September 18, 2022

Attendance Matters! Be here and on time!

Being absent has lasting impact on your child’s future.  Please make every effort to attend school on time daily.  We understand if your child is sick, otherwise they need to attend.  Did you know that students attend school 180 days a year?  That means the are “off” 185 days.  Please plan accordingly.

DI T-Shirts for Sale

We are excited to introduce the NEW Dual Immersion T-Shirt for our school community!  By purchasing a shirt and wearing it on spirit days, you not only show school pride, but also help to support our DI program.  Please click in the link, open the QR code, fill out the form, and bring $20 cash to a grade level DI teacher.  You will be notified when shirts arrive.  Last day to order will be October 14, 2022.

Camarena_Elem_MX-4071_Scans@cvesd.org_20220914_093033

School-wide Expectations

We ask that all students, staff, and community follow our 3 school-wide expectations

Be Safe- Be Respectful- Be Responsible

Congratulations to Ms. Sanchez’s class, Ms. Marcial’s class, Ms. Mena’s class, Ms. Flores’s class, and Ms. Elsmore’s class for earning 10 class ROBO Rockstar tickets and a popsicle party!  Keep up the great work with following expectations.

BAC- Budget Advisory Committee (This is for the district)

If you are interested in serving on the district BAC and can attend the following meetings, please email me at jason.soileau@cvesd.org and I can sign up you to represent Camarena. Meeting are at 6:00 at the district office.

October 26

November 16

January 25

February 22

March 15

April 26

May 25

Fall Break

Fall break will start on Monday, September 26 and continue through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is  a minimum day with dismissal at 1:15.  We hope every takes time to enjoy family and the wonderful area will live.

Stay up-to-date with District and School Social Media

Fiesta has been rescheduled for November 4, 2022

Calendar of Events:

19- Happy Birthday Ms. Pickett

20- Happy Birthday Ms. Lopez-Solis

23- Spirit Day- Twins

23- Red Carpet Assembly in the MPR (Grades TK and K @8:30, Grades 1 and 2 @9:30) This assembly is for students and families that are receiving recognition.  The classroom teacher will notify parents if your child is being recognized.

26-Oct 7 Fall Break (No School)

28- Happy Birthday Ms. Marroquin

29- Happy Birthday Ms. Antlitz

OCTOBER

1- Happy Birthday Mr. Soileau and Ms. Demchuk

3- Happy Birthday Ms. Tsutsumi

4- Happy Birthday Ms. Rutledge

8- Happy Birthday Ms. Cleator

10- Happy Birthday Ms. Ingco

11- Students return (minimum day- all students dismissed at 1:15)

11-14- Boo Grams for Sale

14- Last Day to order the new DI shirt

14- School Spirit Day (Wear Robo Gear or school colors)

15- Happy Birthday Ms. Trinidad

16- Happy Birthday Ms. Jarvis and Ms. Corrales

17- Happy Birthday Ms. Garcia and Ms. Margetts

17- The Great Shake Out- Earthquake Drill

17- SSC meeting 3:00

19- School Board Meeting 6:00

20- CVESD Celebrations 130 years @Hedenkamp 5:00

21- Happy Birthday Ms. Escobedo

21- School Spirit Day

24- Happy Birthday Ms. De la Torre

24-28 Red Ribbon Week

28- Happy Birthday Ms. Esparza

28- Trunk or Treat (Volunteers Needed!)

 

 

September 11, 2022

Attendance Matters! Be here and on time!

School attendance is a powerful predictor of student outcomes. In fact, irregular attendance can be a better predictor of whether students will drop out of school before graduation than test scores, according to the US Department of Education.

The correlation between attendance and dropout rates has important ramifications that go beyond the classroom. Compared to their peers who graduate, students who fail to complete their high school education are more likely to live in poverty, suffer poor health, and become involved in the criminal justice system.

Fall Break

Fall break will start on Monday, September 26 and continue through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is  a minimum day with dismissal at 1:15.  We hope every takes time to enjoy family and the wonderful area will live.

Lockdown Drill

On Monday, September 12 we will be conducting a lockdown drill. Lockdown drills, as well as secure campus, and shelter-in-place drills are required by the Chula Vista Elementary School District.  Fire, earthquake and bus evacuation drills are required by the State of California.  We take these drills seriously, as we know that it is in practicing that we are better able to respond should a real emergency happen.

