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Thursday, December 13, 2012

CRCC Meeting Minutes 12/4/12



The Meeting Minutes from the December 4th, 2012 Community Club General Meeting are now available.  Click on the link below to read what was discussed and what plans/events are in the works.

Our next meeting will be on 1/11/13 Friday morning at 9am in the Meeting Room.

Finances for Nov-Dec 2012



The financial statements for the Castle Rock Community Club are now available for the November to December period.  These provide an exact accounting of all funds handled by our CRCC.  The monthly financial statements are discussed at the CRCC General Meetings.  Our next meeting will be on January 11th at 9pm in the school's meeting room.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fresh & Easy Shopping Night - CANCELLED


Dear Castle Rock Families,

Our Shopping Night has been cancelled for tonight, 12/3/12.  But we will continue to collect receipts which earn $1 for every $20 spent in the stores.  Thank you.

Dec '12 - Jan '13 Lunch Menu

This is the lunch menu for December 2012 - January 2013.  Please click on the menu below to view larger or to print a copy to put on your fridge.



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fresh & Easy: Shop for Schools




Our school is participating in the SHOP FOR SCHOOLS Program through Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market.  Please place your receipts in the Fresh & Easy Box located in the school's front office.  Our closest Fresh & Easy is located at:

Fresh & Easy
21580 Valley Blvd., Walnut
(909) 595-2643


Our school will also be hosting a SHOPPING NIGHT on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 from 4-8pm at the Fresh & Easy in Walnut.  During those 4 hours, our school will receive 5% of the store's total sales.  We will need volunteers to help bag groceries and represent our school during this evening.  More info about volunteering will be coming soon...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!



Happy Thanksgiving to all of the families at Castle Rock!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Finances for Oct-Nov 2012



The financial statements for the Castle Rock Community Club are now available for the October to November period.  These provide an exact accounting of all funds handled by our CRCC.  The monthly financial statements are discussed at the CRCC General Meetings.  Please join us for our next one on December 4th at 7pm in the school's meeting room.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CRCC Meeting Minutes 11/9/12


The Meeting Minutes from the November 9th, 2012 Community Club General Meeting are now available.  Click on the link below to read what was discussed and what plans/events are in the works.

Our next meeting will be on 12/4/12 Tuesday evening at 7pm in the Meeting Room.

VIEW MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Join the Girl Scouts

This is information and a flyer for an extra-curricular activity offered by the Girl Scouts:

Join the Girl Scouts

For more info, please click on the flyer below:


Wheel Food Fest

This is information and a flyer for a District Event offered through the Walnut Valley Unified School District:

WHEEL FOOD FEST
Saturday Nov. 17 from 11am to 3pm
At the WVUSD Office 880 S. Lemon Ave., Walnut

For more info, please click on the flyer below:


Diamond Bar NJB

This is information and a flyer for an extra-curricular activity offered through the City of Diamond Bar:

DIAMOND BAR NJB YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE 
For boys & girls in grades 1 though 8

For info, please click on the flyer below:


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Community Club Meeting Today



Our Castle Rock's Community Club will have our general meeting today, Thursday 11/8/12, at 9am in the Meeting Room (next to the Music Room). Please join us to learn more about all the events going on at Castle Rock.  Everyone is welcome.  :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

November 2012 Lunch menu

This is the lunch menu for the month of November.  Please click on the menu below to view larger or print a copy.



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Come to our Fall Festival TODAY!



Calling all Castle Rock Knights!!

Our much anticipated Fall Festival is TODAY, Friday night!  Please come out with your family and friends and have a wonderful evening of game booths, prizes, food, raffles, and silent auctions!  Make sure you also check out the craft tables of our very own Castle Rock Families!  There will be no entrance fee so bring along everyone for great time.  See you there!  :)

When:  TONIGHT  (11/2/2012) from 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Castle Rock Elementary School

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween Castle Rock Knights!



Happy Halloween to all of our Castle Rock Families!  Come join us for an exciting Storybook Parade Wednesday morning from 8:30-9:30am.  We also hope that all of you will have a safe and happy Halloween.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Family Dining Out @ Chili's




Greetings Castle Rock Parents!

The Castle Rock Community Club is pleased to host our 1st dining out fundraiser for the 2012-2013 school year at Chili's in Diamond Bar on Wed. Oct 24th.  You can go in for lunch or dinner with your flyer and Chili's will donate 15% of your check directly to Castle Rock.


