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Updated Wed, May 29th

Funds increase access to quality after school and summer learning programs

In a region where an income chasm divides the “haves” and the “have-nots,” the SJ Learns grant* is helping more Campbell Union School District (CUSD) students attain their highest potential. The funding has helped to increase the access that disadvantaged students have to the district’s quality after school and summer programs, and to enrich and extend the learning opportunities offered.

After reviewing success from the 2018-19 school year grant of more than $131,000, the SJ Learns grantors awarded CUSD a two-year renewal of $260,712.

The funding from SJ Learns and other grants support and expand several beyond-the-school-day programs:

  • Learning Express is a school-year program that provides targeted student groups with the opportunity to get homework support and early literacy interventions for kindergarten through third grade.students work on tech project
  • Students in all of our after school programs engage in STEAM, health and fitness, social emotional learning and service learning.
  • The summer ACHIEVE program offers meaningful academic and enrichment learning opportunities for children who are most in need of academic support and a safe place during the summer months. Our efforts are focused on reducing summer learning loss, providing an engaging and safe place for students, and closing the achievement gap. 
  • Additionally, we strive to develop the key competencies of critical thinking, creativity, innovation, collaboration, and empathy. Students benefit as the academic components are taught by credentialed teachers in partnership with trained Expanded Learning staff who provide the enrichment components that foster cooperative learning, skill building, and opportunities for children to try something new.

As the operator of these programs, CUSD can ensure quality and alignment with what students experience during the school day, promote achievement for all students, and monitor what efforts are showing the best outcomes. Documenting successes has made CUSD a desirable choice for community grant programs and partnerships, enabling us to further expand the program and opportunities at each of our 12 schools.

For more information about CUSD’s after school and summer programs, contact Campbell Union School District’s Extensions Department, at 408-364-4200 ext. 6378.

* The grant is made possible, in part, by the SJ Learns grant-making strategy of San Jose Public Library Foundation and the City of San Jose.

Updated Tue, May 28th
Jog-A-Thon

Our Jog-a-Thon Coordinators, Emily Loek Winters and Becky Hauns, send a big THANK YOU to all staff, volunteers, and family and business sponsors who helped make the event possible.

Don't forget! All Otter Pop class photos orders and pledges are due this Friday, May 31st. Forms are available in the school office and at castlemonthsc.weebly.com.   Prizes will be given to students who submit pledges at the $25, $50, $75 and $100 increments.  All students who submit a pledge of any amount will be entered into a drawing for art supplies. The top three pledge earners will receive gift cards for Petroglyph Ceramic Studio.

Updated Fri, May 24th
Lost and Found

Please check Lost and Found for your missing jackets, lunchboxes, etc. We will be donating the remaining items to charity on the last day of school. Lost and Found is located on a rack near Room 5 near the Multi-Use Room.

Updated Wed, Jun 5th

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 12. The last three days of school will be minimum days, dismissing students one hour early as follows:

Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, June 12

TK-3     1:30 Dismissal

4th-5th  1:35 Dismissal

The first day of school is Thursday, August 22. 

Updated Wed, May 22nd

Parents who have fifth grade children attending Monroe Middle School next year: you are invited to attend the Monroe Middle School Transition Meeting for parents of incoming Middle School students on May 29, 2019 from 9:00am-10:30am in the Monroe gym. Invitations have been mailed out. This is an opportunity to meet the new administration team and learn more about Monroe Middle School!

Updated Wed, May 22nd

Every Tuesday, the Home and School Club will be selling Tamales and Popcorn after school near the Staff Room. The Tamales are $2.00 each and can be preordered.  There are order forms in the office. And you can click on the flyer link on the Castlemont website and find the Tamales Tuesday order form there, as well. The tamales are available by cash only. Since there is no school on Monday, turn in your pre-orders by Friday, May 24, so we can have your tamales ready on Tuesday.

The popcorn is 50 cents each.

Help support all the many ways that the Home and School Club supports us.

Updated Wed, May 22nd

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 12. The last three days of school will be minimum days, dismissing students one hour early as follows:

Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, June 12

TK-3     1:30 Dismissal

4th-5th  1:35 Dismissal

The first day of school is Thursday, August 22. 

Updated Fri, May 24th
Jog-A-Thon

The 30th annual Jog-a-thon is this Friday! Classrooms are still in need of volunteers to bring in bottle water to keep the kids hydrated.  Check with your student's teacher to see if they are in need of water.  The event could not happen without all the volunteers and there are many classes still in need of help marking shirts for laps.  If you have some time Friday morning and would love to help out, please stop by the volunteer booth in front of room 19 for more details.  

Otter Pop class photo order forms went home in this week's Monday Envelope.  Every class takes a group photo and can be purchased for $2.00 each.  Additional forms are available in the school office. 

Lastly, do not forget to have your student continue to ask family and friends for pledges.  There are many wonderful prizes such as Petroglyph ceramic lounge gift cards for top sellers and all students who submit pledges, regardless of the amount, will be entered in a drawing for art supplies.  All pledges are due by Friday, May 30.    

Updated Tue, May 21st

How will you keep your child's busy mind active when schools close for summer?

Our popular summer camp programs offer a safe and fun way for your child to enjoy the summer. Our weekly summer camp experiences offer a well-rounded program that includes Science Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art and Math (STREAM) themed activities, field trips and more.

See our summer camp information online or click here to register.

Updated Mon, May 13th

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 12. The last three days of school will be minimum days, dismissing students one hour early as follows:

Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, June 12

TK-3     1:30 Dismissal

4th-5th  1:35 Dismissal

The first day of school is Thursday, August 22. 

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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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