Monthly Archive: February 2014

Final Haul for Jump Rope For Heart

The vast majority of the pledges and donations have now been counted and Camarena Elementary  has raised $18,219 for the American Heart Association.  The generosity and kindness that this effort represents speaks so highly of the families that comprise this community.  Having personally benefitted from the research and innovations in the treatment of heart disease, I want to thank everyone who gave as this will help incite further progress against the number one cause of death in the United States.

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Big Week Alert

big week ahead

Lots of big plans are in place for our Bring Your Family to School Week here at Camarena.  You can read all about ’em right here.  Furthermore, when moms and dads come to school on Wednesday and Thursday we have four questions we’d like everyone to consider  to help us improve on any and all areas of our school.  One of our staff agreements is to “Make it Better” and I’m confident that there are a lot of good ideas that parents have that can help us live up to that promise.  Feel free to give us your ideas here or add to the discussion when you arrive later this week.

Attention Incoming Kinder Families

_72834787_72834786You already know that registration is March 5th and we will be holding an informational meeting this Thursday, February 20th at 6:00 PM.  The purpose of this meeting is to introduce NEW Camarena families to the unique features of our school and answer questions about the Registration Process face to face.  The meeting is not mandatory and the pertinent  information has been provided to everyone who already picked up a registration packet.  In fact, here are the dates of interest for registration:

February 12: Registration Packets Can be Picked up at school

February 20: (6:00 PM) Location: Camarena Multi-Purpose Room Pre-Registration Parent informational meeting for all new parents

March 5: Kinder registration (by appointment)  You can make appointments when you come to pick up your registration packets or call 591-5500 for more information.

April 21: Kinder Testing English

April 28: Kinder Testing Spanish

April 24: All Kinder Parent Orientation “What to Expect from Kindergarten”

May 31: Dual Immersion Acceptance Notification

June 3: Dual Immersion Parent Meeting

July 19: (Tentative) Notify of Kinder Teachers

July 23: First Day of School

We will also be discussing class size and the procedures for selecting students for our Dual Immersion Program.  If you have any other pressing questions you would like us to address, feel free to send them to us through this form and if you have more than one add them in the comments and we’ll be sure to address them Thursday night.

Dogs on Campus

Earlier in the year we addressed the issue of dogs on campus and I’d like to thank our dog owners who have been compliant with this rule.  However, I have noticed that some families still bring their dogs to the parking lot within the school grounds.  The provision against dogs includes the entire school property, which begins and ends at the sidewalk.  Thanks in advance for adhering to these guidelines if you are bringing a dog with you to pick up your children.  If they could wait like these dogs, it would be even better!

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S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G Bee Champs

Camarena represented quite well at the Spelling Bee on February 8 against Olympic View, Cook, Salt Creek, and Halecrest.  Here are the results:

Kinder. – Pierre Clavillas  – 1st place

First grade – Joshua Hightower  – 1st place

Second grade – Mia Rivera – 1st place, Martin Costa – 2nd place

Third grade – Ruby Lee – 1st place

Fourth grade – Richard Manuguid – 1st place

Fifth grade – Mark Canilang – 2nd place

Sixth grade – Shaira Benoza – 3rd place

Kudos to these students for great participation as well:  Aiden Alisasis (Kinder.), Olivia de la Toba (1st gr.), Martin Costa (2nd gr.), Faith Kim (3rd gr.), Noelle Watkins (4th gr.), Carlos Hernandez (5th gr.), Patrick Clavillas (5th gr.), Brooke Dobson (6th gr.)

Go Robo

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