August 14, 2022

(SSC) School Site Council- Elections

Thanks to all of the parents who expressed interest in being part of our School Site Council.  We have openings for 3 parents.  Please click on the link and select 3 people to represent our parent voice on the council.

https://forms.gle/iTmNtUobHHJrYVuF7

(ELAC) English Language Advisory Committee and (DELAC) District English Language Advisory Committee

ELAC is a school level elected committee of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school officials on English Learner programs and services.  If you are interested in being part of the committee please email krista.cardendas@cvesd.org 

Traffic Safety Tips

  • Please do NOT park in the drop off/ pick up zone
  • Do not double park
  • After school, it is a right turn only out of the parking lot
  • If you are coming onto campus in the morning, we need all adults to exit at 8:15 so that we can secure the campus for the safety of all students

PTA Volunteers Needed!

Looking for ways to support the PTA?  We are planning several events throughout the year and asking for volunteers to help with just one event!  What do you enjoy?  Is it our Mexican Fiesta? Book Fair?  Fun Run? Trunk or Treat? Winter Wonderland?  Please click on the link and volunteer for 1 event, give back the to school and your child’s education! https://camarenapta.org/volunteer-opportunities-survey/

Shake it up with Team Dance Every Friday (This is an outside provider)

Please click on the link for more information.

Camarena 2022 session 1 Flyer

Calendar of Events:

15-17- 4th Grade Field Trips- Health Station- select classes each day.  Make sure to turn in your permission slip!

16- DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00 @district office

18- Happy Birthday Ms. Swafford

18- B-LAC meeting 6:00 via zoom Zoom Meeting Link

19- School Spirit Day

23- School Picture Day

24- Kona Ice After School

26- School Spirit Day

30- School Picture Day for absent students

31- Happy Birthday Ms. Notarianni

September

1- Happy Birthday Ms. Lidstone and Ms. Torres

2- Happy Birthday Ms. Elaine Lopez and Ms. Lucas

5- School Holiday

6- Happy Birthday Ms. Stillie

6-9 Scholastic Book Fair (Volunteers Needed)

We are seeking parent volunteers to help run the book fair, reach out to camarenapta@gmail.com if available.

8- Happy Birthday Ms. Isbell and Ms. Ponce

9- Mexican Fiesta (Volunteers Needed)

14- School Board Meeting

15-22 Parent Teacher Conferences- Minimum Days- all students dismissed daily at 1:15

16- Red Carpet Assembly (Grades 3,4,5,6- Time TBD)

19- Happy Birthday Ms. Pickett

20- Happy Birthday Ms. Lopez-Solis

23- Red Carpet Assembly (Grades TK, K, 1, 2- Time TBD)

26-Oct 7 Fall Break (No School)

August 7, 2022

School Site Council- Members Needed

We need to elect THREE (3) parent representatives to Camarena’s School Site Council (SSC) for the 2022 – 2023 school year. The purpose of this council is to monitor the progress of our school plan, which includes the budgets to accompany it. Parent representatives provide valuable input concerning the curriculum and activities that expand the core curriculum assured by district categorical funding.

The School Site Council is an elected decision-making body for the school.

If you have the time and the interest to serve on the School Site Council (SSC), please complete the attached form and return to the school or email to krista.cardenas@cvesd.org. It is a wonderful opportunity to become very familiar with our school and help provide input into school-wide decision-making. This is a 2-year term. Sixth grade parents can serve only one year but may run in this election. If you are interested in having your name placed on the ballot, please fill out and return the information form below. This form needs to be completed and returned to the school office by Friday morning, August 12, 2022.  SSC meetings are held monthly; 3:00-4:00 pm and they will be in person with a virtual option.

SSC Interest Form

District Safety Forum

 

COVID

Cases of COVID have been on the rise in our community.  If you child has COVID symptoms, please keep them at home and test. This will help to stop the spread.

