February 25, 2019

Wednesday, February 27 6:00 pm is our PTA General Meeting and elections for our PTA Board for the next school year. There are still open positions for Recording Secretary and Vice-President for the 2019 – 2020 school year or you can make nominations from the floor for the other positions.  If you are a PTA member, please come out and vote.

Friday, March 1 8:30 am – ELAC Meeting in the YMCA Room

Friday, March 1 at 6:00 pm – Family Movie Night POSTPONED

Last chance to order the Yearbook ONLINE.  ID Code is 11825819.  Soft Cover $37.00 and Hard Cover $42.00.  If you prefer to pay by check please note that the school is not responsible for checks or cash that are lost or stolen.  Make checks out to Lifetouch.  Order Deadline: MARCH 1, 2019.

The week of March 4 Camarena will be celebrating Read Across America.   

Thought Exchange is coming March 4 you will have the opportunity to tell us your thoughts about our funding priorities, programs, and more.  Learn more about Thought Exchange from the informational video on the right side of this blog.

2019 Camarena Boys Basketball Schedule
Camarena Girls Basketball Schedule 2019

Monday, March 4 – 8 Scholastics Bookfair
Monday, March 4 3:00 pm School Site Council Meeting
Thursday, March 7 1:30 pm PEACE RUN Event
Friday, March 8 Awards Assemblies – K-2 8:30 am and 3-6 9:30 am
Wednesday, March 13 6:00 pm Dual Immersion Parent Information Night
Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 pm Camarena Variety Show

March 14 – 21 Parent/Teacher Conferences and Minimum Day Schedule:  
Kindergarten 1:00 pm Dismissal
1st – 6th 1:15 pm Dismissal


March 25 – April 5 NO SCHOOL

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February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18 NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

Congratulations to the following first place winners who will represent Camarena at the District Speech Competition!
4th Grade – Maggie Fischer
5th Grade –  Luke Ducich
6th Grade – Andrew Rafal

Wednesday, February 20 Kindergarten Registration begins (by appointment only).  Children who turn 5 on or before September 1 are eligible for Kindergarten.

Friday, February 22 is the last day to support our Student Council sponsored service project Pennies for Patients.

Yearbook Pre-sales are now available ONLINE.  The Yearbook ID Code is 11825819.  Soft Cover is $37.00 and Hard Cover is $42.00.  If you prefer to pay by check please note that the school is not responsible for checks or cash that are lost or stolen.  Make checks out to Lifetouch.  Order Deadline: MARCH 1, 2019.

The week of March 4 Camarena will be celebrating Read Across America.   

Thought Exchange is Coming Soon!  Beginning March 4 you will have the opportunity to tell us your thoughts about our funding priorities, programs, and more.  Learn more about Thought Exchange from the informational video on the right side of this blog.

PTA is still looking for a Recording Secretary and Vice-President for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  If you are interested or want more information contact the school office 619-591-5500.

2019 Camarena Boys Basketball Schedule
Camarena Girls Basketball Schedule 2019

Wednesday, February 27 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Thursday, March 7 1:30 pm PEACE RUN Event
Wednesday, March 13 6:00 pm Dual Immersion Parent Information Night

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February 11, 2019

Tuesday, February 12 Spring Picture Day.

Tuesday, February 12 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Friday, February 15 NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 18 NO SCHOOL

Yearbook Pre-sales are now available ONLINE.  The Yearbook ID Code is 11825819.  Soft Cover is $37.00 and Hard Cover is $42.00.  Order Deadline: MARCH 1, 2019.

Now through February 22 support our Student Council sponsored service project Pennies for Patients.

Kindergarten Registration Enrollment Packets are now available.  Kindergarten Registration and New Registrations begin Wednesday, February 20, by appointment beginning at 7:00 am Children who turn 5 on or before September 1 are eligible for Kindergarten.

Thought Exchange is Coming Soon!  Beginning March 4 you will have the opportunity to tell us your thoughts about our funding priorities, programs, and more.  Learn more about Thought Exchange from the informational video on the right side of this blog.

CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance) Parent letter was sent home on Friday for students in grades 3-6.

PTA is still looking for a Recording Secretary and Vice-President for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  If you are interested or want more information contact the school office 619-591-5500.

2019 Camarena Boys Basketball Schedule
Camarena Girls Basketball Schedule 2019

Wednesday, February 27 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Thursday, March 7 1:30 pm PEACE RUN Event
Wednesday, March 13 6:00 pm Dual Immersion Parent Information Night

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2019-20 School Calendar Year Round 

February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Monday, February 4 – 22  Pennies for Patients
Wednesday, February 6 Kindergarten Registration Enrollment Packets will be available.  Kindergarten Registration and New Registrations begin Wednesday, February 20, by appointment beginning at 7:00 am.  Children who turn 5 on or before September 1 are eligible for Kindergarten.
Friday, February 8 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friendship Dance

Valentine Grams go on sale this week and all grams are due by Friday, February 8.  Valentine Grams are $1.00.

PTA needs a recording secretary and vice-president for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  If you are interested or want more information contact the school office 619-591-5500.

2019 Camarena Boys Basketball Schedule
Camarena Girls Basketball Schedule 2019

Tuesday, February 12 Spring Pictures
Tuesday, February 12 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Friday, February 15 NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 18 NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, February 27 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Thursday, March 7 1:30 pm PEACE RUN Event
Wednesday, March 13 6:00 pm Dual Immersion Parent Information Night

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January 28, 2019

Friday, February 1 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.

Friday, February 1 Wear RED Day and Healthy HEART Challenge Event (Donations are due February 8). Download the free APP Kids Heart Challenge OR go online at Camarena’s Heart Hero Page .  You can earn a free glow in  the dark bracelet just for registering and our school can also earn PE/Recess Equipment! Just send 10 emails or ecards today!

Students interested in participating and auditioning for the Camarena Variety Show must complete and submit the application to their teacher or the school office no later than Friday, February 1.

Congratulations to the following students who will be advancing to the District Spelling Bee:
Kindergarten: 1st place – Isis Fontenot, 2nd place – Valerie Tran
First Grade: 1st place – Aaden Bertrand, 2nd place – Noa Dumaplin
Second Grade: 1st place – Griffin Weishaar, 2nd place – Michael Benoza
Third Grade: 1st place – Pia Clavillas, 2nd place – Jasir Fontenot
Fourth Grade: 1st place – Jania Angeles, 2nd place – Kaleb Pia
Fifth Grade: 1st place – Pierre Clavillas, 2nd place – Luke Ducich
Sixth Grade: 1st place – Ava Jacinto, 2nd place – Elizabeth Bromley

Congratulations to Mr. Collins our Music Teacher who won a $4,000 grant to support our school Digital Music Program!

PTA needs a recording secretary and vice-president for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  If you are interested or want more information contact the school office 619-591-5500.

Kindergarten Registration and New Registrations begin Wednesday, February 20, by appointment beginning at 7:00 am.  Kindergarten Registration Enrollment packets for the 2019-2020 school year will be available beginning Monday, February 6 – appointments for February 20 may be scheduled when you pick up your registration packet.  Children who turn 5 on or before September 1 are eligible for Kindergarten.  Children who turn 5 after September 1 but before December 2 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten.  For more information on Enrollment visit https://www.cvesd.org/parents/welcome_to_enrollment.

4th Grade / NAEP  Some 4th Grade Students will be Participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Tuesday, February 5. To learn more click here NAEP Informational Video.

Free Soccer Clinic Feb. 8, 22, March 8, 15, April 26, May 31 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Team Dance – Jazzercise classes start February 8.

