Week of Jan. 17-20

No school on Monday 1/16/23.  Students return to full day instruction on 1/17/23

School-Wide Expectations

  • Congratulations to Ms. Muro’s class!  They earn 20 Robo class tickets and will receive popcorn and an extra recess!

Kids Heart Challenge

Kids Heart Challenge has kicked off! Our goal is to have 100% of our families learn Hands-Only CPR by completing Finn’s Mission. Help us save lives and Be the Torch that will light the path of hope in the fight against heart disease and stroke! If you haven’t yet, join our team TODAY! It can help us win the Classroom Challenge!

  1. LOG IN/SIGN UP at http://www2.heart.org/goto/Camarena and take the challenge to Be Kind or Move More!
  2. SEND 10 emails or texts to family and friends through the Kids Heart Challenge App forApple or Android
  3. COMPLETE FINN’S MISSION in your HQ to learn Hands-Only CPR, how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T., and how you can help kids with special hearts! Students who complete Finn’s Mission will earn Finn’s Lifesaver Award!

Special School Incentives: 

  • The class with the most students registered will get a smoothie party, and each student in that class will receive a Frankie keychain.  Our goal is to have a minimum of 400 students registered.
    • Current leaders
      • Ms. Muro
      • Ms. Tsutsumi
      • Ms. Pickett
  • If we reach our fundraising goal, Principal Soileau & volunteering teachers will get pied in the face by the top students at the end event!
    • We have currently raised $4,000 of our $22,000 goal

Click here for your Virtual Envelope to meet the Heart Heroes and see the cool thank-you gifts your student can earn! Be sure to talk with your student about their favorite Heart Hero and heart healthy message from today’s kick-off! Thank you for supporting our school and the American Heart Association!

Positive Solutions for Families- FREE parenting series for Preschool Parents

Positive Solutions for Families is an evidence-informed seven part series of workgroups.  Parents and caregivers will learn how to use positive approaches and effective parenting techniques to improve interactions with their child(ren), which in turn will support social and emotional development and address challenging behaviors.

The courses are offered in English and Spanish.  Each session builds on the previous so it is encouraged that interested families attend all workshops.  Space is limited and materials are provided ahead of time, so families are encouraged to register early.  Sessions will be weekly on Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 via TEAMS beginning on 2/2/23.  Please click on the attached flyer if interested.

PSF Feb 2023 Spanish

PSF Flyer English Spring 23

TK and Kindergarten Registration Virtual Townhall Meeting

The early childhood education and student placement departments present a virtual information session for parents and guardians of students eligible for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.  Students are eligible for transitional kindergarten if the child turns five on September 2, 2023- April 2, 2024.  If a child turns five on or before September 1, 2023, the child is eligible for kindergarten.  Please click on the link for more information

TK Kinder Town Hall Flyer ENG SPN

Soccer Tryouts for Grades 2 and 3

Thanks to a couple of parents and Ms. Isbell, we were able to create a soccer team for second and third grade!  Tryouts will be Wednesday, January 18 from 3:00-4:30.  Please click on the flyer for more information.

2-3 Soccer

Calendar of Events:

16- No School- Dr. MLK Jr. Day

17- Half of 6th grade JA Financial Park Field Trip

17- DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00 @District Office

18- Soccer tryouts for second and third grade 3:00-4:30

18- Special PTA General Meeting 6:00-7:00

19- Family Engagement Series- In person, 6:00 pm, dinner served, at 84 East J Street, Childcare provided.  “Hiding in Plainsight: Overview of Human Trafficking”

20- Happy Birthday Ms. Cobos

20- Lunar New Year

20- Spirit Day

22- Happy Birthday Mr. Morales

23-27 Great Kindness Challenge Week

23- Happy Birthday Ms. Jones

23- SSC 3:00-4:00

25- Black Advisory Council (BAC) Meeting District Office 6:00-7:00

25- PTA General Meeting 6:00-7:00

27- Spirit Day- Disney

30- Happy Birthday Ms. Muro

30- ELAC Meeting/Coffee with the Principal 8:30-9:30


1- TK and Kinder Registration Virtual Townhall Meeting 6:00-8:00

3- Happy Birthday Ms. Sanchez

3- Kids Heart Challenge/Jump Rope Event

6- Happy Birthday Ms. Ambrose

7- Happy Birthday Ms. Brooker

7- DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00 @District Office

9- Happy Birthday Ms. Buenaventura

10- School Spirit Day

15- School Board Meeting 6:00

17- No School- President’s Day

20- No School- President’s Day


October 10-14

No School on Monday, October 10, 2022! 

Students return on Tuesday, October 11 with a 1:15 dismissal.

School-wide Expectations

We ask that all students, staff, and community follow our 3 school-wide expectations

Be Safe- Be Respectful- Be Responsible

DI T-Shirts for Sale

We are excited to introduce the NEW Dual Immersion T-Shirt for our school community!  By purchasing a shirt and wearing it on spirit days, you not only show school pride, but also help to support our DI program.  Please click in the link, open the QR code, fill out the form, and bring $20 cash to a grade level DI teacher.  You will be notified when shirts arrive.  Last day to order will be October 14, 2022.


