Castle Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622


 2nd Annual Castle Fun Run 
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Cluck! Cluck! We did it!  Thanks to everyone that helped us reach our goal of $6,000.00.  Mrs Bruner showed off her chicken suit at lunch and will be doing the chicken dance on Thursday at our all school morning meeting!
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Interested in making a difference in the lives of Castle Students?
Would you love to help children grow their reading and math skills, succeed in school. and receive extra support from someone who cares?  If you answer is yes, you can be trained to serve as a tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps.  Full time, three-quarter time , and part time positions are available state-wide!
Reading Corps and Math Corps is looking for people who are dedicated to our community.  By joining Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps, you can be one of more than 1,300 trained tutors placed in schools across the state.  Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school or college graduates, career changers, stay-at-home parents, veterans, and retirees.  You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade or proficient in math by the end of eighth grade.
In addition to extensive training, tutors will receive on-site support from specially trained school mentors.  Tutors can earn a living allowance (bi-weekly before taxes:  $574 for full-time tutors, $424 for three-quarter time tutors, or $272 for part-time tutors), educational award ($5,815 for full-time tutors, $4,138 for three-quarter time tutors, or $2,887 for part-time tutors), federal loan forbearance, as well as other benefits, and have a chance  to make a real difference in the life of a child.
Apply now or pass the word onto a friend or family member!  Learn more and apply at   Positions begin in August!
Questions?  Contact or 866-859-2825.
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Did you know???  Mrs. Lawinger creates a newsletter every  other week and sends it out to your email!  It contains important dates - upcoming events - school procedures/reminders and plenty more information.   You can view all of the newsletters that have been sent by clicking on CASTLE CONNECTOR on the left- hand side of the website.  If you are not receiving an email but are interested, please give us a call with your email address.
May 19th issue - now available 
Interested in upcoming events?  
Click on the link below to find out upcoming events for the 2016-2017 school year.
Don't forget to check out some FUN websites to practice math, reading and science.   Click on the ACADEMICS tab across the top and choose STUDENT RESOURCES ~ there you will find plenty of fun games to get back in practice for school!!! 


 Weather Reminders:
Now that the weather is getting warmer, 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 tennis shoes with them everyday.  Flip flops and sandals can be dangerous on the playground.
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.
 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 Sue Hunt 651-748-6715


Student Services

Social Worker Diane Peterson, 651-748-6765

Psychologist Linda Kallevang, 651-748-6765


Adventure Connection Site Supervisor



Parent Involvement Coordinator

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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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