Report all positive tests on this positive home test form

Report all negative test here  after EXPOSURE

Campus Clinic questions:  support@campusclinic.org 

 

Front Office Deliveries

We are unable to deliver items to classrooms.  If a child forgets something at home we will not interrupt the learning of students and bring items to the classes.  We can place it in the teacher’s box, but there is no guarantee that the item will be picked up.

PTA

Please take time to support our amazing school by joining our PTA.

https://camarenapta.org/

Looking for ways to support the PTA?  We are planning several events throughout the year and asking for volunteers to help with just one event!  What do you enjoy?  Is it our Mexican Fiesta? Book Fair?  Fun Run? Trunk or Treat? Winter Wonderland?  Please click on the link and volunteer for 1 event, give back the to school and your child’s education! https://camarenapta.org/volunteer-opportunities-survey/

Calendar of Events:

9-17- 4th Grade Field Trips- Health Station- select classes each day.  Make sure to turn in your permission slip!

10- School Board Meeting 6:00

12- Spirit Day- “We are so BRIGHT we have to wear SHADES”!

16- DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00 @district office

18- Happy Birthday Ms. Swafford

19- School Spirit Day

23- School Picture Day

26- School Spirit Day

30- School Picture Day for absent students

31- Happy Birthday Ms. Notarianni

September

1- Happy Birthday Ms. Lidstone and Ms. Torres

2- Happy Birthday Ms. Elaine Lopez and Ms. Lucas

5- School Holiday

6- Happy Birthday Ms. Stillie

6-9 Scholastic Book Fair (Volunteers Needed)

We are seeking parent volunteers to help run the book fair, reach out to camarenapta@gmail.com if available.

8- Happy Birthday Ms. Isbell and Ms. Ponce

9- Mexican Fiesta (Volunteers Needed)

14- School Board Meeting

15-22 Parent Teacher Conferences- Minimum Days- all students dismissed daily at 1:15

16- Red Carpet Assembly (Grades 3,4,5,6- Time TBD)

19- Happy Birthday Ms. Pickett

20- Happy Birthday Ms. Lopez-Solis

23- Red Carpet Assembly (Grades TK, K, 1, 2- Time TBD)

26-Oct 7 Fall Break (No School)

Updated Schedule

 

July 31, 2022

Campus Clinic (COVID Testing)

All families should have received an email from register@campusclinic.org with the subject line “Welcome to Campus Clinic.” In this email will be a unique pin and a link to register. This email is important, as this year the email is where registration starts instead of last year where a link was required. The email is step 1 of the registration process.

If you would like to watch a video on the registration process, you can visit: https://campusclinic.org/how-to/ .

If you did not receive the link, check your Spam folder. If you are unable to find the email please contact support@campusclinic.org to have the email re-sent.

2021-2022 Yearbooks

We still have a few of our 2021-2022 school yearbooks for sale in the front office.  They are $50 cash only (please bring the correct amount).

Show Your School Spirit

Please use the link to order spirit wear for the 2022-2023 school year! https://enrique-s-camarena-elementary.myspreadshop.com/

Front Office Deliveries

We are unable to deliver items to classrooms.  If a child forgets something at home we will not interrupt the learning of students and bring items to the classes.  We can place it in the teacher’s box, but there is no guarantee that the item will be picked up.

PTA

Please take time to support our amazing school by joining our PTA.

https://camarenapta.org/

Safety

  • Do not drop off in the bus loop.
  • The back parking lot is for staff only.
  • After school when leaving the parking lot, it is a right turn only.
  • Do not park in the front loading zone.

Calendar of Events:

July

31- Happy Birthday Ms. Greenzweig

August

4- Smoothies for sale after school

6- Happy Birthday day Mr. Alvarado

9-17- 4th Grade Field Trips- Health Station- select classes each day.  Make sure to turn in your permission slip!

10- School Board Meeting 6:00

12- Spirit Day- “We are so BRIGHT we have to wear SHADES”!

16- DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00 @district office

18- Happy Birthday Ms. Swafford

19- School Spirit Day

23- School Picture Day

26- School Spirit Day

30- School Picture Day for absent students

31- Happy Birthday Ms. Notarianni

September

1- Happy Birthday Ms. Lidstone and Ms. Torres

2- Happy Birthday Ms. Elaine Lopez and Ms. Lucas

5- School Holiday

6- Happy Birthday Ms. Stillie

8- Happy Birthday Ms. Isbell and Ms. Ponce

9- Mexican Fiesta

 

July 24, 2022

PTA General Meeting Wednesday, July 27,2022

We will be hosting our first general PTA meeting on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 6:00 in our MPR.  Please join us and learn how you can get involved and support our school community. Check out their website for more information http://www.CamarenaPTA.org

Back To School Night Thursday, July 28, 2022

Please plan to join us on Thursday, July 28 for our parent/guardian Back To School Night!  This Thursday, our teachers will have a back to school session where they will discuss classroom expectations, requirements, procedures, curriculum, field trips and many more topics, so that we can all have a successful year.  Teacher may also have a “donation” board for additional items- what a GREAT way to support the learning for your child!

  • Session 1- Grades 1-3; 5:30pm-6:10pm
  • Session 2- Grades 4-6; 6:15pm-6:55pm

2021-2022 Yearbooks

We still have a few of our 2021-2022 school yearbooks for sale in the front office.  They are $50 cash only (please bring the correct amount).

Show Your School Spirit

Please use the link to order spirit wear for the 2022-2023 school year! https://enrique-s-camarena-elementary.myspreadshop.com/

Classroom Volunteers

To help classrooms establish new routines and procedures, volunteers will not be permitted until August 1, 2022.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in volunteering at school.  The State Public Health Officer Order of August 11, 2021 requires that all K-12 workers, including volunteers and contractors, provide proof of full vaccination (completion of the initial vaccination series) or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. Volunteers also need proof of a TB within the last 4 years, current ID, and fingerprinting (if planning to volunteer more than 2 days a week).

Military Families

Did you know we have Military and Family Life counseling services are available on campus?

Ms. Sienna, our Military and Family Life Counselor, is serving our military families again this year! The military counselors provide short-term, non-medical counseling to support military students through difficult adjustments, such as deployments, and improve your child’s emotional well being by engaging in fun, interactive activities in individual, group, and parent group sessions. Please ask your teacher for a permission slip today or call for more information at 619-214-2143.

Kindergarten and TK special schedule:

Please see the dates and times below.  Wednesday, July 27, kindergarten and TK will start full day.

  • Monday, July 25- 8:15-1:15
  • Tuesday, July 26- 8:15-1:15
  • Wednesday, July 27- TK/K follow regular school schedule (2:45 dismissal)- TK/K parents need to pick up students at the classrooms.  Gates will be open in the afternoon.  Please do not park in the drop off/pick up lane.

Reminders

  • Safety is everyone’s responsibility!  Please follow all procedures we have in place
  • We have adjusted a few times with lunch and recess, please see the updated schedule
  • At dismissal, it is a right turn only out of the parking lot
  • Dogs are not allowed on campus.  If you are incorporating a dog walk on the way to school, please stop at the corner of the campus.
  • The office does not have the capacity to deliver items.  We will not be able to deliver homework, jackets, lunches, etc.

Calendar of Events:

July

24- Happy Birthday Ms. Marcial

25- August 2- 5th Grade Field Trips- Hydro Station- select classes each day. Make sure to turn in your permission slips!

27- Please join us for our first general PTA meeting for ALL families! 6:00-7:00 in the MPR

28- Back to School Night for grades 1-6.  Come and learn about your child’s new class.  Teachers will be here to discuss classroom/grade level expectations, curriculum, and many more important topics so we can have a successful partnership for your child.

  • Session 1- Grades 1-3; 5:30pm-6:10pm
  • Session 2- Grades 4-6; 6:15pm-6:55pm

29- School spirit day

31- Happy Birthday Ms. Greenzweig

August

6- Happy Birthday day Mr. Alvarado

9-17- 4th Grade Field Trips- Health Station- select classes each day.  Make sure to turn in your permission slip!

