Castle Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622


Box Tops for Education Contest 
February 8-12
Castle School is having our 2nd Box Tops for Education Contest February 8-12! Join us in collecting, cutting and sending in your Box Top labels, bonus Box Tops and Box Tops certificates.
To help our volunteers, please trim and count your Box Tops. Please bundle in groups of 50 with rubber bands, place in Ziploc bags, etc. Send the Box Tops with your child to school. Each teacher will have a collection bag in their classroom! The classroom that collects the most will win a classroom party!
Remember, each Box Top Label is worth $.10 each – it adds up quickly – this past fall we earned almost $800!
Thank you for supporting Castle School!
Keep Selling Your Raffle Tickets!  Are you going to be a Castle Carnival Raffle VIP?  The TOP raffle ticket seller in EACH grade at Castle will receive a Carnival Game VIP Pass with their picture! The Raffle Ticket VIP Pass grants the Winner UNLIMITED GAME POINTS!! Play as many different games as YOU like (some games will have limits), just flash your VIP Pass! You will also receive a 20 point ticket to be used for food and drink purchases during the Carnival.
Turn in your raffle tickets and money by Tuesday February 23rd to be eligible for the Castle Raffle VIP Contest. Carnival Raffle VIPs will be announced on Friday February 26th.
Dressing for the Weather ~
Now that the weather is getting colder, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  We go outside every day for recess.  It is important for all students to have warm jackets, hats and mittens each day!
During the winter months, students only stay inside if the temperature or wind chill is -10 or more.
When we get snow, it is a good idea for your child to wear boots and snow pants.
Please label your child's items - we have already had instances where students grabbed the wrong jacket!

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 Principal
Click on her photo to learn more! 
Bridget Bruner, Castle Principal

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


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 Pauline Rock 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