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FOX PTA NEWSFLASH 9/15/2018


PAYBACK BOOK FUNDRAISER

Due 9/21/18

The Payback book fundraiser is currently underway! Each student should have received an envelope with a sample Payback book this week to bring home. Feel free to use the sample book to show people what coupons are offered inside.

There are tons of great discount coupons for local businesses (such as grocery stores, restaurants and activity centers) in the Vancouver/Camas area! The sample book can be purchased for $20 or returned to school in your child's envelope. Any additional books that your child sells will be issued at the end of the fundraiser. Students that sell a certain number of books are eligible for really cool prizes!

Payback books sell for $20 and half of that will go back to support the Dorothy Fox PTA. Checks should be made out to Dorothy Fox PTA.

Please note that students are encouraged only to sell to people they know such as relatives and friends and NOT to strangers.

ORDERS DUE 9/21/18: Please return all order forms with payment by due date. If you are not purchasing the sample book or did not sale the sample book, please return it by the 21st. THANK YOU!

SPIRIT DAY - DISNEY/STAR WARS/MARVEL DAY

9/19/18

Join the fun and dress as your favorite character!

Please, no items that cover the entire face or would be a distraction in class.

SCHOOL PICTURES

9/20/18

Please wait to send order packet and money until the actual day of pictures 9/20. Order forms were sent home in Friday folders.

PTA Members may also have their pictures taken for volunteer badges. Come in the morning and go to the rainy day room. There is not a fee for this, you just need to be a PTA member.

FOX GARDEN UPDATE

Open School Garden

09/21/2018 (Fri.)

10:55am - 12:25pm PDT

Please join us in opening the garden to all students during their lunch recess break. Students can go on a plant/produce scavenger hunt, bug patrol and do some garden maintenance and planting. No gardening experience needed.

Come join us from 10:55am - 12:25pm!

Or for your child's lunch recess, or for whatever time works for you!

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545afaf23a75-school7

For more information, please contact

Lianne, PTA Garden Chair at liannedfepta@hotmail.com.

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

KINDNESS CAMPAIGN

We will continue our Kindness Campaign this year by embracing kindness in all that we do!

The PTA decorated the hall by the cafeteria with our Kindness Tree and kindness quote posters to kick us off this year!

Growing Kindness Together In All That We Do!

SAVE THE DATE

Fox Fall Reading Night Festival: "Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them!"

11/7/18

5:30 - 7:30 pm

  • Celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary

  • Silent Auction

  • Hogwarts Potions Class

  • Sorting Hat Ceremony

  • Free Book Store

  • Photo Booth

  • Fall Arts & Crafts

  • Quidditch Flying Lessons

  • Food/Snacks

  • Reading Guides/Helpful Hints

  • Sponsored by Fox PTA

BOOK DRIVE - DONATE YOUR BOOKS TO FOX

We are collecting K-5th grade level new/used books in good condition. These books will be used at the Fall Fox Reading Night on November 7th. Students will be able to come to the free book store and take a book or two home.

Please drop off your books in the main hallway at Fox and place in the box marked "Books" before November 1st.

Thank you for your help and donations!

FUNDRAISING SILENT AUCTION AT FALL READING NIGHT

11/07/18

We hope to make a little magic for Dorothy Fox through a Silent Auction taking place at our Literary Night: "Fantastic Books and Where To Find Them!" on Thursday, November 7th. The money we raise will support the many programs sponsored by the PTA including classroom support, school programs, assemblies & field trips, Family Fun Nights, school garden, a new nature playground!

Right now we are looking for items to auction such as: tickets to local events and attractions, travel getaways, classes for children and adults: music, art, sports, etc., professional goods and services, and gift cards to local restaurants and shops. Please contact one of our co-chairs if you have something you would like to donate or if you would like to help with the auction. Please drop off donations in the Fox PTA office at school no later than October 26th.

Thank you for supporting all students and teachers at Fox!

Amanda Carter-Jura, Co-Chair jurababy2@gmail.com

Lianne Lauda, Co-Chair liannedfepta@hotmail.com

VOLUNTEERING AT FOX

PRIOR TO VOLUNTEERING IN CLASSROOMS, AT THE SCHOOL, OR TO ATTEND FIELD TRIPS, A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

To volunteer at any Camas School District school, including Dorothy Fox, submission and approval of a Volunteer Application is required.

