Thursday, September 7th
Thursday, September 14th
Open House, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, September 15th
NO SCHOOL - Curriculum Day
Monday, September 18th
NO SCHOOL - Teacher TEAM Day
Tuesday, September 19th
No Pre-K classes
Thursday, September 21st
Castelar Chat, 9:00 am in the Cafeteria
Family Night at the Zoo, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Omaha Public Schools
Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success.
Castelar Cardinals ~ Determined to Succeed!
Castelar Elementary is located in the enclave of South Omaha. Its neighborhood and community are rich in cultural diversity. Students are served in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Besides offering the regular elementary curriculum, Castelar Elementary is an English as a Second Language Comprehensive Center and Dual Language School.
Watch D.O.G.S. is a school based father involvement program that works to support education and safety within the school. Fathers, Grandfathers, or male Guardians can volunteer their time before, during, or after school. Watch D.O.G.S. are encouraged to come to lunch with their child and help supervise during recess. Watch D.O.G.S. are welcome at arrival and dismissal times to assist with student safety at these times. One of the great benefits of Watch D.O.G.S. is the classroom experience. Watch D.O.G.S. can see what their child is learning, and with preplanning they may be able to do a read a loud to their child’s class.
Contact Ms. Rose Pope for more information, 531.299.1160
Here Castelar Students participated in the 1st Annual "Dash for Trash." Each grade level took responsibility for an area of Castelar's grounds. Students were proud of the work they accomplished in such a short time to keep our school's grounds looking beautiful.
This last fall our "Green Team" worked around the school's grounds adding mulch, flowers, and pulling weeds. We can't thank them enough for the hard work to keep Castelar looking great.
Twice a week teachers and students put out their recycling. Here at Castelar we are proud of the work that we do to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
This year Castelar Teachers Mr. Becker, Ms. Petersen, and Ms. Nordberg worked together to accomplish the task of qualifing Castelar as a Digital Citizenship Certified School. These teachers taught over 70 classes and 40 hours of curriculum to accomplish this task. Students learned about online safety, privacy and security of person information, and using the power of the internet responsibly. In doing so, Castelar has earned the Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship School Certificate. Way to go Cardinals. We are Determined to Succeed!!
In 2017, Castelar earned the Omaha Public Schools Silver Excellence Award. Way to be Determined to Succeed, Cardinals!
In 2016, Castelar was given the Omaha Public Schools, School Excellence Award, Gold Recognition for improvement in Reading, Math and Writing on the Nebraska State Assessment. We are proud of our accomplishments, but we are not going to stop working for you and your children. We are Castelar, Determined to Succeed!
School Hours: 8:50 am - 4:05 pm
Breakfast doors open at 8:35 am
PTO Meeting - Thursday, 9/28, 4:25 pm
Campus Clean-Up - Thursday, 10/5, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Family Night - Thursday, 10/19, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
August Newsletter / Agosto Noticiero de Castelar
Castelar's Wellness Plan encourages healthy options for our students and community. Check out our Wellness Tip in each Castelar Newsletter. Please refer to the student handbook for more information about healthy snack options.
By Policy of the Omaha Board of Education, treats made at home may not be given out at school. Please check with the teacher before sending any store bought treats or snacks to school to share with the class. Healthy treat/snack options are low in: sugar, artificial colors or flavors, and calories.
Thank you for all your support encouraging healthy habits for our community.
Did you know that Omaha Public Schools has adjusted their grading scale for the 2017-2018 school year? Click the link to find out more information: OPS Grading Scale 2017 - 2018