Castlemont Elementary School

School News

Mark your calendar!!!

Students will be dismissed very early next week, October 15 - October 19

Grades TK-3 dismissed at 12:30
Grades 4-5 dismissed at 12:35

This will provide parents more opportunities for school progress discussions with teachers about their child's report card and school progress.

Please note the special bell schedule shown below and plan accordingly.

For the week of October 15 - October 19:

School Starts (all students): 8:20

Lunch Times:

TK & K: 11:20 - 11:50
1st Grade: 11:30 - 12:00


Work continues toward closing achievement gaps.

Last week, the California Department of Education (CDE) released results from the fourth year of the student assessment system known as CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) which show that Campbell Union School District (CUSD) students continue to make gains in English-Language Arts (ELA) and Math.
Each year, CUSD students in grades three to eight, participate in the annual CAASPP testing to measure each one’s ability write clearly, think…


Parent University offers timely topics to help you support your child's education and health.

Remember to register for Campbell Union School District's Parent University 

Saturday, Oct. 13th beginning from 8a until 12p at Monroe Middle School

A one-morning, no-cost opportunity to build your own skills and knowledge.
No-fee childcare for grades TK-8 available …


Fall Family Festival


The Fall Family Festival is on Friday, October 26th, 5-8 P.M.  A ticket pre-sale order form was recently sent home in the Monday envelope. The form is also available on the HSC website in the flyers and forms tab. We are still in need of volunteers to help with preparations and tasks.  Please contact Lauren Garcia at lauren81m [at] if you'd like to get more information on how you can help.

Castlemont T-shirt and sweatshirt order forms will be coming home in your next Monday envelope. You can also access those forms and see the options on the Castlemont HSC website. Your orders can be turned in to classrooms and the office.

College Day - Spirit Day


Our next Spirit Day will be College Day. Next Wednesday, October 17 wear your favorite shirt, hat, or sweatshirt from any college, or the colors of your classroom teacher’s alma mater!

No Pets on Campus


We love our pets, however, they are not allowed on campus.  We also ask that pets not be left unattended (tied up to the fence), as this can be frightening to some of our younger children.

Please leave your pets at home when you bring your children to school and pick them up after school.  Castlemont thanks you for your cooperation!

Castlemont Gates Update


After students are dismissed from class, our campus gates are now closing at 2:45 (1:45 on Wednesdays). We are keeping the campus secure for our Campbell Care After School Program. We will reopen the gate near the Payne loading/unloading zone after 6:00 pm once Campbell Care is closed. After you have picked up your child, please exit the campus by 2:45. Thank you.

Halloween Parade


Castlemont students have the opportunity to participate in our school-wide Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 31, at 8:30 am.

Please keep the following items at home: full face masks, swords, guns or other weapons (even if they are part of the costume) and save face makeup and hair color for your evening celebrations.

Students are encouraged to come to school ready for the parade with an appropriate costume and regular clothing on underneath.  After the parade, children will remove their costumes and regular instruction will begin.  

Parents who would like to…


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