January 20, 2020

Monday, January 20 NO SCHOOL in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Friday, January 24 at 8:30 am Dr. Mclaren will provide and inservice on “How to Help Your Child with Reading”.  The inservice will be in the YMCA room.

Saturday, January 25 is the Camarena Spelling Bee.  For more information contact lee.lidstone@cvesd.org.

Yearbooks go on sale Tuesday, January 21! Pre-sales will run until Feb. 28 . Our pre-sale price is $36.00 and will increase to $50.00 after that. All sales will end March 20 and must be completed online.  Click here for more information.

PTA is now looking for nominees for next year’s PTA Board.  The following positions are open:

  • Elected positions- President, Executive VP, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Historian
  • Appointed Positions/Volunteers- Corresponding Secretary, Parliamentarian, Membership Chair, Winter Wonderland Chair and Book Fair chair. 
  • To nominate/volunteer please contact Megan @ mmodonohoe@yahoo.com
  • Nominating report will be presented on Jan 24 @ 1:30. 

Soccer Shots Registration Form for next session.

2020/21 Registration for Kindergarteners who will turn 5-years-old on or before September 1 and new students in grades 1st through 6th will begin on February 19th . Packets will be available in the school office beginning February 5th.

The Chula Vista Elementary School District, the San Diego County Fair and Magic 92.5 FM will launch a Student Attendance Campaign on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 through May 4, 2020.   Each student who has perfect attendance during the contest period will receive one free ticket to the San Diego County Fair!

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Monday, February 3 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
  • February 6 & 7 2nd Grade Wax Museum
  • Friday, February 7 – Kids Heart Challenge
  • Friday, February 7 8:30 am 4-6 Grade Camarena Speech Competition
  • Friday, February 7 – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friendship Dance
  • Friday, February 14 and Monday February 17 NO SCHOOL – President’s Holiday
  • Friday, February 21 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
  • Monday February 24 – Spring Picture Day
  • Wednesday February 26 – 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
  • Friday, February 28 – Military Families Robo-Bootcamp 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Camarena Spirit Wear is available for purchase! Order Here.

“How to Support your Language Learner at Home” is the next parent at the CVESD district office located at 84 E. J Street. The training will be January 21 in room C at 11:00 am – 11:45. It is free.

The School District is also offering a preview on January 27 of the Adolescent Growth Education (AGE) program taught to students in grades 4 – 6. For more information contact the school district at 619-425-9600.

Garden Cleanup Project – If you would like to support our school garden click the link for more information.  Thank you to everyone who has come out to help so far.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS AND  PROGRAMS

School Hours and Daily Schedule 2019-2020
Camarena Calendar of Events 2019-2020
District Year Round Calendar 2019-2020

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

January 13, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to 5th Grade Teacher Ms. Elsmore for being voted as Camarena’s Teacher of the Year!  Go Robo!

Monday, January 13 NO SCHOOL.  However, the school office will be open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 14 School resumes and it is a Minimum Day.  Please notify those responsible for picking your child up that school will be dismissed early – K at 1:00 pm and all other students at 1:15 pm.

Friday, January 17 Session 4 for Team Dance begins.  For more information see the flyer below.

Friday, January 24 at 8:30 am Dr. Mclaren will provide and inservice on “How to Help Your Child with Reading”.  The inservice will be in the YMCA room.

Saturday, January 25 is the Camarena Spelling Bee.  For more information contact lee.lidstone@cvesd.org.

The Chula Vista Elementary School District, the San Diego County Fair and Magic 92.5 FM will launch a Student Attendance Campaign on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 through May 4, 2020.   Each student who has perfect attendance during the contest period will receive one free ticket to the San Diego County Fair!

