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Thanksgiving

As we head into the holiday season, it is nice to pause and reflect on the many things for which we are thankful.  I want to take this opportunity to share just a few of them with you.  We are  thankful for our students who come to school every day ready to learn – they give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here.  We are thankful for the support of the parents in creating an outstanding partnership for our students.  We are thankful for the teachers, assistants, health aides, secretaries, nurses, lunchroom aides, support staff, therapists and administrators who really care about student achievement and have the best interests of our students at heart.  We are also thankful for our volunteers who enthusiastically contribute so much to our school.

We see dedicated and tireless individuals going above and beyond to make sure that great things happen in our school. They do make a difference, and the children, in their own individual ways, benefit from those efforts.

Most importantly, we are thankful for the parents, for their continued trust in us.  They continue to share their most treasured gifts with us and advocate to be a partner in their children’s education, safety and well-being. For this, we are ever so thankful.

I would like to wish all of you and your families a happy, healthy and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday!

 

Updated Thu, Nov 2nd
Under Construction

You may have noticed the green fencing on the blacktop near the Payne Avenue gate.  Construction on a new Campbell Care Building is beginning and should be finished by the end of March.  There will be some disruption during the school day, however every effort will be made to minimize this disruption.  The plan calls for installing water lines, sewer lines, and electrical and laying a foundation.  During our two week December break, 6 modular sections will be brought in that will make up the large three classroom building.  At that point, most of the work will move to inside the building with some landscaping and final touches outside.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this construction time. 

Updated Wed, Nov 15th

Campbell School of Innovation Will Have a Design Thinking Focus.
Opening for Grades TK-4 and Growing to TK-8 by 2022.

A new school is coming to Campbell in 2018. The Campbell School of Innovation, a public school for transitional kindergarten through eighth grade is being hailed as a catalyst for changing the landscape of learning in Campbell Union School District.

“Our society is changing rapidly,” said Dr. Shelly Viramontez, Superintendent of the Campbell Union Elementary School District. “It’s critical that all of our students gain the kind of enduring skills and knowledge they’ll need for successful careers: creative problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Campbell School of Innovation will lead that effort for all of our schools.”

Please see the full story on the Campbell Union School District home page for details about the program, construction and enrollment.

Updated Wed, Nov 15th
Yearbook Pictures Needed

The Yearbook Staff invites Castlemont families and staff to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of recent school and community events such as: first day of school, family picnic, back to school night, Fall Family Festival, Halloween Parade, Applebee's Faculty Fundraiser, Fall Book Fair, we'd like to see them. 

Here is how you can submit photos online:

   • Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
   • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 409413600
   • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
   • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
   • Click "Save Details".

It's that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 04/06/2018.

You can continue to submit photos throughout the year.  There are still many upcoming events:  ​Spring Book Fair, Field Trips, Jog-a-Thon, classroom activities, etc.  Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!

Sincerely,

Laurie Saenz and Kimberly Davis 
Yearbook Advisers

Updated Wed, Nov 15th
Wild West Book Fair

The last day of Book Fair will be Friday, November 17th.  Book Fair is open during lunch recess and after school until 3:30 P.M.  Online shopping is available until November 29th at www.scholastic.com/bf/castlemontelementaryschool​.  Help is needed to take down the fair on the 17th.  Please go to http://www.castlemonthsc.weebly.com​ to sign up to volunteer or just show up.  Thank you for supporting  book fair! 

 

Updated Thu, Nov 9th

Please check Lost and Found for your missing jackets, lunchboxes, etc. We will be donating the remaining items to charitee soon. Lost and Found is located on a rack near Room 3 near the Multi-Use Room.

Updated Wed, Nov 15th

Last Monday's Castlemont Courier was the last paper copy for this school year. In the future, please watch your email inbox every Thursday for an email from “CampbellUSD”. If you do not have an email address or did not give consent for electronic notifications, you may pick up a paper copy in the office. Please let the office know if you would like assistance to set up an email address.

Updated Thu, Nov 9th
Scholastic Book Fair

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair is here from Monday, November 13th to Friday, November 17th. Online shopping is also available. Online orders ship free to school and will be delivered to your child's classroom! We are still seeking parent volunteers to help with various tasks. Sign up to help here: http://signup.com/go/rScvCf

Updated Mon, Nov 6th

Del Mar High School is hosting a free seminar for all students and their families to explore IB and how it offers academic options for everyone.

What: Can it be that IB is for me?!

When: Tue., 11/28/2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Where: Del Mar Staff Lounge, 1224 Del Mar Ave., San Jose, CA 95128

RSVP: www.bit.ly/2i0nSCD  (Light refreshments will be served. Kindly RSVP.)

“Can it be that IB is for me?!” is the first in a series of parent education and student support seminars presented by the IB Parent Organization. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme offers a rigorous and high quality education to all of its students. The types of research, writing, thinking and communication of ideas that IB courses require reflect college level expectations. IB not only helps students get into college, but more importantly, prepares students to be successful in college once they are there.  (On facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ibatdelmar)

Updated Wed, Nov 15th

A community meeting will be held at 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell (Campbell Middle School) at 6:00 p.m. on December 5th.  Information about the school’s focus, facilities and enrollment will be discussed.

The input provided at the November 14th meeting will be shared with the Board at the November 16th Board meeting, in which we will present proposed boundary and enrollment recommendations.

Another informational meeting is planned for December 5th, December 8th and January 16th.

More details are on the District's website.

Bell Schedule

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • 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

  • 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 Session10:25–12:20
  • 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
  • In Session12:49–2:35 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:35

 

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