October 29, 2023

School Wide Expectations

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

  • Congratulations to Ms. Abuyo’s class for earning 10 Robo class tickets!  They will receive an extra recess.
  • Congratulations to Ms. Elsmore’s, Ms. Barrett’s, and Ms. Muro’s classes for earning 20 Robo class tickets!  They will receive a popsicle party.
  • Congratulations to Ms. LopezSolis’s, Ms. Abuyo’s, and Ms. Barrett’s classes for having 100% perfect attendance all week!

General Reminders/Updates

  • Thanks for a great Red Ribbon Week!
  • Thanks to every family that came out to El Pollo Grill on Thursday. I will post how much was raised for student council when I hear back from the restaurant.
  • When dropping off and picking up, please pull all the way forward so that multiple students can exit/load.
  • The back parking lot is for staff only.  Please do not drop off or pick up in the bus loop.
  • Our school costume parade will be Tuesday at 8:30.

Who was Kiki Camarena

Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent working in Guadalajara, Mexico in the 1980s. On Feb. 7, 1985, Camarena, a former Marine on the trail of a multibillion-dollar drug trafficking operation, was abducted by five armed men who forced him into a car as he left his office to meet his wife for lunch.

Camarena’s body was discovered a month later in the Mexican state of Michoacan. At 37, he was survived by his wife Mika and their three children.

Shocked and heartbroken, friends and neighbors mourned the violent slaying by wearing red satin badges, and “Camarena Clubs” popped up at schools in Kiki’s hometown of Calexico. Meanwhile, parents formed coalitions to stand against drug and alcohol abuse, and some of them adopted the red ribbon as a symbol of the DEA agent’s sacrifice and a pledge to pursue drug-free lives. The movement gained national attention when club members presented the “Camarena Club Proclamation” to first lady Nancy Reagan.

Communities in California, Illinois and Virginia started encouraging students to wear red ribbons in late October, and by 1988 the National Family Partnership had organized the first national Red Ribbon Week. The eight-day event was formally chaired by President Ronald Reagan and the first lady.

Calendar of Events

31- School Costume Parade 8:30-9:15


1-2 Sixth grade field trips- Various classes

2- Fun Run Kick Off (This is our biggest and only school wide fundraiser)

3- Cam Krewe- Buddy Day

3- Fiesta! 3:00-6:00 All are invited to come have fun and experience the Mexican Culture.

6- Happy Birthday Ms. Stentiford

6- Anti Bullying Presentation for students (Sponsored by PTA)

7- ELAC Meeting- 8:30-9:15 All are invited.  Come and learn about what a school counselor offers.

10- Veteran’s Day Holiday (No School)

13- SSC Meeting 3:00-4:00

15- School Board Meeting 6:00

16- School Fun Run

16- Happy Birthday Ms. Lamas

17- Kona Ice after school

19-24 Thanksgiving Break

27- Students Return- Full Day of Instruction

28- DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00 District Office