Welcome to Casa Castillo!
Bienvenidos! By enrolling your child in Casa Castillo, you are not only providing him with the highest quality of education and care, but you are also becoming a part of a very special community of multicultural individuals. The families that make up our school are a very special population. They make us what we are. These families come from various walks of life with diverse experiences and backgrounds. They all come together to create a beautiful tapestry of students. We are so pleased to have parents who support our program and partner with us to create the best possible experience for our students. We hope you will connect with them as we are sure you will develop lasting friendships, not to mention a support network as you embark on this journey as parents of a bilingual, multicultural child.
For your first day:
What to wear
Our students should wear Pants, shorts, or skirt in solid colors: navy, khaki, black, or jeans. School t-shirt as uniform or a white, navy, or red shirt. Please don’t send children in multi-colored, patterned clothing. We are trying to keep our school a focused place of learning by limiting this additional sensory input. Note that we play hard! Students are taught proper usage of art supplies and materials, but will likely get messy! We want them to be as comfortable as possible.
Bring the following items:
- Lunch box with a healthy meal.
- Refillable water-bottle
- Change of clothes
- Diapers and wipes (for infants and toddlers)
- Naptime blanket, pillow, or stuffed animal as relevant for your child to be comfortable during naptime.
- Change of clothes and naptime materials can stay at school. Naptime bedding will be sent home every Friday to be laundered. Talk with your child’s teacher to know where these personal items belong in the classroom.
Check In & Check Out
Check-in in the front lobby. Your student PIN number gets allows you to sign your child in and also gain access to the classrooms. Make sure to LABEL EVERYTHING! Even shoes and jackets that may be removed during the day. Check the lost and found regularly so that these things don’t pile up.
Drop off can be a difficult time for some children. Especially during transitions. Trust your child’s teacher! Teachers will be giving their utmost attention to students during drop off to help them get settled and transition into the classroom. Teachers want to communicate with you and need to hear any relevant information about how your child is at the handoff. It is appropriate to take a minute to touch base with the teacher. However if they are occupied with children, please be understanding and pass any messages onto the office staff. We will make sure to communicate with the teachers. The more calm and confident you are at drop off, the more calm and confident your child will be. We love having parents in the classroom and during our window of drop-off and pick-up time and possibly at other times throughout the day, we welcome you to linger and spend some time with your child in their school environment. When it is time to say goodbye, be brief and go! We will take good care of them and they will soon get settled. Make a plan with your child’s teacher and the director as needed. We are here to help!