The Dolphin Whistle

August 16, 2018 Issue 1

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Dear Mariano Castro Parents,

Welcome to a this wonderful new school year! We are excited about our amazing new facility and even more excited about the excellent instructional year we have planned for your children.

We are looking forward to partnering with you in providing a successful educational year for all Mariano Castro students. Please be as involved as you can this year and stay on the lookout for the many ways, big or small, that you can be engaged in volunteering, decision-making, and giving us feedback.

I am looking forward to a great school year!

Best Regards,

Theresa Lambert

Principal Mariano Castro Elementary

From the District Office

A summer of construction is coming to an end, and we are excited to welcome students and families back to school on Monday, Aug. 20. So much work has been done on our campuses, and we are excited to have new facilities.

As with any construction project, there will be a few items that we'll be finishing up in the next few weeks. Thanks in advance for your patience as we finish up landscaping, painting touch-ups, cabinetry installation, and window coverings, to name a few.

We'll work hard to minimize any disruption to students and staff members. Thank you for your support!

Back to School Night

Castro's Back to School Night is Wednesday, August 29. Please join the teacher in the classroom to learn about the activities, routines, and expectations for this year. We will have two sessions: one at 6:00 p.m. and then a repeat at 6:45 p.m. It is important that all parents attend this evening. Your attendance also counts toward your Five Star Family status!

5th Grade Music - Instrument Rental Information

We are looking forward to your student’s participation in the 5th Grade Music Program. Please note that instrument distribution nights are coming up. All elementary students pick up their instruments at Graham Middle School.

· String instruments (including violins, violas, and cellos) will be distributed on Tuesday, August 21st, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

· Brass and woodwind instruments (including saxophones, trombones, clarinets, flutes, and trumpets) will be distributed on Wednesday, August 22nd, from 5:00-7:00 pm.

· Any remaining instruments (brass and strings) will be available on Monday, August 27th from 5:00-7:00 pm if you could not attend on the 21st or 22nd.

Instruments may be picked up at Graham Middle School located at 1175 Castro Street, in rooms #52 and #55.

Please remember that we have a limited number of instruments and that instruments are distributed on a first-come, first served basis.

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