Monday, February 4 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Monday, February 4 – 22 Pennies for Patients
Friday, February 8 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friendship Dance
Tuesday, February 12 Spring Picture Day
Tuesday, February 12 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Friday, February 15 NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 18 NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, February 27 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Thursday, March 7 1:30 pm PEACE RUN Event
Wednesday, March 13 6:00 pm Dual Immersion Parent Information Night

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January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21 – NO SCHOOL in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, January 23 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg. – 5th grade students will be performing on the percussion instruments that PTA purchased for the music program.

Friday, January 25 3:00 pm Peace Run Planning Mtg.

Saturday, January 26 – School Spelling Bee 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Our school has officially started the Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) with the American Heart Association. Download the free APP Kids Heart Challenge OR go online at Camarena’s Heart Hero Page .  You can earn a free glow in  the dark bracelet just for registering and our school can also earn PE/Recess Equipment! Just send 10 emails or ecards today!

  • Our school’s Kids Heart Challenge event is February 1st! Wear Red!
  • Donations are due February 8th!

4th Grade / NAEP  Some 4th Grade Students will be Participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Tuesday, February 5. To learn more about NAEP, please visit the following links:

Friendly Reminders:
We do not make deliveries to students during the school day.  If you wish to deliver something to your child you may do so during their recess or lunch times only.  Students will not be pulled out of class during instructional time.

For everyone’s safety students are not allowed to play on the play structures, use kindergarten bikes and equipment, or run around, etc. during arrival and dismissal.

2019 Camarena Boys Basketball Schedule

Fitkids classes start the week of January 22.

Adolescent Growth Education (AGE) Parent Preview Information meeting will be held at the District Office on January 28.

Heartlight Dance Classes will begin January 31.

Free Soccer Clinic Feb. 8 & 22, March 8 & 15, April 26, May 31 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Team Dance – Jazzercise classes start February 8.

On March 7 Camarena will be part of a Worldwide Relay – PEACE RUN. The Peace Torch has been carried to over 150 countries and carried by Pope Francis, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and more.  If you would like to be a part of the planning for this event there will be a meeting on Friday, January 25 at 3:00 pm in the library.


Friday, February 1 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
Friday, February 1 JUMP ROPE for HEART Event
Monday, February 4 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Friday, February 8 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friendship Dance
Tuesday, February 12 Spring Picture Day
Tuesday, February 12 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Friday, February 15 NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 18 NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, February 27 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.

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

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Transportation Registration Information

*2018-19 School Calendar

January 14, 2019

Welcome back Robogriffins!  I hope you had an amazing break with friends and family!  The staff and I look forward to seeing you all!

Monday, January 14 – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 15 – Students Return and it is a Minimum Day (Dismissal for K – 1:00 pm and all other students 1:15 pm) Please inform those picking up your child.

  • Rainy Day Schedule – Please note the following procedures in the event of rain during arrival and dismissal.
  • Arrival – Students in grades Kinder and First report to the auditorium.  All other students report directly to their classrooms and wait nicely for their teacher.
  • Dismissal – Students may be picked up at their classrooms.

A Friendly Reminder:  We do not make deliveries to students during the school day.  If you wish to deliver something to your child you may do so during their recess or lunch times only.  Students will not be pulled out of class during instructional time.

Adolescent Growth Education (AGE)  Parent Preview Information meeting will be held at the District Office on January 28.

Heartlight Dance Classes will begin January 31.

Mark your Calendar! On March 7 Camarena will be part of a Worldwide Relay – PEACE RUN. The Peace Torch has been carried to over 150 countries and carried by Pope Francis, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and more.


Monday, January 21 – NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, January 23 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Saturday, January 26 – School Spelling Bee 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Friday, February 1 9:00 am ELAC Mtg.
Friday, February 1 JUMP ROPE for HEART Event
Monday, February 4 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Friday, February 8 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friendship Dance
Tuesday, February 12 Spring Picture Day
Tuesday, February 12 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Friday, February 15 NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 18 NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, February 27 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.

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

camarena-calendar-of-events-18-19 Rev. 11-26-18

Transportation Registration Information

*2018-19 School Calendar