The application is good for two years, allow up to 5 days for processing.

Must be accompanied by a Drivers License. If you are new to the area, the district is asking that you get your WA State Drivers License first, and then submit your application.

Find the Volunteer Application at http://www.camas.wednet.edu/schools-resources/resources/how-to-get-involved/

Ways to Return Application:

1. Submit Scanned Application via email to: renee.wade@camas.wednet.edu

2. Return in person to the Camas School District office 841 NE 22nd Ave

3. Return to Dorothy Fox Elementary

SAFE AND SWIFT

DRIVE LINE ETIQUETTE VIDEO

FROM DR. SORK

If you have not had a chance to watch the video created by Dr. Sork, please do! It is a good reminder to all parents and students on how to be Safe and Swift before and after school. Share it with your kids so they are aware too. Thank you for your help in keeping Fox drive lines moving and students safe! Visit our Safe and Swift website page, and click on the video to watch.

BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB - FOX LIBRARY

*New this year!

Have you joined the birthday book club? The Birthday Book Program is a wonderful way to honor your child's birthday and also give something that the rest of the school will enjoy for years to come.

Students have a special appreciation for the books they have selected to add to the library shelves. They enjoy sharing them with their classmates!

This is a wonderful way to commemorate a very special occasion and to help our library maintain a high-quality collection. ​Your generosity will benefit all Fox students. We thank you for your participation and support!

Find out more or print the order form on the Birthday Book Page on our website! Click Here!

YEARBOOK PARENT TEAM

We need you to join the team!

Intersted in helping out the Fox Yearbook Team this year? We need you! The PTA puts together an AMAZING yearbook every year, it is a fun project to work on! We are looking for a someone who is available to train with our team this year and stay on the team for next year! This is a volunteer position. If you are interested or have questions please email us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com.

TAKE AN ADULT TO LUNCH

10/2/18 last names A-L

10/4/18 last names M-Z

*See lunch schedule below for times.

Kids LOVE this fun day!! Pack a lunch for yourself and join your student in the Fox cafeteria! Or pick up a special lunch to bring in and share with your student(s). The yearbook team will be there taking pictures too!

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Students can also buy hot lunch or bring lunch just like normal days.

  • School lunch is NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADULT PURCHASE so please bring your own.

  • Let your child know your lunch plan ahead of time; if you or someone else will be joining them or not, if they should purchase a lunch or if you are bringing something, etc.

  • Please don't be late! Arrive a few minutes early to check in at the front office and meet your child as they arrive in the cafeteria.

  • Please wait to enter the cafeteria until your child's lunch time, as it can get a bit crowded. Wait in the hallway behind the cafeteria, by the gym.

  • Visit the book fair with your student during their lunch recess time.

  • 4th grade - This year your child's recess is before lunch from 11:45-12:05, so please join them at recess and visit the book fair with them before coming to the cafeteria.

BOOK FAIR

10/1/18 - 10/4/18

Join us at the book fair! There will be lots of great books that kids will love! Students are excited to have their special grown ups join them for lunch on "Take an Adult to Lunch Days", then go with them to the book fair! Enjoy making your students day brighter by having lunch, encouraging reading and raising money for the school...all in 40 minutes! Quick and fun!

A sign up genius will be coming soon with opportunities for you to sign up and volunteer!

STAY IN THE LOOP - More Important dates!

Please visit our Calendar Website page for additional upcoming dates, to view the fox calendar and the school district calendar!

Click on the image to enlarge the Dorothy Fox PTA event summary for September, October, November.

AMAZON & FRED MEYER REWARDS

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

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.

www.smile.amazon.com

www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards

OLIVER'S LABELS

WANT TO LABEL NEW ITEMS WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME? WANT TO MAKE LESS VISITS TO THE SCHOOL LOST AND FOUND?

Labels for your kids clothing, backpacks, lunchboxes, school supplies or personal items. Options for waterproof, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, freezer safe, and laundry safe. Stick on and peel off when your ready to remove.

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

SPRINKLE KINDNESS WHEREVER YOU GO!

Questions? Email us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com

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