August 10, 2020

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It’s time for Residency Verification! In order to attend Camarena School ALL STUDENTS with the exception of incoming Kindergarteners who already registered, MUST provide documentation of residency. Click here for the residency verification form. Click here for the 2nd Family Affidavit (if home is in someone else’s name). Past due bills are ok this year only. Please scan/take a photo of your completed documents and email to maria.ponce@cvesd.org.

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Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 pm via Zoom The Camarena PTA Executive Board will meet to plan for this school year. Please support our PTA by becoming a Member Today! Also, the Camarena PTA Auditor Position is still open. Click the link for more information if you are interested in serving in this role.

Monday, August 17 The School Office staff return and will be available to support families from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. For the safety of everyone we ask that you please call or email before coming to the school office. 619-591-5500 or email maria.ponce@cvesd.org.

Monday, August 31 THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2020 – 2021 – DISTANCE LEARNING! More information to come! Please note that California Compulsory Education Law requires everyone between the ages of six and eighteen years of age to attend school, except sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds who have graduated from high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) and obtained parental permission to leave.

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Distribution of Text Books, Materials, & Laptops

We will be distributing Textbooks, Materials, and Laptops (for those who need one) Thursday, August 27 – 12:00 pm – 4:00; Friday, August 28 – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Saturday; August 29 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. More info to come.

Census count continues
BE COUNTED – Our Schools Depend on it!

The Census is conducted every 10 years and this information is used to determine how much our schools and school communities will receive in state and federal funds. For more information click here. Due to COVID19 the deadline for the 2020 Census has been extended to October 21. However, if you have not completed the Census, beginning August 11 Census workers will begin going door to door to encourage you to do so! Each person makes a difference so BE COUNTED!

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August 2, 2020

BACK TO THE FUTURE Part I

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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Monday, August 10 at 1:00 pm End of Treatment Drive-By Parade for one of our new students!

Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 pm via Zoom The Camarena PTA Executive Board will meet to plan for this school year. Please support our PTA by becoming a Member Today! Also, the Camarena PTA Auditor Position is still open. Click the link for more information if you are interested in serving in this role.

Monday, August 17 The School Office staff return and will be available to support families from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. For the safety of everyone we ask that you please call or email before coming to the school office. 619-591-5500 or email maria.ponce@cvesd.org.

Monday, August 31 THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2020 – 2021 – DISTANCE LEARNING! More information to come!

Census count continues
BE COUNTED – Our Schools Depend on it!

The Census is conducted every 10 years and this information is used to determine how much our schools and school communities will receive in state and federal funds. For more information click here. Due to COVID19 the deadline for the 2020 Census has been extended to October 21. However, if you have not completed the Census, beginning August 11 Census workers will begin going door to door to encourage you to do so! Each person makes a difference so BE COUNTED!

June 1, 2020

Final ROBO Broadcast! Enjoy and Go ROBO!

Thank you to all our Volunteers this year! We sooo appreciate you and miss you!

SURVEY

Please take a moment to complete this brief SURVEY! This information will help our school district decide how best to start the next school year.

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday, June 1 – 16
By PHONE or EMAIL ONLY

Starting Monday, June 1 school office staff will be in the office. Call 619-591-5500 or email maria.ponce@cvesd.org. Although the office is closed to the public, we are here to assist you.

Kinder registration
The school office is closed to the public but registration is happening online.  Questions? email maria.ponce@cvesd.org the school secretary. Current Camarena students do NOT need to re-register; they are automatically enrolled for 2020-21.

Residency Verification for returning students will be done at a later time (stay tuned).

Monday, June 1 – 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. (Virtual)

Monday – Thursday, June 1 – 4 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Last chance to turn in library books and laptops.

Tuesday – Thursday, June 2 – 4 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Yearbook Pickup

Tuesday, June 2 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 6th Grade Drive Through Promotion Ceremony. Please stay in your cars and follow the drive through signs and be safe!

CVESD Board President 6th Grade Promotion Message

JUNE 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – We will miss you all! Have a safe summer! Go Robo!

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Remember to complete the CENSUS Important for School Funding! If you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, you can call the toll-free number 1-844-330-2020.

CVESD has a Parent Helpline 619-409-6638 fpr support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams. Office hours are Monday–Friday  8 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Families who qualified for Free and Reduced Lunch can receive financial support for groceries from the Department of Social Services. Click Here for information.

District Family/Parent Resource Calendar

Get Kids Movin’, take the Heart Challenge and Earn PE supplies for Camarena!

