Castori Elementary School - Twin Rivers Unified School District



Castori Elementary School - Twin Rivers Unified School District
School Fact Sheet 2015-2016
Twin Rivers Unified School District
Castori Elementary School
Principal - Martin Powers
Office Manager - Julie Shumate
Grades PreK - 6
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone (916) 566-3420
Fax (916) 566-3580
School Highlights
At Michael J. Castori Elementary School, we are focusing on
fulfilling our mission to provide every child “an unwavering
focus on powerful and engaging learning experience that will
prepare them for college, career, and life success.”
We know these goals cannot be achieved without the support of our parents, our most important partners. Therefore,
we have monthly parent meetings (Coffee and Conversation),
an annual celebration for our parent volunteers, and a Parent
University Program.
We also offer exciting community events with our families
such as:
 Multicultural Harvest Festival
 Winter Choral Performances/Student Play
 Art Appreciation Night/Talent Night
 Panther Reading Night/Book Fairs
 Back to School Night/Open House
 6th grade Promotion Ceremony
 Strengthening Families Program
 Partnership with Intel
Our School:
 Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten
 Visual and Performing Arts Program (VAPA)
 SES after school tutoring for students/MASTERS
 English Language Advisory Committee
 School Site Council
 D.O.G.S. program - Dads of Great Students promoting
school safety and student mentoring
 Parent Incentive Reward Program
 Monthly Awards Assemblies, Red Ribbon Week
1801 South Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95838
Notable Accomplishments
Raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,
Pennies for Patients (Annually $1,500 avg. donated)
 Trick or Treat for Hunger collected food for our community
 Collected Toys for Tots
 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (offering Salad Bar)
Excellence in Education
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for staff with
the focus on analyzing student data and using results to
improve instructional practices to support student
Staff Professional Development
Enrichment Programs
Castori Elementary provides extended day tutoring for grades
1 - 6, a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program which
offers classes to develop leadership skills, and science activities to help students demonstrate an understanding of physical science.
JiJi ST Math computer classes, Think Central (Go Math)
Imagine Learning (ELD)
Annual Junior Achievement visit
Annual grade level field trips
Best Practices
Students have more opportunities to expand their horizons by
getting involved with many programs that Castori has to offer:
 Aztec Dance group
 Intramural kickball
 Cheerleading, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer

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