November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12 NO SCHOOL (Veteran’s Day)
Tuesday, November 13 – 16 Toy Drive Donations (New toys only)
Tuesday, November 13 – 16 BOGO Bookfair
Tuesday, November 13 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Meeting
Friday, November 16 is CRAZY Day! Dress up in a Crazy Way!

Please turn in Federal Survey Cards! Our funding depends on it!

Camarena boys basketball tryouts for 5th and 6th boys will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Friday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.  Permission forms to tryout can be picked up from 5th and 6th grade teachers. Parents can request additional information from me at gerardo.morales@cvesd.org.  Thanks.

PTA Membership is underway and we need your support!  Please join PTA and help support our school programs, activities, and supplies/material needs!  Membership is only $10.00 and you don’t need to be able to volunteer!

For everyone’s SAFETY please remind your children of the following:
1.  Keep their hands to themselves
2.  Don’t climb on the walls and safety railings near handicap zones
3.  Bathrooms are not play areas
4. ADULTS are not permitted to use the children’s bathrooms. When in doubt use the bathrooms in the office.

November 19 – 23 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 28 6:00 pm PTA General Meeting
Friday, December 7 8:30 am ELAC Meeting
Monday, December 10 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
Friday, December 14 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Winterwonderland
Friday, December 14 Awards Assemblies
Friday, December 21 SPORTS Day! Dress up in your favorite Sports garb!

December 24 – January 14 NO SCHOOL Winter Break

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November 5, 2018

Congratulations to the Camarena Robotics Team who took 2nd place in Robot design and scored an overall 4 for their research project.  They will be heading to the LegoLand Championships December 8th.  Go ROBO!

PTA Membership is underway and we need your support!  Please join PTA and help support our school programs, activities, and supplies/material needs!  Membership is only $10.00 and you don’t need to be able to volunteer!

Monday, November 5 3:00 pm SSC Meeting.  We will review the school SAFETY plan.

Monday, November 5 Federal Survey Cards will be sent home.  We need everyone to please take time and complete these cards and return to the school no later than Tuesday, November 13.  Our school funding depends on this information!

Thursday, November 8 at 4:00 pm Camarena Football Team plays Feaster here at Camarena.

Our Canned Food Drive takes place this week! No glass, please!

  1.  Please remember to park in open parking spaces only and not those that have been reserved for staff members.
  2. Please do not drop off children in the bus loop or you may be cited.
  3. Students waiting to be picked up at the end of the day should be standing near the front of the school and not running around.
  4. When waiting for your child at the end of the day please do not stand in front of student bathrooms, peak in windows, or block classroom doorways.
  5. Students who are not picked up within 10 minutes after the end of the day will be brought to the office.  All outside Gates are closed once school starts.
  6. During Rainy Days students should report to the auditorium in the morning and not the blacktop.
  7. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

For everyone’s SAFETY please remind your children of the following:
1.  Keep their hands to themselves
2.  Don’t climb on the walls and safety railings near handicap zones
3.  Bathrooms are not play areas

AROUND TOWN
Tuesday, November 6 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am or 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm at Southwest College there will be informational meeting for parents on what you need to know to prepare your children for college. Register.

Monday, November 12 NO SCHOOL (Veteran’s Day)
Tuesday, November 13 – 16 Toy Drive Donations
Tuesday, November 13 – 16 BOGO Bookfair
Tuesday, November 13 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Meeting
Friday, November 16 is CRAZY Day! Dress up in a Crazy Way!

November 19 – 23 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 23 6:00 pm PTA General Meeting
Friday, December 7 8:30 am ELAC Meeting
Monday, December 10 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
Friday, December 14 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Winterwonderland
Friday, December 14 Awards Assemblies
Friday, December 21 SPORTS Day! Dress up in your favorite Sports garb!

December 24 – January 14 NO SCHOOL Winter Break

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October 29, 2018

PTA Membership is underway and we need your support!  Please join PTA and help support our school programs, activities, and supplies/material needs!  Membership is only $10.00 and you don’t need to be able to volunteer!

Friday, November 2 9:00 am ELAC will have a special presentation how to support your child so he/she can be Reclassified from an English learner to English Proficient.  Also, find out what happens after your child is Reclassified as English Proficient.

Saturday, November 3 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at Otay Ranch High School is the District CABE (California Association of Bilingual Educators) mini-conference.

Federal Survey Cards will be coming home on Monday, November 5 and we need everyone to please take time and complete these cards and return to the school no later than Monday, November 12.  Our school funding depends on this information!

To help those in need in our community we have the following campaigns coming up.  First, we will be collected Canned Food the week of November 5-9.  We will be collecting Toys (new) November 12-16.  Selected families will receive a food box, grocery gift card, and a toy for each child in the family.  Volunteers are needed at the CVESD Warehouse to help with sorting and packing.  Please email christina.ross@cvesd if you are able to help during the week of December 1 – 6.

