do something as an UPstander.
  • Tell the truth when it is hard to do so.

3. Point out when you or your child accomplish a goal.
4. Celebrate small and large accomplishments especially when you try your best.
5. Look for examples of family, friends, and neighbors who model positive values.
6. Make a family list of what you say and do to promote your family’s positive values.

Keep your expectations realistic and allow for mistakes. Making and then learning from mistakes enables your child to understand how to live life with integrity and honesty. Your children watch everything you do and say—it’s how they learn to behave. You are the most important role model (asset #14) in your child’s life! Your own behavior is, as always, the best teaching tool.

Updated Wed, Mar 13th

Watch your Monday Envelope for Spring Pictures information. You do not pay until after your receive a proof. 

Updated Mon, Mar 11th

Profile of a Graduate is our commitment to students, families, and community.

 Watch the Video

See how the Profile of a Graduate is taking hold in our first year of aligning instruction to the key competencies:
self-directed, innovative, critical thinker, collaborative, empathetic.

Updated Fri, Mar 8th

Key dates are listed here. More detailed calendar will be sent to families.

Student Start and End Dates

  • Students' first day of school:  August 22, 2019
  • Students' last day: June 11

Breaks/Holidays

  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 25-29. 2019
  • Winter Break: Dec. 23, 2019-Jan. 3, 2020
  • Presidents’ Break Feb. 17- 21, 2020
  • Spring Break: April 6-10, 2020

Bell Schedule

  • 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

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–11:35
  • Lunch11:35–12:19
  • In Session12:19–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–11:50
  • Lunch11:50–12:34
  • In Session12:34–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • 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 Session10:25–12:10
  • Lunch12:10–12:44
  • In Session12:44–2:35 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:35

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:25
  • In Session10:25–12:15
  • Lunch12:15–12:49
  • In Session12:49–2:35 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:35

 

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