Castlemont Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Sep 7th

Hello Castlemont Parents,

We will be having our back to school night on Tuesday August 30th. Please join us in the Multi Use Room (MU) for introductions and school information at 6pm and again at 7pm. After each brief meeting parents will be able to visit their student's classroom. 

3rd to 5th grade meet at 6pm in the MU

Tk to 2rd grade meet at 7pm in the MU

Hope to see you all there!

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Hola padres de Castlemont,

Tendremos nuestra noche de regreso a la escuela el martes 30 de agosto. Únase a nosotros en el Salón de usos múltiples (MU) para presentaciones e información escolar a las 6:00 p. m. y nuevamente a las 7:00 p. m. Después de cada breve reunión, los padres podrán visitar el salón de clases de sus hijos.

3ro a 5to grado se reúnen a las 6pm en la MU

Tk a 2° grado se reúnen a las 7pm en la MU

¡Espero verlos a todos allí!

Updated Mon, Sep 5th

Join us for our Castlemont Family Picnic tomorrow, August 23rd from 5:00-6:30 pm.  Bring your own picnic or snacks and a blanket to sit on. If you would like to buy your dinner, Manzi's Venezuelan Cuisine will be here. Kona Ice will be selling their delicious treats as well. Family and friends are all welcome.

We hope to see you there!

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Únase a nosotros para nuestro picnic familiar de Castlemont mañana, 23 de agosto de 5:00 a 6:30 p. m.
Traiga su propio picnic o refrigerios y una manta para sentarse. Si desea comprar su cena, la cocina venezolana de Manzi estará aquí. Kona Ice también venderá sus deliciosos dulces. La familia y los amigos son todos bienvenidos.

¡Esperamos verte ahí!

Updated Wed, Aug 24th

Hello Castlemont Families,

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! We are excited to get started on a great year together. The following includes important information and dates you will need for your calendar:

  • The first day of school is Thursday, August 18th  

 

  • Class Placement “Who is my teacher?”

Class placements will be sent to you via ParentSquare by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17th.
If you have any difficulties accessing your message, rest assured that we will have staff at our gates to give you your class information.

  • COVID-19 Testing Before Returning to School

If at all possible, please test your student for COVID the evening before school starts using an antigen test.  You can pick up a free test kit in front of our office from 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m on Wednesday, August 17th, while our supply lasts. Limit one per Castlemont student.

  • Before School Gate and Vehicle Drop-Off Areas

There are walk-in entry gates on Payne Ave., Castlemont Ave, and Barkwood Ave.

We have three car drop-off zones: the MU drive-thru loop on Castlemont Ave.; a sidewalk drop-off on Payne Ave.; and a sidewalk drop-off on Barkwood Ave. Please do not park in the drop-off zones and be sure to use the crosswalks when parking on the other side of the street. The parking lot on Payne Ave. is for staff only -- please do not enter the parking lot to drop off your student.

  • School Start Time: 8:20 a.m.

Our three gates will open at 8:10.  Parents are welcome to walk their student(s) to their line or
door and must exit by 8:20 when we will close our gates for the day.  

  • Dismissal Times: 2:30 p.m. / 2:35 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)

    2:30 TK/Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
    2:35 4th & 5th Grade

We open our gates for pick-up at 2:30 p.m. (1:30 on Wednesdays).  If you will be using one of our
vehicle pick-up areas, please let your child know at which area to meet you.

Please note that there is no yard supervision after school and that Campbell Care starts using our playground and covered eating area every day immediately after the school day ends. For these reasons we ask that you directly supervise your student and yield to Campbell Care if you plan to stay a few minutes after school.
 

  • Wednesday Dismissal Times: 1:30 / 1:35

Every Wednesday is a shortened day.  Please mark your calendars for the early pick-up times.
1:30 TK/Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
1:35 4th & 5th Grade

  • Reporting an Absence

If your child is going to be absent, call our attendance line 408 341-7047 by 8:30a.m.  Please leave the following information: student’s first and last name; teacher; and reason for absence.

  • Breakfast and Lunch

Both breakfast and lunch continue to be FREE for all students. (Breakfast is served at our first recess.

  • TK / Kindergarten Parent Orientation is Thursday, August 18th at 8:30 a.m.

After dropping off your child at their classroom, please join Ms. Prindle and Mrs. Bell in our Multi-Use (MU) room. We will present a brief overview of our curriculum, a typical school day, and our annual activities and traditions.

