Monthly Archive: April 2014

The Week of April 28

Here are some important dates and information coming up at Camarena.

Follow @CamElementary.  This week our Twitter feed will be curated by 4th grader Jada!  Let’s see what 4th grade is learning at the mighty Camarena Elementary.

Monday, April 28: Teacher Appreciation Day volunteers meeting @ 5:00 PM in the multi-media room

Wednesday April 30: Socia Media Awareness @ 6:00 PM

Wednesday, April 30: General PTA @ 6:30 in the multi-media room

Wednesday one more time: Don’t forget to wear PURPLE in honor of our military children at Camarena and around the globe.

Thursday, May 1 @ 8:30 AM – Yoga class in YMCA

Thursday, May 1:  Zumba @ 6:00 PM in the multi-purpose room

Into the Future

May 12 – 16: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 20:  BBQ Day at Camarena Cafeteria

May 29: Volunteer Appreciation Day

Saturday, May 31: Camarena Color Splash: Sign up Today!

Purple Up for Military Kids!

Military students

April celebrates the month of the military child. On Wednesday, April 30th, please wear purple to show your support of military children because they serve too. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue. Let’s show our Camarena military kids that we support and honor them!

The Week of April 21 ** Correction on 6th Grade Promotion Pictures

IMG_3423Here are some important dates and information for the week ahead andy beyond at Camarena.

First of all, thanks to the students who wrote such thoughtful and creative notes of appreciation to Mrs. Orr and me on Friday.  (You can see a few of them behind George Washington and Clara Barton in this photo.)  We truly appreciate being appreciated and loved and will continue to strive to make Camarena better every day.  What a wonderful gift!

Lost and Found – We have TONS of clothing and other items “Left Behind” around campus.  Please stop by this week to reclaim that sweater, lunch box, or other personal item that your child may have forgotten.  We will eventually donate items that are not picked up to local orphanages.  Thanks for taking the time to reclaim your property.

*** Correction Wednesday, April 23:  6th Grade Promotion Pictures.  Please contact your teacher for any details

Thursday, April 24 @ 6:00 PM – Kinder Orientation (2014-15 school year) This event will help our new Kinder parents prepare for the start of the adventure in July 2014.

Into the Future

May 12 – 16: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 29: Volunteer Appreciation Day

Saturday, May 31: Camarena Color Splash: Sign up Today



Another Communication Channel


We are always looking for ways to better communicate with our Camarena Families.  We now have the option of sending text messages to your phone if you opt-in.  Here’s how you do it:

Parents/Guardians may opt into the service at any time. Simply text any one of the following words subscribe, optin, or yes to the number 68453

You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message:
You are registered to receive aprox 3 msgs/mo. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help.

You’ll want to repeat the opt-in process for any additional wireless numbers that you wish to include.

Follow @CamElementary



Camarena families will control our Twitter feed for one week at a time beginning this Monday.  Our first guest tweeter is Jonathan (1st Grade, Sra. Barrett’s class).   Be prepared for Jonathan to show you has Dual Immersion skills.  Please be sure to follow @CamElementary so you can get a special 1st grade point of view of life on the inside and outside of Camarena Elementary.  If your family would like to sign up for this opportunity, we still have a few more openings later in the year.  You can sign up here: