The Dolphin Whistle
October 24, 2018 Issue 11
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL LAMBERT
Dear Mariano Castro Parents,
The annual Hallowe'en Parade is next Wednesday! We are going to have a great time together with Mistral, on the blacktop at 8:40 a.m. This year we are adding Family Time in the classrooms from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Please join us for this exciting family event. (Toy weapons and bloody or scary masks are not permitted.)
Arrival and dismissal procedures are very important. Please follow them respectfully, as well as the directions of the adults giving you reminders.
- Castro families leave down the fire lane behind the multi, or leave via the front of the school on Toft Street.
- Families no longer have access to use the walkway in front of the preschool.
- Remember also that families cannot walk through the Mistral campus at arrival and dismissal.
- If you also have a child at Mistral, wait for them at the front of Mistral.
- The play structure is not open after dismissal.
If you have any questions about any of the activities or procedures at Castro please do not hesitate to let me know.
Principal Mariano Castro Elementary
Outdoor Education Science Camp- Castro and Mistral
Science Camp Cabin Leaders needed!
NOVEMBER READER TRAINING
Thursday, November 1st at 8:30am or 6:30pm
Mistral Staff Lounge
Translation, Childcare, and Snacks are provided.
Book: Say Something
Theme: Say Something, Do Something. Be an Upstander
Goal: Provide students with examples of bully behavior and discuss strategies to respond
There is still time to sign up to be a reader and volunteer in the classroom.
Contact Sarah or Dana
Día de los Muertos
Castro families are invited to Mistral's Day of the Dead Celebration on Friday, November 2, from 6-8pm in the MUR. There are several ways to participate…
Help build the Ofrenda and decorate the MUR on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (Oct. Oct. 29, 30, or 31) between 5:30 and 8:30 pm.
Bring a framed photo of a loved one you would like to remember, or favorite food/drink of theirs to display on the Ofrenda
Come to the party on Friday evening and enjoy a performance by our Baile Folklorico group and view student artwork and writings. Hot chocolate and sweet bread will be provided for free and you can enjoy traditional homemade foods for sale.
Contact: Rosalia, email@example.com, (650) 630-6585 or Diana, 650-279-4670
Save the Date! Castro Family Classroom Time
On Wednesday, October 31st, all parents are welcome to their child's classroom from 8:00 - 8:40 a.m. and then to the Castro/Mistral Halloween Parade at 8:45 a.m. In the classroom there will be activities for you to do together with your child and then all will go out together as the children parade in their costumes on the blacktop.
Lost and Found
FREE English Classes for Parents
STEM : ¡ Discover the Scientist in your student!
Calendar of Upcoming Events
10/25 – Thursday: Food Distrubution, 11:30am - 1:30pm - MUR
10/25 – Thursday: PIQE 6:00pm - 8:00pm, MUR
10/26 - Friday: Fourth Grade Field Trip, 8:25am - 12:45pm
10/29 - Monday: Principal's Coffee, 8:00am - 8:30am, MUR
10/31 - Wednesday: Field Trip for 1st grade, 10:40am - 1:40pm
11/1 - Thursday: CSA Food Distribution, 11:00am - 1:30pm, MUR
11/1 - Thursday: PIQE, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, MUR
11/1 - Thursday: Project Cornerstone Meeting, 8:30am - 9:30am, Staff Lounge
11/1 - Thursday: Board Meeting, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Graham MUR
11/7 - Wednesday: Kinder Field Trip, 9:00am - 1:00pm
11/8 - Thursday: CSA Food Distribution 11:00am- 1:30pm, MUR
11/8 - Thursday: PIQE, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, MUR
11/9 - Friday: 3rd Grade Field Trip, 10:00am - 12:00pm
11/13-11/16 - 5th Grade Science Camp
Cafecito with the Superintendent: Thursday
MV Parent U- Dr. Francisco Jiménez, Author: "The Transformative Power Of Education"
Wednesday, November 7
6:30-8pm, Crittenden Auditorium, 1701 Rock St.
Author and educator Francisco Jiménez has been an agent for change in academia and public education for the last thirty years. He emigrated with his family from Mexico to California and as a child worked alongside his parents in the fields of California. He received his BA from Santa Clara University and an MA and Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Columbia University under a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. He is a professor and administrator at Santa Clara University. His four-book series—The Circuit, Breaking Through, Reaching Out, Taking Hold--has been included in the American Library Association Booklist's 50 Best Young Adult Books of All Time.
* Interpretation (Spanish support)
* Child care
* Transportation (Bus departs from Graham Middle School at 6 p.m. and Castro Elementary at 6:15 and returns at 8:30 p.m.)
* Raffle prizes!!!
Aladdin at Crittenden Middle School
Based on the 1992 Academy Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show, Aladdin Jr. is a story about a “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. With expanded characters, new songs and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for young performers.
Tickets can be purchased using the attached order form.