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

Earth Day Event

Trash to Treasures Art Contest:

*every Camarena student is welcome to participate
*all projects must be made out of trash or recyclables
*all projects must have the student’s name, grade, and teacher’s name on them
*there will be winners chosen from each grade level
*projects are due by 2:45pm on Thursday, April 21 (I will need to collect them and get them ready for display)
*winners will have their projects photographed and featured on the Camarena Garden and Camarena Elementary School blogs

The Countdown is On

The 2015-16 school year starts in just 10 days on Wednesday, July 22.  The big question on everyone’s mind is,

“When will I learn the name of my child’s teacher?”

This year you will be informed of your child’s teacher on Monday, July 20 at the PTA Garden Party from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Please stop by this event a week from Monday to meet some members of the Camarena community and you will be provided a packet of information to start the new school year, which includes the name of your child’s teacher.  Some teachers, though not all, will be attending this event, therefore there is no guarantee that you will actually meet your child’s teacher at that time.  If you can’t make the event Monday night, you can come by the school on Tuesday July 21 to pick up your packet of information.  We are eagerly anticipating a great year at Camarena Elementary once again.

January Garden Meeting

bananas rose paradeJoin us for Garden Club 101, our annual meeting that will cover what is happening at Camarena. It will be a brief meeting with good food and good conversation about our upcoming schedule and direction of our garden program.
Who: Anyone who is a member of Garden Club or would like to be
Where: Camarena Library
When: Wednesday, January 14 from 5:30-6:30pm
For more information about this meeting and dates for upcoming composting classes, please see our website.