Monthly Archives: April 2018

Save The Date

In just one month, we will be on our way to first grade and summer break! More information will be coming soon, but I wanted you to have plenty of time to plan ahead for our end of the year festivities on Friday, June 1st. Please spend the day with us if you can, as our activities will start at 8:30 and take us to the end of the day!

A brief outline of what our day will look like:

Kindergarten Performance in Auditorium, awards in classroom, picnic at Windingwalk park!

Be on the look out for a flyer and a food sign up!

Apex Update

Dear Families,

Time flies when you’re having fun! Today during our Apex time, we got our next leadership lesson – Empathize. This isn’t an everyday word for students at their age. Simply put, The Apex Team described it as understanding the feelings of others and this lesson is crucial to our team being UNITED.

There are going to be times when students disagree with each other because we all come from different backgrounds. We have our own unique experiences and various points of view so its important to empathize and “walk in someone else’s shoes” to understand how they may be feeling!

As of today our class is at $21.33/lap.


Apex Fun Run Update

Dear Families,

Today, our Apex time was all about step #2 in becoming a leader and being UNITED. The Apex Team taught us the importance of having No Excuses. In order for leaders to be successful, we have to take responsibility and be accountable for our actions.

As of today our class is at $__2.67__/ lap.

*Important note: Pledges must be entered online to count towards our class total, so please be sure to log them on at

Here is tonight’s challenge-

The class with the most number of students to get a pledge tonight will get to have a silly string party tomorrow.

Thanks, The Apex Team

Field Trip 4/18

We have been counting down the days on our calendar for this field trip to the zoo. Thank you for all your patience and promptness with getting in money and documents. I wanted to send out a few reminders and updates.

On the day of the field trip your child can or cannot bring their backpack to school. They will not need to take it to the zoo. Please pack a lunch that is entirely disposable and in a BROWN PAPER BAG or bag of some sort, so that nobody is stuck carrying it around all day. Please no lunch boxes or Tupperware. Please apply sunscreen on your child the morning of the field trip and be on time to school. Dress your child in appropriate clothing for the weather and sneakers. Do not pack money for your child. We will not be purchasing food or drink or buying souvenirs.  Parent volunteers can either come into the classroom with us in the morning at 8:15 or just meet us at the zoo. We will leave here anywhere between 8:45 and 9:00. Many parents like to follow the bus and/or find somebody to carpool with.

Parent Chaperone Information: We have 16 parent chaperones attending this trip. Fortunately nobody will have to pay full price (Hip Hip Hooray). I did the lottery and I have either received all of the money I need from you, or returned money into your child’s folder. If you have a zoo pass or military ID, please make sure to bring that on the day of the trip. Attached is some information for the parent chaperones. Feel free to read it over, but I will also have copies printed out. Chaperone guide 2018

We have never done the bus tour before, so please be patient with us in figuring out how it works on the day of the field trip. I am thinking that we do the tour, eat lunch, and have some free choice time to wander, if time permits. One the day of, the bus driver will let us know what time we need to get back to the bus, because the bus driver will need to get back to Chula Vista to do their after school routes.

Please feel free to email me at if I have left any of your questions out. Thank you! I am looking forward to an exciting day!

Entrepreneur Fair!

Save the date! We will be having our “Very First Entrepreneur Fair” here at Camarena on Thursday, April 12th in the MPR. We have over 20 students in grades 4, 5, and 6 that have created their own businesses and have produced items that they are going to be selling for $1-5. Students from all grade levels are encouraged to bring a couple of dollars to spend at the Entrepreneur Fair on that day.

Here is how it will work: When teachers bring their classes to the MPR, the students will form a line and exchange their real dollars for tickets. Each ticket will be worth one dollar. Please emphasize to your students that the tickets are like “real money” and they need to hold on to them so they do not lose their “money”. If you want to send in money, please put it in a bag, labeled with your child’s name. We are in the last group of classes to go, so I can’t promise how many items will even be left.


April-Month of the Military Child

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child. It is a time to highlight the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.