The Dolphin Whistle

December 13, 2017, Issue 18

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REMINDER: Winter break starts December 18th - January 2nd. School Resumes Wednesday January 3rd. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Dear Mariano Castro Parents,
December break is almost here and I am sincerely hoping that you all have wonderful quality family time! The December Break work packets will go home with the students on the last day of school this Friday. As a reminder, it is important that your child does a little bit of the work each day and doesn't complete all or most of it at one time.

The first student day back to school after the break is Wednesday, January 3rd. After the break we will have new tutoring opportunities for the students; look every day in their backpacks for notices about these great opportunities!
Have a wonderful break with your family and I am looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Best regards,

Theresa Lambert

Principal Mariano Castro Elementary

Holiday Share Faire

The third annual Holiday Share Faire will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16th from 9 to 12 at the Senior Center at 266 Escuela Avenue in Mountain View.

Bring what you no longer use or need and take what you and your family could use. Please just bring clothes in good condition and only items and toys that work.

Tell your neighbors too! Last year many items made great holiday gifts.

No money will be exchanged.

This is open to all Castro and Mistral families. Light refreshments will be provided.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

12/14 Thursday - Personal Award Assembly 8:00am MUR

12/15 Friday - 1st Grade Christmas party at Mountain View Academy 9:00am - 12:00pm RM's 9 & 13

12/15 Friday - Pajama day

December 18 - January 2nd NO SCHOOL/ Happy Holidays!

1/3 Wednesday - Happy New Year! Welcome Back to school!

1/3 Wednesday - School Site Council 5:00pm - 6:30pm Staff Lounge

1/6 Saturday - English Classes for adults 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR

1/9 Tuesday - ELAC meeting 6:00pm - 7:30pm MUR

1/12 Friday - Field Trip Tech Museum 8:30am - 2:30pm RM's 12 & 16

1/13 Saturday - English Classes for adults 9:30am - 12:00pm MUR


Open Enrollment for new MVWSD students starts Jan. 5: What parents need to know

For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 5-February 2 online. You can register your child for the 2018-19 school year when online registration opens on January 5 here:

District new student information night, covering the registration process, is on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7 p.m. (English) at Castro Elementary School, 505 Escuela Ave.

School kindergarten information nights are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 for all elementary schools.

New student information nights at Mistral Elementary (Spanish-English dual immersion program) and Stevenson Elementary (parent participation program) are on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. These nights are a good opportunity to learn about a specific elementary school or program.

For CURRENT students in transitional kindergarten-7th grade: Parents will be asked by email to confirm enrollment in January. Parents may complete a school transfer request application online January 5 - February 2.

For more information, call 650-526-3500 or go to