The Dolphin Whistle

December 2nd, 2015 - Issue 16

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

On Wednesday, December 9th we will be holding our Mariano Castro Kinder Information Night for all families that have a child starting Kindergarten next school year.

Please tell all your friends and family that have children starting Kindergarten next year that we are having an information night to learn about the Kindergarten program at Mariano Castro as well as information about the whole school. Please also remember that families that live outside our school boundaries but are interested in attending Mariano Castro, can make that request at the time that they enroll their child.

Help us get the word out!

Best regards,
Theresa Lambert
Principal Mariano Castro Elementary

Principal's Coffee - 12/7

Please join me on December 7th at 8:30 a.m. in the staff lounge for coffee and pastries and to chat about the goings on at our school. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions and make any suggestions to improve our school.

SSC and ELAC Meetings

Our next School Site Council Meeting is Tuesday, December 15th at 5:00 p.m. in the Castro Lounge. We will be reviewing our progress toward the activities and goals in the School Plan and reviewing the data from the First Trimester Assessments.

Our next ELAC Meeting is Tuesday, January 12th at 6:00 p.m. Agenda items will include the reclassification criteria for this school year and the progress of our EL students on the first trimester assessments.

Parent Resource Room Hours Week of Dec. 7th

Tues. Dec. 8th 8:15-9:00 a.m.

Wed. Dec. 9th 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Thurs. Dec. 10th 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

PTA News

Box Tops for Education Update

On November 2nd, Mariano Castro School submitted 625 Box Tops and 51 Bonus Box Tops. The total money raised was $67.60!! Thank you to all who submitted your Box Tops! Keep saving them.

Please ask your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to save them in a baggie for your child's school. It is an easy way to make money for Mariano Castro. Also, remember that Castro turns in Labels for Education. You can ask people to save both Box Tops and Labels for Education for your child.

This week each classroom will get a Collection Box for the Box Tops and Labels for Education programs. You may deposit your donation into the classroom box or in the main boxes in the office at any time through the school year. Our next submission dates will be in the spring, so let us gather as many Labels and Box Tops as possible! Free money for Mariano Castro School!!

Spirit Wear Sale on December 8th!

On December 8th there will be a morning AND afternoon Spirit Wear Sale! Come select your Castro gear for the holiday gift giving season. We have Youth and Adult size Hoodies for $15.00 and Adult T-shirts for $5.00. The sale will be held near the MUR and Room 9 at both times. Stop by to see our selection and have the opportunity to make your purchase before 2016. See you there!

District News

Bond Oversight Committee

The Mountain View Whisman School District is seeking qualified persons to serve on a committee of community leaders, as the independent Bond Oversight Committee for the District's Measure G Bond Program. Applications are due by 2:00pm on Friday, January 8, 2016. Applications can be mailed to: Mountain View Whisman School District, Attn: Dr. Robert Clark, Associate Superintendent/Chief Business Officer, 750-A San Pierre Way, Mountain View, CA 94043 or faxed to 650-9645-8907.

A complete copy of the application is available online at

Currently, the District is seeking two (2) members to fill the current BOC vacancies and is only accepting applications for those interested parties to fill the Business Representative or the Taxpayer Organization Member positions.

If you have any questions, please call Dr. Robert Clark, Associate Superintendent/Chief Business Officer at 650-526-3500.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

12/2 - Wednesday: The Tech Museum Field Trip - 4th Grade (Rooms 15 & 16), 9AM-2:40PM

12/2 - Wednesday: District Kinder Info Night - SPANISH 5:30PM-6:30PM, MUR

12/2 - Wednesday: District Kinder Info Night - ENGLISH 7:00PM-8:00PM, MUR

12/3 - Thursday: PIQE Graduation, 6:00PM-8:00PM, MUR

12/4 - Friday: BTB Math Buddies, 4:00PM-6:00PM, MUR

12/4 - Friday: Castro Movie Night, 5:30-7:30PM, MUR

12/7 - Monday: Principal's Coffee, 8:30 AM-9:30 AM, Staff Lounge

12/9 - Wednesday: Kinder Info Night at Mariano Castro, 6-8, MUR

12/10 - Thursday: PIQE Graduation, 6-8PM, MUR

12/10 - Thursday: MVWSD Board Meeting, 7-9PM, District Office

12/17 - Thursday: Personal Success Assembly, 11:45-12:15PM, MUR

12/17 - Thursday: Castro Movie Night, 5:30-7:30PM, MUR

12/18 - Pajama Day!

12/21-1/5 - December break - No School!

1/6 - Wednesday: Classes begin

1/11 - Monday: DELAC Meeting, 5:30PM-8:30PM, District Office

1/19 - Tuesday: District Advisory Council Meeting, 6PM-7:30PM, District Office

1/20 - Wednesday: 1st Grade Field Trip to Deer Hollow Farm, 8:50AM-1:35PM

Flyers for This Week