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Week of April 23-April 27

Earth Day

Our Earth Day celebration was a fabulous success this year!  The students enjoyed themselves and were educated on the many ways to protect the Earth.  A big shout out to our Garden Club leaders, parent leaders, and teachers for their commitment to Mother Earth and the important role of educating others on protecting our environment.  

Month of the Military Child

Thank you to everyone who participated in the obstacle course last week during recess, the students loved the event! This week we have “Crazy Camo” spirit day on Friday and all of our military students will be receiving a purple bracelet.

APEX Fun Run

Don’t forget to join us this Thursday, April 26 for our first Apex Fun Run at Camarena.  Students are learning about the traits of leaderships each day leading up to the run on Thursday.  Your child’s classroom teacher will be posting updates each day and you can also find additional information here.

Snapshot of the Week

  • Monday, April 23, 2018: Robo Rally (8:15 a.m.)/Local Measures Testing Window Opens
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018: Student of the Month Assembly K-2 (8:30 a.m.)/Dr. Escobedo Visits (10:00 a.m.)/Coed Soccer Team vs. CVLCC @ Camarena Elementary (4:00 p.m.)/PTA General Meeting (6:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018: Coed Basketball Team vs. Heritage Hawks @ Winding Walk Park(4:00 p.m.)Incoming Kinder DI Parent Informational Meeting in Media Center (5:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: APEX Run/Coed Soccer Team vs. Finney Bulldogs @ Camarena Elementary (4:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, April 27, 2018: “Crazy Camo” Spirit Day/Student of the Month Assembly 3rd-6th (8:30 a.m.)

Upcoming Events

  • April 30: Incoming Kinder Testing
  • April 30-May 4: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 7:CAASPP Testing Begins

Check-out our learning from last week!

 

End of the Year Testing Calendar

Our state and local testing start on Monday, April 23rd. We know parents play a critical role in helping children prepare for these tests by ensuring each child attends school every day, eats a healthy breakfast, gets sufficient sleep, and is encouraged to relax and do their best!  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding end of year testing at Camarena.

APEX Fun Run Updates

We are midway through our major fundraiser of the year! The students are loving the insightful leadership lessons in the classrooms and enjoy having the Apex team on campus. We are working toward our school wide goal and need everyone’s help in order to reach it. Anyone can make a pledge on www.apexfunrun.com with your student’s access code.

Pledge Per Lap means that a dollar amount is pledged for every lap that a student completes at the Apex Fun Run (between 26-36 laps, no more than 36).  If a student is absent or unable to run at the fun run, they will be counted at 30 laps.

Simple Donation means that a flat amount of money is pledged regardless of how many laps run. For example, you can pledge $30 simple donation and no matter what amount of the laps the student runs the total payment will remain $30.

When’s the fun run, when’s the money due, may I write a check?
The Apex Fun Run is on Thursday, April 26th. We love to have parents come out and cheer on the students as they run the Apex Track! The times for the runs are as followed:

8:30-9:30 5th– 6th

9:30-10:30 3rd– 4th

10:30-11:30 1st– 2nd

11:30-12:30 Kinder

Pledge payments are due by Friday, April 27th. Please make checks payable to Enrique S. Camarena PTA.

We are hopeful that we can hit our school goal and we would love to see you at the Apex Fun Run this coming Thursday!

Week of April 16-April 20

Month of the Military Child

The events and celebration continue this week has we honor our military families. This week we have “Workout Wednesday” where parents and students have the opportunity to participate in an obstacle course and eat with their parents during lunch recess. The obstacle course is open to all students.Don’t Forget to wear your workout clothes on Wednesday!

In addition, we have been able to partner with a program called “United Through Reading” which offers military service members who are away from home the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to the children in their lives, creating positive emotional connection and a love of reading. We will be having the UTR organization record here at Camarena in the Media Center on Monday, April 16 and Thursday, April 19 from 10:25 am-12:45 p.m. Students will record a message to a military family member and receive an mp4 to give to their loved ones. This is open to all military students and families.  If you would like to sign-up for a time slot, you can find the link to the post with all the information here.

 

ELAC Meeting

This week we will be having our April ELAC meeting on Thursday, April 19 @ 8:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room. The topic of the meeting will be end of the year testing and how to prepare your child for the assessment season. All parents are welcome to join the meeting, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday!  We will be having Spanish and Korean translation available for the meeting.

Earth Day

We will be celebrating our 5th annual Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 20th from 8:30-12:30pm in the school garden. Teachers will bring their classes through various stations throughout the garden; each class will get approximately 30 minutes to learn about issues pertaining to wellness and environmental stewardship. These stations include composting demonstrations with the City of Chula Vista,Yoga demonstrations with Hapa Yoga,Trash to Treasures art contest, garden tours, stroke prevention with the American Heart Association, ambulance from American Medical Response, lacrosse with Coach Keith, rabbit care, watershed model–how to keep waterways clean–with Resource Conservation District. Friday can be very warm and sunny in the garden, so hats and sunscreen are suggested. Parents are welcome to join as well. We look forward to celebrating Earth Day with you all!

Apex Run

The Apex Fun Run is coming to Camarena! This event begins next week with an assembly for our students on Tuesday and concludes with the Fun Run on Thursday, April 26th. Please take a moment to read the attached letter to learn more details about the event, from how to help your child participate and raise funds for our PTA to how to volunteer to assist with this great event.

APEX FUN RUN LETTER

 

Snapshot of the Week

  • Monday, April 16, 2018: Robo Rally (8:15 a.m.)/United Through Reading Records in Media Center/Fire Drill (1:30 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018: Matt Tessier Visits (8:30 a.m.)/Apex Assemblies/DAC/DELAC (12:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018:““Workout Wednesday” Spirit Day/ Obstacle Course during Lunch Recess/School Site Council in MPR (4:00 p.m.)/Coed Basketball Team vs. Tiffany Tigers @Tiffany Elementary(4:00 p.m.)/Boys Basketball Team vs. Salt Creek Mountain Lions at Salt Creek (4:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018: ELAC Meeting in MPR (8:30 am.)/United Through Reading Records in Media Center/Coed Soccer Team vs. Casillas Comets @ Camarena Elementary (4:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, April 20, 2018:  Earth Day/Local Measures Training K-2 (1:30 p.m.)/Teacher Prep for 3rd-6th (1:30 p.m.)

Upcoming Events

  • April 23: Local Measures Testing Begins
  • April 24: Dr. Escobedo Visits
  • April 24: PTA General Meeting
  • April 26: APEX Fun Run
  • April 30: Incoming Kinder Testing
  • April 30-May 4: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 7:CAASPP Testing Begins

Check-out our learning from last week!

United Through Reading Visits Camarena

Attention military families! This week, we have been able to partner with a program called “United Through Reading” which offers military service members who are away from home the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to the children in their lives, creating positive emotional connection and a love of reading.  We will be having the UTR organization record here at Camarena in the Media Center on Monday, April 16 and Thursday, April 19 from 10:25 am-12:45 p.m.  Students will record a message to a military family member and receive an mp4 to give to their loved ones.  This is open to all military students and families.   A flyer with the links and a media release form was sent home last Wednesday. If  you have signed-up your child for a time, they will report to the Media Center at the appropriate time during lunch with their media release form. There is still time to sign-up and you will find the  live link below.

Sign-Up for Monday, April 16, 2018

http://signup.com/go/FdhyLWf

Sign-Up for Thursday, April 19, 2018

http://signup.com/go/hgvrGyy

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