Community Resources Calendar

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April 20, 2020

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LIBRARY BOOKS INFORMATION

Return Library Books – Tuesdays and Thursdays April 21, 23, 28, and 30 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm you can drive through the front parking lot and drop off library books. Also, Dr. McLaren, Ms. Valdivia, and our wonderful school librarian Ms. Rachel Murphy will be there to blow kisses to our students and our families.

Look! Check out these FREE online resources. You can get a library card and check out books, or go to a museum without leaving your house!

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CVESD has a Parent Helpline 619-409-6638 to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday–Friday  8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. You may need to leave a message during peak times; someone will contact you as soon as possible.

Here is helpful information for parents about Online Privacy and Safety from Common Sense Media.

For Computer2kids application and process please note the following changes:

  1. Must be picked up at C2K Warehouse, at 8324 Miramar Mall, San Diego, CA 92121. 
  2. COVID19 Service Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.
  3. Back log of 2-3 weeks.
  4. Same fees, and application process listed.

Here are some tips for talking to children about the coronavirus.

CVESD continues food distribution for students ages 1-18, Monday-Friday, 10:00-12:00 at 9 school sites.

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Military Families check out the Anchored 4 Life Special Edition. For more information on how to support our Military Families, go to the menu tab on the home page of this blog.

The DAC/DELAC meeting has been changed from Tuesday, April 21 to Tuesday, April 28. The virtual link will be sent out shortly.

Camarena will hold a Dual Immersion lottery for incoming 2020-2021 Kindergarteners who have applied to be in the Kindergarten Dual Immersion program on Tuesday, May 26. Please note that students who have siblings in the program are automatically accepted and are not part of the random lottery.

November 18, 2019

Monday, November 18 at 2:30 is the Kona Ice Party for all Ultra Fun Run Fundraisers who sent out 20 emails or more.

Thursday, November 21 – Volunteers Needed for the Ultra Fun Run.

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

Friday, November 22 Last Day to submit an entry for The CVESD 2019 Holiday Greeting Card Competition 

November 25-29 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

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 Elementary School is offering a Guitar and Ukulele Mentoring program after school for 4-6 grade students beginning November19 on Tuesdays and Thursdays of VAPA weeks from 3:00-4:00pm in room 407. Students are welcome to bring their own instruments, or use one from school. There are 20 spots available, first served basis. For more information contact Mr. Collins at bradley.collins@cvesd.org.

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

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:
Monday, December 2 at 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
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 11, 2019

Monday, November 11 No School in honor of all of our Veterans who have served our country.  As a way showing our support we would like to encourage our students to write “Thank You” letters for our servicemen and women as part of channel 93.3 Big Thank You Campaign for Veterans.  All letters can be dropped off at the school office no later than Friday, November 19.  The school with the most letters will receive a complimentary lunch from radio station 93.3.

Tuesday, November 12 6:00 pm PTA Executive Mtg.
Friday, November 15 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
Friday, November 15 from 2:00 – 10:00 6th Grade Fundraiser at Blaze Pizza – Blaze Pizza Flyer

Federal Survey Cards were sent home last week and we need everyone to please take time and complete these cards and return to the school no later than Friday, November 15.  Our school funding depends on this information!

Now through Friday, November 22 The CVESD 2019 Holiday Competition 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
1. Mural Project November 4 – 15
2. Ultra Fun Run on November 21 – Help distribute prizes

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 Elementary School is offering a Guitar and Ukulele Mentoring program after school for 4-6 grade students beginning November19 on Tuesdays and Thursdays of VAPA weeks from 3:00-4:00pm in room 407. Students are welcome to bring their own instruments, or use one from school. There are 20 spots available, first served basis. For more information contact Mr. Collins at bradley.collins@cvesd.org.

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

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

IMPORTANT DATES:
November Dates:

Thursday, November 21 – Ultra Fun Run (Volunteers are Needed)
November 25-29 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

December Dates:
Monday, December 2 at 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Tuesday, December 10 6:00 pm PTA Executive Mtg.
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 4, 2019

We are participating in a Canned Food Drive this week only November 4 – 7.  All donations may be dropped off in the boxes located at the back of the Multi-Purpose Room.

Now through Friday, November 22 The CVESD 2019 Holiday Competition 

Camarena Birthday Book Club members will be celebrated this quarter for students who have birthdays in October, November, and December.  To join contact Rachel Murphy the school librarian at rachel.murphy@cvesd.org.  Your donation of $20 allows your child to:

  • Be the first to check out the book they chose for our special Birthday Book club section.
  • Be recognized during the morning ceremony.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Let the office know if you are available to help with the following:
1. Mural Project November 4 – 15
2. Ultra Fun Run on November 21 – Help distribute prizes

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.

