Castlemont Elementary School

Castlemont News

Updated: Sep 21 2016 - 10:00am

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 22 2016 - 1:39pm

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 by Friday, September 23. The voting ballot will be sent home on Monday, October 3 and returned to the front office by Monday, October 10.  The elected council member will be notified and his/her name posted in the front office on Thursday, October 13.

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 22 2016 - 12:14pm

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

Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 3:27pm
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 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

Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 11:01am
Bookaneer Book Fair

November 14th-18th, 2016

Our new Book Fair theme for fall 2016 is Bookaneer Book Fair: Where books are the
treasure! This season’s Book Fair will be a swashbuckling celebration full of adventurous
activities and hundreds of books kids want to read. We need your help! Please contact our Bookfair Coordinator Valerie Rountree (valerie.rountree [at] yahoo.com ) for more information or if you are able to help! Thank you!

Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 11:04am

Charleston Wrap

Don’t forget: the Charleston Wrap Fundraiser ends soon! There will be a cool prize for the top earners in each grade! Remember each order gives 50% back to the school !

Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 11:19am
Harvest Art

Our first Fall Family Festival planning meeting will be held this Thursday, September 22 at 2:45 pm. The meeting location will be at the covered picnic tables in front of room 21. Come and learn how you can help make this year's Fall Family Festival a big success!

Also, donations of fun size candy and small toys for prizes and kids raffle would be appreciated. Please drop donations off to the front office or the HSC office. For more information, or if you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to help, please contact Andreea Singh at Andreea.singh.hsc [at] gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

Updated: Sep 21 2016 - 9:49am

Are you interested in making a little extra money at lunchtime? Do you love children? If so, we really need your help. Please consider applying for a job as a Noon Duty Assistant. The hours are 11:21 – 12:51. Although we prefer you to be available Monday through Friday, fewer days will also be considered. A High School Diploma is required. The position pays $10 per hour. If you are interested in applying, please come to the Castlemont office for an application.

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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