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Message from the Principal

The end of the year is here!  Can you believe it?  Before you leave for the summer, I wanted to express my gratitude for all of the support that you have provided over this school year. 

We hope that over the summer you have time to rest and relax with your family and friends.  In addition, it will be important for your child(ren) to continue to develop their academics skills.  Provide them with opportunities to read, write, and use math.  It will help them to be prepared for the coming year.

Thank you for sharing your children with us!  It has been a remarkable year!  Have a wonderful summer!  If you will not be joining us next year, best of luck to you and your family.  If you are coming back, we will see you on August 22nd! Have a great summer!

---Eric Brown

Important Dates in August and September

Enjoy your summer, but first, please mark these important dates on your calendar! The first day of the 18-19 school year is Wednesday, August 22nd. You can download a PDF of the 2018-19 calendar here

Tuesday, August 14
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 21 by 5:00 pm
CLASS LISTS POSTED AT SCHOOL AND ON-LINE - You will need your student's five digit student ID number. For privacy, no names will be listed.

Wednesday, August 22
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. So, TK through 3rd grade will be dismissed at 1:30 and 4th and 5th grades will be dismissed 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.

Tuesday, September 11
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Have a great summer!

Local schools offer free lunch to children this summer

Campbell Union School District’s children need not go hungry when school is out this summer, thanks to the Seamless Summer food program. From June 19th to August 14th, lunch will be served at the following times and locations to children aged 2–18 years:

11-11:30 a.m. -- Rosemary Elementary, 401 W Hamilton Ave. (near Winchester Blvd.), in Campbell

12:30-1 p.m.  -- Castlemont Elementary, 3040 E. Payne Ave (near Winchester Blvd.), in Campbell  

The Seamless Summer food program combines features of the National School Lunch Program and the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children when school is not in session for extended periods of time. The U.S. Food and Nutrition Services Department also offers an online map to help families locate summer meal programs near their homes.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Thank you!

A Message from Superintendent

Dear CUSD Families:
As another school year closes, I want to thank you for being our partner in providing the highest quality educational programs possible for all of our students. 
We made great strides in 2017-18, refining our focus on preparing students for the rigors, challenges and opportunities of their future. I look forward to working together on that important job in the coming school year.
For now, I thank you, and I hope you and your family will take the time to enjoy some well-deserved summer fun.  

Sincerely,
Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Results of Student Conversation Released

A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.

We want students to begin to own their own learning, be empowered, and actively engage in their education. For that reason, we must give students a voice and hear directly from them about what they like, want and feel they need in their school experience.

To gather that input, we chose a Student Voice ThoughtExchange, an easy-to-use and interpret method with questions for our students in grades 3-8. chart of participation dataNearly all of them participated in the April 2018 online forum, sharing their thoughts and ideas with us and each other. The district- and school-level results are available online and from your child's school. They offer valuable information for school and district plans aimed at providing students with an education beyond the expected.