Thank you!

Red Ribbon Week was a success thanks to the dedication and effort of many volunteers. We would like to especially thank the following people for their contribution to Red Ribbon Week:

Heidi Escobedo
Tia Ducich
Rita Paladino
Ileana Brogan
Erin Shepard
Karla Payne
Mika Camarena
Bonnie Grieco
Tammi McCarthy
Michelle Aquino
Mark Alonzo
Jennifer Thompson
Rosalie Chases
Keli Griffiths
Kimberli Lucas-Wieand
Ilana Brongiel
Camille Oder
Fina Ruvalcaba
Erica Sison-Buenaventura
Karina Jones
Sally Gonzalez-Crew
Margie Guzman
Marcos Vasquez
And all our Camarena Staff!
Also special thanks to Jersey Mike’s for sponsoring our Red Ribbon Activities.
Jersey Mikes logo

Robo Griffin Unveiled

As many of you know Camarena Elementary is now known as the Camarena Robo Griffins.  The updated look to our website is to let you all know that we have also chosen our school logo and colors.  Teal is the primary color with the neon yellow/green as a secondary color.  We also will use gray, black and white to highlight.

The mascot name of Robo Griffin was chosen by a vote from the student body after every class nominated a mascot, then every grade level chose a winner before the all-school election.  The students chose Robo Griffin with twice the vote of the next closest rival so clearly Robo Griffin was the #1 choice of our student body.  The Griffin is a mythological creature that is half lion, half eagle and embodies the character traits of strength, courage, intelligence, and leadership; these are character traits that clearly embody our namesake, Enrique Camarena, and are worthy of our students to strive for every day. The Robo was added to signify our commitment to using the latest technology to enhance our learning environment in every way.

We then solicited the help of some parents and friends with expertise in the graphic design field to present several options for our mascot logo.  The staff chose the following logo as our official Robo Griffin, which will be used for t-shirts, banners, letterhead, etc.

Screenshot 2013-10-24 23.07.14Special thank to our friends who assisted with the Logo Design contest including Mr. Arnaiz, Mr Ebuen, Mr. Elsmore, and Mr. Hughes, whose design was selected.  All of these folks provided graphics of the highest quality and most careful consideration.  We are fortunate to have benefited from their willingness to volunteer their expertise to help us make a stunning and appealing logo for our school.

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Soccer Tryouts are Here

Camarena_soccer_logo_big (1)-Primary Team (2nd and 3rd) Informational meeting will be held on Monday, 10/28 
   12:20 in Room 305
-Upper Team (4-6th) Informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, 10/29***
11:20 in Room 416
-Permission slips will be passed out at this meeting and they must be returned by Monday, 11/4 – no exceptions
-Tryouts: Tuesday, 11/5 and *Thursday, 11/7 
-primary: after school – 4:00
-upper: 4:00 – 5:30
*Only select students will be invited back on Thursday. 
Please bring to tryouts: one white shirt, one dark shirt, shinguards, water bottle, molded cleats (optional), size 4 soccer ball labeled with name (optional)