PAYBACK BOOK FUNDRAISER
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"
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.
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.
Start Up Items Needed
statues - woodland animals, kindness, nature
benches with shade cover
bushes, shrubs, trees
small wooden stacking blocks
tic tac toe sets for stump play
Playground grade Music Instruments - low tones: chimes, xylopone, drums
Playground grade equipment - ropes course, spider web
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 email@example.com and we can provide further information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SAVE THE DATE
Fox Fall Reading Night Festival:
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, James & The Giant Peach, The BFG
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Celebrating books by Roald Dahl
BFG Dream Catchers Craft
James & the Giant Peach Insect Craft
Free Book Store
Wonka Candy Invention Room
Oompa Loompa Hair Station
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
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+
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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
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:
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.
BE SWIFT. Say goodbye quickly.
ONLY CURBSIDE. Only let kids out on the curbside of the vehicle (passenger side).
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!
CHAIR LEADERS NEEDED
Reader Board Co-Chair
5th Grade Party Skyzone Chair & Co-Chair
If you are interested or have questions please email us at email@example.com.
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.
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!
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org