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Monday, January 20 – NO SCHOOL – Dr. King Holiday
  • Friday, January 24 8:30 am ELAC Mtg. – How to Help Your Child with Reading”
  • Saturday, January 25 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Camarena Spelling BEE
  • Monday, February 3 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
  • February 6 & 7 2nd Grade Wax Museum
  • Friday, February 7 – Kids Heart Challenge
  • Friday, February 7 8:30 am 4-6 Grade Camarena Speech Competition
  • Friday, February 7 – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friendship Dance
  • Friday, February 14 and Monday February 17 NO SCHOOL – President’s Holiday
  • Friday, February 21 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
  • Monday February 24 – Spring Picture Day
  • Wednesday February 26 – 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
  • Friday, February 28 – Military Families Robo-Bootcamp 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Camarena Spirit Wear is available for purchase! Order Here.

“How to Support your Language Learner at Home” is the next parent at the CVESD district office located at 84 E. J Street. The training will be in room C at 11:00 am – 11:45. It is free.

The School District is also offering a preview on January 27 of the Adolescent Growth Education (AGE) program taught to students in grades 4 – 6. For more information contact the school district at 619-425-9600.

Garden Cleanup Project – If you would like to support our school garden click the link for more information.  Thank you to everyone who has come out to help so far.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS AND  PROGRAMS

School Hours and Daily Schedule 2019-2020
Camarena Calendar of Events 2019-2020
District Year Round Calendar 2019-2020

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

December 16, 2019

Featured

Thank you to everyone who made the Winter Wonderland a great success. A special shout out to the PTA president Mr. Iwanski for his great leadership and the many volunteers who supported this event. Go Robo!

Congratulations to Ms. Lamas’ 3rd grade class who was one of 10 national winners of the Achieve 3000 Read to Succeed Contest!

Tuesday, December 17 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm there will be a special General PTA meeting to discuss how to use the Fun Run money! Thank you to everyone who supported our Fun Run. We greatly appreciate it!

Thursday, December 19 Awards Assembly Grades 4-6 8:30 am

Friday, December 20 Awards Assemblies Grades K-1 8:30 am and Grades 2-3 9:15 am

Parking lot might be full on Assembly days so please plan accordingly.

Remember to Check the Lost & Found before the close of Friday, December 20.

Camarena Basketball Team Tryouts

  • Grades 5th & 6th Tuesday, December 17 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Camarena Basketball Courts. Bring Permission Slip Form to Tryouts . For more information contact Mr. Morales at gerardo.morales@cvesd.org.

Camarena Spirit Wear is available for purchase! Order Here.

FYI – Eastlake High School area may experience some traffic delays due to construction beginning November 12 – February.

Garden Cleanup Project – If you would like to support our school garden click the link for more information.  Thank you to everyone who has come out to help so far.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS AND  PROGRAMS

*Please note that the Parking Lot may be full on Awards Assembly Days

Winter Break – December 23 – January 13 NO SCHOOL – School Resumes on January 14 and is a Minimum Day

School Hours and Daily Schedule 2019-2020
Camarena Calendar of Events 2019-2020
District Year Round Calendar 2019-2020

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

December 9, 2019


Friday, December 13 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm come have a wonderful wintery time!  We still need about 40 more volunteers for this event.  Contact the school office if you can help out!  Tickets (wristbands) go on sale Tuesday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 9:00 am only! 

  • Wristband includes inflatables and games – $10.00
  • Games only – $5.00

Friday, December 13 is Culture Day!  Come dressed representing your culture or a culture you choose.

Tuesday, December 17 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm there will be a special General PTA meeting to discuss how to use the Fun Run money! Thank you to everyone who supported our Fun Run. We greatly appreciate it!

  • Check the Lost & Found before the close of Friday, December 20.
  • One of our fields is marked off and being repaired. Please refrain from walking on it.
  • Food Donations for classroom parties must be approved by the teacher ahead of time.

Camarena Soccer Team Tryouts

  • Grades 4 – 6  Dec. 10 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Grades 2 & 3 Dec. 11 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

For more information contact Ms. Isbell at Tiffany.Isbell@cvesd.org or Ms. Lamas at Yenni.Lamas@cvesd.org.