It is regrettable that we must plan and practice for such possible occurrences, but, in light of tragedies on other school campuses, such drills are essential for the safety of our children

Please discuss the seriousness of such drills with your child.  Working together we can ensure that the educational process continues in the safe, uninterrupted environment that our children deserve.

Thank you to everyone who signed up to “Stock the Lounge” during conferences!

Parent/Teacher conferences are September 15-22.  Did you know that during PTC time, many teachers work up to 10 hours a day with little more than a 30 minute lunch break?  Some of our staff start holding conferences before school, then teach your children, then hold conference after school.  During this week our staff continues to provide engaging instruction and meet with every family in our school community.  It’s almost like the 9th inning of a baseball game!  I am asking for donations so we can “Stock the Lounge”  with grab and go snacks- like at a ballgame! Please drop off the items in the front office before September 15th.  Thank You for supporting our staff of over 90 employees.  The entire sign up was filled within 24 hours, if you didn’t sign up to bring something, its OK- we will have more opportunities throughout the year.

Calendar of Events:

12- Lockdown Drill

13- DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00

14- Kona Ice after school

14- School Board Meeting

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

16- Red Carpet Assembly in the MPR (Grades 3 and 4 @8:30, Grades 5 and 6 @9:30)  This assembly is for students and families that are receiving recognition.  You will be notified if your child is being recognized.

19- Happy Birthday Ms. Pickett

20- Happy Birthday Ms. Lopez-Solis

23- Spirit Day- Twins

23- Red Carpet Assembly in the MPR (Grades TK and K @8:30, Grades 1 and 2 @9:30) This assembly is for students and families that are receiving recognition.  The classroom teacher will notify parents if your child is being recognized.

26-Oct 7 Fall Break (No School)

28- Happy Birthday Ms. Marroquin

29- Happy Birthday Ms. Antlitz

OCTOBER

1- Happy Birthday Mr. Soileau and Ms. Demchuk

3- Happy Birthday Ms. Tsutsumi

4- Happy Birthday Ms. Rutledge

8- Happy Birthday Ms. Cleator

10- Happy Birthday Ms. Ingco

14- School Spirit Day (Wear Robo Gear or school colors)

11- Students return (minimum day- all students dismissed at 1:15)

September 4, 2022

(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 

Fiesta is HERE and EVERYONE is invited!

Plan to join our entire school community on Friday, September 9 from 3:00-6:00!  We will have food, fun, music, and performances by all of our DI students!  Food vendors will be CASH only.  This is our biggest fundraiser for our DI program so plan on a fun evening of food and entertainment. We are still looking for volunteers to help set up and take down.

Attendance Matters! Be here and on time!

Book Fair ends Friday Morning! NO CASH accepted!

Get Ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is in full swing! Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.
Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place until Friday MORNING, September 9th in the MPR.
This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Book Fair is open daily before and after school.  Unfortunately, due to lack of volunteers, it isn’t open during the school day
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/enriquecamarenaelementary

Free and Reduced Price Meals

Did you know that every student in Chula Vista Elementary School District is able to receive free breakfast and lunch everyday?  That’s right!  Every “Robo Griffin” has the opportunity to have a free breakfast (7:30-8:00) and lunch daily, but we do need your help.  You should have received a GREEN application for free/reduced priced meals this week.  It is crucial to our school funding to get back as many forms as possible, even if you don’t qualify.  Please take the time to complete the form and return to your child’s teacher.  Every student is eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch this year no matter what is identified on the green form.

Traffic Reminders

  • Our student safety patrol started this week!  Please be mindful and respectful when they are giving directions.  They are student community workers trying to support the safety of ALL students.
  • We are still seeing parents drop off in the bus loop.  This is NOT safe and NOT allowed.
  • After school from 2:45-3:00 there is NO LEFT TURN.  Please obey the posted traffic signs for the safety of our students.

Safety Update from CVESD

LET’S TALK SAFETY NEWSLETTER – Aug 26 2022 ENG

Fall Break

Fall break will start on Monday, September 26 and continue through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is  a minimum day with dismissal at 1:15.  We hope every takes time to enjoy family and the wonderful area will live.

Calendar of Events:

5- School Holiday (No School)

6-9 Scholastic Book Fair (No cash accepted)

6- Happy Birthday Ms. Stillie

8- Happy Birthday Ms. Roman, Ms. Isbell and Ms. Ponce

8- PTA Executive Board Meeting 6:00

9- Happy Birthday Ms. Abuyo

9- Mexican Fiesta 3:00-6:00 Everyone is invited, with special performances by all of our DI classes! Let’s bring our community together to celebrate!  Food will be available for CASH purchase from local vendors.

