Camarena News

Week of May 14-May 18

CAASPP Continues

Our 4th and 6th grade students completed the CAASPP Testing last week.  We will continue with make-ups for those who were absent last week.  This week our 3rd and 5th grade students will complete CAASPP testing. Students will be tested in reading, writing, and math. Please help ensure your children are well rested and eat a nutritious breakfast either at home or at school. Please encourage your children to do their very best! We know they are prepared to show all they know on these important end of year tests!

Military Mingle

Join us this Friday at 7:45 a.m. for our final Military Mingle for the year. The time together will be an opportunity to thank our sixth graders for their commitment to Camarena and enjoy the time together. Please join us this Friday!

Sixth Grade Showcase

Calling all 6th grade parents! On Friday May 18th, 6th grade students and their parents are invited to the MPR and the Media Center to celebrate their best work from the VAPA program. The celebration will take place from 6:30-7:30pm. We will have Mr. Blocker as DJ, and refreshments will be for sale in the lunch area. At 6:45 there will be a drawing for front row seating at 6th Grade Promotion. Tickets will be on sale from 6th grade teachers during this event.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Snapshot of the Week

  • Monday, May 14, 2018: Robo Rally (8:15 a.m.)/CAASPP Testing Begins for 3rd & 5th Grade Students
  • Friday, May 18, 2018: Military Mingle (7:45 am)/Sixth Grade Showcase Celebration (6:00 p.m.)

Upcoming Events

  • May 22: DAC/DELAC Meeting
  • May 23: 5th Grade Musical
  • May 24: 6th Grade Awards Ceremony
  • May 24: CVESD Sports Awards @Camarena
  • May 25: ELAC Meeting
  • May 25: Volunteer Tea
  • May 28: Memorial Day-No School

 

Week of May 7-May 11

CAASPP Testing Begins

Our students in 4th and 6th grade begin their CAASPP testing this week and our 3rd and 5th grades students will be testing the week of May 14.  Students will be tested in reading, writing, and math.  Fifth Grade will also be tested in Science on May 21.  Please help ensure your children are well rested and eat a nutritious breakfast either at home or at school. Please encourage your children to do their very best! We know they are prepared to show all they know on these end of year tests!

Hanover Survey

We need your input again please.  We hope all parents will participate.  Topics on this important survey 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 Share Your Input

Snapshot of the Week

  • Monday, May 7, 2018: Robo Rally (8:15 a.m.) CAASPP Testing Begins for 4th & 6th Grade Students
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018: Coed Soccer Team vs. Casillas Comets @ Casillas Elementary (4:00 p.m.)

Upcoming Events

  • May 14: CAASPP Testing Begins for 3rd and 5th Grade Students
  • May 18: Military Mingle
  • May 18: Sixth Grade Showcase
  • May 23: 5th Grade Musical

Claim Your Glasses

Do you see your child’s glasses in the picture?  If so, please come to the health office or have your child come to the health office to claim their glasses before May 18th.  Any unclaimed glasses will be donated to the Lions Club to distribute to underserved populations.

Week of April 30-May 4

APEX FUN RUN

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported us in our first Apex Fun Run last Thursday. Thank you to our PTA for sponsoring such a terrific event.  Another shout out to all our parents for attending and volunteering to help with the run. It was truly an enjoyable event for our students and PTA will share the final fundraising totals soon!

CAASPP TESTING BEGINS

Our students will begin CAASPP testing soon!  The schedule for each grade level was sent home last week. Students will be tested in reading, writing, and math.  Fifth Grade will also be tested in Science on May  21.  Students will need headphones for all CAASPP testing, we will provide headphones for the students or they can bring them from home.  Please help ensure your children are well rested and eat a nutritious breakfast either at home or at school. Please encourage your children to do their very best! We know they are prepared to show all they know on these end of year tests!

LOCAL MEASURES TESTING IN GRADES K-2

Local Measures testing continues for our Kindergarten through Second Grade students.  All students will be tested in reading, writing, and math.  Screen Shot 2018-04-22 at 7.26.22 PMStudents in Dual Immersion  will be tested on writing in Spanish this wee.  Please ensure your children get plenty of rest and enjoy a healthy breakfast before testing so they are able to do their very best on each assessment!

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Teacher appreciation week is here! I am sure all would agree that Camarena has the very best staff around!  The fun begins Monday, April 30 and continues the entire week.  Let’s show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do!

Below is a suggested list of daily activities for the week to show appreciation for our school staff. Participation is completely optional.

  • Monday, April 30: Give your teacher their favorite flower.
  • Tuesday, May 1: Remind your teacher how much they helped you.
  • Wednesday, May 2: Orange, apples, and bananas! Bring your teacher their favorite fruit.
  • Thursday, May 3:  Write your teacher a special note.
  • Friday, May 4: Think of your teachers favorite things.

Snapshot of the Week

  • Monday, April 30, 2018: “Light it Up Blue for Autism” Spirit Day/Robo Rally (8:15 a.m.)/Incoming Kinder Registration/Teacher Appreciation Week Begins
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018: Coed Basketball Team vs. Parkview Panthers @ Winding Walk Park (4:00 p.m.)/Coed Soccer Team vs. Eastlake Eagles @ Camarena Elementary (4:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018: Coed Soccer Team vs. Clearview Voyagers @ Clearview Elementary (4:00 p.m.)

Upcoming Events

  • May 7:CAASPP Testing Begins for 4th and 6th Grade Students
  • May 14: CAASPP Testing Begins for 3rd and 5th Grade Students
  • May 18: Military Mingle

Check-out our learning from last week!

 

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