The Rainbows

Young 3's - Ms. Melissa & Mrs. Arielle

Our Classroom Philosophy

Hello & Welcome!

In this classroom we aim to foster the children's Independence, Creativity, Imagination, and Emotional Development. We are hands-on teachers with a big focus on the arts and love to teach through play. Rest assured that we will be doing our absolute best to create an inclusive safe space in our classroom so that your children reach their full potential and become kind human beings!

Meet the Teachers

Ms. Melissa

Hey all! My name’s Melissa Castillo and I’m originally from Dallas, TX but came to ATX for school. I just graduated from The University of Texas at Austin this past school year with a B.S. in Youth and Community Studies and a minor in Social Work. I have been at SDDS since January 2020 but have been working with this age group for the past 5 years. Outside of the classroom I enjoy crafting things such as blankets and earrings, you can always catch me overwatering my plants, and cuddling up with my cat Mateo!! I'm so thrilled to be a part of this school year with your children and I can’t wait to watch your children thrive and grow!

Mrs. Arielle

Hello everyone! My name is Arielle Lutfak, and I have been a part of the St. David’s teaching team since the fall of 2019. I graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S.A in Human Development and Family Sciences and a minor in English. My time at St. David’s has helped fan into a flame the passion I have for teaching, molding, and nurturing the minds of young children! When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, spending time at church, and traveling. I also got married this past summer and love spending time with my husband! I am so eager to teach your children this year, and I can’t wait to watch them develop and grow into their personalities!

Class Schedule

8 am - Arrival

9:15 am - Morning Snack

9:30 am - Circle time

10 am - Centers & Art

11 am - Outside/Gym*

12 pm - Lunch

12:30 pm - Half-Day Pick up

1 pm to 2:45 pm - Nap

3 pm - Afternoon Snack

3:30 pm - Circle Time

4:00 pm - Enrichment Activities/Free Play

5:30 pm - End of Day Pick-up

*Gym every Wednesday & Thursday