1-5 Back to School Night
Date: 8/15/2018, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: MPR and Classrooms
Say Goodbye at the Gate
Date: 8/20/2018
Book Faire
Date: 8/20/2018, 10 AM 3 PM
Location: Music Room
Book Faire
Date: 8/21/2018
Picture Day
Date: 8/21/2018
Book Faire
Date: 8/22/2018
Book Faire
Date: 8/23/2018
Book Faire
Date: 8/24/2018
Minimum Day-TK/K release 11:40, Gr. 1-5 release 12:00 noon
Date: 8/31/2018
Labor Day-No School
Date: 9/3/2018

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.

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

Welcome Back to School! 2018-2019

We are excited to welcome our Knights back to school on Monday, August 13. Please read through this letter for more information about Back to School procedures. Thank you!

2018-2019 Parent & Student Handbook

For a successful start to the new school year, please review the policies and procedures contained in our Parent and Student handbook. You may direct any questions or concerns to your child's teacher or the school principal. Thank you!

New Way to Navigate to Nutrition Services!

Instead of going through the WVUSD District website, we now have a new link at www.walnutnutrition.org where parents can now go directly to our Nutrition Services page to make payments or view their child’s transaction history.

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