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FOX PTA NEWSFLASH 12/07/2017


TROLLS ARE COMING TO DOROTHY FOX THIS FRIDAY THE 8TH!

DOROTHY FOX MOVIE NIGHT FEATURING TROLLS!

DECEMBER 8TH, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Admission and Popcorn are Free!

Location: Fox Gym

Pizza $2.00 cash or check

Candy and Water for sale

Come dressed in Trolls gear, bright colors and hair, or jammies!

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS! Please help out if you can!

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5th Grade Sweet Shoppe!

Candy will be available for purchase at the Trolls Movie Night. All proceeds go to the 5th Grade End of the Year Celebration!

FOX PACK SWINGIN’ UKES

The Fox Swingin' Ukes did a wonderful job performing at the Hometown Holidays event in downtown Camas! Congratulations! Thank you for spreading some festive music cheer! Well done! Thank you to Mr. Hunley and to all who made this a successful fun evening!

Annual Fox Cookie/Candy Exchange

Friday, Dec 15th

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It's time again for our Annual Dorothy Fox Staff Holiday Cookie Exchange!

We are looking for parents and children to bake their favorite holiday cookies or candies for our staff. Each staff member can then bring home a selection of goodies for the holidays. We are also adding a small candy section this year full of gum drops, chocolate kisses, ribbon candy and other holiday treats.

The exchange will be on Friday, Dec.15th. Please send your cookies/candies to Room 11 by 10:00 am in a disposable container or a container clearly marked with your name and phone number. If dropping off before the 15th, please leave in the PTA office.

You can help make this event extra special by bringing in 3 dozen of your favorite cookie or candy treat to share (cookies, gingerbread, fudge, peppermint bark, etc.). It does not have to be fancy, just yummy! Please list the name of your item(s) in the sign up slot and bring the recipe with the items if you can. DUE TO POTENTIAL NUT ALLERGIES, PLEASE INDICATE IF YOUR ITEMS CONTAIN NUTS.

Please Sign Up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545afaf23a75-annual4

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SPIRIT DAY - SPORTS

12/19/17

Join Spirit Day and come to school in your sports clothes! No masks, face coverings or other items that may be a distraction in class.

FOX 5TH GRADE VOLLEYBALL GAME

12/19/17

Staff vs 5th grade students

STUFF THE BUS - THANK YOU!!

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FOOD DRIVE FOR OUR LOCAL SPCA

THROUGH 12/15/17

Support the humane society holiday animal food drive!

Donation bin located at the school by the red couches. Preferred brands are: Acana, Kirkland, Diamond, Nature's Recipe, Nutro, Natural Balance, Canidae, Pure Vita, Orijen, and Solid Gold.

THANK YOU!

SPIRIT GEAR

If you placed an order, spirit gear will arrive next week and will be sent home with your student unless otherwise specified.

DOROTHY FOX SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

5TH GRADERS

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CONGRATULATIONS Dorothy Fox Science Olympiad Students who all did wonderful at the tournament! They worked together, meeting after school, studying, practicing, problem solving and having fun! Dorothy Fox students did an amazing job and we are very proud of them!

Many thanks to Mrs. Gilronan for leading the Fox Science Olympiad team, we appreciate you!

DOROTHY FOX AWARDS:

  • Top Overall Group Score: 3rd Place - Fox Group GTM

  • Spiffy Spans: 1st Place - Fox Group GTM

  • Spiffy Spans: Top Overall Combined Teams - Fox Team 2

  • Feathered Friends: 1st Place, Fox Group GTM

  • Gummy Bear Launch: 2nd Place, Fox Group ABC

We are... also grateful for the Science Olympiad high school students and high school teacher, Mr. Chase for hosting the event! They were all wonderful leaders and coordinators! Information on their January day camp below.

JANUARY SCIENCE OLYMPIAD DAY CAMP

Monday, January 15th. Grade: K-5

Fun, interactive, science based activities from physics to ecology. Gain problem solving & teamwork skills.

Class Code #2090-18 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Fee: $69. Registration form:

http://schools.camas.wednet.edu/communityed/files/2014/04/CCE-Registration-Form.pdf

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WISHING TREE

Wow! All tags have been picked up! Thank you to all the families that have participated in The Wishing Tree! Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

Remember your wrapped gifts are due to the Fox office by Friday, December 15th.

There is also an option to sign up to purchase gifts at the last minute for tags that are not returned. The sign-up sheet is located at the table near the Wishing Tree.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - Coming Soon to Fox!

At the end of January, we will welcome our first Artist in Residence! This residency will be a weaving/textile artist where students will be making weavings with all sorts of fun and tactile materials. The classes will look at textiles from different cultures and read stories about the makers. And, as the students grow their weaving skills, they will practice life and learning skills.

We need help from all of you! Beginning this Friday, December 8th, we will be collecting weaving materials for students to use in the classroom. These materials will be used in all the student weavings.

WISH LIST: Things we’re looking for in approximately ¼”-1” wide X 12”-24” long strips:

Fabric, colorful plastic bags, ribbon, lanyard, fat/thick yarn, surveyor’s tape, lace, ric rac, etc. (Anything that’s flexible and strong). Paper doesn’t work. We could also use feathers, beads and pipe cleaner.

On Friday, December 8th, we will place a large collection box in the front lobby of the school. We will also include examples of materials we will need. Please feel free to bring in your gently used fabric, ribbon, lace or other items.

Thank you so much!

WINTER BREAK

NO SCHOOL

12/20/17 - 1/2/18

RECYCLE CHALLENGE - TREX COMPANY PLASTIC FILM RECYCLING CHALLENGE THROUGH 4/15/18

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The 2017-2018 Trex Company Plastic Film Recycling Challenge is in full swing at several Camas Schools! The challenge begins each year on #AmericaRecyclesDay, November 15, and lasts until April 15, with winners announced on #EarthDay (started by Camas native Denis Hayes), April 22. About the program: Every year hundreds of schools across the nation compete against each other to recycle the most plastic film. In addition to providing a better understanding and appreciation for the importance of recycling, Trex will donate a high-performance composite bench to the winning school, and bestow honorary awards to every school that participates.

Let's show kindness to the earth and Recycle together! Acceptable clean plastics can be dropped off at Fox. A collection bin is located in the hallway by the front office.

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STAY IN THE LOOP!

Visit our Calendar for more important dates and visit our website for more information! www.dorothyfoxpta.com

Questions? Email us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com

SPRINKLE KINDNESS WHEREVER YOU GO

YOU SHOP, FOX EARNS DONATIONS at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!

WOW!! Fox has already earned $177.82 from Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer! Thank you to everyone who is already signed up for this free program! Signing up is simple, just add Dorothy Fox PTA to your existing Amazon account and your existing Fred Meyer Rewards card! See detailed instructions above.

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Oliver's Labels

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BEST PART is if you use our link, 20% goes back to DOROTHY FOX PTA! Use the link below for details and for Oliver's Labels to give back to Fox PTA. www.oliverslabels.com/dorothyfoxpta

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