Calendar of Events:

11- Students return (minimum day- all students dismissed at 1:15)

13- B-LAC (Black Learner Advisory Committee) Kickoff @6:00-Hedenkamp

14- Last Day to order the new DI shirt

14- School Spirit Day (Wear Robo Gear or school colors)

17-21 Boo Grams for sale before and after school ($1.00 each)

17- The Great Shake Out- Earthquake Drill

17- SSC meeting 3:00

18- DAC/DELAC district meeting 12:00-2:00

19- Kona Ice after school

19- School Board Meeting 6:00

20- CVESD Celebrations 130 years @Hedenkamp 5:00

21- School Spirit Day

24- ELAC meeting 8:30

24-28 Red Ribbon Week

26- PTA general meeting 6:00

27-28 Sugar Skulls

28- Spirit Day

28- Trunk or Treat (Volunteers Needed!)

31- Costume Parade and pass out Boo Grams


2-3 Dia De Muertos

3- Fun Run Kick-off

4- Spirit Day

4- Mexican Fiesta 3:00-6:00

Week-At-A-Glance: August 1-5

Campus Clinic (COVID Testing)

All families should have received an email from register@campusclinic.org with the subject line “Welcome to Campus Clinic.” In this email will be a unique pin and a link to register. This email is important, as this year the email is where registration starts instead of last year where a link was required. The email is step 1 of the registration process.

If you would like to watch a video on the registration process, you can visit: https://campusclinic.org/how-to/ .

If you did not receive the link, check your Spam folder. If you are unable to find the email please contact support@campusclinic.org to have the email re-sent.

2021-2022 Yearbooks

We still have a few of our 2021-2022 school yearbooks for sale in the front office.  They are $50 cash only (please bring the correct amount).

Show Your School Spirit

Please use the link to order spirit wear for the 2022-2023 school year! https://enrique-s-camarena-elementary.myspreadshop.com/

Front Office Deliveries

We are unable to deliver items to classrooms.  If a child forgets something at home we will not interrupt the learning of students and bring items to the classes.  We can place it in the teacher’s box, but there is no guarantee that the item will be picked up.


Please take time to support our amazing school by joining our PTA.


  • Do not drop off in the bus loop.
  • The back parking lot is for staff only.
  • After school when leaving the parking lot, it is a right turn only.
  • Do not park in the front loading zone.

Calendar of Events:


4- Smoothies for sale after school

10- School Board Meeting 6:00

12- Spirit Day- “We are so BRIGHT we have to wear SHADES”!

16- DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00 @district office

19- School Spirit Day

23- School Picture Day

26- School Spirit Day

30- School Picture Day for absent students


5- School Holiday

9- Mexican Fiesta

What’s Going On In the Classroom?



Math: Factors, multiples, and rational numbers

Reading: Benchmark Unit 1 – Beyond Democracy

Writing: Narrative

Social Studies: Ancient Mesopotamia


Math: Place value, multiplication and expressions

Reading: Benchmark Unit 1 -The United States Constitution: Then & Now

Writing: Narrative

Social Studies: Native Americans


Thursday, July 28 6:15 – 7:00 PM in your child’s classroom

Mrs. Mendoza – Room 408

Mrs. Benson – Room 409

Mrs. Miramontes – Room 413

Ms. Nunez – Room 414

Mrs. Pimienta – Room 415

Mr. Morales – Room 416


First Day of School is: July 20, 2022 @ 8:15 for ALL students.  

First day is a minimum day with grades 1-6 release at 1:15. Bring your teacher a flower!

Students will line up outside of their class on the first day of school.

On the first day of school grades 1-6 please plan to drop your child off at his/her class and then join us in the MPR for the School Year Kick-Off with PTA and administration from 8:20-9:00am. 

Calendar of Events:


19- Class placements grades 1-6 posted in front of school at 4:00pm (Kindergarten will be posted at 3:00 in the Kindergarten courtyard). COVID test pick up from 4:00-6:00.

20- First Day of School- Minimum Day (Release 10:00 for K/TK; 1:15 for grades 1-6). Bring your teacher a flower! Tears and Cheers gathering 8:15 for parents with students in grades 1-6, 9:00 for parents with kinder and TK students.

22- Spirit Day, minimum day (Everyone released at 1:15)

23- Community Expo 9:00am-1:00pm @ the district office

25- August 2- 5th Grade Field Trips- Hydro Station- select classes each day. Make sure to turn in your permission slips!

27- Please join us for our first general PTA meeting for ALL families! 6:00-7:00 in the MPR

28- Back to School Night for grades 1-6.  Come and learn about your child’s new class.  Teachers will be here to discuss classroom/grade level expectations, curriculum, and many more important topics so we can have a successful partnership for your child.

  • Session 1- Grades 1-3; 5:30pm-6:10pm
  • Session 2- Grades 4-6; 6:15pm-6:55pm

29- School spirit day

Got Lights?

If you own a portable work light, we would love to use it during the 6th grade cotillion next Thursday, May 19. Please contact Mr. Morales @ gerardo.morales@cvesd.org if you can bring any type of portable light with an extension cord. Thank you.