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Updated: Apr 27 2016 - 11:01pm

Grade Level Colors Day

On Friday, May 6 show your Castlemont spirit and unite with the best grade in the school by wearing one color!

  • Kindergarten students wear yellow, 
  • 1st grade wears green
  • 2nd grade wears purple 
  • 3rd grade wears orange
  • 4th grade wears teal
  • 5th grade wears white
Updated: Apr 27 2016 - 4:09pm

Our next edition of Birthday Book Club Photos will be held May 6th at 9:30 a.m. If you would like to participate, please send your child, with a May or June birthday, with a book they would like to donate to the school library! Other children who may have missed their opportunity to participate in Birthday Book Club during the school year, are also welcome to donate a book and have their photo taken, as well.

Updated: Apr 27 2016 - 3:48pm

Our School is participating in National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 4th.

Join children and adults around the nation to celebrate the benefits of bicycling and walking.

5 Steps to Safe Riding:

  1. Wear a Helmet: Make sure that the helmet fits on top of your head, not tipped back or forward.
  2. Be Visible: When riding on the road, always ride on the right hand side (same direction as traffic).
  3. Be Predictable: Ride in a straight line, don’t weave in and out of traffic.
  4. Follow the rules of the road: Obey the same traffic laws as drivers of cars, including all the traffic signs and signals.
  5. Have fun! 
Updated: Apr 27 2016 - 3:45pm

This year’s jog-a-thon is less than a month away! As always, there is a huge need for volunteers to help out on the day of the event which is Friday, May 27th.  Please see the flyer from last week’s Monday Envelope for details on the opportunities available.  The donation collection for the shirts continues until Thursday, May 5th.  All students who turn in a donation for $5 or more to help offset the cost of the shirts will receive a small prize as well as be in a drawing for Baskin Robbins ice cream.  Lastly, stay on the lookout for the Jog-a-thon pledge form that will be going out in next week’s Monday Envelope.  Any questions please contact Emily Loek at (408)410-0818 or eloek [at] yahoo.com.

Updated: Apr 27 2016 - 3:44pm

The Teacher Appreciation Luncheon is May 3rd. The Home and School Club is looking for your help with providing food contributions. We are looking for a variety of salads, fruit and desserts to serve alongside the main dish. If you are interested in bringing a dish, please have it in the staff lounge on May 3rd no later than 10:30 am. Any questions please contact Emily Loek at (408)410-0818 or eloek [at] yahoo.com.

Updated: Apr 20 2016 - 3:04pm

We have a special project happening at Castlemont School on Tuesday, April 26.

Guest videographers will be on campus Tuesday to record some of the great things we do here at Castlemont.  They will be video-recording students' activities all around campus, including in classrooms.

If you have any concerns about your child being included in the video, please let the school know as soon as possible.

Like you, we are proud of Castlemont School, and this video project will help us tell our story to others.

Updated: Apr 19 2016 - 11:45am

Coffee with the Superintendent (originally scheduled for April 29) has been rescheduled to Friday, June 3 at 8:30. We hope to see you there!

Updated: Apr 19 2016 - 9:10am

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 Thursday, May 5. The voting ballot will be sent home on Monday, May 9 and returned to the front office by Monday, May 16.  The elected council member will be notified and his/her name posted in the front office on Friday, May 20.

There is currently one 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 Mondays at 3:00 p.m.

Updated: Apr 19 2016 - 4:02pm
Pancakes

Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause!  Buy your tickets now for the Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast on Saturday, May 14th from 8-10 AM.  Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to get served by your very own teachers!  Pre-order Tickets are only $8.00 each and won’t be sold the day of the event. This is a private Castlemont Family & Friends Event, and only 250 tickets will be sold, so get them early! Each ticket includes pancakes, bacon, and beverages.  100% of the proceeds from this event will go to the classroom! Ticket order forms were sent home in your child's Monday Envelope on April 18.

Updated: Apr 14 2016 - 11:11am

Show your Spirit!

On Friday, May 6, unite with the best grade in the school and wear the same color as your classmates!

  • Kinders wear yellow 
  • 1st wears green
  • 2nd wears purple
  • 3rd wears orange
  • 4th wears teal
  • 5th wears white
 

Bell Schedule

  • In Session 8:20–10:15
  • AM Recess 10:15–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:25
  • Lunch 11:25–12:08
  • In Session 12:08–1:30
  • 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 11:30–12:13
  • In Session 12:13–1:30
  • 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 10:30–12:00
  • Lunch 12:00–12:43
  • In Session 12:43–1:30
  • 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 11:50–12:35
  • In Session 12:35–2:30*
  • * 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 12:15–12:51
  • In Session 12:51–2:35*
  • * 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 12:07–12:43
  • In Session 12:43–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35 with no PM recess
 

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