Castlemont Elementary School

School News

Updated Tue, Jun 6th
Our district has a few more elementary schools with upcoming performances. We welcome you and your family to come and enjoy the following performances. Your support is greatly appreciated! 
Seat prices are a flat $10.00 each and can be purchased by clicking here or in cash at the door.
Updated Mon, May 29th

Please join Mr. Shandonay, our school counselor this Wednesday, May 17th 2023 in Room 8 for an Social Emotional Learning Parent Workshop. Families and caregivers will learn about SEL (Social Emotional Learning).
Mr. Shandonay will share:
* The benefits of SEL (there are many!)
* SEL competencies (Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision      Making)
* SEL at home
* Healthy coping skills
* A kit of resources for families and caregivers

Please sign in as a visitor in the office . We hope to see you there!

Updated Thu, May 11th

Heartfelt thanks to our wonderful school community for supporting our Castlemont's Got Talent Fundraiser last Friday evening. We hope you all enjoyed an evening of food and entertainment featuring our very own Castlemont stars. From dancing to singing, music to comedy, our students showcased their courage and hard work in displaying their talents for all of us to admire and appreciate. In addition, we raised a profit of about $2200 which will go back to classrooms. Thank you for supporting all of our teacher sponsored fundraisers this year!
Un sincero agradecimiento a nuestra maravillosa comunidad escolar por apoyar nuestra recaudación de fondos Castlemont's Got Talent el viernes pasado por la noche. Esperamos que todos hayan disfrutado de una noche de comida y entretenimiento con nuestras propias estrellas de Castlemont. Desde el baile hasta el canto, desde la música hasta la comedia, nuestros estudiantes demostraron su coraje y arduo trabajo al mostrar sus talentos para que todos los admiremos y apreciemos. Además, recaudamos una ganancia de alrededor de $2200 que se devolverá a las aulas. ¡Gracias por apoyar todos nuestros eventos de recaudación de fondos patrocinados por maestros este año!

Updated Mon, May 8th

Hello Castlemont Families,

Can you believe it is almost May? Our Talent Show was held last Friday and then we had student assemblies today. Thank you to our dedicated student performers and the outstanding staff who created the production. As we turn toward the last weeks of school, I would like to share news about upcoming events and special days.

Today, Tuesday, April 25th, is the first day of state testing for 3rd - 5th grade students. Please help us by:

  • Being on time
  • Not checking your student out of school during the testing periods. We will not be able to interrupt classes that are testing.

  • If you have questions about any of the state tests, your student’s academic performance, or your ability to opt your student out of CAASPP assessments, please contact me.

This Thursday, April 27th from 6:00-7:30 pm in our Multi-Use room, the Silicon Valley Sponsoring Committee will be holding a community safety meeting. Please join us to share your experience with neighborhood safety. Help us develop a strategy to address the safety concerns in our community. Your participation and input are important.

Our Spring Carnival is approaching! Mark your calendar for May 19th from 4:00-8:00pm. There will be carnival games, bounce houses, food trucks, baked goods, and a silent auction.  We are always looking for additional family volunteers to help. For more information,  contact Castlemont parent/event organizer Sean St. Cin at sean.stcin [at]

In response to popular demand, our Spirit Day Fridays will continue for the remainder of the year. 



Theme For the Day


Backward Day

Wear your clothing backward! 


Hawaiian Day 

(in honor of Koa’s Birthday)


Country Western Day


Crazy Sock Day


Disney Day 


Sports Day 

Organized Soccer Games in Jacob’s Honor 


Anything But a Backpack

What can you use to carry your things that’s NOT a backpack?


In my next message I will share the details of our May 30th Art Vistas Art Show and our 5th grade promotion ceremony. We hope you will be able to attend and/or participate in our school wide activities.  Here’s to a studious start to state testing and our subsequent fun events!






Kristen Kimoto Prindle


Updated Tue, May 2nd

Our students in grades 3–5 participate in the statewide testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The tests in the CAASPP System provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career.

Our school’s testing dates are:

  • April 25th - May 19th 

Please make sure that your student gets plenty of sleep and eats a nutritious breakfast. We ask that all appointments are scheduled outside of regular school hours so as to not disrupt you students testing experience.  It is also very important that all students arrive to school on time. 

