The Dolphin Whistle
August 16, 2017, Issue 1
WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL LAMBERT
Dear Mariano Castro Parents,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year! Mariano Castro staff are rested and excited to kick-off this school year. Almost all of our teachers returned this year; the only new teacher is our special education RSP teacher, Ms. Kerry Scialabba. More good news, all of our family support staff are returning. Ernesto Nassau is returning as School and Community Engagement Facilitator, Manny Velasco as School Linked Services Coordinator, and Shamir Simmons as At-Risk Intervention Specialist.
The modernization of the permanent classrooms was completed over the summer and they look great! There is some new technology in those classrooms that you will see on Back to School Night. The construction of Castro's new school will continue throughout this year and will open next summer for August 2018.
This is going to be a wonderful year and we are looking forward to being a partner with your family in your child's education.
Principal Mariano Castro Elementary
NEW FOOD PANTRY
Our partnership with CSA (Community Services Agency) will continue this year. Any family that attends Castro or Mistral can pick up food on Thursdays. This year the time is changing to immediately after dismissal on Thursdays. Another change is to pantry format where you can simply choose the items you want rather than picking up a pre-packed bag. Remember to bring your reusable bags with you! Thank you to Manny and Ernesto for organizing this again.
Back to School Night August 31st 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Student SBAC Results
WIN Time and ELD Rotations
Students in every grade receive instruction from a variety of teachers. During WIN Time (What I Need - Intervention or Enrichment) and ELD (English Language Development) students are placed in groups according to their need and these groups change every 4-6 weeks for WIN and every trimester as appropriate for ELD.
WIN Time switching begins Aug. 21st and ELD switching begins Aug. 28th.
REPORTING AN ABSENCE
Thank You to PTA!
Calendar of Upcoming Events
8/22 Tuesday - PIQE 6:00pm - 8:00pm MUR
8/29 Tuesday - School Site Counsel (SSC) 3:30pm - 5:00pm Staff Lounge
8/30 Wednesday - Principal's Coffee 8:00am - 9:00am Staff Lounge
8/31 Thursday - Personal Success Assembly 11:15am - 11:45am MUR
8/31 Thursday - Castro Back to School Night 6:00pm - 7:30pm MUR
9/4 Monday - NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY
FROM THE DISTRICT
MVWSD seeks parents, staff and community members for new Task Force groups
Specifically, MVWSD is seeking parents from all schools, as well as MVWSD staff members. Spanish interpretation will be provided, if needed.
These committees will begin meeting in the coming weeks.
- Wellness Advisory Committee
- Enrollment Priorities Task Force
- Budget Advisory Committee
Click here for tasks, details and requirements for each of these groups https://www.mvwsd.org/about/committees