The Dolphin Whistle
March 7, 2018, Issue 26
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL LAMBERT
On Wednesday, March 14th we are having the Castro Carnival. The students earned this as a reward for their success on the state testing (SBAC) last year. We are holding the carnival now to help the students to be motivated to work hard on the upcoming state testing that begins at the end of April.
We need parent help starting at 12:00 noon on the 14th to set up the prizes, get a headstart on the popcorn, etc. We also need help running the game booths from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. If you have a 6th grade child that attended Castro and has moved on to Graham or Crittenden, please have them come after school to celebrate their success
Please call us or let the front desk know if you can volunteer that day!
Principal Mariano Castro Elementary
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
Testing will happen after spring break. Schools will send out specific dates to their
FROM THE PTA
PTA Association Meeting
The PTA Meeting is coming soon. There are only five meetings each school year, so please plan to attend next Wednesday on March 14th in the MUR. Snacks, childcare, and interpretation in Spanish will be provided. We hope to see you there.
The Crayon Initiative
Please join Mariano Castro School to collect crayons for a special project. Bring your old, broken, or used crayons to the Castro Office for turn in. You can drop them in the large red barrel marked The Crayon Initiative any time during regular school hours. This collection campaign will continue for the next few months. Look into your child’s closet, toy box, or desk to retrieve those old crayons for this cause.
The Life of a Crayon
Have you ever wondered what happens to your unwanted crayons?
Sadly, more than a half-million pounds of crayons are discarded every year, turning into a waxy sludge that clogs our landfills. This motivated us to create a program that recycles used crayons and sends them to children’s hospitals across the U.S. Now here’s your chance to #ShareYourColors!!!
1 New crayons arrive at schools or homes and are used by children
2 Unwanted crayons are dropped into a collection container
3 Collected crayons are sent to The Crayon Initiative
4 Made into NEW crayons
5 Crayons shipped to children’s hospitals
6 New crayons are used by pediatric patients
Calendar of Upcoming Events
3/14 Wednesday - Achievement Reward Carnival 2:00pm - 3:30pm Castro
3/14 Wednesday - School Site Council (SSC) meeting 5:00pm - 6:30pm Staff Lounge
3/14 Wednesday - PTA Association meeting 6:30pm - 7:30pm MUR
3/15 Thursday - MI/CA - FEI Parent Classes 6:00pm - 8:00pm Staff Lounge
3/19 Monday - NO SCHOOL/ Staff Development Day
3/20 Tuesday - MI/CA CSMA Concert 6:00pm - 8:00pm MUR
3/22 Thursday - CA/MI FEI Parent Classes 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Staff Lounge
3/27 Tuesday - Principal's Coffee 8:00am - 9:00am Staff Lounge
3/27 Tuesday - Deer Hollow Field Trip 8:50am - 1:50pm RM's 11 & 15
3/28 Wednesday - Castro Open House Minimum Day, Dismissal 11:55am
3/29 Thursday - Personal Success Assembly 8:00am MUR
3/29 Thursday - CA/MI FEI Parent Classes 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Staff Lounge
4/3 Tuesday - 2nd Grade CSMA Concert 5:30pm - 6:15pm MUR
4/3 Tuesday - 3rd Grade CSMA Concert 6:30pm - 7:15pm MUR
4/4 Wednesday - Fujitsu Planetarium Field Trip 9:00am - 12:00pm RM's 112 & 113
4/4 Wednesday - School Site Council (SSC) meeting 5:00pm - 6:30pm Staff Lounge
4/4 Wednesday - Kinder CSMA Concert 5:30pm - 6:15pm MUR
4/4 Wednesday - 1st Grade CSMA Concert 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Monday, April 9 thru Friday, April 13 Spring Break/ No School
FROM THE DISTRICT
The MVEF Winter Gala
Become a Living Classroom Docent!
Mountain View Whisman School District’s Living Classroom program inspires our students to value the natural world through garden-based education. We provide Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms with hour-long lessons that correlate with current science, math, and social studies standards. Living Classroom uses a hands-on, inquiry approach to learning which ensures our lessons are effective AND fun!
This year we will teach over 500 lessons with the help of our volunteers. Becoming a docent is rewarding, enjoyable, and no prior teaching experience is required. Interested in sharing your love of nature and outdoor learning with students? We would love to have you on board! Want to learn more? Check us out at http://www.living-classroom.org/ or direct questions to Program Manager Mallory Traughber at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be holding three spring training sessions:
Monday, March 12th
Duveneck School 705 Alester Ave., Palo Alto
Room 10 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday, March 19th
Stevenson PACT School 1400 Montecito Ave., Mountain View
Conference Room D 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.