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 

November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL November 19 – 23.  School Resumes Monday November 26.

Wednesday, November 28 6:00 pm PTA General Meeting
Friday, December 7 8:30 am ELAC Meeting
Monday, December 10 3:00 pm SSC Meeting
Friday, December 14 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Winterwonderland
Friday, December 14 Awards Assemblies
Friday, December 21 SPORTS Day! Dress up in your favorite Sports garb!

December 24 – January 14 NO SCHOOL Winter Break

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

Camarena Calendar of Events 18-19

Transportation Registration Information

*2018-19 School Calendar

July 23, 2018

Thank you to all of our wonderful PTA and ELAC Volunteers for your support at our Meet & Greet!  You are the Robo Rockstars of the Week!

Volunteers Needed:
1. Traffic Control before and after school.  If you can help please notify the school office.
2. Social and Emotional Committee (first meeting this Thursday, July 26 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm).
3. Interview Panel July 30 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
4. Parents to serve on SSC_Parent_Recruit_Letter copy complete form and turn in by August 3, 2018.

Monday, July 23 is the First Day of School starts at 8:15 am for students Grades 1-6 dismissal is 1:15 pm (Minimum Day).  Dismissal after the first day is 2:45 pm. (We are a PEANUT FREE Campus)

  • Kindergarten Orientation 9:15 am –  11:15 am in the auditorium.  Please note Kinder dismissal for the first week (July 23 – 27) will be 11:15 am.  After the first week Kinder dismissal is 2:30 pm Monday – Thursday and 1:00 pm on Fridays and all other minimum days
  • Transportation Registration Letter for 18-19

If you were unable to come to the Meet & Greet to find out your child’s teacher, PTA volunteers will be on hand to provide you with that information and the first day packet.

Wednesday, July 25 –  6:00 pm PTA General Meeting see AGENDA below!

Thursday, July 26 – 6:00 pm is Parent Information Night.  The topics include:

  • Campus Safety – What every parent should know.
  • What are SSC, ELAC, LCAP, and SPSA and how do they help your child?
  • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) (for parents of students in grades 3-6)

Friday, July 27 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm  First grade parents are invited to a Back-to-School presentation in your child’s classroom. Come learn about the expectations, standards, and curriculum in first grade. Childcare will be provided. 

(For everyone’s safety, the back gate will be closed and locked each day at 8:15 am.)
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. Please do not bring animals including dogs on campus at any time – this includes arrival and dismissal.
4. Please do not park in RESERVED spaces.
5. At the end of the day once the gates open parents may pick up their children at the classrooms on the first level ONLY.  Parents are not allowed to go upstairs to pick up students.
6. Please keep the front gate entryway clear.
7. Students must walk bikes, hover boards, and skate boards on side walks.
8. Students not picked up by 2:25 pm (1:25 pm on minimum days) will be escorted to the office, sign in and need to be signed out by the person picking him/her up.
9. For everyone’s safety BE PATIENT, KIND, and CONSIDERATE.

School Site Council (SSC) is in need of 4 Parent Representatives interested in serving on our school’s governance board that oversees student achievement and the school budget.  Nominations will be accepted now through August 5.  No experience necessary, just a willingness to serve.  Once the ballot is determined, elections will be held on August 6.  The first official SSC meeting will be held on August 16.  SSC meets approximately one time per month on Thursdays from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

If you arrive late – stop in the office for a late slip. Every 3 tardies equals 1 absence.
If you are not picked up at the end of the day on time, you will be directed to the front office and will need to be signed out by the adult who is picking you up.


Wednesday, August 1 – 8:30 am or 6:30 pm Volunteer In-services.  Please note that for everyone’s safety NO Visitors or Volunteers will be allowed on campus until August 6.  Volunteers  must attend one of the Volunteer In-services on August 1.

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 with rationale as to why you are requesting a change. Changes will be considered only if space is available beginning August 13.

Soccer opportunities: Free Clinic CamarenaflyerFreeClinic2018 and camp GEFC JR Session III

Thursday, August 16 at 3:00 pm School Site Council (SSC) First Official Meeting.
Thursday, August 23 CURRICULUM NIGHT 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
***Session 1 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
***Session 2 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
***Session 3 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Parent Handbook

Camarena School-Parent Compact

Camarena Events Calendar 18-19 Draft (2)

*2018-19 School Calendar

First grade parents are invited to a Back-to-School presentation this coming Friday, July 27th, after school from 1:30-2:15 in your child’s classroom. Come learn about the expectations, standards, and curriculum in first grade. Childcare will be provided.