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Important Dates in August and September

Enjoy your summer, but first, please mark these important dates on your calendar! The first day of the 17-18 school year is Wednesday, August 23rd. You can download a PDF of the 2017-2018 calendar hereLook for details in your Welcome Back envelope which should arrive in your mailbox during the third week of August. 

Tuesday, August 15
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP - Watch your mail during the second week of August for more information about your appointment for Kindergarten Roundup. You will have an appointment for your Kindergartener for an assessment by a Castlemont teacher for approximately 20 minutes. If you are unable to make your appointment, your child will be assessed after school starts.

Tuesday, August 15 at 5:00 pm
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION - with the Principal and Kindergarten Teachers in the Multi-Use Room. If you are unable to attend this orientation, there will be another orientation with the Principal after you have dropped off your child on the first day of school, August 23 at 8:35 am. Please join us at either or both orientations. The same information will be covered in both orientations.

Tuesday, August 22 at 5:00 pm
CLASS LISTS POSTED – You will need your five digit student ID number found in the envelope which was mailed to you earlier in August. For privacy, no names will be listed.

Wednesday, August 23
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – School begins at 8:20 am. The campus opens and adult supervision begins at 8:00 am. Wednesdays are minimum days at Castlemont. TK through 3rd grade will be released at 1:30 and 4th and 5th grades will be released at 1:35. (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.)

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. If you attended the Orientation on August 15, you may attend this orientation, as well. The same information will be covered in both orientations.

Thursday, August 31, 5:00-6:30 pm
WHOLE SCHOOL PICNIC - Join other Castlemont families and bring your own picnic for an informal gathering on the large field.

Tuesday, September 12
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Have a great summer!

 

Board Celebrates Student Achievement, Hears About New School and More

Members of the winning Monroe Middle School Scholars Cup team were featured at the June 1 board meeting. The Board also heard a District recommendation on the TK-8 school transformation.

The June 1 meeting agenda included presentations about:

  • Plans fortransforming Campbell Middle School into a new TK-8 grade school.
  • Local Control & Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for teh District and several of its schools.
  • The 2017-18 District Budget.

Details about these topics are available in English and Spanish in the June 2017 edition of Board Meeting News.

The next Board meeting will be held June 22nd. The agenda is available online.

What’s for Lunch in Summer?

Free summer meals for eligible children

For some children and teens, summer can mean an unwanted vacation from the regular meals they received at school. Fortunately, children in Santa Clara County, ages 18 and younger, can receive free meals during the summer at multiple locations.

Various programs are in place throughout the county to help children, who rely on free or reduced-price school meals, to receive meals when school is out.

Two Campbell Union School District schools will serve meals beginning June 26 and ending July 14.

  • Rosemary Elementary School, located at 401 W. Hamilton Ave., will serve a lunch/brunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m. M
  • Sherman Oaks Elementary, located at 1800 Fruitdale Ave., will serve brunch from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Children in Campbell also can go to:

  • Del Mar High School will serve free meals during the summer to anyone under age 18. Breakfast is from 9:10 to 9:20 a.m. and lunch from 11:00-11:10 a.m. There will be no meals served July 3-4.
  • The Health Trust, 2105 Bascom Ave., and
  • The Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road Suite 202 in Los Gatos.

There are many more locations in Santa Clara County. Families can find a meal site in their area through web searches for USDA Summer Food and the Hunger Hotline, or by phoning the National Hunger Hotline at: 1-866-3HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273).

Thank you from Home and School Club

As another school year comes to an end, Castlemont HSC would like to extend a warm THAN YOU to all Teachers, Staff Members, Volunteers, and Parents for all your help and support through out the year. We wish everyone a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation!

First Day of School and 2017-2018 Calendar

The first day of the 17-18 school year is Wednesday, August 23rd. You can download a PDF of the 2017-2018 calendar here. https://www.campbellusd.org/files/2017-18stud... Have a great summer!