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October 15, 2018

Camarena Elementary School - Official Site

Monday, October 15 3:00 pm SSC Mtg. followed by School Safety Update (We will review the feedback we received from our Fire Marshal and our School Resource Officer visit and more)

Tuesday, October 16 8:30 am – 9:30 am Pastries for Parents

  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am Visit your child’s classroom
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am Enjoy coffee and Pastries on the grass area with the Principal, Vice Principal, and PTA

Thursday, October 18 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm “Teach-a-Rama” NGSS and Makerspace Free Workshop.  Come learn about the Next Generation Science Standards and the plan for Camarena to create a Makerspace.  There will be hands-on activities and a Taco truck for you to purchase food for dinner.  This event is sponsored by the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Delta Upsilon Chapter.

Courtesy Reminders:
Please do not park in the drop off, pick up lane.
Please DO NOT double…

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Success with Snacks


Please be sure that your child can open/close their own snack at recess.  They have a very limited amount of time (15 minutes total) to eat their snack, use the restroom and play. Trying to open snacks can take away from that time, causing them to be frustrated and throw them away rather than spending time trying to open them.   It might be a good idea to practice at home. Placing items in a ziplock bag that is easy to open, cuttting a small slit in the package to get it started for them, peeling oranges ahead of time, and similar steps that can be taken at home are all greatly appreciated. Also, please discourage them from using their teeth to open items…it’s not very sanitary when they bring the item to a friend or teacher to open after they are unsuccessful.

Also, please remind your children that sharing food is not allowed at school. While we understand and appreciate the desire to be kind and share, it is not allowed due to allergies and germs.

Thank you for your support!


Character education is just as important (if not more important) than the other subjects we focus on in school. Dr. McLaren (our principal) will be introducing a new character trait each month, along with a chant to help us understand that trait. We are currently focusing on RESPECT. Here is the chant:

If I respect you and you respect me,
We can work together cooperatively.
Respect means to listen,
to care, to compromise.
Learning to look through others eyes.
Show others they’re important,
because it’s true.
Try it and see what respect can do!