12- SSC Meeting 3:00

13- DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00

14- School Board Meeting

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

16- Red Carpet Assembly in the MPR (Grades 3 and 4 @8:30, Grades 5 and 6 @9:30)  This assembly is for students and families that are receiving recognition.  The classroom teacher will notify parents if your child is being recognized.

19- Happy Birthday Ms. Pickett

20- Happy Birthday Ms. Lopez-Solis

23- Spirit Day- Twins

23- Red Carpet Assembly in the MPR (Grades TK and K @8:30, Grades 1 and 2 @9:30) This assembly is for students and families that are receiving recognition.  The classroom teacher will notify parents if your child is being recognized.

26-Oct 7 Fall Break (No School)

28- Happy Birthday Ms. Marroquin

29- Happy Birthday Ms. Antlitz

OCTOBER

11- Students return (minimum day- all students dismissed at 1:15)

PTA needs YOU!

August 28, 2022

(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 

Attendance Matters! Be here and on time!

When children are absent from school, they miss out on consistent instruction that is needed to develop basic skills. Children in early grades are particularly susceptible to falling behind in fundamental reading skills, which can have a snowball effect that impacts future learning.

Book Fair starts on Thursday! NO CASH accepted!

Get Ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.
Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from Tuesday September 1st thru Friday morning, September 9th in the MultiPurpose Room (MPR):
This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/enriquecamarenaelementary
The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!

Safety Reminders

  • Campus is secured at 8:15 for the safety of your child.
  • All gates are closed and locked at 8:15 daily.
  • If you are using the back gate, it will be locked at 8:15, so if you are still on campus, you will need to exit through the front.
  • Parents are not allowed on campus after 8:15 unless you are volunteering
  • There is no pick up or drop off in the bus loop.
  • Please be mindful of staff parking.
  • Use caution and obey the traffic rules on campus.
  • No parking in the pick up/drop off lane in front of the school.
  • Always bring you ID onto campus

Volunteer Agreement Paperwork

We welcome volunteers on campus.  Please make sure you have completed the following so that you can volunteer at school.

  • Volunteer agreement form
  • Current TB test (required every 4 years)
  • COVID vaccine card or a negative test within two days of volunteering
  • Current ID
  • Fingerprinting if volunteering more than 2 days a week

All forms and paperwork can be check on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS

Free and Reduced Price Meals

Did you know that every student in Chula Vista Elementary School District is able to receive free breakfast and lunch everyday?  That’s right!  Every “Robo Griffin” has the opportunity to have a free breakfast (7:30-8:00) and lunch daily, but we do need your help.  You should have received a GREEN application for free/reduced priced meals this week.  It is crucial to our school funding to get back as many forms as possible, even if you don’t qualify.  Please take the time to complete the form and return to your child’s teacher.  Every student is eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch this year no matter what is identified on the green form.

Calendar of Events:

29- School Site Council Meeting 3:00

30- School Picture Day for absent students

31- Happy Birthday Ms. Notarianni

September

1- Happy Birthday Ms. Lidstone and Ms. Torres

1- Scholastic Book Fair Opens-We are seeking parent volunteers to help run the book fair, reach out to camarenapta@gmail.com if available.

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

2- School Spirit Day (Wear school gear or colors)

5- School Holiday (No School)

6- Happy Birthday Ms. Stillie

8- Happy Birthday Ms. Roman, Ms. Isbell and Ms. Ponce

8- PTA Executive Board Meeting 6:00

9- Happy Birthday Ms. Abuyo

9- Mexican Fiesta 3:00-6:00 Everyone is invited, with special performances by all of our DI classes! Let’s bring our community together to celebrate!

 

 

12- SSC Meeting 3:00

13- DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00

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- Spirit Day- Twins

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

26-Oct 7 Fall Break (No School)

28- Happy Birthday Ms. Marroquin

29- Happy Birthday Ms. Antlitz

August 21, 2022

SSC

Congratulations to Erika Battaglia, Elisama Chaves, and Adolfo Galdamez for being elected to our SSC.  They will serve two years as our community representation and support the school with value input on programming and budgets.

(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 

Coaches Needed!

Want a fun way to give back to our students?  Become a coach!  We are looking for adults to coach our flag football, kickball, and volleyball teams.  Please email gerardo.morales@cvesd.org

 

 

Calendar of Events:

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 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