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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.

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

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:


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

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

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: