Monthly Archive: February 2015

This Week at Camarena February 23-27


We have some exciting events coming our way this week at Camarena including a visit from a delegation of Chinese students and educators beginning this Tuesday. Here are the events and details of interest on our campus.

Monday 236th Graders leave for Camp Marston

Tuesday 24Chinese Delegation Welcome Ceremony (8:15 AM) Come on out to enjoy the festivities which will include the American and Chinese National Anthems.  Our guests will be with us through Wednesday, March 4 as we learn from one another about the strengths of our respective educational systems.  Jr. Soccer (4:00 PM),  PTA Boot Camp (6:00 PM)

Wednesday 252015-16 Kinder and New Student Information Meeting (6:00 PM)  Speaking of welcoming, it’s time to meet our new Camarena families as we prepare for the 2015-16 school year with information about registration, Dual Immersion, and the start of the next school year in July.

Thursday 26 – Soccer (4:00 PM),  PTA Zumba (6:00 PM)

Friday 27 – 6th Graders Return from Camp Marston

Good luck to our Camarena Representatives who will participate in the District Finals Speech Contest this week:

Wednesday 25 – Tommy (4th Grade)

Thursday 26 – Nicholas (5th Grade)

Friday 27 – Max (6th Grade)

Here are some of the sights in and around the Camarena Campus last week:

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Valeria was very proud of her writing about the Howler Monkey.  Did you know that only the Orca Whale is louder than the Howler Monkey?

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Thanks to our fantastic cheer squad, we always have a festive atmosphere at Camarena Athletic events.

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Our Basketball team lost a dramatic 1-point game to Olympic View on Thursday, but they played with heart and determination and they’ll be back in a week to take on the next foe.

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The soccer team competed fiercely with Veterans on Thursday coming up on the short end of  a 3-0 score.

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Preparations were underway for our visitors from the Great land of China!

And, now a drumroll please, the final tally for our Jump Rope 4 Heart is in.  Last year we raised a shocking $18,000 and set our sites on $20,000.  Well, the Camarena community showed their generosity and support of the American Heart Association by raising an astounding…


Thank you to students, staff, and parents for joining together to make a difference for all those who suffer from heart disease.  We have truly impacted the lives of many people through our efforts.

This Week at Camarena February 16-20

We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Presidents’ Day Weekend and one and all are rested and ready for the new week that is upon us. Here are the details for this coming week:

Tuesday, Feb 17 – Spring Pictures (optional photo opportunity), 2015-16 PTA Board Nominations, BB vs Veterans (4:00 PM)

Wednesday, Feb 18 – Kindergarten Registration Packets Available

Thursday, Feb 19 – Soccer vs Veterans (4:00 PM)

Friday, Feb 20 – 1:15 Release

Here are some photos from our Speech Contest.  Good luck to Tommy (4th), Nicholas (5th), and Max (6th) who will represent us at the District Speech Contests later this month.

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And, Here’s what it sounds like when the winner is announced:

Finally, here is our first ever weekly broadcast from our Camarena Broadcast team, led by Ms. Hughes.  You can view this directly here on our blog or on YouTube. You can also download the Touchcast iPad app (free) where you will be able to interact with the in-video apps such as polls, links, and more.  We hope you enjoy our first broadcast and we welcome ideas for future shows.

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