The Dolphin Whistle
November 28, 2018 Issue 15
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL LAMBERT
Dear Mariano Castro Parents,
There are twenty school days left until Winter Break! In these 4 weeks students will be working hard on the Trimester 2 standards for their grade. Please help by asking them about their learning each day and providing an area and time for homework each evening.
The second annual PTA Festival of LIghts is on Friday, December 7th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. This is an amazing family event at Castro with piñatas, photos with Santa, delicious latin food, arts and crafts for the kids, and lights everywhere! Please join us to celebrate with other Castro families at this fun-filled event.
Theresa Lambert, Principal
Mariano Castro Elementary
Please remember to return the signed report card envelope to your child's teacher asap. If you have any questions about the report card, please schedule a phone call or appointment with the teacher. As always, if you need more information after meeting with the teacher please make an appointment with the Principal.
Welcome Monta Loma Families!
Principal Theresa Lambert and School and Community Engagement Facilitator Ernesto Nassau will be visiting Monta Loma to welcome the Monta Loma families transitioning to Mariano Castro next school year. They will be presenting information about the vision and philosophy of Castro, including family events and activities, and to answer any questions they may have in the Monta Loma library from 6:00pm - 7:00pm on Monday, December 3, 3018.
HOLIDAY TOY DISTRIBUTION
Castro + Mistral Family Science Night: Build, Engineer, and Invent!
Join us for Family Science Night, brought to you by the Castro and Mistral PTAs. All students, teachers and parents are welcome to attend this event featuring Lawrence Hall of Science, which will give students a hands-on experience at being engineers and inventors.
Do you love science and enjoy having these programs at our school? If so, please volunteer. We need 12 volunteers. Email / call Jana Anders:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 817-320-7738
Calendar of Upcoming Events
11/28 - Wednesday: Districtwide Kinder Information Night - for all schools - @ CA MUR
11/29 - Thursday: CSA Food Distribution 11:30am - 1:30pm, MUR
11/29 - Thursday: Personal Success Recognition Assembly 8:00am-8:30am, MUR
11/29 – Thursday: CA/MI Family Science Night – 6:00pm – 8:00pm, MUR
11/30 - Friday: Principal Coffee - 8:00am – 8:30am, MUR
11/30 - Friday: First Grade Field Trip – 8:50am – 12:50pm
12/3 - Wednesday: Information Night for Monta Loma Families Transitioning to Mariano Castro – 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Monta Loma Library
12/4 - Tuesday: Mariano Castro Kinder Information Night - 6:00pm - 8:00pm, MUR
12/5 - Wedneday: School Site Council Meeting - 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Staff Lounge
12/6 - Thursday: CSA Food Distribution 11:30am - 1:30pm, MUR
12/6 - Thursday: Board Meeting 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Graham
12/7 - Friday: PTA Festival of Lights 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
12/7 - Friday: Classroom Tours for Incoming Kinders / New Students, 8:45am- 9:45am
12/13- Thursday: CSA Food Distribution 11:30am - 1:30pm, MUR
12/14 – Friday: 4th Grade Field Trip - 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
12/14 - Friday: Castro/Mistral Soccer Event 6:00pm - 8:00pm
12/19 – Wednesday: Kinder Field Trip – 8:45am -10:20am
12/20 – Thursday: First Grade Field Trip – 9:00am – 11:00am
12/20 – Thursday: Mariano Castro Family Movie Night, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, MUR
12/24 – 1/7/2019 – Winter Break
New visitor/volunteer sign-in system
STEMtastic online discussion is open
We are exploring this topic through this open-ended, online exchange of ideas. Please check your email for the link at which you can share your input on what are the most important considerations we should keep in mind as we plan for future science, technology, engineering and math curriculum in MVWSD. Middle school students and staff members will be participating in their own version of this online discussion.
Apply for preschool now!
School meetings coming up. Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 7.
Kindergarten information nights for neighborhood elementary schools are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4. Please click here for a list of these events.
If your child turns 5 years old between September 2 – December 2 of the current school year, he/she may qualify for transitional kindergarten (TK). The info night for TK parents is December 11 at 6:00 PM at Theuerkauf Elementary.
For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 7-February 3 online. You can register your child for the 2019-20 school year when online registration opens on January 7 here: www.mvwsd.org/register. For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January 7 - February 3.
For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to www.mvwsd.org/register.