Monthly Archive: October 2017

Week of October 30-November 3


imagesWe had a great Red Ribbon Week at Camarena. We appreciate all the agencies that visited  Camarena and presented to our students.  Thank you so much to Mrs. Camarena for her dedication and commitment to our students.  Each year, she makes a difference to the Camarena Community by raising our awareness and understanding of Red Ribbon Week.

Our students are to be commended for their awareness and understanding of the danger of illegal drugs.  They did a fabulous job participating in the spirit days.


We are in the final days of collecting granola bars and gallon ziploc baggies. Thank you to all who have contributed and donated the project.  Once the collection process ends on Tuesday, we will be meeting with our other cohort schools to create the bags.

Snapshot of the Week

  • Monday, October 30, 2017:Robo Rally (8:15 a.m.)/ Student of the Month K-2 (8:15 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017: Weekly Walk to School at Dragonfly and Exploration Falls (7: 50 a.m.)/Student of the Month 3-6 (8:15 a.m.)
  • Friday, November 3, 2017: Dia de Los Muertos Exhibition (7:45 a.m.)/Flag Football Game vs. Wolf Canyon Wolves @ Wolf Canyon (4:00 p.m.)

Upcoming Events

  • November 8- Walkthrough with Dr. Escobedo
  • November 8-School Site Council
  • November 9-Military Mingle
  • November 10- Veteran’s Day-No School

It the #camlearns in review from last week!


Red Ribbon Week

This week is Red Ribbon Week, the week has a very special place in the culture of Camarena Elementary as our namesake’s family created this event in response to the death of their husband and father. In the “Snapshot of the Week” will find the details for the week, we are looking forward to seeing everyone’s spirit this week.


Parent Informational Meeting

After our PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, we will be having a parent informational meeting. Mr. Strout will be presenting on the topic of bullying, afterwards their will be workstations on a variety of topics and resources to support at home. You can find more information on the session here.

Snapshot of the Week

  • Monday, October 23, 2017: “Team Up Against Drugs” Spirit Day/ Weekly Walk at Guadalupe & Crossroads (7:50 a.m.)/Robo Rally (8:15 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017: ‘“Lei” off Drugs’ Spirit Day/PTA General Meeting (6:00 p.m.)/Parent Information Session (7:00p.m.)
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017: “Be Red-y to Fight Drugs” Spirit Day/Red Ribbon Picture (8:15 a.m.)
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017: “Have Spirit: Don’t Do Drugs” Spirit Day/ D.E.A. Assembly (9:00 a.m.)
  • Friday, October 27, 2017: “Don’t Be Tricked, Drugs are No Treat” Spirit Day/Character Parade (8:30 a.m.)

Upcoming Events

  • October 29-Garden Club at Hillcrest Farmers Market (9:00 a.m.)
  • October 31-Weekly Walk to School at Dragonfly and Exploration Falls
  • November 2-School Site Council
  • November 3-Flag Football Game vs. Wolf Canyon Wolves @ Wolf Canyon
  • November 9-Military Mingle
  • November 10- Veteran’s Day-No School

It the #camlearns in review from last week!


Week of October 16-October 20

Pastries for Parents

We are looking forward to opening our classrooms to our parents for Pastries for Parents. All parents will have an opportunity to visit their child’s classroom at the start of the school day at 8: 15 a.m. on Monday, October 16.  Before and after the classroom visits, be sure to stop by the multi-purpose room for delicious treats and an opportunity to dialogue with Principal Strout. See you all on Monday at 7: 45 a.m.

Homeless Connect

For the remainder of the month of October, we will be partnering with 4 other CVESD schools to collect items to distribute to homeless individuals suffering in our area. We are asking you to consider sending in donations of granola bars with your child. Your generosity would go a very long way for us as a school to build a bridge of hope and support for those that are less fortunate. It will help us to teach our children the importance of giving.

Military Mingle

Don’t forget to joins us for our first military mingle will take place on Friday, October 20 at 7:45 a.m. We welcome all our military families to join us at 7: 45 a.m. to learn about all the resources and programs we have available for our military families. This is also a great opportunity to meet other families and find out about all the great events we have planned for this year.

ELAC Meeting

Would you like to know more about how you can support your child at home?  If you haven’t before, please attend our ELAC meeting on Friday. We will discuss some of the resources available to support your child and their learning at home.  The school and parent partnership is essential to each child’s success and we hope to see you Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Media Center.

Red Ribbon Week

Mark your calendars now for Camarena’s Red Ribbon Week. The week of October 23-27 will be the time for us to celebrate and honor own school hero, Enrique S. Camarena. More information on the daily events will be available later this week.


Snapshot of the Week

  • Monday, October 16, 2017: Pastries for Parents/Coffee with the Principal (7: 45 a.m.)/Robo Rally (8:15 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017: DAC/DELAC Meeting (12:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017: Weekly Walk to School at Morning Star and Winding Walk (7:55 a.m.)/California Great Shakeout (10:19 a.m.)
  • Friday, October 20, 2017: Military Mingle (7: 45 a.m.)/ELAC Meeting in Media Center (8:30 a.m.)/Flag Football Game vs. Casillas Comets @ Casillas (4:00 p.m.)

Upcoming Events

  • October 23-27-Red Ribbon Week
  • October 23– “No Bully Zone” Assembly
  • October 23-Weekly Walk to School at  Guadalupe and Crossroads
  • November 9– Military Mingle

Check-out #camlearns this past week!