Castle Hayne Elementary


Character, Honor, Excellence and Self-Discipline


Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year

Good evening Castle Hayne Hurricanes!

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!  We are pleased to have you as a part of our school community, and we’re looking forward to a great school year.  


The district is hosting an event called Coffee, Curriculum, and Conversations tomorrow at various locations.  All families are invited and encouraged to attend to learn more about our new reading curriculum materials and learn about math, social studies, health, PreK, and more! You will be able to talk to our curriculum specialists about what your child will be learning this school year. Spanish Translation services will be available. There are several different locations and times available.  We hope you’re able to attend one of these sessions.

  • Roland Grise Middle School - 8:00-10:00am
  • Ogden Elementary School -12:30-2:30pm
  • Murray Middle School - 5:30pm

K-5 Open House

Can you believe Open House is just nine days away and the first day of school is less than two weeks from today?

K-5 Open House Information:

Date:  Thursday, August 24, 2023 

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Teacher assignments will be posted on the gymnasium windows at the front of the building on August 24, 2023 at 9:00am.

Beginning of Year Paperwork

If your child is a returning student, you must log into your Scribbles account to complete the annual Beginning of Year paperwork. Please take care of this prior to the first day of school.  It is crucial that we have accurate and up to date information for all students.

Click here to be taken to your Beginning of the Year paperwork.

Bus Transportation 

The deadline for bus transportation for the first two weeks of school has passed.  If your child will need to ride a bus, please contact the front office so it can be arranged beginning the third week of school.

Supply Lists

The 2023-2024 Supply Lists for each grade level are attached to this email.  The items included on the supply lists are suggestions provided by the teachers of the grade level.  It is not a requirement for parents to purchase the supplies.  We will ensure that your child has what they need to be successful.

Supply Lists

Pre-K Orientation

The Pre-K team will contact Pre-K families individually to schedule Home Visits and Orientation.  Pre-K students do not need to attend Open House.  

School Hours 

2023 -2024 Bell Schedule:

Arrival/ Morning Drop Off Begins at 7:20am

Late Bell will ring at 7:40am - all students must be in the building by 7:40 of they will be tardy.

Dismissal - 2:35pm

El Cuerpo is partnering with NHCS with a back-to-school event for Spanish-language families, connecting them to community resources and providing free backpacks and school supplies. 

The event is Monday.

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