10- School Board Meeting 6:00

12- Spirit Day- “We are so BRIGHT we have to wear SHADES”!

18- Happy Birthday Ms. Swafford

19- School Spirit Day

23- School Picture Day

26- School Spirit Day

30- School Picture Day for absent students

31- Happy Birthday Ms. Notarianni

July 17, 2022

Please scroll down if you didn’t read last week’s blog!

Proof of Residency

If you received a call or email about incomplete residency, it is probably because something wasn’t uploaded correctly.  Any proof of residency with a bill has to be dated May 20th or later.  Please resubmit in the portal or come by the office between 8:00-3:30.  If verification is incomplete, students will NOT show on the class assignments that will be posted on Tuesday @4:00 (3:00 for TK/Kinder).

First Day of School is: July 20, 2022 @ 8:15 for ALL students.  First day is a minimum day with Kinder and TK releasing at 10:00, grades 1-6 release at 1:15. Bring your teacher a flower!

Students will line up outside of their class on the first day of school.

On the first day of school grades 1-6 please plan to drop your child off at his/her class and then join us in the MPR for the School Year Kick-Off with PTA and administration from 8:20-9:00am.  Kindergarten and TK parents please join us in the MPR at 9:00!

Kindergarten and TK special schedule for the first week:

The first 5 days of kindergarten and TK are early release days.  Please see the dates and times below.  Wednesday, July 27, kindergarten and TK will start full day.

  • Wednesday, July 20– 8:15-10:00
  • Thursday, July 21– 8:15-1:15
  • Friday, July 22– 8:15-1:15
  • Monday, July 25- 8:15-1:15
  • Tuesday, July 26- 8:15-1:15

Safety

Schools are a safe place but we need your help.  I know pickup and drop off can be frustrating times but remember we are moving 950 students every day and need to make sure they are safe!  Little eyes are always watching you, so make sure you are following the safety protocols and using the crosswalk at all times.  If you plan to walk your child onto the campus, you must park in an assigned spaces.  Please do not park in the pickup/drop off zone in front of the school.

  • Use crosswalk at all times
  • Do not park in the pickup/drop off zone
  • Do not park or drop off in the bus zone.  This area is only for busses.
  • Back gate will close at 8:15.  We will not hold it open.
  • Student cells phones must be turned off and put away upon entrance through the gates.  Adults are around and every class has a phone.
  • We will have a Monday Morning Assembly every Monday (or first day of the week) instead of the Friday morning assembly.
  • Everyone must have a picture ID to pick up a child from school.  If a family member or friend will be picking up your child, they need to be on the contact sheet and bring an ID.

School Spirit wear-  Please use the link to order spirit wear for the 2022-2023 school year! https://enrique-s-camarena-elementary.myspreadshop.com/

COVID test pick up

In anticipation of the start of the school year on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, our site has received COVID-19 testing kits for students. We will be distributing the kits to families on July 19 from 4:00-6:00. We are strongly encouraging parents to test your student on Tuesday or Wednesday morning prior to students returning to campus. If students test positive, please make sure you keep them home to avoid exposure to other students and staff. Testing is NOT required, but highly encouraged.

Calendar of Events:

July

19- Class placements grades 1-6 posted in front of school at 4:00pm (Kindergarten will be posted at 3:00 in the Kindergarten courtyard). COVID test pick up from 4:00-6:00.

20- First Day of School- Minimum Day (Release 10:00 for K/TK; 1:15 for grades 1-6). Bring your teacher a flower! Tears and Cheers gathering 8:15 for parents with students in grades 1-6, 9:00 for parents with kinder and TK students.

22- Spirit Day, minimum day (Everyone released at 1:15)

23- Community Expo 9:00am-1:00pm @ the district office

24- Happy Birthday Ms. Marcial

25- August 2- 5th Grade Field Trips- Hydro Station- select classes each day. Make sure to turn in your permission slips!

