In appreciation of the wonderful Fox Staff, the PTA is hosting a lunch on May 8th.
We are asking volunteers to bring items for a taco bar and desserts. Please drop off items no later than 12:30pm on the 8th.
Remember to label your crock pots, bowls, platters and serving utensils. Please be able to pick up your dishes at 2:30 or contact us for other arrangements. Thank you!
We are still looking for setup and clean up help!
Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545afaf23a75-staff2
Questions: Jina firstname.lastname@example.org
5TH GRADE TRACK SHIRTS
Reminder to 5th grade parents: 5th Grade Track Shirt sizes are due May 7th!
Please don't forget to turn in your shirt order form with size to the PTA office.
These shirts are a gift from the fox PTA, we just need your students size!
4:00 - 7:00pm
The carnival team has been putting together a fantastic carnival! Now all we need is YOU!!
We must have parents volunteer for this event to happen and be a tiki-rific good time for the kids. We can't make the carnival run without your help. It takes at least 66 people to make it a success!
Please consider signing up for a shift!
We welcome our Fox graduates in middle and high school to come back and help out too! We greatly appreciate any help!
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has already signed up and is currently helping!
Questions: email email@example.com
SPIRIT DAY - ANIMAL DAY
Show your school spirit by dressing up as your favorite animal!
Calling all Fox Parents!
FOX PTA MEETING
Join us Thursday, May 16th, 8:15am
-Everyone is welcome!
**Thank you to everyone who attended the last meeting, it was great to see everyone! We look forward to seeing you again!
DOROTHY FOX OHANA CARNIVAL
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Break out the Hawaiian shirts for a fun Saturday Event at Fox! Hopefully we will have nice weather for an outdoor carnival, if not we will bring the fun inside!
Games, inflatable obstacle course, Hawaiian dancers, airbrush face painters, and more!
THREE WAYS TO PURCHASE CARNIVAL ENTRY WRISTBANDS:
Fill out an order form and return to the school with cash or check. Click here to view and print form.
Purchase with Cash/Check at the carnival.
WE NEED YOU! Please help us make this a successful event!
Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545afaf23a75-ohana
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHINESE ACROBATS ASSEMBLY
What an inspiration! Students had a great time watching the amazing acrobatic skills of this group! So fun to bring in talent and backgrounds from all over the world for students to experience.
This assembly was brought to the school by funds raised through the PTA!
FOX SCHOOL GARDEN
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. Over the next few weeks students will have the opportunity to plant seeds, plant fruit and veggie starts, observe cocoons and insects, make plant markers, pull weeds, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the PTA Garden Chair, Lianne Lauda at email@example.com to be added to the garden email distribution list.
Save the date! Do you have an incoming kindergartner (2019-2020 school year) or know someone who does? Please come to the orientation night and stop by the PTA table to pick up a special gift for your student and sign up for our summer playdate!
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
LIVING AERIAL ART
The sky is the limit with our final Artist in Residence for this year!
On June 12th, 13th and 14th, Dorothy Fox will host a very special residency. Our students will get the chance to work with Daniel Dancer, an artist who will make each of them part of a living work of art!
For the beginning of the residency, Daniel will talk about perspective and point of view with the students. After giving a history of geoglyphs (art that can't be seen at ground level but can be seen from a distance in the sky) and similar art projects, Daniel will work with students to plot out the artwork on our playground.
All Dorothy Fox students will participate and a piece of art will be revealed! Every student will receive their own photograph of the project to take home. Students will be asked to wear a colored t-shirt on the day of the photograph. As we get closer to the event, we will be in touch about t-shirt colors.
To make this residency work, we are looking for donations of the following items. Please contact Amanda Carter-Jura if you have access to any of these items firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
20 bags of black dyed mulch
2 cans of inverted turf marking paint
50 survey flags
Please stay tuned! More information will come!
FOX LIBRARY NEWS
A special thanks to everyone who donated to the Birthday Book Club or bought books at the Spring Book Fair! Your generosity helps to enrich our library and helps get critical books on the shelves for our kids. This year alone, thanks to your support, students have checked out 26,740 books so far this year (up from 22,383 last year)! Our kids are reading more because the library has more to offer them!
If you are interested in volunteering this Spring, the library needs your help! The library needs help getting books covered, which is a one-time, come when you can job. (Please let Mrs. Logan know if you can volunteer so she knows to expect you.) The library also needs help on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:15-9:30. Please contact Mrs. Logan if you can come in to help.
Did you find yourself with extra earbuds when you upgraded your iPhone? If so, the library will be happy to take those extra ear buds off you hands! Please send your extra ear buds to Mrs. Logan. She will get them cleaned up and ready for use in the library!
