July 15, 2019

Friday, July 19 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Meet your child’s teacher.  Please note that if you have not completed Residency Verification then your child will not be assigned to a classroom.  Spaces are filling up quickly so don’t delay!  The office will be open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm!

July 22 at 8:15 am is the First Day of School for students in grades 1-6 and is a Minimum Day (Dismissal is 1:15 pm).

  • Kindergarten students and parents report to the auditorium at 8:30 am – 10:30 am for the Kindergarten Orientation.  Kinders will be dismissed to go home with their parents after orientation.
  • July 23 – 26 Kindergarten dismissal is 1:00 pm.
  • July 29 Kindergarten schedule 8:15 am – 2:30 pm Monday – Thursday1:30 and 8:15 pm – 1:00 pm on Fridays.

Students in Grades 1-6 Parent Curriculum Information Meetings in the classrooms:

  • 1:30 pm or 2:00 pm Grades 1 & 2
  • 2:45 pm or 3:15 pm Grades 3 & 4
  • 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm Grades 5 & 6

Text Messenging is available to receive our weekly school information!  Send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school code 67587.

LYFE is a new afterschool care Program – K-6.

Team Dance – click here to sign up.

Health Fair and Back to School Kickoff August 10.  Sponsered by Assemblymember Weber and Senator Atkins.  Free backpacks while supplies last.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP IMPORTANT INFORMATION
1. Drop off and pick up students only in the front of the school and not the bus loop.
2. If you must leave your car, park in the parking lot and not the drive through zone.
3. NO Dogs during arrival and dismissal.
4. Please do not park in RESERVED spaces.
5. Students must walk bikes, hover boards, and skate boards on side walks.
6. Students not picked up by 2:55 pm (1:25 pm on minimum days) will be escorted to the office and must sign in.  Persons picking up the child must come to the office to sign him/her out.
7. For everyone’s safety BE PATIENT, KIND, and CONSIDERATE.

WANTED! School Site Council (SSC) Parent Representatives! Our you interested in serving on our school governance committee.   Nominations will be taken July 22 through August 3.  Simply leave your name and contact information with the school office.  Elections will take place Monday, August 5 at 3:00 pm.

  • Meetings only 6 times a year on Mondays at 3:00 pm
  • Be a part of the decision making on the school budget
  • Be a part of the decision making on school achievement
  • No experience necessary

IMPORTANT DATES:
Wednesday, July 24 –  6:00 pm PTA General Meeting. Support our school and join PTA!
Thursday, July 25 – 8:30 am and 6:00 pm is Parent Information and Volunteer Inservice.  Topics include:

  • Campus Safety
  • School Site Council (SSC)
  • English Learner Advisory Committee
  • The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
  • Volunteering

Please note that for everyone’s safety NO Visitors or Volunteers will be allowed on campus until August 5.  Volunteers  must attend one of the Volunteer In-services on July 25.

Please note if you wish to drop off lunch or other items to your child during the school day you may do so only during your child’s recess or lunch time.  Students will not be pulled from instructional time and office staff are not permitted to hold items in the office or make deliveries.

No changes will be made to class assignments in the first 3 weeks of school. If you would like to request a classroom change after that you may submit your request in writing and your request will be taken into consideration only if space is available beginning August 12.

Camarena Calendar of Events 2019-2020

School Calendar Year Round 2019-2020

June 10, 2019

The School Office will be closed for the summer Friday, June 14 at 4:00 pm.  The Office will re-open Thursday, July 11. All students must prove residency before being placed on a class list for next school year.  Click Here for What to Bring. 

Friday, July 19 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Find out who your child’s teacher is at our “Meet the Teacher” night here on the Camarena playground blacktop!  PTA will also be on hand to discuss opportunities for volunteering for various activities and events.  Please note that only students who have completed residency verification will be placed on a class list.

July 22 at 8:15 am is the First Day of School for students in grades 1-6 and is a Minimum Day (Dismissal is 1:15 pm).

  • All incoming Kindergarten students will report to the auditorium at 8:30 am – 10:30 am for a Kindergarten Orientation.  Please note that Kinders will be dismissed to go home with their parents after orientation.  Kindergarten students will also be on a Minimum Day schedule the first week of school – dismissal at 1:00 pm.   Beginning July 29 Kindergarten students will be on the regular daily schedule (8:15 am – 2:30 pm Monday – Thursday and 1:30 pm dismissal every Friday).