27- Please join us for our first general PTA meeting for ALL families! 6:00-7:00 in the MPR

28- Back to School Night for grades 1-6.  Come and learn about your child’s new class.  Teachers will be here to discuss classroom/grade level expectations, curriculum, and many more important topics so we can have a successful partnership for your child.

  • Session 1- Grades 1-3; 5:30pm-6:10pm
  • Session 2- Grades 4-6; 6:15pm-6:55pm

29- School spirit day

August

1-12 School wide COLOR Days to support kindergarten learning!  More information to come!

6- Happy Birthday day Mr. Alvarado

9-17- 4th Grade Field Trips- Health Station- select classes each day.  Make sure to turn in your permission slip!

12- Spirit Day- “We are so BRIGHT we have to wear SHADES”!

18- Happy Birthday Ms. Miller

19- School Spirit Day

23- School Picture Day

26- School Spirit Day

30- School Picture Day for absent students

31- Happy Birthday Ms. Notarianni

July 11, 2022

Welcome Back!

Just a few reminders as you enjoy your last days of summer break!

School Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:15-2:45, Friday (and other minimum days) 8:15-1:15

Camarena School Hours 2022-2023

First Day of School is: July 20, 2022 @ 8:15 for ALL students.  First day is a minimum day with Kinder and TK releasing at 10:00, grades 1-6 release at 1:15.

Class assignments for grades 1-6 will be posted in front of the school on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 4:00pm.  Kindergarten class assignments will be posted Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 3:00 in the kindergarten courtyard.  The campus will be unlocked until 8:00pm so that you can walk the campus and find the classroom.

Students will line up outside of their class on the first day of school.  After the first day of school, students will line up in assigned areas on the blacktop.  TK will line up outside of their classroom.

On the first day of school grades 1-6 please plan to drop your child off at his/her class and then join us in the MPR for the School Year Kick-Off with PTA and administration from 8:20-9:00am

Kindergarten and TK special schedule for the first week:

  • Tuesday, July 19– Special Kindergarten/TK orientation from 3:00-4:00.  This is a parent/guardian event only.  Please do not bring students. There will not be childcare for this parent only orientation.  Kindergarten class list will be posted in the kindergarten courtyard at 3:00.
  • Wednesday, July 20– Students and parents will report straight the classroom.  Teachers will open classes at 8:15 and have a welcome from 8:15-9:00.  At 9:00, please join us in the MPR for a special presentation by PTA and administration.  Students will end the day at 10:00.
  • Thursday, July 21– Kindergarten will line up on the blacktop (TK will line up outside of their classroom) Teachers will pick up students on the blacktop at 8:15 where parents will wave goodbye.  This will be the first day students will eat lunch at school.  Students will be dismissed at 1:15.
  • Friday, July 22– Kindergarten will line up on the blacktop (TK will line up outside of their classroom) Teachers will pick up students on the blacktop at 8:15 where parents will wave goodbye. Students will be dismissed at 1:15.

Camarena Parent and Student Handbook 2022-2023

2022-23 School Calendar CVESD

First Day Flowers

A long standing tradition is to bring your teacher a flower on the first day of school.  Flowers have been used throughout history to convey all of our emotions and feelings, as well as symbolizing the beauty in starting a new year!  Each child can bring one flower to his/her teacher.  The flowers are then put together (just like a class) to create a beautiful bouquet!

Calendar of Events:

July

19- Class placements grades 1-6 posted in front of school at 4:00pm (Kindergarten will be posted at 3:00 in the Kindergarten courtyard)

20- First Day of School- Minimum Day (Release 10:00 for K/TK; 1:15 for grades 1-6)

22- Spirit Day, minimum day (Everyone released at 1:15)

23- Community Expo 9:00am-1:00pm @ the district office

28- Back to School Night for grades 1-6; 5:30pm- 6:55pm

  • Session 1- Grades 1-3; 5:30pm-6:10pm
  • Session 2- Grades 4-6; 6:15pm-6:55pm