The Dolphin Whistle
March 14, 2018, Issue 27
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL LAMBERT
This week and next, all Castro students are participating in Ability Awareness Week(AAW). Huge thanks go to the SELPA 1 CAC and the Learning Challenge Committee of the LA/MV PTAs as well as the coordinators for this wonderful experience for Castro and Mistral, parents Agnes Charrel-Berthillier and Claire Quesnel-Oueini.
Students in grades 1, 4, and 5 participate in a rotation of activities that are designed to build empathy, understanding and respect for the challenges of all students. Students in grades K, 2, and 3 have a volunteer presenter come to the room and read a grade-level appropriate book and leading a discussion highlighting the challenges faced by students with physical, emotional, or learning difficulties. The emphasis is on understanding, kindness, and dignity.
It is our goal that every MVWSD student understand that:
- Every student is special in one way or another,
There is a common need for friendship, support, guidance,
Every student needs to be included and accepted.
This will be an annual event at Castro and we are confident that experiences such as this will help students to grow into caring and understanding adults as well as help all students to contribute to a positive learning environment.
Please attend the Speaker Presentation on this topic at our PTA meeting Wed, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the multi.
Principal Mariano Castro Elementary
Kids Read is a program in which high school and middle school students spend time
reading with kindergartners, first and second graders. We meet at the
Mountain View Library at 585 Franklin St. every Sunday from 3:30-4:30pm.
We will meet in the History Center on the second floor during library construction.
There is no cost for this program. Your child will get to pick out a free book each week.
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 Wednesday on March 14th in the MUR. Snacks, childcare, and interpretation in Spanish will be provided. We hope to see you there.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
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
3/17 Saturday - English Class for Parents 9:30am 12:00pm MUR
3/19 Monday - NO SCHOOL/ Staff Development Day
3/20 Tuesday - MI/CA CSMA Concert 7:00pm - 8:00pm MUR
3/22 Thursday - CA/MI FEI Parent Classes 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Staff Lounge
3/24 Saturday - English Class for Parents 9:30am 12:00pm MUR
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
3/31 Saturday - English Class for Parents 9:30am 12:00pm MUR
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
Mountain View Parent U presents
"Developing a College Mindset Now: Planning for College While Kids are Young”
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Crittenden Middle School - Multi-Use Room
Presented by the Family Engagement Institute, Foothill CollegeParents will learn:
Benefits of focusing on college at an early age
Step-by-step strategies to prepare for college
Requirements for college acceptance
Resources for support and financial aid
Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources!Provided:
Interpretation (Spanish support)
Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.) Register here
Preschool Program Enrollment
MVEF needs your feedback!
Please consider taking the survey below to share with MVEF your thoughts on the programs they fund, and how they communicate with you. The survey should not take more than a few minutes to complete and all results are compiled anonymously. MVEF will use the results to improve their communication with the community and ensure their funding has a high impact on education in our district. Thank you!Please complete the survey by March 24th.