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FOX PTA NEWSFLASH SEPTEMBER 2020

August 29, 2020

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FOX PTA NEWSFLASH JUNE 2019

May 31, 2019

FUNDRAISING FOR FOX ART PROGRAMS

RUN FOR THE ARTS

6/6/19

You are invited to help bring the Arts to Dorothy Fox by supporting students in a special running FUNdraiser! Art Education is important, and this one-day event is the only way we can fund it. 

 

Each year donations received enable Fox to bring professional teaching artists to work directly with our kids. In recent years, the PTA has been able to bring in two art residency programs per year: from photography and sculpture, to drawing and dance. We can only do it if we all participate! Let’s get the kids excited for the event, and please consider getting donations!

 

Fundraising forms were sent home with students in Friday Folders or you can donate online. 

 

NEW THIS YEAR - donate online!  https://wa-camas-lite.intouchreceipting.com/dferunforarts

 

Lost your form? Visit the PTA Run for the Arts web page to download and for more information.

https://www.dorothyfoxpta.com/run-for-the-arts

SHARE RUN FOR THE ARTS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS 

 

Please share with friends and family who would like to show their support, simply forward the link below to make it easy for them to donate online!  You can also download the graphic and information to share (Here)  and email out.

 

Donate Online: https://wa-camas-lite.intouchreceipting.com/dferunforarts

RUN FOR THE ARTS PRIZES

 

Dr. Sork has SWEETENED up the FUN!

This year, the CLASS that raises the most money will get to turn Dr. Sork into a Sork Sundae at the end of the year assembly!

  • Additional PRIZES:

    • School Wide - If we raise at least $5,000 we will celebrate with some extra fun surprises at the BBQ.

    • Every student who raises $100 or more gets a red, enamel paw print collectors pin.

    • The student in EACH GRADE that raise the most money will be awarded:

      • Honored at the assembly with a certificate.

      • Pizza Lunch with Dr. Sork (student can choose a friend to come too).

      • Lacamas Athletic Club Swim lesson session certificate.

      • Sky Zone Jump Pass

    • The student who raises the most money in the entire school earns all of the above - PLUS - a $100 certificate towards any Camas Community Ed Class.

Thank you for helping bring the Arts to Dorothy Fox!

JOIN YOUR STUDENTS AND

RUN FOR THE ARTS

6/6/19

 

Families are invited to come and run along side or root on kids as they are running!

All students participate in 30 minutes of running/walking by grade level, even if they do not participate in the fundraising portion. 

Running/walking is good for our health and community spirit.  This is a culmination of a multi-week running program and is a lot of fun. 

 

Come cheer on the kids or bring your running shoes and show them how it is done!

  • 8:15 – 9:00          Kindergarten

  • 9:00 – 9:45          1st Grade (& Collins 1st grade students)

  • 10:00 – 10:45      5th Grade

  • 11:00 – 11:45      4th Grade

  • 12:25 – 1:10        2nd Grade (& Collins 2nd grade students)

  • 1:20 – 2:05          3rd Grade

Want to volunteer?  Please sign up:  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545AFAF23A75-runfor4

SPIRIT DAY

WEAR RED/FOX SPIRIT GEAR

FRIDAY 6/7/19

FOX OUTDOOR BBQ

6/7/19

 

Join your Fox Student(s) during their normal lunch time for the annual School Outdoor BBQ Lunch! 

 

Students can purchase a BBQ lunch and eat outside (attending parents/family need to bring their own lunch).

 

Feel free to bring a picnic blanket too!

 

If you can help out the lunch staff during the BBQ please sign up! Thank You!

*Must have current volunteer clearance thru CSD

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0545afaf23a75-annual3

5TH GRADE CELEBRATION PARTY

6/12/19 Wednesday

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

 

We're excited to celebrate 5th grade and jumping to middle school with a fun party at Sky Zone!

 

Please make sure permission slip, fee and completed online wavier has been turned in for the party. 

  •  **MANY STUDENTS WHO ALREADY TURNED IN PERMISSION SLIPS HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE ONLINE WAIVER ON SKYZONE'S WEBSITE.  If your student has not been to Sky Zone in the last 12 months, you will need to complete an updated waiver online at  www.skyzone.com/vancouver

  • Show school spirit and wear your Fox track t-shirt and Sky Zone socks if you have them. 

  • Lost your permission slip with all the info? Click here!

FIELD DAYS

 

KINDERGARTEN

6/17/19

 

1ST GRADE - 4TH GRADE (WITH 5TH GRADE HELPERS)

6/18/19

THANK YOU - MAHALO

FROM THE DOROTHY FOX OHANA CARNIVAL COMMITTEE

 

Many thanks to everyone who helped make the Ohana Hawaiian Carnival a success!  We are grateful to all who attended, along with the numerous volunteers including parents, grandparents, Key Club, and Middle School Volunteers!  Thank you to Dr. Sork and Mrs. Ruse for their help throughout the process too. 

 

It was wonderful to have Ora Nui Tahitian Dance Troupe, Parties by Inez Airbrush Face Painting, Megan's Snack Shack, and Papa Murphy's Pizza join us!  Thank you!

