May 20, 2019

Residency Verification begins this week on Wednesday, May 22 through Friday, May 31 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.   All students must prove residency before being placed on a class list for next school year.  Click Here for What to Bring. 

  • Extended Hours ONLY – Wednesday, May 22 from 6:00 am – 3:30 pm and Thursday, May 30 from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 21 from 3:00 pm to 8 pm Support our Fundraiser and enjoy Nuyo Frozen Yogurt.  Bring the CamarenaRobogriffinsFundraiserFlyer and 20% of all sales will be donated back to our school!

Wednesday, May 22 6:00 pm PTA General Meeting

Friday, May 24 7:30 am Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Friday, May 24 8:30 am ELAC Meeting

Safety Patrol Applications are due by Tuesday, May 21 for current 4th and 5th grader students who want to serve on next school year’s Safety Patrol.

It’s time for our annual  Hanover Customer Satisfaction Survey. Please take a few moments and let us know how we are doing.  The survey closes June 5, 2019.  Thank you!

Please NOTE – We will celebrate the DAY of the TEACHER on May 29!

May 28-31 Staff Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 29 Day of the Teacher
Friday, May 31 Awards Assemblies (K-2 8:30 am and 3-5 9:30 am)
Friday, May 31 6:00 pm Camarena Dance Team Recital
Tuesday, June 4 Yearbooks Distributed and Signing
Wednesday, June 5 4:00 pm 6th Grade Promotion at Eastlake Church
Wednesday, June 5 LAST DAY of SCHOOL – Minimum Day

SAVE the DATE – Find out who your child’s teacher is at our “Meet the Teacher” night on Friday, July 19, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm here on the Camarena playground blacktop!

First Day of School for 2019 – 2020 is Monday, July 22 (Minimum Day: 8:15 am – 1:15 pm.  Kindergarten students and their parents attend a Kindergarten Orientation.

  • Kindergarten Orientation will be from 8:30 am – 10:30 am in the Auditorium.  (Kinder students come with their parents and are dismissed after 10:30 am.

Parent Orientation and Curriculum Overview for students in all other grades are as follows.

  • 1:30 pm or 2:00 pm for Grades 1 and 2 (2 1/2 hour sessions)
  • 2:45 pm or 3:15 pm for Grades 3 and 4 (2 1/2 hour sessions)
  • 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm for Grades 5 and 6 (2 1/2 hour sessions)

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May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
Thursday, May 16 6:00 pm VAPA Showcase
Friday, May 17 6:00 pm Family Movie Night

Safety Patrol Applications for current 4th and 5th grader students will be handed out to those interested for next year’s patrol on Tuesday, May 14 by teachers.  They will have one week to submit them back to their teacher by Tuesday, May 21st.

It’s time for our annual  Hanover Customer Satisfaction Survey. Please take a few moments and let us know how we are doing.  The survey closes June 5, 2019.  Thank you!

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
State testing continues this week.  Taking these tests help teachers and administrators determine how students are making progress towards the standards that are set to measure how well we are preparing our children for college and/or careers.  Though tests do not measure our full potential or what we are truly capable of, learning how to take tests is an important skill that is necessary for entrance into most colleges or required as an entry point for many careers.

Tips for Taking Tests

  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Get enough sleep the night before.
  • Leave in enough time to keep from rushing.
  • Encourage and practice POSITIVE Self-Talk.  “I’ve got this!
  • Do your best!

Testing Reminders

  • There will be NO Homework for Grades 3-6 during the weeks of CAASPP testing.
  • CELL Phones and Smart Watches will be collected by teachers during testing.
  • Students who are late will have to do make ups.
  • Visitors and/or Volunteers are not allowed in classrooms during testing.
  • Classrooms will not be interrupted during testing.

Tuesday, May 21 from 3:00 pm to 8 pm Please support our Fundraiser at Nuyo Frozen Yogurt. Bring the CamarenaRobogriffinsFundraiserFlyer and Mention Camarena and 20% of all sales will be donated back to our school!

Please NOTE – We will celebrate the DAY of the TEACHER on May 29!

Tuesday, May 21 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nuyo Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 22 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, May 24 7:30 am Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Friday, May 24 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
May 28-31 Staff Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 29 Day of the Teacher
Friday, May 31 Awards Assemblies (K-2 8:30 am and 3-5 9:30 am)
Friday, May 31 6:00 pm Camarena Dance Team Recital
Tuesday, June 4 Yearbooks Distributed and Signing
Wednesday, June 5 4:00 pm 6th Grade Promotion at Eastlake Church
Wednesday, June 5 LAST DAY of SCHOOL


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May 6, 2019

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
State testing begins this week.  Taking these tests help teachers and administrators determine how students are making progress towards the standards that are set to measure how well we are preparing our children for college and/or careers.  Though tests do not measure our full potential or what we are truly capable of, learning how to take tests is an important skill that is necessary for entrance into most colleges or required as an entry point for many careers.

