PTA Castro School

May 6, 2015 - Issue 34

Thursday, May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Day

Castro’s PTA is organizing activities to honor the unique relationship between families and the teachers and administration, and we also encourage each family to show their appreciation in your special way.

Castro’s PTA offered a breakfast on Tuesday, May 5th and is offering a catered staff lunch on Thursday, May 7th. Thank you to all the volunteers helping with these events. If you would like to help with the luncheon send an email to

Ladies Spring Fling Party, Friday, May 8th

If you missed this auction item at the MVEF Gala, its not too late!!

Let's kick off the summer season in style . . . please join hosts Dara Tynefield from Castro, Adrienne Heiskanen from Monta Loma and Crittenden,

MaryRuth Bafrali from Graham and Tracey Briens from Castro and Graham, while they mix summer cocktails and their friends.

Enjoy tasty treats, delightful cocktails and a night out among fabulous company- all in support of Castro!

Venue: Dara's house, 1049 East Rose Circle (cell 650.279.0649)
Date: Friday, May 8 at 7PM
Contribution: $45 donation to MVEF
Vibe: Excellent

Please RSVP to

Día del Niño/Día del Libro

Coming soon... Castro PTA sponsored Día del Niño/Día del Libro will be held on Sunday, May 17th on the school blacktop. This event is a Latin American celebration honoring the child, and which has been coupled with the celebration of literacy. Every year, our parent volunteers and our partners at Open Doors organize a party where they set up games, music and each child gets FREE books and prizes. We want to express a special thank you to Open Doors and to Castro parents, Brad Davis, Nicole Pillatsch, with the assistance of Trish Gilbert, Tim Downey and Amber Daughtry and William Buitron, who have volunteered to organize this magical family and community event. PLEASE HELP! Sign up sheets are by the classroom doors. Or email Brad Davis at

We are also asking families to bring items for the event.

TK, K and 1st grade families please bring a 6-pack of water bottles.

2nd and 3rd please bring a pack of natural juice.

4th and 5th please bring natural juice Popsicle.




Día del niño / Día de los libros

Turn in your art - Get a Prize!

To celebrate Día del Niño / Día del Libro, Castro students can turn in a coloring or drawing sheet and return to the office by Monday, May 11th. Additional coloring or drawing sheets are also available in the office. Your art will be displayed around the school to celebrate the event. All students submitting a coloring or drawing page will receive a prize at Día del Niño / Día del Libro on Sunday, May 17th from 2:30-5:00 pm at Castro School.

First Castro Garden Gathering

You Are Cordially Invited to the First Castro Garden Gathering

Date: Tuesday May 12 th

Time: 8:30 to 9:30 AM OR 6:30 to 7:30PM

Who: Castro Parents

Why: To thank Castro parents with kids who do Adopt a Barrel, help with garden clean up days, help with Living classroom, or are just interested in learning more about Castro Gardens!

Location: Teacher’s Lounge at Castro School

Refreshments will be served!

(Translator and childcare will be provided.)

Is Your Child Struggling at School?

Do you have a 504? An IEP? Or are you trying to figure out your options?
Come join other parents facing similar sides for coffee on Tuesday, May 12th at 8:30am in the Castro Office.

Organized by the Learning Challenges Committee of the PTA.