Happy Memorial Day


I hope your family is enjoying a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend in beautiful Chula Vista.  Here are the events and activities that are coming this week at Camarena Elementary.


Monday, May 26 – No school in honor of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 27 – TK, 2nd, and 3rd grade share their outstanding work in Gallery of Experts.

Wednesday, May 28 – K and 5th share their outstanding work in Gallery of Experts.

Thursday, May 29 – 1st, 4th, and 6th share their outstanding work in Gallery of Experts

Saturday, May 31 – 8:00 AM – The first group of runners will be sent off at 8:00 AM for our Camarena Color Splash Run. We have less than 200 spots available so sign up asap.  Be sure to arrive early Saturday morning to warm up before you start.


Camarena Color Splash T-shirt, bib and swag bag can be picked up on Thursday and Friday after school.  Be sure to get your gear before the big run on Saturday.

Residency Verification: We started clearing residency for 2014-15 on Friday.  Please stop by as soon as possible.  Office hours for residency verification are from 9:00 to 4:00.

Final day of School is Friday, June 6




The Week of May 19

We have just three weeks to go for this school year and here are some big events that are coming up these final three weeks.

Tuesday, May 20: Students can enjoy BBQ food through the cafeteria.

Most every class will be taking their final district created math assessment this week and also preparing for the big event next week: Gallery of Experts.  Here are the dates and times for each grade level

May 27:

3:00 = TK

4:30 = 2nd

6:00 = 3rd

May 28

3:00 = Kinder

4:30 = 5th

May 29

3:00 = 1st

4:30 = 4th

6:00 = 6th

Our Camarena Color Splash Run is picking up steam.  It’s definitely not too late to sign up for all your procrastinators. The date of the big event is Saturday, May 31 @ 8:00 AM.



Teacher Appreciation Top Secret Activity



Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close and and we would like to invite all students and parents to take a selfie with our teachers.  These photos will be “planted” around campus tomorrow morning so you can take a picture with your teacher and we suggest three ways to share your photo and appreciation,

1. You can email the photo and your encouragement directly to your teacher.

2.  You can use Instagram adding #camlearns to the photo with your encouragement and the photo will immediately go to this website: Camlearnsinpictures.

3.  Finally you can tell the world about your awesome teacher by using Twitter and adding #camlearns  with your comments.

Please take a minute to take a selfie in the morning and share the love with  our fantastic Camarena teachers.  But please keep this our secret.  I’m sure the teachers won’t event notice the 40 sticks in the grass tomorrow morning. 🙂

San Diego County Fires and Camarena Elementary

Here is the latest news from the CVESD related to our stance on school for Thursday:

Sent on Behalf of the Office of the Superintendent:
Dear Parent/Guardian:
In light of the fires in the North County, we want to update you about our current state of operations, and answer questions you may have.
Will CVESD schools be open tomorrow? Yes, according to the Air Pollution Control District, Chula Vista and Otay Mesa communities are currently in the “Good” air quality zone. We are continuing to monitor conditions. Most North County school districts will be closed at least on Thursday. In the South County, in addition to CVESD, the South Bay Union, and Sweetwater Union school districts are remaining open, and continuing to monitor the situation as well. We continue to check in with local fire officials.
Are outdoor activities continuing, like recess, after school soccer? We are advising schools to take heat-related precautions. The County has issued a heat advisory through Thursday because of extreme heat for this time of year.
How do we find out about air quality in Chula Vista? Visit this website: http://www.sdapcd.org/air/forecasts/otoday.html
Are there concerns about ash? At this point, not in our District.
What about field trips? Field trips will NOT continue if scheduled on Thursday for the North and East County.  Local field trips will continue as scheduled, ie, to Mater Dei, San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld. NPS school transportation will continue as scheduled, ie there is no impact re North County.
Where can I find updated information about the fires? The www.sdcountyemergency.com is a good source of info. Please bookmark this site. If you have an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet, download the County’s free mobile app SD Emergency. During an emergency, it will alert users and carry updates and maps. For school district info, we will post updates to @cvesdnews and as well as our website: www.cvesd.org .
If schools in CVESD need to close, how will I know? We will send emails, text messages, and phone calls via our automated messaging system. We also will post updates to District/school websites and Twitter via @cvesdnews. Please also bookmark www.sdcpuntyemergency.com and www.ReadySetGoCV.org
The information provided is based on the most current updated information we have from SD County officials this evening.  Should situations change and merit a different response from the District, such revised/updated information will be immediately provided to parents.
Anthony Millican
Communications and Community Development

Chula Vista Elementary School District
(619) 425-9600, ext. 1328

The Week of May 12

Believe it or not, there are just four weeks left until the end of the school year.   There are lots of class and school events to follow to finish strong so stay tuned to this site and your child’s class blog for updates and information.  Here are a few to keep in mind.


The Camarena Color Splash Run is just 19 days away.  Enrollment has picked up as we have over 200 runners ready to take on the 5 K challenge.  We will be notifying our 30 Padre ticket winners early this week.  You can always register online.  We will also have after school sales this Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 where you can pay with cash or credit card.


Our students are also preparing for the Gallery of Experts.  Be prepared to come join us for the afternoon/early evenings of May 27, 28, 29.   See your teacher for more details to get the grade level date and time of the student presentations. Here is an example of what you will see with 5th grade’s announcement about Simple Machines.