April 29, 2019

Thursday, May 2 at 4:00 pm in the school auditorium there will be a very important parent meeting regarding the end of the year 6th Grade activities for all parents of 6th grade students.

Upcoming fundraiser at Nuyo Frozen Yogurt on Tuesday, May 21 between 3:00 pm –  8 pm.  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!

Testing Reminders

  • NO Homework for Grades 3-6 during the weeks of CAASPP testing (see classroom schedules).
  • CELL Phones and Smart Watches will be collected by teachers during testing.
  • BE ON TIME each day!  Students who are late will have to do make ups.
  • Visitors and/or Volunteers are not allowed in classroom during testing.
  • Classrooms will not be interrupted during testing.  Students may not leave the classroom once testing has started.  (Check doctor and dentist appointments)
  • Send a Snack Bag for your child during testing week: Granola Bars, Crackers, Pretzels but NO CANDY, Cheetos, Taki’s (refrain from things that are messy or sticky).
  • Students in grades 3-6 should bring their own Personal Headset/Phones with their name on it or in a baggie with their name.

Tuesday, May 7  6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Monday, May 13 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Thursday, May 16 6:30 pm VAPA Showcase
Friday, May 17 6:00 pm Family Movie Night
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)
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

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April 22, 2019

Wednesday, April 24 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, April 26 Purple up! Wear purple and show support for our Military Families!
Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm Come out for Camarena Military Game Night! Please RSVP no later than April 24 so we can be properly prepared.  Call Christine 619-318-9871.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Pennies for Patients!
Camarena raised $1838.64 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

Support Our APEX Fundraiser! 
We really want to hit our school wide goal and we need your help to get there. A great way to get pledges is by using the share wizard located on your child’s website on myapexevent.com with their access code.

Smoothies will be sold every Thursday after school!

Please NOTE – We will celebrate the DAY of the TEACHER on May 29!

Testing Reminders

  • NO Homework for Grades 3-6 during the weeks of CAASPP testing (see classroom schedules).
  • CELL Phones and Smart Watches will be collected by teachers during testing.
  • BE ON TIME each day!  Students who are late will have to do make ups.
  • Visitors and/or Volunteers are not allowed in classroom during testing.
  • Classrooms will not be interrupted during testing.  Students may not leave the classroom once testing has started.  (Check doctor and dentist appointments)
  • Send a Snack Bag for your child during testing week: Granola Bars, Crackers, Pretzels but NO CANDY, Cheetos, Taki’s (refrain from things that are messy or sticky).
  • Students in grades 3-6 should bring their own Personal Headset/Phones with their name on it or in a baggie with their name.

Tuesday, May 7  6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Monday, May 13 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Thursday, May 16 6:30 pm VAPA Showcase
Friday, May 17 6:00 pm Family Movie Night
Wednesday, May 22 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, May 24 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
Wednesday, May 29 Day of the Teacher
Friday, May 31 Awards Assemblies (K-2 8:30 am and 3-6 9:30 am)

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April 15, 2019

Congratulations to our Masonic Award Winners – Isabella Blakely, Kyler Griffiths, Kohner Griffiths, Hailey Grullon, Andrew Rafal, and Breanna Reynoso!

The KINDNESS CHALLENGE is On!  This week Student Council is challenging all students to do 30 ACTS of KINDNESS.  Complete the Kinder- First Grade FORM or the Second – Sixth Grade FORM by the end of this week and give it to your teacher.  Completed forms will be randomly selected to receive Shout Outs during the morning assemblies.

Monday, April 15 – 26 The APEX Fundraiser begins this week!

Monday, April 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. is Cancelled. Next Mtg. May 13 at 3:00 pm

Friday, April 19 Wear Red, White and Blue and show your American Pride

Friday, April 19 1:30 pm The Reclassification Ceremony will be in the Auditorium.

Session 5 for TEAM DANCE begins on Friday, April 19.

The End of the Year Test Schedule and Notification Letters will be sent home with your students on Monday, 4/15. TEST-TAKING TIPS.  A few reminders about Testing:

  • NO Homework for Grades 3-6 during the weeks of CAASPP testing (see classroom schedules).
  • CELL Phones and Smart Watches will be collected by teachers during testing.
  • BE ON TIME each day!  Students who are late will have to do make ups.
  • Visitors and/or Volunteers are not allowed in classroom during testing.
  • Classrooms will not be interrupted during testing.  Students may not leave the classroom once testing has started.  (Check doctor and dentist appointments)

TESTING Continued:

  • Send a Snack Bag for your child during testing week: Granola Bars, Crackers, Pretzels but NO CANDY, Cheetos, Taki’s (refrain from things that are messy or sticky).
  • Students in grades 3-6 should bring their own Personal Headset/Phones with their name on it or in a baggie with their name.

Volunteers are needed for our Camarena Military Game Night on Friday, April 26.  If you are available and can help out contact Christine 619-318-9871 or christi@advanceddancestars.com.

Friendly Reminder – Parents please make appointments with teachers to discuss concerns, address questions, etc. When teachers are entering their classrooms or are in the classroom providing instruction this time is to be uninterrupted.  Also, during the morning ceremony teachers are on duty and expected to monitor the behaviors of their class.  This is not the appropriate time for a parent/teacher conference.

GATE Parent Meeting at Muraoka Elementary April 16 at 6:00 pm.  For more information call 619-216-5599.

Sweetwater Union High School District is offering a free symposium for parents on Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 am to 12 pm at Montgomery High School.  Workshop topics include: Cyber Bullying, Success in College, Teen Depression and more. Space is limited.  Click here to Register.

Camarena Jr. Soccer Schedule

Tuesday, April 23 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, April 26 Purple up! Wear purple!
Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm Come out for Camarena military game night

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April 8, 2019

April is the Month of the Military Child. We will recognize and honor our Military Students during the morning assemblies,

Monday, April 8 School Resumes and it is a Minimum Day
Tuesday, April 9 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Friday, April 12 Fitness Friday – wear fitness clothes and parents are invited to have lunch with their child and participate in a boot camp obstacle course
Friday, April 12 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.

Our Makerspace Needs the following items:

  • 2 Power strips to keep the Spheros plugged in (needs to hold 11 plugs)
  • 3 Hot glue guns and hot glue sticks
  • An electric pencil sharpener
  • 20 plastic tubs of varying sizes from Target to hold miscellaneous items

There is still time to order the Yearbook through April 11.  Online Only! ID Code is 11825819.  All dedications are due April 10.

District Resources and Events

GATE Parent Meeting at Muraoka Elementary April 16 at 6:00 pm.  For more information call 619-216-5599.

Sweetwater Union High School District is offering a free symposium for parents on Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 am to 12 pm at Montgomery High School.  Workshop topics include: Cyber Bullying, Success in College, Teen Depression and more. Space is limited.  Click here to Register.

Camarena Jr. Soccer Schedule

Monday, April 15 – 26 APEX Fundraiser
Monday, April 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Friday, April 19 Wear Red, White and Blue and show your American Pride
Friday, April 19 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Entrepreneur Fair
Friday, April 19 1:30 pm Reclassification Ceremony
Tuesday, April 23 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, April 26 Purple up! Wear purple!
Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm Come out for Military Family Game Night

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March 22, 2019

March 25 – April 5 Spring Break – Students Return Monday, April 8 (Minimum Day)

DASH Applications will be available Monday, April 8.  DASH Raffle is April 26.

Open Enrollment for YMCA Licensed Child Care Applications available May 28

Our Makerspace Needs the following items:

  • 2 Power strips to keep the Spheros plugged in (needs to hold 11 plugs)
  • 3 Hot glue guns and hot glue sticks
  • An electric pencil sharpener
  • 20 plastic tubs of varying sizes from Target to hold miscellaneous items

There is still time to order the Yearbook through April 11.  Online Only! ID Code is 11825819.  All dedications are due April 10.

District Resources and Events

GATE Parent Meeting at Muraoka Elementary April 16 at 6:00 pm.  For more information call 619-216-5599.

Sweetwater Union High School District is offering a free symposium for parents on Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 am to 12 pm at Montgomery High School.  Workshop topics include: Cyber Bullying, Success in College, Teen Depression and more. Space is limited.  Click here to Register.

Camarena Jr. Soccer Schedule


April is the Month of the Military Child. We will recognize and honor our Military Students during the morning assemblies

Monday, April 8 School Resumes and it is a Minimum Day
Tuesday, April 9 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Friday, April 12 Fitness Friday – wear fitness clothes and parents are invited to have lunch with their child and participate in a boot camp obstacle course
Friday, April 12 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
Monday, April 15 – 26 APEX Fundraiser
Monday, April 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Friday, April 19 Wear Red, White and Blue and show your American Pride
Friday, April 19 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Entrepreneur Fair
Friday, April 19 1:30 pm Reclassification Ceremony
Tuesday, April 23 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, April 26 Purple up! Wear purple!
Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm Come out for Military Family Game Night

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March 18, 2019

Congratulations to the Camarena Girls Basketball Team who took home the District Championship! Go ROBOs!

Monday, March 18 – Thursday, March 21 Parent/Teacher Conferences. Minimum Day Schedule ALL WEEK.

  • Kindergarten 1:00 pm Dismissal
  • Grades 1 – 6 1:15 pm Dismissal

Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 pm Camarena presents On Broadway. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 18 – 20 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $3 for General Seats and $5 for Front Row Seats. All proceeds go to support our school VAPA program.  Volunteers are needed.  For more info call the office 619-591-5500.

Our Makerspace Needs the following items:

  • 2 Power strips to keep the Spheros plugged in (needs to hold 11 plugs)
  • 3 Hot glue guns and hot glue sticks
  • An electric pencil sharpener
  • 20 plastic tubs of varying sizes from Target to hold miscellaneous items

There is still time to order the Yearbook through April 11.  Online Only! ID Code is 11825819.  All dedications are due April 10.

District Resources and Events

GATE Parent Meeting at Muraoka Elementary April 16 at 6:00 pm.  For more information call 619-216-5599.

Sweetwater Union High School District is offering a free symposium for parents on Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 am to 12 pm at Montgomery High School.  Workshop topics include: Cyber Bullying, Success in College, Teen Depression and more. Space is limited.  Click here to Register.

Camarena Jr. Soccer Schedule


March 25 – April 5 NO SCHOOL


April is the Month of the Military Child. We will recognize and honor our Military Students during the morning assemblies

Monday, April 8 School Resumes and it is a Minimum Day
Tuesday, April 9 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Friday, April 12 Fitness Friday – wear fitness clothes and parents are invited to have lunch with their child and participate in a boot camp obstacle course
Friday, April 12 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
Monday, April 15 – 26 APEX Fundraiser
Monday, April 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Friday, April 19 Wear Red, White and Blue and show your American Pride
Friday, April 19 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Entrepreneur Fair
Friday, April 19 1:30 pm Reclassification Ceremony
Tuesday, April 23 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Friday, April 26 Purple up! Wear purple!
Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm Come out for Family Game Night

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March 11, 2019

Parent/Teacher Conferences begin this Thursday, March 14 – 21. Minimum Day Schedule begins THURSDAY until the end of this quarter:  

  • Kindergarten 1:00 pm Dismissal
  • Grades 1 – 6 1:15 pm Dismissal

Monday, March 11 8:30 am English Learner Reclassification Ceremony Planning Mtg.
Tuesday, March 12 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Wednesday, March 13 6:00 pm Dual Immersion Parent Information Night

Camarena Presents: “On Broadway” Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 pm. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 18 – 20 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $3 for General Seats and $5 for Front Row Seats. All proceeds go to support our school VAPA program.

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There is still time to order the Yearbook through April 11.  Online Only! ID Code is 11825819.

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Camarena Boys Basketball Schedule
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Camarena Jr. Soccer Schedule


March 25 – April 5 NO SCHOOL

April is the Month of the Military Child.

  • April 8 – 11 We will recognize and honor our Military Students during the morning assemblies
  • Friday, April 12 Fitness Friday – wear fitness clothes and students can invite their parents to have lunch and participate in a boot camp obstacle course
  • Friday, April 19 Wear Red, White and Blue and show your American Pride
  • Friday, April 26 Purple up! Wear purple!
  • Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm Come out for Family Game Night

LOOKING AHEAD!
Monday, April 8 School Resumes and it is a Minimum Day
Tuesday, April 9 6:00 pm PTA Executive Board Mtg.
Friday, April 12 8:30 am ELAC Mtg.
Monday, April 15 – 26 APEX Fundraiser
Monday, April 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg.
Friday, April 19 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Entrepreneur Fair
Friday, April 19 1:30 pm Reclassification Ceremony
Tuesday, April 23 6:00 pm PTA General Mtg.
Saturday, April 27 Recycling Event

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