Camarena Spirit Wear is available for purchase! Order Here.

District Info: Parent Leadership Workshop December 3, 2019 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the ESSC at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. For more information call 619-425-9600 x1522 and ask for Olivia Guerrero.

FYI – Eastlake High School area may experience some traffic delays due to construction beginning November 12 – February.

Garden Cleanup Project – If you would like to support our school garden click the link for more information.  Thank you to everyone who has come out to help so far.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS AND  PROGRAMS

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, December 10 6:00 pm PTA Executive Mtg.
Thurday, December 19 Awards Assembly Grades 4-6 8:30 am*
Friday, December 20 Awards Assemblies Grades K-1 8:30 am and 2-3 9:15 am*
Friday, December 20 Last Day of Quarter 3 – Report Cards Go Home

*Please note that the Parking Lot may be full on Awards Assembly Days

Winter Break – December 23 – January 13 NO SCHOOL – School Resumes on January 14.

School Hours and Daily Schedule 2019-2020
Camarena Calendar of Events 2019-2020
District Year Round Calendar 2019-2020

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

December 2, 2019

Monday, December 2 at 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.

Tuesday, December 3 – The Ultra Fun Run will take place as follows:

Ultra Fun Run Schedule
8:30 – 9:15 1st Grade
9:15 – 10:00 3rd Grade
10:00 – 10:45 6th Grade
10:45 – 11:30 2nd Grade
11:30 – 12:15 Kinder
1:15 – 2:00 5th Grade
2:00 – 2:45 4th Grade

Remember to turn in your completed Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt form by Monday, December 8 and you will win a chance to go to the Principal’s Prize Box.

Rainy Days are in the Forecast! On rainy days all students report to the auditorium. At about 8:00 am students in grades 2-6 report directly to their classrooms. K-1 students will be picked up by their teachers in the auditorium.

Camarena Soccer Team Tryouts

  • Grades 2 & 3 Dec. 3 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (all students) Dec. 5 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (selected students)
  • Grades 4 – 6  Dec. 10 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (all students) Dec. 12 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (selected students.
  • Permission Slips DUE: Friday, November 22 Room 503 or 603 for students in grades 2-3
  • Permission Slips DUE: Friday, December 6 Room 503 or 603 for students in grades 4-6.

For more information contact Ms. Isbell at Tiffany.Isbell@cvesd.org or Ms. Lamas at Yenni.Lamas@cvesd.org.

Girl Scout Troop 5097 is sponsoring a Seed Drive to support our school garden.  Donations can be dropped off in the school office now through December 5th.

Camarena Spirit Wear is now available for purchase! Order Here.

District Info: Parent Leadership Workshop December 3, 2019 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the ESSC at 84 East J Street, Chula Vista. For more information call 619-425-9600 x1522 and ask for Olivia Guerrero.

FYI – Eastlake High School area may experience some traffic delays due to construction beginning November 12 – February.

Chess Club Flyer – Next session Nov. 7 – Jan. 16.

Garden Cleanup Project – If you would like to support our school garden click the link for more information.  Thank you to everyone who has come out to help so far.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS AND  PROGRAMS

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, December 10 6:00 pm PTA Executive Mtg.
Friday, December 13 CULTURE DAY (Represent your culture)
Friday, December 13 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Winterwonderland
Thurday, December 19 Awards Assembly Grades 4-6 8:30 am*
Friday, December 20 Awards Assemblies Grades K-1 8:30 am and 2-3 9:15 am*
Friday, December 20 Last Day of Quarter 3 – Report Cards Go Home

*Please note that the Parking Lot may be full on Awards Assembly Days

Winter Break – December 23 – January 13 NO SCHOOL

School Hours and Daily Schedule 2019-2020
Camarena Calendar of Events 2019-2020
District Year Round Calendar 2019-2020

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

November 24, 2019

Student Council would like for you to consider participating in a Scavenger Hunt to show your gratitude. Turn in a written response to the Gratitude Scavenger Hunt by December 8 and you will automatically receive a purple ticket and a chance to come to the Principal’s Prize Box.

