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FOX PTA NEWSFLASH 3/18/2018

RUN FOR THE ARTS - SAVE THE DATE, JUNE 7th!

Students at Dorothy Fox love participating in the schools fun running programs! First, they have the chance to take part in the annual jogging program during school and earn feet token charms for completed miles (one for every 10 miles).

This will be followed by the Run For the Arts event on June 7th! Students are encouraged to collect pledges in support of their laps on our one day run fundraiser. All funds raised will go directly to the Artist in Residence Program at Fox.

Stay tuned for more information! Come join your student(s) on June 7th to cheer them on!!

Past sponsored art programs have included:

ballet, clay sculpting, tile painting, digital photography, music, weaving and more!

Thank you to this year's Run for the Arts Committee: Silvan Davidson, Hillary McKinstry, Amanda Carter-Jura, Tami Adcock, Tammy Speer and Shauna Ruse.

FOX IS POPPIN' WITH BOX TOPS

THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS OF THE SPRING CONTEST!

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We are excited to announce our Box Top winners for our spring contest!

Our top class in K-2 was Ms. Dallasta with 320 Box Tops.

Our top class in 3-5 was Mrs. LeFore with 468.

Our tops 3 individual winners were Kaitlin Zeamer, (403), Maya Harris (270), and Kira Primm (192).

Our top classrooms will be receiving a popcorn party and our individual winners a $10 regal movie gift card. Thank you to everyone that contributed this spring and we look forward to our next contest in the fall. KEEP CLIPPING!

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FOX DANCE - SAVE THE DATE

4/20/18, 5:30 TO 8:00PM

GIVE PEACE & KINDNESS A DANCE! Fox families are invited to a groovy dance party featuring our favorite professional DJ, Build-A-Fox, Earth day Craft, and more!!

Build-A-Fox order forms and details were sent home in Friday folders. All students and siblings who wish to participate must pre-order prior to the dance.

  • FOOD: Pizza and drinks will be available to purchase. $2.00 per pizza slice. $1.00 for soda and water.

  • ADMISSION: Free! An optional donation of $2 per student would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs for the DJ and supplies.

  • BUILD-A-FOX: Must be pre-purchased, see order form.

  • BOOK FAIR: Visit the book fair!

***All children must be accompanied by an adult, this is not a drop off event.

This is a favorite event of families! We hope to see you there!

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO HELP US MAKE THIS FUN EVENT A SUCCESS! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545afaf23a75-foxdance

BUILD-A-FOX AT THE DOROTHY FOX DANCE

April 20th, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Come join your fox friends and build a plush fox to take home!

Enjoy a fun filled evening with a professional DJ, dancing, crafts, and more!

  • Quantities limited. They will not be sold at the dance, please pre-order.

  • Build-A-Fox orders are due March 30th.

  • Build-A-Fox Kits are $10 each and include: 8” plush fox, stuffing, T-Shirt for 8” plush (choice of one shirt per fox), wishing star, and birth certificate.

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult, this is not a drop off event.

NEED AN ORDER FORM? CLICK HERE! <---

Questions? Please email Trisha trishagoldingpta@gmail.com

First Friday SPIRIT DAY

4/13/18

Show your school spirit!

Wear red or your Fox Spirit Shirts!

SPIRIT DAY - 4/18/18

CRAZY HAIR Day at Fox!

Students are encouraged to get creative and join the fun of crazy hair day!

IT'S TIME TO NOMINATE PTA BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2018/2019!

Nominations for the 2018-19 PTA board are open until April 11th.

You can submit your nominations to the PTA office or fill out a nomination form at the school front office (there's a drop box on the counter).

Our next PTA meeting will be April 19th at 9:15am in the cafeteria and we will be voting on next year's board.

Thank you to this year's nomination committee for volunteering: Amanda Brainard, Amanda Steele and Sarah Yabui.

