Hornets' Nest News

Everything you need to know about Castle Rock School

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September Upcoming Events

  • Monday, September 4: Holiday-No school
  • Wednesday, September 6: Minimum Day (Dismissal at 1:00)
  • Thursday, September 7: 6th-8th Grade Field Trip Gateway Wash, Mt. Shasta
  • Tuesday, September 12: Back to School Night 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Friday, September 15: Minimum Day (Dismissal at 1:00)
  • Wednesday, September 22: Minimum Day (Dismissal at 1:00)
  • Tuesday, September 26: K-3 Field Trip to SCOE Whiskeytown Environmental School
  • Wednesday, September 27: 4-8 Field Trip to SCOE Whiskeytown Environmental School
  • Friday, October 6: Aug. & Sept. Student of the Month Awards @ 8:45 AM in cafeteria

All Fridays are Spirit Days- Wear your Castle Rock Elementary Spirit Shirts!

Other events may occur that are not yet scheduled, but we will keep you posted.

Check out our new website look at http://castlerockschool.net

Our school also now how its own App. You can download the Castle Rock School app at:

Apple Store: https://apple.co/42PFXsl Or Google Play: https://bit.ly/3OOVvsn

Follow us on Twitter @CastleRock0101 - Link to Castle Rock School Twitter Page:


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Fun Educational Activities from August

Find below a few pictures of some activities from the first few weeks of school.

Also, here is a link to a fun video Mr. Hirsch took of his students during their music time with Mr. Silber. They were singing, dancing, and having, fun. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zhRQntmnwXV2dxBIByDBqdN8fHfeqRRk/view?usp=drive_link

We will have more to share next month!

Student of the Month Awards

Our first Student of the Month Awards Assembly will be held on October 6th at 8:45 in our cafeteria. We will be celebrating those students that were chosen that best exemplified the values of the month for August and September. Teachers will send home invitations to the awards assembly about a week prior to the event.

August's Value: Keep you hand, feet, and other objects to yourself.

See the image below for September's Value.

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Message from Leslie Rames (Lacey)

It has been such a fast and amazing few weeks of school already! Our students are hard at work. Our art and music teachers have begun instruction. Students have begun working in our new online reading and math learning program, Dreambox, in most of our classes. We have already scheduled multiple educational field trips and activities that will happen throughout the school year. A few field trips are happening in the month of September. A huge shoutout to all of the Castle Rock Staff for a great start to the school year!

Back to School Night is on Tuesday, Sept. 12th at 6:30 AM. We will start with a whole school informational meeting in the cafeteria. This will be followed by a dessert bar provided by the Lakehead Lions Club and then classroom visits. During the classroom visits parents and students will hear about class expectations for the year, as well as how as a parent you can help your student be successful.

I will be sending out information for our School Site Council/District Advisory Council/LCAP Committee soon. These meetings are a great way to become more involved in the school and to help determine the programs available for our students.

Don't forget out our new website look and our app. We will be frequently posting current events and information on both via the Live Stream section.

Have a great September!

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School Calendar 2023-2024

Click the link below for the updated 2023-2024 School Calendar.


Castle Rock Elementary School

29373 Main St.

Castella, CA 96017