April Window Art

Hi Families,

Spring Break somehow got here quickly! We will be in April when we return from some needed R and R. As I am preparing for our April window art, I was hoping to ask for some donations. We are going to do a skill called scrape art. Thank you SO much! Here are some items we need:

-Acrylic Paint in spring colors (light pink, yellow, light blue, turquoise, light purple, light green) *It does not need to be this brand, just wanted to show an example*

-Gold Glitter Paint in a squeeze tube/bottle

-Old gift cards, hotel cards (for scraping the paint)


Trash to Treasures Contest

Read Across America Week

See below for the fun days we have planned for next week!

Read Across America Week

Lunch Survey

Have you filled it out???

We are so close to receiving Title 1 funding next year. That would mean approximately $100,000 in additional funding to support our students and families in a variety of ways! Please complete the lunch application by March 1st to help us reach this funding! Click below to take it, as well as see more information regarding the topic. T

Lunch Application Survey

Kindness Week!

Spread Kindness February 12-15

This is a short week due to President’s Day Weekend! No school on Friday and minimum day on Thursday!

Monday: A World of Kindness Dress up in international clothing

Tuesday: Round Up the Kindness Dress in western attire

Wednesday: We Love Kindness! Wear Valentine clothing or colors

Thursday: Cheer for Kindness Wear cheer or sports gear

Valentine’s Update

Over the past few weeks we 3 kiddos have moved. As of Friday I was updated that we will be receiving three new students on Monday. Just wanted to send an update in case your child was going to send in Valentines for their classmates. We will be back at 24 students!

Boys: 11

Girls: 13


Third Quarter Conferences

2018 is already flying by! Please sign up for a parent/teacher conference on the link below. Camarena will be on minimum day schedule from March 8th-March 16th for these conferences.

Third Quarter Conference Sign Up

Girl Scout Cookies

Hi Families,

One of our very own classmates is a Girl Scout and it is cookie season! Mmm.. who doesn’t love that? Ella will be selling Girl Scout cookies and would like to know if any of her friends would like to buy some and support her. Her mom is willing to bring them to school or drop them off at your homes. It is as easy as ordering online,

*If I have any other Girl Scouts, let me know and I can do the same! (As well as buy a box myself!)


Room 402 could use some donations as we are over halfway through our fun year. Some items we could use are:

-Ziploc baggies with the zipper (quart and gallon)

-Treasure box items (dollar spot items or anything at home you are willing to part with)

-Babywipes (so the students can help clean our desks and for whatever other messy projects we get ourselves into)


-Pom poms (any size or color will do-found in the art supply section)

Thank you from Mrs. Demchuk and her kiddos!

Room 402 Behavior

Hi Families,

We are getting closer and closer to becoming first graders. With 103 days of school in, we only have 77 days to go. Lately, our behavior as a whole has been a little off. As a group, we are not following all of the classroom and school rules. There has been a lot of tattling, touching, unkind conversations, lack of participation, lunchtime issues, noisy working and transition times and so forth. With that said, I am going to go back to my clip system and change the cards that get sent home at the end of the day. I feel that I have been too lenient with behaviors and lack of consequences and that these behaviors are continually occurring.

Let me talk you through the process a bit. I will have a chart in my classroom that has four sections. Each day, students will start on green, “Ready to learn.” As long as students are on task and being their best selves, they will stay there and take that color card home. They have the opportunity of going up to purple, “Excellent”, or down to blue. “Ooops” and even further down to orange, “Had an off day”.

At the end of the day, students will lose 5 minutes of choosing time or the entire choosing time, depending on if their clip had to be moved down. I hope this will help us all as a group, and will help us be more responsible for our own actions.

I am hoping to have this put in place tomorrow, Monday the 29th, but if not, by mid week. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!