  • FAMILY PICNIC: Tuesday, August 23rd, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Join us on our field for our annual Family Picnic. Bring your dinner and a blanket and join other Castlemont families and friends. It’s a family-friendly, casual, easy way to get to know the Castlemont community!  We will have music for anyone who wants to dance. (See what happens when we play the “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” song!) As this letter is being written, we are making plans to have prepared food for sale-- more information to come on this.

I cannot wait to see you all soon!!

Sincerely yours,

Kristen Kimoto Prindle
Principal

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Hola familias de Castlemont,

¡Bienvenido al año escolar 2022-23! Estamos emocionados de comenzar un gran año juntos. Lo siguiente incluye información importante y fechas que necesitará para su calendario:

  • El primer día de clases es el jueves 18 de agosto.

 

  • Colocaciones de clase "¿Quién es mi maestro?"

La Colocaciones de clases se le enviarán a través de ParentSquare despues de las 5:00 p. m. del miércoles 17 de agosto.
Si tiene alguna dificultad para acceder a su mensaje, tenga la seguridad de que tendremos personal en nuestras puertas para brindarle la información de su clase.

  • Pruebas de COVID-19 antes de regresar a la escuela

Si es posible, pruebe a su estudiante para COVID la noche antes de que comience la escuela usando una prueba de antígeno. Puede recoger un kit de prueba gratuito frente a nuestra oficina de 8:00 a. m. a 4:00 p. m. el miércoles 17 de agosto, hasta agotar existencias . Límite de uno por estudiante de Castlemont.

  • Entrada antes de la escuela y áreas para dejar vehículos

Hay portones de entrada en Payne Ave., Castlemont Ave y Barkwood Ave.

Tenemos tres zonas para dejar a los estudiantes por auto: el circulo de MU en Castlemont Ave.; una bajada en la acera en Payne Ave.; y una bajada en la acera en Barkwood Ave. No se estacione en las zonas de bajada y asegúrese de usar los cruces peatonales cuando se estacione del otro lado de la calle. El estacionamiento en Payne Ave. es solo para el personal; no ingrese al estacionamiento para dejar a su estudiante.

  • Hora de inicio de clases: 8:20 am

Nuestros tres portones se abrirán a las 8:10. Los padres son bienvenidos a acompañar a sus estudiantes a su línea o
puerta y debe salir a las 8:20 cuando cerraremos nuestros portones por el día.

  • Horas de salida: 2:30 pm / 2:35 pm (lunes, martes, jueves y viernes)

     2:30 TK/Kínder - 3er Grado
     2:35 4to y 5to grado

Abrimos nuestros portones para recoger a las 2:30 p. m. (1:30 los miércoles). Si va a utilizar uno de nuestros
áreas de recogida por vehículos, informe a su hijo en qué área se encontrará con usted.

Tenga en cuenta que no hay supervisión en el patio después de la escuela y que Campbell Care comienza a usar nuestro patio de recreo y el área cubierta para comer todos los días inmediatamente después de que finaliza la jornada escolar. Por estas razones, le pedimos que supervise directamente a su estudiante y ceda el paso a Campbell Care si planea quedarse unos minutos después de la escuela.

  • Horas de salida los miércoles: 1:30 / 1:35

Cada miércoles es un día acortado. Por favor marque sus calendarios para los horarios tempranos de recogida.
1:30 TK/Kínder - 3er Grado
1:35 4to y 5to grado

  • Informar una ausencia

Si su hijo va a estar ausente, llame a nuestra línea de asistencia 408 341-7047 antes de las 8:30 a.m. cada dia de su ausencia.  Por favor deje la siguiente información: nombre y apellido del estudiante; profesor; y motivo de la ausencia.

  • Desayuno y almuerzo

Tanto el desayuno como el almuerzo continúan siendo GRATIS para todos los estudiantes. (El desayuno se sirve en nuestro primer recreo.

  • La orientación para padres de TK / Kindergarten es el jueves 18 de agosto a las 8:30 a.m.

Después de dejar a su hijo en su salón de clases, únase a la Sra. Prindle y la Sra. Bell en nuestra sala de usos múltiples (MU). Presentaremos una breve descripción de nuestro plan de estudios, un día escolar típico y nuestras actividades y tradiciones anuales.

