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Stretch

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Breakfast & Lunch Program

Parent Workshops

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Language Program

Sports Programs

Get Involved!

Our school wants to build a school community that is focused on student success. There are many ways parents and community member can support our school. Castle Park Elementary is dedicated to promote student, parent and family engagement activities. Our school offers some great programs to help foster your child's education as well as social skills. We strive to incorporate programs that will assist your child's positive growth, both now and for their future.

Academic Opportunities

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) - The District is committed to enhancing the intellectual development of our students by providing opportunities for increased student learning. Special meetings dedicated to GATE parents are offered thoughtout the year.

STRETCH After School Program

  • STRETCH is a partnership between the South Bay Family YMCA and the Chula Vista Elementary School District.
  • The goal of STRETCH is to create a dynamic, and stimulating after school environment that gives children the boost they need to succeed academically and socially.
  • This free program provides structured academic activities for K-6th grade students.
  • Programs generally operate immediately after school until 6pm daily. STRETCH does not operate when school is closed, or during school intercessions, vacations and holidays.

Stretch hours at our school:

Monday - Thursday

Kinder - 6th 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday

Kinder 11:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1st - 6th 1:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Breakfast & Lunch Program

The Chula Vista Elementary School District takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Meals are served every school day. Students, including Kindergartners, may buy breakfast for $1.00 and lunch for $2.50.

Breakfast and Lunch menu

The cafeteria is open on all school days, including minimum days. Breakfast is offered in the cafeteria each morning starting at 7:50 AM. Each student is issued a meal card that will be debited each time the child eats breakfast or lunch. Students who use their cards will receive lunch, even if their lunch accounts have a negative balance and parents are responsible for the cost. Prepayments for at least 5 meals are encouraged. Payments may be made in the cafeteria, in the school office, or online (see below in Online Services). Checks should be made payable to Cafeteria account, CVESD. Parents and family members are welcome to come and buy lunch to share a special day with your child.

Any questions or comments about the program please call Child Nutrition Services, Monday - Friday, from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 425-9600, extension 1400.

Apply for the Free / Reduced Meal Program - Applications for this program are available in the school office.

  • Families must reapply for the Free/Reduced Meal Program each year. If you do not reapply, your child will revert to full pay status and will be charged for all meals eaten since the first day of school
  • New families who apply must pay for all meals eaten until approval is received
  • If you have any questions regarding whether or not your application has been approved, please call Child Nutrition Services: (619) 425-9600, ext. 1400

Online Services Available

All District parents may now conveniently make payments using a credit card by accessing the Parent Pay website (https://www.schoolcafe.com) and creating an account. You will need your child's 6 digit district student number which you can find by looking on your child's report card, or by calling the school office. Online services available include:

  • View your child's up-to-date cafeteria account balances & purchase activity
  • Make payments on-line anytime, anywhere
  • Manage your child's cafeteria expenses
  • Set up hassle-free automatic monthly payments to replenish your child's cafeteria account
  • View & print payment history
  • Highly secure on-line transactions

Education Code 221.9 Compliance

Each school year the district is required to post the enrollment by gender within each school and the number of students participating in athletics. If you would like to discuss the athletic opportunities offered at the school site, please contact the principal.

2015-2016 School Year

Female

Male

Total

School Enrollment

200

222

422

Girls Basketball

12

0

12

Boys Soccer

1

17

18