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Sarah Williams Kingsley has been re-elected to School Site Council as a parent/community representative. She will be serving for the next two years. The new and returning SSC parent/community representatives are:

Jen Avery (second year)
Doug Campbell (second year)
Sarah Williams Kingsley 
Jena Lockwood (second year)

We are looking forward to working with the School Site Council  in the 2017-18 school year.

Updated Tue, May 23rd

Ideas and questions about a new TK–8th-grade school filled the walls at the District's first Community Input Forum. A second forum is planned for June 12.

The community is invited to the District's second Community Input Forum to provide feedback on short- and long-term decisions relating to creating our new school on the Campbell Middle School site. The meeting will be held Monday, June 12, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Campbell Middle School.

The District is seeking ideas and suggestions about elements of the Transformation Team's recommendation, which includes which grades will be enrolled in the school's first few years, the theme for the school, site plans, and more. 

Students, families, employees, neighbors—all those who have an interest in development of the school—are welcome.

For more information about the school transformation, contact the District's Public Information Office: 408-341-7254 / contact [at] campbellusd.org

More information is available online on the Transformation web page. (www.campbellusd.org/transformation)

Updated Fri, Jun 2nd

Friday is Castlemont's annual Jog-A-Thon. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

The HSC is still accepting donations towards the Jog-A-Thon t-shirts. The cost of the shirts is $7 each and we would greatly appreciate donations to help off-set the cost.

Also, volunteers are still needed to help on Friday. Without the help of volunteers, the Jog-A-Thon would not be possible. If you haven't signed up, you can still volunteer by checking in at the volunteer table on the large playground. For more information or to volunteer to help with the Jog-A-Thon, you can also email Emily at eloek [at] yahoo.com.

Updated Wed, May 17th

Castlemont’s 2016-17 "Of the Year" winners will be recognized at the district level Thursday, May 18 @ 6:30 PM at Sherman Oaks Elementary School.  This year's winners are:  Becky Hauns (Volunteer of the Year), Arlen Garcia Chavez (Classified Employee of the Year), and Rachel Ruggiero (Teacher of the Year).  They will share the stage with all the other winners from the Campbell Union School District.

Congratulations Ladies…..We are proud you are part of the Castlemont Family! 

Updated Wed, May 17th

Welcome to the 2017-18 newly elected HSC Board Members.

Principal - Eric Brown
Assistant Principal - Cathy McAvoy
President - Unfilled
VP Membership - Yvonne Manriquez
VP Fundraising - Emily Winters and Becky Hauns
Co-Treasurers - Jennifer Avery and Emily Ah Sing
Financial Secretary - Tau O'Sullivan
Secretary - Shantell Allen

Updated Wed, May 17th

Give your child an educational edge when you attend this free parent education event.

Parent University: Parenting Student Success Today is a one-morning event that offers parents practical tips, networking opportunities, and the chance to show your child that you value dedicating time to future goals.

Saturday, May 20, 2017   •  9AM – 12PM
Castlemont School, 3040 Payne Ave., Campbell

Registration is free and includes lunch for registered participants.  Check-in starts at 8:30AM. 

REGISTER ONLINE 
or
DOWNLOAD THE BILINGUAL FLYER and register through the school office.

Updated Wed, May 10th
steam -- science technology engineering arts mathematics

All District families are invited to a FREE family STEAM event on Wednesday May 31, 2017, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Campbell Middle School, 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell.

Sponsored by School Linked Services and the Measure A grant, the event will feature food, and fun activities like Derby Car Engineering, projects in Art and Science, and more.

There also will be a special workshop with award-winning author Carmela Dutra, and each family can take home a STEAM Kit to use this summer.

(See the e-flyer in this week's e-news, or click on the e-flyers link on the school's home page.)

Updated Tue, May 9th

Board Meeting News - 4/20/2017: Castlemont students Emma Schneider, Zoey Hinkle and Paul Alfaro led the flag salute, then presented their Engineering Week projects on Storm Drain Design.

Later, the Superintendent reported on progress in transforming Campbell Middle School (CMS) into a preschool–grade-8 school. He said discussion of how to matriculate students through the transition years has been spirited and productive, and resulted in the first recommendation to the Governing Board. Details are in Board Meeting News and on the District's Transformation web page.

Board Meeting News is published after regular Governing Board meetings, and covers topics relating to the District Strategic Plan and the Local Control & Accountability Plans.  Minutes and presentation informaiton are available on request or online at www.campbellusd.org/board.

Updated Wed, May 3rd

Castlemont Elementary Home & School Club (HSC) invites you to join us to make a difference in the education and quality of life for our children. If you are interested in running for President, Secretary and Treasurer, please email a short bio along with the elected position you want to run for to: hsccastlemont [at] gmail.com or bring it to the school office.

The goals of Castlemont Home & School Club (HSC) are:

Encouraging parent, teacher and community involvement in the education, health and welfare of our students.

Sponsoring programs such as: Playworks, Assemblies, Field Trips, STEAM Lab.

We are not only about raising money – we are about parents and caregivers who have an interest in the success of our children's educational, emotional and social experiences while at Castlemont.  Your support and involvement is the only way we can accomplish these goals. Please join today and help us support your children!

More detailed information on HSC Board and Coordinator positions can be found at www.castlemonthsc.weebly.com.

Updated Wed, May 17th

Our students in grades 3-5 have begun state testing and will continue through May 19. Please refrain from making appointments during school time, as this disrupts the testing process.  We want our students to do their very best with minimal disruptions.  Thank you.

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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