Getting Ready for 2nd Grade

Our wonderful 2nd grade teachers wanted us to let you know that they will be having their back to school night for the 2017 – 2018 school year on Wednesday, July 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Media Center.  Be sure to add the date to your calendar! More info to follow.


Come See Us Perform!

During the last week of school, the 1st grade classes will perform a reader’s theater. Please join us for our presentations of “Bustle in the Bushes”, “Rumble in the Jungle” and “Bajo del Mar (Under the Sea)”. On these two days, please have your child wear all black or all dark colors.

The students will be performing on Wednesday, May 31st at 8:30 a.m and Thursday, June 1st at 1:15 p.m. These are regular school days. Your child should be at school for regular school hours. The second presentation is a repeat of the first and each show should last less than 1½ hours. Because we are expecting a large crowd, we are asking that you only attend one of the two performances. We are looking forward to seeing you there!



The First Grade Team

April is Month of the Military Child!

April is “Month of the Military Child”

We are excited to be honoring our Camarena Military children and their families.  Please mark your calendar for the following events:


Wear purple to celebrate our Military Kids!  Purple is a combination of Army

green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy blue.

Friday, April 14, 7:45AM-8:15AM= MILITARY FAMILY BREAKFAST-

All military families are invited to our school auditorium to enjoy some breakfast goodies and have a chance to meet other military families.

Friday, April 21= “Crazy Camo” SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY- WEAR CAMOUFLAGE!  

Friday, April 28=“Proud to be an American”  SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY- WEAR RED, WHITE, AND BLUE!

Friday, April 28, 6PM-7:30PM= MILITARY FAMILY GAME NIGHT!  

In addition to various board games set up in the auditorium, our Student Military Ambassadors have some fun activities planned!  Dinner  will be provided!

Ongoing throughout the month of April- have your student(s) bring in a family picture (preferably with the service member in uniform) to display on our bulletin board in the auditorium.  Pictures should be brought to class, where students will have a chance to share them, along with a few thoughts/facts about being a military child.  Then they will be hung on our wall of pride for all to see.

For questions or more information, contact Heather Jones at

Yearbook Orders

Yearbook orders and dedications must be turned in to the school no later than March 15th. After the 15th, you have to place an order online.  To purchase a yearbook online, visit Lifetouch at and enter code: 11825817  Online orders will be accepted through April 3rd.

Old Town Field Trip Reminder

This Thursday, November 17th is the 1st grade field trip to Old Town. Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time and is wearing comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Your child will need to bring a sack lunch and disposable water or juice. We will be walking around outside for most of the day so make sure to apply sunscreen, bring a hat if desired, and wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Your child will not be permitted to buy anything so please do not send money. School will dismiss at the regular day schedule of 2:45pm.

Parents, if you have been chosen by your child’s teacher in the class lottery to  be a parent chaperone, please bring a backpack that can fit five students’ lunches.  You will need to carry them during our walk around Old Town.  All parent chaperones will need their own transportation to and from Old Town and we will be leaving Camarena at 9:00am.  If you have any questions, please ask your child’s teacher.

We are looking forward to a very exciting day!

Thank you,

First Grade Teachers