Week 10 Kinder Update


  1. Students return to school Tuesday, October 5th
  2. Please send your child to school with headphones that can plug into a computer on October 5th. Please put them in a bag with your child’s name on it. **No blue tooth headsets**
  3. Camarena Kinder shirts will be distributed upon return from fall break.
  4. Watch this video for some ideas on how to practice letters/sounds/sight words with your child.
  5. Enjoy your break!

Week 9 Update

Hello All- As we get ready for our 9th week in Kinder here are a few friendly reminders…

-Parent teacher conferences and minimum days continue through the end of the week. Dismissal is at 1:00 pm

-The Camarena Book Fair is happening this week at Barnes and Noble. Stop by Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for a story from some Camarena Staff! (Miss Teahan is Monday at 4:00 pm, Dr. McLaren is Wednesday at 4:00 pm, and Mrs. Muro is Thursday at 4:00 pm with a special reading in Spanish!)

-Fall Break is Sept. 20 – Oct. 4. Students return to school Tuesday, Oct. 5

-For those who ordered a Camarena Kindergarten t-shirt, those will be passed out upon return from Fall Break.

-Please pack some extra masks for your child or consider donating a box of kid size disposable masks to your child’s classroom.

Here are some fun ways to help your child strengthen their fine motor skills at home!

Week 8 Update

Hello All- As we get ready for our 8th week in Kinder here are a few friendly reminders…

-Conferences begin Thursday, September 9th. Dismissal will be at 1:00 pm Thursday the 9th through Friday the 17th.

-Fall break begins Monday, September 20 through Monday, October 4th. Students return on the 5th.

-Barnes and Noble Book Fair begins Sept. 13th through the 16th. Stop by on Monday to hear a story from Miss Teahan on Monday, Sept. 13th at 4:00 p.m!

-District online testing will take place at school towards the beginning of second quarter. Students will need their own headphones or earbuds that can plug into a computer. No bluetooth or wireless headphones. Please send your child’s headphones in a bag with their name on it and if possible on the headphones. PLEASE BRING HEADPHONES BY OCTOBER 5th

-Please reinforce at home to keep hands and feet to self.

-For safety and liability purposes children should NOT be playing on the play structure after school.

For more school information please check out the camarena robogriffins blog!

Week 6 Kinder Update

Hello All- As we get ready for our 6th Week in Kinder here are a few friendly reminders.

1. Please return your t-shirt order forms by Friday, August 27. Cash only please.

2. Be on the look out for a link to sign up for a parent teacher conference. Conferences begin Thursday, September 9th and go through September 16th. These will be minimum days. So please plan accordingly. Pick up is 1:00 p.m on minimum days.

3. Picture day is August 24th.

4. There will be a Volunteer In-service on Tuesday, September 7 at 6:00 pm at the school.  If you are interested in volunteering on campus, please make sure to attend the in-service.

Week 4 Kinder Update

The days are flying by and we are already entering our 4th week of school!

Beginning Monday, August 9, ALL grades will be lining up on the black top. Please refer below to find the number line for your child. Kinder classes line up in front of the playground.

Please do your best to let your child stand in line on their own. You may stand near the playground or by the lunch tables. Families will not be allowed to walk into the Kinder area once we are dismissed to go to class.

Maestra Pickett – Line # 15

Maestra Trinidad – Line # 12

Mrs. Romanelli – Line # 11

Mrs. Stillie – Line # 14

Miss Teahan – Line # 13

**Please make sure to label your child’s snack with an “S” or pack it separately in a bag with their name so they know which is their lunch and which is their snack.

Learning for the Week:

English sight words to practice- have, one (review: I, am, a, and, in)

Letter Practice: Rr, Tt (review: Mm, Ss)

Spanish sight words to practice: fui, a (review: yo, soy, niño, niña)

Letter Practice: Ii, Uu (review: Oo, Aa)

Math Practice: Have your child practice counting from 1-20, 1-50, and then 1-100!

Week 3 Kinder Updates

Learning for the Week

English: letters m/s

sight words: and, in (review am, a, I)

Spanish: letters O/A

Math: Numbers 3/4 (review 1 & 2)

Things to practice with your child:

Counting by 1s to 20, then 50, then 100!

Check out our resources tab for more videos and activities to do with your child.

What a great first few days! There are a lot of routines and procedures for the kiddos to learn and the next few weeks we will continue to make those routines our focus. There are a few upcoming items we’d like to bring your attention to.

  1. This week your child will be bringing home a paper bag for a “Getting to Know Me” activity as well as a person cut out. There will be instructions sent home for each of these “Getting to Know Me” activities. Please return the bag and person as you complete the activity.
  2. Rainbow writing name practice: This week your child will also take home a sheet of paper to practice rainbow writing their name. To rainbow write, your child will first write their name in red crayon and then trace over it with the next color of the rainbow until they have traced their name using all the colors of the rainbow. Please return the following Monday, 8/2 or as soon as your child finishes.
  3. Color Week starts August 2! See the schedule below for more information.
  5. There will be a Kinder specific lost and found in the Kinder area. Look for the light blue bin.
  6. And finally, please click on the pdf link if you are interested in serving as a parent representative for the ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee) elac-letter-2021-2022

Kindergarten Orientation

A HUGE thank you to everyone who made it out today! We are so excited to get this year going and we can’t wait for our first official day of Kindergarten tomorrow. Below are the slides from the orientation in case you need to refer back to them.

A few reminders:

  1. Remember to label ALL personal items. Backpacks, lunches, jackets, water bottles, etc.
  2. Bring back the ziploc bag with change of clothes back to school along with any forms.
  3. Please make sure that if you do not want your child eating the food from the cafeteria that you let your teacher know.
  4. Please NO playing on the play structure BEFORE or AFTER school. Students should be on their line outside the classroom before school, not playing.
  5. Please consider signing up to support PTA ($11 online) https://jointotem.com/ca/chula-vista/enrique-s-camarena-elementary

See you all tomorrow!

Welcome Kinder Families!

We are so excited to welcome you to Camarena and kick off our 2021-2022 school year. Please take a moment to read through some important information and consider supporting our school community by joining one of the committees.

  1. Make sure you are following the main Camarena School blog which is updated weekly with important news and events for each week https://camarenarobogriffins.blog/
  2. Please join PTA. IT’s only $11 for the year and by joining you are helping support the students and school! https://jointotem.com/ca/chula-vista/enrique-s-camarena-elementary-pta?utm_source=totem&utm_medium=qr&utm_campaign=print
  3. If you are interested in volunteering on a school committee such as PTA, ELAC or the SSC please contact the school office
  4. If your child forgets something at home (folder, lunch, etc.), please note that the office will not deliver that item to the classroom during instructional hours.
  5. On Rainy days, Kinders will go to the auditorium and wait for their teacher to come get them.

We did it!

Congratulations to our Kinder Friends! We all made it through a challenging year. Each of us are SO incredibly proud of our kiddos, and a huge THANK YOU to our families who supported the kids through distance learning and a switch to hybrid. We wish you all a lovely and relaxing summer.

All the best,

Camarena Kinder Team