Tips for Taking Tests

  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Get enough sleep the night before.
  • Leave in enough time to keep from rushing.
  • Encourage and practice POSITIVE Self-Talk.  “I’ve got this!
  • Do your best!

Testing Reminders

  • There will be NO Homework for Grades 3-6 during the weeks of CAASPP testing.
  • CELL Phones and Smart Watches will be collected by teachers during testing.
  • Students who are late will have to do make ups.
  • Visitors and/or Volunteers are not allowed in classrooms during testing.
  • Classrooms will not be interrupted during testing.

Tuesday, May 7  6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.

Tuesday, May 21 from 3:00 pm to 8 pm Please support our Fundraiser at Nuyo Frozen Yogurt. Bring the CamarenaRobogriffinsFundraiserFlyer and Mention Camarena and 20% of all sales will be donated back to our school!

Please NOTE – We will celebrate the DAY of the TEACHER on May 29!

Monday, May 13 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Thursday, May 16 6:30 pm VAPA Showcase
Friday, May 17 6:00 pm Family Movie Night
Tuesday, May 21 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nuyo Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 22 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, May 24 7:30 am Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Friday, May 24 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
May 28-31 Staff Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 29 Day of the Teacher
Friday, May 31 Awards Assemblies (K-2 8:30 am and 3-5 9:30 am)
Friday, May 31 6:00 pm Camarena Dance Team Recital
Tuesday, June 4 Yearbooks Distributed and Signing
Wednesday, June 5 4:00 pm 6th Grade Promotion at Eastlake Church
Wednesday, June 5 LAST DAY of SCHOOL

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April 29, 2019

Thursday, May 2 at 4:00 pm in the school auditorium there will be a very important parent meeting regarding the end of the year 6th Grade activities for all parents of 6th grade students.

Upcoming fundraiser at Nuyo Frozen Yogurt on Tuesday, May 21 between 3:00 pm –  8 pm.  Mention Camarena and 20% of all sales will be donated back to our school!

Please NOTE – We will celebrate the DAY of the TEACHER on May 29!

Testing Reminders

  • NO Homework for Grades 3-6 during the weeks of CAASPP testing (see classroom schedules).
  • CELL Phones and Smart Watches will be collected by teachers during testing.
  • BE ON TIME each day!  Students who are late will have to do make ups.
  • Visitors and/or Volunteers are not allowed in classroom during testing.
  • Classrooms will not be interrupted during testing.  Students may not leave the classroom once testing has started.  (Check doctor and dentist appointments)
  • Send a Snack Bag for your child during testing week: Granola Bars, Crackers, Pretzels but NO CANDY, Cheetos, Taki’s (refrain from things that are messy or sticky).
  • Students in grades 3-6 should bring their own Personal Headset/Phones with their name on it or in a baggie with their name.

Tuesday, May 7  6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Monday, May 13 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Thursday, May 16 6:30 pm VAPA Showcase
Friday, May 17 6:00 pm Family Movie Night
Tuesday, May 21 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nuyo Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 22 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, May 24 7:30 am Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Friday, May 24 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
May 28-31 Staff Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 29 Day of the Teacher
Friday, May 31 Awards Assemblies (K-2 8:30 am and 3-5 9:30 am)
Tuesday, June 4 Yearbooks Distributed and Signing
Wednesday, June 5 4:00 pm 6th Grade Promotion at Eastlake Church
Wednesday, June 5 LAST DAY of SCHOOL

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April 22, 2019

Wednesday, April 24 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, April 26 Purple up! Wear purple and show support for our Military Families!
Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm Come out for Camarena Military Game Night! Please RSVP no later than April 24 so we can be properly prepared.  Call Christine 619-318-9871.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Pennies for Patients!
Camarena raised $1838.64 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

Support Our APEX Fundraiser! 
We really want to hit our school wide goal and we need your help to get there. A great way to get pledges is by using the share wizard located on your child’s website on myapexevent.com with their access code.

Smoothies will be sold every Thursday after school!

Please NOTE – We will celebrate the DAY of the TEACHER on May 29!

Testing Reminders

  • NO Homework for Grades 3-6 during the weeks of CAASPP testing (see classroom schedules).
  • CELL Phones and Smart Watches will be collected by teachers during testing.
  • BE ON TIME each day!  Students who are late will have to do make ups.
  • Visitors and/or Volunteers are not allowed in classroom during testing.
  • Classrooms will not be interrupted during testing.  Students may not leave the classroom once testing has started.  (Check doctor and dentist appointments)
  • Send a Snack Bag for your child during testing week: Granola Bars, Crackers, Pretzels but NO CANDY, Cheetos, Taki’s (refrain from things that are messy or sticky).
  • Students in grades 3-6 should bring their own Personal Headset/Phones with their name on it or in a baggie with their name.

