Castlemont Elementary School

School News

Updated Sun, Oct 17th

Join our Student Leadership Team in promoting awareness that October is National Bullying Prevention Month by wearing ORANGE on Unity Day which is Wednesday, October 20th.  Help us come together, stand up against bullying, and celebrate kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.  Let's send a visible message that nobody should experience bullying. We can't wait to see you rock your orange gear on Wednesday!

Updated Wed, Oct 6th

Participants will be entered into a drawing to win Castlemont Spirit Gear prizes, such as shirts, water bottles, sunglasses and pencils. 

There will be multiple winners!

How to enter:  Upload a photo with child’s name, last initial & grade as a comment under the contest post in the Castlemont Home & School Club facebook page.  Deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2021.

If you're having difficulty posting to the FB page, please send your picture to castlemont.hsc.bod [at] gmail.com and we can post it for you!

 Note:  One entry per child.  Pumpkin may be decorated on the outside or carved.  Ok to use decorating kits.  Must be appropriate for school.  Students may be pictured with the pumpkin but not required.  Don’t have a pumpkin?  Draw one!

Click here for flyers in English and Spanish for more information.

Updated 16 min 8 sec ago

Next week we are holding school-wide parent-teacher conferences.  To accommodate these meetings, we will be on a shortened day schedule. School hours will be

Monday-Friday 8:20-12:30

Please make arrangements to pick up your student(s) promptly at 12:30. We will still be providing a lunch period within the school day.

Check you email and/or Seesaw for a message from your teacher regarding your specific conference appointment.

 

Updated 16 min 8 sec ago
Castlemont Home & School Club will be holding its next general meeting on Tuesday, October 5, at 7pm via Zoom.  All registered members will receive an email with the Zoom link no later than Monday, October 4.  Included on the agenda for this meeting is an update on our fundraising and volunteer efforts, a message from the principal, an update on the Art Vistas program, more details about our Silent Auction, and more!
If you haven't already registered to be a HSC member this year, please sign up for free here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYXpGRePNMAypm7042SyXaOBU5bfagzB9O4PCaonGs_GzdbA/viewform
If you have any questions, please reach out to castlemont.hsc.bod [at] gmail.com.
Hope to see you there!
Updated 16 min 8 sec ago
Castlemont Home & School Club will be holding its next general meeting on Tuesday, October 5, at 7pm via Zoom.  All registered members will receive an email with the Zoom link no later than Monday, October 4.  Included on the agenda for this meeting is an update on our fundraising and volunteer efforts, a message from the principal, an update on the Art Vistas program, more details about our Silent Auction, and more!
If you haven't already registered to be a HSC member this year, please sign up for free here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYXpGRePNMAypm7042SyXaOBU5bfagzB9O4PCaonGs_GzdbA/viewform
If you have any questions, please reach out to castlemont.hsc.bod [at] gmail.com.
Updated 16 min 8 sec ago

Please see agenda. The link to the meeting can be found on the Agenda. 

Agenda for SSC Meeting to be held on 9/28/2021 at 3:00 PM.

Updated 16 min 8 sec ago

Hello Castlemont Families,

We are now completing our 5th week of school, and we are in full swing.  We are wrapping up  our first round of assessments in math and English Language Arts , the data from which we will use to inform the academic needs of each student. Our teachers have finished the first of our monthly focal GLAD strategies, "Input Charts," and are now focusing on the strategy of "Big Books."

Another monthly focus comes from our Character Strong social emotional curriculum. September's trait of the month is Courage.  Our definition: Courage is to choose what is right, good, and kind even when it is hard or scary.  Consider asking your student to explain to you a time where they displayed courage using this definition.

Our teachers are again raising funds for our classrooms with the extremely popular "Boo-vie Bags."  Please support our efforts by purchasing Boo-vie Bags for yourself, your family, and your friends.  See the accompanying article for all the details.  Here is the online order form.  This Boo-vie Bag Video is all you will need for inspiration.

Most importantly, please be looking for communication from your child's teacher regarding conferences. Each teacher will reach out to schedule a time to meet with you. This is an important time to hear more about your child in class, set goals, and review the latest assessment data.  Conference week begins on October 4th.

