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DOROTHY FOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA

2623 NW Sierra St., Camas, WA 98607

©2017 by Dorothy Fox Elementary School PTA.

Please join us in the Fox Garden!

Volunteers are needed to assist students with planting, weeding and watering. This is a great opportunity to engage with students during their recess time and share the joy of gardening! Please bring a pair of garden gloves.

Have any extra plant starts that students can grow in the garden? Please let us know or bring them with you to the garden.

Volunteers must have completed the Camas School District Volunteer Application and Background Check.

Thank you for your volunteer time to keep the Fox Garden open for students to enjoy and learn about!

Contact the PTA Garden Team

LATEST NEWS - FOX GARDEN

October 14, 2019

Happy Fall

Happy Fall!

 

As leaves are changing colors all around us, our harvest season is winding down in the Fox School Garden. This week, we will harvest the remaining tomatoes, tomatillos, corn, beans, squash, nasturtium flowers, some herbs and mammoth sunflowers. 

 

During October, we are also starting to prepare the garden for winter and spring. Kindergartners planted fava bean seeds. A few sprouts have just started breaking through the soil. In the spring, students will be able to harvest about half the crop and dig the other half into the soil as a cover crop. During lunch recess, students also planted snow peas and will have the opportunity to plant garlic and more cover crops.  They have also discovered and learned about beneficial insects and garden pests.  

 

Thank you to Friends of Fort Vancouver who recently donated several packages of seeds from plants grown in the Fort Vancouver Garden. Planting them in the spring will be especially exciting for 4th graders since they visit Fort Vancouver this school year. 

 

Do you enjoy gardening and working with kids?  Dig in and join our volunteer school garden team!  We aim to open the garden to students once a week during lunch recess time. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Lianne Lauda liannedfepta@hotmail.com, our PTA Garden Chair to be added to the garden email distribution list. 

September 05, 2019

Lowe's Heroes at the Fox Garden!

A huge THANK YOU to Lacamas Lake Lowe’s Store employees and the Lowe’s Heroes Team for all your hard work and very generous donations!

 

During two of the hottest days this summer and just in time for back to school, some of our local heroes were busy removing and replacing weed barrier, bark chips and edging in the Dorothy Fox School Garden! They also built, installed and filled two beautifully crafted raised garden beds, assembled a hand washing station and garden shed and donated all the tools they used along with child sized garden gloves and tiles. The crème de la crème is on its way… A wood crafted information board which will be used to display educational materials and interchangeable tiles to feature future student artwork.

 

We can hardly wait for students to see the school garden, jump in and get their hands dirty and experience science in action!

October 12, 2018

PAINTING IN THE GARDEN

PAINTING FUN IN THE GARDEN!

Last week students, inspired by the mammoth sunflowers growing in the Fox Garden, created beautiful works of art using watercolor paints, markers, crayons and pencils. Several students already asked for another painting in the garden day!

 

If you are interested in volunteering and/or donating washable art supplies and paper for another painting in the garden day, please contact Lianne, PTA Garden Chair at liannedfepta@hotmail.com .

 

WANT TO JOIN THE GARDEN FUN? Please sign up and join us in the garden this week. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545afaf23a75-school7   *No gardening experience needed.

 

Students will have the opportunity to remove spent annuals and seasonal vegetables observing them from tops through roots, do some seed saving, some planting, weeding and insect observations.     

 

***Volunteers must have completed the Camas School District Volunteer Application and Background Check.***

June 06, 2018

Fox Garden Summer Fun

FOX GARDEN SUMMER FUN!!

Please join other Fox families and help keep the garden going over the summer and enjoy some of the delicious fresh produce.  No gardening experience needed.  A garden tour and training will be provided before the end of school year. 

Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545afaf23a75-dorothy10

 

We will also be holding a few garden harvest and work parties this summer.  

Please contact Lianne, PTA Garden Chair at

liannedfepta@hotmail.com for more information. 

March 30, 2018

Spring into GARDEN fun at Fox

Calling Fox Garden Volunteers! 

Spring has sprung in the School Garden!

We are looking forward to opening the garden to students after spring break.  The first few gardening sessions will include plant, bug and soil observations, digging under fall cover crops, garden planning, and prepping garden beds for planting. Gardening efforts are led by parent volunteers and we are seeking adults who can volunteer once a week during lunch recess time. If you are interested in volunteering or donating (seeds, plant starts, kid friendly garden tools, wood for kiosk/signs/trellises, etc) please contact PTA Garden Chair Lianne

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