Castlemont Elementary School

School News

Updated 14 min 19 sec ago

Dear Castlemont Families,

Here we are on the last day of school, reflecting upon a year that we will never forget.  Together, we have persevered and are coming out the other side, still with some unknowns ahead of us, but definitely with more hope.  I want to thank our students, families, and our Castlemont staff for the strength, flexibility, and creativity you have demonstrated. I am looking forward to next year with a heart full of optimism. 

Before we part ways for the summer, please look over the following information:

  • 4th Grade families-- today (6/10) is the last day to participate in the                            Science Camp Survey.  Please help us by sharing your thoughts with us.
  • 5th Grade families-- today (6/10) is our drive-thru celebration from 2:00-3:00 in the MU parking lot loop. We look forward to seeing you out there! The kindergarten promotion drive-thru on Tuesday was absolutely joyous.
  • Report Cards are now available for you to review on PowerSchool.  
  • Please mark your calendars now-- the first day of the 2021-22 school year is August 19th. 

Have a safe, happy, and restful summer!

~Kristen 

Updated 14 min 19 sec ago
We are so appreciative of your generosity and compassion to help local animals in need during SLT's Caring for Critters Drive.  We will deliver the large collection of items to Peninsula Humane Society in the coming weeks. Also, we will be recruiting interested incoming 4th and 5th graders for SLT in the fall, to continue student leadership at our school and in the community!
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Summer Send-off Sundae Kits:
Thank you so much for supporting our last teacher sponsored fundraiser for this year!  We raised well over $1500 in profit which will go back to preparing our classrooms for the fall.
We hope you enjoyed the sweet treats and have a sensational summer break!
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With only two weeks left in our school year, it is time to look forward to end-of-the-year celebrations.  

Shortened Days -- Mark your Calendar

The last three days of school, June 8, 9, and 10, are early-release days.                                        Kindergarten - 3rd grade will be releaed  at 12:20                                                                            4th and 5th Grade will released at 12:25                                      

Drive-Thru Celebrations

Kindergarten will be holding a drive-thru promotion celebration on Tuesday, June 8th from 2:00-3:00.  Our 5th grade drive-thru celebration will be on the last day of school, Thursday, June 10th from 2:00-3:00.  You have the option of decorating your car to add to the fun. Your teacher will share more details with you.

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Please consider donating to the Castlemont Student Leadership Team's Caring for Critters Donation Drive to benefit Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA.  Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is a local, private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to animal welfare. We will be collecting donations of pet food, cat litter, towels & blankets, and newspapers May 17th-May 28th. Donation Bins will be accessible in the office and inside entrance gates during drop-off and pick-up times.
Please read the flyer for more information, and view our promotional trailer.  Thanks for your support! Please contact Mrs. Biggs, Mrs. Chinbong, or Ms. Chong  for any questions.
Updated 14 min 19 sec ago

Summer Send-off Sundae Kits are ready to purchase! Please support our Castlemont fundraiser. As always, our teachers are going above and beyond to make sure our students have what they need. Profits from this teacher-sponsored fundraiser go directly to the classrooms.

  Individual Kits (2 Servings) $10

  Family Kits (4 Servings) $20

To pay electronically: Direct Google Order Form Link

 

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Dear Castlemont Families,

Our first week back with our students has been absolutely uplifting. With five weeks remaining in our school year, we will have time for a fun fundraiser for our classrooms, Fourth Grade Gold Rush Day, and end-of-the year celebrations.

First, some important dates-- dismissal on the last three days of school, June 8, 9, and 10, will be at 12:20 for K-3rd and 12:25 for 4th & 5th.  

The first day of school of the 2021-22 school year will be Thursday, August 19th.

Before we get to any of these dates we have a final fundraiser of the year, our Summer Send-off Sundae Kits. Just add ice cream to enjoy these yummy kits while supporting classroom needs!

Please keep watching your email for important messages regarding Gold Rush Day and promotions during this final part of the school year  

~Kristen

 

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Welcome the start of the summer with our Summer Send-off Sundae Kits.   Individual and Family Kits are available.... just add your own ice cream!  Profits from this teacher sponsored fundraiser goes directly to the classrooms.  Order soon while supplies last! Please view the attached promotional trailer and the flyer for order details!
 
To pay electronically: Direct Google Order Form Link
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Hello Castlemont Families,

We are very excited to have the majority of our students return to us full-time starting Monday, May 3rd.  At our Coffee with the Principals parent meetings last night, we answered questions such as "Do we still need to come in gates by grade level?" and "What will lunchtime look like?" Please open this link for the full list of questions and answers:

Coffee with the Principals Question and Answers about May 3 Opening

Last week I shared the new start and end times that go into effect May 3rd.  Here is the complete daily bell schedule:

REGULAR DAY CLASS SCHEDULE 

8:10 Campus Opens

8:20 School starts – FINAL bell

 

MORNING RECESS 

* First 5 minutes have all students sit in designated areas and eat

9:50-10:10 K-1st, 5th     

10:15-10:30 4th

10:30-10:50 2nd-3rd       

LUNCH RECESS 

Student will first play 15 minutes, 5 minutes to get food and then eat for 15 minutes

11:20 – 11:55 K-1st

11:45 - 12:20 2nd-3rd     

12:10 - 12:45 4th-5th

PM RECESS (No Bell)

1:10 – 1:35           K-1st

15 min recess       2nd-3rd

 

DISMISSAL

2:20 M,T,Th, F K-3

2:25 M,T,Th, F 4-5

 

12:20 Wednesday K-3

12:25 Wednesday  4-5

Daily Bell Schedule

We are all looking forward to seeing you every day starting next week!

~Kristen

Updated 14 min 19 sec ago

The next two weeks bring some scheduling changes.  In order to allow teachers time to prepare for May 3rd, lessons will be asynchronous next Wednesday, April 28th.  Teachers will meet with their classes in the morning to take attendance and then will push out their asynchronous assignments.

Starting Monday, May 3rd, our students will return to full in-person days on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Lunch will be at school.  On Wednesdays, students may take home grab-and-go lunches after their early dismissal.

School hours starting May 3rd:

Monday        8:20 - 2:20 (Kinder - 3rd) 2:25 (4th - 5th)

Tuesday        8:20 - 2:20 (Kinder - 3rd) 2:25 (4th - 5th)

Wednesday 8:20 -  12:20 (Kinder - 3rd) 12:25 (4th - 5th) 

Thursday.     8:20 - 2:20 (Kinder - 3rd) 2:25 (4th - 5th)

Friday           8:20 - 2:20 (Kinder - 3rd) 2:25 (4th - 5th)

Our gates will open at 8:10 and students may come in through the Payne Ave., MU parking lot, or Barkwood Ave. entrances. Face coverings and social distancing will remain in effect.