Also, on July 22 all grades levels will have two sessions for their Curriculum Overview Parent Inservices as follows:

  • 1:30 pm or 2:00 pm Grades 1 & 2
  • 2:45 pm or 3:15 pm Grades 3 & 4
  • 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm Grades 5 & 6

On July 25 there will be two Parent Academy and Volunteer In-services.  You can choose either 8:30 am or 6:00 pm and find out about the school rules, school safety, volunteering and more.  Please note that for safety reasons no visitors or volunteers are allowed on campus during the instructional day the first 2 weeks of school.  Visitors and volunteers will be allowed on campus beginning Monday, August 5.

 

June 3, 2019

Thank you to our PTA and everyone else who showed our staff so much appreciation for what they do for our children.  You are the best!

Yearbooks are in and will be distributed Monday afternoon.  Please note that students may not write/sign on each others clothing or bodies.

Wednesday, June 5 is the last day of school and it is a Minimum Day.  Students in Kindergarten are dismissed at 1:00 pm and all other students are dismissed at 1:15 pm.

Please turn in all library books, pay cafeteria bills, and claim lost and found items no later than the close of Wednesday, June 5.  Students may not be placed on a class list for next year if there are any outstanding cafeteria bills and/or library books.

Residency Verification Reminder  All students must prove residency before being placed on a class list for next school year.  Click Here for What to Bring. 

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 this Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  Thank you!

The School Office will be closed for the summer Friday, June 14 at 4:00 pm.  The Office will re-open Thursday, July 11.

Friday, July 19 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Find out who your child’s teacher is at our “Meet the Teacher” night here on the Camarena playground blacktop!  PTA will also be on hand to discuss opportunities for volunteering for various activities and events.  Please note that only students who have completed residency verification will be placed on a class list.

July 22 at 8:15 am is the First Day of School for students in grades 1-6 and is a Minimum Day (Dismissal is 1:15 pm).

  • All incoming Kindergarten students will report to the auditorium at 8:30 am – 10:30 am for a Kindergarten Orientation.  Please note that Kinders will be dismissed to go home with their parents after orientation.  Kindergarten students will also be on a Minimum Day schedule the first week of school – dismissal at 1:00 pm.   Beginning July 29 Kindergarten students will be on the regular daily schedule (8:15 am – 2:30 pm Monday – Thursday and 1:30 pm dismissal every Friday).

Also, on July 22 all grades levels will have two sessions for their Curriculum Overview Parent Inservices as follows:

  • 1:30 pm or 2:00 pm Grades 1 & 2
  • 2:45 pm or 3:15 pm Grades 3 & 4
  • 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm Grades 5 & 6

On July 25 there will be two Parent Academy and Volunteer In-services.  You can choose either 8:30 am or 6:00 pm and find out about the school rules, school safety, volunteering and more.  Please note that for safety reasons no visitors or volunteers are allowed on campus during the instructional day the first 2 weeks of school.  Visitors and volunteers will be allowed on campus beginning Monday, August 5.

 

May 27, 2019

Monday, May 27 – NO SCHOOL

This week we are celebrating all staff with a special recognition for our wonderful TEACHERS on Wednesday, May 29!  If you would like to show your appreciation for your child’s teacher you may want to consider reviewing the Gift Preferences List.  We LOVE our fabulous teachers!

Wednesday, May 29 6:00 pm is our PTA General Meeting.

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

Residency Verification continues this week on through Friday, May 31 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm with extended hours on Thursday, May 30 from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.  All students must prove residency before being placed on a class list for next school year.  Click Here for What to Bring. 

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!

Tuesday, June 4 Yearbooks Distributed and Signing
Wednesday, June 5 4:00 pm 6th Grade Promotion at Eastlake Church (No Balloons)
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!

July 22 First Day of School and Kindergarten Orientation.  School starts at 8:15 am and Kinder Orientation begins at 8:30 am.  Parent Curriculum Overview

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 is on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:00 pm.

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)

2019-20 School Calendar Year Round 

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


2019-20 School Calendar Year Round