Announcing Mrs. Orr Day at Camarena

2015-05-21 07.37.12-1Last night the Chula Vista Elementary School District board announced that Mrs. Orr will be the new Prinicpal at McMillin Elementary.  We all join in celebrating with Mrs. Orr on this well deserved accomplishment. Of course, McMillin’s gain is our loss and we will take the opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation for Mrs. Orr for her tremendously effective work here in the Camarena commnity. Congratulations and Best wishes Mrs. Orr.   You will be missed.

This Week at Camarena August 31- September 4

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Monday, August 31 –  Safety Patrol Begins Today.  Your job 1. Patience 2. Patience 3. Patience

Sneak Peak into the Future
Monday, September 7 – No School Holiday
Thursday, September 10 – First day of Parent Conferences
Monday, September 21 – First day of Fall Break

As you prepare for Parent Conferences which begin on September 10, here’s a flyer to help any family support students who are struggling with one subject or another.  Here is the brochure in PDF and JPG:
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Brochure - Child Struggling (8-3-15) Eng Span 4 8:29:2015

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Here is a collection of some of our highlights of learning last week at Camarena.

This Week at Camarena August 17-21, 2015

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Nothing Better than playing on THE BIG TOY at recess.

Here are the events of note for this week.

Monday, August 17 – Vote for School Site Council by end of the day Monday.  Print ballot and turn in or vote through Google Form Below.

Thursday, August 20 – It’s Picture Day!!!! Smile for the Camera.  All School Volunteers can take their pictures for free from 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM.


School Site Council Ballot

SSC Ballot Parents 2015-16


PTA Calendar of Events for the Year  (All events subject to change)


The PTA is eager to get your input on upcoming events for this school year.  Please fill out this survey with your good ideas. If you are available Monday, August 24, you can stop by the Library Media Center from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM to discuss these events, share your ideas in person, or sign up to be an active member of one or more of our event committees.


Here is a collection of some of our highlights of learning last week at Camarena.


This Week at Camarena July 27-31

Opening Day 2015-16

Opening Day 2015-16

It was a fantastic start to the school year and this is only the beginning of an eventful year of learning and growth for our nearly 1100 students.  Here are the events of note for this week.


Monday, July 27 – 1st day of our Visual and Performing Arts Teaching Program.  Every student will get high quality teaching from a specialist in music, drama, and the arts.  Each grade level will have their opportunity one day this week and we will continue this every other week throughout the year.

Tuesday, July 28 – 6:00 PM PTA General Meeting.  Pleaes come here about our PTA and join the team.

Friday, July 31 – Minimum Day 1:15 release (as always on Fridays)


Coming Attractions

Curriculum Night has been scheduled for August 5.  This includes grades K and 2-6.  There will be a general session at 5:30 PM and classroom presentations will start at 6:00 PM to be repeated at 6:30 PM for families with more than one child.  There will be no child care provided for this event.


Here are some photos of our 1st three days at Camarena.

View From the Middle of the Crowd Wednesday Morning

View From the Middle of the Crowd Wednesday Morning

Kinder marching off to their 1st day of school

Stories are a great way to build class community.

Stories are a great way to build class community.

First Day Feelings Chart.  I choose "Sleepy"

First Day Feelings Chart. I choose “Sleepy”

Love the 1st grader who is writing about animals and choose Flees!  Great opening, "Have you ever been so itchy..."

Love the 1st grader who is writing about animals and chooses Flees! Great opening, “Have you ever been so itchy…”

Teachers conclude the week with some laughter and learning.

Teachers conclude the week with some laughter and learning.

Teacher Interview Panels

Greetings Camarena Families

We will be interviewing for some teacher positions starting this week.  If you would be willing and interested in joining on a panel, please add your name to this document.

This week’s schedule

Tuesday June 23 – VAPA teachers (8:30 – 1:00)

Friday, June 26 – RSP (8:30 – 10:00)

Thanks in advance.

1st Grade Performances Correction

Our original weekly update had the wrong days and times for the 1st grade performance.  It has been corrected, and here are the true and correct dates and times.

1st performance – Tuesday, June 2 (8:15 AM)

2nd performance – Wednesday June 3 (1:15 PM)

Please choose one of these performances to attend.  No need to RSVP.

This Week at Camarena Final Edition for 2014-15

Believe it or not, we are about ready to wrap up this school year. It has certainly been an eventful year here at Camarena.  Here are the big events for the final week:


Monday, June 1 – 6th Graders to Legoland

Tuesday, June 2 – Showcase Specatcular (6:00 PM) 1st Grade Performance #1 (8:15 AM)

Wednesday, June 3 – Garden Planting Day. Our garden is ready for its big opening.  Come join the fun.  1st Grade Performance #2 (1:15 PM)

Thursday, June 4 – 6th Grade Promotion at Eastlake Church (2:00 PM)

Friday, June 5 – Kinder Performance (8:30 AM), TK Performance (9:30 AM)


DI Lottery for 2015-16

We have not yet held the lottery for our incoming Kinder class.  We are still waiting for the chance of adding a 6th kinder class and will hold out another week before making that decision.  All kinder parents who have requested DI will be notified by phone call once that has occurred.


Here are some twitter highlights from our #camlearns family and friends.