Castle Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622


Have a great LONG weekend - NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY,   MAY 30th
Something to look forward to next week: 
On FRIDAY, JUNE 3rd, Castle students will "run for the money" they collect.   This will be a great way to burn off some energy and help raise money for the classrooms.   Watch for packets to come home with more details!!!  This is the final PTO Fundraiser and all proceeds will go towards, field trips, books and special programs for all Castle students!
Don't forget about the cool incentives:
As an added bonus for every $1000.00, Mrs. Bruner will run/walk for 1 hour with CRAZY HAIR and a TUTU on! 


RIDE YOUR BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY was amazing!  Thank you to Oakdale Fire, Oakdale Police and Regions Hospital for helping us make this day successful!  





Recess/PE Safety 
As the weather warms, students like to wear sandals and flip flops to school.  If your child is wearing sandals or flip flops, please have them bring a pair of tennis shoes for gym and recess.  Students will need gym shoes for PE classes. Thank You.
Riding Bikes to School 
To help keep our students safe, students who wish to ride their bicycles to school may do so with parent permission.  We request that the parent/guardian write a note or call the main office at 651-748-6700 giving permission.  Bikes need to be parked in the bike rack.  We do encourage students to follow the rules of the road and wear a helmet.  Bike locks are encouraged.
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

 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
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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

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