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Castelar Cardinals ~ Determined to Succeed!
Castelar Elementary is located at 2316 S. 18th Street in the heart of South Omaha. Castelar staff is dedicated in providing quality education to students in Prekindergarten through fifth grade. The school offers English as a Second Language support, a unique K-5 Dual Language Program and a top rated Kids Club/ZAP(Zoo Afterschool Program) before and after school program. Castelar's mission is to inspire lifelong learners in achieving excellence. It is important that the entire school community work together and collaborate to create a strong and safe learning environment. Therefore, the involvement of parents and our community, as part of our team, ensures that each child will achieve both academic and social success.
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
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Jamie Balbuena's art work has been selected to be displayed on the Lozier billboard on 24th and Martha. This picture does not do it justice. Make a point to drive, bike, or walk by to check it out. We are very proud of our Cardinal.
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!!
Winter Program - Fri., Dec. 14th, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Winter Break - Dec. 24 - Jan 4
School Resumes - Mon., Jan 7th
Castelar Chat - Tues., Jan. 15th
PTO Meeting - Thurs., Jan 17th
NO SCHOOL - Mon., Jan 21st
Family Night - Thurs., Jan. 24th, 5:30 - 7pm
PTO Movie Night - Fri., Feb. 8th, Doors Open at 6:00 pm, Movie starts at 6:30 pm
NO SCHOOL - Mon., Feb. 18th
PTO Skate City - Thurs., Feb 28th, 6-8 pm
Conferences - Mar. 6-7
NO SCHOOL & Spring Break - Mar. 7 - 15
Family Night at the Durham - Thurs. Mar. 21st, 5:30 - 7pm
2018 - 19 School Hours:
School Day: 8:50 am - 4:05 pm
8:35 am Breakfast Doors Open
Kids Club is offered before school.
ZAP is offered after school.
Check out the new Recycling initiative from our Go Green Committee. Bring your old unwanted crayons and dried out markers of any brand. We will take them and recycle them. Don't fill the trash can with them. Feed the Marker Beast.
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.
September Newsletter / Septiembre Noticiero de Castelar
October Newsletter / Octubre Noticero de Castelar
November Newsletter / Noviembre Noticero de Castelar
December Newsletter / Diciembre Noticero 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