Download a nomination form by clicking here <---

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CONGRATULATIONS TO

DR. SORK!

CEF Living The Vision Award Winners 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Sork! She was recently the recipient of the Camas Education Foundation's Living the Vision Award for her dedication, talent and the incredible work here at Dorothy Fox Elementary.

Dr. Sork works tirelessly to create an inclusive, engaging school environment where every student feels confident in their abilities and can flourish as learners. Dr. Sork was honored at the Camas Educational Foundation's annual Living the Vision Gala which raises money to support extraordinary education in schools throughout the Camas School District. This year the event raised $100,000 to support our schools. We are so proud to have Dr. Sork leading our school!

Picture Credit to CEF. Picture Caption From Camas Education Foundation FB page: "Congratulations to Ron Wright, Erin Marcell, and Cathy Sork! These three have gone above and beyond in innovating, extending, and inspiring so many students within the district. Thank you all for living the CEF vision.".EndFragment

WEAVING ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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The Weaving Artist in Residency was a huge success! Artist Peggy Ross introduced the beginning fundamentals of weaving to students in all classes.

Students were given the opportunity to weave baskets and squares. They learned about weaving in other cultures and the way that animal weave in nature.

A huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers and for everyone who gave a donation of fabric! It was a memorable art opportunity for our kids!!!

ARTS IN ACTION - FAMILY NIGHT AT FOX

SAVE THE DATE MAY 10TH

Arts in Action - Our first arts and music night is coming up fast on May 10th! We are looking for committee members to help organize a kindness themed art gallery, craft bazaar, craft stations, and music stations. Please contact Robyn Lowy, robyn.pta@mindtaker.org for more information or if you are interested in helping make this a successful event for our kids!

LIBRARY BOOK FAIR

4/17/18 - 04/20/18

Be sure to mark your calendar! This year's Book Fair will take place April 17th - 20th. And for the first time EVER, the Book Fair will also be open during the all-school dance Friday night, April 20th!

This year the Spring Book Fair will raise money to support the Dorothy Fox Library!

PTA MEETING

APRIL 19TH AT 9:15 AM

Our next PTA meeting will be April 19th at 9:15am in the cafeteria and we will be voting on next year's board.

Please join us! Everyone is welcome!

SPIRIT GEAR

EXTENDED TO MARCH 20TH

This will be the last chance for the year to order Spirit Gear! We are keeping our online store open through Tuesday March 20th.

Brainlesstees.com/dorothy_fox

CAMAS SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENT WELLNESS PROJECT

As part of the Student Wellness Project, Camas School District is bringing in speakers to engage with parents.

  • Monday, March 26, 6:30 - 8:00, Hayes HS: Yshai Boussi - Teens and Their Screens

http://www.camas.wednet.edu/news/student-wellness-series-teens-screens-march-26

This is a free parent education night with Yshai Boussi of Portland Therapy Center for a talk about how electronics are affecting student brains. He has become the areas's go-to counselor on navigating the challenges of teens and devices.

  • Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 - 8:00, CHS Auditorium: Howard Hiton - Competition and High Expectations: Supporting your children to be independent and resilient

WOMEN IN STEM EVENT MARCH 24

GIRLS IN GRADES 5TH - 8TH

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Camas School District is collaborating with regional partners in a countywide Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) event for girls in grades 5-8 at Heritage High School on Saturday, March 24.

This is a great chance for students to preview the STEM classes and careers that await them!

Attendees will interact with business partners and high school staff, and participate in lab sessions run by STEM professionals and teachers.

Date: Sat., March 24, 2018 Location: Heritage High School Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Provided: Lunch & T-shirt Student Registration: http://swstemnetwork.org/student-registration.html

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SPRING BREAK

April 1st - 6th

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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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www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards

NEED HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS? WANT TO LABEL NEW ITEMS WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME? WANT TO MAKE LESS VISITS TO THE SCHOOLS LOST AND FOUND?

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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