Castlemont Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Aug 21st

Hello Castlemont Families and Friends,

Everyone here at Castlemont is excited to welcome you and your family to what will be a fantastic school year.  As a new administrative team, Edith González and I have been deeply impressed by the expertise of our teaching staff, the dedication of our support staff, and the friendliness of the families we have had the opportunity to meet.  You, our Castlemont families, are extremely important to us, and we want to make sure that you feel welcomed and supported in our shared community.  

In the spirit community, we would like to invite you to a number of upcoming events, including:

Kinder Parent Orientation (New Castlemont families with any age students are welcome to attend)

First Day of School, 8/22

8:30 am

Multi-Use Room

Castlemont Family Picnic

Bring a picnic and or purchase food from our visiting food trucks!

Monday, 8/26

5:00- 7:00 pm

Blacktop and Field

Coffee with the Principal

Castlemont Café (Staff Lounge)

Friday, 9/6

8:30 – 9:15 am

Back-to-School Night

Thursday, 9/12

Grades TK-2        6:00 - 7:00 pm

Grades 3-5          7:00 - 8:00 pm

I look forward to spending time getting to know you as we partner to educate our children to their highest potential.


Kristen Kimoto Prindle

Updated Wed, Aug 21st

Follow the following links for your student's grade level to see your child's teacher and room number. You'll need your student's five digit ID numbers to find your child on the list. If you don't have your ID number, you will be able to find your child's placement in the morning. Look for people with clipboards. They will have your child's name and teacher's name.

Please remember that class assignments are temporary and may be changed based on student needs and enrollment.

The campus opens at 8:00 am and the final bell rings at 8:20. We're looking forward to seeing everyone!

Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

Updated Wed, Aug 21st

Join us for our Castlemont Family Picnic event. Come and meet our new families, returning families, and new principals. Bring your picnic gear, favorite food, and/or purchase some food from our food trucks. We hope to see you there!

Updated Wed, Aug 21st

“Building resilient bridges between home, school, and our local community is an area of focus for me,” said Castlemont’s new Principal Kristen Kimoto Prindle (pictured, back row, wearing red). “I believe that success for every student starts with a strong sense of belonging and connection to our school community.”

Her education career spans 15 years, including 10 years as a teacher in Moreland School District, four years as Assistant Principal at Rolling Hills Middle School, and now begins her first year as Principal here at Castlemont. She and her family live in south Santa Clara County.

Joining her is new Assistant Principal Edith Mancera de González (pictured far right). “It truly takes a village to educate a child, and relationships are key to learning,” she said. “If we reach a child’s heart, soul and mind, we become more than educators. We become agents of change.”

Mancera de González, a former Principal in Alum Rock School District, has 14 years in dual immersion education and experience in teaching at the elementary and middle school levels. She and her family live in San Jose.

Welcome to Castlemont School!

Updated Tue, Aug 20th

Thank you to our Home and School Club and parents and students who volunteered to stuff the first day envelopes this week. Many hands certainly make light work! 

Updated Fri, Jun 7th

Dear Castlemont families – I want to take this moment to say thank you to each and every one of you for the privilege of working with you these past three years.  Though my time at Castlemont was short, I will always be grateful that I was afforded the opportunity to be a part of this extraordinary community.   I look forward to seeing many of you at Monroe in years to come.

Cathy McAvoy

Updated Thu, Jun 13th

Dear Castlemont Community,

I want to thank you all for the wonderful support you have given to me and Castlemont these past 6 years.  This is truly a wonderful, welcoming community that has been a tremendous place to come to work every day. Your children are full of great energy and compassion and I thank you for partnering with us in their social and educational growth.  I feel I have gained many new friends and education partners during my time here.  Though I am sad to be leaving such a wonderful environment, I know that I will see many of you in the coming years at Monroe.

Thank you very much for making my time at Castlemont so memorable. My very best wishes for the future go out to each and every one of you.

Eric Brown

Updated Tue, Aug 20th

The first day of the 19-20 school year is next Thursday, August 22nd. You can download a PDF of the 2019-20 calendar here

Wednesday, August 21 by 5:00 pm
CLASS LISTS POSTED AT SCHOOL AND ON-LINE - You will need your student's five digit student ID number. For privacy, no names will be listed.

Thursday, August 22
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - School begins at 8:20 am. The campus opens and adult supervision begins at 8:00 am. Regular dismissal times on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will be 2:30 for TK through 3rd grades and 2:35 for 4th and 5th grades. Wednesdays are minimum days at Castlemont. So, TK through 3rd grade will be dismissed on Wednesdays at 1:30 and 4th and 5th grades will be dismissed at 1:35. 

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION - At 8:35 am, after you have dropped off your child in the classroom, come to the Multi-Use room to learn about the Kindergarten Program from the Principal.

Thursday, September 12

Updated Fri, Jun 7th

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, Jun 5th
Volunteer Thank you

Your Castlemont Home & School Club shares a great deal of gratitude for all contributions from our volunteers and community this 2018-19 school year. Your efforts provided wonderful experiences for our little Dragons! Have a safe and amazing summer!