Castle Rock Communiqué

Distance Learning Phase Two - Week Four

Hello Castle Rock Families!

As we enter week four of distance learning, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our students and families who have risen to the challenges of continuing their education from home. I have been given the wonderful opportunity to join many of your classrooms through Zoom and Google classroom, and I continue to be amazed and impressed at what is possible with innovation, creativity, and hard work. So many of you are flourishing, despite these challenging times, and we are so encouraged by that.

This past week we saw many celebrations of your learning with IB awards, a wonderful teacher appreciation week, and even some yard sign deliveries to some of our most important Knights - our promoting fifth grade class! To my Knights headed off to the middle school...we celebrate you this month and encourage you to keep up the great work; you are almost there!

Parents, this week's newsletter brings some wonderful opportunities for you to highlight the efforts of your children from home. You are in the best position to see how hard your child is working, and how they are displaying our IB attributes. Please take a moment to nominate your child for special recognition by clicking HERE.

Fifth grade families, the fun is just beginning! With your permission, we would like to highlight your child on our social media pages and website; please click HERE to complete the necessary information.

Have a great week Knights! I can't wait to see you online! And don't forget to submit your videos for our virtual talent show! It's going to be a blast!


Jen Alcazar


Hey 5th Graders! We See You!

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FIBO Art Class Coming May 22!

Mark your calendars for a school wide FIBO art lesson on May 22.

Our Community Club has graciously been providing our students with an art program this year hosted by FIBO Art. We have one more art history study and art project planned for our students on May 22. Please refer to the School Invite handout provided by the company for more information. The students will be studying artist, Robert Wyland. We hope our students enjoy this final art production with the FIBO Art Team! We are looking forward to seeing everyone's masterpiece!

Big News! Spring Talent Show!

You thought it wouldn't happen, didn't you? Well...the miracle of technology is allowing us to hold our spring talent show virtually! Read on for more information!

2020 Talent Showcase

Castle Rock Elementary will again be hosting a Talent Showcase this year! Acts should be recorded at home and submitted to the Google form listed below. Everyone is welcome to participate! The final show dates and time will be announced soon.

What Can You Do?
1. Master of Ceremonies (M.C.) to announce the acts (we will provide script)
2. Play a musical Instrument
3. Recite a Poem/Tell Jokes
4. Dance (to your own music)
5. Sing
6. Act out a skit
7. Gymnastics
8. Martial Arts presentation (i.e. Karate/Tai Kwon Do) --No weapons allowed)
9. Magic

What Are the Guidelines?
1. Act/Performance – limited to 2-3 minutes (max!). Videos over three minutes will be edited.
2. All music, songs, costumes, and backgrounds must be appropriate for school.

To sign up, go to

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If you would like to view your proofs and purchase Spring Pictures, please contact Cantrell Photography at (714) 526-3540.

Thank you!

Social Media Challenge!

Please tag us in photos and videos of your children learning from home! Find us on Twitter and Facebook, @CastleRockIB