The Dolphin Whistle

May 25th- Issue 37

Message from Ms. Lambert

Dear Parents,

As the year comes to a close, I would like to give you an update and reminders about the construction plans. Beginning Monday, June 13 the construction crew will begin demolition of Rooms 17-30.

At the same time the temporary campus will be built on the field and part of the blacktop. When the school year begins on August 15, Kinder and Fifth grade classrooms will be in one of these temporary portable classrooms. Rooms such as counseling, Reading Partners, Intervention, etc. will also be in one of the temporary classrooms, as will some of the Mistral rooms. The office will remain in the same place for next year.

The play area for the students will be a small part of the blacktop and half of the field. This will just be for one school year and I know that we can all cooperate together and be flexible during this year of change. It will be worth it, as in August 2017 Mariano Castro students will have a brand new school!

If you have any questions about next school year, please feel free to give me a call.

Best Regards,

Theresa Lambert, Principal

Congratulations to 5th Grade families and students

Congratulations to you and your student for completing the 5th Grade Instrumental Music program. For many students, a life-long relationship with their instrument begins in 5th grade. Each student made great progress in these short months, and we hope that your student will continue their musical journey by participating in Middle School Band or String Orchestra.

If you borrowed an instrument from the District, they will collect the instruments at your child's school, during the school day. The District has a list of students participating in the Summer Honor programs, and will allow those students to continue using the instrument over the summer.

Thank you again for your continued support of music and the arts!


Leah Lader,
Music4 Schools Program Manager

This Friday, May 27 will be Sports Day!

You may wear a shirt or jersey from a favorite sports team or wear one from a sport that you play.

Please do not bring any equipment (balls, bats, cleats, etc.).

Volunteers Needed for Field Day

We need 12 parent volunteers for Field Day on June 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can help with the Field Day activities. Thank you in advance!

Last Day to Check Lost and Found

Dear parents,

The last day to check the Lost and Found rack/box will be June 3rd, 2016.

Anything that remains in the Lost and Found rack/box after that day will be donated.

Thank you for your collaboration!

Calendar of Upcoming Events

5/25 Wednesday, PTA General Meeting, MUR, 6:00 PM

5/26 Thursday, Personal Success Assembly, MUR, 11:45 AM

5/27 Friday. CA/MI: Career Day, MUR, 8:30 AM

5/27 Friday, End of 3rd Trimester- Minimum Day, Student Dismissal 12:25 PM

5/30 Monday, Memorial Day, No School Day

6/1 Wednesday, Castro Field Day, 8:30 - 11:00 AM

6/3 Friday, 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, MUR, 10:30 AM

6/3 Friday, Report Cards Sent Home

6/3 Friday, Last Day of School - Minimum Day, Student Dismissal 12:25 PM


PTA General Meeting for All Castro Parents

Our last meeting for this year is TODAY, Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm.

There is a terrific presentation on kid safety. (See the KidPower flyer attached).

Final Spirit Wear Sales!!

Friday, May 27th (before and after school) will be the final sales of Castro Spirit Wear for this school year. Mark your calendar and make plans to stop by. We will be located near the MUR, by Room 9.

Hoodies $15 (FREE Tote Bag!)

Zip-Down Hoodies $23 (FREE Tote Bag!)

Adult T-Shirts $5 (choice of Blue or Black)

SAVE all the Box Tops!!

All summer long you can save Box Tops for Education for Castro School. Please keep a baggie/envelope in the corner of your drawer to collect the little coupons. Each one is worth ten cents!

We have earned over $200 this year with the Box Tops for Education program. Help us earn more money next school year. Ask your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or anyone who shows an interest in your child. Helpers are all around, if we ask people to help. Please ASK and SAVE this summer!! Coupons for Castro means Money for Castro! Go Dolphins!

Volunteers Needed-Morning of June 3rd! Please HELP!

We need to get some volunteers to help the 4th grade parents set up for the 5th grade Promotion Ceremony. Parents from any grade level can help!

There are many small tasks to accomplish and many hands help the work get done quickly.

Can you plan to spend 30-90 minutes on that day to help make the Promotion Ceremony ready? (Remember that your child will be in the position to help with this ceremony soon.) Time passes quickly!

Please call Fernanda Brant at (650) 669-2280 for details and scheduling.

PTA Membership Cards for 2015-16

Did you purchase a PTA membership for this school year?

The card to prove your membership is in the school office. If you do not yet have your card, you are encouraged to pick it up in the Castro Office during regular business hours. They are in alphabetical order on the counter in a specially marked box.

The PTA thanks you for your membership and the interest you have in your child’s school and their education.


Cafecito with the Superintendent/For Spanish-speaking parents of MVWSD students

Join Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph for casual conversation:

Jun 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Theuerkauf MUR

Bring your questions and comments. Translation will be available.

All Flyers