Join us Thursday, August 27, from 5:00-6:30 PM, on the field for our annual Family Picnic social. Bring your dinner and a blanket and join other Castlemont families and get reacquainted while also meeting new parents and their children. It’s a family friendly way to get to know the Castlemont community, which is always a fun and supportive group.
to a new school year! We are so excited to start the year with an invitation to join us next Thursday, August 27, from 5:00-6:30 PM, on the fields for our annual Family Picnic social. Bring your dinner and a blanket and join other Castlemont families and get reacquainted while also meeting new parents and their children. It’s a family friendly way to get to know the Castlemont community, which is always a fun and supportive group.
While you were enjoying your summer we had some changes in staff. Mrs. Shev and Ms. Skeels retired! Ms. Yang, Ms. Stephanos and Ms. Purvis are teaching at other schools in Campbell. Ms. Chong returned to her family in Indiana and Ms. Calverley has taken a teaching position in San Mateo, closer to home. They will all be missed and I know their new school will embrace them with open arms.
The changes brought new hires to our school. Please welcome to Kindergarten Samantha O’Donnell and to 2nd grade Alyssa Friesen, Katherine Barbin, and Stephanie Ballejo. In 3rd grade are Ute Gillett and Charity Bolanos. New to 4th grade are Michelle Biggs and Emily Michael. Lyndsey Garner will be teaching 3rd-5th Special Day Class. Ms. Julie Portales will be our lead greeter during morning drop-off and our yard duty lead during the day. We are thrilled to have them as part of the staff and school community. On behalf of the Castlemont staff, we look forward to the new school year and to seeing you at our annual Family Picnic on the 27th.
Welcome Back To School!!!
According to the Center for Public Education, parent involvement can make a difference in a child’s education. Do all the parent meetings, take-home flyers and Back to School nights actually generate increases in student achievement? The Center examined the research and found that creating a partnership between parents and schools focused on academics truly does have significant impact on student achievement. Our Home and School Club (Castlemont’s PTA) has many different ways to participate, that can work with anyone’s schedule. Please join us on Tuesday September 1st at 7 p.m. in the school library to learn more about what we do and how you can help. We hope to see you there! Thank you!
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School Site Council
One of the most important decision-making groups at Castlemont is our elected School Site Council. The Council is composed of parents, community members, and 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.
There are currently 4 seats to be filled. We meet a minimum of four, though no more than six times throughout the year on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. Members are elected by the groups that they represent. If you are interested in running for the Council, please submit your name, with a short biography, to the front office by Wednesday, September 9. The voting ballot will be sent home in a Monday envelope. The candidates receiving the most votes will serve on the Council as parent/community representatives. Write-in candidates receiving votes have an equal opportunity to be elected or serve as alternates on the Council. The elected council members will be notified and their names will be posted in the front office.
Our Lost and Found racks are overflowing. Please check Lost and Found this week for any lost items. It is located by the Multi-Use Room. All the items will be donated to charity on Thursday, June 11.
Kona Ice will be coming to Castlemont on Wednesday, June 3, after school. Prices are $3, $4, and $5. Thank you for supporting our Home and School Club.
This year's Pirate's-Life-For-Me Jog-a-thon was a great success! We want to thank all of the students, teachers, staff, parents, volunteers, coordinators, and sponsors for your support and donations. We want to extend a special thank you to our mayor, Jeff Christina, for taking time to come and participate in our event.
Incoming Kindergarten students can look forward to participating in a Kindergarten Roundup on Tuesday, August 11. Look for more information in the mail, including your child’s appointment time, by the first week of August. If you have questions, please email Ms. Ruggiero.
As the 2014-2015 school year comes to an end, I find myself reflecting upon the year with fond memories. How quickly the time has passed. I would like to thank the entire World Famous Castlemont community of parents, teachers, support staff and children for making our school the successful and exceptional place that it is. On behalf of the World Famous Castlemont staff, we want you to enjoy your summer vacation and create wonderful memories with your children by continuing to encourage them to read, going to a baseball game, having a picnic in the park and spending time together.
Please be on the lookout for more information about our last Walking/Biking Wednesday Event. We appreciate all the families and staff who have participated in this year’s events. We are looking forward to starting another great year this fall! Have a wonderful, active and safe summer!