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Message From the Principal

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! I hope you enjoyed a summer vacation filled with fun and exciting memories with your loved ones. We were thrilled to welcome all of you back to a new school year of learning and growing.


Personally, I am grateful and elated to continue this journey with you as your Principal. Over the past year, I have had a chance to meet many of you and your children, and look forward to continue building a strong relationship with all of you in the upcoming year. As we enter this new school year, I want to let you know that our staff will be engaging in conversations around having a growth mindset, both for themselves and all students. We believe that every person in this building should always be growing and learning. Despite obstacles that may arise, we must always believe in our ability to rise above challenges and come out stronger on the other end.


We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

1.Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

2.Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

3.Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

4.Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

5.Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

6.Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college


Please consider joining our school volunteer program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

1.Teacher-led instructional support, usually in the classroom

2.Reading with children who need extra help

3.School-wide events

4.Student recognition events

5.Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers


The wonderful Castelar staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you. If you have concerns, praises, or would like to volunteer, please feel free to e-mail me at: I will work diligently to continue to provide an excellent educational experience for our students.

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