Tuesday, May 7  6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Monday, May 13 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Thursday, May 16 6:30 pm VAPA Showcase
Friday, May 17 6:00 pm Family Movie Night
Wednesday, May 22 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, May 24 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
Wednesday, May 29 Day of the Teacher
Friday, May 31 Awards Assemblies (K-2 8:30 am and 3-6 9:30 am)

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April 15, 2019

Congratulations to our Masonic Award Winners – Isabella Blakely, Kyler Griffiths, Kohner Griffiths, Hailey Grullon, Andrew Rafal, and Breanna Reynoso!

The KINDNESS CHALLENGE is On!  This week Student Council is challenging all students to do 30 ACTS of KINDNESS.  Complete the Kinder- First Grade FORM or the Second – Sixth Grade FORM by the end of this week and give it to your teacher.  Completed forms will be randomly selected to receive Shout Outs during the morning assemblies.

Monday, April 15 – 26 The APEX Fundraiser begins this week!

Monday, April 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. is Cancelled. Next Mtg. May 13 at 3:00 pm

Friday, April 19 Wear Red, White and Blue and show your American Pride

Friday, April 19 1:30 pm The Reclassification Ceremony will be in the Auditorium.

Session 5 for TEAM DANCE begins on Friday, April 19.

The End of the Year Test Schedule and Notification Letters will be sent home with your students on Monday, 4/15. TEST-TAKING TIPS.  A few reminders about Testing:

  • NO Homework for Grades 3-6 during the weeks of CAASPP testing (see classroom schedules).
  • CELL Phones and Smart Watches will be collected by teachers during testing.
  • BE ON TIME each day!  Students who are late will have to do make ups.
  • Visitors and/or Volunteers are not allowed in classroom during testing.
  • Classrooms will not be interrupted during testing.  Students may not leave the classroom once testing has started.  (Check doctor and dentist appointments)

TESTING Continued:

  • Send a Snack Bag for your child during testing week: Granola Bars, Crackers, Pretzels but NO CANDY, Cheetos, Taki’s (refrain from things that are messy or sticky).
  • Students in grades 3-6 should bring their own Personal Headset/Phones with their name on it or in a baggie with their name.

Volunteers are needed for our Camarena Military Game Night on Friday, April 26.  If you are available and can help out contact Christine 619-318-9871 or christi@advanceddancestars.com.

Friendly Reminder – Parents please make appointments with teachers to discuss concerns, address questions, etc. When teachers are entering their classrooms or are in the classroom providing instruction this time is to be uninterrupted.  Also, during the morning ceremony teachers are on duty and expected to monitor the behaviors of their class.  This is not the appropriate time for a parent/teacher conference.

GATE Parent Meeting at Muraoka Elementary April 16 at 6:00 pm.  For more information call 619-216-5599.

Sweetwater Union High School District is offering a free symposium for parents on Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 am to 12 pm at Montgomery High School.  Workshop topics include: Cyber Bullying, Success in College, Teen Depression and more. Space is limited.  Click here to Register.

Camarena Jr. Soccer Schedule

Tuesday, April 23 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, April 26 Purple up! Wear purple!
Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm Come out for Camarena military game night

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April 8, 2019

April is the Month of the Military Child. We will recognize and honor our Military Students during the morning assemblies,

Monday, April 8 School Resumes and it is a Minimum Day
Tuesday, April 9 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Friday, April 12 Fitness Friday – wear fitness clothes and parents are invited to have lunch with their child and participate in a boot camp obstacle course
Friday, April 12 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.

Our Makerspace Needs the following items:

  • 2 Power strips to keep the Spheros plugged in (needs to hold 11 plugs)
  • 3 Hot glue guns and hot glue sticks
  • An electric pencil sharpener
  • 20 plastic tubs of varying sizes from Target to hold miscellaneous items

There is still time to order the Yearbook through April 11.  Online Only! ID Code is 11825819.  All dedications are due April 10.

District Resources and Events

GATE Parent Meeting at Muraoka Elementary April 16 at 6:00 pm.  For more information call 619-216-5599.

Sweetwater Union High School District is offering a free symposium for parents on Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 am to 12 pm at Montgomery High School.  Workshop topics include: Cyber Bullying, Success in College, Teen Depression and more. Space is limited.  Click here to Register.

Camarena Jr. Soccer Schedule

Monday, April 15 – 26 APEX Fundraiser
Monday, April 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Friday, April 19 Wear Red, White and Blue and show your American Pride
Friday, April 19 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Entrepreneur Fair
Friday, April 19 1:30 pm Reclassification Ceremony
Tuesday, April 23 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, April 26 Purple up! Wear purple!
Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm Come out for Military Family Game Night

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