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Upcoming Events

80's Dance

80s Dance

Get in the groove by rockin’ your fluorescents and bust a move on over to the Castlemont Multi Use Room for a Totally 80’s Family Dance on February 9th, 6:00-8:00 pm.  Pre-order tickets are $8 each and will not be sold at the door.  Only 300 tickets are available, so order early! All children must be accompanied by a parent. This is a teacher sponsored fundraiser to raise money for the classrooms.   Come rock your 80’s apparel and join us for an evening of some rad fun!  It would also be totally awesome if you could donate cans of soda for our concession sales (Coke, 7 Up, Root Beer). Donations are due to the office by February 7th. Thanks for your help!

Open Enrollment Tour-January 19

Do you have a student who might be starting at Castlemont during the 2018-19 school year?  If so, please join us on Friday, January 19, at 8:35 am in the Multi-Use Room for our Open Enrollment Parent Tour.  You will get information about Castlemont's program, have an opportunity to ask questions, and get to see the campus. We hope to see you there!

New Way to Have a Say

Offer input about schools and Local Control & Accountability Plans with new Thoughtexchange option, coming January 16, 2018.

Input from parents, staff and other community members is very important to us in Campbell Union School District. Because we know you are very busy, we are offering a new, online way to provide your thoughts, ideas, and questions to us. It is called Thoughtexchange, and we hope it will be a convenient way to engage and communicate with us about our District and schools. 

On the morning of January 16, you will receive an invitation email from Thoughtexchange with simple instructions on how to participate in this process, which will be open through January 26. 

With Thoughtexchange, you will be asked to share your thoughts on several open-ended questions, and to read and rate the thoughts and ideas of others. Our intent is to connect with parents, teachers, community members, students, and our district staff to gather thoughts, ideas, and questions they may have about our District and schools in order to continue meeting the needs of our elementary and middle school students.

Please watch on January 16 for the Thoughtexchange email about schools in Campbell Union School District. 

(If you do not have an email account, a link to our Thoughtexchange will appear here on January 16th.)

Coffee With The Principal

After you drop off your child, please join Principal Eric Brown for coffee on Friday, January 12 at 8:30 in the Staff Room. Mr. Brown will share school information and also give you a chance to meet some other Castlemont parents.

Afterschool Engineering Classes


Part of CUSD's STREAM After School Program are Engineering classes on Tuesdays, January 30 - March 27 after school. The cost is $130.

For Grades 3-5,  Engineering: Master Machines  During the Mechanical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of fluid mechanics, simple machines, and other design and engineering concepts while constructing roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, and an incredibly fast air powered dragster they keep at the end of the course.

For Grades K-2, Junior Mechanical Engineering Widgets and Gadgets The Junior Mechanical Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct their own roller coasters, catapults, cars, and more.

Space is limited!!! Register today at If you have more questions, please call the Extensions Department at 408-364-4200 X 6204 or email mballesteros [at]