Please help us make this event a success by stopping by and getting a bite to eat with friends and family.  Enjoy an evening with our Castle Rock Community Volunteers and Staff as our teachers will be there serving as we kick off our Tip a Teacher fundraiser! Castle Rock will receive 100% of the TIPS FOR TEACHERS!  Any donation is greatly appreciated as it is needed.

When:  This Wednesday 10/24/12
Times:  11am-11pm but the Tip a Teacher will only be from 4-9pm
Where: Chili's in Diamond Bar @ 707 Grand Ave. Diamond Bar, 91765
            (at the corner of Grand and Golden Springs, next to Target)

Please REMEMBER to bring the flyer (from below) to the dining event.  Your family is very important in making this school sponsored event a success!  See you all at Chili's this Wed. Oct. 24th!  Thank you!

Please click on the flyer below to view & print:



Monday, October 15, 2012

Get Your Mixed Bags


Our second year of the Mixed Bags Fundraiser has now begun!  These sturdy bags come in many styles, sizes, and colors.  The full catalog for this fundraiser was sent home on Friday so please take a look.  They are great as gifts for friends and family. Plus our school will earn an amazing 50% profit on all sales.

Orders are due on October 26th, 2012.

Click on the flyer above to see it in full detail.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CRCC Meeting Minutes 10/2/12



The meeting minutes from the October General Meeting of our Castle Rock Community Club is now available.  Click on the link below to read what was discussed and what plans/events are in the works.

Our next meeting will be on 11/9/12 at 9am.  The location will be announced at a later time.

VIEW MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

CRCC Finances for Sept 2012



The financial statements for the Castle Rock Community Club for the month of September are now available.  These provide a detailed accounting of all finances that the Community Club handles.  The statements are presented and discussed at each month's CRCC Meeting.  Everyone is welcome to join the meetings to learn more about how our CRCC supports our school.  The next meeting will be on November 9th at 9AM.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Castle Rock's 2012-2013 Room Parents





These are the wonderful Lead Room Parent Volunteers of Castle Rock for 2012-2013. Let's support them and work together to provide and exciting year for all of the students of Castle Rock.



Kindergarten:
Ms. Carren (TK)
Deanna Rizzo
Ms. Alvarez
Katherine Houk
Ms. Luber
Lynette Tamayo
Ms. Sims
Ms. Gordon
Brooke Shimano
Dawn Daza


First Grade:
Ms. Deweese
Engel Tanuwijaya
Ms. Howard & Ms. Martin
Christina Munoz
Ms. Rohm
Ichien Chen
Ms. Yee
Pamela Jong


Second Grade:
Ms. Brown (2/3)
Mirela Golonka
Ms. Schmidt
Miriam Marascola
Ms. Wilson
Akiko Calvera
Ms. Yim
Linda Chu


Third Grade:
Ms. Brown
Mirela Golonka
Ms. Johnston
Alex Sampson
Ms. Pianalto
Cindy Yee
Ms. Roddy
Esther Do


Fourth Grade:
Ms. Boots
Simi Sandhu
Ms. Ramierez
Katherine Nguyen
Ms. Winder
Susan Mitchell


Fifth Grade:
Ms. Rodgers
Esther Do
Ms. Stokes
JoAnn Johnson
Mr. Thayer
May Lasko

October 2012 Lunch Menu

Here is the lunch menu for the month of October.  To view larger and/or print, please click on the calendar below:


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gently Used Clothing Drive



Castle Rock will once again have our Gently Used Clothing Drive!  It's a perfect time to clean out your dressers and closets!  Plus it will benefit our school as a fundraising event.  Please bring in your gently used clothing, shoes, blankets, sheets, fabric, and bags to the MPR (Multi-Purpose Room).  The collection dates are:

THURSDAY 10/4, FRIDAY 10/5, & MONDAY 10/8
DURING SCHOOL HOURS

Friday, September 21, 2012

Box Tops: Clip & Support



We are continuing to collect Box Tops for Education so please keep clipping them off your cereal boxes, Kleenex boxes, soup cans, Ziploc boxes, etc and attach them to this form. Our school receives $0.10 for each one - which adds to $3.00 per form!

