Registration and Enrollment
DOE School Profile
Student Handbook & Code of Conduct
Title I Information
Take a Tour
Room A3 | Extension 173
Room A5 | Extension 175
Room A6 | Extension 176
Room A7 | Extension 177
Room A8 | Extension 178
Room D6 | Extension 406
Room D7 | Extension 407
Room D8 | Extension 408
Room D9 | Extension 409
Room D10 | Extension 410
Room B3 | Extension 202
Room B4 | Extension 204
Room B5 | Extension 205
Room B5 | Extension 205
Room B7 | Extension 207
Room B8 | Extension 208
Liz Towson, Specialist
Jeni Bufano, Specialist
Joanna Franklin, Interventionist
A. Cooper Taylor, Interventionist
Carla Hood – Math
Carrie Hughes- Literacy
Tara Kulak (OT)
Christine Palmer-Casey (PT)
New Castle, DE 19720
- 8:15 AM Doors to school open **
- 8:30 AM School day begins. (Students are late after 8:30)
- 3:15 PM School day ends / Dismissal
- Our Vision, Mission, and Core Beliefs
- Field Trip Guidelines
- School Wide PBS
- Student Resources
Our Vision, Mission, and Core Beliefs
“Our vision is to empower every student to become college and career ready by achieving his or her academic potential in a safe, positive, and nurturing school environment.”
“Our mission is to create a learning environment in which students are empowered to exercise their full academic ability. We will foster a collaborative atmosphere utilizing research-based techniques and practices so that students will reach their potential as independent, contributing members in a global society.”
“Every child can and will learn.”
“They’re all our students. We must work together to figure it out.”
“Do what is best for kids. Try to make a difference every day.”
“It is important to build positive relationships – with staff, students, parents, principals, community.”
“Have goals and expectations, and try to rise to the challenge to meet them.”
1. Please arrive at the school at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.
2. Only Castle Hills students scheduled to participate in the trip may attend.
3. Students are to be properly supervised at all times. Students are never to be left on their own.
4. Because of the need for close supervision of participating students, no other children will be permitted to accompany chaperones on any field trips.
5. Smoking and alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all times.
6. Each time you board a bus or leave a building, you should take a count of your group.
7. Do not alter the trip routine, which has been designated by the sponsoring teacher.
8. Do not send students to run errands or deliver messages. If needed, please accompany them.
9. Please be sure students use quiet voices and walk at all times. 10. Chaperones should turn all cell phones to vibrate or off to minimize disruptions to the presenters.
11. If lunch is eaten on the trip, students are responsible to clean up their area.
12. Accompany your children to the restrooms at appropriate times.
13. No gum chewing or candy is permitted on the trip.
14. If a child does not adhere to the Castle Hills rules or is disrespectful or uncooperative, notify a teacher immediately.
15. If a there is a medical concern during the trip, notify a teacher immediately.
16. If applicable, chaperones must supervise students to the souvenir or snack shop at specified times.
Thank you very much for volunteering to chaperone! Your assistance makes this trip possible!
Please clip and send in the box tops that you find on all kinds of products in your home. The box tops will earn money for our school. Help us reach our goal of $1,000.
Check out the Box Top “Thermometer” in the school lobby to see our progress. More information can be found at the Boxtops for Education website .You can even shop online to earn box tops by clicking on Marketplace.
P.B.S., or Positive Behavior System, is a schoolwide behavior management system that establishes clear and consistent rules and procedures throughout Castle Hills Elementary School. Students follow five basic “Royal Rules” which are:
Make Smart Choices
The goal is to help children become self-disciplined, responsible, and to be able to make good choices. Together, the home and school are responsible for helping our students become good citizens.
The H.U.G.s program is a part of the school-wide Positive Behavior System and was created as a means to respond positively to students and encourage appropriate behavior. H.U.G.s, which stands for “Hello”, “Update”, and “Goodbye” is a check-in/check-out program for students who may require extra support. Through the program, students are paired with staff members (“mentors”), who help teach students appropriate behaviors and provide reinforcement and positive attention. There is daily communication (through the use of a point card or tracking sheet) between students, teachers, and parents regarding behavior concerns and successes.
Tumblebooks online library of animated books is available to Castle Hills
students. Log in with the username castlehIlls and the password books to
begin your reading adventure.
Reading curriculum activities and ebooks are available at this site.
Check with your teacher for log-in information.
Math curriculum games and tutorials are available at this site.
See your classroom teacher for log-in information.