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FOX PTA NEWSFLASH 09/17/2019


PAYBACK BOOK FUNDRAISER

Due 9/20/19

The Payback book fundraiser is currently underway! Each student should have received an envelope with a sample Payback book last 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 9/20/19: Please return all order forms with payment by due date. If you are not purchasing the sample book or did not sell the sample book, please return it by the 20th. THANK YOU!

SPIRIT DAY - TIE DYE

"Peace, Friendship, Kindness"

9/18/19 Wednesday

Join the fun and dress up in your grooviest tie dye clothes!

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

SCHOOL PICTURES

9/19/19

Please wait to send order packet and money until the actual day of pictures 9/19. Order forms were sent home in First Day 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 NATURAL PLAYGROUND

Please visit our website for more information or to make a donation.

www.dorothyfoxpta.com/fox-hollow-playground

Start Up Items Needed

  • boat/canoe

  • sensory tables

  • statues - woodland animals, kindness, nature

  • benches

  • benches with shade cover

  • bushes, shrubs, trees

  • crushed gravel

  • small wooden stacking blocks

  • storage shed

  • tic tac toe sets for stump play

  • bark chips

  • Playground grade Music Instruments - low tones: chimes, xylopone, drums

  • Playground grade equipment - ropes course, spider web

  • edging border

  • concrete

  • Construction experience - grading

  • Truck - haul and remove items​

If you are interested in building these items, or have items to donate, please contact us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com and we can provide further information.

Thank you!

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!

Kindness Begins with me!

PLANTING SEEDS OF KINDNESS PICTURES ARE DUE 9/21/19 FOR DISNEY GIVES BACK PROGRAM

THANK YOU FOR EMAILING YOUR SEED PLANTING PICTURES!

We appreciate all the pictures of your families planting seeds of kindness for the bees! We hope you enjoyed reading about the importance of supporting our pollinators!

If you have not emailed your pictures yet, please send them to ptadorothyfox@gmail.com

As a reminder, please check over the seed contents to verify if they are a fit for your family and pets. Use caution in location for planting certain flowers such as, Foxglove and Baby's Breath.

For more information visit our Kindness page.

www.dorothyfoxpta.com/kindness-campaign

SAVE THE DATE

Fox Fall Reading Night Festival:

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, James & The Giant Peach, The BFG

10/25/19

6:00 - 8:30 pm

  • Celebrating books by Roald Dahl

  • Silent Auction

  • BFG Dream Catchers Craft

  • James & the Giant Peach Insect Craft

  • Free Book Store

  • Photo Booth

  • Wonka Candy Invention Room

  • Oompa Loompa Hair Station

  • Food/Snacks

  • Sponsored by Fox PTA

Visit our Fall Festival page for more information: www.dorothyfoxpta.com/fall-festival

AFTER SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER CAMP AT FOX

TAUGHT BY METROPOLITAN PERFORMING ARTS

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

October 21ST - 25TH (no class on ½ day Wednesday)

Performance On October 25th

2:40pm - 4:40pm

Fox Cafeteria

Join Metropolitan Performing Arts camp! Gain confidence and express your creativity. Students have the opportunity to work on the three essential disciplines that make up a musical theater performance-singing, dancing and acting, all the while having lots of fun! Students will learn a song, a dance and a scene from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory with a showcase performance at Fox reading night!

Maximum of 40 students, (First Come, First Serve: Recommended Online Purchase)

Recommended age 8+

Cost $40

Sign up & pay online at: www.dorothyfoxpta.com/fall-festival or fill out the form and return to the school with cash or a check made out to Dorothy Fox PTA

Come join our world of pure imagination!

*Students should be available to perform at the Fox Fall Reading Festival on Friday, October 25th at 6:00 pm

Cancellation Policy: Refunds for camp payments must be requested at least two weeks before the first day of the camp. A $5 proccessing fee will be charged for all refunds.

