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Castro kids go bananas over reading

Original post made on Sep 15, 2011

Castro School's principal, Judy Crates, donned a full gorilla suit on Sept. 8 -- following through on a promise she made to her students last year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 15, 2011, 11:35 AM


Posted by Margo, a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm

This sounds like great fun! Congratulations to this principal for her creative idea in motivating the kids. I am sure it is something that the children will remember for a long time.

Posted by Julie, a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

The kids at Castro loved this! Dr. Crates challenged the kids and they responded. Thanks Dr. Crates for being so creative and fun! Go Castro!

Posted by A proud Castro parent, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

Dr. Crates is an inspiration to all of her students and their parents. We are SO lucky to have the BEST principal in the MVWSD! Thank you Dr. Crates, you have worked wonders with our children at Castro!

Posted by Ernie, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Sep 16, 2011 at 11:10 am

Wow, you'd think the teachers had nothing to do with it.

Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Good job, kids and teachers at Castro! And a great way for the principle to recognize their achievement!

Posted by Ana Rodrigue, a resident of Castro City
on Sep 16, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I would said she is the most fun and creative principal the school ever have, I saw some kids looking the pictures and they were proud and excited about what she did.

Posted by Kathy, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

Dr. Crates and her staff are amazing as is Castro School. But, don't forget that the reading program was done at the Mountain View Public Library - another great institution in Mountain View!! They tracked the kids from all the schools and provided the encouragement, books, and programs all during the summer while school was closed.

Posted by Ned, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Kathy, you're right. The Library must be another great institution in Mountain View. After all, the head of it makes more than the superintendent of the schools for running one building a tenth of the staff, and responsible for the education of no children.

As far as the library tracking children, that scares the hell out me.