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The 2015-16 CineMagic Season begins!

Orientation meetings for 2015-16 CineMagic are
September 30 & October 1
6:30 - 8:00pm
PV-SEA School (former El Descanso)
1099 North Bedford, Camarillo
Already know that you want to join our Cirque du CineMagic?
Go to CineMagic Registration to sign up now!

Robotics Roundup
FIRST LEGO League Fall 2015 

Ages 9-14, Grades 4-8

FLL is a teamwork-based hands-on science and technology program using LEGO Mindstorms robotics that challenges youngsters to think like scientists and engineers. This year’s theme will focus on finding better ways to manage our trash.

The FLL robotics competition takes place from September through December. Teams are formed before the end of the previous school year. The teams are coached by volunteers.  

Coaches at Camarillo public schools: 
Individual Team Members:
If your Coach has already registered your team, parents may now register individual members here:

NON-PVEF  teams can now register for the PVEF sponsored Practice Tournament on October 24!
Register here.  

Questions?   Contact Darren Patnoe 
  (805) 444-8875 or DPatnoe@pvef.org 
Fall 2015 Theme:

We’re not talking trash – we’re cleaning it up!  In the 2015 FIRST® LEGO® League TRASH TREKSM Challenge, 290,000 children ages 9 to 14 from over 80 countries will explore the fascinating world of trash.  From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to your trash than meets the eye.  Join FIRST LEGO League teams on a Trash Trek to discover the hidden (or not so hidden) world of trash! FINDING BETTER WAYS TO MANAGE OUR TRASH!

The details of the Challenge have been announced online at:

A big Thank You to all the volunteers, parents, and kids who made the 
(during last year's school year)
Such a fun and amazing event!


There’s always something new to learn, as Junior FIRST® LEGO® League teams will find out this season. In the 2015 Jr.FLL THINK TANK(SM) Challenge, over 26,000 children ages 6 to 9 from 14 countries will take a closer look at where and how learning happens every day. Get ready to dive into the Jr.FLL THINK TANK!

Each year, Jr.FLL® presents a new and exciting Challenge to ignite the inherent creativity in young children. While exploring the real-world theme, teams will learn about simple machines as they build a model made of LEGO® elements with a motorized part. They will also learn to present information through a Show Me Poster. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under Jr.FLL’s signature set of Core Values.

3rd Grade Speech Tournament

Results from this year's tournament held Monday, April 13, 2015:
1st:  Sydney Searle & Alexis Long- La Mariposa
2nd: Elizabeth Arnold & Nicholas Guillen- Tierra Linda
3rd: Ellie Park & Meridith Welcher- CAPE Charter
Finalists (listed in no particular order):
Lauren Moriarty & Ally Moriarty- Camarillo Heights STEM Academy
Emily Hiji & Emily Lau- Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School.
Aiden Fuchs & Cooper Palamountain Tierra Linda
Angela Hamrick & Shanti Raminani- Tierra Linda
Rachel Widofsky & Lilian Yakota- La Mariposa

Expository Demo
1st:  Ian Nelson- Cornerstone Christian
2nd: Jack St. Amand- CAPE Charter
3rd: Cassidy Epstein- Rancho Rosal
Finalists (listed in no particular order):
Noelle Maser- Rancho Rosal
Charlie Balcom- CAPE Charter
Evan Storey- La Mariposa
Ashley Bates- Los Primeros
Alyssa Roscoe- Tierra Linda

Long Poetry- tie for 1st!
1st:  Sarah Monsivais- Tierra Linda
1st: Caitlin Troxel- Los Primeros
2nd: Becca Goodson- La Mariposa
3rd: Hailey Brickley- Tierra Linda
Finalists (listed in no particular order):
Alerina Tran- Los Primeros
Elizabeth McConnell- St Mary Magdalen
Mina Tupou- Camarillo Heights STEM Academy
Madissen Howe- Camarillo Heights STEM Academy

Short Poetry
1st:  Katelyn Miller- Tierra Linda
2nd: Jackson Burke- Camarillo Heights STEM Academy
3rd: Olivia Cash- La Mariposa
Finalists (listed in no particular order):
Sam Haskell- CAPE Charter
Ryley Ratajczak- La Mariposa
Sophia Valencia- Camarillo Heights STEM Academy
Clara Knight- Rancho Rosal
Aayaan Ahmed- Rancho Rosal

1st:  Chloe Garcia- La Mariposa
2nd: Caden Chico- CAPE Charter
3rd: Katie White- CAPE Charter
Finalists (listed in no particular order):
Noah Turner- Dos Caminos
Kailyn Pickens- La Mariposa
Sydney Brent- Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School
Beckett Stovall- Tierra Linda
Athena Campero- La Mariposa

Congratulations to all of the participants for a job well done!
Thank you to all of the volunteers for helping to make this year's tournament a success.

For more information: pvefspeech@gmail.com

A few of the upcoming events are below.
See ALL scheduled events for the next few months by clicking on "Events" in the menu.

Upcoming events

Your hands-on support of PVEF, through dollars, time or in-kind contributions helps us fund innovative programs that can dramatically affect the lives of our children and the future of our community.

PVEF programs provide what our community values:
A well-rounded, quality education preparing Camarillo's kids for Lifelong Success

Pleasant Valley Education Foundation
400 Mobil Ave., Suite B7
Camarillo, CA 93010

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