Don’t Forget to SET CLOCKS back 1 hour this weekend!


Monday, November 5 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
Tuesday, November 13 – 16 BOGO Bookfair
Monday, November 12 NO SCHOOL (Veteran’s Day)
Tuesday, November 13 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Meeting
Friday, November 16 is CRAZY Day! Dress up in a Crazy Way!

November 19 – 23 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 23 6:00 pm PTA General Meeting
Friday, December 7 8:30 am ELAC Meeting
Monday, December 10 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
Friday, December 14 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Winterwonderland
Friday, December 14 Awards Assemblies
Friday, December 21 SPORTS Day! Dress up in your favorite Sports garb!

December 24 – January 14 NO SCHOOL Winter Break

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October 22, 2018

October 22-26

Monday, October 22 – “Sock it to Drugs” Crazy Sock Day!
Tuesday, October 23 – “Hair’s to a Drug Free Life” Crazy Hair Day!
Wednesday, October 24 – “Wear Red to Shine all Day”
Thursday, October 25 8:30 am – 10:30 am “Team up Against Drug” School Spirit Wear
Friday, October 26 8:30 am “Scare Away Drugs” Wear You Best Costume

Halloween Costumes:  Please note that students may wear Halloween Costumes for our Costume Parade ONLY on Friday, October 26.  The Halloween Costume Parade will begin at 8:30 am to 9:30 am on the blacktop after teachers have taken attendance.  Students must follow the following guidelines:

  • NO masks or makeup, weapons (fake guns, swords, sickles, etc. or props (broomsticks, light savers, etc.).
  • Costumes are to be tastefull and appropriate (no foul language or messages).
  • Blood, guts, and gore are not allowed.
  • Wear costumes on top of their clothes and remove after the parade.  For safety purposes, students will not be allowed to go to the bathroom to change.
  • Costumes must not require teacher or parent assistance.
  • Students are responsible for the care of their costumes.  The school is not responsible for costumes that are lost or damaged.

Wednesday, October 24 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.

Smart Mind Robotics is back!  Students in K-4 can experience Robotics!  Classes are every Tuesday after school at 2:50 pm beginning this Tuesday, October 23.  Click the link to sign up.

  • Friday, November 2 9:30 am ELAC Meeting Topic – Reclassification
    Sunday, November 4 Don’t Forget to SET CLOCKS back 1 hour
    Monday, November 5 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
    November 13 – 16 BOGO Bookfair
    Monday, November 12 NO SCHOOL (Veteran’s Day)
    Tuesday, November 13 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Meeting
    November 19 – 23 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
    Wednesday, November 23 6:00 pm PTA General Meeting
    Friday, December 7 8:30 am ELAC Meeting
    Monday, December 10 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
    Friday, December 14 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Winterwonderland
    Friday, December 14 Awards Assemblies
    December 24 – January 14 NO SCHOOL Winter Break

For District Notifications 2018-19 SMS Text Opt-in English or Spanish 

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October 15, 2018

Monday, October 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. followed by School Safety Update (We will review the feedback we received from our Fire Marshal and our School Resource Officer visit and more)

Tuesday, October 16 8:30 am – 9:30 am Pastries for Parents

  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am Visit your child’s classroom
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am Enjoy coffee and Pastries on the grass area with the Principal, Vice Principal, and PTA

Thursday, October 18 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm “Teach-a-Rama” NGSS and Makerspace Free Workshop.  Come learn about the Next Generation Science Standards and the plan for Camarena to create a Makerspace.  There will be hands-on activities and a Taco truck for you to purchase food for dinner.  This event is sponsored by the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Delta Upsilon Chapter.

Courtesy Reminders:
Please do not park in the drop off, pick up lane.
Please DO NOT double and triple park in the parking lot.
Please allow classes to get to their classrooms in a timely manner.
Please schedule appointments with teachers if you need to talk to him/her.  Trying to conference with teachers when they are trying to get their students in the classroom and get started with instruction is not appropriate.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Halloween Costumes:  Please note that students may wear Halloween Costumes for our Costume Parade ONLY on Friday, October 26.  The Halloween Costume Parade will begin at 8:30 am to 9:30 am on the blacktop after teachers have taken attendance.  Students must follow the following guidelines:

  • NO masks or makeup, weapons (fake guns, swords, sickles, etc. or props (broomsticks, light savers, etc.).
  • Costumes are to be tastefull and appropriate (no foul language or messages).
  • Blood, guts, and gore are not allowed.
  • Wear costumes on top of their clothes and remove after the parade.  For safety purposes, students will not be allowed to go to the bathroom to change.
  • Costumes must not require teacher or parent assistance.
  • Students are responsible for the care of their costumes.  The school is not responsible for costumes that are lost or damaged.
  • Music Wish List – Please support our music program and consider donating one or more of the items on our Wish List.Garden Club meets each Friday morning at 7:30 am at the School Garden.  All are welcome.Please note if you need to pick up your child during the school day for appointments, arrive at least 30 minutes early as it may take some time to locate children during recess, lunch, and potential transition periods.

