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Updated Wed, Mar 27th

Our next HSC (Home and School Club) meeting will be on Tuesday, April 2nd @ 7pm HSC meeting. Please join us!

Updated Wed, Mar 27th
Jog-A-Thon

Planning for Castlemont's annual Jog-a-thon on Friday, May 24th is currently underway and we are in need of your help.  The Castlemont Home and School Club is offering the opportunity to businesses to sponsor the t-shirts that will be worn by nearly 1,000 students, faculty, parents and volunteers.  There are varying levels of sponsorship options and all include the business name or logo printed on the back of all the shirts.  If you know of a business that may be interested please reach out to the Jog-a-thon Chair Emily Winters at eloek [at] yahoo.com.  It can be a business you own, work for, or one you frequent often and would love to support the amazing students and teachers at Castlemont.  Without the wonderful business sponsors, the Jog-a-thon would not be possible!       

Updated Wed, Apr 3rd

The results of the ThoughExchange survey taken by our families in December and January, told us that our community would like us to improve the way our school information is delivered.  To help us better understand your preferred mode of communication, please take a moment to complete this short survey.  Castlemont Communication Survey.

Thank you,

Eric Brown, Principal

Updated Wed, Apr 17th

Community support and solid fiscal management has protected schools from worse impacts. Download report.

Download the full publication in English and Spanish.
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A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.

Preparing our students for success in the yet-to-be-defined workplace of the future is rewarding and challenging. Recently, the challenges have increased with changes to economic conditions.

A few major factors have placed new strains on school and district budgets for our district and many others in the region.

  1. Declining enrollment due to families moving to more-affordable places to live;
  2. Flattening State revenue
  3. Unexpected, State-imposed increases to our pension program costs; and
  4. Increased cost and demand for special education services for students.

The bottom line: Campbell Union School District will need to make $2 million in adjustments to our operating budget for the coming school year. 


We are up to the challenge. We have taken some steps already to mitigate some the impacts of that large funding cut:

  • Our energy and water conservation systems are complete,
  • We have secured several grants to support students’ education and wellness,  
  • We trimmed $1.8 million from the current year’s budget, and
  • We are exploring ways to further reduce costs for services outside of the classroom.

Our fiscal responsibility has earned us the public’s confidence and support. Our community shares our commitment to educate all students to their highest potential, approving school bonds to maintain and modernize our buildings and grounds and a parcel tax to provide competitive teacher salaries and up-to-date classroom technology.

Despite serious fiscal challenges coming our way, we are committed to maintaining both our financial solvency and the integrity of our instructional programs as we prepare our students for the opportunities of their yet-to-be-defined futures.  

Updated Wed, Mar 20th

K-5th Grade Summer Camps Now Enrolling

Get ready for the best summer ever!

Each week, our new summer camp experience will offer a well-rounded program that includes Science Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art and Math (STREAM) themed activities, a highlight field trip, a low-light field trip and a fun Friday field day on-site.

Join us for a summer that feels, well, like summer. Register now!

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!

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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