Monthly Archive: April 2016

Earth Day Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Earth Day Winners! Students had the opportunity to enter our Trash to Treasures Contest and our Photo Contest in celebration of Earth Day. All photo contest winners will receive a print out of their artwork to be displayed in the media center and the first and second place winners with have lunch with Mr. Hanks and Ms. Dugan. Our Trash to Treasures will also have lunch with Mr. Hanks and Ms. Dugan. Thank you for all for your hard work, the decision was difficult because all of the works of art were truly amazing.

Trash to Treasures Winners -Leah Martinez and Martha Martinez


Photo Contest Winners

1st Place-“Coastal Beauty” by Ruby Lee, Grade 5

Coastal Beauty By_ Ruby Lee, Grade 5, Ms. Ruiz_ Mrs. Alcantara2nd Place-“Reaching for the Sky” by Adara Greico, Grade 4

Adara Grieco- -Reaching for the Sky- Collins 4thPeople’s Choice Award-“Pray for the Mantis” by Kaeden Escarcega, Grade 6

Pray For The Mantis

Testing Schedule

testingOur state and local testing begins Monday, April 25th. Please see the link below to the calendar of assessments. The calendar is broken down by grade-level and type of test for your convenience.  You can support your child by ensuring they attend school every day on time, eat a healthy breakfast, get sufficient sleep, and reminding them to relax and do their best. If you missed our parent meeting last week on our school-wide testing we have provided the link below. Thank you for your support in ensuring each of our students are successful in their learning and life goals.

Testing Schedule for Parents 2016

End of Year Assessments 2016


Countdown to Color Splash

Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 1.07.40 PMWe are less than a week away from our 3rd annual Color Splash 5K. Our volunteers have been working overtime to ensure we have a spectacular event for the entire community. If you have not registered already, you have until the end of day tonight, Sunday to register online. If you decide you would like to participate in the race, we will be accepting registrations in person at school this week.

For those of you who have already registered, you can start to pick up your t-shirts, swag bags, and race bibs on the following days in the quad area in front of the main office.

  • Wednesday, April 27th-2:30p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 28th-7:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 28th-2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29th-7:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, April 29th-2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30th-7:45 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

We are looking forward to an amazing event!

Week of April 25-April 30

Monday, April 25-  College Spirit Day / 3rd Grade CAASPP Testing Begins
Tuesday, April 26- Coed Soccer Game Against Eastlake Eagles at Eastlake (4:00 p.m.) 
Thursday, April 28–  Coed Soccer Game Against Clearview Voyagers at Clearview (4:00 p.m.)
Friday, April 29-ELAC Meeting in MPR (8:30 a.m.)
Saturday, April 30- Color Splash Run (8:00 a.m.)
Check out our Robo Griffin learning from last week!
Upcoming Dates
Friday, May 13: PTA Family Camping Night
Tuesday, May 17: DAC/DELAC Meeting
Friday, May 20: PTA Family Appreciation Barbecue/PTA Association Meeting

Family Camping Night

Our first annual family camping night is finally here! We are excited to be able to have our community join together to paint tiles, play games, watch movies, and camp out at our very own Camarena Elementary.  Please review the attached flyer for additional details on the cost of the event. We are looking forward to a wonderful event as we close out another great year at Camarena.

Hanover Survey

parentinput0Every year, the Chula Vista School District sends home a survey to all parents asking for their thoughts about a variety of topics.  Topics include school appearance, finances, technology, instruction, as well as attitudes about safety, transportation, climate and communication.

Please make every effort to fill out this very important survey.  Each year, we analyze the results of the survey.  Your opinions count and we will thoughtfully and purposefully take your ideas to make our  school a better place for children. Please note this survey is different than the ThoughtExchange survey, which will be analyzed for how to utilize our state funding. The survey will be available online from now until Thursday, April 27, 2016.

Click Here for Parent Hanover Survey

Parent Meeting This Week

parent-meetingMr. Hanks and Ms.Dugan would like to invite you to join us for a parent meeting this week.  The topic of discussion for the meeting will be the upcoming state-wide CAASPP testing and our Local Measures Testing at the district level.  We realize this is a busy week with many events happening, but we would like an opportunity to review the upcoming testing and answer any questions you may have on the topics. The meeting will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room and there are two times available for your convenience.

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016 @ 5: 30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 8: 30 a.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Week of April 18-April 22

Monday, April 18- “Proud to be an American Day” Wear Red, White, and Blue
Tuesday, April 19- “Crazy Camo Day”/Mrs. Smarty Plants Assembly for Kinder-2nd Grade Students (8:30 a.m.) DAC/DELAC Meeting (12:00 p.m.) Junior Coed Soccer Game Against CVLCC Jaguars at Camarena (4:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, April 20-“Military Parents are our Super Heroes”/Parent Meeting (5:30 p.m.)
Thursday, April 21– “Our Troops Allow American to Shine Bright & Sparkle”  Military Family Picnic During Lunch Hours/Parent Meeting (8:30 a.m.) School Site Council Meeting (3:00 p.m.) Coed Soccer Game Against Olympic View Eagles at Camarena (4:00 p.m.)
Friday, April 22-ELAC Meeting in MPR (8:30 a.m.) Earth Day Celebration (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
In case you missed it, check out our learning from last week!
Upcoming Dates
Monday, April 25: State-Wide Testing Begins
Saturday, April 30: Color Splash Run
Friday, May 13: PTA Family Camping Night
Tuesday, May 17: DAC/DELAC Meeting
Friday, May 20: PTA Family Appreciation Barbecue/PTA Association Meeting