  • PICNIC FAMILIAR: Martes, 23 de agosto, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Únase nuestro picnic familiar anual. Traiga su cena y una manta y únase a otras familias y amigos de Castlemont. ¡Es una manera familiar, informal y fácil de conocer la comunidad de Castlemont! Tendremos música para todo aquel que guste bailar. (¡Mire lo que sucede cuando tocamos la canción “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”!) Estamos haciendo planes para tener comida preparada para la venta; más información próximamente.

!!Nos vemos pronto!!

Sinceramente,

Kristen Kimoto Prindle
Principal

 

Updated Fri, Aug 19th

Date: August 2, 2022

From: Principal Kristen Prindle , Castlemont School

Dear Parent/Guardian:
We are excited to welcome your student(s) and family to the 2022-23 school year, which begins Thursday, August 18, 2022. Please see our school website— http://castlemont.campbellusd.org/— for information about what to expect on the first day of school.

An important form is attached.
In order to prepare for your student’s instructional needs and support services, please complete the Back-to-School Packet form below and submit it before the first day of school. 

A note about the form…
There is a great deal of important information to share at the start of the school year. Please set aside 15-20 minutes to complete the Back-to-School Packet form because:

  • It contains legally required notices, requests for consent, and emergency contact information from you so that the school staff can set up systems that comply with your wishes. 
  • The online form has no “save and return” option at this time. You will need to complete the whole form in order to submit it. (We are working with our software provider to create that option. Unfortunately, it is not available for this transmission.) 

If you have questions about this form, or if you need a printed copy, please contact the school office at 408 364-4233 X4353

Updated Wed, Jun 22nd
The Castlemont Student Leadership Team would like to thank our school community for supporting our Sweet Treats Fundraiser to benefit the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.  We raised about $550 which we will be donating straight to the organization so that they can purchase much needed items off their wishlists. In addition, we will be giving them a bag of handmade cat toys made with love by the SLT.  Thanks again for supporting all of our community projects this year.  We are proud of this year's accomplishments made possible from the hard work of our dragon leaders!
 
With appreciation, 
Mrs. Chinbong, Ms. Chong, & Mrs. Biggs

 

 

Updated Wed, Jun 22nd

Hello Castlemont Families,

On the eve of the last day of school, I would like to thank all of you for your support throughout this school year.  Our staff has worked harder than ever to provide our students with quality instruction, social-emotional learning, a clean and safe environment, and regular communication.  For those of you moving on to middle school, we wish you all success. For those of you staying with us, we will eagerly welcome you back on August 18th for our 2022-23 school year! Have a restful summer.

~Kristen

Updated Fri, Jun 17th
Hello Castlemont Families,
If you would like to purchase a Yearbook, they will be available for sale on Tuesday June 7th to Friday June 10th  in front of the office afterschool only. 
Price $25 dollars
Cash, check and cards accepted!  Make check payable to Castlemont HSC.

Thank you,

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Hola familias de Castlemont,

Si desea comprar un Anuario, estarán disponibles para la venta comenzando martes 7 de junio al viernes 10 de junio frente a la oficina. Solo después de la escuela.

Precio $25 dolares
¡Se acepta efectivo, cheque y tarjetas! Haga el cheque a nombre de Castlemont HSC.

Gracias,

Updated Thu, Jun 16th

Dear Castlemont School Families:

Next week is filled with many additional activities for students’ last week of school—including three shortened days. With that in mind, and with the additional at-home test kits being sent to families, we have decided that there will be no COVID-19 testing here on the last week of school.

 

Sincerely,

Kristen Prindle, Principal

Updated Wed, Jun 8th

Castlemont students will be having fun in the sun this Friday as they take part in the Jog-a-thon.  Grade level bands will be participating at the following times:

  • K-1: 8:40-9:35
  • 2-3: 9:25-10:23
  • 4-5: 10:15-11:25

DJ Randy will be back keeping everything on track and moving a long. Each student will receive a Jog-a-thon t-shirt!  Extra t-shirts will be sold for $15 each.  

Updated Wed, Jun 8th

Venga a ver las maravillosas obras de arte que su hijo ha creado en nuestro programa Art Vistas. Está cordialmente invitado a asistir a nuestra exposición de arte Art Vistas, esta noche, 25 de mayo, de 5:00 p. m. a 8:00 p. m. metro. en la Biblioteca de Castlemont. Ingrese por las puertas cerca de MU en Castlemont Ave. Este evento es gratuito.

Nuestro programa Art Vistas está dirigido en su totalidad por fabulosos voluntarios de la familia Castlemont. ¡Esperamos que más miembros de la familia se unan a nosotros el próximo año!