Letter from the Principal

Principal Margaret CastroWelcome to an exciting year at Antón Elementary School. I am truly honored to be your Principal. I look forward to working with the dedicated staff, students, and families to provide the best possible educational program for our school community.

We are excited to continue to extend our students’ knowledge with Common Core State Standards and College and Career Readiness. We are committed to holding high expectations for students to acquire skills for collaboration, creativity, communication and enhance their critical thinking skills. All students have access to iPad technology and/or Chromebooks to help strengthen our students’ 21st Century Skills. Our Literacy Block and Guided Language Acquisition Design Model continue to provide students with the reading, writing and vocabulary skills needed to be successful.

We are an AVID Elementary School. Our AVID Focus will be school wide for the 2019-20 school year. AVID will provide our students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their education from Elementary through College. We are a Silver Award winning school for our implementation of PBiS. We are continuing our Positive Behavior Support (PBiS) merit/point system. Students will be able to earn points for displaying positive behavior and will earn incentives throughout the year. Our incentive for the top point earners will be a field trip at the end of the year.

Antón’s Fine Arts Program will continue this school year with a focus on Visual Arts for all students. Band will also be available for students in the 4th – 6th grade and 3rd grade students will begin their music study with recorders. We are continuing our Dual Immersion program with TK, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, and Fourth Grade, which focuses on creating Bi-Literacy for students. Please contact our office if you would like more information on enrolling your student in the Dual Immersion program.

Our Vice Principal, Lorinda Ordaz and I, along with the outstanding staff here at Antón, will continue to ensure that our students are learning the skills and strategies to be successful with Common Core State Standards.

We will have plenty of opportunities for parents/families to be involved in the success of our school community. We invite you to join our School Site Council (SSC), English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC), Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and Fine Arts Parent Workshops. Parent volunteers are always welcomed!

Please feel free to come to our office or call at 909-386-2000 if you have any questions.


Margaret Castro

1501 Antón Ct., San Bernardino, CA 92404 | Phone: (909) 386-2000 | Fax: (909) 891-1922

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