Updated Tue, May 2nd

Order your yearbook online today! We will not be taking pre-orders in the officeLast day to preorder your Yearbooks online will be this Friday April 21st. After Friday, the yearbooks will only be sold at school on a later determined date. Home and school Club will send out a message when and where they will be sold. Please note, the price will increase to $25 and will only be sold while supplies are available. Please see flyer attached original message for information of pre ordering.

Please see flyer attached original message for information of pre ordering.
Thank you


Ordene su anuario en linea ahora! No estaremos tomando pedidos en la oficina. El último día para reservar y comprar sus anuarios en línea será este viernes 21 de abril. Después del viernes, los anuarios solo se venderán en la escuela en una fecha determinada después. Home and School Club enviará un mensaje sobre cuándo y dónde se venderán. Tenga en cuenta que el precio aumentará a $25 dolares y solo se venderan mientras haya anuarios disponibles. Vea el folleto adjunto al mensaje original para ver cómo ordenar ahora.

Vea el folleto adjunto al mensaje original para ver cómo ordenar ahora.


Updated Tue, Apr 18th
Castlemont’s Got Talent!!!!  Come join us for dinner & dessert and the premiere of the Castlemont Talent Show on Friday, April 21st in the MU Room. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm and the Talent Show will begin at 6:30 pm.  Pre-order tickets are $15 per dining ticket which includes free admission to the show or $5 for a Show Admission Ticket only. Tickets will not be sold at the door.  This is a teacher sponsored fundraiser to raise money for classrooms. Enjoy an evening of food and entertainment by our very own Castlemont stars!
The Fundraising Committee would also appreciate any cases of bottled water for the dinner event.  Please send any donations to the front office! Thank you! Please see attachment with the Flyer. 

¡Castlemont tiene talento! Únase a nosotros para la cena y el postre y el estreno del Espectáculo de talentos de Castlemont el viernes 21 de abril en el Salón MU. La cena se servirá a las 5:30 pm y el Show de Talento comenzará a las 6:30 pm. Los boletos de pedido anticipado cuestan $ 15 por boleto para cenar, que incluye la entrada gratuita al espectáculo o $ 5 por un boleto de entrada al espectáculo únicamente. No se venderán entradas en puerta. Esta es una recaudación de fondos patrocinada por maestros para recaudar fondos para las aulas. ¡Disfrute de una noche de comida y entretenimiento con nuestras propias estrellas de Castlemont!
El Comité de Recaudación de Fondos también agradecería cualquier caja de agua embotellada para la cena. ¡Por favor envíe cualquier donación a la oficina principal! ¡Gracias! Vea la forma adjunto. 

Updated Thu, Mar 23rd

A huge thanks to all families who supported our Applebee's Fundraiser Event this past Saturday.  It was so wonderful to see so many families interact and socialize, while enjoying a pancake breakfast served by our amazing teachers. We raised a profit of almost $1800 which will go back to classrooms to fund supplies and resources for student learning.   We appreciate your generosity in tips and support of our fundraising efforts. We are lucky to have a great school community! Please look out for communications soon for our final teacher sponsored fundraiser event, Dinner & Dessert at the premiere of the Castlemont Talent Show on Friday, April 21st!  

Updated Mon, Mar 20th

Hello Castlemont Parents,

Get your students smiles ready for our Spring Picture Day! It will be Monday, March 20th.

Generations School Photography will send your child's proof via email 2 weeks after picture day. All ordering is done online only and they will be shipped to your home address. See flyer below for details.

Thank you


Hola padres de Castlemont,

¡Prepare las sonrisas de sus estudiantes para el día de la Fotografía de Primavera! Será el lunes 20 de marzo.

La fotografía escolar de Generations enviará la prueba de su hijo por correo electrónico 2 semanas después del día de la fotografía. Todos los pedidos se realizan en línea solamente y se enviarán a su domicilio. Consulte el folleto a continuación para ver más detalles.


Updated Thu, Feb 23rd

CUSD Innovation Team Podcast

Hannah, Yackie, Ezra, Monique, Yared from the Castlemont Design Team share the challenge they uncovered with traditional 5th Grade Science Camp being expensive and their ideas to solve this challenge. Thank you to Mrs. Sorich and Ms. Snyder for facilitating this experience for our students!