Attention Military Families

Hello to all the Camarena military families!

I want to direct your attention to the military resources link on the school website which can be accessed through the home page, click on the Resources tab > Military Families OR here if you haven’t already found it. I will try to keep it updated with resources, flyers, and other pertinent information for our military families and students. If you have any specific requests for information, presentations, activities, or other events please feel free to contact me directly at (619) 372-1655 or



USS Gridley

USS Bunker Hill

USS Sterett

USS Dewey

USS Carl Vinson


Thanks for reading,

Ms. Melissa

Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC)

Excellent Article on Growth Mindset

It was great to see so many families out at Curriculum Night. Thanks for making that investment in your child’s education by coming to get the expectations for the school year. In my talk with parents, I mentioned the work of Carol Dweck of Stanford on the Growth Mindset. Here is an excellent article that you will enjoy and find beneficial that summarizes this research and the steps you can take to foster a growth mindset in your children.


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Safety Patrol Volunteers


We are ready to get our Safety Patrol out on the corners and we would like to solicit the assistance of a few noble Camarena parents or community members. If you are willing and able to assist, please e-mail or call Mrs. Orr Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Safety Committee Meeting


We be having our first Safety Committee Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 20th at 3:00pm in the Library/Media Center. Anyone is welcome.


  1. Emergency Drills and Evacuations
  2. Emergency plan and procedures document
  3. Toys at school
  4. Rules and Procedures videos
  5. Heat and students on blacktop
  6. Character Counts Curriculum
  7. Other 

*other concerns/ideas please post before meeting so that I can put on agenda

This week at Camarena August 18-22


Camarena students tasting cafeteria food from around the world for TV show "The List"

Camarena students tasting cafeteria food from around the world for TV show “The List”

Thanks to all those families who volunteered and participated in the Book Fair last week. We purchased over $7,000 of books that will encourage our students on their quest to be avid readers. Here are some of the big events that will take place this week at Camarena. Please take note.

Tuesday August 19 @ 5:30 – Curriculum Night (This is an adult only event – no child care will be provided)

This event will begin in the Multi-Purpose Room with a presentation by Camarena administration. You will then be sent to your classrooms to meet the teachers at 6:00 PM. If you have more than one child, you can go to the second session that will start at 6:30 PM. The PTA will be selling tiles and spirit wear both before and after Curriculum Night. (This also means that there will be no PTA Boot Camp this week)

Wednesday, August 20 – Picture Day

Thursday, August 21 @ 6:00 PM – PTA Zumba

This event is FREE for all PTA members (join today) and $5 per person for non-members