Monthly Archive: April 2015

Celebrating the Military Child

First, thank you in advance for making this next week special for our hard working students that are part of the military. There are over 220 military students at Camarena that serve our country. 

There are a few changes for next week.  

This week our military children will be asked to share with their class what it’s like to be a military child. They may want to share pictures and/or artifacts from living in different places around the world. If their parent is deployed or has been deployed, they may want to share the states or countries where their parent is or has been.

Thank you for making this a special week for them.

April 13th, Monday:
Write a thank you letter to military personnel.
April 14th, Tuesday:
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And/or the non-military kids write about what they “think” it would be like to be a military kid and how they would handle having to be the “new kid” every couple of years.  Then the military kids could write about what they would do if they were a civilian kid to help a “military kid” acclimate to a new school….or write about what or who helped them acclimate to Camarena when they got here.
Bottom Line: Choose one of these topics and write!
April 15th, Wednesday:
Wear purple to support military kids images
April 16th, Thursday:
Our military kids  will be able to fill in a map located in the library with:
Where has my family lived? Where are my mom and/or dad now? Where are we going to live next?

No Care packages! The military needs to approve…now we know. 🙂

April 17th, Friday:
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AND Operation Read:

Parents in the military can read a book to a class or two and, of course, answer questions about what you do for our country.
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If you can come read to your child’s class and/or other classes on Friday, April 17th, please fill out this form. Operation Read Parent Volunteer
Books are available from our library or bring one you would like to share.

Thank you,

Camarena Military Committee

Camarena is having a Spring Dance

You are cordially invited to

Camarena Elementary PTA & Student Council’s

Spring Dance

Friday, April 17, 2015

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Multipurpose Room

Camarena Elementary School

1650 Exploration Falls, Chula Vista, CA

THIS EVENT IS FREE. NO DROP OFFS ALLOWED. ADULT MUST STAY AND ACCOMPANY CHILD THROUGHOUT EVENT.

This is a parent-child semi-formal dance.

More information to come

April is the Month of the Military Child

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Military Children serve too!

Camarena is celebrating the hard work our children of military parents do for our country.

This is how Camarena is celebrating:
April 13th, Monday:
Write a thank you letters to military personal.
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April 14th, Tuesday:
Slice of life with this photo for homework:images-2
April 15th, Wednesday:
Wear purple to for military kids
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Also our military kids  will be able to fill in map located in the library with:
Where has my family lived? Where are my mom and/or dad now? Where we are going to live next?
April 16th, Thursday:
Care package to a young solder or sailor.
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April 17th, Friday:
Wear Red, White, and Blue
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AND Operation Read: Parents in the military can read a book to a class or two and, of course, answer questions about what you do for our country .
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If you can come read to your child’s class and/or other classes on Friday, April 17th, please fill out this form. Operation Read Parent Volunteer
Books are available from our library or bring one you would like to share.

Thank you,

Camarena Military Committee

 

Reboot Camarena 2015

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I hope one and all are enjoying Spring Break and ready to return to action on Monday, April 6.  As we conclude our school year this final quarter, we are also looking forward to the coming school year and hoping to hear from our entire Camarena community to make our school better.  Here is a brief introductory video about Reboot Camarena and links to the three steps where everyone can participate:

The question that is guiding our process is, “How do we tap the brain power of our school community to Reboot Camarena to fulfill the promise of our mission, vision and values?” and the steps you can take to contribute are below.

Step One: Reflect on two questions What are we doing well?, What can we do better? In light of the CVESD  LCAP goals, and our mission, vision, and values analyze our current performance. You can put your thoughts online here and here or on butcher paper in the Library Media Center. (April 6-17)

Step Two: Make a Proposal for Improvement, New Initiative, or Discussion Topic by April 17.


Step Three: RSVP to join us on Saturday, May 2 to further discuss these proposals and plan next steps.

Thanks in advance for taking some time to think about the strengths and weaknesses of our school and helping us develop a plan for improvement in the coming weeks.

Questions about this process are welcome and can be left int the comments so that all can follow the thread.

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