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Last Week News

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Here’s the scoop for the last week of school!

The Holiday Show is…



At the beginning and the end of the performance we will be singing songs with all of kindergarten. For these songs, my students will be standing on benches in front of the stage.  I would recommend getting there early to sit in the front for a good view!  In between, each class will sing their individual class song on stage (FYI my class is last this year).


There will be no homework over the break! I will not be sending home reading envelopes as I do not want them to get lost. However, please continue reading on raz-kids.


You can also review 5 flat shape names (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon) Play Memory with the 5 flat shapes or play Guess the shape by using describing words like sides, angles, curves, etc. and have your child guess what shape you are thinking of. If your child does not know the names of them yet, use the shape flash cards to practice naming the shapes every night. We say them every day in class but we all need more practice🙂

Report Cards

I am planning to send report cards home on Friday in a manila folder.  Please let me know if your child will not be in school on Friday, and I will give the report card on Thursday. Along with it, I am sending an addendum with specific skills that your child needs to practice. Please take the time to look through it and use this time to get your child up to speed if there are things s/he needs to work on before returning for 3rd quarter learning!

Friday December 16th: Pajama Day!


  • We will be watching the Polar Express on our last day of school, and all of kindergarten can come to school in their pajamas that day! It’s ok for them to BRING slippers, but they must have regular shoes for recess.

Tuesday January 10th: Kids come back to School

  • Tuesday will be a minimum day… we ease back into it🙂

Home Improvement Gift Auction Basket

This year’s Camarena Winter Wonderland will be held on Friday December 2nd, 2016. This event is sponsored by the PTA and serves as a fundraiser for our school. We are asking for donations for our silent auction during the event.

Please help support our school by donating a gift card or making a small donation to be added to a gift card for our basket.

The theme for our class basket is: HOME IMPROVEMENT!

We will be building a house out of Lincoln logs and decorating the outside with all of your donated gift cards. Please send your contribution in with your child or bring it in yourself and give it to Mrs. Romaneli. Be sure to specify the amount on the gift card so that we can calculate the overall worth of the basket.

Please be sure to send in your donated item by Tuesday, 11/28 in order to have it included in our classroom’s wrapped basket.

Thank you for your help and we look forward to seeing you at Winter Wonderland!

Gift Card Ideas…

-Home Depot                     -Bed Bath Beyond                                   -Ace Hardware

-Lowes                                 -Home Goods                                 -Amazon

-Ikea                                      -Marshalls                                       -Living Spaces


If you have any questions or ideas please contact our room parent.

Room Parent: Daniela Babakhani

Contact Information: 619-850-8991

Winter Wonderland Auction Gift Basket

Hi Families,

November is here and we are beginning to get ready for the 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 and am asking for participation from everyone so that our basket is in high demand! First, I am needing somebody to volunteer and help coordinate this project (notifying parents, collecting gift cards, putting together the basket, etc.). The basket is due the Monday after Thanksgiving, November, 28th. Our classroom’s theme is Home Improvement!

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

Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast

Dear Parents and Families,

On Friday, November 18th, we will have our annual Thanksgiving Feast. We are busy getting ready for this special day by learning about Pilgrims, Native Americans, and the 1st Thanksgiving. Please sign up to donate one of the items on our list. ALL ITEMS MUST BE STORE BOUGHT and ready to be served. Please sign up for an item on your classroom’s List on the chart stand during drop off or pick up.

In order to make our day a big success we will need lots of help. Please bring your item to the auditorium on Friday the 18th by 10:00, or send in with your child that morning. Our feast will begin at 10:45. It would be great if we could have some help before, during, and after (please do not bring siblings). Please sign up to volunteer on the google doc.

After students are done eating, they will go back to their classrooms with their teachers. Dismissal is at 1:00.Thanksgiving


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Pastries for Parents this Friday!