Camarena Students are …
Models of Character/Voracious Learners/Clear Thinkers
This week we will be participating in the icommute Walk, Ride and stroll to School We encourage everyone to walk to school and log in your commute on the iCommute website to give our school a chance at a $1,000 and keep the parking lot empty. Camarena’s password for icommute is camarena. Now, wouldn’t that be nice?
Monday, October 13 – There IS school. This is NOT a holiday. See you at 8:15 AM
Tuesday, October 14 – Fall Make Up Pictures 6:00 = PTA Boot Camp
Wednesday, October 15 – Good day to Walk to School
Thursday, October 16 – Good day to Ride your Bike or Scooter to School 6:00 = PTA Zumba
Friday, October 17 – 1:15 Release as always
Here are some highlights from last week at Camarena:
On Tuesday, we received word that our school was selected by the American Heart Association for their $20,000 Garden Grant Award. We should start seeing some of that money in January and we look forward to a 3-year relationship with the American Heart Association as we develop a community garden that will serve Camarena families for years to come.
We also got word over the break that our Robotics team was awarded $1,000 in by the Elks Club of Chula Vista in support of their efforts. This is great news to our leadership and students of the Robotics team as they prepare for their first tournament on Sunday, November 16.
On Wednesday and Thursday, parents and guardians invaded Camarena to spend an hour in classrooms and get a feel for what learning feels like from their child’s perspective. We appreciated all the parents who were able to spend a few minutes alongside their kids and encourage and welcome visits anytime your schedule permits.
On Thursday we also had our A-Z Salad Bar, one of the Cafeteria highlights of the year. Fruits and vegetables filled our containers AND student plates. Isabel was excited about the prospects of a fruit fest.
Currently, all our grade levels are developing a Writing Pathway to assist students in determining their current performance level in writing and where they need to go next. Here is 3rd grade’s example, which is becoming a significant resource for students to self assess their progress and set goals for becoming more competent and confident writers.
Her is an example of some of the excellent math work from Ms. Mabe’s 6th grade students. I love the comment their substitute teacher made on Friday. She noted that the math concepts were a little different from what she was used to, but that the students competently were able to solve all of the problems together and support both one another and the substitute teacher. Well done 6th graders. We’re glad to see you growing in your mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills. People do notice!