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 8:30 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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  • Transportation Registration Information
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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.

Get District and School Notifications 2018-19 SMS Text Opt-in English or Spanish

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Transportation Registration Information

*2018-19 School Calendar

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

Get District and School Notifications 2018-19 SMS Text Opt-in Eng Sp

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

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Transportation Registration Information

*2018-19 School Calendar

September 10, 2018


The Scholastics Bookfair is open this week in the auditorium! Please support our school and help us support the love of reading BOOKS!
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.

Monday, September 10 7:30 am – 8:30 am we want to celebrate our grandparents! Come join us for Grandparents Day for a very special appreciation breakfast at 7:30 am in the school auditorium.

Thursday, September 13 is a Minimum Day – Parent Teacher Conferences begin. Kinder dismissal – 1:00 pm and Grades 2-6 dismissal – 1:15 pm through the end of this quarter.

Friday, September 14 8:30 am – 9:30 am ELACmeets. Learn how you can support your English learner!

Friday, September 14 2:00 pm -5:30 pm join us for our annual “Mexican Fiesta”. Great food, Great company, Great times!

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 Competition, Photography, and Visual Arts.  Students in all grades are eligible.  Entry forms are available in the school office.

LOOKING AHEAD
Parent/Teacher Conferences September 13-20 MINIMUM DAYS
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 7:45 am – 8:30 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

Get District and School Notifications 2018-19 SMS Text Opt-in Eng Sp

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

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Transportation Registration Information

*2018-19 School Calendar

September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
Tuesday, September 4 3:30 Parent Mtg. for 6th grade students in room 413 and 409
Thursday, September 6 3:00 pm School Site Council (SSC) Meeting
Friday, September 7 Awards Assemblies (8:30 am K-3 and 9:30 am 4-6)

Safety patrol starts this week.  Please allow extra time if children are dropped off and remember to be respectful towards our student leaders and our parent volunteers as they work hard to help with everyone’s safety.

A few reminders:  School Starts at 8:15 am.  Students should be in line and ready at 8:15 am.  Teachers are supervising their students at this time, so this is not the time for parents teacher conferences.  If you need to talk to the teacher please do so via email or schedule a meeting.  Teachers may NOT be interrupted during instruction or at the door to the classroom at the start of the school day.

Camarena Dance Auditions:  For students in grades 4-6 there will be auditions for the Camarena Dance Team on Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6 at 3:00 pm in the auditorium.

Please note that you will need to show ID the next few weeks when you come to volunteer or visit. You may not take pictures of students when on campus. Adults must use the Adult restrooms only. Please do not interrupt teachers during instructional time. Staff are not permitted make deliveries of lunch, homework, or materials, etc.

Donations Needed:  IPADS and Art Supplies for the Digital Art program.  If you can donate or know of others who would like to support our art program please click on the links.

Students share your personal Reflections on the theme “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 Competition, Photography, and Visual Arts.  Students in all grades are eligible.  Entry forms are available in the school office.

LOOKING AHEAD
Monday, September 10 thru Friday, September 14 Scholastics’ Bookfair
Monday, September 10 7:30 am-8:30 am Grandparents Day
Friday, September 14 2:00 am-5:30 am – Mexican Fiesta

Parent/Teacher Conferences September 13-20 MINIMUM DAYS

Sept. 24 – Oct. 8 NO SCHOOL – FALL BREAK School Resumes Oct. 9.

Get District and School Notifications 2018-19 SMS Text Opt-in Eng Sp

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

Revised Camarena Events Calendar 18-19 Draft (1)

Transportation Registration Information

*2018-19 School Calendar

August 27, 2018

Wednesday, August 29 6:00 pm PTA General Meeting – Join PTA Today
Thursday, August 30 6:00 pm CPR Class for Volunteers. Space is limited. Click link to sign up.

LOOKING AHEAD
Monday, September 3 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
Thursday, September 6 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
Friday, September 7 Awards Assemblies (8:30 am K-3 and 9:30 am 4-6)
Monday, September 10 thru Friday, September 14 Scholastics’ Bookfair
Monday, September 10 7:30 am-8:30 am Grandparents Day
Friday, September 14 2:00 am-5:30 am – Mexican Fiesta

Parent/Teacher Conferences September 13-20 MINIMUM DAYS

Sept. 24 – Oct. 8 NO SCHOOL – FALL BREAK School Resumes Oct. 9.

Please note that you will need to show ID the next few weeks when you come to volunteer or visit. You may not take pictures of students when on campus. Adults must use the Adult restrooms only. Please do not interrupt teachers during instructional time. Staff are not permitted make deliveries of lunch, homework, or materials, etc.

Camarena Families if you have suggestions or concerns regarding campus safety please complete the Safety Form no later than Friday, August 31.  We will review this information with our law enforcement officials to improve our campus safety routines.

We want to know how best to support our families of English learners. ELAC Needs Assessment Survey  please complete this survey and return it to the school office no later than Friday, August 31.

Parent Volunteers are needed for Safety Patrol.  For more info call 619-591-5500 dial “0” and leave your name and phone number and the Safety Patrol Advisers will contact you.

Donations Needed:  IPADS and Art Supplies for the Digital Art program.  If you can donate or know of others who would like to support our art program please click on the links.

Students share your personal Reflections on the theme “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 Competition, Photography, and Visual Arts.  Students in all grades are eligible.  Entry forms are available in the school office.

Get District and School Notifications 2018-19 SMS Text Opt-in Eng Sp

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

Revised Camarena Events Calendar 18-19 Draft (1)

Transportation Registration Information

*2018-19 School Calendar