What do Camarena Parents think?

I truly believe that Camarena belongs to its families and will consistently seek to listen to and respond to the voice of Camarena families. With that in mind, I’ve schedules some meetings around several specific topics to hear your thinking.  If you are interested and available in the following topics, please respond to the RSVP form at the bottom of this post.

July 1

4:00  Homework (What are Parents’ expectations for homework?)

4:30 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) (What are parents’ concerns and level of interest?)

5:00 Learning Goals (What are the priorities for outcomes for parents?)


July 2

4:00 School Garden (What do we need to do to create a viable school garden?)

4:30 Walk to School (How can we create  culture of walking to school for the entire Camarena community?)

5:00 After School Activities (What after-school activities are of interest to Camarena families?)



Dual Immersion Notification

I know many families have been waiting patiently for our Dual Immersion Notifications.  We sent out notifications for  1st grade and 2nd grade this week and will be sending out notifications for Kindergarten on July 1 as we have just a handful of Kinder students who need to be assessed.  Here is some more information about Dual Immersion.

1st Grade – We have selected all the students who showed interest and we have a few spots available for students who are Spanish dominant.  If interested, please send me an e-mail and I’ll have one of our teachers assess your child.

2nd Grade – We have opened up one class and we have a short waiting list.

Kindergarten – We will open two classes.  The final decisions will be made by July 1.

Thanks for your patience and understanding in this process.

What learning outcomes do you want for our Camarena students?

Wednesday, June 12 marks the first meeting of our illustrious Camarena staff. During part of that meeting we are inviting parents to join us to share the learning outcomes that they value. If you are able to attend please RSVP on the form below so we can plan for your presence. If you can’t attend, but would like your voice heard, please post your comments on this Google Doc:

Learning Outcomes