 

We hope everyone had a fantastic time!

 

Mahalo,

The Carnival Committee: Trisha, Lianne, and Allison

FOX SCHOOL GARDEN

 

Summer Fun in the School Garden

Looking for a fun and healthy activity to do this summer?

Did your child come home talking about what they are growing in their school garden? 

Please volunteer with your children to help keep the garden going this summer and enjoy some fresh fruits, veggies and herbs together!

Summer Sign Up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545AFAF23A75-school10 

 

Lunch Recess Garden Fun

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 liannedfepta@hotmail.com to be added to the garden email distribution list. 

FOX YEARBOOKS

6/17/19

 

Yearbook distribution will be end of day on Monday, June 17th.  There will be a very limited number of extra books that will be available in the PTA office before or after school on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Extra books will be available on a first come first serve basis.  To purchase a yearbook, please bring cash or check (payable to Dorothy Fox PTA) for $16 to the PTA office.

INCOMING KINDERGARTEN PLAYDATE

8/10/19

10:00 - 11:30 AM

 

FOR NEXT YEAR INCOMING KINDERS (2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR)

 

Join us for a kindergarten playdate!  This is a great opportunity for kinder families to meet each other before school starts.  If you know any incoming kindergartners, please help spread the news and invite them to join us!

 

They can also sign up to receive updates through our website.

https://www.dorothyfoxpta.com/contact-us

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

LIVING AERIAL ART

Starting 6/11/19

 

SCHOOL WIDE ART PROJECT!! Our FINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCY project!

 

June 11, 12, 13  - PHOTO TAKEN JUNE 12

 

This year, students will participate in a school-wide aerial photograph of a FOX. Every child in the school will be in the photograph but it will be taken from such a distance that it will take the shape of a fox!

 

This is an exciting project that teaches kids about geoglyphs (art that can't be seen at ground level but can be seen from a distance in the sky). All Dorothy Fox students will participate  and a piece of art will be reveled! Every student will receive their own photograph of the project to take home.

 

To make this residency work, we are looking for donations of the following items. Please contact Amanda Carter-Jura (jurababy2@gmail.com) if you have access to any of these items.

  • 20 bags of black dyed mulch

  • 50 survey flags

Please stay tuned! More information will come! 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. 

HAWAIIAN SPIRIT DAY

06/20/19

 

Get ready to jump into summer by celebrating the last day of school Hawaiian style! Break out those Hawaiian clothes and join the fun!

 

FOX PTA UPDATE

 

Congratulations to the new PTA Board!

 

We are seeking a few more chair leaders for the next school year.

  • Dance Co-Chair (Event)

  • Yearbook Co-Chair - will work with the current chair. Training provided.

  • 5th Grade Party Chair and Co-Chair

  • Fundraising Auction 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 ptadorothyfox@gmail.com 

FOX LIBRARY NEWS

Come Volunteer In The Library!

 

Please consider stopping by to help the Library! Mrs. Logan needs help getting the library ready for summer! If you have time in the mornings (around 8:15) to stop by for an hour to help, it would help our wonderful school library!

If you are interested, please email Mrs. Logan to let her know when you will be able to help. She would love any time and assistance you could provide! Sarah.Logan@camas.webnet.edu

 

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL RELEASE SCHEDULE

6/20/19

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 PMLacamas 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

Thank you to Tammy Speer for her time and leadership as PTA President the last two years! Here is her end of the year message.

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PTA President’s End-of-Year Message 

 

What an incredible 2018-19 school year!

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who have made this year such a huge success. First, thanks to our current PTA board: Allison Abernethy, Trisha Golding, Robyn Lowy, Beth Kidd, Nissa Buchanan and Amanda Steele for their dedication in helping out above and beyond expectations.

 

I’d also like to welcome in our new board: Allison Abernethy, Trisha Golding, Robyn Lowy, Beth Kidd, Jackie Boaz, Emily Moore and Krysti Araque. They will do an amazing job next year!

 

I’d like to also thank our PTA chairs and volunteers who helped out at so many events throughout the year. We can’t do what we do without our volunteers! Please be sure to stop by the school on Run for the Arts Day and enjoy some treats as a thank you in the Rainy Day Room!

We are all so lucky to be at Dorothy Fox which was one of 137 elementary schools recognized by our state for achievement in ELA, Math and School Quality and Student Success measures in 2017-18!  We are the only school in Camas to receive this state award this year! Fox Rocks!

 

Last, our new PTA board will see you at Back to School Night so stop by the table and see how you can help support our school next year!  

 

Sincerely,

Tammy Speer, PTA President

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

www.CamasCommunityEd.org

CAMAS SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR 

FOR NEXT YEAR 2019-2020

 

Click the image for next years calendar! Be sure to check the district website for any updates or changes as the year progresses (snow days can alter schedule).

For more information visit their website at:

http://www.camas.wednet.edu/schools-resources/resources/calendar/

 

Did you know Dorothy Fox PTA has a Facebook page?

Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/www.dorothyfoxpta.org/

Stay connected and informed!

 

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.

www.smile.amazon.com

www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards

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!

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

Questions? Email us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com

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