Print this form by clicking on it and printing it to your printer.  Then attach your Box Tops and submit them to your teacher.




For more information on how the Box Tops for Education works, please click HERE.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Room Parent Workshop & Brunch



This year's Room Parent Workshop & Brunch will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 9AM in the Music Room.  This will be an informative meeting for all Room Parents.  Castle Rock Families will be contacted by their Room Parents soon after this meeting.  This will begin our exciting year of working together for all the students & teachers of Castle Rock.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

CRCC Meeting Minutes 9/7/12



The Meeting Minutes for our first Castle Rock Community Club is now available.  Please click on the link below to view all items discussed. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday evening, October 2, 2012 at 7pm in the Music Room. Everyone is welcome!


These are some of the parents who attended our first CRCC Meeting:





Please click on the link below to view all the items from the meeting:

VIEW MEETING MINUTES

CRCC Finance Update for September 2012

Here is the current Castle Rock Community Club financial statement for September 2012.  

Please click on the images below to enlarge and view:


Monday, September 10, 2012

Educational Fund Drive 2012 - Mandarin

The Educational Fund Drive Letter is now available in Mandarin Chinese.  Please click on the images below to view:


Educational Fund Drive 2012 - Korean

The Educational Fund Drive Letter is now available in Korean.  Please click on the images below to view:


Educational Fund Drive 2012 - Spanish

The Educational Fund Drive Letter is now available in Spanish.  Please click on the images below to view:

Educational Fund Drive 2012




Castle Rock Elementary School

An International Baccalaureate School
A California Distinguished School
www.crccdb.org






August 31, 2012
Dear Castle Rock Family and Friends,

As you know, Castle Rock is one of the most desired elementary schools in Diamond Bar as a California Distinguished School and an International Baccalaureate School.  This is because our teachers, support staff, parents, and students have worked hard to make Castle Rock an award-winning, educational environment.  Unfortunately, the ability to maintain a strong instructional program for our students is becoming more challenging in these tough economic times.  Due to the state and federal economic recession, our funding has been drastically cut for the past three years. The Castle Rock community has a strong tradition of coming together to ensure the success of our children. Now we must come together to donate the funds necessary to continue our high standards. This is why we are asking for your support.

Each year the Castle Rock Community Club supplements over $55,000 to our school (not provided by our school district).  Community Club has traditionally paid for the school Technology Teacher, Meet the Masters Art Program, IB-PYP enhancements, Copier Rental and maintenance costs and transportation costs for two field trips per grade.  All these enhance our children’s experiences and give them the exceptional quality education here at Castle Rock. 

Therefore, we NEED DONATIONS of AT LEAST $110 PER STUDENT on or before Monday, October 1, 2012 to offset some of these drastic cuts.  We understand that not all families can donate this amount, but others may be able to donate more.  ANY amount will be greatly appreciated.  These donations are tax deductible and will go DIRECTLY to Castle Rock.  Please make checks payable to “CRCC.”  You may also pay via credit card or ATM directly from our school’s community club website: www.crccdb.org on PayPal. PayPal will charge our school 2.97% and $0.30 per transaction.           
                           
Please continue your contributions to Castle Rock Community Club. This parent group is vital to the support of our school. If a reduction of your financial support occurs, the Community Club may need to also reduce the following programs and services for the 2012 – 2013 school year:

  • Transportation costs for Field Trips
  • Fifth Grade Exit Ceremony and Party
  • Classroom Supplies
  • Copier Maintenance: for student class work and homework
  • Fine Arts: classroom instruction, assemblies and art projects
  • Technology: computer programs and supplies
Thank you for all of your support and understanding to make Castle Rock the best possible educational environment for your child.  We CAN make a difference together.


Carol Sullivan
Principal                                                                                  

2011-2012 CRCC Financial Summary



This is the complete summary of the total funds raised and expenditures of the Castle Rock Community Club for the 2011-2012 school year.  Thank you to all the families who lovingly and generously donate to our school to make all the special and everyday events possible for all of our children!

Please click on the image below to view:


Friday, August 31, 2012

September 2012 Lunch Menu

This is the lunch menu for the month of September.  Please click on the menu to view it larger or to print.





You may also sign up to receive the monthly school lunch menus directly into your emails on the 1st of every month.  Please click on the link below - it will direct you to our district's Nutrition Services Website where you can sign up.