Monthly Archives: November 2017

Camarena’s Winter Around The World

Sight Word List Delay

Hi Families,

Somehow we are near the end of 2nd quarter, and halfway through Kindergarten. I cannot believe it! WOW! Although there are not parent teacher conferences second quarter, report cards still get sent home as a way to communicate your child’s progress since the last time we met. With that said, I am crazy busy with testing each child one-on-one on ALL of those skills. In the next 3 weeks it may be hard for me to test your child on their specific sight word list they are on. I will try to squeeze that in, but some other testing is going to take precedence for those report cards to get finished before Winter Break! I appreciate your cooperation and time spent with your child on learning to read and spell the sight words.

Sound Experts

Very delayed, but I couldn’t forget about these cuties! These 3 sound experts worked so hard to get where they are! They are now reading and sounding out words like the rockstars I knew they could be! Way to go Max, Jailea, and Ella! We are all so proud of you!

Winter Wonderland Basket

Hi Families,

First of all, thank you for the amazing turnout, help and donations at the feast today! Everything was beautifully done, and most importantly, the kiddos had fun!

Onto our next event, the Winter Wonderland. Each class is in charge of creating and donating a basket for the auction. Our theme is “Take Me Out To The Ball Game/Padres”. Some amazing parents helpers and myself have come up with some items for our basket. Below you will see a sign up, if you so wish to make a donation. If you have another idea related to the basket that is not on the sign up sheet, feel free to add it or bring it in. The basket is due on December 1st, so we are asking that all items are in by NOVEMBER 29TH!!!!! Shop those black Friday deals!

Basket Sign Up Sheet

Next Week News

Hi All,

Please keep signing up to bring items for our Kinder Thanksgiving Feast that will happen next Friday! I will attach the link again, just in case. Thanksgiving Feast Sign Up-Demchuk

This is our last week of school before a full week for Thanksgiving Break! I hope you all have fun times planned with family and friends.

There will be a substitute on Monday. I am running the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon on Sunday evening. Wish me luck! The last time our classroom had a sub, the notes left from the sub and the reports from our noon duty, and other Kinder teachers was not so well. Even some of our own students said that many kids were being “wild” and disrespectful. Our class was very loud and out of control. Please have a chat with your child about respecting the substitute, as well as any adult that visits our classroom. Let them know that the sub may do things differently than I do, and that that is okay. They should follow all of the rules that we have agreed upon as a class. Our substitute is Mrs. Stillie’s mom, a retired teacher who worked in the Chula Vista District for many years. She is one of my great friends, and I hope that she has a great day with the kiddos! See you Tuesday!

Be on the lookout for a sign up sheet for our classroom’s basket (Take Me Out To The Ball Game/Padres) next week for Camarena’s Winter Wonderland Event. Thank you to our classroom parents, Allyson and April, for taking on this project! All items will need to be sent into the classroom by Monday, November 27th, as the basket needs to be assembled by December 1st.


Winter Wonderland Basket

Hi Families,

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and here we are getting ready for the  Winter holidays. Each year Camarena has a Winter Wonderland Festival and each classroom is in charge of making a silent auction gift basket. This is where I NEED some help! I am hoping to have somebody volunteer to help take this on (emailing parents, collecting goods or money, putting together the basket, etc.). The theme our classroom is taking on this year is Baseball/Padres. I can help a parent helper come up with some basket ideas and create a google sheet so that parents can sign up to donate. Let’s make this the BEST basket there is!

Donations should be due by 12/1. I’d like to get this off and running so that families have time to gather any donations over Thanksgiving Break!

Please let me know if you would like to be that special helper! Thank you! 🙂

Thanksgiving Feast!

SAVE THE DATE! Today your child took home a paper explaining our Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast! We are learning about the Pilgrims, Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving. As a culminating activity, we are going to have a Kinder feast the Friday before Thanksgiving Break. This is a time for families and classes to come together and celebrate what we are thankful for. Please use the google doc below to sign up for an item. We will be looking for helpers on the day of the feast to set up and clean up. VAPA will be in the auditorium in the morning, so we ask that parents are respectful of their learning if you are helping setup. Just a reminder that all food items MUST BE STORE BOUGHT and ready to serve! We hope you can join us for lunch on November 17th!

Thanksgiving Feast Sign Up-Demchuk