It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye

These kids have been my kids for the past two years.  I will miss them dearly.  They have grown up before my very eyes and I am so proud of each of them for what they have become.  Talented they are, unique most definitely, and special in 31 different ways.  As they all move on to middle school and become legitimate teenagers, I am confident that each of these precious little dudes and ladies will continue to impress future teachers and most importantly you the parents.  Goodbye class of 2018!  I wish all of you tons of blessings!! The first picture below is from the first day of school in 5th grade and the second is from the last day of school in 6th grade.

Class Pic July 2016Class Pic June 2018


We Are The Champions!

Our Camarena basketball team just finished the perfect undefeated season last night with the championship title led by our very own Coach Aquino and Coach Prather. Congrats ladies and gents and thank you Mr. Aquino and Mr. Prather for all your efforts.


Thursday, May 10

Mother’s Day Celebration

1:30 – 2:30



Friday, May 18

VAPA 6th Grade Showcase Celebration


MPR & Library Media Center


Thursday, May 24

6th Grade Awards Ceremony – 8:30-9:30am

(details to come)


Tuesday, May 29

AMC Theater field trip – 9:00-10:30am (movie to TBD)

Windingwalk Park – lunch and games 11:00am-2:00pm


Wednesday, May 30  

Olympic Field Day – 8:30am-12:30pm

Kickball Game: Staff vs. Students – 1:30pm


Thursday, May 31  

Legoland field trip – 9:00-6:00pm (approximately)

(parent chaperones need to ride the bus to & from)


Friday, June 1  

Camarena 6th Grade Promotion

Eastlake Community Church



(dress code details to come)


The end of the year is around the corner. Our two big field trips are below. To ensure our reservations, we are collecting money now! Money for all field trips is due no later than Friday, May 18th – CASH ONLY



Legoland 5/31

  • Admission to main park’s rides & shows. This includes the park area “Pirate Shores” which has several water rides.
  • Students are not allowed at the separate Legoland Water Park or Legoland Sea Life Aquarium.
  • Students may bring extra money for extra food, rides or games requiring a fee, souvenirs.
  • Students may bring a towel or change of clothes for Pirate Shores – NO BATHING SUITS ALLOWED
  • Cameras only – NO PHONES  (Parents will have cell phones)
  • Students are expected to carry all personal possessions.
$ 20

includes bus fee

Tickets are non-refundable & non-transferrable

AMC Theaters 5/29

  • Includes a pre-made kids pack (popcorn, candy & small drink of choice).
  • Students will not be allowed to buy other snacks from the concessions stand.
  • Fee refundable up until the Friday before the movie.
$ 15

(ticket & snack pack)

Camarena Entrepreneur Fair

Here is a reminder  to that this Thursday, April 12th, is our first anual Entrepreneur Fair.

Don’t forget to bring money to buy things.  I know the students will love the kid-created products that are being sold!

Entrepreneur Fair Schedule 

8:30-9:00         Grade 4 classes

9:00-9:30          Grade 3 classes

9:30-10:00       Grade 5 classes

10:00-10:30     Grade 6 classes

10:40-11:10     Grade 2 classes

11:10-11:40     Grade 1 classes

11:40-12:10     Kindergarten (Jones, Lopez-Solis, Pickett)

12:10 – 12:40   Kindergarten (Demchuk, Romaneli, Stillie)


A selected group of students will be accompanying me to IN-N-OUT on Friday for lunch in recognition of 100% completion of all assigned work in class.  Please be on the lookout for a permission form that will be going home on Wednesday.