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Winter Break Schedule

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Just a reminder that our Winter Break begins on Thursday, December 20. We will return to school on Monday, January 7. We hope you enjoy your days off and have a safe and happy holiday season with family and friends.

Project Cornerstone "Say Something"

This week in the library, we read the book Say Something by Peggy Moss. In Say Something, the narrator sees and hears teasing, put-downs, pushing, excluding and other forms of bullying behaviors at her school. Because she’s confused about what to do, she doesn’t do anything at first. However, her responses change as she gains understanding and empathy.

The book’s message to say something is a call to action for all of us to move from the passive role of bystander to the positive, active role of UP-stander. We discussed our power to become UP-standers who support and include every student at our school so that everyone belongs and feels safe.

Here are some of the ways to be an UP-stander that we discussed:

  • Refuse to join in with bullying behaviors.
  • Use positive peer influence to help friends "do the right thing".
  • Say or do something when someone needs help. (Just standing next to someone will make him/her feel better!)
  • Help all kids join the fun. Invite someone new to play!
  • Help friends find positive things to do and say.
  • Laughing and joking with friends is fun, but laughing at a friend can hurt.
  • Help kids "save face' when they are in a tough spot. Help them get away and be safe.
  • Always get an adult if there is violence or a weapon!

We hope you will talk with your child tonight about being an UP-stander. To reinforce the message at home:

  • Talk about ways that each family member is an UP-stander at home!
  • Review the Bully Triangle with your family.
  • Role-play different scenarios to practice UP-stander behaviors, words you can say, and actions to take if someone needs your help.
  • Review ways to be a bucket filler and swim free of bully behaviors.

Enrollment Tour on January 18

Attention incoming TK and Kindergarten parents (and other parents considering Castlemont School for the 2019-2020 school year): Please join us for a presentation and tour of Castlemont School with Principal Eric Brown on Friday, January 18 at 8:35 am. Come to the school office near the corner of Payne Ave. and Castlemont Ave. and we will direct you to the Multi-Use Room.

Coffee with the Principal

Please join Eric Brown for Coffee With The Principal at 8:30 on Friday, January 11. This is an opportunity to learn what is going on around campus and ask any general questions you may have. 

Spirit Wear Update

If you are waiting for your preordered Spirit Wear t-shirts and sweatshirts, unfortunately, there has been a delay. We are hoping that they will arrive by mid-January. And we still plan to have extra stock at that time for sale. Again, we apologize for the delay and hope to have the Spirit Wear to you soon!