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We are excited to announce that Jason Eldridge will be Castle Rock's new principal effective February 1st. Mr. Eldridge has over 20 years of educational experience. He has taught both elementary & middle school and has served as Assistant Principal for over six years. Mr. Eldridge has been named Co-Administrator of the Year in the Corona-Norco Unified School District for the second consecutive year! Mr. Eldridge and his family are excited to join Castle Rock Elementary. He is married and has two small children. Interim Principal, Jackie Brown will aid in the transition until mid-February. Thank you for all your support and patience during the transition.
Kindness Week January 25th - January 29th Featured Photo

Kindness Week January 25th - January 29th

Spreading Kindness is COOL! Participate in the worldwide Great Kindness Challenge. There will be daily activities for all students to spread kindness at home, in school and in the community. See below for the activities for the week.
Pandemic EBT benefits have been extended Featured Photo

Pandemic EBT benefits have been extended

These new P-EBT cards will be mailed directly to eligible families without the family having to apply online. Children who received P-EBT benefits over the summer of 2020 can get more P-EBT benefits for the months of August and September. Use your P-EBT card like a debit card.

Kids Heart Challenge February 11th

Join us for fun heart healthy activities through Kids Heart Challenge - register, donate. Step 1) Visit our Website, just click title above 2) Click "Sign UP" 3) Download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App. We encourage 100% of our families to participate.

Principal's Message

Welcome to Castle Rock Elementary School where our goal is to be a school that nurtures "...students to become critical thinkers of today and global leaders of tomorrow.”  I am pleased to be the principal of a school that believes that all children can learn at the highest levels and strives to put them first in all we do.  We believe that all children must be supported and challenged to develop academically, socially, emotionally and physically, and our many programs here at Castle Rock endeavor to empower this growth and development.
 
Since 2006, Castle Rock has been an International Baccalaureate (IB) school.  The IB Units of Inquiry weave seamlessly throughout our teaching and learning, and provide opportunities for student growth in oral, written, and visual communication.  Our teachers incorporate the California State Standards into the IB Primary Years Programme and across all subject areas.  Our goal is to construct meaning through teaching using the trans disciplinary skills of communication, research, thinking, and self-management.  These skills are used to shape learners who incorporate the IB Learner Profile of "being", including being caring, a thinker, a risk-taker, knowledgeable, balanced, an inquirer, open-minded, a communicator, reflective, and principled. We also believe strongly in student agency and voice, and encourage our children to take action and promote change on and off our campus.  Those who take a walk through our campus are bound to see evidence of student agency all around.
 
This year we will continue to focus on developing global learners who are possess the skills of the 21st century.  A continued emphasis on STEM education, critical thinking, cooperation and collaboration with others will drive curricular initiatives.  We thank our learning community for their ongoing support in these endeavors, as only true partnerships between school and home will result in lasting success for our students. 

I look forward to working with students, staff, parents and our community this year!  We represent a unique learning environment that helps students to develop into responsible, global citizens ready to make an impact on their communities.  See you at the Rock! 

Jen Alcazar, Principal
 
jalcazar@wvusd.k12.ca.us