  • October 22-26 Red Ribbon Week
    Wednesday, October 24 Panoramic Picture (Wear Red)
    Wednesday, October 24 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
    Thursday, October 25 8:30 am – 10:30 am Law Enforcement Day
    Friday, October 26 8:30 am Halloween Costume Parade
  • Friday, November 2 9:30 am ELAC Meeting
    Sunday, November 4 Don’t Forget to SET CLOCKS back 1 hour
    Monday, November 5 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
    November 5 – 9 BOGO Bookfair
    Monday, November 12 NO SCHOOL (Veteran’s Day)
    Tuesday, November 13 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Meeting
    November 19 – 23 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
    Wednesday, November 23 6:00 pm PTA General Meeting
    Friday, December 7 8:30 am ELAC Meeting
    Friday, December 7 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Winterwonderland
    Monday, December 10 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
    Friday, December 14 Awards Assemblies
    December 24 – January 14 NO SCHOOL Winter BreakFor District Notifications 2018-19 SMS Text Opt-in English or Spanish 
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October 8, 2018

Welcome Back! Tuesday, October 9 is the First Day of school for the 2nd Quarter and it is a Regular Day. No early dismissal.

Tuesday, October 9 all Reflections Art Contest entry forms are due.
Tuesday, October 9 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg. Adoption of  New Bylaws
Wednesday, October 10 Fall Picture Make Up
Friday, October 12 Last Day to order Boo Grams
Saturday, October 13 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Parent Academy at Vista Square Elementary
Sunday, October 14 8:00 am – 10:00 am – The Robotics Team FlapJackFundraiser at Applebees located at Plaza Bonita

Music Wish List – Please support our music program and consider donating one or more of the items on our Wish List.

Garden Club meets each Friday morning at 7:30 am at the School Garden.  All are welcome.

Please note our Sign In System (Raptor) for Visitors and Volunteers has been updated and all Visitors and Volunteers will need to show ID the first time you return to be on campus during the instructional day this quarter.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please note if you need to pick up your child during the school day for appointments, arrive at least 30 minutes early as it may take some time to locate children during recess, lunch, and potential transition periods.

Law Enforcement Day is coming! We invite families working in law enforcement to participate by representing their branch of law enforcement. Please call the office at 619-591-5500 if you are interested in participating.

Parents & guardians please allow students enough room to walk through the walkways as they are getting to their classrooms after the morning ceremonies. Please wait until the classroom lines have passed to make your way through or go around.

To preserve instructional times, please communicate with your children’s teachers electronically (email, class dojo, etc.), leave a message for them with the front office staff, or schedule a meeting with them.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS:
Heartlight begins on Thursday October 11 at 2:45 pm in the auditorium. Heartlight Registration Form.

LOOKING AHEAD
Monday, October 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. followed by School Safety Update
Tuesday, October 16 8:30 am – 9:30 am Pastries for Parents
Wednesday, October 24 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Thursday, October 25 8:30 am – 10:30 am Law Enforcement Day

October 22-26 

 

 

November 4 Don’t Forget to SET CLOCKS back 1 hour.

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September 17, 2018

Parent Teacher Conferences continue this week and we are on Minimum Day schedule all week.  Dismissal for Kindergarten 1:00 pm and Grades 2-6 1:15 pm.

Tuesday, September 18 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Olympic View will host Patty Pimental to explain ELPAC reports. Translation will be available in Spanish and Korean.

Wednesday, September 19 the annual Height/Weight Project Notification Forms will be coming home.  Please complete the form and return it to your child’s teacher.


The Scholastics Bookfair is open this week through Thursday.
Hours – Mon. – Wed. 7:30 am – 8:30 am and 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  Thursday 7:30 pm to 5:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am – 2:00 pm.

Parents & guardians please allow students enough room to walk through the walkways as they are getting to their classrooms after the morning ceremonies. Please wait until the classroom lines have passed to make your way through or go around.

Law Enforcement Day is coming! We invite families working in law enforcement to participate by representing their branch of law enforcement. Please complete your interest form on our blog.

The deadline for Reflections Entries is Monday, October 8.  The theme this year is “Heroes Around Me”.  Reflections is an art contest sponsored by PTA that give students the opportunity to show their creativity in the following categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.  Students in all grades are eligible.  Entry forms are available in the school office.

LOOKING AHEAD
Sept. 24 – Oct. 8 NO SCHOOL – FALL BREAK School Resumes Oct. 9.
Tuesday, October 9 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Wednesday, October 10 Fall Picture Make-Up
Monday, October 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Tuesday, October 16 8:30 am – 9:30 am Pastries for Parents
Wednesday, October 24 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Thursday, October 25 8:30 am – 10:30 am Law Enforcement Day
October 22-26 Red Ribbon Week

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October 13 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Parent Academy

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