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Welcome to first grade at Paseo Pointe. My name is Mr. Rene Gastelo and I am very excited to be your child’s first grade teacher. I will be the Spanish portion of the 1st Grade Dual-Language Immersion program. I am thrilled that as a class we will discover cultures and be learning a new language. I have been teaching in Dual-Language programs for 6 years.

My expectations of students is that they have fun. We will be reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish. The classroom will be 100% Spanish all day. Parents please remember that learning a new language takes an average of about 5 -7 years to become proficient. It is encouraged that you and your child visit places that the could go and practice their Spanish like Ranch Market, Poncho’s on Central, Food City, and Panaderia’s found around our local community.

This will be a great andĀ unforgettable year for your child.


Rene Gastelo

USMC Veteran