This Week at Camarena February 23-27

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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…

$24,444

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.

Sign up for Health Insurance Thursday, February 5 @ Camarena

By now, we all know it is the law that everyone must have health care.  If you still haven’t signed up, the deadline is February 2015 or you could face fines.  The Chula Vista Community Collaborative is coming to Camarena Elementary to provide everyone the opportunity to sign up for health care right here on campus.  Here is the flyer with all the details:

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Parent Conferences and Report Cards

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Thursday, September 11 is the first day of parent conferences.  This means that students will be released at 1:15 ever day from September 11 through September 19.  Please contact your teacher if you have not yet secured an appointment.  This first quarter, you will get a report from your child’s teacher on “Responsibility for Learning and Behaviors”.   You will not receive a full and complete report card until the end of 2nd quarter.  Your teachers, however, will share with you your child’s current performance in reading, writing, and math.  Here are the categories for which your child will receive marks this quarter:

Responsibility for Learning and Behavior
Takes responsibility for own learning and behavior
Respectful towards adults and peers
Stays on task and uses time efficiently
Listens and follows directions
Actively participates in class
Produces quality work
Completes classwork in a timely manner
Completes and returns homework
Demonstrates organizational skills
Follows school rules

Once again, here are some questions you can consider as you prepare for your conference.

 

How does my child interact with you and other adults?

How does my child interact with other children?

What activities engage or frustrate my child in class?

What does my child do during unstructured time?

What activities hold my child’s interest the longest?

How does my child work in teams?

What are my child’s strengths?

What are one or two areas that demand our attention?

 

This Week at Camarena September 8-12

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Here are the big events for this second to last week of the 1st Quarter of 2014 – 15.

 

Monday Sept 8 – Charger Blue Day!  We might as well.  After all, we are still undefeated so let’s take advantage of our lofty position in the standings to show our San Diego spirit.

Thursday Sept 11 – 1:15 Release Time (From Thursday to end of quarter) First Day of Parent Conferences.  Here are some questions that you might want help you along to a productive  conference discussion.

 

How does my child interact with you and other adults?

How does my child interact with other children?

What activities engage or frustrate my child in class?

What does my child do during unstructured time?

What activities hold my child’s interest the longest?

How does my child work in teams?

What are my child’s strengths?

What are one or two areas that demand our attention?

 

Looking forward to a great week here at Camarena Elementary.

Parking and Drop Off Reminders

Now that the school year is off and running, I though it would be important to send out a reminder about procedures for parking, drop off and pick up.  It’s imperative that we all show patience and consideration every day during these hectic times on the streets and in the parking lot of Camarena.  Our first and greatest concern is the safety and well being of our students.  For anyone who is unwilling to follow the guidelines, our friends from the Chula Vista Police Department will gladly lend a hand.

Drop Off Reminders