Castle Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622


Fall Harvest Dance 
Come celebrate the change in season with an evening of fun for the entire family!   There will be arts/crafts, concessions, music by DJ and a costume contest.   There will be food available for purchase provided by the Cub Scouts.  Friday October 23, 6:30 - 8:00.    FREE ADMISSION!  A suggested $2.00 donation will be accepted or bring in a food donation for our local food shelf. 
camera     PICTURE RETAKE DAY!   Friday, October 30.   ALL students had heir pictures taken and are available to view online.   You can view the photos at  MYLIFETOUCH.COM and using the Picture Day ID: MI235038Y0.    
School Supply List 2015-2016
 Click here to download a PDF of the school supply list 
 Free Nutrition Services App available 
A free school menu app is now available for ISD 622. Go to access the app or download it free to your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play.  Choose your school and then either the breakfast or lunch menu. See the daily menu as well as nutrition information, pictures and descriptions of each item offered. Connect to PayPams or apply for Free & Reduced Meal benefits. The app offers a Spanish language translator too.  Learn more on the Nutrition Services web site at
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Dressing for the Weather ~
Just a reminder to parents that students go outside every day for recess!  Tennis shoes are needed on a daily basis. 
Flip flops, sandals or crocs are not safe on the playground or in Phy. Ed. classes.  Please be sure your child has a jacket or sweatshirt for recess.  If you want your child to use sunscreen, please apply before they come to school.

Click on the headline to see information for School District 622 families about influenza from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health

FREE BREAKFAST FOR KINDERGARTNERS.   This year at Castle all Kindergarten students are eligible for free breakfast.  It is still a choice as to whether or not they would like breakfast but if they do it is FREE.  Breakfast starts at 8:25 and students are let in the school at that time.  Once students arrive off the bus they come into school and get right in line for breakfast.  If they are not having breakfast they will line up outside in their respective grade lines.
Meet Mrs. Bruner – Castle’s New Principal
Click on her photo to learn more! 
 New Castle Playground 
 The new playground that we have been fundraising quite hard for is completed! 
Crocs and flip flops are too dangerous and we have had many scrapes and bruises. Students it is very important to bring all your items with you to lunch (jackets - tennis shoes) and remember our outside expectations : ***Please be careful on the equipment as it can get very slippery***Take Turns*** Stay in the boundaries***DO NOT hang on the basketball hoops*** PLEASE stay away from the classroom windows during recess - it is very disruptive for teachers and for students*** Line up when called***

Contact Us

Castle Elementary School

6675 50th Street North

Oakdale, MN 55128

School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm

Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Phone: 651-748-6700

Attendance Line: 651-748-6717

Fax: 651-748-6791



Principal Bridget Bruner, 651-748-6710 

Administrative Support

Principal's Secretary Karla Lawinger, 651-748-6700

Receptionist Missy Martinez, 651-748-6707

Health Office

School Nurse Linda Buesing, 651-748-6715


Student Services

Social Worker Diane Peterson, 651-748-6766

Psychologist Linda Kallevang, 651-748-6765


Adventure Connection Site Supervisor



Parent Involvement Coordinator

Staff Directory
You may search for Castle staff by last name or title. Choose from either of the lists below and click on the submit button.



Welcome to Castle Elementary School where all staff work collaboratively to prepare our students to be lifelong learners and leaders in our school community and beyond.  I am honored to be your principal and could not be more thrilled for another amazing school year!!!

Our incredibly talented staff shares the collective vision that we are all equipped, inspired and committed to improving our world.  Through our core values:  Accountability, Community, Courage, Embracing Individuality, Integrity, Respect, and Trust, we strive to promote accountability and collaboration for allstakeholders.  We have high expectationsfor our students and believe it is important for children to be active participants in their education and learn to be accountable for their actions from an early age. 

For those new to Castle Elementary School, we are a neighborhood school with nearly 500 students K-5th grade learners.  We have a strong focus in literacy, mathematics, social studies and science.  We also offer a variety of programs meeting student interests and learning needs, which include, Vocal Music, Physical Education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Special Education, Sail (Gifted and Talented), Young Scholars, Choir, English Learners and Title One.  We believe technology enhances student learning and all classrooms are equipped with SMARTboards to engage students and build on technology skills. 

Castle staff and families work in partnership to provide excellent learning opportunities for our students.  Our classrooms are structured around the components of Responsive Classroom, which includes the belief that academic learning happens best within a positive school context. We also take a positive approach to our behavior intervention to ensure all students feel connected to the community and succeed at Castle. 

We strongly believe in a partnership with our Castle Families.  Each of you brings a strength which will benefit our learning community. We look forward to our continued partnership.  Families are valued partners and are encouraged to visit our school, consult with staff and participate in school functions.

Thank you for entrusting us with your children and partnering with us to ensure the best educational opportunities for all learners.

Please feel free to contact me through our office at 651-748-6710 or via email

My Best,

Mrs. Bruner