If your child has a late Spring or Summer Birthday, there is still time to buy a book in their honor! If you are interested, please click on the link below. -->click here for the form or visit www.dorothyfoxpta.com/fox-library
FOX PTA CREW UPDATE
Congratulations to the new PTA Board, who was voted in at the last meeting!
We are seeking a few more crew members for the next school year.
Payback book Co-Chair
Dance Co-Chair (Event)
Box Tops Chair & Co-Chair
Many thanks to the current chairs/co-chairs who have done an exceptional job! We appreciate you!
If you are interested in any of these positions, please email us at email@example.com
RUN FOR THE ARTS
SAVE THE DATE, JUNE 6th!
Fundraiser for the Arts at Fox!
Let's raise donations for our Arts Program! Students at Dorothy Fox love participating in the school's 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 6th! Students are encouraged to collect pledges in support of their laps on our one day run fundraiser. Come cheer on your runner(s) or join them! We will post a schedule of running times as we get closer.
All funds raised will go directly to the Arts Program at Fox. Past sponsored art programs have included: ballet, clay sculpting, tile painting, digital photography, music, weaving and more!
Keep an eye out for info in Friday Folders and pledge/donation sheets coming home soon.
NEW THIS YEAR!! We will have an ONLINE DONATION option as well!
Get ready to run!
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL RELEASE SCHEDULE
Fox Releases at 12:10 pm
Camas School District Plan for the Last Day of School:
All Elementary schools, except for Lacamas Lake Elementary will release at 12:10 PM. Lacamas Lake Elementary School will release at 12:25 PM
All Secondary Schools will release 2 hours early: Camas High, Discovery High and Odyssey Middle Schools will release at 1:20 PM
Hayes Freedom High, Liberty and Skyridge Middle Schools will release at 1:45 PM
Information from Camas Community Ed
Register now for Camas Community Ed Summer Camps!
An array of camps are available this summer. Register now to secure your spot.
Camps include: Art, Basketball, Camp Invention, Candyland Adventure, Chess, Coding, Early Learning, Fencing, Go Green, Jordan Kent Skills Camp, Legos, Missoula Theatre, Project Design, Problem Solving, Reading/Writing Workshop, Ready for K, Robotics, Safe on My Own, Safe Sitter, Sewing, Science, Soccer, STEM, Star Wars, Stop Motion, Strength and Conditioning, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling, and more!
Camas Community Education (360) 833-5544
Passing some info on from WSDOT
ART CONTEST - WSDOT
Know a child who loves the earth and art? WSDOT has a contest for them.
"Keeping Washington Beautiful/Reducing Roadside Litter" No one likes litter along the roadway. We don't like seeing it marring our highways and we know the public doesn't either. That's where our state's young artists come in. We're creating new Adopt-a-Highway automobile litter bags. The bags help physically contain trash, of course, but we also want to help spread our litter prevention message on the outside. And we need some new artwork reminding everyone how preventing litter helps keep our state beautiful.
Find out more: https://wsdotblog.blogspot.com/2019/05/know-child-who-loves-earth-and-art-weve.html [endif]
SAVE THE DATES
COMING IN MAY 2019
6th-10th: National Teacher Appreciation Week
8th: Staff Appreciation Lunch (hosted by PTA) 12:30pm
15th: Spirit Day - Animal Day
15th: Kinder Orientation 4pm (for new students 2019-2020 school year)
16th: PTA Meeting 8:15am Fox Cafeteria
18th: Hawaiian Carnival 4:00-7:00pm
27th: No School - Memorial Day Holiday
29th: Birthday Table
30th - June 14th: Fox Jogging Program
May 31st: 5th Grade Track Meet
COMING IN JUNE 2019
6th: Run for the Arts
7th: Friday Wear Red/Spirit Gear
7th: Outdoor BBQ - Students can purchase a BBQ lunch and eat outside (attending parents/family need to bring their own lunch).
12th: 5th Grade Party - Skyzone
12th: Birthday Table
17th: Kindergarten Field Day
18th: 1st - 4th Graders Field Day with 5th Grade Helpers
20th: Last Day of School! Hawaiian Dress Up Day and School Assembly (12:10pm release)
SPIRIT DAY REMINDERS FOR 2019
May 15th - Animal Day
June 20th - Hawaiian Day
Did you know Dorothy Fox PTA has a Facebook page?
Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/www.dorothyfoxpta.org/
Stay connected and informed!
SCHOOL DROP OFF REMINDERS
Please be Safe & Swift!
Remember to pull forward all the way.
Do not get out of your car, if you need to do this, please park.
Have students exit on the passenger side of the car (curbside).
Review our website for complete information! https://www.dorothyfoxpta.com/safeandswift
YOU SHOP, FOX EARNS DONATIONS at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!
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.
OLIVER'S LABELS FUNDRAISER
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
STAY IN THE LOOP!
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SPRINKLE KINDNESS WHEREVER YOU GO