Welcome Castle Rock Knights!

This website is YOUR CONNECTION to Castle Rock Elementary School. Bookmark us or submit your email on the left in the "Follow this Website by Email" to stay up-to-date on all that's happening at Castle Rock. Visit us often as we strive to keep you informed and involved!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fresh & Easy Shopping Night

On MONDAY 10/3, Castle Rock will have a Shopping Night from 4pm to 8pm at the Fresh & Easy in the City of Walnut, on the corner of Grand & Valley.  The address is 21580 Valley Blvd, Walnut 91789.  Map

5% of sales will be donated to our school. In order receive our proceeds we need to have 5 volunteers to help bag groceries & collect receipts from 4 to 8PM.  We are looking for volunteers to help out in  one or two hour shifts.  If you are able to volunteer, please contact our coordinator Susan Mitchell at (562) 754-3086.

If you are unable to volunteer for the shifts, please still come by and do your regular grocery shopping, try some delicious samples or just say hello to the parent volunteers who will be working that evening.  Plus, here is a coupon you can use for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more (note exclusions on coupon).  Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Room Parent's Meeting

Calling all room parents!  Our Room Parent Meet and Greet for the 2011-2012 school year will be tomorrow on Wednesday 28, 2011 at 9AM in the Music Room.  We will be going over everything you will need to have a succesful and exciting year as a room parent!  You will receive a handout and a CD so please do not miss out.  Cofee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.  So please come, enjoy, meet other wonderful parents, and be informed.  See you there!

Friday, September 23, 2011

CRCC Meeting Minutes 9/16/11

Thank you to all of you who attended last week's first CRCC Meeting.  Many important things were discussed and we greatly appreciated everyone's input.  The meeting minutes will be posted on this website so you can still stay informed about what's going on at Castle Rock.  Remember that everyone is always welcome to join.  Our next meeting will be on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9:00AM in Room 3. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Educational Fund Drive Campaign

Castle Rock's annual Educational Fund Drive Campaign is now in progress.  This is a very crucial fundraiser for our school where 100% of the money raised goes directly into our classrooms, our school, and our field trips.  Without your generous participation, our school would not be able to benefit from the following educational enrichments:
  • Technology enhancements throughout campus including a State-of-the-Art Computer Lab
  • "Meet the Masters" Fine Arts Program
  • Funding for all field trip transportation
  • And so much more!
Please click below to view and print an additional copy of the the flyer and the envelope.

Gently Used Clothing Drive

Have your children outgrown all their summer clothes?  Are your closets overflowing with items you no longer wear?  Well, then it's the perfect time to clean out your dressers and closets!  Castle Rock will be holding a Gently Used Clothing Drive as a fundrasier for our school.

When:  Saturday 9/24 from 9AM - 12PM;  DRIVE UP & DROP OFF
             Mon 9/26 - Wed 9/28; collection cart in the school courtyard

For additional information about what you can donate, please click on the flyer below:

Our 1st CRCC Meeting

Please join us for our first Castle Rock Community Club meeting for this new school year. The CRCC is volunteer-based group (much like the PTA) where the parents and families of Castle Rock students actively participate to plan and run special events, fundraise, and volunteer. Our CRCC works diligently throughout the year to support the students, families, teachers, and staff at Castle Rock.  (For more information about the role of CRCC, please click on About Us.)

Parents and family members, you are all welcome to join us at our monthly meetings. The first one will be this coming Friday September 16, 2011 at 9:00AM in Room 3 (in the kindergarden area). Please remember to always sign in first through the front office as a visitor whenever you are coming onto the school campus.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click to view a map of Room 3:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Castle Rock's Bell Schedule

In case you were wondering what your child's day at school was like, here is Castle Rock's Bell Schedule by grade level.  It also includes the Modified Day schedule.  Our next Modified Days will take place during Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 15, 16, and 18.

There is a permanent link for this Bell Schedule under "Links" on the left sidebar of this website.

Please click to view or print:

Box Top Forms for Smencils

It's Smencil time! What's a smencil? They are pencils made from recycled newspapers that have a variety of fun smells - hence the SMENCIL!

Our school collects "Boxtops for Education" as a fundraiser that goes to directly support our students. If you've been collecting your boxtop labels throughout the summer, the boxtop forms are out. Remember, the boxtops can be found on home products like ziplock products, cereals, kleenex tissue boxes, etc. Please attach 30 non-expired boxtops (please check the expiration date on each boxtop) to the form and return to your teacher. Your child will earn one smencil as a reward for each full boxtop form that they turn in. It's a fun and easy way to support our school.

If you need additional forms, please click and print the flyer below:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

See You At Chili's!

Announcing Castle Rock's next Family Night Out at Chili's!  Bring your friends and family to enjoy a great meal for a great cause.  Our school will receive 15% of the sales we bring in.  In addition, your own Castle Rock Teachers will also be serving and 100% of their tips will go directly into enriching and supporting our students.  Remember to bring your flyer and see you there! 

When:  Wednesday September 14, 2011 from 11AM to 11PM
Tip A Teacher:  from 4PM to 8PM ONLY
Where:  Chili's Diamond Bar (corner of Grand and Golden Springs in Target Shopping Center) Click for map

Click below to view and print flyer:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rembrandt's Art and Other After School Programs

Castle Rock offers parent-funded After School Programs year-round that are provided by various organizations.  These classes are interactive, hands-on, and exciting for all our students K through 5th grade.  The following is a list of the programs that will be offered this year.  Please check your child's folders for flyers containing additional information as their dates approach.

Rembrandt’s Art Program-K-5th (STARTS THIS THURSDAY)
Richard (626) 974-1806
6 sessions
Thursdays: 9/8/2011-10/13/2011 (note change in end date)

Click below for this flyer:

Mad Science-K-5th
(714) 729-0515
7 sessions
Thursdays: 10/20/2011-12/15/2011 (No class 11/17, 11/24)

(714) 990-2749 office
(714) 457-9228 Natalie
7 sessions
Thursdays: 1/26/2012-3/8/2012

Spotlight Drama Theater-K-5
(714) 990-2749 Office
(714) 457-9228 Natalie
7 sessions
Thursdays: 3/15/2012-5/3/2012 (No class 4/5)

2011-2012 Important School Dates

Below is a copy of the school's 2011-2012 Important Dates to Remember.  Keep it posted on your refrigerator as a special reminder for "Modified Days" and "No School" days.

Click below to view and print: