Monthly Archive: August 2013
Family Forces is a service that will be available at our school for our military families. Family Forces serves children, youth, and adolescents as well as adults. They have individual, family, group and couple counseling.
Family Forces can help with:
developing coping skills
improving family couple communication
stress management techniques
decreasing symptoms of depression
If you would like more information please about this service please see Ms. Llamas in our School Office.
Please join us Tuesday (August 13) night at 6:00 PM. We have several organizations coming to share their programs to discern what level of interest we will have at Camarena. Here are some of the programs that will be presenting Tuesday night.
Bricks 4 Kidz
We hope you can join us to hear what can be offered and voice your opinion about these programs. Most of these programs will cost money for attendance or materials, so they are all voluntary.
We are still refining our procedures to make for a smooth pick-up and drop off. Some families are dropping off students in the back lot where the bus turn around and staff parking are located. This area is off limits to parent drop off. Walkers are welcome (Please stay on the sidewalk), but drop-offs should either come to the front of the school or drop off the students at a safe place outside campus. Thanks in advance for your adherence to these procedures.
There are only 40 tiles left for purchase. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. While supplies last.
PTA Board Members will be in the auditorium shortly after the end of the first session on curriculum night.
Thanks to our wonderful partners at Concordia Preschool and Church, we are in the planning stages for after-school Guitar classes to be held right here at Camarena Elementary. The survey below will help us gauge interest in the class. These classes will be offered for students in grades 4-6. The classes themselves will be free (thanks, once again, to the generosity of Concordia Church), however each participant must be willing to bring the following items:
1. Guitar – From home or…. buy a beginner guitar, depending on the size of the child: 1/2 guitar about $69, 3/4 guitar about $79, full size guitar about $100. Guitar bag is about $30. They can go to Guitar Center or locally Guitar Exchange. Guitar Exchange will give Camarena students $5 discount on a guitar bag.
2. A guitar book to be purchased online: Hall Leonard Guitar Method Book I ($10)
3. Guitar tuner ($10)
4. Guitar picks
We will also need adult volunteers in each class to assist. If your child would be interested for consideration for this program, please fill out the survey below so that we can plan our next steps.
Please join us this Tuesday Night for Curriculum Night. We will be holding two repeated sessions at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM. You can attend either session as the same material will be covered each time.
We encourage families to leave children at home if at all possible, however we will have two adults on the playground to supervise any children that do attend. Also, the PTA will be selling tiles Tuesday night if you still would like to purchase and design your family tile.
$5 will get you a 25% savings pass good all day on August 24, 2013.
Limited amount available and must respond by August 16th.
Please read the attached flyer for more details, then:
1. Print it
2. Fill it out,
3. Attach payment
4. Return to school by Aug 16th (PTA Box in office)
5. Shop on August 24th
I’ve been closely following the discussion around uniforms and appreciate the various points of view. Opinions will always be welcome here at Camarena, although I would caution some of our Camarena friends to maintain a spirit of civility and respect. I will reserve the right to delete any comments that I don’t feel contribute to the conversation in a way that is helpful, healthy, and respectful. As for the question of uniforms, I do want to make sure that every person has an opportunity to participate. We have heard from 377 of our 744 families through the online poll. I will send out paper ballots next week ONLY to the families that have not voted and give them an opportunity to add their voice to the conversation. The vote at the end of next week will be final. Once again, thank you for expressing yourself in a manner that is a worthy example for our children.