Welcome to Mrs. Castillo's 1st Grade/Bilingual Website Room 202

Hello and welcome to my website! As we start a new school year, I hope that this website provides a positive link between school and home. I hope that you will find it an useful tool to assist you in keeping informed of classroom happening.
New Jersey City University- Bachelor of Arts: Special Education
New Jersey City University- Master of Arts: Urban Education
K-5 Certification
Bilingual Bicultural Education
ESL Certification
Students with Disabilities
I have taught 1st grade/bilingual at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for the past 12 years. I enjoy working with the bilingual population being a product of bilingual education myself. I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Special Education from New Jersey City University in May 2004. I received my Bilingual Certification in 2006 and graduated with a Master of Art in Urban education in 2015.
Conference Times
I'm available to meet with parents/guardians to discuss students progress. Please call the Parent Liaison at :201-348-5960, ext 3111 to schedule an apointment.
Days and Time (PREPS)
Monday 9:00am-9:30am
Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am
Wednesday 1:00pm-1:30
Friday 10:00am-11:00pm
Other times available upon request
Classroom Procedures and Policies 
School Folders- Everyday your child will bring home a folder with all of their graded work and important school information. Please take a few minutes to review the papers and comments, sign and date them, and return them to school with your child the following day.
Homework- Reading, writing, and spelling homework goes home everyday in the school folders. Students will also bring home a spelling notebook to practice their spelling words everyday.
Assessment, Test and Quizzes- Every Friday I give the class their spelling and reading tests. Please sign and return all tests the next following school day. Math tests will be announced a week before the test is giving with the exact date.