September 9, 2019

Monday, Sept. 9 3:00 pm SSC Meeting Cancelled
Friday, Sept. 13 8:15 am Birthday Book Club members will be celebrated
Friday, Sept. 13 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Camarena Mexican Fiesta

Sept. 12-19 Parent Teacher Conferences – Minimum Days.  Please make sure to let those picking up your child after school know that beginning Thursday, DISMISSAL is 1:00 pm for Kindergarten students and 1:15 pm for Grades 1-6 students.  For possible questions to ask click here.

Please collect spare change or make a donation to our Pennies for Patients service project to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Turn in your spare change or make an Online Donation.

Dance Team Auditions for the Camarena Dance Team take place this week in room 408 on Thursday and Friday this week from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Camarena Birthday Book Club members will be celebrated each quarter for birthdays that fall during the months of that quarter.  This quarter includes birthdays in July, August and September.  Contact Rachel Murphy the school librarian for more information.  rachel.murphy@cvesd.org.  Membership is $20 and Birthday Books are eventually added to the school library.

Each Friday 6th grade will be selling Popsicle for $1.00 to support their end of the year activities.

Enter the The PTA Reflections Art Competion.  The theme for the 2019-2020 Reflections Art Program is “Look Within”!   Submit your entry to the Camarena PTA by Friday, October 11.   Categories included:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts  

JOIN PTA – One primary and One upper grade class will receive a popsicle party for recruiting the most members!

Garden Cleanup Project – If you would like to support our school garden please come out on the following dates:

After School Homework Club is available for Camarena students starting 2nd Quarter.  For more information email elisabz@cox.net or text 619-840-7886.

District Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by the local Elks Lodge.

DISTRICT INFO:

Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:00 pm in Room C at the Chula Vista School District on 84 E. J Street, parents of students in grades 4-6 will have the opportunity to learn about the Adolescent Growth Education (AGE) program provided for students.

Saturday, October 19 7:30 am – 12:00 5th Annual Parent Academy at Vista Square Elementary.  Breakfast is provided for FREE! This is a great opportunity for parents throughout the district to network with other parents.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS AND  PROGRAMS

IMPORTANT DATES:
Sept. 16-19 Scholastics Bookfair
Thursday, Sept. 19 8:30 am Awards Assembly Grades 4-6
Friday, Sept. 20 8:30 am (K-1) & 9:15 (2-3) Awards Assemblies
Sept. 23-Oct. 7 FALL BREAK-NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, October 8 School Resumes – Regular Day

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

 

July 22, 2019

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).  Students report directly to their classrooms on the 1st Day of School.  If students are having Breakfast they may do so between 7:30 am – 8:00 am.  All students should be at their classrooms at 8:15 am.  Class Lists are posted outside the front office.  For safety reasons we do not post class lists online.

  • 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 – Thursday and 8:15 am – 1:00 pm on Fridays for the rest of the school year.

Smoothies will be available to purchase after school tomorrow.  A portion of the proceeds goes back to our school.  After tomorrow, Smoothie Thursdays will be back beginning August 1st.

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

If your child needs to take medication while at school, please stop by the Health Office.  All medications is kept in the Health Office not with the student.

Students MUST walk all Scooters, Skateboards, and Bicycles while on campus.  Students MUST wears helmets!  Heelies and light up shoes are not allowed.

Please note that if students bring personal items to school – cell phones, trading cards, PE equipment, special jewelry, etc. the school is not responsible for any personal items if they are lost, broken or stolen.

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 Flyer         Sign up and Release Form

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! 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 School Hours 2019-2020

Camarena Calendar of Events 2019-2020

School Calendar Year Round 2019-2020-