Monthly Archive: February 2018

Week of February 26-March 2

Read Across America Week

This week is Read Across America Week! We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the love of literacy with each of our spirit day. You can find the spirit days for this week here.   Please note the Reading Fun the Sun event will be held on Thursday, March 1 @ 2:00 pm.  All parents are welcome to come read with their child during this time.

Local Control Accountability Plan Input

Today is the last day to “share” your input on our district LCAP goals.  If you did not receive the invitation email, you may go to the CVESD District Website (www.cvesd.org) and self-register. The star step begins March 2 and continues through March 16. 

Additional School Funding

Have you completed the lunch application this year? We are working to ensure that all students that qualify have access to school meals at a free or reduced cost. Qualifying for free or reduced lunch can ease the financial burden that many of our families may be facing.  In addition, Camarena may be eligible for additional funding to support our students! Schools with 35% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch receive additional funding known as “Title 1”. As of February 15th, 30% of our students have qualified.  Only 40% of our parents have completed the lunch application this year. Nearly 85% of all submitted applications have qualified this year!  There is no income verification required. If we had approximately 55 more students qualify, we could be eligible for Title 1 funding. If you have not yet completed the lunch application, you can do it here or you can complete a paper application available in each classroom or in the main office. The class with the highest rate of completed applications by March 1st will receive a pizza party! One randomly selected family that completes the application by March 1st will win a beach prize pack courtesy of the PTA.

ELPAC Testing

We will begin our ELPAC testing on Tuesday the 20th for our 3rd grade students. It is important that our students come to school well rested, well fed, and ready to do their best on these important exams.  We know our English Learners are ready to show us all they know on the ELPAC!

Snapshot of the Week

  • Monday, February 26, 2018: “Green Eggs & Hams” Spirit Day/Robo Rally (8:15 am)/ELPAC Testing for 3rd  Grade Begins/Girls Basketball Team vs. Kellogg at  Sweetwater High School (6:30 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018: “The Lorax” Spirit Day/Junior Coed Soccer Team vs. Eastlake Eagles @ Eastlake (4:00 pm)/PTA  General Meeting & Board Elections (6:00 pm)
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018:“Wacky Wednesday” Spirit Day/Fourth Grade District Speech Contest/Coed Basketball Team vs. Parkview Panthers at Parkview (4:00 p.m.)/Boys Basketball Team vs. Hedenkamp Huskies at Hedenkamp (4:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018: School:“Fun in the Sun” Spirit Day/Fifth Grade District Speech Contest/Weekly Walk to School at Morningstar & Winding Walk (7:50 am)/Site Council Meeting (3:00 pm)/ Coed Soccer Team vs. Salt Creek Mountain Lions at Salt Creek (4:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 2, 2018: “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”Spirit Day/6th Grade District Speech Contest/Weekly Walk to School at Crossroads & Sweet Sage (7:50 a.m.)/Girls Basketball Team vs. Discovery Dragons at Camarena(3:45 p.m.)

Upcoming Events

  • March 5: Weekly Walk to School at Guadalupe & Crossroads
  • March 5: 2nd Grade ELPAC Testing
  • March 5-March 9: Book Fair
  • March 6: DAC/DELAC Meeting
  • March 8: Parent Conferences Begin
  • March 15: Variety Show
  • March 16: Weekly Walk to School at Dragonfly & Exploration Falls

#Camlearns snapshots from the week!

Week of February 19-February 23

We hope you are enjoying a wonderful long weekend.  As a reminder, we look forward to seeing all our Robos back for a full day of learning on Tuesday, February 20th. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. and all 1st-6th grade students will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m. There are lots of events coming up at Camarena, so be sure to return to our blog often to read about any new announcements.

ELPAC Testing

We will begin our ELPAC testing on Tuesday the 20th for our 4th grade students. It is important that our students come to school well rested, well fed, and ready to do their best on these important exams.  We know our English Learners are ready to show us all they know on the ELPAC!

Incoming Kindergarten Registration

Please let your friends and neighbors know that transitional kindergarten and kindergarten registration packets are available now.  Registration packets will be accepted on Wednesday, February 21st.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding registration for the 2018 -2019 school year.

Local  Control Accountability Plan Input

It’s not too late to share your input! You should have received an email asking you to participate in the idea sharing process. The deadline is February 25. Please share your thoughts with Thoughtexchange to help us better understand what is important to you, whether in your school or the District. Thoughtexchange is an online learning process that allows us to reach out to everyone affected by the decisions made in our District. This process enables us to hear your ideas, and learn about priorities. You should have received an email asking for your input, if you did not, please register using this link.

Snapshot of the Week

  • Monday, February 19, 2018: No School-Presidents’ Day Observed
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018: Robo Rally (8:15 am)/ELPAC Testing for 4th Grade Begins/Junior Coed Soccer Team vs. Casillas Comets @ Casillas (4:00 pm)
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018: New Student Registration for 2018-19 School Year/Coed Basketball Team vs. Allen Eagles at Camarena (4:00 p.m.)/Boys Basketball Team vs. Feaster Falcons at Camarena (4:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018: Coed Soccer Team vs. Olympic View Eagles  at Olympic View (4:00 p.m.)
  • Friday,February 23, 2018: Weekly Walk to School at Crossroads & Sweet Sage (7:50 a.m.)/ELAC Meeting (8:30 a.m.)/Girls Basketball Team vs. Hedenkamp Huskies at Hedenkamp (3:45 p.m.)

Upcoming Events

  • February 27: PTA General Meeting & Board Elections
  • March 1: Weekly Walk to School at Morningstar & Winding Walk
  • March 1: Site Council Meeting
  • March 2: Read Across America
  • March 5: Weekly Walk to School at Guadalupe & Crossroads
  • March 8: Parent Conferences Begin