This Week at Camarena March 2-6

We have lots of exciting thing happening the week of March 2-6.  Here are the details of note:

Monday 2 – We kick off our Read Across America Week with Hats off to Dr. Seuss.  Keep up with all the events this week on this post.

Tuesday 3 – Dual Immersion has their morning Cafecito @ 7:45 AM.  Both Basketball and Jr. Soccer have games at Eastlake Elementary @ 4:00 PM.  PTA Boot Camp @ 6:00 PM

Wednesday 4 – Wednesday is highlighted by Family Literacy Night @ 6:00 PM.

Thursday 5 – Come read with your child at 2:00 for Fun in the Sun. The Soccer Team plays at McMillin @ 4:00 PM. PTA Zumba @ 6:00 PM.

Friday 6 –  Modified Day (1:15 Release)

Kindergarten and New Student Registration 2015-16 – Please remind any friends and neighbors that they must pick up their paperwork and make an appointment before Registration day on March 11.  They can always call the office for more information (591-5500).

Parent Conferences – Spring Conferences are right around the corner.  They begin March 12, so contact your classroom teacher to make that appointment to get the latest academic and behavior report about your child.

Last week was quite an eventful week.  Here are some of the sights and sounds from our #camlearns Twitter feed.

6th Graders heading off to camp as parents either A) shed a few tears of B) head out to breakfast!!!

We enjoyed some students and educators from China and they shared their knowledge with our students in a variety of ways. Thank you Google Translate:

It was fascinating learning about the Chinese system of education in while sharing our Camarena learning environment with our new friends.

6th Graders were clearly not suffering AND Mr. Garcia is getting happy with those selfies.

Meanwhile, 5th grade is putting in their paces… literally!

What better way to spread International goodwill then with Girl Scout Cookies!

120 days of school clearly have left their mark on Camarena teachers and students. School is hard!!!

Camarena 1st graders have discovered the Fountain of Aging #camlearns #120days

A photo posted by Daniel Winters (@dfwinters) on Feb 26, 2015 at 9:28am PST

And, here are our 6th graders right before heading back home.

Follow us all week-long at #camlearns or @camelementary

Math Textbook Adoption Input

For the 2015-16 school year, the Chula Vista Elementary School District will be choosing a new textbook adoption for mathematics.  Teachers and administrators are currently reviewing the options and parents are encouraged to review and comment on this choice.  Here is the criteria that we are using to determine which textbook option will provide the best support for our students. CVESD Math Textbook Selection Criteria-1

Here are links to the various textbook companies for you to review.  We welcome your input and encourage you to share your top choices in the survey at the bottom of this post.


HM Go Math

HM Math Expressions

McGraw Hill My Math

Pearson’s Envision

We have samples of 4 of these 5 offerings available to preview in our Library Media Center. All parents are welcome to take a look and provide input and suggestions.

This Week at Camarena February 23-27


We have some exciting events coming our way this week at Camarena including a visit from a delegation of Chinese students and educators beginning this Tuesday. Here are the events and details of interest on our campus.

Monday 236th Graders leave for Camp Marston

Tuesday 24Chinese Delegation Welcome Ceremony (8:15 AM) Come on out to enjoy the festivities which will include the American and Chinese National Anthems.  Our guests will be with us through Wednesday, March 4 as we learn from one another about the strengths of our respective educational systems.  Jr. Soccer (4:00 PM),  PTA Boot Camp (6:00 PM)

Wednesday 252015-16 Kinder and New Student Information Meeting (6:00 PM)  Speaking of welcoming, it’s time to meet our new Camarena families as we prepare for the 2015-16 school year with information about registration, Dual Immersion, and the start of the next school year in July.

Thursday 26 – Soccer (4:00 PM),  PTA Zumba (6:00 PM)

Friday 27 – 6th Graders Return from Camp Marston

Good luck to our Camarena Representatives who will participate in the District Finals Speech Contest this week:

Wednesday 25 – Tommy (4th Grade)

Thursday 26 – Nicholas (5th Grade)

Friday 27 – Max (6th Grade)

Here are some of the sights in and around the Camarena Campus last week:

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Valeria was very proud of her writing about the Howler Monkey.  Did you know that only the Orca Whale is louder than the Howler Monkey?

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Thanks to our fantastic cheer squad, we always have a festive atmosphere at Camarena Athletic events.

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Our Basketball team lost a dramatic 1-point game to Olympic View on Thursday, but they played with heart and determination and they’ll be back in a week to take on the next foe.

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The soccer team competed fiercely with Veterans on Thursday coming up on the short end of  a 3-0 score.

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Preparations were underway for our visitors from the Great land of China!

And, now a drumroll please, the final tally for our Jump Rope 4 Heart is in.  Last year we raised a shocking $18,000 and set our sites on $20,000.  Well, the Camarena community showed their generosity and support of the American Heart Association by raising an astounding…


Thank you to students, staff, and parents for joining together to make a difference for all those who suffer from heart disease.  We have truly impacted the lives of many people through our efforts.