Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is an essential component of the Castro school community.  All parents are expected to be actively involved in their student’s education. There are many ways to do so.

Parents as First Teachers

We offer numerous parent education opportunities throughout the year to give you insights and skills to support your child’s education (free childcare is provided for all school meetings).

Times have changed. Standards are rigorous. Behind every successful student there is a parent who is working at home. Reading to and with your child, answering your child’s questions, practicing math facts are just a few. Teachers cannot do it without you, the parents!

Volunteering at the School

Parents may volunteer in the classroom, library or computer lab, garden, serve as reading and math tutors, making copies, laminating projects, shelving books and provide yard supervision.

Every teacher could use a classroom helper to monitor students, provide individual and small group support, or simply make copies or staple student books. Parent volunteers at the grade level and in the individual classes are organized by the Room Parent Program.

PTA

The Castro School PTA plays an essential role in ensuring that each of our students has access to an excellent education. Through its focus on academic achievement, a strong sense of community, parent involvement, and parent education, the PTA is the cornerstone of an inclusive community where every member is appreciated and valued. We encourage all members of the Castro community to join the PTA. 

Site Council and ELAC

Parents who are interested in giving feedback and helping set school policy are encouraged to join the school Site Council and/or ELAC (for parents of English Language Learners).