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

IMPORTANT DATES:
November Dates:
Thursday, November 7 Fun Run Fundraiser Assemblies
Saturday, November 9 CABE Mini-Conference at Otay Ranch High 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday, November 11 NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day
Tuesday, November 12 – 22 Toy Drive
Tuesday, November 12 6:00 pm PTA Executive Mtg.
Friday, November 15 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
Thursday, November 21 – Ultra Fun Run (Volunteers are Needed)
November 25-29 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

December Dates:
Monday, December 2 at 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Tuesday, December 10 6:00 pm PTA Executive Mtg.
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.

October 28, 2019

Thursday, October 31 8:30 am – 9:30 am Halloween Parade on Blacktop
Halloween Costumes:  Please note that students may wear Halloween Costumes for      our Costume Parade ONLY.  The Halloween Costume Parade will begin at 8:30 am to 9:30 am on the blacktop after teachers have taken attendance.  Students must follow the following guidelines:

  • NO masks or makeup, weapons (fake guns, swords, sickles, etc. or props (broomsticks, light savers, etc.).
  • Costumes are to be tastefull and appropriate (no foul language or messages).
  • Blood, guts, and gore are not allowed.
  • Wear costumes on top of their clothes and remove after the parade.  For safety purposes, students will not be allowed to go to the bathroom to change.
  • Costumes must not require teacher or parent assistance.
  • Students are responsible for the care of their costumes.  The school is not responsible for costumes that are lost or damaged.

Friday, November 1 7:45 am – 10:00 am Dia De Los Muertos Displays in Auditorium

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.

Just a reminder for EVERYONE’S SAFETY:
1. No playing in the bathrooms at any time.
2. Students being picked up early, must be signed out in the office first. Teachers are not allowed to release students without a note from the school office. Students will not be sent to the office until the person picking up the child arrives.
3. Kindergarten parents must supervise their students after school if they are on the play structures.
4. Parking in the Bus Loop is illegal.
5. If you have concerns, notify the school administration. Do not approach other children or staff when visiting or volunteering unless someone is in imminant danger.
6. Taking pictures or videos while on campus without administration approval is strictly prohibited.

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

IMPORTANT DATES:
Sunday, November 3 Daylight Savings Time Ends – Set clocks back 1 hour
Saturday, November 9 CABE Mini-Conference at Otay Ranch High 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday, November 11 NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day
Friday, November 15 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
Thursday, November 21 – Ultra Fun Run (Volunteers are Needed)
November 25-29 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

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.

October 21, 2019

Wednesday, October 23 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.

Volunteers Needed October 24 at 7:30 am to help direct our agency vehicles and student flow for our Red Ribbon Assembly Day.  Please let the office know if you can help.

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

Just a reminder for EVERYONE’S SAFETY:
1. No playing in the bathrooms at any time.
2. Observe Traffic Volunteers and Safety Patrol – BE PATIENT!
3. Kindergarten parents must supervise their students after school if they are on the play structures.
4. If you have concerns with supervision or supervisors contact administration.
5. Parking in the Bus Loop is illegal.

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.

We have about 20 Yearbooks available from the last school year.  Contact the PTA for more details.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS AND  PROGRAMS

IMPORTANT DATES:
Thursday, October 31 8:30 am – 9:30 am Halloween Parade on Blacktop
Halloween Costumes:  Please note that students may wear Halloween Costumes for      our Costume Parade ONLY.  The Halloween Costume Parade will begin at 8:30 am to 9:30 am on the blacktop after teachers have taken attendance.  Students must follow the following guidelines:

  • NO masks or makeup, weapons (fake guns, swords, sickles, etc. or props (broomsticks, light savers, etc.).
  • Costumes are to be tastefull and appropriate (no foul language or messages).
  • Blood, guts, and gore are not allowed.
  • Wear costumes on top of their clothes and remove after the parade.  For safety purposes, students will not be allowed to go to the bathroom to change.
  • Costumes must not require teacher or parent assistance.
  • Students are responsible for the care of their costumes.  The school is not responsible for costumes that are lost or damaged.

Friday, November 1 7:45 am – 10:00 am Dia De Los Muertos Displays in Auditorium
Sunday, November 3 Daylight Savings Time Ends – Set clocks back 1 hour
Monday, November 4 3:00pm SSC Mtg.
Monday, November 11 NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day
Friday, November 15 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
Thursday, November 21 – Ultra Fun Run (Volunteers are Needed)
November 25-29 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break

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.