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,celebrating Roald Dahl on October 25th. Students will be able to come to the free book store and take a book home.

Please drop off your books in the main hallway at Fox and place in the box marked "Books" before October 11th.

Thank you for your help and donations!

FUNDRAISING SILENT AUCTION AT FALL READING NIGHT

Event: 10/25/19

Donations Due by: 10/10/19

We hope to make a little magic for Dorothy Fox through a Silent Auction taking place at our Fall Festival Reading Night on Friday, October 25th. 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 space!

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 us if you have something you would like to donate or if you would like to help with the auction ptadorothyfox@gmail.com. Please drop off donations in the Fox PTA office at school no later than October 10th. Thank you for supporting all students and teachers at Fox!

Click on the flyer for more information.

FOX GARDEN UPDATE

Thank you to all the families who helped care for the garden over the summer. Students returned to a garden full of flourishing fruits, vegetables, herbs and mammoth sunflowers.

Thank you to Lacamas Lake Lowe's. During the last week of August, members of Lowe's Heroes Team so generously upgraded and expanded our school garden. The end result is a really beautiful and welcoming space for students to experience science in action. Please come by and check it out and remember to thank an associate next time you are shopping at our local Lowe's store.

Students have enjoyed discovering their garden this month, while doing scavenger hunts and saving flower seeds that they can plant next Spring. In the coming weeks, they will have the opportunity to harvest produce and plant seeds.

Enjoy working with kids and gardening? Join our volunteer team and assist students in discovering plants and insects; plant, grow and harvest a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.

If you would like to receive weekly garden news and/or would like more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact me at liannedfepta@hotmail.com.

Lianne Lauda, PTA Garden Chair

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.

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

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 and read more!

THE TOP REMINDERS:

  1. PULL FORWARD. Do not stop the car in front of the doors and block cars behind you. Pull all the way past the doors to the line at the front. This means drive past the front office doors and past the side doors (depending on which parking lot you are in) and stop at the painted line before students exit the vehicle to make room for others behind you.

  2. BE SWIFT. Say goodbye quickly.

  3. ONLY CURBSIDE. Only let kids out on the curbside of the vehicle (passenger side).

  4. STAY IN VEHICLE. If you need to get out, please park in the parking lot.

BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB - FOX LIBRARY

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!

CHAIR LEADERS NEEDED

Reader Board Co-Chair

Dance Co-Chair

5th Grade Party Skyzone Chair & Co-Chair

If you are interested or have questions please email us at ptadorothyfox@gmail.com.

BOX TOPS

DUE 10/31/19

Box Tops for Education program is switching over to a digital format for collecting. ​

BOX TOPS MAKES IT EASY.
No more clipping.
No more sending Box Tops to school.
All you need is your phone.
Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.

REMEMBER:

  • Don’t Throw away your clipped Box Tops!

  • Double check your existing Box Tops products for physical Box Top clips and send in to Fox.

  • Clearly Label baggies or game boards with your child’s name AND teacher.

  • Send in all your clipped unexpired Box Tops by OCTOBER 31st.

  • Download the new BTFE App or update your existing BTFE App. https://www.boxtops4education.com/

  • Scan receipts all year round!

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!

Coming Up:

September

  • 18 Spirit Day - Tie Dye Day

  • 19 School Pictures

  • 20 Payback Book Sales End

  • 20 Dr. Sork - 2nd Volunteer Training 1:45pm

  • 21 Kindness Campaign - Planting Seeds Pictures Due

  • 25 Birthday Table

October

  • 1-31 Box Tops competition

  • 4 First Friday - Wear Spirit Gear/Red Day

  • 10 International Walk to School Day

  • 11 No School - State In-service Day

  • 16 Dinner Night Out - Blind Onion Pizza

  • 16 Spirit Day - Book Character day

  • 25 Fox Family Night (theme is books by Roald Dahl)

  • 29 Picture Re-take Day

  • 30 Birthday Table

  • 31 Box Tops Ends

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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