Thank you for all you do to support our school community!

~Kristen

Updated 16 min 8 sec ago
Teachers at Castlemont wanted a Halloween movie night to give their students a little bit of fun. Unfortunately due to "spooky" circumstances, a Halloween movie night at school just couldn't be done. So, the teachers put together BOO-vie Bags so that Halloween cheer could still be spread. A little bit of popcorn, drinks, and sweet & salty treats, ABRACADABRA....it's a Halloween movie night at home instead!

Help raise money for our classrooms by buying a BOO-vie Bag full of special treats inside!  See the flyer and movie trailer for more information. Thanks for your support!

*Watch this Movie Trailer for inspiration! 

Cost: $10 per Boo Bag

Delivery Fee (extra): $5

Pick up Dates at 2:40-3:30pm

 Oct. 8th, Oct. 15th, Oct. 22nd, or Oct. 29th

*Orders accepted anytime through Oct. 22nd

 Submit order form & payment from this Boo Bag Flyer to the office, OR submit online order here: Boo Bag Purchase Order Form

Updated 16 min 8 sec ago

The final days to support our annual Charleston Wrap fundraiser are underway! The sale is ending on Tuesday, September 28th, so please get all orders in soon. Currently we are over halfway to our $10,000 goal.  All money raised will go directly to help Castlemont Home and School Club with opportunities benefiting EVERY student and giving teachers the opportunity to provide what is needed for their students. Products can be ordered online and ship directly to your doorstep or place an order using the paper order form and catalog sent home last week. 

In order to participate online, go to wwwregistercw.com and sign your student up using Castlemont's code 11751.  Prize coupons for every five items sold can be turned into the office and Roller Botz prizes will be distributed directly to the classroom. Share the fundraiser on social media, through emails and text messages with friends and family.  Share with family and friends to help reach our goal this year!!!  

Updated 16 min 8 sec ago

Your regular grocery shopping can help earn money for our school with just a few simple steps. In order to start earning money for the school using the Box Tops app, follow these simple steps:

1. Go to the app store on your smartphone

2. Download Box Tops for Education app (free)

3. Click on the method you would like to use to create the account

4. Follow prompts to create the account

5. Once your account has been created click on ‘Find school’

6. Search Castlemont Elementary School

7. Select Castlemont Elementary School

8. Complete profile

Once profile is completed you can scan grocery store receipts and a portion of qualifying purchases will automatically be donated to HSC (the app has a list of products that qualify if you are curious, but the app does all the work for you)

Please take the time to do this and turn your weekly shopping trip into money for our school! You can also ask friends and family to do this as well, to help support Castlemont. *Scan receipts within 14 days of purchases to get credit for the items.

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Convierta sus comestibles en $$$$ para nuestra escuela Sus compras regulares de comestibles pueden ayudarlo a ganar dinero para nuestra escuela con solo unos simples pasos. Para comenzar a ganar dinero para la escuela usando la aplicación Box Tops, siga estos sencillos pasos:

1.Vaya a la tienda de aplicaciones en su teléfono inteligente

2. Descargar la aplicación Box Tops for Education (gratis)

3. Haga clic en el método que le gustaría utilizar para crear la cuenta.

4. Siga las indicaciones para crear la cuenta

5. Una vez que se haya creado su cuenta, haga clic en "Buscar escuela"

6. Buscar en la escuela primaria Castlemont

7. Seleccione la escuela primaria Castlemont

8. Perfil completo

Una vez que se completa el perfil, puede escanear los recibos de la tienda de comestibles y una parte de las compras que califiquen se donará automáticamente a nuestra escuela (la aplicación tiene una lista de productos que califican si tiene curiosidad, pero la aplicación hace todo el trabajo por usted) ¡Tómese el tiempo para hacer esto y convierta su viaje de compras semanal en dinero para nuestra escuela! También puede pedirles a sus amigos y familiares que hagan esto también para ayudar a apoyar a Castlemont. * Escanee los recibos dentro de los 14 días posteriores a la compra para obtener crédito por los artículos